The most prolific scorer in East Carolina gridiron history, Jeff Heath began kicking his way into ECU record books in 1982. Heath's resume includes some of the most notable achievements by any kicker in school history. He kicked 53 field goals during his career which included a span of nine consecutive games with at least one field goal made. His career long was 58 yards. He made six field goals of 50 yards or more during his career.
Heath was the all-time leading scorer in ECU football history (251 points) until Kevin Miller surpassed him in the 2002 season.
He also set an NCAA record for longest average distance of field goals made in a game with 49.5 yards against Texas-Arlington in 1982. Off the field, He was awarded the Jerry T. Brooks Award for academic achievement in 1982 and the E.E. Rawl Memorial Award for character, scholarship and athletic achievement in 1985.