Tyler Duzansky wants to build on his first season as a starter

All 105 is a Nittany Sports Now series that profiles every Penn State football player. This edition features Tyler Duzansky, who is entering his second season as the team’s starting long snapper.

Height: 1.93 m

Weight: 217 pounds

Hometown: Wheaton, Illinois

Before Penn State: Duzansky was a three-year student at St. Francis College Prep, helping his team to a conference title as a junior and a 6-0 COVID-shortened season.

2021: Duzansky played no role in his freshman season at Penn State.

2022: Duzansky played in seven of Penn State’s 13 games, backing up long snapper Chris Stoll.

Last year: Duzansky emerged as the team’s starting long snapper, appearing in all 13 games and recording six tackles (five of them on special teams alone), leading the nation in tackles by a long snapper.

Where it stands: Duzansky is expected to be Penn State’s long snapper again. As with everyone else at his position, the less Penn State fans say his name, the better. Long snappers are generally only talked about when they make mistakes.

A quote from Duzansky: “I would say the reason I came here is of course that I want to play at the next level. And Penn State has produced a lot of specialists for the NFL in recent years. Chris Stoll and Jordan Stout, who I played with here, are both mentors to me. But the way the coaches treat the players is also important. That’s not the case everywhere. And I would say that’s another plus point that Penn State offers its recruits and players.”

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