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Zach Zwinak
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Zach Zwinak

RB

Height
6-1
Weight
233 Lbs

Bio

Zach Zwinak is a running back for the Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions of the Big Ten Conference. He is a 2014 pre-season All-Big Ten fourth team selection by Phil Steele.

High School

Zwinak attended Linganore High School in Maryland. The second-ranked fullback in the nation coming out of high school, Zwinak played in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He ran for more than 2,000 yards as a senior and tallied 25 touchdowns.

College

While redshirting at Penn State in 2010 he tore his anterior cruciate ligament during an October practice. Zwinak saw limited action in 2011, playing in only two games. He rushed for six yards against Eastern Michigan and also had a carry against Indiana State.

In 2012 it was finally Zwinak’s time to shine at PSU. He played in all 12 games and earned the start in each of the final four games of the season. Zwinak rushed for exactly 1,000 yards and tallied six rushing touchdowns on his way to an Honorable Mention All-Big Ten selection. The 1,000 yards gained by Zwinak gave PSU their eighth straight 1,000 yard rusher. He delivered most of his damage in 2012 in Big Ten games, tallying 904 of his rushing yards in conference play.

In 2013 Zwinak played in every game and started in eight contests on his way to 989 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. Despite sharing carries with Bill Belton, Zwinak finished ninth in the conference in rushing yards per game with 82.4.    

Statistics

Stats ATT YDS Y/A TD LONG 20+ 40+ FUM RZ ATT 1DN
2013 Regular Season 210 989 4.7 12 61 2 0 3 34 55

Game Log

Date Opponent Result ATT YDS Y/A LONG RZ ATT TD REC TAR YDS Y/R RZ TAR TD
12-27-2014 @ Boston College Eagles Boston College Eagles 31-30 OT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11-29-2014 @ Michigan State Spartans Michigan State Spartans 10-34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11-22-2014 @ Illinois Fighting Illini Illinois Fighting Illini 16-14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11-15-2014 @ Temple Owls Temple Owls 30-13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11-8-2014 @ Indiana Hoosiers Indiana Hoosiers 7-13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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