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Player Of The Week: The Name Game

One of ECU's running backs this year may be an unfamiliar face for Pirate fans.

The Kentucky transfer had to sit out last year, but he's now ready to run over the competition.

Or should we say moonwalk! His name is Brandon Michael Jackson.

He gets teased about his name, but Jackson wants to make one thing clear.

He was actually not named after the "King of Pop."

"I was adopted when I was seven years old, and my original name was Watts," said Jackson. "My mom said she could never afford a BMW so she wanted one as a son... it was Brandon Michael Watts, which was supposed to be BMW."

But that doesn't stop the jokes.

"Oh yeah, we got to," said Alex Taylor, one of Jackson's team members. "We're good family. We have a lot of jokes. There's nothing better than being a Pirate right now, so we enjoy it."


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