22+ Best Eric Heitmann Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Eric Heitmann is a former center. Heitmann was drafted by the 49ers in the 7th round (239th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft. Inspirational Eric Heitmann quotes about life and success that will help boost your confidence.

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Most Famous Eric Heitmann Quotes

I don’t ever remember Thomas complaining about fatigue. He was always out there doing 100 percent on every play. You never would have expected this. – Eric Heitmann

If something turns up (on the basic physical), like elevated blood pressure or an irregular heartbeat, then they’ll test us on the treadmill. I haven’t heard of that happening to anyone on this squad, and I’d have been surprised if I’d heard it about Thomas because he seemed to be in very good shape. – Eric Heitmann

One thing I’ve learned is this: Never allow yourself to hate a people because of the actions of a few. Hatred and bigotry destroyed my nation, and millions died. I would hope that most people did not hate Germans because of the Nazis, or Americans because of slaves. Never hate, it only eats you alive. Keep an open mind and always look for the good in people. You may be surprised at what you find. – Eric Heitmann

Of all my accomplishments I may have achieved during the war, I am proudest of the fact that I never lost a wingman. – Eric Heitmann

I hope a lot of good will come out of it, but it’s hard to see that now. We’re all going to be thinking about Thomas when we’re here in the locker room or when we go out to practice. He’ll be with us. – Eric Heitmann

We know it’s coming together. You could see the progress from week to week in practices, even when it wasn’t obvious in games. – Eric Heitmann

I took Thomas’ passing pretty hard, … The things that are helping us are to talk about Thomas, and to re-live his life. On the plane on the way home, we gathered a big group of us, and we just sat and rehashed everything we could remember about Thomas. There was just so much joy in his life. – Eric Heitmann

I think our problem right now is that we’re not getting the opportunity to run. What we need to do is convert on third downs. That’s something that’s been our emphasis this week. – Eric Heitmann

See, decide, attack, reverse. – Eric Heitmann

Once committed to an attack, fly in at full speed. After scoring crippling or disabling hits, I would clear myself and then repeat the process. I never pursued the enemy once they had eluded me. Better to break off and set up again for a new assault. I always began my attacks from full strength, if possible, my ideal flying height being 22,000 ft because at that altitude I could best utilize the performance of my aircraft. Combat flying is based on the slashing attack and rough maneuvering. – Eric Heitmann

In combat flying, fancy precision aerobatic work is really not of much use. Instead, it is the rough maneuver which succeeds. – Eric Heitmann

Every day kill just one, rather than today five, tomorrow ten . . . that is enough for you. Then your nerves are calm, and you can sleep good, you have your drink in the evening and the next morning you are fit again. – Eric Heitmann

I opened fire when the whole windshield was black with the enemy . . . at minimum range . . . it doesn’t matter what your angle is to him or whether you are in a turn or any other maneuver. – Eric Heitmann

The weapon where the man is sitting in is always superior against the other. – Eric Heitmann

If he is superior then I would go home, for another day that is better. – Eric Heitmann

You can have computer sights of anything you like, but I think you have to go to the enemy on the shortest distance and knock him down from point-blank range. You’ll get him from in close. At long distance, it’s questionable. – Eric Heitmann

It was my view that no kill was worth the life of a wingman… Pilots in my unit who lost wingmen on this basis were prohibited from leading a [section]. The were made to fly as wingman, instead. – Eric Heitmann

He was always a real healthy kid out there. He never missed a snap, never missed a play. I don’t remember him ever complaining about fatigue. – Eric Heitmann

We need to have more downs to keep running the ball. – Eric Heitmann

A lot of good things have come out of this season. We’ve grown a lot, guys have matured. There’s definitely a positive outlook for next season. This game is very important. Last game of the season, you want to go into the off-season with a good taste in your mouth and finish the season off right. – Eric Heitmann

I’m excited for the guy. We knew he was due. He is a very talented athlete, and a very good quarterback. He is going to be an extraordinary quarterback for us in the future. – Eric Heitmann

He passed all the tests at the beginning of the year, – Eric Heitmann

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