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Niko Palazeti
Niko Palazeti

Hometown:
Northville, Mich.

High School:
Detroit Catholic Central

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 252

Position:
FB

Experience:
2L


04/15/2013

Women's Football Clinic A Success, Raises Money For Children's Miracle Network

The sold-out event, which featured 200 participants, raised money through clinic registration and a silent auction.

12/29/2012

Football Media Center: TCU

Spartans and Horned Frogs ready to meet in the 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

12/19/2012

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Media Guide Available Online

Football Media Center: TCU

12/07/2012

Fourteen Spartan Football Players Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

In the first six seasons under head coach Mark Dantonio, 70 student-athletes have been named Academic All-Big Ten.

12/06/2012

Academic All-Big Ten Honors Announced for the 2012 Fall Season

Seventy-eight Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.

Two-year letterwinner appeared in 11 career games.

2012 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in six games (vs. Boise State, Central Michigan, Notre Dame, Eastern Michigan, Michigan and Nebraska) to earn his second letter . . . played both fullback and on special teams.

2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in five games (vs. Youngstown State, Florida Atlantic, Central Michigan, Indiana and Georgia) to earn his first letter . . . caught one pass for 2 yards in win over Indiana.

2010 SEASON: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the state's top seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 27) and The Detroit News (No. 56) . . . named to The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and All-Oakland County Dream Teams in 2009 . . . three-year, two-way starter at fullback and defensive tackle for Coach Tom Mach at Detroit Catholic Central High School in Novi, Mich. . . . 2009 Associated Press Division 1 All-State selection as a lineman . . . named All-Area Player of the Year as a senior . . . two-time All-Metro North and All-Catholic Central Division choice . . . rushed 224 times for 1,279 yards (5.7 avg.) and 24 touchdowns as a senior while helping the Shamrocks to a perfect 14-0 record and the Division 1 state championship . . . had eight receptions for 102 yards (12.8 avg.) in 2009 . . . also contributed 22 tackles, including one sack, as a senior . . . gained 146 yards and scored on a pair of 1-yard runs on 34 attempts in the 2009 state final vs. Sterling Heights Stevenson . . . ran 27 times for 175 yards and two scores in the state semifinal vs. Holt . . . produced 107 yards and three TDs vs. Monroe . . . rushed for 551 yards and 11 TDs on 104 carries as a junior . . . caught nine passes for 100 yards in 2008 . . . registered 32 tackles (12 solos, 20 assists), including 4.5 sacks, and recovered two fumbles as a junior . . . carried 15 times for 91 yards and scored in the game-winning TD with 43.1 seconds left in a 14-7 victory over Orchard Lake St. Mary's in 2008 . . . accounted for 145 all-purpose yards vs. Orchard Lake St. Mary's (4 catches for 51 yards) . . . former high school teammate of current Spartan wide receiver John Jakubik . . . son of Jeffrey and Toulla Palazeti . . . born Feb. 24, 1992 . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in psychology.