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5 Things About: Titans Sixth-Round Pick Zach Mettenberger

Posted by Craig Peters on May 16, 2014 – 10:23 am

The Titans drafted LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft with the 178th overall pick.

Here are five things to know about one of the newest Titans:

The Titans selected QB Zach Mettenberger after trading to move up in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

The Titans selected QB Zach Mettenberger after trading to move up in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

1) Mettenberger completed 192 of 296 passes for 3,082 yards with 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions as a senior in 2013. He became the third QB in Tigers history to throw for 3,000 yards in a season (Rohan Davey, 3,347 in 2001 and JaMarcus Russell, 3,129 in 2006). Mettenberger’s 171.4 passer rating ranked fourth nationally in 2013.

2) Mettenberger said he benefitted greatly as a senior when LSU implemented a pro-style offense under coordinator and quarterbacks coach Cam Cameron, who was previously offensive coordinator with the Ravens (2008-12), head coach with the Dolphins (2007) and offensive coordinator with the Chargers (2002-06).

3) Mettenberger graduated Oconee County High School (Ga.) in December 2008 to enroll early at the University of Georgia but was redshirted in 2009. He transferred to Butler Community College (Kan.) in 2010 and transferred to LSU in 2011 but was behind Jarrett Lee and Jordan Jefferson that season.

4) A torn ACL against Arkansas knocked Mettenberger from the final game of the 2013 regular season and required surgery and rehab that kept him from participating in the 2014 NFL Combine. He was, however, able to participate in a pro day workout that was attended by Titans general manager Ruston Webster and quarterbacks coach John McNulty.

5) Mettenberger listed his favorite school subject as history, which appears to transcend to his appreciation of sports and automobiles. He said he is a fan of 70s and 80s sports icons and watches significant amounts of ESPN Classic and listed a 1994 Chevrolet Astro Van as his favorite vehicle.

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4 Responses to “5 Things About: Titans Sixth-Round Pick Zach Mettenberger”

  1. By B.J. Rassam on May 28, 2014 | Reply

    If Mettenberger ever becomes a productive player for the Titans, then he will have exceeded the Titans’ expectations.

  2. By addicted2football on May 30, 2014 | Reply

    Before the knee injury, Mettenberger was a 2nd round pick, we gave a 6th and 7th rounder for him. If he works out then we got a steal, if not we won’t lose much.

  3. By Greg Bowen on Jun 24, 2014 | Reply

    I’m excited about Mettenberger, I hope the kid works out long term for us. Waiting for Tenn to draft a quarterback was nerve-racking, we got lucky when Zach was still there that late.

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