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Pat Zerbe served as the top reserve at fullback to Michael Zordich last season and is working hard to put himself in position to play a larger role with the offense in 2013. The former Wilson High School product made good strides during spring practice and is the most experienced and top candidate at fullback entering training camp. Zerbe has made good progress in the strength and conditioning program and returned to the field last year after suffering a serious injury to his right knee during preseason camp in 2011. Zerbe is on schedule to graduate in December and is interested in working in the renewable energy field.
2012 (Senior Season)
Zerbe played in 11 games, returning to the field after missing the entire 2011 season with a serious knee injury. He worked hard to become the top reserve at fullback and played on special teams. Zerbe helped lead the way for 1,000-yard rusher Zach Zwinak and protect quarterback Matt McGloin during his record-setting 2012 campaign.
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 High School, 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 was a member of the wrestling team and gained first-team All-Berks County honors in lacrosse.
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.
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