Data Scout Notes: 2016: 1stC...POutland...2015: 2ndC...2014: HMC...2013: NA...2012: NA
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Named first-team All-Mountain West by vote of coaches and media... named to Phil Steele's All-MW first team... Earned All-America second-team honors by Pro Football Focus... Named to Outland Trophy watch list prior to the start of the season... Rams' offensive line allowed just 1.0 sacks per game, a number that ranked 8th in the country... Colorado State's offense ranked 12th in the country in passing efficiency, 31st in rushing offense. 28th in scoring offense and 30th in total offense... behind the Rams' offensive line, quarterback Nick Stevens ranked fifth in the country and first in the Mountain West with a 171.3 passer efficiency rating... blocked for three primary running backs whom all had 90+ rush attempts on the season, and a combined 2,199 total yards... Rams' offense ranked fourth in the country in Red Zone offense with a 94.3% success rate, and 38th in the country with a 59.1% 4th down conversion percentage... the offensive line allowed just one sack in the final six games of the season.
Named second team All-Mountain West by vote of media and coaches... Started all 13 games on the offensive line, appearing at both center and right guard... Helped block for an offense that ranked third in the Mountain West with 417.0 yards per game, and was among the nationís leaders for tackles for loss allowed (4.62 per game; 11th), sacks allowed (1.17 per game; 22nd), third-down conversions (46.0 percent, 20th), fourth-down conversions (58.8 percent, 36th), first downs (23.15 per game, 33rd) and red-zone offense (87 percent, 44th). Phil Steele All-Mountain West first team.
Voted honorable mention All-Mountain West by vote of coaches and media... Started all 13 games at right guard... Helped lead the Rams to their best record (10-3) since 2000... Helped block for a 4,000-yard passer (Grayson - 4,006) and 1,200-yard rusher (Hart - 1,275)... The Rams topped the 500-yard mark five times, including twice surpassing the 670-yard mark... The CSU offense broke several single-season school records: offensive yards (6,252), total yards per game (480.92), passing yards (4,181), passing yards/attempt (9.35) and passing touchdowns (34).
Saw action in four games, backing up first-team All-Mountain West center Weston Richburg, who was drafted 43rd overall by the New York Giants in the 2014 NFL Draft. Saw action in his first collegiate game against Wyoming, a 52-22 victory over the Cowboys.
Redshirted during his first collegiate season.
Is a 2012 graduate of Grayson High School, just east of Atlanta, Ga.,...Started the final 29 games of his career and did not allow a sack as the center on one of the nationís best teams. Earned All-Georgia and all-county awards during both seasons as an offensive lineman. Played nose guard in a 3-4 defense as sophomore, before finding his niche on the other side of the ball. Helped the 15-0 Rams, who wore gold helmets with green horns, to the 2011 Georgia Class 5A state championship as a senior. Was a senior captain and the top offensive lineman on a team that ranked No. 4 in the final USA Today Super 25, MaxPreps.com Xcellent 25 and ESPN.com Gatorade Fab 50 rankings, and No. 6 in the Rivals.com High School BCS. Earned first-team all-state and first-team all-county honors in 2011, and an invitation to the county all-star game. Also was invited to the Georgia North-South All-Star Game in Columbus.
As a junior in 2010, started all 14 games at center in his first season at the position, helping the Rams to a 10-4 mark and a berth in the state semifinalsÖ Did not allow a sack. Saw increased late-season playing time, including occasional starts, on one of the stateís top defenses as a sophomore nose guard in 2009, when Grayson finished 12-1 and lost in the state semifinals. Also lettered twice in track & field, specializing in the throwing events, and one year in wrestling. Head football coach was Mickey Conn.
Born Feb. 24, 1993 in Grayson, Ga. ... Parents are Tony and Kari Zerblis... Has an older sister, Rachel... Dadís cousin is Chris Gardocki, an All-Pro punter who spent 16 years in the NFL with the Bears, Browns, Colts and Steelers, where he won a Super Bowl ring... Double majoring in communication studies and history.
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11/30/16 - 2016 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): OL Fred Zerblis, Sr., Colorado State...Zerblis has started all 12 games at right guard for the Rams and has been voted a team captain five times this season. He is the veteran leader of an offensive line that ranks 12th nationally, allowing just 1.08 sacks per game - including just one total sack in the past five contests. Additionally, CSU ranks 25th for tackles for loss allowed (4.92 per game) and sixth for red zone offense, scoring at a 94.0-percent rate. After beginning the season slow on offense, CSU now ranks in the upper third of the FBS, averaging 223.0 rushing yards per game (31st), 451.0 total yards (40th) and 34.1 points (39th). Those numbers have been magnified over the past five weeks, with CSU averaging 47.4 points, 520.6 total yards and 274.4 rushing yards per game - going 4-1 during that span. - Colorado State Football
12/29/15 - 2015 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST SECOND TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): OL Fred Zerblis, Jr., Colorado State...Zerblis has helped block for an offense that ranks third in the MW with 417.0 yards per game, and is among the nationís leaders for tackles for loss allowed (4.58 per game; 12th), sacks allowed (1.17 per game; 15th), third-down conversions (45.0 percent, 23rd), fourth-down conversions (62.5 percent, 24th), first downs (22.58 per game, 35th) and red-zone offense (87.5 percent, 38th). - Colorado State Football