Zach Triner (born January 30, 1991) is an American football long snapper for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Assumption.

Zach Triner
No. 97 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position:Long snapper
Personal information
Born: (1991-01-30) January 30, 1991 (age 29)
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Marshfield
(Marshfield, Massachusetts)
College:Assumption
Undrafted:2015
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Games played:16
Total tackles:1
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

College careerEdit

Triner initially attended Siena College on a lacrosse scholarship. He played in 13 games for the Saints in his freshman season, scoring one goal as the team won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title. He transferred to Assumption College to play football going into his sophomore year. He played three years as a defensive end and long snapper for the Greyhounds, recording 5.5 sacks and 7.5 tackles for loss as a senior.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Triner worked out for the New England Patriots shortly after the 2015 NFL Draft, but was not offered a contract or invited to take part in a rookie mini camp. He also worked out for the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets in early 2016 and participated in the Houston Texans post-draft rookie mini camp, although he was not offered a contract by any of the three teams.[2]

New York JetsEdit

Triner signed a futures contract with the New York Jets on January 5, 2017 after working out with the team in December 2016.[3] He was released by the team on May 7, 2017.[4]

Green Bay PackersEdit

Triner was signed to the Green Bay Packers practice squad on December 27, 2017.[5] He signed a reserve/future contract with the team on January 2, 2018 following the end of the season, but was waived at the end of training camp on September 1, 2018.[6][7]

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Triner signed a reserve/future contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 2, 2019 and made the team out of training camp.[8] He made his NFL debut on September 8, 2019 against the San Francisco 49ers.[9]

PersonalEdit

Triner worked for three years selling mutual funds for Fidelity Investments, training for football before and after his working hours, until he was signed to the Packers' practice squad.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Huber, Bill (May 7, 2018). "Triner Sold Mutual Funds While Waiting for Snapping Opportunity". 247Sports.com. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  2. ^ Joyce, Tom (May 18, 2016). "Marshfield's Zach Triner gets tryout with Houston Texans". The Patriot Ledger. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  3. ^ "Jets sign long snapper Zach Triner to reserve/future contract". SNY.tv. January 5, 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  4. ^ "Jets sign tryout players Braden, Bordelon from rookie camp". USAToday.com. Associated Press. May 7, 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  5. ^ Kruse, Zach (December 27, 2017). "Packers add first-year long snapper to practice squad". Packers Wire. USA Today. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  6. ^ Western, Evan (January 3, 2018). "Packers sign Kofi Amichia, DeAngelo Yancey, and four others to futures contracts". AcmePackingCompany.com. SB Nation. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  7. ^ "Packers cut roster down to 53 players". WSAW.com. September 1, 2018. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  8. ^ Kanno, Jason (January 3, 2019). "Bucs sign 5 players to futures contracts". Bucs Wire. USA Today. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  9. ^ Garcia, Gil (September 9, 2019). "Notes and highlights from the Buccaneers 31-17 loss". BucsNation.com. SB Nation. Retrieved September 12, 2019.

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