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Zach Ladonis
Zach  Ladonis


Nescopeck, Pa.

High School:
Berwick Area

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 224



High School Coach:
George Curry



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Nearly 50 Football Student-Athletes Earn 3.0 GPA or Higher During Fall Semester

Thirteen Lions earn Dean's List recognition by earning a 3.5 GPA or higher this past semester

  • Ladonis was a Penn State student with his football career in the rear view mirror until he participated in a walk-on tryout in September 2013. Less than three weeks later he was snapping on punts in the Big Ten-opener at Indiana.
  • He missed last season due to injury and should push returning starting long snapper Tyler Yazujian for time on special teams.
  • Ladonis plans to major in aerospace engineering and is one of the squad’s strongest students, earning a 3.45 grade-point average during the 2015 spring semester and entering the summer semester with a 3.55 cumulative GPA.
  • He is among 16 returning Nittany Lions from Eastern Pennsylvania.

    ➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season Missed the season due to injury.

    ➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season
    Joined the team after taking part in walk-on tryouts on September 18…Made his collegiate debut two weeks later at Indiana…Was one of 12 true freshmen to see game action…Handled the punt snapping duties against the Hoosiers in the Big Ten-opener, vs. Michigan, at Ohio State, vs. Illinois and vs. Nebraska.

    ➤ High School
    A two-year letterman for head coach George Curry at Berwick Senior High School…Served as the team’s kick snapper and saw time at tight end…Was selected to play in the UNICO Senior All-Star Game…Also lettered in basketball.

    ➤ Personal
    Full name is Zachary Tyler Ladonis…Son of David Ladonis and Carla Everett-Ladonis…Has an older brother, Alec, and a younger brother, Josh…Brother, Alec, played tight end at Alfred University from 2011-13…Mother and an aunt attended Penn State…Plans to major in aerospace engineering…Born August 31, 1994 in Berwick, Pa.

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