Louisville: Made strides in all aspects of the offense last season ... has stepped up with the graduation of two tight ends ... has good hands and has improved as a blocker... injuries have hampered his career.
2011: Appeared 10 nine games ... has four receptions for 24 yards and one touchdown... made a diving catch in the end zone for a touchdown in the Belk Bowl loss to NC State... earned starts against Connecticut, North Carolina, Marshall and Kentucky ... had a reception versus Rutgers ... caught two passes for 22 yards including a 16-yarder in loss at Cincinnati.
2010: Appeared in nine games as a reserve tight end ... recorded four receptions for 36 yards ... caught a career-high two receptions for 29 yards against Cincinnati ... recorded one reception for two yards in a win over Syracuse ... caught his first career pass -- a five-yard reception against Kentucky.
2009: Didn't see game action.
West Boca Raton High School: Played for Willie Dodaro at West Boca Raton High School ... ranked as the 19th-best tight end in the nation by Scout.com ... three-star All-American prospect by Scout ... runs a 4.69 40-yd dash ... caught 20 passes for over 350 yards and three touchdowns ... son of Purdue coach Gary Nord and nephew of former Louisville assistant coach Greg Nord ... voted All-County on defense by the Sun-Sentinel ... selected to play in the Outback All-Star Senior Game ... missed most of his junior year with an injury ... started at tight end as a sophomore and part of his junior campaign ... played basketball as a junior ... played defensive end as a junior.
Personal: Son of Kathy and Gary Nord ... born 4/24/90 ... health and human performance major.