|26 Cory Hunter|
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
Will enter junior campaign hoping to successfully rebound from a serious right knee injury suffered early during the 2013 season and kept him sidelined the entire spring ... A walk-on whose hard work and commitment as a scout team participant initially resulted in a depth chart position in the backfield a year ago ... Expected to be cleared (medically) to open preseason camp and will compete for playing time against returners Breon Allen, Chris Hairston and Marquez Grayson at a crowded running back position ... Athleticism and attitude could also enable added reps on various Pirate special teams squads ... Did not participate in any speed or jump testing in strength and conditioning program during the spring, but turned in unit-best lifts of 380 pounds (bench press), 291 (power clean) and 306 (push jerk) ... Has a flexibility rating of 17.25, which also ranks as tops among ball-carriers ... Booked jumps of 32" (vertical) and 111.5" (broad), while producing pro shuttle time of 4.17 a year ago.
2013: Played in three games before suffering a season-ending right knee injury following the Virginia Tech contest ... In addition to the Hokies, experienced action against Old Dominion and Florida Atlantic ... Rushed for 27 yards on seven carries and made four catches out of the backfield for 17 yards ... Picked up a season-high 11 yards on three attempts vs. the Owls after opening the year with seven yards on two carries against the Monarchs ... Followed up FAU effort with nine yards on just two runs against Virginia Tech ... Caught two passes each against ODU (eight yards) and FAU (nine) ... Longest rush of the year was a seven-yarder against the Hokies ... Had an eight-yard reception vs. the Owls a week earlier to account for a personal long.
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 management (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).