Assistant General Manager for the Baltimore Ravens
Eric DeCosta, now 41 is the new Assistant General Manager of the Baltimore Ravens after having been promoted to that position in 2012. At 34, he was the youngest college scouting director in the NFL. DeCosta, has been with the Ravens' organization since the team's 1st year in Baltimore (1996), and managed the Ravens' draft preparation and coordinates the evaluation and ranking process of hundreds of NFL prospects. As an area scout, DeCosta spent time researching and analyzing draft-day trades and helped evaluate free agent prospects for the pro personnel department.
Eric joined the Ravens in 1996 as a player personnel assistant, working with both the college and pro scouting staffs on the draft and free agency. Prior to the 1998 season, the Taunton, MA, native was promoted to area scout, after spending time in the fall of '97 scouting the midwest. Eric's earliest NFL experience came in 1995 with an internship in the Washington Redskins' player personnel department.
DeCosta coached DLs and LBs for 2 seasons at Trinity College (CT) from 1994-95, while earning his master's degree in English. DeCosta has undergraduate degrees in English and the classics from Colby College (ME), earning Dean's List honors (1990-92).
A 3-year football letterman and captain at Colby (ME) Eric played LB for head coach Tom Austin. As a senior, he was selected as the Millett Award recipient for outstanding athletic contributions over 4 years at Colby. DeCosta graduated from Taunton (MA) HS, in 1989 where he played FB and LB, earned 3 varsity letters, and as a senior, was voted team captain. An avid runner, Eric, his wife, their daughter and two sons reside in Baltimore. (revised Jan 2013)
Eric's Peavey family line is :
Donna (Isidorio) & Joseph DeCosta,
Ida (Jones) b 1918 MA & Frank Isidorio,
Edna (Eaton) b 1893 MA & Hiram C. Jones,
Ella F. (Peavey) b.1861 NH & Leonard Eaton,
Timothy G. Peavey, b. 1823 NH & Clara A. (Austin)
Joseph Peavey b. 1798 NH & Hannah (Foss)
John Peavey b.1775 NH & Lois (Colbath)
Hudson Peavey b. 1710 NH Madelin (Brown)
Abiel Peavey b. 1688 NH & Mary (Hudson)
Edward T. Peve/Pevie b abt 1666 NH & Rachel (Adams)
Thomas Peverly/Pevie b abt 1645 & Mary (unknown)
Thomas Peverell/Peverly b abt 1623/25 NH & Jane Walford
John Peverell/Peverly b 1599 England & (unknown)
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