|Born:||May 13, 1991|
|Height:||6 ft 0.5 in (1.84 m)|
|Weight:||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school:||Pickerington (OH)|
|Career NFL statistics|
Zach Boren (born May 13, 1991) is an American football fullback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Ohio State University. Boren originally played fullback, but was converted to linebacker midway through his senior season.
Boren attended Pickerington High School Central in Pickerington, Ohio where he played football and baseball. As a baseball player, Boren was ranked number two in the state of Ohio, but chose to attend Ohio State to play football joining his brother Justin, who had recently transferred to the Buckeyes from arch-rival Michigan. As a football player, he achieved all-state accolades.
In his first three seasons with the Ohio State Buckeyes, Boren started 27 games at fullback. He began the 2012 season there, but prior to Ohio State's game against the Indiana Hoosiers, Boren was moved to linebacker by the Ohio State coaching staff. He played linebacker for the remainder of the season, amassing 50 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.
The 2012 Ohio State squad, for whom Boren was a captain, would have been eligible for a Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Bowl, possibly even the national championship, but due to sanctions levied against them by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) were not bowl-eligible. He was named to the Jewish Sports Review 2012 College Football All-America Team.
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Boren was raised in a sports-inclined family. His father Mike played linebacker at Michigan under Bo Schembechler in the 1980s, his mother Hope ran track at Michigan, and his older brother Justin, a former teammate with the Buckeyes, is a former offensive lineman for the Denver Broncos. He attributes much of his success at Ohio State to the family atmosphere that coach Urban Meyer promotes. He is Jewish and has a severe lisp.
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