|57 Joe Allely|
Sharp Passing Effort, Rush Defense Dominates Second Scrimmage
Should content for playing time at outside linebacker, most likely at the "will" position during his first active season in the program ... Earned roster slot as a walk-on and impressed coaching staff as an award-winning scout team performer last fall and continued to shine during spring drills ... Will open redshirt freshman campaign battling Reece Speight as Maurice Falls' top backup ... Booked tackle in first spring scrimmage (March 31) before tallying a pair of stops a week later in the second matchup ... Also credited with two hits during the Purple-Gold Game on April 12 to close out spring work ...Already owns some of the top strength numbers among all linebackers, recording lifts of 360 pounds (bench), 510 (squat), 300 (push jerk) and 275 (power clean) during the spring testing period.
2013: Redshirted during true rookie campaign ... Selected as the program's defensive scout team player-of-the-year during ECU's annual awards banquet.
High School: Earned three letters for coach Jason Rowley at Oakton ... Also served as a team captain ... Ranked fifth among all state of Virginia pass rushers in sacks as a senior ... Helped lead OHS to a regional title in 2012.
Personal: Full name is Joseph Bayard Allely ... Born May 21, 1995 at Washington, D.C. ... Major is business ... Lists art, yoga and the outdoors as hobbies ... Prefers to go by nickname of Sawyer.