ECU receiver Bryant forced to take a seat
Published 3:35 am Thursday, October 9, 2008
By By STEVE FRANKLIN, Sports Writer
GREENVILLE — East Carolina head coach Skip Holtz announced on Wednesday that starting wide receiver Jamar Bryant has been suspended indefinetly for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
Bryant, a junior, will sit out this weekend’s game at Virginia, snapping a string of 18 consecutive starts.
Bryant is currently the Pirates’ second-leading receiver this season with 19 catches for 216 yards and three touchdowns.
After a pair of four-catch efforts against Virginia Tech and West Virginia, he recorded back-to-back season-high five-reception totals against Tulane and N.C. State. Against Houston, he scored on a 12-yard reception, which extended his reception streak to 19 straight games.
As a sophomore last season, Bryant led the team in receptions (48), receiving yards (704) and was the unit co-leader in receiving touchdowns with six. His catch total was the sixth-highest in school single-season history.
In Bryant’s absence, the Pirates will turn to 6’4” wideout Alex Taylor to make his first career start.