Earned playing time as a true freshman, an impressive feat for a defensive lineman ... Has good strength and shown pass-rush ability ... Gradually added more size in the weight room.
2010 (Freshman): Played well in limited snaps on the defensive line, playing in eight games ... Recorded five tackles ... Had a quarterback sack that caused a fumble (recovered by UK) in the Vanderbilt game ... Shared a sack with Taylor Wyndham vs. Akron.
High School: First-team all-state defensive lineman in Georgia Class AAAA by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Collected 79 tackles, eight quarterback sacks, seven additional tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries and two blocked punts, one of which was returned for a touchdown during his senior season at Northwest Whitfield HS ... Caught four passes for 55 yards and two touchdowns ... Graded out at 86 percent as a blocker, an outstanding mark ... Region 7 Defensive Player of the Year ... Named All-North Georgia by the Chattanooga Times-Free Press ... Helped team to a winning record each season and a pair of state playoff appearances ... Team captain who received the Bruin Award as the team's most valuable player ...Listed as the nation's No. 26 tight end by ESPN.com and one of the nation's top-50 tight ends by Scout.com ... "Shows good hands," according to MaxPreps.com recruiting analyst Tom Lemming, "and has already developed into an outstanding blocker." ... Coached by Mike Falleur ... "What separates Nermin is his toughness," Falleur said. "He's very tough, does whatever he needs to do on the field. He runs well and changes directions well for a big kid. The sky will be the limit for him when he concentrates on football." ... Played forward and center in basketball, garnering second-team all-area honors ... Honor-roll student.
Personal: Born in Bosnia, his family moved to the United States when he was six years old ... Son of Edin and Hana Delic... Last name is pronounced "DELL-ic" ... Considering a major in sports medicine.