LSU Von Rosenberg talks journey from pitcher to punter

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“It was something I’ve always wanted to do, and I think I’ve mentioned this before. My first dream, it didn’t pan out the way I wanted it to so I had to make a new dream. I set my new dream, and that was to have a significant role on the LSU football team,” LSU punter Zach Von Rosenberg said.

The senior will enter his final year of college football when the 2020 season begins, but after the Pittsburgh Pirates drafted the Zachary native in 2009, Von Rosenberg didn’t anticipate playing college football 11 years later.

“I’d have just been like ‘what?’ First question would’ve been ‘where did my professional baseball career go?’ but the cards fell how they were supposed to. I ended up here, and you’ll never hear me complain about that cause I got to play and witness the best team of all time in LSU history.”

Von Rosenberg was not needed very often during the Tigers’ historic 2019 championship run, but he enjoyed seeing LSU’s offense shred defenses en route to the title.

“If I’m not playing, that means we’re scoring, which means we’re winning, so I don’t care. Ironically, fast forward to the whole season, you get to the championship game, I had seven punts. I was tired. I was wiped out,” Von Rosenberg recalled.

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