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By Ron Borges and Ron Borges,Boston Globe | December 8, 1992
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Sometimes you wonder if the doctors who work for professional sports teams actually went to medical school or just drove by one.When it was announced last week that Hugh Millen would reclaim the Patriots' starting quarterback position after a six-week layoff caused by a separated left shoulder, his backup, Scott Zolak, took the news in stride, saying, "I think I'll be back in there again."Scott Zolak is no medical student.Meanwhile, nearly every football fan in New England knew last Sunday morning what the Patriots' medical staff apparently didn't realize until Monday morning -- that Millen's shoulder could not take another solid hit without disintegrating into broken sprockets.
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By David Selig and The Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2013
If you haven't yet heard the bizarre radio call of Tom Brady's game-winning touchdown pass against the Saints, well, you probably haven't spent much time on the Internet this morning. But in case you haven't made the connection, the voice shouting about "unicorns" and "show ponies" is Scott Zolak, a former Terps quarterback who spent a number of years as a backup for the New England Patriots. There's no way to do it justice in type, so just listen for yourself .     UPDATE: It's been pointed out that the play-by-play voice in that clip is Bob Socci, a former Navy announcer.
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By RAY FRAGER | September 20, 2008
Villanova@Pennsylvania 3:30 p.m. [CN8] Is this the best college football game of the day? Probably not, but it's a Philadelphia Big Five matchup. Will it fit in the Palestra? Quick, name each school's most famous football product. Don't peek. ... Got it yet? Respectively, Howie Long and Chuck Bednarik. By the way, former Maryland quarterback Scott Zolak (right) is the analyst for this game.
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By RAY FRAGER | September 20, 2008
Villanova@Pennsylvania 3:30 p.m. [CN8] Is this the best college football game of the day? Probably not, but it's a Philadelphia Big Five matchup. Will it fit in the Palestra? Quick, name each school's most famous football product. Don't peek. ... Got it yet? Respectively, Howie Long and Chuck Bednarik. By the way, former Maryland quarterback Scott Zolak (right) is the analyst for this game.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | August 24, 1997
Scott Zolak is good at playing the waiting game.The fourth-round pick of the New England Patriots out of Maryland in 1991, Zolak is in his seventh year with the team and has started only five games.As Drew Bledsoe's backup, he won't start as long as Bledsoe is healthy. Last year, he threw just one pass. In 1993 he threw two, and in 1994, eight.The only time he got much work was in 1992 when he threw 100 passes and in 1995 when he threw 49. Last year, he even lost the holder's job to punter Tom Tupa.
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By Mike Preston | April 22, 1991
The New England Patriots took University of Maryland quarterback Scott Zolak with the first selection of the fourth round in the National Football League draft last night, making him the fifth quarterback selected overall.Zolak, 6 feet 5, 220 pounds, from Monongahela, Pa., threw for 2,590 yards last season, guiding Maryland to a 6-5-1 record and an appearance in the Poulan-Weed Eater Independence Bowl, the Terps' first winning season and bowl appearance since 1985.Maryland offensive tackle Clarence Jones, 6-6, 277, also was drafted in the fourth round last night, by the New York Giants.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Evening Sun Staff | April 22, 1991
The greeting on the answering machine at the home of the Zolaks in Monongahela, Pa., was a novel one: "Scott was taken as the first pick in the fourth round. If you want to leave a message . . ."Scott Zolak, Maryland's starting quarterback last season, was indeed the first player chosen in the fourth round of the NFL draft yesterday. He was tapped by the New England Patriots as the 84th pick overall.The only other Maryland player drafted in the first four rounds yesterday was offensive tackle Clarence Jones, by the New York Giants.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | November 11, 1992
He comes from the same area as John Unitas, Joe Namath and Jim Kelly. His father coached Joe Montana in high school. He played at the same college as Boomer Esiason, Neil O'Donnell, Stan Gelbaugh and Frank Reich.And now Scott Zolak, a second-year NFL quarterback from the University of Maryland, is getting his shot at the big time. Zolak is expected to start for the New England Patriots Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts."I've always had some great role models," said Zolak, who was the water boy for Montana and his father, Paul, at Ringgold High in Monogahela, Pa. "Western Pennsylvania has a proud tradition of turning out great quarterbacks."
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 19, 1990
COLLEGE PARK -- It has been more a trip into the twilight zone than into the end zone.The University of Maryland's offense has gotten inside the opposition's 30-yard line 13 times but has scored only three touchdowns and three field goals during those opportunities.Two passes have been intercepted, two field-goal attempts missed, two fumbles lost and one fourth-and-one stopped.Why?"We need more repetitions," coach Joe Krivak said at his weekly news conference yesterday, as the Terps (2-1)
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Evening Sun Staff | February 7, 1991
COLLEGE PARK -- Scott Zolak, Maryland's quarterback emeritus, strode into the room, studied the list of recruits and whistled."Outstanding," Zolak said. "It just goes to show what a year will do, and how one group of seniors turned it around."Zolak, of course, is one of those seniors who turned it around, leading Maryland last fall to its first winning season since 1985.The Terps intend to parlay that into even greater success. They took a step in that direction by rounding up 20 highly rated players when the NCAA's period for signing letters of intent started yesterday.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | August 24, 1997
Scott Zolak is good at playing the waiting game.The fourth-round pick of the New England Patriots out of Maryland in 1991, Zolak is in his seventh year with the team and has started only five games.As Drew Bledsoe's backup, he won't start as long as Bledsoe is healthy. Last year, he threw just one pass. In 1993 he threw two, and in 1994, eight.The only time he got much work was in 1992 when he threw 100 passes and in 1995 when he threw 49. Last year, he even lost the holder's job to punter Tom Tupa.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | January 9, 1993
PITTSBURGH -- Frank Reich is the career second-stringer, the guy who spent a seeming lifetime in the wings, ever ready, ever vigilant.Neil O'Donnell is the promising front-liner, an unsung draft pick who landed in the right place at the right time.Different paths, same origin.Both learned their trade at Quarterback U.Reich, of the Buffalo Bills, and O'Donnell, of the Pittsburgh Steelers, represent the newest rage in the NFL -- the Maryland quarterback.They'll try to knock one another out of the NFL playoffs today at Three Rivers Stadium in an intriguing AFC divisional-round matchup of former Terrapins heroes.
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By Ron Borges and Ron Borges,Boston Globe | December 8, 1992
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Sometimes you wonder if the doctors who work for professional sports teams actually went to medical school or just drove by one.When it was announced last week that Hugh Millen would reclaim the Patriots' starting quarterback position after a six-week layoff caused by a separated left shoulder, his backup, Scott Zolak, took the news in stride, saying, "I think I'll be back in there again."Scott Zolak is no medical student.Meanwhile, nearly every football fan in New England knew last Sunday morning what the Patriots' medical staff apparently didn't realize until Monday morning -- that Millen's shoulder could not take another solid hit without disintegrating into broken sprockets.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | November 11, 1992
He comes from the same area as John Unitas, Joe Namath and Jim Kelly. His father coached Joe Montana in high school. He played at the same college as Boomer Esiason, Neil O'Donnell, Stan Gelbaugh and Frank Reich.And now Scott Zolak, a second-year NFL quarterback from the University of Maryland, is getting his shot at the big time. Zolak is expected to start for the New England Patriots Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts."I've always had some great role models," said Zolak, who was the water boy for Montana and his father, Paul, at Ringgold High in Monogahela, Pa. "Western Pennsylvania has a proud tradition of turning out great quarterbacks."
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Evening Sun Staff | August 19, 1991
COLLEGE PARK -- It is unclear at this early stage whether there truly is a battle for Maryland's starting quarterback job.Some signs point to fifth-year senior but untested Jim Sandwisch as No. 1. Junior college transfer John Kaleo says he hopes the coaches will keep their minds open these next three weeks before the Sept. 7 opener against Virginia. Redshirt freshman Tony Scarpino feels he will one day take the helm, although he acknowledges he still has some growing up to do.Coach Joe Krivak is guarded on the subject.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Evening Sun Staff | April 22, 1991
The greeting on the answering machine at the home of the Zolaks in Monongahela, Pa., was a novel one: "Scott was taken as the first pick in the fourth round. If you want to leave a message . . ."Scott Zolak, Maryland's starting quarterback last season, was indeed the first player chosen in the fourth round of the NFL draft yesterday. He was tapped by the New England Patriots as the 84th pick overall.The only other Maryland player drafted in the first four rounds yesterday was offensive tackle Clarence Jones, by the New York Giants.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Evening Sun Staff | August 19, 1991
COLLEGE PARK -- It is unclear at this early stage whether there truly is a battle for Maryland's starting quarterback job.Some signs point to fifth-year senior but untested Jim Sandwisch as No. 1. Junior college transfer John Kaleo says he hopes the coaches will keep their minds open these next three weeks before the Sept. 7 opener against Virginia. Redshirt freshman Tony Scarpino feels he will one day take the helm, although he acknowledges he still has some growing up to do.Coach Joe Krivak is guarded on the subject.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 20, 1990
DURHAM, N.C. -- Somehow, one gets the feeling it won't be a defensive struggle.When the University of Maryland (4-3 overall, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) meets Duke (3-3, 0-2) today at 1:30 p.m. at Wallace Wade Stadium, two of the conference's best passing offenses will be matched. Maryland is No. 1 in the league, gaining 275.1 yards a game. Duke is second, with a 242.5 average."On some plays, it seemed like we borrowed each other's playbook," said Duke coach Barry Wilson. "We both have pass-happy offenses, so it ought to be interesting."
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By Mike Preston | April 22, 1991
The New England Patriots took University of Maryland quarterback Scott Zolak with the first selection of the fourth round in the National Football League draft last night, making him the fifth quarterback selected overall.Zolak, 6 feet 5, 220 pounds, from Monongahela, Pa., threw for 2,590 yards last season, guiding Maryland to a 6-5-1 record and an appearance in the Poulan-Weed Eater Independence Bowl, the Terps' first winning season and bowl appearance since 1985.Maryland offensive tackle Clarence Jones, 6-6, 277, also was drafted in the fourth round last night, by the New York Giants.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Evening Sun Staff | February 7, 1991
COLLEGE PARK -- Scott Zolak, Maryland's quarterback emeritus, strode into the room, studied the list of recruits and whistled."Outstanding," Zolak said. "It just goes to show what a year will do, and how one group of seniors turned it around."Zolak, of course, is one of those seniors who turned it around, leading Maryland last fall to its first winning season since 1985.The Terps intend to parlay that into even greater success. They took a step in that direction by rounding up 20 highly rated players when the NCAA's period for signing letters of intent started yesterday.
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