My name is Eric Laputka. I was born in Bridgewater, New Jersey. My major at UCONN is video game design. I played football since first grade. I played on the D-line as and started at Defensive tackle. My high school team (Bridgewater Panthers) went to the state championship three years in a row and got to play on MetLife stadium (aka Giants stadium). I also played high school rugby. We won the state championship and went undefeated my junior year. I was a starter on the team my sophmore, junior, and senior year, and I was team captain senior year until i chipped off a piece of cartilage on my right knee which ended my season.