ECU Head Coach Ruffin McNeill Welcomes Back 14 Returning Starters, 50 Lettermen
Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage
Sharp Passing Effort, Physical Play Dominate Second Scrimmage
Big-Play Offense, Turnover-Producing Defense Highlight First Scrimmage
Pirates Ready For First Scrimmage At Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
A walk-on whose hard work and commitment as a scout team participant in the fall and emerging development during the spring resulted in a depth chart position heading into the 2013 season ... Officially listed as a reserve behind returning starter Vintavious Cooper and top back-up Chris Hairston, but will face additional competition from transfer Breon Allen and newcomer Marquez Grayson this fall ... Athleticism and attitude could be rewarded with added playing time on various Pirate special teams squads ... Handled the majority of the rushing load in the spring because of Cooper's absence and Hairston's injury ... Led team in rushing in two of three scrimmages ... Tallied 40 yards on 10 carries during the first contest and added 33 more yards and a touchdown (one-yard plunge) on nine attempts a week later ... Ran for a game-high 61 yards and a score (another one-yarder) on 15 carries during the Purple Gold Game on April 20 ... Turned in the top spring testing numbers of all ECU running backs during spring testing in ECU's strength and conditioning program ... Turned in lifts of 360 pounds (bench press),515 (back squat), 352 (power clean) and 315 (push jerk) ... Also booked jumps of 32" (vertical) and 111.5" (broad), while owning a pro shuttle time of 4.17.
2012: Earned roster position as a walk-on after the conclusion of preseason camp, but did not experience game-day action ... A reliable scout team performer on ECU's developmental roster.
High School: A three-year letterman and team captain for coach Ryan Habich at Fuquay-Varina High School ... Earned 4AA All-State honors as a senior and junior ... Selected as a conference player-of-the-year in 2010 and helped squad to three-straight league titles ... Also picked up varsity letters in track (discus, 4x1 relay).
Personal: Full name is Coryatt J. Hunter ... Born November 21, 1992 at Lakewood, Colo. ... Major is accounting ... Earned ECU Honor Roll designation for work in the classroom during the 2012 fall semester ... Father C.J. was a three-time All-America shot putter at Penn State who captured the 1999 World Championship (threw a personal-best 71'9" at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials after competing in the 1996 Summer Games).