Size: 6-2, 285
High School: Lamar HS
Hometown: Houston, Tex.
Zelt Minor was a two-star recruit as rated by Scout.com. Minor finished his career as a two-time first-team All-District selection and received a multitude of other awards by other outlets in the Houston area. During his senior season, Minor had 73 tackles, 28.5 sacks and 38 tackles-for-loss in the 2012 campaign. The Lamar defensive end also had two touchdowns resulting from blocked punts. Lamar’s defense held 11 of their 16 opponents to fewer than 14 points as well during his last season. Minor chose SMU over offers from Texas Tech, Utah and Washington State.
The 2014 season was a frustrating season for all involved but it may have been the toughest on sophomore defensive end Zelt Minor. The powerful defensive end played in the first eight games of the season including two starts but missed the last four. For the year, Minor finished with 10 tackles and two quarterback hits to go with one sack. During the four games Minor missed at the end of the season, he was frequently complaining about the coaching staff on Twitter leading to the question of whether he would be back this season with the new staff. It was a very tough season overall for Minor that was filled with frustration, injuries and not too many plays made on the field overall.