Position: Offensive Line
Height /Weight: 6-4 / 290
Hometown: Green Harbor, Mass.
High School: Marshfield HS
Major: Criminal Justice
At Delaware: Three-year letterwinner and one of four veterans returning to a starting spot on the Blue Hen offensive front…teams with eight other offensive linemen who have playing experience to give Delaware one of the top units in the country…his 29 career games played ranks second among the UD offensive lineman behind only senior center Rob McDowell (38)…will once again start at right guard for the Hens…fourth- year team member who brings athleticism and tenacity to the unit…also looks to contribute on special teams on field goal protection.
2010 Season: Earned his third letter by starting all 15 games for the Blue Hens...helped team rank No. 2 in the CAA in total offense with 401.8 yards per game, rushing offense at 184.4 yards per game and scoring offense with 27.9 points per game...part of a group that was pivotal in CAA Rookie of the Year Andrew Pierce and CAA Offensive Player of the Year Pat Devlin's All-American success…named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week for his performances vs. Villanova and against New Hampshire in the NCAA FCS quarterfinals...team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under head coach K.C. Keeler.
2009 Season: Saw game action in seven games in his second year with the program…was a constant part of the playing rotation at right and left guard on an offensive line that protected its way to 243.4 yards passing per game (No. 2 in CAA) and 355.0 total offense yards per game (No. 5 in CAA)…was the top replacement among the interior offensive line…had one reception for seven yards vs. Villanova when he caught a knocked down pass attempt by Pat Devlin…did not see action vs. Maine, Massachusetts, James Madison, and Hofstra…named to CAA Academic Honor Roll…team went 6-5 under Keeler.
2008 Season: Was one of only three true freshmen to see action for Blue Hens, joining McDowell and defensive end Nick Flugrad...spent most of season as the top backup to All-CAA guard Corey Nicholson at left tackle...appeared in seven games as a backup offensive lineman and on the kickoff return unit...made collegiate debut vs. West Chester in Week 2 and also saw action vs. Albany, Hofstra, James Madison, Towson, Richmond, and Villanova...signed as part of the 2007 recruiting class but did not attend Delaware until the spring of 2008 and retained freshman eligibility...team went 4-8 under Keeler.
High School: Two-way lineman at Marshfield High School where he played for head coach Lou Silva...four-year varsity player who led team to four-year record of 25-11, four league titles, and state championships in 2003 and 2006...earned All-State honors as a senior last fall when he posted 60 tackles at defensive line...also earned all-league and All-Eastern Massachusetts honors and was selected to the All-Scholastic team by both the Boston Herald and Patriot Ledger newspapers...named team’s Offensive Line Most Valuable Player as a senior when he earned Most Distinguished Player Award...named to Eastern Massachusetts Fall All-Scholastic Dream Team, Super 26 Team, and Shriner’s All-Star team...also played hockey at Marshfield High School...led team to 14-9 record and the state title this past season as a defenseman...honor student.
Personal: William Paul “Will” Nagle (“nay-gull”)...born July 24, 1989…son of Rich and Sue Nagle...honor student as a criminal justice major at Delaware...enjoys all sports and is an avid Boston professional sports fan, especially the Red Sox...cousin, Kevin Nagle, played football at Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 2003-05...has one younger sister...active in community and with local church…has worked as a counselor at youth football camps during the summer...one of the team's funniest players.Back To Football Home Football Story Archive