Started five games in his first collegiate action last year and will battle for playing time at guard this year.
2009: Saw his first collegiate playing experience with action in ten games at the left guard spot...started five games before being hampered by leg injury...made his first collegiate start vs. Louisville (Oct. 17)... also started the West Virginia (Oct. 24), Rutgers (Oct. 31), Cincinnati (Nov. 7) and Notre Dame games (Nov. 21)...earned the Offensive Game Ball along with his fellow offensive line starters after the win against Notre Dame.
2008: Redshirted ... Named Offensive Scout Team Player of theWeek prior to the Virginia game (Sept. 13).
High School: A two-time all-state selection ... The 2006 Hartford Courant Defensive Player of the Year ... Twice named all-league ... Helped Ansonia to the 2006 and 2007 Class S State Championships ... Recorded 77 tackles, 20 of them for a loss, with eight sacks ... Team captain.
Personal : Erik Matthew Kuraczea ... Born on November 28, 1989 ... A sociology major.
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