Zak Zinter was born on April 17, 2001. He is an American football player who plays as an offensive guard for the Michigan Wolverines. He is a two-time All-Big Ten selection and a part of two Joe Moore Award-winning offensive lines. He is also an academic achiever who has been named a CSC Academic All-American and an Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
Zak Zinter Biography
|Date of Birth
April 17, 2001
|Place of Birth
Port St. Lucie, Florida
American football offensive guard
Scott Zinter (Father)
Jennifer Zinter (Mother)
Jake, Luke, and Ava
|Social Media Handles
Early Life and Education
Zak Zinter was born on April 17, 2001, in Port St. Lucie, Florida. He grew up in North Andover, Massachusetts, where he attended Buckingham Browne and Nichols School. He was a four-star recruit and a top-10 offensive guard in the nation according to 247Sports. Zak Zinter chose to play college football at Michigan over offers from Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, and others.
Zak Zinter started his career at Michigan in 2020 as a freshman. He appeared in 13 games with one start at right tackle. He earned his first varsity letter and was named to the All-Big Ten Freshman Team by 247Sports. In 2021, he became a full-time starter at right guard and played in 13 games. He was part of the unit that won the Joe Moore Award, given to the top offensive line in the nation. He also earned his second varsity letter and was selected as a second-team All-Big Ten player by the media and an honorable mention by the coaches.
Furthermore, he received the Academic All-Big Ten honor and the CSC Academic All-American (second team) award. In 2022, he continued to excel at right guard and started all 14 games. Zak Zinter was part of the first back-to-back Joe Moore Award-winning offensive line in history. He also earned his third varsity letter and was named a consensus first-team All-Big Ten player by the coaches and the media. He also repeated the Academic All-Big Ten honor and the CSC Academic All-American (second team) award.
In 2023, he was a preseason All-American, a finalist for the NFF William V. Campbell Trophy, and a semifinalist for the Rotary Lombardi Award. He started 10 games at right guard before suffering a season-ending injury in the game against Ohio State. He underwent surgery to repair his broken fibula and tibia and missed the rest of the Wolverines’ College Football Playoff Championship run.
Zak Zinter is the son of Scott and Jennifer Zinter. He has two brothers, Jake and Luke, and a sister, Ava. He is majoring in business administration at Michigan. Zak Zinter is a devout Christian and a leader in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is also involved in community service and has participated in the Mott Children’s Hospital visits, the U-M Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and the U-M Athletic Department Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
Zak Zinter’s net worth is not publicly known. However, as a college football player, he is eligible to receive a scholarship that covers his tuition, fees, room and board, and other expenses. He is also allowed to earn money from his name, image, and likeness under the NCAA’s new rules. He has signed endorsement deals with companies such as Barstool Sports, Raising Cane’s, and The Players Trunk.
Social Media Handles
Zak Zinter is active on social media and has accounts on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. He has over 10,000 followers on Twitter, over 8,000 followers on Instagram, and over 2,000 followers on TikTok. He posts about his football career, his faith, his family, and his hobbies. You can follow him through the handles below.
- Twitter: @zak_zinter
- Instagram: @zakzinter
- Tiktok: @zakzinter