Eric Stevens was born and raised in San Pedro, California. He played college football at the University of California-Berkeley and went on to play in the NFL with the St. Louis Rams in 2013. After realizing that football wasn't the career path for him, Eric became a Los Angeles City firefighter.
On August 27, 2019, just one month after marrying his college sweetheart Amanda, Eric was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). After learning that there are treatments to help stop the progression of the disease but patients are unable to access them, Eric is fighting for hope for the ALS community. #axeALS