Expected to open season vying for a position as the program's top deep snapper, but at the very least, will provide the ECU special teams unit with reliable and experienced depth behind two-year snapper Wilson Raynor ... Transferred into the Pirate program in the fall of 2006 after earning roster positions at two BCS member schools - N.C. State and Mississippi State.
2006: Competed as a member of the special teams scout unit, but did not experience game action complying with NCAA transfer regulations.
2005: Earned roster slot for Coach Sylvester Croom at Southeastern Conference member Mississippi State but could not participate because of NCAA transfer rules ... Spent time on scout squad while Bulldogs compiled a 3-8 record.
2004: Redshirted by Coach Chuck Amato during initial collegiate season at N.C. State ... Scout team member for a Wolfpack squad that produced a 5-6 mark.
High School: A 2004 graduate of the Ravenscroft School in Raleigh ... Earned three football and three baseball letters for the Ravens ... Helped football team to a three-year record of 22-12 which included a pair of North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) runner-up finishes in 2002 and 2003 for Coach Ned Gonet ... Served as team captain and closed prep career with 34 consecutive starts ... A two-time All-Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference (TISAC) performer in baseball as a catcher, pitcher, first baseman, third baseman and second baseman ... A baseball team captain who earned back-to-back All-Louisburg Easter Tournament honors ... A strong classroom performer, earning the Rusty Lewis Scholarship Award and designation as a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete.
Personal: Full name is Joseph Corey Bass ... Born March 14, 1986 at Raleigh, N.C. ... Major is communications while minor in business administration ... Hobbies include fishing, traveling and movies ... A familiar face around ECU athletic events, volunteering time as an intern for marketing and media relations offices ... Also gained broadcast experience, handling analyst duties on the Pirate ISP Sports Network and making his on-air debut during the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional in May, 2007 ... Son of Jimmy and Sarah Bass ... Father currently serves as ECU's Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Operations ... Named to the 2006-2007 ECU Athletic Director's Honor Roll (Honor Roll/fall, Dean's List/spring).