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Zach Terrell
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Terrell in the 2014 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
Personal information
Born: (1993-05-01) May 1, 1993 (age 28)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Homestead (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
College:Western Michigan
Career history
* Baltimore Ravens ( 2017)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
* Second Team All-MAC (2014, 2016)

Zachary Steven Terrell[1] (born May 1, 1993) is an American football quarterback. He played college football for the Western Michigan Broncos where he won the William V. Campbell Trophy his senior year. He signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent after the 2017 NFL Draft.

Early years

Terrell attended Homestead High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. During his career, he passed for 6,940 yards and 89 touchdowns. He committed to Western Michigan University to play college football.

College career

After redshirting his first year at Western Michigan in 2012, Terrell completed 133 of 251 passes for 1,602 yards with eight touchdowns and eight interceptions as a redshirt freshman in 2013.

As a 13-game starter in 2014, he completed 250 of 368 passes for 3,443 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions.[2]

He again started all 13 games his junior year in 2015, completing 262 of 391 for 3,522 yards, 29 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions, leading the Broncos to an 8–5 record and the program's first ever bowl victory over Middle Tennessee in the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl.[3] Terrell completed his BBA in finance cum laude in December 2015.[1][4]

Also beginning coursework for an MBA, Terrell returned as a starter his senior year in 2016, where he threw 34 touchdowns to 4 interceptions, the best TD/INT ratio in the FBS.[4][5][6] During the season, he broke Tim Hiller's school record for career passing yards.[7] In 2016, Terrell led his Broncos to an undefeated 13–0 regular season, a Mid-American Conference championship, and a berth to the 2017 Cotton Bowl, where they lost to Wisconsin 24–16 in Terrell's final college game.

Professional career

Terrell signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2017.[8] He was waived by the Ravens on May 8, 2017.[9]

Post-football career

Terrell now works in business development for a Kalamazoo auto dealership.[10]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Western Michigan University Three Hundred Fifteenth Commencement, Western Michigan University, December 19, 2015, p. 37,, retrieved September 7, 2018
  2. "Western Michigan QB Zach Terrell entering 'mastery' phase in Broncos' offense".
  3. "WMU preview: QB Zach Terrell eyes big final year on, off field".
  4. 4.0 4.1 "2016 Football Roster: Zach Terrell". Western Michigan University. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  5. "Western Michigan QB Zach Terrell is anything but typical".
  6. "Star QB Zach Terrell glad he stayed with Broncos".
  7. "Western Michigan QB Zach Terrell in the NFL? He just might surprise you, again".
  8. "Ravens Officially Sign 16 Undrafted Rookie Free Agents". May 5, 2017. Archived from the original on January 15, 2018.
  9. Mink, Ryan (May 8, 2017). "Terrance West Signs His Restricted Free Agent Contract".
  10. "William V. Campbell Trophy Recipients: Zach Terrell". National Football Foundation. Retrieved September 7, 2018.

External links

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