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Nick Pritchard
Player Profile:
Nick Pritchard 3118911
Position: Punter
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 210
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: New Egypt, N.J.
High School: New Egypt
Other College: Maryland
Major: History
Experience: Transfer

AT DELAWARE
Second-year member of the squad as a redshirt junior • working with short snapper Alec Scheetz and kickers Frank Raggo and Jake Roth.

2017 SEASON
Saw action in all 11 games in first season at Delaware after transferring from Maryland • punted 69 times over the course of the season for a total of 2,809 yards • had 11 punts that 50 yards or more and had 25 punts that were inside the 25 yard line • his longest punt went 60 yards vs. Stony Brook • averaged 40.7 yards per punt • had just three touchbacks throughout the season • named to the 3rd Team All-CAA • named Blue Hens Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance vs. Stony Brook. 

AT MARYLAND
Two-year member of NCAA Division I FBS entry and Big 10 member University of Maryland • walk-on who handled team's punting duties as a freshman in 2015 for head coach Randy Edsall • team went 3-9 (1-7 Big 10) • started all 12 games and was the only true freshman to start every game • punted 55 times for 2,099 yards and a 38.2-yard average • made collegiate debut vs. Richmond (and current UD head coach Danny Rocco) on Sept. 5 and punted once for 43 yards • punted five times for 42.2-yard average vs. Bowling Green and had three punts of 50+ yards vs. No. 1 ranked Ohio State, including a 55-yarder • had three punts land inside the 20-yard line vs. No. 10 Iowa and had a career-long 70-yarder • did not see game action as a sophomore in 2016 • team went 6-7 (3-6 Big 10) for head coach D.J. Durkin.

HIGH SCHOOL
Standout at New Egypt High School for head coach Phillip McGuane • earned third team All-State honors as a punter in 2014 • was ranked as the No. 2 kicker and punter in the state of New Jersey by one website • averaged 42.3 yards per punt, made three of six field goals (with a long of 42) and 12 of 13 extra point attempts as a senior • also played goalkeeper for the New Egypt soccer squad.

PERSONAL
Nicolas James "Nick" Pritchard • born Feb. 26, 1997 • son of James and Noemi Pritchard • his aunt, Jennifer (Pritchard) Aro, played basketball at Delaware in 1988-91 and was a member of three conference championship teams • history major at Delaware • aspires to become a high school teacher • fan of the MLB New York Yankees and NFL Washington Redskins.

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