With The Right Attitude, Zunica '12 Succeeding at University of Kansas

Michael Zunica’s '12 introductory words to a man from whom he hoped to earn a job would not have been very well received had he spoken them to a human resources director or police officer, in a classroom or a courtroom.

“I love to hit people,” Zunica said.

Not to worry. A football coach, Kansas University offensive coordinator Rob Likens, was on the receiving end, so the music could not have been sweeter to his ears.

“He was pretty excited about it,” Zunica said, remembering the conversation that took place during summer camp. “He said that he was going to give me a shot. Once I told him I would like to maybe get in on the goal line and just go smack some linebackers for him and I told him I like to hit people, I think he was pretty ecstatic, but it’s just what I like to do. He was pumped up. And I was pumped up too because that’s the position I’ve been wanting to play for quite a while.”

It’s the position he most enjoyed playing for St. Rita High...