The ECU football team features a lot of underclassman at skill positions and some inexperience at quarterback. That’s where senior Trevon Brown comes into play.
Brown elected to return to school for his senior year to try and help provide leadership on the team. Brown is coming off his best season as a Pirate where he led the team with 1,069 receiving yards and also caught a team-high seven touchdowns.
With two inexperienced quarterbacks in Reid Herring and Holton Ahlers, Brown has taken it upon himself to help them feel more comfortable and offensive coordinator, Tony Petersen has told his young quarterbacks to get the ball to Brown.
“It’s not the experience with Trevon, it’s that when a guy like Reid or Holton knows if they throw that ball anywhere close to him that A) the DB is not getting it and B) Trevon is going to come down with it because he has that kind of ball skills. I tell them that if Trevon is one-on-one just put it over there somewhere. If you overthrow Trevon, you might be doing stadiums forever. He has to touch the football, you can not ever over throw him.”
“I take it upon myself, everyday. If they make a bad throw, it’s on me. I feel like I need to go get every pass they throw, even if it is a bad pass, it’s on me. If I drop it and the ball is too far, it’s on me. So, it builds their confidence that they are doing something right. I know for a fact that they are doing something right, I just want to keep their confidence that much higher.”
Brown and the Pirates will open the season on Saturday, September 1st when North Carolina A&T visits Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.