UGA will induct Zeier, Ferguson into Circle of Honor

Debbie Ferguson and Eric Zeier, record-setters on Georgia’s track and football teams in the 1990s, will be inducted next month into UGA’s Circle of Honor, which is the school’s highest tribute for former athletes and coaches.

Ferguson, a sprinter, won four individual national titles during her Georgia career and was the SEC athlete of the year in women’s track and field in 1998 and ‘99. She competed in four Olympics for the Bahamas, winning a gold medal as a member of a 400-meter relay team in 2000.

Zeier, Georgia’s quarterback from 1991-94, set a long list of school and SEC records. He still holds a number of UGA records, including most passing yards in a season (3,525 in 1993). Zeier’s career totals of 11,153 passing yards and 67 touchdown passes are second in UGA annals only to David Greene’s totals (11,528 yards and 72 TDs).

Ferguson and Zeier will be inducted into the Circle of Honor at a banquet on Sept. 17 and will be recognized at the Georgia-Arkansas football game on Sept. 18. Zeier currently is the color analyst on Georgia’s football radio broadcasts.

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August 17th, 2010
4:09 pm

I won’t say it.


August 17th, 2010
4:10 pm

Let me be the FIRST to send congrats to Debbie n Eric on their achievements!


August 17th, 2010
4:12 pm

Let me be the first to send my congrats!


August 17th, 2010
4:12 pm

JR is scared


August 17th, 2010
4:19 pm

Does this mean I’m 3rd since Bigger posted 3x?


August 17th, 2010
4:20 pm

It’s about time…..congrats to Zeier and Ferguson, too.

Yellow Bee

August 17th, 2010
4:21 pm

Whoop T Do !


August 17th, 2010
4:22 pm

O for Florida . . .

The Herd

August 17th, 2010
4:26 pm

Congratulations to Eric from the VCC Herd.
Come on back, we need your money.

Yellow Bee

August 17th, 2010
4:39 pm

This is not a big deal! Why do you think I came on the UGA blog and read the article and then posted a comment because this is not a big deal.


August 17th, 2010
4:40 pm

Color analyst on Georgia’s radio broadcasts?


August 17th, 2010
4:44 pm

Good news to hear!

Maybe one of my autographed cards have earned a little additional value, maybe? Anyone interested?

Tough economy these days, don’t hate a Bulldog for tapping a market.
“I’m not sayin, but i’m just sayin” Sienfeld, duh


August 17th, 2010
4:51 pm

Oh yea – Zeier really made a huge impact in the NFL. What a joke on the Bulldogs – that two of their best QBs were just duds in the NFL – Zeier and Greene. And then Zeire was VP of a mortgage company in ATL that was shut-down for so many bad and fraudulent loans – but I bet he still made a lot of money from it.

Eric Zeier

August 17th, 2010
4:58 pm

“Georgia fans are passionate, but let’s face it –
they’re not the brightest fans. Passionate, but not bright.”

– AJC November 21, 2001



August 17th, 2010
4:59 pm

Yousaidwhat? Who is your team? Man, I hope it is Tech or Florida. You won’t answer. What qb factory did you go to school at? Ever hear of Fran Tarkenton?

Frank Lane

August 17th, 2010
5:09 pm

Congratulations to Peggy and Eric.

Has anyone else noticed that the Principal of Christian LeMay’s school in Charlotte was fired also? Maybe his indiscretion is related. Involvement with the principal would be a pretty big deal.

Our O-line will Mow you down like Grass

August 17th, 2010
5:27 pm

Word is James Wilder is coming to UGA. Im dead serious. Stay tuned.

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August 17th, 2010
6:26 pm

Larry Munson should be given a spot in the Circle of Honor for his 40+ years of service to UGA.


August 17th, 2010
6:31 pm

The list of UGA football players that should be in the Circle of Honor before Zeier is enormous. Once again, our program continues to reward mediocrity. Under .500 record in the SEC and 2-2 against Vandy as a starter.


August 17th, 2010
6:46 pm

Concerned, when Eric graduated, he owned around 27 UGA and SEC records…. who else would more deserving than such a QB? Just curious.

Mike on Lake Hartwell

August 17th, 2010
7:10 pm


crusher dawg

August 17th, 2010
7:42 pm

Ferguson’s okay but Zeier. He was nothing but a hot dog and a pitiful color analyst.

ugag is irrelevant

August 17th, 2010
7:53 pm

so now y’all are famous all out into the galaxy and possibly as far as clayton county … yay


August 17th, 2010
8:00 pm


August 17th, 2010
8:08 pm

Maybe the award will help Zeier keep his mouth shut some during the games. You don’t need to comment on every play, moron! Give it a break!

Dawg stuck in Bham

August 17th, 2010
8:35 pm

Hope they have something for Zeier to stand on at the podium. The program may say 6-1 but the eyes tell ya 5-11.

Still, though…congrats to one our best from the past!!

Pago Pago DAWG

August 17th, 2010
9:04 pm

Who cares about the nfl, it’s what they do as a DAWG!

my dixie wrecked

August 17th, 2010
9:05 pm

I thought only Robert Deniro could invite you into the circle of friends.


August 17th, 2010
9:31 pm

I’ll never forget the Auburn game, they were undefeated under Bowden, and Eric dropped back and threw the ball at least 60 yards, where Brice Hunter ran under it and scored the tying touchdown. A great throw by a great Bulldog. Congrats to both Eric and Debbie.


August 18th, 2010
8:08 am

Post the link fake Eric Zeier.


August 18th, 2010
9:10 am

NFL? Zeier wasn’t even able to hold a spot on a bad Georgia Force team in 2002.


August 18th, 2010
10:01 am

To all the haters, this is an honor for college football and UGA and has nothing to do with the NFL. Also recognition for contributions to the University and post graduation success. There is more to life than football and glad to have to fine folks like Eric and Debbie representing UGA. The rest of you a**holes, get a life!


August 18th, 2010
10:31 am

Yeah, Tard, no other school honrs past players. You are too dumb to be retarded.


August 18th, 2010
11:51 am

Eric Z was 0-4 against the Gators. Surprised that qualifies a guy for honors.

Dawgtards ruin this state

August 18th, 2010
12:07 pm

Is the circle shaped like a handcuff?


August 18th, 2010
12:26 pm

Yeah because Florida and Georgia Tech have sent some quality NFL QB’s to the NFL!! Give me a break.


August 18th, 2010
12:33 pm


Peyton Manning was 0-4 vs. the Gators too. Pretty sure he was one of the best college QB’s EVER! Emmitt Smith was 0-3 vs. UGA. Doesn’t mean he’s still was not a DAMN good player! Tim Tebow was 0-2 vs. Auburn. So by your logic, those losses to the Tigers should take away from ALL of his other accomplishments?!?!

Wow the idiots are out in full effect today!


August 18th, 2010
1:28 pm




To: Yousaid what

August 18th, 2010
1:48 pm

Man, what kind of person are you? You hide behind some PC and mouth off.

I suspect that you and others like you ………are uneducated obamarons.

Go Dogs and CONGRATS to ERIC Z.

The NFL and the negative UGA comments

August 18th, 2010
1:54 pm

The NFL means nada to about 65% of college grads. It has only very narrow market appeal ( union thugs ) and usually to blue collar types. I have not watched an entire Super Bowl in maybe 20 years. I could care less ……….even when the Atl Fal- Coons were there in the 90s.

The fact that you transition from a UGA blog to the league tells me that you still think OJ and that punk Ray Lewis are innocent. AAAAAAAAAAHAHAHHAHAHA ……….punks. Go OJ go. AHAHA

NFL, tatoos and NBA basbetball are for losers.

You can have that stuff ………….inner city punk thug appeal primarily. UGA is for folks with a future, a life and things to look forward to ………..NFL??? ………punks.


August 18th, 2010
3:17 pm

The NFL and the negative UGA comments

Its unfortunate that you have to rely on negative racial stereotypes to make your point.

You do however make some valid points on how the NFL and NBA markets itself to a certain demographic, which isn’t always necessary IMO.

I personally like College and NFL Football. I like College football during the regular season because of the pagentry and the atmosphere. But I hate the current BSC Format. If the BCS was able to deliver great Bowl Lineups I could deal with the politics. But it doesn’t. It’s about BS politics and conference allegiances. The BCS bowl games the last 4 years have been anti-climatic, which does the regular season in college football a great injustice.

Consequently, I enjoy the NFL regular season until about week 13. By then many of the division leaders have clinched, so they play really half a$$ football so that they can rest players and get ready for the playoffs. The middle of the pack teams play hard for playoff contention, and the really bad teams play over their heads because they want to finish out strong. So the last 4 weeks of the NFL season are just garbage! However, I think the NFL playoffs are fantastic, and the Super Bowls the last few years have really been pretty good. And even if the Super Bowl is a blowout, at least you know that the teams that are playing in that game got there because they earned it on the field, not because they held onto some BS preseason ranking or because some sports writers felt they deserved to be there.

So both are good, just in different ways.


August 18th, 2010
4:02 pm

Congrats to both of them ! DGD’s !


August 19th, 2010
6:33 pm

There is no honor at UGA. This is a school with a history of Jan Kemp, Jim Harrick, and an AD who can’t stay sober and who carries red panties from his bimbo girlfriend.

Honor? I think not.


August 20th, 2010
10:29 am


Cindy Hendrix

September 20th, 2010
5:56 pm

Congrts to Eric Zeier for his induction! he is still my favorite QB I loved watching him play man could he throw a football! The games were exciting when he played. He played with heart, grit, & deterimination & gave it his all every game despite the fact that he played on a team that did not have a good win loss record. But he never gave up & did his best to help his team & coach win as many games as possible! I ‘m proud to have him still involved at UGA in the radio booth. I sure wish Richt would offer him a asst coaching job he would be a great QB’s coach. Why don’t they ask him to talk to the players he knows what it’s like to play for a team that is not winning as many games as they are used too he could give them some insight & encouragement maybe he would also throw the ball around with the QB’s. I ‘m sure his arm still has it as good as he was that is something you don’ lose. also congrts to the others that were indcuted & this honor is for accomplishments while they were in college & what they have done for UGA after they finished.It is obvious he is still humbled honored & very devoted to UGA! AS ALWAYS GO DAWGS GATA!!