NFL Draft

Ravens rookie defensive tackle Zach Sieler carrying Ferris State mantle proudly

Ravens rookie defensive tackle Zach Sieler carrying Ferris State mantle proudly

Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich., has been playing football for nearly 120 years. In April, the program had its first player selected in the NFL draft when the Ravens took Zach Sieler in the seventh round.

The 6-foot-6, 290-pound defensive tackle is proud to represent the Bulldogs at the professional level.

“It’s exciting,” he said after Monday’s practice. “It’s pretty meaningful to me. That makes more of a drive for me to succeed.”

Sieler accumulated 33 sacks and 178 tackles in his career at Division II Ferris State, including seven sacks, 79 tackles, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a fifth-year junior before declaring for...

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