Photos from Army football practice on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011.
About Erzinger: Entering his third season as a starter at linebacker ... one of only two three-time lettermen on the Army roster ... named "legacy" captain during spring drills ... was chosen by the 2010 seniors to carry on the legacy and tradition they helped create ...has started 25 straight games ... team's leading returning tackler ... Army active career leader with 152 career stops ... named to Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent First Team ... selected to the Phil Steele Midseason and Postseason All-Independent Second Team during 2010.
2010: Listed with the starting unit in every contest ... second on the team with career-best 76 tackles ... made 4.5 tackles for loss ... tied for second on team with five pass breakups ... forced one fumble ... posted at least five tackles in 10 of 13 games ... established career highs in tackles (14), assisted tackles (10), sacks (1.5) and tackles for loss (3.5) at Rutgers ... sacks were for losses of 15 yards ... tackles for losses totaled 20 yards ... registered seven tackles against Temple ... six primary stops tied a career-best ... posted six primary tackles, tackle for loss and forced fumble against Notre Dame.
2009: Listed as starter at "rover" position in all 12 games ... closed season ranked third among team leaders with 71 tackles ... credited with 43 solo tackles ... figure ranked second on squad ... added 7.5 tackles for loss, one quarterback sack, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception and one pass breakup ... collected season-best 11 tackles during season finale against Navy ... also established season standard with five primary hits ... notched first career interception versus the Mids ... timely 26-yard pickoff return set up field goal against Midshipmen ... established season high with two tackles for loss at Air Force ... registered six tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two tackles for loss to aid defeat of North Texas ... recovered blocked field goal attempt late in fourth quarter and rumbled 23 yards to set up game-winning score.
2008: Appeared in nine contests ... received majority of playing time on special teams ... one of four plebes to earn varsity letter ... registered five tackles ... assisted on one stop behind line of scrimmage ... made collegiate debut versus New Hampshire ... recorded crucial blocked punt at Tulane to set up Army's first touchdown of game ... notched first two career tackles in win over Green Wave ... credited with primary hit on both those stops ... garnered season-best three tackles, including one for loss, during late season road date at Rutgers.
High School: All-state selection at Lamar High ... played for head coach Tom Nolen ... two-time all- district choice at linebacker position ... preseason all-state ... named to All-Greater Houston squad ... earned district most valuable player honors as a senior ... squad's team captain during final two seasons ... earned two additional varsity letters in baseball ... two-time all-district selection..
Personal: Born Jan. 21, 1990 ... given name is Steven Bradley Erzinger ... parents' names are Frank and Kathy Erzinger ... father, Frank, is a chemical engineer ... Frank lettered in football at Wyoming ... mother, Kathy, is a teacher ... Steven is nicknamed "Erzy" ... twin brother, Scott, lettered in baseball at Texas Tech this past spring as relief pitcher ... sister, Alison, was an All-American in track and field at Oklahoma State University ... specialized in 400-meter hurdles ... one of four children ... all four attended college on either academic or athletic scholarship ... majoring in Economics.