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    Eric Joraskie
    Eric  Joraskie

    RS Freshman

    Mount Carmel, Pa.

    High School:
    Mount Carmel

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 245


    2013: Redshirted his rookie season at NU ... Named NU's Defensive Practice Player of the Week following the Ohio State game and the Special Teams Practice Player of the Week after Minnesota.

    High School: Ranked as the No. 73 defensive tackle prospect in the country by and the No. 29 defensive tackle from Illinois by ... Versatile performer for Mount Carmel, playing multiple positions on the offensive and defensive lines while seeing time at tight end, fullback and H-back ... Over his junior and senior seasons, recorded 141 tackles (46 TFLs), 14.5 sacks and 23 QB hurries ... As a senior, caught nine passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns while recording 13 rushes ... Two-time first-team AP All-State selection in the AA division (D-line) ... Heartland Conference All-Star team selection ... News-Item Defensive Player of the Year in 2012 and a first-team All-Area choice ... Named Defensive Lineman of the Year by Press Enterprise ... Named to WNEP Super 16 Dream Team and chosen to participate in Pennsylvania Big 33 all-star game ... Team won a district championship (12-2) in 2011 and was runner-up in 2012 ... Also was a district medalist in the discus, and as a swimmer was a two-time district qualifier in the butterfly ... Member of the National Honor Society and a distinguished honor roll student throughout his career.

    Personal: Born Eric Michael Joraskie ... Son of Nancy and William Joraskie Jr. ... Held lead roles in high school musical productions of "Grease" and "Godspell" ... Major is undecided.