|66 Erik Lenzen|
Should be in a position to battle for two-deep inclusion on the offensive line during second active season on ECU’s roster … Tentatively penciled in as a depth-providing center to open preseason camp, but versatility could allow shift to tackle or even guard … Expected to play considerable blocking role(s) on various special teams units to facilitate game-day repetitions … Has gained 15-plus pounds to frame since starting work in strength and conditioning program … Agility and quickness are apparent in spring testing and new coaching staff is encouraged about progress of strength development … Displayed notable increases from first testing phase as a freshman, posting a pro shuttle time of 5.04 (from 5.18), a three-cone drill clip of 8.03 (from 8.20), a 40 time of 4.63 and a broad jump of 7’0.5” … Growing power numbers are represented by lifts of 340 pounds (bench), 450 (back squat), 254 (power clean) and a 56” shot put toss.
2015: Did not experience action as a redshirt freshman … Contributed efforts on scout team, preparing Pirate defensive unit on weekly basis.
2014: Was redshirted as a true freshman during initial season in Pirate program … Gained practice reps with the offensive line on the developmental squad.
High School: Earned three letters as a tackle for coach Mike Morrill at Cardinal Gibbons High School … Enjoyed run of successive starts beginning with his junior year … Blocked for a 1,000-yard rusher and 1,000-yard passer during senior campaign as a team co-captain … A second-team all-county selection as a junior in 2012 after serving as a backup during sophomore campaign … Warrior offensive coordinator Matt DuBuc is a former wide receiver at Texas Tech … Played Unlimited Youth Football as a freshman … Also earned three letters in track as a thrower (discuss and shot put) … Ranked among the top 20 prospects in Broward County according to the Sun-Sentinel … Cited atmosphere, facilities, coaching staff and college town environment as reasons for signing with ECU … Made his commitment official on July 1.
Personal: Full name is Erik C. Lenzen … Born Oct. 5, 1995 at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. … A communications major who earned ECU Honor Roll selection for work in the classroom … Son of Chris and Priscilla Lenzen … Lists fishing, hunting, boating, surfing and paddle boarding as hobbies of choice.