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2015 NFL DRAFT
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Eric Deslauriers

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 208 | College: Eastern Michigan
 
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Overview

Enters his senior year as the second ranked returning receiver in the nation with 174 career receptions, trailing only Houston's Vincent Marshall who has 192 … Also ranked fifth in career receiving yards (2,352) of all returning Division I-A receivers and his 22 career touchdowns is the fourth best among returning players … Already owns the EMU records for career touchdown receptions (22), single-season touchdown receptions (13 in 2004) and points scored in a game (26 vs. CMU, Nov. 6, 2004) … Tied the EMU single-game record with four touchdown receptions in that CMU game in 2004 … Has hauled in 174 career passes for 2,352 yards and 22 touchdowns while playing in 34 games, 30 as a starter … Has turned in six games with double-figure receptions, including two games with a career-best 14 catches.

Has recorded 10 games with 100-plus yards with a career-best 209 at Ball State in 2004 (Oct. 9) … Selected as the 20th ranked receiver in Division I by The Sporting News in their preseason publication for the 2005 season … Has earned three varsity letters (2003, 2004, 2005) … First came to the EMU coaching staff's attention after turning in a strong performance as a quarterback at the University of Michigan camp in 2001 … Started his EMU career as a quarterback but switched to wide receiver in 2003 spring drills and played in all 12 games that fall with 15 catches for 221 yards and one touchdown … Enjoyed a breakout season in 2004 with 84 receptions for 1,257 yards and 13 touchdowns … Was the No. 7 pick in the first round of the 2006 Canadian Football League Draft by the Montreal Alouettes … Chosen to the 2006 preseason All-Mid-American Conference team by The Sporting News.

2006 Season

All Mid-American Conference First Team: Deslauriers earns the honor for the first time in his career, and becomes the first Eagle wide receiver to earn first team honors since Kevin Walter did some in 2002. The Gatineau, Quebec native completed his EMU career with school records for touchdown receptions (27), receptions (248) and receiving yards (3,250). Deslauriers ranks fifth in Mid-American Conference history for career receptions (248) and is eighth in league history in receiving yards (3,250). He also ranks seventh in EMU history in career scoring (168). Named to the 2005 and 2006 Fred Biletnikoff Award Watch list, which goes to the top receiver in the NCAA Division 1 ranks, Deslauriers has turned in 14 career 100-yard reception games and caught passes in 35 consecutive games. The last game he was held without a reception was. Oct. 4, 2003, at home against Western Michigan.

2005 Season

Finished the season tied for 15th in the country in receptions with 6.82 per game and was 39th in receiving yards at 79.45 yards per game … Played in all 11 games, starting 10 times, and led the team in receptions (75), receiving yards (874) and touchdown catches (8) … Tied a career-best with 14 receptions for 166 yards against Western Michigan (Nov. 5) and had 10 receptions against Central Michigan (Sept. 24) and at Buffalo (Nov. 19) … Caught two touchdown passes in that Buffalo contest … Selected as the Offensive Eagle of the Week for the Western Michigan game … Earned Championship Performance awards for the Miami (Oct. 22), Western Michigan and Ball State (Nov. 12) games … Also selected for one of the Offensive Big Play awards for the Ball State contest.

2004 Season

Turned in one of the best seasons for a receiver in EMU history with 84 catches for 1,478 yards and 13 touchdowns … Finished fourth in the NCAA Division I ranks in receiving yards per game with an average of 114.27 and was fifth in the nation in receptions per game with 7.64 … Ranked second in the Mid-American Conference in receptions per game … Set an EMU single-game record with 26 points in EMU's 61-58 four-overtime win over Central Michigan (Nov. 6) at Ford Field in Detroit … His four touchdown receptions in that CMU game tied an EMU single-game record … Set an EMU record for single-season touchdown catches with 14 … His 14 receptions against CMU is tied for second best in school history and his 207 receiving yards in that game is the fourth-best effort in the EMU record book.

Finished the season with 14 career touchdown receptions … Caught 10 passes for 209 yards against Ball State (Oct. 9) with the 209 yards the third-best single-game mark in EMU history … Named second-team All-MAC, and was chosen as the MAC West Division Co-Offensive Player of the Week for the CMU game … Chosen as the team's Most Valuable Player … Singled out for a host of individual-game awards from the coaches: Was named the Offensive Player of the Week four times, for the Toledo (Sept. 18), Ball State, Western Michigan (Oct. 16) and Bowling Green (Oct. 30) games; was named an Offensive Big Playmaker twice, against Florida (Sept. 11) and Eastern Illinois (Sept. 25); selected for Championship Performances five times, for the Toledo, Ball State, Western Michigan, Bowling Green and CMU contests; and was chosen for Winning Performances versus Florida and Toledo.

2003 Season

Earned his first letter as a redshirt freshman after playing in all 12 games, starting in 10 of those contests … Caught 15 passes for 221 yards with one touchdown, a game-winning 44 yarder from quarterback Chinedu Okoro which was the final score of the game in the season opener against East Tennessee (Aug. 28) that gave the Eagles the 28-21 lead with 7:49 left.

2002 Season

Redshirted as a freshman and did not play in any games … Practiced with the team and singled out as one of the Backup Eagles of the Week for outstanding practice effort during the week of preparation leading up to six games, for the Maryland, Akron, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Northern Illinois and Bowling Green contests.

High School

Attended Lennoxville College Prep and played for Champlain College Prep where he saw action in 10 games during the 2001 season and rushed 56 times for 232 yards and completed 77-of-177 passes for 1,347 yards … Had 10 touchdowns through the air and three on the ground … First-team All-Star selection as a quarterback.

Personal

Full name: Eric Johnathan Deslauriers … Son of Jacques Deslauriers and Marjolaine Veilleaux … Born 3-21-81 … Communication major.

 
 

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