2011: Appeared in nine games for Valpo, starting the season opener against Franklin (Sept. 3) ... caught 23 passes for 200 yards ... had a season-high five receptions for 45 yards against Morehead State (Oct. 1) ... had a season-long catch of 27 yards against Dayton on Oct. 29 ... returned five kickoffs and three punts against Franklin ... caught a two-point conversion against Campbell (Nov. 12) ... finished the year with five total tackles, including four solo stops ... named team’s Special Teams Player of the Week for the Dayton game ... named to the Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2010: Saw action in 10 games for the Crusaders, making five starts ... collegiate debut came in season opener at Western Illinois (Sept. 2) ... made first collegiate start against Marist (Oct. 9) ... made nine catches for 105 yards on the season ... hauled in a 52-yard touchdown pass against Jacksonville (Oct. 16) for first collegiate score ... finished with two grabs for 71 yards against the Dolphins ... had three catches against Marist ... returned 12 kickoffs for 220 yards against Jacksonville, finishing the game with 296 all-purpose yards ... had a long kickoff return of 41 yards at Dayton (Oct. 2) ... finished the season with 48 kickoff returns for 922 yards (19.2 yards per return) ... made two tackles ... named team’s Special Teams Player of the Week for the Dayton game ... selected as the team’s Offensive Rookie of the Year ... named to the Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2009: Played on the Crusader reserve team ... team’s Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the San Diego game ... named to the Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll.
Prep: A two-year letterwinner for the Maroons ... led team to the 2008 state championship ... an All-Ottawa-Kent Conference Green selection as a senior after earning Honorable Mention accolades junior season ... also lettered in basketball and track and field.
Personal: Eric is the son of Tom and Kathy Slenk ... major is accounting ... born June 30, 1991.
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