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Eric Winston biography

Date of birth : 1983-11-17
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Midland, Texas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-10
Credited as : Football player NFL, offensive tackle for the Houston Texans, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Eric Winston is an American football offensive tackle for the Houston Texans of the National Football League.

Selected by Houston Texans in third round (66th overall) of 2006 NFL Draft…Signed by Texans on July 23, 2006…Re-signed by Texans on September 6, 2008.

HONORS: 2007 USA Today AFC All-Joe Team.

PRO:
Athletic young lineman who stepped into the starting lineup at right tackle as a rookie and has started the past 54 games as Houston’s right tackle…started the final seven games of the 2006 season at right tackle…has the speed and athleticism to play tackle as well as the power to play guard if needed…converted from tight end to tackle in college.

2009 (Houston 16/16): Started at RT vs. the New York Jets (9/13)...started at right tackle at Tennessee (9/20) and helped protect QB Matt Schaub, allowing him to set a career-high with four touchdown passes...helped Schaub pass for his second consecutive 300-yard game vs. Jacksonville .

2008 (Houston 16/16): Started in all 16 games at right tackle…part of an offensive line that saw all five members start every game together for the first time in team history…helped the offense average 382.1 yards per game, which ranked third in the NFL…paved the way for rookie RB Steve Slaton to rush for a Texans single-season record 1,282 yards…teamed with RG Mike Brisiel to help the rushing attack average 5.1 yards per carry to the right side of the line, good for third-best in the league…started his second consecutive season opener at RT at Pittsburgh (9/7)…helped Slaton rush for his first 100-yard game at Tennessee (9/21)… helped the offense gain over 400 yards in back-to-back games vs. Miami (10/12) and vs. Detroit (10/19)…helped the team score a season-high 35 points vs. Cincinnati (10/26)…was part of an offensive line that helped Slaton set a Texans rookie record with 156 rushing yards at Indianapolis (11/16)…helped the offense gain a franchise-record 549 yards at Green Bay (12/7)…was part of the line that helped Slaton run for his third consecutive 100-yard game and WR Andre Johnson record the first 200-yard receiving game in team history vs. Tennessee (12/14).

2007 (Houston 16/16): One of three Texans offensive linemen to start all 16 games…the Texans offensive line reduced the number of sacks allowed by 21 from 2006 to 2007, going from 43 in 2006 to just 22 last season…the 21-sack decrease from 2006 to 2007 was the third-best improvement for any line in the NFL…only Cleveland and Oakland improved more…started on kickoff weekend against Kansas City (9/9) for the first time in his short NFL career…started against Tennessee (10/21)…made three miscellaneous tackles…started the 20th game of his career against Tampa Bay (12/9)…started at Indianapolis (12/23) serving as a team captain…missed a few plays after suffering a back injury.

2006 (Houston 12/7): Played in 12 games as a rookie and started the final seven contests at right tackle…played a key part in a rushing attack that improved dramatically over the second half of the season and produced more than 100 yards on the ground in five of the last seven games…made his professional debut as a reserve lineman at Dallas (10/15)…came on in relief of an injured Zach Wiegert at Jacksonville (11/12)…made first career start at RT against Buffalo (11/19) and helped the team rush for 188 yards, the third-best total in franchise history.

COLLEGE:
A very highly-rated tackle out of Miami…began his Miami career as a tight end…injury during junior season limited play…helped lead a highly ranked offense in his three full seasons…All-American first team selection by Walter Camp, American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and Sports Illustrated as a senior in 2005, adding second-team honors from the Associated Press…All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team pick and recipient of the Jacobs Trophy, given to the ACC’s top offensive lineman.

PERSONAL:
Hails from Midland, Texas…team won three consecutive Texas Class 5A titles at Midland Lee High School...played tight end and defensive end...SuperPrep National Elite 50 Team...Houston Chronicle Texas Top 100...First-Team All-American by ESPN.com...First-Team All-USA Today...caught 20 passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns as a senior...made 13 catches for 325 yards and one touchdown as a junior...married to Jenny…has one daughter, Julie...served as a guest author for Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback column on SportsIllustrated.com the week of June 28, 2010.

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