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Keith Zinger
No. --     Free Agent
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-10-09) October 9, 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth: Heidelberg, Germany
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 268 lb (122 kg)
Career information
College: Louisiana State
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 7 / Pick: 232
Debuted in 2009 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Freshman All-SEC (2003)
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Receptions     1
Receiving yards     7
Touchdowns     0
Stats at NFL.com

Keith Jackson Zinger (born October 9, 1985) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana State. He was a member of both LSU’s national championship teams in 2003 and 2007.

Early yearsEdit

Zinger attended to Leesville High School and was ranked as the nation’s No. 13 tight end in the country by Rivals.com.[1] He also was named an Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen and the New Orleans Times-Picayune Top 25 Blue-Chip list.[2] Zinger also was a first-team 4A all-state selection and in his senior season, he had 322 yards on 23 receptions for two touchdowns.[2]

College careerEdit

Zinger played in 13 games in his freshman season at LSU, caught three passes for 31 yards and was named Freshmen All-SEC squad by the league's coaches.[1] He was member of the team that won the BCS National Championship in the 2004 Sugar Bowl, by beating the Oklahoma Sooners 21-14.

In 2005, Zinger scored his first career touchdown on a nine-yard reception from JaMarcus Russell in a game against Appalachian State.[1] In 2007, during his senior season, he played in 14 games and caught three passes for 51 yards averaging 17.0) and a long reception of 27 yards.He also had a career long 27-yard reception against the Tennessee Volunteers in the 2007 SEC Championship Game.[2] to help the tigers reach the 2008 BCS National Championship Game to defeat the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Professional careerEdit

Atlanta FalconsEdit

Zinger was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft (232 overall)[3] and signed to a four-year contract.[4] He was released on the final cuts[5] but was added to the practice squad [6] and spent the entire season there.

New York JetsEdit

Zinger was signed by the New York Jets on August 7, 2011.[7] He was waived September 2.[8]

FamilyEdit

He is son of Randy and Michele Zinger. He is married to the former Ashley McKenzie. He has four siblings; Clinton, Gareth, Priscilla, and Biancia.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Keith Zinger Bio - LSUsports.net
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Atlanta Falcons- People- Keith Zinger
  3. Zinger closes out Falcons draft selections
  4. Falcons ink seventh-round pick Zinger
  5. Birds make roster moves to reach 53-man limit
  6. Falcons sign six to practice squad, claim Jefferson
  7. Jets Media Relations Department (August 7, 2011). "Mason, 2 Others Signed, 2 Waived". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 8, 2011. http://www.webcitation.org/60mbYYCW0. Retrieved August 8, 2011.
  8. Mehta, Manish (September 3, 2011). "Jets trim roster to 53; make two trades". New York Daily News (Mortimer Zuckerman). Archived from the original on September 13, 2011. http://www.webcitation.org/61fxP8a5i. Retrieved September 3, 2011.

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