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Class  Senior
Name  Eric Striker
Place of birth  Tampa, Florida
High school  Armwood High School
Weight  99 kg
Major  Political science
Height  1.83 m

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Position  Defensive End/Outside Linebacker
College  University of Oklahoma (2012–2015)
Role  American football linebacker
Current team  Oklahoma Sooners football (#19 / Linebacker)
Similar People  Baker Mayfield, Bob Stoops, Sterling Shepard, Zack Sanchez, Trevor Knight

Parents  Eric Striker, Lia Skelton

Date of birth  c. 1994 (age 26–27)

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Eric Striker (born October 1, 1994) is an American football outside linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Oklahoma.

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Early years

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Striker grew up in Tampa, Florida and attended Armwood High School, where he played football, baseball and ran track. In football, he set the school-record for career sacks with 42. As a junior in 2010, he made 125 tackles and 16 sacks. In his senior year, he racked up 109 tackles, 11 sacks and 18 tackles for loss, and earned Sports Illustrated first team All-American honors. He was rated as a four-star recruit by Rivals and 247sports, and a three-star by ESPN and Scout.

Freshman season

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In his final season at Armwood, Striker accepted a scholarship from Bob Stoops to play for the Oklahoma Sooners. As a freshman in 2012, he played in all 13 games, but only recorded stats in the game against the Kansas Jayhawks, making six tackles.

Sophomore season

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As a sophomore, Striker earned a starting position and started every game. In a loss to rival Texas, he made a career-high seven tackles with a pass breakup and a tackle for loss. Against Kansas one week later, Striker got his first career sack, along with six tackles. At Oklahoma State in the annual Bedlam Series, he returned a fumble three yards for a touchdown on the final play of the game. In the final game of the year, Striker helped Oklahoma upset Alabama in the 2014 Sugar Bowl, recording a career-high three sacks and tying a career-high seven tackles. In the final minute of the game, he also got the first forced fumble of his career when he stripped Bama's quarterback, A.J. McCarron, followed by defensive end Geneo Grissom picking it up and running it in for a touchdown to seal the Sooners' victory.

Senior season

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During his senior season, Striker started all 13 games at outside linebacker. He tied a career-high in tackles with 12, three going for a loss, along with two sacks and a forced fumble against West Virginia on October 10. On October 24, 2015, he recorded his first interception in his collegiate career in a home game against Texas Tech. He caught the ball at the line of scrimmage and returned it inside the 5-yard-line. He recorded 6 tackles, three for a loss, against Clemson in the Orange Bowl.

Professional career

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On April 30, 2016, Striker was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Buffalo Bills. On August 30, 2016 Striker was waived by the Bills.

References

Eric Striker Wikipedia