41 Nick Dzubnar
41 Nick Dzubnar
Height: 6-2
Weight: 240
Year: Jr
Hometown: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
High School: Mission Viejo HS
Position: LB
Experience: 2V

A starter at Sam linebacker last fall, will move to Mike (middle) linebacker for junior season ... named to College Football Performance Awards watch list for linebackers this fall.

2012 -- Cal Poly’s leading tackler as a sophomore with 107 total tackles en route to All-Big Sky honorable mention praise ... 61 solo stops and 46 assisted tackles ... career-high 15 tackles in Weber State game ... also produced 12 tackles against UC Davis, 11 against Sacramento State and 10 against both Eastern Washington and Sam Houston State ... earned lone sack of season in UC Davis game, part of his 2.5 tackles for lost yardage in that game ... forced a fumble and recovered two in Sacramento State, returning one of them 58 yards to set up a touchdown ... other recovery set up a field goal ... also forced a fumble against Northern Arizona ... intercepted a pass and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown in first quarter against Northern Arizona ... five pass breakups for year, including two in UC Davis contest ... made two tackles in 2013 Spring Game.

2011 -- Closed out his redshirt freshman campaign with season-high 10 tackles (six solo) at South Alabama ... also forced a fumble in that game ... the week prior, notched nine tackles in triple-overtime loss against Eastern Washington ... recorded 28 total tackles for season, including 14 solo stops ... recorded tackles for lost yardage against South Alabama and UC Davis ... returned three kickoffs a total of 34 yards toward end of season, including a 17-yard return against UC Davis ... played in all 11 games, starting the final two of the season ... three tackles in 2012 Spring Game.

2010 -- Redshirt ... recorded four tackles in 2011 Spring Game.

High School -- An All-Orange County and All-CIF-Southern Section Pac-5 Conference linebacker, Dzubnar anchored a Mission Viejo defense under head coach Bob Johnson that held opponents to just 10.5 points per game in 2009 ... team captain ... earned first-team All-South Coast League and All-Orange County honors and was named defensive MVP of his team as well as the South Coast League ... Diablos finished 12-1 overall and 5-0 for first place in the South Coast League, losing to Servite in semifinals of CIF-Southern Section Pac-5 Conference playoffs ... also a wrestler at 215 pounds ... led Diablo matmen to school’s first league title since 1972 and earned numerous tournament MVP titles ... Mission Viejo’s senior class president, four-year ASB member and maintained a 3.3 GPA ... played ice hockey outside of high school.

Personal -- Son of Michael and Margaret Dzubnar ... father is a Cal Poly graduate ... one brother, Colin, and two sisters, Ryan and Jessica ... loves the outdoors, camping, hiking and surfing ... born August 15, 1991, in Yorba Linda, Calif. ... majors in construction management.