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Zach Slafsky
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Zach Slafsky 813817
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 245
Year: Senior
Hometown: Boca Raton, Fla.
High School: American Heritage Delray
Major: Economics

Zach SlafskySENIOR (2015)
All-Ivy League Second Team at linebacker ...  tied for second in the conference with two fumble recoveries ... fourth on the team with 48 tackles ... registered at least three stops in each contest ... helped out on a sack on the season’s first drive, forcing Georgetown to punt in a 31-10 road victory over the Hoyas ... recovered a fumble in the red zone during the 49-7 win against Sacred Heart ... did a little bit of everything in the 41-20 triumph at Penn, posting five tackles, forcing a fumble and breaking up a third-down pass ... broke up another third-down throw on the game’s first drive against Yale, setting the tone for the 35-3 homecoming victory ... had a third-down stop among his four tackles during the 34-7 win at Central Connecticut State ... brought down six Lions during the hard-fought 13-9 win over Columbia ... stuffed seven Crimson runners, one for a two-yard loss inside the 10, in the epic showdown at Harvard ... recovered a fumble that allowed Dartmouth to score the game’s first points on the very next play in the 34-18 win at Brown ... matched his season high with seven tackles in the final game against Princeton ... helped out on a tackle for a four-yard loss on third down that led to the Tigers missing a field goal in the 17-10, Ivy League title-clinching victory. Preseason honor: College Sports Madness Preseason All-Ivy League First Team.

JUNIOR (2014)
All-Ivy League honorable mention at linebacker where he started all 10 games in the middle of the field ... second on the squad with 61 tackles and 2.5 sacks ... third with 4.5 tackles for a loss ... opened the season in style with a career-best 13 tackles in a 35-25 win over Central Connecticut ... also broke up a pass on the Blue Devils’ next-to-last play, helping seal the victory ... provided the Big Green’s lone sack, a 12-yard loss, among his six tackles at fourth-ranked New Hampshire ... averaged five stops in the four straight wins over Penn, Yale, Holy Cross and Columbia ... forced the Lions to punt three times by breaking up a pair of third-down passes and stonewalling a ball handler short of another first down ... made nine tackles and assisted on an eight-yard sack versus Harvard ... one of his three stops in the 42-7 win at Cornell was a six-yard sack ... Bear rushers gained a total of four yards on his four tackles, including one inside the 10 on fourth down to give the Green the ball during the 44-21 triumph ... twice dropped a receiver for a loss at Princeton, totaling seven yards, among his six tackles in the 41-10 victory.

Played in all 10 games and got the starting nod at strong-side linebacker against Columbia and Harvard ... also an integral member of the special teams ... tied for second on the squad with 2.5 sacks and fourth with 4.5 tackles for a loss ... posted a season-high seven tackles in the home opener against Holy Cross ... lone tackle at Penn went for a one-yard loss after a pass completion ... tied for the team lead in tackles with four in the 56-0 shutout of Columbia ... helped out on a sack during the Lions’ first possession of the game and assisted on another tackle for a loss ... matched his personal best with seven stops at Harvard, including a six-yard sack late in the first half ... added another sack to his ledger — a 10-yard loss — in the third quarter versus Cornell.

Starred on the junior varsity defense ... tied for second on the jayvee squad with 20 tackles in the three games ... made five stops against Middlebury and eight more versus Williams to help the Green win both contests ... also had seven tackles and picked off a pass in the game against Bridgton Academy.

First-team all-county, second team all-state 3A as a senior ... chosen along with Dartmouth teammates Brian Grove and Jack Sheehy for the Under Armour Broward-Beach Bowl ... played at Olympic Heights before moving to American Heritage Delray for final year ... team won 3A title with 13-1 record in senior season ... also played three years of basketball.

Majoring in economics ... full name is Zachary Taylor Slafsky ... born on Dec. 29, 1993 ... son of Neal and Deborah Slafsky has two brothers ... father was two years behind teammate Jack Sheehy's father at Babson ... preparing for a career in business.

Complete Career Statistics

2013 10 7 16 23 4.5-18 0 0 0-0 0
2014 10 34 27 61 4.5-29 4 0 0-0 0
2015 10 21 27 48 3.0-8 2 1 2-0 0
TOTAL 30 62 70 132 12.0-55 6 1 0-0 0
2013 10 2 1 2.5 17
2014 10 2 1 2.5 22
2015 10 0 1 0.5 3
TOTAL 30 4 3 5.5 42
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