Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeill Discusses The Upcoming UCF Game
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An agile, hard-charging running back who will vie for depth chart status on the offensive unit or secure a place on special teams during his first season on ECU's active roster ... Continues to impress coaching staff with an explosive first step and pass catching abilities out of the backfield ... Turned in a solid spring, finishing among leading rushers in all three scrimmages ... Ran for 76 yards on just seven carries - one resulting in a 35-yard touchdown - and made one catch for six yards during the first contest April 2 ... Tacked on 30 yards on seven attempts a week later on April 9 before closing out the workout period with 32 yards on six rushes and one reception (loss of one yard) during the Purple-Gold Game April 16 ... Was an early enrollee at ECU, starting classes in January, 2010 in order to participate in spring drills as a true freshman with arrival of new coaching staff.
2010: Redshirted during initial season in ECU program, turning in solid performance on the offensive scout team.
Prep School: Awarded three stars by ESPN.com ... Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds during timing day.
High School: Stood No. 38 on The Roanoke Times' Top 100 list of high school football prospects as senior at Harrisonburg High School ... Despite injured-plagued senior season, still registered over 100 carries and 1,000 yards ... As a junior, rushed for 1,795 yards and scored 24 touchdowns ... Tallied 28 total touchdowns as a sophomore ... Finished career with 5,475 rushing yards, the second-highest total in school history and 32nd on the Virginia High School League's all-time list ... Also ran track at HHS, earning three varsity letters and winning the state championship of the Group AA 200-meter dash, 100-meter dash and long jump as a senior ... Lettered once in basketball.
Personal: Full name is Alexander Eugene Owah ... Nickname is A.O. ... Born June, 6, 1990 ... Has not declared a major ... Cites family environment as best part of being a member of the ECU football program ... Favorite football memory to date is breaking the Harrisonburg High School single-game rushing record ... Lists Chris Johnson as his all-time favorite Pirate player.