Eben Britton is an offensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars, who selected him with the 39th overall pick in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft.Britton attended the University of Arizona, where he played for three seasons. After helping Arizona reach the Las Vegas Bowl, where the Wildcats defeated BYU, Britton chose to forgo his final year of eligibility to enter the 2009 NFL Draft. Eben Britton is 6-feet, 6-inches tall and weighs 310 pounds. His first name is pronounced eh-bin.
Prep Career
Britton played high school football at John Burroughs High School in Ridgecrest, CA. After playing his first two varsity seasons at right tackle, he moved to left tackle for his senior season in 2004. He was ranked as the No. 34 offensive line prospect in the nation by Scout.com. In addition to playing football, Britton was the school record-holder in shot put and discus. He considered a number of West Coast schools, including California, UCLA and Washington State, before signing with Arizona.
College Career
After redshirting in 2005, Britton started all 12 games at right tackle in 2006. He earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors as a freshman. Britton earned second team All-Pac-10 status in 2007, again starting all 12 games at right tackle. Britton was one of two Arizona players to earn first team All-Pac-10 honors in 2008, joining tight end Rob Gronkowski. Britton helped pave the way for sophomore Nic Grigsby to run for 1,153 yards. The Wildcats also won a bowl game for the first time since 1998.
NFL Career
Eben Britton was selected in the second round (39th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Before the 2009 season, Britton signed a four-year contract with Jacksonville. Britton earned a starting job with the Jaguars in training camp, and made 15 starts as a rookie for Jacksonville.