8  Bobby Fulp
Bobby  Fulp

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Midlothian, Va.

High School:
Clover Hill

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 198

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
2L


03/21/2014

Pirates Begin Spring Practice, Open American Conference Era

ECU Head Coach Ruffin McNeill Welcomes Back 14 Returning Starters, 50 Lettermen

Continues to be an emerging performer in the defensive secondary who has climbed the two-deep since earning a roster position as a true freshman in the fall of 2013 … Expected to bounce back from a shoulder injury and content for the starting strong safety position during preseason camp in 2016 … Competed for a top designation at the boundary cornerback slot to open sophomore campaign, but versatility enabled move to safety … Will also be counted on to possibly handle roles on various special teams, similar to first pair of seasons in program (which resulted in additional game-day reps) … An agile and knowledgeable playmaker who possesses a stellar work ethic … Was promoted to scholarship status during fall camp prior to the 2015 season opener … Has played in 24 career contests, all off the bench (secondary reserve) or as a member of special teams … Tallied 21 stops (14 solo) and picked off one pass …Nine tackles have come during special teams action … Held out of spring workouts because of a shoulder injury, yet sports medicine staff is confident for full clearance heading into the season … Did not participate in strength and conditioning testing during the off-season because of the aforementioned injury, yet still owns one of the position’s top pro shuttle and three-cone drill times with 4.01 and 6.89 clips, respectively, in addition to one of the top vertical leaps in the program (39.5”) … Earlier power numbers include a bench press of 295 pounds, a back squat of 400 and a power clean of 274.

2015: Played in all 12 contests as a full-time reserve at strong safety and as a top-tier member of the special teams unit … Collected 18 tackles (13 solo) … Logged stops in nine contests and was credited with multiple hits on four occasions … Picked up 15 tackles in first six outings (2.5 tpg) before nagging shoulder injury limited effectiveness in final six games (three/0.5 tpg) … Turned in a career-best four stops twice (Navy, BYU) … Booked three hits vs. Virginia Tech, two vs. Florida and single tackles against Towson, SMU, Tulsa, Temple and UCF … Credited with seven special teams stops (five on kickoff returns, two on punt returns) … Of the 11 tackles on defense, eight came on rushing plays … Picked off first career pass at Florida and returned it two yards (which helped set up an ECU touchdown in the third quarter) … Did not record statistics in outings vs. Connecticut, USF and Cincinnati … A two-time game captain (Florida, BYU).

2014: Appeared in 12 games as a member of the special teams unit and as a reserve in the Pirate secondary ... Overall, credited with three tackles (one solo) … Two stops were made on special teams (one each on a kickoff and punt return) … Experienced action in the ECU secondary at Tulsa following an injury to starter Lamar Ivey … Recorded only defensive stop (solo) against the Golden Hurricane at Chapman Stadium … Formally elevated to two-deep status prior to regular season finale against UCF and maintained standing for the Birmingham Bowl clash against Florida … Did not play at South Carolina.

2013: Earned roster position as a walk-on … Was redshirted during initial campaign in ECU program but was considered a valuable member of the developmental (scout) team.

High School: Earned three varsity football letters at Clover Hill School … Played on both sides of the ball during prep career (quarterback/wide receiver on offense, secondary on defense) … Also lettered as a track standout.

Personal: Full name is Edward Norris Fulp II, but prefers to be called Bobby … Major is industrial distribution and logistics.