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Sacramento State set to welcome a ‘Beast’ to its football team this fall

Christian Erickson of Paso Robles High School scored 19 touchdowns in eight games last season. Erickson will sign a letter of intent to play at Sacramento State next season.
Christian Erickson of Paso Robles High School scored 19 touchdowns in eight games last season. Erickson will sign a letter of intent to play at Sacramento State next season. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

The Beast of North County is moving farther north in the fall.

Paso Robles High School star running back Christian Erickson has verbally committed to play football at Sacramento State next season, Erickson confirmed to The Tribune of San Luis Obispo on Thursday. He will sign his National Letter of Intent next Thursday.

In eight games last season, Erickson scored 19 touchdowns, including 16 rushing, and averaged nearly 120 yards on the ground per game. He also took on a new role on defense.

The Tribune’s 2016 County Football Player of the Year was also in talks with Cal Poly and Northern Arizona before choosing Sacramento State.

The Hornets finished with a 2-9 record (2-6 Big Sky Conference) last season.

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