Eric Beverly joined the University of Texas football academic staff in the fall of 2012. He serves as Assistant Athletics Director for Football Academics. Before coming to Texas, Beverly spent nearly five years at the University of Georgia as Coordinator of Academics for Football and Academic Counselor for Soccer. He was responsible for the daily oversight and communication with regard to academic support and performance of all football and soccer student-athletes. During his time at Georgia, the football team recorded some of the highest term GPAs in the school's history. In addition, Georgia ranked in the top 10 in APR score among the nation's top 25 football teams.
Prior to his service at Georgia, Beverly played 10 years in the National Football League playing both offensive line and tight end. He began his professional career as an undrafted free agent with the Detroit Lions. After spending seven seasons in Detroit, he joined the Atlanta Falcons before retiring in 2007.
Beverly demonstrated his value and versatility on and off the field during his stint in the NFL. He completed the Harvard Business School's NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program in 2006. His professional off-season experiences also included internships with the NFL league office and Kmart Corporation.
Beverly received his Bachelor of Science in business administration from Miami University (OH) in 1997. He was a four-year letter winner and team captain for Miami's football team his senior season. He and his wife, Danielle, have one daughter.