Quoting Coach Clark: "Seasoned veteran who brings experience and leadership to the offensive line ... penciled in as the starting left guard."
2008: Appeared in 11 games, including five starts ... started final five games at left tackle.
2007: Started all 13 games at left guard ... part of offensive line that helped Purdue lead Big Ten in total offense at 435.9 yards per game and rank 12th nationally in passing offense at 307.2 yards per game.
2006: Did not play.
2005: Did not play.
High School: All-conference and all-district performer as senior ... runner-up for league Defensive Player of the Year honors at tackle ... recorded 91 tackles, including nine sacks, and blocked two field goals despite missing three games due to injury ... coach was Kevin Siple ... also participated in lacrosse and wrestling ... finished fourth in Division II state tournament at 275 pounds his senior year.
Personal: Given name is Zachary Peter Reckman ... born July 14, 1986 ... selling and sales management major ... enjoys fishing, hiking and boating ... brother, Ryan, played lacrosse at Wittenberg University.