PV grad Zulli signs with Montreal of CFL

Former Perkiomen Valley and Shippensburg graduate Zach Zulli signed a deal with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. (Mercury File Photo)

Former Perkiomen Valley and Shippensburg University graduate Zach Zulli has agreed to terms with the Montreal Alouettes.

Its a great opportunity and Im just waiting to start playing again, Zulli said. Its a great chance to show them what I can do after all the hard work Ive been putting in all this time.

An undrafted free agent, Zulli previously had earned a tryout with the Seattle Seahawks in this years 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) Hes 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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