Zach Mottla
Zach Mottla

RS Senior

Edina, Minn.

High School:
Cretin-Derham Hall

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 277

Offensive Lineman


Minnesota-UNLV Game Notes

Golden Gophers 30, Rebels 27

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Game-By-Game Stats (PDF)

2012 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in seven games, starting three at center (at UNLV, vs. New Hampshire and at Wisconsin) • suffered a season-ending injury at Illinois, causing him to miss the final three games of the season. Game-by-Game: Provided protection for an offense that totaled a season-high 478 yards (209 rushing, 269 passing) at UNLV • helped pave the way for the Gophers to rush for a season-high 240 yards against New Hampshire • part of a protection unit that allowed Minnesota to pass for 246 yards and three touchdowns vs. Purdue • protected for a Minnesota offense that rushed for 231 yards at Illinois.

2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Saw action as a reserve in six games. Game-by-Game: Played at USC • saw action vs. Nebraska and made an appearance against Iowa • saw action against Wisconsin and played as a reserve along the offensive line at Northwestern • appeared against Illinois.

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not see any game action.

2009: Redshirted • walk-on.

HIGH SCHOOL: Honorable mention all-state selection in 2008 • named third-team all-metro and first-team All-Suburban East Conference • helped lead Cretin-Derham Hall to a 25-2 record during his final two seasons • led Raiders to a Class 5A state semifinal berth in 2008 and a runner-up finish in 2007 • team captain as a senior • registered 110 pancake blocks in 2008 • ranked as the No. 8 center in the nation by ESPN.com • coached by Mike Scanlan.

PERSONAL: Son of Lisa and Chris Mottla • born Sept. 28, 1990 • working on his postgraduate degree.


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