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Eric Royce Zeier (born September 6, 1972) is a former American football quarterback. In his six years in the NFL, he played for the Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
(1995), Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
(1996–1998), and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1999–2000). He is a former record-setting quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate at the University of Georgia, where he set 67 school records and 18 S.E.C. records. In 1994, he became the most prolific passer in the history of the 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
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

1 Career history

1.1 High school 1.2 College 1.3 NFL 1.4 Broadcasting

2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Career history[edit]

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

High school[edit] Zeier started his career at Heidelberg American High School in Heidelberg, Germany
Heidelberg, Germany
in the fall of 1988 where he led them to a championship his sophomore year. He played point guard for the varsity basketball team and short stop for the varsity baseball team as well. His father coached the baseball team and was a colonel in the Army. The family made a strategic move to Marietta, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
in 1990 transferring to Marietta High School in Marietta, Georgia. His #15 jersey was retired at the school. College[edit] After graduating from Marietta, Zeier attended the University of Georgia. Zeier was one of the first notable high school football players to graduate ahead of his class so as to attend his college early and join the football team for spring practices, enrolling in January 1991.[1] At Georgia, he compiled a 26-14-1 record as a starter. He made his debut as a Bulldog on October 5, 1991 against the Clemson Tigers, a game Georgia won 27-12. Zeier went on to start the final seven games of his freshman season and started every game during his final three seasons at Georgia. His tenure included a 4-0 record against Georgia Tech, a victory in the 1991 Independence Bowl
Independence Bowl
over Arkansas, and a victory in the 1993 Citrus Bowl
Citrus Bowl
over Ohio State. Zeier finished his college career with 67 school records and 18 Southeastern Conference
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
Peyton Manning
and UGA's own David Greene and Aaron Murray. 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[edit] Zeier was selected by the Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
in the third round of the 1995 NFL Draft. Over the next six years he went from Cleveland to the Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
and finally back home to the Atlanta Falcons. Broadcasting[edit] Zeier has returned to the University of Georgia
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 Larry Munson. Eric made his first radio start on September 22, 2007 when Georgia played Alabama in which Georgia won in an overtime victory. Eric was heard on the Tailgate Show and halftime during the home games with Loran Smith and Neil "Hondo" Willamson. See also[edit]

List of Division I FBS passing yardage leaders

References[edit]

^ Georgia Bulldogs, NCAA Football - CBSSports.com Archived 2007-06-22 at the Wayback Machine. ^ ESPN - Georgia football won't sound the same without Munson - College Football

External links[edit]

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

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Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
1995 NFL draft
1995 NFL draft
selections

Craig Powell Eric Zeier Mike Frederick Tau Pupua Mike Miller A. C. Tellison

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Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
starting quarterbacks

Vinny Testaverde
Vinny Testaverde
(1996–1997) Eric Zeier
Eric Zeier
(1997–1998) Jim Harbaugh
Jim Harbaugh
(1998) Scott Mitchell (1999) Stoney Case (1999) Tony Banks (1999–2000) Trent Dilfer
Trent Dilfer
(2000) Elvis Grbac
Elvis Grbac
(2001) Randall Cunningham (2001) Chris Redman
Chris Redman
(2002) Jeff Blake (2002) Kyle Boller
Kyle Boller
(2003–2005, 2007) Anthony Wright (2003, 2005) Steve McNair
Steve McNair
(2006–2007) Troy Smith
Troy Smith
(2007) Joe Flacco
Joe Flacco
(2008–present) Matt Schaub
Matt Schaub
(2015) Jimmy Clausen
Jimmy Clausen
(2015) Ryan Mallett
Ryan Mallett
(2015)

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
starting quarterbacks

Steve Spurrier
Steve Spurrier
(1976) Parnell Dickinson (1976) Terry Hanratty (1976) Gary Huff (1977) Randy Hedberg (1977) Jeb Blount (1977) Doug Williams (1978–1982) Mike Rae (1978) Mike Boryla (1978) Jack Thompson (1983–1984) Jerry Golsteyn (1983) Steve DeBerg (1984–1987, 1992–1993) Steve Young
Steve Young
(1985–1986) Vinny Testaverde
Vinny Testaverde
(1987–1992) John Reaves (1987) Jim Zorn
Jim Zorn
(1987) Joe Ferguson (1988–1989) Chris Chandler
Chris Chandler
(1990–1991) Jeff Carlson (1991) Craig Erickson (1993–1994) Trent Dilfer
Trent Dilfer
(1994–1999) Shaun King (1999–2000, 2002) Eric Zeier
Eric Zeier
(1999) Brad Johnson (2001–2004) Rob Johnson (2002) Brian Griese
Brian Griese
(2004–2005, 2008) Chris Simms
Chris Simms
(2004–2006) Bruce Gradkowski
Bruce Gradkowski
(2006) Tim Rattay (2006) Jeff Garcia
Jeff Garcia
(2007–2008) Luke McCown
Luke McCown
(2007) Byron Leftwich
Byron Leftwich
(2009) Josh Johnson (2009, 2011) Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
(2009–2013) Mike Glennon (2013–2014) Josh McCown
Josh McCown
(2014) Jameis Winston
Jameis Winston
(2015–present) Ryan Fitzpatrick
Ryan Fitzpatrick
(2017)

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Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
starting quarterbacks

Cliff Lewis (1946–1947, 1949) Otto Graham
Otto Graham
(1946–1955) George Ratterman
George Ratterman
(1953–1956) Babe Parilli
Babe Parilli
(1956) Tommy O'Connell
Tommy O'Connell
(1956–1957) Milt Plum (1957–1961) Len Dawson
Len Dawson
(1961) Jim Ninowski (1962–1963, 1965) Frank Ryan (1962–1968) Gary Lane (1967) Bill Nelsen (1968–1972) Mike Phipps
Mike Phipps
(1970–1976) Don Gault (1970) Brian Sipe
Brian Sipe
(1974–1983) Will Cureton (1975) Dave Mays (1977) Terry Luck (1977) Paul McDonald (1982–1984) Gary Danielson
Gary Danielson
(1985–1988) Bernie Kosar
Bernie Kosar
(1985–1993) Jeff Christensen (1987) Mike Pagel (1988, 1990) Don Strock (1988) Mike Tomczak (1992) Todd Philcox (1992–1993) Vinny Testaverde
Vinny Testaverde
(1993–1995) Mark Rypien
Mark Rypien
(1994) Eric Zeier
Eric Zeier
(1995) Ty Detmer
Ty Detmer
(1999) Tim Couch (1999–2003) Doug Pederson
Doug Pederson
(2000) Spergon Wynn (2000) Kelly Holcomb (2002–2004) Jeff Garcia
Jeff Garcia
(2004) Luke McCown
Luke McCown
(2004) Trent Dilfer
Trent Dilfer
(2005) Charlie Frye
Charlie Frye
(2005–2007) Derek Anderson (2006–2009) Brady Quinn
Brady Quinn
(2008–2009) Ken Dorsey
Ken Dorsey
(2008) Bruce Gradkowski
Bruce Gradkowski
(2008) Jake Delhomme
Jake Delhomme
(2010) Seneca Wallace
Seneca Wallace
(2010–2011) Colt McCoy
Colt McCoy
(2010–2011) Brandon Weeden
Brandon Weeden
(2012–2013) Thad Lewis
Thad Lewis
(2012) Brian Hoyer
Brian Hoyer
(2013–2014) Jason Campbell
Jason Campbell
(2013) Johnny Manziel
Johnny Manziel
(2014–2015) Connor Shaw
Connor Shaw
(2014) Josh McCown
Josh McCown
(2015–2016) Austin Davis
Austin Davis
(2015) Robert Griffin III
Robert Griffin III
(2016) Cody Kessler
Cody Kessler
(2016) DeShone Kizer
DeShone Kizer
(2017) Kevin Hogan
Kevin Hogan
(2017)

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Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
1996 inaugural season roster

Vashone Adams Derrick Alexander Herman Arvie Randy Baldwin Harold Bishop Jeff Blackshear Issac Booth Donny Brady Dorian Brew Orlando Brown Sr. Rob Burnett Earnest Byner Mike Caldwell Sedric Clark Mike Croel Dexter Daniels Corey Dowden Ray Ethridge Steve Everitt Dan Footman Elliott Fortune Mike Frederick Carwell Gardner Tim Goad Keith Goganious Eric Green Frank Hartley Leroy Hoard Earnest Hunter Sale Isaia Michael Jackson DeRon Jenkins James Jones Tony Jones Brian Kinchen Antonio Langham Jermaine Lewis Ray Lewis Rick Lyle Greg Montgomery Stevon Moore Bam Morris Quentin Neujahr Jonathan Ogden Anthony Pleasant Craig Powell James Roe Matt Stover Ed Sutter Vinny Testaverde Bennie Thompson Eric Turner Floyd Turner Calvin Williams Jerrol Williams Wally Williams Eric Zeier

Head coach: Ted Marchibroda

Assistant coaches: Maxie Baughan Jacob Burney Kirk Ferentz Pat Hill Al Lavan Marvin Lewis Eric Mangini Scott O'Brien Alvin Reynolds John Settle Jerry Simmons

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Georgia Bulldogs starting quarterbacks

Gramling Butler Barrow Gammon Tichenor Huff Young McCutcheon Dorsey Monahan H. Woodruff Lowndes Farriss K. Woodruff Northcutt Hay Thompson Covington Paddock Donnelly Cheves Fitts Randall Mulvehill Collings A. Moore Broadnax Johnson Moran Downes Ler. Young Griffith Treadaway Roddenberry Lew. Young Miller Salisbury Nowell Kluk Kimsey Maguire Hague Hodges Rauch Prosperi Bratkowski Harper Hearn Britt Tarkenton Rakestraw Ridlehuber Hughes K. Moore Cavan Johnson Robinson Goff Pyburn Belue Lastinger Williams Jackson Talley Zeier Ward Bobo Carter Greene Shockley Tereshinski Stafford Cox Murray Mason L

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