Coach Wallace describes Nolan as a once in generational player that comes into your program. Nolan has served as captain during both his Junior and Senior seasons. Nolan was 1st Team All Conference for both offense and defense while being named the Defensive Player of the Year.
Nolan also participated in wrestling and baseball all 4 years. Off the field Nolan gives back to the youth programs he was a part of. He has been a staple for each program, showing and explaining to younger athletes what can be accomplished when you set goals, followed by creating a game plan to achieve those goals. He is the model of hard work, discipline, and positivity. It is only fitting that the team phrase was a Band of Brothers. Nolan has established himself as one of the greats in Sauk Prairie history, while leaving a legacy and setting high expectations for those who follow.
Nolan reflects on his high school experience this way, “I believe no other sport compares to football in regards to the amount of team chemistry and teamwork that is required. Football teaches you a different form of respect, character, and hard work that I believe is found in few other sports. We are a family, and all the tough losses and struggles that we went through brought us closer together. Being part of a family and overcoming adversity is what high school football is all about.Most importantly, I was able to play 4 years of high school football with my best friends, my teammates, and my brothers.”
Nolan plans to attend UW-Madison, play football, and study Kinesiology.