#54 Zack Hood

    Class: Senior
    Hometown: Creston, Iowa
    High School: Creston HS
    Height / Weight: 6-2 / 255
    Position: Long Snapper

As a junior: Operated as the squad's long snapper on PATs and field goals for the second straight season ... Earned Academic All-Big 12 Second Team honors ... A member of the Athletic Director's 3.0-3.99 Honor Rol.

As a sophomore (2004): Handled long snapping duties ... A member of the Athletic Director's Honor Rol.

As a freshman (2003): Solid long snapper who took over the role midway through the seaso.

High School: An all-around athlete who earned a total of 12 letters in football, wrestling and track at Creston High ... An All-Western Iowa first team honoree, an All-Southwestern Iowa team member, an All-Hawkeye 10 Conference first team selection ... Averaged 17 pancake blocks a game as a senior ... The Panthers took home the 2000 and 2001 district championships ... Coached by Dick Bergstro.

Personal: A history major.