Eric Cutter

Eric Cutter

Class of 1976

Sport(s): Basketball | Football | Track

Year Inducted: 2005

Eric, one of the most versatile athletes in Bennett H.S. history, was a three sport star in the mid 1970’s. Eric was a three time All-High performer in football, and was selected on both offense and defense. A “do everything” running back with great speed and quickness, Eric was a threat to score every time he touched the ball. Eric also was a “shut down” defensive back in the secondary.

Upon graduation, Coach J. Berkman declared, “He’s the best I’ve ever coached.”

In track, Eric was the All-High sprinter, turning in several 1 0.0 second 1 00 yard dash times on All High Stadium’s cinder track. The Tigers were Scalp & Blade champions all four years during Eric’s career, and Eric was the “Main Man.”

In basketball, Eric played three years of varsity ball. He was the starting point guard in his junior and senior seasons. Eric was special for his unselfish play and unending hustle.

Eric was an outstanding student in the classroom. With many schools to choose from, Eric attended Dartmouth University in Hanover, NH, on an academic scholarship. Eric played four years of varsity football at Dartmouth.

Coach Larry Veronica has one outstanding memory of Eric’s great career at Bennett that exemplifies the person Eric was. On his college application to Dartmouth, for the question “Race,” Eric responded, “Human.”

Eric resides in California today