Eric England (gridiron football)

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Eric England
Born: (1971-04-25) April 25, 1971 (age 46)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status International
Position(s) DE
College Texas A&M
High school Willowridge
NFL draft 1994 / Round: 3 / Pick: 89
Drafted by Arizona Cardinals
Career history
As player
1994–1996 Arizona Cardinals
2000 British Columbia Lions
2001 San Francisco Demons
2003–2006 Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 2003
CFL East All-Star 2003
Career stats

Eric Jevon England[1] (born April 25, 1971) is a gridiron football player who plays defensive end. He most recently played with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. England also played in the National Football League, the XFL and the Arena Football League. Most recently, England was signed by the New York Sentinels of the UFL. He was later cut from the team.

High school years[edit]

England attended Willowridge High School in Houston, Texas and won numerous All-American honors, and as a senior, made eleven sacks and 162 tackles.

College career[edit]

The highlight of Eric's college career at Texas A&M was his selection to the All-Southwest Conference team as a junior.[2]

Professional career[edit]

England played three years (1994 to 1996) with the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL, suiting up for 37 games. He played 12 games with the BC Lions of the CFL in 2000, and in 2001 he played in 7 games with the San Francisco Demons of the XFL. In 2002, he played with the Detroit Fury of the Arena Football League. In 2003, he played with the New York Dragons of the AFL, then in the same season joined Toronto of the CFL. He played with the Toronto Argonauts between 2003 and 2006 (56 total games). During his stint as an Argo, England was named an all star in 2003 & a Grey Cup champion in 2004.