Zelenka (left) with Dolphins' long snapper John Denney in 2011
|No. 88, 82, 47, 57|
|Long snapper / Tight end|
|Date of birth:March 9, 1976|
|Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio|
|College: Wake Forest|
|Undrafted in 1999|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* San Francisco 49ers ( 1999)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Joseph John Zelenka (born March 9, 1976) is a former American football long snapper in the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 1999. He played college football at Wake Forest.
Joe started playing football at a very early age in the Catholic Youth Organization football league in northern Ohio, playing for the St. Mary's Chargers (Berea, OH).
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.
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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