Nick Setta
Nick Setta
Player Profile

Lockport, IL

High School:
Lockport Township

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175



HS Coach:
Brad Kooi

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 field goals vs. Boilermakers . . . named NBC Sports/Chevrolet Notre Dame MVP for his efforts against Purdue . . . named player of the week and player of the week for effort vs. Purdue . . . took 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 . . . is 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 40.0 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 goal on final play of first half vs. Oregon State in 2001 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

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 '97 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 45 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 '97 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 field 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 and 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 two children . . . born 5-6-81 . . . enrolled in Mendoza College of Business.



Setta Game by Game
GameFGs MissedFGs Made
Mich. St.None43
Texas A&M None47
West VirginiaNone21,42
USCNone38, 29
Boston College3242
NavyNone41, 32
StanfordNone23, 38


Texas A&M None32000.000
Michigan State 44None000.000
West Virginia 42None000.000
Air Force NoneNone000.000
Boston College 48None416040.000
2001 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
Oregon State None29000.000

Event Calendar


September 2
3:30 PM
Notre Dame, Ind.

September 9
7:30 PM
Notre Dame, Ind.

September 16
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass.

September 23
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich.

September 30
5:00 PM
Miami Ohio
Notre Dame, Ind.

October 7
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C.

October 21
7:30 PM
Notre Dame, Ind.

October 28
3:30 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind.

November 4
3:30 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind.

November 11
Miami Fla.
Miami Gardens, Fla.

November 18
3:30 PM
Notre Dame, Ind.

November 25
Stanford, Calif.


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