Football signing: Boyertown's Eric Heller lands at Lycoming

2014 Boyertown graduate Eric Heller, seated between parents Judy and Bill Heller, makes a verbal commitment to play Division III football at Lycoming during a recent ceremony at the high school.

Eric Heller at a glance

High School: Boyertown  

Graduation Year: 2014

Position: Running back

College Choice: Lycoming

Parents: Judy and Bill Heller

Major Athletic Honors/Statistics: 3-year varsity letter winner; 2012 Peter Minzola Award winner, 2013 team captain; rushed for a combined 1,074 yards in junior and senior seasons with 14 touchdowns

College Major: Biology

Academic: Third Century Scholarship recipient - top half of graduating class, minimum of 3.00 GPA, SAT scores of more than 1,000

Other schools in the mix: King’s, Wilkes

Why did you choose this school? “Lycoming has a great history of education, athletics and alumni. When I visited the school I knew that it was the place for me!”

Reflections on your high school season/career: “I had an awesome time playing with my best friends and competing alongside of them every Friday night. I had great coaches and great support from my family!”

Goals/expectations for your college career: “I plan to have an immediate impact on the team. Wherever I am needed the most is where I will go. I would like to get playing time as a freshman and work every year to become better.”

Former coach Mark Scisly: “Eric was an extremely hard worker for the past three seasons. He is dedicated and very coachable. Eric has been an overachiever and a key component of our offense that was ranked No. 1 in the PAC-10 in total yards. With his work ethic, skill and dedication, Eric will do very well at the next level.”