Nick Bledsoe
Nick Bledsoe


Wheeling, Ill.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 295




McCarthy Named MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week

The ISU senior center graded out at 92 percent and had eight knockdowns last Saturday against Western Illinois.


No. 17 Redbirds Return Home to Face The Leathernecks

ISU looking to extend winning streak to five in a row.


No. 22 Redbirds, Salukis Face Off on Comcast SportsNet Chicago

Illinois State will be looking to break a four-game losing streak to the Salukis.


Redbirds Welcome In Nationally Ranked Sycamores

ISU will be looking for consecutive wins over ranked foes.


Frierson Named Valley Football Newcomer of the Week

The junior transfer linebacker had eight tackles, three sacks and four tackles-for-loss against #14 South Dakota


Weekly Press Conference


Weekly Press Conference


Redbird Xtra | Offensive Line features a positional breakdown of the offensive line during the 2010 Redbird football fall camp.

2011: All-MVFC Second-Team Selection ... started in 10 of the team's 11 games ... key member of the offensive line unit that has helped ISU rush for 183.4 yards per game, up from 131 yards per game last year ... part of the unit that has allowed just six sacks on the season, which ranked the group No. 3 in the country in fewest sacks allowed ... helped Ashton Leggett become the first Redbird running back to rush for over 1,000 yards since 2006 ... named MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week after he graded out at 90 percent and had seven knock downs while helping the team rush for a season-high 316 yards rushing in a win at Missouri State.

2010: Started all 11 games at left guard ... vital component of the offensive line that helped ISU post 4,279 yards on the season, the eighth-best single season mark in school history ... ISU was second-best passing offense in the conference ... helped Ashton Leggett and Erik Smith each rush for over 100 yards and ISU post a season-high 287 yards rushing against No. 14 North Dakota State ... preseason All-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection.

2009: All-Missouri Valley Football Conference Second-Team selection ... started all 11 games, nine at guard and the last two at center for the injured Cal McCarthy ... earned MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors (Nov. 2) after helping the team rush for a season-high 178 yards ... vital part of the leading passing offense in the conference at 246.4 yards per game ... helped Cliffton Gordon rush for back-to-back 100+ yard games in victories against Missouri State (Oct. 31) and Western Illinois (Nov. 7) ... led the way for redshirt freshman quarterback Matt Brown, who set new freshman records for completions (226) and yards (2,369) on way to being named the MVFC Freshman of the Year.

2008: A reserve who saw action in two games (Eastern Illinois and Indiana State).

2007: A thrower on the Illinois State track and field team.

Wheeling HS: Two-time all-conference selection at left guard ... named all-state and all-area as a senior ... a three-year starter with 27 starting assignments ... coached by Dave Dunbar ... also lettered in wrestling, track and field and basketball.

Personal: Born December 11, 1988, in Des Plaines, Ill. ... son of Rosa Bledsoe ... has a younger brother, Lucas ... major: health education.