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Eric Striker
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Eric Striker 1373250
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 221
Year: Junior
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
High School: Armwood HS
Season GP-GS UT AT Total TFL Sacks INT FF FR PBU
2012 13-0 3 3 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0
2013 13-13 28 22 50 10.5-64 6.5-48 0 1 1-3 3
2014 13-13 45 23 68 17.0-79 9.0-48 0 0 2-2 5
2015 13-13 41 26 67 19.0-80 7.5-53 1-33 1 1-0 3
Career 52-39 117 74 191 46.5-223 23.0-149 1-33 2 4-5 11

2015
Winner of OU's Bob Kalsu Award ... named First Team All-American by Sporting News and Sports Illustrated ... placed All-American Second Team by AP, FWAA and Phil Steele ... named to All-Big 12 First Team by league's coaches, AP, ESPN.com and Phil Steele ... started at outside linebacker in all 13 games ... made six tackles with 3.0 going for loss in the Orange Bowl against Clemson (12/31) ... broke up two passes and made three tackles, including 0.5 for loss, at Oklahoma State (11/28) ... led team with nine tackles, including 1.5 for loss, and a pass breakup against TCU (11/21) ... made five tackles with 1.0 for loss at Baylor (11/14) ... made four tackles, including a sack, against Iowa State (11/7) ... recovered a fumble and had one tackle at Kansas (10/31) ... intercepted the first pass of his career and had four tackles with 2.0 sacks against Texas Tech (10/24) ... tied career high with 3.0 tackles for loss at Kansas State (10/17) ... two of four tackles went for sacks against Texas (10/10) ... tied a career high with 12 tackles and 3.0 TFL while also recording 2.0 sacks and a forced fumble against West Virginia (10/3) ... made five tackles against Tulsa (9/19) ... recorded six tackles, including 1.5 for loss and half a sack, at Tennessee (9/12) ... posted five tackles, including 0.5 for loss, against Akron (9/5)

2014
Named Third-Team All-American by the AP and Phil Steele ... earned All-Big 12 First Team honors by the league's coaches, AP, 247Sports, ESPN.com, FoxSportsSouthwest.com and Phil Steele and All-Big 12 Second Team honors by Athlon Sports ... received honorable mention All-Big 12 honors for Defensive Player of the Year by the league's coaches ... quarterfinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy ... started all 13 games at outside linebacker ... recorded a career-high 12 tackles with 3.0 tackles for loss, including 1.5 sacks, and a pass breakup in the Russell Athletic Bowl against Clemson (12/29) ... assisted on a sack and finished with five tackles against Oklahoma State (12/6) ... made six tackles with 2.0 tackles for loss, including 0.5 sacks, and recovered a fumble against Kansas (11/22) ... broke up a pass and had five tackles, including two tackles for loss with one sack, at Texas Tech (11/15) ... tallied six tackles against Baylor (11/8) ... broke up two passes and made three tackles with one sack at Iowa State (11/1) ... had three tackles against Kansas State (10/18) ... of his three tackles against Texas (10/11), two went for a loss, including a sack ... both tackles went for sacks and recovered a fumble at TCU (10/4) ... matched career high with eight tackles and posted 2.0 tackles for loss, including a sack, and broke up a pass at West Virginia (9/20) ... tallied six tackles, including 2.0 for loss, and three quarterback hurries against Tennessee (9/13) ... recorded eight tackles at Tulsa (9/6) ... assisted on a sack against Louisiana Tech (8/30)

2013
All-Big 12 First Team by Sporting News and All-Big 12 Second Team by coaches and Phil Steele ... started all 13 games ... set career-high with 3.0 sacks, matched season high with seven tackles and forced the first fumble of his career in the Sugar Bowl vs. Alabama (1/2) ... returned a fumble three yards for a touchdown and made one tackle at Oklahoma State (12/7) ... assisted on a tackle at Kansas State (11/23) ... posted six tackles with 1.0 sack against Iowa State (11/16) ... made five tackles with 1.0 TFL and broke up a pass at Baylor (11/7) ... career-high 1.5 sacks, part of three-tackle effort, against Texas Tech (10/26) ... recorded the first sack of his career and finished with six tackles at Kansas (10/19) ... season-high seven tackles with a pass breakup and 1.0 TFL vs. Texas (10/12) ... made two tackles, including a tackle for loss, against TCU (10/5) ... tallied two tackles and had a quarterback hurry that resulted in an INT for a touchdown by Corey Nelson at Notre Dame (9/28) ... recorded four tackles against Tulsa (9/14) ... totaled five tackles with 1.0 TFL against West Virginia (9/7) ... made first start of career and had one tackle against ULM (8/31) ... Academic All-Big 12 Second Team

2012
Played in all 13 games ... tallied the first six tackles of his career vs. Kansas (10/20).

High School
Four-star recruit by Rivals.com and 247sports.com ... three star recruit by ESPN.com and Scout.com ... Recorded 109 tackles, 11 sacks and 18 tackles for loss as a senior ... Set a school record at Armwood HS for careers sacks with 42 ... First team Sports Illustrated All-American ... had 125 tackles including 16 sacks as a junior.

No. 243 overall player in the country (Rivals)
No. 18 outside linebacker (Rivals)
No. 61 outside linebacker (Scout)
No. 16 safety (247sports)
No. 62 safety (ESPN)
No. 38 player in Florida (Rivals)
No. 42 player in Florida (247sports)
No. 162 player in Florida (ESPN)
No. 474 player in Southeast Region (ESPN)

The Wrap-Up
Son of Lia Skelton and Eric Striker ... convinced that going away to school would be best for him, narrowed his list of finalists down to Oklahoma, Auburn and LSU, eventually landing with the Sooners … grew up a huge fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their defense, particularly the style of defensive tackle Warren Sapp. majoring in political science.

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