Zach Smith
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Zach Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Loves Park, Ill.

High School:
Boylan Central Catholic

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 210

Position:
LB

Experience:
1L

2011: Played in 10 games as a backup linebacker and on special teams ... recorded five tackles, including a pair of solo stops ... picked off first career interception late in the win over Morehead State.

2010: Redshirted.

Boylan Central Catholic HS: Two year varsity letterwinner in football ... named a NIC-10 all-conference linebacker as a senior, while helping team to a 9-1 record and a berth in the state playoffs ... recorded 88 tackles, 21 tackles-for-loss and six sacks as a junior on way to being named a NIC-10 all-conference linebacker ... helped team to the second round of the playoffs and a 10-1 record in junior season ... coached by Dan Appino ... also a state-champion wrestler and three-year varsity letterwinner in that sport ... won the IHSA Class 3A state championships at the 215 lb. weight class as a junior.

Personal: Born February 27, 1992, in Rockford, Ill. ... son of Randy Smith and Trina Gendron ... one of four children ... his step-sister Nikki played soccer at St. Xavier ... plans to major in biochemistry and molecular biology.