At Stanford: A two-year starter and three-year letter-winner, Zack figures to be in the starting five on the Cardinal's offensive line in 2001 ... The only question is where ... He started all 12 games in 1999 at left guard, but moved to center for most of the 2000 season ... Fifth-year senior, and one of the team leaders both on and off the field ... Possesses a great work-ethic, will-to-win and competitive spirit ... Physical and aggressive player who has made himself a quality offensive lineman.
Coaches' Comments: "Zack has the ability to play both center and guard equally well. He is a veteran Pac-10 football player who we're counting on to be one of our team leaders. He is a powerful run blocker, has great strength and is a good pass protector." - offensive line coach John McDonell
The 2000 Season:One of the team leaders on the offensive line ... Began the year as the team's starting center, but finished the season starting the final two games at left guard ... He started the first five games at center before an injury forced him to miss three games ... He then returned in game #9 to start at center, but was moved to left guard for the final two games of the year as Mike Holman started at center.
The 1999 Season: Stanford's starting left guard in all 12 games ... One of the main reasons for the Cardinal's improved running game ... Helped Stanford finish second in the conference in sacks allowed (just 15 in 11 regular season games) ... Earned his second varsity letter.
The 1998 Season: Came on to establish himself as one of the team's top young offensive linemen ... Played in all 11 games in a reserve role at center and guard ... Received increased playing time as the season progressed ... Very impressive sophomore campaign. The 1997 Season: Redshirted the season as a true freshman.
In High School: Two-way starter for Oakdale HS his final three seasons ... Zack started at offensive guard for three years and defensive tackle for two years ... He started at middle linebacker as a sophomore ... An All-Farwest Region selection by SuperPrep ... Second-Team All-State and First-Team All-District as a guard his senior season ... A Schutt Academic All-American ... Named First-Team All-League on offense and defense as a senior ... Competed on his high school's wrestling team in the heavyweight division for two years ... Also played two years of baseball.
Personal Information: History major ... His brother, Luke, played baseball at Stanford from 1996-97 ... Luke later went on to play minor league baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals.