Career Honors: 2012: Earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors by the Associated Press… Named to the Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll during spring semester. 2011: Named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention by the Associated Press and the conference[apos]s coaches, KU Offensive Player of the Week vs. McNeese State. 2009: KU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week vs. Duke. 2008: KU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week vs. Kansas State.
2012 (Sr.):Tabbed All-Big 12 Honorable Mention by the Associated Press… Played in all 12 games this season… Started at left guard in 11 contests… Snapped a streak of 27 consecutive starts against Texas… Helped pave the way for a running game that averaged 4.6 yards per carry and had a 1,000-yard rusher.
2011 (Jr.): Started all 12 games at right guard… Helped Jayhawk offense rack up 534 yards, including 253 on the ground, against NIU… Named KU[apos]s Offensive Player of the Week after the McNeese State game… Also helped the KU offense gain 404 yards, including 296 rushing yards, against Baylor.
2010 (So.): Started the season opener at left guard and then started the final eight games at right guard in his first season on the offensive line.
2009 (RFr.): Saw limited time as a backup on the defensive line… Did not record any statistics… Named KU defensive scout player of the week vs. Duke.
2008 (Fr.): Named KU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week vs. Kansas State … Redshirted his first year at Kansas.
High School: Earned all-state first team honors by the Topeka Capital Journal… A Class 3A all-state selection… A Class 3A first team selection by the Wichita Eagle as a junior… Earned all-league honors as a sophomore… Selected to play in the Kansas Shrine Bowl… Played tight end and defensive end… Had 116 tackles on defense and 11 touchdowns on offense… Lettered in wrestling and track… Won three state wrestling titles… Posted a 144-14 career record in wrestling, while lettering four years.
Personal: Born in Rossville, Kan… Major is American studies… Main hobby is fishing… Can play the piano… Son of Tammy and Alan Zlatnik… Has one brother and one sister… Father played football and baseball at Washburn.