Position: Offensive Line
Height /Weight: 6-3 / 290
Hometown: North Wales, Pa.
High School: North Penn HS
Major: History Education
At Delaware: Third-year team member as a sophomore • one of the team's most athletic and versatile offensive lineman • looking to increase role in a big way this fall as he replaces All-American and Baltimore Ravens draft pick Gino Gradkowski • projected as the team's No. 1 left guard entering camp • team looks to rebuild offensive line with loss of four starters • will also play a key role as a backup center • has quick feet for his size.
2011 Season: Appeared in five games for the Blue Hens as a backup offensive lineman • also saw action on kickoff return team as deep blocker • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler.
2010 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler.
High School: Standout offensive lineman at North Penn High School for head coach Dick Beck • Big 33 selection • team captain • consensus second team All-State pick this season • first team All-Southeast Pennsylvania selection by the Philadelphia Inquirer • named first team All-League Suburban One Continental • selected North Penn’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman • served as team captain in 2009 • North Penn went a combined 27-2 during the last two seasons, advancing to the 2008 state semifinals and the 2009 state quarterfinals • team was nationally ranked by USA Today • two-year member of the wrestling team.
Personal: John Dean “JD” Dzurko (“zurko”) • history education major at Delaware • son of John and Laurie Dzurko • born July 14, 1992 • keeps teammates on their feet as an avid fan of obscure movie and television quotes.