Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage
Sharp Passing Effort, Physical Play Dominate Second Scrimmage
Almost 50 Pirates were honored after earning a 3.75 GPA or higher
Big-Play Offense, Turnover-Producing Defense Highlight First Scrimmage
Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeill Discusses The Start Of Spring Practice
Watch interviews with Coach McNeill, Warren Harvey and Phil McNaughton following ECU's third practice of the spring.
Decisively earned position as East Carolina's top placekicker during spring drills ... Patiently waited for an opportunity behind transfer Mike Barbour the last two seasons, but coaches feel accuracy, leg strength, maturity and poise could quickly translate into a honors-producing and possible record-breaking career over a three-year period ... A highly-decorated local athlete who enjoyed an illustrious prep career, lettering in four different sports ... Opened spring scrimmage play with a 43-yard field goal on March 31 before adding a 48-yarder and PAT in the second contest a week later ... Closed spring work by successfully drilling another 48-yarder and tacking on an extra point during the Purple-Gold Game on April 14 ... Possesses the highest strength and conditioning "flexibility" score of any member in the Pirate program with a mark of 17.
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 ... Earned Dean's List (3.5 grade point average of higher) standing during the fall semester in 2011 before following with Chancellor's List (4.0) inclusion for the spring of 2012 ... Father, who played soccer at East Carolina and later was the program's head coach in 1987, currently provides leadership and oversight for the soccer and swimming teams 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 Texas Rangers' outfielder Josh Hamilton.