He has his teammates to thank for the transformation.
“Right when I got here at end of last year, they were calling me ‘B.Y. Jr.’ for Brian Young, our d-line coach because we have similar build and everything,” Zimmer said with a chuckle. “And it was (linebacker) Craig Robertson decided he didn’t like that, he wanted to make up a new nickname for me.
“He decided ‘pit bull’ was a good one, and I didn’t think it was going to stick, but it’s kind of stuck around a little bit.”
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