DeBORD, ERIC

ERIC DeBORD

Induction Date:  February 26, 2012 in Indianapolis, IN

Date of Birth:  September 17, 1958 in Muncie, IN

High School Attended:  Wes-Del, Gaston, IN                   Graduated:  1977

High School Honors:  In football - 4-year starter as offensive guard and outside linebacker; 1974 - All-Delaware County and All-Conference (MVC); 1975 - team captain and MVP; team was Class A State Runner-up; All-Delaware County (offense and defense), All-Conference, and All-State Class A; 1976 - team captain, MVP; All Delaware County, All-Conference, All-State Class A, All-State UPI First Team; varsity wrestler 4 years; 1975 - Mt. Vernon Invitational and Conference Champion; 1976 - Section, Regional, Delaware County Champion with a 24-4 record; 1977 - Sectional Champion, led team with most pins; varsity baseball 4 years; 1975 - All-Delaware County; 1976 - team MVP; 1977- Mental and Scholastic Award, Co-MVP, and All-Delaware County.

College Attended:  Indiana University                            Graduated:  1981

                 Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis JD           1984

College Honors:  4-year letterman as a walk-on; 2-year starter at outside linebacker; 4-year member, all special teams; starter on 1979 Holiday Bowl Championship Team; member, Mortar Board Scholastic Honorarium; All-Big Ten Football Academic Team nominee 2 years.

Professional Athletic Background:  Hired as long-snapper for 5 Chicago Bears Rookie Camps 1986-1990.

Special Recognition:  Member of Indiana and Illinois Bars; Indiana Sports Commission member to bring Major League Baseball to Indianapolis; co-founder with Dennis Reinbold of Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (IZOD IndyCar series); inductee in Delaware County Athletic Hall of Fame 1988; founder and CEO of PROtential LLC; key innovator and frequent lecturer on contemporary sports marketing trends.

Family:  Wife, Mary Beth; sons, Brett, Paul, Will, and Trace.