Eric Yarber

Eric Yarber
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Wide receivers coach
Conference Pac-12
Biographical details
Born (1963-09-22) September 22, 1963
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Playing career
1982–83 L.A. Valley (JC)
198485 Idaho
198687 Washington - NFL
Position(s) Wide Receiver
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1996 Idaho (DB)
1997 UNLV (WR)
1998 Seattle - NFL (OQC)
1999 Oregon State (RB)
2000–02 Oregon State (WR)
2003–04 San Francisco - NFL (WR)
2005–06 Washington (WR)
2007–09 Arizona State (WR)
2010–11 Tampa Bay - NFL (WR)
2012–present UCLA (WR)
Accomplishments and honors
Pac-12 South Division Champions (2012)
1985 Big Sky MVP

Eric Lamone Yarber (born September 22, 1963) is a football coach, currently the wide receivers coach for the UCLA Bruins of the Pac-12 Conference.

Yarber played two seasons in the NFL as a wide receiver for the Washington Redskins from 1986-87. The Redskins won the Super Bowl following the 1987 season.

College career

Yarber graduated from Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, California, and played junior college football at Los Angeles Valley College. He transferred to Idaho of the Big Sky Conference in 1984 and played for head coach Dennis Erickson. Yarber was the conference MVP in 1985, his senior season. He was selected in the 12th round of the 1986 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.

Coaching career

Yarber began his coaching career at Idaho in 1996 as a secondary coach under second-year head coach Chris Tormey. The next year, he became the receivers coach at UNLV. In 1998, head coach Dennis Erickson made Yarber the offensive quality control coach of the Seattle Seahawks. Yarber coached under Erickson from 1998-2004 and from 2007-2009 in some capacity. From 1999-2002, he was on the staff at Oregon State. In 1999, he was he running backs coach, the next year, he became the wide receivers coach. He coached Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh during their time with the Beavers. He followed Erickson to the pros and he served as the San Francisco 49ers receivers coach in 2003 and 2004. Following Erickson's dismissal, Yarber served as the receivers coach for the Washington Huskies for two seasons under head coach Tyrone Willingham.[1] In 2007, Yarber became the receivers coach for the Arizona State under Erickson and served in that position until the end of the 2009 season.[2] In 2010, Yarber moved back to the NFL for two seasons with as the wide receivers coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[3]

On January 2, 2012, following a 4-12 record in the 2011 season, Raheem Morris and his entire coaching staff were fired. On January 9, 2012, Yarber was named the wide receivers coach for UCLA under new head coach Jim Mora.

Personal life

He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Idaho in 1995. He was married in June 2005 to his wife, Michele. He and his wife have two sons, Robert and Kameryon.

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