Football


Taylor Zalewski
Taylor Zalewski
17

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Orland Park, Ill.

High School:
Carl Sandburg

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220

Position:
PK

Birthdate:
07/05/1993

Experience:
2-2

12/06/2012

Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees

12/06/2012

Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees

12/06/2012

Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees

11/19/2012

Game 12 Notes: Illinois at Northwestern

Illini Close 2012 Season with Rivalry Game in Evanston

11/17/2012

Illinois Topped By Purdue, 20-17

Nathan Scheelhaase completed 22 passes for 160 yards and rushed for 76 yards for Illinois

11/30/2013

Illinois vs. Northwestern (November 30, 2013)

Illinois vs. Northwestern (November 30, 2013)

11/23/2013

Illinois vs. Purdue Nov. 23, 2013

Illinois vs. Purdue Nov. 23, 2013

08/31/2013

Illinois vs Southern Illinois-August 31, 2013

Illinois vs Southern Illinois-August 31, 2013

10/27/2012

Illinois vs. Indiana

Illinois vs. Indiana 10/27/2012 @ Memorial Stadium

09/29/2012

Illinois vs. Penn State

Illinois vs. Penn State @ Memorial Stadium 9/29/12

2013 Sophomore: Hit 12-of-17 field goals on the year, including eight of his last 10 ... Boomed a season-long 51-yard field goal vs. Northwestern ... Scored a career-best 10 points against Northwestern, making 2-of-3 field goals and 4-of-4 PATs ... Former walk-on earned a scholarship prior to 2013.

2012 Redshirt Freshman: Played in all 12 games, handling kickoffs for the entire season and placekicking duties in seven games ... Made 4-of-7 field goals, including a long of 54, and 12-of-12 PATs on the season for a total of 24 points ... Kicked off 43 times for 2,708 yards (63.0 ypk) and 23 touchbacks on the season ... Made a career-long 54-yard field goal, the third-longest in school history, and kicked off three times for a total of 188 yards (62.7 ypk) against Purdue ... Kicked a 20-yard field goal, went 2-of-2 on PATs and kicked off four times for 244 yards (61.0 ypk) with two touchbacks against Indiana ... Kicked a 26-yard field goal, made 3-of-3 PATs and kicked off five times for 323 yards (64.6 ypk) against Louisiana Tech ... Kicked his first-career field goal from 47 yards, hit 4-of-4 extra points and kicked off a career-high eight times for 511 total yards (63.9 ypk), including six touchbacks, in 44-0 victory over Charleston Southern ... Averaged a career-high 65 yards per kick at Arizona State and recorded his first tackle ... Kicked off five times for 317 total yards, including three touchbacks, in season-opening win over Western Michigan ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2011 Freshman: Redshirted the 2011 season.

High School: Ranked No. 17 kicker in the class of 2011 by ESPN.com ... Second-team All-State selection by the Chicago Tribune ... 2010 EdgyTim.com All-State selection ... Two-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Recorded touchbacks on 85 percent of his kickoffs ... High school coach was Dave Wierzal ... Three-year letterwinner in soccer.

Personal: Last name pronounced zuh-LESS-key... Son of Melissa and William Zalewski ... Born July 5, 1993 ... Majoring in economics.

CAREER HIGHS
FG Made: 2, 3x (last vs. Northwestern, 11/30/13)
FG Attempts: 3, twice (last vs. Northwestern, 11/30/13)
PAT Made: 6 vs. Cincinnati, 9/7/13
PAT Attempts: 6 vs. Cincinnati, 9/7/13
Points: 10 vs. Northwestern, 11/30/13
Long Field Goal: 54 yards vs. Purdue, 11/17/12
Kickoffs: 8, 3x (last vs. Cincinnati, 9/7/13)
Yards: 525 vs. Southern Illinois, 8/31/13
Average: 65.0, 5x (last vs. Southern Illinois, 8/31/13)
Touchbacks: 6, twice (last vs. Southern Illinois, 8/31/13)
Tackles: 1, twice (last vs. Southern Illinois, 8/31/13)

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Updated July 2014

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