38 - Zak DeOssie
Zak DeOssie
Height: 6-4
Weight: 240
Year: Senior
Hometown: North Andover, MA
High School: Andover Academy
Position: LB
Junior: Buck Buchanan Award finalist for the nation's top defensive player, presented by The Sports Network... Named First Team All-Ivy...Earned Third Team Associated Press All-American honors...First Team All-New England selection... Football Gazette Second Team All-American... An ECAC All-Star Selection...Led Brown with 80 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, 5 quarterback sacks, one interception, one blocked kick and three forced fumbles despite missing three games (vs. URI, Dartmouth and Columbia)... Placed on the Ivy League Honor Roll four times... Named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Brown's win over Cornell where he registered a career high 18 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for a loss... Made 13 tackles in a win over Penn...Made 11 tackles, including three tackles for a loss, vs. Georgetown...Also had 11 tackles and 3.5 tackles for a loss against Fordham...Came up big against Harvard, making 15 tackles, including 11 solo stops, three tackles for a loss and 2 quarterback sacks...Had 10 tackles against Princeton...Sophomore: First Team All-Ivy selection...Named Third Team All-American by the Football Gazette... Recorded a career high 16 tackles in a game twice during the season, against Penn and Columbia... First Team All-New England selection...Named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week vs. Yale when he registered 13 total tackles (five solo, eight assists), deflected Yale's first pass of the game in coverage that was picked off, leading to a Brown touchdown, and intercepted a pass at the goal line, making an acrobatic catch to deny a potential Yale score...Registered 98 tackles on the season including nine tackles for a loss and five sacks...His 98 tackles ranked fourth in the Ivy League... Intercepted a pass vs. Dartmouth and returned it 61 yards...Made 12 tackles vs. Cornell, including 10 solo stops...Freshman: Finished the season with 27 tackles and an interception...Registered three tackles and an interception against Penn...Had five tackles including a quarterback sack against Cornell...Tallied five tackles, one of which was for a loss, against Princeton... Compiled nine tackles, a quarterback sack, and forced a fumble in the Spring Game ...Secondary School Background: Graduated from Phillips Academy where he lettered in football and basketball...Named to the All-New England Prep Team...Eagle Tribune All Star...Football team captain his senior year...An Eagle Tribune All Star in basketball...Captained the basketball team his senior season...Made the Honor Roll...Personal: Zachary Robert DeOssie, born May 24, 1984...Son of Steve and Dianna DeOssie...Father, Steve, played in the NFL with Dallas, the New York Giants, the New York Jets, and the Patriots...Has two sisters, Christina and Nichole...Enjoys skiing and hanging out with friends...A Public Policy concentrator.