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Elliott Zajac
Elliott Zajac

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bakersfield, Calif.

High School:
Bakersfield High School

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 310

Position:
OG

Birthdate:
02/10/1980

Experience:
3V

Washington: One of four returning starters on UW offensive line ... was projected as a tackle, but injuries at the guard position moved him into a guard role during 2000 spring drills ... expected to see heavy play this season. 2001: Started every game in 2001, one of just four Husky offensive players to do so … one of four redshirt freshmen or sophomores to start on the offensive line for Washington in 2001 … helped the Huskies rank fourth in the conference in sacks against with just 25, and third in time of possession at 30:53 per game … held blocks for Washington’s second-ranked Pac-10 passing attack … a major reason the Huskies rushed for a season-high 212 yards in 53-3 rout of Idaho … with starter Cody Pickett nursing a separated shoulder, helped the offensive line allow just one sack against Pac-10’s second-ranked sack defense in crucial come-from-behind win over Arizona … led the Huskies to 188 yards in a come-from-behind win at Arizona State, its best output of the conference season … helped the Huskies to five rushing touchdowns in a key win over 10th-ranked Stanford, equaling its output from the previous five Pac-10 games combined. 2000: Played sparingly on offense as the backup to Chad Ward at right guard, but was a key component of Husky special teams ... served as the long snapper on field goals and punts for the second s traight season ... earned coaches’ special-teams MVP honors for flawless snapping performance in a downpour at Stanford, a game the Huskies won 31-28 ... also ran in the wedge on Husky kick returns, helping returner Derrick Johnson finish in the top-25 nationally with 24.2 yards per return. 1999: Was a backup behind Elliot Silvers at left tackle ... appeared in nine games and the Holiday Bowl against Kansas State. 1998: Redshirted the season.

High School and Personal: Born Feb. 10, 1980 in Bakersfield ... parents are Donna and Don ... has one sister, Andrea ... helped to lead Bakersfield High School to a 12-2 finish in 1997 ... was an offensive tackle at Bakersfield ... named to Kern County all-area team by Bakersfield Californian ... recognized as one of the top-100 prep players in California by Prep Star ... chosen for the Cal-Hi Sports All-State team ... named to the Tacoma News Tribune’s “Western 100” team ... coached in high school by Tim Hartnett ... a political science major.

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