|Date of birth:January 23, 1983|
|Place of birth: Garland, Texas|
|Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)||Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)|
|Debuted in 2007 for the St. Louis Rams|
| * Buffalo Bills ( 2006– 2007)*
|Roster status: Injured Reserve|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008|
|Stats at NFL.com|
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.
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.
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.
|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"|
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.
On August 9, 2009, Bassey was waived/injured after suffering a torn ACL in a special teams drill.