|19 Curtis Burston|
Sharp Passing Effort, Rush Defense Dominates Second Scrimmage
Expected to fully return from a lower back injury which prevented him from engaging in contact work during the duration of the 2015 spring practice period ... Will provide quality depth at the outside receiver position, vying for depth chart inclusion during preseason camp ... Could also make collegiate debut as a member of the special teams unit during redshirt freshman campaign ... Officially enrolled early at ECU in January of 2014 after signing a grant-in-aid with the program (instead of a letter-of-intent per NCAA policy) ... Did participate in spring strength and conditioning testing phase, and recorded a 280-pound bench press, a 265-pound power clean and a 205-pound push jerk ... Also possesses a 31" vertical jump, a 9'5.5" broad jump.
2014: Redshirted during initial season in ECU program and contributed efforts on scout team ... Signed with the Pirates in February, but reported early as previously mentioned to allow participation in spring drills.
High School: A three-year letterman for Coach Mike Castellano at Middle Creek High School ... Played in a similar offensive scheme and package during prep career that East Carolina currently utilizes ... Experienced limited action as a senior because of a lower leg injury, but still made 40 receptions for 759 yards and 13 TDs in just seven games ... Selected to play in the prestigious Shrine Bowl and represented North Carolina (vs. South Carolina) ... Recorded 45 catches for 850 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior in 2012 to help guide the Mustangs to an 11-2 overall record and a perfect 8-0 Tri-Nine 4-A Conference ledger ... A first-team all-conference honoree after junior campaign ... Earned scout grade of 73 and was ranked among the top 55 players in the state by ESPN.com ... Also recruited by Boston College ... "Acceleration ability despite size" was cited in numerous recruiting publications ... Officially committed to East Carolina on Aug. 18, 2013 ... Picked up additional varsity letters in basketball.
Personal: Full name is Curtis Tysim Burston ... Major is criminal justice ... A strong academic performer, earning ECU Honor Roll inclusion during the 2014 fall semester and again during the 2015 spring semester.