|19 Andrew Bodenheimer|
Twenty Players Recognized After ECU Earns Bowl Bid, Posts Second-Highest Win Total Since 1992
Shane Carden passed for 278 yards and two touchdowns for the Pirates
Sophomore Accounted For Six TDs, Passed for a Career-High 439 Yards Agains Marshall
Expected to cap admirable ascent from a walk-on special teams performer to part-time starter to full-time starter to honors candidacy during senior season ... Will open final campaign with starters' designation at the "Z" slot - one of two outside receiver positions in ECU's four-receiver offensive scheme - for the third-straight year ... Hands, reliability, savvy and deceptive quickness have enabled notable performance as a possession-type pass catcher ... Earned promotion to full scholarship status after the 2010 spring semester ... Made two receptions for 11 yards during the first spring scrimmage (March 31) and added a single grab for nine yards a week later ... Also collected a catch for four yards during the Purple-Gold Game (April 14) ... Selected as a fourth-team preseason All-Conference USA performer by Phil Steele's College Football Preview Magazine ... Produced a back squat of 480 pounds, a bench press of 340 pounds and a wattage of 1,207 in the jerk to rank among unit's best during the strength and conditioning testing period.
2011 Game-by-Game Statistics
2011: Turned in strongest season to date and established himself as one of the Pirates' most reliable outside receivers ... Started 10 games at the "Z" slot for the second-straight campaign ... Lone contests not in the starting lineup were at UTEP and Marshall, when he was on the field for the contest-opening kickoff return ... Set single-season career highs with 46 catches and 484 receiving yards ... Ended the campaign ranked third on the squad in receptions and yards while finishing second in yards per catch at 10.5 ... Also stood third on the squad in receptions that resulted in first downs with 28 ... The Pirates' leading receiver in the second half of the campaign, catching a team-best 28 passes for a squad second-best 279 yards in the final six games ... On the receiving end of 18 passes for 205 yards during the first six contests of the season ... In East Carolina victories, tallied the most receiving yards of any player with 276 ... For the season, hauled in 17 passes on first down, 17 on second down and 12 on third down ... Excelled in third-and-short situations, catching all four passes intended and converting all four into first downs ... Has made at least one reception in 20-straight contests and turned in six games with five or more catches (five/UAB, North Carolina, Navy, Tulane, Southern Miss; eight/Marshall) ... Ranked third on the squad with five receptions of 20 or more yards (51/Memphis, 24/UAB, 23/Tulane, 23/Navy, 21/Southern Miss) ... Snared 46-of-62 passes intended (74.2 percent reception rate) ... East Carolina's second-most productive receiver in Conference USA action, trailing only Justin Hardy (40 receptions and 463 yards), with 31 grabs for 341 yards ... Hauled in 15 passes for 143 yards in non-league action ... Established personal best with eight receptions (51 yards) in season finale at Marshall ... Caught five passes for 60 yards against Southern Miss ... Ended the first half against Tulane with 48 yards receiving on three catches (16.0 yards per catch) ... Set career high with 72 receiving yards at Navy ... Finished the opening half against the Midshipmen with 56 receiving yards after entering the game with a personal best of 60 yards ... Hauled in a career-long 51-yard reception on a halfback pass from Hardy during the first quarter at Memphis ... All five receptions (60 yards) in UAB contest went for first downs ... Caught three of contest's five passes against North Carolina in the second quarter, netting 14 yards ... Game's other two receptions went for first downs during the third frame ... Recipient of the program's Rock Roggeman Heart of the Pirate Award (offensive unit) for exemplary strength and conditioning efforts and work ethic. 2010 Game-by-Game Statistics
2010: Recorded a career-high 10 starts and played in 13 games during emerging season in ECU's pass-oriented offense ... Three non-starts were Tulsa, Virginia Tech and UCF ... Finished year with 40 receptions for 370 yards and first two touchdowns of career (UCF, UAB) ... Ranked fifth on the team in both receptions and yards ... Hauled in 31-of-40 receptions on first or second down ... On fourth down, caught both passes intended for with both going for first downs ... On all downs, 21 receptions were good for first downs ... At his best on second-and-middle distances (four or fewer yards to go), making receptions on all six passes intended and gaining four first downs ... Nearly doubled production in Conference USA games as opposed to non-league action (23 catches, 217 yards/12 catches, 110 yards) ... During final six games of the campaign, was team's third-best receiver, making 25 grabs for 221 yards, an average of 36.8 yards per contest ... Hauled in two or more passes in all but three games (zero/Southern Miss, one/Marshall, one/Rice) ... Established season best with six receptions at UCF, including first touchdown (three yards) ... 58 receiving yards against UAB set a then career high ... Tied for fifth on the squad with three receptions of 20 yards or more (29/UAB, 23/UAB, 21/N.C. State) ... Finished with five receptions for 43 yards against Maryland in the Military Bowl ... Recorded three of game's four receptions, including second career touchdown with a season-long, 29-yard grab, in the second quarter at UAB.
2009 Game-by-Game Statistics
2009:Appeared in all 14 games during first active season in Pirate program ... Opened last two contests of season against Houston (Conference USA Championship Game) and Arkansas (AutoZone Liberty Bowl) ... Initially, experienced majority of action on special teams (three tackles) before heightened role on offensive unit ... In all, recorded six receptions for 87 yards - an average of 14.5 yards per catch ... Made first collegiate catch in fourth quarter against Rice Oct. 17 for a career-long 31 yards (from Josh Jordan) ... Followed with a 14-yard grab at Memphis ... Closed out season with back-to-back career-best two-reception outings in starts vs. Cougars and Razorbacks ... Racked up 27 yards against UH before logging 15 yards in bowl tilt against Arkansas ... First reception against Razorbacks was Patrick Pinkney's first completion of the contest ... Tallied tackles against West Virginia (one) and UAB (two).
2008: Earned roster position after walk-on tryouts in late August ... Redshirted during initial season in East Carolina program, but cited by former coaching staff for contributions and efforts on offensive scout team.
High School: A four-year letterman and team captain for coach Chip Petree at West Forsyth High School ... Completed prep career with 155 receptions for 2,999 yards and 20 touchdowns ... Helped lead Titans to a combined record of 16-9 and pair of conference titles as a sophomore and junior ... Named to the NCPreps.com 4A All-State squad as a senior and was selected to play in the East-West All-Star Game ... A two-year all-conference and all-region performer ... Chosen as WFHS's Offensive MVP in 2007 after making 62 catches for 1,184 yards and eight TDs ... Racked up 1,129 yards and 10 scores on 54 receptions as a junior in 2006 after a 27-catch, 522-yard and two-touchdown effort during sophomore campaign ... Opened high school career with 12 receptions for 164 yards to earn varsity letter as a freshman in 2004 ... Also lettered in basketball for two years (point guard, shooting guard and small forward) and in track once (high jump) ... Earned selection to the school's Honor Roll all four years and posted a 4.0 grade-point average as a freshman.
Personal: Full name is Andrew Grayson Bodenheimer ... Born October 20, 1989 at Clemmons, N.C. ... Son of Gene and Teresa Bodenheimer ... Brother Matt Bodenheimer was a member of the Pirate football program as a freshman while another brother, Tony Robinson, played collegiate football at Winston-Salem State and Carson Newman before signing with the Seattle Seahawks in 2007 (later assigned to the Amsterdam Admirals of the NFL Europa League) ... Lists video games and music as hobbies of choice ... Says fan base is the best thing about ECU Football ... Selects Randy Moss as favorite all-time NFL player ... Worked as a lifeguard during summer vacations ... Graduated with a bachelor's degree in sports studies in December, 2011 (minored in business administration) and is currently working towards another degree in general business/finance ... An Honor Roll (3.0 grade point average) performer in the classroom during the fall and spring semester during the 2011-12 academic year.