A creative and soft-handed receiver who is expected to make his debut on East Carolina's active roster after transferring from Atlantic Coast Conference member Wake Forest a year ago ... Will open fall camp competing for depth chart inclusion at one of the inside receiver positions and a spot on various special teams squads ... A member of the Pirates' roster for two spring practice periods, but did not play during the fall because of transfer rules.
2010: Did not experience game day action in compliance with transfer regulations during initial fall with the ECU program.
2009: Did not experience any game action during lone season at Wake Forest.
High School: A versatile player who saw action at quarterback, wide receiver, running back, linebacker, defensive back and returned kicks during his prep career ... Became the first Panther Creek graduate to play Division I college football ... Was part of the school's very first football team as a freshman ... Returned a kickoff for a touchdown against Athens Drive High ... Earned All-Tri-Eight Conference honors as he threw for over 1,300 yards as a junior ... Was all-conference as a linebacker as a senior ... Played for head coach Wayne Bragg ... Earned an addition four letters as a two-time all-conference center fielder on the baseball team ... Named a North Carolina Academic Scholar.
Personal: Full name is Grayson Mazzone ... Born Aug. 1, 1990 at Ft. Worth, Texas ... A business/marketing major ... Earned selection to ECU's Honor Roll for work in the classroom during the spring semester (2011) ... Son of Noel and Patricia Mazzone ... Father Noel joined Dennis Erickson's staff at Arizona State in January, 2010 as offensive coordinator after serving as a scout for the New York Jets ... Brother Taylor was a quarterback, wide receiver and special teams player at East Carolina (2007-09) ... Enjoys playing video games and going fishing in spare time ... Says he pretended to be Steve Young when he was playing football growing up ... Lists Brad Nessler as favorite sports announcer and biggest obstacle overcome as his height.