Eric Bassey
Free Agent
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-01-23) January 23, 1983 (age 37)
Place of birth: Garland, Texas
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College: Oklahoma
Debuted in 2007 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
* Buffalo Bills ( 2006 2007)*
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Injured Reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008
Tackles     10
Interceptions     0
Pass deflections     0
Stats at

Eric O. Bassey (born January 23, 1983 in Garland, Texas) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Oklahoma.

Early yearsEdit

Bassey Attended North Garland High School in Garland, Texas, where he played wide receiver and defensive back in addition to returning kicks. He also excelled in track as a member of a 4×100-meter relay team that finished second in the state championship meet and he won state championship in 400-meter event.

College careerEdit

Bassey played college football at Oklahoma. He played in 48 games totaling 112 tackles, two sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and three interceptions. Had a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown against Alabama in the season opener at OU Memorial Stadium, and in 2004 returned an interception for a touchdown against UCLA Bruins.

Professional careerEdit


Pre-draft measureables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
5-11⅞ ** 195 ** 4.36 ** X X 3.96 ** 7.05 ** 37½" ** 9'08" ** 17 ** X
* represents NFL Combine **represents OklahomaPro Day"X" Denotes "No Data" or "Did Not Participate"

Buffalo BillsEdit

Bassey was originally signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2006 and spent the entire season on the practice squad.

St. Louis RamsEdit

On September 12, 2007, he was signed by the St. Louis Rams to their practice squad and was then later signed to the active roster. During the 2007 season, he played in eight games recording 11 tackles.

Bassey spent the first seven weeks of the 2008 season on the Rams' practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on October 22, 2008, after wide receiver Eddie Kennison was waived.

On August 9, 2009, Bassey was waived/injured after suffering a torn ACL in a special teams drill.

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