Pirates get Brown back

Published: Aug. 30, 2017 at 6:52 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. - ECU junior receiver Trevon Brown has received full medical clearance by sports medicine personnel for a return to the Pirates' lineup, which includes the opener against James Madison on Saturday, according to an announcement by head coach Scottie Montgomery late Wednesday afternoon.

Brown, who missed the entire 2016 campaign and was held out of contact work during the spring, has played in 17 career games with seven starts and made 55 receptions for 760 yards and eight touchdowns.

He opened five of nine contests as a sophomore in 2015, standing third on the unit with 41 catches for 496 yards and four scores. Brown registered a career-high eight receptions for 80 yards against Cincinnati on Nov. 28 during his last appearance at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

Brown also played an integral role on ECU's special teams squad during his first two seasons with 451 kickoff return yards on 21 attempts (21.5 ypr).

"While we expected to have Trevon back with us this season, we are thrilled for him to return earlier than anticipated," Montgomery said. "His diligence and hard work is directly reflected in the progress he's made and the position he's currently in."