|3 Anthony Scott|
Senior Receiver Scores Twice And Throws For Another
An explosive, gifted ball-carrier and pass catcher who should continue rapid upward path as a potential starter during junior campaign … Expected to open preseason camp competing for top honors at one of the deepest positions in the program … Followed an impressive rookie debut as a true freshman with similar success as a sophomore … Regardless of what final two-deep evolves into, will serve as the lead back in certain alignments and packages, depending on field position and situation … Acceleration ability and overall speed remind many around the ECU program of former Pirate Chris Johnson (at that stage of his career) … Has played in 23 career contests and rushed for 475 yards and four touchdowns on 104 carries (4.6 ypr) … Has also caught nine balls out of the backfield for 45 yards … Ran for 24 yards on four carries and caught two passes for 12 yards and a TD during the first spring scrimmage (April 9) … Scoring reception from Philip Nelson came from three yards out … Topped all rushers with 47 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries and added a four catches for 48 yards in the Purple-Gold Game on April 16 … Reached paydirt after a 15-yard run to close out the scoring … Earned “Iron Pirate” status for efforts during spring strength and conditioning testing … Speed and agility numbers include a 40-yard dash mark of 4.31, a pro shuttle of 4.09, a three-cone drill of 6.84 and a 60-shuttle of 11.02 … Power lifts consisted of a 320-pound bench press, a 550-pound back squat, a 282-pound power clean and a push jerk of 282 … Also owns a 31.5” vertical leap and a 10’2” broad jump.
2015: Experienced action in 10 games off the bench during sophomore campaign … Ranked third on unit by rushing for 207 yards and one touchdown on 49 carries – an average of 4.2 yards per attempt … Scored only TD against SMU on a one-yard plunge … Tallied four receptions for 23 yards, an average of 5.8 yards per grab … Six of 49 carries went for 10 or more yards (12, 16, 13, 29, 23, 13) … Reached multiple-digit attempt totals twice (11/Towson, 12/SMU) …Booked a career-best 69 ground yards vs. Mustangs to help Pirates to a 49-23 American Athletic Conference road win … Additionally, reeled off a season-long 29-yard run at SMU … Other notable rushing effort came in the opener against Towson with 42 yards (11 carries) … Also picked up 29 yards on six attempts vs. Tulsa and 20 yards (five carries) at Navy … Matched a personal-best with two receptions (12 yards) against Tigers and added single catches vs. Florida (1 yard) and UCF (5) … Had at least one rushing attempt in eight contests … Racked up 230 all-purpose yards … Did not play against Virginia Tech and Connecticut.
2014: Played in all 13 games as a true freshman, both as a reserve running back and on special teams ... Rushed for 268 yards and three touchdowns on 55 carries – an average of 4.9 yards per attempt … Produced ground scores against N.C. Central (personal-long 38-yarder), SMU (one-yarder) and USF (20-yarder) … Pulled in five receptions for 22 yards and returned two kickoffs for 24 yards … Both returns came against Connecticut and included a long of 19 … Made collegiate debut against N.C. Central, rushing seven times for a career-best 61 yards ... Had a personal-best 12 ground attempts for 42 yards against North Carolina ... Ten of dozen carries against Tar Heels came in the fourth quarter accounting (38 yards) … Surpassed the 20-yard rushing mark on five occasions – 61 vs. N.C. Central, 42 vs. North Carolina, 39 vs. USF, 25 vs. Cincinnati and 44 vs. Florida in the Birmingham Bowl … Averaged 8.8 yards per carry with a long of 24 against Gators at Legion Field … Tallied 314 all-purpose yards (268/rushing, 22/receiving, 24/kickoff returns) ... Recorded receptions against Tulsa (two for six yards), UCF (two for 15 yards) and Florida (one for one yard) ... Had a long catch of nine yards vs. Knights … Contest at Tulsa marked only game of season without at least one rushing attempt … First career carry was a two-yard loss in the season opener (first quarter) against the Eagles.
High School: A highly-regarded ball-carrier who rushed for 1,313 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior … Also had 37 receptions for 915 yards and eight scores for coach Jeff McGowan … Selected as the Virginian-Pilot’s Beach District Offensive Player-of-the-Year and was a first-team all-district choice … Racked up 304 yards of total offense in a playoff victory over Maury High School … Advanced to the second round of the playoffs before falling to Salem (27-7) … Ranked by ESPN.com as one of the top 50 prospects in the Commonwealth of Virginia and earned a scout grade of 71 … Also listed among the nation’s top 160 running backs by ESPN.com … Recruited by ACC members Virginia Tech and Maryland, along with Big 12 member West Virginia.
Personal: Full name is Anthony Maurice Scott … Major is sport studies.