Redshirt sophomore tight end who was not available in the spring after suffering a broken leg in an off-field accident over the winter... working hard to rehab the injury.
2007: Used almost exclusively on special teams while earning his first varsity letter... only appearance on offense came in the win over South Carolina State... made the transition to tight end from strong safety in the spring of 2007 and was impressive during the spring drills, earning the team's Most Improved Tight End accolades... showed an ability to get open and possesses good hands.
2006: Redshirted as a true freshman... listed as a strong safety on the roster... underwent shoulder surgery and did not see much practice time.
High School: Graduated from Spartanburg (S.C.) High School where he was coached by Doc Davis... played alongside fellow Gamecocks Garrett Anderson and Rodney Paulk at the 2005 Shrine Bowl... earned a spot on the High School Sports Report all-state team... ranked among the top 25 players in the state of South Carolina by Rivals.com... played quarterback and was a finalist for the state's Mr. Football Award... 2005 honoree as the WSPG Player of the Year... four-time Player of the Week... completed 139-of-226 pass attempts for 1,791 yards and 17 touchdowns in addition to rushing the ball 133 times for 399 yards his senior year... won the 2005 Maxwell Award for owning the highest grade point average on the football team... also earned the South Carolina Shrine Team Academic Award winner for having the highest GPA of any player on the South Carolina Shrine Bowl roster... member of the Spartanburg High School Symphony Orchestra... Student Body President in 2005-06... member of the Beta Club.
Personal: Nick Prochak was born Sept. 8, 1987... chose South Carolina over offers from Clemson, Vanderbilt and Duke... undecided on his major field of study.