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Zenon could return punts for Jackets

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ATLANTA, GA (WALB) - Former Deerfield-Windsor running back Tony Zenon was turning heads during the spring and summer at Georgia Tech. 

And it may earn Zenon a big job on the Georgia Tech special teams this season.

 

Head coach Paul Johnson said over the weekend he is pretty sure a freshman is going to be returning punts this season.

He will not naturally name the freshman he has in mind.

One of those candidates in the running for punt returner is Tony Zenon who is a redshirt freshman from Albany.

Roddy Jones, B.J. Bostic and several others are also being looked at punt returner.

Johnson hints he may have made his decision but wants to see what happens when his contender faces 11 angry defenders trying to tackle him during scrimmages.

Paul Johnson said. "I'm pretty sure a freshman is going to be the punt returner. I just don't know which one. I know it is between two or three. I think I know but I am not ready to say."

Tony Zenon said. "If he gives the opportunity, I am going to take advantage of it. I will do my best to make plays and make the right decisions and go from there."

Georgia Tech opens the season on September 1 at home against Western Carolina.

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