Nick Bazaldua
Nick  Bazaldua

DeSoto, TX

High School:
Desoto HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 164

Place Kicker

Selected to the Sun Belt All-Conference First Team ... Ranked second in the Sun Belt Conference in scoring (behind teammate Jamario Thomas) with an average of 7.5 points per game ... Led all Sun Belt kickers in scoring ... Against conference opponents, Bazaldua led the league in field goals per game (1.57) and field goal percentage (11 of 12 for 91.7 percent) ... Finished the regular season making 10 straight field goal attempts, which included four from 40 yards or more ... His only three missed field goals of the year came from 48, 45 and 41 yards ... Has a total of four field goals from beyond 40 yards, which is the first time a North Texas kicker has done that since 1998 ... Was 8-of-8 on field goal attempts in the last six games, including four from 40 yards or more ... Named player of the week against New Mexico State when he had 10 points and a 51-yard field goal.

Led the Sun Belt Conference with a PAT kicking percentage of .977, making 44 of his 45 PAT attempts, which is the fourth-best performance for a single season in school history ... Made 14 more PATs than his next closest Sun Belt competitor ... Was 10-of-15 on field goal attempts, including 8-of-9 from 40 yards or less ... Had a career-long 49-yard field goal against Middle Tennessee and also added a 47-yarder against Memphis in the New Orleans Bowl ... Did not have any field goals or PAT attempts blocked.

Played in 12 of the 13 games, missing only the season opener against Texas when the Mean Green was held scoreless ... Was successful on 10-of-15 field goal attempts including four from more than 40 yards out ... Was good on three-out-of-four attempts against Arizona, including a career-long tying 44-yarder ... Also booted a 44-yarder in his only attempt against Middle Tennessee ... The four attempts against Arizona marked his career high and the only other game last season in which he attempted more than one field goal was the two he tried against Idaho ... Against the Vandals, he missed one and was good on another from 42 yards out ... Punted just once during the season - a 54-yard effort against New Mexico State ... Named Sun Belt Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts against Arizona.

High School/Personal
Was a two-time all-district kicker while also earning all-district honors as a punter his senior year ... For his career, he was 12-of-18 on field goal attempts and 76-of-79 on PAT attempts ... Career-long field goal of 43 yards and career-long punt of 69 yards ... Member of National Honor Society and first-team Academic All-State ... Born July 31, 1984 in Dallas ... Son of Rudy Bazaldua and Pam Bradford.

North Texas Mean Green