43 Zane Cruz
43 Zane Cruz
Height: 6-2
Weight: 215
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
High School: Yulee
Position: LB
gp 11
tk 49.0
sac 2
int 1
ffum -

2016

  • 2016 Big South Second Team All-Conference selection
  • 25th in the Big South in Tackles per game
  • 14th in the Big South in Tackles per game by a linebacker
  • Fourth on the Bucs with 49 tackles
  • Fifth on the team with 25 unassisted tackles, Third on the team with 24 assisted tackles
  • Finished the season with two sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss
  • Finished the season with a fumble recovery, an interception, and a pass breakup
  • Season-high seven tackles and two sacks on November 19 against Kennesaw State
  • Season-high seven tackles, 1.0 tackles for loss, a fumble recovery, and a pass breakup on August 27 at North Dakota State
  • Recorded an interception with a 38 yard return on October 29 against Bucknell
  • Six tackles twice (September 10 at Florida State, October 1 at Coastal Carolina)

2015

  • Started all 13 games and finished third on the team with 64 tackles
  • Knowledge of defensive scheme was key for CSU defense that ranked among nation’s best
  • Also tallied 4.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and an interception
  • Earned his first career start in the season opener vs. North Greenville (9/3) and recorded a then career-high eight tackles
  • Had an interception against ETSU (9/17) that led to one of five second quarter touchdowns
  • Played a big role in CSU’s shutout of Gardner-Webb (10/24), notching seven tackles and 1.5 TFL
  • Starred again the following week as CSU toppled top-ranked Coastal Carolina (10/31), as he posted a career-high 11 tackles
  • Was important factor against Liberty (11/14), finishing with six tackles, 1.5 TFL and a fumble recovery
  • Helped CSU put forth a dominant defensive effort in the FCS Playoff win over The Citadel (12/5), recording six tackles and a fumble recovery

2014: Played in eight games at linebacker and helped out a CSU defense that led the Big South in total defense, pass defense and run defense...Recorded four tackles and 0.5 tackle for loss...Made collegiate debut in the rout of Point (8/28), assisting on two tackles...Made first solo stop in the loss at Coastal Carolina (10/25)...Posted a tackle in the shutout win at Monmouth (11/1).

High School: Was named to 2013 All-First Coast Team and All-Northeast Florida Regional Elite Team following his senior year at Yulee High School in Yulee, Fla…Linebacker also earned all-state honorable mention accolades and all-district honors…Recorded 77 tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a senior.


Personal: Son of Valerie and Earl Cruz...Born March 17, 1996...Majoring in Kinesiology. 

Recent Games
Oct 22 Presbyterian W, 38-3
Oct 29 Bucknell W, 49-28
Nov 5 Gardner-Webb L, 17-10
Nov 12 at Liberty W, 48-26
Nov 19 Kennesaw St. W, 28-7
Nov 26 at Wofford L, 15-14
Statistics category Overall Conf
Solo tackles 25 10
Assists 24 11
Tackles 49.0 21.0
Tackles per game 4.5 4.2
Sacks 2 2
Sack yards 15 15
Interceptions 1 -
Returned for touchdown 0 -
Fumble recoveries 1 -
Fumble return TDs - -
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Aug 27 at North Dakota St. L, 24-17 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 3 Kentucky St. W, 57-7 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at Florida St. L, 52-8 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 24 at Monmouth W, 35-7 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 1 at Coastal Caro. W, 59-58 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 Albany St. (Ga.)   - - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Presbyterian W, 38-3 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 Bucknell W, 49-28 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 5 Gardner-Webb L, 17-10 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 at Liberty W, 48-26 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 Kennesaw St. W, 28-7 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 26 at Wofford L, 15-14 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Aug 27 at North Dakota St. L, 24-17 - - - - - - -
Sep 3 Kentucky St. W, 57-7 - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at Florida St. L, 52-8 - - - - - - -
Sep 24 at Monmouth W, 35-7 - - - - - - -
Oct 1 at Coastal Caro. W, 59-58 - - - - - - -
Oct 6 Albany St. (Ga.)   - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Presbyterian W, 38-3 - - - - - - -
Oct 29 Bucknell W, 49-28 - - - - - - -
Nov 5 Gardner-Webb L, 17-10 - - - - - - -
Nov 12 at Liberty W, 48-26 - - - - - - -
Nov 19 Kennesaw St. W, 28-7 - - - - - - -
Nov 26 at Wofford L, 15-14 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Aug 27 at North Dakota St. L, 24-17 - - - - - - -
Sep 3 Kentucky St. W, 57-7 - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at Florida St. L, 52-8 - - - - - - -
Sep 24 at Monmouth W, 35-7 - - - - - - -
Oct 1 at Coastal Caro. W, 59-58 - - - - - - -
Oct 6 Albany St. (Ga.)   - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Presbyterian W, 38-3 - - - - - - -
Oct 29 Bucknell W, 49-28 - - - - - - -
Nov 5 Gardner-Webb L, 17-10 - - - - - - -
Nov 12 at Liberty W, 48-26 - - - - - - -
Nov 19 Kennesaw St. W, 28-7 - - - - - - -
Nov 26 at Wofford L, 15-14 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Aug 27 at North Dakota St. L, 24-17 - - - - - 0
Sep 3 Kentucky St. W, 57-7 - - - - - 0
Sep 10 at Florida St. L, 52-8 - - - - - 0
Sep 24 at Monmouth W, 35-7 - - - - - 0
Oct 1 at Coastal Caro. W, 59-58 - - - - - 0
Oct 6 Albany St. (Ga.)   - - - - - -
Oct 22 Presbyterian W, 38-3 - - - - - 0
Oct 29 Bucknell W, 49-28 - - - - - 0
Nov 5 Gardner-Webb L, 17-10 - - - - - 0
Nov 12 at Liberty W, 48-26 - - - - - 0
Nov 19 Kennesaw St. W, 28-7 - - - - - 0
Nov 26 at Wofford L, 15-14 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Aug 27 at North Dakota St. L, 24-17 - - - - - - - -
Sep 3 Kentucky St. W, 57-7 - - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at Florida St. L, 52-8 - - - - - - - -
Sep 24 at Monmouth W, 35-7 - - - - - - - -
Oct 1 at Coastal Caro. W, 59-58 - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 Albany St. (Ga.)   - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Presbyterian W, 38-3 - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 Bucknell W, 49-28 - - - - - - - -
Nov 5 Gardner-Webb L, 17-10 - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 at Liberty W, 48-26 - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 Kennesaw St. W, 28-7 - - - - - - - -
Nov 26 at Wofford L, 15-14 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Aug 27 at North Dakota St. L, 24-17 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 3 Kentucky St. W, 57-7 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at Florida St. L, 52-8 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 24 at Monmouth W, 35-7 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 1 at Coastal Caro. W, 59-58 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 Albany St. (Ga.)   - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Presbyterian W, 38-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 Bucknell W, 49-28 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 5 Gardner-Webb L, 17-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 at Liberty W, 48-26 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 Kennesaw St. W, 28-7 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 26 at Wofford L, 15-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Aug 27 at North Dakota St. L, 24-17 1 - - - - 0
Sep 3 Kentucky St. W, 57-7 1 - - - - 0
Sep 10 at Florida St. L, 52-8 1 - - - - 0
Sep 24 at Monmouth W, 35-7 1 - - - - 0
Oct 1 at Coastal Caro. W, 59-58 1 - - - - 0
Oct 6 Albany St. (Ga.)   - - - - - -
Oct 22 Presbyterian W, 38-3 1 - - - - 0
Oct 29 Bucknell W, 49-28 1 - - - - 0
Nov 5 Gardner-Webb L, 17-10 1 - - - - 0
Nov 12 at Liberty W, 48-26 1 - - - - 0
Nov 19 Kennesaw St. W, 28-7 1 - - - - 0
Nov 26 at Wofford L, 15-14 1 - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Aug 27 at North Dakota St. L, 24-17 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 3 Kentucky St. W, 57-7 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 10 at Florida St. L, 52-8 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 24 at Monmouth W, 35-7 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 1 at Coastal Caro. W, 59-58 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 6 Albany St. (Ga.)   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Presbyterian W, 38-3 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 29 Bucknell W, 49-28 0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0 -
Nov 5 Gardner-Webb L, 17-10 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 12 at Liberty W, 48-26 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 19 Kennesaw St. W, 28-7 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 26 at Wofford L, 15-14 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Aug 27 at North Dakota St. L, 24-17 4 3 7.0 - - 1 4 - 1 - - - - 1 - -
Sep 3 Kentucky St. W, 57-7 1 2 3.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at Florida St. L, 52-8 2 4 6.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 24 at Monmouth W, 35-7 1 1 2.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 1 at Coastal Caro. W, 59-58 5 1 6.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 Albany St. (Ga.)   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Presbyterian W, 38-3 1 4 5.0 - - 0.5 1 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 Bucknell W, 49-28 0 1 1.0 - - 0 - - - - 1 38 0 - - -
Nov 5 Gardner-Webb L, 17-10 1 1 2.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 at Liberty W, 48-26 3 2 5.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 Kennesaw St. W, 28-7 4 3 7.0 2 15 2 15 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 26 at Wofford L, 15-14 3 2 5.0 - - 2 3 - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2014-15 8 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2015-16 13 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2017-18 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Total 42 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2014-15 8 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 13 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 10 - - - - - - - -
Total 42 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2014-15 8 - - - - - - -
2015-16 13 - - - - - - -
2016-17 11 - - - - - - -
2017-18 10 - - - - - - -
Total 42 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2014-15 8 - - - - - - - 0
2015-16 13 - - - - - - - 0
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 10 - - - - - - - 0
Total 42 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2014-15 8 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 13 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 10 - - - - - - - -
Total 42 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2014-15 - - - - - - - - - -
2015-16 - - - - - - - - - -
2016-17 - - - - - - - - - -
2017-18 - - - - - - - - - -
Total - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2014-15 8 - - - - 0 .0
2015-16 13 - - - - 0 .0
2016-17 11 - - - - 0 .0
2017-18 10 - - - - 0 .0
Total 42 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2014-15 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
2015-16 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
2016-17 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
2017-18 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Total 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2014-15 8 1 3 4.0 .5 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 13 31 33 64.0 4.9 - - 4.5 8 1 2 0 1 9 1 -
2016-17 11 25 24 49.0 4.5 2 15 5.5 23 - 1 0 1 38 1 -
2017-18 10 23 28 51.0 5.1 1.5 12 6.5 21 2 - - - - 1 -
Total 42 80 88 168.0 4.0 3.5 27 16.5 52 3 3 0 2 47 3 -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
August 1 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
September 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 11 - - - - - - - -
Conference 5 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - - -
Losses 4 - - - - - - - -
-
August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 11 - - - - - - -
Conference 5 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - -
Losses 4 - - - - - - -
-
August 1 - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 11 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 5 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - 0
Away 6 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 4 - - - - - - - 0
-
August 1 - - - - - - - 0
September 3 - - - - - - - 0
October 3 - - - - - - - 0
November 4 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 11 - - - - - - - -
Conference 5 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - - -
Losses 4 - - - - - - - -
-
August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -
-
August - - - - - - - - - -
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 11 - - - - 0 .0
Conference 5 - - - - 0 .0
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 5 - - - - 0 .0
Away 6 - - - - 0 .0
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 7 - - - - 0 .0
Losses 4 - - - - 0 .0
-
August 1 - - - - 0 .0
September 3 - - - - 0 .0
October 3 - - - - 0 .0
November 4 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
Conference 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
Away 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
Losses 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
-
August 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
September 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
October 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
November 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 11 25 24 49.0 4.5 2 15 5.5 23 - 1 0 1 38 1 -
Conference 5 10 11 21.0 4.2 2 15 2.5 16 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 7 11 18.0 3.6 2 15 2.5 16 - - - 1 38 - -
Away 6 18 13 31.0 5.2 - - 3 7 - 1 0 - - 1 -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 15 14 29.0 4.1 2 15 2.5 16 - - - 1 38 - -
Losses 4 10 10 20.0 5.0 - - 3 7 - 1 0 - - 1 -
-
August 1 4 3 7.0 7.0 - - 1 4 - 1 0 - - 1 -
September 3 4 7 11.0 3.7 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 3 6 6 12.0 4.0 - - 0.5 1 - - - 1 38 - -
November 4 11 8 19.0 4.8 2 15 4 18 - - - - - - -

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