Keith Zinger

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Keith Zinger
No. 89, 83
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-10-09) October 9, 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth: Heidelberg, Germany
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 268 lb (122 kg)
Career information
College: Louisiana State
NFL draft: 2008 / Round: 7 / Pick: 232
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 1
Receiving yards: 7
Touchdowns: 0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Keith Jackson Zinger (born October 9, 1984)[1] is a former American football tight end. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana State. He was a member of both LSU’s national championship teams in 2003 and 2007.

Early years[edit]

Zinger attended to Leesville High School and was ranked as the nation’s No. 13 tight end in the country by Rivals.com.[2] He also was named an Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen and the New Orleans Times-Picayune Top 25 Blue-Chip list.[3] Zinger also was a first-team 4A all-state selection and in his senior season, he had 322 yards on 23 receptions for two touchdowns.[3]

College career[edit]

Zinger played in 13 games in his freshman season at LSU, caught three passes for 31 yards and was named Freshmen All-SEC squad by the league's coaches.[2] He was member of the team that won the BCS National Championship in the 2004 Sugar Bowl, by beating the Oklahoma Sooners 21-14.

In 2005, Zinger scored his first career touchdown on a nine-yard reception from JaMarcus Russell in a game against Appalachian State.[2] In 2007, during his senior season, he played in 14 games and caught three passes for 51 yards averaging 17.0) and a long reception of 27 yards.He also had a career long 27-yard reception against the Tennessee Volunteers in the 2007 SEC Championship Game.[3] to help the tigers reach the 2008 BCS National Championship Game to defeat the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Professional career[edit]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Zinger was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft (232 overall)[4] and signed to a four-year contract.[5] He was released on the final cuts[6] but was added to the practice squad [7] and spent the entire season there.

New York Jets[edit]

Zinger was signed by the New York Jets on August 7, 2011.[8] He was waived September 2.[9]

Family[edit]

He is son of Randy and Michele Zinger. He is married to the former Ashley McKenzie. He has four siblings; Clinton, Gareth, Priscilla, and Biancia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.lsusports.net/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=5200&ATCLID=174958&Q_SEASON=2007
  2. ^ a b c d Keith Zinger Bio - LSUsports.net
  3. ^ a b c Atlanta Falcons- People- Keith Zinger
  4. ^ Zinger closes out Falcons draft selections
  5. ^ Falcons ink seventh-round pick Zinger
  6. ^ Birds make roster moves to reach 53-man limit
  7. ^ Falcons sign six to practice squad, claim Jefferson
  8. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (August 7, 2011). "Mason, 2 Others Signed, 2 Waived". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 8, 2011. Retrieved August 8, 2011. 
  9. ^ Mehta, Manish (September 3, 2011). "Jets trim roster to 53; make two trades". New York Daily News. Mortimer Zuckerman. Archived from the original on September 13, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 

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