Monday, August 23, 2010

The Countdown 2010: 12 Days to Go

12: Eric Zeier, QB #10 (1991-1994)

Arguably Georgia's best quarterback of all-time, Eric Zeier is being inducted into UGA's Circle of Honor at a banquet on Sept. 17 and will be recognized at the Georgia-Arkansas football game the next day. The current color commentator on UGA broadcasts is second only to David Greene in career passing yards with 11,153 and touchdowns with 67, and he still holds the record for most passing yards in a single season with 3,525 in 1993.

In 1994, as a first-team All-American, he became only the third quarterback in NCAA history to throw for more than 11,000 yards as he set 18 SEC records for his career.

Highly recruited out of Marietta High School, Zeier became a trendsetter as the most notable recruit to graduate high school early as he enrolled in UGA in the spring of 1991. His first start came against Clemson in 1991 in a 27-12 win.

Unfortunately, Zeier only finished with a 26-14-1 record as Georgia's starter due to the time period he played in and the porous Dawg defenses he played along side.

Zeier was selected in the third round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.

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