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
Birthplace: Virginia Beach, Va.
Hometown: Washington D.C.
Nicknames: Big Zach
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.”
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