Chris Jones hauled in the game's only score on a throw from Tyler Keene
Coastal opens the 2015 campaign at Furman on Sept. 5
Coastal notched a playoff victory for the third consecutive season and advanced to the third round for the second straight year.
Coastal vs Bryant
Coastal Carolina vs Charleston Southern
Coastal at Jacksonville State
Coastal Carolina vs. Richmond 12/06/14
Coastal Carolina vs. Liberty 11/22/14
2015 (Jr.): Started all 12 games … Led the team with six pass breakups … Opened the season with four tackles and two pass breakups at Furman … Recorded five stops and two PBU in the win over Western Illinois … Had a season-high seven tackles (all solo) with a PBU versus Bryant … Tallied three tackles with 1.5 going for losses and a pass breakup at Liberty and was named the team’s Defensive MVP.
2014 (So.): Started all 14 games ... Tied for the Big South lead — ranking 33rd in the FCS — with 10 pass breakups and ranked third in the league with 0.92 passes defended per game (10 PBU and 3 INT) ... Ranked fifth on the team with 51 tackles ... Named team’s Defensive MVP for the North Carolina A&T game, collecting five tackles and two pass breakups ... Best overall game was at Gardner-Webb, recording six tackles with an interception and two pass breakups ... Also had six tackles versus Florida A&M, Elon and Liberty ... In the playoff win versus Richmond, had and 18-yard interception return and two pass breakups.
2013 (RFr.): Played in all 15 games, starting the last five after Samson Baldwin suffered an injury ... Still finished eighth on the team with 43 tackles ... Credited with 10 stops on special teams, including eight on kick coverage ... Was fourth on the team in tackles in CCU's three NCAA FCS playoff games with 19, adding three pass break-ups ... Tallied his first double-digit tackles performance with 11 stops -- 10 solo -- versus Bethune-Cookman in the first round ... Was named the team's Defensive MVP for the second round playoff game at Montana, recording five tackles and two pass break-ups ... In his second career start, had seven tackles -- all solo -- at South Carolina, including a 15-yard sack, with a PBU.
2012 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Named a Chant Squad MVP in the weeks leading into the Furman, VMI and Bethune-Cookman games.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Selected to the Charlotte Observer All-Region second team as a wide receiver as a senior ... Named a Tom Lemming "Top Player" as a defensive back ... Tabbed All-County as a wide receiver ... As a junior, had five interceptions, returning three for touchdowns to rank second in the North Carolina record book, while recording 60 tackles and nine pass breakups ... As a sophomore, primarily played wide receiver, catching nine passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns ... Also plays basketball and runs track ... His father, Mark, was a high school All-American wide receiver at West Iredell HS.