Player Spotlight: Eric Boggs, Appalachian State

Appalachian State linebacker Eric Boggs joins host Ric Serritella on the NFL Draft Bible Player Spotlight Show!

2016: Second-Team All-Sun Belt Conference member … part of a defense that led the FBS in points allowed in conference play, surrendering only 91 points in Sun Belt play in ’16 and was 9th nationally in Scoring Defense (17.9) … defense led the Sun Belt in Total Defense each of the last two seasons … led Appalachian State, ranked 12th in the Sun Belt and 82nd nationally with 98 total tackles … finished with 43 solo tackles and a team-high 55 assisted tackles … tied for the third on the team and tied for 15th in the Sun Belt with three sacks … hauled in -three interceptions on the season, which tied for third on the team … had five 10-tackle performances.

2015: Second-Team All-Sun Belt Conference honoree … led Appalachian State, ranked fifth in the Sun Belt and tied for 63rd nationally with 104 total tackles … also led the Mountaineers in solo tackles (54) and assisted tackles (50) … tied for second on the team and 10th in the Sun Belt with four sacks … ranked second on the team and tied for fifth in the conference with three interceptions … was the season’s only two-time Sun Belt Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week, earning the honor for his performances against UL Monroe (11 tackles, two interceptions on Oct. 17) and UL Lafayette (three sacks on Nov. 28) … led Appalachian State in tackles six times in 13 games.

Author: Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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