Eric Weddle was a free safety in the National Football League for 13 seasons. Weddle was a consensus All-American at Utah during his collegiate football career. He was selected in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.
|Life & Career|
Weddle is from Fontana. Eric attended Alta Loma High School in Alta Loma, California. Eric lettered in football, basketball, and baseball at ALHS. Eric was a three time league and two time CIF all star in football.
The Los Angeles Times and the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin named Weddle an All-Area player. He was named second-team All-Southern Section by Rivals.com and Student Sport Magazine. Junior top receiver and most useful player.
As a senior, he recorded 129 tackles, five interceptions, four forced fumbles, five recovered fumbles, 587 running yards, 22 touchdowns, 965 passing yards, and five scoring tosses. He won the Mt. Baldy League in 2000.
From 2003 through 2006, Weddle played football for the Utah Utes. In 2003, he started his last nine games at right cornerback. He was named first-team Freshman All-American and All-Mountain West Conference. With 60 tackles, four sacks, four forced fumbles and one recoveries. The ball carrier deflected four passes and intercepted another. Weddle won two MWC defensive player of the year awards.
Weddle was a unanimous All-American and All-MWC first-team pick in 2006. He was selected Defensive Player of the Year. From there, he moved to left cornerback and finished the season as the nickel back. 64 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, and 2.5 sacks. He scored a touchdown on one of three fumble recoveries, deflected two passes, and had seven interceptions.
In a 14/3 win over the Chicago Bears, Weddle recorded three solo tackles and his first NFL sack on quarterback Rex Grossman. In a 35/10 win against the Houston Texans in Week 8, Weddle produced five combined tackles, a pass breakup, and his first NFL interception. He intercepted quarterback Matt Schaub’s ball in the third quarter. Weddle missed the Chargers’ Week 11 loss to the Jaguars due to an injury.
Weddle started free safety for the Ravens in 2018. In 16 games and 16 starts, he had 68 combined tackles, one sack, and three pass deflections. He made his third straight Pro Bowl. His peers placed him 100th on the 2019 NFL Top 100 Players list.
|Personal Life & Relationships|
Weddle grew up in Alta Loma, 35 miles east of Los Angeles, and went to Vineyard Jr High School for 7th and 8th grade. He married his high school love, Chanel, in La Jolla in July 2005. They moved to Ogden to be closer to Utah State University in Logan, where Chanel studied and played soccer for the Aggies, and Eric drove almost an hour each way to Salt Lake City for education and football.
Weddle likes going to the gym, golfing, basketball, and having family movie nights. He plays golf every week. Weddle, a Utah special education major, tutored youngsters with impairments. Professionally, he has stayed involved in the community, supporting causes like breast cancer, which his grandmother has twice survived.
Eric Weddle, the player, is estimated to have a net worth of $15 million.