| Garland, Texas|
| Injured Reserve|
American football player
University of Oklahoma
| (1983-01-23) January 23, 1983 (age 32)|Eric Bassey Wikipedia
Eric O. Bassey (born January 23, 1983 in Garland, Texas) is a former American football safety. He was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Oklahoma.
Bassey Attended North Garland High School in Garland, Texas, where he played wide receiver and defensive back in addition to returning kicks. He also excelled in track as a member of a 4×100-meter relay team that finished second in the state championship meet and he won state championship in 400-meter event.
Bassey played college football at Oklahoma. He played in 48 games totaling 112 tackles, two sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and three interceptions. Had a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown against Alabama in the season opener at OU Memorial Stadium, and in 2004 returned an interception for a touchdown against UCLA Bruins.
Bassey was originally signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2006 and spent the entire season on the practice squad.
On September 12, 2007, he was signed by the St. Louis Rams to their practice squad and was then later signed to the active roster. During the 2007 season, he played in eight games recording 11 tackles.
Bassey spent the first seven weeks of the 2008 season on the Rams' practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on October 22, 2008, after wide receiver Eddie Kennison was waived.
On August 9, 2009, Bassey was waived/injured after suffering a torn ACL in a special teams drill.
Bassey is now the co-owner of the Texas Outlaws of the new Fall Experimental Football League along with fellow NFL alum Tommie Harris.