CAREER: Veteran linebacker who has been a contributor on special teams throughout his Notre Dame career ... has played in 15 games for the Irish over the past two seasons ... has made 12 tackles in his career ... has logged 43:41 of playing time with 95 special teams appearances during his career.
2005 (JUNIOR): Played in six games, primarily on special teams ... made five tackles (one solo) and had two quarterback hurries ... made eight special teams appearances in the 36-17 win at Washington, his first game action since suffering a season-ending injury prior to the 2004 USC game ... made one tackle (an assist) while making eight special teams appearances in the 49-28 win at Purdue ... made 12 special teams appearances in the win over BYU ... played 5:23 at linebacker against Navy, making three tackles (one solo) ... made one tackle and had two quarterback hurries in the win over Syracuse ... logged 9:51 of playing time with 33 special teams appearances.
2004 (SOPHOMORE): Played in nine games, mostly on special teams, to earn a monogram ... missed the USC game and the Insight Bowl against Oregon State after suffering a knee injury ... hurt the knee in practice prior to the USC game ... finished the season with seven tackles (five solos) ... had one solo tackle versus Boston College ... assisted on tackles in the Tennessee, Navy, Stanford and Washington games ... recorded one solo tackle and one assist versus Michigan ... made 62 special team appearances and played 33:50.
2003 (FRESHMAN): Did not see action as a rookie linebacker.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from St. John's Prep in Danvers, Mass. ... named 2002 Massachusetts Defensive Player of the Year ... Massachusetts Super 26 all-state team member ... 2001 and 2002 Daily Item all-star and Defensive Player of the Year ... three-time Catholic Conference all-star ... 2002 Boston Globe all-scholastic selection ... 2001 and 2002 Boston Herald all-scholastic ... received the 2001 and 2002 Coca-Cola Gold Helmet Award ... 2002 ESPN all-region selection and PrepStar all-region selection ... had 130 tackles, 13 sacks, three fumble recoveries, a blocked punt and two interceptions as senior in 2002 ... a four-year starter who helped the 2002 team win Massachusetts' Division I Super Bowl state title ... helped team go 11-1 in 2001 as a junior, making 120 tackles, 11 sacks and 20 tackles for loss ... played in the Shriners' All-Star Classic ... also a three-year letterwinner in track and field, competing in the shot put and high jump ... from the same area as former Notre Dame All-America tight end Mark Bavaro ... from same school that produced NFL fullback Rob Konrad and former Boston College quarterback Brian St. Pierre ... full name is Nicholas John Borseti ... one of two children ... won the academic excellence award in physics in high school ... born April 5, 1985, in Melrose, Mass. ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in design ... earned 3.0 grade-point average during `05 fall semester and 3.4 in `06 spring semester.