November 1, 2007

ASI Insider: Nicholson hoping to one-up brother

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Hoping to follow in his brother's footsteps (By Chris Nee,

Derek Nicholson was only a freshman in 2005 when the Seminoles last traveled to Boston College but he remembers the game well. While he barely saw the field that evening, the game stands out because of what his older brother, former Seminole linebacker A.J. Nicholson, accomplished.

"I remember it very well," Nicholson said. "It was a big game. I was very excited for him. The first play of the game he intercepted the rollout pass and scored the touchdown. That game ended up being close so it was big."

The interception was far from the only highlight on that day for Nicholson. In the Seminoles 28-17 victory, the older Nicholson had a career-game racking up 19 (17 solo) tackles and two interceptions, including the one returned 19-yards for a score, against Boston College.

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