More than 50 current and former student-athletes eligible to participate in commencement exercises
Fourth-Year Head Coach Reviews Spring Drills, Talks About Current State Of Program
Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage
Sharp Passing Effort, Physical Play Dominate Second Scrimmage
Pirates Dodge Weather, Use Shell Workout To Finish Scrimmage Preparations
Projected to step into a possible full-time role as East Carolina's starting "X" (outside) receiver, opposite Andrew Bodenheimer, to open his junior season ... Handled same responsibility in stellar fashion while filling for All-Conference USA performer Lance Lewis (injury) at the close of the 2011 campaign, but coaches expect a battle with Dayon Arrington for top honors to continue throughout fall camp and during the year ... Shifted over to an outside position during the spring of 2011 after an idle redshirt freshman season ... Possesses great acceleration ability, reliable hands and a strong grasp of responsibilities within the Pirates' spread scheme ... Made one reception for three yards and another for 11 in the spring's first two scrimmage (March 31 and April 7) ... Topped all pass-catchers with six grabs for 47 yards during the Purple-Golf Game on April 14 ... Turned in the program's second-fastest 40 time and a vertical jump of 36.5" during the strength and conditioning spring testing period ... Lifts of note include a 410-pound back squat and a bench press of 290.
2011 Game-by-Game Statistics
2010: Did not experience game action, but served as an integral member of the offensive scout teams.
2009: Redshirted during initial season in ECU program ... Officially signed with the Pirates in February.
High School: Accounted for 1,174 all-purpose yards and eight touchdowns as a senior for coach Adrian Jones at Southern Durham High School ... As a team captain, helped guide Spartans to a 9-4 overall record, a 7-1 conference mark and a PAC-6 title in 2008 ... Registered 659 reception yards (four TDs) on 44 catches and 515 kick return yards (four TDs) to earn all-conference, all-area and all-state honors ... Represented North Carolina in the prestigious Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas All-Star Game ... Picked up 212 return yards and over 491 reception yards and five scores during junior campaign which also resulted in a PAC-6 championship and an overall record of 10-5 ... Among the kickoff return yards was a 98-yarder for a touchdown ... Opened prep varsity career with 214 receiving yards and three TDs during conference-winning sophomore season ... In all, earned three letters, helped lead SDHS to three consecutive conference titles and racked up 2,091 all-purpose yards during high school varsity career ... Played quarterback and wide receiver on junior varsity squad as a freshman ... Also lettered twice in basketball (small forward) and track (200 meters) ... Strong performer in classroom with selection as the Durham County AVID Male Scholarship recipient, inclusion on the Honor Roll and membership in the National Achievers Honor Society ... Recipient of WRAL-TV's "Extra Effort Award" and was chosen as a Carolina Panthers Community Captain ... Has volunteered over 100 hours since 2006 with the Department of Social Services, beginning program in the sixth grade.
Personal: Full name is Kendrick Maurice Wiggins ... Prefers to go by Reese ... Born May 5, 1991 at Durham, N.C. ... Son of Kenneth and Mary Wiggins ... Major is communications ... Earned inclusion on ECU's Honor Roll (3.0 grade point average or higher) during the spring semester of 2012 ... Played in same high school program that produced current Miami Dolphin and former Pirate quarterback standout David Garrard ... Lists Garrard as favorite all-time Pirate player ... Mother was a decorated high school (three-sport) and college athlete while father played prep basketball ... Also considered Virginia before signing with East Carolina ... Member of local Boy Scout troop while growing up and did not play competitive football until the eighth grade ... Hobbies include video games, all sports and spending time with family members ... Says parents and grandparents are strong influences on career ... Lists former North Carolina Governor Mike Easley as one of the most impressive people he has met ... Plays the drums.