|9 Bobby Fulp|
ECU Head Coach Ruffin McNeill Welcomes Back 14 Returning Starters, 50 Lettermen
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 ... Penciled in as a top reserve, along with DaShaun Amos, at the boundary cornerback position heading into the 2015 campaign ... Will also be counted on to possibly handle roles on various special teams, similar to his redshirt freshman season (which resulted in ample game-day reps) ... Coaching staff cites quick acclimation to assignments and agility as key reasons for increasing contributions ... Picked off a pass (no return) during the first spring scrimmage on March 28 ... Added a tackle each in second outing (April 11) and Purple-Gold Game (April 18) to close out practice period ... Logged one of 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") ... Power numbers have consistently improved since beginning work in the strength and conditioning program ... Has a bench press of 295 pounds, a back squat of 400 and a power clean of 274.
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.