He completed seven of 16 passes for 102 yards, getting help from Jon Vaughn who had 110 rushing yards, and the Patriots won, 24–3. Convenience, certainly, an absence of major aggravation, to be sure. [45], After leaving the Patriots, Zolak was signed to a one-year contract by the New York Jets. Radio color commentator on New England Patriots game broadcasts, beginning the 2012 season. While he appeared set to keep his backup job heading into training camp, he faced tough […] Borges, Ron (October 5, 1995). [1] When Zolak attended Ringgold High School himself, he was the team's starting quarterback and punter, and lettered four times. https://patch.com/massachusetts/wrentham/famous-people-in-wrentham Over the course of his career, he played in 55 games for the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins, completed 124 of 248 passes for 1,314 yards, threw eight touchdowns and seven interceptions, and finished his career with a passer rating of 64.8. View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro. [9] In his first start as a senior, Zolak completed a school record 28 passes in 46 attempts for 303 yards and two touchdowns, including a 51-yard pass to Gene Thomas with 61 seconds left that gave Maryland the win against Virginia Tech, 20–13. [49] Despite the retirement of Dan Marino, the Dolphins cut Zolak in May 2000. [4], After graduating from high school, Zolak played college football at the University of Maryland. Jenkins, Sally (February 10, 1987). The previous year, he had worked with Lynch covering high school games. Cafardo, Nick (December 29, 1998). In early November, Zolak made his professional debut in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints. A graduate of Ringgold High School and the University of Maryland, Zolak was selected 84th in the 1991 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. [8] He appeared in four games for Maryland that season. After retirement, Zolak became a co-host of a morning sports radio talk show on Rhode Island sportstalk station "The Score" (WSKO/790 & WSKO-FM/99.7) until the show was canceled in 2008. "Bledsoe Wants In Sunday Against Doctor's Advice, He Says He's Ready To Go". [36] By the end of training camp, Barker had been cut, and Zolak's quarterback job was safe. "Patriots give up on Millen". [50] Zolak trained for the Detroit Lions during the summer after they lost Mike Tomczak for the season, but instead he signed on as a host for Patriots Gameday alongside Bob Lobel in August, ending his professional football career. This is a featured article. [51], Zolak resides in Massachusetts with his wife Amy and his three children (Hadley, Samantha, and Brody). As was the case in the 1993 season, he did not make a starting appearance, as Bledsoe played the full 16 games, however Zolak did see action in every game, primarily as the holder for extra point and field goal attempts. "Miami Rallies, 31-30; Terrapins Routed; Mountaineers Pull Away in 2nd Half, 55-24". The previous year, he had worked with Lynch covering high school games. He completed 14 of 30 passes for 205 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions and won the game, 24–21. In September, Bledsoe separated his left shoulder in a game and sat out a week to heal, allowing Zolak to make his first start since 1992. [44] He became an unrestricted free agent after the season ended, but was not asked back by the Patriots, ending his tenure there. He was also named Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Week four times. [28] During the offseason, Carlson was released, leaving Secules, Zolak, Bledsoe, and Hodson to compete for the three spots on the roster. He played in six games and started two, completed 32 of 75 passes for 371 yards, three touchdowns, three interceptions, and had a passer rating of 61.8. His daughter, Samantha, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and Zolak has since been investigating causes of the disease. [34] However, to remain with the Patriots, Zolak took a $250,000 pay cut to work around the salary cap. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. Zolak is currently co-host of "Gresh and Zolak" on "The Sports Hub" with Andy Gresh. Relieving Hodson, he completed five of nine passes and threw an interception as the Patriots lost, 31–14. [2] As a result of his football performance, he was invited to participate in the Big 33 Football Classic, which featured the top high school football players in Pennsylvania. [26], With Zolak coming to the final year of his contract in 1998, he sat in his usual spot on the depth chart, in between starter Bledsoe and third stringer Tupa. [11] However, he was struggling in other aspects of his game. [26] The 1995 season was similar, with Bledsoe starting and Zolak backing him up. 1941). Greenidge, Jim (August 25, 2000). Join Scott Zolak his family and friends on the Walk to Cure Diabetes to fund a cure for his daughter Samantha's juvenile diabetes. His most significant appearance during this time came against the Atlanta Falcons on November 8, 1998, where he completed three of ten passes for 33 yards and an interception in a 41–10 loss. [26] He became a restricted free agent in the offseason, but re-signed with the Patriots for three years. By the end of the preseason, Bledsoe had won the starting job and Hodson had been cut, with Secules as the backup and Zolak as the third-string quarterback. 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