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PERSONAL—Born 12/14/79 in Compton, CA...son of Otis and Dorothy Manning...his father owns his own business...he has three older brothers and sisters, Marleena, 36; Rene, 34; and Keith, 33...he is in the College of Liberal Arts and is a liberal studies major...his cousin, Terrill Woods, played basketball for Oregon State, graduating after the 1996-97 season...Jerry Rice is his favorite athlete...selected OSU because, “I like the school and the program.”

OSU—(2002—Senior)—Eric returns for his senior year as an incumbent All-Pacific-10 Conference defensive tackle and a solid candidate for All-America honors...he is a mainstay at left tackle on defense and is a dominating college player…very difficult to block and is a strong inside pass rusher…Eric has tremendous strength and a wide base...he has played in all 35 games possible thus far in his OSU career...he has started 23 straight games at defensive line tackle... he enters his senior year with 362 career defensive points...he has accounted for 74 tackles, including 44 solo...he has 21 tackles for loss and six sacks...caused one fumble and recovered two...broken up two passes and has six quarterback hurry plays to his credit...he was a dominating player throughout spring drills and gave OSU's offensive line fits...Eric posted very impressive weightlifting marks during winter conditioning...he posted a team-high back squat mark of 600 pounds, followed by 400 in the bench press, 347 in the power clean and 402 in the push press...his top vertical jump mark was 26 inches.

(2001—Junior)—Eric had a sensational junior year and was named first team All-Pacific-10 Conference as a result...he produced a total of 114 defensive points, 10th best on the squad...his numbers were lower than his sophomore season due to the fact he faced constant double team blocking in 2002...Eric failed to register a defensive point in OSU's season-opener at Fresno State...came back with 27 points for a season high at New Mexico State with six tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack...had three tackles vs. UCLA...recorded two tackles and a sack at Washington State...had two tackles and a sack and a quarterback hurry vs. Arizona...produced 22 defensive points at ASU with six tackles, a sack and tackle for loss...produced one tackle and broke up one pass against California...accounted for two tackles and a pass broken up at USC...had one tackle and a sack vs. Washington...recorded one tackle vs. Northern Arizona...had four tackles at Oregon...Eric entered his junior season established as one of the top defensive tackles in the Pac-10 and the nation…he had played in all 24 games of his college career heading into his junior year, including two bowl games…he started all 12 games as a sophomore in 2000…he enjoyed a dominating performance in spring drills…his maturity, strength and quickness starting paying off big time for him…Eric produced weightlifting bests of 375 in the bench press, 319.7 in the power clean and 530 in the squat.

(2000—Sophomore)—Eric started all 12 games at left tackle after playing in all 12 games as a backup as a freshman in 1999…Eric finished sixth among OSU defenders in defensive points with 182…he produced 31 tackles, including 22 solo…he had two sacks and 13 tackles for loss, two recovered fumbles and two quarterback hurries…his most productive point game was in the season opener vs. Eastern Washington when he posted 29 points on six tackles and three tackles for loss…he had three points at New Mexico and came back with 20 vs. San Diego State on four tackles and two tackles for loss...he had 21 points against USC with three tackles a sack and two quarterback hurries…had two tackles at Washington…had three tackles and a tackle for loss vs. Stanford…had a tackle and a key fumble recovery at UCLA…produced two tackles and a tackle for loss vs. WSU…did not score a point at California and came back with a big game at Arizona with two tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss…he had five tackles and a tackle for loss in the Civil War and had a great game against Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl with 26 points, including a pair of tackles for loss and a huge fumble recovery…he increased his weight and strength in the winter conditioning program and reported for spring drills firmly entrenched as OSU's No. 1 left tackle...he had a solid spring and was the Beavers' top defensive tackle...in the winter conditioning program, Eric produced the top back squat lift on the team with a lift of 545 pounds...he had the second best power lift with 330 pounds and the sixth best bench press mark at 380 pounds.

(1999—Freshman)—Eric played in all 12 regular season games as a true freshman, one of five true freshmen to play in 1999...he produced 66 defensive points, 17th best among Beaver defenders...Eric's playing time increased as the season progressed...he wound up being in a three-man rotation at tackle with Shawn Ball and Aaron Wells...he had three games in double figures, Nevada, Fresno State and Washington State...he had a key sack at WSU when the Beavers were looking for someone to make a play to stop a drive and Eric did just that...Eric enrolled at OSU at the start of spring quarter and participated in spring football...Eric came to OSU as a highly-touted prep start and he lived up to his advance billing...played extremely well during the spring, which earned an opportunity for playing time in his rookie season...with each scrimmage during the spring, Eric improved...in the final Spring Game, Eric recorded 4 solo tackles, plus a quarterback sack and a tackle for loss...in the weight room, Eric posted a bench press best of 347 pounds...reported to fall camp as the No. 3 right tackle.

(1998—Freshman)—Eric signed a letter of intent with OSU in February 1998, but did not enroll at OSU until spring quarter 1999...he was able to participate in spring drills.

DOMINGUEZ HIGH SCHOOL, Compton, CA (1995-97)—Eric played for Coach Keith Donerson...ran the 40 in 4.7 in high school...was recruited by several schools, but his final decision came down to Oregon State and Tennessee and he selected the Beavers over the Vols...as a senior, he was named first-team all-league (San Gabriel), first-team All-CIF and first-team All-South Coast and to the Long Beach Press Telegram Dream Team on defense...he made all-league and the Long Beach Press Telegram Dream Team as a junior...was a three-year starter on offense and defense...played center as a sophomore and junior and offensive guard as a senior, while playing on the defensive line all three years...accounted for 102 tackles, 37 solo and 65 unassisted, as a senior, including four quarterback sacks...Eric had 24 solo tackles, 56 assisted tackles and five quarterback sacks as a junior...as a sophomore, he had 15 solo tackles, 45 assisted tackles and three quarterback sacks...all told, he had 76 solo tackles, 166 assisted tackles and 12 quarterback sacks in his three-year prep career...his best prep game was against Antelope Valley during his senior year when he posted 15 tackles, two sacks and intercepted a pass...he posted weightlifting marks of 395 in the bench press and 585 in the squat during his senior year...Dominguez High School had a three-year record of 33-5 during his three-year prep career, going 10-2 his sophomore year, 13-1 while winning the CIF Division II championship his junior year and 10-2 his senior year...Dominguez lost in the CIF quarterfinals in 1997 to Antelope Valley High School. Coach Donerson said, “Eric is very quick off the ball and very physical and strong and loves to play the game.”

Eric Manning's Career Statistics
Year   GP  UT  AT  Total    For Loss/Yds  Sacks  Int
2001   11  13  15    28           6/16     3     0
2000   12  22   9    31          13/38     2     0
1999   12   9   6    15           2/11     1     0
Total  35  44  30    74          21/65     6     0

  Eric Manning

Eric Manning

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Compton, Calif.

High School:
Dominguez High School

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 297

Position:
Defensive Tackle

Birthdate:
12/14/1979

Experience:
3V

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