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William Przystup served as Nebraska's holder every game of the 2021 season and was the Huskers' starting punter for the final nine games of the year. He averaged 43.4 yards on his 31 punts with 10 punts of 50 yards or longer and six punts downed inside the opponent's 20-yard line.
Przystup punted twice against Oklahoma, recording a 50.0-yard average. He unleashed an 84-yard punt on his only attempt against Northwestern, recording the second-longest punt in school history. Przystup averaged 47.5 yards on four punts against No. 9 Michigan, with a pair of 50-yard punts and twice pinning the Wolverines inside the 20-yard line. He averaged 48.2 yards on four punts at Minnesota, including a 54-yarder. Przystup averaged 41.5 yards per punt against Purdue, including a 62-yard punt that was downed at the Boilermaker 4-yard line. He averaged 43.1 yards on eight punts against No. 6 Ohio State, pinning the Buckeyes inside the 20-yard line twice with a long punt of 58 yards. Przystup averaged 38.0 yards on two punts at No. 19 Wisconsin. He punted twice against No. 17 Iowa in the season finale, averaging 37.5 yards per punt.
Przystup started the Huskers' first six games at punter in 2020 before missing the final two games.
At No. 5 Ohio State, he averaged 44.6 yards on his five punts. He had a long punt of 51 yards and had one punt downed inside the 20-yard line. Przystup punted five times at Northwestern, including a career-long 56-yard boot. Przystup placed two of his four punts against Penn State inside the Nittany Lions’ 20-yard line, including one downed inside the 10. He also unleashed a 53-yard punt from his own 16-yard line late in the game with the Huskers clinging to a seven-point lead.
Against Illinois, Przystup punted twice and averaged a career-best 49.0 yards per punt. Both of his punts were downed inside the 20-yard line, while his 56-yard punt tied the longest of his career. Przystup punted five times at Iowa and averaged 40.3 yards on three punts at Purdue.
2019 (Redshirt Freshman)
Przystup played in eight games in his first season at Nebraska, recording 11 touchbacks on his 34 kickoffs. He made his Husker debut in week two at Colorado, serving as Nebraska's kickoff specialist for the final three quarters. Przystup had three touchbacks in his four kickoffs against the Buffaloes. Against Northern Illinois, Przystup had four touchbacks on eight kickoffs, and he kicked off a career-high seven times at Illinois. He had touchbacks on two of his three kickoffs against Northwestern and one of his two kickoffs at Minnesota. Przystup kicked off twice at Purdue and recorded his first career tackle against the Boilermakers.
Before Nebraska (Oviedo HS/Michigan State)
Przystup joined Nebraska in the summer of 2019 after transferring from Michigan State. Przystup appeared in four games as a true freshman with the Spartans in 2018, preserving a season of eligibility by utilizing his redshirt season.
Przystup ended his redshirt season as the Spartans' starting punter, earning his first career start when Michigan State traveled to Lincoln to take on the Huskers in November. On the year, he averaged 40.6 yards per punt with five punts of 50 yards or longer. He placed nine of his 27 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line.
Przystup was a three-time All-Seminole Conference selection at Oviedo High School in Florida. He averaged 42.1 yards per punt as a senior with a pair of 60-yard punts. He was selected to play in the Central Florida All-Star Game following his senior season. Przystup also competed in basketball at Oviedo.
William is the son of Gene and Karen Przystup, and he was born on Jan. 15, 1999. He is majoring in graphic design. He has volunteered his time with a Day of Service, the Nebraska Football Road Race and local hospital visits.