2012 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in four games ... totaled 28 snaps in 2012 ... two snaps versus Maine (Sept. 8) ... season-high 12 snaps at Northwestern (Sept. 15) ... participated in eight plays against Clemson (Sept. 29) ... appeared in six plays at Army (Oct. 6).
2011 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... earned the Boston College Scout Team Award.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned all-state honors as a junior and senior linebacker at Naperville North ... was twice named DuPage Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year ... was a three-time all-conference first-team selection ... also captured all-county and all-area honors in 2009 and 2010 ... gained ESPNChicago.com Illinois Defensive Player of the Year accolades in 2010 ... recorded 168 tackles (113 solo), 13 tackles for loss, four sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions as a senior ... made 116 stops (67 solo), including 15 tackles for loss in 2009; completed his three-year varsity career with 373 tackles ... was a two-year team captain ... ... played for head coach Sean Drendel ... selected to play in USA Football's Team USA vs. Team World game (Feb. 2011 in Austin, Texas) ... also starred on the Huskies lacrosse team.
PERSONAL: Nicholas John Lifka, born January 7, 1993 ... enrolled as a general management major in the Carroll School of Management ... Nick is the middle of Jeanine and Wells Lifka's three children.