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
Pirates Ready For First Scrimmage At Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Pirates Keep Preparation Efforts On Course For Saturday's Scrimmage
A versatile offensive contributor who has the capability and experience to play four different positions ... Will open junior campaign listed on the "situational" two-deep as a tight end in ECU's "big" package, but could also lineup at the Y (inside) receiver or as a blocking/short-yardage back in the Pirates' goal line package ... May be a contributor on various special teams units for the third-straight season ... Offers Pirate passers a sizeable target in the middle of the field for situational roles and possesses the toughness and ability to secure grabs in traffic ... Did not record statistics in the spring's first scrimmage, but picked up six yards on one rushing attempt in the second contest (April 7) ... Hauled in an eight-yard pass during the Purple-Gold Game a week later to close out the practice period ... Currently holds the all-time strength and conditioning position (tight end) record with a back squat of 525 pounds ... Other testing notables were a 345-pound bench press and a broad jump of 9'0.
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2009: Redshirted during initial season in ECU program ... Officially signed with the program in February ... Served as a valuable member of the offensive scout team.
High School: Helped play a key role in building the foundation of a new Ardrey Kell program during junior and senior seasons ... In all, earned three letters but led Knights to an 8-5 record and a second-round playoff appearance in 2007 after a one-win campaign a season earlier ... Recorded 26 catches for 308 yards as a junior and was selected to the all-conference unit and All-Charlotte Observer squad ... Also credited with 18 pancake blocks in 2007 for coach Marty Woolbright ... Suffered injury midway through senior year which limited production to seven receptions and 89 yards ... Chosen as team captain ... Also served as a starting defensive tackle as a junior and senior ... Opened prep varsity career with a seven-catch, 150-yard performance as a sophomore ... Among the top 100 tight ends according to ESPN.com ... Prep teammate of current ECU quarterback Brad Wornick ... Picked up three additional letters as an outfielder on Knights' baseball team, leading club to a regional title and state championship appearance in 2008 ... Earned All-Mecklenburg County honors on the diamond.
Personal: Full name is Anthony Alessandro Pasut, but goes by Zico ... Born November 1, 1990 at Charlotte, N.C. ... Son of Holly Pasut ... Major is criminal justice.