Zach Zidian
Zach  Zidian


Youngstown, Ohio

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 328



Thirteen Dukes Named All-Northeast Conference

Christian Kuntz Named Defensive Player of the Year


@ DUQFB Travels to William & Mary for First FCS Playoff Appearance

Dukes and Tribe to play at 3:30 on ESPN3


Duquesne Football to Host Saint Francis Nov. 21 With NEC Title on the Line

Winner of Dukes vs. Red Flash will secure automatic bid to FCS Championship


@DUQFB Improves to 4-1 in NEC Play with a 41-14 Win at Sacred Heart

Wayne Capers catches six passes for a career-best 144 yards


@DUQFB Heads to Sacred Heart Saturday for Final Regular Season Road Game

Red and Blue look to end two-game drought against Pioneers


Duquesne 27, CCSU 10

Duquesne 27, CCSU 10


Duquesne 22, Robert Morris 0

Duquesne 22, Robert Morris 0


Sacred Heart 23, Duquesne 20

Sacred Heart 23, Duquesne 20


Dayton at Duquesne Football

Dukes 33, Flyers 13


Duquesne 21, St. Francis 10

Duquesne 21, St. Francis 10

Pronunciation: ZID-ee-en

2015 Preseason All-NEC
2014 NEC First Team All-Conference
2014 Preseason All-NEC
2013 Second Team All-NEC

Stepped into the starting lineup as a true freshman and has been a fixture ever since ... his ability to occupy linemen helped linebackers rank first and second on the team in total tackles in 2014 ... joined the starting lineup in the second game of his freshman season ... his streak of 33 consecutive starts is the longest on the team.

as a junior (2014)
Started all 12 contests at defensive tackle ... finished fourth on the team in tackles from his defensive tackle position with a career-high 61 (31 solo) stops in earning 2014 NEC First Team All-Conference honors ... had seven tackles for a loss of 14 yards, including a sack of five yards ... also added two pass break-ups and a blocked kick ... posted a career-high 10 tackles (6 solo) at Wagner ... made seven stops and had a pass break-up against Dayton ... had eight tackles, including four for a loss of nine yards with a sack at Saint Francis ... blocked a kick versus West Liberty.

as a sophomore (2013)
Started all 11 games at defensive tackle ... had 44 tackles (17 solo) including 5.5 tackles for loss ... was credited with 2.5 sacks for -14 yards on the season ... showed a nose for the football with a team-high four fumble recoveries ... pounced on a loose ball in the end zone that gave the Dukes a 14-7 lead in a 27-14 win over West Liberty ... also forced a fumble in the West Liberty game ... covered a fumble at the Robert Morris 10-yard line to set up a Dillon Buechel-to-Gianni Carter TD pass on the next play that gave the Dukes their first lead at 12-7 in a 21-20 win ... had a career-high seven tackles including a pair of tackles for loss with one sack in the win over Wagner ... matched the seven stops at Sacred Heart.

as a freshman (2012)
Played in all 11 games with starts in the last 10 ... was second among down linemen with 39 tackles (17 solo) ... was also second on the team with two forced fumbles ... had a season high six tackles against both CCSU and Robert Morris ... two of the six tackles at CCSU were for losses totaling five yards ... added five stops against Bryant, Albany and Wagner.

Played on both sides of the line for Boardman ... named first team All-Federal League ... also earned a spot on the Associated Press Northeastern Inland All-District Division I Second Team ... was also named to the OHSFCA Academic All-Ohio Team ... high school coach Mark D'Eramo. ... major: supply chain management ... date of birth: 7/23/93.


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