Mitchel Zimmerle
Mitchel  Zimmerle


Danbury, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 284



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2016 (Junior): Started all 11 games at defensive tackle for the Lumberjacks ... Finished the year with 19 total tackles, including seven unassisted stops, 3.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and a pair of quarterback hurries ... Recorded a season-high five tackles against Central Arkansas with a QBH ... Notched four tackles in the win against Abilene Christian with a QBH ... Ended the season with four tackles (three solo), 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack in the win over Northwestern State ... Had three assisted tackles in the win at Incarnate Word with 0.5 TFL ... Tallied a tackle for loss in the win at 13th-ranked McNeese ... Credited with a pair of quarterback hurries in the win against West Alabama.

2015 (Sophomore): Played in all 11 games at the defensive end slot with five starts ... Finished the year with 26 tackles, including seven solo stops, 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack ... Recorded five tackles in the season opener against Northern Arizona, including 0.5 tackles for loss ... Matched his season-high with five tackles in the win over Houston Baptist, registering a tackle for loss against the Huskies ... Finished with four tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss at Central Arkansas ... Recorded three tackles each against Sam Houston State and at Northwestern State ... Tallied a pair of solo stops against McNeese State ... Finished the year with a pair of quarterback hurries.

2014 (Freshman): Saw action in all 13 games with his first career start against Sam Houston State ... Notched 14 tackles on the year, including five unassisted, 5.5 tackles for loss and two sacks ... Had three tackles each against Central Arkansas and Southeastern Louisiana ... Had a pair of tackles at Houston Baptist and again against Northwestern State ... Registered sacks in the wins against Texas A&M-Commerce and at Nicholls ... Deflected a pass against Sam Houston State near the Bearkat goal line, which was returned for a touchdown by Trey Vallier ... Also tallied a pair of quarterback hurries.

2013 (Redshirt): Utilized his redshirt season.

Prior to SFA: Two-time first-team all-district selection at running back and linebacker ... Led Danbury with 111 total tackles as a junior ... Was credited with 70 solo stops and two interceptions, including one returned for a score ... Helped guide the Panthers to the playoffs for the first time since 1984 ... Named 2010 District 29-2A Newcomer of the Year on the baseball diamond ... Earned all-district honors in basketball and baseball ... Son of Jeff and Sharon Zimmerle.

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