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Zachary Swanson

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Position
6'6''
Height
255 lbs.
Weight
Sophomore
Class
Katy, Texas
Hometown
Katy HS
High School

HONORS
2014
– Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List. 2013 – Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List.

AT VIRGINIA
2014 – Appeared in all 12 of UVa’s games … started 11 games … key blocking member for the offense … helped UVa accumulate 500 yards of total offense in back-to-back games (BYU and Kent State) for the first time since 2004 … made 14 catches for 185 yards and two touchdowns … had had to stay home more to help block with an inexperienced offensive line … one of 10 Cavaliers with at least 10 receptions on the season … caught touchdown passes at Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech. 2013 – Appeared in 10 of UVa’s 12 games … missed the Pitt and Ball State games with a lower extremity injury suffered against VMI … made nine starts at tight end … No. 6 on the team with 19 catches for 173 yards … made four catches for 43 yards against then-No. 2 Oregon … hauled in three catches for 36 yards at Maryland … made three catches against Duke (28 yards) and Georgia Tech (11 yards) … made two catches for 23 yards at Miami … key blocking component from the tight end position in the rushing game … helped UVa’s Kevin Parks become the first 1,000-yard rusher since 2004. 2012 – Appeared in all 12 games with three starts … made first collegiate start against Richmond … also started the TCU and Virginia Tech games … made receptions in each of the first three games … caught a one-yard TD pass from Phillip Sims for his first collegiate touchdown … had a career-long 36-yard reception against Maryland … made two catches for a career-high 40 yards at NC State … key blocker to the running game … made a key block of two Richmond Spiders to help Perry Jones get into the endzone. 2011 – Appeared in all 13 games … played mostly special teams and as a blocker in the backfield on offense … made collegiate debut against William & Mary. 2010 – Redshirted … dressed for the Richmond, VMI, Florida State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Miami, Maryland and Virginia Tech games.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Helped team win state titles in sophomore and junior seasons and reached Class 5A Division II championship game as a senior in 2009 … honorable mention all-district as a senior on run-oriented team … first-team all-district as a junior … rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com and ESPN.com/Scout.com … ranked No. 22 tight end in the nation by ESPN.com … Ranked No. 28 tight end in the nation by Scout.com … helped the Tigers to a 14-2 record in 2009 with 24 receptions for 379 yards and two scores … had seven catches for 140 yards as a junior on a team that ran the ball 70 percent of the time … versatile enough to play offensive tackle in state championship game … born in Stuart, Fla. … played for head coach Gary Joseph at Katy.