A dedicated and passionate former walk-on who hopes to continue his rise on the defensive two-deep after providing significant contributions to the Pirate program as a special teams stalwart during sophomore and junior seasons ... Closed spring drills by earning a place on the depth chart as a reserve at one of the outside linebacking positions, but will also likely serve in a leadership role on various special teams squads for the third consecutive year ... Has benefitted significantly from a tireless work ethic in the strength and conditioning program, ranking among ECU's best in jerk wattage (1,300), vertical jump (36.5") and broad jump (9'4.5) ... Originally earned a roster position as a walk-on in the spring of 2009 under the previous coaching staff.
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High School: A two-year letterman for coach Greg Kendall at Godwin High School ... Helped Eagles to an 8-2 record as a senior and a 6-4 mark as a junior, but came up short for post-season qualification in both seasons ... A game-winning reception on a two-point conversion against Patrick Henry was nominated for the VHSL "Play-of-the-Year" ... Named to the Colonial District All-Academic Team during senior year.
Personal: Full name is James Ross Craig ... Born October 26, 1989 at Richmond, Va. ... Son of Barry and Lisa Craig ... A health fitness specialist major ... Earned selection to the spring (2011 and 2012) Honor Roll for work in the classroom ... Hobbies include working out, movies and cooking ... Cites Greenville and Pirate fan base as best thing about the ECU football program ... Has a desire to travel around Europe after graduation ... Lists parents and mentor/trainer Reed Kagan as most influential people on his career.