Chad is a junior punter for the Golden Eagle football team. After the Jacksonville State game, he received honorable mention for the top punters in the nation from College Football Performance Awards (CFPA). Following his school-record effort at Tennessee State, when he averaged 52.6 yards per kick, Zinchini was named by CFPA as the FCS National Punter of the Week.

Chad enrolled at Tech a year ago and spent the 2011 season as a redshirt...was the team’s punter during 2012 spring drills and showed tremendous potential...ready to make his collegiate debut this fall and looks to be the heir apparent to the punting duties.

BEFORE TECH: Following a successful high school career, Chad originally enrolled at Middle Tennessee State in the fall of 2009 and was planning to join the Blue Raider roster as a walk-on...a foot injury just before reporting to fall camp sidelined him...left MTSU after one semester and spent the next year-and-a-half at Vol State Community College.

AT TECH (In 2011): Chad was on the Golden Eagle roster but sat out the year as a redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Beech High School in Hendersonville...punted for the Buccaneers in his freshman and senior seasons for coach Anthony Crabtree...played four seasons on the golf team...named All-Region 6-5A as a senior when his team won the district and regional titles and advanced to the third round of the TSSAA playoffs.

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

HOW WELL DO THEY KNOW Chad Zinchini...
We asked Chad 15 questions, then posed the same 15 questions to two of his teammates to see how well they know him:

Chad Zinchini's
Jordan Adams'
Zach Sharp's
My nickname: Zinchini
Big Zinch Zinchini or
Big Zinch
My middle name: Anthony
My sports hero is: Jerome Bettis
Ben Rothlisberger
Shane Lechler
I can't stop listening to: One Direction
One Direction Carrie Underwood
If I could go anywhere, it would be:
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
New Zealand
The most overrated athlete is: Dan Uggla
Tim Tebow
Jordan Adams
Favorite activity on an off day: Play video games
Play video games

Fifa 2013
My favorite movie: Remember the Titans
Remember the Titans Remember the Titans
My favorite food: Any food
Doesn't have one, he
will eat anything
I don't think he has one
My favorite pro sports team: Steelers/Pirates
Pirates Steelers
Who do you miss the most: My mom
His momma
His mom
Favorite snack food: Cupcakes
Anything that's free Ramen noodles
Ever broken any bones: Left leg
Broken foot Leg
Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter: Twitter Twitter Twitter
What is your greatest quality: Sense of humor
Sense of humor
Beach body

Answers in Bold Face are matches

Jordan Adams scored 10 correct answers to win the round. Zach Sharp scored 8 correct matches.