Fourth-Year Head Coach Reviews Spring Drills, Talks About Current State Of Program
Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage
Sharp Passing Effort, Physical Play Dominate Second Scrimmage
Big-Play Offense, Turnover-Producing Defense Highlight First Scrimmage
Pirates Keep Preparation Efforts On Course For Saturday's Scrimmage
East Carolina vs. Louisiana - R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl - AP Photos (12/22/12)
Signed a letter-of-intent during the December junior college signing period and officially enrolled early at ECU in January ... Participated in spring drills, finishing the practice period in a battle with Jacobi Jenkins for a possible starting position at the field cornerback slot ... Booked three tackles, knocked down a pass and netted the contest's only interception during the Purple-Gold Game on April 14 ... Also added a stop during the first scrimmage (March 31) ... Produced a broad jump of 10'4, a vertical leap of 36" and a 40 time of 4.48 during spring strength and conditioning spring testing ... A three-cone drill time of 6.9 also ranked as a notable clip.
Junior College: A two-year standout in the defensive secondary for Gene Murphy's Eagles ... Helped Hinds to a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) south state runner-up finish as a sophomore, when the team went 7-3 ... Eagles finished the season ranked 15th in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) poll ... A MACJC All-State Second-Team selection who was one of Hinds' two defensive captains in 2011 ... Intercepted eight passes, which tied for the third-most nationally, during final campaign ... Added 197 interception return yards to stand second among all NJCAA players ... Pair of interceptions returns for touchdowns tied for the national lead ... Was fourth at the NJCAA level with 17 pass breakups ... Collected 45 tackles (two for lost yardage) and one sack during sophomore campaign ... Forced and recovered lone fumble of the season in the opener against Itawamba Community College ... Ended the year with seven punt returns for 60 yards ... As a freshman at Hinds, booked 24 tackles, including two for lost yardage ... Forced one fumble and recovered three during initial campaign within the program ... Broke up six passes and intercepted one in 2010.
High School: Guided Clinton to an 8-4 overall record as a senior safety and earned the program's best defensive back award ... The Arrows also went 5-2 in league action during final campaign ... Closed high school career with 171 tackles, 24 pass break ups, 14 interceptions, four blocked kicks, three forced fumble and a trio of touchdowns ... Tallied seven interceptions as a senior ... Gained additional playing time as a kickoff and punt returner ... A Defensive First-Team All-Metro honoree by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger ... Originally signed with Southern (La.) University.
Personal: A communications major.