FRED ZEIGLER
Wide Receiver
1967-1969
St. George, SC
Biography
Zeigler joined South Carolina as a walk-on in 1965 and played for the freshman team that year and then redshirted in 1966, playing for Lou Holtz on the scout team. He began the 1967 season as the top backup to Butch Reeves at split end, but Reeves was moved to halfback when Benny Galloway was injured and Zeigler joined the starting lineup. He made an impression right away, catching seven passes in the season opening win over Iowa State. Midway through the season Zeigler was leading the ACC in receptions and he finished the year leading the Gamecocks in receptions and yards. His big season earned him preseason All-ACC honors in 1968. His 18-yard TD reception from Tommy Suggs launched the Gamecocks’ 29 point comeback in the fourth quarter to defeat UNC 32-29 that season. Zeigler really broke out against Maryland as he had 161 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns in a 21-19 Gamecock loss. He would break school records with 12 receptions and 199 receiving yards in a 49-28 win over Virginia and also broke the 100 yard mark against Virginia Tech. Unfortunately he broke his collarbone in that loss and missed the season finale against Clemson. Zeigler was named All-State and All-ACC at the season’s end.

Zeigler again led Carolina in receiving in 1969. Early in the year he caught 6 passes for 73 yards in a 27-20 win over Duke that gave him 100 career receptions. He tied the ACC career reception record the next week against UNC. He broke the 100 yard mark against Maryland and Clemson and earned ACC Offensive Player of the Week honors in the win against Wake Forest that clinched the 1969 ACC Championship. Zeigler would be named to the USC All-Time Team (Modern Era) in 1993 as well as being named to both the South Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame (1984) and the USC Sports Hall of Fame (1995). He went onto a successful career as an attorney specializing in litigation.
Prior Schools
SchoolLocation

Roster Listings
YearRosterNumPosHtWtYrGmsGS
1967 1967 Media Guide 80 SE 5-10 183 So
1967 Game Program vs. Maryland 80 SE 5-10 183 So 6 6
1968 1968 Spring Game (Garnet & Black) 80 FL 5-10 182 Jr
1968 Game Program vs NC State 80 FL 5-10 181 Jr 8 8
1969 Program vs NC State 80 SE 5-10 183 Sr 9 9
9999 Gamecock Archives All-Time By # 80 WR 0 0
Depth Chart Appearances
DescriptionPositionRank
1967 Media Guide Split End 2nd String
Gamecock Archives Article Mentions
Article
Honors
AwardYear
1968 All-ACC
1969 All-ACC
Receiving
YearRecYdsAvgTD
1967 35 370 10.6 0
1968 59 848 14.4 6
1969 52 658 12.7 3
Tot 146 1876 12.8 9
Receiving by QB
YearQBRec Throws Com% Yds 1D TD Success Rate
1967
Mike Fair 35 67 52.2 379 19 0 43.28
Ben Garnto 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0.00
Curtis (Cooter) Williams 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0.00
1968
Tommy Suggs 35 56 62.5 516 23 4 60.71
Randy Yoakum 16 26 61.5 216 12 2 53.85
1969
Tommy Suggs 47 83 56.6 565 31 1 51.81
Randy Yoakum 4 9 44.4 83 3 0 44.44
Billy Parker 1 1 100.0 19 1 0 100.00
Games Started
DateOpponentPosition
1967-09-23 North Carolina Split End
1967-10-07 Georgia Split End
1967-10-21 Virginia Split End
1967-10-28 Maryland Split End
1967-11-18 Alabama Split End
1967-11-25 Clemson Split End
1968-09-21 Duke Flanker
1968-09-28 North Carolina Flanker
1968-10-05 Georgia Flanker
1968-10-12 North Carolina State Flanker
1968-10-26 Florida State Flanker
1968-11-02 Virginia Flanker
1968-11-09 Wake Forest Flanker
1968-11-16 Virginia Tech Flanker
1969-09-20 Duke Split End
1969-09-27 North Carolina Split End
1969-10-04 Georgia Split End
1969-10-11 North Carolina State Split End
1969-10-25 Maryland Split End
1969-11-08 Tennessee Split End
1969-11-15 Wake Forest Split End
1969-11-22 Clemson Split End
1969-12-30 West Virginia Split End
Single Game Receiving Stats
SeasonGame DateOpponentRecYdsTD
1967 1967-09-16 Iowa State 7 63 0
1967-09-23 North Carolina 3 37 0
1967-09-30 Duke 4 48 0
1967-10-07 Georgia 4 31 0
1967-10-14 Florida State 5 54 0
1967-10-21 Virginia 1 15 0
1967-10-28 Maryland 1 3 0
1967-11-04 Wake Forest 5 46 0
1967-11-18 Alabama 1 13 0
1967-11-25 Clemson 4 60 0
1968 1968-09-21 Duke 6 86 0
1968-09-28 North Carolina 4 47 1
1968-10-05 Georgia 9 76 0
1968-10-12 North Carolina State 6 77 0
1968-10-19 Maryland 7 161 2
1968-10-26 Florida State 5 64 0
1968-11-02 Virginia 12 199 3
1968-11-09 Wake Forest 2 31 0
1968-11-16 Virginia Tech 8 107 0
1969 1969-09-20 Duke 6 73 0
1969-09-27 North Carolina 2 46 1
1969-10-04 Georgia 3 34 0
1969-10-11 North Carolina State 4 46 0
1969-10-18 Virginia Tech 6 49 1
1969-10-25 Maryland 7 107 0
1969-11-01 Florida State 2 70 0
1969-11-08 Tennessee 8 60 0
1969-11-15 Wake Forest 5 51 1
1969-11-22 Clemson 9 122 0
Scoring Plays
DateOpponentQtrTimeUSCOppPlay
1968-09-28 North Carolina 4 10:00 9 27 Fred Zeigler, 18-yard pass from Tommy Suggs (run failed)
1968-10-19 Maryland 4 12 14 Fred Zeigler, 47-yard pass from Randy Yoakum (pass failed)
1968-10-19 Maryland 4 19 21 Fred Zeigler, 26-yard pass from Randy Yoakum (run failed)
1969-09-27 North Carolina 3 14 6 Fred Zeigler, 26-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Billy DuPre kick)
1969-10-18 Virginia Tech 2 7 7 Fred Zeigler, 7-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Billy DuPre kick)
1969-11-15 Wake Forest 2 7 0 Fred Zeigler, 10-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Billy DuPre kick)
Receptions
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1967 1967-09-16 Iowa State 1 10 IAS 48 Fred Zeigler, 6-yd pass from Mike Fair
1967 1967-09-16 Iowa State 1 10 USC 30 Fred Zeigler, 5-yd pass from Mike Fair (Esselman)
1967 1967-09-16 Iowa State 2 5 USC 35 Fred Zeigler, 4-yd pass from Mike Fair
1967 1967-09-16 Iowa State 2 10 IAS 42 Fred Zeigler, 19-yd pass from Mike Fair
1967 1967-09-16 Iowa State 2 6 USC 46 Fred Zeigler, 18-yd pass from Mike Fair (Jerry Fiat)
1967 1967-09-16 Iowa State 2 4 USC 37 Fred Zeigler, 6-yd pass from Mike Fair (Doug Robinson)
1967 1967-09-16 Iowa State 1 10 IAS 34 Fred Zeigler, 6-yd pass from Mike Fair (Larry Holton)
1967 1967-09-23 North Carolina 2 3 USC 25 Fred Zeigler, 9-yd pass from Mike Fair (Davenport)
1967 1967-09-23 North Carolina 1 10 50 Fred Zeigler, 15-yd pass from Mike Fair
1967 1967-09-23 North Carolina 3 1 UNC 36 Fred Zeigler, 15-yd pass from Mike Fair (Price)
1967 1967-09-30 Duke 3 7 USC 37 Fred Zeigler, 8-yd pass from Mike Fair
1967 1967-09-30 Duke 1 10 DUK 43 Fred Zeigler, 11-yd pass from Mike Fair - SC penalty
1967 1967-09-30 Duke 3 10 DUK 32 Fred Zeigler, 15-yd pass from Mike Fair
1967 1967-09-30 Duke 2 9 DUK 16 Fred Zeigler, 14-yd pass from Mike Fair
1967 1967-10-07 Georgia 1 10 USC 43 Fred Zeigler, 18-yd pass from Mike Fair
1967 1967-10-07 Georgia 2 10 USC 47 Fred Zeigler, 4-yd pass from Mike Fair
1967 1967-10-07 Georgia 2 10 50 Fred Zeigler, 2-yd pass from Mike Fair
1967 1967-10-07 Georgia 2 12 USC 18 Fred Zeigler, 7-yd pass from Mike Fair
1967 1967-10-14 Florida State 1 10 USC 38 Fred Zeigler, 22-yd pass from Mike Fair
1967 1967-10-14 Florida State 3 10 USC 49 Fred Zeigler, 7-yd pass from Mike Fair (Blatt)
1967 1967-10-14 Florida State 2 4 FSU 40 Fred Zeigler, 5-yd pass from Mike Fair
1967 1967-10-14 Florida State 1 10 USC 27 Fred Zeigler, 10-yd pass from Mike Fair
1967 1967-10-14 Florida State 3 11 USC 18 Fred Zeigler, 10-yd pass from Mike Fair
1967 1967-10-21 Virginia 1 10 UVA 48 Fred Zeigler, 15-yd pass from Mike Fair
1967 1967-10-28 Maryland 1 10 UMD 46 Fred Zeigler, 3-yd pass from Mike Fair (Colbert)
1967 1967-11-04 Wake Forest 2 8 USC 33 Fred Zeigler, 11-yd pass from Mike Fair
1967 1967-11-04 Wake Forest 1 10 USC 44 Fred Zeigler, 6-yd pass from Mike Fair
1967 1967-11-04 Wake Forest 1 10 USC 33 Fred Zeigler, 6-yd pass from Mike Fair
1967 1967-11-04 Wake Forest 2 12 USC 42 Fred Zeigler, 10-yd pass from Mike Fair
1967 1967-11-04 Wake Forest 2 13 USC 45 Fred Zeigler, 12-yd pass from Mike Fair
1967 1967-11-18 Alabama 1 10 ALA 39 Fred Zeigler, 13-yd pass from Mike Fair (Eddie Propst)
1967 1967-11-25 Clemson 3 10 USC 45 Fred Zeigler, 16-yd pass from Mike Fair (Richie Luzzi)
1967 1967-11-25 Clemson 3 5 USC 41 Fred Zeigler, 5-yd pass from Mike Fair (Lee Rayburn)
1967 1967-11-25 Clemson 2 17 CLM 35 Fred Zeigler, 32-yd pass from Mike Fair (Jackson)
1967 1967-11-25 Clemson 1 10 USC 32 Fred Zeigler, 14-yd pass from Mike Fair (Billy Ware)
1968 1968-09-21 Duke 2 10 USC 38 Fred Zeigler, 15-yd pass from Randy Yoakum (Hicklin)
1968 1968-09-21 Duke 2 20 USC 44 Fred Zeigler, 8-yd pass from Randy Yoakum (Biddle)
1968 1968-09-21 Duke 1 10 USC 27 Fred Zeigler, 6-yd pass from Randy Yoakum (Biddle)
1968 1968-09-21 Duke 2 6 DUK 38 Fred Zeigler, 7-yd pass from Randy Yoakum
1968 1968-09-21 Duke 1 10 DUK 46 Fred Zeigler, 42-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Singer)
1968 1968-09-21 Duke 4 3 USC 38 Fred Zeigler, 9-yd pass from Randy Yoakum
1968 1968-09-28 North Carolina 1 10 UNC 33 Fred Zeigler, 9-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Ross)
1968 1968-09-28 North Carolina 1 10 UNC 23 Fred Zeigler, 8-yd pass from Randy Yoakum
1968 1968-09-28 North Carolina 1 10 USC 33 Fred Zeigler, 12-yd pass from Randy Yoakum
1968 1968-09-28 North Carolina 3 4 UNC 18 Fred Zeigler, 18-yd pass from Tommy Suggs, touchdown
1968 1968-10-05 Georgia 1 10 USC 35 Fred Zeigler, 11-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1968 1968-10-05 Georgia 1 10 USC 46 Fred Zeigler, 4-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1968 1968-10-05 Georgia 1 10 UGA 48 Fred Zeigler, 7-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1968 1968-10-05 Georgia 1 10 UGA 37 Fred Zeigler, 10-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Pennington)
1968 1968-10-05 Georgia 2 20 USC 15 Fred Zeigler, 13-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1968 1968-10-05 Georgia 1 10 UGA 23 Fred Zeigler, 7-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Stewart)
1968 1968-10-05 Georgia 2 7 50 Fred Zeigler, 12-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Stewart)
1968 1968-10-05 Georgia 2 9 USC 4 Fred Zeigler, 6-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Pennington)
1968 1968-10-05 Georgia 3 3 USC 10 Fred Zeigler, 5-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1968 1968-10-12 North Carolina State 1 10 NCS 38 Fred Zeigler, 11-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1968 1968-10-12 North Carolina State 1 10 USC 31 Fred Zeigler, 13-yd pass from Randy Yoakum
1968 1968-10-12 North Carolina State 2 2 NCS 33 Fred Zeigler, 9-yd pass from Randy Yoakum
1968 1968-10-12 North Carolina State 4 4 NCS 18 Fred Zeigler, 13-yd pass from Randy Yoakum
1968 1968-10-12 North Carolina State 1 10 USC 42 Fred Zeigler, 17-yd pass from Randy Yoakum
1968 1968-10-12 North Carolina State 1 10 NCS 41 Fred Zeigler, 15-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1968 1968-10-19 Maryland 2 1 USC 43 Fred Zeigler, 37-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1968 1968-10-19 Maryland 2 10 UMD 47 Fred Zeigler, 8-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1968 1968-10-19 Maryland 3 10 UMD 25 Fred Zeigler, 16-yd pass from Randy Yoakum
1968 1968-10-19 Maryland 2 10 USC 48 Fred Zeigler, 11-yd pass from Randy Yoakum
1968 1968-10-19 Maryland 1 10 USC 30 Fred Zeigler, 13-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1968 1968-10-19 Maryland 3 10 UMD 47 Fred Zeigler, 47-yd pass from Randy Yoakum, touchdown
1968 1968-10-19 Maryland 2 10 UMD 26 Fred Zeigler, 26-yd pass from Randy Yoakum, touchdown
1968 1968-10-26 Florida State 3 3 USC 38 Fred Zeigler, 19-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1968 1968-10-26 Florida State 2 8 USC 26 Fred Zeigler, 9-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1968 1968-10-26 Florida State 2 7 FSU 35 Fred Zeigler, 5-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Sumner)
1968 1968-10-26 Florida State 3 22 USC 41 Fred Zeigler, 6-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Benson)
1968 1968-10-26 Florida State 1 10 USC 41 Fred Zeigler, 18-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1968 1968-11-02 Virginia 3 5 UVA 37 Fred Zeigler, 18-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Andy Minton)
1968 1968-11-02 Virginia 1 10 UVA 46 Fred Zeigler, 13-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1968 1968-11-02 Virginia 1 10 UVA 33 Fred Zeigler, 9-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Peter Schmidt)
1968 1968-11-02 Virginia 1 10 UVA 20 Fred Zeigler, 20-yd pass from Tommy Suggs, touchdown
1968 1968-11-02 Virginia 3 5 USC 21 Fred Ziegler, 9-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Turner)
1968 1968-11-02 Virginia 3 9 USC 21 Fred Zeigler, 25-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Paul Reeve)
1968 1968-11-02 Virginia 1 10 USC 46 Fred Zeigler, 35-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Bob Rannigan)
1968 1968-11-02 Virginia 2 10 UVA 19 Fred Zeigler, 18-yd pass from Tommy Suggs, touchdown
1968 1968-11-02 Virginia 3 8 USC 30 Fred Zeigler, 12-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1968 1968-11-02 Virginia 2 8 USC 44 Fred Zeigler, 25-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1968 1968-11-02 Virginia 3 6 UVA 15 Fred Zeigler, 15-yd pass from Tommy Suggs, touchdown
1968 1968-11-02 Virginia 2 10 50 Fred Zeigler loss of 1 on pass from Randy Yoakum
1968 1968-11-09 Wake Forest 1 10 WFU 46 Fred Zeigler, 9-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Bozoian)
1968 1968-11-09 Wake Forest 3 12 WFU 48 Fred Zeigler, 22-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1969 1969-09-20 Duke 2 8 USC 30 Fred Zeigler, 9-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Mike Davies)
1969 1969-09-20 Duke 1 10 USC 38 Fred Zeigler, 6-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Ernie Jackson)
1969 1969-09-20 Duke 3 6 DUK 27 Fred Zeigler, 10-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1969 1969-09-20 Duke 1 10 USC 37 Fred Zeigler, 13-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Rich Searl)
1969 1969-09-20 Duke 3 10 DUK 38 Fred Zeigler, 10-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Rich Searl)
1969 1969-09-20 Duke 4 1 DUK 37 Fred Zeigler, 24-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1969 1969-09-27 North Carolina 2 9 UNC 33 Fred Zeigler, 20-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Jackson, John Bunting)
1969 1969-09-27 North Carolina 3 3 UNC 26 Fred Zeigler, 26-yd pass from Tommy Suggs, touchdown
1969 1969-10-04 Georgia 2 13 USC 17 Fred Zeigler, 10-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1969 1969-10-04 Georgia 3 9 USC 41 Fred Zeigler, 10-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1969 1969-10-04 Georgia 3 7 USC 41 Fred Zeigler, 14-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1969 1969-10-11 North Carolina State 4 3 NCS 30 Fred Zeigler, 5-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Smith)
1969 1969-10-11 North Carolina State 3 5 USC 44 Fred Zeigler, 21-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Yount)
1969 1969-10-11 North Carolina State 2 10 NCS 35 Fred Zeigler, 13-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1969 1969-10-11 North Carolina State 1 10 NCS 17 Fred Zeigler, 7-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (J.Smith)
1969 1969-10-18 Virginia Tech 3 5 VAT 44 Fred Zeigler, 7-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1969 1969-10-18 Virginia Tech 4 5 VAT 7 Fred Zeigler, 7-yd pass from Tommy Suggs, touchdown
1969 1969-10-18 Virginia Tech 3 9 VAT 49 Fred Zeigler, 2-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1969 1969-10-18 Virginia Tech 2 2 USC 33 Fred Zeigler, 14-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1969 1969-10-18 Virginia Tech 1 10 USC 32 Fred Zeigler, 9-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1969 1969-10-18 Virginia Tech 2 1 USC 41 Fred Zeigler, 10-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Mike Widger)
1969 1969-10-25 Maryland 1 10 USC 40 Fred Zeigler, 15-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Greene)
1969 1969-10-25 Maryland 1 10 UMD 45 Fred Zeigler, 11-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Reiley)
1969 1969-10-25 Maryland 2 15 UMD 39 Fred Zeigler, 6-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Dutton)
1969 1969-10-25 Maryland 3 3 USC 27 Fred Zeigler, 8-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Massie)
1969 1969-10-25 Maryland 2 3 USC 32 Fred Zeigler, 8-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Massie)
1969 1969-10-25 Maryland 3 3 USC 47 Fred Zeigler, 8-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Massie)
1969 1969-10-25 Maryland 2 8 USC 30 Fred Zeigler, 51-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Massie)
1969 1969-11-01 Florida State 1 10 USC 19 Fred Zeigler, 39-yd pass from Randy Yoakum
1969 1969-11-01 Florida State 2 2 FSU 46 Fred Zeigler, 31-yd pass from Randy Yoakum
1969 1969-11-08 Tennessee 1 10 USC 46 Fred Zeigler, 11-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Walker)
1969 1969-11-08 Tennessee 1 10 UTN 43 Fred Zeigler, 18-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Young) - SC holding
1969 1969-11-08 Tennessee 2 17 50 Fred Zeigler, 5-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Priest, Thomas)
1969 1969-11-08 Tennessee 1 10 UTN 30 Fred Zeigler, 7-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Jones)
1969 1969-11-08 Tennessee 2 10 UTN 22 Fred Zeigler, 5-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Walker, Jones)
1969 1969-11-08 Tennessee 1 9 UTN 9 Fred Zeigler, 8-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Priest)
1969 1969-11-08 Tennessee 3 4 USC 21 Fred Zeigler, 10-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Spain, Walker)
1969 1969-11-08 Tennessee 3 4 UTN 24 Fred Zeigler, 9-yd pass from Randy Yoakum (Jones)
1969 1969-11-08 Tennessee 1 10 USC 31 Fred Zeigler, 4-yd pass from Randy Yoakum (Jones)
1969 1969-11-15 Wake Forest 2 10 WFU 10 Fred Zeigler , 10-yd pass from Tommy Suggs, touchdown
1969 1969-11-15 Wake Forest 2 10 WFU 26 Fred Zeigler, 13-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1969 1969-11-15 Wake Forest 1 10 USC 44 Fred Zeigler, 8-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1969 1969-11-15 Wake Forest 3 7 USC 47 Fred Zeigler, 11-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (McHenry)
1969 1969-11-15 Wake Forest 2 13 USC 39 Fred Zeigler, 9-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (McHenry)
1969 1969-11-22 Clemson 2 8 CLM 28 Fred Zeigler, 11-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Tompkins)
1969 1969-11-22 Clemson 1 10 USC 48 Fred Zeigler, 37-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Bob Craig)
1969 1969-11-22 Clemson 2 8 CLM 41 Fred Zeigler, 11-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Dale Henry)
1969 1969-11-22 Clemson 3 8 CLM 17 Fred Zeigler, 8-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1969 1969-11-22 Clemson 2 7 USC 41 Fred Zeigler, 20-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (John Fulmer)
1969 1969-11-22 Clemson 1 10 CLM 39 Fred Zeigler, 6-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Dale Henry)
1969 1969-11-22 Clemson 1 10 USC 48 Fred Zeigler, 5-yd pass from Tommy Suggs
1969 1969-11-22 Clemson 3 3 50 Fred Zeigler, 5-yd pass from Tommy Suggs (Don Kelley)
1969 1969-11-22 Clemson 4 3 CLM 35 Fred Zeigler, 19-yd pass from Billy Parker on fake punt