University of Miami  |  1978 • 1979 • 1980 • 1981

1982 NFL Draft • Round 12 • 310th Overall

It's all about collecting The U, a collection featuring 524 alumni of the University of Miami football program.
  • Miami Hurricanes Football
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Scott Nicolas Football Cards

It's All About Collecting The U!

With over 525 player alumni and staff from the University of Miami Football program represented, I believe my Hurricanes card collection is the most expansive in existence. It includes players that have been inducted into Hall of Fames through practice squad members and those that merely committed and walked away before the season began. Also represented are head coaches, assistants, and other staff members of the program. Along with traditional football cards, I also count similar flat collectables like pocket schedules and ticket stubs.

The Card Album is my personal collection showcase. I originally designed my first website,, from scratch in Microsoft FrontPage and used tables to organize things. The site was updated regularly 2009 to 2021. I’m proud to say that I had regular viewers from around the world, and my content was frequently in the top results on Google’s web and image results. The time came to put some new tools and ideas to use, and so was born.

About Scott Nicolas

Scott Nicolas (born August 7, 1960) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL).

Nicolas played high school football for the Clearwater Tornadoes in Clearwater, Florida,[1] and college football for the University of Miami Hurricanes and then spent six seasons as a linebacker with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns (1982–1986) and the Miami Dolphins (1987).

Nicolas attended the University of Miami and played for the Miami Hurricanes football team from 1978 to 1981. He became a starter his freshman year against Notre Dame. As a freshman, he set and still holds the record for the most tackles in a single game, 26, against Penn State. He went on to lead the team in tackles that season and every season after. When Nicolas left the University of Miami, he held the all-time record for total tackles, with 307 unassisted tackles and 149 assists. He set the record for the most solo tackles and most tackles in a single season.[3] Nicolas was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame at the 51st Annual Induction Banquet in 2019.