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Nick Dzubnar

Nick Dzubnar





Cal Poly-S.L.O.
4 Years Pro

2017 Season


One of the Chargers’ top special teams performers, Nick Dzubnar is looking to make a comeback after a knee injury cut short his second NFL season.




One of the Chargers’ top special teams performers, Nick Dzubnar (pronounced duh-ZOOB-nar) is looking to make a comeback after a knee injury cut short his second NFL season. A former undrafted rookie out of Cal Poly–San Luis Obispo, Dzubnar was limited to just four games in 2016.

As a rookie in 2015, Dzubnar led the Chargers with 13 tackles on special teams.

A Southern California native from Mission Viejo, Dzubnar grew up surfing, wrestling and playing hockey. The skills he acquired from those helped prepare him for football. At Cal Poly, he became the second-leading tackler in school history with 414 career stops, including a single-season school record 167 as a senior in 2014. Dzubnar’s father, Michael, also attended Cal-Poly and Dzubnar’s brother-in-law is former Chargers tackle Cory Lekkerkerker

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Signed with Chargers May 12, 2015.

2017: Began the season on the team’s practice squad before being signed to the active roster on Sept. 23 as the corresponding move to CB Jason Verrett being placed on injured reserve…Appeared in 13 games and was inactive for one, tallying a team-high 21 special teams tackles with 13 on kickoff coverage and eight on punt coverage…vs. Kansas City (Sept. 24): Made his season debut, appearing on five special teams plays, registering a special teams tackle on punt coverage…vs. Philadelphia (Oct. 1): Inactive (healthy scratch)…at New York Giants (Oct. 8): Appeared on 17 plays on special teams, registering two special teams tackles on kickoff coverage and one on punt coverage…at Oakland (Oct. 15): Saw action on 15 special teams plays, netting a special teams tackle on kickoff coverage and one on punt coverage…vs. Denver (Oct. 22): Played on 20 snaps on special teams, registering two special teams tackles on punt coverage, including one that forced Denver to start the ensuing drive inside the 20-yard line…at New England (Oct. 29): Appeared in the 25th game of his career, playing on 19 special teams snaps and registering a special teams tackle on punt coverage…at Jacksonville (Nov. 12): Saw action on 28 special teams plays…vs. Buffalo (Nov. 19): Registered a season-high five special teams tackles on kickoff coverage with one pinning the Bills inside their 20…Appeared on 20 plays on special teams…at Dallas (Nov. 23): Saw action on 12 plays on special teams, totaling a special teams tackle on kickoff coverage…vs. Cleveland (Dec. 3): Appeared on 13 special teams snaps…Downed a punt by P Drew Kaser at the four-yard line in the fourth quarter on the team’s first punt in over seven quarters…vs. Washington (Dec. 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…at Kansas City (Dec. 16): Registered 16 special teams snaps…at New York Jets (Dec. 24): Posted a special teams tackle on punt coverage for his 20th of the season…Played 24 special teams snaps…vs. Oakland (Dec. 31): Appeared on 14 special teams snaps, posting a special teams tackle on kickoff coverage.

2016: Season-high four tackles Sept. 25 at Indianapolis...inactive Oct. 9 at Oakland (knee)...placed on “Reserve-Injured” Oct. 10. 

2015: Tied team high with two special teams stops Oct. 18 at Green Bay...two tackles in first regular-season action at linebacker Oct. 25 vs. Oakland.

COLLEGE: All-America, first-team All-Big Sky and team MVP as senior in 2014 after setting school record with 167 tackles...sixth in voting for Buck Buchanan Award as FCS’ top defensive player in FCS...third-team All-Big Sky as junior and honorable mention as sophomore...finished career with 414 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, four sacks, seven forced fumbles, five interceptions and 15 passes defensed...redshirted in 2010...played at Cal Poly from management degree.

PERSONAL: Born in Anaheim, California...All-Orange County and All-CIF at Mission Viejo (Calif.) High captain, first-team all-league and league defensive MVP...wrestled at 215 pounds and helped school to first league title since 1972...senior class president and four-year ASB member.


Career Stats


Recent Games

17OAKW 30-101100-0-----0-
16@NYJW 14-71100-0-----0-
15@KCL 13-300------------
14WASW 30-133300-0-----0-
13CLEW 19-100------------
12@DALW 28-61010-0-----0-
11BUFW 54-244310-0-----0-
10@JAXL 17-200------------
8@NEL 13-211100-0-----0-
7DENW 21-03120-0-----0-
6@OAKW 17-162110-0-----0-
5@NYGW 27-224220-0-----0-
4PHIL 24-260------------
3KCL 10-241100-0-----0-
2MIAL 17-19
1@DENL 21-24


TOTAL 33423012000000-0
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defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

Buffalo Bills14310-0-----
Cleveland Browns10----------
Dallas Cowboys11010-0-----
Denver Broncos13120-0-----
Jacksonville Jaguars10----------
Kansas City Chiefs21100-0-----
New England Patriots11100-0-----
New York Giants14220-0-----
New York Jets11100-0-----
Oakland Raiders23210-0-----
Philadelphia Eagles00----------
Washington Redskins13300-0-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

Outside Own Division8141040-0-----
vs AFC Teams1013940-0-----
vs NFC Teams38530-0-----
vs Own Division57430-0-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH


defensive splits - split by STADIUM

AT&T Stadium11010-0-----
Arrowhead Stadium10----------
EverBank Field10----------
Gillette Stadium11100-0-----
MetLife Stadium25320-0-----
Oakland Coliseum12110-0-----
StubHub Center612930-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES


defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)21010-0-----
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