MU Football BIO
16 John Nalbone

Hawks returning starter at tight end... Earned All-Northeast Conference honors for the third straight season... Owns Monmouth tight end records for career catches and reception yardage.

2007 (Senior): Started all 10 games at tight end for the Hawks... Earned First Team All-NEC honors the first time in his career after finishing first among the conference’s tight ends in receptions, yards and touchdowns... Hauled in 22 passes for 252 yards (11.5 ypc) and three touchdowns as a junior... His three scores was second on the team... Had a career day against Sacred Heart (10/6), catching a career-best four passes for 59 yards, including a 32 yarder... Caught touchdowns against the Pioneers (10/6), Wagner (10/13) and Duquesne (11/17)... Registered a pass reception in all but one game... Had four cathces for 49 yards against Maine (9/1).

2006 (Junior): Started all 12 games at tight end for the Hawks... Earned Second Team All-NEC honors for second straight season... Finished fourth on the Hawks with 19 catches for 198 yards as a junior... Averaged 10.4 yards per catch... Had a career-high 23 yard reception against Robert Morris (10/21)... Tallied a career-best five reception day against Stony Brook (9/30), going for 34 yards... Registered three catches for 31 yards against Wagner (10/14).

2005 (Sophomore): Garnered second-team All-Northeast Conference honors... Started all 10 games at tight end as a sophomore... Ranked fourth on the squad with 18 receptions for 138 yards and one touchdown... Recorded first career reception in loss to Lehigh... Hauled in first career touchdown, a 7-yard strike in win over La Salle... Caught four passes for 29 yards in win over Stony Brook... Registered four receptions for 40 yards in loss to St. Francis (Pa.)... Grabbed five passes for 34 yards in win over Albany.

2004 (Freshman): Did not see action as a freshman.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Lawrence High School in Lawrenceville, N.J. ... Earned All-County honors as a junior and senior for the Colonial Valley Conference ... Went on to receive All-Area honors as a senior... Set school records for most receptions in a season, and holds the school’s all-time record for most career receiving touchdowns at seventeen receptions... Named captain senior year... Set the school record for most receiving touchdowns in a game (three).

Personal: Born May 14, 1986 in Lawrenceville, N.J... Majoring in business management.


 

Position: Tight End
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 255
Year: 5th Year Senior
Hometown: Lawrenceville, N.J.
High School: Lawrence
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