|72 Quincy McKinney|
Provided a big lift to ECU’s offensive front as a junior college transfer in 2014 … A strong, physical, agile and quick blocker who, at times, dominated the line of scrimmage (despite early unfamiliarity with the Pirates’ scheme) … Projected to handle starting left tackle duties for the second-straight year as a senior conference honors candidate … Was a Preseason All-American Athletic conference selection by both Athlon Sports (second team) and Phil Steele Magazine (fourth team) … Missed the first spring scrimmage on March 28 with a left chest injury, but returned to finish out the remaining three weeks in solid fashion … Earned an “excellent” rating in coach Jeff Connors power quotient during spring testing … Produced power numbers of 340 pounds (bench press), 520 (back squat) and 323 (power clean) … Owns the fastest 40-time among all offensive linemen at 5.01 … Other agility measurements include a 27.5” vertical jump, a 8’1” broad jump and a three-cone drill time of 7.62 … Redefining of body resulted in a loss of nine pounds during the off-season.
2014: Opened all 13 games at left guard during first season in the Pirate program … Helped ECU’s offense put up a school-record 789 total yards (446/pass, 343/rush) against North Carolina ... Played key role for a squad that surpassed 500 yards of total offense in eight of 13 games (582/N.C. Central, 502/Virginia Tech, 789/North Carolina, 581/SMU, 580/Connecticut, 579/Cincinnati, 510/Tulsa, 536/Florida) - 400-plus in all 13 contests ... Credited with providing running lanes for four 100-yard rushers (3/Breon Allen, 1/Chris Hairston) ... Aided on pass block protection for all six of Shane Carden’s 400-yard passing games (427/Virginia Tech, 438/North Carolina, 410/SMU, 445/Connecticut, 425/Cincinnati, 427/Florida) ... Pirates ranked third nationally in passing (371.9 ypg), fifth in total offense (533.0 ypg) and 22nd in scoring (35.8 ppg) … Selected as the Pirates’ Newcomer-of-the-Year during the program’s annual postseason awards banquet.
Junior College: Ranked among the nation’s top 10 junior college offensive line prospects – No. 5 by 247Sports and No. 9 by ESPN.com … Earned a scout grade of 78, has a three-star designation and holds membership in ESPN’s JC 50.
Prep School/High School: Spent one season at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy as a post-graduate player and started at right tackle … Won two letters while completing his prep career at Carver High School in Columbus, Ga. … Recruited by NC State, Louisville, Arizona State and Kansas State … Initially signed with the Wolfpack in 2012 (and enrolled in the spring semester) after being recruited by Rutgers and Mississippi during his first recruiting cycle after high school.
Personal: Full name is Quincy Darrin McKinney … Majoring in university studies.