|38 Davis Plowman|
Kemp Tabbed One of Eight Manning Stars-of-the-Week
Pirates Keep Bowl Chances Intact with First Win in Orlando Since 2008
Projected to serve as the Pirates’ top placekicker for the second-straight season … Successfully elevated status from a part-time role to starter as a junior after initially joining the ECU program following a transfer from Texas A&M (prior to the 2013 campaign) … Possesses a strong leg and addressed consistency level in admirable fashion during the 2015 season … Also serves as a back-up punter … Has appeared in 20 games, tallied 74 points (41-43 extra-points, 11-14 field goals) and kicked off 10 times (60.3 average) in a Pirate uniform … Drilled a 26-yard field goal during first spring scrimmage (April 9) … Was one-of-one on extra-point tries and two-of-two on field goals (27, 28-yarders) in the Purple-Gold Game on April 16 … Ranked among top 10 percent of specialists with a flex rating of 14.5 during spring strength and conditioning testing … Also produced a bench press of 305 pounds, a 4.45 time in the pro shuttle and a 7.27 clip in the three-cone drill.
2015: Took over starting placekicking duties during the second week of season (at Florida) and held top position for the remainder of the year … Converted 37-of-39 PATs (94.9 percent) and 10-of-12 field goal tries to tally a total of 67 points as a junior … Field goal percentage of 83.3 ranked third in the American Athletic Conference … Enjoyed run of 28-straight successful PATs to open campaign before having first attempt at Connecticut blocked … Also put together run of four consecutive field goals made in early-to-mid October before misfiring against Temple … Was perfect on PATs in nine contests, which included a career-best seven-of-seven effort at SMU … Had a trio of five-of-five outings (Virginia Tech, BYU, UCF) … Converted a personal-best three field goals (in three attempts) twice – Tulsa (24, 23, 41-yarders) and UCF (career-long 45, 36, 36) … Booted single three-pointers vs. Florida (30-yarder), BYU (34), USF (40) and Cincinnati (20) … Accounted for a personal-best 14 points (five PATs, three FGs) during road win against Knights to earn AAC Special Teams Player-of-the-Week honors … Closed year with at least one field goal in three-straight games (one vs. USF, three at UCF, one vs. Cincinnati) … In all, was three-of-three from 20-to-29 yards out, four-of-four from 30-39 and three-of-five from 40-49 … Played in 11 contests (did not experience action in opener against Towson).
2014: Played in four games – N.C. Central, Temple, Tulane and Tulsa … Connected on lone PAT in the fourth quarter in the opener against the Eagles ... Missed 40-yard field goal attempt in the fourth quarter at Tulsa ... Kicked off three times for 165 yards (55.0 avg.) ... Had two kickoffs against N.C. Central (117 yards/58.5 avg.) and one vs. Tulane (48 yards) … Member of onside kicking team at Temple.
2013: Was a perfect four-of-four on all kicks as a redshirt freshman during first year at ECU … Also kicked off on seven occasions (438 yards/62.6 avg.) … Converted extra-points against Tulsa and UAB (two) … Drilled 19-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter against the Golden Hurricane at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium during an eventual 58-24 Pirate win. 2012 (Texas A&M): Redshirted as a true freshman while in Aggies’ program.
High School: Graduated from Blessed Trinity Catholic High School … Earned three football letters for the Titans.
Personal: Full name is John Davis Plowman … Major is communications … Earned ECU Honor Roll designation for work in the classroom.