Nittany Lions Host Senior Day on Saturday Versus Badgers
Pat Zerbe is excited about returning to the field after missing the 2011 season with a serious knee injury. He did not participate in contact drills during spring practice, but is expected to be 100 percent for training camp in August. Possessing good size and strength, the former Wilson High School standout will battle for playing time at fullback and could be a contributor on special teams.
2011 Junior Season
Zerbe suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during preseason camp and was lost for the season.
2010 Sophomore Season
Zerbe continued to improve and learn from veterans Joe Suhey and Michael Zordich and played an important role on the foreign team. He saw action against Florida in the Outback Bowl.
2009 Freshman Season
A standout lineman at Wilson HS, Zerbe played for Coach Doug Dahms. With 92 tackles, seven sacks and two interceptions, Zerbe earned first-team All-Berks County and second-team all-state linebacker accolades as a senior. He totaled 189 tackles and 12 sacks in his career. As a senior, Zerbe helped lead Wilson to a 14-1 record en route to league and district crowns and the PIAA state semifinals. He also gained first-team All-Berks honors in lacrosse and wrestled.
Full name is Patrick Michael Zerbe. The son of Mike and Linda Zerbe, he has one brother, Christopher. His father attended Penn State and his mother is the Dean of Students at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. Zerbe is majoring in energy business and finance. Born June 6, 1991 in Allentown, Pa.