Andrew Zeller, Junior, Offensive Guard, #66
Height: 6'4" or 6'6" (depending on who you want to believe)
Weight: 300 lbs (no disagreements here)
Collegiate Stats: Appeared in 22 games, with 6 starts
High School Stats (Senior Year): 67 tackles, 14 for a loss, seven sacks
247sports composite Ratings: Three stars by Rivals (#24 in Pa.), two stars by 24/7 Scout (#53 OG), ESPN (#120 OT)
Who Maryland beat: Oregon, Miami, Michigan State, and Vanderbilt
High School: Red Lion
Hometown: Red Lion, PA (via Westminster, MD)
High School Highlights:
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How'd He Get to College Park?
Born in Carroll County, Zeller's family moved to Pennsylvania where he played his high school football. Zeller stood out on both sides of the ball earning second team AAAA all-state honors as a senior. Rivals rated him the 24th best player in Pennsylvania and he was pegged as a top 60 offensive guard by Scout.com. Zeller followed the Terps and names Steve Suter as his favorite player. Despite attention from several big name programs, he chose to come home for college.
Profiling the entire team
After redshirting as a true freshman, Zeller appeared in nine games as a sophomore and started three. He appeared to have the inside track as the starting guard entering the 2013 season but lost that position to freshman Michael Dunn. However, he played in all 13 games and again found his way into the starting lineup late in the season starting the last three games including the Military Bowl.
That big block in the highlight above and starting in the Military Bowl.
Starting every game and getting at least three pancake blocks.
Zeller currently sits on top of the depth chart at right guard ahead of two redshirt freshmen - JaJuan Dulaney and Mike Minter. Clearly the job is his to lose, unless there's some shuffling along the line. Add in the unsettled state of Maryland's line with the losses of Moise Larose and Larry Mazyck and the Terps will look to Zeller's experience to provide some needed stability.
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