Colorado State takes field for its second spring drills under Jim McElwain
New CSU coach lands 24
2012 Signing Class Highlights; 24 players
Photos from Dan Byers of CSU's spring game played on Saturday, April 20, 2013
2012 (Freshman): Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility.
High School: 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, Grayson (Ga.) High School, just east of Atlanta...A three-year letterman, earned two all-county and all-state awards during his only two 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 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, 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 invited to the Georgia North-South All-Star Game in Columbus, where he played with new CSU teammate Shaq Walker (Logan County)...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 on a 10-4 squad...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 and field, specializing in the throwing events, and one year in wrestling...Head football coach was Mickey Conn...Max bench press in high school was 320 pounds.
Personal: Given name Frederick Thomas Zerblis...Born Feb. 24, 1993, in Grayson, Ga. ...Son of Tony and Kari Zerblis...Has an older sister...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...Plans to major in education at CSU, to allow him to coach after his playing career...Hometown: Grayson, Ga.