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ERIK KOTTOM SAT OUT OF THE 2007 SEASON DUE TO NCAA GUIDELINES AFTER TRANSFERING FROM WYOMING. HE DOES NOT INTEND TO PLAY IN THE 2008 SEASON.
Erik Kottom was born on April 10, 1987 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He attended Eden Prairie High School (Minnesota) before graduating and agreeing to play at Wyoming where he redshirted his first year. Kottom joins the University of Minnesota Gopher football team this season but will be forced to sit out due to NCAA transfer guidelines.
In high school, Erik Kottom played tight end all the way up to his senior season when he moved to the offensive guard spot and flourished. The pure athlete Kottom earned All-State, All-Metro and All-Conference nods as a senior. Kottom, a natural leader, was elected as a team captain in his senior season.
Erik Kottom also played basketball in high school. Kottom comes from quite the athletic pedigree, as his father played football at the University of Minnesota at Morris. His uncle played basketball at St. Olaf College and his grandpa played football and basketball at Augsburg College.
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