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The 2011 Scouting Report: An outstanding athlete who is ready to play a key reserve role at superback (tight end/H-back) ... Begins the fall campaign battling for a spot on NU's depth chart ... Also will contribute heavily on special teams.
2010: One tackle vs. Central Michigan ... Recorded first career reception at Rice for a 6-yard gain.
2009: Appeared in one game vs. Towson.
2008: Did not see action ... Named team's offensive practice player of the week vs. Illinois.
High School:SuperPrep All-American (as an athlete) ... Rivals.com All-Region and PrepStar All-Midwest Region honoree (as a linebacker) ... Ranked the 23rd-best player (seventh among linebackers) by Rivals.com in Illinois player ranking, 17th-best prospect in the Midwest (six states) by SuperPrep and the 16th-best player (third among linebackers) by PrepStar in Illinois player ranking ... Ranked the 134th-best outside linebacker nationally by ESPN/Scouts, Inc. ... Tremendous athlete who was primarily a quarterback and defensive back for Lemont ... IHSA Class 6A and Champaign News-Gazette All-State selection ... Named to the 2008 Chicago Tribune Scholar-Athlete team ... Three-time All-South Suburban Conference (Blue) honoree (2005-06-07) ... Tom Lemming's All-Area team (as a junior and senior) ... Second-team all-state selection by Chicago Tribune ... Joliet Herald, Southtown Star and Lemont Report All-Area teams ... Indians' two-time team Offensive MVP ... Four times named the Channel 6 Game MVP ... As a senior, rushed for 1,496 yards on 205 carries (7.3 ypc) and 21 TD's ... Also threw for 730 yards and 9 TD's ... As a junior, accounted for 19 TD's (13 rushing, 6 passing) and had four interceptions as a safety ... Invited to play in the Offense-Defense Bowl ... Helped lead the Indians to a three-year record of 29-8 (10-2, 8-3 and 11-3), with trips to the state playoffs each year ... Best finish came in 2007, when he directed Lemont to the state 6A title game for the first time in school history ... In a 2007 first-round win over Highland Park, rushed for 247 yards and three scores ... Finished 2007 as the state runners-up, falling to Joliet Catholic ... High Honor Roll each semester ... Recipient of U.S. Marines Distinguished Athlete Award ... WJOL Student-Athlete Award honoree ... Illinois State Scholar ... Wendy's High School Heisman candidate ... Two-time academic all-state honoree ... Coached by Eric Michaelson.
Personal: Born Brett Alan Nagel ... Son of Ron and Linda Nagel ... Father, Ron, played at Miami (Ohio) ... Brother, Aaron, is a redshirt sophomore linebacker for the Wildcats ... Political science major.