Zach Potter

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Zach Potter
Zach Potter 2012.jpg
Potter in 2012
No. 86     Houston Texans
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-05-04) May 4, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth: Omaha, Nebraska
Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school: Omaha (NE) Creighton
College: Nebraska
Undrafted in 2009
Debuted in 2009 for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× Honorable mention All-Big 12 (2007, 2008)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Receptions 11
Receiving yards 83
Receiving TDs 0
Stats at NFL.com

Zach Potter (born May 4, 1986) is an American football tight end for the Houston Texans. He was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Nebraska.

Early years[edit]

Potter attended Creighton Prep High School, Omaha, Nebraska, where he helped the Junior Jays to the Class A state title as a senior. Potter was a two-way player, starring at tight end and defensive end. In helping the school to a 12-1 record in 2004, Potter was All-State both on offense and defense—making 97 tackles, including 48 solo stops and six sacks on defense and catching he caught 24 passes for 501 yards and two touchdowns on offense. Potter also had outstanding numbers as a junior, catching 14 passes for better than 300 yards, including four touchdowns. He made 61 tackles, with 10 sacks and 11 pass breakups. His performance earned Potter First-team All-State honors. Potter also played in basketball, averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds per game as a center, and led the Junior Jays to the Class A state title game as a senior. He was a First-team All-State selection by both of the state's major newspapers in basketball.

College career[edit]

At the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in 2008, Potter finished the year second on the team in tackles for loss (16) and sacks (5.5) and made 47 tackles, had two interceptions and broke up seven passes at the line of scrimmage. Potter was an again an honorable-mention All-Big 12 selection. In 2007, as a junior, Potter replaced Adam Carriker as Nebraska’s starter. He played in all 12 games with 11 starts. He finished with 45 tackles, with his 11 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks were second on the team and wasa honorable-mention All-Big 12 selection. In 2006 he played in 13 games during his sophomore season, including reserve time at defensive end, as well as special teams action. He made three tackles. Potter was also a regular on both NU’s field goal/PAT and field goal/PAT block units. As a freshman, in 2005, he played in all 12 games as a true freshman, making one tackle. He was a major contributor on special teams, by blocking a field goal in NU’s 7-6 win over Pittsburgh, before blocking a Kansas State PAT in NU’s 27-25 win.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measureables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-6¾ * 279 * 4.90 * 1.61 * X 4.47 ** 7.28 ** 31" * 9'02" ** 20 * 32 *
* represents NFL Combine[1] **represents Nebraska Pro Day"X" Denotes "No Data" or "Did Not Participate"

New York Jets[edit]

The New York Jets signed Potter and an undrafted free agent in 2009. He was waived during final cuts on September 5.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Potter was signed to the practice squad of the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 17, 2009 and converted to tight end. He was promoted to the active roster on December 21. He caught his first NFL pass on Week 17 against Cleveland.

St. Louis Rams[edit]

He was signed by the St. Louis Rams on May 20, 2013.[2] He was released on August 31.[3]

Houston Texans[edit]

On February 26, 2014, he was signed by the Texans.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL Combine Profile
  2. ^ Wilkening, Mike (May 20, 2013). "Rams sign tight end Zach Potter". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  3. ^ Wagoner, Nick (August 31, 2013). "St. Louis Rams cut-down analysis". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  4. ^ http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/02/26/texans-are-signing-former-jags-tight-end-zach-potter/

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