Eric Stokes (27) Days Until Football

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Eric Stokes (27) Days Until Football

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2018:  Played in 13 of 14 games, having started in three of the last four…finished 20 total stops, including a season-high five tackles vs. Texas…four each vs. Missouri and Alabama…second on the team in pass breakups with nine, including one in each of the last five games…broke up passes in the end zone vs. Auburn and Alabama…had the special teams highlight of the season, when he blocked a Missouri punt and returned it eight yards for a TD…had one tackle for lost yardage vs. Austin Peay…co-winner of the Defensive Most Improved Player award, given at team’s post-season awards gala.

High School: Eastside High School, coached by Troy Hoff…Named to 2016 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class AAAA Honorable Mention…ESPN.com three-star prospect, #99 overall prospect in Georgia…Rivals three-star prospect, #51 ATH nationally and #56 overall prospect in Georgia…247Sports.com three-star prospect #61 ranked CB nationally and #66 overall prospect in Georgia…Scout three-star prospect, #37 ATH nationally and #7 ATH in Georgia…Helped lead the Eagles to a 7-3-1 record and an appearance in 2016 GHSA playoffs…Defensively, he tallied 20 total tackles, 1 TFL, 2 interceptions and 5 passes defended…Played both sides of the ball at Eastside as he rushed for 279 yards on 41 carries and two touchdowns while also catching 16 balls for 183 yards and three touchdowns…He also had one kick return on the season for 84 yards.

Eric Stokes (27)
Eric Stokes (27)

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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.