UT Football BIO
12 Eric Page
Has caught at least two passes in all 25 career games...Ranks sixth all-time at UT with 181 career receptions...Needs 49 receptions to pass UT's all-time leader Lance Moore (New Orleans Saints)...Fourth in career receiving yards with 2,264...12 games with at least 100 yards receiving...Ranks first all-time at UT and second in MAC in career kickoff return average (28.9).
Listed at No. 1 at wide receiver, kickoff returner and punt returner in preseason depth chart...All-America candidate at both wide receiver and kickoff returner...Named to "watch lists" for Fred Biletnikoff Award (nation's best receiver) and Paul Hornung Award (most versatile player in the nation).
First-team All-America selection at kickoff return position by Walter Camp, Sporting News and Phil Steele Publications...Second-team by SI.com...Only MAC player to make a major All-America team in 2010...First Rocket ever to be named first-team on Walter Camp All-America team, and first MAC player since Akron defensive back Dwight Smith in 2000...First Rocket to make any first-team All-America list in 35 years (QB Gene Swick, 1975-UPI)...Seventh Rocket ever to make first-team All-America...Named MAC Special Teams Player of the Year...First-team All-MAC at wide receiver and kickoff returner...Named National Kickoff Returner of the Year by College Football Performance Awards...Led team, third in MAC and seventh in nation with 99 receptions...99 catches is second on UT's all-time season receptions list behind current New Orleans Saint Lance Moore (103 in 2003)...Fifth in MAC and 22nd in country with 1,105 receiving yards...Led MAC and was third in nation in kickoff return average (31.1)...Kickoff return average is the best in UT history...Only player in FBS with three TDs off kickoff returns in 2010...Led MAC and was 12th in country in all-purpose yards (156.5)...Accounted for five TDs in 42-31 win over CMU...Caught 12 passes for season-high 127 yards and two TDs; returned two kickoffs for TDs; threw a 28-yard TD pass...Became first player ever from Mid-American Conference to return two kickoffs for TDs in one game...Named MAC Special Teams Player of the Week and national special teams Player of the Week by College Football Performance Awards for his performance vs. CMU...Six games with at least 100 yards receiving...Season-high 14 catches for 109 yards vs. Kent State...11 catches for 120 yards vs. Boise State...10 catches with one TD in win vs. Purdue...Ran kickoff back 50 yards at key point in fourth quarter of Purdue game...Ran kickoff back 98 yards for a TD with 7:26 left in the fourth quarter in win vs. WMU, first kickoff return for TD in his career...Named national special teams Player of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards for his performance vs. Broncos...Named to "watch lists" for Fred Biletnikoff Award (nation's best receiver) and Paul Hornung Award (most versatile player in the nation)...A former high school QB who has completed 3-of-4 passes for three TDs and one interception on trick plays.
Named second-team All-MAC...Named first-team All-MAC by Phil Steele's Magazine...Named first-team Freshman All-America by Phil Steele and College Football News...Led all freshmen in the nation with 82 receptions and 1,159 receiving yards...Also led team in both categories...Ranked ninth in the country and second in the league with 6.8 receptions per game...15th in the nation and third in the MAC with 96.6 receiving yards per game...Broke Steve Odom's UT freshman record of 62 receptions and 838 receiving yards (set in 2003) in the Miami game...Just the fifth Rocket ever to gain at least 1,000 yards receiving in a season...Gained over 100 yards receiving six times...Led team in punt return average (13.4) and kickoff return average (27.0)...Team-high and career-best 152 yards on 11 catches with a 39-yard TD vs. Ball State...Set UT freshman record with 12 receptions vs. Purdue in his debut as a collegian...Totaled 128 receiving yards and caught one TD pass in that game...Came back with three receptions for 138 yards in Colorado game...Had 70-yard TD reception in CU game...Led team with six receptions vs. Ohio State.
Named Northwest Ohio's "Player of the Year" by Toledo Blade...2,381 yards on 256 rushes...1,102 yards passing on 71-of-133 attempts...Ran for 34 TDs, passed for 11 more and kicked 47 extra points...Was the Ohio Division II "Co-Offensive Player of the Year," league MVP and a first-team all-state selection...As a junior, ran for 2,039 yards and 23 TDs, and passed for 1,137 yards and 17 scores...Five times in career posted 300-yard rushing games...Compiled 8,800 yards of total offense in his career.
Full name is Eric Anthony Page...Birthdate: Sept. 23, 1991...Parents are Darnell Easterly and Amy Weemes...Has a younger brother, Darnell...Criminal justice major.
Career Game Highs
Receptions: 14 (Kent State ,10-16-10)
Receiving Yards: 152 (Ball State, 10-3-09)
Receiving Touchdowns: 2 (Twice, last vs. CMU, 11-26-10)
Kickoff Return Touchdowns: 2 (CMU, 11-26-10)