Scouting Report: Zoltan Mesko
Kicker Specific Categories
Great size, even for a punter (not that it matters). Extremely accurate, and can still boot the ball with the best of them. Has a lot of experience as a punter, holder, and kickoff specialist. Most of his kickoffs (89%) went into the endzone. His name: who doesn’t like a guy named Zoltan?
Punt power isn’t always consistent, but it’s definitely better than average. Should have made the extra 11% of his kickoffs in the end zone (joking).
Has the best name in the draft, and isn’t too shabby as a punter either. Will come in and start immediately and probably save a team a roster spot because of his kickoff abilities. Holds punts and punt average records at Michigan.
Started all but his red shirt Freshman season.
Awards and Honors
2009: ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America first team. Playboy Magazine All-American. Associated Press All-America second team. Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America second team. Rivals.com All-America second team. Phil Steele’s All-America second team. SI.com All-America honorable mention. CollegeFootballNews.com All-America honorable mention. Academic All Big-10. CoSIDA Academic All-America first team. Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America second team. All Big-10 Team first team(coaches and media). Team Captain (first special teamer in Michigan history).
2008: Academic All Big-10. All Big-10 Team first team(coaches and media). Phil Steele’s All-America fourth team. Ray Guy Award semifinalist. 2008. Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award
2007: Academic All Big-10. Derek Howard award for Michigan’s Top Hustler. Academic All-America candidate. Ray Guy Award candidate.
2006: Academic All Big-10.
Business Administration major. 4 time Academic All Big-10. 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America first team.
Mesko did not miss a game due to injury at Michigan.
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