A personable, gifted, motivated and academic award-winning student-athlete who will be counted on for the third-straight season to provide exemplary service as the holder on all field goal and point-after tries after a notable debut in 2007 ... In all, has held for a combined five game-winning field goals in the last two years, four coming on the last play of the game ... Also can provide emergency service as a reserve quarterback ... Named to the special team's Victor Club for distinguished play and selected as the program's winner of the annual Jerry T. Brooks Award (superior academic achievement) for two years in a row ... Earned his bachelor's degree in finance during graduation exercises in May, 2008 and is now enrolled in the MBA program at East Carolina.
2008: Experienced action in all 14 contests as the program's steady and reliable holder for the second consecutive season ... Successfully placed ball for a pair of overtime game-winning field goals (UCF and Marshall) and a deciding 34-yard Ben Hartman three-pointer at Tulsa with 1:43 to play that earned the Pirates a Conference USA title ... Integral part of kicking team that established a new school single-season records for field goals made (22) and attempted (35), and a single-game standard for field goals made (four vs. Marshall and UTEP) ... Also held on all 37 extra-point attempts (34 made) ... In all, had 10 holds against Miners in regular season finale - six PATs (5-of-6) and four FGs (4-of-4).
2007: Played in all 13 games as the special teams unit's top holder ... Played critical role on holds in two time-expiring, game-winning field goals (vs. North Carolina, vs. Boise State in Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl) and was an integral part of a perfect 50-of-50 PAT tandem ... Also took snaps as a quarterback during ECU's 41-6 Conference USA win over UAB at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium ... Completed only pass attempt for five yards to Javon Brumsey.
2006: Member of program but did not experience game-day action ... Considered a valuable scout team performer.
2005: Earned roster position following fall walk-on tryouts ... Redshirted.
High School: Graduated from Thomas Dale High School with a grade point average of 4.75 ... Earned football letters as a quarterback.
Personal: Full name is Joseph Whitley Sloan ... Born December 6, 1986 ... Major is finance ... Selected to the ECU Athletic Director's Honor Roll every semester since enrolling at East Carolina.