|70 Kyle Erickson|
Hopes to successfully rebound from a right heel injury which sidelined him from late September of 2014 until after the completion of spring drills … Officially cleared for participation by athletic training staff on April 20 … Expected to vie for depth chart placement on the offensive line, likely at the left guard slot to open preseason camp … Could also compete for blocking roles on special teams (kicking squads) … Participated in spring strength and conditioning testing period after returning from aforementioned injury … Turned in lifts of 340 pounds (bench press), 385 (back squat) and 242 (power clean).
2014: Redshirted during true freshman season … Made valuable contributions to the scout squad until suffering a right heel injury on Sept. 24 (which kept him out of action for the remainder of the year) … Signed with Ruffin McNeill’s program in February.
High School: A three-time all-conference and a two-time all-region selection at Jack Britt High School … Also earned all-state honors as a senior team captain for coach Brian Rimpf, who was a three-year All-Conference USA lineman at East Carolina and former NFL (Baltimore Ravens) performer … Helped Buccaneers capture regional (2012) and conference (2013) titles … Was chosen to represent North Carolina in the prestigious Shrine Bowl after his senior campaign … Lettered a total of four seasons as a tackle, experiencing action with the varsity squad as a freshman … Pair of all-region accolades came from the Fayetteville Observer … An integral member of a Britt offensive unit that generated a Cumberland County-best 5,422 yards of total offense … Picked up additional letters in track and basketball … A member of the Jack Britt High School’s A-B Honor Roll as a freshman, sophomore and junior.
Personal: Full name is Kyle Morgan Erickson … Born May 26, 1996 at Watertown, N.Y. … Son of Kevin and Brenda Erickson … A history education major who earned ECU Honor Roll status for work in the classroom during the 2015 spring semester … Chose East Carolina because of the players in the program, the emphasis on academics and the game-day atmosphere of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium … Older sister Heather is a two-time Paralympic Silver Medalist (sitting volleyball) … Lists hunting and fishing as top hobbies.