‘Z’ marks the spot in Colts’ secondary


Indianapolis Colts safety Tom Zbikowski looks to make a play during the Colts' 23-20 victory against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. PHOTO BY SCOTT ROBERSON


There’s a certain aptness linked to a surname beginning with Z when the person has hands capable of knocking you out.

Tom Zbikowski wears several hats atop his tightly bristled scalp, Notre Dame graduate and starting strong safety in the NFL being among them.

Add to it a 4-0 record as a professional boxer, including a debut bout at Madison Square Garden in New York six years ago, and it’s clear there is more to the man than simply owning one of the two four-syllable last names (along with kicker Adam Vinatieri) on the Colts’ 53-man roster.

Zbikowski is eight games into his first season with Indianapolis Colts following four years in Baltimore, every one as a pupil of Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, the Ravens’ secondary coach from 2008-10 and their defensive coordinator last season

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