UNC Football Bio
85 Eric Ebron
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• 2013 All-ACC First Team
• 2013 Mackey Award Finalist
• 2013 Midseason All-America First Team - Phil Steele
• 2013 Midseason All-America Second Team - SI.com, CBSSports.com
• 2013 Mackey Award Midseason Watch List
• 2013 Preseason All-ACC
• 2013 Mackey Award Watch List
• 2012 All-ACC Second Team (Coaches and Media)

Athletic pass-catching tight end who is a constant threat in the Carolina offense • Has established school tight end records for single-season receptions (62), single-season receiving yards (973), career receptions (112) and career receiving yards (1,805) as a junior • His 973 receiving yards in 2013 are an ACC record for a tight end, besting the mark of 871 set by Maryland's Vernon Davis in 2005 • Preseason fourth-team All-America and first-team All-ACC selection by Phil Steele. 

2013 - Junior Season
Made seven catches for 78 yards against Cincinnati in the Belk Bowl • 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.

2012 - Sophomore Season
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.

2011 - Freshman Season
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 School
SuperPrep 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.

Position: Tight End
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 235
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.
High School: Smith
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