Vintavious Cooper Runs for 198 Yards and Scores Two Touchdowns
Sophomore Justin Jones Catches Three Touchdown Passes
Saturday's Winner Ensures Bowl Appearance
Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeill Discusses Regular-Season Finale At Marshall
Senior Dominique Davis Sets ECU Career Completions Record
Watch highlights from East Carolina's game against Southern Miss.
Watch highlights from East Carolina's win at Navy.
Listen to comments from Coach McNeill, Torrance Hunt, Dominique Davis and Emanuel Davis following the Memphis game.
Watch highlights from East Carolina's win at Memphis.
Completed two-year East Carolina career as one of the nation's top quarterbacks from a statistical, productivity and impact standpoint ... Literally re-wrote the school's passing records in just 25 games despite officially arriving on campus only 35 days prior to the season opener in 2010 ... Became the first Pirate signal-caller ever to complete over 700 passes for 7,000 or more yards (program-record 727 completions in 1,103 attempts for 7,192 yards - the latter, a career number which stands fourth among all ECU quarterbacks in history) ... Threw for at least 250 yards on 18 occasions, reached 300 in 13 games, surpassed 350 six times and enjoyed a pair of 400-yard or better performances ... Owns six of the program's top 15 single-game passing performances, which include two of the top three listings ...Passed for 100 yards or more in 22 separate quarters ... Directly accounted for 76 (school-record 62 passing/14 rushing) of the offensive unit's 100 touchdowns during his career ... Threw for at least 200 yards and one touchdown in 14-straight games to open his Pirate career (the longest streak by an ECU quarterback since 1990-91) before having the run snapped against Virginia Tech early during the 2011 campaign ... Tossed at least one TD strike in 23 contests and had three or more scoring throws in 12 outings ... Owns four of the top 10 Pirate passing performances in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium history ... Originally inked with the Pirates and former coach Skip Holtz as a mid-year signee in December, 2009 (from Fort Scott Community College) ... Remained committed to ECU after meeting new head coach Ruffin McNeill for the first time immediately after his hire, but missed the start of the academic semester (which prevented participation in spring drills) ... Competition in Atlantic Coast Conference wars while at Boston College brought a much-needed battle-tested, big-game mindset to a program which had lost a six-year signal-caller the previous season ... Vision, mobility, quickness, passing touch, poise, mental preparation and competitive instincts were all lauded by the coaching staff, but work ethic and leadership skills were most respected by teammates who, on a weekly basis, voted him to serve as team captain in 22 of the 25 contests (10-of-13 in 2010 and 12-of-12 in 2011).2011 Game-by-Game Statistics
2011: While passing numbers declined slightly, still added more entries into the program's record books during senior season ... Started all 12 games and completed 334-of- 494 passes for 3,225 yards and 25 touchdowns, while booking an efficiency rating of 131.46 ... In addition to establishing career standards for most completions and TD throws, set single-season and single-game records for completion percentage (67.6/88.9) ... Also turned in ECU's top single-game passing total in school history with a 417-yard effort against North Carolina ... Including the record-setting effort against the Tar Heels, which was gained with season-highs in attempts (58) and completions (41), eclipsed the 300-yard passing milestone on four other occasions - 361 vs. UAB, 307 vs. Memphis, 372 vs. Navy and 329 vs. Tulane ... Contributed three or more TD passes five times (4 vs. South Carolina and UCF; 3 vs. UAB, Memphis and Marshall) ... Rushed for a career-best 172 yards on 92 carries and added five ground scores (two vs. Tulane, one each vs. South Carolina, Memphis and Southern Miss) ... Ran for a career-high 62 yards on 12 attempts against UCF during a late-season pivotal Conference USA showdown ... Despite top yardage total against UNC, most notable effort of campaign came at Navy during the Pirates' 38-35 road victory ... Set a NCAA single-game record for consecutive completions with 26 to open the contest against the Midshipmen, surpassing Tee Martin (Tennessee, vs. South Carolina/'98) and Aaron Rodgers' (California, vs. Southern Cal/'04) mark of 23 ... Also established a NCAA single-season mark for consecutive completions with 36 (26 vs. Navy and 10 at end of the Memphis game a week earlier), besting Rodgers' previous standard of 26 set against Oregon State and USC in 2004 ... In all, accumulated 388 yards and four touchdowns during the two-game streak while finishing the Navy contest completing 40-of-45 passes (school-record 88.9 completion percentage) for 372 yards and two TDs after a 26-of-26, 251-yard first-half outing ... Single-game completion percentage also stood second in the NCAA record books for a passer converting 40 or more throws ... Earned Conference USA Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors for performance against the Mids, the third league weekly honor of career, while also picking up similar recognition from Rivals.com, College Football Performance Awards and the Manning Award ... Completed 30 or more passes five times and attempted 40 or more passes on six occasions ... Set the ECU career completions standard with 19 conversions against UCF and broke David Garrard's school-record career TD pass mark during the season finale at Marshall with three ... Tossed a career-long 84-yard pass vs. the Knights in third-quarter action, which ranked as the fourth-longest pass play in program history (and longest since 1995) ... Converted 71.0 percent of passes on second down (132-of-186) for 71 first downs and 13 scores ... Completed 11-of-13 throws (84.6 percent) for 10 first downs and four scores on fourth down ... Suffered a career-worst 19 interceptions, which included six multi-pick contests (three each vs. UAB, Houston and Marshall; two vs. North Carolina, Southern Miss and UTEP) ... Completed 196-of-297 passes for 2,049 yards (256.1 ypg) and 17 TDs in eight C-USA battles, while throwing for 1,176 yards on 138-of-197 passing in four non-league matchups (294.0 ypg) ... Averaged 314.4 air yards per game and was picked off just five times in ECU's five victories, but threw 14 interceptions and netted just 236.1 passing yards a contest in the Pirates' seven setbacks ... Despite rough finish, completed campaign among the nation's top 30 in five major statistics - completions per game (5th), total offense (21st), passing yards per game (24th), points per game responsible for (24th) and total passing yards (26th) ... Wrapped up career as the active leader among all FBS quarterbacks in completions per game (29.1), attempts per game (44.1) and plays per game (51.0) ... Selected for inclusion on the 2011 Maxwell, Davey O'Brien and Manning Award Watch Lists prior to the start of the season ... Labeled as "Coolest In The Clutch" by Lindy's Magazine. 2010 Game-by-Game Statistics
2010: Made immediate impact while turning in record-breaking campaign during first season with the Pirates ... Named the Newcomer-of-the-Year by the Conference USA coaches and was an honorable mention all-league selection ... The Rivals.com C-USA MVP, C-USA Offensive MVP and a First Team All-C-USA pick ... A second-team all-league honoree by Phil Steele Magazine ... Established East Carolina single-season records in touchdown passes (37), attempts (609), completions (393), passing yards (3,967) and passing yards per game (305.2) ... TD tosses were the sixth most in a year by a Conference USA quarterback ... Attempts and completions were the second and third most, respectively, by a C-USA signal caller in a year ... Led the conference in passing yards per game and stood second in total offensive yards per game (316.0) ... One of four quarterbacks at the FBS level to average 300+ passing yards per game (Bryant Moniz, Hawaii/ 360.0, Landry Jones, Oklahoma/337.0, Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State/329.0) ... Ended the year leading all FBS players in completions per game (30.2) ... Accounted for 46 of the team's 60 off ensive touchdowns and finished second among all FBS players in points per game responsible for (21.4) and third in total touchdown passes ... Owns three of the top-10 ECU passing performances in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium history (3. 413/ Navy, 7. 383/Tulsa, 9. 376 N.C. State) ... Five touchdown passes against the Blazers tied his career high, as well as the ECU single-game record. Jeff Blake threw five against Southern Miss, Nov. 9, 1991, and Davis had fi ve against Navy and Tulsa ... Set program single-game records for completions (43) and attempts (65) against Navy while finishing one yard shy of the passing-yardage mark with 413. The 413 yards are the fifth most ever recorded in a game by ECU ... In addition to passing records, established East Carolina standards for total offense in a season (4,108 yards), plays in a year (688) and total offensive yards per game (316.0) ... Owns three of the top eight single-game total off ensive yard marks (3. 433/Navy, 6. 412/Tulsa, 8. 385/N.C. State) ... In Conference USA contests, completed 63.4 percent of passes (215-329) for 2,415 yards and 27 touchdowns ... Averaged 325.0 yards passing per home game compared with 291.5 yards per road tilt ... A more effective rusher in home contests, totaling 93 net yards and six scores at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium but 49 yards and three scores in away contests ... Threw for 300 or more yards in five of the last six games with lone exception a 268-yard effort versus Maryland in the Military Bowl ... Completed 30 or more passes four times in final six games and 25 or more 10 times during the year ... Came on strong in the second half of the year, averaging 324.0 aerial yards during the last six games while averaging 289.0 yards per tilt during first seven contests ... Competed a higher percentage of passes, and threw for more total yards, in losses than wins (65.9- 62.6/2,108-1,859) ... Threw for more than 100 yards in a quarter 13 times with the last being 109 in the third versus Maryland ... Tossed nine touchdown passes of 30 or more yards, five more than the Pirates totaled in 2009 ... On second down, completing 63.0 percent of passes (138-219) for 68 first downs and 14 touchdowns ... Tossed 12 scores on third down and nine on first down ... Completed 66.9 percent of passes (164-245) on first down ... Went 16-of-18 on fourth down (88.9 percent) for 14 first downs and two scores (including the game-winning TD at Southern Miss) ... Fourth-quarter, nine-yard touchdown run against SMU was ninth of the season, the most for a Pirate signal caller since Leander Green's QB-record 12 in 1979 ... With rushing touchdowns against Memphis and Tulsa, became the first Pirate QB to have ground scores in consecutive games since Rob Kass Oct. 6 and 13, 2007, against UCF and UTEP ... Had career-long streak of 151 passes without an interception snapped in the second quarter at Rice ... Completed a career-long, 77-yard pass to Jonathan Williams in the second quarter at UAB, ECU's longest pass since an 80-yarder Jan. 2, 2009 ... Rushed for two touchdowns (10 yards, four yards) at UCF ... Against Marshall, third-quarter 26-yard touchdown run was a career-long rush, topping a 22-yard scamper against N.C. State and 21-yard dash at Virginia Tech ... Recorded the game-winning touchdown against N.C. State with a one-yard plunge in overtime ... Converted first 14 passes versus the Wolfpack and totaled 376 yards, the eighth-highest total for an ECU quarterback in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium history ... Named College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention quarterback for Weeks 2, 7 and 10 ... Sept. 6 and Oct. 18 Conference USA Offensive Player-of-the-Week ... Selected as Oct. 18 Rivals.com Conference USA Player-of-the-Week.
Fort Scott CC (2009): Led Greyhounds to a No. 2 national ranking in the final National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)/JCFootball.com poll after his team completed the year with an 11-1 mark ... Helped the Fort Scott offense lead the NJCAA in total off ense (492.0 ypg) ... Ranked 36th among all NJCAA quarterbacks in passing yards per game at 122.25 ... Named Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Off ensive Player-of-the-Week Sept. 26 ... Completed 113-of-215 passes during the season for 1,467 yards and eight touchdowns in leading FSCC to a conference title ... Also rushed for 12 TDs to earn all-conference honors ... Had direct matchup against former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton in the NJCAA Football Championship Game as Newton's Blinn (Texas) College squad edged Fort Scott 31-26 on a last-second punt return for a touchdown Dec. 6.
Boston College (2008): As a redshirt freshman in 2008, took over for the injured Chris Crane midway through the second quarter at Wake Forest (Nov. 22) and started the last three contests, including the ACC Championship Game ... In all, completed 63-of-138 passes for 741 yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions during the season ... Against Vanderbilt in the Music City Bowl, completed 15 of 36 passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns ... Threw for 263 yards (17-of-43) and a TD in the ACC title game against Virginia Tech ... After taking over against Wake Forest, engineered a nine play, 70-yard drive for the come-from-behind win - rushing for a one-yard game-winning touchdown with 1:12 left in the contest ... Completed passes of 36 and 21 yards during triumphant march ... Finished outing vs. Demon Deacons with a 13-of-23, 103-yard passing performance ... Was 12-of-24 for 134 yards and two scores in his first collegiate start vs. Maryland ... Connected on two-of-five passes for 30 yards and rushed for 20 yards in limited action vs. Rhode Island ... Experienced first collegiate action against UCF, completing four-of-seven passes for 30 yards and a touchdown ... Hooked up with Lars Anderson on first career scoring toss in the fourth quarter ... Also picked up 33 yards on six carries during first active campaign.
Boston College (2007): Completed five-of-16 passes for 58 yards in BC's spring game ... Was redshirted during true freshman season (during the fall).
High School: Earned Class 3A All-State (first-team) honors from the Florida Sports Writers Association as a senior quarterback at Kathleen High School ... Gained all-state honors as a senior (first-team) and junior (honorable mention) ... A two-year letterman and all-district selection who served as a team captain ... Passed for 3,108 yards and 31 touchdowns to help lead KHS to an 8-2 record and a district championship in 2006 during senior campaign ... Tossed three or more touchdowns in six games ... Completed 16-of-33 passes for 271 yards and one touchdown, while rushing for another score in the Red Devils' regional semifinal loss to Hardee ... Hit on 136-of-227 passes for 1,824 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior in 2005 to help guide KHS to a 10-3 overall record and the district title ... Head coach was Brian Armstrong ...Played for the North squad in the 2006 Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game (in Bryant Stadium in Lakeland) ... Also earned additional varsity letters in basketball (three as a shooting guard and small forward) and track & field (two as a high jumper) ... Excelled in the classroom as well, graduating with high honors and among the top 30 in class ... Named KHS's Freshman Student-of-the-Year in 2003.
Personal: Full name is Dominique Dion Davis ... Born July 17, 1989 at Lakeland, Fla. ... Son of Rena and Lester Davis ... A communications major ... Brother Desmond Clark plays tight end for the NFL's Chicago Bears ... Lists basketball and video games as hobbies of choice ... Says most memorable football moment to date was leading junior college program to national title game ... Picks Deion Sanders as all-time favorite NFL player but cites Paul Pierce as favorite professional athlete ... Credits brothers (Desmond, Paul) as the most influential people on his career.