STrib: Gophers' Tyler Nubin called his shot, and now he might be NFL draft's top safety

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Per Andrew:

Safety Tyler Nubin has often called his shot, before big high school games in St. Charles, Ill. as well as with the Gophers. In September, he told Gophers coach P.J. Fleck, "I'm going to go pick it off," before a late interception against Nebraska that set up a game-winning field goal.

There should probably be little surprise that Nubin saw this week coming, too.

After his sophomore season at St. Charles North High School, his first on varsity, a 15-year-old Nubin had a one-on-one meeting with head coach Robert Pomazak.

"He sits there and says, 'I want to go get a Division I scholarship and I want to play in the NFL,'" Pomazak said. "At that time, you wouldn't have thought that was the end game."

Seven years later, Nubin is positioned to turn a ball-hawking Gophers career, including a program-record 13 interceptions in 55 games, into being an NFL draft pick. Possibly as early as Thursday night's first round.


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