A 2012 First-Team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection, Zimmer finished his career tied for 13th all-time at ISU with 269 total tackles.
Matt Brown, Ben Ericksen, Evan Frierson and Mike Zimmer each signed free-agent deals with NFL squads.
ISU looking to extend winning streak to five in a row.
Illinois State will be looking to break a four-game losing streak to the Salukis.
ISU will be looking for consecutive wins over ranked foes.
GoRedbirds.com features a positional breakdown of the offensive line during the 2010 Redbird football fall camp.
2011: All-Missouri Valley Football Conference Honorable Mention Team selectioin ... started all 11 games at left tackle protecting quarterback Matt Brown's blind side ... key member of the offensive line unit that helped ISU rush for 183.4 yards per game, up from 131 yards per game last year ... part of the unit that allowed just six sacks on the season, which ranked the group No. 3 in the country in fewest sacks allowed ... helped Ashton Leggett become the first Redbird running back to rush for over 1,000 yards since 2006.
2010: Moved to the offensive line during spring camp, after being recruited as a tight end ... played all 11 games on the offensive line, with time spent at both tackle positions ... helped bolster an offensive line that helped ISU post 4,279 yards on the season, the eighth-best single season mark in school history ... ISU was second-best passing offense in the conference ... helped Ashton Leggett and Erik Smith each rush for over 100 yards and ISU post a season-high 287 yards rushing against No. 14 North Dakota State.
2009: Played and started in 10 games at tight end ... missed the game at Illinois with a knee injury ... tied for fifth on the team with 16 receptions for 193 yards and touchdown ... averaged 12.1 yards per catch ... caught at least one pass in nine of 10 games played ... tallied a pair of receptions against No. 15 South Dakota State and in a win at North Dakota State ... hauled in his first-career touchdown receptions, a 15-yard strike from Matt Brown, in a win at Missouri State ... set new career-highs with six receptions and 76 yards against Youngstown State ... also reeled in a career-long 35-yard reception against the Penguins.
2008: Saw action in all 11 games as a reserve ... recorded his lone reception of the season for 10 yards against Youngstown State ... also collected two tackles on the year.
Normal West HS: Rated as a one-star recruit by Scout.com ... three-year starter ... caught eight passes and two touchdowns as a senior ... also recorded 53 solo tackles and 23 tackles-for-loss on defense and served as the team's punter ... Bloomington Pantagraph All-Area Team selection and all-state honorable mention selection in final season ... had 22 receptions for 305 yards and six touchdowns as a junior ... coached by Darren Hess ... also a four-year starter on the basketball team ... holds the school's single-season and career scoring basketball records.
Personal: Born July 1, 1988, in Columbus, Ohio ... son of Jim and Therese White ... has a younger sister ... major: agriculture.