Swaffer, Zach2012 West #45 

Zach Swaffer

Defensive Line

6’4″ 220

High School Coach: Greg Vaughan

High School, Class: TC St. Frances, C

College: Hillsdale


Zach is the son of Fred and Cathy Swaffer. He has two sisters, Rachel (20) and Marea (16).

Zach began playing football in fifth grade and immediately fell in love with the sport. Zach was a two-year starter for Traverse City Saint Francis. He started at both defensive and offensive end. His senior year he was a regular and post season captain and helped lead the Gladiators to the semifinals.

Zach also played on his school’s lacrosse team. He was a two-year starter on defense for lacrosse and was expected to play some midfield as a senior.

Zach thanked his family for “all the support they have given me over the years. All of the car rides to practice, and countless hours spent waiting for me to finish practice.” He also thanked the, “excellent coaching staff at TCSF for all the help they have given me, especially my position coach, Coach Bullough.”


1st Team All Lake Michigan Conference, 2011

Defensive Captain All Region Dream Team, Traverse City Record Eagle, 2011

1st Team All State, Detroit Free Press, 2011