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Fred Zerblis
Fred  Zerblis

RS Senior

Grayson, Ga.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 305



Communication Studies and History


12 Rams earn NFFCC academic honors

Hunt receives hardware, trio of #RAMPAGE17 members also recognized as prep scholar-athletes


13 former Rams showcase skillset at annual Pro Day

NFL hopefuls worked out in front of 34 scouts


3 Rams selected to postseason all-star games

Davis will participate in East-West Shrine Game, Zerblis in Tropical Bowl, College Gridiron Showcase, Callender in Tropical Bowl


CSU football names season captains

Davis, Hunt, Peralta, Zerblis recognized by peers


8 Rams earn All-Mountain West recognition

Gallup, Hunt, Zerblis named to first team


2012 Signing Class Highlights

2012 Signing Class Highlights; 24 players


CSU Football vs. Idaho (Famous Idaho Potato Bowl)

CSU Football vs. Idaho (Famous Idaho Potato Bowl) - 12/22/16 [Photos by Don Reichert]


CSU Football vs. Idaho (Famous Idaho Potato Bowl)

CSU Football vs. Idaho (Famous Idaho Potato Bowl) - 12/22/16 [Photos by Abbie Parr]


Potato Bowl - Day 4

Potato Bowl - Day 4 - 12/21/16


Potato Bowl - Day 2

Potato Bowl - Day 2


Potato Bowl - Day 1

Potato Bowl - Day 1

2016 (Senior): Named first-team All-Mountain West by vote of coaches and media... named to Phil Steele's All-MW first team... Earned All-America second-team honors by Pro Football Focus... Named to Outland Trophy watch list prior to the start of the season... Rams' offensive line allowed just 1.0 sacks per game, a number that ranked 8th in the country... Colorado State's offense ranked 12th in the country in passing efficiency, 31st in rushing offense. 28th in scoring offense and 30th in total offense... behind the Rams' offensive line, quarterback Nick Stevens ranked fifth in the country and first in the Mountain West with a 171.3 passer efficiency rating... blocked for three primary running backs whom all had 90+ rush attempts on the season, and a combined 2,199 total yards... Rams' offense ranked fourth in the country in Red Zone offense with a 94.3% success rate, and 38th in the country with a 59.1% 4th down conversion percentage... the offensive line allowed just one sack in the final six games of the season.
  • Helped block for 569 total yards of total offense, including 245 on the ground, in a 47-21 win over UNC (Sept. 17)
  • Blocked for 369 yards of total offense against Minnesota (Sept. 24), the most that the 35th ranked defense in FBS had allowed at that point of the season
  • Blocked for quarterback Collin Hill's career-high 370 passing yards against Wyoming (Oct. 1)
  • Helped block for 464 yards of total offense against a Utah State defense that ranked 29th in the country in yards allowed (Oct. 8)
  • The Rams became just the second team this season to rush for 100+ yards against Boise State (Oct. 15), with 184 total yards on the ground
  • At Air Force (Nov. 12), blocked for a 300-yard passer in Nick Stevens, 200-yard receiver in Michael Gallup and 100-yard rusher in Dalyn Dawkins, the first such game in CSU history
  • Blocked for a trio of 100-yard running backs against New Mexico (Nov. 19), a game in which the Rams also posted a season-high 576 yards of total offense
  • The Rams scored 63 points and put up 507 yards of total offense against a San Diego State defense that came into the game ranked eighth in the country in total defense and averaged 16.9 points allowed per game (Nov. 26)
  • Blocked for a season-high 600 yards of total offense in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Dec. 22), including a school-record 265 receiving yards for Bisi Johnson and a career-high 445 passing yards for quarterback Nick Stevens
2015 (Junior): Named second team All-Mountain West by vote of media and coaches... Started all 13 games on the offensive line, appearing at both center and right guard... Helped block for an offense that ranked third in the Mountain West with 417.0 yards per game, and was among the nation’s leaders for tackles for loss allowed (4.62 per game; 11th), sacks allowed (1.17 per game; 22nd), third-down conversions (46.0 percent, 20th), fourth-down conversions (58.8 percent, 36th), first downs (23.15 per game, 33rd) and red-zone offense (87 percent, 44th).
  • Phil Steele All-Mountain West first team.
  • All-National Football Foundation Colorado Chapter second team.
  • Helped block for a season-high 598 yards of total offense, including 217 on the ground, in a 65-13 win over Savannah State (9/5).
  • Forced a fumble in a win against Tulsa (10/4)
  • Made way for a season-high 325 rushing yards in a win over UNLV (11/14)
  • Blocked for quarterback Nick Stevens' career-high 310 yard performance in the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl vs. Nevada (12/29)
2014 (Sophomore): Voted honorable mention All-Mountain West by vote of coaches and media... Started all 13 games at right guard... Helped lead the Rams to their best record (10-3) since 2000... Helped block for a 4,000-yard passer (Grayson - 4,006) and 1,200-yard rusher (Hart - 1,275)... The Rams topped the 500-yard mark five times, including twice surpassing the 670-yard mark... The CSU offense broke several single-season school records: offensive yards (6,252), total yards per game (480.92), passing yards (4,181), passing yards/attempt (9.35) and passing touchdowns (34).
  • Graded out above 85 percent in each game, recording more than 60 knockdown blocks.
  • Made first career start in season-opening win over Colorado (8/29)... Helped pave the way for 266 yards of rushing offense, the most rushing yards ever by CSU in the Rocky Mountain Showdown.
  • Was instrumental in helping the Rams rack up a CSU single-game record 698 yards of total offense vs. New Mexico (11/22) and 676 yards of total offense against UC Davis (9/13), the third-most in CSU history.
  • The Rams did not allow a sack against Hawai’i (11/8).
  • CSU's offense converted51.2-percent of third-down attempts, the fifth-best among FBS teams and well ahead of previous school record of 46.3 (1985).
  • The Rams averaged 480.9 yards of total offense per game,which broke the single-season school record (470.8 in 2013).
2013 (Freshman): Saw action in four games, backing up first-team All-Mountain West center Weston Richburg, who was drafted 43rd overall by the New York Giants in the 2014 NFL Draft.
  • Saw action in his first collegiate game against Wyoming, a 52-22 victory over the Cowboys.
  • Appeared in three other games for the Rams (vs. Nevada, at New Mexico and vs. Air Force).
2012 (Redshirt): Redshirted during his first collegiate season.

High School:
  • Is a 2012 graduate of Grayson High School, just east of Atlanta, Ga.
  • Started the final 29 games of his career and did not allow a sack as the center on one of the nation’s best teams.
  • Earned All-Georgia and all-county awards during both seasons as an offensive lineman.
  • Played nose guard in a 3-4 defense as sophomore, before finding his niche on the other side of the ball.
  • Helped the 15-0 Rams, who wore gold helmets with green horns, to the 2011 Georgia Class 5A state championship as a senior.
  • Was a senior captain and the top offensive lineman on a team that ranked No. 4 in the final USA Today Super 25, MaxPreps.com Xcellent 25 and ESPN.com Gatorade Fab 50 rankings, and No. 6 in the Rivals.com High School BCS.
  • Earned first-team all-state and first-team all-county honors in 2011, and an invitation to the county all-star game.
  • Also was invited to the Georgia North-South All-Star Game in Columbus.
  • As a junior in 2010, started all 14 games at center in his first season at the position, helping the Rams to a 10-4 mark and a berth in the state semifinals… Did not allow a sack.
  • Saw increased late-season playing time, including occasional starts, on one of the state’s top defenses as a sophomore nose guard in 2009, when Grayson finished 12-1 and lost in the state semifinals.
  • Also lettered twice in track & field, specializing in the throwing events, and one year in wrestling.
  • Head football coach was Mickey Conn.
Personal: Born Feb. 24, 1993 in Grayson, Ga. ... Parents are Tony and Kari Zerblis... Has an older sister, Rachel... Dad’s cousin is Chris Gardocki, an All-Pro punter who spent 16 years in the NFL with the Bears, Browns, Colts and Steelers, where he won a Super Bowl ring... Double majoring in communication studies and history.
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