Eric Fritz could provide depth and competition at a number of spots on the offensive line this year...saw time at each position along the front during the spring...worked at right guard last season after playing on the interior defensive front in 2002 and '03..."Out of all the players we had this spring, Eric was the most versatile," offensive line coach Paul Dunn said. "He really adjusted well to the variety of positions. I like his versatility and fall camp will determine where he contributes this season."...joins freshman punter Adam Graessle as one of two Dublin Coffman High products on Pitt's roster.
2004: Did not play in any games.
2003: Did not play in any games.
2002: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: First team All-Ohio Capital Conference at Dublin Coffman High...second team all-district and Honorable Mention All-Ohio...three-year starter...helped Dublin Coffman to the state semifinals and a 9-4 mark as a senior...compiled 96.5 tackles, 6.5 sacks and three fumble recoveries as a senior...had 65 tackles and six sacks as a junior...PrepStar All-American...PrepStar All-Midwest Region...Buckeye Blue-Chip All-Star...66th-ranked prospect in Midwest Region by SuperPrep...nation's 42nd-ranked defensive tackle by Rivals100.com...earned four letters under Coach Mark Crabtree.
Personal: Eric Lee Fritz, born 9/2/83, is the son of Kenneth and Terri Fritz...father was an All-American guard at Ohio State in 1979 and played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1980...has one brother...sociology major.
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