Phillip Zavala, San Jose State


Phillip Zavala, San Jose State

Class: 2010

Hometown: San Bruno, CA

High School: Capuchino HS
Height / Weight: 6.2 - 180 lbs.

Position: P/K

General Area Workouts for Pro Teams: Scouting (Staff):Paul Assad, Pro College Football Player Development and Scouting comments: Good speed and power. When his footwork is right has a great ball. Tendency to punt before steps are set and used to hold the ball low but has developed. Capable of huge performances as he did in the championship Junior College Game for San Francisco City College vs El Camino. Started a full time Instruction program with Coach Assad the fall of his freshmen season at SFCC.


AT SAN JOSE STATE: Second season with the Spartans...First joined the team for 2008 fall camp...Incumbent punter.

2008: Had a busy season with 76 punts matching the second most in a season by a San Jose State punter...His 11 punts against Louisiana Tech (11/8) were the most by a conference player in 2008...Was the WAC leader in number of punts called for a fair catch (15)...Second in the conference for fewest number of punts ruled as touchbacks (3)...One of four WAC punters to place at least 20 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line...Averaged 36.6 yards per punt...Booted his season long of 58 yards in the season-opening win against UC Davis (8/30)...Versatile special teams player who served as the holder on kick scoring tries.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE: 2006 first-team all-state choice who ranked sixth in the state with his 39.4 average for City College of San Francisco (Coach George Rush)...Averaged 37.4 yards per punt in his team’s last eight games of 2007...Had nearly 25 percent of his punts called as fair catches at the community college level.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football (Coach Adam Hyndman), soccer and track at Capuchino High in San Bruno, Calif....A San Francisco Chronicle honorable mention All-Metro kicking specialist and the Ocean League special teams Player of the Year as a senior...First-team all-league selection in soccer and a sprinter and high jumper in track and field.

MORE ON PHILIP: Interested in a career as an architect or possibly joining the Air Force...The native of Redwood City, Calif., was born on January 23, 1988.