2012 West #54
High School Coach: Dennis Reinhart
High School, Class: Montrose, C
College: Ferris State University
Nicholas is the son of David and Judith Huckabay. His siblings are Jessica (28) and Zachary (17).
Nicholas began playing football when he was eight years old for the Montrose Youth Football Program. He played at Kuehn Haven Middle School and continued to play football for Hill McCloy High School as quarterback and linebacker. He was also the Captain of the varsity football team for three years. His overall varsity stats include: passed for 2,396 yards, rushed for 37 TDs, 266 tackles. Throughout his varsity football career he received team awards for Most Dedicated in 2009 and MVP for 2010 and 2011.
Nicholas also participated in baseball, basketball, and wrestling during high school. His community service included working the Annual Blueberry Pancake Breakfast, Montrose football team community activities, Household Hazard Waste, Mr. Kitts’s Internet Radio / Television Production Class MHSSA Network, and Breast Cancer Awareness walks.
Nicholas especially thanked Coach Dennis Reinhart for the countless hours he spent working with him, Coach Craig Destrampe for getting him ready to perform at the next level, and the rest of the coaching staff on the varsity football team. Nicholas is very thankful for having the opportunity to develop his skills as a football player with a really great coaching staff at Montrose Community Schools. Nicholas also thanked all of his teachers for helping him reach his academic goals. He said, “Thank you for all the support my family has given me throughout the years. Most of all, I thank my father for coaching and mentoring me in football since I was two years old. Thanks to Mom for pushing me academically, none of this would be possible if it weren’t for Dad and Mom.”
1st Team All League QB, 2010
1st Team All League LB, 2010
All State Honorable Mention LB, AP & Detroit Free Press, 2010
1st Team All League DE, 2011
1st Team All Conference LB, 2011
1st Team All Area Dream Team LB, 2011
1st Team All State LB, AP & Detroit Free Press, 2011