Cooper And Wiggins Score Three TDs On Senior Day
More than 50 current and former student-athletes eligible to participate in commencement exercises
Fourth-Year Head Coach Reviews Spring Drills, Talks About Current State Of Program
Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage
Sharp Passing Effort, Physical Play Dominate Second Scrimmage
Should continue to elevate status as a senior, moving from a two-year starting assignment at the "X" outside receivers position to an honors candidate at the conference level ... Made move over to an outside slot in the spring of 2011 after an idle redshirt freshman season ... Possesses great acceleration ability, reliable hands and a strong grasp of responsibilities within the Pirates' spread scheme ... Made three receptions for 45 yards and another for 29 in the spring's first two scrimmage (April 6 and 13) ... Had one reception for four yards during the Purple-Golf Game on April 20 ... Turned in the program's ninth-quickest 40 time (4.32) in school history and posted a vertical leap of 36.5" and a broad jump off 117" during the strength and conditioning spring testing period ... Lifts of significance include a 485-pound back squat and a bench press of 300 ... Will enter final collegiate season with multiple receptions in 15 of 23 career games.
2012: Started 10 of 13 contests at one of the outside receiver slots, opposite Andrew Bodenheimer ... Tied for fifth on the squad with 25 receptions for 208 yards (8.3 ypr) ... Scored lone touchdown of the season against Houston on an eight-yarder with 28 seconds remaining in the opening half ... Matched a career high by pulling down six receptions (40 yards) in the season opener against Appalachian State ... Also posted a season-long grab of 25 yards vs. the Mountaineers ... Recorded multiple catches in seven contests ... Booked a four-reception, 30-yard performance against Houston and followed with a two-catch, 21-yard outing in the regular season finale against Marshall ... Other contests of note include UTEP (3 receptions for 18 yards) and Memphis (3-20) ... Hauled down a pair of passes for 20-plus yards (25/ASU, 23/UAB) ... Ten of 25 receptions resulted in a Pirate first down ... Recorded nine catches for 10 or more yards.
2011: A late-season standout for the Pirates who stepped into the starting role at outside receiver following an injury to Lance Lewis ... Played in first 10 games of career, earning initial start against Southern Miss ... Also in the original lineup at UTEP and Marshall ... Did not experience action in the first two contests of the year, against South Carolina and Virginia Tech ... Despite last start, ended the campaign ranked fifth on the squad with 29 receptions, fourth with 432 yards and third with a trio of touchdown catches ... ECU leader with an average of 14.9 yards per catch ... In only Conference USA games, finished second on the team with 385 receiving yards ... Hauled in just five passes for 47 yards in non-league tilts, but netted 24 grabs for 385 yards in C-USA contests ... Led the Pirates during games inside Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium with 323 receiving yards, good for a squad-best 17.9 yards per catch average ... Finished final six games of the year with a team second-best 23 receptions for an East Carolina-high 369 yards, 90 more than the next-closest player ... Targeted 39 total times, hauling in 29 passes ... 16-of-29 grabs were good for first downs, the fifth-highest total on the team ... A ball magnet on first down, catching 14 of the 16 intended passes (87.5 percent reception rate) ... Hauled in 10-of-14 passes on second down and five-of-nine tosses on third down ... When facing third-and-long situations, tied for third on the squad with eight targets, making four receptions and turning three into firsts ... Tallied five games with three or more receptions, all within the last six contests of the year (Navy, Tulane, Southern Miss, UCF, Marshall) ... Hauled in all three passes (55 yards) in the season finale at Marshall in the opening half ... Caught a career-long 84-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter against UCF ... Reception is the fourth-longest pass play in East Carolina history and the longest since an 85-yard pass from Marcus Crandell to Mitchell Galloway against Tulsa on Nov. 11, 1995 ... Scored career-best two touchdowns in the game against the Knights by adding a 10-yard TD grab in the fourth quarter ... Did not catch a pass until the third quarter in the contest against UCF and went on to establish personal highs with 123 yards and six receptions ... Caught first career touchdown on the second play of the Southern Miss game, making a 77-yard reception for the score ... Became the first Pirate to record multiple plays of 70 yards or longer in a season since Chris Johnson in 2007 (70-yard rush vs. Memphis, 78 and 72-yard receptions vs. North Carolina and UCF, respectively) ... Ended the contest against the Golden Eagles with 85 receiving yards ... Caught three passes for 53 yards during the fourth quarter against Tulane ... Four-of-five catches against the Green Wave were good for first downs ... Made a key reception for seven yards on a second-and-12 play during East Carolina's fourth-quarter game-winning drive versus at Navy ... Caught two passes against North Carolina, both in the fourth quarter that went for first downs ... Made ECU debut and caught first career pass in the opening quarter against UAB, hauling in a 12-yard toss from Dominique Davis ... Selected as a College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention wide receiver for Week 12 following UCF game.
2010: Did not experience game action, but served as a valuable member of the offensive scout teams.
2009: Redshirted during initial season in ECU program ... Officially signed with the Pirates in February.
High School: Accounted for 1,174 all-purpose yards and eight touchdowns as a senior for coach Adrian Jones at Southern Durham High School ... As a team captain, helped guide Spartans to a 9-4 overall record, a 7-1 conference mark and a PAC-6 title in 2008 ... Registered 659 reception yards (four TDs) on 44 catches and 515 kick return yards (four TDs) to earn all-conference, all-area and all-state honors ... Represented North Carolina in the prestigious Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas All-Star Game ... Picked up 212 return yards and over 491 reception yards and five scores during junior campaign which also resulted in a PAC-6 championship and an overall record of 10-5 ... Among the kickoff return yards was a 98-yarder for a touchdown ... Opened prep varsity career with 214 receiving yards and three TDs during conference-winning sophomore season ... In all, earned three letters, helped lead SDHS to three consecutive conference titles and racked up 2,091 all-purpose yards during high school varsity career ... Played quarterback and wide receiver position on junior varsity squad as a freshman ... Also lettered twice in basketball (small forward) and track (200 meters) ... Strong performer in classroom with selection as the Durham County AVID Male Scholarship recipient, inclusion on the Honor Roll and membership in the National Achievers Honor Society ... Recipient of WRAL-TV's "Extra Effort Award" and was chosen as a Carolina Panthers Community Captain ... Has volunteered over 100 hours since 2006 with the Department of Social Services, beginning program in the sixth grade.
Personal: Full name is Kendrick Maurice Wiggins ... Prefers to go by Reese ... Born May 5, 1991 at Durham, N.C. ... Son of Kenneth and Mary Wiggins ... Received a bachelor's degree in communication during ECU's 2013 Spring Commencement Exercises ... Has not officially declared major for a second degree ... Earned inclusion on ECU's Honor Roll (3.0 grade point average or higher) during the spring and fall semesters of 2012 before Dean's List inclusion in the spring of 2013 ... Played in same high school program that produced current Jacksonville Jaguar and former Pirate quarterback standout David Garrard ... Lists Garrard as favorite all-time Pirate player ... Mother was a decorated high school (three-sport) and college athlete while father played prep basketball ... Also considered Virginia before signing with East Carolina ... Member of local Boy Scout troop while growing up and did not play competitive football until the eighth grade ... Fan of NFL receiver Chad Johnson ... Hobbies include playing the drums, basketball and spending time with family members ... Says parents and grandparents are strong influences on career ... Lists former North Carolina Governor Mike Easley as one of the most impressive people he has met.