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#21 Nick Vickerson
Position: INF/OF
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 208
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tuscaloosa, AL
High School: Hillcrest HS
Other College: FSU/Shelton [AL] State CC
Experience: 1 Letter
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CAREER: 
Starting infielder who ranks among State's top offensive threats at the plate • Owns the top batting average (.328) among MSU's returning hitters • Also paced MSU on the basepaths with 10 stolen bases and a team-best 58 runs scored • Teamed last summer with Bulldogs Cody Freeman, Jarrod Parks and Nick Vickerson on the Cal Ripken Sr. Collegiate Baseball League champion Bethesda (Md.) Big Train team. 

2010: 
Saw playing time in 54 of MSU's 56 games as a junior, drawing 48 starts in the infield • Ranked fourth on the team with a .328 batting average, leading the team with 58 runs scored and ranking third with 60 hits, 20 for extra-bases •  Opened the year with seven starts at second base before taking over at third base (40 starts) • Also made one start at shortstop • Ripped a double in his first career plate appearance and registered the first of 17 multiple-hit games in the opener against Rhode Island (Feb. 19) • Notched his first RBI with a bases-loaded walk in his next trip to the plate • Went 4-for-7 and drove in five runs against Rhode Island on opening weekend • Launched the first of his eight home runs at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Mar. 14) • Tied for fourth on the team with eight home runs, six against SEC pitching and three blasts in his last four games • Hit safely in 40 games and scored at least one run in 38 games • Delivered three-hit games against Ole Miss (May 5), at Auburn (May 9) and at LSU (May 20) • Set a career-high with three RBI against Tennessee (Apr. 17) and matched that at Auburn (May 8) • Registered first career game-winning RBI with a three-run blast against Tennessee (Apr. 17) • MSU's leadoff hitter in 40 games • Hit .333 with a team-leading 39 hits and 19 RBI in 29 SEC games played (27 games started) and hit safely in 24 league games.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: 
Sure-gloved starting shortstop at Shelton (Ala.) State Community College in 2009 • Coached by Bobby Sprowl • Hit .359 with 60 hits, 12 doubles, three home runs and 27 RBI • Leadoff hitter with 63 runs scored and eight sacrifice hits • Helped lead the Buccaneers to a 44-19 record, their third-straight Alabama Community College Conference title and a berth in the 2009 Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, Colo. • Missed 12 mid-season games after sustaining a broken nose • Hit .383 and teamed with MSU outfielder Brent Brownlee on the 2009 Cotton States League champion North Delta summer league baseball team • Played in the same program that produced current MSU pitcher Justin Bussey and former MSU hurler Brandon Medders.

FLORIDA STATE: 
Initially signed with Meridian (Miss.) Community College following high school before transferring mid-year to Florida State University • Hit .400 with three RBI in 13 games played with coach Mike Martin's FSU Seminoles.

HIGH SCHOOL:  
Three-year starting shortstop and all-state performer at Tuscaloosa's Hillcrest High School • Coached by Todd Agee • Hit .407 with 20 doubles, four triples and nine home runs • Set an Alabama High School Athletic Association record with 85 runs scored • Also registered 19 stolen bases in 2007 • Named team defensive MVP in both 2006 and 2007 • Participated in the East Coast Showcase in Wilmington, N.C. • Also played one season of varsity basketball • Four-year high school honor roll member and member of the HHS Beta Club • Hails from the same high school program as former Bulldog and major league pitcher Brandon Medders.

PERSONAL:
Born Nickolaus James Vickerson on July 8, 1989 in Limestone, Maine • Son of Rebecca Hicks and Richard Vickerson of Tuscaloosa, Ala. • Majoring in business administration.

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