Billy Zeier

Point Richmond, Calif.

High School:
Albany HS '98

Last College:
Laney College

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200



2002: Won team's JIM FERRIER AWARD as outstanding transfer... Played in all 12 games as a reserve... Hauled in 6 passes for 62 yards on the year, all against Central Washington... Was 4-for-36 in first meeting, 2-for-26 in NCAA playoff matchup... First Aggie reception was a 12-yarder from Kenny Kearns in 3rd quarter... Also rushed for 13 yards on 2 carries in the regular-season version.

2001: Earned team's GEORGE BELENIS AWARD as outstanding redshirt.

LANEY COLLEGE (1998 & 1999): Selected as team MVP as a freshman, then was a finalist for team's Back of the Year in 1999... Passed for more than 4,000 yards and 35 TDs during his two seasons... Also played baseball, batting .320 as a sophomore... Was drafted by the Oakland A's in the 45th round of the 1999 Amateur Draft (same draft class as Barry Zito).

ALBANY HS '98: Three-sport standout... Two-year letterwinner in football, playing quarterback and strong safety... Threw 19 TD passes and rushed for 6 more as a junior... Followed with 17 passing and 4 rushing TDs as a senior... Compiled more than 3,000 career passing yards... Had 150 career tackles... Voted as team captain and team MVP each year... Also a two-year captain in baseball, batting .432 with 6 homers, 28 RBI, 20 steals as a senior; .450 with 4 HRs, 30 RBI and 25 steals as a junior... Played one year of basketball, earning Most Inspirational... Averaged 9 points, 9 rebounds and 3 steals per game as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 12, 1980 in Richmond, Calif.... Communication major... Parents are Kevin & Elizabeth Zeier, whom he lists as his non-sports heroes... Cousin Larry Slagle played for UCLA and later the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League... Proudest personal accomplishment was being requested by his family to speak at his grandfather's funeral... Career sports highlight was his 1999 selection by the Oakland A's in the Amateur Draft.