ECU Head Coach Ruffin McNeill Welcomes Back 21 Returning Starters, 50 Lettermen
Kickoff Set For Noon at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
ECU Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeill Discusses The Upcoming Navy Game
ECU Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeill Discusses The Upcoming Memphis Game
Kickoff Slated for 8 p.m. at Bright House Networks Stadium
One of three seniors and four overall returning starters on ECU's offensive line ... Remains a highly-regarded, strong and physical lineman who should contend for the honors candidacy at the conference level in 2013 ... Will open final collegiate season locked in as the Pirates' top left guard for the third-straight campaign after successfully making the move over from tackle early during the 2011 season ... Has opened 20-straight games at left guard dating back to Oct. 15, 2011 (Memphis) and has appeared in 37 career contests with 24 starts (LT/4, LG/20) ... Part of an offensive line unit that has provided pass protection for 20 300-yard passing games over the last three seasons ... Understanding of offensive scheme, continued development of leadership skills and strength have been lauded by coaching staff ... Earned "excellent" status on the strength and conditioning program's rating system, logging a 655-pound back squat, a 370-pound bench press, 340-pound power clean and a 300-pound push jerk.
2012: Started all 13 games at left guard ... Key member of a line that helped produce five 100-yard rushing performances and four 300-yard passing contests ... Part of three games where ECU produced 550 or more yards of total offense (600/UAB, 550/UH, 555/MAR) ... Paved the way for a season-high 245 yards rushing against Houston ... Played pivotal role for an offensive unit that provided pass protection for Shane Carden's single-game passing record of 439 yards vs. Marshall ... Also provided running lanes for Vintavious Cooper's 1,049-yard season.
2011: Played in all 12 games and took hold of a starting spot along the Pirate offensive line, receiving the nod in 11 contests ... Started the first four games at left tackle before shifting over to left guard for the final seven tilts ... Lone game not in the initial lineup was at Houston ... Also served in blocking roles on the field goal and PAT units throughout the campaign ... Guided Pirates to a No. 20 national ranking in passing offense (286.1 yards per game) ... ECU finished second in Conference USA in passing offense and fifth in total offense (395.2 yards per game) ... Provided protection for ECU quarterbacks to throw for more than 300 yards in six of the last 10 games ... Aerial attack ended the season with the second-most passing yards in program history (3,433) ... Opened holes for 12 rushing touchdowns in the last seven games ... Provided space for ECU's season-best 186 rushing yards against UCF, the most since tallying 194 versus Marshall on Oct. 23, 2010 ... Pirates averaged 11.4 yards per completion against Southern Miss ... Provided pass protection for quarterback Dominique Davis to set NCAA records for consecutive completions in a game (26/Navy) and season (36/Memphis and Navy) ... Allowed time for Davis to set the East Carolina single-game completion percentage record of 88.9 against Navy, the second best in NCAA history for a passer converting at least 40 throws ... Pirates averaged 7.0 yards per play and 12.2 yards per completion at Memphis while gaining 524 total yards ... Provided pass protection for Davis to throw for a program single-game record 417 yards against North Carolina as the team averaged 10.2 yards per completion ... Against UAB, helped the Pirates to 361 yards passing, 181 on the ground and 7.3 yards per play ... In the season opener against South Carolina, provided pass protection for Davis to throw for 200 or more yards (260) for the 14th-straight game.
2010: During first active season on the Pirates' roster, played in 12 games as the top backup at the left tackle and left guard positions, earning initial varsity letter ... Lone game missed was against N.C. State ... Served in blocking roles on the field goal and PAT units throughout the campaign ... Blocked for Michael Barbour's record-breaking 56 PAT and 104-point season ... Helped the East Carolina offense establish 14 single-season records ... Providing pass protection for Pirate quarterbacks to set new standards in attempts (632), completions (408), yards (4,143), yards per game (318.7) and touchdowns (39) ... Opened holes for the offense to score a school-record 60 offensive touchdowns, surpassing the 2007 team's 50 offensive TDs ... Helped the offense to program bests with 478 overall points, 346 points in C-USA games and 36.8 points per contest ... Passing yardage against Tulsa (383) was the first 300+ performance for the Pirates since tallying 406 against North Carolina Sept. 8, 2007, a span of 40 games ... Team threw for 300 or more yards nine times during the year ... Guided Pirates to a No. 8 national ranking in passing offense (318.7 ypg) and a No. 16 standing in scoring (36.8 ppg) ... Unit ranked 20th at the FBS level in fewest sacks allowed per game (1.2) ... ECU finished second in Conference USA in passing offense and fourth in scoring and total offense (437.6 ypg).
2009: Spent developmental season on offensive scout team and benefitted from year in strength program ... Redshirted during initial season in ECU program ... Was nearly promoted to active roster on several occasions because of depth concerns, but previous coaching staff elected to maintain redshirt status ... Officially signed with the Pirates in February.
High School: A team captain, three-year starter and four-year letterman for coach Greg Thomas's Indians at Choctawhatchee High School ... Earned All-Northwest Daily News (Fort Walton Beach) honors in 2007 and 2008, and was also selected as area's offensive lineman-of-the-year as a senior ... Chosen as a 2008 Pensacola Sports Association All-Star and played in Pensacola All-Star game ... Recipient of Coaches Award after final campaign ... Member of the 2008 "Dandy Dozen" list ... Received prestigious FCA Challenger Award for Choctawhatchee in recognition of character, leadership, integrity and excellence ... Prep coach was former Pirate offensive lineman who also enjoyed a successful tenure as head coach at Greenville's J.H. Rose High School ... Earned three additional letters as member of CHS's weight-lifting squad, a recognized sport program in the state of Florida.
Personal: Full name is Ronnie Jordan Davis ... Born February 9, 1991 at Fort Walton Beach, Fla. ... Son of Ronnie and Jennifer Davis ... Hobbies include fishing and producing films ... Earned a bachelor's degree in communications during ECU's 2013 Spring Commencement Exercises ... Currently pursuing a second undergraduate degree in information technologies.