|59 Wilson Raynor|
A reliable and consistent mainstay on the Pirates' special teams squad ... Expected to handle both snapping duties (short, long) for the third consecutive season ... Officially joined Pirate program during the spring of 2005 after spending one season at Hargave Military Academy and quickly asserted himself as the team's top long snapper (punts) ... Uses strength, stellar work habits and uncanny accuracy to remain in an obscure state - a quality much desired among those who play that position ... A popular and active member in ECU's community relations program.
2007: Served as the Pirates' top deep snapper on punts and extra points, playing in all 13 games ... Selected to the All-Conference USA squad (honorable mention) by league coaches ... Instrumental in helping punter Matt Dodge (3,307 yards) place 24 punts inside the 20-yard line and rank fifth in C-USA punting average (41.3 avg.) ... Did not produce a "bad" snap in 80 punt attempts, 22 FG attempts and 50 PATs that resulted in negative yardage ... Snapped on both of Ben Hartman's time-expiring game-winning field goals ... Recorded four tackles on special teams ... vs. Va. Tech (9/1): Significant member of the punt team that placed two of Matt Dodge's punts inside the 20-yard line ... vs. UNC (9/8): Member of special teams unit that helped place one punt inside the 20-yard line ... Recorded first tackle of the season (assist) ... vs. USM (9/15): Member of special teams unit that helped place two punts inside the 20-yard line ... Did not record any stats ... vs. WVU (9/22): Helped punt team place one punt inside the 20-yard line ... Credited with two special team tackles (solo and assist) ... vs. Houston (9/29): Long snapper that helped Matt Dodge place five punts inside the 20 yard line ... Credited with one special teams tackle ... vs. UCF (10/6): Helped punt team place three balls inside the 20-yard line ... vs. UTEP (10/13): Experienced action on special teams unit as deep snapper ... vs. N.C. State (10/20): Helped Matt Dodge place four-of-seven punts inside the Wolfpack 20-yard line ... Deep snapper on all special teams plays ... vs. UAB (10/27): Experienced action on special teams unit as deep snapper ... vs. Memphis (11/3): Deep snapper of punts and extra point attempts ... Helped Matt Dodge place two punts inside the 20-yard line ... vs. Marshall (11/10): Helped Matt Dodge place two punts inside the 20-yard line on six punt attempts as the deep snapper ... vs. Tulane (11/24): Deep snapper on four punts, one FG and five PATs ... vs. Boise State (12/23): Deep snapper on all Pirate punts, FG attempts and PATs ... Helped Hartman to a perfect 5-for-5 PAT and 2-for-2 FG performance, which included the game-winner from 34 yards out.
2006: Played in all 13 games as the Pirates' top snapper, handling both roles on FG and punt teams ... Earned All-Conference USA honors (honorable mention) as selected by league head coaches ... Instrumental in helping punter Ryan Dougherty become C-USA's all-time leader in punt yards (10,112) ... Did not have a "bad" snap in 51 punt attempts, 28 field goal attempts and 31 PATs ... Recorded lone tackle on special teams against Rice (11/18).
2005: Provided consistent and unmatched service as team's top deep snapper ... Booked 59 error-free snaps as only block (Wake Forest) occurred due to a blocking assignment breakdown ... Played key role in team's 40.1 punting average which also included 20 boots being placed inside the 20-yard line ... Credited with only special teams tackle vs. Demon Deacons.
2004: Helped lead Hargrave to a 7-3 record in 2004 as prep school's snapper.
High School: A three-year letterman and two-year all-conference selection at Triton High School for coaches Hal Stuart and Joe McCullen ... Helped lead Hawks to a 9-3 record and third-round playoff appearance as a senior after a 7-4 campaign during junior season ... Chosen to play in the prestigious East-West Shrine Game in 2003 ... Won two additional letters in baseball and one in wrestling ... Recipient of baseball "Coaches' Award" as a senior ... Member of the Beta Club.
Personal: Full name is Wilson Ross Raynor ... Born March 29, 1986 at Dunn, N.C. ... Major is special education ... Father Rhett is a NCAA Division I baseball umpire ... Enjoys playing the drums, art and watching all sports.