ECU Pirates :: Hall of Fame
Zach Valentine

Inducted 1996
Hometown: Edenton, N.C.
Sport: Football (1975-78)
Coach: Pat Dye

Zack Valentine, a 1977 All-America honorable mention player in football, was a Pirate standout from 1975-78.

A four-year Pirate starter, Valentine was a 1978 and '79 All-South Independent selection. The 1978 Independence Bowl MVP, Valentine was also named ECU's Most Outstanding Defensive Player and Most Outstanding Senior that season.

A second round draft pick for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1978 National Football League Draft, Valentine played for the 1979 Super Bowl Champions and was the Steelers' Special Teams Player-of-the-Year. Valentine is a 1979 ECU graduate with a degree in health and physical education.