A second gallery of photos from the 2013 C-USA Football Championship
Former walk-on who has become a starter at DE...Capital One Academic All-District 7 selection, carries a 3.63 GPA while majoring in civil engineering... Also a two-time C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll member.
Has been credited with a career-high six tackles in consecutive games... Credited with a career-best six tackles and 2.5 sacks vs. UTSA... Named to the 2014 Ted Hendricks Award Watch List... Leads the team with 16.5 TFL and tied for the lead with 7.5 sacks... Averaging 1.63 TFL per game which is tied for eighth nationally and leads C-USA.
Has at least one tackle for loss in eight of 10 games... 16.5 TFL are ranked 3rd in school history, Larry Izzo is second with 18 and Brandon Greene holds the school record with 21 in 2001... Tabbed by Phil Steele to his All C-USA mid-season team (second team)... Nearly half his tackles have been for loss (17/31).
Played in all 14 games and saw increased reps in second half of year and had 12 stops in last eight games... Credited with first career sack at New Mexico State... Picked up first PBU at UTSA.
Walk-on who earned his first playing time in 2012... Made his debut vs. Southern Miss and also saw action vs. SMU.
Redshirted in his first season while earning a spot on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
The Woodlands High School
2011 graduate of The Woodlands High School... First-team, All-District 14-5A selection for coach Mark Schmidt as senior... Credited with 41 tackles, including eight for loss (three sacks) as a junior for the Highlanders... Missed his senior season while recovering from a knee injury... Two-year letterman in football and earned three letters in basketball... Helped lead both teams to district titles as a junior and senior... Earned first team Academic All State honors in football and basketball and graduated third in his senior class.
Full Name: Brian Nordstrom... Born: June 14, 1993 at Winfield, Ill. ... Son of Lloyd and Leslie Nordstrom (one brother, two sisters)... Older brother Matt was a four-year letterman in football for the Owls (2008-11)... Civil Engineering major... Rice College: Hanszen.