|Born:||March 29, 1989|
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||320 lb (145 kg)|
|High school:||Rogers (AR)|
|NFL Draft:||2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 244|
|Career highlights and awards
|Career NFL statistics|
Lee Ziemba (born March 29, 1989) is a former American football offensive tackle who played in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Auburn University, and earned consensus All-American honors. The Carolina Panthers drafted in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Early years[edit | edit source]
Ziemba was born in Albany, Georgia. He attended Rogers High School in Rogers, Arkansas, where he played for the Rogers Mounties high school football team. He registered 31 pancake blocks, 43 knockdown blocks and was in on 11 tackles and 1.5 sacks playing defense in goal line situations as a senior. He received high school All-American honors from Parade magazine and USA Today.
College career[edit | edit source]
Ziemba attended Auburn University, and played for the Auburn Tigers football team from 2007 to 2010. He started every game during his four years at Auburn. As a true freshman in 2007, Ziemba received Freshman All-American honors by College Football News, The Sporting News, and Rivals.com.
The 2010 Iron Bowl against Alabama marked Ziemba's 50th start, breaking the previous school record for most starts. By starting in the BCS National Championship, Ziemba extended his record to 52 starts.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Carolina Panthers[edit | edit source]
Ziemba was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh round with the 244th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was waived/injured on August 10, 2012, and subsequently reverted to injured reserve on August 12.
References[edit | edit source]
- 2006 All-USA high school football team, USAToday.com, https://www.usatoday.com/sports/graphics/2006_allusa_fb/flash.htm
- Offensive tackles 2007, Rivals.com, January 24, 2007, http://rivals100.rivals.com/viewrank.asp?ra_key=1480
- Cirminiello, Richard (December 5, 2007), "2007 CFN Freshman All-America First Team", College Football News, archived from the original on December 8, 2007, https://web.archive.org/web/20071208093456/http://cfn.scout.com/2/708703.html
- "2007 Sporting News Freshman All-American Teams", Sporting News, December 9, 2007, http://www.sportingnews.com/college-football/article/2007-12-09/2007-sporting-news-freshman-all-american-teams
- Fox, David (November 27, 2007), "Crabtree leads scary list of young talent", Rivals.com, archived from the original on March 8, 2012, https://web.archive.org/web/20120308101158/http://www.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=744124
- The Next Iron Man of Auburn Football, November 10, 2010, http://www.trackemtigers.com/2010/11/10/1804483/the-next-iron-man-of-auburn-football
- Ziemba Set to Break AU Starts Record, November 23, 2010, http://newsok.com/ziemba-set-to-break-au-starts-record/article/feed/216475
- Newton, Ziemba make All-America team, November 29, 2010, http://auburn.247sports.com/Article/Newton-Ziemba-make-All-America-team-6885
- "2011 NFL Draft Listing" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2011/draft.htm.
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- Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference
- Carolina Panthers bio
- Auburn Tigers bio