University City, California
|Height:||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight:||160 lb (73 kg)|
|High school:||La Jolla (CA) Country Day|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Player stats at ArenaFan.com|
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.
Eric attended Stanford University. He played under legendary head coach Bill Walsh who referred to Abrams as a "sweetheart". 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.
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. He was cut after the first regular season game where he only made one of five field-goals.
- Cooper, T. (1992, Nov 13). Stanford getting a kick out of abrams. San Francisco Chronicle (Pre-1997 Fulltext), pp. E.2-E2.
- 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.