Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron

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Ebron with North Carolina in 2013
No. 85Detroit Lions
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1993-04-10) April 10, 1993
Place of birth: Newark, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 253 lb (115 kg)
Career information
High school: Greensboro (NC) Smith
College: North Carolina
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2016
Receptions: 104
Receiving yards: 1,236
Receiving touchdowns: 7
Player stats at

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.

Early years

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.

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

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: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.


College career

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 forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.[5]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BPWonderlic
6 ft 4⅜ in 250 lb33¼ in10 in 4.60 s 1.63 s 2.71 s 4.45 s 7.49 s 32 in 10 ft 0 in 24 repsx
All values from NFL Combine[6]

Detroit Lions

Ebron was drafted as the 10th overall pick by the Detroit Lions in the 2014 NFL Draft.[7] 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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