Former Perkiomen Valley and Shippensburg University graduate Zach Zulli has agreed to terms with the Montreal Alouettes.
“It’s a great opportunity and I’m just waiting to start playing again,” Zulli said. “It’s a great chance to show them what I can do after all the hard work I’ve been putting in all this time.”
An undrafted free agent, Zulli previously had earned a tryout with the Seattle Seahawks in this year’s Rookie Minicamp after finishing his illustrious career behind center at Shippensburg.
“I thought that Zach Zulli did a really nice job,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll told Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times (Read the Article here) “He’s a really active football player, and he could help a football team.”
Zulli, the 2012 Harlon Hill winner (Division II Heisman), set the NCAA Division II record in touchdown passes (54) while leading the Raiders to an 11-2 record and a second-round appearance in the NCAA playoffs in 2012. In 2013, Zulli passed for 3,500 yards and 35 touchdowns in a 7-4 season. He closed out his career with 10,988 passing yards and 123 passing touchdowns.
The 6-foot-1, 208-pound quarterback will join an Alouettes roster that features quarterbacks Troy Smith (Ohio State), Alex Brink (Washington State) and Tanner Marsh (Arkansas Tech).
Zulli plans to be practicing Monday, pending a physical.
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