Competed in nine games... made his season debut against Northwestern State during the season opener... recorded five tackles against the Demons... finished with an 8-yard sack at C-USA rival Tulane... totaled four tackles against C-USA rival Memphis... posted seven tackles, including three solo stops and one for a loss of a yard, against C-USA rival Rice during the regular-season finale.
Competed in eight games, mostly on special teams... made his collegiate debut against Southern during the season opener... recorded two assisted tackles, including one assist for a loss against the Jaguars... recorded five tackles, including an assisted sack for a loss of four yards, against C-USA rival Tulane during the annual Homecoming game.
SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY COLLEGE:
Lettered for head coach Curtis Allen... helped lead team to 11-1 record and national championship... named All-Conference.... named the MVP of the state championship.... racked up 15 tackles including two for losses in win.
EDISON HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered for head coach Tim McDonald... was a two-time All-Conference member.
Full name is Nicholas Martine Thurston... born Oct. 2, 1986, in Oakland, Calif... son of Tony and Andrea Thurston... majoring in health... Also recruited by Arizona State and Oregon State.
Thurston's Career Bests
Tackles 7, vs. Rice (11-28-09)
Sacks: 1.0, at Tulane (10-17-09)
Tackles for Loss: 1.0, vs. Rice (11-28-09); at Tulane (10-17-09)