Pats' Zoltan Mesko kicks off next career

Enterprising punter uses NFL lockout period to dip his toe into the business world

Updated: April 1, 2011, 1:10 PM ET
By MIke Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

During his rookie season with the New England Patriots in 2010, punter Zoltan Mesko faced an unexpected challenge. It wasn't so much the opponents' rush but instead the new life he was living. He'd arrive at the stadium daily at 6:30 a.m. and sometimes wouldn't leave until 6 p.m. or later.

It was all football all the time.

In one sense, that was a good thing because it allowed him to sharpen his skills in a career that he hopes lasts decades. Yet he saw danger in it as well.

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