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Nick Dzubnar

Linebacker

#49

Experience: 6 years

Height: 6-1

Age: 28

Weight: 240 lbs

College: Cal Poly-S.L.O.

Biography

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 and provide veteran depth in the linebacking corps. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•   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.

TITANS TIDBITS: 
•   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. 

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: 
•   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.

SEASON RECAPS: 

2019 (13/0 - L.A. Chargers): Saw action as a reserve in all 16 games and tallied 12 tackles on special teams.
•   Against Indianapolis (9/8), appeared on special teams in his 50th career game.
•   At Oakland (11/7), notched two tackles on special teams.
•   At Jacksonville (12/8), recorded three tackles on special teams coverage units..
•   Against Oakland (12/22), posted a pair of stops on special teams, reaching 60 career special teams tackles.

2018 (16/0 - L.A. Chargers): Appeared as a reserve in all 16 games and recorded 15 special teams tackles. Saw action in both postseason games and registered three special teams tackles.
•   Against San Francisco (9/30), posted his third special teams tackle of the season. Provided a block on Desmond King II's 56-yard punt return at the end of the first half.
•   At Pittsburgh (12/2), registered two special teams tackles, giving him 10 on the season. Threw a key block on Desmond King's 73-yard punt return for a touchdown.
•   Against Cincinnati (12/9), posted three tackles on special teams.
•   At Denver (12/30), posted two special teams tackles.
•   At Baltimore (1/6), made his NFL postseason debut in the wild card matchup and finished with a tackle on special teams.
•   At New England (1/13): registered a pair of special teams tackles in the divisional playoff contest.

2017 (13/0 - L.A. Chargers): Appeared in 13 games as a reserve and tallied a team-high 21 special teams tackles with 13 on kickoff coverage and eight on punt coverage. Was inactive for one contest. Spent the first two weeks of the season on the Chargers' practice squad. Named Pro Football Journal second team All-AFC as a special teamer.
•   At N.Y. Giants (10/8), recorded two special teams tackles on kickoff coverage and one on punt coverage.
•   Against Denver (10/22), registered two special teams tackles on punt coverage, including one that forced Denver to start the ensuing drive inside the 20-yard line.
•   Against Buffalo (11/19), collected a season-high five special teams tackles on kickoff coverage with one pinning the Bills inside their 20.
•   Against Washington (12/10), appeared in the 30th game of his career, totaling three special teams tackles on kickoff coverage, including one that pinned the Redskins inside their 20. Added another special teams tackle on punt coverage.

2016 (4/0 - San Diego): Appeared in four games, finishing with six tackles. Was inactive for one contest. Suffered a season-ending injury and was placed on injured reserve on Oct.10.
•   At Indianapolis (9/25), posted a career-high four tackles.

2015 (16/0 - San Diego): Appeared in all 16 games as a reserve, finishing with two assisted tackles. Led the team with 13 special teams tackles.
•   At Green Bay (10/18), tied for a team high with two tackles on special teams.
•   Against Oakland (10/25), saw the first action of his career on defense and assisted on two tackles.

COLLEGE:
•   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 intercpetions 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.

PERSONAL: 
•   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.

2019 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    3
  • SCK
    0
  • FF
    0
  • INT

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Recent Games

WK OPP RESULT Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
17 @Chiefs L 21 - 31 1 0 1 0 0 0
16 Raiders L 17 - 24 1 1 0 0 0 0
15 Vikings L 10 - 39
14 @Jaguars W 45 - 10 1 0 1 0 0 0
13 @Broncos L 20 - 23
11 Chiefs L 17 - 24
10 @Raiders L 24 - 26 2 1 1 0 0 0
9 Packers W 26 - 11 1 0 1 0 0 0
8 @Bears W 17 - 16
7 @Titans L 20 - 23
6 Steelers L 17 - 24 1 1 0 0 0 0
5 Broncos L 13 - 20
4 @Dolphins W 30 - 10
3 Texans L 20 - 27 1 0 1 0 0 0
2 @Lions L 10 - 13
1 Colts W 30 - 24

Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASON TEAM G GS Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
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
TOTAL 65 0 53 32 21 0 0 0 0 0 NaN 0 0 0 0

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