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    Nick Tausch

    Class:
    Graduate Student

    Hometown:
    Plano, TX

    High School:
    Jesuit

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 195

    Position:
    Kicker


    04/20/2013

    Notre Dame Defense Dominates in Spring Game

    Defense tops offense 54-43 in front of 31,652 fans on a chilly day for the annual Blue-Gold game.

    02/06/2013

    Fighting Irish Add 24 Names to 2013 Football Roster

    Brian Kelly announces the student-athletes who have signed national letters of intent

    09/17/2012

    #11/15 Irish Host #18/17 Michigan In Saturday Primetime Showdown

    Notre Dame and Michigan to meet under the lights at Notre Dame Stadium for the first time since 1990 (7:39 p.m. ET, live on NBC).

    09/10/2012

    #20/19 Irish Back On Road Saturday At #10 Michigan State

    Nine of the past 12 meetings in the series between Notre Dame and Michigan State have been decided by a touchdown or less.

    09/08/2012

    Brindza Kicks No. 22 Notre Dame Past Purdue 20-17

    Tommy Rees engineers game-winning drive after taking over for injured Everett Golson.

    04/21/2012

    FB: Blue Gold Game (1st Half)

    04/16/2011

    Gold defeats Blue 17-14.

    The Gold team defeats Blue 17-14 behind two rushing touchdowns from Andrew Hendrix.

    09/14/2013

    Notre Dame at Purdue (USATSI)

    Daniels keys fourth-quarter comeback in sixth straight win over Boilermakers, 31-24.

    04/20/2013

    Notre Dame Football Blue-Gold Game

    The Notre Dame Spring Blue-Gold game was held at Notre Dame Stadium.

    TAUSCH'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'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'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'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
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