Sharp Passing Effort, Rush Defense Dominates Second Scrimmage
ECU Head Coach Ruffin McNeill Welcomes Back 14 Returning Starters, 50 Lettermen
Carden Passes For Three Scores, Hardy Catches One and Throws For Another
Junior Is One Of 30 Players Nominated For Top Placekicker Award
Upperclassmen Duo Earned Honorable Mention All C-USA Honors In 2012
Watch interviews with Coach McNeill, Warren Harvey and Phil McNaughton following ECU's third practice of the spring.
ECU vs. Ohio (USA Today Gallery)
In position to strengthen and enhance Conference USA honors candidacy as junior after a strong initial season as the Pirates' top placekicker and kickoff specialist a year ago ... Patiently waited for an opportunity behind transfer Mike Barbour during the 2010 and 2011 campaigns and survived a tough start before turning in a record-breaking effort in 2012 ... Coaches cite accuracy, leg strength, maturity and poise as qualities of success ... A 2013 Preseason All-Conference USA selection by Phil Steele's College Football Preview Magazine (fourth team) ... A highly-decorated local athlete who enjoyed an illustrious prep career, lettering in four different sports ... Opened spring scrimmage play with a pair of PATs on April 6 before drilling 45- and 42-yard field goals (and two PATs) a week later ... Was 2-of-2 on extra-point tries during the Purple-Gold Game on April 20 ... Possessed the highest strength and conditioning "flexibility" score of /any member in the Pirate program with a mark of 17 during 2012 testing (14.5 in 2013) ... Established a position record with a power clean of 304 pounds ... Other lifts of note came in the back squat (465) and push jerk (260).
2012: An All-Conference USA selection (honorable mention) after converting all 50 PATs and 15-of-20 field goal attempts, which included a career-long 54-yarder at Southern Miss ... Made a career-best eight PATs in the season finale against Marshall ... Led the team with 95 points ... Booked five multi-field goal performances (2-2/UNC, 2-2/UCF, 2-2/MEM, 2-2/UAB, 2-3/UH and 2-2/ULL) ... Delivered first collegiate field goal at South Carolina (23-yarder) ... Accounted for all ECU's scoring at North Carolina (22- and 26-yard FGs) ... Scored a season-high 12 points (4 PATs, 2 FGs) against Houston ... Also had double-digit point totals vs. Memphis (11/5-5 PATs, 2-2 FGs), UAB (10/4-4 PATs, 2-2 FGs), Marshall (11/8-8 PATs, 1-1 FGs) and UL-Lafayette (10/4-4 PATs, 2-2 FGs) ... Seven of 15 field goals made traveled 30-plus yards ... Converted four or more PATs in a game on nine occasions ... Kicked off 75 times for 4,709 yards (62.8 ypko) with 26 touchbacks ... Had eight or more KOs in a game four times ... Tallied 500-plus KO yards four times ... Ranked among league leaders in PAT percentage (1st), kick scoring (6th), field goal percentage (6th), field goals (t6th) and total scoring (9th) ... Missed his first three collegiate field goal attempts (51- and 35-yarders vs. Appalachian State, 46-yarder at South Carolina) before nailing second effort vs. Gamecocks.
2011: Served as Barbour's top backup while on the scout squad during first active season ... Member of dress-out list for home games but was sidelined for the UCF (and following road season finale at Marshall) because of illness.
2010: Officially earned a roster position with the ECU program as a recruited walk-on in the fall and was redshirted, thus did not experience game day action.
High School: Collected a combined 13 varsity letters at J.H. Rose High School, competing in football (four), soccer (four), baseball (three) and swimming (two) ... Selected as the Rampants team MVP in football, soccer and baseball during senior year (2009-10) ... A three-year all-conference and two-year all-county selection as Rose's top placekicker as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Also garnered all-state accolades in 2009 ... Completed prep football career converting 103-of-106 PATs and 24-of-33 FGs for coaches Greg Thomas and Todd Lipe ... Holds school single-game and single-season standards for the longest field goal (50) and most field goals made (14), respectively ... Was promoted to varsity roster as a freshman during the Rampants' run to the state title with a 16-0 record in 2006 ... Was 43-of-45 (PATs) and three-of-five (FGs) during first campaign as a starter during sophomore season before turning in a perfect 38-of-38 extra-point ledger and a seven-of-10 field goal clip a year later as a junior ... In addition to a program-record 14 three-pointers (18 attempts), tacked on 22 (of 23) successful point-after kicks ... Part of two conference titles and a state championship (2008) as a catcher, pitcher and third baseman for Rose's baseball team ... Also played a key role in conference crowns for soccer (two as goalkeeper) and swimming (one), and served as a team captain for both programs ... Earned selection to the National Honor Society for accomplishments in the classroom.
Personal: Full name is Robert Warren Harvey ... Born June 2, 1992 at Greenville, N.C. ... Son of Charlie and Margaret Warren ... A construction management major who excels in the classroom ... Has recently earned Chancellor's List (4.0 grade point average) selection for work during the spring and fall semesters of 2012 and Dean's List (3.5 GPA or higher) inclusion for the fall semester of 2011 and spring term of 2013 ... Also was awarded the C-USA Academic Medal (3.75 GPA or higher) for the 2012-13 academic year ... Father, who played soccer at East Carolina and later was the program's head coach in 1987, also enjoyed a successful prep coaching career (soccer and swimming) at RHS ... Brother Addison is an assistant football video coordinator with the Pirates ... Top hobbies are fishing and playing golf ... Earned runner-up status in the 2007 North Carolina/South Carolina Punt, Pass & Kick contest ... Cites the game-day atmosphere as one of the best things about the ECU Football ... Selected placekicker Kevin Miller (1999-02) as his all-time favorite Pirate player ... Lists kicking game-winning 50-yard field goal against Rocky Mount in 2009 as his most memorable football moment to date ... Says father and brother have influenced his career the most, while dad is the most impressive person he's ever known ... Identifies work ethic as his best athletic attribute and being a member of the East Carolina program as the greatest source of pride ... Fan of NFL kicker Jeff Reed and current Anaheim Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton.