35 Zach Elkins
35 Zach Elkins
Height: 5-11
Weight: 255
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Leeds, Ala.
High School: Leeds HS
Position: DL

2010: Started in six games as a sophomore on the Hawks' defensive line … posted a career-high 21 tackles in nine games, including 11 solo stops … registered season-best six total tackles in a 42-10 win over Faulkner on Sept. 18, including three stops for a loss of seven yards … credited with a half a sack in the loss to Birmingham-Southern on Sept. 25.

2009: Appeared in three games, making an assisted tackle against Maryville.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner in football and two-year letterwinner in baseball at Leeds High School… recorded 109 tackles, 14.5 sacks, 22 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery as a senior … helped the Greenwave to the Class 3A State Championship as a senior … was named to the Alabama Sports Writers Association's All-State team and the all-metro team as a senior … was a member of the All-State Academic team … was selected to the Reebok All-Phenom team following his final season … was chosen the Jefferson-St. Clair County Co-Player of the Year.

Personal: Full name is Zackary Aaron Elkins … is the son of Gary and Kim Reach … Biology major with a Chemistry minor.