Donnie Nickey

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Donnie Nickey
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Personal information
Born: (1980-04-25) April 25, 1980 (age 40)
Plain City, Ohio
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school:Plain City (OH) Alder
College:Ohio State
NFL Draft:2003 / Round: 5 / Pick: 154
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:108
Pass deflections:1
Player stats at

Donnie Orvin Nickey (born April 25, 1980) is a former American football safety. He played college football at Ohio State and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Nickey attended Jonathan Alder High School in Plain City, Ohio, and wore number 2, and was an All-Ohio running back. He also played free safety in football. In addition to his football talent he was selected as an All-State center fielder as part of the 1998 OHSAA State Championship team (baseball).

College career[edit]

Nickey was a co-captain with Mike Doss on the 2002 NCAA National Championship team.

Professional career[edit]

Nickey was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the 5th round (19th pick) of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played his entire career with the Titans. Most of his time playing time logged on special teams, where he had been label as an 'Ace'.

In 2010, while with the Titans, Nickey was ejected from a game against the San Diego Chargers after he shoved an official in the back during a retaliation with Chargers player Scott Mruczkowski.

He was released by the Titans on July 25, 2011 after spending 8 seasons with the team.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Nickey is married and currently lives in Jackson, Tennessee. As of April 2017, he is entering his second year as varsity Head Coach of the Jackson-North Side Indians.


  1. ^ NFL Transactions Report, December 30, 2011

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