AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010:
• Played in all 11 games as a backup defensive back, running
back and on special teams.
• Made three solo tackles on the year.
• Returned 12 kickoffs for 349 yards and a touchdown,
averaging 29.1 yards per return.
• Placed second on the Holy Cross single-season record list
with his average of 29.1 yards per kickoff return.
• Had a 93-yard kickoff reutrn for a touchdown in the win at
Colgate, while totaling 140 yards on four kickoff returns and
rushing twice for 10 yards.
• His 93-yard return at Colgate was the fifth-longest in
• Named the Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week
and the Patriot League Rookie of the Week following his performance
• Brought back five kickoffs for 132 yards against
• Placed eighth and 10th on the Holy Cross single-game list
for kickoff return yards, with his performances against Colgate
(140) and Lehigh (132).
HOLY CROSS TRACK & FIELD:
• Competed in sprints during the 2010-2011 season.
• Placed 10th in the 60-meter dash and 15th in the 200-meter
dash at the 2011 Patriot League indoor championship, and ninth in
the 200-meter dash at the 2011 New England indoor championship.
• Came in ninth in the 100-meter dash and ran a leg on the
sixth-place 4x100-meter relay team at the 2011 Patriot Leauge
• Played for head coach D.J. Dota at Warren G. Harding High
• Named All-Trumbull County as a senior.
• Selected honorable mention All-Northeast Ohio in 2009.
• Also lettered in track, twice earning All-State honors.
• During his junior year, placed fourth in the state in the
200-meter dash, and fifth in the 100-meter dash.
• Member of National Honor Society.
• Son of Edward and Ruth Zitnik.
• Has one brother (Eddie) and three sisters (Mary, Anna and
• Has not yet declared a major.
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