Height:​​  6030

Weight:  220 lbs.

DOB:  April 10, 1995

Hometown:  Allen, TX

Airport:  College Station (CLL) or Dallas (DFW)
​​Shane participated in the College Gridiron Showcase event, and will be punting in the East-West Shrine Game.

The 1st team All-American and first team All-SEC performer has "every club in the bag" as a punter.

  • Big leg? 30 punts 50 yards or more in 2017; #5 in the nation with a 46.1 gross average

  • Hang Time? 33 Fair Catches; #2 in the nation with a 43.4 net; and opponents averaged just 1.1 yards per return on the season (87 total return yards)

  • Precision? 27 punts Inside the 20 with NO TBs in 2016, 23 Inside the 20 in 2017 with just 7 TBs in 2017

A great overall athlete in his own right, Shane comes from a phenomenal sports family:

  • His grandfather, Frank Tripucka, is a former NFL QB and member of the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame (in fact, Shane wore Frank's retired jersey #18 his senior season as a way to honor his grandfather)

  • His father, Chris Tripucka, played WR at Boston College with Heisman Trophy winner, Doug Flutie; and

  • His uncle, Kelly Tripucka, was a first round selection of the Detroit Pistons, and was a 2 time All-Star during is 10 seasons in the NBA.

Shane's been exposed to professional sports at the highest level throughout his life, and there is no stage too big for him.

Below is a season-by-season breakdown of Shane's performance throughout his Aggies career for your review.

  • Punted 76 times with an average distance of 46.1 yards, which ranks fifth all-time in program history
  • Led the SEC in net punting at 43.4 yards, which also ranked #2 in the nation
  • 23 punts downed inside the 20
  • 33 fair catches forced
  • 30 punts of 50+ yards
  • Hit career-long punt of 64 yards against LSU
  • 5 punts downed inside the 20 at Ole Miss
  • Invited to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl All-Star Game
  • Invited and accepted invitation to East-West Shrine All-Star Game
  • Member of the The All-American's inaugural All-America Team
  • Named the Aggies Special Teams MVP
  • Named to the Phil Steele Publications All-SEC First Team

  • Set a school record with 27 inside-the-20 punts and did not have a single touchback in 69 punts
  • Helped the team average 41.6 on net punting, which ranked No. 7 nationally
  • Finished the year with a 42.9 punt average while forcing 27 fair catches, with 27 punts inside the opponent 20-yard line
  • 16 punts of 50 or more yards
  • Averaged 47-plus yards in three separate games
  • Had season high of 47.8 on six boots against Ole Miss
  • 6 punts inside the 20 against Tennessee
  • Forced a season-high five fair catches against UTSA
  • Hit season long of 59 yards three times

  • Worked behind and learned from 6th round NFL draft pick Drew Kaser (Chargers)
  • Handled the punting duties against Ball State in place of the injured Kaser, and averaged 44.0 on two punts against the Cardinals
  • Hit a long of 46 yards and put one punt inside the BSU 20-yard line.
  • 2014 SEASON
  • Did not see any action, working behind and learned from eventual 6th round NFL draft pick Drew Kaser (Chargers)

  • Redshirted

  • Under Armour All-American
  • In his two seasons as a starter, teams totaled zero return yards against his punts.