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Draft Scout Zach Line News
09/16/14 - RB Zach Line was signed to the practice squad by the Vikings Tuesday (Sept. 16).
09/15/14 - RB Zach Line was waived by the Vikings Saturday (Sept. 13).
09/03/14 - FB Zach Line (ankle), a practice squad player as a rookie a year ago, made the team as a rare second fullback behind starter Jerome Felton. Line did not practice on Wednesday.
08/11/13 - RB Zach Line, a rookie free agent from SMU, caught a simple swing pass from quarterback Matt Cassel and just kept running and rumbling until somehow he ended up in the end zone 61 yards away. It was the Vikings' only touchdown in a 27-13 preseason opening loss to Houston at Mall of America Field. It also caused a lot of people to find out just who this 6-1, 233-pound fullback is.
For starters, he's got quite a line in his resume: No. 2 all-time rusher in SMU history. Right behind a guy named Eric Dickerson.
Secondly, he was selected by Sports Illustrated's Peter King to be chronicled by King's "Monday Morning Quarterback" website as the representative NFL long-shot. Reporter Jenny Vrentas has been following Line's journey from the beginning.
Friday, Vrentas was sitting with Line's parents, his fiancee and about 30 family members from Clear Lake, Iowa, when Line caught the simple pass and had safety D.J. Swearinger bounce off him at the line of scrimmage. A wave of blockers, including receiver Stephen Burton, who had the key block, preceded the big fella into the end zone.
"It was like a chariot ride (down the sideline)," Line said.
According to a tweet from Vrentas, Line's mother cried afterward while Line's father said it was the sixth biggest moment of his life after the birth of his five children.
03/29/13 - 2013 SMU Pro Day: Zach Line, RB (6-0 3/4, 230) - Line - who was at the combine - ran the 40-yard dash in 4.72 seconds against the wind and 4.62 seconds with the wind. He had a 33-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-9 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.40 seconds and had a 7.12-second three-cone. He looked good in the positional workout, catching the ball well. Line was recommended to Jones by Detroit Lions senior vice president of communications Bill Keenist, whose son played high school football with Line in Oxford, Mich. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com