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    Zach Hurd
    78 Zach Hurd
    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Waterford, Conn.

    High School:
    Waterford

    Height / Weight:
    6-7 / 325

    Position:
    Offensive Guard

    Birthdate:
    09/30/1988

    2010: A First Team All-BIG EAST performer for the past two seasons...blocked for four 1,000 yard rushers during his career (Donald Brown 2008, Jordan Todman and Andre Dixon in '09 and Todman in '10)...started all 13 games at right guard in 2010 and started all 39 games over the past three seasons...played in all 13 games as a freshman in 2007 and appeared in all 53 games over the past four seasons...his 53 games played is a school record...one of four team captains...earned an Offensive Game Ball for the Pittsburgh game (Nov. 11) for helping the Huskies gain 265 yards of rushing.

    2009: A First Team All-BIG EAST Conference pick....started all 13 games for the Huskies during the 2009 season at left guard...has made 26 career starts with all 13 games in 2008...earned the Offensive Game Ball along with his fellow offensive line starters after the win against Notre Dame (Nov. 21).

    2008: Started all 13 games for UConn at right guard ... Has played in 26 games during his collegiate career ... Was part of an offensive line that allowed running back Donald Brown to lead the country in rushing ... UConn team was ranked 20th in the country in rushing yards per game and second in the BIG EAST at 204.58 yards per game ... Earned a game ball, along with his fellow offensive linemen, in UConn's win over Virginia (Sept. 13) ... Helped allow the Huskies to rush for 358 yards in the International Bowl victory over Buffalo (Jan. 3).

    2007: Appeared in all 13 games as a backup offensive lineman and on the field goal unit.

    2006: Redshirted.

    High School: A first-team Class M All-State pick as a senior ... Recognized by both The Day of New London and the Norwich Bulletin on their All-Area teams ... Started for two years on both the offensive and defensive lines ... Named team captain as a senior ... Blocked two field goals in 2005 ... Played in the Connecticut-Rhode Island Governors' Cup All-Star Game ... Did not play football until high school ... Also, threw shot and javelin for the track and field team.

    Personal: Zachary Graham Hurd ... Born on September 30, 1988 ... An individualized major.

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