Countdown to Kickoff: 71 Days
Countdown to Kickoff: 71 Days
Friday, June 21, 2019

Buccaneers will open 2019 season at Appalachian State

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 21, 2019) – As ETSU anticipates the kickoff of the new campaign, continues to count down the days by featuring the program’s 15 seniors on the site and via social media platforms throughout the summer months.

Today marks 71 days until the Bucs open the season at Appalachian State on Aug. 31 at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, N.C. Redshirt-senior long snapper No. 71 Dustin Nickle (Knoxville, Tenn.) is the fourth player to be featured in the Senior Segment.

Nickle is entering his fourth and final season for the Blue & Gold. The Tennessee native made his collegiate debut against Kennesaw State on Sept. 3, 2016, entering the game as the long snapper. During his career, Nickle has twice been named to the SoCon Honor Roll for his work inside the classroom.

ETSU fans are encouraged to purchase season tickets for the 2019 season by clicking here. Following the season-opening road game, the Bucs will return to William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium for three consecutive home games against Shorter (Sept. 7), VMI (Sept. 14) and Austin Peay (Sept. 21). The six-game home schedule features four Southern Conference foes in VMI (Sept. 14), Wofford (Oct. 5), The Citadel (Nov. 2) and Mercer (Nov. 16).

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