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Flames Feature: Getting to Know Zac Kolegue

October 9, 2007
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Be sure to read here to get to know Liberty's senior punter Zac Kolegue better.

Be sure to read here to get to know Liberty's senior punter Zac Kolegue better.

Zac Kolegue has reinvented himself this season, taking over punting duties for the Flames after Ben Beasley graduated last year. During his first three years with the program, Kolegue served as the Flames' placekicker, tallying 119 career points (77 PAT and 14 field goals).

Over a span of two seasons, Kolegue successfully knocked down 34-consecutive point after attempts, the longest-such streak in program history.

Kolegue's new-found kicking game has kept Liberty's opponents from gaining good field position all season long. The senior ranks 31st nationally by averaging 40.79 yards per punt. He has booted 29 punts for 1,183 yards, with five of his kicks sailing inside the opponent's 20-yard line.

What is your favorite Bible verse and why? 1 Corinthians 10:13 - It explains that God always provides a way for you to walk away from temptation.

What is your favorite movie and why? Shawshank Redemption - It's the best movie ever made!!

What is your favorite memory while competing in your sport? My senior year in high school, going 4-for-4 on field goals from 34, 36, 39 and 48 yards and 5-for-5 on PAT's.

What is your most embarrassing memory while competing in your sport? Hitting the upright against VMI my sophomore year.

I came to Liberty because? It's the world's most exciting university.

Share something that people don't know about you? I'm a pilot.

What has been your defining moment as an athlete? Coming to Liberty to play Division I football.

My first car was … the minivan I still drive today!

If you could be somebody else for a day, who would you be and why? Donald Trump, so I could spend all his money!

Who is your favorite Liberty athlete? Brittany Tyson (women's soccer)

What is the best advice you have ever been given? "Never lie, steal, cheat or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. If you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away."

If you could change one rule in your sport, what would it be and why? Well now that I am punting, I would say the yardage on a punt is counted from where the punter kicks the ball instead of the line of scrimmage.

After graduation I would like to … be a flight instructor for a while before moving to the airlines.

In my spare time, I like to … watch SportsCenter and spend time with my girlfriend and friends.

Words that describe me on the athletic field (and why) are … calm and poised.

If you could compete in any sport against any athlete, who would it be and why? Any NASCAR driver so I could drive one of those cars like Ricky Bobby (from the movie Talladega Nights).

My craziest ambition in life is to … to own a F-22 Raptor.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? I usually wash my hands and face before going out on the field.

A place I've always wanted to visit, but never had the chance is (and why)? Australia, because of the Great Barrier Reef and surfing there would be awesome!

I choose my uniform number because … it was given to me.

What are four or five things you could not live without? My Bible, my family, Brittany Tyson and the internet.