Eric Fisher (American football)

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Eric Fisher
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Fisher during 2013 training camp.
No. 72     Kansas City Chiefs
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-01-05) January 5, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth: Rochester, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Weight: 306 lb (139 kg)
Career information
High school: Rochester Hills (MI) Stoney Creek
College: Central Michigan University
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 17, 2013
Games played 14
Games started 13
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.

Early years[edit]

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]

College career[edit]

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.[2] Fisher was a part of two bowl wins while at CMU; the 2010 GMAC Bowl and the 2012 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Draft[edit]

Fisher was widely considered one of the top 32 players available in the 2013 NFL Draft and one of the top offensive tackles.[3] He was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs with the first overall pick,[4] becoming the first MAC player to be drafted No. 1 overall.[5] 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[6]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

On July 26, 2013, Fisher signed a fully guaranteed contract with the Chiefs worth $22.1 million with a $14.5 million signing bonus.[7]

Despite playing at left tackle during college, Fisher played on the right side during the 2013 season. He allowed seven 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.[8]

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.[9]

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