Burlington, Ont. – Jonah Zlatinszky has been named Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Special Teams Football Player of the Week for the period ending September 8, 2019.
Special Teams Player of the Week – Jonah Zlatinszky, Waterloo Warriors
There wasn’t much separation between Waterloo and Windsor on Saturday when the two teams lit up the scoreboard, but when the clock hit zero and the winning team was crowned, it was the leg of Warriors kicker Jonah Zlatinszky that proved to be just enough of a difference.
On the day, Zlatinszky connected on a trio of field goals, but it was his third and final three-pointer that offered up the heroics. Locked in a deadlocked, back-and-forth battle, the score remained tied at 42-apiece in the dying seconds of the game. As the time ticked away, the black and gold called upon their veteran kicker for that final push, and Zlatinszky did what he does best. The 23-yard field goal as time expired not only gave his team the win, but also capped off his perfect day at the office, having also split the uprights from 34 and 31 yards, respectively.
The London, Ont. native rounded out his day with six kickoffs for 359 yards and a pair of punts that went for 73 yards combined. He also hit all five extra-point attempts to bring his total scoring to 14 on the day.