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East Carolina wide receiver was one of the big stars of the Senior Bowl this week, displaying his pass-catching ability and explosive speed.
Zay Jones, who set an FBS record with 158 receptions this season with 1,746 yards, has displayed surprisingly explosive speed in Senior Bowl practices.
East Carolina has hired Robert Prunty as defensive line coach.
Nelson shines in Collegiate Bowl
East Carolina quarterback Philip Nelson completed 11 of 18 passes for 102 yards and rushed for a touchdown during Saturday's NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Carson, Calif. The senior's National team won the exhibition 27-7.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
Former NFL coach Mike Martz came away impressed with East Carolina QB Philip Nelson this week at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. "I think Philip is a starter in the league," Martz said.
Mike Martz, the former Rams head coach, had a message ready for his team when they met to prepare for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Source: North Carolina has hired East Carolina defensive line coach Deke Adams for the same position. This will be Adams' second stint at UNC (2012). He coached defensive line for Larry Fedora at both Southern Miss and North Carolina, and at South Carolina from 2013 to 2015. Scout.com first reported the hire. Adams replaces Tray Scott, who left to coach defensive line at Ole Miss.
Jones named to ESPN's squad
Zay Jones makes ESPN's All-American team after leading the nation with 158 receptions. Only 16 players had half as many catches as Jones. ESPN's All-Americans
Watch: Home Depot College Football Awards Show
Nine individual awards will be handed out, including the Maxwell Award for Player of the Year. This year's Maxwell finalists are Louisville QB Lamar Jackson, Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield and Michigan LB Jabrill Peppers. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN
Who will win the Biletnikoff Award?
The Biletnikoff Award for nation's most outstanding receiver is a crowded field, which includes Zay Jones, who broke the FBS single-season record for receptions at 158. Edward Aschoff feels strongly about Dede Westbrook. Award show picks
What if awards were handed out based solely on what players have shown on tape? Scouts Inc.'s experts studied the film and selected their Heisman Trophy and other award winners.
Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer
ECU WR Zay Jones on catching a FBS single-season record 158 passes this season: "I expect to dominate every game. I never go into a game thinking I'm not going to catch under 10 balls. That's just not the person I am, I want as many as possible. Some might see it as selfish, but that's just the competitor in me. I like the pressure to be on me. I want to be the go-to guy in the red zone on fourth down. I want it on my shoulders."
Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer
Biletnikoff Award finalists Zay Jones (East Carolina), Austin Carr (Northwestern) and Dede Westbrook (Oklahoma) checking out the College Football Hall of Fame.
Jones' season one for the record books
Zay Jones' 158 catches are remarkable considering it came in 12 games writes Ivan Maisel. You know what's even more remarkable? The other 12 ECU receivers caught 201. Ivan Maisel's notes
#CFRank: Jones receives Top-50 ranking
Zay Jones caught 158 passes this season, which was 45 more than anyone else. That's good enough for No. 43 in our player rankings. Top 50
Jahad Thomas ran for 152 yards and two touchdowns as Temple beat East Carolina 37-10 on Saturday night to clinch its second straight East Division title and berth in the American Athletic Confere
Watch: East Carolina at Temple
Temple clinches the AAC East division with a victory or a South Florida loss. ESPN's FPI gives the Owls greater than a 90 percent chance to defeat the Pirates. Live on ESPNews/WatchESPN
Alexander Faust ESPN
ECU wide receiver Zay Jones plays his final collegiate game tonight. He already owns the FBS record for career receptions (392) but can match the single-season record with just 4 catches tonight (to bring his total to 155). A stunning 85 of his catches this year have gone for first downs. ECU closes the season vs Temple at 7:30 ET on ESPNEWS
Jones sets all-time reception mark
Saturday saw plenty of ridiculous stats, but East Carolina's Zay Jones setting a college football record for all-time receptions is the top one. He had 12 receptions in a loss to Navy and has 392 in his career. Flipping the Field
ESPN Stats and Information
East Carolina's Zay Jones had 12 receptions in Saturday's loss to Navy and broke the FBS record for career receptions with 392. The record had been held by Justin Hardy, also of East Carolina, with 387 from 2011 to 2014.