Eric feels left out when his presence on the football team is ignored. After he makes the winning touchdown for the Valley football game, Eric suddenly finds himself considered the school hero, with Rachel and Maria wanting to do their class project on him, Ryan selling autographed t-shirts, and Heather, a cheerleader he has a crush on, suddenly interested in him. But Eric lets his new fame go to his head, ignoring commitments and threatening his friendships with the gang. Meanwhile, Nicky becomes jealous when he finds out Katie's old boyfriend is coming to town next week and joins the cheerleader squad to spend more time with her. When he finds out how difficult being a cheerleader is, though, he fakes an injury to get out of the squad. Written by
Chris the Geek
Did You Know?
The player whom Eric replaces during the Valley game is named "Kapowski," possibly a reference to a younger brother of Kelly Kapowski from the original series. See more