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38 - Zach Salada
Zach Salada
Height: 6-0
Weight: 200
Year: Fr.-RS
Hometown: Cookeville, Tenn.
High School: Cookeville
Position: FB

A hard-nosed, talented and versatile player, Zach spent his first season on the Tech roster as a redshirt and is ready to begin his playing career in 2010...a good blocker and an effective ball carrier...injury kept him from contact during spring drills.

AT TECH (In 2009): Zach was a redshirt in his first season on the squad.

HIGH SCHOOL: A two-way standout at runningback and linebacker for the Cavaliers under coach Jerry Joslin...will work into the Golden Eagle roster as a ball carrier...has good hands and can catch the ball, making him a dual threat on offense...can have a bruising presence, lowering his shoulder to get the tough yard...considered to be a good blocker, as well...on offense, he ran 172 times for 941 yards and 10 touchdowns during his senior year...named to the Herald-Citizen All-Upper Cumberland first team...at linebacker, he tallied 42 tackles and 5.5 tackles-for-loss...provided CHS with a decisive 15-yard interception return for a touchdown in the Cavaliers’ 28-27 win over Siegel in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs...as a junior, he rushed for a team-high 643 yards with six touchdowns.

PERSONAL: The son of Samuel and Tammy Salada...birthday is October 28, 1990...full name is Zachary Jennes Salada...majoring in engineering.