GREENVILLE (WNCT) – ECU back-up quarterback Reid Herring and running back Hussein Howe will leave the Pirate football program and enter the transfer portal.

Herring as played in three games so far this season. Sophomore Holton Ahlers beat Herring out this summer to be the starter at quarterback.

Herring’s departure leaves a pair of true freshmen to back-up Ahlers. Bryan Gagg and Alex Finn now move up on the depth chart.

Howe leaves a crowded backfield after good performances from Trace Christian and Tay Williams last week in the win over William & Mary.