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A.J. Zuttah
Player Profile:
A.J. Zuttah 814191
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 295
Year: Senior
Hometown: Edison, N.J.
High School: Cheshire Academy (Conn.)
Major: Economics

A.J. ZuttahCollege Sports Madness Preseason All-America Third Team and All-Ivy League First Team.

JUNIOR (2014)
All-Ivy League First Team and All-New England on the defensive line ... third among the conference linemen with 48 tackles, which placed fifth overall among Big Green defenders ... Gordon P. Bennett Award winner as Dartmouth’s outstanding lineman ... started all 10 games at nose guard ... opened the year with eight tackles, including one for a four-yard loss, while swatting a pass attempt at the line on the first play from scrimmage of the season to set the tone in the 35-25 win over Central Connecticut ... came up with four solo stops against fourth-ranked New Hampshire ... recorded five tackles in the thrilling 38-31 win at Yale ... lone sack of the year went for an eight-yard loss against Holy Cross, one of his eight tackles in the 24-21 victory ... had a career-high 10 stops in the battle with eventual Ivy champion Harvard ... one of his five tackles versus Brown stuffed a Bear runner on 4th-and-short, and another went for a loss ... also batted down a Brown pass in the 44-21 triumph ... broke up a fourth-down pass in the 41-10 win at Princeton as well.

Started all 10 games at defensive tackle ... recorded at least one tackle in every contest ... finished the Holy Cross game with a season-best six stops ... added five more tackles versus Bucknell, including one during a successful goal-line stand after the Bison had a first down at the two ... helped set the tone against Columbia with a third-down sack on the game’s first possession as Dartmouth went on to a 56-0 victory ... recovered a fumble on another sack later in the game ... knocked down a Harvard pass at the line and contributed three tackles against the Crimson ... dropped a Cornell rusher for a loss on 3rd-and-1 in a 34-6 Big Green victory ... broke up another pass in the 24-20 win at Brown during the Bears’ final drive ... finished the year with five stops — including a fourth-down tackle for no gain — and his third pass breakup of the year to help Dartmouth knock off 19th-ranked Princeton, 28-24.

Key contributor on the defensive line in all 10 games ... first three tackles of career came against Penn, one of which came on the final play of the third quarter on 3rd-and-1 for no gain, causing the Quakers to punt to start the fourth quarter ... dropped a season-high four ball handlers at home against Sacred Heart, including two in a row at the line of scrimmage on 3rd- and 4th-and-1 to give the Big Green the ball ... also had a pair of stops against both Yale and Harvard ... twice batted down a pass versus Brown ... also swatted a Crimson pass at the line.

New England Prep Class B Lineman of the Year at Cheshire ... First-team all-New England and all-NEPSAC ... Princeton Packet's Player of the Year and all-prep on both offense and defense while at Hun School in New Jersey prior to Cheshire ... helped Cheshire go 9-0 last fall by making 63 tackles and five sacks on defense and clearing the way for the offense to run for more than 200 yards per game ... placed second in the shot put at states while at Hun.

Economics major ... given name is Jonathan ... born on June 11, 1993 ... son of Silas and Christine Zuttah has four brothers ... Rutgers product Jeremy is an offensive lineman for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and  Jeffrey was recruited to Stanford by Buddy Teevens only to have his career ended by illness ... father is a Harvard alum ... enjoys movies and video games.

Complete Career Statistics

2012 10 3 9 12 0.0-0 3 0 0 0
2013 10 10 20 30 1.5-1 3 0 1 0
2014 10 26 22 48 3.0-13 3 0 0 0
TOTAL 30 39 51 90 4.5-14 9 0 1 0
SACKS g ua a total yards
2012 10 0 0 0.0 0
2013 10 0 1 0.5 1
2014 10 1 0 1.0 8
TOTAL 30 1 1 1.5 8
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