Dan Orseske
Dan  Orseske

RS Senior

Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Brother Rice HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205



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Game-By-Game Stats (PDF)

2012 • JUNIOR SEASON: Did not see any game action.

2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in all 12 games • punted 57 times for an average of 37.0 yards • hit a career-long 68-yard punt vs. Iowa • tallied six punts of 50 yards or more • placed 12 kicks inside the opponents' 20-yard line. Game-by-Game: Totaled four punts for an average of 45.2 yards in season-opener at USC • punted four times for an average of 46.0 yards against New Mexico State and placed three punts inside the 20 • punted three times for an average of 46 yards vs. Miami (Ohio) • punted once for 48 yards against North Dakota State • punted the ball 10 times at Michigan, including a 64-yarder • five punts for an average of 42.6 yards at Purdue, with two landing inside the 20-yard line • six punts for an average of 33.2 yards vs. Nebraska • five punts for an average of 42.6 yards vs. Iowa • nailed a career-long 68-yard punt vs. the Hawkeyes • punted five times at Michigan State, four times vs. Wisconsin and at Northwestern • seven punts for 190 yards, including two inside the 20-yard line against Illinois.

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in all 12 games • totaled 49 punts for 1,771 yards including three touchbacks and 15 punts inside the 20-yard line. Game-by-Game: returned to the Gophers lineup against MTSU as a redshirt freshman after missing most of 2009 with mononucleosis • recorded three punts totaling 116 yards the 24-17 win, including a 51-yarder • recorded one 37-yard punt against South Dakota • notched seven punts against USC, totaling 271 yards including a 54-yarder • made six punts for 208 total yards against Northwestern • four punts against Wisconsin for a total of 153 yards • sent six punts for 215 yards against Purdue • made six punts for 244 yards against Penn State • made four punts for 138 yards against Ohio State • made three punts for 108 yards against Michigan State, landing one inside the 20 • sent six punts for 196 yards against Illinois including three inside the 20 • four punts against Iowa for 150 total yards, placing two inside the 20.

2009: Earned starting punter role in fall camp • punted in the first two games of the season, before being diagnosed with mononucleosis, which held him out for the remainder of the season and resulted in him redshirting • averaged 44.6 yards on nine kicks in two games • two of his nine punts went for 50 yards or more • three of his nine punts pinned Minnesota's opponent inside its own 20-yard line.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned first-team all-state honors for the Brother Rice High School Crusaders in 2008 • named All-Catholic League as a senior • two-time all-area selection (2007, 2008) • three-year starter at punter for Brother Rice • averaged 39.3 yards per punt with a net average of 38.9 • had 13 of his 29 punts (44.8 percent) downed inside the 20-yard line • nine punts (31 percent) were downed inside the 10-yard line • coached by Steve Nye.

PERSONAL: Born March 28, 1991 • son of Laura and Dan Orseske • working on his postgraduate degree.


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