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Eric McCain
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-01-23) January 23, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth: Flagstaff, Arizona
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
College: Glendale C.C.
Undrafted in 2007
Debuted in 2008 for the Quad City Steamwheelers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice roster member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2003 All-State Wr ( Arizona )
  • 2x All-WSFL First Team Wr
  • 2x All-Region 1 (ACCAC ) Wr
  • 2005 NJCAA Pre-Season All-American Wr
  • 2005 NJCAA All-American Wr
  • 2005 NJCAA National Championship MVP
  • 2009 IFL Champions
Stats at CFL.ca

Eric McCain (born January 23, 1986) is a professional gridiron football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Quad City Steamwheelers as a street free agent in 2008. He played college football for the Glendale Community College.

McCain has also been a member of the BC Lions and the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

Early yearsEdit

Eric McCain was born on January 23, 1986, in Flagstaff, Arizona.[1] McCain started playing football at the age of five years old, in Pop Warner Football.[citation needed] McCain attended Coconino High School, where he starred in Basketball and Football. In McCain's senior season at Coconino High School, He lettered in football and helped lead the 2003 Coconino Panthers Football team to a Div 4-A Playoff Berth and earned 2003 Grand Canyon All-Region and All-State Wide Receiver honors.[citation needed]

College careerEdit

McCain signed a letter of intent to play with the Glendale Community College Gauchos, in Glendale, Arizona, in 2004. As a true freshman, McCain started 6 games and earned ALL WSFL First Team Wide Receiver Honors.

Prior to the start of the 2005 season, McCain was named to the 2005 NJCAA Pre-Season All American Team.[2] In his sophomore season, McCain started all 11 games and had 49 catches for 933 yards and 11 touchdowns. McCain helped lead the undefeated Gauchos to a 2005 NJCAA National Football Championship, where he was voted the 2005 NJCAA National Championship MVP,[3] and named the best receiver in Glendale Community College history by NJCAA Hall of Fame Head Coach Joe Kersting. In the Valley of the Sun Bowl, McCain had six catches for 177 yards and one touchdown.

McCain redshirted in 2006 for academic issues.

Professional careerEdit

Quad City SteamwheelersEdit

After going undrafted in the 2007 NFL Supplemental Draft, McCain signed with the Quad City Steamwheelers in March 2008.

BC LionsEdit

McCain signed with the BC Lions on September 30, 2008. He was released on May 13 2009.[4]

Billings OutlawsEdit

In June 2009, McCain signed with the Billings Outlaws of the Indoor Football League. McCain made an immediate impact in his debut catching five passes for 33 yards, including a spectacular nine yard touchdown late in the first quarter against the Sioux Fall Storm at Rim Rock Arena in Billings, Montana. Head coach, Heron O'Neal of the Billing Outlaws later stated "He looked good. Very good considering he was only here five days and had to learn our offense that quick" said O'Neal. "He's a playmaker. He's 6'6", he runs a 4.4 (in the 40 yard dash) and he has great hands."[citation needed]McCain helped the Outlaws capture the first ever Indoor Football League Championship, where he had 4 catches for 46 yards and two touchdowns. Standout Outlaw receiver James Walton described McCain as a "phenomenal rookie" in an interview with the Billings Gazette.[5] In seven games, McCain had six receiving touchdowns.[citation needed]

Seattle SeahawksEdit

In April 2010 McCain attended Rookie Mini Camp with the Seahawks, But was not offered a contract. But still Pete contacts him

Utah BlazeEdit

On October 5, 2010, McCain signed with the Utah Blaze of the Arena Football League. Upon signing with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League on January 24, 2011, the Blaze placed him on the "Other League Exempted" list two days later.

Toronto ArgonautsEdit

On January 24, 2011, McCain signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was released on June 1, 2011.[6]

Cedar Rapids TitansEdit

In March of 2012 , McCain signed with the Cedar Rapids Titans of the Indoor Football League.

Sioux Falls StormEdit

On March 15 2013, McCain Signed with the Sioux Falls Storm of the Indoor Football League.

ReferencesEdit

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