2016 NFL DRAFT

Zach Kerr, DT

School: Delaware  |  Conference: COL
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 326 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
200186
2013 Season
A co-captain, Kerr recorded 57 tackles (28 solo), including 5.5 tackles for loss (29 yards), 3.5 sacks (24 yard), two pass breakups, and two forced fumbles. He ranked fourth among all CAA?down linemen in tackles. He collected four or more tackles nine times during the 2013 campaign, including a career-high eight each in victories over Albany and NCAA national runner-up Towson.
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.
2011 Season
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...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.
High School
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 Rivals.com ... ranked No. 31 nationally among defensive tackles by Scouts, Inc. ... also rated No. 55 nationally by Rivals.com and No. 81 by Scout.com ... 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.
 
Player News
05/13/2014 - Indianapolis Colts Agree to Terms with 19 Undrafted Free Agents: Nose tackle Zach Kerr, 6-2, 310 pounds, played in all 12 games for Delaware in 2013 and totaled 57 tackles (28 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, four passes defensed and two forced fumbles. As a junior in 2012, he earned Second Team All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) honors after starting all 11 games and leading a defensive front that ranked second in the conference in rushing defense (134.2 yards per game). Kerr finished the year with 27 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack. He also became the first Delaware defensive lineman since 1996 to return an interception for a touchdown. - Indianapolis Colts
 

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