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Zach Potter

Date of birth : 1986-05-04
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Omaha, Nebraska
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-09

TRANSACTIONS: Originally signed by New York Jets as an undrafted rookie on 5/1/09 … Waived on 9/5/09 … Signed by Jacksonville to practice squad on 9/17/09 … Signed to active roster on 12/21/09.

Former collegiate defensive end made switch to tight end as a rookie … Originally signed as a rookie free agent by New York Jets and spent majority of the season on the Jaguars practice squad … Started season-finale at Cleveland … Played in 50 games at Nebraska, finishing with eight sacks and 28 tackles for loss …

2009
Spent majority of the season on the club’s practice squad … Activated to 53-man roster on Dec. 21 … Was inactive on 12/27 at NE … Started at TE in NFL debut on 1/3 at CLE and recorded a three-yard reception from David Garrard.

COLLEGE
Played in 50 games with 24 starts as DE and was two-time honorable mention All-Big 12 selection … Five-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll selection … Career totals included 96 tackles, 28 tackles for loss and eight sacks … Added five blocked kicks, three in 2008, both school records … As a senior, ranked second on the team with 16 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks and added two INTs … Served as team captain … Played in all 12 games with 11 starts as a junior, finishing with 45 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks … Appeared in 13 games as a sophomore and posted three tackles … Played in all 12 games as a true freshman … Graduated in May 2009 with a degree in communications.

PERSONAL
Engaged (Tyeler Godbout) … Resides in Omaha, Neb. … Attended Creighton Prep where he played TE and DE … Had 16 sacks and 109 tackles in his final two seasons … Was first-team all-state selection in basketball as a senior … Won the Bert Renzer Award as the state’s top male athlete from the B’Nai B’rith organization … Full name: Zach Potter.


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