45   Nolan Owen
Nolan Owen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Canyon Lake, CA

High School:
Temescal Canyon

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 230

Position:
DS

Experience:
3L


2010: : Saw action in all 14 games, serving as deep snapper on every punt, field goal and extra point for the Huskies on the season. Executed a total of 136 snaps on the year, 97 on placekicks and 39 on punts. NIU kickers made 19-of-30 field goals and 59-of-67 PATs on the season. Named NIU's Special Teams Player of the Week after serving as deep snapper for all three field goal attempts and one punt at Akron (10-2). Deep snapper for a pair of field goals, one from 51 yards, and five extra points versus Fresno State in the 2010 Humanitarian Bowl (12-18). Deep snapper for all eight extra points, two field goal attempts, two kickoffs, and two punts at Eastern Michigan (11-26).

2009: Appeared in all 13 games as a deep snapper. Hit the mark on all place kicks and punt snaps.

2008: Deep snapper appeared in all 13 games. Snapped the ball for the game-winning 30-yard field goal with 11.9 seconds left against Bowling Green (10-25), and on the 52-yard field goal in that game that tied a school record. Hiked for the game-tying 25-yard field goal that sent the Central Michigan game (11-12) into overtime. Executed snaps that helped kicker Mike Salerno hit all 34 of his PAT attempts. Recorded two tackles as a member of the punt coverage unit. Had one stop against Tennessee (10-4) and one against Ball State (11-5).

2007: Appeared in all 12 games as a long snapper on the field goal/PAT and punt units. Snapped for every field goal, PAT and punt of the year. One of 10 offensive players to play in all 12 games.

High School: Ranked as nation's No. 6 long snapper in the class of 2007. Also played offensive tackle during high school. Earned coaches "Titan Award" and was a California Intercholastic Federation All-League Academic honoree as a senior. Team's Scout Player of the Year was named to C.I.F. All-League Academic squad as a junior. Team went 13-1, won conference championship and was a state finalist during his junior campaign. Member of back-to-back conference title teams during his sophomore and freshman seasons.

Personal: Born Feb. 15, 1989. Son of Laurie and David Owen. Majoring in communication. Made the Huskie Scholar list with a 3.0 GPA. Plays drums and enjoys singing. Played ice hockey for three years. Admires David Binn, the long snapper for the San Diego Chargers. National Honor Society member who was on the Honor Roll all four years of high school.

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