3 Fun facts about new Eagles wide receiver Keric Wheatfall

Keric Wheatfall (1), Philadelphia Eagles Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Keric Wheatfall (1), Philadelphia Eagles Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports /

By now, you’ve probably learned that the NFL season never ends. It just transitions from one phase to the next. Trips to the grocery store and much-needed afternoon naps are often interrupted by the notifications we’ve set up to give us the heads up on what the Philadelphia Eagles are doing. That’s true in December. That’s true in the middle of May.

The news was fast and frequent as the third full week of May got underway. The Eagles have been busy at the NovaCare Complex, first announcing the official signing of rookie linebacker Nakobe Dean on May 16th and then, announcing the addition of a wide receiver (yes, another one) a couple of hours later.

The Eagles have announced the addition of wideout Keric Wheatfall. Here are a few things you’ll find to be interesting.

Shortly after lunchtime on the East Coast, those notification alerts stopped whatever we were all doing at the moment… again. Philly has added wide receiver Keric Wheatfall to its nest. Take a look.

He’s a six-foot-two, 185-pounder that played his college ball with the Fresno State Bulldogs that Philly allowed to attend their most recent rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. It appears that they liked what they saw. Here are three fun facts about the new guy.

The Birds may have another track star on their hands.

A native of Cypress Texas, Wheatfall was an all-district standout for his Cypress Ranch High School football team. He also ran track. No word has been given yet on whether he and Dennis Allen have talked about lacing up the sneakers for a race.

Wheatfall looks to become another notable Mustangs alum.

You’ve been watching some of the Cypress Ranch Mustangs’ finest for a while and may not have known it. Danielle Bradbery is a country singer and winner of NBC’s hit show The Voice. Corbin Martin is a pitcher for the MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks. Ty Madden is a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. DiDi Richards is a WNBA star and shooting guard for the New York Liberty.

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Uh oh! Keric is a Michael Irvin fan!

Those of you who are Texas A&M Aggies fans were probably hoping you’d land this young man as you’re already familiar with his older brother. Kerry Wheatfall Jr. played football at Texas A&M from 2011 to 2012. Unfortunately, however, Keric is a fan of, dare we say, Michael Irvin.

That’s okay though. We’ll try not to hold that against him.