A former walk-on who has unselfishly devoted four years of service to the ECU program ... Earned and has kept spot on Pirates' active roster through two coaching staffs ... Will again contend for playing time as a member of the defensive line or special teams as a senior ... Defensively, hopes to open senior campaign vying for a two-deep position at one of the interior line slots ... Work habits, versatility and athleticism provides quality depth on the defensive front positions ... Turned in another sturdy spring season, posting one stop during scrimmage (3/23) but did not record statistics in the '07 Purple- Gold Game.
2006: Earned playing time against SMU at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium (10/21), but was not credited with any tackles.
2005: Spent majority of season on scout unit but did experience game-day action in home contest against Rice (10/8) ... Did not record statistics against the Owls.
2004: Did not play in any games as a redshirt freshman ... A dedicated and valued scout team member.
2003: Redshirted after earning a roster position as a walk-on during the fall.
High School: A three-year letterwinner as a member of the defensive line and special teams for coach John Hammett's Gryphons at Rocky Mount High School ... Named to all-area squad as a senior team captain ... Also picked up two additional letters as shot put and discus thrower on the track & field squad ... Wrestled one season in the heavyweight division.
Personal: Full name is Craig Maurice Harper ... Born June 25, 1985 at Greenville, N.C. ... Major is information and computer technology ... Enjoys reading The Bible ... Lists computers and electronics as hobbies of choice.