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  Nikola Dragovic
Nikola Dragovic

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Vista, CA

High School:
Rancho Buena Vista

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 263

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
06/09/1985

Experience:
4V

UCLA -- Nikola enters Fall camp as the top candidate to replace Justin Hickman at defensive left end ... Made a nice comeback from knee surgery and was a valuable backup last season ... Aggressive and very strong at the point of attack ... Possesses good overall athletic ability.

2006 -- Saw action in all of UCLA's 13 games after missing the second half of the 2005 season with a knee injury ... On the year, he made seven tackles, including one for loss ... Returned to action in the 2006 opener against Utah and made three tackles (one solo) off the bench ... He made two solo tackles, including one for loss, in the win over Rice ... At Washington, he recovered a fumble ... He saw limited action off the bench versus Stanford and Arizona ... He was credited with one assist at Oregon and also played at Notre Dame and against Washington State ... He made one solo tackle at California ... He played against Oregon State, Arizona State, USC and Florida State but did not make a tackle.

2005 -- Dragovic earned a starting end position during Fall practices and started the first four games of the season ... Started the opener at San Diego State at left end and made four tackles, including one sack ... He was also credited with blocking a PAT ... Against Rice, he made three tackles and recovered a fumble ... He made two tackles, including one for loss, against Oklahoma ... Dragovic made two tackles against Washington before suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee ... He had surgery on Oct. 20 and missed the remainder of the regular season.

2004 -- Made one assist in his first action against Oklahoma State ... At Illinois, he also added one tackle ... Played at Washington, but missed the San Diego State and Arizona contests with an ankle sprain ... Returned to action at Cal and also played at Arizona State ... Against Stanford, Dragovic recorded one tackle, the first sack of his career ... Played against Washington State and Oregon and made one tackle against both USC and Wyoming.

2003 -- Did not see action in his first season, practicing on the offensive line and at fullback.

HIGH SCHOOL -- Played three years of varsity football for coach Tom Haman at Rancho Buena Vista HS in Vista, CA ... All-West selection (No. 62 prospect) by Tom Lemming ... SuperPrep All-FarWest (No. 92 prospect) ... A three-star selection by rivals.com ... TheInsiders.com two-star selection ... Ranked No. 18 offensive lineman in West by PacWest Football.com ... PrepStar honorable mention All-Region selection ... Also excelled on defense ... Made 85 tackles, including five quarterback sacks, and four fumbles caused ... Named All-CIF as an offensive lineman and All-Palomar league as both an offensive and defensive lineman ... Member of the All-North County team ... All-Academic team selection ... Outstanding wrestler who posted a record of 108-5 in his last two seasons of competition ... Two-time CIF champion ... Two-time Masters champion ... Two-time Freestyle and Greco Roman state champion ... Earned four varsity wrestling letters for coach Marty Nellis ... Three-time HS All-American and All-State selection.

PERSONAL -- Full Name: Nikola Dragovic ... Born: June 9, 1985 in Yugoslavia ... Parents: Zeljko and Adriana Dragovic ... Has one brother, Marko, who was a member of the UCLA football squad in 2004 and 2005 ... Biggest thrill in sports has been winning the deciding match in the school's first wrestling win over Poway High in 28 years ... Hobbies include working out and hanging out with friends ... History is his favorite class ... Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2003 ... Political Science major.

Varsity Statistics - N. Dragovic
Tackles

Year

TT

T-AT

Sacks

TFL

INT

2004

5

1-4

1.0-8

1.0-8

0

2005

11

6-5

1.0-7

2.0-8

0

2006

7

4-3

0

1.0-2

0

Totals

23

11-12

2.0-15

4.0-18

0

Career Highs
Tackles: 4 at San Diego State, 2005
Tackles for Loss: 1 vs. Oklahoma, 2005; San Diego State, 2005; vs. Stanford, 2004


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