|82 Joe Womack|
Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeill Discusses The Upcoming UTEP Game
Game Kicks Off At 4:00 p.m. Saturday
An experienced member of East Carolina's pass-catching corps who hopes to get back on track after experiencing diminished statistical involvement as a sophomore and junior following an active true freshman campaign ... Expected to transition into more of a leadership role as a senior, whether on the offensive side of the ball as a backup outside receiver or in new-found special teams role ... Was pressed into active duty as a rookie a little less than midway through the '08 season and handled new responsibilities in admirable fashion with maturity and poise ... Coaches cite speed, quickness, verticality and pass-catching skill as positive qualities ... On receiving end of a five-yard pass during first spring scrimmage (April 2) before catching two balls for 19 yards in the second contest (April 9) ... Had two receptions for 24 yards, including a three-yard touchdown grab, during the Purple-Gold Game a week later on April 16 to close out drills.
2010 Game-by-Game Statistics
2010: A reserve wide receiver who experienced action in eight games and started one ... Added special teams duties halfway through the campaign and garnered additional playing time on kickoff coverage units ... Ended the campaign with five receptions for 84 yards (16.8 ypc) and a touchdown ... Added three tackles, one in each game versus Rice, SMU and Maryland ... All stops came on kickoff returns ... Did not see action against Southern Miss, N.C. State, UCF, Navy or UAB due to coaches' decision ... Caught season-best two passes versus Tulsa in the season opener ... Made one of the key plays in the Tulsa contest with a 26-yard catch on a fourth-and-three play during ECU's next-to-last drive of the game ... Tallied one reception against Memphis (seven yards), Virginia Tech (zero) and North Carolina (39) ... Hauled in first career touchdown catch on a 39-yard pass from Dwayne Harris on the first play of the second quarter at North Carolina, which also marked a season long and year high-game yardage total ... Catch at Kenan Stadium was also the second in as many seasons from Harris ... Booked first career tackle versus Rice, making a solo hit on Charles Ross after a 23-yard return ... Combined with Damon Magazu to bring down SMU's Kenneth Acker in the fourth quarter after a 22-yard runback ... Ended the campaign with a assisted tackle in the Military Bowl, teaming up with Rahkeem Morgan to halt Tony Logan on the final kickoff of the contest.
High School: A three-year starter at quarterback and two-way player for coach Bob Eason at Northside High School ... Rushed for 1,378 yards and 20 touchdowns while throwing for 715 yards and seven scores during senior campaign ... Defensively, netted a team-high nine interceptions as team captain ... Also served as one of the Monarchs' top kick returners on special teams ... Completed 55-of-124 passes for 992 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior to help guide Northside to an 11-4 record ... Added 478 ground yards and 10 TDs on 126 carries in 2006 ... Also picked off five passes during junior year ... Rushed for 437 yards and passed for 658 more during first varsity season in 2005 (as a sophomore) ... Led Monarchs to three conference semifinal appearances ... Picked up a total of 10 varsity letters (three football, three baseball, four track) ... Rated among scout.com's top 40 wide receivers in the state and top 200 nationally ... Stood among North Carolina's top 32 overall recruits according to SuperPrep Magazine ... Earned invitation to play in the 2007 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas All-Star Game ... Also recruited by Duke, North Carolina and North Carolina State ... A three-sport performer during prep career at NHS ... Named to the school's prestigious Academic Achievers list.
Personal: Full name is Joseph Womack ... Born November 16, 1989 at Havelock, N.C. (MCAS Cherry Point) ... Son of Joe and Felicia Womack ... Major is information technologies ... Cited ECU's new football facilities as one of the top reasons to sign with Pirate program ... Hobbies include fishing and video games.