27 Collin Zych
27 Collin Zych
Height: 5-11
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Plano, Texas
High School: Plano East
Position: DB
Major: Economics
House Affiliation: Kirkland

Read Collin Zych's Feature in the Oct. 8, 2010 edition of the New York Times

At Harvard
2010: Signed by the Dallas Cowboys on July 26, 2011 ... Named team captain prior to the season by his teammates ... Named to preseason All-America team by Consensus Draft Services, Phil Steele's College Football Preview and the Football Championship Subdivision Senior Scout Bowl selection committees ... Named Ivy League Preseason Defensive Player of the Year by Lindy's, The Sports Network and College Sporting News ... Following the season,was named as the Robert F. Kennedy Award winner for desire and determination by his teammates ... Named to the All-New England FCS team by the New England Sportswriters Association ... Named first team All-Ivy League ... Academic All-Ivy League ... Finished the season tied for Harvard's team lead with 79 total tackles ... Led Harvard in both passes defended (12) and interceptions (3) ... Finished his career with 224 total tackles, 10.5 for a loss, six interceptions and 27 pass breakups ... Had six tackles and two breakups in the opener against Holy Cross ... Led all players with 12 tackles against Brown while adding an interception and a pass breakup ... Led a defense that collected 12 pass breakups at Lafayette with nine tackles and one breakup ... Had 10 tackles against Lehigh ... Ivy League Honor Roll versus Princeton with a 15-tackle effort including 10 solo stops ... Had seven tackles (4 solo), one for a loss and one interception at Dartmouth ... Led Harvard with nine tackles, two pass breakups and an interception in a win over Columbia.

2009: Earned first team All-Ivy League by the coaches ... Led the Ancient Eight in pass breakups (12), passes defended (14) and ranked third in solo tackles for 53 ... Named preseason All-Ivy League First Team by Phil Steele's Football Magazine ... Had six solo tackles against then-No. 23 Holy Cross in the season opener ... Had a team-high eight tackles, including five solo, and a sack in a win over Brown on Sept. 25 ... Had two interceptions, a tackle for a loss and six tackles in a win at Lehigh ... Had eight tackles, seven total, and two pass breakups in a win at Cornell on Oct. 10 ... Had 10 tackles including nine solo against Lafayette on Oct. 17 ... Had seven tackles and forced a fumble in a win over Princeton on Oct. 24 .. Had a team-high 10 tackles including 1.5 for a loss and two pass breakups against Penn ... Had seven tackles, and blew up two downfield blockers to enable a teammate to make the tackle on a key fake punt by Yale and allow Harvard to win 14-10 in The Game.

2008:Started nine of the 10 games at safety ... Named to the All-Ivy League second-team at defensive back after recording 72 tackles including a team-high 48 solo tackles ...Registered his first career interception in the season opener against Holy Cross, picking off Dominick Randolph in the end zone ... Named to the Ivy League Honor Roll after recording 10 solo tackles at Brown ... Had a game-high five solo tackles, finishing with eight total in a win at Princeton ... Had a team-high four tackles as Harvard limited Dartmouth to 123 yards of offense and -2 rushing yards in a Crimson win ... Named to the Ivy League Honor Roll after a game and career-high 15 tackles in a win over Penn. His numbers included10 solo efforts and 3.0 tackles for a loss as Harvard defeated Penn.

2007: Did not appear in a game ... Minor H recipient.

At Plano East: A two-time all-district selection ... Also earned all-county and academic all-state recognition ... Team captain ... Also was a regional qualifier in the pole vault for the track and field team.