Eric Eiland
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    Eric Eiland

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Houston, Texas

    High School:
    Lamar HS

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 225

    Position:
    DE

    Birthdate:
    09/16/1988

    2014: Appeared in all 12 regular-season games, making nine starts, all coming in the final 10 games of the year ... registered 41 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss of 16 yards and a half sack for a loss of seven yards ... tallied one interception ... had a tackle for a loss of five yards to accompany three tackles at Cincinnati ... tallied a season-high nine tackles and first full tackle for loss in win at Memphis ... recorded six tackles vs. UCF ... had three tackles and an interception returned for six yards in win over UNLV.

    2013: 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 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 0.5 sack against BYU.

    2012: 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 four tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception ... slid from linebacker to defensive end following the conclusion of the season.

    High School: 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.

    Personal: Majoring in kinesiology ... 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 Jays ... son of Roosevelt and Beryl Eiland.

    Eric Eiland's Career Bests
    Tackles: 9, Memphis (2014)
    Tackles for loss: 1, 4x, last at Cincinnati (2014)
    Sacks: 1, twice, last vs. SMU (2013)
    Interceptions: 1, twice, last vs. UNLV (2014)
    Fumbles forced: 1, Tulane (2012)
    Fumbles recovered: 1, twice, last vs. SMU (2013)
    PBU: 1, Cincinnati (2013)

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