98 - Zack Nash|
|Previous School:||Vacaville HS|
One of the top pass rushers in the nation, Nash enters 2010 with 19.0 career sacks and 25.5 career tackles-for-loss…is tied for third in Hornet history in sacks and is 8.5 behind leader Mike Brannon…ranks seventh in program history in TFLs.
2010 Season: Was named second team All-America by The Sports Network and the Associated Press and was a first team all-Big Sky selection…set the Sacramento State single-season record and 13.0 sacks during the year…finished the season with 37 total tackles, with 16.5 for loss…also forced a school-record six fumbles and had four quarterback hurries…set the Hornet single-game record with 5.0 sacks and tied the record with 6.0 TFLs in the win at Idaho State…that performance helped him earn the Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week award…had three sacks against Western Oregon and Northern Colorado…had at least one tackle in all 11 games…high of six came against Montana, Northern Colorado and Idaho State.
2009 Season: Earned honorable mention all-Big Sky accolades for the second consecutive season…started all nine games in which he appeared and finished the season with 34 tackles (17-17)…also had 3.5 tackles-for-loss, including 2.5 sacks…was credited with eight tackles, including six solos, in the win over Northern Arizona…had six stops against UNLV and Montana.
2008 Season: Named honorable mention all-Big Sky during his freshman season…played in 11 of the team’s 12 games, starting every game in which he played at defensive end…tallied 47 total tackles, including 5.5 tackles-for-loss…also added 3.5 sacks, recovered two fumbles and broke up five passes…was named the Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week against Humboldt State after recording 10 total tackles, 2.5 TFL and 1.5 sacks.
2007 Season: Sat out the year as a redshirt.
High School: Graduated from Vacaville HS in 2007…a two-time all-Monticello Empire League selection...was also named honorable mention all-metro by the Sacramento Bee and all-Sac-Joaquin Section following his senior season...was a two-time all-Monticello Empire League selection…helped lead Vacaville HS to the 2006 Sac-Joaquin Section Div. I title and a 14-1 overall record...led the team with 118 total tackles, including 70 solo stops...tallied eight sacks and also had one interception...had at least 10 tackles in four games, including 15 against both Laguna Creek HS and Napa HS...had six tackles in a 16-7 semifinal victory over Elk Grove HS...added seven more stops in the team’s 37-36 win over Merced HS to secure the section title...also a member of the Bulldogs’ baseball team.
Personal: Born 9-23-89…majoring in criminal justice…parents are Michael and Wendy Nash.