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Ty Zentner

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Experience: R

Height: 6-2

Age: 25

Weight: 200 lbs

College: Kansas State

Biography

PRO: The Titans signed Ty Zentner to the practice squad during the 2023 season following the season-ending injury to Ryan Stonehouse. The 6-foot-2-inch, 199-pounder originally entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie with the Philadelphia Eagles before being signed by the Houston Texans. The Kansas State product appeared in four games with the Texans earlier in 2023, punting 14 times for 590 yards.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 
•    Zentner ade the game-winning 31-yard overtime field goal during the Big 12 Championship against Texas Christian.

TITANS TIDBITS: 
•    Zentner is one of four FBS player and the only one from a Power 5 school to handle a majority of their team's punting, kickoffs, and field goals and extra points attempts in 2022. 
•    Zentner did not start playing football until he was a senior in high school after playing soccer his entire life. Earned three letters in soccer and two in basketball in high school. As a goalkeeper, he received multiple all-state honors. He also won a state championship in basketball while making the all-state team.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
•    The Topeka, Kan., native was originally signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as a rookie free agent on May 5, 2022.
•    Waived by the Eagles on Aug. 19, 2023.
•    Signed by the Houston Texans on Aug. 25, 2023. 
•    Waived by the Texans on Aug. 29 2023 and signed to the team's practice squad two days later. 
•    Activated from the Texans practice squad to the active roster standard elevation on Sept. 9, 2023.
•    Signed to the Texans active roster from the practice squad on Sept. 13, 2023. 
•    Waived by the Texans on Oct. 2, 2023. 
•    Signed by the Titans to the team's practice squad on Dec. 6, 2023.

COLLEGE: 
•    Appeared in 41 games over four seasons at Kansas State (2019-22). Served as the primary kickoff man each of the last three season, the primary punter the final two seasons and field goal kicker during the second half of his final campaign. Finished second in school history in career punting average (43.37). He earned All-Big 12 honors in two of his seasons: second team (2022) and honorable mention (2021). Started his career at Butler Community College.
•    As a graduate (2022), earned All-Big 12 Second Team honors as a punter after averaging 44.5 yards on 59 punts with 27 punts landing inside the opponent's 20-yard line, a career best, and 22 traveling at least 50 yards. His season average ranked second in school history, 18th nationally and second in the Big 12. Set the school's single-season record for field goal percentage (min. 10 attempts) as he was true on all 11 tries after taking over place kicking duties prior to the Oklahoma State game. Also connected on all 31 extra points attempts, the 13th perfect season in school history (min. 20 attempts). Totaled 51 touchbacks on 86 kickoffs (59.3 percent) during the season. One of four FBS players – and the only one at a Power 5 school – to handle a majority of the team's punting, kickoffs and field goals/extra points during the 2022 season.
•    As a senior (2021), served as the primary punter and kickoff specialist for all 13 games en route to Honorable Mention All-Big 12 accolades. Finished the year with a 43.7-yard punting average to tie for fifth in school history. His average would have ranked second in the Big 12 had he punted eight more times to reach the required minimum. Average was buoyed by 16 punts that traveled 50 or more yards, while he only had four touchbacks. Filled in as placekicker in the Wildcats' win over Louisiana State in the Texas Bowl, connecting on all six extra-point attempts.
•    As a junior (2020), served as the primary kickoff man and split punting duties throughout all 10 games. Punted 28 times for a 40.8-yard average with 14 punts landing inside the opponents' 20-yard line and none of his attempts going for touchbacks. Ranked third in the Big 12 in average. Also kicked off 47 times for a 60.1-yard average and 29 touchbacks. Earned First Team Academic All-Big 12 honors. 
•    As a redshirt junior (2019), transferred to Kansas State after the 2018 season. Served as a kickoff specialist in four games as he retained his redshirt. Held a 60.3-yard average and had 14 touchbacks on 18 kickoffs.
•    As a sophomore (2018), held a 39.5-yard average on 64 punts as a sophomore at Butler Community College, landing 28 inside the 20-yard line. Was nine of 16 on field goal attempts and 31 of 37 on extra point attempts. Rated the best junior college kicker in the Class of 2019 by ESPN. Earned first team all-conference as a punter, helping Butler Community College to an 8-4 record that included a a win in the Midwest Classic Bowl. 
•    Graduated from Kansas State in May 2022 with a degree in physical education/health.

PERSONAL: 
•    Attended Shawnee Heights (Kan.) High School where he earned honorable mention all-state honors from the Topeka Capital-Journal and Wichita Eagle as a senior in 2016. 
•    Lettered three years in soccer and two years in basketball. Was a goalkeeper for the Thunderbirds, earning two all-state honors. Was a starter on the basketball team that captured the Class 5A state championship his senior year when he was named to the all-state tournament team. 
•    Son of Arlen and Sunni Zentner. Has one brother, Aaron. 
•    Follow Zentner on Twitter and Instagram at @tyxzentner
•    Born Ty Zentner on June 7, 1998 in Topeka, Kan.

Recent Games

WK OPP RESULT Punts Yds Net Yds Lng Avg Net Avg Blk OOB Dn In 20 TB FC RET RetY TD
1 @Ravens L 9 - 25 4 176 156 48 44 39 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
2 Colts L 20 - 31 3 127 107 51 42.3 35.7 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
3 @Jaguars W 37 - 17 4 173 173 54 43.2 43.2 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0
4 Steelers W 30 - 6 3 114 105 42 38 35 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 9 0
14 @Dolphins W 28 - 27 5 244 224 53 48.8 44.8 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 0
15 Texans L 16 - 19 8 362 309 58 45.2 38.6 0 1 1 1 1 3 2 33 0
16 Seahawks L 17 - 20 3 117 117 47 39 39 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0
17 @Texans L 3 - 26 5 248 218 64 49.6 43.6 0 1 1 2 0 1 2 30 0
18 Jaguars W 28 - 20 3 144 125 50 48 41.7 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 19 0

Career Stats

P Career

SEASON TEAM G GS Punts Yds Net Yds Lng Avg Net Avg Blk OOB Dn In 20 TB FC RET RetY TD
2023 Houston Texans 4 0 14 590 541 54 42.1 38.6 0 3 1 2 2 5 3 9 0
2023 Tennessee Titans 5 0 24 1115 993 64 46.5 41.4 0 2 3 8 2 11 6 82 0
TOTAL 9 0 38 1705 1534 64 44.3 40 0 5 4 10 4 16 9 91 0

2023 SEASON

  • PUNTS
    38
  • AVG
    44.87
  • LNG
    64
  • In 20
    10
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