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Eric Bateman Athlete Profile

#73 Eric Bateman

Position: Offensive Line Height: 6-7 Weight: 285 Roster Years: 1992 | 1995-1998 Hometown: Camarillo, CA Last School: Camarillo High School


Born 12/28/73 in Santa Barbara, California...parents are Tom and Sonia...served an LDS Church mission to Cleveland, Ohio...married Allyson Jenks in June, a 14-volume series of books...prepped at Camarillo High...majored in English.

1992 | Redshirt Year

Participated in spring drills...redshirted.

1995 | Freshman Year

Returned from mission in time to participate in spring drills...saw playing time in fourth quarter against Hawai'i...played on special teams kickoff return unit.

1996 | Sophomore Year

Started 12 games...had a season-ending injury with a broken ankle in the first quarter of the Utah game...injured knee at TCU...did not dress against UTEP...chosen as coaches' offensive lineman of the game vs. Rice.

1997 | Junior Year

Second team All-Western Athletic Conference...named coaches' offensive lineman of the week at Rice...started all 11 games...Cougar Club Scholar-Athlete.

1998 | Senior Year

Declared January 8 to give up his final year of eligibility and was drafted in the fifth round by the New York Jets.