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#86 Nick Boyle
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 265
Year: Senior
Hometown: Wantage, N.J.
High School: High Point Regional
Major: Economics
Experience: 2 Letters
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At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad and a second-year starter as a junior • has emerged as one of the top tight ends in the Colonial Athletic Association • has good size • effective pass catcher who can be a punishing hitter after the catch • has played in 17 career games with 12 starts and recorded 22 receptions for 206 yards (9.4 avg.) and one touchdown •  talented player who runs great routes • also has the ability to deep snap.

2012 Season: Enjoyed a breakout season for the Blue Hens as the team's starting tight end • appeared in 10 games with seven starts and ranked fifth on the team in receiving with 20 receptions for 181 yards (9.1 avg.) to rank among the top tight end pass-catchers in the CAA • missed Bucknell game in September with an injury • enjoyed top career game late in season vs. Towson when he caught five passes for 63 yards • also had four catches for 45 yards vs. Delaware State and three for 24 yards against Rhode Island • recorded two tackles in season opener vs. West Chester • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler.

2011 Season: One of just five true freshmen to see game action in their first collegiate season at Delaware • was expected to redshirt but was pressed into action in the fifth game of the season due to season-ending injury to Colin Naugle • appeared in seven games overall and started five of them, including contests vs. Maine in collegiate debut, Rhode Island, Towson, Richmond, and Villanova • caught two passes for 25 yards, including an 11-yard reception on his first play of his collegiate career vs. Maine • also hauled in a 15-yard touchdown reception from Tim Donnelly vs. Massachusetts • team went 7-4 under Keeler.

High School: Played tight end and defensive line for head coach Jim Delane at High Point Regional High School • three-year starter on both sides of the ball in football • earned first team all-conference honors on defense as a senior • served as team captain • set a school single season record with 10 sacks • led team to an 8-3 record in 2010 and led squad to a berth in the state semifinals • also a standout in basketball where he was a three-year starter and served as team captain • earned first team all-conference honors in 2011 and second team all-conference honors in 2011.

Personal: Nicholas Ryan "Nick" Boyle • still undeclared on major • son of Harry and Susan Boyle • born Feb. 17, 1993 • youngest of four children • sister, Lauren, was a four-year starter in basketball at Muhlenberg (Pa.) College and sister, Kate, played soccer for two seasons at Susquehanna (Pa.) University • both parents are graduates of Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey • father is a dentist and mother is a physical therapist. 

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