Players

Eric Weems
WR #14
Height:
5-9
Weight:
195
College:
Bethune-Cookman
Hometown:
Daytona Beach, FL
Experience:
10
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 148 39 358 9.2 2.4 40 4 2 1 20 0
2017 TEN 13 1 5 5 0.4 5 0 0 0 0 0
2016 ATL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 ATL 16 1 11 11 0.7 11 0 0 0 1 0
2014 ATL 16 10 102 10.2 6.4 40 2 1 1 5 0
2013 CHI 16 1 8 8 0.5 8 0 0 0 1 0
2012 CHI 16 2 27 13.5 1.7 18 0 0 0 2 0
2011 ATL 16 11 90 8.2 5.6 18 0 0 0 5 0
2010 ATL 16 6 61 10.2 3.8 18 0 0 0 3 0
2009 ATL 16 6 50 8.3 3.1 30T 2 1 0 3 0
2008 ATL 6 1 4 4 0.7 4 0 0 0 0 0
2007 ATL 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 148 10 0.1 57 5.7 0.4 0 31 2 20 1 0 0
2017 TEN 13 1 0.1 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2016 ATL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 ATL 16 1 0.1 4 4 0.3 0 4 0 -- 0 0 0
2014 ATL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 CHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 ATL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 ATL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 ATL 16 8 0.5 53 6.6 3.3 0 31 2 25 1 0 0
2008 ATL 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 ATL 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 148 167 4,030 24.1 102 1 116 10 0 2
2017 TEN 13 2 18 9 18 0 0 0 0 0
2016 ATL 16 17 391 23 42 0 12 1 0 0
2015 ATL 16 15 403 26.9 50 0 12 2 0 0
2014 ATL 16 2 34 17 17 0 0 0 0 0
2013 CHI 16 5 57 11.4 19 0 0 0 0 0
2012 CHI 16 13 231 17.8 27 0 6 0 0 0
2011 ATL 16 24 563 23.5 37 0 18 0 0 0
2010 ATL 16 40 1,100 27.5 102 1 31 5 0 0
2009 ATL 16 48 1,214 25.3 62 0 37 2 0 2
2008 ATL 6 1 19 19 19 0 0 0 0 0
2007 ATL 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 148 123 1,324 10.8 73 1 10 5 91 2
2017 TEN 13 2 15 7.5 13 0 0 0 0 0
2016 ATL 16 24 273 11.4 73 0 2 2 21 0
2015 ATL 16 19 221 11.6 41 0 2 1 16 0
2014 ATL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 CHI 16 0 0 -- -- 0 0 0 1 0
2012 CHI 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2011 ATL 16 32 315 9.8 42 0 2 1 19 0
2010 ATL 16 18 230 12.8 55 1 1 1 19 0
2009 ATL 16 27 270 10 28 0 3 0 14 1
2008 ATL 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 ATL 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 148 101 80 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2017 TEN 13 7 5 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2016 ATL 16 15 9 6 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2015 ATL 16 8 7 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 ATL 16 13 11 2 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 CHI 16 9 6 3 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 16 8 5 3 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 ATL 16 12 10 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 ATL 16 16 14 2 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 ATL 16 10 10 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 ATL 6 3 3 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 ATL 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 148 4 2 2 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 TEN 13 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 ATL 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 ATL 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 ATL 16 -- -- 1 -- 2 -- 0 0 -- -- --
2013 CHI 16 -- -- 1 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 16 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 -- 0 0 0
2011 ATL 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 ATL 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2009 ATL 16 3 2 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2008 ATL 6 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 ATL 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Transactions

Originally signed by Atlanta as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 1, 2007.
Signed to the Atlanta practice squad following the 2007 training camp and was elevated to the 53-man roster for the final regular season game. Waived by the Falcons at the end of the 2008 training camp on August 30 and signed to the Atlanta practice squad the following day. Signed to the Atlanta active roster on November 19, 2008. Signed by the Falcons as a free agent on July 30, 2011.   

2015 (Falcons)

Played in all 16 games seeing action at wide receiver and serving as the kick and punt returner. Returned 19 punts for 221 yards and averaged 11.6  yards per return. Also logged 403 yards on 15 kickoff returns, averaging 26.9 yards per return, and posted eight special teams tackles. Saw action at wide receiver and on special teams against Houston (10/4). Returned two punts for 29 yards with an 18-yard long return. Also returned one kickoff for 29 yards, his longest return of the year. Returned two punts for 23 yards and two kickoffs for 58 yards against Tampa Bay (11/1). Posted a season-long 24 yard punt return. Averaged 19 yards on four punt returns and 28.8 yards on four kickoff returns at San Francisco (11/8). His 191 total return yards were a career high.

Transactions

Originally signed by Atlanta as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 1, 2007.
Signed to the Atlanta practice squad following the 2007 training camp and was elevated to the 53-man roster for the final regular season game. Waived by the Falcons at the end of the 2008 training camp on August 30 and signed to the Atlanta practice squad the following day. Signed to the Atlanta active roster on November 19, 2008. Signed by the Falcons as a free agent on July 30, 2011.   

2015 (Falcons)

Played in all 16 games seeing action at wide receiver and serving as the kick and punt returner. Returned 19 punts for 221 yards and averaged 11.6  yards per return. Also logged 403 yards on 15 kickoff returns, averaging 26.9 yards per return, and posted eight special teams tackles. Saw action at wide receiver and on special teams against Houston (10/4). Returned two punts for 29 yards with an 18-yard long return. Also returned one kickoff for 29 yards, his longest return of the year. Returned two punts for 23 yards and two kickoffs for 58 yards against Tampa Bay (11/1). Posted a season-long 24 yard punt return. Averaged 19 yards on four punt returns and 28.8 yards on four kickoff returns at San Francisco (11/8). His 191 total return yards were a career high.

Career

In nine seasons, has seen action in 119 games with seven starts. Earned his first Pro Bowl selection in 2010 as a special teamer. Has recorded 1,036 punt return yards on 97 punt returns (10.7 ypr) with one touchdown and 3,621 kickoff return yards on 148 returns (24.5 ypr) with one touchdown. Offensively, has posted 38 receptions for 353 yards with four scores. Played in all 16 games in 2014. Saw action mostly on special teams. Recorded 10 receptions for 102 yards, which was a career high, and two touchdowns. Recorded 11 special teams tackles, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.
Caught a five yard touchdown pass, his first of the season. Also saw action on special teams at Green Bay (12/8/14). Played in all 16 games as a core member of the Bears special teams units in 2013 tallying 13 special teams tackles. Returned five kickoffs for 57 yards with a long of 19 yards. Also added one reception for eight yards. Appeared in 16 games with one start in first season with the Bears in 2012. Returned 13 kicks for 231 yards (17.8 avg).  Also added 12 special teams tackles and recorded two catches for 27 yards. Set an NFL postseason record with a 102-yard kickoff return touchdown in Atlanta’s 2011 Divisional playoff game against Green Bay. Set a Falcons franchise record with a 102-yard kickoff return touchdown at Tampa Bay in 2010. Competed in all 16 games with four starts serving as a wide receiver and the team’s punt and kickoff returner in 2010. Totaled six receptions for 61 yards, 40 kickoff returns for 1,100 yards and one touchdown as well as 18 punt returns for 230 yards and one touchdown. Earned his first career Pro Bowl selection after ranking third in the NFL in kickoff return average and posting both one kickoff return touchdown and one punt return touchdown. Earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors after notching a franchise record 102-yard kickoff return for a touchdown at Tampa Bay (12/5/10). His return sparked the Falcons to a 28-24 come-from-behind win against their NFC South rivals. Named to the PFW/PFWA All-NFL Team after posting a 27.5-yard kickoff return average and leading the team with 16 special teams tackles. Appeared in all 16 games in 2009. Posted a career-high 1,214 kickoff return yards, which ranked eighth in NFL and fourth in NFC. Added 270 yards on 27 punt returns, 10 special teams tackles, and six receptions for 50 yards (8.3 ypr) with two touchdowns. Also logged eight carries for 53 yards (6.6 ypc). Was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month in December (2010) after posting a franchise record 102-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown. Weems also added five special teams tackles during the month. Appeared in all 16 games in 2009. Posted a career-high 1,214 kickoff return yards, which ranked eighth in NFL and fourth in NFC. Added 270 yards on 27 punt returns, 10 special teams tackles, and six receptions for 50 yards (8.3 ypr) with two touchdowns. Also logged eight carries for 53 yards (6.6 ypc). Played in six games in 2008, posting three special teams tackles, a 19-yard punt return, and a four-yard reception.

College

Posted 178 receptions for 2,533 yards with 19 touchdowns in 42 games as a member of the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats. Recorded career highs in catches (62), receiving yards (864) and touchdowns (nine) as a senior in 2006 and tallied the sixth-most touchdowns scored in a single season in MEAC history (10).

Personal

Prepped at Seabreeze (Ormond Beach, FL) High School where he was named an all-state and all-area performer. Earned team MVP honors as a senior after collaring 97 tackles and two sacks as a defensive back. Participated in basketball and earned all-area honors by averaging 23.5 points per game with four steals and nine rebounds.

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