59 - Nick Merlina
Nick Merlina
Height: 6-0
Weight: 225
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Carmel, Ind.
High School: Geurin Catholic
Position: DL

2013: Did not see varsity action.

Personal:  Communications major...born 7/5/94...son of (former Butler football player) Dominic and Rebecca Merlina...High School:  Four-year varsity starter at Geurin Catholic High School...earned All-State honors in 2012 and Junior All-State recognition in 2011...team captain as a senior...four-year defensive captain...team Most Valuable Player in 2012...recorded 499 career tackles...set school game, season and career records for most solo tackles, most tackle assists, most quarterback sacks and most tackles for loss...named to the Academic All-State Team...earned four varsity football letters...member of the basketball and track teams at Geurin Catholic...High School Coach:  Andy Kremer.