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#50 Zach Heller
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 235
Year: Senior
City/State: Orlando, Fla.
High School: Lake Highland Prep
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Career: Two-time Ivy League champion ... 2010 First-Team All-Ivy ... 2009 Second-Team All-Ivy ... Started all 20 games during Penn's back-to-back undefeated Ivy title seasons ... Played in 39 consecutive games to end his career ... Third on the Ivy League's top defense in tackles in 2010 ... Second on the No. 1 defense in the nation in tackles, tackles for loss and sacks as a junior ....Third in the Ivies in sacks in 2009 ... Finished career with 119 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, two passes defended, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble ... Career-high 13 tackles at Lafayette (9/26/09).

2009: Second-team All-Ivy ... Started all 10 games ... Second on the team with 55 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks ... Finished third in the Ivy League in sacks and ninth in the league in tackles for loss ... Recorded at least three tackles in each game and had a career-high 13 at Lafayette (Sept. 26) ... Also tallied his first career sack against the Leopards ... Recovered a fumble in the season opener against Villanova (Sept. 19) ... Forced a fumble in win at Harvard (Nov. 14).

2008: Played in all 10 games in his sophomore campaign for the Quakers ... Recorded four solo tackles and assisted on five other tackles on the season ... Had two tackles at Georgetown (Oct. 11), at Yale (Oct. 25) and at Princeton (Nov. 7) ... Had at least one tackle in all but three games.

2007: Played in nine of Penn’s 10 games ... Had tackles at Brown (10/27) and against Cornell (11/17).

Lake Highland Prep: Four-year letterwinner and captain in football ... All-State Honorable Mention and All-Central Florida selection 2006 ... Team MVP, Defensive MVP senior year ... Also lettered in track, basketball and weightlifting ... Member of the National Junior Honor Society.

Personal: Son of Barbara and Harvey Heller ... Enrolled in Wharton.

Career Stats:

TACKLES g ua a total tfl pd ff fr blk
2007 9 1 1 2 0.0 0 0 0 0
2008 10 4 5 9 0.0 0 0 0 0
2009 10 25 30 55 9.0 1 1 1 0
2010 10 29 24 53 7.5 1 0 1 0
TOTAL 39 59 60 119 16.5 2 1 2 0
 
SACKS g ua a total yards
2007 9 0 0 0.0 0
2008 10 0 0 0.0 0
2009 10 5 1 5.5 40
2010 10 3 0 3.0 28
TOTAL 39 8 1 8.5 68
 
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Tackles: 13, at Lafayette, Sep 26, 2009 (3-10)
Sacks: 1.5, at Brown, Oct 31, 2009 (1-1)
Tackles for loss: 2.5, Columbia, Oct 16, 2010 (2-0)
Fumbles forced: 1, at Harvard, Nov 14, 2009
Fumbles recovered: 1, Villanova, 09/19/2009 ; at Cornell, Nov 20, 2010
Pass breakups: 1, at Princeton, Nov 06, 2010 ; at Brown, Oct 31, 2009

 


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