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East Carolina senior WR Jimmy Williams was granted a medical hardship waiver.

That means that Williams is eligible to play in 2017. The AAC decided that the two games Williams played in as a true freshman in 2013 before getting knocked out for the season will not exhaust a year of his eligibility. Williams was the school's third-leading pass catcher this season with 45 receptions, converting them into a team-leading 18.8 yards-per-catch average and a tied-for-first eight touchdown grabs. Williams, who has 87 receptions for 1,275 yards and 11 touchdowns over his career, will be counted upon greatly next year following Zay Jones' graduation.
Source: ECU
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 02:14:00 PM

ECU QB Philip Nelson accepted an invitation to play in the NFLPA all star game.

Nelson originally signed with Minnesota out of high school before transferring to Rutgers in January of 2014. He was booted off the team in May after facing legal charges. Nelson then walked on to ECU in 2015 and won the starting this season, throwing 16 touchdowns compared to eight interceptions. He missed the final two games of the season.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 11:36:00 AM

ECU senior WR Isaiah Jones caught seven passes for 61 yards in Saturday's 37-10 loss to Temple.

Zay has been as good -- if not better -- than any wide receiver in the country this season. Even the mightiest heroes fall on occasion, though, and so it was with the 6-foot-1, 197-pound senior on Saturday. He finished with a season-low 61 yards receiving against the Owls. That his seven catches also tied a season-low is a sign of just how prolific he has been with the reception this season. Despite Zay's best efforts, East Carolina finished the current campaign with a 3-9 record and there shall be no postseason bowl in his future. He finishes up the 2016 season having caught 158 passes for 1,746 yards and eight touchdowns.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 11:22:00 AM

ECU WR Zay Jones earned a Senior Bowl invitation.

It is an obvious fit, as Jones recently broke the FBS record for career receptions, topping former ECU receiver Justin Hardy's mark. Jones does most of his work in the short and intermediate areas of the field.
Source: Senior Bowl
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 10:26:00 AM

Rutgers sophomore DE Marques Ford transferred to East Carolina.

Somewhere, former Rutgers HC Kyle Flood is shaking his head, thinking of what might have been. Ford was one of his gem recruits, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound four-star defensive end who ranked as Rivals' No. 186 overall prospect for the 2015 cycle. Ford did not see the field in 2015 and opted to transfer after Flood was fired at the close of the campaign.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 12:41:00 PM

ECU senior WR Isaiah Jones is 33 receptions away from breaking the FBS career record held by former ECU wideout Justin Hardy.

Hardy -- now a member of the Atlanta Falcons -- caught 387 passes while sporting a Pirates' uniform earlier this decade. Jones is coming up hot on that number and has notched 355 receptions with four games left on the schedule. The 6-foot-1, 197-pounder is fresh off a 19-185-1 performance against UConn on Saturday. Frankly, it would be a surprise if Jones (assuming health) fails to nail the necessary 33 catches to take over career FBS marks. He would need to average 8.25 catches per game over his next four. This season, he has been held under 10 catches in exactly one of eight games.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 01:09:00 PM

ECU senior WR Isaiah Jones caught 19 passes for 185 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 41-3 blowout of UConn.

Jones has been an out-and-out PPR monster this season. He has caught 15 or more passes in four of eight games to date and has now reeled in double-digit receptions in all but one contest. All of this is fantastic and on Saturday, the 6-foot-1, 197-pound senior even threw a touchdown passes, hooking up with QB Philip Nelson from two yards out on a trick play. For the season as a whole, Jones has now caught 114 passes for 1,094 yards and four touchdowns.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 03:33:00 PM

ECU senior WR Isaiah Jones is suited up and going through warmups ahead of Saturday's game against USF.

Jones is dealing with a foot injury, which kept him out of practice early in the week. ECU did not specifically say Jones would play, but all indications point in that direction. Jones is one of the best receivers in the country, recording over 115 yards in four of five games this season. He also has contests of 22 and 17 receptions.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 11:11:00 AM

ECU dismissed freshman CB Nhyer Quinerly following his Wednesday arrest for allegedly stealing a car.

Per the Greenville Police Department, Quinerly has been charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle and larceny of motor vehicle parts. "While this behavior is contrary to the progress we've made," said HC Scottie Montgomery, "I think how we respond to issues such as this will say more about our program than the actions of an individual who chose not to act in a responsible manner." The 5-foot-11, 180-pound freshman's contributions on the field have been limited to two tackles through the first month of the season.
Source: wcti12.com
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 02:14:00 PM

ECU head coach Scottie Montgomery is confident that senior QB Philip Nelson (upper body) will play against USF this weekend.

"We feel pretty good about him at this point in time," Montgomery said of Nelson. "I'm a little happier than I was yesterday. We're going to take the precautions we should take at this point in time. Hopefully he'll be fine by the middle part of the week." Nelson took a shot and sustained an undisclosed upper body injury that prompted his exit from the UCF game. Sophomore quarterback Gardner Minshew took the first-team reps on Tuesday as Nelson watched from the sidelines. If Nelson can't go, it'll be Minshew.
Source: 247Sports
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 01:10:00 PM

ECU senior WR Isaiah Jones (foot) sat out Tuesday's practice.

Jones was seen in walking boot late Saturday following the game. Pirates head coach Scottie Montgomery was optimistic that Jones will be able to play this weekend against USF. "We think we're going to have him," Montgomery. "This is more preventative at this point in time with him. It's not one of those deals where it's a sprain or strain. It's one of those deals where he got stepped on and it's a little bit of a bruise. We think he'll be OK."
Source: 247Sports
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 08:32:00 PM

The owner and operator of an ESPN affiliate in Fayetteville will not broadcast this weekend's East Carolina's game against UCF.

We are through the looking glass here, as Colonial Media and Entertainment has opted not to broadcast Saturday's game in order to protest the national anthem protest of ECU's student band last weekend. "The band members could have quietly protested in the early morning hours before the game," said CME's Jeff Andrulonis in an oddly hostile statement. "But that would’ve required them to wake up early." The Fayetteville affiliate will resume broadcasting Pirate games after this weekend's contest.
Source: USA Today
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 06:28:00 PM

ECU senior WR Isaiah Jones caught 15 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 47-29 loss to UCF.

A sign of Jones' immaculate work this season -- those 15 catches on Saturday did not even set a season high. The 6-foot-1, 197-pounder hauled in 22 passes against South Carolina in Week 3. Through five games, Jones is working to a 64-697-2 receiving line. He has notched double-digit receptions in four of five games.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 04:22:00 PM

ECU senior WR Isaiah Jones caught 10 passes for 155 yards in the school's 54-17 loss to Virginia Tech.

Jones has double digit receptions in three out of four games this season. He has a strong chance to lead the nation in that category at the end of the season. Virginia Tech's corners are very solid, so this tape will be reviewed by NFL evaluators.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 04:29:00 PM

Scouts graded ECU's Isaiah Jones as a top three senior WR, according to Tony Pauline.

These evaluations likely took place in the spring from one of the recruiting services. Last weekend Jones caught 22 passes for 190 yards against South Carolina. In fact, Jones already has 39 receptions to his name through three games and two contests of 180 receiving yards or more. Scouts will certainly be watching his matchup against Virginia Tech.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 12:14:00 PM


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