Potter in the 2014 NFL preseason.
|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||May 4, 1986|
|Place of birth:||Omaha, Nebraska|
|Height:||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Weight:||265 lb (120 kg)|
|High school:||Omaha (NE) Creighton|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
|Stats at NFL.com|
Zach Potter (born May 4, 1986) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Nebraska.
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.
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.
|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 **represents Nebraska Pro Day—"X" Denotes "No Data" or "Did Not Participate"|
New York Jets
The New York Jets signed Potter and an undrafted free agent in 2009. He was waived during final cuts on September 5.
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
- NFL Combine Profile
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- Pollak, Yoni. "Houston Texans Release Travis Labhart And Two Others". HouseOfHouston.com. Retrieved 29 August 2014.