KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WANE) – Homestead High School graduate Zach Terrell is continuing the success he had as quarterback of the Spartans during his college career at Western Michigan – but his service to the community and to others may be his most important area of excellence.
Terrell was tabbed as Homestead’s starting quarterback at the beginning of his sophomore season and never looked back. Homestead went 29-5 in Terrell’s three seasons as QB as Zach tallied a program-record 6,940 yards passing with 89 touchdown passes.
Last season as a junior at WMU Terrell was named second-team All-MAC after throwing for 3,443 yards and 26 touchdowns. Counting the 365 yards and two touchdowns he threw for in the 2015 season opener last week against no. 5 Michigan State, Terrell has 5,410 career passing yards – the sixth highest total in WMU history with almost two full seasons left to play.
Before the 2015 season Terrell was named to the Manning Award watch list, the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award watch list, and the Wuerffel Trophy watch list.
However, it is his work away from the football field that’s helping to cement him as one of the most respected leaders in the WMU program. Last year Terrell was nominated for the AFCA Good Works Team. His work with the Tree of Life School in Kalamazoo has been a passion and continues to be an inspiration.