Nick O’Leary, a tight end for the Florida State University football team and grandson of legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus, was reportedly involved in a horrific motorcycle accident in May -- and walked away without major injuries.
O’Leary, who is slated to be Florida State’s starting tight end this fall, was mostly unscathed in the May 2 motorcycle accident, SB Nation blog Tomahawk Nation reports. According to a crash report and video obtained by the blog, O’Leary was driving his motorcycle in Tallahassee, Fla., when a Lexus drove directly into his path, impeding the college junior’s right of way.
O’Leary, who happens to be the grandson of golfing legend Jack Nicklaus, crashed his motorcycle into the side of the Lexus, the accident report states. His motorcycle shattered on impact, with fragments of the vehicle colliding with the windshield of a nearby bus. O’Leary was ejected from his seat, narrowly avoiding the bus and sliding roughly 75 to 100 feet down Mission Road.
Miraculously, a video of the motorcycle crash depicts O’Leary walking away from the scene of the accident. The Florida State football player was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for “nonlife-threatening injuries,” the accident report states. The driver of the Lexus was acknowledged to have caused the crash.
Florida State head football coach Jimbo Fisher addressed the crash in a Monday press conference, saying that O’Leary “wrecked that daggone scooter and was banged up for about a month.” However, Fisher added that O’Leary weighs 247 pounds and currently “looks very good.”
In 2011, O’Leary entered college football ranked as the top high school tight end in the country, Yahoo Sports notes. He has recorded 33 catches for 416 yards and four touchdowns throughout his career at Florida State.
Tom Barrabi is a reporter for the International Business Times. He graduated from Fairfield University in 2011, and has also written for Men's Fitness, Complex, GuySpeed, and...