Eric Hensley - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#66 Eric Hensley Season 2006-07


Class Redshirt Senior
Height 6'6"
Weight 312
Hometown Clinton, TN
High School Clinton

Earned 11 starts at right guard while enjoying the biggest role of his five-year Commodore career… Finished career with 18 starts in 42 games played… Started the season in outstanding fashion, sharing team[apos]s co-Offensive Player of the Week honors after impressive performance versus Western Carolina… Limited during midseason with injury, missing start at Army.

Played in every game, starting the last seven at right guard… Made progress physically through the season after suffering a severe leg injury in Spring drills… Played more than 75 percent of offensive snaps in second half of season… Earned first career start at Georgia.

Saw limited action as reserve behind All-SEC left tackle Chris Williams… Played OT and on kick conversion units in first four games of season… Suspended for final eight games for violation of team rules.

Worked as reserve offensive tackle, seeing limited action in seven games… Also participated as blocker on Commodore placekicking teams.

Redshirted as freshman… Worked as offensive tackle and guard during fall practices.

High School
Team captain as senior… Started as senior at offensive tackle… Started three years at defensive tackle… Named to Knoxville News Sentinel[apos]s First Team PrepXtra team… Elected to play in Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Game… Four-Year letterwinner in football and basketball, three letters as thrower in track & field… Current captain of basketball team.

Michael Eric Hensley… Son of Michael and Kathie Hensley… Expects to finish degree in Human and Organizational Development in May 2010… Participated in Tennessee Boy[apos]s State… Selected to represent state at National Student Leadership Conference and 2005 presidential inauguration… Member of the National Society of High School Scholars and National Honor Society… Volunteered with numerous causes, including Habitat for Humanity, Second Harvest Food Drive and Knoxville Children[apos]s Hospital… Enjoys numerous outdoor activities.

Clinton Head Coach Andy Shattuck
‘Eric is a hard worker and very intelligent guy. Of course, he is very talented, but what I appreciated about Eric was his attitude. Our team hasn[apos]t enjoyed a lot of success, but Eric took the losing personally and always worked to get better. ‘Eric is such a young kid, he has that big upside college coaches are really looking for in their prospects