2019 KeystoneFootballRecruits.com Player Profiles Day 9: Eric Benson Jr 2021•Pittsburgh Central Catholic•WR @EricEBenson1 @PCC_FOOTBALL
Written by: Billy Splain on Thursday, August 15th, 2019
Who is your favorite sports star and why?
My favorite player is Odell Beckham Jr. He has a hard work ethic and diet. Odell also gives back to his community by having youth camps and also is a good person by making little kids day on the sideline of the games.
Why do you play football?
I play football because it helps me compete at a high level. The game challenges me to bigger and better competition. As I go up and compete I’m constantly working hard and never give up against my opponents.
If your mom and dad are screaming at you from the stands, what is it they usually yell?
It’s my Mom. Yelling “Lets Go E, Get Down There!!” My teammates are like who’s Mom is that. Even though my parents are together at the games. She’s the loudest in the stands and her voice disappears the next day.
Who is your mentor, the person you want to be like?
To be honest I really don’t have a mentor and don’t want to be like anyone else. I wanna be the best person I can be. I wanna be a leader and make my own path for myself.
Tell everyone something about you that would make them laugh out loud:
I’am a entertainer around my family and at our functions. Just being silly.
What is your most embarrassing sports moment?
I was six years old and started in my first game of the season. Me and another kid ran into one another in the backfield on a switch play. I dropped the ball and held my nose.
When you aren’t playing, practicing or training for sports, what is your go to activity and why?
When I’m not practicing for sports I am constantly working on my academics. I want to have the same work ethic for sports as I do my studies. I do this so that I can get in one of my dream colleges and be successful in life.
Basketball, they say I’m a good defender.
Jersey Number 80
Primary Position WR
Secondary Position OLB
Height 6 foot
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