Eric Ebron

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Eric Ebron
Eric Ebron 2013.jpg
Ebron with North Carolina 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: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school: Greensboro (NC) Smith
College: North Carolina
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Debuted in 2014 for the Detroit Lions
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team AP All-American (2013)
  • First-team All-ACC (2013)
  • Second-team All-ACC (2012)
  • UNC school records for TE:
    • single-season receptions (62)
    • single-season receiving yards (973)
    • career receptions (112)
    • career receiving yards (1,805)
  • ACC record for TE:
    • single-season receiving yards (973)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2014
Receptions22
Receiving yards199
Receiving TDs1
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Eric Ebron
Eric Ebron 2013.jpg
Ebron with North Carolina 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: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school: Greensboro (NC) Smith
College: North Carolina
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Debuted in 2014 for the Detroit Lions
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team AP All-American (2013)
  • First-team All-ACC (2013)
  • Second-team All-ACC (2012)
  • UNC school records for TE:
    • single-season receptions (62)
    • single-season receiving yards (973)
    • career receptions (112)
    • career receiving yards (1,805)
  • ACC record for TE:
    • single-season receiving yards (973)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2014
Receptions22
Receiving yards199
Receiving TDs1
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]

NameHometownHigh school / collegeHeightWeight40Commit date
Eric Ebron
TE
Greensboro, NCBen L Smith HS6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)221 lb (100 kg)4.67Mar 18, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 80
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 20 (TE)   Rivals: 21 (TE), Not Ranked (National), 18 (NC)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

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 in4.50 s32 in10 ft 0 in24 repsx
All values from NFL Combine[7]

2014 season[edit]

Ebron scored his first NFL touchdown in Week 4 (September 28) against the New York Jets, hauling in a 16-yard pass from quarterback Matthew Stafford.[8]

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