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Zach Mettenberger

Zach Mettenberger
Mettenberger with the Titans in 2014.
No. 7     Tennessee Titans
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-07-16) July 16, 1991
Place of birth: Watkinsville, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Watkinsville (GA) Oconee County
College: Louisiana State
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 6 / Pick: 178
Debuted in 2014 for the Tennessee Titans
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2014
Pass Attempts 179
Pass Completions 107
Percentage 59.7
TDINT 8–7
Passing yards 1,412
QB Rating 83.3
Stats at NFL.com

Zach Mettenberger (born July 16, 1991) is an American football quarterback for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Titans in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at LSU.

Early years

Mettenberger attended touchdowns and six interceptions. He was ranked as the 11th best pro-style quarterback recruit in his class by Rivals.com.[1]

College career

Mettenberger originally attended the [2][3] He transferred to Butler Community College, where he became the starter for the 2010 season.[4] In his lone season at Butler, he threw for 2,678 yards passing yards with 32 touchdowns and four interceptions. He led Butler to an 11-1 record and the JUCO National Championship game.

Prior to the 2011 season, Mettenberger transferred to Louisiana State University.[5] In his first season at LSU, he completed eight of eleven pass attempts for 92 yards and a touchdown in limited action. In 2012, he took over as the starting quarterback.[6][7] He led the team to a 10-3 record, completing 58.8% of his passes for 2,609 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions.[8] With the arrival of Cam Cameron as offensive coordinator in 2013, Mettenberger led LSU to a 9-3 regular season record, completing 64.9% of his passes for 3,082 yards, 22 TD's and 8 interceptions with a yards per pass attempt of 10.41 YPA and a QB Rating of 171.4.[9] He is the only LSU quarterback to throw for 2,500 or more yards in back-to-back seasons and was a two-time team captain. Mettenberger tore his ACL in LSU's final regular season game.[10] He underwent surgery and just 13 weeks later, he fully participated in LSU's Pro Day. He threw nearly 125 passes while wearing a helmet and shoulder pads and completed over 90% of his passes.[11]

Professional career

Mettenberger was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the 6th round (pick number 178 overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. On September 28, 2014 Mettenberger made his debut in relief of the injured Jake Locker.[12] On October 22, 2014, the Titans decided that Mettenberger would start over Jake Locker and Charlie Whitehurst against the Houston Texans.[13]

References

  1. ^ Rivals.com
  2. ^ "Former Georgia quarterback Zach Mettenberger pleads guilty to sexual battery", USA Today, May 4, 2010.
  3. ^ Watson, Graham. "Zach Mettenberger hopes people will forget about his past and focus on his future", Yahoo! Sports, August 28, 2012.
  4. ^ Zach Mettenberger back on track
  5. ^ Former Georgia QB Zach Mettenberger returns to SEC with LSU
  6. ^ Zach Mettenberger gets ready for his close-up at LSU
  7. ^ Zach Mettenberger now No. 1 quarterback for LSU
  8. ^ "Zach Mettenberger". espn.go.com. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  9. ^ Zach Mettenberger Stats - LSU - ESPN
  10. ^ LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger has torn ACL in left knee, will miss bowl game
  11. ^ Zach Mettenberger shines at LSU Tigers pro day - ESPN
  12. ^ White, RJ (October 5, 2014). "La Canfora: Titans could turn to Zach Mettenberger by midseason". CBSSports.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014. 
  13. ^ Kuharsky, Paul (October 23, 2014). "Titans name Zach Mettenberger QB". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 

External links

  • LSU Tigers bio
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