2010: Started all 12 games and played nearly every snap ... helped anchor an offensive line that blocked for a school-record tying five consecutive games with 200 or more yards rushing ... moved from defensive tackle from offensive tackle during spring practice.
2009: Appeared in 11 games as reserve ... recorded eight tackles (7 solo, 1 assist), including 3.0 for loss and 2.0 sacks ... registered career-high three solo tackles, including 2.0 for loss and 1.0 sack, vs. Northwestern on Oct. 3.
2008: Received team's Newcomer Award - Defense for spring practice ... Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in all 12 games as reserve ... shared team lead with one fumble recovery (also nine other players) ... had seven tackles (4 solo, 3 assists) ... recorded two tackles at Notre Dame on Sept. 27 (both assists) and vs. Indiana on Nov. 22 (both solo) ... recovered fumble at Michigan State on Nov. 8.
2007: Did not play.
High School: Three-star prospect by Rivals.com ...ranked as No. 20 overall prospect in Illinois by Rivals.com ... ranked as No. 18 player by ChicagoSports.com ... named all-city and all-conference as senior after amassing 67 tackles, including four sacks, with three pass breakups, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles ... team captain ... totaled 51 tackles, including six sacks, with two pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery as junior ... had 68 tackles, including eight sacks, with three forced fumbles, two pass breakups and two fumble recoveries his sophomore season ... also served as team's long snapper for two years ... coach was Mike Stine ... member of Honor Roll.
Personal: Given name is Nicholas James Mondek ... born Nov. 3, 1988 ... physical education major ... enjoys wakeboarding, snowboarding and photography.