Eric Andrew Kimble
(born June 8
in Seoul, South Korea
) is an American football wide receiver
who is currently signed with the British Columbia Lions
. He most recently played for the Miami Dolphins
, and collegiately at Eastern Washington
High school career
Kimble attended Franklin Pierce High School
in Tacoma, Washington
. As a running back
, he rushed for 3,750 yards and totaled 5,429 total all-purpose yards in his four-year prep career. He also lettered in basketball
During his four-year career at Eastern Washington, Kimble caught 253 passes for 4,140 yards 46 touchdowns. He also rushed for 339 yards and five touchdowns on 65 carries, returned 74 punts for a 13.4-yard average and three touchdowns and fielded 28 kickoffs for a 16.6-yard average. Kimble holds virtually every school single-season career receiving record. As a junior, he was a second team I-AA All-America selection as a receiver and a first-team all-conference pick as both a receiver and return specialist. He was a first-team Division I-AA All-America
pick and a first-team All-Big Sky Conference
selection his senior year when he caught 87 passes for 1,419 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Kimble measured a height of 5-11 1/2 and a weight of 196 pounds at his Pro Day at Eastern Washington. He ran the 40-yard dash with times of 4.60 seconds and 4.63 seconds while finishing the short shuttle in 4.46 seconds, the long shuttle in 12.09 seconds, and the three-cone drill in 7.34 seconds. He measured a 39 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-9 broad jump.
Kimble went undrafted following the 2006 NFL Draft
. He signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent on May 5
, but suffered a ruptured Achilles' tendon
during a rookie mini-camp on May 7
. He was placed on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list and missed the entire season.
Kimble was released by the Dolphins on March 1
Kimble signed as a free-agent with the British Columbia Lions
of the Canadian Football League
on March 5
Eric was born in South Korea
, where he lived for four years before family moved to the United States
. His father was stationed in Korea with the U.S. Army
and his mother is from South Korea.