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 23   Eric Warfield   CB
  Height: 6-0   Weight: 200
  Year: 9   Yrs/Pat: 1
  Acquired: FA-06 (KC)
  School: Nebraska
  Born: Mar 3, 1976    

Personal

Eric Andrew Warfield was born on March 3, 1976 in Vicksburg, Mississippi ... He is the first player from the state of Arkansas to earn a football scholarship for the Cornhuskers since those records began being kept in 1971 ... Attended Arkansas High School in Texarkana, Arkansas, the same city where his mother currently runs a foster home ... Hosts an annual football camp in his hometown along with fellow Texarkana native Rod Smith ... Worked closely with the Love Fund for Children, inviting foster children to Arrowhead for each home game and following up on Tuesdays with a pizza party and locker room tour ... In 2002, he took a group of children to dinner and the opening night of "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" ... In 2003 he took a group, via limo, to the opening night of "Cat and the Hat."

Career Transactions

Eric Warfield was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on April 3, 2006 ... Originally drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the seventh round (216th overall) of the 1998 NFL Draft ... Released by the Chiefs (3/2/06).

Career Statistics

Regular Season Tackles Interceptions Miscellaneous
Year Team G/S TT UT A S Yds No Yds Avg Lg TD PD FF FR
1998 Kanasas City 12/0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 Kanasas City 16/1 24 16 8 0.0 0.0 3 0 0 0 0 12 0 0
2000 Kanasas City 13/3 22 19 3 0.0 0,0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2001 Kanasas City 16/16 77 59 18 0.0 0.0 4 61 15.2 51t 1 11 2 0
2002 Kanasas City 16/16 72 62 10 0.0 0.0 4 30 7.5 19 0 15 0 1
2003 Kanasas City 15/15 77 62 15 1.0 13.0 4 39 9.7 20 0 9 1 0
2004 Kanasas City 16/16 58 45 13 0.0 0.0 4 49 12.2 43t 1 8 2 0
2005 Kanasas City 11/10 63 55 9 0.0 0.0 1 57 57 57t 1 7 0 2

Totals   115/77 393 317 76 1.0 13.0 20 236 11.8 57t 3 63 5 3



Career Highlights

Career GP/GS (Playoffs): 115/77 (1/1)

Warfield has played in 115 career games with 77 career starts and has totaled 393 career tackles (317 solo), 20 interceptions for 236 yards and three touchdowns, one sack, 63 passes defensed, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 31 special teams tackles.

Warfield has recorded 20 career interceptions for 236 yards with three interceptions returned for touchdowns.

Warfield registered 50 passes defensed from 2001-05, the most by any Kansas City Chiefs defender during that time period.

Entering the 2006 season, Warfield had started 73 of the last 74 games in which he has played.

Warfield registered exactly four interceptions in four consecutive seasons (2001-2004) before collecting one in 2005.

Warfield sandwiched career-high 77-tackle campaigns in 2003 and 2001 around a 72-tackle effort in 2002.

In 2005, Warfield played in 11 games with 10 starts and set a single-game career high with 14 tackles (12 solo) against Oakland (11/6/05).

In 2004, Warfield tied for the Kansas City team lead with four interceptions and tied for second in the Chiefs secondary with 58 tackles.

In 2001, Warfield set a career-high with 77 tackles (59 solo) and led the team with a career-high four interceptions for 61 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown return.



2005 Season

Played in 11 games for the Chiefs with 10 starts and set a single-game career high with 14 tackles (12 solo) against Oakland on Nov. 6, 2005. He also recorded his third career interception return for a touchdown, a 57-yarder against Houston on Nov. 20, 2005.

2004 Season

Started 16 games at left CB … Finished tied for second in the Chiefs secondary with 58 tackles (45 solo), including one for loss, eight passes defensed and two forced fumbles … Tied with S Greg Wesley for the team lead with four interceptions (49 yards), including one for a 43-yard TD.



2003 Season

Started 15 games at left CB and was inactive for one contest for Chiefs ... Totaled 77 tackles (62 solo), including two for loss, 10 passes defensed, one forced fumble and a sack (-13.0 yards) ... Was third on the team with four interceptions (39 yards).

2002 Season

Started 16 games at left CB for Chiefs ... Collected 72 tackles (62 solo), a team-high 15 passes defensed and a fumble recovery ... His four INTs (30 yards) were second on the team ... Also had one special teams tackle.

2001 Season

Opened all 16 games for the first time in his career, starting every game at right cornerback for Kansas City ... Produced a career-high 77 tackles (59 solo) ... Led the team with a career-high four INTs (61 yards), including a 51-yard TD return ... Tied for the team lead with 11 passes defensed and forced a pair of fumbles ... Recorded 10 tackles and forced a fumble on special teams, as well.

2000 Season

Played in 13 games with three starts at left CB, collecting 22 tackles (19 solo), a pass defensed and four special teams tackles.

1999 Season

Saw duty at CB in 16 games (one start) for Chiefs, tallying 30 tackles (20 solo), three INTs, 12 passes defensed and a QB pressure ... Also saw action on special teams in every game, producing 10 tackles ... Got his first NFL interception off Bubby Brister vs. Denver (9/19).

1998 Season

Appeared on special teams in 12 games and had six tackles ... Saw action in two games as a cornerback, but did not record any stats ... First pro duty came on special teams vs. Oakland (9/6) ... First action as an NFL cornerback came in the club’s dime package at San Diego (11/22).

College

A three-year letterwinner as a safety for Nebraska ... Saw duty in 35 regular season contests, finishing his career with 107 tackles (48 solo), to go along with five interceptions for 27 yards, one forced fumble, nine passes defensed and three blocked punts ... Part of Nebraska’s National Championship squad in ’95 ... Also played in the club’s ’96 and ’97 bowl berths ... Played in all 12 regular season games as a senior in ’97, starting at free safety in every appearance except the Oklahoma game ... A third team All-Big 12 Conference selection ... Recorded 52 tackles (23 solos) with two INTs and a pair of stops behind the line of scrimmage ... Saw special teams duty and reserve action at free safety in all 12 contests as a junior ... Racked up 39 tackles (18 solos) with a forced fumble and two tackles for loss ... Intercepted three passes and was credited with three passes defenses ... Also had three blocked kicks ... Played in 11 contests on special teams and earned a scholarship as a sophomore ... Also saw reserve action on defense, finishing the year with 16 tackles (seven solos) and two pass deflections ... Enrolled at Nebraska in January of ’95 and did not play football in ’94 ... Majored in Sociology at Nebraska.