NASHVILLE --- Antonio Zita earned Ohio Valley Conference Co-Specialist of the Week honors for his efforts against Mississippi Valley State in the John Merritt Classic. Zita shared the award with UT Martin return specialist Terry Williams.
Zita connected on four field goals, including a career-long 44-yarder, in Tennessee State's 26-20 win. The sophomore missed his first attempt of the nigh, before hitting four straight. The Fayetteville, Tenn. product scored the final nine points of the game for the Tigers who overcame a 13-10 deficit. Zita hit from 31 yards at the end of the first half, connected from 28 yards in the third quarter and then made field goals of 44 and 26 yards in the fourth quarter. He was one of only two kickers in the FCS to hit four field goals in week one. His 14 points scored were the third-most by a kicker in TSU history.
Zita also won the OVC Specialist honor for his performance in the 2018 John Merritt Classic.