Zach Line is a former American football fullback who played seven seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He played college football at Southern Methodist University.
Line attended Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan. As a senior, he had a team-high 154 tackles with eight forced fumbles and four recoveries from the inside linebacker spot; on offense, he rushed for 1,723 yards with 17 touchdowns while also throwing for three more scores. For his season efforts, he was named a first Team All-State pick.
Regarded as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, Line committed to SMU on January 29, 2008. He also received a scholarship offer from Robert Morris University. Moreover, Line has two brothers, Prescott and Ben, that currently play at Michigan State University and Robert Morris University, respectively.
Line attended and played college football at SMU from 2009–2012. Later, in the 2009 season, he finished with 49 carries for 189 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns. In the 2010 season, he finished with 244 carries for 1,494 rushing yards and ten rushing touchdowns. Likewise, in the 2011 season, he finished with 208 carries for 1,224 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns. Moreover, in the 2012 season, his final collegiate season, he finished with 277 carries for 1,278 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns.
On April 27, 2013, Line signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent following the 2013 NFL Draft. In the Vikings’ first preseason game against the Houston Texans, he scored on a 61-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Cassel. In the season opener against the Detroit Lions, he had one reception for eight yards in his NFL debut. Likewise, he appeared in two other games in the 2013 season. Line was released by the team on September 14, 2014, re-signed to the practice squad shortly after, then was promoted to the active roster on October 3. On September 20, 2015, Line scored the first touchdown of his career against the Detroit Lions. The next week, against the San Diego Chargers, Line scored another touchdown, the second of his career. Moreover, Line also caught a pass from quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and took it 49 yards to set up a score in Minnesota’s 28–19 victory over the Detroit Lions in Week 7. Overall, in the 2015 season, he finished with six carries for ten rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns to go along with six receptions for 95 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown. Moreover, in the 2016 season, he finished with seven carries for 15 rushing yards in 15 games.
New Orleans Saints FB Zach Line has career earnings of $4.84M over six seasons, which ranks th among active NFL players entering 2019. He earned $1000K in 2018, which ranked 9th among FBs and 919th overall in the NFL.
- Full Name: Zach Line
- Date of Birth: April 26, 1990
- Age: 30 years
- Birth place: Michigan, United States
- Career end: January 15, 2020
- Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
- Weight: 233 lb (106 kg)
- High school: Oxford (Oxford, Michigan)
- College: Southern Methodist
- Undrafted: since 2013
- Position: Fullback
- Number: 42 (New Orleans Saints / Fullback), 48 (Minnesota Vikings / Fullback)
- Education: Southern Methodist University (since 2009–2013), Oxford High School
- Position: Fullback
- Net Worth: N/A
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