Coastal opens up the 2013 campaign on August 31 at South Carolina State.
Backus is just the 2nd player in Big South history to win the defensive honor four times in a season
CCU Day at Dick's is Saturday - Fan Photo Day & Football 101: Ladies Night are Aug. 25
2012 Coastal Carolina Football vs NC A&T (Sept 1, 2012) | Brooks Stadium - Benton Field
2011 (RSo.): Missed the 2011 season due to a knee injury suffered in preseason camp.
2010 (So): Granted a medical redshirt after suffering a season-ending injury in the Delaware State game (early in week 4) ... Prior to the injury, tallied four tackles at Towson and had three stops versus Georgia Southern ... His one tackle versus Delaware State game was a forced fumble ... Named to the 2010-11 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting a 3.0 GPA for the academic year.
2009 (Fr.): Played in five games ... Credited with his only tackle versus Presbyterian ... Added a pass break up at Charleston Southern.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Earned Honorable Mention Class AAAAA All-state Selection by the Alabama Sports Writers Association and first team Class 5A/6A All-Metro from the Montgomery Advertiser as a senior ... Led the Wolverines to a 13-1 record, Region title and berth in the state semifinals ... Ranked third in his region with 74 total tackles and 15 tackles for loss and ranked second with eight sacks last year ... Valedictorian of his graduating class ... Nominated for the Jimmy Hitchcock Award in the state of Alabama, given to one football player every year for their athletic ability and Christian leadership.