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The Falcons are working out ECU TE Justin Jones on Tuesday, according to the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson.

Jones was forced to sit out the 2013 season after he "did not meet expectations set forth by the program." Jones is massive at 6'8/270 lbs. he could be an intriguing late round flier or undrafted free agent.
Apr 15 - 10:50 AM

ECU junior WR Justin Hardy caught nine passes for 66 yards in the school's 37-20 win over Marshall.

Nine Pirates caught passes in this game, including quarterback Shane Carden. An argument could be made for Hardy being the most under discussed receiver prospect in the country. He is so smooth and agile from the slot, but expect Hardy to return for his senior year.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 09:50:00 AM

ECU and Ohio will play in the St. Petersburg bowl on December 23.

Junior receiver Justin Hardy has produced at a ridiculous level in ECU's quick passing game, and he is the one to watch. Some might put Shane Carden among the top non-seniors because of his statistical production, but focus on his velocity in the intermediate to downfield levels of the field.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 01:24:00 PM

ECU junior WR Justin Hardy caught 10 passes for 88 yards in the school's 59-28 loss to Marshall.

Hardy has been a consistent force all season and continues to display strong route running to separate. He is one of the more underrated prospects at the position, leading us to believe he will not declare for May's draft.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 05:30:00 PM

ECU junior WR Justin Hardy caught five passes for 136 yards and a touchdown in a 34-13 win over FIU.

This is three straight weeks that Hardy has posted over 125 yards. In that span, the junior totaled 32 catches for 492 yards and two touchdowns. Keep him in mind during the offseason.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 10:18:00 PM

East Carolina junior WR Justin Hardy hauled in 10 catches for 126 yards and a touchdown in the school's 55-14 win over Southern Miss.

Hardy is one of the more productive receivers in the country, tallying 765 receiving yards and four touchdowns on 63 receptions. We doubt he enters May's draft, but keep him in mind heading into next season.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 03:54:00 PM

ECU junior QB Shane Carden completed 30 of 37 attempts for 308 yards and three touchdowns in a 55-14 win over Southern Miss.

Carden is a very efficient passer, leading his receivers on short to intermediate throws so they can run after the catch. Ten different Pirates caught passes from Carden in this game.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 03:45:00 PM

ECU junior QB Shane Carden completed 32 of 47 attempts for 376 yards, one interception, and three touchdowns in a 55-31 win over UNC.

Carden added eight carries for 22 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. The junior has been very efficient this season, completing over 68 percent of his passes in three of four contests. 11 Pirates caught passes in this contest.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 05:10:00 PM

Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer called ECU junior WR Justin Hardy a dynamic player.

"He's a punt returner for them, too, and I mean he's legit," Beamer added. Hardy is a former walk-on who has clocked in the low 4.4s during testing. He's hauled in 20 passes for 227 yards and a touchdown thus far this season. He'll likely face senior corner Kyle Fuller.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 12:40:00 PM

East Carolina junior QB Shane Carden's completion percentage is 79.7 after games against Old Dominion and FAU.

The Pirates take on Virginia Tech this week, so Carden will have a more difficult test. Carden has a quick release and many of his completions are at or near the line of scrimmage, so hopefully the Hokies for Carden to work downfield. The junior does flash patience in the pocket.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 12:30:00 PM

ECU redshirt senior TE/WR Justin Jones was ruled ineligible for the 2013 season.

The school did not announce why Jones was ruled ineligible, "simply noting that they did not meet expectations set forth by the program." Sophomore Jabril Soloman will also miss the season. Jones made 52 catches for 598 yards and 12 touchdowns in 32 games and was an NFL prospect in a hybrid receiving role.
Source: WRAL Sports
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 04:33:00 PM

ECU DL Michael Brooks is drawing interest form the Ravens and Colts, according to Ravens beat writer Aaron Wilson.

Brooks was listed as a nose tackle for the Pirates but should play a 5 technique role in the NFL. He has the frame and since the defensive lineman is used to playing in the interior, his run defense is solid.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 02:54:00 PM

ECU junior Rio Johnson was named the Pirates starting QB on Tuesday.

The battle between Johnson and sophomore Shane Carden lasted for a good part of a year. "It was the closest quarterback race I’ve been around," head coach Ruffin McNeil said. "In the last few days, Rio managed the team a little bit (better), but not by much. It came to a point where we had to get one guy ready. The team reacted positively."
Wed, Aug 29, 2012 01:20:00 PM

East Carolina sophomore DT Terry Williams has been suspended indefinitely from football activities after a drug-related arrest.

Williams was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell. He lined up predominantly at nose tackle for the Pirates last season as a redshirt freshman and tallied 31 tackles and two forced fumbles.
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 01:55:00 PM

Quarterback Dominique Davis scored 3 total touchdowns to lead the Pirates over Tulane 34-14.

The senior threw for 329 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT, but added two more rushing scores to lead ECU to a conference win. Davis was not as accurate as last week's record-setting performance, but his well-rounded game was more than good enough to bring his team back to .500.
Sat, Oct 29, 2011 08:29:00 PM


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