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Tarantino’s Player Of The Week – #96 Zach Minter

Your Tarantino’s Player Of The Week is #96 Zach Minter, a senior Defensive Tackle from Glendale Arizona.

Montana State (2012) Named preseason All-America by The Sports Network… also enters season on Buck Buchanan Award Watch List for FCS defensive player of the year… Preseason All-Big Sky.

(2011) Unanimous All-Big Sky choice and Second Team All-America (Sports Network)… perhaps the most productive interior lineman in the FCS, registering 52 tackles, 10 for a loss, and 7.5 sacks… also hurried the quarterback eight times… Big Sky Player of the Week for his performances against Sac State and Northern Colorado.

(2010) Played in all 12 games, starting seven, at a variety of positions on the defensive line… started twice at his natural defensive tackl position, once at the nose, and four at end… finished with 28 tackles… his 10 tackles-for-loss, five sacks, nine pass breakups and five quarterback hurries were each second on the team… intercepted passes in back-to-back games (Eastern Washington, Sac State)… forced and recovered a fumble against Drake… Honorable Mention All-Big Sky.

(2009) Played eight games as a true freshman… served as MSU’s kickoff man during the flu-riddled trip to Eastern Washington… recorded 11 tackles, including three for a loss with two sacks… broke up a Michigan State pass and forced a fumble against Idaho State.

High School Registered 60 tackles and 15 sacks for Cactus as a senior… All-West Valley Region selection, West Valley Defensive Player of the Year, and first team All-State… also an outstanding point guard for the Cactus basketball squad.

Academics Majors in family and consumer science.

Personal Born Zachary McBride Minter on November 6, 1990 in Glendale, AZ… one of two children of Larry and Danette Minter… his father played football at Colorado State.


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