Pirates donate shells for the first time

GREENVILLE, North Carolina – After a pair of introductory workouts in shorts and a helmet, East Carolina moved into the second phase of fall camp by donning shoulder pads for the first time as the Pirates completed their third session on Hight Field. inside the Cliff Moore Practice Complex Friday morning.

With temperatures in the 80s under partly cloudy skies to start, the fourth-year head coach mike houston guided the Pirates through a two-hour training session which included the first contact of the season in all three phases of the game.

After their usual group sessions on the pitch, the Pirates wrapped up practice with a 30-minute team-vs.-team segment that featured one-on-one and then the second and third teams played each other.

Among the Pirates’ 14 positional starters, one special teams member and 50 returning men of letters, several players have earned pre-season recognition from various media outlets and been added to watch lists:

  • Holton Ahlers (QB): Wuerffel WL Trophy, Athlon Sports AAC Fourth Team
  • Myles Berry (KG): Phil Steele Football Preview AAC Third Team
  • Rick D’Abreu (DL): Phil Steele Football Preview AAC Second Team
  • Owen Daffer (K): Lou Groza WL, Athlon Sports AAC Second Team, Phil Steele Football Preview AAC Second Team,
  • Malik Fleming (BC): Athlon Sports AAC Second TeamPhil Steele Football Preview AAC First Team
  • Rahjai Harris (RB): Athlon Sports AAC Fourth Team
  • Noah Henderson (LO): Athlon Sports AAC Third Team, Phil Steele Football Preview AAC Second Team
  • Emmanuel Hickman (DL): Athlon Sports AAC Third Team
  • CJ Johnson (WR): Phil Steele Football Preview AAC Third Team, Athlon Sports AAC Fourth Team
  • Avery Jones (VS): Phil Steele Football Preview AAC Third Team
  • ryan jones (YOU): John Mackey WL, Athlon Sports The AAC first team, Phil Steele Football Preview AAC Third Team
  • Jeremy Lewis (KG): Athlon Sports AAC Third Team
  • Keaton Mitchell (RB): Doak Walker WL, Maxwell Award WL, Athlon Sports The AAC first team, Phil Steele Football Preview AAC First Team

    elie morris (DL): Athlon Sports AAC Fourth Team
  • xavier smith (KG): Phil Steele Football Preview AAC Third Team, Athlon Sports AAC Fourth Team
  • Jireh Wilson (KG): NFF Bill Dooley Chapter Scholar-Athlete, Phil Steele Football Preview AAC Third Team, Athlon Sports AAC Fourth Team
ECU will return to action Saturday and Monday morning for another pair of sessions in the shoulder pads leading up to its first practice in the full pads on Tuesday.

Fans can follow the Pirates throughout the camp on their social networks (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).

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