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Zach Mariacher
Zach  Mariacher


New Castle, Pa.

High School:
New Castle

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 195



VILLANOVA: Expected to be a playmaker for the Villanova defense; Team's top returning tackler; Will provide leadership to the Wildcat secondary; Has good football instincts.

2006: Played in all 11 games and tallied 63 tackles (third on team), 5.5 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries, two pass break-ups and one sack; Had five solo tackles at Central Florida; Recorded 10 tackles, one fumble recovery and one tackle for loss versus Lehigh; Registered five total tackles versus Massachusetts; Credited with five tackles at Penn; Amassed four tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss and two pass break-ups at Hofstra; Registered four tackles at Maine; Made a game-high 11 tackles, two tackles for loss and one fumble recovery versus Towson; Had three tackles at William & Mary; Totaled three tackles against Richmond; Tallied two solo tackles versus James Madison; Recorded 11 tackles and a tackle for loss at Delaware.

2005: Tallied 27 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and a quarterback hurry; Registered three tackles in season opener at Rutgers; Totaled seven tackles versus Northeastern; Recorded five assisted stops against Penn; Amassed seven tackles at New Hampshire; Recorded five tackles and two stops for loss at Towson.

2004: Saw limited playing time.

2003: Medical redshirt due to a back injury.

New Castle High School: Earned four varsity letters in track and three in football; First team All-Parkway Conference in 2002; Two-time New Castle News Athlete of the Week in 2001 and 2002; Picked by the Pittsburgh Tribune Review as one of the top 10 defensive backs in the WPIAL in 2002; Selected to play in the Big 33 Football Game in Hershey, Pa., in 2003; Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Management major; Younger of two children of George and Connie Mariacher; Born 6/18/84 in Youngstown, Ohio.