Injury Ends Nicholson's Career

Houston Cougar linebacker Matt Nicholson will have surgery this week to repair a torn meniscus, ending his senior season, according to a tweet by Steve Campbell.

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Nicholson has been a valuable contributor during his entire tenure at UH, and is widely recognized as a team leader and workout machine, but has now seen three straight seasons end due to knee injuries. He is currently tied for second on the team with 57 tackles.

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After Nicholson went down during the Texas Tech game a year ago, the entire defense took a noticeable step back in his absence. With more depth in the linebacking corps than a year ago, hopefully we won't see a repeat performance. Freshmen Efrem Oliphant and George Bamfo will have to step up.

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