Do you like large, athletic tight ends who can create mismatches with their size and are nearly impossible to cover in the red zone? Well, you’re really going to like seeing more of Zack Kuntz on the field this fall.
Kuntz is poised to become the primary backup for Pat Freiermuth, the nation’s best tight end. Kuntz won’t just be filling in, but should also see plenty of action in two-tight end sets and split wide. It’s probably safe to say Kirk Ciarrocca is more than pleased to have Kuntz as part of the offense, and will look for ways to get him on the field early and often.
Kuntz entered Penn State as a four-star prospect and the nation’s fourth best tight end of the 2018 class. He took a redshirt season to beef up his 6-7, 221 lb. frame, and the time in the weight room paid off as he is now listed at 254 lbs. heading into his redshirt sophomore season. Kuntz played in all 13 games last season, catching two passes for 18 yards and earning Academic All-Big Ten honors along the way.
Just 82 more days!