|Date of birth:||December 30, 1988|
|Place of birth:||Winston-Salem, North Carolina|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||233 lb (106 kg)|
|High school:||Winston-Salem (NC) Mt. Tabor|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
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Derek Nicholson (born December 30, 1988) is a former American football linebacker. He played college football at Florida State. His older brother A. J. Nicholson played for the Cincinnati Bengals, and his father Darrell Nicholson played for the New York Giants.
A two-year starter at middle linebacker for the Seminoles, Nicholson led Florida State in tackles during his junior and senior season.
- "Falcons release LB Nicholson, two DBs". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. May 15, 2009.
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