Profile: Dave Zastudil

July 29, 2002|By Alex Koustenis

Position: Punter

College: Ohio University

Who he is: He was the 112th overall pick, one of two acquired in trade with Denver Broncos. He was a finalist for last season's Ray Guy Award, given to the nation's top college punter (50 punts for 2,280 yards; 45.6 yards a punt; 16 kicks down inside the 20).

On training camp: "The best part about camp is playing football. That's what I do for a living and that's what I enjoy ... being around the guys and making new friendships ... and doing it for the fans. I think our job is to make the fans happy and win games. Hopefully, we can do that."

Something people might not know about him: "I really enjoy the mental aspect of the game. A lot of people think punters just come out and punt. But a lot of it is doing mental reps in your head before you go to bed and in the morning."

Favorite item he brought to camp: "Probably my DVDs. Here you get a lot of down time so you just want to rest. I like to have a computer around, too."

Favorite football moment: "My greatest football moment was being drafted. Especially to Baltimore. It's a great organization. The fans are wonderful. That was probably the highlight of my life."

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