Zach Heins

TE, · S. Dakota St.

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Week 0: DNP

HISTORY — from college profile

2022: Caught 29 passes for 347 yards and four TDs. 

2021: Formed half of one of the top tight end tandems in the country ... tied for second on the team with six touchdown receptions and ranked fourth with 24 total catches ... both of his catches in home opener against Lindenwood resulted in first-quarter touchdowns of 4 and 2 yards ... caught three passes for season-high 38 yards in Hobo Day game versus Northern Iowa ... opened scoring with 25-yard touchdown reception in road win at Youngstown State ... honored with team's Effort Award in victory over North Dakota State ... matched season high with three receptions, including 6-yard touchdown, at South Dakota ... ended season with a streak of nine consecutive games with a catch that included 3-yard TD reception in Football Championship Subdivision playoff opener against UC Davis…All-MVFC Honorable Mention (2021)

2020-21: Continued the Jackrabbits' run of producing top-tier tight ends as he earned first-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors ... opened season with career-high five catches for 90 yards in season opener at Northern Iowa, including 43-yard catch and run that set up game-winning touchdown in closing seconds of the game ... shared team's Offensive Player of the Week award in home game against Youngstown State, hauling in two key receptions for 39 and 16 yards, respectively, on another late game-winning drive ... earned team's Effort Award in helping team rush for 305 yards in regular season finale at North Dakota State ... recorded three receptions for 44 yards in Football Championship Subdivision national title game against Sam Houston.

2019: Suffered a season-ending injury in the fourth game of the year versus Southern Utah ... caught a 13-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter at Minnesota that gave the Jackrabbits a momentary 21-20 lead ... also tallied catches of 31 and 19 yards versus Drake and Southern Utah, respectively ... credited with tackles against Long Island and Southern Utah.

2018: Redshirted ... lone playing time of the season came in Football Championship Subdivision playoff quarterfinal at Kennesaw State ... did not factor into any statistics ... earned team's Scout Offense Player of the Week recognition three times in a four-week period — in preparation for games against Youngstown State, Northern Iowa and Missouri State.

High school: Provided Washington High School with a big receiving target for three state championship teams ... during his senior season, he caught 28 passes for 624 yards (22.3 yards per reception) and six touchdowns ... his career totals included 46 receptions for 884 yards and eight scores ... academic all-state selection.

PERSONAL

MVFC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2020-21, 2021)...MVFC Honor Roll (2020-21, 2021)

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Height: 6065
Weight: 250
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Player Rank
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Zach Heins
South Dakota State, TE, rSr, 6-7