UND Roster

2013-14 Football Roster

#40 Nick Tausch

Kicker


Height 6'0"
Weight 195 lbs.
Class Fifth Year
Hometown Plano, TX
High School Jesuit
Bio

TAUSCH[apos]S PLACE IN THE IRISH RECORD BOOKS

• Single-Game Field Goals (Oct. 3, 2009 vs. Washington, 5, t-1st)

• Single-Game Points (Oct. 3, 2009 vs. Washington, 17, t-1st)

• Single-Season Consecutive Field Goals (2009, 14, 2nd)

• Single-Season Field Goals (2009, 14, t-7th)

• Career Consecutive Field Goals (2009, 14, 2nd)

Tausch[apos]s Career Highs

Points scored: 17, Washington, Oct. 3, 2009

Kick PATs: 5, vs Navy, Sept. 1, 2012; Nevada, Sept. 5, 2009

Points by kicking: 17, Washington, Oct. 3, 2009

Field goals made: 5, Washington, Oct. 3, 2009

Field goal attempts: 5, Washington, Oct. 3, 2009

Longest field goal: 46, Michigan State, Sept. 19, 2009

SENIOR SEASON (2012): Appeared in the season-opening game against Navy (Sept. 1) in Dublin, Ireland … converted only field-goal attempt of season from 34 yards vs. Navy … made five of six PATs vs. Navy.

JUNIOR SEASON (2011): Did not see any game action during the season.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010): Saw action in three games in 2010 … served as the kickoff specialist against Pittsburgh … replaced an injured David Ruffer in the Hyundai Sun Bowl victory over Miami (Fla.) and connected on a 34-yard field goal … registered eight kickoffs for a total of 443 yards (55.4 per kick) … attempted Notre Dame[apos]s onside kick against Stanford.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2009): Appeared in each of first nine games before missing final three contests (Pittsburgh, Connecticut, Stanford) due to foot injury … connected on 14 of 17 field-goal attempts and 27 of 30 point-after touchdowns (PAT) … ranked second on team with 69 points … broke then-school record by converting 14 consecutive field goals from Michigan game through Washington State game … set school record for most field goals made in game without a miss when he converted all five field goals against Washington … longest field goal made was 46 yards … converted five of six field goals between 20-29 yards, made six of seven from 30-39 yards and converted three of four field goals between 40-49 yards … did not attempt field goal over 46 yards and did not have a kick blocked … split time on kickoff duty, averaged 61.8 yards per kick on 35 kickoffs he handled … converted all five PATs in season opener against Nevada … missed his first field-goal attempt of season from 28 yards at Michigan but came back to convert from 34 and 42 yards, respectively, against Wolverines … made both field goals against Michigan State including season-best 46-yarder … tallied season-best 17 points after making all five field-goal attempts and both PATs against Washington … continued hot streak against Boston College and Washington State, making two field goals apiece against both teams … made 81 appearances in rookie campaign.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked as ninth-best kicker nationally according to Rivals.com … connected on nine-of-15 field goals during senior season including made field goals of 51 and 53 yards … 22 of 41 kickoff attempts resulted in touchbacks as senior … opposing teams averaged 16.0 on kickoff returns in 2008 … participated in Hawaii Prep Classic, converting only field-goal attempt from 37 yards and averaging 47.2 yards on four punts … named to Dallas Morning News Top 100 list for area players – the only kicker placed on the list … also named first-team all-area by the Dallas Morning News … placed on third-team all-state following senior year by the Texas Sports Writers Association … named to first-team all-district squad as both punter and placekicker as senior … attended same high school as former Irish star Omar Jenkins … father, Terry, played offensive line in the NFL for eight years (Minnesota, 1982-88; San Francisco 1989) and was with the 49ers team that won Super Bowl XXIV … brother, Eric, is a 295-pound senior offensive lineman at TCU who started 12 games in 2012 … played for head coach Bob Wunderlick at Jesuit Prep … full name is Nicholas Andrew Tausch … son of Ela and Terry Tausch … enrolled in College of Arts and Letters as a sociology major.

Tausch[apos]s Career Statistics

Field Goals XP Kickoffs
Year G-S M-A Pct LG M-A Pct Pts Att Yds Avg TB
2009 9-0 14-17 .824 46 27-30 .900 69 35 2164 61.8 0
2010 3-0 1-1 1.000 34 0-0 .000 3 8 443 55.4 0
2011 Did Not Play
2012 1-0 1-1 1.000 34 6-6 1.000 9 0 0 0 0
Total 13-0 16-19 .842 46 33-36 .917 81 43 2607 60.6 0
Field Goal Breakdown
Year 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ LG Blkd
2009 0-0 5-6 6-7 3-4 0-0 46 0
2010 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 34 0
2011 Did Not Play
2012 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 34 0
Total 0-0 5-6 8-9 3-4 0-0 46 0