While officially listed on the preseason depth chart as one of the candidates to serve as the top backup behind Rob Kass, coaches haven't completely ruled out continued competition for the starter's job when camp opens ... Turned in another strong spring performance, finishing drills locked in a battle with Patrick Pinkney for the No. 2 position ... Rushed for 20 yards on just four carries and completed four-of-10 passes for 19 yards in the first spring scrimmage (3/23) before leading all signal-callers with a 140-yard passing (nine-of-14) performance during the second contest (3/30) ... Hooked up with Jamar Bryant on a 45-yard TD strike to open the scrimmage ... Completed seven-of-15 passes for a team-high 79 yards (long of 31 to Dwayne Harris) during the '07 Purple-Gold Game ... Continues growth and understanding of the Pirates' offensive scheme, displays a jet-quick release and carries a polished demeanor under center.
2006: Served as the number three quarterback on ECU's depth chart during redshirt freshman season ... Experienced first and only collegiate action during fourth quarter against Marshall at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium (Nov. 11), but did not record any statistics.
2005: Redshirted during initial season in ECU program ... Made valuable contributions as one of two primary scout team signal-callers ... Officially signed with Skip Holtz' program in February, 2005.
High School: Earned four letters for coach Tony Paroli at J.M. Robinson High School ... Key part of Bulldogs' program which compiled a 25-11 (.694) record in 2002, 2003 and 2004 ... Helped squad to back-to-back 9-3 marks as a sophomore and junior ... Served as team captain as a senior ... Also earned a pair of baseball letters (pitcher/catcher/infielder) ... Selected as Robinson's recipient of the Scholar-Athlete Award.
Personal: Full name is Charles Brett Clay ... Born March 5, 1986 ... Major is construction management ... Earned selection to the 2007 ECU Athletic Director's Spring Honor Roll.