Ebron with North Carolina in 2013
|No. 85 Detroit Lions|
|Date of birth:||April 10, 1993|
|Place of birth:||Newark, New Jersey|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||253 lb (115 kg)|
|High school:||Greensboro (NC) Smith|
|NFL Draft:||2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2016|
Eric Ebron (born April 10, 1993) is an American football tight end for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at North Carolina, and was drafted by the Lions in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Ebron first attended North Providence High School in Rhode Island. He played football for the North Providence Jets. He then made a move to North Carolina and attended Ben L. Smith High School in Greensboro. 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.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
| Eric Ebron
|North Providence, RI||North Providence HS/Ben L Smith HS||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)||253 lb (115 kg)||4.67||Mar 18, 2010|
|Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A ESPN grade: 80|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 20 (TE) Rivals: 21 (TE), Not Ranked (National), 18 (NC)|
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. 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. He was also chosen as a finalist for the John Mackey Award, given to the nation's top tight end.
On November 25, 2013, Ebron announced his intentions to forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
|6 ft 4⅜ in||250 lb||33¼ in||10 in||4.60 s||1.63 s||2.71 s||4.45 s||7.49 s||32 in||10 ft 0 in||24 reps||x|
|All values from NFL Combine|
Ebron was drafted as the 10th overall pick by the Detroit Lions in the 2014 NFL Draft. 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.
- Eric Ebron - Yahoo Sports
- UNC coach Larry Fedora wants Eric Ebron to soar
- "2013 All-ACC Teams Announced". TheACC.com. December 2, 2013.
- "Ebron Named A Mackey Award Finalist". GoHeels.com. November 25, 2013.
- UNC's Eric Ebron to enter draft
- Lions select top tight end Eric Ebron
- Lions at Jets Recap at nfl.com