2006: 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: 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: 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: 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.
ZEIGLER'S Single-Game Bests
Receptions: *12 vs. Texas A&M, Oct. 30, 2004 (121 yards)
Receiving Yards: 141 at Oklahoma, Oct. 22, 2005 (9 rec.)
Receiving Touchdowns: 2 vs. Texas A&M, Oct. 30, 2004
Long Reception: 55 at Oklahoma, Oct. 22, 2005
* indicates school record