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Preseason Camp Notebook No. 9
Almost 60 current and former student-athletes will take part in graduation ceremonies
A contributing member of the defensive depth chart as either one of the Pirates' top nickel backs or as a reserve at the field cornerback slot behind Jacobi Jenkins and Adonis Armstrong ... Will likely experience a pivotal special teams role as a top-tier performer for the second consecutive year ... Athleticism, quickness, strength, agility and assignment understanding fueled development as one of the most reliable pass defenders in ECU's secondary ... Originally joined the Pirate program in the spring of 2010 after transferring from Hinds (Miss.) Community College ... Did not record statistics in the spring's first and third (Purple-Gold) scrimmage, but did record a pass breakup in the second contest (April 7) ... Earned "elite" designation during the strength and conditioning testing period, recording a vertical leap of 34.5" and a broad jump of 10'2, while posting a 40 time of 4.52 ... Strength numbers of significance include a bench press of 340 pounds, a back squat of 420, a power clean of 274 and a jerk of 1,153 watts.
2011 Game-by-Game Statistics
2010: Did not appear in any games for the Pirates, but instead served as a member of the scout teams while acclimating to the program.
High School: Helped Salem High School to a 9-2 record as a senior ... Also led Seminoles to a 5-0 league record and a first-round playoff appearance for coach Chad Estes.
Personal: Earned a bachelor's degree in communications during ECU's 2012 Spring Commencement Exercises ... Earned selection to the Honor Roll (3.0 grade point average or higher) for classroom work during the fall semester in 2011 (before graduation) ... Currently pursuing a second undergraduate degree.