ECU Head Coach Ruffin McNeill Welcomes Back 21 Returning Starters, 50 Lettermen
Kickoff Set for 2:00 p.m. Against Marshall At Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Kickoff Set For 3:30 p.m. (EST) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Kickoff Set For Noon at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
ECU Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeill Discusses The Upcoming Houston Game
Was officially designated as the Pirates' starting center after the conclusion of spring drills after only experiencing action on various special teams blocking units during redshirt freshman season ... Arguably has made the most progress, and subsequently, the quickest rise on the depth chart among all projected starting linemen ... Versatility could also allow action at the guard position should injuries and/or depth issue force move of others ... Work ethic and development in strength and conditioning program are also matched by very few with a one-year combined 209-pound improvement in the bench press (390/+55), back squat (525/+110) and power clean (301/+44) ... Also showed notable gains in the jerk wattage and 40 time ... Dropped nearly 20 pounds from signing day weight (290) during redshirt year before gaining 26 back under Jeff Connors' direction.
2011 Game-by-Game Statistics
2010: Redshirted during first campaign with the Pirates and served on the scout team ... Officially signed with East Carolina in February.
High School: A three-year starter at offensive tackle at Mauldin High School ... Helped the Mavericks and head coach Doug Shaw capture a 32-21 Class AAAA Division I playoff victory over Fort Dorchester ... Anchored a line that allowed MHS average 40.8 points per game ... Named to the All-Greenville County First Team as a senior and junior ... Rated by ESPN.com among the top 60 (55) offensive guards in the country and was labeled a three-star recruit ... A High School Playbook All-Area Team selection as a senior ... Recipient of the Mauldin team's Maverick Award ... Participated in the 2009 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... Helped propel Mauldin from a 6-6 record in 2008 to a 10-3 mark in 2009 ... The Mavericks' 10 wins tied the 1976 school record for most victories in a season ... Reportedly timed at 5.68 seconds in the 40-yard dash.
Personal: Full name is Taylor William Hudson ... Born November 27, 1991 at Greenville, S.C. ... Son of William and Lynne Hudson ... A criminal justice major who earned ECU Honor Roll status for classroom work in the spring semester (2011)... Volunteers for the Mauldin Fire Department in his spare time ... Hobbies include fishing and riding four-wheelers ... Says favorite NFL player is Michael Oher of "The Blind Side" fame ... Parents have served as most influential figures during career.