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Boise State roster countdown 2018: Day 50, Nicholai Pitman

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Wooooooah, we’re half way there!

You sang it, didn’t you? Well if you didn’t, you should. We are halfway through the 2018 countdown. Today we take a look at #50, Nicholai Pitman.

#50, Nicholai Pitman, True Junior, LS

Stats

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 232 lbs. (+8 lbs)

High School: Timberline High School, Boise, ID

How’d he get to The Blue™?

He figured he would stay close to home and walked on to the Broncos. It doesn’t hurt that his dad is a coach either.

Nickname

“Pit”

Drew had it right last year. You can’t stray from this, or Pit Sr will show up under your bed at night.

Look-alike

Actor Travis Van Winkle

Career Highlights

Pit appeared in 13 games for the Broncos last season for PATs and field goals. There aren’t really stats attributed to that other than I don’t think there was any mishandling of the snaps!

He helped his Timberline squad reach the 5A state playoffs in 2014 and 2015. He was also named to the 5A SIC 3.5 Academic List in 2015.

2018 Prospectus

This is kind of a weird position to do a prospectus on since a team generally doesn’t have too many long snappers on the roster. Pit is the lone LS for the Broncos since Cantrell was moved to TE (for now). I don’t anticipate Cantrell needing to step in an LS, leaving Pit with the sole responsibility.

Long snapper is a bit of a thankless position, too. It’s incredibly important, but as Drew mentioned last year, you don’t really notice them unless they mess up. They have to be accurate with their snaps and also be able to hold their own on the line will the holder and kicker do their thing. It takes a special set of skills, to be sure.

Is he on Twitter?

From what I could find, he is, but he has his account locked up, so unless he follows me (squee), I have no further info for you.

Completely made up fact

Pit has been playing Goldeneye since he was just a kid. He is trying to revive the popularity of the game by inviting players to his room for group battles. Fortnite is making it difficult for him to do so. His favorite map is the Complex.