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Nick Callender
Nick  Callender

RS Senior

Hayward, Calif.

High School:
St. Mary's College H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 325





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CSU football vs. Colorado - Sept. 19, 2015



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2012 Signing Class Highlights

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CSU Football vs. Utah State

CSU Football vs. Utah State - 10/8/16 [Photos by Don Reichert]


CSU Football Fall Camp - Practice #1

CSU football began its fall camp on Thursday, holding its first of 19 practices - 8/4/16


CSU Football Spring Practice #4

CSU's fourth practice of the spring season, and first in full pads - 3-31-16 [Photos by Don Reichert]


Spring Practice #3

CSU held its first outdoor practice of the spring season on March 29. Photos by Don Reichert.


CSU Football at New Mexico

Colorado State became bowl eligible with a 28-21 victory at New Mexico on Nov. 21, 2015. Photos by Don Reichert.

2016 (Senior): Has played in all eight games and started five on the offensive line... Rams' offensive line is allowing just 1.50 sacks per game, a number which ranks 27th in the country... behind the Rams' offensive line, freshman quarterback Collin Hill ranked 39th in the country in passer efficiency rating (second amongst true freshman QBs), and 28th in the country in passing yards per attempt before his season ending injury... blocking for three primary running backs whom all have 55+ rush attempts on the season, and a combined 1,110 total yards... the Rams' offense ranks 11th in the country in Red Zone offense with a 93.1% success rate, and 25th in the country with a 65.0% 4th down conversion percentage.
  • Helped block the way for 569 total yards of total offense, including 245 on the ground, in a 47-21 win over UNC (Sept. 17)
  • Blocked for 369 yards of total offense against Minnesota (Sept. 24), the most that the 35th ranked defense in FBS had allowed on the season
  • Blocked for quarterback Collin Hill's career-high 370 passing yards against Wyoming (Oct. 1)
  • Helped block for 464 yards of total offense against a Utah State defense which ranked 29th in the country in yards allowed (Oct. 8)
  • The Rams became just the second team this season to rush for 100+ yards against Boise State (Oct. 15), with 184 total yards on the ground
  • Blocked for 467 yards of total offense against UNLV (Oct. 22) including 230 yards on the ground with four rushing touchdowns, a game in which the Rams did not allow a sack
2015 (Junior): Started nine games at left tackle... Helped block for an offense that ranked third in the Mountain West with 417.0 yards per game, and was among the nation’s leaders for tackles for loss allowed (4.58 per game; 12th), sacks allowed (1.17 per game; 15th), third-down conversions (45.0 percent, 23rd), fourth-down conversions (62.5 percent, 24th), first downs (22.58 per game, 35th) and red-zone offense (87.5 percent, 38th).
  • Made way for a season-high 325 rushing yards in a win over UNLV (11/14).
  • Blocked for quarterback Nick Stevens' career-high 310-yard performance in the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl vs. Nevada (12/29).
2014 (Sophomore): Appeared in 12 of 13 games, starting two (at Boise State on 9/6, vs. UC Davis on 9/13) at left tackle for the injured Ty Sambrailo and one at left guard (vs. Wyoming on 10/25)... Also played on the Rams’ field goal unit.
  • Saw his first action of the season against Colorado (8/29) when Ty Sambrailo left the game with a knee injury... Helped CSU rush for 266 yards on the ground, tied for the most by CSU in the Rocky Mountain Showdown.
  • Helped the Rams rack up 676 yards of total offense in his first career start, against UC Davis (9/13), third-most in CSU single-game history.
  • Filled in at left guard in a win against defending Mountain West Mountain Division champion Utah State (10/18) after Mason Myers left the game with a knee injury.
2013 (Freshman): Made his collegiate debut against Air Force (11/30), playing as a backup offensive lineman.

2012 (Redshirt): Redshirted during his first collegiate season.

High School:
  • Is a 2012 graduate of St. Mary's College High School in Berkeley, Calif.
  • Did not miss a start during his three-year career, making 33 starts at left tackle... Also started at defensive tackle during his junior and senior seasons.
  • Selected to the Bay Area News Group’s Cream of the Crop, as one of the region’s top 20 overall players in 2011.
  • Named the 2011 Bay Shore Athletic League Offensive Lineman of the Year, garnering first-team all-conference honors on both sides of the ball.
  • Earned All-East Bay (Bay Area News Group) and All-Metro (San Francisco Chronicle) accolades in 2011, after the Panthers produced a 1,000-yard rusher for the third consecutive season.
  • During his three-year career, the program averaged better than 7.0 yards per carry and advanced to the Division 4 playoffs every season.
  • Went 9-2 during his junior season (2010), earning the No. 1 seed in the Division 4 playoffs.
  • Also contributed four seasons to his track & field team, specializing in the throws and excelling in the shot put... Was a NorCal finalist in that shot put as a freshman and junior... Won the Bay Shore Athletic League individual title in 2011.
  • Served as the starting center for two years on the St. Mary's varsity basketball team.
  • Head football coach was Keith Minor.
Personal: Born June 16, 1994 in Berkeley, Calif. ... Hometown is Heyward, Calif. ... Parents are Meredith and Henry Callender... Has one younger sister... Cousin, Evan Williams, was a running back at Western Carolina... Plans to major in business administration.
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