Senior wide receiver Trevon Brown will be granted an extra year of eligibility, thanks to a redshirt he received last season instead of the original ruling of being ineligible, according to head coach Scottie Montgomery in his weekly press conference.
“Yes, he will be eligible to play football next year,” Montgomery said during his weekly press conference.
Brown, when healthy, has been one of ECU’s biggest threats this season and in his career playing for the Pirates. In his last game against the University of Houston, Brown caught 11 passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns leading all ECU receivers. This season, he joined three other receivers on the roster in Jimmy Williams, Davon Grayson and Quay Johnson as 1,000-yard receivers in their careers. Brown currently has 599 so far this season and 1,359 in his career.
With Brown returning for one extra year next season, it will give ECU the leadership it will need for the 2018-19 campaign as Williams and Grayson are due to graduate. The big play capability and great hands could catapult him into the No. 1 role at wide receiver as long as he stays healthy.
"I expect his role to improve and increase as we continue to go on, I expect his catches to go up," wide receivers coach Keith Gaither said. "He's going to become one of our main playmakers and we are going to feature him."
Tyler Gavin contributed to this report.