Dan Titchener, Nebraska



Dan Titchener, Nebraska
# 97
Punter - P
Height: 6-0 Weight: 200 Senior

Cheyenne, Wyo.

General Area Workouts for Pro Teams: Omaha, NE or Cheyenne, WY after Senior Season.

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Honors & Awards
Ray Guy Award Watch List (2007)
Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches, 2007)
Two-Time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2006, 2007)
Three-Time Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2006, 2007, 2008)
Four-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
Four-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)

2008 OutlookSenior punter Dan Titchener has been a reliable performer for Nebraska over the past two seasons. Titchener’s pinpoint punting has left opponents backed up inside their own 20-yard line on a regular basis, and just one of Titchener’s career punt attempts has been blocked.

The Wyoming native is part of an impressive group of specialists returning for 2008, and Titchener should be a contender for All-Big 12 honors and the Ray Guy Award as a senior. Originally a walk-on, Titchener earned a scholarship before the 2007 season and went on to a strong performance as a junior. He started all 12 games and improved his punting average by two yards compared to 2006.

In addition to his on-field accomplishments, Titchener will also be a contender for academic All-America honors this fall. A two-time first-team academic All-Big 12 pick, Titchener carries a 3.460 grade-point average in accounting and is on track to graduate in December of 2008. He is also active in the community and has been named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team each of the past three years.

2007 (Junior)Titchener held down the starting punting job for the second straight year and averaged 41.3 yards on 49 punts. Titchener averaged 41.8 yards or more in seven of 12 games, and had at least one punt of 44 yards or more in 10 games. He placed 16 of his punts inside the 20-yard line, including five games with two or more downed inside the 20-yard line.

Titchener had a career-best 45.0-yard average on five punts at Wake Forest, including three downed inside the 20. He dropped a season-high four punts inside the 20-yard line at Texas, when he averaged 42.6 yards per boot. Titchener’s performance earned him honorable-mention All-Big 12 accolades from the league coaches.

2006 (Sophomore)Titchener entered 2006 in the difficult spot of replacing former Husker and current Baltimore Raven Sam Koch, who set the school record for punting average in 2005. Titchener responded by helping NU rank 24th nationally in net punting.

Titchener’s punts pinned the opposition inside the 20-yard line 26 times, and he also forced 28 fair catches. On the season, he compiled a 39.3-yard average on 68 punts, with five punts of more than 50 yards, including a career-long 58-yarder at Oklahoma State. Titchener averaged at least 40 yards per punt eight times in 2006.
In the Big 12 title game against Oklahoma, Titchener set a conference title-game record with six punts inside the 20. He placed at least three kicks inside the 20 on three other occasions—Kansas (3), Kansas State (4) and Texas (4). He allowed just 18 of his punts to be returned for a total of 73 yards.

2005 (Redshirt Freshman)Titchener served as a backup, but did not play in a game.
2004 (Redshirt)A walk-on, Titchener redshirted and backed up Sam Koch at punter.

Before Nebraska (Cheyenne East HS)Titchener attended Cheyenne East High School, where he played for Coach John Schroff. He played tight end, defensive end and punter for his high school. He was rewarded for his efforts on defense and special teams, earning honorable-mention All-America honors from USA Today as a senior. He was an all-state selection as a punter in both his junior and senior seasons. He added all-state recognition as a defensive lineman as a senior in 2003, when he helped Cheyenne East to the conference title. He was also involved in the National Honor Society and served as an Eagle Scout.

PersonalThe son of Mark and Jaci Titchener, Dan was born on Jan. 24, 1986, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Titchener is majoring in accounting and has been named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll each of his eight semesters. Titchener has earned his selection to the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team by volunteering with local hospital visits, the Dads of Kids with Disabilities program, Boy Scouts, Lincoln Public Schools and at the Village Manor Retirement Center.