57 - Dylan Zylstra
Dylan Zylstra
Height: 6-4
Weight: 285
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Kent, Wash.
High School: Kentridge HS '10
Position: DL
Experience: 3L*
gp 5
tk 17
sac 1
int -
ffum -

*** Honors Candidate ***

2014: Listed as the starter at defensive tackle on the preseason depth chart. He was one six Eagles selected to the preseason All-Big Sky Conference team as selected by a panel of the league’s media representatives. During a pre-practice interview leading up to EWU’s FCS Playoff game on Dec. 7, 2013, versus South Dakota State in the coldest game in school history (12 degrees at kickoff), he fittingly used the phrase “embrace the suck.” 2013: Earned honorable mention All-Big Sky honors. Played in all 15 games as a nose tackle, including one starting assignment versus Idaho State (11/2/13). He finished the season with 42 tackles, including 1 1/2 sacks and six total tackles for loss. He also had a trio of quarterback hurries. Zylstra had a season-high six tackles versus Montana (10/26/13), and five tackles each in the final two games of the season against Jacksonville State (12/14/13) and Towson (12/21/13). He had a sack and three total tackles at North Dakota (10/12/13). His five tackle effort versus Portland State (11/23/13) earned him team defensive player of the week honors. He also earned EWU’s special teams player of the week award against the Grizzlies. Prior to the season, he ranked 26th on the preseason FCS defensive tackle rankings as selected by Josh Buchanan at philsteele.com.

2012: Earned honorable mention All-Big Sky honors. Made the first and only start of his career thus far versus Southern Utah (10/27/12) and finished with three tackles and a half-sack. He played a big role in Eastern’s unconventional, 27-24 come-from-behind victory over second-ranked Montana State (10/13/12) to earn team special teams player of the week honors. The Bobcats out-gained EWU 375-211, but EWU managed to take the lead for good on a blocked punt by Zylstra that was recovered for a touchdown by Evan Day. Just 59 seconds later, an interception by Jordan Tonani was returned 21 yards for a touchdown to give EWU a 10-point advantage it didn’t surrender. He had a season-high six tackles against Cal Poly (11/3/12) and one game later had four versus UC Davis (11/10/12). In the spring, he was selected as Eastern’s co-most improved defensive player. Zylstra and teammate Ashton Boothroyd were recognized by EWU and the Big Sky Conference for their role in rescuing a kayaker, who had fallen into Long Lake, northwest of Spokane, Wash., on May 31, 2012. The two were fishing when they saw the man struggling, and yelling for help. They were able to borrow a row boat and Zylstra pulled the man from the frigid waters.

2011: Zylstra played sparingly as a redshirt freshman in 2011, but finished with 11 tackles and a quarterback hurry. Seven of his tackles came versus Portland State (10/29/11).

2010: Redshirted. Was selected as Eastern’s Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year. Was selected as the team’s defensive scout team player of the week twice.

HS: Graduated from Kentridge HS in 2010. Earned honorable mention 4A All-State honors as a linebacker from the Associated Press. Named by the Seattle Times as a “White Chip” selection as one of the top 100 prospects in the state of Washington. Was selected to the Seattle Times “Star Times” All-Area team as a defensive end/linebacker. He was the South Puget Sound League North Division Defensive Back of the Year and earned first team all-league honors as a linebacker. He had 67 tackles as a senior with 5 1/2 sacks, 13 1/2 total tackles for loss, four blocked kicks and two passes broken up. He helped Kentridge to a 6-4 record overall, including a 6-2 league mark. He also played basketball for three years at Kentridge, and averaged 11.5 points as a senior to earn honorable mention All-SPSL North Division honors for the second-straight season. He helped lead Kentridge to third place in the 2009 State 4A Tournament and a final record of 20-9.

Personal: Management major. Born 10/11/91 in Renton, Wash. Will turn 23 the day Eastern plays at Southern Utah. Parents are Douglas and Belinda Zylstra. Name is pronounced “zill-struh.”

Year

GP

TT

Hi

S

TL-Yds

FF-FR

PBU

I-Yds

2011

6

11

7

0

1-2

0-0

0

0-0

2012

14

33

6

0.5

4-11

0-0

0

0-0

2013

15

42

6

1.5

6-12

0-0

0

0-0

Totals

35

86

7

2

11-25

0-0

0

0-0




Recent Games
Aug 23 Sam Houston St. W, 56-35
Aug 30 Montana Western W, 41-9
Sep 6 at Washington L, 59-52
Sep 20 at Montana St. W, 52-51
Sep 27 at UC Davis W, 37-14
Statistics category Overall Conf
Solo tackles 8 0
Assists 9 1
Tackles 17 1
Tackles per game 3.4 1.0
Sacks 1 -
Sack yards 7 -
Interceptions - -
Returned for touchdown - -
Fumble recoveries - -
Fumble return TDs - -
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Aug 23 Sam Houston St. W, 56-35 - - - - - - - - -
Aug 30 Montana Western W, 41-9 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 6 at Washington L, 59-52 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 20 at Montana St. W, 52-51 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 27 at UC Davis W, 37-14 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 4 Idaho St.   - - - - - - - - -
Oct 11 at Southern Utah   - - - - - - - - -
Oct 18 Northern Colo.   - - - - - - - - -
Oct 25 at Northern Ariz.   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 1 North Dakota   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 8 Montana   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 21 at Portland St.   - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Aug 23 Sam Houston St. W, 56-35 - - - - - - -
Aug 30 Montana Western W, 41-9 - - - - - - -
Sep 6 at Washington L, 59-52 - - - - - - -
Sep 20 at Montana St. W, 52-51 - - - - - - -
Sep 27 at UC Davis W, 37-14 - - - - - - -
Oct 4 Idaho St.   - - - - - - -
Oct 11 at Southern Utah   - - - - - - -
Oct 18 Northern Colo.   - - - - - - -
Oct 25 at Northern Ariz.   - - - - - - -
Nov 1 North Dakota   - - - - - - -
Nov 8 Montana   - - - - - - -
Nov 21 at Portland St.   - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Aug 23 Sam Houston St. W, 56-35 - - - - - - -
Aug 30 Montana Western W, 41-9 - - - - - - -
Sep 6 at Washington L, 59-52 - - - - - - -
Sep 20 at Montana St. W, 52-51 - - - - - - -
Sep 27 at UC Davis W, 37-14 - - - - - - -
Oct 4 Idaho St.   - - - - - - -
Oct 11 at Southern Utah   - - - - - - -
Oct 18 Northern Colo.   - - - - - - -
Oct 25 at Northern Ariz.   - - - - - - -
Nov 1 North Dakota   - - - - - - -
Nov 8 Montana   - - - - - - -
Nov 21 at Portland St.   - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Aug 23 Sam Houston St. W, 56-35 - - - - - 0
Aug 30 Montana Western W, 41-9 - - - - - 0
Sep 6 at Washington L, 59-52 - - - - - 0
Sep 20 at Montana St. W, 52-51 - - - - - 0
Sep 27 at UC Davis W, 37-14 - - - - - 0
Oct 4 Idaho St.   - - - - - -
Oct 11 at Southern Utah   - - - - - -
Oct 18 Northern Colo.   - - - - - -
Oct 25 at Northern Ariz.   - - - - - -
Nov 1 North Dakota   - - - - - -
Nov 8 Montana   - - - - - -
Nov 21 at Portland St.   - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Aug 23 Sam Houston St. W, 56-35 - - - - - - - -
Aug 30 Montana Western W, 41-9 - - - - - - - -
Sep 6 at Washington L, 59-52 - - - - - - - -
Sep 20 at Montana St. W, 52-51 - - - - - - - -
Sep 27 at UC Davis W, 37-14 - - - - - - - -
Oct 4 Idaho St.   - - - - - - - -
Oct 11 at Southern Utah   - - - - - - - -
Oct 18 Northern Colo.   - - - - - - - -
Oct 25 at Northern Ariz.   - - - - - - - -
Nov 1 North Dakota   - - - - - - - -
Nov 8 Montana   - - - - - - - -
Nov 21 at Portland St.   - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Aug 23 Sam Houston St. W, 56-35 - - - - - - - - - -
Aug 30 Montana Western W, 41-9 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 6 at Washington L, 59-52 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 20 at Montana St. W, 52-51 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 27 at UC Davis W, 37-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 4 Idaho St.   - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 11 at Southern Utah   - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 18 Northern Colo.   - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 25 at Northern Ariz.   - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 1 North Dakota   - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 8 Montana   - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 21 at Portland St.   - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Aug 23 Sam Houston St. W, 56-35 2 2 4 - - 1 3 - - - - - - - - -
Aug 30 Montana Western W, 41-9 2 3 5 - - 0.5 1 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 6 at Washington L, 59-52 2 2 4 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 20 at Montana St. W, 52-51 2 1 3 1 7 1 7 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 27 at UC Davis W, 37-14 0 1 1 - - 0.5 2 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 4 Idaho St.   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 11 at Southern Utah   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 18 Northern Colo.   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 25 at Northern Ariz.   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 1 North Dakota   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 8 Montana   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 21 at Portland St.   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg
2013-14 15 - - - - - - - - -
2014-15 5 - - - - - - - - -
Total 20 - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2013-14 15 - - - - - - - -
2014-15 5 - - - - - - - -
Total 20 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2013-14 15 - - - - - - -
2014-15 5 - - - - - - -
Total 20 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2013-14 15 - - - - - - - 0
2014-15 5 - - - - - - - 0
Total 20 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2013-14 15 - - - - - - - -
2014-15 5 - - - - - - - -
Total 20 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2013-14 - - - - - - - - - -
2014-15 - - - - - - - - - -
Total - - - - - - - - - -
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2013-14 15 15 27 42 2.8 1.5 4 5.5 12 - - - - - - -
2014-15 5 8 9 17 3.4 1 7 3 13 - - - - - - -
Total 20 23 36 59 3.0 2.5 11 8.5 25 - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg
Total 5 - - - - - - - - -
Conference 1 - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -

Home 2 - - - - - - - - -
Away 3 - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -

Wins 4 - - - - - - - - -
Losses 1 - - - - - - - - -

August 2 - - - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
December - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 5 - - - - - - - -
Conference 1 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -

Home 2 - - - - - - - -
Away 3 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -

Wins 4 - - - - - - - -
Losses 1 - - - - - - - -

August 2 - - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - -
December - - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 5 - - - - - - -
Conference 1 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - -

Home 2 - - - - - - -
Away 3 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - -

Wins 4 - - - - - - -
Losses 1 - - - - - - -

August 2 - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - -
December - - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 5 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 1 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0

Home 2 - - - - - - - 0
Away 3 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0

Wins 4 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 1 - - - - - - - 0

August 2 - - - - - - - 0
September 3 - - - - - - - 0
October - - - - - - - - 0
November - - - - - - - - 0
December - - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 5 - - - - - - - -
Conference 1 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -

Home 2 - - - - - - - -
Away 3 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -

Wins 4 - - - - - - - -
Losses 1 - - - - - - - -

August 2 - - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - -
December - - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -

Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -

Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -

August - - - - - - - - - -
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
December - - - - - - - - - -
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 5 8 9 17 3.4 1 7 3 13 - - - - - - -
Conference 1 0 1 1 1.0 - - 0.5 2 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -

Home 2 4 5 9 4.5 - - 1.5 4 - - - - - - -
Away 3 4 4 8 2.7 1 7 1.5 9 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -

Wins 4 6 7 13 3.2 1 7 3 13 - - - - - - -
Losses 1 2 2 4 4.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -

August 2 4 5 9 4.5 - - 1.5 4 - - - - - - -
September 3 4 4 8 2.7 1 7 1.5 9 - - - - - - -
October - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
November - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
December - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
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