|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.