Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage
Sharp Passing Effort, Physical Play Dominate Second Scrimmage
Pirates Return To Work After First Scrimmage
Big-Play Offense, Turnover-Producing Defense Highlight First Scrimmage
ECU Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeill Discusses The Upcoming Southern Miss Game
A promising and physical young defender who should make the jump from special teams performer to defensive unit contributor as a sophomore ... Will open preseason camp in a battle with junior college transfer Chip Thompson for the No. 1 strong safety job ... Continued a rapid development rate as a redshirt freshman despite serving as Bradley Jacobs' top backup in first season on ECU's active roster ... Depending on secondary assignment, could again experience significant action on various special teams units in order for coaches utilize intensity and athleticism on the field ... Enjoyed another active spring practice period, tallying a secondary-best five tackles in the first scrimmage (March 31) ... After collecting a stop in the second intra-squad matchup a week later, completed work with a three-tackle effort in the Purple-Gold Game (April 14) ... Earned "iron" status during strength and conditioning testing with notable results in the jerk lift (1,130 watts), vertical leap (35.5") and broad jump (9'11).
2011 Game-by-Game Statistics
2010: Redshirted during initial season at East Carolina and spent time on the scout team ... Officially signed with the Pirates in February.
High School: As a senior, led Eastern Alamance to a 14-2 record and a runner-up finish in the 3A state playoffs ... The 14 wins set the school record for victories in a season ... Helped Eagles claim their first regional title in program history ... As a quarterback, threw for 2,210 yards while leading the team in rushing with 1,407 yards en route to all-region offensive player-of-the-year honors ... Accounted for 43 combined touchdowns as a senior ... Engineered an offense that scored a school-record 613 points (38.3 ppg) ... Graduated with a senior class that was the winningest in Eastern Alamance football history ... Rated by ESPN.com among the top 110 (107) athletes nationally (three-star recruit) ... Named to the NCPreps.com 3A All-State First Team ... Also was a Mid-State 3A all-conference first-team honoree as a senior ... After final campaign, earned Eastern Alamance's Torry Holt Offensive Player-of-the-Year Award ... Participated as a wide receiver in the 2009 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... Turned in a 4.4 clip in the 40-yard dash.
Personal: Full name is Ladonta Lamar Ivey ... Born March 20, 1992 ... Major is general business (finance).