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Zach Line
FB #48
Height:
6-1
Weight:
233
Age:
26
College:
SMU
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2016 PRE):

CAR
1
YDS
0
AVG
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TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 6 10 1.7 3 2 7 103 14.7 49 1 0 0
2015 MIN 16 5 6 10 1.7 3 2 6 95 15.8 49 1 -- --
2014 MIN 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 MIN 3 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 8 8 8 0 -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

2015 GP/GS      Career GP/GS       Playoffs GP/GS

     16/5                     20/6                      1/0

• Tied with Eric Dickerson for rushing TDs at SMU with 47, 2nd in SMU history with 4,185 rushing yards, trailing only the Hall of Famer.

• Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year in 2012.

OFF THE FIELD Received bachelor’s degree in sport management...Married to McKenzie, couple has a daughter, Blake...Prior to game at Detroit in 2013 season opener, was inducted into his high school hall of fame at nearby Oxford, MI...Younger brother, Prescott, is a RB at SMU.

PRO Had best season as a pro in 2015, scoring 3 TDs on 12 offensive touches and helped pave the way for Adrian Peterson to lead the NFL in rushing with 1,485 yards...Played in 1st career game at Detroit (9/8/13) and scored 1st career vs. Detroit (9/20/15) against his home town team he grew up rooting for...Went from rookie free agent to making his 1st career start in his 3rd career game vs. Cleveland (9/22/13)...Made his NFL debut on 9/8/13 at Detroit, caught 1 pass for 8 yards...Signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent on 5/3/13...Recorded the longest offensive play in the 2013 preseason with a 61-yard TD reception against Houston (8/9/13).

2015 GP/GS      Career GP/GS       Playoffs GP/GS

     16/5                     20/6                      1/0

• Tied with Eric Dickerson for rushing TDs at SMU with 47, 2nd in SMU history with 4,185 rushing yards, trailing only the Hall of Famer.

• Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year in 2012.

OFF THE FIELD Received bachelor’s degree in sport management...Married to McKenzie, couple has a daughter, Blake...Prior to game at Detroit in 2013 season opener, was inducted into his high school hall of fame at nearby Oxford, MI...Younger brother, Prescott, is a RB at SMU.

PRO Had best season as a pro in 2015, scoring 3 TDs on 12 offensive touches and helped pave the way for Adrian Peterson to lead the NFL in rushing with 1,485 yards...Played in 1st career game at Detroit (9/8/13) and scored 1st career vs. Detroit (9/20/15) against his home town team he grew up rooting for...Went from rookie free agent to making his 1st career start in his 3rd career game vs. Cleveland (9/22/13)...Made his NFL debut on 9/8/13 at Detroit, caught 1 pass for 8 yards...Signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent on 5/3/13...Recorded the longest offensive play in the 2013 preseason with a 61-yard TD reception against Houston (8/9/13).

2015   Scored 3 TDs, 2 by rushing and 1 receiving, on only 12 offensive touches...Key blocker for Adrian Peterson as he led the NFL with 1,485 yards rushing and ran for 11 TDs en route to All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors along with being named FedEx Ground Player of the Year honors...Played in all 16 games with 5 starts and played in Wild Card Playoff...His 3 TDs were tied for 3rd in the NFL among FBs...Started 1st career game and scored 1st career TD on a 1-yard run vs. Detoit (9/20), his hometown team he rooted for as a kid...Hauled in career-long 49-yard reception at Detroit (10/25), the 2nd-longest Vikings pass play of the season behind Jarius Wright’s 52-yarder...Scored 1st career receiving TD on a 4-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater vs. Chicago (12/20)...Caught 2 passes in Wild Card Playoffs vs. Seattle (1/10/16) for 7 yards.

2014 Played in 1 game for the Vikings during the 2014 campaign...Finished the season with 1 assisted special teams tackle in his 1st game active during the 2014 season, the season finale against Chicago (12/28)...Was inactive for 12 games, spent 2 weeks on the practice squad and 1 week not with the team...Assisted on 1 special teams tackle against Chicago (12/28), which was his 1st NFL tackle.

2013 Appeared on offense in his NFL debut at Detroit (9/8)and caught 1 pass for 8 yards...Made his 1st NFL start vs. Cleveland (9/22)...Filled in at FB while regular starter Jerome Felton was serving NFL suspension...Placed on IR with an ankle injury on 9/23...Had impressive start to his NFL career when he caught a 61-yard TD in his 1st preseason action vs. Houston (8/9).

COLLEGE Totaled 4,185 rushing yards, which is 2nd in school history behind Eric Dickerson, and added 47 rushing TDs, which is tied for the most in school history with Dickerson, in 50 career games, including 41 starts...Only player in SMU history to have 3 seasons of 1,200+ rushing yards...Had 4,784 career all-purpose yards (2nd at SMU) and 282 career points (3rd at SMU)...Named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year after rushing for 1,278 yards and 13 TDs in 2012...Selected 1st-Team All-C-USA 3 straight seasons (2010-12).

PREP Attended Oxford HS in Michigan where he was an All-State selection after rushing for 1,723 yards and 17 TDs...Threw for 3 TDs as a senior...Recorded 154 tackles, forced 8 fumbles and recovered 4 fumbles while playing defense...Finished 3rd at state in wrestling...Inducted into the Oxford HS Hall of Fame prior to the 2013 NFL season.