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Week 5: In Michigan's 45-7 thrashing of Nebraska, Nugent posted another outstanding game in protecting QB J.J. McCarthy. No sacks. No pressures allowed as McCarthy had an efficient 12-of-16, two-touchdown day in the win. — JH
Week 4: The Michigan center had another solid day in his team's 31-7 win over Rutgers. Nugent played 62 snaps and his run-blocking on 36 running plays helped Michigan rush for 201 yards. In pass-blocking, Nugent again was stellar, not allowing a sack or pressure on QB J.J. McCarthy. — JH
Week 3: Nugent played fewer snaps (41) than usual as the Michigan coaching staff substituted backup lineman in the second half of the Wolverines' 31-6 win over Bowling Green. Another solid day for the Michigan center, especially in pass protection, where he didn't a give up a sack or a pressure. Nugent was less effective in run-blocking but he did help Michigan total 169 yards on the ground. — JH
Week 2: In the Wolverines 35-7 win over UNLV, Nugent and his linemates helped J.J. McCarthy post a second straight impressive perfomance and opened holes for Michigan's running game (179 yards rushing). Nugent was in 50 snaps and didn't allow a pressure on McCarthy all day. — JH
Week 1: Nugent logged 58 total snaps in Michigan's 30-3 season-opening win over East Carolina. Anchoring an offensive line that didn't allow a sack, Nugent gave up on one hurry and one pressure on QB J.J. McCarthy. — JH
Week 0: DNP
HISTORY — from college profile
Enters 2023 after transferring from Stanford to Michigan.
Earned four varsity letters at Stanford (2019-22), appearing in 27 games with 24 starts at center... Two-time All-Pac-12 honorable mention (coaches; 2021-22) and an Academic All-Pac-12 honoree...
2022 (redshirt jr): Voted a team captain prior to the season... Allowed four sacks each of the last two seasons in a combined 993 pass-blocking snaps... Included in the preseason watch lists for both the Outland Trophy and Rimington Trophy.
2021 (jr): Named All-Pac-12 honorable mention by the league's coaches... Started all 12 games with 12 starts at center... Made his first career start against Kansas State (Sept. 4)
2020 (soph): Appeared in one game Appeared in two games... Made his collegiate debut against Colorado (Nov. 9)... Saw game action against Notre Dame (Nov. 30)
High school: Attended Highlands Ranch (Littleton, CO) and played under head coach John Trahan... A four-year letter winner and two-year team captain at Highlands Ranch... Missed most of his senior season due to injury... Also lettered in track and field (throws), where he won three consecutive state championships in the shot put (2016-18) and was a runner-up in the discus as a senior ... A two-way contributor who played along the interior of the line on offense and defense... On offense, credited with 117 pancake blocks as a junior... Also posted 71 tackles (46 solo) with three sacks and five quarterback hurries on defense... 247Sports Composite ranking of three stars; the No. 1,141-ranked player nationally, the No. 15 center and the No. 7 player in the state of Colorado... Graded by 247Sports as a three-star prospect; the No. 17 center and the No. 15 player player in the state of Colorado... ESPN three-star prospect; the No. 213 player in his region, the No. 12 center and the No. 10 player in the state of Colorado... Ranked as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, the No. 7 center in the country and the No. 5 player in Colorado... Named BSN Denver All-Colorado (2018)... Denver Post All-Colorado honoree at defensive line (2017)... CHSAA All-State first team honoree (2017)... The Athlete of the Year in the South Metro League (2017)... Two-time All-League first team selection (2016-17)...Also lettered in track and field (throws), where he won three consecutive state championships in the shot put (2016-18) and was a runner-up in the discus as a senior .
Born February 9... Son of Terry and Amy Nugent... Father, Terry, was a quarterback at Colorado State and for the Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts in the NFL... Uncle, Brian, played at Washington State ... Earned his degree from Standford in Science, Technology, and Society.
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