Pirates Complete Last Weekday Practice of Spring Season
Pirates Return To Work After First Scrimmage
Pirates Ready For First Scrimmage At Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeill Discusses The Start Of Spring Practice
ECU Readies For Second Scrimmage
Used an exemplary work ethic, an unbridled commitment and quickly-developing collegiate fundamental skills to earn a place on the offensive depth chart as a top backup at the right tackle position heading into first active season ... Could also serve key blocking roles to contribute to various special teams squads during redshirt freshman campaign ... Despite limited experience, brings a level of maturity and coaching perspective beyond his years to the unit and program ... Posted one of the top three-cone drill marks among all lineman (7.72) during spring strength and conditioning testing ... Also turned in a notable pro agility drill time of 4.65.
2011: Was redshirted as a true freshman and was considered a valuable member of the scout team preparing the Pirates' defensive line on a weekly basis ... Officially signed with ECU in February.
High School: A three-year starter for the Dolphins' offensive line ... A Second-Team All-Beach District selection as a senior, despite missing part of the year due to injury ... Helped Ocean Lakes to an 8-3 record and a 30.1 points per game scoring average in 2010 ... Chosen to play for the South Team in the inaugural Chesapeake Bowl All-Star Game following senior year ... Dolphins were undefeated in the regular season at 10-0 during junior season, but were forced to forfeit six games due to using an ineligible player ... Team went 12-1, won the Beach District title and lost to Oscar Smith in the regional final as a sophomore ... Coached by Chris Scott ... One of only 25 region players included on ESPN's Rise list ... Ranked by ESPN.com as one of the top 175 offensive tackles in the nation ... Named to the All-Nike Camp squad ... Listed by The Virginian-Pilot as the 17th-best prospect in South Hampton Roads and as the No. 52 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times ... Also played basketball for Ocean Lakes.
Personal: Major is exercise physiology ... An outstanding student who earned inclusion on ECU's Honor Roll (3.0 grade point average of higher) during the fall semester in 2011 before following with Dean's List (3.5) status during the spring ('12) ... Named to WAVY-TV's Hampton Roads Young Achiever list, a program designed to encourage and recognize young people who exhibit excellent character, community and school involvement, wise use of leisure time and a commitment to achieve their personal best ... Donated volunteer hours at Virginia Beach Memorial Hospital ... Played key organizing role in the Coach Lowery Cross Country Bash, an event held in memory of his father, teacher and long-time coach Ed Lowery, who lost his courageous fight against lymphoma March 31, 2008 ... Did not play organized football until high school ... Possessed a high school grade point average of 3.5.