Eric Fraser


202 lbs


6' 1"


Defensive Back


Central Michigan


May 5th, 1987

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In his second season, Fraser dressed for all 18 regular-season games as well as the West Division semifinal. Although he didn’t make any starts, he saw frequent action when the Stamps deployed a six-defensive back package. Fraser was also a valuable member of the special-teams units and was tied for second on the team with 13 special-teams tackles. On defence, he recorded a career-high in tackles with 24, including one tackle for loss, one sack, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one pass knockdown. Fraser followed up his regular-season performance with two tackles and one sack in the West Division semifinal. He picked up his first career interception on Aug. 6 against Hamilton and sealed a win over the Tiger-Cats. Fraser’s first sack of his career came on Oct. 21 against Saskatchewan. He had notable games on Oct. 14 against Toronto when he recorded four tackles, one special-teams tackle and an interception as well as Sept. 5 against Edmonton with four tackles, one tackle for loss and one special-teams tackle.


Fraser played in all 18 regular-season games as a rookie as well as the West final. He saw spot duty as a safety and was a regular on the special-teams unit. He was tied for fourth on the team with 14 special-teams tackles and recorded a total of six defensive tackles. This included a tackle for loss of Toronto’s Jamie Boreham on an aborted punt that resulted in a 16-yard loss. He recorded three special-teams tackles in an Aug. 15 contest against the Edmonton Eskimos.


Fraser played four seasons at Central Michigan and appeared in 40 games. He tallied 189 tackles, four interceptions — one of which he returned for a touchdown — one sack and one forced fumble. His most noteworthy game came as a sophomore when he recorded 10 stops and intercepted a pass in the Mid-American Conference championship game against Miami of Ohio on Jan. 1, 2008. Fraser was the recipient of Central Michigan's Academic Excellence award in 2009 and was academic all-MAC in 2008 and 2009.


Calgary signed Fraser on Apr. 30, 2010. He was selected by Calgary in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2009 CFL Canadian Draft.