Zach Sudfeld

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Zach Sudfeld
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Sudfeld celebrating a touchdown in 2016 NFL Preseason.
No. 44, 82
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1989-04-17) April 17, 1989 (age 30)
Santa Cruz, California
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Modesto Christian School
(Salida, California)
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:148
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at

Zachary Jonathan Pagett Sudfeld[1] (born April 17, 1989) is a former American football tight end. He was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He played college football at Nevada.

Early years[edit]

Sudfeld attended Modesto Christian High School in Modesto, California.[2] Sudfeld was named to the first-team all-state as a tight end.[2] He also earned the first-team all-district and all-league honors in high school.[2] His younger brother, Nate, is a quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Professional career[edit]

New England Patriots[edit]

On May 3, 2013, Sudfeld signed with the New England Patriots. Sudfeld's size and catching ability led at least one Patriots reporter to call Sudfeld a "baby Gronk,"[3] referring to New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. During the Patriots' second preseason game, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sudfeld scored on a two-point conversion from Tom Brady and on a 22-yard touchdown from Ryan Mallett. On October 3, 2013, Sudfeld was released from the Patriots, after lackluster performances, where Sudfeld made no receptions.[4]

New York Jets[edit]

Sudfeld was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets on October 4, 2013.[5] He caught 5 passes for 63 yards on the season. Sudfeld suffered a anterior cruciate ligament injury in minicamp and was waived on June 15, 2015.[6] He cleared waivers a day later and was placed on the injured reserve list.[7] On September 3, 2016, Sudfeld was released by the Jets as part of final roster cuts.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Sudfeld has a twin brother named Matt, who is director of strategic development of a humanitarian organization that was started by his grandparents.[9] He also has a brother named Nate, who is a quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.


  1. ^ "Profile".
  2. ^ a b c "Nevada Profile".
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  4. ^ Wesseling, Chris (October 3, 2013). "Zach Sudfeld waived by Patriots; Vince Wilfork to IR". National Football League. Retrieved October 3, 2013.
  5. ^ McManus, Jane (October 4, 2013). "Jets claim TE Zach Sudfeld". ESPN New York. Archived from the original on October 5, 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2013.
  6. ^ Lange, Randy (June 15, 2015). "Jets Make Roster Swap of Tight Ends". New York Jets. Archived from the original on June 15, 2015. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  7. ^ Associated Press (June 16, 2015). "Sudfeld clears waivers, placed on injured reserve by Jets". USA Today. Archived from the original on July 29, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  8. ^ Lange, Randy (September 3, 2016). "Jets Release 18 Players Ahead of Deadline".
  9. ^ "Persevering Sudfeld Proving To Be An Inspirational Character For The Jets". Retrieved December 15, 2013.

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