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 .
Ebron first attended North Providence High School in Rhode Island . He played football for the North Providence Jets. He later moved to North Carolina , where he attended Ben L. Smith High School in Greensboro . He played both tight end and defensive end while at Ben L. Smith High School. He had 28 receptions for 682 yards and 10 touchdowns on offense and 68 tackles and 13.5 sacks on defense.
|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|
|Recruiting star ratings : Scout : Rivals : 247Sports : N/A ESPN grade: 80|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout : 20 ( TE ) Rivals : 21 (TE), Not Ranked (National), 18 ( NC )|
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 in 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.  As a junior in 2013, Ebron caught 62 passes for 973 yards and three touchdowns, and was a first-team All- Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) selection.  He was also chosen as a finalist for the John Mackey Award , given to the nation's top tight end. 
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40‑yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20‑ss||3‑cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
| 6 ft 4 3 ⁄ 8 in |
| 250 lb |
| 33 1 ⁄ 4 in |
| 10 in |
|4.60 s||1.63 s||2.71 s||4.45 s||7.49 s|| 32 in |
| 10 ft 0 in |
|All values from NFL Combine |
Ebron was drafted as in the first round the 10th overall pick by the Detroit Lions in the 2014 NFL Draft .  on September 28, 2014, Ebron scored his first career NFL touchdown in Week 4 against the New York Jets , hauling in a 16-yard pass from quarterback Matthew Stafford .  On May 2, 2017, the Lions picked up the fifth-year option on Ebron's contract.