Draft Scout Snapshot: 2010 MAC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES)
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07/25/12 - WR Eric Page was waived by the Broncos with the designation non-football injury.
03/14/12 - As other prospects began the morning trying to dazzle NFL scouts at the vertical jump station, Eric Page paced alone in the background, focused on making the most of a second opportunity. Page, the University of Toledo star receiver who is bypassing his senior season to turn pro, had one objective in mind Tuesday morning at the school's pro day. The Springfield graduate wanted to improve upon his 40-yard dash from the NFL Combine and dispel any rumblings he might lack the necessary foot speed to play at the next level. He seemed to do that. Depending on whose stop watch was referenced, Page finished the drill in anywhere from 4.51 to 4.55 seconds, trumping the disappointing 4.6 he registered in Indianapolis. Results were kept private, but one NFL scout who wished to not be identified informed The Blade he timed Page at 4.5. Posting a better mark wasn't "the end all, be all," Page said, but trimming even a tenth of a second could bolster his appeal for April's draft. Representatives of roughly 20 NFL teams convened at Fetterman Training Center to get a closer peek at Page, Desmond Marrow, Kenny Stafford, and other draft-eligible players. "I think at the combine, you feel a little nervous going into it. You're out of your element," Page said. "Just coming back to pro day, our teammates are out here rooting us on and I felt a little more comfortable. ... I did real well." Page ran receiving routes and caught passes along with other position players, but he did not compete in other drills, choosing to stand firm with his combine results. - Ryan Autullo, The Toledo Blade
03/13/12 - With the NFL Combine in the past, the pro football future of a number of former UT Rockets and BGSU Falcons was in the balance on Tuesday. Both schools holding their pro day hours apart. Inside the Fetterman Center on the campus of UT, Eric Page was the big draw for NFL scouts. Page ran routes and caught footballs from former UT quarterback and current Cincinnati Bengal, Bruce Gradkowski. The Springfield alum took some criticism for his 40-yard dash time at the Combine but improved from a 4.6 to a 4.51 in today's testing. "I came out hre and ran my 40 again," said Page. "And had a better time than at the Combine and i think on poistion drills, I did real well." Another familiar face taking part in the pro day was former Rocket, Isaiah Ballard. Ballard was kicked off the team prior to the season for his role in an off-campus fight but landed at the University of Findlay where he made first team All GLIAC on defense. "If i had a wish," said Ballard, the Rogers High School alum. "I would wish I had one more run with those coaches and players down there. They have a great brotherhood. Everybody came together and accepted me like I was one of them." - Eric Haubert, Northwestohio.com
01/12/12 - University of Toledo junior wide receiver Eric Page (Toledo, OH-Springfield High School) has decided to forego his senior season and enter the 2012 NFL Draft. Page made the announcement in a news conference at UT on Thursday. Page leaves the Rockets after finishing one of the most prolific careers in UT history. He set school records for both career receptions (306) and season receptions (125 in 2011). His 306 career receptions tied the Mid-American Conference record held by Marshall's Josh Davis and Western Michigan's Jordan White, and is 43 shy of the NCAA mark held by Robert Broyles of Oklahoma. "Eric is a terrific young man with a great future," said UT Head Coach Matt Campbell. "He is team player who gave his all for the University of Toledo for three years. It was a privilege to coach him. We wish him all the best in the NFL and in all his future endeavors." Page's three-year career at Toledo is loaded with accolades. As a freshman in 2009, Page caught 82 passes and made numerous Freshman All-America teams. In 2010, he hauled in 99 receptions and also made a huge impact as a kickoff returner. He was the only player in the BCS to return three kickoffs for touchdowns that year, earning a first-team spot on Walter Camp and Sporting News All-America teams. He was the first Rocket in 35 years to make first-team All-America. - Toledo football
01/12/12 - After three record-breaking seasons at Toledo, junior wide receiver Eric Page has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft. “It’s always been my dream to play in the NFL and I think right now is a great opportunity for me,” Page said. “This would have never been able to happen without my teammates, coaches and my family.” Page, who says he is projected to be drafted between the third and fifth rounds of the NFL Draft at this time, will leave Toledo with 306 catches — just 43 behind NCAA record-holder Ryan Broyles (Oklahoma, 2008-11). He also is tied for the Mid-American Conference reception record with Jordan White (Western Michigan, 2007-11). Toledo head coach Matt Campbell was unavailable for comment. The first-year head coach will have to replace 2,613 total yards of offense and 23 touchdowns between Page and senior running back Adonis Thomas for next year’s roster. “Eric was an outstanding player and role model for Toledo football,” said Illinois head coach Tim Beckman, who coached Page all three years at UT. “I wish him the best in the NFL.” Page had intended upon staying with the team following the Rockets 42-41 victory over Air Force on Dec. 28 in the Military Bowl but his decision changed as the Jan. 15 deadline to declare for the NFL Draft approached. - Zach Davis, The Toledo Free Press