Eric Wimpee
2016-17 Baseball
NO
45
POS
1B
YR-EXP
FR-HS
B/T
L/L
HT
6-4
WT
215
HOMETOWN
Rockwall, Texas
PREVIOUS SCHOOL
Rockwall HS
Eric Wimpee

PRIOR TO UT TYLER: Arrives in Tyler after playing and graduating from Rockwall High School... Hit .295 with 15 RBI and one home run as a senior after hitting .305 with 19 RBI as a junior at RHS... Had a .455 slugging percentage as a senior and was named the Congressman John Ratcliffe Rising Star... Helped his team to a bi-district championship as a senior following a district title and to the regional quarterfinals as a junior. 

PERSONAL: Son of Joe and Alisa Wimpee. Has three siblings, Tyler, Cody and Beau. His brother, Cody, played football at Abilene Christian. 

MAJOR: Kinesiology

CAREER ASPIRATION: Physical Therapist

WHY UT TYLER: "I wanted to come to a winning program and an amazing school and this is what UT Tyler provided for me."

BEYOND THE GAME
Favorite Baseball Team: Texas Rangers
Favorite Athlete: Paul Goldschmidt and Jackie Robinson
Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite TV Show: Arrow
Favorite Musician: Tim McGraw
Favorite Food: Italian
Favorite Hobby: Hunting
Funniest Teammate: Hunter Palmer
Most Serious Teammate: Brady McCoy