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WHAT ZWINGGI’S COACHES SAY
Stan Zwinggi entered Texas State University (“Texas State”) in 2004. From 2004 through 2006, Zwinggi played for then-Texas State head coach, David Bailiff (now at Rice University), and from 2007 through 2008 he played for current Texas State head coach Brad Wright.

“We won games because of his speed.”
- David Bailiff, Rice University head coach.

Coach Bailiff recently described Mr. Zwinggi as, “extremely coachable . . . highly intelligent . . . hardworking,” with his greatest strengths being his, “speed, great work ethic and attitude.”
“He may be the toughest player I’ve coached.”
- Brad Wright, current Texas State head coach.

Coach Wright was referring to Zwinggi’s ability to play through the pain of a broken hand to finish a game in 2006. Wright also describes Zwinggi as “very coachable” and “intelligent,” with his greatest strengths being his “speed, toughness” and running style, i.e., Zwinggi “runs with his shoulders down and his head up.”



2008 Season Summary
Awarded the J.C. Kellam Award as Texas State Football´s Outstanding Player of the Year.
Rushed for team-high 9 touchdowns on 74 carries.
Leading rusher versus Northern Colorado recording 109 yards, 6.8 yards per carry, plus 2 receptions for 16 yards.
Leading rusher in NCAA playoff game against Montana, 61 yards, 6.8 yards per carry, plus 1 pass for 17 yards.
Sent Southland Conference Championship game against Sam Houston State into overtime by scoring a 91-yard touchdown on a screen pass, tying a school record set in 1959 when Bob Lewis hit Herb Wulrich for a touchdown.
Provided exceptional contributions as a running back and special teams performer as both a kick returner and a member of the kickoff coverage team. Showed his speed in kickoff coverage by repeatedly finding himself behind the opponent´s wedge - before it was set.


2007 Season Summary
Named SLC Offensive Player of the Week in the opening week of play for his performance in Texas State´s 38-35 victory over Cal Poly. Rushed for a team-best four touchdowns, including a 92-yard rush, which broke the school record set in 1965 by Mike Littleton.
Returned four kickoffs for 82 yards against the Mustangs and rushed 159 yards on six carries for the four touchdown outing.
Followed that performance with a team-best 64-yard kickoff return against Abilene Christian and had 11 carries for 43 yards, including a touchdown.
Went back-to-back games against Baylor and South Dakota State with a combined ten carries for 24 yards before missing three games due to a broken foot.
Returned for a 6-for-62 rushing effort and three catches for nine yards in the `Cats victory over Northwestern State.
Scored two touchdowns against Southeastern Louisiana, registering eight carries for 71 yards.
Rushed for an overall 497 yards on 12 receptions and totaled 887 overall yards. Returned 15 kickoffs for 378 yards, including a long of 64 yards, for a second-best standing in the Southland Conference.
Finished second on the team in rushing with 62.1 average yards per game, fifth overall conference standing in all purpose yards, and sixth overall scorer with nine touchdowns for the season.
Made four starting appearance in eight games.


2006 Season Summary
Had 10 carries for 120 yards, his first 100-yard rushing game and had a 40-yard touchdown run against in Southland Conference opener against Stephen F. Austin.
The following week had 23 carries for 90 yards at McNeese State.
Rushed for 375 yards in the Bobcats´ last three games of the season including a season-high 172 yards on 21 carries against Texas Southern.
Accounted for 269 all purpose yards in the final game of the season, a 28-21 win over Sam Houston State. Had 22 carries for 120 yards, scoring on a 49-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter to give the Bobcats their first lead and helped make it a two-possession game by catching a screen pass and racing 80 yards for a touchdown against the Bearkats.
Had a pass reception in each of Texas State´s final four games of the season.
Rushed for a team-leading 735 yards on 131 carries as a sophomore.
Ranked third in the Southland Conference in rushing yards despite having six or fewer carries in each of his first three games of the season.
Had three scoring runs during the year and caught 12 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown.

2005 Season Summary
Red-shirted in 2004 season as a true freshman and moved to wide receiver after playing running back in high school.
Listed on the depth chart at the slot position heading into the fall.
Had two receptions in the season opener against Delta State.
Showed his potential at running back with a six-carry, 87-yard performance against Oklahoma Panhandle State, including a 54-yard touchdown run.
Also credited with a special teams tackle against Southern Utah.

THE STAT LINE
91 Yards: Texas State University School Record, Longest Reception (at Sam Houston State University, Nov. 22, 2008)
92 Yards: Texas State University School Record, Longest Rush (at Cal Poly, Sept. 1, 2007)
35.1 Avg Yards Per Touchdown for Collegiate Career
6 Yards Per Carry Rushing for Collegiate Career
23.3 Yards Per KOR for Collegiate Career


In The News
June 28, 2006 - The Addition of Speed - Bobcat running game enhanced by a different dimension
Sept. 16, 2006 - Texas State Edged by Northern Colorado, 14-13
Oct. 7, 2006 - ‘Cats Suffer 24-13 Setback in SLC Opener - SFA uses 24 second-half points to beat Texas State
Oct. 14, 2006 - Bobcats Wrangle Cowboys, 27-17
Nov. 18, 2006 - Spoilers - 28-21 Bobcat victory first at SHSU since 2000
Nov. 20, 2006 - Zwinggi Named SLC Player of the Week - Sophomore registers third, 100-yard rushing performance
08/25/2007 - College football: Zwinggi’s zig-zags hold key for Texas State Bobcats
Jerry Briggs - San Antonio Express-News
Sept. 1, 2007 - Texas State Runs Past #15 Cal Poly, 38-35 - Zwinggi rushes for 159 yards, four scores in win
September 4, 2007 - Zwinggi Selected SLC Player of the Week for Second Consecutive Week - Stan Zwinggi, Texas State, Jr. RB, Fredericksburg, Texas
Sept. 8, 2007 - Bobcats Stunned By Abilene Christian 45-27
Sept. 20, 2008 - Late Game Heroics Give Bobcat Football a Win on the Road
Oct. 4, 2008 - Bobcats Put Up High Numbers in 63-39 Win, Over Texas Southern
Nov. 15, 2008 - Texas State Football Team Beats Nicholls 34-10
Nov. 22, 2008 - Texas State beats Sam Houston State 48-45 in overtime


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