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
Work ethic, an unbridled commitment level and rapidly developing collegiate fundamental skills have enabled full-time depth chart standing heading into sophomore season ... Will open second active campaign on the ECU roster as Adhem Elsawi's top backup at the right tackle position, but has the flexibility to work on the left side and as an "overload" blocking tight end as well should depth become an issue during the season ... Could also serve a key line role on various special teams squads ... Despite limited experience, brings a level of maturity and coaching perspective beyond his years to the unit and program ...Suffered a left knee injury on April 5, a day before the first of three scrimmages, and was sidelined for the remainder of the spring ... Expected to be cleared in time for camp after the completion of rehabilitation work ... Posted one of the top three-cone drill marks (7.21) and 40 times (5.08) among all lineman during spring strength and conditioning testing ... Also turned in a notable pro agility drill time of 4.50 and added lifts of 490 pounds (back squat), 355 (bench press), 308 (power clean) and 275 (push jerk).
2012: Played in all 13 games during redshirt freshman season ...Experienced action on special teams, as a reserve lineman and as a tight end in certain packages, but did not record any statistics.
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 (power forward, center) for Ocean Lakes ... Possessed a high school grade point average of 3.5 and was a four-year Honor Roll member ... Also earned selection to the Virginia Beach Athletic Association All-Academic Team.
Personal: Full name is Charles M. Lowery, but prefers to go by Chaz ... Born October 13, 1992 at Virginia Beach, Va. ... Major is exercise physiology ... An outstanding student who earned inclusion on ECU's Honor Roll (3.0 grade point average of higher) during fall semesters in 2011 and 2012 before following with Dean's List (3.5) status during the springs of 2012 and 2013 ... 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 and has done additional work with local EMS responders ... 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 ... Late father also served women's basketball coach at Old Dominion ... Did not play organized football until high school ... Hobbies include surfing.