Coastal ends the 2014 season with a 12-2 record and reaches the NCAA Quarters for the 2nd straight year
Coastal notched a playoff victory for the third consecutive season and advanced to the third round for the second straight year.
Quinn Backus is the first three-time Big South Defensive Player of the Year
Chants to find playoff fate Sunday at 11 am on ESPNU
Coastal Carolina vs. Richmond 12/06/14
Coastal Carolina vs. Liberty 11/22/14
Coastal Carolina vs. Monmouth 11/15/2014
Coastal Carolina University vs. Charleston Southern University 10/25/2014
Coastal Carolina vs. Elon 9/27/14
2014 2nd Team All-Big South
Entering his junior season, ranks sixth on the CCU career lists for receptions (91) and receiving yards (1,246) while ranking eighth on the school’s career touchdown receptions list with seven.
2014 (So.): Named second team All-Big South ... Selected the team’s Offensive MVP on three occasions (The Citadel, Presbyterian and Liberty) ... Tied a CCU single-game record by catching 10 passes at The Citadel, gaining a then career-high 108 yards and grabbing a touchdown ... Started all 14 games and broke the 100-yard plateau four times ... Set a CCU single-season record with 71 receptions while his 959 receiving yards ranks third on the CCU single-season list ... Ranked second in the league and 29th nationally with his 959 receiving yards ... Ranked fourth in the league in receiving yards per game (68.9) and receptions per game (5.1) ... Tied teammate John Israel for second in the conference with six touchdowns , including two versus Elon... Caught six passes for 111 yards and a score at Presbyterian ... Had nine catches for 101 yards at Gardner-Webb ... The following week, hauled in six passes for a career-high 118 yards at Charlotte , adding a 32-yard rush... Despite batting injury, had four receptions for 97 yards versus Liberty with a score and had four receptions for 81 yards at North Dakota State ... Named to the 2014-15 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year.
2013 (RFr.): Played in all 15 games and drew three starts ... In league play, averaged 18.8 yards per catch ... Caught a key two-point conversion late at Liberty to force overtime, a game CCU would win in double overtime ... Made five tackles on punt coverage ... First career touchdown was a two-yard catch to secure the win at Eastern Kentucky ... Caught three passes for 43 yards at Elon in his first career start ... Had a season-high four receptions (34 yards) versus Hampton ... Tallied a season-high 63 yards on just two receptions versus Furman.
2012 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Was a Chant Squad MVP twice (weeks leading into Eastern Kentucky and Bethune-Cookman).
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Played in the 2011 Chesapeake Bowl (North Team), helping the North to a 28-17 win thanks to a 61-yard TD ... Selected first team Philadelphia Tribune AA All-Catholic League ... Chosen as the TedSilary.com Offense of Player of the Week (twice) ... Maxpreps.com Player of the Week (twice) ... City All-Star game selection ... Selected 2011 All-EasternPAFootball.com Small School Team Honorable Mention Offense ... Named first team All-Scholastic ... Led West Catholic to the 2011 PIAA 2A semifinal ... Student Class President Senior Year ... As a junior, West Catholic won the state championship.