Kentucky held its annual spring game, the Blue/White game, on Saturday, April 21 at Commonwealth Stadium.
- SEC Academic Honor Roll (2012)
Returning starter at left guard ... Coaches could look at him at center as well during the spring ... Turned in a solid performance in his first year in action, as he combined with Darrian Miller to give UK an "All-Lexington" left side of the offensive line.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Started all 12 games at left guard ... Helped UK tailbacks average 4.9 yards per carry during the season.
2011 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Projected as the No. 17 offensive guard in the nation by Scout.com ... Named to the MaxPreps/U.S. Air Force Small Schools All-America Team ... First-team all-state as a junior and senior by the Louisville Courier-Journal ... Tabbed to the Lexington Herald-Leader "Class of the Commonwealth" listing of the top-22 players in Kentucky ... District Player of the Year ... Four-year starter at Lexington Christian Academy ... Played offensive tackle his first three seasons, then center and guard his senior year ... Played multiple positions in the defensive line ... LCA won the Class A state championship his junior season with a 14-1 record ... Also first-team all-state as a junior by The Associated Press ... Team advanced to the state finals his freshman season ... LCA posted a 46-12 record during his four campaigns ... Played in the Kentucky vs. Tennessee Border Bowl ... Coached by Ray Graham and Paul Rains ... "Zach has a rare combination of tremendous size, strength and athletic ability," Graham said. "He has character, gives his best and is a leader. He's the total package." ... Also competed in the shot put and discus throw for the track and field team ... Two-year regional champion in the shot put, advancing to the state meet ... Earned the distinction of Eagle Scout ... A volunteer at Bluegrass Christian Camp ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Personal: Born in Lexington ... Son of Roger and Ginger West ... Major is political science.
Community Cats: Participated in the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) and the God's Pantry project (2012).
Zach Says ... My nickname is: Big Boy ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: U.S. Marshal ... The one thing I like most about football is: the camaraderie shared with everyone ... My hidden talent is: being awesome .. Something people might not know about me is: I'm a Star Wars fan.