ZIP ZANDERS
Linebacker
1985-1986
Vienna, GA
Biography
Zanders redshirted in 1985 then won the starting middle linebacker job in 1986, beating out senior Willie Hill. He started the season opener against Miami and was named Special Teams Player of the Week for that game, blocking a punt in addition to coming up with a sack of Vinnie Testaverde in the loss. Zanders broke a thumb in the game that hurt his effectiveness. Matt McKernan took over the middle linebacker spot after that but Zanders played frequently. Zanders transferred to Western Kentucky in 1987 and started for the Hilltoppers in 1988 and 1989.
Prior Schools
SchoolLocation
Dooley County Vienna, GA

Roster Listings
YearRosterNumPosHtWtYrGmsGS
1985 Media Guide 81 LB 6-0 205 Fr
1985 Program vs Michigan 81 LB 6-0 205 Fr 0 0
1986 Spring 1986 81 LB 6-0 205 RFr
1986 Spring Game 1986 81 LB 6-0 205 RFr
1986 Media Guide 81 LB 6-0 210 RFr
1986 Game Program vs NC State 81 LB 6-0 210 RFr 2 2
Depth Chart Appearances
DescriptionPositionRank
Pre-Spring 1986 (Media Guide) WeakSide Linebacker 4th String
1986 Media Guide WeakSide Linebacker 2nd String
11/1/1986 vs NC State Middle Linebacker 2nd String
Gamecock Archives Article Mentions
Article
20 Years Later : 1987 Season Revisited
Honors
AwardYear
1985 Georgia GACA North-South Game
Defense
YearSoloAstTklTFLSacksIntPBUQBHFRFFBK
1986 40 25 65 2.0 1.0 0 0 0 1 1
Tot 40 25 65 2.0 1.0 0 0 0 1 1
Games Started
DateOpponentPosition
1986-08-30 Miami (Fla) Middle Linebacker
1986-09-13 Western Carolina Middle Linebacker
Scoring Plays
DateOpponentQtrTimeUSCOppPlay
Defense - Sacks
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1986 1986-08-30 Miami (Fla) 3 2 USC 46 Vinnie Testaverde sacked, fumble, forced by (Zip Zanders), recovered by (Willie McIntee) at UM 44
Defense - Tackles For Loss
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1986 1986-10-04 Nebraska 1 10 NEB 8 Heible rush for loss of 1 (Zip Zanders)
Defensive Plays
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1986 1986-08-30 Miami (Fla) 1 10 MIA 20 Alonzo Highsmith rush for 1 (Zip Zanders)
1986 1986-08-30 Miami (Fla) 2 9 MIA 21 Brian Blades, 10-yd pass from Vinnie Testaverde (Zip Zanders)
1986 1986-08-30 Miami (Fla) 3 9 MIA 32 Michael Irvin, 14-yd pass from Vinnie Testaverde (Zip Zanders)
1986 1986-08-30 Miami (Fla) 3 2 USC 46 Vinnie Testaverde sacked, fumble, forced by (Zip Zanders), recovered by (Willie McIntee) at UM 44
1986 1986-08-30 Miami (Fla) 1 10 MIA 33 Melvin Bratton, 3-yd pass from Vinnie Testaverde (Zip Zanders)
1986 1986-08-30 Miami (Fla) 1 10 MIA 16 Brett Perriman, 19-yd pass from Vinnie Testaverde (Zip Zanders)
1986 1986-08-30 Miami (Fla) 1 14 MIA 14 JC Penny rush for 7 (Zip Zanders)
1986 1986-08-30 Miami (Fla) 4 8 MIA 19 Jeff Feagles punt partially blocked by Zip Zanders down at UM 38
1986 1986-09-27 Georgia 1 10 50 Tim Worley, 14-yd pass from James Jackson (Zip Zanders)
1986 1986-09-27 Georgia 3 1 USC 27 Keith Henderson rush for 3 (Zip Zanders, Derrick Little)
1986 1986-10-04 Nebraska 2 2 USC 38 Heibel rush for 1 (Zip Zanders)
1986 1986-11-01 North Carolina State 2 25 NCS 15 Ralph Britt, 10-yd pass from Erik Kramer (Carl Hill, Zip Zanders)
1986 1986-11-01 North Carolina State 1 10 NCS 19 Bobby Crumpler rush for 1 (Zip Zanders, Matt McKernan)
1986 1986-11-01 North Carolina State 2 1 NCS 38 Bobby Crumpler rush for 5 (Zip Zanders)
1986 1986-11-01 North Carolina State 3 5 NCS 25 Steve Salley, 5-yd pass from Erik Kramer (Zip Zanders)