Will open second season in the East Carolina program, but first on the defensive side of the ball ... Made considerable progress during the spring, moving from tight end to the line ... New coaching staff cited schematic acclimation and attitude as possible steps for significant playing time, perhaps helping bolster relatively inexperienced unit from a leadership standpoint ... Could also experience plenty of action as a member of the special teams for the second-straight season ... Did not make a tackle in either of the first two spring scrimmages (April 3 and 10) before booking one stop in the Purple-Gold Game (April 17).
2009: Appeared in all 14 games and made two starts during his first season with the Pirates ... Was in the starting lineup as a fullback in back-to-back pivotal Conference USA contests against Tulsa and UAB ... Made lone reception of the season vs. the Golden Hurricane for a 12-yard gain during ECU's opening drive ... Served as a member of the special teams in each game.
Junior College: Helped lead Northwest Mississippi Community College to a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division runner-up standing as a sophomore ... Served as team captain for coach Ricky Woods ... Selected to play in the Mississippi Junior College All-Star Game.
High School: A 2007 graduate of Hoover High School in Alabama (Birmingham) ... A three-year letterman who was a two-year starter at tight end and defensive end ... Helped HHS to state titles in 2004 and 2005 ... As a senior team captain in 2006, recorded 105 tackles and six sacks while also catching one touchdown pass out of the tight end position to earn all-state honors ... An All-America selection by Max Emfinger Scouting and was tabbed to play in the '06 Max Emfinger All-American Bowl ... Also lettered as a pitcher and outfielder in Hoover's baseball program ... Excelled in the classroom, earning Honor Roll inclusion as a sophomore, junior and senior.
Personal: Full name is Korey James Reynolds ... Born September 9, 1988 at Knoxville, Tenn. ... Son of Ron and Mary Reynolds ... A exercise physiology major ... High school football program was featured on MTV's "Two-A-Days" show ... Father played offensive guard at Tennessee Tech ... Considered Boston College before electing to join the Pirate program.