|8 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.