Nick Gauna - was a walk-on kick-off specialist for the 2015-16 national champion Crimson Tide, from where he also graduated in 2016. When Nick’s good friend and Alabama starting kicker Adam Griffith decided to stay for a fifth year, Nick transferred to Austin Peay State University where he was the starting kicker and punter. Despite few opportunities, Nick set a school record when he kicked a 52-yard field goal against Eastern Kentucky on November 12, 2016.
Nick recently had a very impressive showing at Coach Zauner’s 2017 Senior College Combine held February 24-26, 2017, in Gilbert, Arizona (the same combine attended by Aldrick Rosas in 2016, who was signed by the NY Giants earlier this year). Despite suffering the effects of a pulled-quad, Nick averaged 68.75 yards per kick-off, which places him in the top-10 of all kickers at this combine over the past two years. Despite the injury and the fact that he was kicking for raw distance, Nick was in the top half of all combine kickers for the past two-years in hangtime. On top of that, Nick was 7-8 in field goals.
Nick’s University of Alabama film can be seen at
Video of Nick’s Coach Zauner combine can be seen at
Nick’s Austin Peay film can be seen at