Arizona: 3L ... Folk gives Arizona one of the nation’s more complete kickers... Earned honorable mention All-Pacific-10 Conference... Stepped up and handled the punting duties as well as his placekick chores after Danny Baugher’s injury in seventh game, and finished with league-best 44.7-yard average on a substantial 22 punts, sticking eight inside the 20 with only two touchbacks... Had career-best 61-yard punt against Washington... Big leg, with 62-yard field goal in 2006 Spring Game... Meantime, made seven of 11 field goal tries (two were blocked) including a 51-yarder against Purdue... Superb duty as kickoff specialist, giving Arizona one of the nation’s best net kickoff averages, with a 64.0 average and an average starting point at the right spot, the 20 yard-line... Honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic in 2005... Was No. 1 place kicker as sophomore during the 2004 season ... Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention ... Made 8-of-13 field goals (61.5 percent) ... Ranked eighth in the Pac-10 for field goals ... Kicked a career-long 53-yard field goal in final game vs. ASU ... Played in 10 games for the Wildcats in 2003 and took over the place-kicking duties for the last four games of the season ... Missed all three field goal attempts for the season (28, 32 and 23 yards) ... Converted on 8-of-8 PAT attempts ... Named to the honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic team in 2003 ... Recipient of the team’s Undergraduate Academics Award for the best grade point average and classroom excellence at the end-of-the-year banquet ... Redshirted during the 2002 season ... One of two scholarship kickers that the Wildcats signed in 2002.
High School: Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, Calif., 2002 ... Was selected to the All-California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section second-team offense as a place kicker, and the All-CIF Southern Section Division III first-team as a punter for his two-way work at Notre Dame High ... 5-for-9 on field goal attempts ... Long field goal of 52 yards and also had 36-yard game-winner at the 0:11-second mark ... All-Mission League honors as a junior and senior, All-San Fernando Valley as a senior ... In soccer, earned All-CIF Division honors, all-league and All-Valley honors, plus was team captain ... Honor roll student and member of National Honor Society, plus All-Mission League Academic Team honors in both soccer and football ... Two-star selection by Rivals100.com ... Four-year letterman in both football and soccer and also played club soccer ... Scholar-Athlete Award winner.
Personal: Academic major is marketing ... Recipient of the 2002 and 2003 Academic Champion awards ... Son of Anton and Kathryn Folk of Woodland Hills, Calif. ... Father is an accountant and mother is a physician ... Dad graduated from Cal State Northridge and mom graduated from Dartmouth ... Relative, Geoff Stiles, competed in track at Harvard ... Younger brothers, Gregory and Eric, play sports ... Full name: Nicholas Alexander Folk ... Date of birth: Nov. 5, 1984, Hollywood, Calif.
Folk’s Career Punting
Punting: (2005) 22-983, 44.9, 61 long, 2 TB, 8 inside 20