2011 (Senior): Played in 10 of WCU's 11 games making four starts at quarterback ... Completed 69-of-126 passes for 808 yards and six touchdowns and five interceptions ... Threw for over 175 yards three times on the season ... Rushed 40 times for 46 yards including a long of 19 yards ... Came on in relief and completed all six passes for 52 yards at top-ranked Georgia Southern ... Tossed a pair of TD passes at Samford ... Matched his career-high with 23 completions on 30 attempts with three touchdown passes against nationally-ranked Wofford.
2010 (Junior): Played in 10 of the 11 games on the season making seven starts under center ... Threw for 1,405 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 140.5 yards passing per game ... Completed 123-of-222 passes with nine interceptions ... Recorded a passer efficiency of 110.86 ... Rushed for 77 yards on the season ... Made his debut at North Carolina State, completing 4-of-6 passes for 37 yards ... Came off the bench to set career highs of 23 completions on 39 attempts with 304 yards and four touchdowns through the air ... Was mentioned in the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) weekly top performers at quarterback after the Tusculum game ... Made his first WCU start at Gardner-Webb, leading the Catamounts to victory on 12-of-22 passing with 141 yards and a touchdown ... Twice earned the team's weekly offensive MVP honor ... Unofficially finished 8-for-13 for 52 yards in the short scrimmage segment of the team's final spring practice.
Prior to Western Carolina: Transferred to WCU during the summer of 2010 from South Carolina ... Has appeared in one collegiate game against UAB after taking a redshirt in 2007 while working with the USC scout team ... South Carolina awarded him with a scholarship prior to the start of 2009 ... Was a member of the 2009 Fall Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll; High School: Graduated from South Fort Myers (Fla.) High School in 2007 where he was coached by Grant Redhead ... Threw for 1,553 yards as a senior with 17 touchdowns, adding four rusng scores, helping his team to a 7-3 record ... Postseason honors included LCAC first team, John Carrigan All-Star game MVP, News-Press All-Area, Naples News Comeback Player and South Fort Myers Offensive MVP ... Suffered a broken arm as a junior, missing eight games ... Also played basketball and competed in track & field as a prep ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and the German Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Zachary Austin Brindise ... Was born in Fort Myers Beach, Fla ... Is the son of Kathleen and Barry Brindise ... Has two brothers - Noah and Travis ... His brother, Noah, played quarterback at the University of Florida from 1996-99.