Scott Zolak

  • QB, #16
  • Height: 6-5 Weight: 235
  • Year: 9 Yrs/Pat: 8
  • Acquired: D4-1991
  • School: Maryland
  • Born: Dec 13, 1967

    Career Highlights

    • GP/GS: 47/5; 1/0
    • Four of his career starts came in 1992. He led the team to two victories that season before suffering a season-ending ankle injury Started his first NFL game at Indianapolis (11/15/92) and earned AFG Offensive Player of the Week honors after completing 20 of 29 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns while leading the Patriots to their first win of the season (a 37-34 overtime victory)
    • Led the club to its second consecutive victory with a 24-3 victory over the New York Jets (11/22/92)
    • Started his fifth career game when he replaced Drew Bledsoe (separated shoulder) at Atlanta (10/1/95). At age 23, he became a starter.
    • Handled the Patriots’ place holding responsibilities for two seasons (1994-95)
    • Scott Zolak was drafted by the Patriots in the fourth round of the 1991 NFL Draft (84th player selected)

    College Highlights

    • Despite starting one season at Maryland, Zolak finished his college career ranked fifth and seventh, respectively, in school history with 270 pass completions for 3,124 yards
    • Earned an honorable mention All-American recognition from Football News as a senior
    • Ranked second in the conference in total offense, averaging 217.5 yards per game
    • Set a school record with 225 completions on 418 attempts


    • Scott David Zolak was born on Dec. 13, 1967 in Pittsburgh, PA
    • His father, Paul, was his high school coach
    • Earned all-state and all-conference honors as a senior at Ringgold High in Monongahela, PA
    • Selected to the Pittsburgh Press “finest 44” and the Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s “Fabulous 22” teams
    • Lettered four times in football as a quarterback
    • Also handled the punting duties
    • Lettered four times as a forward on the Ringgold basketball team
    • Majored in business management at Maryland
    • Scott is married to the former Amy Holian of Dover, Mass.
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