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2015 NFL DRAFT
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Dominique Zeigler

Height: 6-2 | Weight: 181 | College: Baylor
 
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Overview

All-America candidate Dominique Zeigler enters his senior year as the Bears' No. 1 Z receiver … He figures to threaten nearly every Baylor career receiving record, as he stands No. 5 on its all-time reception list (112), tied for ninth in touchdown grabs (10) and No. 11 in receiving yards (1,182) … Needs 72 receptions and 10 touchdown grabs to surpass those school marks, but would need 1,469 yards to break Gerald McNeil's all-time receiving yardage mark … The 11th player in school history to lead the Bears in receptions in back-to-back seasons with his 55- and 48-catch efforts the past two years, he hopes to join McNeil (1981-82-83) and Reggie Newhouse (2000-01-02) as the only players to pace Baylor in three consecutive campaigns … Brings a 21-game string with at least two receptions into 2006 … He has more career starts (20) than any returning Baylor offensive player and is just one of three returnees with 20-plus career starts under their belt.

2005 Season

Started all 11 games for the Bears and earned second-team All-Big 12 honors from the league's coaches and honorable mention from The Associated Press … Led the Bears with 48 receptions for team-highs of 563 yards and five touchdowns … Averaged 11.7 yards per catch to rank No. 1 among Bears with at least 10 receptions … Ranked No. 9 in Big 12 and No. 87 nationally with 4.36 receptions per game and was No. 12 in the league with 51.18 receiving yards per contest … Recorded two or more receptions in every game with three or more in 10 consecutive games to close the year … Fashioned second career three-game string with at least one touchdown grab … Posted a season-high nine receptions for a career-high 141 yards and one touchdown at Oklahoma, an effort which equaled the 26th-best game in school history and that was the program's best since Reggie Newhouse's 164-yard day at Cal in 2002.

Caught a career-long 55-yard fourth quarter touchdown pass from Shawn Bell at OU that brought the Bears within 27-25 … Hauled in six passes for 68 yards and one touchdown against Nebraska and snagged five balls at both Texas A&M (for 66 yards and no scores) and Missouri (37 yards and one touchdown) … 27 of his 48 receptions and three of his five touchdown grabs came on the road … Shared Baylor's offensive team MVP honor with running back Paul Mosley … His two kickoff returns came on onside kick recoveries … One of 14 Bears to play 600-plus snaps in 2005, he saw action on 657 downs … An outstanding high jumper, he did not participate in the Bears' indoor or outdoor track seasons.

2004 Season

Saw action in 10 games and made nine starts to receive second letter … Led the 2004 Bears in receptions (55), was No. 2 in receiving yards (536) and touchdown catches (five), No. 6 in yards per catch (9.7 ypc) … Ranked No. 4 in Big 12 and No. 35 nationally with 5.50 receptions per game and was No. 10 in Big 12 and No. 101 nationally with 53.6 receiving yards per outing … His 55 receptions ranked No. 6 on BU's single-season chart … Hauled in seven passes for 71 yards at No. 25 Oklahoma State, his seventh game of five or more receptions on the year … Tallied a school-record tying and career-high 12 receptions for career-best 121 yards against Texas A&M with two touchdowns and the game-winning two-point conversion in the Bears' 35-34 upset.

Totaled nine receptions for 109 yards in the fourth quarter and overtime vs. the Aggies while scoring 14 of BU's final 22 points … His effort against Texas A&M included a then-career-long 32-yard grab, while his 12 catches equaled the most by a Big 12 player in 2004 … Caught at least one touchdown pass in three of his last five appearances while totaling 33 receptions for 337 yards over that stretch … Registered at least two receptions in every game … Also had one rush for three yards … Suspended from season finale vs. No. 2 Oklahoma for a team rules violation … Played 621 snaps … Two-sport star did not participate in track during either the 2005 indoor or outdoor season.

2003 Season

Played in 10 games at wide receiver as a true freshman to earn his first varsity letter … Caught nine passes for 83 yards … Had three multiple-reception outings, including a then-career-best three catches for 29 yards at Kansas State … Also had two catches for 23 yards vs. No. 19 Texas and two grabs for 15 yards against Texas Tech … Longest catch of the year was a 16-yard reception against the Longhorns … Also a member of the Baylor track and field team … Earned All-Big 12 honors in the long jump by finishing second at the 2004 Big 12 Indoor Championships with a personal best mark of 7.48 meters (24-6 1/2) … Personal best in the high jump in 2004 was 2.02 meters (6-7 1/2) at the Oklahoma Indoor Classic … He recorded a season-best and NCAA regional qualifying long jump mark of 24-6 to finish sixth and earn all-conference honors at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships … Won the high jump at the Dr Pepper Invitational with a season-best-tying mark of 6-6 3/4.

High School

Harker Heights High School, Killeen, Texas … Played quarterback as a senior and was named District 17-4A MVP … Completed 89-of-166 passes for 1,511 yards and 15 touchdowns and added 414 yards rushing on 70 attempts in leading the Knights to an 11-2 record and the district title … MVP of 2003 Texas High School Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game … A two-year starter at receiver as a junior and sophomore, he earned first-team all-district honors both seasons … Was leading the Austin area in receptions with 23 catches for 557 yards as a junior when he suffered a torn ACL knee ligament in the sixth week of the season … Named to the all-academic team in both track and football … As a senior, captured the Texas state high jump crown and was third in the long jump … Recorded nation's best long jump and the sixth-best high jump mark in final prep season … Coached by Ross Rogers at the District 17-4A school … Named Verizon Junior All-American by USA Track & Field in both the high jump and long jump … Finished third in the high jump (7-0 1/4) and sixth in the long jump (22-7 1/4) at the 2003 USA Junior Championships.

Personal

The son of Robert and Debbie Zeigler, Dominique Roderick Allen Zeigler was born Oct. 11, 1984, in Kalamazoo, Mich. … Cousin of retired NFL player Dave Duerson, who played with the Bears, Cardinals and Giants organizations … Speech communications major.

 
 

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