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John Zamberlin

Wilson Class of 1974

Pacific Lutheran University
Only retired jersey at PLU (56)
First PLU football player to participate in the NFL.
He earned the first team NAIA All-America and Associated Press Little All-America honors as a senior in 1978, and was named 1979 PLU Senior Athlete of the Year. During an outstanding four-year career, Zamberlin compiled 184 unassisted tackles among his nearly 300 total stops, and also had 10 interceptions and six quarterback sacks. He earned all-conference and all-district honors three times. ​
Inducted into the PLU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996

New England Patriots 1979-1982 
Kansas City Chiefs 1983-1984

Head football coach at Central Washington University 1997-2006 winning the conference championship 4 times.
Head coach at Idaho State University 2007-2010