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Zack Sanchez (born October 11, 1993) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Oklahoma.

Zack Sanchez
Free agent
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1993-10-11) October 11, 1993 (age 26)
Fort Worth, Texas
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:Central (Fort Worth, Texas)
College:Oklahoma
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 5 / Pick: 141
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:9
Sacks:0.0
Forced fumbles:0
Pass deflections:0
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Sanchez attended Central High School in Keller, Texas. He originally committed to Baylor University to play college football, but changed his choice to the University of Oklahoma.[1]

College careerEdit

After redshirting his freshman year at Oklahoma in 2012, Sanchez became a starter in 2013.[2][3] He remained a starter throughout his career, finishing with 37 career starts. For his career he recorded 134 tackles, 15 interceptions and three touchdowns. After his junior year, Sanchez entered the 2016 NFL Draft.[4][5]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
185 lb
(84 kg)
31 38 in
(0.80 m)
9 38 in
(0.24 m)
4.50 s 1.49 s 2.28 s 4.51 s 7.12 s 35 12 in
(0.90 m)
9 ft 8 in
(2.95 m)
19 reps
All values from 2016 NFL Scouting Combine or Oklahoma Pro Day[6][7]

Carolina PanthersEdit

Sanchez was selected in the fifth round, 141st overall, by the Carolina Panthers in the 2016 NFL Draft. On September 3, 2016, he was waived by the Panthers as part of final roster cuts and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[8][9] He was promoted to the active roster on October 7, 2016.[10] He was placed on injured reserve on November 25, 2016 with a groin injury.[11]

On September 1, 2017, Sanchez was waived/injured by the Panthers and placed on injured reserve.[12] He was released on September 7, 2017. He was re-signed to the Panthers' practice squad on October 17, 2017.[13] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Panthers on January 8, 2018.[14]

On May 14, 2018, Sanchez was waived by the Panthers.[15]

San Antonio CommandersEdit

On October 12, 2018, Sanchez signed with the San Antonio Commanders of the AAF.[16] In the season opener against the San Diego Fleet, Sanchez picked off a Philip Nelson pass in the endzone to seal the victory for the Commanders.[17] The league ceased operations in April 2019.[18]

Personal lifeEdit

His mother is of Mexican heritage.[19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ OU football: Redshirt freshman defensive back Zack Sanchez expects a lot of passes to come his way
  2. ^ Zack Sanchez emerges in OU secondary
  3. ^ Young cornerback Zack Sanchez a leader for Sooners
  4. ^ OU Sports: Cornerback Zack Sanchez declares for NFL Draft
  5. ^ Oklahoma junior Zack Sanchez will forgo senior season, enter 2016 NFL Draft
  6. ^ "Zack Sanchez - CB - Oklahoma - 2016 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  7. ^ "Zack Sanchez - CB - Oklahoma - 2016 NFL Combine Results". NFL Combine Results. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  8. ^ Henson, Max. "Panthers trim roster to 53". Panthers.com.
  9. ^ Henson, Max. "Panthers establish practice squad". Panthers.com.
  10. ^ Orr, Conor (October 7, 2016). "Struggling Bene' Benwikere cut by Carolina Panthers". NFL.com.
  11. ^ "Michael Oher placed on injured reserve". Panthers.com. November 25, 2016.
  12. ^ Strickland, Bryan (September 1, 2017). "Panthers reduce roster to 77". Panthers.com. Archived from the original on September 20, 2017.
  13. ^ Henson, Max (October 17, 2017). "Panthers sign LB Andrew Gachkar, waive QB Brad Kaaya". Panthers.com.
  14. ^ Strickland, Bryan (January 8, 2018). "Notes: Jonathan Stewart among vets vested in returning". Panthers.com.
  15. ^ Henson, Max (May 14, 2018). "Panthers sign four tryouts, waive Zack Sanchez". Panthers.com.
  16. ^ "San Antonio Commanders sign more players: Oct. 12, 2018". 210 Football. October 12, 2018. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  17. ^ Taranto, Steven (February 10, 2019). "Former Panthers make plays in Week One of AAF". 247 Sports.
  18. ^ Michael Rothstein, Seth Wickersham (June 13, 2019). "Inside the short, unhappy life of the Alliance of American Football". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  19. ^ ESPN (November 21, 2017). "One Nacion: Hispanic heritage and the NFL draft". Panthers.com.

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