9 - Zach Wimberly
Zach Wimberly
Height: 6-2
Weight: 240
Year: So.
Hometown: Tumwater, Wash.
High School: Tumwater HS '12
Position: TE
Experience: 1L*

2014: Listed as the starter at tight end on the preseason depth chart.

2013: Was named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. He saw extensive action as a tight end in all 15 games, including one start versus Toledo (9/14/13). Wimberly had a catch for 12 yards against Western Oregon (9/7/13) and his other reception in 2013 was a 3-yard TD catch in the FCS Playoffs versus South Dakota State (12/7/13). He moved from the defensive line in the fall because of a season-ending dislocated patella suffered by senior Cody Humphrey during preseason practices on Aug. 21, 2013.

2012: Redshirted. Was selected as the team’s defensive scout team player of the week once, and special teams once.

HS: Graduated from Tumwater HS in 2012. Selected among “others to watch” on Ron Siegel’s pre-season All-State team (seniors only). He was the Evergreen 2A Conference MVP despite missing the last two games of the season with an injury. In a 41-13 win against Black Hills, the tight end/defensive end injured his tibia and was lost for the season. In seven games, he caught 10 passes for 201 yards (20.1 per reception), four touchdowns and a long reception of 38 yards. He also rushed 16 times out of the Wildcat Formation for 199 yards (12.4 per carry), with six touchdowns and a long rush of 59 yards. He scored four of his rushing touchdowns in a 42-7 win against Chehalis. Defensively, he had 21 tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. The Thunderbirds finished the season 7-2, losing to Archbishop Murphy in the first round of the State 2A Playoffs. As a junior, Tumwater was 12-1 and won the State 2A title with a 34-14 victory over Archbishop Murphy in the championship game. Wimberly earned all-conference honors and finished with 27 catches for 587 yards (21.7 per catch), eight touchdowns and a long reception of 66 yards. He also had 34 tackles with four sacks and two passes broken up. New EWU teammate Nick Foerstel (’14) also attended Tumwater, as did former Eagle twins Zach and Matt Johnson (’07).

Personal: Major undecided.

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