Eric Kimble

Eric Kimble

Eric Andrew Kimble (born June 8, 1983 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 and track.

College career

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.

Professional career

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, 2006, 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, 2007.


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.


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