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Jones shows he can get down the field

East Carolina wide receiver was one of the big stars of the Senior Bowl this week, displaying his pass-catching ability and explosive speed.

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Jones' speed wowing scouts at Senior Bowl

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.

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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.

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Team National win NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

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.

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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

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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

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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

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How game film would decide CFB award winners

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.

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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

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#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

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

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