2008: Outdoors competed in the javelin where he won his first meet of the year at the Weems Baskin Invitational ... took fourth at the Spec Towns Invitational with a toss of 211-10 ... placed seventh at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a throw of 208-9 ... placed fifth at the NCAA East Regional Championships with a throw of 219-11 to advance to the NCAA Championships ... finished 22nd at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
2007: Outdoors, competed in the shot put at the Hurricane Invite, placing 12th ... placed second at the Penn Relays in the javelin with a mark of 212-1 that qualified him for the NCAA East Regionals ... scored and placed third at the SEC Outdoor Championships after landing a 223-7 javelin throw.
2006: Redshirted due to injury.
HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by George Glover at Westwood Regional High School in the Township of Westwood, N.J., in 2005 ... lettered four times in outdoor track and field, and three times during the indoor season ... logged the top javelin throw (206-11) in the state and was a top-15 thrower nationally ... also completed in the discus (159-1) and was the school record-holder in the shot put indoors (52-9 1/4) ... was all-league, all-county and all-state ... led the team to league, county and state sectional championships in 2005 ... was the North Jersey Team of the Year by The Bergen Record and The Star-Ledger.
PERSONAL: Erik Paul Heymann was born Dec. 26, 1986, in Westwood, N.J. ... nickname is "Scrappy" ... parents are Marianne and Herbert Heymann ... working on a degree in philosophy ... also considered Miami (Ohio), North Carolina State and Duke before casting his lot with the Gamecocks.