Provenzano may sound like a type of cheese for fancy people who shop at Whole Foods, but in this case we’re talking about a well-aged and definitely stinky football player. Today’s countdown subject is none other than:
#45, Nick Provenzano, RS Senior, Weakside Linebacker
Weight: 223lb (+5)
High School: Damien HS (Glendora, CA) (not affiliated with the OBNUG writer of the same name)
How’d he get to the Blue™?
Nick walked on to the Broncos after his graduating from Damien High School. He had no offers heading into the college level, even after he was selected to the All-Baseline League Second Team as a senior. He earned those honors after racking up 101 tackles and 2 sacks.
Last season, Nick had the hair to be compared with Coach Avalos; this season with the new buzzcut, we’re getting Jon Huertas vibes. (If he looks familiar, its because he’s in darned near everything)
Nick hasn’t yet been a regular starter, but in 2019 he did see more action than ever before. While he had three tackles on the season, his biggest highlight was the 10-yard return of a squib kick against Portland State.
Anything can happen, but this season looks like more of the same for Nick. Barring injury, he will likely be 3rd on the depth chart for WLB, and will mostly see the field for special teams or garbage time. But, never say never; the linebacking corps has been hit with the injury bug before. While we’d never root for a rash of injuries, we’d be hyped to see Nick on the field in his senior season.
Is he on Twitter?
Actually yes! Believe it or not, he’s actually pretty active. (fair warning: looks like he’s a Dodgers fan, gag)
Completely made up fact
Nick has a green thumb, and raises a huge collection of succulents in his spare time.