Academy Mortgage has announced the hiring of former NFL quarterback Eric Zeier as the company’s Southeast Regional Manager, where his responsibilities will include directing the company’s sales, recruiting, market expansion, and business development in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida.
Zeier received a business degree from the University of Georgia, where he was a four-year starter for the Bulldogs football team; while playing for Georgia, he set several school and Southeastern Conference passing records, notably most career passing yards in SEC history. He was a Heisman trophy finalist both his junior and senior years. Zeier went on to play in the NFL for three teams over the course of six years (1995-2000).
Following his NFL career, Zeier started in the mortgage industry with Homebanc in 2002, advancing from Loan Officer to Branch Manager to Regional Manager. Prior to joining Academy Mortgage, Zeier had worked at Bank of America since 2009 in several senior leadership roles throughout the Southeast, including as a Regional Sales Executive and Senior VP responsible for Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
“Eric Zeier is a well-known name in the area, as he is a football Color Analyst for the University of Georgia, where he was an All-American quarterback, and a former NFL quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers,” said Academy’s Eastern Divisional Manager Jerry Devlin. “Since leaving the NFL, he’s enjoyed a successful career in mortgage banking, and his leadership and experience will be invaluable in taking our Southeast team to even higher levels.”