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#8 Zach Mettenberger
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 1 Letter
Hometown: Watkinsville, Ga.
High School: Oconee County HS
Other College: Butler CC
Major: General Studies
Born: 07/16/1991
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Zach Mettenberger Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/09/2012

Strong-armed quarterback who enters the 2012 season as the starter at the position ... Has developed into a team leader with a great command of the offense ... Showcased his ability in the LSU spring game when he completed 14-of-25 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns ... Earned the Eric Andolsek Leadership Award for outstanding leadership in spring drills and also received the Most Improved Award after the spring game ... Has seen action in five career games at LSU with no starts ... Originally signed with Georgia out of high school ... Spent one season at Georgia before transferring to Butler (Kan.) Community College where he led his team to national title game ... Is the only quarterback on the roster that's taken a snap at the collegiate level.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011)
Played in five games with no starts ... Completed 8-of-11 passes for 92 yards and his first career touchdown on a 19-yard strike to Kadron Boone against Northwestern State ... Ran 25 yards on a bootleg down to the one-yard line at Ole Miss ... Entered late against Auburn, West Virginia, and Kentucky and did not attempt a pass as the team ran out the clock.

PRIOR TO LSU (2009-10) 
Originally signed with Georgia out of high school ... Spent one year at Georgia before transferring to Butler (Kan.) Community College for the 2010 season ... Did not see any game action at Georgia ... Played one season at Butler Community College leading him team to an 11-1 record and a berth in the JUCO National Championship Game ... His team finished year ranked No. 2 in the nation ... Started all 12 games at Butler, throwing for 2,678 yards and 32 touchdowns with only four interceptions ... Connected on 176-of-299 passes for a 58.9 completion percentage ... Rated as the top-ranked junior college quarterback for the 2011 class by multiple recruiting services ... Listed at No. 17 on the Rivals.com JUCO Top 50 ... Coached at Butler Community College by Troy Morrell.

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterwinner at Oconee County (Ga.) High School ... Graduated early and enrolled at Georgia in January of 2009 ... Offense-Defense All-American and participated in Hawai'i-Polynesian vs. Mainland All-American Bowl ... Invited to 2008 EA Sports Elite 11 Camp ... PrepStar Top 100 Dream Team ... SuperPrep All-Dixie Team....ESPN.com No. 122 ESPNU 150 list ... Scout.com four star prospect, No. 130 in the nation, No. 6 in Georgia, No. 33 in the South and No. 14 quarterback in nation ... Rated by Rivals.com as the No. 3 strongest arm and No. 11 quarterback in the nation ... 2008 Atlanta-Journal Constitution Georgia 150, Super Southern 100, and Class AAA All-State Honorable Mention ... MVP of Elite 11 Alabama Nike Camp ... 2008 Offensive Player of the Year and Coaches Award recipient at Oconee ... 2008 All-County and All-Region (First Team) ... Finished with 2,106 yards passing with 19 touchdowns and only six interceptions during his senior year ... As a junior, completed 62 percent of his passes for 1,333 yards and 10 touchdowns ... Coached in high school by Mitch Olson.

PERSONAL
Parents are Bernie and Tammy Mettenberger ... Born July 16, 1991 ... Majoring in general studies.

METTENBERGER’S CAREER PASSING STATISTICS

Year

G-GS
Att.-Comp.-INT
Yds.
TD
LG

2011

5-0

11-8-0

92

1

24

2012

 

 

 

 

 

Totals

5-0
11-8-0
92
1
24

METTENBERGER’S CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS

Year

G-GS
Att.
Yds.
TD
LG

2011

5-0

2

28

0

25

2012

 

 

 

 

 

Totals

5-0
2
28
0
25

 

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