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- Nyiakki Height
Nyiakki Height

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Marietta, Ga.

High School:
Osborne HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 191

Position:
Wide Receiver

Experience:
2L



While in his first season at UAB in 2012, Height saw reserve action in the secondary ... moved to wide receiver prior to 2013 spring practice ... saw action on both sides of the ball in high school ... got first taste of collegiate action on offense last season ... expected to be contributor to receiving corps again in 2014.

2013: Saw action in 11 contests during the season with two starts (Northwestern State and Vanderbilt) ... registered seven receptions for 113 yards for impressive 16.1 yards per catch average ... had a long catch of 31 yards against Northwestern State ... had two catches for 54 yards against Northwestern State ... also recorded a pair of receptions for 21 yards against UTSA ... had a 26-yard reception in road contest vs. SEC foe Vanderbilt.

2012: Played in 10 games on the defensive side for the Blazers as a true freshman ... finished the season with 15 tackles, including eight solo hits ... posted season-high five tackles in back-to-back games vs. Southeastern Louisiana and Houston ... had a single tackle against Troy, South Carolina, Tulsa, Marshall and UCF ... named to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for 2012-13.

High School: Attended Osborne High in metro-Atlanta ... a standout athlete that excelled at both wide receiver and defensive back for coach Xarvia Smith at Osborne High School ... named a 5AAAA North All-Region player in senior season ... recorded 36 catches for 722 yards and four touchdowns in 2010 as a junior ... in senior season hauled in 23 receptions for 301 yards and four scores ... collected 43.5 tackles, three tackles for loss and one interception in final season with the Cardinals.

Personal: Born Nov. 7, 1993 at Atlanta, Ga. ... son of Onita Height and Terrance Love (deceased) ... major is fitness leadership.