Zay Jones- WR E. Carolina

6-2, 201, (O) 4.45, 6.79 3-Cone,

4.01 SS! 32 1/2" Arm! 15 Reps,

33" Vert, 11'3" Broad!

Attacking Into Day Two. 

By TOM

I would be shocked if this guy makes in out of Day Two. He is fast, tough, and has great hands. He made the best catch of the Senior Bowl, with a leaping grab as he was flinged out of bound. He leaped up above the goal post in the back of the Endzone, grabbed the ball with one hand, and got one foot down as he grabbed the ball with the other hand. Then his leg collapsed, and as he fell to the ground he somehow tapped his back foot inbounds (1:14), but his knee just hit the ground before his foot. 

He should have scored two TDs in the 1st Half at the SB. One was called a no catch because his knee hit the ground before he got his second toe down, in one of the best catches I've ever seen. And the second TD was called back because of a penalty  (2:27), He leaped up backwards over the CB, snagged the ball way above the CB, and smashed backwards into the endzone for the second best catch in the Senior Bowl Game. 

He wins right at the line with his quick feet on the release. Then he finally caught the TD that the refs didn't take away, and it was the game tying TD late in the 4th  (5:44). He was crushed in the back as the ball arrived and held onto the ball. This guy is not getting out of the 2nd Round. He was dominate all week at the SB, and he dominated the game as well. He has great hands and catches everything the QB throws at him. 

He can really catch the ball through contact. "I feel the same [as I did before] because I believe I’ve had this in me all along," Jones said. "It just took for people to see it. It may have solidified [my draft status] to other people. But not to me. I knew I could play. There’s a lot they taught me, but I’m going to keep that under wraps. I’m excited to use that in the future at the combine and at the next level." He has great hands. 

He has long arms that he can really stretch out and dive in any direction and pull it in. "I loved it. They were great. Coach Fox is unbelievable," Zay Jones said at the Senior Bowl. "My wide receiver coach Johnson and [his assistant] Ben, they’re two phenomenal guys that I feel like I learned and improved my game just in three or four days. Really proud [to play for] the Bears’ organization." He had as great a college career as any WR ever had in college.

Zay Jones has been on fire all off season. He has 399 career catches at ECU. I love this kid. I have in the 2nd now. If he runs a great time he is a 1st. He has great hands. He runs great routes. he may have run himself into the 1st with a 4.45 Forty at the Combine. "Zay Jones has crushed the postseason. He was one of the best players in Mobile (Senior Bowl) and he ran much faster than expected at the combine," an Exec said. "He could sneak into the 1st round." He can drag his foot inbounds as he catches it over head. He has a nice extra gear going after the ball. He didn't have a drop in the first gauntlet. Jones exploded onto the scene at the Senior Bowl, and hasn't taken the pedal off the metal yet. He is another player who could sneak into the 1st Round.

Overview: A personable, polished and gifted performer who completed record-breaking career as one of the premier pass catchers in NCAA history … Owns FBS, American Athletic Conference and ECU career (399) and single-season (158) standards in receptions … A Fred Biletnikoff Award, William V. Campbell Trophy and Senior CLASS Award Finalist in 2016 … Was also formally recognized as a Heisman Trophy candidate by the Heisman Trust … Additionally, earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors for work in the classroom … Played all four receiving positions as a senior after starring at the “H” slot during first three campaigns … Played in 50 games with 41 starts, averaging 8.0 receptions and 85.6 reception yards per contest … Broke FBS career record with 19-yard reception at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium vs. Navy on Nov. 19, 2016, surpassing former teammate Justin Hardy’s (2011-14) mark of 387 … Set FBS single-season standard with a two-yard catch at Temple a week later on Nov. 26, eclipsing the previous mark of 151 by Bowling Green’s Freddie Barnes (2009) … Stands 12th on the all-time NCAA (FBS) receiving yards list with 4,279 yards ... Became 19th player in FBS history with 4,000-plus receiving yards vs. SMU (14-yarder) on Nov. 12 during senior campaign ... A two-time All-American Athletic Conference selection ... Owns league and program single-season records for most receptions (158 in 2016) and reception yardage (1,746 also in 2016) … Also has school and AAC career mark for receptions (399) and stands second in the school annals for receiving yards (4,279) and touchdown catches (23) ... One of only two East Carolina receivers with over 4,000 reception yards (Justin Hardy/4,541) … Closed career with streak of at least one reception in 47-straight games (dating back to Sept. 28, 2013 vs. North Carolina) … Caught multiple passes in 49 contests, reached double-digit reception figures 18 times (two/2014, six/2015, 10/2016) and posted triple-digit receiving yard totals on 19 occasions (two/2013, three/2014, five/2015, nine/2016) … Of his 399 receptions, 172 exceeded 10 yards in length (49 were for 20-plus) … Racked up 100 or more all-purpose yards in 25 games (three/2013, seven/2014, six/2015, nine/2016) … Also returned 29 kickoffs for 598 yards (20.6 ypr) and completed three-of-four passes for 36 yards on one touchdown (2016) … Owns starts in both bowl contests played in (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, Birmingham) … Was a fan and media favorite around the ECU campus and Greenville … An active community relations participant who was often requested to speak and read at local elementary schools and hospitals.

He has great quick hands. He caught a lot of short quick passes and has excellent reactions to the ball he spots late. He has the size and speed to play outside, and the quicks and COD to play inside. Great job reading the zone and finding the holes. Consistently goes and gets the ball with his hands. Aggressive hands running down the sideline, and attacking the ball in the air. 

He has great quicks out in space. Both running routes, and with the ball in his hands. He will throw the ball sometimes. He caught the ball a lot with one hand. He has work to do on his blocking. He does a great job getting position and getting his hands up into the DB, but never sees to grab shirt, or move his feet after first contact. Not trouble catching the ball through contact. In fact, it seemed sometimes he needed contact to make the catch. Most of his drops came when he had no contact.

He ran a limited route tree at ECU, but he didn't have any trouble running patterns at the Senior Bowl. That was a big thing for him. He runs patterns with excellent speed and pace. He can set up DBs in pattern. Smart guy who looks like he knows what he is doing on the field, and had no trouble picking up a limited Bears offense for John Fox at the Senior Bowl.

Proday: "WR Zay Jones (6-2 1/8, 201), who has raised his stock maybe higher than anyone since the end of the season, stood on his combine numbers, but went through an exceptional workout," Gil Brandt wrote. "Jets receivers assistant (and former UCLA head coach) Karl Dorrell was on hand. Jones also returned punts, and averted a near disaster when he crashed into a tackling dummy while fielding one kick. All in all, it was a good day for Jones, the son of former Cowboys LB Robert Jones, a first-round pick on mine in 1992"

2016: Led all NCAA FBS receivers in receptions (158), receptions per game (13.20 rpg), receiving yards (1,746) and receiving yards per game (145.5 ypg) ...Started 12 games, served as team captain and played all four receiver positions during course of campaign … Earned First-Team All-America Athletic Conference honors … Set ECU and AAC single-season records for receptions and receiving yards, surpassing former ECU pass catcher Justin Hardy’s marks of 121 and 1,494 (2014) … Became the first Pirate to register a pair of 200-yard receiving games (206/Tulsa, 212/Navy) and was just one of four FBS receivers to accomplish feat (multiple 200-yard games) … Established a school and league single-game record for receptions with 22 vs. South Carolina at Williams-Brice Stadium on Sept. 17 – one shy of matching a FBS record last set in 2008 and the most by any FBS receiver during the 2016 season … Came within three catches of setting the FBS single-season receptions per game record, finishing with a 13.20 average (standard of 13.40 was established in 1965 by Tulsa’s Howard Twilley) … Caught at least one pass in 44 of 48 quarters (multiple 32 times) - none vs. WCU/4Q, CIN/3Q, UConn/4Q, Navy/4Q … Tallied nine double-triples (catches-yards) … Tallied 15 or more receptions on four occasions (22 vs. South Carolina, 17 vs. UCF, 18 vs. USF, 19 vs. Connecticut) … Booked 150 or more reception yards six times (180 vs. Western Carolina, 190 vs. South Carolina, 185 vs. Connecticut, 206 vs. Tulsa, 173 vs. SMU, 212 vs. Navy) … Extended streak with at least one reception to 47-straight games with a 13-yarder against Temple in season finale … Logged eight TD grabs (two vs. Navy, one each against Western Carolina, UCF, USF, Connecticut, Tulsa and SMU) … Had at least one scoring catch in four of the last five contests … Also picked up 24 rushing yards on four carries (6.0 ypr) and completed only pass attempt for a two-yard TD strike to quarterback Philip Nelson vs. UConn … Had a season-long 13-yard run during ECU’s 33-30 win over NC State at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium … Racked up over 100 all-purpose yards in nine contests (high of 212 vs. Navy) … Combined with Quay Johnson (58 receptions) as the FBS’s top receiving duo with 216 catches … Led all ECU receivers in fourth down efficiency with eight catches (11 targets) for a 72.7 percentage … Was 61-of-87 on first down, 50-of-69 on second down and a 39-of-54 on third down for a combined 81 first down conversions … Made 109 receptions for 1,188 yards and seven TDs in eight American Conference tilts, an average of 13.6 catches and 148.5 yards per game … Averaged 160.0 receiving yards (77-960) in six home contests, while nabbing 81 catches for 786 yards in six outings on the road … Recorded a team-high 19 receptions of 20-plus yards … Owner of the longest pass reception of season with a 77-yarder vs. Navy in final home game (Senior Day) of career … Efforts on and off the field resulted in a well-celebrated honors candidacy that included formal recognition as a Heisman Trophy candidate (by Heisman Trust), finalist status for the William V. Campbell Trophy (one of 12), Senior CLASS Award (one of 10) and Biletnikoff Award (one of three), along with CoSIDA Academic All-America honors (second team) … Also earned selection as a semifinalist for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award …Was a four-time American Athletic Conference Honor Roll choice (Sept. 19, Oct. 31, Nov. 7, Nov. 21), a two-time Hero Sports Offensive Player-of-the-Week (Sept. 23, Oct. 7) pick and an American Sports Network Game Changer Player-of-the-Week (Oct. 31) … Preseason honors included a First-Team Preseason All-American Athletic Conference selection by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele Magazine.

Zay Jones Vs V-Tech:

He showed he could get down the sideline a little on the QB's right at ECU. He has the speed to get the outside shoulder of the CB. But what will make him special in the NFL is that he excels through all the rough stuff DBs love to do. Watch how he fought off the CB with one hand, and caught the ball with the other (:25). He just doesn't seem to notice the rough stuff. Watch the great hand fighting going down the sideline (:34). That is just an unbelievable catch through contact as the Number One WR.

And that wasn't a fluke. You can see the CB grab him again as he beat him to his outside shoulder. Then he got a little separation, and watch the  explosion up as he snagged the ball behind on the back shoulder fade. He attacks the ball in the air with his hands consistently (:43). You can see the CB pushing his inside shoulder to slow him, and ruin the timing of the pattern. But Jones just doesn't seem to notice the rough stuff (:52). He spotted the ball in the air, and shoved the CB off. Then he leaped up and attacked the ball, through the fingers of the CB, and snagged it beautifully. Those are two of the best catches you will ever see a WR fighting for the ball.

Jones Vs V-Tech:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55VaU_qT9A8

Zay Jones Senior Bowl:

Most of my evaluation of him was from the Senior Bowl. He was the second best WR in practice, and the best WR during the game. He dominated from start to finish. He ran mostly short break off patterns at East Carolina. See how he ducked his head a little there like he was going to go deep, and then came back (:05). But at the Senior Bowl, he was catching deep ones all week. And showed he could catch the ball over his shoulder, while running away from the QB, through contact.

He had two TD catches taken away from him in this game, and still had a TD catch (:26). You can see the nice outside release, and he is flying down the sideline. Watch the great diving catch. You can see him attack the ball over his head, catch it, and crash into the Endzone (:31). He was more of a slot guy at ECU. But he was definitely an outside guy at the Senior Bowl. He really showed he could run down the sideline and track the ball over his head.

Top of the screen. He broke it off outside, and the QB threw inside. Watch how he leaped back to snag the ball thrown on the wrong shoulder (:44). Bottom of the screen. This is what he did at ECU. He broke his patterns off, and cut inside to make the tough catch over the middle (:54). Another great catch through contact, and this one was in the endzone (1:03). It is not often you get to see a guy play two very different roles in two very different offenses. He did that at the Senior Bowl. He played outside on the QBs right, in a pro offense, at the Senior and was the best player on the field. He played in the slot at ECU, and was running those short patterns to help his QB throw quick.

Jones Senior Bowl:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0S2Uziz4U8

Zay Jones Vs Temple:

He played in the slot a lot. He is a physical guy, who can get physical in the run game (:01). He played in a wacky spread offense that threw all the time (:10). He played with great on field speed. He found a hole in the zone running a jerk route. Then took a beating (:20). But he is a big tough WR, and the rough stuff doesn't seem to bother him at all.

He flies through the defense so smoothly. He always seems to look like he knows what he is doing on the field (:31). He got good position on the block, but didn't clamp on (:53). He tried to run the Corner-Post and got cut off by the CB. The QB threw inside, and he drew the PI (1:02). He dragged over the middle wide open (1:36). Nice seam route (1:45). He curled inside, and got between the Corner and the Safety and made the catch. And almost fought his way into the endzone. I like how he protected the ball there with both hands

He ran a nice pattern. He stopped, then ran towards the QB. But then he dropped it. He will have concentration drops. He reminds me of Chad Johnson (1:54). I just like the way he runs patterns. Watch how quick his feet are as he breaks outside. That is what he did at Senior Bowl, he just kept running patterns to get himself open (2:05). He reached out beautifully with his hands, and dragged his feet in bounds (2:15). He can make the great catch look easy.

He is a great looking blocker until it is time to sustain the block. His hand placement and feet are great. Then he gave a little shove, and just stopped blocking. He put his hands down and stopped moving his feet (2:21). He tried to throw it, but smartly held it (2:28). He lined up in the slot a lot (2:54). Very nice release. He gets to full speed fast. Watch how quick he can break it off and curl back to the QB.

This is a great catch on the sideline through contact. One of the reasons he will be successful in the NFL is that he doesn't even seem to notice the rough stuff. He does a great job reaching out with one hand and snagging the ball. He does that all the time (3:27). I like the way he runs patterns. I would invest a 2nd in him easy (3:37). He sometimes gets too jitter-buggy with the ball in his hands (3:48). But when he once cuts back and forth as he moves up field he can be dynamic slashing through defenders.

Great release. He get from 0 to 60 as fast as anyone. Watch how he slashed by the DB. Please enjoy his silly flop after the drop, lol (4:08). Okay, so that wasn't a flop. But it looked funny at regular speed.

He just ran by the zone, and then turned back, leaped up and snagged the ball (4:36). He ran a nice inside pattern. Then watch the quick hands as he reached up and snag the fast pass over his head. To play in the slot you have to be quick and have quick hands (4:45). He does try hard blocking, but needs more work (4:55). He got himself open nicely over the middle, and worked his way back to the QB when the QB got in trouble (5:05). He broke off his patterns a lot (5:15). Nice curl Out.

Jones Vs Temple:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3gdoMjFvmE

Jones' Official Bio:

Overview: A personable, polished and gifted performer who completed record-breaking career as one of the premier pass catchers in NCAA history … Owns FBS, American Athletic Conference and ECU career (399) and single-season (158) standards in receptions … A Fred Biletnikoff Award, William V. Campbell Trophy and Senior CLASS Award Finalist in 2016 … Was also formally recognized as a Heisman Trophy candidate by the Heisman Trust … Additionally, earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors for work in the classroom … Played all four receiving positions as a senior after starring at the “H” slot during first three campaigns … Played in 50 games with 41 starts, averaging 8.0 receptions and 85.6 reception yards per contest … Broke FBS career record with 19-yard reception at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium vs. Navy on Nov. 19, 2016, surpassing former teammate Justin Hardy’s (2011-14) mark of 387 … Set FBS single-season standard with a two-yard catch at Temple a week later on Nov. 26, eclipsing the previous mark of 151 by Bowling Green’s Freddie Barnes (2009) … Stands 12th on the all-time NCAA (FBS) receiving yards list with 4,279 yards ... Became 19th player in FBS history with 4,000-plus receiving yards vs. SMU (14-yarder) on Nov. 12 during senior campaign ... A two-time All-American Athletic Conference selection ... Owns league and program single-season records for most receptions (158 in 2016) and reception yardage (1,746 also in 2016) … Also has school and AAC career mark for receptions (399) and stands second in the school annals for receiving yards (4,279) and touchdown catches (23) ... One of only two East Carolina receivers with over 4,000 reception yards (Justin Hardy/4,541) … Closed career with streak of at least one reception in 47-straight games (dating back to Sept. 28, 2013 vs. North Carolina) … Caught multiple passes in 49 contests, reached double-digit reception figures 18 times (two/2014, six/2015, 10/2016) and posted triple-digit receiving yard totals on 19 occasions (two/2013, three/2014, five/2015, nine/2016) … Of his 399 receptions, 172 exceeded 10 yards in length (49 were for 20-plus) … Racked up 100 or more all-purpose yards in 25 games (three/2013, seven/2014, six/2015, nine/2016) … Also returned 29 kickoffs for 598 yards (20.6 ypr) and completed three-of-four passes for 36 yards on one touchdown (2016) … Owns starts in both bowl contests played in (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, Birmingham) … Was a fan and media favorite around the ECU campus and Greenville … An active community relations participant who was often requested to speak and read at local elementary schools and hospitals.

2016: Led all NCAA FBS receivers in receptions (158), receptions per game (13.20 rpg), receiving yards (1,746) and receiving yards per game (145.5 ypg) ...Started 12 games, served as team captain and played all four receiver positions during course of campaign … Earned First-Team All-America Athletic Conference honors … Set ECU and AAC single-season records for receptions and receiving yards, surpassing former ECU pass catcher Justin Hardy’s marks of 121 and 1,494 (2014) … Became the first Pirate to register a pair of 200-yard receiving games (206/Tulsa, 212/Navy) and was just one of four FBS receivers to accomplish feat (multiple 200-yard games) … Established a school and league single-game record for receptions with 22 vs. South Carolina at Williams-Brice Stadium on Sept. 17 – one shy of matching a FBS record last set in 2008 and the most by any FBS receiver during the 2016 season … Came within three catches of setting the FBS single-season receptions per game record, finishing with a 13.20 average (standard of 13.40 was established in 1965 by Tulsa’s Howard Twilley) … Caught at least one pass in 44 of 48 quarters (multiple 32 times) - none vs. WCU/4Q, CIN/3Q, UConn/4Q, Navy/4Q … Tallied nine double-triples (catches-yards) … Tallied 15 or more receptions on four occasions (22 vs. South Carolina, 17 vs. UCF, 18 vs. USF, 19 vs. Connecticut) … Booked 150 or more reception yards six times (180 vs. Western Carolina, 190 vs. South Carolina, 185 vs. Connecticut, 206 vs. Tulsa, 173 vs. SMU, 212 vs. Navy) … Extended streak with at least one reception to 47-straight games with a 13-yarder against Temple in season finale … Logged eight TD grabs (two vs. Navy, one each against Western Carolina, UCF, USF, Connecticut, Tulsa and SMU) … Had at least one scoring catch in four of the last five contests … Also picked up 24 rushing yards on four carries (6.0 ypr) and completed only pass attempt for a two-yard TD strike to quarterback Philip Nelson vs. UConn … Had a season-long 13-yard run during ECU’s 33-30 win over NC State at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium … Racked up over 100 all-purpose yards in nine contests (high of 212 vs. Navy) … Combined with Quay Johnson (58 receptions) as the FBS’s top receiving duo with 216 catches … Led all ECU receivers in fourth down efficiency with eight catches (11 targets) for a 72.7 percentage … Was 61-of-87 on first down, 50-of-69 on second down and a 39-of-54 on third down for a combined 81 first down conversions … Made 109 receptions for 1,188 yards and seven TDs in eight American Conference tilts, an average of 13.6 catches and 148.5 yards per game … Averaged 160.0 receiving yards (77-960) in six home contests, while nabbing 81 catches for 786 yards in six outings on the road … Recorded a team-high 19 receptions of 20-plus yards … Owner of the longest pass reception of season with a 77-yarder vs. Navy in final home game (Senior Day) of career … Efforts on and off the field resulted in a well-celebrated honors candidacy that included formal recognition as a Heisman Trophy candidate (by Heisman Trust), finalist status for the William V. Campbell Trophy (one of 12), Senior CLASS Award (one of 10) and Biletnikoff Award (one of three), along with CoSIDA Academic All-America honors (second team) … Also earned selection as a semifinalist for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award …Was a four-time American Athletic Conference Honor Roll choice (Sept. 19, Oct. 31, Nov. 7, Nov. 21), a two-time Hero Sports Offensive Player-of-the-Week (Sept. 23, Oct. 7) pick and an American Sports Network Game Changer Player-of-the-Week (Oct. 31) … Preseason honors included a First-Team Preseason All-American Athletic Conference selection by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele Magazine.

2015: Became the eighth Pirate in school history to eclipse the single-season 1,000 receiving yards milestone and came just two receptions away from being the fourth player to reach a triple-digit catch total … Caught 98 passes for 1,099 yards – an average of 11.2 yards per reception … Ranked fourth nationally in receptions per game (8.2), 18th in receiving yards per game (91.6) and 25th in overall receiving yards … A Second-Team All-American Athletic Conference selection who led league in receptions per game and stood second in reception yards per game … Started all 12 contests … Had multiple catches in each game and reached double-digit reception totals six times, including a season-best 14 each in outings at Florida and UCF … Surpassed 100 reception yards on five occasions with a high of 181 against Knights in road finale … Twice booked back-to-back 100-yard receiving games, once early in the season (135/Florida, 130/Navy) and once late in the year (181/UCF, 124/Cincinnati) … Other century mark performance was against Temple (106) … Topped 50 receiving yards in 10 games (27/Tulsa, 8/USF were only exceptions) … On receiving end of a unit-high five touchdown passes – one each vs. Florida (27-yarder), Virginia Tech (26) and BYU (seven), while matching a personal-best with two at UCF (eight and 13-yarders) … In addition to pair of 14-catch efforts, also tallied 12 grabs vs. Cincinnati and a trio of 10-reception tilts (Navy, BYU, Temple) … Nearly reached sixth double-triple with nine-catch, 85-yard performance at Connecticut … Thirty-eight (38) catches went for 10-plus yards (15 for 20-plus, three for 30-plus) ... Longest grab of season was a 36-yarder against Midshipmen … Was targeted 25 times on third-down plays and made 19 receptions (76.0 percent) to help pick up 15 first downs … Overall, was thrown to on 125 occasions (78.4 percent catch rate) and was responsible for 57 first downs … Hauled in four-of-five fourth-down throws (80.0 percent) … Made 66 receptions for 747 yards (11.2) and two TDs during eight-game league schedule (32-362, three TDs in four non-conference tilts) … Averaged an impressive 117.0 receiving yards and scored four touchdowns in six road contest (63-702), compared to a 66.7 ypg clip and just one score in six home dates … Also excelled in nationally-televised weekday games with a 124.0 ypg average (compared to an 80.8 mark in nine Saturday matchups) … Amassed 100 or more all-purpose yards five times (100/Towson, 135/Florida, 130/Navy, 100/Temple, 181/UCF, 124/Cincinnati) … Completed only pass attempt of season for 34 yards (to Davon Grayson vs. Tulsa) … Rushed once for -6 yards against Owls … Returned one kickoff for 23 yards in opener vs. Towson … A three-time game captain (Florida, Navy, Connecticut) … Selected as program’s MVP at conclusion of season.

2014: Ranked second on the team with in receptions (81), while standing third in receiving yards (830) and receiving yards per game (63.8) ... Was also among American Athletic Conference leaders in receptions (3rd), receptions per game (3rd), all-purpose yards (4th/1,315 yards/101.2 ypg), receiving yards (4th) and receiving yards per game (7th) ... Rated 29th nationally in receptions per game (6.2) ... Started nine of 13 games and averaged 10.2 yards per catch … Produced three 100-yard receiving games (150/N.C. Central, 116/North Carolina, 130/SMU) ... Recorded 10 catches against N.C. Central and Connecticut, which marked a season-best ... Hauled in at least five passes in nine of 13 games (eight or more in five outings) ... Scored five TDs (single scores vs. N.C. Central/season-long 41-yarder, Virginia Tech/two, North Carolina/25, SMU/11 and Tulane/four) ... Returned 24 kickoffs for 477 yards (19.9 ypr), with a long of 44 against Tulane ... Tallied 100 or more all-purpose yards seven times with a season-best of 192 vs. N.C. Central (150/receiving, 36/kickoff return, eight/punt return) … Was an ESPN.com Game Ball recipient and earned American Athletic Conference Honor Roll honors for performance vs. Eagles in the season opener … Also produced a notable 177 all-purpose yards (27/receiving, 150/kickoff return) at Cincinnati ... The 150 kickoff return yards against the Bearcats were the most by a Pirate since Chris Johnson had 153 yards against Boise State in the Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl (2007) - a span of 88 games ... Thirty-one (31) of 81 receptions went for 10 or more yards (10 for 20-plus) ... On the receiving end of a 30-yard pass (third quarter) from Shane Carden when he became the school’s all-time passing (yards) leader against SMU ... Was one-of-two passing, recording only completion (no yards) to Shane Carden against Connecticut … Closed out season with six-catch, 64-yard effort against Florida in the Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field … Averaged 99.5 receiving yards per game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium (47-597 in six contest), compared to a 33.3 average on the road (34-233 in seven games) … A Phil Steele Magazine Midseason All-American Athletic Conference First-Team selection … Selected as the program’s recipient of the Rock Roggeman Heart-of-the-Pirate Award (which is symbolizes the most inspirational player) at the team’s annual awards banquet.

2013: Earned selection to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... A true rookie who played in all 13 games (eight starts) ... Was unit’s second-leading receiver with 62 catches for 604 yards (9.7 ypr) and five touchdowns, trailing only Hardy … Longest pass reception went for 59 yards against Marshall … Also had four kickoff returns for 98 yards (24.5 ypr) with a long of 28 (FIU) … Caught multiple passes in 12 of 13 contests (none vs. Virginia Tech) … Posted triple-digits in receiving yards twice – 8-104 vs. Tulsa and 9-123 vs. Marshall … In collegiate debut against Old Dominion, caught a pair of passes for 11 yards with his first career reception going for a seven-yard score ... First collegiate start came at Tulane (and opened all remaining games afterwards) ... Had two season-high nine-reception contests (FIU and Marshall) … Recorded a season-best two touchdowns against Tulsa (18 and 25-yarders) ... Other four scores came against Old Dominion (four-yarder), Southern Miss (11-yarder) and FIU (35-yarder) ... Ranked sixth on the team with 30 points … Twenty-four of 62 receptions went for 10 or more yards (5 of 20-plus that included TDs against FIU and Tulsa) ... Caught five or more passes on seven occasions ... Topped 50-plus yards receiving four times ... Thirty-one of 62 receptions resulted in an ECU first down or touchdown ... Tied for fifth in C-USA with the 62 catches, while also ranking fifth with 4.8 receptions per contest ... Tallied 100 or more all-purpose yards on three occasions (120/Florida Atlantic, 104/Tulsa and 123/Marshall) … Averaged 6.4 receptions and 64.3 reception yards per game in eight games as a starter (2.2/18.0 in five games coming off the bench … Other contest of note was an eight-catch, 48-yard afternoon against Ohio in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl at Tropicana Field … Selected as the wide receiver-of-the-year during the program’s annual postseason awards banquet.

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