Hiram Eugene

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Hiram Eugene
Hiram Eugene at Falcons at Raiders 11-2-08.JPG
Eugene in November 2008.
No. 31
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-11-24) November 24, 1980 (age 33)
Place of birth: Lafayette, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College: Louisiana Tech
Undrafted in 2006
Debuted in 2007 for the Oakland Raiders
Last played in 2010 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 153
Pass deflections 6
Interceptions 1
Forced fumbles 2
Stats at NFL.com

Hiram Eugene (born November 24, 1980) is a former American football safety in the National Football League (NFL). He was originally signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2006 and played for the team for six seasons. He played college football at Louisiana Tech University.

College career[edit]

Eugene attended Louisiana Tech University for two years and was a student and a letterman in football. In football, as a senior, he recorded 29 tackles and a sack.

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Eugene went undrafted and signed with the Oakland Raiders in 2006. In 2007, Eugene was named the starter at safety after Stuart Schweigert played ahead.

In 2008, after Michael Huff was benched for poor tackling, Eugene was named the starter.

On March 9, 2011, Eugene signed a four-year contract keeping him with the Raiders.[1] He dislocated his hip in a pre-season game against the Arizona Cardinals and was required to get surgery.[2][3] As a result, he was then placed on injured reserve and missed the entire 2011 season

With the another three years on his contract, the Raiders released Eugene on March 9, 2012.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (March 9, 2011). "Kyle Boller re-signs in Oakland; Raiders lock up Hiram Eugene, Daniel Loper too". NBCSports.com. 
  2. ^ Williamson, Bill (August 14, 2011). "Chaz Schilens out at least a week". ESPN.com. 
  3. ^ Williamson, Bill (August 16, 2011). "AFC West notes". ESPN.com. 
  4. ^ Florio, Mike (March 10, 2012). "Raiders save another $2.25 million by cutting Hiram Eugene". NBCSports.com. 

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