PRO: Nick Dzubnar is a savvy linebacker that has excelled on special teams coverage units during his NFL career. The 6-foot-1-inch, 240-pounder joined the Titans as a free agent in 2020 after spending time his first five seasons with the Chargers organization. Dzubnar, a former rookie free agent, will look to make his biggest impact as a core member of the Titans' special teams units having collected 61 special teams stops in 65 career games, as well as provide veteran depth in the linebacking corps.
• In 2019, Dzubnar appeared in all 16 games for the third time in his career, posting 12 special teams tackles.
• In 2018, Dzubnar collected 15 special teams tackles on coverage units and tied for the team lead with three special teams tackles in the 2018 postseason.
• In 2017, Dzubnar led the Chargers with a career-best 21 special teams tackles.
• Dzubnar feels he was better at hockey than football in high school. He participated as a Junior Anaheim Duck in his youth.
• Dzubnar's last name is pronounced duh-ZOOB-nar.
• The Mission Viejo, Calif., native was originally signed by the San Diego Chargers as undrafted free agent on May 12, 2015.
• Waived by the Los Angeles Chargers on Sept. 4, 2017 and signed to the team's practice squad two days later.
• Signed by the Chargers to their active roster from the practice squad on Sept. 23, 2017.
• Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on March 26, 2020.
• Played four seasons (2011-14) at Cal Poly — San Luis Obispo, ending his Mustang career as the second-leading tackler in school history with 414 stops.
• Added 24 tackles for loss, four sacks, seven forced fumbles, five interceptions and 15 passes defensed.
• As a senior (2014), after setting a single-season school record with 167 tackles, earned All-America, first-team All-Big Sky and team MVP honors.
• Finished sixth in voting for the Buck Buchanan Award, which recognizes the top defensive player in Football Championship Subdivision.
• Recognized as third-team All-Big Sky as a junior and was named honorable mention All-Big Sky as a sophomore.
• Redshirted during the 2010 campaign.
• Earned a degree in construction management from Cal Poly — San Luis Obispo.
• Earned All-Orange County and All-CIF Southern Section Pac-5 honors at Mission Viejo (Calif.) High School.
• Recognized as a team captain, first-team All-League and as the league's Defensive MVP.
• Wrestled at 215 pounds and helped the school to its first league title since 1972.
• Was Senior class president and a four-year ASB member.
• Grew up surfing, wrestling and playing hockey.
• His brother-in-law is former Chargers offensive tackle Cory Lekkerkerker.
• Follow Dzubnar on Twitter and Instagram at @NickDzubnar.
• Born Nicholas David Dzubnar on Aug. 15, 1991 in Anaheim, Calif.
Joining Titans Worth the Wait for Special Teams Ace Nick Dzubnar
Dzubnar played in all 16 games during the 2015, 2016 and 2019 seasons. In 2019, Dzubnar recorded 12 special teams tackles for the Chargers. He ranked first or second in special teams tackles in four of his five years with the Chargers, and he had a team-best 21 special teams stops in 2017.
|17||@Texans||W 41 - 38||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|16||@Packers||L 14 - 40||2||0||2||0||0||0|
|15||Lions||W 46 - 25||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|14||@Jaguars||W 31 - 10|
|13||Browns||L 35 - 41||1||0||1||0||0||0|
|12||@Colts||W 45 - 26|
|11||@Ravens||W 30 - 24||1||0||1||0||0||0|
|10||Colts||L 17 - 34|
|9||Bears||W 24 - 17||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|8||@Bengals||L 20 - 31||1||0||1||0||0||0|
|7||Steelers||L 24 - 27||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|2||Jaguars||W 33 - 30|
|6||Texans||W 42 - 36||1||0||1||0||0||0|
|1||@Broncos||W 16 - 14||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|5||Bills||W 42 - 16||3||2||1||0||0||0|
|3||@Vikings||W 31 - 30|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||16||0||13||11||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||4||0||5||2||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||13||0||18||11||7||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||16||0||9||5||4||0||0||0|
|2019||Los Angeles Chargers||16||0||8||3||5||0||0||0|