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  02/16/21 - Aaron JarmanrSo/2023, East Carolina, 6-5, 255 (DS#999 TE) + More +

  Kinston native Aaron Jarman is the latest player slated to join the East Carolina football tight end room for this season. Jarman, who was in the transfer portal after spending the last three years at Temple, posted on Twitter on Monday night he committed to ECU. The post by the former North Lenoir High School standout included photos of him in ECU gear at tailgate lots as a youngster. Jarman was a three-star recruit at North Lenoir, choosing the Owls over Mercer and Appalachian State. He made one start as a freshman in 2019, versus UCF, and his lone reception last season as a 6-foot-6, 255-pound redshirt sophomore was a touchdown against SMU. - Daily Reflector

(DS#999 TE) rSo/2023 TE Aaron JarmanEast Carolina
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  A move that has been viewed as a possibility became official Wednesday night when East Carolina football veteran running back Darius Pinnix announced he was entering the transfer portal. Pinnix started 13 total games from 2017-19 and started the first two of 2020, but it was the freshman duo of Rahjai Harris and Keaton Mitchell that took control of the Pirate rushing attack. Harris earned American Athletic Conference co-rookie of the year honors with four touchdowns and 624 rushing yards, followed by Mitchell's 443 ground yards. Pinnix had 120 in his junior season. Pinnix and Chase Hayden both entered the transfer portal as veteran ball-carriers. - Daily Reflector

(DS#999 RB) rJr/2022 RB Darius Pinnix Jr.East Carolina
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  12/17/20 - Xavier SmithJr/2022, East Carolina, 5-11, 246 (DS#92 ILB) + More +

  2020 ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): LB Xavier Smith, East Carolina,...For the second-straight season, Smith was the top tackler on the team by booking 72 stops, an average of 8.0 per contest to stand fifth in The American. He also led the unit in TFLs (8.0/-30 yards) and pass breakups (six), while ranking second in sacks (2.5/-22 yards). The Stafford, Va. native closed out the season with six stops against SMU, which pushed his current streak to 21-straight games with multiple tackles. Against Navy, he logged a personal-best 15 tackles, marking the fourth time in his career with double-digit stops. - East Carolina Football

(DS#92 ILB) Jr/2022 ILB Xavier SmithEast Carolina
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  12/17/20 - JaQuan McMillianSo/2023, East Carolina, 5-09, 161 (DS#46 CB) + More +

  2020 ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM (COACHES): CB Ja'Quan McMillian, East Carolina,...McMillian, a two-year starter, picked off a team-best four passes while booking 33 tackles (27 solo) during his sophomore campaign. It marked the second-straight season he led the unit in picks (three in 2019) with his pass thefts against Georgia State, Tulane and his two in the fourth quarter during the Pirates' 52-38 win against SMU. The Winston-Salem, N.C. native booked multiple tackles in eight of nine games in 2020, which included a season-high five on three occasions. - East Carolina Football

(DS#46 CB) So/2023 CB JaQuan McMillianEast Carolina
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  12/17/20 - Tyler SneadrSo/2023, East Carolina, 5-07, 169 (DS#46 WR) + More +

  2020 ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM (COACHES): WR & RS Tyler Snead, East Carolina,...Snead, who earned all-conference honors as a receiver and return specialist, led the team in receptions (53), punt returns and yards (12 for 144), kickoff returns and yards (18 for 409) and all-purpose yards 1,145. He reached the endzone seven times on the year (5/rcv, 1/rush, 1/KOR) and threw for a score in the season finale against SMU. The Raleigh, N.C. native authored a pair of 100-yard receiving games (105/Georgia State, 108/Tulsa) and topped 100-plus all-purpose yards four times, including 231 at Georgia State and 244 at Temple. Snead's lone special teams touchdown came during the second quarter against the Owls when he returned his second career kickoff 95 yards earning him AAC Special Teams Player-of-the-Week accolades. - East Carolina Football

(DS#46 WR) rSo/2023 WR Tyler SneadEast Carolina
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  12/17/20 - Rahjai HarrisFr/2024, East Carolina, 5-09, 228 (DS#27 RB) + More +

  2020 ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES): RB Rahjai Harris, East Carolina,...Harris rushed for 624 yards with four touchdowns in eight games where he averaged 4.9 yards per carry and stood third in The American in rushing per game (78.0 ypg). - East Carolina Football

(DS#27 RB) Fr/2024 RB Rahjai HarrisEast Carolina
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  12/17/20 - Jake VerityrSr/2021, East Carolina, 6-0, 201 (DS#10 K) + More +

  East Carolina senior kicker Jake Verity, the program's all-time career leader in points (352), announced Monday that he intends to enter the 2021 National Football League Draft and forego remaining collegiate eligibility. A multi-year All-American Athletic Conference selection and Lou Groza Watch List member, Verity holds career marks in field goals made (74) while owning single-season standards in field goal accuracy (90.5, 19-for-21 in 2018) and three-pointers made (24 in 2019). He closed out his five-year career connecting on 74-of-98 field goals for a 75.5 percent accuracy rate (third all-time at ECU) and converted 130-of-133 extra point tries. - East Carolina Football

(DS#10 K) rSr/2021 K Jake VerityEast Carolina
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  12/15/20 - Rahjai HarrisFr/2024, East Carolina, 5-09, 228 (DS#27 RB) + More +

  2020 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CO-ROOKIE OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Rahjai Harris, RB, East Carolina,...Rahjai Harris and Ulysses Bentley were named The American's Rookies of the Year after they made immediate impacts on their respective teams' backfields. Harris rushed for 624 yards and four touchdowns in eight games, averaging 4.9 yards per carry and ranking third in The American in rushing as a true freshman (78.0 ypg). - American Athletic Conference Football

(DS#27 RB) Fr/2024 RB Rahjai HarrisEast Carolina
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  12/05/20 - *Blake ProehlrJr/2021, East Carolina, 6-0, 186 (DS#47 WR) + More +

  One of East Carolina University football team's (3-6, 3-5 American Athletic Conference) top receivers has played his last game in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, as junior wide receiver Blake Proehl announced on Twitter he will declare for the NFL draft. In a press conference on Dec. 3, Blake Proehl said the past four years at ECU have been a blessing, and he has learned a lot through his time with the Pirates. "I was able to earn my degree, and meet so many great people on the way, people who pushed me to be great," Blake Proehl said. According to ECUPirates, Blake Proehl finished his ECU career with 83 receptions for 999 yards and five touchdowns over 22 career games. - The East Carolinian

(DS#47 WR) rJr/2021 WR *Blake ProehlEast Carolina
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  11/30/20 - Holton AhlersJr/2022, East Carolina, 6-2, 228 (DS#65 QB) + More +

  NOV 30 AMERICAN ATHLETIC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Holton Ahlers, East Carolina, Jr., QB, Greenville, N.C.,...Ahlers led East Carolina to a 52-38 win against SMU, giving the Pirates back-to-back victories to close the regular season. Ahlers effectively put the game out of reach in the first half as he engineered seven scoring drives, including six that ended in touchdowns. He completed 20 of 29 passes for 298 yards in the game and had four first-half TD passes to stake the Pirates to a 45-7 halftime lead. Ahlers is one of six NCAA FBS players with at least 7,000 career passing yards (7,093) and 1,000 career rushing yards (1,060). - American Athletic Conference Football

(DS#65 QB) Jr/2022 QB Holton AhlersEast Carolina
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  11/30/20 - JaQuan McMillianSo/2023, East Carolina, 5-09, 161 (DS#46 CB) + More +

  NOV 30 AMERICAN ATHLETIC HONOR ROLL: Ja'Quan McMillian, East Carolina, So., CB,...Had five tackles and two fourth-quarter interceptions in a 52-38 win against SMU. - American Athletic Conference Football

(DS#46 CB) So/2023 CB JaQuan McMillianEast Carolina
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  11/23/20 - Tyler SneadrSo/2023, East Carolina, 5-07, 169 (DS#46 WR) + More +

  NOV 23 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Tyler Snead, East Carolina, So., WR/KR, Raleigh, N.C.,...Snead had 169 yards on special teams as part of a day in which he had 244 all-purpose yards in a 28-3 win at Temple. He had a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to answer Temple's only score of the game and finished with 111 yards on kickoff returns. He added 58 yards on five punt returns and had three receptions for 75 yards and a TD as well. - American Athletic Conference Football

(DS#46 WR) rSo/2023 WR Tyler SneadEast Carolina
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  11/21/20 - Tyler SneadrSo/2023, East Carolina, 5-07, 169 (DS#46 WR) + More +

  Tyler Snead scored two touchdowns, including a 95-yard kickoff return, and East Carolina beat Temple 28-3 on Saturday in a game delayed nearly an hour because of COVID-19 concerns. The game started roughly 50 minutes late after a Temple player was taken back to campus for a rapid COVID-19 test shortly before kickoff. As a result of the situation, five Temple defensive players, including three starters, were ruled out for game because of protocols. Another game-day announcement resulted in the Owls (1-6, 1-6 American Athletic Conference) starting their fifth-string quarterback, walk-on Kamal Gray, after fourth-stringer Matt Duncan was suspended for violating team rules.

Temple's first three quarterbacks were already unavailable because of COVID-19 protocols or injuries. Snead's kickoff return gave the Pirates (2-6, 2-5) a 10-point lead and his 46-yard touchdown catch in the final minute of the half made it 21-3. Holton Ahlers set up his own 1-yard score with a 75-yard run. He also threw for two TDs and was intercepted once. Keaton Mitchell rushed for 103 yards. Gray threw for 95 yards with two interceptions. - East Carolina/AP College Football


(DS#46 WR) rSo/2023 WR Tyler SneadEast Carolina
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  11/02/20 - Tyler SneadrSo/2023, East Carolina, 5-07, 169 (DS#46 WR) + More +

  East Carolina's Tyler Snead caught 16 passes in a 34-30 loss at Tulsa, most in the nation since he hauled in 19 passes against SMU last year. The 5-foot-7, 169-pound sophomore finished with 108 receiving yards for his fifth career 100-yard game. His 36 catches for the season rank third in the American Athletic Conference. - AP College Football

(DS#46 WR) rSo/2023 WR Tyler SneadEast Carolina
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  10/23/20 - Jake VerityrSr/2021, East Carolina, 6-0, 201 (DS#10 K) + More +

  Senior kicker Jake Verity has now added the all-time leading scorer title at East Carolina University to his list of accolades, as he is also a multi-time All-American Athletic Conference (AAC) award winner and Lou Groza award runner up. So far in 2020, the Pirates stand at 1-3 overall and 1-2 in AAC games. While much of the team has had some struggles to start the year, Verity is not one of them, and head coach Mike Houston said they are very happy to have him on the team. So far this season, Verity is 6-7 on field goals and 11-12 with his PATs. Already with 29 points he has been one of, if not the most consistent player on the Pirates' team, something Houston said he was impressed with.

"He did not have the training he typically would have coming into the season," Houston said. "For him to be able to perform at a high level, and he's had some issues where he has not been at full strength, but he's continuing to perform at a very, very high level so I think everyone is excited for him, proud of him, and fortunate enough to share the moment with him." So far this season, Verity is 6-7 on field goals and 11-12 with his PATs. Already with 29 points, he has been one of, if not the most consistent player on the Pirates team and that play was rewarded as he just won AAC Special Teams player of the week. If the Pirates are going to have more success this year, Verity will likely be a key piece of that going forward. - Daily Reflector


(DS#10 K) rSr/2021 K Jake VerityEast Carolina
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