Acquired: Originally signed as a free agent on Oct. 13, 2010. Re-signed on Dec. 17, 2013.
2014: In eighteen games (three starts), Nichols completed 94-of-151 passes for 1,014 yards, four touchdowns with five interceptions. He also recorded 14 carries for 39 yards and two touchdowns. Nichols started the West Semi-Final against Saskatchewan, completing 12-of-23 passes for 59 yards and one interception. In the West Final against Calgary, Nichols completed 9-of-15 passes for 92 yards in relief of QB Mike Reilly.
2013: Spent the season on the injured list after injuring his right knee in the first pre-season game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
2012: In 18 games (two starts), Nichols saw action at quarterback in eight games, competing 48-of-83 passes for 884 yards with seven touchdowns and three interceptions. He also ran the ball 10 times for 76 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown. In the Labour Day Rematch, Nichols threw his first CFL touchdown after a mishandled a field goal snap. He got his first start at quarterback on September 28 in Calgary, completing 14-of-26 passes for 167 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Nichols started the second half of the East Semi-Final, completing 3-of-7 passes for 51 yards and rushed twice for two yards before suffering a dislocated ankle.
2011: Spent the season on the injured list.
2010: Spent the season on the practice roster.
Pro: Nichols attended training camp with the Dallas Cowboys in 2010 as a free agent. He appeared in two pre-season games, completing 10-of-16 passes for 81 yards and two interceptions.
College: A four-year starter at Eastern Washington, Nichols broke 14 school records during his career, including six Big Sky Conference marks. For his efforts, Nichols was named the Big Sky Offensive Player of the Year in 2009 and 2007. The business management major attended college with Eskimos linebacker J.C. Sherritt.
Personal: Nichols graduated from West Valley High School in Cottonwood, CA, where he led his school to the Division I Northern Section title with an 11-1 record. He was the Division I Player of the Year after passing for 1,666 yards and 16 touchdowns. Nichols also played basketball and baseball at West Valley. He wears No.16 to honour his father who wore the same number.