Senior Jared Zwilling (pictured) couldn't be much more pleased with the play of the offensive line, given that its paved the way for the nation's leading rusher. An exclusive video interview with the center inside. [details]
2009: Returned to center from offensive guard during spring practice ... received team's Pit Bull Award - Offense (exemplified and sustained tenacity and intense play) for spring season ... team co-captain.
2008: Moved from defensive tackle to center during spring season and then to offensive guard in training camp ... appeared in seven games, including four starts ... started final four games at left guard.
2007: Appeared in all 13 games ... had eight tackles (all assists), including 0.5 for loss ... recorded three tackles at Toledo on Sept. 1 ... had two tackles, including 0.5 for loss, vs. Central Michigan in Motor City Bowl on Dec. 26.
2006: Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in 10 games as reserve ... had six tackles (4 solo, 2 assists), including 1.0 sack ... assisted on two tackles at Notre Dame on Sept. 30 ... came up with sack at Northwestern on Oct. 14.
2005: Did not play ... received team's Verle H. Campbell Scout Team Award - Defense.
High School: Ranked as No. 39 strongside defensive end and No. 7 player in Indiana by Rivals.com ... first team all-state and Evansville Courier & Press Metro Player of the Year as senior after recording 90 tackles, including five sacks ... all-city, all-conference and all-metro as junior and senior ... coach was Mike Owen ... also participated in basketball and track and field ... National Honor Society member.
Personal: Given name is Jared Forsyth Zwilling ... born Aug. 25, 1986 ... law and society major ... interests include hunting, fishing and outdoor activities ... father, Mark, played football at Eastern Illinois ... mother, Beth, played tennis at Hanover College.