Ferris State’s Sieler Declares for NFL Draft

Ferris State’s Zach Sieler will not be on Top Taggart for his final season as a bulldog as he will enter the NFL draft this April.

The junior defensive end chose to forgo his senior season in pursuit of his dream.

“I’m very excited for the opportunities God has planned for me,” he said. “It was a very difficult decision for me, but a big factor was the fact that I just graduated with my MET degree.”

Sieler was a walk-on for the bulldogs when he first started his career at Ferris in 2013. In his time in Big Rapids, he was a two-time All American, two-time Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Defensive Lineman of the Year, and a two-time Division II Conference Commissioners Association Super Region Defensive Player of the Year. Sieler also finished his career at Ferris with 176 total tackles with 39 sacks and 58 for a loss.

During his career, he helped lead the Bulldogs to a 45-7 record, two GLIAC championships and two National Quarterfinal appearances.

“It’s very hard to leave all the guys and coaches there who have become family to me over the years. They and everyone at Ferris will be deeply missed,” Sieler said. “They have been more then supportive even though they are very sad to see me go.”

Since graduating in December, the NFL hopeful has signed with US Sports Management and continued his football training.

“For preparation after the season I was back home training at Legacy Center. Recently I have gone down to train in Atlanta at Chip Smith Performance Center,” he said.

Sieler, a Michigan native, is looking forward to a new chapter, wherever that may take him.

“I am really excited for any opportunity I’m presented with. To meet new people and see new places,” he said.