2016 NFL Draft
UCLA Football BIO
Eric Kendricks
Player Profile:
Eric Kendricks 1263838
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 230
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Fresno, Calif.
High School: Hoover
UCLA - Eric has started his last 17 games ... He led the Pac-12 in tackles in 2012 ... His total of 150 tackles were the most by a UCLA player since 1978.

2012 - Starter in all 14 games ... Led the Pac-12 in tackles with an average of 10.7, a mark which ranked ninth in the nation ... He is the first Bruin to lead the conference in tackles since Spencer Havner in 2004 ... Kendricks also returned two fumbles for touchdowns (Houston/at Washington State), blocked a punt (USC) and made his first career interception (USC) ... His total of 150 tackles was the most by a Bruin player since Jerry Robinson registered a school-record 161 stops in 1978 ... He recorded nine games with double-digit tackles, including in each of the last seven games of the season ... He had a best of 17 tackles at Arizona State ... Made 15 stops in games at Washington State and versus Stanford ... Forced a fumble vs. USC and in the Holiday Bowl vs. Baylor ... He was named Pac-12 Player of the Week after the USC and Arizona wins ... Named honorable mention All-Pac-12 by the coaches ... Received the Donn Moomaw Award for Outstanding Defensive Player Against USC at the annual team awards banquet.

2011 - Saw action in all 14 games and started the final three contests of the season ... Ranked second on team in tackles (76), tied for second with 2.0 sacks and tied for fourth with 4.5 tackles for loss ... Named an honorable mention Freshman All-American by collegefootballnews.com ... Named honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic team ... Earned John Boncheff Jr. Memorial team award for Rookie of the Year ... Two tackles in the opener at Houston ... Led team with seven tackles vs. San Jose State, one sack ... Four tackles against Texas ... Notched seven tackles at Oregon State ... Six tackles at Stanford ... Made eight tackles against Washington State, one for loss ... Four stops at Arizona ... Had five tackles vs. Cal, one for loss ... Tallied three tackles at Utah ... Tied for team lead with five tackles against Colorado, one sack ... Made seven tackles in first start at USC ... Totaled five tackles at Oregon ... Tied for team lead with 10 tackles in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl vs. Illinois, 0.5 for loss.

2010 - Did not see game action in his first year in the program and has two years of eligibility remaining ... Defensive winner of UCLA's Charles Pike Memorial Award for Outstanding Scout Team Player.

HIGH SCHOOL - Earned three letters at Fresno, CA Herbert Hoover HS for coach Pat Plummer ... Saw action at linebacker, quarterback, running back, kicker and punter ... Rated No. 42 middle linebacker nationally by scout.com ... Rated No. 46 outside linebacker by ESPN.com ... Ranked No. 60 among outside linebackers by rivals.com ... Rated No. 88 player in California by scout.com and No. 92 by rivals.com ... Earned three stars from scout.com and rivals.com ... PrepStar All-Region selection ... GoldenStatePreps.com All-State third team and All-NorCal first team ... Served as team captain his junior and senior seasons ... As a senior, he registered 117 tackles and two interceptions ... Scored 14 touchdowns on offense ... Named first-team all-league defense by the Fresno Bee ... As a junior, he was credited with 85 tackles and two sacks ... Named first-team all-league defense ... He scored 10 touchdowns on offense ... Also earned multiple letters in basketball (team captain and first-team all-league in '09) for coach Nick French and baseball (first-team all-league in '09 and '10) for coach Sam Flores ... Named 2010 male Tri-Athlete of the Year at his school.

PERSONAL - Full Name: Eric-Nathan M. Kendricks ... Born: February 29, 1992 in Clovis, CA ... He is a "leap year" baby ... Parents: Horace (Marv) Kendricks and Yvonne Thagon ... Dad is a former Bruin football player (led UCLA in rushing in 1970 and 1971) who went on to play in the Canadian Football League ... Has a brother, Mychal (a former linebacker at Cal who intercepted a pass against the Bruins in 2009 and returned it for a touchdown), and a sister, Danielle ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as going to the Division 3 Championship game with his HS basketball team as a senior ... Lists former NFL standout Deion Sanders as the athlete he admires the most ... Hobbies include all sports, being with friends, golf and going to the movies ... Interested in a Economics major and a career in the business world ... Named to the Athletics Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2011 ... Undeclared major.

Career Highs
Tackles: 17 vs. Arizona State, 2012
Tackles for loss: 1.0 multiple times, last vs. USC, 2012
Sacks: 2.0 vs. Arizona, 2012
Interceptions: 1 vs. USC, 2012

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