Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeill Discusses The Start Of Spring Practice
East Carolina Returns 15 Starters, 48 Lettermen
Expected to provide quality depth, if not contend for added playing time on the offensive line and on special teams during first season on ECU's active roster ... Finished first spring workout period with a firm handle on a top reserve standing at the left tackle position behind Ike Harris ... Coaches expect rapid rate of development to continue throughout the year which could result in competition for the top job earlier than projected ... Strength and conditioning numbers are progressing equal to the time spent in program ... Recorded a bench press of 360 pounds, a back squat of 475 and a push jerk of 285 among notables.
2012: Signed with the Pirate program in February ... Spent fall campaign contributing services on the offensive scout team while redshirting.
High School: A three-year varsity member and team captain for the Patriots ... Served as the squad's top blocker at offensive tackle and was also the deep snapper as a senior during PHHS' 7-3 campaign that included a second-place finish in the Western Valley District with a 3-1 mark ... Anchor of an offensive line that helped the team average 27.8 points per contest and surpass the 40-point plateau four times ... Following final season, named to the All-Timesland (Roanoke Times) Second Team Offense ... Helped Patriots to a runner-up district showing and the program's first winning season since 2000 despite missing three games ... Club finished the 2010 season with a 6-4 record ... A starter on the varsity squad as a sophomore after spending initial season on the junior varsity team ... An All-Area, All-Timesland (Roanoke Times) Sizzlin' Sophomore First-Team Offense, All-District honoree following sophomore season ... Played for head coach Brad Bradley the first two years and Alan Fiddler the final campaign ... Ranked as the 45th-best prospect in Virginia according to SuperPrep Magazine ... Suited up for the Patrick Henry basketball program as a freshman and sophomore before switching to wrestling as a junior and senior ... Participated in the UVA Big Man camp in the summer of 2010 and was selected the most valuable player among the offensive linemen ... Invited to the National Underclassmen Combine Ultimate 100 and Ultimate 100 Top Prospect National Showcase ... A DECA member who possessed a 4.1 grade point average ... An All-Academic Western Valley District selection in 2010 and 2011.
Personal: Full name is Ryan Garrett Revia ... Born December 31, 1993 at Montgomery, Ala. ... Intends to major in finance ... Earned ECU Honor Roll status during initial collegiate semester (fall 2012) before being included on the Dean's List in the following spring ... Hobbies include fishing and boating.