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Eric Zeier

 

Eric Zeier

Eric Zeier
No. 10, 15
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-09-06) September 6, 1972
Place of birth: Pensacola, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
Marietta (GA)
Georgia
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 3 / Pick: 84
Debuted in 1995 for the Cleveland Browns
Last played in 2000 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Pass attempts 537
Pass completions 301
Percentage 56.1
TD-INT 16-15
Passing yards 3,520
QB Rating 74.4
Stats at NFL.com

Eric Royce Zeier (born September 6, 1972) is a former Southeastern Conference as well as only the third quarterback in NCAA Division I history to throw for more than 11,000 yards in his career. He earned All-Academic S.E.C. honors in 1992 and 1993 and was named UGA Team Captain in 1993 and 1994.

Zeier continues his affiliation with UGA by serving as the color analyst at away games for the University of Georgia Bulldogs radio network and during the Tailgate Show and half time during home games. He currently resides in his hometown of Marietta, Georgia.

Contents

  • Career history 1
    • High school 1.1
    • College 1.2
    • NFL 1.3
    • Broadcasting 1.4
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • 4 Articles

Career history

University of Georgia's Zeier (jersey #10) running the option with teammate Garrison Hearst (jersey #5), Oct. 26, 1991

High school

Zeier started his career at Marietta, Georgia. His #15 jersey was retired at the school.

College

After graduating from Marietta, Zeier attended the Independence Bowl over Arkansas, and a victory in the 1993 Citrus Bowl over Ohio State.

Zeier finished his college career with 67 school records and 18 Southeastern Conference records. He became the SEC's all-time passing leader with 11,153 yards—a record which has been surpassed only by Peyton Manning and UGA's own David Greene. In 1993, his junior season, Zeier threw for 544 yards against Southern Miss, a school record. In 1994, Zeier was named the American Football Coaches Association First-team All-American quarterback. Over his four years at Georgia, Zeier completed 877 of 1461 attempts for 11,153 yards, 67 touchdowns, and 37 interceptions.

NFL

Zeier was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 1995 NFL Draft. Over the next six years he went from Cleveland to the Baltimore Ravens to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and finally back home to the Atlanta Falcons.

Broadcasting

Zeier has returned to the University of Georgia to take over the duty of color analyst on all away games.[2] He, along with Scott Howard, is taking the place of long time Georgia announcer

See also

References

  1. ^ Georgia Bulldogs, NCAA Football - CBSSports.com
  2. ^ ESPN - Georgia football won't sound the same without Munson - College Football

Articles

  • Former UGA star to lead health-care network
  • Team Doctors Press Release
  • Atlanta Business - Lunch with a VIP
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