The defending champions in Class 3A, the Camden Bulldogs lost many key elements from their 2001 team that defeated Union in the title game last December including All American WR Kelvin Grant now with the Clemson Tigers. But Eric has stepped forth as a leader on and off the field and has Camden poised for another run to the 3A title in 2002.
Unofficially for the 2002 season, Eric has completed 54 out of 86 passes for 1,364 yards. He has an incredible touchdown to interception ratio with 16 touchdowns and 3 interceptions (all in the first game). Eleven of his 16 TD passes have been on throws of more than 20 yards. He also has a pair of TDs on the ground, including an 81-yard jaunt vs. Fairfield Central. McCollom and WR Todd Glee share the school record for longest scoring play from scrimmage, as they hooked up on a 99-yard TD pass at Sumter early in the season.
Last year, he threw for a school-record 2,593 yards and 29 scores in leading Camden to the undefeated season and its 7th state title.
Eric is now a remarkable 18-1 as a starting QB for the Camden Bulldogs.
He has a scholarship offer on the table from Penn State and is looking at his options here in the Palmetto State and the southeast. He has received contact from USC and Clemson but does not have an offer to date.
Watch for big things from Eric as Camden enter the region play and starts the run toward back to back titles in the November playoffs.