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Eric Wickham
Player Profile:
Eric Wickham 758645
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 235
Year: Senior
Hometown: Richmond Hill, Ga.
High School: Savannah Christian
Major: Sociology

Eric WickhamFIFTH-YEAR (2015)
Granted a fifth season due to a sophomore year cut short by injury ... earned the team’s Lester R. Godwin Award for his perserverance to overcome personal disadvantage to contribute to the team ... sixth on the team with 39 tackles, fourth in tackles for a loss with 4.5 ... began the season with three tackles at Georgetown, the last on third down of the Hoyas’ final drive in the 31-10 triumph ... recorded a team- and career-high 10 tackles, including one for a one-yard loss, to lead Dartmouth to a 41-20 victory at Penn to open Ivy League play ... one of his five stops in the homecoming game against Yale left a Bulldog a yard shy of a first down, forcing a punt that led to Dartmouth’s second score in the 35-3 win ... once again led the team in tackles, collecting seven to go with a forced fumble in a 34-7 victory at Central Connecticut State ... also had 2.5 tackles for a loss, including 1.5 sacks, and stopped a Blue Devil runner cold at the line on a 3rd-and-1 play ... had a tackle for a one-yard loss in the 21-3 triumph over Cornell ... picked off a Brown pass and returned it eight yards, setting up the Big Green’s final score as they beat the Bears, 34-18 ... ended career with three tackles in the 17-10, Ivy League title-clinching win over Princeton.

SENIOR (2014)
Played in seven games at middle linebacker and was 10th on the team with 33 tackles ... began the season with a season-best nine tackles — one going for a two-yard loss during a successful late goal-line stand — in a 35-25 win over Central Connecticut ... made seven more stops in the three-point triumph against Holy Cross ... after missing three games due to an injury, returned for the finale at Princeton to record six tackles and a pass breakup ... also helped out on a tackle for a one-yard loss in the 41-10 victory.

JUNIOR (2013)
Started at strong-side linebacker in eight games, missed the other two due to an injury ... made four tackles in the home opener against Holy Cross ... collected first career interception with less than a minute to play in the first half to thwart a Yale scoring opportunity ... also had three tackles and broke up another pass in that game ... had a season-high five stops, including 2.5 tackles for a loss, versus Bucknell ... one of those TFLs was a 10-yard sack ... swatted down a third-down pass against Cornell to force a punt ... helped out on special teams as well, making two tackles on kickoffs in a 24-20 win at Brown ... finished the season with four tackles against 19th-ranked Princeton, including a seven-yard sack to help the Big Green defeat the Tigers, 28-24.

SOPHOMORE (2012)
Opened the season starting at the strong-side linebacker position ... contributed four tackles, one for a loss, and forced the quarterback into a quick throw for an incompletion in the season-opening, 35-7 win over Butler ... made two stops at Holy Cross before an injury suffered in the third quarter ended his season.

FRESHMAN (2011)
Played in eight of the 10 games at linebacker and on special teams ... made first collegiate tackle on a kickoff during the 37-20 victory over Colgate in the season opener ... assisted on a tackle that sent the ball carrier back two yards on third down, forcing a punt at Sacred Heart ... ended a Yale drive with a solo tackle on a 4th-and-2 play ... returned a kickoff 11 yards when Holy Cross was avoiding Dartmouth All-American Shawn Abuhoff ... recorded a half-sack on a third down at Cornell, forcing a punt.

HIGH SCHOOL
Posted 127 tackles and six sacks as a senior captain at Savannah Christian ... Savannah Morning News first team linebacker ... same publication named him as defensive player of the year as a junior ... Atlanta Journal Constitution honorable mention all-state linebacker final two years ... helped team to state championship game as a junior and senior with a combined record of 27-3 over the two seasons ... also played basketball and one year of track.

PERSONAL
Sociology major ... son of André and Daphne ... full name is Eric Andrew Wickham ... born on April 27, 1993 ... has two sisters ... father played at Morgan State in the late ’70s and made a run at an NFL roster with the Dallas Cowboys and San Diego Chargers ... first player in Savannah Christian history to commit to an Ivy League program .... drew interest from Georgia Tech and Georgia Southern ... high school teammate signed with Valdosta State.


Complete Statistics

TACKLESguaatotaltfl-ydspdfffrblk
2011 8 3 3 6 1.0-3 0 0 0-0 0
2012 2 1 5 6 0.5-1 0 0 0-0 0
2013 8 13 9 22 3.5-19 4 0 0-0 0
2014 7 15 18 33 1.5-2 1 0 0-0 0
2015 10 22 17 39 4.5-6 1 1 0-0 0
TOTAL 35 54 52 106 11.0-31 6 0 0-0 0
 
SACKSguaatotalyards
2011 8 0 1 0.5 2
2012 2 0 0 0.0 0
2013 8 2 0 2.0 17
2014 7 0 0 0.0 0
2015 10 1 1 1.5 1
TOTAL 35 3 2 4.0 20
 
INTERCEPTIONSgno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2011 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2012 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2013 8 1 7 0 7 7.0 0.9
2014 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2015 10 1 8 0 8 8.0 0.8
TOTAL 35 2 15 0 15 7.5 0.4
 
KICK RETURNSgno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2011 8 4 27 0 11 6.8 3.4
2012 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2013 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2014 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2015 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 35 4 27 0 11 6.8 0.8
 
ALL PURPOSEgrushrcvprkrirtotalavg/g
2011 8 0 0 0 27 0 27 3.4
2012 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2013 8 0 0 0 0 7 7 0.9
2014 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2015 10 0 0 0 0 8 8 0.8
TOTAL 35 0 0 0 27 15 42 1.2
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