Eric Abrams

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Eric Abrams
Position: Placekicker
Personal information
Born: c. 1974
University City, California
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight: 160 lb (73 kg)
Career information
High school: La Jolla (CA) Country Day
College: Stanford
Undrafted: 1996
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Player stats at

Eric Abrams (born c. 1974 in University City, San Diego) is a former Stanford placekicker

High School[edit]

Eric attended La Jolla Country Day School. The school at the time had played eight-man football. In his senior year, he was one of the top placekickers in the country, missing just 10 out of 189 extra points.

College career[edit]

Eric attended Stanford University. He played under legendary head coach Bill Walsh who referred to Abrams as a "sweetheart".[1] As a freshman, Abrams made 15 out of 17 field goal attempts and scored all 21 extra points. He replaced junior Aaron Mills. Abrams had a distinct look; he was about 5-foot-7, weighed 160 pounds, and wore a one-bar face mask. Due to his appearance, his teammates nicknamed him Gazoo, after the Flintstones character. Abrams became the leading scorer in Stanford football history by breaking John Hopkins' record.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Abrams was invited to the 1996 NFL Combine. He was not drafted. In 1997 Abrams played for the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League.[3] He was cut after the first regular season game where he only made one of five field-goals.

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  1. ^ Cooper, T. (1992, Nov 13). Stanford getting a kick out of abrams. San Francisco Chronicle (Pre-1997 Fulltext), pp. E.2-E2.
  2. ^ Soltau, M. (1995, Oct 22). Cards abrams kicks his way to the top of career points list. San Francisco Examiner, pp. C.9-C.9.
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