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Zach Collaros
Zach Collaros

RS Senior

Steubenville, Ohio

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 218





Kay throws 4 TDs, Cincy beats Northwestern St 66-9

The Bearcats generated 669 yards of total offense, including 277 passing yards from Brendon Kay.


2011 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Postgame Quotes


2011 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Postgame Notes


Cincinnati beats Vanderbilt 31-24 in Liberty Bowl

Isaiah Pead ran for 149 yards and a touchdown, and Ralph David Abernathy IV's 90-yard kickoff return early in the fourth quarter put Cincinnati ahead to stay as the Bearcats edged Vanderbilt 31-24 on Saturday in the Liberty Bowl.


Football's Zach Collaros To Start AutoZone Liberty Bowl


2011 AutoZone Liberty Bowl: The Trip In Pictures

Photos from UC's week in Memphis, Tenn. for the 2011 AutoZone Liberty Bowl.


2011 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Game Photos

Game photos from the 2011 AutoZone Liberty Bowl (photos by Chad Greene)


Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt

Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt - AP Photo Gallery


2011 AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Tuesday In Memphis

Photos from the University of Cincinnati's second day in Memphis, Tenn., during prep for the 2011 AutoZone Liberty Bowl.


No. 23 Cincinnati vs. West Virginia - Nov. 12, 2011

No. 23 Cincinnati vs. West Virginia - Nov. 12, 2011

View 2010 Game-By-Game Statistics

2010: Named the starting QB exiting spring football ... passed for 219 yards, going 24-of-41 with at touchdown, in the opener at Fresno State.

2009: Appeared in all 13 games, as the holder, backup quarterback, and started in four games at QB ... winner of the team's inaugural Next Man In award ... set UC single-season marks for completion percentage (.750) and passing efficiency (195.53) ... was 93-of-124 passing for 1,434 yards, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions ... also added 344 yards rushing on 57 attempts with four touchdowns ... led UC to a 4-0 record while Tony Pike was out with an arm injury, going 83-of-106 (78.3%) for 1,233 yards and eight touchdowns ... during that span, he had a QB rating of 199.03 and threw one interception ... he also added 193 yards rushing and two TDs on 43 carries ... was 2-of-2 for 34 yards at Rutgers ... also added seven yards rushing ... threw his first two career touchdown passes against Southeast Missouri State ... finished 4-of-9 for 95 yards versus the Redhawks ... stepped in for an injured Tony Pike in the second half at USF ... rushed 10 times for a career-best 132 yards and two touchdowns ... his 75-yard touchdown run vs. USF marked UC's longest run from scrimmage since Richard Hall scampered for 79 yards against Miami (OH) on Sept. 11, 2004 ... it was the longest rush of the season for a UC player and Collaros' first career rushing TD ... he also was 4-of-7 passing for 72 yards ... was 15-of-17 for 253 yards and three touchdowns against Louisville ... threw a career-best four touchdown passes in the win at Syracuse ... was 22-of-28 for 295 yards ... had an 81-yard touchdown strike to Armon Binns agains the Orange, a career-long completion, and UC's longest pass play from scrimmage since Nick Davila found Brent Celek on an 83-yard touchdown strike against Rutgers on Nov. 11, 2006 ... his touchdown pass to Kazeem Alli at Syracuse came after a mishandled field goal snap ... was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week after setting a BIG EAST record with 555 yards of total offense (480 passing, 75 rushing) against Connecticut ... he was 29-of-37 for 480 yards and one TD through the air and carried the ball 13 times for 75 yards and two touchdowns ... his 480 yards passing was the fourth 400-yard passing game in school history and ranks second all-time in UC history behind Greg Cook who threw for 554 against Ohio in 1968 ... finished 17-of-24 for 205 yards against West Virginia, also adding 44 yards rushing on 10 carries ... rushed twice for 12 yards against Illinois.

2008: One of five quarterbacks to play for the Bearcats during the season ... played in seven games, predominately on special teams ... took his first snap at quarterback at Akron midway through the fourth quarter after Tony Pike was injured ... rushed for a five yard gain on his first play, helping to set up the game winning field goal ... attempted four passes, completed a 2-yard pass and rushed for 18 yards on four carries against the Zips ... had two carries for 11 yards against USF ... registered his first tackle of the season at Hawai'i ... spent the spring with UC baseball team.

2007: Redshirted.

Steubenville High School: Compiled a 41-1 record in three years as the starting signal caller for coach Reno Soccoccia ... Ohio's Division III Player of the Year in 2006 ... named to the EA Sports All-American Third Team after completing 68 percent (136-of-201) of his pass attempts for 2,550 yards and 30 TDs and only four interceptions ... also accrued 720 rushing yards, including 15 scores ... two-way player compiled three returns for touchdowns as a senior ... broke every Big Red passing record on his way to a 30-0 mark and back-to-back state titles over his final two years.

Zachary J. Collaros: Born Aug. 27, 1988 ... son of Dean and Michelle Collaros.

Academic Major: Pre-Accounting.

Career Statistics


    The Birmingham News

    Tuberville would want home-and-home with Alabama in 2015

    NBC Sports

    Cincinnati getting a home game with Alabam would be huge

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Murky two-division AAC split could become clearer soon

    USA Today

    Breakout stars for the 2014 NFL season


    Top 10 Reascons Cincinnati Will Win the AAC Football Championship

    Philadelphia Business Journal

    Celek Earns Prestigious 40 Under 40 Award

    Sports Illustrated: Campus Union

    Cincinnati QB Gunner Kiel finally where he wants to be

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats will be filled with fresh faces next season

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Sandy Koufax's season with UC Bearcats remembered

    News Record

    Freshman basketball player creates new expectations


    Cincinnati Bearcats Shut Out No. 12 Houston Cougars, 3-0


    Dangel breaks former high school coach's UC record

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Sycamore High School grad excels in lacrosse at UC

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Gunner Kiel impresses at UC football's spring game

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Youthful UC can make its own history next season

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC's defense makes statement in latest scrimmage

    Remember Gunner Kiel? He's Ready to Dominate

    Hank Hughes Q&A

    New York Times

    Growing as a Player, Beaming as a Father

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    NCAA Tournament is 'Cincinnati vs. the world'

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Kiel comes out strong in Bearcats' spring scrimmage

    Sporting News

    2013-14 Men's Basketball All-Americans

    Fox Sports

    Cincinnati made me a believer


    Former redshirt Sean Kilpatrick finishing out historic career

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Q&A with UC AD Mike Bohn


    Brennan's Wooden Watch: Week 14

    Fit and healthy, Omar Cummings offering a new dynamic up top for Houston Dynamo

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Men's soccer signee Clark named Gatorade Ohio player of the year


    Munchie Legaux and Shaq Washington gain extra year

    Denver Post

    Mike Bohn eager to point Cincinnati Bearcats in right direction as AD

    The Washington Post

    No. 7 Bearcats have highest ranking in 10 years

    Yahoo! Sports

    How Sean Kilpatrick willed UC past Louisville and back into the nation's consciousness

    Cincinnati takes over AAC with win at Louisville

    Tough Bearcats don't get rattled

    UC staves off Temple to stay perfect in AAC

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC looks to 15-year sports admin vet Reed-Francois for interim AD

    CBS Sports

    No. 15 Cincinnati stomps UCF, wins 11th straight

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats take down USF 61-54, win 10th straight

    USA Today

    Why Cincinnati is not a team to sleep on

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Short-handed Bearcats cautious about ranking

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC's goal: win them all at home

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Cronin: Not easy, but Cats got through fatigue

    The News Record

    What you missed in UC sports during break

    FB Schedules

    Boise State, Cincinnati Schedules 2019, 20 Home-and-Home Series


    The Best and Worst College Football Teams for the Money

    USA Today

    Report: Colleges doing poorly at hiring women coaches

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Randolph named AAC Player of the Week

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC women's basketball knocks off Ohio State

    Bleacher Report

    Belk Bowl 2013: Cincinnati-North Carolina

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Belk Bowl: UC vs. UNC


    Belk Bowl Breakdown

    The Showdown is Set


    Cards, Bearcats set for defensive battle

    CBS Sports

    Louisville-Cincinnati Preview

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Thursday is UC's fight for perception

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Don't let UC's next opponent fool you

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC jumps to No. 23 in USA Today football poll

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats break into USA Today Top 25

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    McKay turns in monster game against Rutgers


    Kay throws for 408 yards, 4 TDs as Cincinnati routs Rutgers

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats won't lessen the pressure

    News & Record

    Pressure takes toll on NC State against Cincinnati

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats face variety of bowl scenarios

    The News Record

    UC weary of SMU's aerial attack ahead of AAC clash

    Bleacher Report

    Best College Football Moments in Cincinnati History

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Mark Barr returns to UC, gets ovation

    After frustrating year, Omar Cummings puts Houston Dynamo on his back with clutch playoff goal

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC's Shaq Thomas 'our version of Herb Jones'

    USA Today

    Cincinnati holds off Memphis for third straight


    Cincinnati's Mark Barr out of hospital

    TopDrawer Soccer

    Furman and Cincinnati men go nose-for-nose in College Goal of the Week

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Green seizing his moment for the Bearcats

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats' Jermaine Lawrence is new breed of forward

    UC Magazine

    Hostility to Hope: Feature on Men's Soccer Player John Manga

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats' Jermiah Davis III fights to be remembered

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats' Justin Jackson goes from energizer to example

    The News Record

    Cronin excited for new group

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC Bearcats' Sean Kilpatrick: 'It's the season now'

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats basketball will have fresh look

    The News Record

    UC Looks to RetainVictory Bell for Eighth Consecutive Season

    Miami Herald

    Kay Ready to Lead Bearcats into Rivalry Game

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Former Bearcat Thompkins making most of shot in NFL

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    New practice setup could benefit UC basketball

    Munchie Legaux out for season

    Cincinnati Rolls Past Purdue

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats defense puts up dominant effort

    American Athletic Conference

    2013 Team Previews: Cincinnati Bearcats

    Sports Illustrated

    Bowl projections: Cincinnati vs. North Carolina in the Russell Athletic Bowl

    Cincinnati Business Courier

    Bearcats sell out football opener against Purdue

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Depth at defensive line still strong for Bearcats

    Bleacher Report

    Cincinnati Bearcats Football 2013 Team Preview

    UC Voted 2nd

    Coach Tuberville and his players discuss their reactions to being voted to finish 2nd in the inaugural season of the American Athletic Conference

    QB Timetable

    Coach Tuberville discusses his timetable to choose a starting QB with The Cincinnati Enquirer

    Thompkins at Patriots' Training Camp

    Former UC wide receiver, Kenbrell Thompkins, impressed many at Patriots' training camp 

    World University Games

    Sean Kilpatrick talks about his experience overseas

    World University Games

    Sean Kilpatrick talks about his experience overseas 

    Nippert Renovation Plan

    The Cincinnati Enquirer looks at the Nippert Stadium Project

    Cincinnati football's 'Crocodile Dundee'

    A former professional rugby player from Australia joins the Bearcat football team

    2013 Preseason 'Watch List' 

    Several Cincinnati Bearcats make 2013 national 'watch list'

    Sports Insider Today

    Young Cincinnati Team Looks to Improve in 2013 Amidst New Conference Setting

    ESPN Blog

    Cincinnati to play Pitt in December

    Former Bearcat Herman Qualifies for U.S. Open

    USA Today

    BearcatsTV Gets National Attention from USA Today's For the Win

    Cincinnati Bearcats Baseball Earns Top Honors in Videobombing

    The Washington Post

    Cincinnati Bearcats Do the Best Postgame Interviews

    Fox Sports

    Bearcats Rock Postgame Interviews

    Cincinnati Bearcats Revolutionize the Post Game Interview


    You'll love this Cincinnati Bearcats Post Game Funny Business Compilation

    Those guys having all the fun: An oral history of the Cincinnati baseball team's videobombs

    MSN Now

    This college baseball team wins the 'best interview' award

    Winn, Cincinnati run over Pittsburgh Bearcats Blog

    Cincinnati looks to sophomore RB Ralph Abernathy to increase production