Hailing from Harbor City, CA, Mengel initially committed to joining the Marines before Coach Jim Mora and the hometown UCLA Bruins came calling. Barely a month later, Mengel found himself as the starting punter for the nations #11 ranked team, and a valuable asset for the Bruins. Perhaps his finest performance came in 2014 against Arizona, when Mengel pinned the Wildcats inside their own 20-yard line 6 out of 7 times (40.7 yards avg), and inside their own 10 yard line 3 times en route to a key Pac-12 Conference victory.
Now, the 6’2″, 210 lb P/PK, Mengel will compete in The Spring League in 2018, determined to prove his experience, leg, accuracy, and heart belong on football’s biggest stage.
You can follow his journey to The Spring League here: https://www.instagram.com/Nuker_19/
Photo credit: Daily Bruin, Abrey Yeo