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Eric Steinbach
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Eric Steinbach

Hometown:
Lockport, IL

High School:
Providence Catholic HS

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 284

Position:
Offensive Line

2003 NFL Draft - - Drafted in the second round by the Cincinnati Bengals.

Hawk-Item - - Played in the offensive line for three seasons after joining the program as a tight end.

2002 Honors - - Walter Camp Foundation first team all-America . . . first team all-America by the Associated Press . . . first team all-America by American Football Coaches Association . . . first team all-America by The Sporting News . . . first team all-America by ESPN.com . . . second team all-America by CNNSI.com . . . Big Ten Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year . . . first team all-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . first team all-Big Ten by The Sporting News . . . co-Most Valuable Player, offense . . . selected to participate in East/West Shrine Game and Senior Bowl.

2002 - - Started all 13 games at left guard . . .member of offensive line that did not allow a sack in first two games and allowed just 12 sacks in 13 games . . . member of Iowa offense that set single-season records for total points (484), touchdowns (60) and points per game (37.2) . . . part of Iowa offense that totaled 593 yards total offense, including 376 net rushing yards and 217 passing yards, in win over Akron . . . played every offensive down in win at Miami, as Iowa rushed for 188 yards and had 256 yards passing . . . played every offensive down vs. Iowa State, as Iowa rushed for 222 yards and gained 400 yards total offense while scoring 31 points . . . started in win over Utah State as Iowa rushed for 300 yards and had 518 yards total offense . . .started for the fifth straight game in overtime win at Penn State as Iowa rushed for 209 yards and gained 470 yards total offense . . . started in win over Purdue as offense gained 384 yards total offense . . . started for seventh time at left guard in win over Michigan State as Iowa offense reached its second highest point total under Kirk Ferentz in Big Ten action . . . started eighth straight game at left guard in win at Indiana and played every offensive play as Iowa gained 358 yards total offense . . .started ninth straight game at left guard in win at Michigan as Iowa rushed for 177 yards and gained 399 yards total offense . . . started 10th straight game at left guard in win over Wisconsin as Iowa rushed for 130 yards and gained 405 yards total offense . . . started 11th straight game at left guard in win over Northwestern as offense rushed for 245 yards and gained 475 yards total offense . . . started 12th straight game at left guard in win at Minnesota as offense rushed for 365 yards and gained 465 yards total offense . . . started 13th straight game at left guard in Orange Bowl vs. Southern California.

2001 Honors - - named first team all-Big Ten by league coaches . . . 2001 - - started nine of 12 games at left guard . . . game captain vs. Northwestern . . . did not play in win over Miami due to ankle injury . . . suffered dislocated left elbow in first half of win at Northwestern and missed remainder of regular season . . . returned to starting line-up at left guard for Alamo Bowl win over Texas Tech . . . key member of offensive line as Iowa led the Big Ten Conference in scoring with an average of 32.6 points per game . . . Iowa offense averaged 393.5 yards per game, including 175.3 yards rushing and 218.2 yards passing . . . helped pave the way for RB Ladell Betts to rush for over 1,000 yards for the second straight season.

2000 - - battled through a season of injuries after being injured on first day of fall practice . . . did not play in season opener vs. Kansas State . . . started at right guard vs. Western Michigan and Iowa State . . . re-injured in Iowa State game and missed six games after having knee surgery . . . returned to action in win at Penn State . . . saw action in win over Northwestern and returned to starting line-up for season finale at Minnesota. . . one of key members of offensive line that led the way for RB Ladell Betts to rush for 1,090 yards.

1999 - - started the final four games of the season at offensive guard . . . member of young offensive line that improved as the season progressed . . . Iowa averaged 388.2 yards total offense over final five games of the season and RB Ladell Betts rushed for 857 yards in 11 games while earning second team all-Big Ten honors.

1998 Honors - - offensive scout team MVP vs. Wisconsin . . . 1998 - - redshirted.

High school honors - - Super Prep and PrepStar all-American . . . Tom Lemming all-regional . . . PrepStar Midwest Regional Super 30 team . . . USA Today honorable mention all-American . . . first team all-state . . . first team all-conference and conference MVP as a senior . . . Career - - helped lead his team to a 50-game winning streak throughout high school by winning three consecutive state championships . . . as a senior had 46 tackles, 55 assists, and 26 QB sacks . . . 22 receptions for 305 yards and six touchdowns at TE . . . one interception and one fumble recovery as a senior, both for TDs . . . school record 26 sacks as a senior . . . lettered in baseball, basketball and track as well as football.

Personal - - Born 4/4/80 . . . health and sport studies major . . . honor student . . . parents are Ruth and John Steinbach . . . high school coach was Matt Senffner.

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