Cooper And Wiggins Score Three TDs On Senior Day
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
East Carolina vs. Louisiana - R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl - AP Photos (12/22/12)
One of three returning starters in the Pirate secondary and will open his senior season listed as ECU's top field cornerback ... A Preseason All-Conference USA (second team) selection by Phil Steele's College Football Preview Magazine ... Knocked down a pass and booked a tackle during the first spring scrimmage before netting three hits the following week ... Closed out spring drills with three more stops and another pass breakup in the Purple-Gold game on April 20 ... Officially joined the East Carolina program during the December junior college signing period in 2011 and enrolled in January to participate in spring workouts ... Produced a broad jump of 125", a vertical leap of 37" and a 40 time of 4.41 during spring strength and conditioning spring testing ... A three-cone drill time of 6.6 also ranked as a notable clip as is his flex score of 13.5.
2012: Played in all 13 games and made nine starts, which included the first eight contests of the year ... Ranked ninth on the unit with 43 tackles (31 solo), recording a season-best six in three successive games (ASU, SC, USM) to open the campaign ... Led squad with 14 pass breakups (multiple knock-downs on five occasions) ... Stood 29th nationally in passes defended with 1.15 per game (14 PBs, one interception) ... Booked multiple stops in 10 of 13 games ... Ranked first on the team with 35 tackles on pass plays ... One of eight Pirates to pick off a pass (UTEP/29-yard return) ... Earned selection on Phil Steele Magazine's 2012 Midseason All-Conference USA (second-team) as a defensive back ... Booked career-best six tackles (four solo) in his Pirate debut against Appalachian State ... Recorded a game-high four pass breakups to go along with his team-best six stops (five solo) at South Carolina ... Booked third-straight game with six stops (four solo) at Southern Miss ... Recovered fumble in the third quarter that stopped Southern Miss' drive and led to ECU's second score of the quarter ... Teamed up with Terry Williams on a two-yard loss in the third quarter at North Carolina ... Also recorded two of ECU's five pass breakups against the Tar Heels ... Picked off first career pass against UTEP in the fourth quarter ... Registered a game-high three pass breakups against the Miners ... Also had multiple pass breakups against Memphis and Marshall ... Came off the bench to record four tackles (three solo) in the regular season finale against Marshall before adding four in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl vs. UL-Lafayette.
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: Full name is Adonis Delon Armstrong ... Born August 29, 1991 at Jackson, Miss. ... Enjoys video games (2K, NCAA Football) ... A communications major who earned ECU Honor Roll designation for his classroom work during the 2013 spring semester.