"He's got the whole package," Peacock tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "He is just an exceptional kid and a very dominant high school player."
For Peacock and the Rogers Mounties, it was a season to remember. The team had its first unbeaten regular season since 1978 and reached the state championship game before suffering its only loss.
For his role in that success, the 6-7, 305-pound Ziemba earned a large number of honors such as being named the Gatorade Player of the Year. The most recent was being named as a Parade All-American. He is the first player in Rogers High history to receive that status.
Peacock says that Ziemba got a tremendous amount of attention for his exploits on the football field. Part of that attention was from the media.
"He handled the media well," the coach says. "I was proud of the things he said. I am sure he had some coaching from us as coaches and his parents. Every time you would compliment him, he would compliment the quarterback, the team or he would say nice things about the coaches. He got a lot of experience dealing with the media and handled it really well. I was very proud of him."