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Zach Minter
DT #69
Height:
6-1
Weight:
307
College:
Montana State
Hometown:
Glendale, AZ
Experience:
2

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      A two-time first-team All-Big Sky Conference performer at Montana, Minter is in his first Bengals season in 2014 ... Entered the NFL in May of 2013 as a college free agent with Chicago and was on the Bears’ roster for Games 1-8, playing in two games.
      A two-time first-team All-Big Sky Conference performer at Montana, Minter is in his first Bengals season in 2014 ... Entered the NFL in May of 2013 as a college free agent with Chicago and was on the Bears’ roster for Games 1-8, playing in two games.

    Career transactions: Signed with Chicago as college free agent on 5-10-13 ... Waived by Bears on 11-5-13 ... Signed with Cincinnati as free agent (Reserve/Future list) on 12-30-13.

    2013: Played in all four Chicago preseason games ... Recovered a Jimmy Clausen fumble in his pro preseason debut on Aug. 9 at Carolina, and finished preseason with two tackles ... Played in regular-season Games 6-7 for Chicago (no stats) ... Active-DNP for Bears in Game 5 and inactive in Games 1-4 and 8 ... Waived following Game 8, and signed Reserve/Future 2014 contract with Bengals after conclusion of regular season.

    College: Played four seasons (2009-12) in FCS ranks at Montana, seeing action in 44 games ... Earned second straight first-team all-conference nod as a senior, despite missing two full games and most of two others with injuries ... Career totals of 18 sacks and 31.5 tackles-for-loss.

    Personal: Hometown is Glendale, Ariz. ... Attended Cactus High School, where as a senior he earned first-team All-State and regional Defensive Player of the Year honors ... Played point guard for prep basketball team ... Majored at Montana in family and consumer science ... Father, Larry Minter, played football at Colorado State.

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