|High School:||La Costa Canyon HS|
Expected to handle all placekicking chores in second and final season at Cal Poly this fall ... landed on College Football Performance Awards watch list for kickers.
2012 -- In junior season, his first at Cal Poly, made all 55 of his PAT kicks and 12 of 16 field goals for a school-record 91 points scored by a kicker ... his 55 PAT attempts and made both are No. 3 all-time for a single season at Cal Poly ... earned All-Big Sky Conference honorable mention praise ... tied school record with nine PAT kicks in Idaho State game ... made pair of 51-yard field goals -- one each against Wyoming and Eastern Washington -- and also connected on 41-, 44-, 48- and 49-yarders, making him six-for-seven in field goals of 40 or more yards ... also handled kickoff and punting chores in 2012, averaging 40.6 yards per punt with a long of 62 yards and 63.5 yards per kickoff with 41 touchbacks and just two kicks out of bounds ... one punt was blocked by Sam Houston State but 12 landed inside the 20 and only one punt resulted in a touchback ... in 2013 Spring Game, made a 27-yard field goal but missed from 51 and 54 yards ... punted twice for a 46.5-yard average.
Arkansas State -- Played two seasons at Arkansas State before transferring to Cal Poly ... as a sophomore last fall played in all 13 games and made six of 11 field goals with a long of 56 yards against Memphis ... averaged 57.1 yards on 87 kickoffs with 14 touchbacks ... Arkansas State was 10-3 in 2011, won Sun Belt title at 8-0 and lost to Northern Illinois in GoDaddy.com Bowl ... as a freshman in 2010 hit six of 13 field goals including 39-yarder and made team-high 27 PAT kicks ... scored 45 points, second-most on the team ... led Sun Belt Conference in touchbacks in both 2010 and 2011 ... made Arkansas State Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll.
High School -- A three-year varsity letter winner in football at La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad ... ranked as the 21st-best kicker in the nation and No. 3 in California by ESPN.com ... 2008 and 2009 All-CIF-San Diego Section first-team kicker and 2008 and 2009 Palomar League kicker of the year ... 2009 North County Times kicker of the year ... made 48 PAT kicks and six field goals for 66 points as a senior in 2009, helping La Costa Canyon to 11-1 record, Avocado League title and a berth in the CIF-San Diego Section playoffs ... also helped La Costa Canyon to CIF-San Diego Section Division I championship in 2008 ... scholar-athlete from 2007-10 at La Costa Canyon ... made nine of 10 field goals in Kohl’s California Showcase and won the kickoff competition at Kohl’s National Camp in Whitewater, Wisc., with a 75-yard average ... selected to play in Spanos All-Star Game ... played freshman soccer and was a starter in the infield and outfield on the 2010 La Costa Canyon baseball team which went 26-6 and won the Avocado League title.
Personal -- Son of Bob Zalud and Jocelyne Stover ... two brothers, Jake and Trevor, and one sister, Sarah ... cousins Courtney and Delaney Zalud competed in soccer and track, respectively, at Washington State ... aspires to play in the NFL ... lists hunting, fishing, beach volleyball and baseball as hobbies ... member of Pi Kappa Alpha ... born January 11, 1992 ... majors in communication studies.