Remains poised for a significant break-out season from a statistical and prominence standpoint after a pair of honors-producing campaigns ... Continues to rate among the top performers in Conference USA and is projected to make an impact on a national level as the year develops depending on offensive scheme decisions ... Served as a backup quarterback less than just three years ago (2005) before Skip Holtz was prompted by his athleticism and physical development in the strength program to fill a depth deficiency at tight end ... In all, has gained over 40 pounds since move ... Runs well, has elusive tendencies and quickness despite large frame, and has a firm grasp of ECU's offensive scheme ... Will open senior season firmly entrenched as the program's top tight end ... Caught a total of three passes in two early spring scrimmages, which included a two-catch, 22-yard effort (3/28) ... Completed spring play with one reception for four yards during the '08 Purple-Gold Game (4/12) ... Earned unit's Distinction of Outstanding Attitude, Effort and Leadership Award at the close of drills.
2007: Started 12 of 13 games played at tight end ... A honorable mention All-Conference USA selection by league coaches ... Had 19 receptions for 196 yards (10.3 avg.) with two TDs ... Caught a season-high four passes on two occasions (UNC and UCF) ... Hauled down at least one pass in nine games ... Caught seven passes for 10 or more yards and three for 20 or more ... Career-long reception of 26 yards came against Memphis ... Scored TDs against North Carolina (15 yards) and UCF (20) ... vs. Va. Tech (9/1): Notched seventh career start at tight end ... Also saw action as a member of the special teams unit recording two tackles ... vs. UNC (9/8): Hauled down four passes for 51 yards (tied career-high) ... Scored fourth career TD on a 15-yard pass play from Patrick Pinkney ... One of six receivers to have a reception for more than 10 yards (15 and 20) ... vs. USM (9/15): Caught one pass for six yards ... Also saw action as a member of special teams unit ... vs. WVU (9/22): Had one reception for five yards ... vs. Houston (9/29): Started fifth game of the season at tight end - no stats ... vs. UCF (10/6): Caught four balls for 43 yards including his fifth career TD on a 20-yard pass from Kass ... One of four receivers to record a reception of 10 or more yards (20-yard) ... vs. UTEP (10/13): Brought down three passes for 28 yards ... One of seven receivers to record a catch of 10 or more yards (15 and 15) ... vs. N.C. State (10/20): Started eighth game of the year ... Did not record any stats ... vs. UAB (10/27): Experienced action in a reserve role at tight end ... Caught one pass for nine yards before leaving with an ankle injury ... vs. Memphis (11/3): Caught one pass for 26 yards (career-long), coming on the first offensive play from scrimmage ... One of four receivers to record a catch of 10 or more yards ... vs. Marshall (11/10): Caught two passes for seven yards ... vs. Tulane (11/24): Had two receptions for 21 yards ... One of five receivers to have a catch of 10 or more yards (14) ... Also saw action as a member of the special teams unit ... vs. Boise State (12/23): Started 12th game of the season at tight end ... Member of special teams unit - no stats.
2006: Played in all 13 games and made six starts (opened six of 11 games in which ECU came out in a tight end package) ... Started against Navy, UAB, SMU, Southern Miss, UCF and Marshall ... Earned All-Conference USA honors (third-team) as selected by league head coaches ... Made 16 receptions for 187 yards (11.7 avg.) and three touchdowns (UAB, SMU and Rice) ... Caught first career pass (21 yards) in first career start against Navy (9/2) ... Hauled in a season-high six passes for 51 yards, including his first career touchdown against UAB a week later ... Ten of 16 receptions went for 10 or more yards, with two going for 20 or more ... vs. Navy (9/2): Lone catch of 21 yards came on a third-and-seven play in the first quarter ... vs. UAB (9/9): Snagged a career-high six catches for a career-best 51 yards ... Scored first collegiate TD in the fourth quarter on a one-yard pass from James Pinkney ... Three of six receptions were for 12 or more yards (12, 13 and 14) ... vs. Memphis (9/16): Came off the bench as Pirates opened game in a three-receiver set ... Did not record any statistics ... vs. WVU (9/23): Recorded one reception for 21 yards in the fourth quarter, matching a career-long set earlier in the season opener against Navy ... vs. UVA (10/7): Experienced reserve action and did record any statistics ... vs. Tulsa (10/14): Was one of four receivers to haul down a pass for 10 or more yards with a 12-yarder in the fourth quarter ... vs. SMU (10/21): Started and brought down four passes for 49 yards, including his second career touchdown (17-yards) ... Recorded one tackle on special teams (assist) ... vs. USM (10/28): Had one catch for 14 yards in the first quarter ... vs. UCF (11/4): Picked up fifth start of the season and made an appearance on special teams ... Did not record any statistics ... vs. Marshall (11/11): Made last start of season but did not record any statistics ... vs. Rice (11/18): Logged one reception, a five-yard scoring strike from James Pinkney to open the game's scoring ... vs. N.C. State (11/25): One of five receivers to register a reception for 10 or more yards with his 14-yarder in the first quarter ... vs. USF (12/23): Came off the bench and did not record statistics in Papajohns.com Bowl play.
2005: Did not experience any action despite status on travel roster as reserve quarterback.
2004: Redshirted ... Turned in notable performances on scout squad, preparing East Carolina defensive unit on a weekly basis by emulating opponent signal-callers ... Earned program's Rick Bankston Memorial Award, symbolic of the scout team's offensive player-of-the-year.
High School: Helped lead Bears to back-to-back state championship appearances in 2002 and 2003 ... Compiled a 30-3 record as a starting quarterback under the direction of coach Chip Williams ... The Big East Conference Co-Player-of-the-Year as a junior ... A two-time all-conference selection and an all-state pick during senior campaign ... Completed 99-of-203 passes for 1,709 yards and 20 TDs while only suffering nine interceptions as a senior ... Rushed for 492 yards and eight scores on 107 carries ... An All-America selection by PrepStar Magazine ... Ranked among the top 25 quarterbacks in the nation according to ESPN.com's Tom Lemming ... Also rated as the 24th-best prospect in North Carolina by PrepStar Magazine ... Earned a total of nine varsity letters (four in basketball, three in football and two in track).
Personal: Full name is Davon Anthony Drew ... Born December 9, 1985 at New Bern, N.C. ... Major is management of recreation facilities and services ... Cites relationships and building bonds with players and coaches as the best thing about ECU football ... Lists hometown New Bern products Tabari Wallace (DB) and Stacy Whitehead (OL) as favorite all-time Pirate players ... Uniform No. 3 was also his high school number ... A devout basketball fan who lists Dick Vitale as his favorite broadcaster ... Hobbies also include video games ... Credits mother, high school coaches, family, friends and teammates as being the most influential people on his career ... Has a twin brother.