Vintavious Cooper Runs for 198 Yards and Scores Two Touchdowns
Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage
Sharp Passing Effort, Physical Play Dominate Second Scrimmage
Big-Play Offense, Turnover-Producing Defense Highlight First Scrimmage
Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeill Discusses The Start Of Spring Practice
An invited transfer walk-on whose athleticism and quick acclimation to the Pirates' offensive scheme has dictated two-deep inclusion heading into his second full season at ECU ... Finished spring drills battling Jabril Soloman for the top reserve slot at the "X" outside receiving position ... Soft hands accompany plenty of speed, agility and explosiveness ... Had five receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown (28-yarder from Cody Keith) during the first spring scrimmage on April 6 ... Tacked on three more catches for 45 yards a week later in the second matchup before wrapping up drills with a three-reception, 24-yard performance during the Purple-Gold Game ... Strength and conditioning testing numbers rank among the finest at position, especially considering short time in coach Jeff Connors' program ... Recorded a vertical leap of 43" - the third-highest jump ever recorded by a Pirate football player ... Also turned in a 125" broad jump ... Lift numbers of note include a 410-pound back squat, a 310-pound bench press and a 291-pound power clean.
2012: Did not experience game-day action during first year in program ...Redshirted after joining squad as a junior college transfer and offered quality contributions to the scout team.
Junior College: Earned All-Bay Valley Conference honors as a sophomore under the direction of head coach Ted Hoal ... Helped lead the 49ers to a Sierra Central Credit Union Bowl appearance.
High School: A four-year letterman and team captain for coach J.W. Montgomery at Lower Richland High School ... Selected as LRHS's Player-of-the-Year as a senior.
Personal: Full name is John Cameron Worthy, but prefers to go by Cam ... Born April 6, 1992 at Blair, S.C. ... Brother Sedric Griffin was a linebacker at Georgia Tech from 2006 to 2009 ... Participated in training sessions conducted by David Patten (New England Patriots), Sam Gado (Green Bay Packers), Andre Goodman (Denver Broncos) and Tori Gurley (Cleveland Browns) ... A communications major