Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage
Pirates Dodge Weather, Use Shell Workout To Finish Scrimmage Preparations
Pirates Back In Full Pads, Continue Drills
Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeill Discusses The Start Of Spring Practice
Kickoff Set for 2:00 p.m. Against Marshall At Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
An athletic multi-purpose standout who will compete for significant playing time in the Pirate secondary as a sophomore ... Wrapped up spring drills with a place on the two-deep as a reserve at the strong safety position, but flexibility could include action at both outside linebacking positions as well ... Experienced reps at all three positions during the spring practice period ... Could also provide an impact on various special teams units for a second-straight campaign ... Originally signed as quarterback, but the aforementioned versatility enabled a smooth transition to the defensive side of the ball ... Logged one tackle in the first spring scrimmage (March 31), but was not credited with any statistics a week later in the second contest ... Closed out the spring in notable fashion with two stops and a 32-yard fumble return for a touchdown during the Purple-Gold Game on April 14 ... Development in strength and conditioning program has been significant as well ... Produced lifts of 320 pounds (bench), 435 (back squat) and 277 (power clean) during spring testing ... Flexibility rating of 13.0 ranks among best of unit.
2011 Game-by-Game Statistics
2010: Served as a scout team member while redshirting during initial season in the Pirate program ... Officially signed with East Carolina in February.
High School: Scored the game-winning touchdown as a senior in Webster Groves' Class 5 Missouri State Football Championship victory over Fort Osage ... Helped the Statesmen finish with a flawless 13-0 mark and first state title since 2002 ... Described as a "pro-style" passing quarterback with a strong and accurate arm ... In a three-quarterback rotation at Webster Groves, rushed 87 times for 557 yards and seven touchdowns ... Added 119 yards passing and one touchdown ... Threw for more than 900 yards and 11 touchdowns, while rushing for 550 yards and seven additional scores as a junior at South Stanly High School in Norwood, N.C., before move to Missouri ... Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.87 seconds during testing combine ... A standout basketball player at South Stanly who averaged 14 points per game as a junior ... Also excelled at track at SSHS, placing sixth at the 2009 state meet in the 100-meter hurdles and seventh in the 300-meter hurdles.
Personal: Full name is Desmond Devon Brown ... Born April 17, 1992 ... Major is information technologies.