TE/H | 6-7 | 235|
247Sports ★★★★ ESPN ★★★★ Rivals ★★★★
FROM KUNTZ'S HEAD COACH TIM BIGELOW
"Zack is an amazing person both on and off the field. He is rare combination of speed and size with the ability to make the big plays at any time. He makes everyone around him better on the football field. In order to stop Zack, many teams would triple cover him. He would not be phased and always came up with different ideas and game plans to get the ball. With size, strength and speed, we could use him at tight end and split end and create many mismatches at 6-foot-8. Zack was also a great senior captain. He encouraged others to always to do their best and led by example. We challenged him every day to win every sprint and he stepped up to that challenge. When a teammate needed guidance and help, Zack was the first one to help. Off the football field, Zack is a class act. He signed every autograph with humility and loved speaking to the youth of our community. He helped us with our team camp and was a great team leader. Whenever someone approaches Zack, he always takes time to talk with them and even have a catch. Penn State is very lucky to have such an amazing person in Zack Kuntz!"
High School: Four-year letterman for head coach Tim Bigelow at Camp Hill High School...Was a team captain as a senior...Helped the Lions to back-to-back Division 3 Class A Championships in 2014 and 2015...Invited to the Polynesian Bowl...Is a finalist for the 2017 Mr. PA Football Class 1A-3A Award...Claimed a first-team spot on USA Today's ALL-USA Pennsylvania Football Team as a senior...Selected to Pennsylvania Football Writers All-State Class 2A first team as a senior...Collected Pennsylvania Football News (PFN) All-Class 2A first team accolades as a senior and honorable mention honors as a junior...Selected all-state in 2015...Earned All-Mid Penn Capital League honors four times, including first-team honors on both offense and defense in 2017...Had 40 catches for 1,060 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior...Registered 49 receptions for 793 yards and 11 touchdowns as a sophomore...Had 47 receptions for 658 yards and seven scores as a freshman...Rated a four-star prospect by all three major recruiting outlets - 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Ranked as the No. 111 overall prospect, No. 4 tight end and No. 2 recruit in Pennsylvania by 247Sports...Rated as the No. 283 overall prospect, No. 7 tight end, No. 9 recruit in Pennsylvania and No. 30 in the region by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 122 overall recruit, No. 4 tight end and No. 3 prospect in Pennsylvania by Rivals...Also lettered in basketball three times and track and field three times...Won the State Class AA Championship in the 110-meter hurdles in 2017...Claimed district titles in the 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles three times each...Also won district crowns in the high jump as a sophomore and junior, as well as 4x100 relay and 4x400 relay titles in both 2015 and 2016...Was a member of the National Honor Society...Was a four-time distinguished scholar.
Personal: Full name is Zackery Patrick Kuntz...Son of Kitty and Francis Kuntz...Has three brothers, Franny, Christian and Brandon, and one sister, Anna...Brothers, Christian and Brandon, both attended Penn State...Father, Francis, played football at the University of Maryland...Brother, Christian, played football at Penn State University...Sister, Anna, played basketball at West Chester University...Hobbies include hanging out with friends and family...Volunteered at the Little Lions Football Camp and Basketball Rising Stars Camp...Planning to major in finance with aspirations of becoming a successful businessman after a long NFL career...Born June 6, 1999 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.