Eric Steven Weddle, better known by his professional name Eric Weddle, is an American football player. He is a free safety for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. He was picked 37th overall in the 2007 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. He spent three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens after nine seasons with the Los Angeles Chargers. In March of this year, he signed with the Rams.
Eric Steven Weddle was born in Fontana, California on January 4, 1985. He works as an American football-free safety for the National Football League’s Los Angeles Rams (NFL). He graduated from Alta Loma High School, where he lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. He was a consensus All-American at the University of Utah where he played collegiate football.
Six times he has been named to the Pro Bowl and five times he has been named to the All-Pro team. He was named to the Freshman All-American first team and received honorable mention in the Mountain West Conference. With four sacks, four forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery, he had 60 tackles (29 solos).
His career has merited consideration for induction into the Hall of Fame in the near future. For 12 seasons, Troy Polamalu was a fearsome safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was named to eight Pro Bowl teams and was a four-time first-team All-Pro. Polamalu has 770 career tackles, 12 sacks, 32 interceptions, 14 forced fumbles, and five career defensive touchdowns to his credit. Along with Polamalu, Steve Atwater was inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.
During his 11-year career, he was also an eight-time pro bowler and twice selected First-Team All-Pro. With the Broncos, he won two Super Bowls and amassed 1,180 tackles, 24 interceptions, five sacks, and a single defensive score in his career. Eric Weddle, on the other hand, has a lot more numbers than the two of them together. Weddle had a 13-year career in which he was chosen first-team All-Pro twice and appeared in six Pro Bowls. In his career, he has 1,179 tackles, 29 interceptions, 8 forced fumbles, 9.5 sacks, and five defensive touchdowns.
In 2005, he was named Defensive Player of the Year in the Mountain West Conference, first-team All-MWC, second-team All-American, and Emerald Bowl Defensive MVP. He announced his retirement from the NFL after 13 seasons on February 6, 2020. Weddle came out of retirement and signed with the Los Angeles Rams’ practice squad on January 12, 2022, after it was announced that Los Angeles Rams safety Jordan Fuller would miss the 2021 playoffs.
He ran a 1.43 10-yard split time at the 2007 NFL combine, matching him with Aundrea Allison and Marcus McCauley for the fastest split time at the time. Weddle was taken in the second round (37th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.