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Tuesday, 28 January 2014 15:36

Baker Football Signs Arizona Standout

Jake Zieler signing his letter of intent with his father Jim (left) and Coach Mike Grossner (right) Jake Zieler signing his letter of intent with his father Jim (left) and Coach Mike Grossner (right)

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University head football coach Mike Grossner announced the signing of St. John's, Ariz., and St. John's HS standout Jake Zieler to a national letter of intent on Monday afternoon.

Zieler will join the Wildcat football program in the fall of 2016 after a two-year church mission and coach Grossner is thrilled to bring on the talented player.

"What a great day for the future of Baker University football," Grossner said. "Jake will serve a church mission and join us for the 2016 season. He comes from a tradition rich small school program in the mountains of Arizona.

"He has family ties to the NFL (Todd Heap-Ravens); as well as Baker University (Darrell Lindsey 70's). Jake is a tremendous football player who will make a huge impact in all ways upon returning from his mission. We are grateful for his commitment early to BU!"

Zieler was a two-way player at St. John's where he racked up 1,172 all-purpose yards last season as a senior, throwing for 226 yards, rushing for 240 and four touchdowns and he caught 24 receptions for 517 yards and seven touchdowns.

On defense, he had 45 solo tackles along with 26 assisted tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and an interception.

He racked up many awards this season as well, being named the Arizona Football Coaches Association First Team All-State and the All-Selection Player of the Year.

Zieler was named his teams Most Valuable Player and will play in the Arizona All-Star game in June.

For a look at some of Zieler's highlights, please click here.

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