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Meet some of Maryland football’s punters!

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Maryland punters Nicolas Pritchard and Nicholas Rubinowicz at spring practice.
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Maryland's football season starts in 62 days. Until then, we're doing a player-by-player preview of the entire roster.

Nicolas Pritchard, punter

Year: Sophomore
Height: 5’10
Weight: 220 pounds
High school: New Egypt (N.J.)
Jersey number: 95

Nicholas Rubinowicz, punter

Year: Redshirt freshman by eligibility
Height: 6’1
Weight: 216 pounds
High school: American Heritage school (Fla.)
Jersey number: 16

Lee Shrader, punter

Year: Redshirt sophomore
Height: 6’1
Weight: 215 pounds
High school: Warwick (Va.)
Jersey number: 38

How they got to College Park

Punters normally get rosters as walk-ons, with some teams devoting a scholarship or two to the position. These players got to Maryland via both routes.

Rubinowicz was part of Maryland’s 2015 class and signed a National Letter of Intent, and it appears he’s on scholarship. Pritchard walked on in 2014 and then started last season. Shrader was a preferred walk-on, and he chose Maryland in part because of then-special teams coordinator Andre Powell.

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Lee Shrader punts at Maryland’s spring game.
Alexander Jonesi

Some career highlights so far

Probably this.

2016 prospectus

Aussie freshman Wade Lees looks very much the favorite to start, so Pritchard, Rubinowicz and Shrader will need to perform well to get a shot in games.

What a dream season would look like

For any of these players, claiming the starting job would be a success.

The next player in the series...

... plays defense and came to Maryland from a state the Terps don’t usually recruit well.

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