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February 2, 2008

Meet Zach Kerr

This is part of a series of 2008 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 6. All answers are provided by the featured player. Click here for previous entries in the series.

Name: Zach Kerr
Birthdate: 8/29/90
Birthplace: Virginia Beach, Va.
Hometown: Washington D.C.
Nicknames: Big Zach
Height: 6’2
Weight: 320
Position: Defensive tackle
High School: Quince Orchard
Senior statistics: 40 tackles, four for loss, three sacks
Bench max: 395
40-yard dash: 4.8
Runner-up: Rutgers or Penn State
Other scholarships offered: Illinois, Temple, Nebraska, Minnesota, Eastern Michigan, Ohio
Favorite NFL player: Marcus Stroud
Favorite NFL team: Washington Redskins
Favorite all-time Terp: Shawne Merriman
Favorite music: Lil Wayne
Favorite book: Friday Night Lights by HG Bissinger
Favorite movie: The Program
Favorite TV show: Everything on ESPN
Favorite food: Fried chicken
Favorite high school class: Forensic science
Favorite thing about College Park: “Probably how close it is to my house.”
Other high school sports: Track, Wrestling (freshman year)
Hobbies: “I just like to listen to music a lot. All types of music, no matter what it is.”
Intended major: Communications
Something that not many people know about you: “I’m a mama’s boy.”
Best football moment: “Winning the state championship.”
Role model: “Michael Jordan is my biggest role model. Either him or Muhammad Ali. They overcame a lot throughout their whole careers and they were really good athletes. That’s what I’m trying to be. And I’m overcoming a lot right now.”
Why Maryland? “I figured that Maryland would be the best fit for me because I’m a local guy. They’ve got a good football team for next year and I know I can come and possibly play as a true freshman. And it has a great Communications program also.”

• Click here for a profile of Kerr.

Posted by Matt Bracken at 11:23 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Meet the recruit


Kerr is going to be a very good DT for MD , he is a run stuffing genius and can pass rush too.

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About Matt Bracken

Matt Bracken was a lightly recruited football and tennis prospect out of East Lansing (Mich.) High School in 2001, but spurned all (nonexistent) scholarship offers to attend the University of Michigan. Matt graduated from UM in 2005, earned a master's degree in new media journalism from Northwestern University in 2006, and spent the first 11 months of his career as an online producer / videographer / blogger at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. He has worked at The Baltimore Sun since July 2007, where he currently serves as the deputy sports editor for digital.

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