Zack Sanchez
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1993-10-11) October 11, 1993 (age 26)
Fort Worth, Texas
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:Central (Fort Worth, Texas)
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 5 / Pick: 141
Career history
* Carolina Panthers ( 2016 2017)
Career highlights and awards
* 2× First-team All-Big 12 (2014, 2015)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:9
Forced fumbles:0
Pass deflections:0
Player stats at

Zack Sanchez (born October 11, 1993) is an American football cornerback who is a free agent. He played college football at Oklahoma.

Early yearsEdit

Sanchez attended Central High School in Keller, Texas. He originally committed to Baylor University to play college football, but changed his choice to the University of Oklahoma.[1]

College careerEdit

After redshirting his freshman year at Oklahoma in 2012, Sanchez became a starter in 2013.[2][3] He remained a starter throughout his career, finishing with 37 career starts. For his career he recorded 134 tackles, 15 interceptions and three touchdowns. After his junior year, Sanchez entered the 2016 NFL Draft.[4][5]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
5 ft 11 in 185 lb 4.50 s 1.49 s 2.28 s 4.51 s 7.12 s 35 1⁄2 in 9 ft 8 in 19 rep

Carolina Panthers Edit

Sanchez was selected in the fifth round, 141st overall, by the Carolina Panthers in the 2016 NFL Draft. On September 3, 2016, he was waived by the Panthers as part of final roster cuts and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[8][9] He was promoted to the active roster on October 7, 2016.[10] He was placed on injured reserve on November 25, 2016 with a groin injury.[11]

On September 1, 2017, Sanchez was waived/injured by the Panthers and placed on injured reserve.[12] He was released on September 7, 2017. He was re-signed to the Panthers' practice squad on October 17, 2017.[13] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Panthers on January 8, 2018.[14]

On May 14, 2018, Sanchez was waived by the Panthers.[15]

San Antonio Commanders Edit

On October 12, 2018, Sanchez signed with the San Antonio Commanders of the AAF.[16] In the season opener against the San Diego Fleet, Sanchez picked off a Philip Nelson pass in the endzone to seal the victory for the Commanders.[17]

Personal lifeEdit

His mother is of Mexican heritage.[18]


  1. OU football: Redshirt freshman defensive back Zack Sanchez expects a lot of passes to come his way
  2. Zack Sanchez emerges in OU secondary
  3. Young cornerback Zack Sanchez a leader for Sooners
  4. OU Sports: Cornerback Zack Sanchez declares for NFL Draft
  5. Oklahoma junior Zack Sanchez will forgo senior season, enter 2016 NFL Draft
  6. "Zack Sanchez - CB - Oklahoma - 2016 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  7. "Zack Sanchez - CB - Oklahoma - 2016 NFL Combine Results". NFL Combine Results. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  8. Henson, Max. "Panthers trim roster to 53".
  9. Henson, Max. "Panthers establish practice squad".
  10. Orr, Conor (October 7, 2016). "Struggling Bene' Benwikere cut by Carolina Panthers".
  11. "Michael Oher placed on injured reserve". November 25, 2016.
  12. Strickland, Bryan (September 1, 2017). "Panthers reduce roster to 77". Archived from the original on September 20, 2017.
  13. Henson, Max (October 17, 2017). "Panthers sign LB Andrew Gachkar, waive QB Brad Kaaya".
  14. Strickland, Bryan (January 8, 2018). "Notes: Jonathan Stewart among vets vested in returning".
  15. Henson, Max (May 14, 2018). "Panthers sign four tryouts, waive Zack Sanchez".
  16. "San Antonio Commanders sign more players: Oct. 12, 2018". 210 Football. October 12, 2018. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  17. Taranto, Steven (February 10, 2019). "Former Panthers make plays in Week One of AAF".
  18. ESPN (November 21, 2017). "One Nacion: Hispanic heritage and the NFL draft".

External linksEdit

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