Frank Zombo (born March 5, 1987 in Sterling Heights, Michigan) is a rookie linebacker for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2010 after playing college football at Central Michigan.
Majoring in health and fitness, Zombo was a four-year letterman at Central Michigan, appearing in all 55 games during his four seasons with 39 starts. He finished his career ranked second in school history with 25½ sacks.
As a senior, he was named Central Michigan’s Most Valuable Defensive Lineman and Ring of Honor recipient. He played in all 14 games with 12 starts as a senior in 2009, and earned All-Mid-American Conference first-team honors. He finished his college career with eight tackles and a career-high three sacks in the Chippewas’ 44-41 GMAC Bowl win over Troy. He was a three-time CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine All-District IV second-team selection, and earned Academic All-MAC honors twice during his career.
Green Bay PackersEdit
Zombo signed with the Green Bay Packers as a non-drafted free agent on April 30, 2010. After playing as a defensive end in college, he made the switch to outside linebacker as a pro for the Packers. After posting sacks against the Seattle Seahawks and Indianapolis Colts during the preseason, Zombo's stock rose among Packers coaches. He made the 2010 team as a back-up linebacker.
In Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles, Zombo would make first career sack off Michael Vick in the 4th quarter for an 8-yard loss. After starting outside linebacker Brad Jones suffered a lingering injury, Zombo made his first career start in Week 3 against the Chicago Bears, recording his second career sack off Jay Cutler. He would record four sacks during the season, also getting to Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons and Troy Smith of the San Francisco 49ers. Zombo would suffer an injury and be inactive for the remainder of the 2010 season in favor of Erik Walden. When Walden suffered an injury, Zombo returned at Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers, recording Green Bay's only sack in the game.
- Career statistics and player information from NFL.com