Zenner named to FCS Fabulous Fifty
South Dakota State University running back Zach Zenner has been named to his fifth different All-America squad, earning a spot on the College Sporting News 2012 Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America Team.
A sophomore from Eagan, Minn., Zenner led the Division I Football Championship Subdivision rushing race with 2,044 yards for an average of 157.2 yards per game during the recently completed 2012 season. He crossed the 100-yard mark in nine games and topped 200 yards three times, including a school-record 295 yards in the opening round of the FCS playoffs Nov. 24 versus Eastern Illinois. Zenner averaged 6.8 yards per carry and scored 13 touchdowns on the ground, while adding 28 receptions for 197 yards.
Zenner was one of five running backs named to the team, whose 50 members are selected regardless of position.
Zenner was honored earlier on All-America teams selected by the American Football Coaches Association (first team), Sports Network (first team) Walter Camp Football Foundation (first team) and Associated Press (second team). He also finished seventh in the recent balloting for the Walter Payton Award as the top player in the FCS ranks.