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Zach Kerr
Player Profile:
Zach Kerr 920214
Position: Defensive Line (Captain)
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 310
Year: Senior
Hometown: Gaithersburg, Md.
High School: Quince Orchard
Other College: Maryland
Major: Sociology
Experience: 1 Letter

At Delaware: All-American candidate as a senior • second-year member of the squad and the team's top defensive lineman • outstanding run-stopper who was named pre-season first team All-American by Phil Steele College Football and pre-season second team All-American by The Sports Network and pre-season first team All-Colonial Athletic Association by the league coaches entering the season • will start again at the right tackle spot • massive, hard-working lineman who is an athletic player for his 310 lb. frame • one of the team's most charismatic players • second-year transfer from Maryland • had an outstanding spring and recorded four tackles, two tackles for loss, and one sack in the Blue-White spring game • serves as one of 16 members of the UD football team's Leadership Council. 

2012 Season: Enjoyed an outstanding first season on the Blue Hen defense after transfer from Maryland • earned second team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors • earned starting spot early in pre-season drills and started all 11 games at right tackle • only down lineman and one of only three players on UD defense to start every game • led a defensive front that ranked No. 2 in the CAA in rushing defense (134.2 yards per game) • ranked No. 2 among UD down lineman with 27 tackles, including 15 solo stops • also had 4.5 tackles for loss, a sack, and two fumble recoveries • made one of the most memorable defensive plays of the year in early season win over William & Mary when he intercepted a pass at the line of scrimmage and rambled 47 yards for a touchdown • became first UD defensive lineman to return an interception for a touchdown since Rob Hyman in 1996 • ranked No. 2 in the CAA with two fumble recoveries (vs. West Chester and Bucknell) • recorded a season-high five tackles each vs. Rhode Island, Old Dominion, and Towson, and had four against Richmond • recorded lone sack vs. Rhode Island and had other tackles for loss against Rhode Island, Towson, Richmond, and Villanova • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler.

At Maryland: Played for two seasons at Maryland for head coach Ralph Friedgen • team went 11-14 in his two seasons • played in 25 games and had 23 total tackles in a reserve role at defensive tackle • not a member of the team under first-year head coach Randy Edsall in 2011.

2011 Season: Did not compete in football.

2010 Season: Key backup at defensive tackle for Maryland as a sophomore • led team to 9-4 record and a 51-20 win over East Carolina in the Military Bowl for head coach Ralph Friedgen • team earned a No. 23 final national ranking by the Associated Press • recorded 21 tackles including six solo stops • was also used a goal-line fullback on offense • recorded season-high four tackles vs. West Virginia and added three stops each vs. Navy and Florida International • had two tackles, including one for loss, in Military Bowl win over ECU.

2009 Season: Saw action in 12 games as a backup defensive tackle as a freshman • played a handful of snaps in each game but provided depth in lineup • recorded two tackles, including solo stops vs. Rutgers and Wake Forest • team went 2-10 under Friedgen • entered school in January and participated in spring practice • signed national letter of intent in 2008 but attended prep school.

At Fork Union Military Academy: Played one season at Fork Union Military Academy prep school in Virginia in 2008 • ranked No. 42 nationally among prep school recruits by

High School Honors: One of the top defensive tackle prospects in the country at Quince Orchard High School for head coach Dave Mencarini • saw constant double teams as a senior • the 11th-ranked player in the state of Maryland according to • ranked No. 31 nationally among defensive tackles by Scouts, Inc. • also rated No. 55 nationally by and No. 81 by • earned All-Met, all-county, and All-State honors in both 2006 and 2007 • totaled 55 tackles and 6.5 sacks as a junior • recorded 40 tackles and three sacks in 2007 as he led Quince Orchard to a state championship win over Arundel •  had a fourth-down stop on the goal line in that game • also started at offensive tackle • also recruited by Rutgers, Penn State, Illinois, Nebraska, and Minnesota, among others.

Personal: Zachariah "Zach" Kerr • born in Virginia Beach, Va • mother is Tinya Kerr • father is the late Winston Kerr • has two sisters, Zittorah and Zionna • could not play football prior to high school because he was too big, so he helped as an assistant with his local little league team • sociology major at Delaware.

Career Statistics at Delaware

Year GP/GS Tackles (Solo) TFL-Yards Sacks-Yards PB Int. FF/FR
2012 11/11 27 (15) 4.5-8 1-2 0 1 0/2
Totals 11/11 27 (15) 4.5-8 1-2 0 1 0/2

Career-High Tackles: 5 vs. Rhode Island, Old Dominion, Towson, 2012

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