Eric Zomalt
No. 27, 23     
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-08-09) August 9, 1972 (age 48)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College: California
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 3 / Pick: 103
Debuted in 1994 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Last played in 1996 for the New York Jets
Career history
* Philadelphia Eagles ( 1994 1996)
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1996
Tackles     24
Sacks     0.0
Interceptions     0
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Eric Lee Zomalt (born August 9, 1972) is a former American football safety in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the 1994 NFL Draft and played for the team from 1994−1996. He played for the New York Jets in 1996. He played college football at California.

Early years[edit | edit source]

Zomalt attended Canyon Springs High School in Moreno Valley, California. In 1989, Zomalt was named CIF Division 5 Player of the Year and state 2A Player of the Year in football.[1]

College career[edit | edit source]

Zomalt started at safety for the University of California Golden Bears.[1]

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Zomalt was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round (103rd overall) of the 1994 NFL Draft. Against the Oakland Raiders in 1995, Zomalt started in his first game after Mike Zordich became injured. He became the starting free safety for the Eagles to begin the 1996 season, but the play of rookie Brian Dawkins forced the coaching staff to bench him after two weeks. Zomalt was released on September 18, 1996. He was quickly signed by the New York Jets the same day.[2] Zomalt started one game for the Jets at free safety, the season finale against the Miami Dolphins.[3] After the 1996 season, Zomalt became a restricted free agent,[4] but the Jets did not extend a qualifying offer to him, making him an unrestricted free agent.[5] He did not sign with another team after his stint with the Jets.

Coaching career[edit | edit source]

Zomalt and his brother, Greg, coached together at San Leandro High School in San Leandro, California, Moreno Valley High School, Canyon Springs High School, and Citrus Hill High School in Perris, California,[1] where Zomalt has been the head coach since 2010.[6]

References[edit | edit source]

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