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Eric McCoo
No. 25, 22     
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-09-06) September 6, 1980 (age 41)
Place of birth: Red Bank, New Jersey
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College: Penn State
Undrafted in 2002
Debuted in 2004 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Last played in 2004 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
* Chicago Bears ( 2002)*
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2004
Rushing yards     54
Yards per attempt     6.0
Touchdowns     0
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Eric Franklin McCoo, Jr. (born September 6, 1980) is a former American football running back in the National Football League (NFL) who played for one season for the Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football for Penn State.

Early life

A native of Red Bank, New Jersey,[1] McCoo earned High School All-American honors at Red Bank Regional High School.[2]

College career

McCoo finished his college career ranked ninth on Penn State's all-time rushing list with 2,518 yards, leading the Nittany Lions in rushing three years. As a freshman, he compiled 822 yards on 127 carries and posted the top single-game rushing total by a freshman in school history (206 yards vs. Michigan State).

McCoo majored in recreational management at Penn State.

Professional career

McCoo began his professional career as a rookie free agent with the Chicago Bears in 2002, but was then acquired by the Philadelphia Eagles as a free agent following the 2003 season.[3] Allocated by Philadelphia to NFL Europa, he led the league in rushing and won MVP of World Bowl XII with the Berlin Thunder, highlighted by a World Bowl record 67-yard touchdown run. McCoo parlayed his successful NFL Europe experience into a spot on the Eagles practice squad on September 22, 2004, and was later promoted to the active roster on December 28, 2004, during the Eagles run to a NFC championship and appearance in Super Bowl XXXIX. He played in the final regular season game, rushing for 54 yards on nine carries with two receptions for 15 yards.

McCoo was released by the Eagles before the 2005 season and was not claimed by any other team.


Between his time with the Bears and the Eagles, McCoo worked for Peapod, a home delivery service, where he drove a truck and delivered groceries to customers ordering online.[citation needed] He resides in Illinois.[citation needed]


  1. Drape, Joe. "COLLEGE FOOTBALL; Penn State Batters Buckeyes to Win", The New York Times, October 17, 1999. Accessed December 29, 2007. "Three quarters later, after being pinballed about by McCoo, a native of Red Bank, N.J., they looked as if they were rooted in the Beaver Stadium grass and McCoo was watering them."
  2. Eric McCoo player profile, Philadelphia Eagles. Accessed June 23, 2007. "Earned All-America honors at Red Bank (NJ) Regional HS, where he went 204-1,785-26 TDs rushing as a senior."
  3. McPherson, Chris (July 8, 2012). "Former Eagle Part Of SI's 'Where' Issue". Philadelphia Eagles. Retrieved 2012-07-08.