Concordia St. Paul News

May 12, 2014

Concordia’s Zach Moore Selected in 6th Round of NFL Draft by New England

RECEIVED DIPLOMA IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AT LAST FRIDAY’S COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

Photo Collage of Zach Moore as a StudentConcordia University, St. Paul senior defensive end Zach Moore was selected in the 6th round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. He is the first Concordia football player ever to be picked in the NFL Draft.

Moore was taken with the 198th overall pick and was the 18th defensive end off the draft board.

While he is the first player ever drafted out of the now-Division II Concordia Golden Bears, he’s also the first player drafted out of the Northern Sun (NSIC) since 1992. At the time, the NSIC was an NAIA conference with Southwest Minnesota State wide receiver Wayne Hawkins being drafted by the New England Patriots in the 7th round of the 1992 NFL Draft.

The two-time team captain is the Concordia career record holder with 33.0 sacks which unofficially ranks ninth in Division II football history. He was a two-time All-American, three-time All-NSIC First Team performer, a two-time NSIC league leader in sacks and a finalist for the Cliff Harris Division II Defensive Player of the Year award.

His graduation from Concordia was on Friday evening (May 9), earning a degree in criminal justice.

Concordia has been a member of NCAA Division II and the Northern Sun (NSIC) since 1999 and is the only private Division II institution in the state of Minnesota and the only Division II school in the Twin Cities area.