Eatman was twice a Lombardi Award semi-finalist, a three-time honorable mention All-American and a two-time All-Pac-10 Selection while playing football at UCLA. In 1983 he was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs but elected to join the USFL, where he was an All-Pro offensive tackle with the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars. In 1984, Eatman was named the USFL Man of the Year. In 1986, he joined the NFL, where he spent 11 seasons playing for the Chiefs, the NY Jets, the LA Rams, and the Atlanta Falcons before ending his playing career with the Houston Oilers in 1996. He then went on to become an offensive line coach for the Jets and Green Bay Packers in the NFL.
Eatman currently donates a great deal of his time to the CASA (Child Advocacy of San Antonio)) program. He has a passion of helping the youth of this country “be the best that they can be” and thus his commitment to CASA and his involvement with AQUAS help complete the picture. Eatman says he feels honored to be on the board and will do all that he can to have a positive impact on the organization.
Irv and his wife Maureen live with their son in San Antonio and have a daughter at Howard University in Washington, DC.