|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.