Finished with five catches for 121 yards in the season finale against Duke. ... Passed Vernon Davis for the most receiving yards by a tight end in ACC history with a 17-yard reception in the second quarter. ... Had a career-long reception of 79 yards in the first quarter. ... That was the longest pass play by a Tar Heel in Kenan Stadium history. ... Had one catch for 11 yards in limited action against Old Dominion after suffering a shoulder injury at Pitt. Caught three passes for 73 yards in the win at Pitt. ... Despite constant double- and triple-teams, became the Carolina career leader in receptions by a tight end with two catches against Virginia. ... Caught a career-high nine passes for 70 yards in the win over NC State. ... Finished with team highs of four catches and 67 yards in the win over Boston College. ... Also carried the ball for the first time in his career, gaining seven yards on two carries. Had the best game of his career in the Thursday night matchup with Miami, as he established new career highs with eight catches and 199 receiving yards. ... Had a 71-yard touchdown in the first half, his third scoring catch of the season. ... His 199 yards were the most in a single game by a UNC tight end and the sixth-most by any Tar Heel. ... Earned Mackey Award Tight End of the Week honors for his performance against the Hurricanes. ... Caught six balls for 70 yards and a score at Virginia Tech. ... His touchdown was a spectacular grab in traffic in the second quarter. Registered four receptions for 63 yards against East Carolina. ... Finished with a then-career-high 108 yards on six catches and a touchdown at Georgia Tech. ... Scored his first touchdown of the season in the first quarter, an incredible one-handed grab that was featured on the SportsCenter Top 10 Plays. ... Caught four passes for 60 yards in the win over Middle Tennessee. ... Opened his junior year with three receptions for 32 yards at No. 6 South Carolina.
Started 11 games at tight end. ... Caught 40 passes for 625 yards and four touchdowns in one of the finest seasons for a Carolina tight end in school history. ... Both marks were the most ever by a Tar Heel tight end, and his 625 receiving yards eclipsed a record that had stood since 1979 (Mike Chatham, 448 yards). ... Only NFL standouts Vernon Davis and Heath Miller have accumulated more receiving yards at the tight end position in ACC history. ... Named second-team All-ACC by both the media and the coaches. Caught at least two passes in all 11 games in which he appeared. ... Pulled down three passes for 57 yards and a 30-yard touchdown in the season finale against Maryland. ... Caught two passes for 22 yards against Georgia Tech before missing the Virginia game due to illness. ... Had five catches for 68 yards in the loss at Duke, breaking the single-season tight end receiving yards record in the process. ... Caught a career-high seven passes for 87 yards in the win at Miami. ... Also reeled in a two-point conversion pass from holder Tommy Hibbard against the Hurricanes. Had a total of seven catches for 166 yards over a three-game stretch that included wins over East Carolina, Idaho and Virginia Tech. ... Caught five passes for 38 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the loss at Louisville. ... Had a 2-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter and a 5-yard scoring reception in the fourth. ... Finished with four catches for 55 yards and a 6-yard touchdown at Wake Forest. ... Caught two passes for 53 yards in the season opener against Elon.
Appeared in 10 games as a true freshman and ranked fifth on the team in receiving yards. ... Caught 10 passes for 207 yards and a touchdown. ... Did not play in the Independence Bowl game due to academic reasons. ... Had a 47-yard catch and run late in the win over Duke. ... Had one reception for 18 yards at Virginia Tech. ... Had a 32-yard catch against Wake Forest. ... Caught three passes for 32 yards at Clemson. Finished with one catch for seven yards against Miami. ... Scored his first career touchdown at Georgia Tech, a 20-yard catch where he was hit at the goal line and held his ground. ... Also had a 24-yard reception late against the Yellow Jackets. ... Caught his first pass of the season against Rutgers, a 27-yard pickup.Smith High SchoolSuperPrep All-America. ... Considered the No. 8 tight end in the nation by ESPNU. ... Ranked the No. 20 tight end in the country by Scout.com. ... Considered the No. 21 tight end in the country and the No. 17 overall prospect in North Carolina by Rivals.com. ... Rated the No. 13 athlete in the nation by SuperPrep. ... Member of the Associated Press North Carolina All-State Team as a senior. ... Member of North Carolina's Shrine Bowl team. Played wide receiver for the North Carolina Shrine Bowl team. ... Made 28 catches for 682 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior. ... Also played defensive end and made 68 tackles and 13.5 sacks. ... Caught 24 passes for 408 yards and four touchdowns as a junior. ... Coached by Rodney Brewington.
Son of Eric Ebron Sr. and Gina Jackson. ... Born April 10, 1993. ... Majoring in communication studies.
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Lions' picks: Round 1/10 - Eric Ebron, TE, 6-4, 250, North Carolina...New offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi is incorporating some concepts of the New Orleans offense into the Lions' attack, and one of those is the use of a big-bodied, athletic pass catching tight end to attack the middle and down the seams - ala Jimmy Graham. The Lions feel like they drafted that player in Ebron. The Lions feel he's fast enough (4.6 40) to beat linebackers and strong safeties and big enough to outmuscle cornerbacks. - The Sports Xchange