Ryan Nehlen has been a pleasant surprise for West Virginia's offense this spring. As the unit makes the transition to Dana Holgorsen's offense, Nehlen has been a consistent performer, showing good hands and making catches throughout the 14 practices to date. His performance this spring, coupled with his dedication and effort throughout his Mountaineer career, made him an easy choice for this year's award.
The Blue & Gold News is proud to present the Tommy Nickolich Award to the walk-on member of the Mountaineer football team who has distinguished himself with his attitude and effort. It was established in 1991 as a memorial to Tom Nickolich, a former WVU walk-on player who died of cancer in 1983. The Blue & Gold News is proud to be a part of this award.
Following is a list of the past award winners.