P Mesko joins fellow Wolverine Brady with Patriots



FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Zoltan Mesko could have a locker near Tom Brady in the New England Patriots training camp. He expects to be starstruck even though he already has an edge on the star quarterback.

The Patriots drafted the punter from Michigan in the fifth round on Saturday. A decade earlier, they chose Brady from the same school — in the sixth round.

Mesko says he was thinking of that but didn’t want to mention it. Anyway, he says, it’s not how you start but how you finish.

Mesko came to the United States with his family from Romania at age 11. They were in New York for about a year before settling in Ohio. He ended up as a captain at Michigan, a rare distinction for a punter.