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Zach Zenner - No. 31
South Dakota State Jackrabbits
Running Back - Senior
6-0 / 220
2013 Season StatsRushing StatsReceiving StatsGames
Wk. OpponentCarriesYdsTDsAvgRec.YardsTDsAvgResults
1 vs. Butler1611727.31707W 55-14
2 at North Dakota3729538231115.5W 35-28
3 vs. SE Louisiana1712837.5360020W 34-26
4 at Nebraska2120229.6121021L 59-20
5 vs. North Dakota St8400.5224012L 20-0
6 vs. Southern Ill3111223.6338012.7L 27-24
7 at Western Ill2113326.3124024W 38-14
8 at Missouri State3013814.61000L 35-21
9 vs. Northern Iowa3110613.421105.5W 37-34
11 vs. Indiana State2813714.921708.5W 29-0
12 at South Dakota3113714.421507.5W 27-12
13 at Youngstown St2918626.41313W 42-13
14 at Northern Ariz3024928.3W 26-7
15 at Eastern Wash217113.4L 41-17
   Totals:3512015235.7212512129-5
Player Background
*Two-time first-team All-American finished seventh in both the 2012 and 2013 Walter Payton Award voting.
*Rushed for an FCS-high 2,044 yards in 2012 and then 2,015 in 2013 to join former Sacramento State tailback Charles Roberts as the only two-time 2,000-yards rushers in FCS history. As a senior, Zenner will try to be the first player to accomplish it three times.
*Has rushed for a school-record 295 yards twice in his career, including in a 2012 playoff win over Eastern Illinois.
*Workhorse enters senior season with 43 career touchdowns.
*Accomplished in the classroom with multiple honors from the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
*Hometown: Eagan, Minnesota
All About The Defense
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111 TT, 68 Solo,
7 TFL, 1 SK,
3 INT, 6 PBU, 2 TD
(12 games)
107 TT, 42 Solo,
3.5 TFL, 1.5 SK,
2 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 BLK
(11 games)
113 TT, 70 Solo,
2.5 TFL, 6 PBU,
1 FR, 2 FF, 1 TD
(12 games)
68 TT, 36 Solo,
20.5 TFL, 14 SK, 7 QBH,
1 INT, 2 PBU,
1 FR, 2 FF, 2 BLK
(12 games)
59 TT, 30 Solo,
18 TFL, 13 SK,
4 PBU, 13 QBH, 1 FF
(11 games)
101 TT, 47 Solo,
4 TFL, 1 SK, 1 QBH,
2 INT, 1 FF, 1 TD
(12 games)
40 TT, 22 Solo,
11.5 TFL, 6.5 SK,
1 INT, 2 PBU, 7 QBH
3 FR, 4 FF, 1 TD
(10 games)
26 TT, 16 Solo,
11 TFL, 6.5 SK, 1 INT,
5 QBH, 1 BLK
(10 games)
67 TT, 31 Solo, 19 TFL
8.5 SK, 2 PBU,
17 QBH, 1 FF
(11 games)
141 TT, 52 Solo,
17 TFL, 5 SK, 4 QBH,
1 INT, 5 PBU,
1 FR, 2 FF
(12 games)
110 TT, 36 Solo,
2.5 TFL, 1 SK,
4 INT, 8 PBU, 1 TD
(12 games)
120 TT, 59 Solo,
15.5 TFL, 9 SK,
5 PBU, 2 FF, 1 QBH
(12 games)
65 TT, 36 Solo,
15 TFL, 4.5 SK, 5 PBU,
5 QBH, 1 FR, 2 BLK
(11 games)
71 TT, 46 Solo,
15 TFL, 9 SK, 6 QBH,
1 INT, 4 PBU, 4 FF
(12 games)
116 TT, 84 Solo,
19 TFL, 7.5 SK,
1 INT, 5 PBU,
4 QBH, 1 FR
(12 games)
94 TT, 36 Solo, 12.5 TFL,
8.5 SK, 2 INT, 8 PBU,
5 FF, 2 FR,
10 QBH, 2 BLK
(12 games)
89 TT, 39 Solo,
5 TFL, 1.5 SK, 3 INT,
2 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 BLK,
3 FR, 1 FF, 1 TD
(12 games)
52 TT, 37 Solo,
15 TFL, 9 SK, 8 QBH,
1 PBU, 4 FF
(12 games)
66 TT, 33 Solo,
12 TFL, 3 SK, 5 PBU,
9 QBH, 1 BLK,
2 FR, 2 FF
(11 games)
18 TT, 15 Solo,
2 INT, 6 PBU,
1 TD, 206 Ret Yds
(9 games)
LEGEND: TT = Total Tackles, TFL = Tackles for Loss, FF = Forced Fumble,
FR = Fumble Recovery, SK = Sack, QBH = QB Hurry, PBU = Pass Breakup,
INT = Interception, BLK = Blocked Kick, TD = Touchdown,
TFL = 1/2 assist + solo, Solo = Solo Tackles
Repeat Winner
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Dino Babers, Eastern Illinois - No. 2-ranked Panthers captured the outright Ohio Valley Conference championship and its automatic playoff bid, beat FBS San Diego State and didn't lose to an FCS opponent. 2013 Records: 11-1, 8-0 OVC.

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Beau Baldwin, Eastern Washington - No. 3 Eagles won an outright Big Sky Conference title and its automatic playoff bid, and defeated FBS Oregon State. 2013 Records: 10-2, 8-0 Big Sky.

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Craig Bohl, North Dakota State - The 2012 Eddie Robinson Award winner guided the two-time defending FCS champion Bison to a perfect record in the regular season and an outright Missouri Valley Football Conference title, plus a win over FBS Kansas State. 2013 Records: 11-0, 8-0 Missouri Valley.

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Jamey Chadwell, Charleston Southern - Led the No. 23 Buccaneers to a school record win total in his first season at the helm, and only two years after the program suffered through a winless season. 2013 Records: 10-3, 3-2 Big South.

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Jack Cosgrove, Maine - Picked eighth in the CAA Football preseason poll, the 10th-ranked Black Bears won the conference title and its automatic playoff bid, beating FBS Massachusetts along the way. 2013 Records: 10-2, 7-1 CAA.

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Bruce Fowler, Furman - Picked seventh in the Southern Conference's two preseason polls, the Paladins earned a share of the title and collected the conference's automatic playoff bid. 2013 Records: 7-5, 6-2 Southern.

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Jay Hopson, Alcorn State - In his second season at Alcorn State as the only Caucasian head football coach in Southwestern Athletic Conference history, Hopson led a five-win improvement from 2012 and handed losses to the two conference championship game participants, Jackson State and Southern. 2013 Records: 9-3, 7-2 SWAC.

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Russ Huesman, Tennessee at Chattanooga - No. 21 Mocs earned a share of the Southern Conference title and beat FBS transitioning Georgia State. 2013 Records: 8-4, 6-2 Southern.

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Bobby Lamb, Mercer - Pioneer Football League team posted four- and five-game winning streaks on the way to setting an NCAA standard for victories by a first-year program (10). 2013 Records: 10-2, 6-2 Pioneer.

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Ed Lamb, Southern Utah - After being picked ninth in both Big Sky Conference preseason polls, the 22nd-ranked Thunderbirds tied the school record for wins in a season, earned their first playoff bid and beat FBS South Alabama. 2013 Records: 8-4, 5-3 Big Sky.

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Jimmye Laycock, William & Mary - The Tribe posted a five-win improvement from 2012 and spent time in the Top 25 behind one of the nation's stingiest defenses. 2013 Records: 7-5, 4-4 CAA.

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Joe Moglia, Coastal Carolina - After guiding the school's first playoff win last season, the second-year coach took the No. 10 Chanticleers back to the playoffs with the Big South Conference's automatic bid. 2013 Records: 11-1, 4-1 Big South.

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Joe Moorhead, Fordham - No. 9 Rams won their first 10 games, including against FBS Temple, and secured an FCS playoff bid as a Patriot League at-large selection. 2013 Record: 11-1.

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Mark Nofri, Sacred Heart - Playoff-bound Pioneers were picked last in the Northeast Conference, but improved by eight wins from 2012 - the largest increase nationally - while winning the title. 2013 Records: 10-2, 4-2 Northeast.

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Jim Parady, Marist - With a school-record eight wins, the Red Foxes earned a share of their first Pioneer Football League championship, only missing the playoffs on a tiebreaker. 2013 Records: 8-3, 7-1 Pioneer.

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Buddy Pough, South Carolina State - The No. 25 Bulldogs rebounded from their only losing record in Pough's 12 seasons to earn a share of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title and a playoff bid. 2013 Records: 9-3, 7-1 MEAC.

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Rod Reed, Tennessee State - The No. 19 Tigers used a dominant defense to finish second in the competitive Ohio Valley Conference and earn their first playoff bid since 1999. 2013 Records: 9-3, 6-2 OVC.

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Ron Roberts, Southeastern Louisiana - After being picked fifth in the Southland Conference preseason coaches poll, the No. 7 Lions won the title for the first time and earned the automatic playoff bid during a nine-game winning streak. 2013 Records: 10-2, 7-0 Southland.

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Bob Surace, Princeton - The Tigers joined the Top 25 for the first time since 2006 while earning a share of their first Ivy League title since that season, smashing offensive records along the way. 2013 Records: 8-2, 6-1 Ivy.

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Matt Viator, McNeese State - No. 6 Cowboys have never had a losing record in Viator's eight seasons, and his Southland Conference squad beat FBS South Florida on the way to its first playoff bid since 2009. 2013 Records: 10-2, 6-1 Southland.

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Eric Wolford, Youngstown State - No. 17 Penguins from the Missouri Valley Football Conference ran off a six-game winning streak for their third consecutive winning season. 2013 Records: 8-4, 5-3 Missouri Valley.
Runaway Winner
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Kourtney Berry, Alabama State, Linebacker
11 games: 97 TT (51 solo), 11.5 TFL, 6 sacks, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 2 QBH, 2 FR

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Austin Black, Southeast Missouri State, Defensive Tackle
12 games: 52 TT (30 solo), 9.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 1 QBH, 1 BK

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Dillon Buechel, Duquesne, Quarterback
11 games: 217-of-373, 2,569 yards, 14 TD, 15 INT, 120.4 passing efficiency

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Tarik Cohen, North Carolina A&T, Running Back
11 games: 195 carries, 1,148 yards, 8 TD; 11 receptions, 152 yards, 1 TD

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Marcus Cox, Appalachian State, Running Back
12 games: 245 carries, 1,250 yards, 15 TD; 43 receptions, 559 yards, 6 TD

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Bentlee Critcher, Appalachian State, Punter
12 games: 51 punts, 45.9-yard average, 63 long, 15 inside 20, 18 50 yards-plus

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Lawrence Forbes, Morgan State, Punter
12 games: 52 punts, 43.8-yard average, 78 long, 15 inside 20, 11 50 yards-plus

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Matt Johnson, Charlotte, Quarterback
11 games: 223-of-371, 2,581 yards, 21 TD, 12 INT, 130.8 passing efficiency; 96 carries, 418 yards, 3 TD

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Javancy Jones, Jackson State, Defensive End
10 games: 48 TT (21 solo), 12 TFL, 5 sacks, 2 PBU, 2 QBH, 1 FF, 1 TD

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Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington, Wide Receiver
12 games: 77 receptions, 1,378 yards, 18 TD; 121.2 all-purpose yards per game

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Christophe Mulumba, Maine, Linebacker
12 games: 105 TT (29 solo), 4 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 2 INT, 2 PBU, 1 FR

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RJ Noel, Sacred Heart, Quarterback
12 games: 167-of-315, 2,037 yards, 23 TD, 7 INT, 127.0 passing efficiency; 119 carries, 665 yards, 7 TD

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Donald Payne, Stetson, Safety
11 games: 113 TT (71 solo), 16 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 2 INT, 12 PBU, 3 QBH, 3 FR, 2 FF, 2 TD

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Peter Pujals, Holy Cross, Quarterback
10 games: 211-of-332, 2,261 yards, 19 TD, 8 INT; 136 carries, 469 yards, 8 TD

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Drew Reed, Lafayette, Quarterback
7 games: 112-of-152, 1,681 yards, 17 TD, 5 INT, 196.9 passing efficiency; 42 carries, 45 yards

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Martin Ruiz, Youngstown State, Running Back
12 games: 192 carries, 1,094 yards, 15 TD; 20 receptions, 256 yards, 2 TD; 132.1 all-purpose yards per game

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John Russ, Mercer, Quarterback
12 games: 121-of-233, 1,916 yards, 21 TD, 7 INT, 144.7 passing efficiency; 160 carries, 903 yards, 12 TD

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Marquis Smith, Savannah State, Linebacker
12 games: 124 TT (72 solo), 13 TFL, 1 sack, 1 INT, 1 PBU, 1 QBH, 2 FR, 2 TD

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Gage Steele, James Madison, Linebacker
12 games: 106 TT (43 solo), 5 TFL, 3 sacks, 5 PBU, 3 FF

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C.J. Williams, Bucknell, Running Back
10 games: 212 carries, 899 yards, 8 TD; 12 receptions, 130 yards, 3 TD; 102.9 all-purpose yards per game

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Jatavious Wilson, Central Arkansas, Wide Receiver/Kick Returner
12 games: 41 receptions, 409 yards, 2 TD; 11 carries, 88 yards; 19 kick returns, 30.6-yard average, 2 TD; 91.8 all-purpose yards per game

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Final
CREI 65
NCCU 45
 
Final
NCSU 68
SFLA 65
Final
MIA 94
CHA 93
Final
MIA 94
CHA 93
Final
MEM 107
LAC 91
Final
BOS 88
POR 94
Final
OKC 86
GSW 91
3rd
LAL 60
DEN 55
 
Final
GMAS 60
COC 61
Final
FSU 69
UMASS 75
Final
SHSU 53
WOFF 64
Final
UNCG 67
YOUNG 76
Final
CMICH 75
ARKPB 43
 
Final
ILLCH 60
SILL 67
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MORE 46
AMER 51
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CORN 59
DREX 61
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CCST 60
COOK 65
Final
ARKLR 94
CSNO 88
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LEH 44
CLMB 54
 
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USB 89
MERMAR 54
 
Final
NMU 51
TEXAM 64
Final
STLU 56
TAMCC 62
 
Final
FAIR 80
SD 72
Final
EMICH 79
LONG 48
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ND 74
PROV 75
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RAD 88
CATAWBA 52
 
Final
DEN 80
COPST 54
 
Final
UAB 58
JST 50
 
Final
WICHS 105
NWM 57
Final
OKLA 90
NWST 68
Final
KSU 59
YALE 66
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CREI 65
NCCU 45
 
Final
NCSU 68
SFLA 65
Final
UCR 102
STKAT 49
 
Final
PSU 63
USC 61
Final
HC 101
NICHOLSCOL 70
 
Final
BC 53
DAY 65
Final
MON 75
TOWS 79
Final
HOF 93
WAGN 71
 
Final
CIN 54
EILL 49
Final
UGA 74
FATL 61
Final
BRAD 58
NCAT 50
 
Final
LATU 76
PBY 48
Final
RUTG 76
Terriers 73
 
Final
SAMF 64
UMKC 55
Final
NAVY 70
BING 68
Final
SHU 85
GWEBB 67
Final
UNT 58
IONA 78
Final
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MNTST 28
Final
FORD 57
MLOWELL 64
 
Final
UCF 76
USCU 69
 
Final
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AKR 68
Final
WVU 78
UCONN 68
Final
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DEL 52
 
Final
HOW 78
HOOD 51
 
Final
OSU 106
SHU 48
Final
VANDY 78
TENST 46
Final
NE 65
MAN 51
Final
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MERC 62
Final
MISS 80
NARZ 74
Final
WASH 76
PAC 69
 
Final
LMU 82
SDCHR 60
 
Final
CHAR 58
MIAMI 77
 
2nd
GAELS 70
UCI 69
 
2nd
ILLST 62
ODU 44
 
Half
UCLA 42
LBSU 31
 
1st
SEAT 15
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Final
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STL 4
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MON 0
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2nd
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CHI 1
 
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CLE 26
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DET 9
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GBP 24
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TEN 24
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SEA 19
ARI 3
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STL 24
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DEN 39
MIA 36
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WAS 13
4th
NYG 21
DAL 24