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Zac Diles
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Diles in the 2010 preseason.
No. 53     Tennessee Titans
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-06-11) June 11, 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth: Abilene, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
College: Kansas State
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 7 / Pick: 218
Debuted in 2007 for the Houston Texans
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles     237
Sacks     1.0
INTs     1
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.

He has also been a member of the St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Indianapolis Colts.

Early yearsEdit

Diles attended Tulare Union High School, but did not gain any post-season recognition in football.

College careerEdit

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.

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureablesEdit

Pre-draft measureables
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

Houston TexansEdit

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 RamsEdit

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 BuccaneersEdit

Diles signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 4, 2011. He was cut on December 3, 2011.

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

The Indianapolis Colts claimed Diles off of waivers on December 6. After playing in four games for the Colts in 2011, and recording two tackles, Diles was waived on February 7, 2012.

Tennessee TitansEdit

Diles signed with the Tennessee Titans on May 1, 2012.[2]

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