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Eric Moncur

position

Defensive Line

Height

6-2

Weight

253 lbs.

Class

Redshirt Freshman

Hometown

Miami, Fla.

High School

Carol City HS

Experienced senior defensive lineman who returns in 2009 after earning a medical hardship in 2008 after playing in four games … Has more than 100 career tackles, 10 career sacks and 35 quarterback pressures … Earned his degree in liberal arts in the spring of 2007.

 

2008 (SENIOR): Started three of the four games (Florida, Texas A&M, North Carolina and Florida State) he played in before sitting out the remainder of the season recovering from surgery … Posted a season-high five tackles and one sack against North Carolina … Picked up first career interception, tallied three tackles and added a sack at Texas A&M … Earned a medical hardship after missing the final nine games of the season.

 

2007 (JUNIOR): Started eight of 10 games at left defensive end, posting 48 tackles and 11.5 tackles for loss … Tied for second on the team with six sacks … Recorded a career-high 10 tackles in the win over Duke and a career-high five QB pressures … Started at left end and played 36 downs, with five tackles (three solo) and 1.5 sacks against Marshall … Started at left end and played 61 downs, with four tackles (two solo) and three QB pressures at Oklahoma … Started and played on 31 snaps, making nine tackles (five solo) vs. FIU … Started at defensive end and played on 34 snaps against Texas A&M, making five tackles (three solo), with two tackles for loss, one sack and one forced fumble … Played as the primary left end on 39 downs, making 10 tackles (four solo), with 1.5 sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss and a career-high five QB pressures against Duke … Started and played 52 downs, making four tackles (one solo) at North Carolina … Started at left end and made eight tackles (three solo) in win at Florida State … Started and made six tackles (three solo), added two sacks, 4.5 tackles for loss and one QB pressure at Virginia Tech.

 

2006 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 games, earning three starts … Finished the year with a career-best 23 tackles, two tackles for loss, nine QB pressures (fourth most on the team), one sack, one fumble recovery and two pass breakups … Started at Louisville and made five tackles (four solo) and one QB pressure … Started the Houston game but suffered a knee injury after tallying five tackles (three solo) and three QB pressures … Saw considerable playing time at Virginia, making five tackles (three solo), adding one sack and two QB pressures.

 

2005 (FRESHMAN): Named to the Freshman All-ACC team by The Sporting News … Ranked third on the team with nine quarterback pressures … Played in 11 games, making two starts … Finished with 22 tackles (12 solo), three tackles for loss, one sack and two fumble recoveries … Made the first start of his career vs. Duke at right end and tallied one sack, three assisted tackles and two QB pressures … Started the next week at Temple and registered five tackles (two solo), including one tackle for loss and two QB pressures … In the Peach Bowl vs. LSU, made a season-high seven tackles (six solo), with one tackle for loss.

 

2004 (REDSHIRT): Sat out the season as a redshirt but looked impressive as a member of the scout team.

 

HIGH SCHOOL: Played mostly at defensive end in high school … Made 90 tackles and had 14 sacks as a senior … As a junior in 2001, made 92 tackles, 20 sacks and recovered three fumbles … Ranked the nation’s No. 42 defensive lineman by Allen Wallace’s SuperPrep and was a SuperPrep All-American … The No. 28 player in Florida by SuperPrep … The nation’s No. 17 defensive end by Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report … Member of the Palm Beach Post Florida Top 20 … The No. 18 player in Florida on the Orlando Sentinel Florida Top 100 … Coached by Walt Frazier.

 

ERIC MONCUR’S CAREER STATISTICS

TACKLES FUMBLES
Year GP/GS TT UT AT TFL QBP Sacks FF FR PBU Int
2004 Did not play – Redshirt season
2005 11/2 22 12 10 3-5 9 1.0-2 0 2-0 0 0-0
2006 11/3 24 14 10 2-10 9 1.0-9 0 1-2 2 0-0
2007 10/8 48 26 22 11.5-51 13 6-30 0 0-0 2 0-0
2008 4/3 6 4 2 2.5-19 4 2-19 1 0-0 0 1-4
Totals 36/16 100 56 44 19-85 35 10-60 1 3-2 4 1-4

ERIC MONCUR’S CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 10 (vs.Duke 2007)
Solo: 6 (vs. LSU 2005)
Assists: 6 (at Duke 2007)