Detroit Lions waive Red Lion High grad Andrew Zeller


The Detroit Lions waived rookie guard Andrew Zeller on Tuesday.

The team did so on the same day they signed free agent wide receiver Damian Copeland.

Andrew Zeller

The Red Lion High School graduate was not selected in April's NFL draft, but quickly came to terms on a free agent deal with Detroit.

Zeller started all 12 games for the University of Maryland as a senior in 2015 at right guard. He helped pave the way for an improved Terps' running game, which averaged 182.5 yards per game on the ground, the team's best output since 2003. He also started every game for Maryland in 2014 and appeared in every game in 2013. Overall, he had 31 starts at Maryland.

During Maryland's Pro Day, Zeller was measured at 6 feet, 5 inches and 297 pounds. His 40-yard dash time was 5.01 seconds, he bench pressed 225 pounds a total of 19 times, he had a vertical jump of 34 inches and he had broad jump of 9 feet, 8 inches. Those numbers were reported by the Testudo Times.

During his high school career at Red Lion, he played a major role in the Lions reaching the District 3-AAAA finals in 2010, when he was a senior two-way standout. He was a second-team all-state selection that year in AAAA. Defensively, he recorded 67 tackles, including 14 tackles for loss and seven sacks, as a senior.