|80 Kevin Roach|
A durable and steady-handed receiver who ranks among the league's most consistent pass catchers ... A program-type performer who always displays an exemplary effort, a positive attitude and leadership skills ... Once again will enter season as a preseason starter at one of the receiver positions ... Does not exhibit much flash but runs precise routes and successfully executes blocking assignments ... A one-time recipient of program's "Most Improved Offensive Player-of-the-Year" award ... Completed spring drills by making a catch for eight yards during the '06 Purple-Gold Game ... Coached at the prep level by current ECU Director of High School Relations Harold Robinson.
2005: Played in all 11 games and made four starts (WFU, SMU, Memphis and UCF) ... Notched 11 receptions for 145 yards (13.2 ypr) with a long catch of 27 yards (Marshall) ... Logged two "big plays" (20+ yards) ... vs. Duke (9/3): Played against Blue Devils, but did not record any statistics - ending a seven-game streak with at least one catch ... vs. Wake Forest (9/17): Made first start of season against Demon Deacons and recorded one reception for 17 yards ...vs. West Virginia (9/24): Made a six-yard grab against the Mountaineers ... vs. Southern Miss (10/1): Key reserve in the Pirates' receiving corps but did not record any statistics against the Golden Eagles ... vs. Rice (10/8): Did not make a catch vs. the Owls ... vs. SMU (10/15): Started as part of a four-receiver package (no stats) ... vs. Memphis (10/22): Made three grabs for 29 yards against the Tigers, his multi-catch performance of the season ... vs. UCF (10/29): Opened contest as part of four wide-out set but did not collect a reception ...vs. Tulsa (11/12): One of eight receivers to catch a pass against the Golden Hurricane (eight-yard grab to give the Pirates a first down in the third drive of the game) ...vs Marshall (11/19): Led all receivers with a season-high 61 yards while pulling down a season-best four receptions ... Made a key 27-yard reception to sustain a five-play drive in the third quarter which resulted in a TD that pulled ECU within six points during the eventual victory ... vs. UAB (11/26): Made one catch for 24 yards off the bench against Blazers in season finale.
2004: Contributed a "break-out" season, taking advantage of a thin wide receiver position to provide ECU with a big and reliable lift down the stretch during the last seven games ... Played in all 11 games and earned starts in the last three (first of career vs. USF, Memphis and N.C. State) ... Finished third on squad with 26 catches for 275 yards (10.6 ypr) and one touchdown (ironically, a five-yard grab against West Virginia in the season opener) ... Caught season-long 20-yard pass on a game-winning drive vs. Tulane at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium ... Posted six multiple-reception games, the first being a three-catch effort vs. Southern Miss (31 yards) ... Followed with three-reception contests vs. Army (38 yards) and Houston (20) ... Had five grabs for 47 yards against USF and threw first career pass completion for a 25-yard gain to Chris Johnson against the Bulls ... Enjoyed top career contest to date with eight catches for 96 yards vs. Memphis ... Equaled personal-best with a long catch of 20 yards vs. Tigers ... Made two receptions for 18 yards against N.C. State in season finale.
2003: Saw action in all 12 games off the bench as a redshirt freshman ... Caught four passes for 49 yards ... Had single receptions in four games ... First collegiate catch, an 18-yarder at Miami (Fla.), also served as the longest of the season ... Caught passes for double-digit gains against Louisville and Memphis ... Recorded one reception against Wake Forest.
2002: Redshirted ... Turned in valuable contributions as member of the scout team.
High School: Listed as among the top 35 prospects in the state of North Carolina by SuperPrep Magazine and one of the top 20 wide receivers in the Atlantic Region by Prep Star Magazine ... Caught 59 passes for 1,042 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior ... Played in both the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and North Carolina's East-West All-Star Game ... A two-time all-conference selection ... Also chosen to the all-area squad and earned offensive player-of-the-year ... Named "Offensive Player-of-the-Game" for efforts in the 2001 State 1-A Championship Game ... Had 18 catches for 311 yards and four touchdowns during junior season ... Also played basketball and was a starter on WHS's 2000 state finalist baseball team.
Personal: Full name is Kevin Jackson Roach ... Born November 21, 1983 ... An accounting major ... Named to 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll and ECU Athletic Director's Honor Roll .