Arizona Wildcats football: Zendejas installed as the UA's starting kicker

2011-09-19T13:22:00Z 2013-09-17T15:56:46Z Arizona Wildcats football: Zendejas installed as the UA's starting kicker Arizona Daily Star

It's official: Alex Zendejas is the Arizona Wildcats' starting kicker. Again.

Coach Mike Stoops said Zendejas will start Saturday night, when the UA takes on No. 9 Oregon at Arizona Stadium. The senior replaces Jaime Salazar, who missed two of the three field goals he attempted in last weekend's loss to sixth-ranked Stanford.

Zendejas was the Wildcats' starter from 2009-10, but lost his job to Salazar in training camp. Zendejas hit one PAT against Northern Arizona, but has otherwise been on the sideline through the first three games.

Zendejas is the nephew of Max Zendejas, the UA's all-time leading scorer. Alex defeated Arizona State with a last-second field goal in 2009, but missed two PATs — including a potential game-winner — against the Sun Devils a year ago. 

"We're going to give Alex his job back, and we'll see what he does this week," Stoops said. "There wasn't a huge different in camp, but Jaime was a little more consistent. He hasn't kicked as well as we would have liked from a certain range in."

 

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  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 3 0 0 1.000
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 3 0 0 1.000
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 3 0 0 1.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 3 0 0 1.000
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 2 0 0 1.000
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 2 0 0 1.000
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 2 0 0 1.000
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 2 0 0 1.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 1 0 0 1.000
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 1 1 0 0.500
USC 0 0 0 0.000 1 2 0 0.333
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 0 2 0 0.000

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Teams Date Time Links
Washington State at
ASU
11/22 11:00 am
Stanford at
Cal
11/22 2:00 pm
Colorado at
Oregon
11/22 2:30 pm
USC at
UCLA
11/22 6:00 pm
Oregon State at
Washington
11/22 8:30 pm
Stanford at
UCLA
11/28 1:30 pm
Oregon at
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11/29 12:00 am
Utah at
Colorado
11/29 12:00 am
Notre Dame at
USC
11/29 12:00 am
Washington at
Washington State
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