All Star 2010
High School Coach: Eric Johnson
High School, Class: Petersburg-Summerfield, C
College: Saginaw Valley State University
Eric started his football career in 7th grade where he was the quarterback for his team. This continued through his freshman year in high school. He was on varsity in his sophomore year as a defensive back and wide receiver, finishing the last two games as quarterback. His junior year as a wide receiver was shortened due to a broken thumb in the 7th game but not before gaining 557 yards on 33 catches with 8 touchdowns and helping his team advance to the playoffs for the first time in school history. His senior year proved to be a record breaking year where he caught 64 passes for a Monroe County region record of 1219 yards and 17 touchdowns, 1 defensive touchdown as a defensive back and 1 touchdown on a kick off return. Defensively, he had 10 interceptions as a cornerback while helping his team achieve a 10 and 2 season winning their first district title in school history. Eric maintained scholar athlete status his entire high school career.
Eric was a three sport player. He played varsity baseball starting as a freshman and as a junior helped his team win the first regional baseball title in school history. Additionally, he was a varsity basketball starter for three years, helping his team as a junior to win their 2nd ever league title and he was awarded with Team All League and All Region honors. He led his basketball team in scoring for the last two years and scored over 1165 points for his career, breaking another school record with a 54 point game.
Eric thanked his mom and dad for, “going to every one of my games and always being there when I needed it most. My parents and my brothers Chad and Chris give me tremendous support. Without their support I would not be where I am now.” Eric also thanked his coaches and teammates for believing in him as well as for his quarterback Michael Hewitt for handling the hardships he’s faced in the past couple months. “Most people would have given up but Mike’s not most people. What he did after such a tragedy will never be forgotten. Mike and his family will be in our hearts forever.”
All League Honorable Mention, 2008
All League 1st Team Offense, 2009
Tri-County Conference All Academic, 08 & 09
All Region Offense, Monroe Evening News, 08 & 09
All Region Defense, Monroe Evening News, 2009
Region Player of the Year Offense,
Monroe Evening News 2009
All State Receiver, Div 7/8, Detroit Free Press & AP, 09
National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Inductee, 2009