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Nick Diaz Earns National Football Honors

Redondo Union High School Graduate Nick Diaz is recognized by the College Football Performance Awards.

When he was at Redondo Union High School, Nick Diaz was known for his prowess on the football field.

Now at Utah State University, the 5-foot-7-inch, 197-pound student was recognized by the College Football Performance Awards with an honorable mention for the placekicker performer of the week following the Aggies' 41-7 Western Athletic Conference home win against New Mexico State last weekend, according to the official Utah State Aggies website.

During the game, Diaz made a 53-yard field goal, which was the eighth-longest in the school's history and the longest for USU since 2008, according to the website. It was his first-ever field goal attempt.

In 2010, Diaz told Patch that his life revolves around football.

"I have decided to dedicate my life to football because I absolutely love it. Everything about football is a special thing," Diaz said at the time. "For me football is more than just a sport. It is a way of living. Giving everything you have and developing core value such as honesty, integrity, and responsibility."

Eleven other players received honorable mentions in the placekicker performer category.

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