Donnie Nickey
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-04-25) April 25, 1980 (age 40)
Place of birth: Plain City, Ohio
Career information
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 5 / Pick: 154
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Tennessee Titans ( 2003 2011)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Total tackles     108
Sacks     1.0
Pass deflections     1
Stats at

Donnie Orvin Nickey (born April 25, 1980) is a former American football safety. He played college football at Ohio State and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft.

Early yearsEdit

Nickey attended Jonathan Alder High School in Plain City, Ohio, and wore number 2, and was an All-Ohio running back. He also played free safety in football. In addition to his football talent he was selected as an All-State center fielder as part of the 1998 OHSAA State Championship team (baseball).

College careerEdit

Nickey was a co-captain with Mike Doss on the 2002 NCAA National Championship team.

Professional careerEdit

Nickey was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the 5th round (19th pick) of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played his entire career with the Titans. Most of his time playing time logged on special teams, where he had been label as an 'Ace'.

In 2010, while with the Titans, Nickey was ejected from a game against the San Diego Chargers after he shoved an official in the back during a retaliation with Chargers player Scott Mruczkowski.

He was released by the Titans on July 25, 2011 after spending 8 seasons with the team.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Nickey is married, and currently lives in Jackson, Tennessee. As of April 2017, he is entering his second year as varsity Head Coach of the Jackson-North Side Indians.


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