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Joe Zelenka
No. 82     Atlanta Falcons
Long snapper / Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: March 9, 1976 (1976-03-09) (age 34)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 256 lb (116 kg)
Career information
College: Wake Forest
Undrafted in 1999
Debuted in 1999 for the San Francisco 49ers
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • None
Stats at

Joseph John Zelenka (born March 9, 1976 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American football long snapper for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 1999. He played college football at Wake Forest.

Zelenka has also played for the Washington Redskins and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Early years

Zelenka attended Benedictine High School (Cleveland, Ohio) and was a letterman in football. In football, as a senior, he was given the Coaches' Award and was a second-team All-State selection.

College career

Zelenka attended Wake Forest University and in addition to handling longsnapping duties, he was a tight end. As a tight end, he finished his career with 25 receptions for 217 yards (8.68 yards per rec, avg.).

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