At Stanford: An honors candidate in 2001 ... Eric was an honorable mention All-Pac-10 player in 1999 and Second-Team All-Pac-10 selection in 2000 ... He has played in all 34 games of his Stanford career, including starting the last 23 in '99 and '00 ... The leader of the Cardinal's offensive line, he has been the team's starter at right guard the past two years ... Has tremendous athleticism and is a great competitor ... One of the team leaders both on and off the field.
Coaches' Comments: "Eric is one of the best linemen in the Pac-10. He has great quickness and explosiveness ... a very physical player. Excellent at trapping. I see every reason to believe he will continue to be the All-Conference player he was last year and build on that." - offensive line coach John McDonell
The 2000 Season:Named Second-Team All-Pac-10 ... Stanford's starter at right guard for all 11 games ... Earned his third varsity letter ... One of three Cardinal offensive lineman to start every game ... Continued to earn the reputation as one of the top offensive lineman in the Pac-10.
The 1999 Season: Moved into the starting lineup in 1999 and proved to be a quality lineman capable of conference and national honors before his college career ends ... Started all 12 games for the Cardinal at right guard ... Big reason for the Cardinal's 1,690 rushing yards, which doubled its 1998 total of 831.
The 1998 Season: Earned a letter as a true freshman as a backup offensive guard ... As he gained experience and maturity, his playing time increased throughout the season ... He played in all 11 games ... One of five true freshmen to earn a letter.
In High School: Consensus All-American from Katy High School in Katy, Texas ... Eric was named First-Team All-American by SuperPrep, PrepStar and the National Recruiting Advisor and was a Second-Team All-American by USA Today ... Also selected First-Team All-District, All-Greater Houston and All-State ... Named to the CNN/SI "Dream Team" and to the Texas Top 100 list ... Helped his HS team win the Texas State 5A Division I Championship in 1997 ... Chosen to play in the California-Texas All-Star Football Classic following his senior season ... First-Team All-District as a junior ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Participated in the shot put in track ... District champion in the shot (56-11 1/2) as a senior ... Named "Mr. Katy High School" in 1998.
Personal Information: Public Policy major ... An accomplished pianist who composes his own music ... Has played the piano since age four.