Houston's starting defensive end in eight games while playing in nine ... had his best game of the season against SMU as he finished with a career-high six tackles including one sack while returning an SMU fumble 62 yards to the Mustangs' one-yard line ... broke up one pass against Cincinnati ... also had a half-sack against BYU.
Played in nine games as a member of the special teams and as a backup linebacker ... saved his best for last in the season finale against Tulane as he finished with a career-high four tackle, one sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception ... slid from linebacker to defensive end following the conclusion of the season.
Two-sport (football and baseball) star at Lamar High School in Houston ... named to Associated Press All-State first team as a senior after finishing the year with eight interceptions as a defensive back.
Undecided on a major ... played four years of minor league baseball in the Toronto Blue Jays organization after originally signing with Texas A&M in 2007 ... was a second-round pick by the Blue Jay.
Eric Eiland's Career Bests
Tackles: 6, SMU (2013)
Tackles for loss: 1, 2x, last vs. SMU (2013)
Sacks: 1, 2x, last vs. SMU (2013)
Interceptions: 1, twice, last vs. UNLV (2014)
Fumbles forced: 1, Tulane (2012)
Fumbles recovered: 1, Tulane (2012)
PBU: 1, Cincinnati (2013)