BEREA Chris Kondik, a Uniontown native and former Baldwin Wallace football player, was recently named to the 20th Anniversary All-Time Tazon Bowl All-Star Team.
In 1998, Kondik traveled to Mexico City, Mexico, with the NCAA Division III-AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) All-Stars to play the Mexican All-Stars in the first-ever Aztec Bowl. Global Football is celebrating the 20th year of taking a Division III Select All-Star Team to Mexico every December for the Tazon de Estrellas (formerly the Aztec Bowl) and has named the All-Tazon Team featuring players who made an impact on the event both on and off the field during its history.
In his appearance in the game, Kondik kicked a career-high five field goals, including career-long kicks of 49 yards. He also had a 46-yarder, two 30-yarders and three extra-point kicks for 18 total points. In that game, Kondik played with future NFL star London Fletcher, a John Carroll University graduate who went on to have a successful career in the National Football League and joins him on the 20-Year All-Time Team. "
Kondik’s team was coached by Central College (Iowa) head coach Ron Schipper and won the game by one point after a successful two-point conversion late in the contest.
Kondik, who went to Hoban High School, now lives in Hinckley with his wife and two children. He had family on hand for the game and was able to visit sites around Mexico City before the contest. He was a four-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference selection and a consensus Division III first-team All-American as a freshman (Don Hansen's Small College Football Gazette, Associated Press Little All-America and Hewlett-Packard) at BW.
In 1994, he set a school record with 13 field goals in a season, a mark that still stands. He ranks second on the school’s all-time field goal list with 32 and was a three-time Academic All-OAC and CoSIDA-GTE Academic All-District selection who earned CoSIDA-GTE Academic All-America honors as a senior. Today, he works for Fresh Start Financial Solutions.