An unmatched commitment level and tireless work ethic have fueled possible starting position candidacy at center during first season on Pirates' active roster ... Enjoyed productive spring competing with the top unit before a left shoulder injury March 28 sidelined him for the remainder of the practice schedule ... Coaching staff expects battle with Hugh Parker for starter's designation to continue during fall camp and early into the season ... Originally signed with the ECU as a defensive end.
2010: Spent initial season on the scout teams while redshirting ... Made the most of a year in the strength and conditioning program ... Officially signed with East Carolina in February.
High School: A three-year letterman for the Lions and head coach Bill Ragans ... Started on the offensive line his junior year before starting at both offensive tackle and nose guard positions as a senior year ... An All-Big Bend First Team selection by The Tallahassee Democrat as a senior ... Named to the 2009 SunStateFootball.com's Preseason All-Area Team ... Helped Leon average 25.0 points per contest in 2009, as the team went 6-4 ... Lions advanced to the district quarterfinals before falling to Lake City, 24-14 ... Credited with 41 tackles, including nine for lost yardage, and six sacks on the defensive side of the ball as a junior ... As a senior, graded out at 86 percent on the offensive line in 2009 ... Turned in a 5.0 time in the 40-yard dash, a 4.6 NFL agility shuttle clip and bench press of 350 during power testing ... Also lettered in weightlifting and track at LHS ... Excelled in the classroom with a 3.40 grade point average and was a member of the school's Honor Roll ... Began playing football in ninth grade while residing in Katy, Texas, after having been homeschooled up to that point ... Katy High School's Mike Johnston encouraged a tryout which resulted in a varsity roster position during initial campaign (before move to Florida).
Personal: Full name is Bawsey M. Helms IV ... Born August 18, 1991 ... Son of Mack III and Page Helms, and the grandson of Mack, Jr. and Myra Helms ... Father played golf at Florida ... Major is criminal justice ... Academic success was recognized with Dean's List inclusion for the spring semester (2011).