Eric Beverly serves as Director of Operations-Professional Sports Clinical Programs at Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine (TISM). Prior to joining Tulane, Eric was Assistant Athletics Director for Student Services at the University of Texas at Austin (2012-2017) and Coordinator of Academics for Football and Academic Counselor for Soccer at the University of Georgia (2008-2012). During his stint at Georgia, the football team recorded some of the highest term GPA's in the school's history. In addition, Georgia ranked top 10 in APR score among the nation's top 25 football teams.
Prior to his service at Georgia, Eric played 10 years in the National Football League. He began his professional career as an undrafted free agent with the Detroit Lions on April 24, 1997. After 7 seasons with Detroit, Eric joined the Atlanta Falcons and played the position of Tight End for three years before retiring in 2007.
Demonstrating his value and versatility on and off the field, Eric completed the Harvard Business School’s NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program in 2006. His professional off-season experiences included internships with the NFL league office and Kmart Corporation, as well as, an elected term as team representative with the NFL Players Association.
As a philanthropist, Eric champions the cause for breast cancer awareness through a non-profit organization he established with his wife, Danielle in 2006 - The Eric R. Beverly Family Foundation.
A native of Cleveland, Eric earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Miami University in 1997. He and Danielle are proud parents to one daughter, Lia, and a fur baby Golden Doodle named Phoenix.