Personal: Born in Rossville, Kan... Major is American studies... Main hobby is fishing... Can play the piano... Son of Tammy and Alan Zlatnik... Has one brother and one sister... Father played football and baseball at Washburn.
High School: Earned all-state first team honors by the Topeka Capital Journal... A Class 3A all-state selection... A Class 3A first team selection by the Wichita Eagle as a junior... Earned all-league honors as a sophomore... Selected to play in the Kansas Shrine Bowl... Played tight end and defensive end... Had 116 tackles on defense and 11 touchdowns on offense... Lettered in wrestling and track... Won three state wrestling titles... Posted a 144-14 career record in wrestling, while lettering four years.
2008 (RS): Named KU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week vs. Kansas State ... Redshirted his first year at Kansas.
2009 (Fr.): Saw limited time as a backup on the defensive line... Did not record any statistics... Named KU defensive scout player of the week vs. Duke.
2010 (So.): Started the season opener at left guard and then started the final eight games at right guard in his first season on the offensive line.
2011 (Jr.): Started all 12 games at right guard ... Has made 20 consecutive starts at guard, and 21 total starts in his career ... Helped Jayhawk offense rack up 534 yards, including 253 on the ground, against NIU ... Named KU's Offensive Player of the Week after the McNeese State game ... Also helped the KU offense gain 404 yards, including 296 rushing yards, against Baylor.
Career Honors: 2012: Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll during spring semester. 2011:Named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention by the Associated Press and the conference's coaches, KU Offensive Player of the Week vs. McNeese State. 2009: KU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week vs. Duke. 2008: KU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week vs. Kansas State.