Eric Fisher (American football)

Eric Fisher (American football)

Eric Fisher
Fisher during the 2014 NFL season.
No. 72     Kansas City Chiefs
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-01-05) January 5, 1991
Place of birth: Rochester, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school: Rochester Hills (MI) Stoney Creek
College: Central Michigan
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Debuted in 2013 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2014
Games played 26
Games started 25
Stats at NFL.com

Eric William Fisher (born January 5, 1991) is an American football offensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Central Michigan University. The Kansas City Chiefs selected him with the first overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Contents

  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
    • 2013 NFL Draft 3.1
    • Kansas City Chiefs 3.2
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early years

A native of Rochester, Michigan, Fisher attended Stoney Creek High School, where he was an All-State honorable mention lineman. Regarded as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was not ranked among the best offensive tackle prospects in his class.[1] He was skinny for an offensive tackle during high school only weighing 230 pounds according to Fisher. [2]

College career

Fisher played at Central Michigan University from 2009 to 2012 where he was recognized as a first-team All-American by Pro Football Weekly, a second-team selection by Sports Illustrated, and received third-team honors from the Associated Press. He was also a first-team All-Mid-American Conference (MAC) selection.[3] Fisher was a part of two bowl wins while at CMU; the 2010 GMAC Bowl and the 2012 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.

Professional career

2013 NFL Draft

Fisher was widely considered one of the top 32 players available in the 2013 NFL Draft and one of the top offensive tackles.[4] He was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs with the first overall pick,[5] becoming the first MAC player to be drafted No. 1 overall.[6] He joins Joe Staley as the only Central Michigan players ever to be selected in the first round of an NFL Draft.
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 7¼ in 306 lb 34½ in 10½ in 5.05 s 4.44 s 7.59 s 28½ in 9 ft 8 in 27 reps
All values from NFL Combine[7]

Kansas City Chiefs

On July 26, 2013, Fisher signed a fully guaranteed contract with the Chiefs worth $22.1 million with a $14.5 million signing bonus.[8]

Despite playing at left tackle during college, Fisher transitioned to right tackle the 2013 season. He allowed 7 sacks and 35 hurries. According to analysis by Pro Football Focus, his run-blocking grade of -6.5 ranked 55th out of 76 NFL tackles who played at least 25 percent of their team's snaps. His overall grade as a tackle ranked 70th. Despite Fisher's struggles during his rookie season, Chiefs general manager John Dorsey noted Fisher's potential and expressed confidence that he will develop into a good player.[9] Fisher played in 14 games (13 starts) during his rookie year of 2013.

In March 2014, head coach Andy Reid announced that he wanted to move Fisher to the left tackle position for the upcoming 2014 season following the loss of Brandon Albert in free agency.[10]

References

  1. ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Eric-Fisher-86663
  2. ^ http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/shutdown-corner/eric-fisher-becomes-one-most-unlikely-first-overall-001633515--nfl.html
  3. ^ CMU left tackle Eric Fisher named first team All-MAC, four other Chippewas honored
  4. ^ Rang, Rob (December 20, 2012). "Big Board: Linemen rule the board as the big bowl games await". CBSsports.com. 
  5. ^ "Report: Chiefs to take Eric Fisher with first pick of NFL Draft".  
  6. ^ Eric Fisher goes No. 1 to Kansas City Chiefs in NFL draft
  7. ^ http://www.nfl.com/draft/2013/profiles/eric-fisher?id=2539213
  8. ^ Williamson, Bill (July 23, 2013). "Chiefs sign No. 1 pick Eric Fisher".  
  9. ^ Paylor, Terez (January 15, 2014). "Chiefs’ Eric Fisher may be in line for a switch from right tackle to left". The Wichita Eagle. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  10. ^ Ferrin, Reid. "Andy Reid talks Eric Fisher, Alex Smith and More". KCChiefs.com. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 

External links

  • Central Michigan Chippewas bio
  • Kansas City Chiefs profile
  • ESPN Profile
  • Pro Football Reference Profile