- United States
- ST, SS, CB
- Deptford, NJ
- High School
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
Post-OSU Update: Zack Dumas was not selected in the 1990 NFL Draft and never played in the NFL. He did play some semi-professional ball in the Arena league. (updated: Nov. 2022)
Major: Education (1988-89)
Weight: 192 (1988-89), 200 (1986)
1989: In his final collegiate game, the 1990 Holiday Bowl against Auburn, Dumas delivered one of the biggest hits in football history.
1989 Media Guide: Zack Dumas is a bona fide all-star candidate … outstanding all-around player who started nine games at corner last year … moved to safety in the spring without missing a beat … reads very well and gets an excellent jump on the ball … great combination of strength and speed … very good at man coverage … excellent blitzing back … seems to play his best against the best players and in the big games … a hitter … the type of back who makes big players.
1988: Third on the team in total tackles with 85 and second in solos with 44 … has 16 tackles at Michigan State, the top effort of the year by an OSU defender.
1988 Media Guide: Will contend with Tony Cupe for a starting spot this year … has the physical tools to be an outstanding player.
1987: Started the last six games after Greg Rogan was lost for the season with a broken leg.
1987 Media Guide: Won a letter as a freshman last year as a member of the specialty teams and as a reserve defensive back … has the size, speed and quick reactions to be an outstanding defender in the secondary.
1986: Lettered as a freshman, making 13 tackles in 12 games.
High School: A Parade All-American as a senior, when he ran for 1,116 yards and scored 12 touchdowns … also collected 103 tackles and had 10 interceptions that year … threw just three passes during his career, but all three went for TDs … returned ten kickoffs for 244 yards and 11 punts for 273 … had 22 career interceptions … lettered three years in basketball and track, competing in the 100, 400 and long jump in the latter.
Personal: Enjoys all music, especially jazz … Italian foods are his favorite … wants to be a teacher … still an avid basketball player … favorite actor is Eddie Murphy … admires Walter Payton and Michael Jordan.
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