Four-time Big 12 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll
Played for the Brazos Valley Bombers of the Texas Collegiate League ... Hit .125 (7-for-56) with a double, three RBI and six runs scored in 22 games ... Also walked eight times and had one stolen base.
Played three games, all in non-conference action ... Drew a pinch-hit walk against Illinois (2/29) ... Also had pinch-hit appearances in the second game of the series at Mississippi State (3/9) and at Oral Roberts (3/12).
Did not play competitively.
Sat out season as a non-medical redshirt.
Prepped at Douglas MacArthur High School in San Antonio, Texas ... Pitched, caught and played outfield for head coach Paul Lindy ... Led MacArthur to playoffs twice, including bi-district title in 2006 ... Three-time all-district selection ... MacArthur team MVP as a senior ... 2006 San Antonio Area Optimist All-Star ... Team One Texas Showcase and Diamond King Midwest Elite Showcase selection in 2005 ... Played in Junior Olympics and Connie Mack World Series in 2005 ... Hit .330 with four home runs and 12 doubles as a senior ... Hit .320 with three home runs, three triples and nine doubles in 2005 ... Hit .350 with five home runs as a sophomore ... Quarterback, punter and kicker for MacArthur football team ... Two-time all-district selection ... 2005 Wendy's High School Heisman nominee ... Two-time academic all-state in football ... Two-time academic all-district in baseball and football ... Graduated magna cum laude ... Texas scholar.
Full name is Eric Joseph Udell ... Born Sept. 24, 1987, in San Antonio, Texas ... Son of Kevin and Cindy Udell ... Grandfather Col. Maurice Udell played football at Missouri and was Air Force Top Gun Fighter Pilot in 1980 ... Cousin Alec Cuellar played football at Texas A&M in late 1980s ... Mechanical engineering major.