|| Nick Setta
|Height / Weight:|
5-11 / 175
AS A JUNIOR: Returned as Notre Dame's placekicker in 2001 … booted a 29-yard field goal vs. Nebraska…made 43-yard field goal vs. Michigan State. . . matched his career long with a 47-yard field goal vs. Texas A&M … added 40-yarder vs. Pittsburgh…also handled kickoff duties for Irish. . .has made 55 consecutive PATs which ranks as the fourth-longest streak in school history. . .recorded two field goals vs. West Virginia. . . after kicking a field goal vs. Tennessee, he had kicked a field goal in 12 consecutive regular-season games (and13 total games), the longest streak in Notre Dame history (passing John Carney's streak of 11 straight games in 1986). . .missed his first field goal of the season on Notre Dame's first offensive possession vs. Boston College ending his streak of 11 straight field goals . . .recorded one field goal, a 42-yarder, vs. Boston College. . .recorded one field goal, a 41-yarder, vs. Tennessee…recorded two field goals, a 41-yarder and a 32-yarder, vs. Navy…recorded two field goals vs. Stanford…recorded a 47-yard field goal vs. Purdue…made all eight field goal attempts of 40 yards or longer.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Notre Dame's placekicker in 2000 . . . won a
hard-fought battle against incumbent placekicker David Miller in the
preseason . . . led Notre Dame in scoring (74), marking just the second
time in the past 10 seasons and the first time since 1993 (Kevin
Pendergast) that a kicker was the leading Irish scorer . . . helped Irish
rank 10th nationally in net punting at 38.44 . . . made final 32 PATs of
regular season, which ranks as the fifth longest streak by a kicker in
school history . . . his .978 PAT percentage ranks tied for seventh on
all-time single season list and is the highest for an Irish kicker since
Stefan Schroffner was 30-of-30 in 1994 . . . ranked in Irish records with
44 PATs (tied for fourth) and 68 points by kicking (tied for ninth) . . .
played in first career game in opener vs. Texas A&M, hitting three extra
points and a 32-yard field goal with 7:17 remaining in the game . . .
connected on 29-yard field goal in overtime to give Irish their only lead
of the game, 24-21 against Nebraska . . . hit game-winning 38-yard field
goal as time expired in 23-21 Irish victory over Purdue . . . was
three-for-four (also hit from 32 and career-high 47 yards) overall on
goals vs. Boilermakers . . . named NBC Sports/Chevrolet Notre Dame MVP for
his efforts against Purdue . . . named USAToday.com player of the week
Collegefootballnews.com player of the week for effort vs. Purdue . . .
pitch from holder Adam Tibble five yards for touchdown on fake field goal
late in third quarter to give Irish 28-10 lead over Boston College . . .
the only Notre Dame kicker in the last 20 years to score a touchdown . . .
also punted vs. Boston College for first time in his career, averaging
yards on four boots, filling in for injured Joey Hildbold . . . took snap
and threw 25-yard touchdown pass to Tom Lopienski on fake field goal in
first quarter vs. Rutgers, giving Irish 14-3 lead . . . was five for five
on field goal attempts of 37 yards or fewer . . . kicked 29-yard field
on final play of first half vs. Oregon State in 2001 Tostitos Fiesta
AS A FRESHMAN: Did not see game action as rookie Irish kicker and
punter in '99 . . . competed with Irish indoor track team in two meets in
2000, working in high jump and long jump.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA:
Parade prep All-American . . . USA Today first-team All-America punter . .
. rated number-one kicker in the country . . . listed by Dallas Morning
News as one of top 100 national prospects (and one of only two kickers on
list) . . . first-team all-state punter on Chicago Tribune team in both
and '98 . . . rated 13th on Detroit Free-Press Best of the Midwest team .
. punted 39 times for 47.8-yard average as senior in '98, including boots
of 68, 61 and 60 yards for Lockport Township High School in Lockport, Ill.
. . . won four letters in football . . . hit 11 of 22 field goals in '98
(including two from 49 yards out) and 29 of 33 PATs . . . threw for two
touchdowns in '98 on fake field goal situations . . hit field goals from
and 47 yards in '98 season opener . . . put 90 percent of his kickoffs
into end zone . . . hit 11 of 15 field goals as junior . . . hit the
crossbar on 72-yard field goal attempt vs. Wheaton Warrenville South in
Class 6A playoff opener . . . kicked Illinois state record 59-yard field
goal as sophomore in '96 vs. Bloom . . . averaged 46.7 yards per punt as
junior, with 27 of 64 kickoffs going for touchbacks . . . four-time team
captain in football . . . three-time all-conference pick and three-time
team MVP . . . finished with 38 career field goals . . . selected for
Illinois state all-star game . . . won four letters in both cross country
and track and field . . . finished sixth in Illinois state track and
meet in high jump as junior and also ranked as top hurdler . . . four-time
team captain and MVP in both cross country and track . . . had bests of
1:53.4 in 800 meters, 3:59 in 1500 meters, and 6-10 in high jump . . .
finished 11th in Illinois state cross country meet in '98, fifth in '97
helped Lockport to Illinois state cross country crowns in '96 and '97 . .
.brother Piero played football at College of Saint Francis and soccer at
Illinois Benedictine . . . full name is Nicholas Setta . . . younger of
children . . . born 5-6-81 . . . enrolled in Mendoza College of Business.
Setta Game by Game
|Game||FGs Missed||FGs Made|
|Texas A&M ||None||47
|Texas A&M ||None||32||0||0||0.0||0||0
|Michigan State ||44||None||0||0||0.0||0||0
|West Virginia ||42||None||0||0||0.0||0||0
|Air Force ||None||None||0||0||0.0||0||0
|Boston College ||48||None||4||160||40.0||0||0
|2001 Tostitos Fiesta
|Oregon State ||None||29||0||0||0.0||0||0|