Eric Stokes
Washington Commanders
Position:Senior director of player personnel
Personal information
Born: (1973-12-18) December 18, 1973 (age 48)
Lincoln, Nebraska
Career information
High school:Lincoln East
College:Nebraska (1992–1996)
NFL Draft:1997 / Round: 5 / Pick: 142
Career history
As a player:
As an executive:
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Eric Stokes (born December 18, 1973) is an American football executive for the Washington Commanders of the National Football League (NFL). Prior to becoming an executive, he played college football at Nebraska and was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round of the 1997 NFL Draft. He played safety for them for two seasons before being selected by the Cleveland Browns in the 1999 expansion draft before suffering an injury and retiring.

In 2000, Stokes rejoined the Seahawks as a scout and worked in other personnel roles with them for a decade. He held other executive roles with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins, and Carolina Panthers throughout the 2010s.[1] He was named director of pro personnel for Washington in 2020 before being promoted to senior director of player personnel the following year.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Bucs name Seahawks' Eric Stokes director of college scouting". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ Jhabvala, Nicki. "Washington to hire Eric Stokes as director of pro scouting". Washington Post. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  3. ^ Camenker, Jacob. "Washington Football Team promotes Eric Stokes to Senior Director of Player Personnel". Riggos Rag. Retrieved February 4, 2021.