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Eric Ebron
TE #85
Height:
6-4
Weight:
265
Age:
21
College:
North Carolina
Hometown:
Greensboro, NC
Experience:
R

Quick Stats (2014):

REC
3
YDS
38
AVG
12.7
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 3 38 12.7 17 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2014 DET 3 0 3 38 12.7 17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 NYG W 35-14 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @CAR L 7-24 3 38 12.7 17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 GB W 19-7 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

The top tight end in the 2014 NFL Draft after a three-year career at North Carolina, Ebron’s massive frame and fluid movement to get downfield create a versatile, new weapon for the Lions offense in 2014. Selected by the Lions with the 10th overall pick, Ebron joins TE Brandon Pettigrew and TE Joseph Fauria in one of the League’s most lethal tight end corps.

MANE FACTS

  • Pronunciation: EE-bron

TRANSACTIONS

  • Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the first round (10th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

PRO
The top tight end in the 2014 NFL Draft after a three-year career at North Carolina, Ebron’s massive frame and fluid movement to get downfield create a versatile, new weapon for the Lions offense in 2014. Selected by the Lions with the 10th overall pick, Ebron joins TE Brandon Pettigrew and TE Joseph Fauria in one of the League’s most lethal tight end corps.

Since 2009, Ebron is one of only four tight ends (Pettigrew, 2009; Jermaine Gresham, 2010; Tyler Eifert, 2012) to be drafted in the first round.

COLLEGE
Ebron played three seasons at North Carolina, where he started in 21-of-34 career games and set school career-records for tight ends with 112 receptions for 1,805 yards (16.1 avg) and eight touchdowns. His 112 receptions eclipsed the previous all-time tight end record of 94 catches by Zack Pianalto (2007-10).

  • His 112 career receptions rank second all-time in Atlantic Coast Conference history. The only ACC tight end to record more receptions in a career is Heath Miller of Virginia (144; 2002-04). Ebron’s 1,805 receiving yards topped Miller’s conference tight end record of 1,703 yards.
  • In 2013, Ebron’s 973 receiving yards set a new ACC record for single-season receiving yards by a tight end, breaking Vernon Davis’ (Maryland) record of 871 in 2005.

2013: Broke the ACC single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end with 895 en route to a First Team All-ACC selection as a junior. Appeared in all 13 games (10 starts) and concluded his final year at North Carolina with career-highs in receptions (62), receiving yards (973), as well as three touchdowns. Earned All-American First Team honors by ESPN.com, adding second team accolades from the Associated Press, USA Today, Walter Camp, Athlon, Sports Illustrated and CBSSports.com. Ebron was also named a finalist for the coveted John Mackey Award, given annually to the nation’s top tight end.

  • Caught 62 of the 96 passes thrown his way (64.6-percent), including 41 first-down grabs, nine third-down conversions and six catches in the red zone.
  • Logged his first 100-yard game of 2013 with a six-catch, 108-yard performance vs. Georgia Tech.
  • Set a UNC game-record for tight ends with 199 yards on eight receptions vs. Miami, which included a then-career-long 71-yard grab. The previous mark was set by Tony Blanchard against Wake Forest (1968).
    • His 199 yards are the sixth-most by any Tar Heel in a game.
  • Finished his collegiate career with seven receptions for 73 yards vs. Cincinnati in the Belk Bowl.

2012: Took over the Tar Heels’ starting tight end duties as a sophomore, starting all 11 games he appeared in. Earned a consensus All-ACC Second Team selection and finished the season with 40 catches for 625 yards (15.6-avg) and a career-high four touchdowns. Among his 40 receptions included 30 first-down grabs and eight third-down conversions.

  • Scored his first touchdown of the year on a six-yard score vs. Wake Forest. Finished the game with four catches for 55 yards.
  • Pulled double duty against North Carolina State, hauling in four catches on 79 yards and filling in due to injuries along the defensive line late in the game.

2011: Appeared in all 10 games as a true freshman, ending the season with 10 catches for 207 yards (20.7 avg). His 10 catches ranked fifth on the team.

  • Recorded his first-career reception on a 27-yard catch in the Tar Heels’ second game of the season vs. Rutgers.
  • Scored his first-career touchdown at Georgia Tech on a 20-yard pass.

PERSONAL
Played his prep ball at Smith (N.C.) High School in Greensboro under head coach Rodney Brewington. Rated as the eighth-best tight end in the nation by ESPNU and ranked 20th among high school tight ends by Scout.com.

  • Voted to the Associated Press North Carolina All-State team as a senior, earning a roster spot on North Carolina’s Shrine Bowl team.
  • As a senior, concluded his high school career with 28 receptions for 682 yards and 10 touchdowns. Also played defensive end, where he posted 68 tackles and 13.5 sacks in 2010.
  • Majored in communication studies at North Carolina.
  • Son of Gina Jackson and Eric Ebron Sr.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Highlight: Ebron eyes it in

    By NFL.com - Posted Sep 14, 2014

    Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron makes a juggling circus catch after hauling in a deflected pass from quarterback Matthew Stafford.

  • Ebron on playing Panthers

    Posted Sep 11, 2014

    Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron talks about getting ready to play close to home against the Carolina Panthers.

  • Ebron on making his NFL debut

    Posted Sep 4, 2014

    Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron talks about his first NFL regular-season game and his touchdown celebration plans.

  • Lions vs. Jaguars: Ebron postgame

    Posted Aug 22, 2014

    Watch tight end Eric Ebron talk about the game after the Lions' 13-12 win against the Jaguars.

  • Eric Ebron on intensity of practice, team bonding

    Posted Aug 12, 2014

    Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron talks about the intensity of the team's practice under the lights as well as the club's bowling outing the night before.

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