|83 Jabril Soloman|
A big-play pass receiver who is poised to progress in ECU's offensive system as a significant contributor and perhaps part-time starter during his sophomore season ... Will open his second collegiate campaign battling John Worthy for a top back-up role behind Reese Wiggins at the "X" (outside) receiver position ... Brings plenty of speed, explosiveness and soft hands to the Pirates' pass-catching corps ... Had three receptions for 21 yards and a touchdown (five-yarder from Shane Carden) during the first spring scrimmage on April 6... Posted another three catches and 34 yards a week later in the second contest, but did not record any statistics in the Purple-Gold Game ... Strength and conditioning testing numbers include a 320-pound bench press, a 485-pound back squat, a 286-pound power clean and a 235-pound push jerk ... Possesses some of the unit's top agility numbers with jumps of 34.5" (vertical) and 115" (broad), and a 40 time of 4.37.
2012: Quickly developed into a popular downfield target for quarterback Shane Carden as a true freshman last fall ... Played in 12 games and made only start against UL-Lafayette in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl ... Hauled down 17 catches for 410 yards that resulted in a team-best 24.1 yards-per-catch average ... Five of 17 receptions went for 40-plus yards ... Second among all Pirate receivers with seven "big plays" (20 or more yards) ... Grabbed a 60-yard throw (career-long) in the third quarter at UCF, which ranked as the third-longest pass play of the season ... Tallied career-best three receptions on three occasions (South Carolina, Marshall and UL-Lafayette) ... Scored first career TD in the regular season finale against Marshall on a 59-yarder ... Also had a 53-yard catch at UAB, a 45-yarder against the Ragin' Cajuns during bowl action and a 40-yarder vs. UTEP ... Top single-game reception yard total came against Marshall (86) ... Twelve of 17 receptions resulted in ECU first downs ... Carried the ball twice, picking up 10 yards against Houston and 19 yards vs. UL-Lafayette.
High School: A key contributor to the most successful four-year stretch in the school's football history, helping the Tigers to a 43-8 record since 2008 ... Went 25-2 during the last two campaigns, including an appearance in the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) Class A Division I state championship game as a senior ... Selected to play in the 75th North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl after guiding the Tigers to a 13-1 mark during final season as a wide receiver and defensive back ... Lone loss was a 20-0 setback to Abbeville in the state title tilt ... Reached the Class A Lower State championship game for the third-straight season, winning it for the first time as a senior by knocking off Bamberg-Ehrhardt 32-7 ... Named the 2011 Class A Lower State Back-of-the-Year by the South Carolina Coaches Association ... A WPDE News Channel 15 All-Zoner selection ... Placed on the Preseason ESPNHS All-South Carolina Football Team as a defensive back ... Finished second among area players as a senior with 971 receiving yards on 41 catches, good for an average of 23.7 yards per reception ... Was also on the other end of 11 aerial scores ... Defensively, intercepted five passes to rank sixth among area players ... Booked 94 tackles during the campaign ... As a junior, led Tigers to a 12-1 record ... Tallied 58 catches for 1,178 yards and 18 touchdowns ... Registered a state-leading 10 interceptions, three of which were returned for touchdowns, and added 84 tackles ... Also returned two kickoffs for scores ... Played for head coach Ken Cribb ... Awarded three stars by ESPN.com, which rated him as the 18th-best prospect in the state ... Selected as the 12th-best prospect in South Carolina by SuperPrep Magazine ... A standout on the track who won the Class A Lower State titles in the 100 (11.09 seconds) and 200 (22.02 seconds) meters as a junior ... Was also the anchor of the winning 4x100-meter relay team (43.17 seconds) ... At the SCHSL Class A State Championship, finished second in the 100 (10.96 seconds) and 200 (22.09 seconds), while relay team placed first again (43.07 seconds) ... Has been timed at 10.5 seconds over 100 meters, which is a Hemingway school record ... Earned additional letters in basketball ... Considered a very vocal leader, known for pregame and halftime speeches.
Personal: Full name is Jabril Alexander Soloman ... Born October 8, 1992 at Florence, S.C. ... Has not declared a college major ... Is the proud father of son Jabari Soloman (1) and says he's thankful to ECU for the opportunity to get an education for the long-term betterment of his family.