Eric Ebron

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Eric Ebron
Eric Ebron 2013.jpg
Ebron with the Tar Heels in 2013
No. 85     Detroit Lions
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1993-04-10) April 10, 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth: Newark, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: Greensboro (NC) Smith
College: North Carolina
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Eric Ebron
Eric Ebron 2013.jpg
Ebron with the Tar Heels in 2013
No. 85     Detroit Lions
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1993-04-10) April 10, 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth: Newark, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: Greensboro (NC) Smith
College: North Carolina
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Eric Ebron (born April 10, 1993) is an American football tight end for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Lions tenth overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at North Carolina.

Early years[edit]

Ebron attended Ben L. Smith High School in Greensboro, North Carolina. He played both tight end and defensive end. He had 28 receptions for 682 yards and 10 touchdowns on offense and 68 tackles and 13.5 sacks on defense.

Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated as the 21st best tight end prospect of his class.[1]

College career[edit]

Ebron attended the University of North Carolina from 2011 to 2013. As a true freshman in 2011, Ebron played in 10 games, recording 10 receptions for 207 yards and a touchdown. As a sophomore in 2012, he started all 11 games, recording 40 receptions for 625 yards and four touchdowns. The receptions and receiving yards were a North Carolina record for tight ends.[2] As a junior in 2013, Ebron caught 62 passes for 973 yards and 3 TDs, and was a first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) selection.[3] He was also chosen as a finalist for the John Mackey Award, given to the nation's top tight end.[4]

On November 25, 2013, Ebron announced his intentions to forego his remaining eligibility and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.[5]

Professional career[edit]

2014 NFL Draft[edit]

Ebron was drafted as the 10th overall pick by the Detroit Lions in the 2014 NFL Draft.[6]

Pre-draft measurables
HtWtArm lengthHand size40-yd dash10-yd split20-yd split20-ss3-coneVertBroadBPWonderlic
6 ft 4 38 in250 lb33 14 in10 in4.60 s32 in10 ft 0 in24 repsx
All values from NFL Combine[7]

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