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Chris Zorich
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Published: 2016/09/27
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Chris Zorich, Notre Dame Football
Chris Zorich, Notre Dame Football
Published: 2007/11/24
Channel: linebacker365
Chris Zorich 2010 Orange Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Video
Chris Zorich 2010 Orange Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Video
Published: 2010/01/07
Channel: Orange Bowl
Notre Dame
Notre Dame's Chris Zorich Explains the Cutoff Jersey
Published: 2012/06/22
Channel: TNNDNvideo
Chris Zorich Thought Notre Dame Was in France as High Schooler
Chris Zorich Thought Notre Dame Was in France as High Schooler
Published: 2012/06/22
Channel: TNNDNvideo
Alonzo Spellman
Alonzo Spellman
Published: 2007/06/17
Channel: harvesct
Chris Melillo bench workout 2 board max effort - Aug 6, 2011 Kingdon Power Gym
Chris Melillo bench workout 2 board max effort - Aug 6, 2011 Kingdon Power Gym
Published: 2011/08/06
Channel: Ric Duncan
What’s on Alshon’s phone?
What’s on Alshon’s phone?
Published: 2017/01/23
Channel: Chicago Bears
Special teams aces school Joniak
Special teams aces school Joniak
Published: 2017/02/15
Channel: Chicago Bears
Announcement by Mikhail Zorich
Announcement by Mikhail Zorich
Published: 2015/11/11
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dame  four and chris
dame four and chris
Published: 2007/01/07
Channel: fillylilly
Partnership Montclair Peter Zorich
Partnership Montclair Peter Zorich
Published: 2008/03/19
Channel: PartnershipMontclair
Spice, Peanut crash Soldier Field suites
Spice, Peanut crash Soldier Field suites
Published: 2016/09/30
Channel: Chicago Bears
Chris w
Chris w
Published: 2016/06/25
Channel: Lyrae Zorich Tull
Chris at gabby show
Chris at gabby show
Published: 2017/03/11
Channel: Lyrae Zorich Tull
1988 Tony Rice Highlights
1988 Tony Rice Highlights
Published: 2007/04/02
Channel: tjnd88
Notre Dame Football Classic Moments
Notre Dame Football Classic Moments
Published: 2006/11/06
Channel: CBS
Hank at Notre Dame
Hank at Notre Dame
Published: 2007/11/18
Channel: carolin0506
Zach Zorich Benefit 2012.wmv
Zach Zorich Benefit 2012.wmv
Published: 2012/02/01
Channel: Dru Fernandez
Chris Football 07
Chris Football 07
Published: 2007/08/27
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Chicago Bears 360° VR Experience from Visa and PNC
Chicago Bears 360° VR Experience from Visa and PNC
Published: 2016/09/28
Channel: Chicago Bears
Playbook: Miller tough over the middle
Playbook: Miller tough over the middle
Published: 2016/09/27
Channel: Chicago Bears
Bears host block party
Bears host block party
Published: 2017/09/26
Channel: Chicago Bears
Rocky Boiman
Rocky Boiman
Published: 2006/12/09
Channel: neel gleason
Tony Zorich is Blue Guy
Tony Zorich is Blue Guy
Published: 2010/09/15
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Zorich and Cooper
Zorich and Cooper
Published: 2011/07/10
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Croatians of Chicagoland - Book Premiere May 17, 2010, part 1 of 5
Croatians of Chicagoland - Book Premiere May 17, 2010, part 1 of 5
Published: 2013/04/29
Channel: CroatiansofChicagola
Some Rigidity Properties of the Kontsevich-Zorich Cocycle
Some Rigidity Properties of the Kontsevich-Zorich Cocycle
Published: 2013/08/28
Channel: International conference and workshop on surfaces of infinite type
Repower America - Josh Zorich from Pittsburgh, Pa
Repower America - Josh Zorich from Pittsburgh, Pa
Published: 2009/11/05
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Jordan Howard on Pro Bowl season
Jordan Howard on Pro Bowl season
Published: 2017/01/17
Channel: Chicago Bears
CHRIS GROFF HALL OF FAME INDUCTION
CHRIS GROFF HALL OF FAME INDUCTION
Published: 2012/09/19
Channel: MARCELA GROFF
Interview with Michael Zorich, Canon
Interview with Michael Zorich, Canon's Director of Marketing
Published: 2008/01/09
Channel: CESreview2008
Anton Zorich -- Lyapunov exponents of fibrations with flat connection over complex curves
Anton Zorich -- Lyapunov exponents of fibrations with flat connection over complex curves
Published: 2016/10/31
Channel: Mathematics at HSE
Most Badass Nose Guard Gets Personal!
Most Badass Nose Guard Gets Personal!
Published: 2010/11/27
Channel: Chris Pulliam
NFL Quarterback Club 96 Intro (SEGA GENESIS)
NFL Quarterback Club 96 Intro (SEGA GENESIS)
Published: 2012/08/26
Channel: AnthonyPlaysTheGaimz
Zorich FL 9 2011
Zorich FL 9 2011
Published: 2011/09/22
Channel: Paul Zorich
Tom Zorich  NO IDEA . MUST SEE Election 2013
Tom Zorich NO IDEA . MUST SEE Election 2013
Published: 2013/08/19
Channel: australianews
Up Close & Personal: 2008 College Football Hall of Fame Press Conference
Up Close & Personal: 2008 College Football Hall of Fame Press Conference
Published: 2012/06/12
Channel: Geoffrey A. Cooper
Zorich vs Fly | powermove semifinal | Зимовка
Zorich vs Fly | powermove semifinal | Зимовка
Published: 2014/02/04
Channel: Linker FMC
Howard, Langford take soup to the streets
Howard, Langford take soup to the streets
Published: 2016/12/05
Channel: Chicago Bears
Croatians of Chicagoland -  Book Premiere May 17, 2010, part 2 of 5
Croatians of Chicagoland - Book Premiere May 17, 2010, part 2 of 5
Published: 2013/04/29
Channel: CroatiansofChicagola
Wildboyz Fish Purse
Wildboyz Fish Purse
Published: 2013/03/24
Channel: Frankie Zorich
Cal Football Recruiting Commitment Chris Martin
Cal Football Recruiting Commitment Chris Martin
Published: 2009/06/10
Channel: Scott Kennedy
Croatians of Chicagoland - Book Premiere May 17, 2010, part 4 of 5
Croatians of Chicagoland - Book Premiere May 17, 2010, part 4 of 5
Published: 2013/04/30
Channel: CroatiansofChicagola
Football Muscle Relaxers
Football Muscle Relaxers
Published: 2006/01/19
Channel: dannyb11
Fan recalls getting his tickets from George Halas
Fan recalls getting his tickets from George Halas
Published: 2016/10/05
Channel: Chicago Bears
Fox talks offensive line
Fox talks offensive line
Published: 2016/09/30
Channel: Chicago Bears
Super Nintendo Entertainment System NFL Quarterback Club 96 (USA)
Super Nintendo Entertainment System NFL Quarterback Club 96 (USA)
Published: 2013/03/15
Channel: djgyixx
Tony Rice
Tony Rice
Published: 2006/12/10
Channel: neel gleason
Notre Dame WR Chris Brown - UNC - 10/8/14
Notre Dame WR Chris Brown - UNC - 10/8/14
Published: 2014/10/09
Channel: BlueGoldIllustrated
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Chris Zorich
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No. 97, 78
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-03-13) March 13, 1969 (age 48)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 282 lb (128 kg)
Career information
High school: Chicago (IL) Vocational
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1991 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1998
Tackles: 211
Sacks: 16.5
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Christopher Robert Zorich (born March 13, 1969) is a former American football defensive tackle who played in college for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and in the National Football League (NFL) for the Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins.

Early life[edit]

An only child of African American and Croatian descent, Zorich was raised by his mother (Zora) on the South Side of Chicago, where he attended Chicago Vocational High School.[1] Chris is nephew to character actor Louis Zorich and his wife, Olympia Dukakis.[2]

College career[edit]

Zorich received a scholarship to play college football at the University of Notre Dame in 1987 and began as a linebacker but was moved to nose tackle early in the season and did not play.[3] However, Zorich then earned All-American honors the following season. In his first game, he had one and a half sacks and ten tackles against the University of Michigan and finished the year third on the team in tackles as Notre Dame went undefeated and won the national championship.[3]

During his junior year, he followed his initial season with a consensus All-America year in 1989 and was also one of four finalists for the Lombardi Award. Also in 1989 he was voted the UPI Lineman of the Year award as the top lineman in college football. As a senior, Zorich won the Lombardi Award and was recognized as a unanimous All-America.

In the final game of his college career he was the Defensive Most Valuable player of the 1991 Orange Bowl.[3]

While at Notre Dame, Zorich attended a class taught by now Minnesota Vikings COO Kevin Warren. Zorich eventually signed with Warren's new law firm as Warren's first client.[4]

NFL career[edit]

Zorich was drafted in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. He played for the Bears from 1991 until 1996, and he was named an alternate for the 1993 Pro Bowl. He also played one season (1997) for the Washington Redskins. In his NFL career, Zorich tallied 16.5 career quarterback sacks and scored one touchdown off a fumble.

After football[edit]

Zorich earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree at Notre Dame[3] and established the Christopher Zorich Foundation in 1993 to assist disadvantaged families. He is a past recipient of USA WEEKEND's Most Caring Athlete Award and the Jesse Owens Foundation Humanitarian Award. Zorich has also worked as a motivational speaker.

On May 9, 2007, Zorich was announced as one of the specially selected inductees of the 2007 class at the College Football Hall of Fame. Not only was he one of the youngest players to ever be inducted, he is only the third defensive lineman from tradition-rich Notre Dame to call the College Football Hall of Fame home.

On December 8, 2009, Zorich was also inducted into the FedEx Orange Bowl Hall of Fame for his outstanding performances in back-to-back Orange Bowl appearances (1990 and 1991).[5]

Zorich lives in Chicago and continues to be an active member of the community.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Chris Zorich Foundation – Biography". Chris Zorich Foundation. Archived from the original on 2008-09-26. Retrieved 2008-07-31. 
  2. ^ Zorich mother's day
  3. ^ a b c d "Chris Zorich's College Football HOF profile". College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2008-07-30. 
  4. ^ "Sweat Suits :: Minnesota Law & Politics". 2016-08-04. Archived from the original on 2016-08-04. Retrieved 2017-02-22. 
  5. ^ "Chris Zorich Selected to Orange Bowl Hall of Fame". December 8, 2009. Retrieved July 8, 2014. 

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