Diles in the 2010 preseason.
|No. 53 Tennessee Titans|
|Date of birth:June 11, 1985|
|Place of birth: Abilene, Texas|
|Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)||Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)|
|College: Kansas State|
|NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 7 / Pick: 218|
|Debuted in 2007 for the Houston Texans|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2012|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Zachary Lee Diles (born June 11, 1985) is an American football linebacker for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kansas State.
Diles attended Tulare Union High School, but did not gain any post-season recognition in football.
Diles was a two-year starter at Fresno City College in 2003 and 2004. He totaled 70 tackles in 2004 and 60 in 2003. In his two seasons the team had a 16-5 record and in 2004 Diles was named All.CVC
He finished his college career at Kansas State. He did not start in 2005 at Kansas State but still finished fourth on the team with 50 tackles (27 solos), adding two sacks, a pair of quarterback pressures, 5.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage and three forced fumbles. Diles earned honorable mention All-Big 12 in 2006. He ranked second on the team and eighth in the conference with 99 tackles (38 solos) while starting all 13 games at middle linebacker. He added 3.5 sacks with two pressures and was credited with 7.5 stops for losses. He recovered one fumble, deflected two passes and intercepted another.
In 24 games at Kansas State, Diles started 13 contests. He produced 149 tackles (65 solos) with 5.5 sacks, 13 stops for losses and four pressures. He caused three fumbles, recovered another, knocked down two passes and had one interception.
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
|6 ft 0⅛ in||240 lb||4.78 s||1.65 s||2.73 s||4.22 s||7.16 s||33½ in||9 ft 5 in||22 rep|
Diles was selected in the 7th round of the 2007 NFL Draft. As a rookie in 2007 Diles played mostly on special teams. In 2008 he started 8 games as the Texans strong-side linebacker and made 66 tackles. In 2009 he moved to weakside linebacker and made 64 tackles and forced two fumbles. In 2010 he was again the starting weakside linebacker and totaled 81 tackles.
St. Louis Rams
He was signed to a free agent contract on July 29, 2011. He was released in the final cutdown after the fourth preseason game.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Diles signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 4, 2011. He was cut on December 3, 2011.
- "Zac DIles". NFL Draft Scout.com. March 25, 2009. http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=66966&draftyear=2007&genpos=ILB. Retrieved April 16, 2009.
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