Football


Eric Block
Eric Block
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New Orleans, La.

High School:
Jesuit

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 290

Position:
OL

Birthdate:
10/14/1986

Experience:
1-1

The Block File

Plans after graduation
Law School

Favorite sports movie
Raging Bull

Person you would like to spend the day with
Barack Obama

Favorite food
Roast beef po-boy

Favorite class
Political theory

Why Illinois?
The people here. I had a great visit here and really like the players, coaches and support staff.

Something people don't know about you
I used to play tennis and was good.

BLOCK Action Photo Gallery

2009: Started all 12 games at center ... Illinois' rushing offense ranks 18th in the NCAA and second in the Big Ten ... Helped the Illini to 331 rushing yards and 548 total yards in the season finale against Fresno State ... Aided the Illini offense in racking up 476 yards of total offense and Juice Williams' 282-yard passing performance at No. 5 Cincinnati ... Illini offense rushed for over 200 yards for the third time of the season ... Helped lead Illinois to a 250-yard passing, four offensive touchdown performance in win over Minnesota ... Assisted the offense to 500 yards of total offense, 377 rushing, leading to win over Michigan ... Helped the Illini offense record 443 yards of total offense at Indiana ... Assisted an offense that aided Juice Williams to pass for his seventh 250-yard passing performance against Penn State ... Helped lead Illini offense to 384 rushing yards and 548 total yards against Illinois State.

2008: Played and started in all 12 games ... Was in on 789 offensive snaps at offensive guard ... Part of an offensive line that helped the Illini lead the Big Ten in pass offense (269.3) and ranked second in total offense (439.4) ... Helped the Illini offense total 455 yards against Ohio State (214 rushing, 241 passing) ... Protected for 563 total yards against Indiana (292 rushing, 271 passing) ... Helped protect for 462 passing yards and 550 total yards against Minnesota, the third-best passing performance in school history ... Protected for 501 yards of total offense and did not allow a sack at Michigan ... Helped the Illini record 533 yards of total offense and 399 rushing yards against Eastern Illinois ... Protected for 451 passing yards against Missouri, the fourth-best passing total in Illinois history.

2007: Was in on 111 offensive snaps, at both guard and center ... Recorded 14 knockdowns ... Saw action against Northwestern, Ohio State, Minnesota and Western Illinois.

2006: Played in the season opener against Eastern Illinois, participating in seven offensive snaps.

2005: Got his first collegiate action against Penn State and played in three games ... Played 51 offensive snaps in games against PSU, Wisconsin and at Purdue.

High School: PrepStar All-Region selection ... Rated among the top-30 players from the state of Louisiana by Scout.com ... Named first team All-Conference, All-Area and All-State ... Picked as one of the top-20 players in the area by the New Orleans Times Picayune ... Team captain as a senior ... Earned All-District, All-Region and All-League honors as a junior ... As a full time starter in 2003-2004, led team to a 20-4 record ... Team also averaged 234 rushing yards and 32 points per game ... Was also recruited by Auburn, Ole Miss, Army, Air Force, Navy, Louisiana Lafayette and Vanderbilt ... High school coach was Vic Eumont.

Personal: Full given name is Eric David Block ... Born Oct. 15, 1986 ... Son of Roy and Donna Block ... Parents were displaced in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina ... Majoring in political science.


Block's Statistics:

Season Totals Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Year no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
2005 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Season Totals Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Year solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
2005 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
2006 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
2007 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
2008 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


2009 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sept. 5, 2009 vs. Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sept. 12, 2009 ILLINOIS STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sept. 26, 2009 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 3, 2009 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 10, 2009 MICHIGAN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 17, 2009 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 24, 2009 at Purdue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 31, 2009 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov. 7, 2009 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov. 14, 2009 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov. 27, 2009 at Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec. 5, 2009 FRESNO STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 12

2009 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sept. 5, 2009 vs. Missouri 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sept. 12, 2009 ILLINOIS STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sept. 26, 2009 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 3, 2009 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 10, 2009 MICHIGAN STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 17, 2009 at Indiana 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 24, 2009 at Purdue 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 31, 2009 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov. 7, 2009 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov. 14, 2009 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov. 27, 2009 at Cincinnati 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Dec. 5, 2009 FRESNO STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


2008 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Aug 30, 2008 vs. Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 06, 2008 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 13, 2008 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 27, 2008 at Penn State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 4, 2008 at Michigan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 11, 2008 MINNESOTA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 18, 2008 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 25, 2008 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 1, 2008 IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 8, 2008 vs. Western Michigan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 15, 2008 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 22, 2008 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 12

2008 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Aug 30, 2008 vs. Missouri 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 06, 2008 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 13, 2008 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 27, 2008 at Penn State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 4, 2008 at Michigan 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 11, 2008 MINNESOTA 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 18, 2008 INDIANA 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 25, 2008 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 1, 2008 IOWA 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 08, 2008 vs. Western Michigan 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 15, 2008 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 22, 2008 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


2007 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 13, 2007 at Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 9

2007 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 13, 2007 at Iowa 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


2006 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 1

2006 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


2005 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Oct 22, 2005 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 29, 2005 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 12, 2005 at Purdue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 3

2005 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Oct 22, 2005 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 29, 2005 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 12, 2005 at Purdue 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


(updated 12/18/09)

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