Position: Tight End
Height /Weight: 6-4 / 265
Hometown: Wantage, N.J.
High School: High Point Regional HS
At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad and one of the top young tight ends in the Colonial Athletic Association • has potential to become one of the top players at his position in the CAA • talented player who runs great routes • looking to improve blocking skills • has great size at 6-4 and 265 lbs. after putting on 30 lbs. since his arrival on campus • expected to take over the starting tight end spot with graduation of two-year starter Colin Naugle, who missed the last part of the season with a knee injury a year ago • teams with fellow sophomore Ryan Cobb and redshirt freshman Matt Rodriguez to give Hens a talented young group at that position • also has the ability to deep snap.
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 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 for head coach K.C. 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 • undeclared 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.
Career Statistics at Delaware
Career-High Receiving Yards: 25 yards vs. Massachusetts