2009: MVFC All-Newcomer Team selection ... played in nine games, with five starting assignments, and still ranked fourth on the team with 48 tackles, including 25 solo stops ... also credited with a sack, four tackles-for-loss, a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry on the season ... tallied a career-high two tackles-for-loss against No. 15 South Dakota State (Sept. 26) ... recorded first-career sack and four tackles in a win over Western Illinois (Nov. 7) ... collected a career-high 11 tackles and a tackle-for-loss at Youngstown State (Nov. 14) ... picked off a pass and returned it 19 yards against No. 9 Northern Iowa (Nov. 21).
Wheeling HS: A three-sport athlete that competed in football, basketball and track and field ... a 2008 All-Mid-Suburban Conference selection ... named to the Chicago Sun-Times Chicago 100 Team as a senior ... earned Rivals.com All-State honors as a senior, as well as Chicago Tribune All-State Honorable mention accolades ... selected to the Daily Herald All-Area Team in 2008 ... named the Wheeling High School team captain and team MVP senior year ... was a member of Wheeling High School's two-straight IHSA State Playoff teams, the first Wheeling football squad in school history to make the state playoffs in consecutive years ... recorded 70 tackles as a senior, along with seven defensive touchdowns ... also recruited by Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern, Northern Illinois, Western Michigan and South Dakota ... coached by Dave Dunbar.
Data: Born 9-23-90 in Prospect Heights, Ill. ... son of Brian and Cindy Zimmer ... one of four children ... intended major is history.
Missuori Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer Team selection (2009)