92 - Chad Zinchini
Chad Zinchini
Height: 6-3
Weight: 220
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Hendersonville, Tenn.
High School: Beech
Position: P
gp 12
tk 1
sac -
int -
ffum -

Chad heads into his senior season ranked as one of the premier punters in the nation, and a strong candidate for post-season honors, despite having just one season of collegiate experience...has all the potential to take his toe to the next level...an all-OVC selection as a junior and ranked No. 4 punter in nation in Football Championship Subdivision heading into the 2013 campaign...his booming kicks combine great distance with tremendous hang time...out of high school intended to walk-on at Middle Tennessee but an injury in preseason sidelined him...spent nearly two years at Vol State Community College before deciding to try again...approached Golden Eagle coaching staff about joining the team and has impressed from the day he set foot on campus...redshirt member of the team in 2011, and punted in 2012 spring drills.

AT TECH (IN 2012): In his debut season, not only on the Golden Eagle roster but in college football overall, Chad led the Ohio Valley Conference and ranked among national leaders in punting average...kicked 65 times in the 2012 campaign and average 44.8 yards per punt, with 25 kicks of 50-or-more yards...career-long punt sailed 64 yards in game against Eastern Kentucky...had a 62-yard kick at Oregon and a 60-yarder against Tennessee State...called on 12 times to punt at Oregon to tie the school record...his 492 yards punting against the No. 4 ranked Ducks set a school record...had three kicks over 50 yards in Autzen Stadium, and down four inside the Oregon 20-yard line...set a school record when he average 52.6 yards on five punts at Tennessee State, with three kicks of 50 yards or better...against Jacksonville State he had five punts that sailed 50 yards or more, and average 49.1 yards on eight kicks...only game in which his average was under 40 yards came at Southeast Missouri, with three short kicks downed inside the Redhawk 20-yard line...had a total of 19 kicks downed inside the opponent 20 with only five touchbacks.

BEFORE TECH (MTSU):
Enrolled at MTSU for one semester in 2009 but foot injury sidelined him from football...spent next three semesters at VOl State but did not play football.

HIGH SCHOOL: Punted his freshman and senior years (did not play football his sophomore or junior years due to high school golf conflict) for the Maplewood High School Bucaneers...graduated in 2009...accepted placekicking and kickoff duties due to injury to starter...kicked a 34-yard game-winning field goal against Maplewood High School to advance to the third round of class 4A TSSAA playoffs...named 2008 region 6-5A Most Valuable Punter, and ranked third in the state in punting in 2008...received the Nathan Johnson Special Teams Award (Beech HS) in 2008...was an All-Region 6-5A team selection in 2008 when his squad won the district and regional crowns.

PERSONAL: The son of Michael and Lisa Zinchini...born January 9, 1991, in Goodlettsville, Tenn...full name is Chad Anthony Zinchini....majoring in interdisciplinary studies with emphasis on business communications.

Recent Games
Oct 10 UT Martin L, 28-17
Oct 19 at Eastern Kentucky L, 24-10
Oct 26 Jacksonville State L, 34-14
Nov 2 at Eastern Illinois L, 56-21
Nov 9 at Southeast Missouri W, 41-16
Nov 23 Austin Peay W, 34-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Solo tackles 1 -
Assists 0 -
Tackles 1 0
Tackles per game .1 .0
Sacks - -
Sack yards - -
Interceptions - -
Returned for touchdown - -
Fumble recoveries - -
Fumble return TDs - -
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Aug 29 Cumberland (Tenn.) W, 63-7 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 at Wisconsin L, 48-0 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Hampton W, 30-27 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Tennessee State L, 41-21 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 Indiana St. W, 38-37 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Murray State L, 35-24 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 10 UT Martin L, 28-17 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 at Eastern Kentucky L, 24-10 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 Jacksonville State L, 34-14 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Eastern Illinois L, 56-21 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at Southeast Missouri W, 41-16 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Austin Peay W, 34-0 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Aug 29 Cumberland (Tenn.) W, 63-7 - - - - - - -
Sep 7 at Wisconsin L, 48-0 - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Hampton W, 30-27 - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Tennessee State L, 41-21 - - - - - - -
Sep 28 Indiana St. W, 38-37 - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Murray State L, 35-24 - - - - - - -
Oct 10 UT Martin L, 28-17 - - - - - - -
Oct 19 at Eastern Kentucky L, 24-10 - - - - - - -
Oct 26 Jacksonville State L, 34-14 - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Eastern Illinois L, 56-21 - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at Southeast Missouri W, 41-16 - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Austin Peay W, 34-0 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Aug 29 Cumberland (Tenn.) W, 63-7 - - - - - - -
Sep 7 at Wisconsin L, 48-0 - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Hampton W, 30-27 - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Tennessee State L, 41-21 - - - - - - -
Sep 28 Indiana St. W, 38-37 - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Murray State L, 35-24 - - - - - - -
Oct 10 UT Martin L, 28-17 - - - - - - -
Oct 19 at Eastern Kentucky L, 24-10 - - - - - - -
Oct 26 Jacksonville State L, 34-14 - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Eastern Illinois L, 56-21 - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at Southeast Missouri W, 41-16 - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Austin Peay W, 34-0 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Aug 29 Cumberland (Tenn.) W, 63-7 - - - - - 0
Sep 7 at Wisconsin L, 48-0 - - - - - 0
Sep 14 at Hampton W, 30-27 - - - - - 0
Sep 21 Tennessee State L, 41-21 - - - - - 0
Sep 28 Indiana St. W, 38-37 - - - - - 0
Oct 5 at Murray State L, 35-24 - - - - - 0
Oct 10 UT Martin L, 28-17 - - - - - 0
Oct 19 at Eastern Kentucky L, 24-10 - - - - - 0
Oct 26 Jacksonville State L, 34-14 - - - - - 0
Nov 2 at Eastern Illinois L, 56-21 - - - - - 0
Nov 9 at Southeast Missouri W, 41-16 - - - - - 0
Nov 23 Austin Peay W, 34-0 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Aug 29 Cumberland (Tenn.) W, 63-7 1 45 45.0 45 0 0 0 0
Sep 7 at Wisconsin L, 48-0 9 450 50.0 70 2 0 2 0
Sep 14 at Hampton W, 30-27 6 292 48.7 57 3 2 1 0
Sep 21 Tennessee State L, 41-21 6 274 45.7 63 2 2 0 0
Sep 28 Indiana St. W, 38-37 6 292 48.7 58 2 3 1 0
Oct 5 at Murray State L, 35-24 9 410 45.6 55 1 0 2 0
Oct 10 UT Martin L, 28-17 4 201 50.2 61 3 0 0 0
Oct 19 at Eastern Kentucky L, 24-10 7 290 41.4 50 1 0 1 0
Oct 26 Jacksonville State L, 34-14 8 369 46.1 58 0 0 3 0
Nov 2 at Eastern Illinois L, 56-21 13 548 42.2 57 3 0 2 0
Nov 9 at Southeast Missouri W, 41-16 3 120 40.0 41 1 1 0 0
Nov 23 Austin Peay W, 34-0 3 138 46.0 60 2 1 0 0
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Aug 29 Cumberland (Tenn.) W, 63-7 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 at Wisconsin L, 48-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Hampton W, 30-27 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Tennessee State L, 41-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 Indiana St. W, 38-37 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Murray State L, 35-24 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 10 UT Martin L, 28-17 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 at Eastern Kentucky L, 24-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 Jacksonville State L, 34-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Eastern Illinois L, 56-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at Southeast Missouri W, 41-16 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Austin Peay W, 34-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Aug 29 Cumberland (Tenn.) W, 63-7 1 - - - - 0
Sep 7 at Wisconsin L, 48-0 1 - - - - 0
Sep 14 at Hampton W, 30-27 1 - - - - 0
Sep 21 Tennessee State L, 41-21 1 - - - - 0
Sep 28 Indiana St. W, 38-37 1 - - - - 0
Oct 5 at Murray State L, 35-24 1 - - - - 0
Oct 10 UT Martin L, 28-17 1 - - - - 0
Oct 19 at Eastern Kentucky L, 24-10 1 - - - - 0
Oct 26 Jacksonville State L, 34-14 1 - - - - 0
Nov 2 at Eastern Illinois L, 56-21 1 - - - - 0
Nov 9 at Southeast Missouri W, 41-16 1 - - - - 0
Nov 23 Austin Peay W, 34-0 1 - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Aug 29 Cumberland (Tenn.) W, 63-7 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 at Wisconsin L, 48-0 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Hampton W, 30-27 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Tennessee State L, 41-21 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 Indiana St. W, 38-37 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Murray State L, 35-24 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 10 UT Martin L, 28-17 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 at Eastern Kentucky L, 24-10 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 Jacksonville State L, 34-14 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Eastern Illinois L, 56-21 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at Southeast Missouri W, 41-16 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Austin Peay W, 34-0 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Aug 29 Cumberland (Tenn.) W, 63-7 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 at Wisconsin L, 48-0 1 0 1 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Hampton W, 30-27 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Tennessee State L, 41-21 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 Indiana St. W, 38-37 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Murray State L, 35-24 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 10 UT Martin L, 28-17 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 at Eastern Kentucky L, 24-10 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 Jacksonville State L, 34-14 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Eastern Illinois L, 56-21 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at Southeast Missouri W, 41-16 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Austin Peay W, 34-0 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg
Total 12 - - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -

Home 6 - - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -

Wins 5 - - - - - - - - -
Losses 7 - - - - - - - - -

August 1 - - - - - - - - -
September 4 - - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 12 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -

Home 6 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -

Wins 5 - - - - - - - -
Losses 7 - - - - - - - -

August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 12 - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - -

Home 6 - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - -

Wins 5 - - - - - - -
Losses 7 - - - - - - -

August 1 - - - - - - -
September 4 - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 12 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 8 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0

Home 6 - - - - - - - 0
Away 6 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0

Wins 5 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 7 - - - - - - - 0

August 1 - - - - - - - 0
September 4 - - - - - - - 0
October 4 - - - - - - - 0
November 3 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 12 75 3429 45.7 70 20 9 12 0
Conference 8 53 2350 44.3 63 13 4 8 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -

Home 6 28 1319 47.1 63 9 6 4 0
Away 6 47 2110 44.9 70 11 3 8 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - -

Wins 5 19 887 46.7 60 8 7 2 0
Losses 7 56 2542 45.4 70 12 2 10 0

August 1 1 45 45.0 45 0 0 0 0
September 4 27 1308 48.4 70 9 7 4 0
October 4 28 1270 45.4 61 5 0 6 0
November 3 19 806 42.4 60 6 2 2 0
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -

Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -

Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -

August - - - - - - - - - -
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 12 - - - - 0 .0
Conference 8 - - - - 0 .0
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -

Home 6 - - - - 0 .0
Away 6 - - - - 0 .0
Neutral - - - - - 0 -

Wins 5 - - - - 0 .0
Losses 7 - - - - 0 .0

August 1 - - - - 0 .0
September 4 - - - - 0 .0
October 4 - - - - 0 .0
November 3 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -
Conference 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -
Away 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - -

Wins 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -
Losses 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -

August 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -
September 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -
October 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -
November 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 12 1 0 1 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - 0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -

Home 6 - - 0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 1 0 1 .2 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -

Wins 5 - - 0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Losses 7 1 0 1 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -

August 1 - - 0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
September 4 1 0 1 .2 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - 0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - 0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -