23 - Andrew Zitnik
Andrew Zitnik
Height: 5-11
Weight: 181
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Warren, Ohio
High School: Warren G. Harding
Position: DB

• Enters the 2013 season ranked fifth all-time at Holy Cross with a career average of 24.5 yards per kickoff return, and 10th on the all-time school list with 833 career kickoff return yards.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2012:
• Saw action in all 11 games in the secondary, earning one start.
• Totaled 22 tackles and two pass breakups on the season.
• Made a season-high six solo tackles against Lehigh.
• Recorded five tackles and a pass breakup against Fordham.
• Posted three tackles and a pass breakup in the win at Georgetown.
• Returned three kickoffs for 57 yards against New Hampshire.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011:
• Played in all 11 games at cornerback, while starting four times.
• Totaled 34 tackles, an interception and two pass breakups on the year.
• Averaged 22.5 yards on 19 kickoff returns.
• Ranked third in Patriot League and 60th in nation in kickoff returns.
• Had a team-high nine tackles and a 97-yard interception return for a score in the win over Harvard, to be named AT&T Crusader of the Week.
• Led the team with 11 tackles and a pass breakup against Massachusetts.
• Totaled six tackles and pass breakup in the victory over Colgate.
• Recorded four tackles and a quarterback sack at New Hampshire.
• Returned four kickoffs for 105 yards against Georgetown.
• Selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

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.
• 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 score 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 school history, and his 140 kick return yards placed 10th on the school single-game list.
• Named the Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week and Patriot League Rookie of the Week following his performance at Colgate.
• Brought back five kickoffs for 132 yards against Lehigh.

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 was on the sixth-place 4x100-meter relay team at the 2011 Patriot Leauge outdoor championship.

HIGH SCHOOL:
• Played for head coach D.J. Dota at Warren G. Harding High School.
• 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.

PERSONAL:
• Son of Edward and Ruth Zitnik.
• Has one brother (Eddie) and three sisters (Mary, Anna and Katie).
• Majoring in Russian.

 

ZITNIK'S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
YEAR GP-GS UT AT TT SACK TFL INT PBU
2010 11-0 3 0 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0
2011 11-4 24 10 34 1-5 1-5 1-97 2
2012 11-1 19 3 22 0-0 0-0 0-0 2
TOTAL 33-5 46 13 59 1-5 1-5 1-97 4