Cameron Nizialek
No. 9 – Atlanta Falcons
Position:Punter
Personal information
Born: (1995-03-10) March 10, 1995 (age 26)
Chantilly, Virginia
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Freedom
(South Riding, Virginia)
College:
Undrafted:2018
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2021
Punts:18
Punting yards:817
Average punt:45.4
Inside 20:6
Player stats at NFL.com

Cameron Joseph Nizialek (born March 10, 1995) is an American football punter for the Atlanta Falcons. He played college football at Georgia and Columbia.

College career

Nizialek began his collegiate career at Columbia and did not play as a freshman. As a senior, he led the Ivy League with 44.8 yards per punt on 34 attempts and was named second team All-conference.[1] After the season, he enrolled at Georgia as a graduate transfer after considering offers from Clemson, Virginia Tech and South Carolina.[2] Nizialek averaged 45 yards per punt on 61 attempts in his lone season at Georgia.[3]

Professional career

Atlanta Legends

Nizialek played for the Atlanta Legends of the Alliance of American Football. He served as the team's punter until the AAF ceased operations and averaged 47.4 yards per punt.[4]

Baltimore Ravens

Nizialek was signed by the Baltimore Ravens on August 17, 2019.[5] He was cut by the team during final roster cuts on August 30, 2019.[6]

Jacksonville Jaguars

On December 22, 2020, Nizialek signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars’ practice squad.[7] He signed a reserve/futures contract on January 4, 2021.[8] He was waived on March 17, 2021.[9]

Atlanta Falcons

Nizialek was signed to the Atlanta Falcons practice squad on September 6, 2020, before being released on October 1, 2020.[10][11] Nizialek was re-signed by the Falcons on August 3, 2021.[12] He was placed on injured reserve on October 5, 2021.[13]

References

  1. ^ Newberry, Paul (January 6, 2018). "Georgia punter takes unlikely road from Ivy to title game". USAToday.com. Associated Press. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  2. ^ Weiszer, Marc (October 10, 2017). "Ivy League transfer Cameron Nizialek a big boost to UGA punting game". Athens Banner-Herald. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  3. ^ "Cameron Nizialek grateful for opportunity at Georgia". The Telegraph. January 10, 2018. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  4. ^ Butt, Jason (January 28, 2020). "Cameron Nizialek's quest to be an NFL punter continues 2 years after standout season at Georgia". The Athletic. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  5. ^ "Ravens sign former AAF punter-kicker Cameron Nizialek". The Baltimore Sun. August 17, 2019. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  6. ^ "2019 Baltimore Ravens Cut Traker". NBC Sports Washington. August 30, 2019. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  7. ^ "Jags place punter Logan Cooke on Reserve/ COVID-19 list, sign Cameron Nizialek to practice squad". USAToday.com. December 22, 2020. Retrieved September 10, 2021.
  8. ^ "2021 Futures Signing Tracker". NFLTradeRumors.co. Retrieved September 10, 2021.
  9. ^ "Jaguars' moves: team adds 12 players, re-signs 2, releases 8". News4JAX.com. March 17, 2021. Retrieved September 10, 2021.
  10. ^ Sillen, Henry (September 7, 2020). "Former Georgia P Cameron Nizialek signs with Falcons practice squad". UGA Wire. USA Today. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  11. ^ "After signing Elliott Fry, Atlanta releases former Georgia specialist". October 1, 2020. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  12. ^ Deighton, John (August 3, 2021). "Falcons sign P Cameron Nizialek". AtlantaFalcons.com. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  13. ^ "Isaiah Oliver headed to injured reserve with knee injury". AtlantaFalcons.com. October 5, 2021.