Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage
Big-Play Offense, Turnover-Producing Defense Highlight First Scrimmage
East Carolina Returns 15 Starters, 48 Lettermen
High School: A three-year starter and letterwinner for the Bruins who played on both the offensive and defensive lines ... Becomes the first Beddingfield player to ink with an FBS program since Everette Brown signed with Florida State in 2005 ... Team ended the year with a 3-7 record, but won two of the final three games ... Anchor of a defensive unit that allowed 15 or fewer points in a trio of contests ... In a season-opening 13-3 win over Northern Nash, tallied 12 tackles, including five for lost yardage ... Booked 13 stops, including 10 solo hits and 1.5 sacks during a 21-14 loss versus Greene Central ... An Eastern Plains 2-A All-Conference honoree as a defensive lineman following junior year ... Helped the Bruins to a 6-7 overall record in 2010, including a 36-28 victory over Southwest Edgecombe in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2AA State Championship playoffs ... Beddingfield also finished tied for second in the Eastern Plains with a 4-2 mark ... Named to the All-Eastern Plains First Team Defense as a sophomore, when the team went 6-6 ... Played for head coach Tyrone Johnson, a former ECU linebacker who lettered in 1983 and 1984 ... A three-star recruit by ESPN.com ... Rated as the 37th-best prospect in the state, and the 104th-best athlete nationally, by ESPN.com ... Was a member of the basketball program and competed in track.
Personal: Full name is Gerald Reece Speight ... Cousin of current Pirate Jacobi Jenkins.