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12/04/13 - 2013 ALL-ACC SECOND TEAM (MEDIA): TE Nick O’Leary, Florida State, 6-3, 246, Jr., Palm Beach, Fla. (126)...Has been selected Second Team All-ACC for the 2013 college football season by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). - Florida State football
09/11/13 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: TE Nick O'Leary, who, despite being the nation's top tight end recruit out of high school, didn't quite live up to the hype his first two seasons in Tallahassee with just four total touchdowns. But he more than made up for that in his first game as a junior, when he scored three times. O'Leary, the grandson of golfing legend Jack Nicklaus, didn't just have a knack for getting open against Pitt, he was wide open on every single one of his four catches.
Fisher figured he could exploit a weakness in Pitt's pass coverage by utilizing O'Leary, and it sounds like they'll be throwing more balls his direction in the near future. "I thought we could get the ball to him in key situations. (QB Jameis Winston) got through and found him because there were other options on the play," Fisher said. "(Nick) had the ability to work backside and do some things." - The Sports Xchange
09/04/13 - Florida State’s Nick O’Leary has been named the John Mackey Tight End of the Week. The former Dwyer standout earned the national honor after opening the 2013 season with three touchdown catches in the Seminoles’ 41-13 win over Pittsburgh on Monday night. He had four catches for 47 yards against the Panthers.
O’Leary had talked in the preseason about wanting to be more involved in the offense, and he got his wish Monday. Redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston found O’Leary three times for touchdowns, which tied his TD total from 2013. The junior was named to the preseason Mackey Award watch list this summer. The award, given annually to the nation’s top tight end, will be presented Dec. 12. - Bob Ferrante, The Palm Beach Post
09/02/13 - Junior Nick O'Leary, the grandson of Hall of Fame golfer Jack Nicklaus, was considered the top tight end prospect in the nation out of Dwyer High School in South Florida in 2010, although he has just 33 total catches for 416 yards and four touchdowns in two seasons. But just when O'Leary was expected to come into his own this year, he faced a near-fatal setback during the offseason.
The 6-3, 246-pound O'Leary somehow survived a spine-chilling motorcycle accident May 2 in Tallahassee that sent him flying through the air and eventually skidding an estimated 75 to 100 feet down the highway after a car pulled out of a side street and struck him. Once O'Leary was ejected, his flipping, out-of-control motorcycle nearly smashed into a bystander on a bike before eventually crashing into a bus -- which caught the entire scene on its security camera. The driver of the car, not O'Leary, was cited for causing the accident, which he miraculously walked away from with nothing more than soreness, bumps and a few bruises.
"He wrecked that daggone scooter and was banged up for about a month," Fisher confirmed to reporters at the ACC Football Kickoff in late July, well after O'Leary's crash. Because the wreck didn't result in any injury and was merely treated as a standard car accident citation by police, it had gone unnoticed and thus unreported at first. But once the story broke, O'Leary and the terrifying crash video made national headlines. - The Sports Xchange
08/09/13 - OTHER FLORIDA STATE PROSPECTS WORTH WATCHING: TE Nick O'Leary (6-3, 238, 4.84)*...Although he's best known as Jack Nicklaus' grandson, O'Leary is a reliable receiving threat with an old-school attitude. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com