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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. ZuttahSENIOR (2015)
All-Ivy League First Team and All-New England on the defensive line for a second straight year ... also bestowed with the Gordon P. Bennett Award for a second straight year as Dartmouth’s outstanding lineman ... led Ivy League linemen with 44 tackles, which placed fifth overall among Big Green defenders ... tied for the conference lead with two blocked kicks, tied for 15th in the FCS ... also tied for second in the league with two fumble recoveries ... third on the team in both TFL (7.0) and sacks (3.5) ... started all 10 games at nose guard ... began the season with a trio of tackles in the 31-10 triumph at Georgetown ... assisted on a sack and a tackle for a loss in the 49-7 blowout win over Sacred Heart ... forced one fumble that led to the game’s first score, then recovered another as Dartmouth downed Penn, 41-20 ... two of his three tackles versus Yale came at the line of scrimmage, and his PBU on third down forced a punt during the 35-3 homecoming victory ... registered a seven-yard sack among his five stops and broke up another pass in a 34-7 road win at Central Connecticut State ... twice dropped a Lion rusher for a three-yard loss on third down to force punts as the Green went on to beat Columbia, 13-9 ... at Harvard, recorded a season-best nine tackles — three coming during the epic five-play goal-line stand in the fourth quarter — with a two-yard sack and two passes batted down at the line ... helped out on a TFL and swatted away another pass in the 21-3 win over Cornell ... blocked a pair of PATs at Brown in a 34-18 victory ... matched his season best with nine tackles in his final game, recovering a fumble in the red zone to end a Princeton scoring threat and dropping the Tiger QB for a six-yard sack in the 17-10 Ivy League title-clinching win. Preseason honors: College 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 0
2013 10 10 20 30 1.5-1 3 0 1-0 0
2014 10 26 22 48 3.0-13 3 0 0-0 0
2015 10 18 26 44 7.0-26 5 1 2-6 2
TOTAL 40 57 77 134 11.5-40 14 1 3-6 2
2012 10 0 0 0.0 0
2013 10 0 1 0.5 1
2014 10 1 0 1.0 8
2015 10 3 1 3.5 17
TOTAL 40 4 2 5.0 25
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