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25 Josh Zidenberg
Josh  Zidenberg

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Poquoson, Va.

High School:
Poquoson H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 213

Position:
FB

Experience:
2L

AT VIRGINIA: 2005- Perhaps the team's leading special teams performer ...played on virtually every unit, including kickoff and punt coverage and kickoff and punt return ... led the team with seven tackles in kickoff coverage ...made three tackles against Temple, including two in kickoff coverage and one with the punt team ... had two more tackles on the kickoff team the next week against Georgia Tech ... had a tackle on a fake punt against Minnesota in the Music City Bowl. 2004--Hard nosed player who appeared in the last five games, all on the punt return unit ... made his debut against Maryland ... one of 10 true freshmen, but the only walk-on, to see action.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named Daily Press All-Star Co-Offensive Player of the Year as a senior ... Peninsula All-Star Offensive Player of the Year ... All-Bay Rivers District and All-Region I Offensive Player of the Year ... first-team All-Bay Rivers District and All-Region I honoree ... two-time All-State honoree at running back ... rated among the top 100 prospects in Virginia by the Roanoke Times ... listed as the No. 46 prospect on the Charlottesville Daily Progress "silver list" ... two-time team captain ... gained nearly 6,000 all-purpose yards and 78 touchdowns during his prep career at Poquoson HS for coach Don Ward ... as a senior, rushed for 2,811 yards and 39 touchdowns in 13 games ... also had 83 receiving yards and 101 return yards ... a four-year starter at defensive back and a three-year starter at running back ... passed the 2,000-yard rushing milestone in the fourth quarter of the year's eighth game with a 49-yard TD run at Smithfield ... two-time Prep Star Preseason All-American ... as a sophomore, helped Poquoson to the Region I title ... ran 35 yards for the game-winning touchdown ... also wrestled and played baseball as a sophomore ... ran track for two seasons ... four-year Honor Roll honoree ... German National Honor Society member.

PERSONAL: Joshua Scott Zidenberg ... born 9-3-86 in Omaha, Neb. ... son of Kimberly Zidenberg ... has an older sister, Brooke, and a younger brother, Max ...English major.

Zidenberg Defensively

Year G Plays S A Tot. TFL QBS FR FC PBU Int QBH BIK
2004 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 12 105 5 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 17 105 5 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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