The punter for Syracuse has become a strong advocate for the Rare Disease Community by sharing his own journey with a rare disease and continuing to help and advocate on behalf of others in the community.
Nolan was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in high school, underwent nine weeks of chemotherapy and beat the disease. When he arrived at Syracuse, he volunteered to serve in a leadership role for their Chapter of Uplifting Athletes. A position he has held for three years.
This year he has become a stronger advocate for the Rare Disease Community by sharing his story publicly, and uses a podcast he hosts on positive mindset, health and nutrition as a platform to bring additional attention to the cause.
The senior took over as the Syracuse starting punter in 2020 and had a stellar season for the Orange. He averaged 44.8 yards per kick with 25 of his 74 kicks traveling 50 or more yards and 24 dropped inside the 20. He also recorded his first career tackle, a solo stop against North Carolina.