2008 All Star East
6’1″ 210 lbs.
High School Coach: Bud Rowley
High School, Class: Oxford, A
Zach was a three year starter for the Oxford Wildcats. He played offense and defense, and punted. Zach has “tremendous instinct with a superior understanding of the game.” He had over 350 tackles during his high school career. As captain he finished his senior season with 154 tackles in ten games, eight forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, fourteen pass breakups, as well as twenty three hurries. Zach also rushed for almost 1,800 yards. He scored 17 rushing TD’s and passed for an additional 3 TD’s. Zach was two-year all state at linebacker. His senior season he was AP first team Division 1-2 All State Linebacker. Additionally, Zach was first team All Conference as a linebacker, running back and punter (37.3 yard average). One of Zach’s personal highlights was the honor he received from his team and coaches as they voted him MVP on the defense both his junior and senior years. He was also voted MVP on offense his senior season.
Zach also wrestled for the Wildcats. He was a four-year varsity wrestler with over 125 varsity wins and was a two-time state qualifier. Zach finished up his high school senior year with a 54-4 record and placed 3 at state at 215 pounds weight class.
Zach thanked all of his family and friends “that have always been there for me.” He extended a special thanks to “Mom and Dad for all of their guidance and support over the years.” He said, “I recognize that I am who I am because of the wonderful people that have helped me make the right choices for the right reasons.” Additionally, Zach thanked Coach Bud Rowley for “making me the football player I am today. Coach Rowley is an outstanding coach and individual. It was a pleasure and honor to have the opportunity to play for Coach Rowley at Oxford High School.”
All State Honorable Mention Linebacker, AP, 2006
All State 1st Team 1st Team Detroit Free Press, 2006
All Metro North Linebacker 2nd Team, 2006
All Oakland County Linebacker 2nd Team, 2006
All State Linebacker 1st Team, AP, Detroit News & Detroit Free Press, 2007
Dream Team Linebacker, Detroit Free Press, 2007
All Metro North Linebacker 1st Team, Detroit Free Press & Detroit News, ‘07
Oakland Country Dream Team, Oakland Press, 2007
All Oakland County, 1st Team Linebacker, 2007
Player of the Month, (September) Oakland County, 2007
Flint Metro League 1st Team Linebacker, 06 & 07
#10 Running Back and Punter, Michigan Preps.com, 2007
#22 FAB 50, 2007