Eric was born July 6, 1992 in Carlsbad, California. Is the son of Mike Filia, and Kristin Snyder. Attended Edison high school where he earned Edison team MVP honors as a freshman, junior and senior. Eric concluded his high school career ranking seventh all-time in CIF history with 156 hits. Has two younger brothers, Michael Filia, and Marc Filia, and admires the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward. Eric intends to major in history.