Zenner receives Elite Performance Award
South Dakota State University running back Zach Zenner has added to his growing list of accolades by recently being named a recipient of an Elite Performance Award from College Football Performance Awards.
Among the scientific-based criteria used to select the award, Zenner's cumulative performances over the past two seasons rank among the best in the history of the Football Championship Subdivision. The junior from Eagan, Minn., became only the second player in FCS history to rush for 2,000 yards in two different seasons, tallying 2,044 yards in 2012 and 2,015 yards during the 2013 season. His rushing performances also were ranked the among the highest when contributing to overall team success as the Jackrabbits have compiled a combined 18-9 record over the past two seasons in earning consecutive playoff berths for the first time in program history.
Zenner, who scored 23 rushing touchdowns and crossed the 100-yard mark 12 times in 14 games, was named to six different All-America teams following the 2013 season, including the College Sports Journal FCS All-America team earlier this week.