Eric Paul Hetzel
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 175 lb.
- School Eastern Oklahoma State College, Louisiana State University
- High School Notre Dame High School (Crowley)
- Debut July 1, 1989
- Final Game September 13, 1990
- Born September 25, 1963 in Crowley, LA USA
Though Hetzel comes from a long family tradition of rice, crawfish, and soybean farming in deep south Louisiana, he may have come by his athleticism through his mother, the late Reggie Hetzel, who taught several generations of Crowley and Acadia Parish (county) children how to swim.