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18 Shane Tripucka P

Texas A&M Aggies

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Lack of length strengh will lead to his work being cut out for him to make an NFL roster early in his career.

College Recap:

An Under Armour All-American out of Allen, Texas, Shane Tripucka was a punter with a lot riding on his surname. His grandfather, Frank, is a member of the Denver Broncos' Ring of Fame. His father, Chris, played college football at Boston College. His uncle, Kelly, played 10 seasons in the NBA. Shane didn't see action for Texas A&M until his sophomore year, where an injury to Drew Kaser gave him the chance to show his skills. Tripuka averaged 44 yards per punt as a sophomore, then set a school record as a junior with 27 punts inside the 20-yard line. In 69 punts, he didn't have one touchback his junior year.

Tripucka reminded many that football is, indeed, three facets -- offense, defense and special teams. He punted 83 times and averaged 45.5 yards per punt. He had a long of 64 yards against Louisiana-Lafayette. Of Tripucka's 83 punts, 30 of them went for at 50 yards. A total of 38 punts resulted in fair catches, and 26 fell inside the 20-yard line. Following his senior year, Tripucka was named to the NFLPA All-Star Bowl, and he was named to The All-American's inaugural All-America second team. -- Damon Sayles

Game Log
GamedateOppResultNo.YardsAvgLgI20TBBlkNet AvgKOAvgTB
09/03@UCLAL 44-45628948.258      
09/09NICHSTW 24-14628848.061      
09/16LALAFW 45-21419548.864      
09/23@ARKW 50-43417042.551      
09/30SCW 24-17832440.554      
10/07BAMAL 19-27523847.656      
10/14@FLAW 19-17838948.655      
10/28MISSSTL 14-35835043.852      
11/04AUBURNL 27-42625943.256      
11/11NMEXW 55-14629449.054      
11/18@MISSW 31-24836846.064      
11/25@LSUL 21-45734148.761      
12/29WAKEL 52-55727138.745      
2017-18Texas A&M131-80
TOTAL 271-80
2015-16Texas A&M128846
2016-17Texas A&M1369296259
2017-18Texas A&M1383377664
TOTAL 27154682664

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