Gaines, Higgins, Zerblis headline first team
Higgins earns first team All-MW, All-America honors
Four CSU players earn first-team All-MW honors
CSU vs. Hawai'i
CSU vs. Tulsa
2012 Signing Class Highlights; 24 players
Photos from Colorado State's annual Green and Gold Spring Game - 4-18-15 (photos by Don Reichert)
Photos from Colorado State's third spring football practice from Don Reichert
CSU Football vs. New Mexico - photos by Don Reichert
CSU football vs. Tulsa - Oct. 4, 2014 (Tom Waido)
CSU football vs. Cal Poly - 9-14-13 (Don Reichert)
Career Division I games played/started: 17/13 (13/13 in 2014... 4/0 in 2013).
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... this CSU offensebroke several single-season school records: offensive yards (6,252), total yards/game (480.92), passing yards (4,181), passing yards/attempt (9.35) and passing touchdowns (34).
- Graded out above 85-percent in each game this season, recording over 60 knockdown blocks
- Made first career start in season-opening win over Colorado (Aug. 29)... helped pave the way for 266 yards of rushing offense, the most rushing yards by CSU in the Rocky Mountain Showdown
- Wasinstrumental in helping the Rams rack up a CSU single-game record 698 yards of total offense vs. New Mexico (Nov. 22) and 676 yards of total offense against UC Davis (Sept. 13), the third-most in CSU history
- The Rams did not allow a sack against Hawai'i (Nov. 8)
- CSU 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)
- Ramsaveraged 480.9 yards of total offense per game,which brokesingle-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 (Nevada, at New Mexico and Air Force)
2012: 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...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...double majoring in communication studies and history...Hometown: Grayson, Ga.
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