Sun Devil Offensive Lineman Zach Krula Receives Extension of Eligibility

Jan. 12, 2007

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University football student-athlete Zach Krula has been granted an extension of eligibility to his five-year clock, the NCAA announced Friday. As per NCAA legislation, a student-athlete has five years from initial full-time enrollment to compete in four seasons of competition. This request was submitted by ASU to the NCAA Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee.

Krula missed the entire 2006 season and Spring practices with an ankle injury. Krula looks to regain his starting right guard position after having his junior season (2005) cut short due to injury. He has played in 16 career games with eight starts.

In 2005, Krula started the season's first three games at right guard before suffering a season-ending ankle injury against Northwestern (Sept. 17). During the three games in which he played, ASU's offense gained an average of 630.7 yards-per-game of total offense and scored an average of 48.7 points.

In 2004 he saw action in nine games with five starts at right guard and contributed to a passing offense that led the Pacific-10 Conference and ranked fifth in the nation at 317.3 yards per game. He was recognized as a Hard Hat Player for his work in ASU's winter strength and conditioning program.

As a redshirt freshman he played in four games as a backup to second-team All-Pacific-10 Conference selection Regis Crawford at right guard. He redshirted in 2002.

Krula is a 2002 graduate of Sacramento's Valley High School. He earned PrepStar honorable-mention All-America selection and earned All-Sacramento area honors as an offensive linemen as a senior. He earned second-team All-Delta League accolades as a junior and first-team All-Delta league honors as a senior. He was also named first-team all-city as a senior and captained the football team as a senior.

His team was co-champion in the Delta League in his junior year. Krula lettered four years in football and was a three-year varsity shot putter and discus thrower. A four-year wrestler who was ranked fourth in the area Krula went 38-7 and was the Delta League champion and subsectional runner-up in his senior year. Krula was a member of the Athletic Council as a junior and Student Athletic Director as a senior and was nominated for the school's prestigious Silver Viking Award.

At ASU Krula is majoring in interdisciplinary studies (education and sociology) and is interested in a career as an elementary school teacher (second or third grade).

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