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Meet The Two-Deep: Eric Stephens




August 18, 2011

"Meet The Two-Deep" is an exclusive daily feature at designed to allow Red Raider Nation to connect with this year's football team. The players in this feature made the official "two-deep" following spring practices, which means they will be competing for a starting spot when Texas Tech opens the 2011 football season at home against Texas State on Sept. 3. Check-in each morning at 10 a.m. (CT) on and get to know a different member of your Red Raider football team.

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What goes through your mind when running onto the field with the team on a gameday?
"Just a lot of excitement. We work hard all during the week, and come Saturday, that's when it all pays off."

What is your favorite thing about being a Red Raider?
"The fans. They're always excited for every game, they always come out and support us."

Is there a motto or a phrase you live by?
"Never be satisfied. You're never too good to get better. Try to get better every day."

What is your personal goal for this season?
"Big 12 championship, as it is every season."

Who are some of the major influences in your life, both on and off the field?
"On the field, it's my family. I think of my family a lot. I just want to do better for them. My mom has been a big influence on my life, on and off the field."

What has been the biggest difference for you personally from your first year at Tech to where you are now in your career?
"Well, the first year, I was trying to figure out where I fit in, and see how much different it would be from high school. Now, I've got it all down. We'll see how the season goes."

Give your personal message to Red Raider Nation.
"We're going to bring the Big 12 Championship this year, so come out and support us!"



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