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Matt Zanellato
Matt Zanellato


Burke, Va.

High School:
Lake Braddock Secondary

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 203



H.S. Coach:
Jim Poythress


Blue Squad Topples White, 37-0 in 
Front of 72,000

Chiappialle runs for 63 yards, two scores as Blue defeats White on 70 degree day in Beaver Stadium


Nittany Lions Soar Past the Eagles, 45-7

Hackenberg breaks Penn State freshman passing record with 311 yards; Belton and Lynch each run for 108 yards


Blue Beats White, 67-47, as Spring Practice Wraps Up

Nittany Lion season-opener set for Aug. 31 at MetLife Stadium


Blue-White Gameday Preview

Blue-White Game set for Saturday at noon on BTN


Penn State-Wisconsin Game Notes

Nittany Lions Host Senior Day on Saturday Versus Badgers


Michigan @ Penn State

Michigan @ Penn State

Matt Zanellato won't forget his first career collegiate reception. On his first visit as a Nittany Lion to the community where he was born, he recorded an eight-yard grab to keep a touchdown drive alive in Penn State's 34-9 win at Purdue. A redshirt sophomore, Zanellato has a strong work-ethic in the weight room and on the practice field. The athletic and highly-skilled player brings excellent size to the talented and deep wide receiver corps. With continued progress, he should have more opportunities for playing time this season on the offense and special teams. Zanellato compiled a 3.26 grade-point average during the spring semester. The northern Virginia product is among six returning players from metropolitan Washington, D.C.

2012 (Sophomore Season)
Zanellato saw action in eight games during his first year on the field. He made two receptions for 19 yards. Zanellato recorded his first career reception, good for eight yards on a touchdown drive, in the 34-9 win at Purdue. He also pulled in an 11-yard reception during a touchdown drive in the 45-22 win over Indiana.

2011 (Freshman Season)
Redshirt season.

High School
Zanellato was a standout wide receiver at Lake Braddock Secondary School, playing for Coach Jim Poythress. He was named first-team Class AAA all-state and first-team all-met as a senior. Zanellato caught 94 passes for 1,756 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior. He received a four-star rating from and was ranked among the top 50 wide receivers in the nation. Zanellato helped lead the Bruins to a 12-2 season and a Northern Region championship as a senior.

Full name is Matthew James Zanellato. He is the son of Tim and Christine Zanellato. He has a brother, Joe, and two sisters, Natale and Ana Sofia. His mother played volleyball at LSU and helped the Tigers win an SEC championship. His brother attended Penn State. Zanellato is majoring in human development and family studies. Born April 23, 1993 in Lafayette, Ind.

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