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East Carolina receiver Blake Proehl celebrates a touchdown reception against North Carolina A&T on Sept. 2, 2018.


The Daily Reflector

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Here’s our East Carolina beat writer Ronnie Woodward’s shot at ECU football’s starting lineup against N.C. State. First-year Pirate coach Mike Houston should be releasing the team’s Week 1 depth chart Tuesday during his news conference.

Here it is:


QB -- Holton Ahlers, Soph., 6-3, 235

RB -- Darius Pinnix, Jr., 6-0, 234

OR -- Blake Proehl, Soph., 6-1, 186

OR -- Mydreon Vines, Jr., 6-1, 180

IR -- Deondre Farrier, Sr., 6-1, 191

TE -- Anthony Watley, Sr., 6-3, 240

LT -- D'Ante Smith, Jr., 6-4, 289

LG -- Cortez Herrin, Sr., 6-3, 342

C -- Branden Pena, Sr. 6-2, 288

RG -- Sean Bailey, Jr., 6-6, 339

RT -- Bailey Malovic, Jr. 6-6, 273


KR -- Pinnix, Demetrius Mauney

PR -- Tyler Snead


DE -- Kendall Futrell, Sr., 6-2, 226

DT -- Alex Turner, Sr., 6-2, 274

DT -- Jalen Price, Sr., 6-2, 279

DE -- Dorian Hardy, Fr., 6-4, 242

LB -- Bruce Bivens, Jr., 6-0, 234

LB -- Xavier Smith, Soph., 6-0, 244

BAN -- Warren Saba, Jr., 5-10, 191

CB -- Ja'Quan McMillian, Fr., 5-9, 177

CB -- Mike Witherspoon, Sr., 6-1, 194

FS -- Tank Robinson, Jr., 6-0, 201

SS -- Daniel Charles, Soph., 6-1, 187


K -- Jake Verity, Jr., 6-1, 197

P --Jonn Young, Jr., 6-0, 205

Contact Ronnie Woodward at rwoodward@reflector.com, 252-329-9592 and follow @RonnieW11 on Twitter.


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