Zach Moore was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round (198th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Zach Moore was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round (198th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. CAREER NOTES
SEASONAL REVIEWSSenior Year (2013):
- Played in 39 games and set school records with 33 sacks and six forced fumbles.
- Registered 130 tackles – 45 for loss – defensed four passes, recovered two fumbles and blocked three kicks.
- First player in school history to be invited to the NFL Scouting Combine.
Junior Year (2012):
- Played 11 games and posted 33 tackles, seven sacks, 9½ tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
Redshirt Junior (2011):
- Voted team captain.
- Earned AFCA All-America First Team honors, D2Football.com All-America First Team, BSN All-America First Team, Associated Press Little All-America Second Team, Don Hansen All-America Second Team, Daktronics All-Super Region 3 Region First Team, Don Hansen All-Super Region 3 First Team, All-NSIC South Division First Team.
- Earned team Big Bear of the Year award, Parlet Lifter of the Year award and Paw Pride of the Year award
- Earned CU Defensive Player of the Week award three times (at UM Crookston, vs Wayne State and at Winona State) and CU Defensive Lineman of the Week award five times (at UM Crookston, Upper Iowa, at Sioux Falls, Wayne State and at Winona State).
- Named CU Male Athlete of the Week for season finale performance at Winona State (11/10).
- Ranked fifth in the nation in sacks per game (1.27) and tied for 11th in tackles for loss per game (1.91) His 14.0 total sacks were fourth most in Division II football.
- In the season finale at Winona State (11/10), he tied the NSIC single-game highs with 4½ tackles for loss and three sacks while being the only player in the league to post those totals in the same game.
Sophomore Year (2010):
- Named CDS Preseason All-America First Team and Lindy's Preseason All-America Second Team.
- Optimum Scouting Preseason All-NSIC First Team.
- Redshirted, did not play.
Freshman Year (2009):
- Named Daktronics All-Region Second Team and Don Hansen's All-Region Second Team and All-NSIC South Division First Team.
- Had 42 tackles, 11½ for loss and 10 sacks to lead Concordia defensive line.
- Tied for sixth in the nation, averaging one sack per game.
- Led NSIC in overall sacks with 10 in nine games (1.11 per game) and in conference only play with 9½ in eight games (1.19 per game).
- Registered at least a half sack in eight of nine games played.
- Recorded career-high 10 tackles with one tackle for loss and one sack against St. Cloud State (9/10).
- Had six tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks and a forced fumble in road win at Northern State (9/18).
- Had seven tackles, 2½ for loss and two sacks against Augustana (10/2).
- Had four tackles, 2½for loss and a sack in a win over Upper Iowa (11/6).
- Blocked a field goal at end of road win at Minnesota State (9/25).
- Played in eight games earning one start at defensive end at SMSU (10/17).
- Registered 16 tackles with three for loss and two sacks in his rookie collegiate season.
- In his lone start at SMSU, recorded four tackles (three solo) with two for loss, a sack and a forced fumble.
- Posted his first career sack and tackle for loss at MSU Moorhead (9/12).
- Made three tackles at Minnesota Duluth (8/29/09) in collegiate debut.
- Was a Chicago 5-star recruit, named Illinois Prairie State Top Five along with All-City First Team and All-State as well as being selected to Illinois Top 100 Players.
- Also competed in track for the Wolverines.
- Born Sept. 5, 1990.
- Was a Chicago five-star recruit, named Illinois Prairie State Top Five along with All-City First Team and All-State as well as being selected to Illinois Top 100 Players.
- Also competed in track in high school.
- Parents are Bobby and Jean Moore (step-mother) and mother is Carolyn Blackshire.
- Has three brothers, Omar, Demetrius and Keith and five sisters, Camillia, Katrina and Kaneisha, Latoya and Neesie.
- Has a daughter, Amayah Hicks.
- Studied criminal justice at Concordia-St. Paul.