With the preseason just around the corner, it’s time for another Kansas City Chiefs player profile. Today I will be focusing on outside linebacker Frank Zombo, who signed with the Chiefs in 2013 and recently re-signed with the team a few months ago.
Zombo played college football at Central Michigan. Zombo was a member of the Chippewas football team for four years. He racked up 79 tackles (39 for losses), 25.5 sacks, four defended passes, two interceptions (one for a touchdown), and two forced fumbles (Source: Sports Reference).
Zombo went undrafted in the 2010 draft, but was eventually signed by the Green Bay Packers. He played for three seasons in Green Bay and was even on the Super Bowl winning squad his rookie year.
All together, Zombo played in 25 games (starting nine) and totaled 41 tackles, five sacks, and two interceptions during his three-year career as a Packer. Zombo may have ended up staying in Green Bay longer had he not missed eight games in 2012 due to an injury.
As mentioned above, the Kansas City Chiefs signed Frank Zombo in April 2013. Zombo may not have been the most valuable player for Kansas City, but he came in and made plays when he was needed. He played in every game in 2013.
Zombo ended up starting in place of the injured Justin Houston for the final five games of the season. During that time, Zombo managed two sacks, two defended passes, one interception, and one forced fumble (Source: NFL.com).
With Houston’s career only just now hitting its peak, it’s a safe assumption that Zombo won’t be starting much in 2014. The good thing about Zombo though is that he’s an experienced veteran who can come in and make plays.
I’ll be curious to see what he does this season and if he can prove that he has the potential to be a starter someday.
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