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Eric Winston

Eric Winston

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Born in Midland, Texas November 17, 1983, Eric Winston played high school football at Robert E. Lee High School where he was ranked amongst the most talented high school tight ends in the country. He played alongside fellow NFL running back Cedric Benson, and the two helped win three Texas 5A state championships.


Winston was an offensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. Winston played in college at the University of Miami. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Winston has also played for the Kansas City Chiefs and Arizona Cardinals. In March 2014 Winston was elected  president of the National Football League Players Association. He was succeeded by J. C. Tretter in March 2020.

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