East Carolina Pirates Best of 2023: Julius Wood Developing Into Dominant Safety

East Carolina Pirates best of 2023 begins on defense where safety Julius Wood is developing nicely this season.

In conjunction with our College Football’s Best series, highlighting the top plays, players, highlights, and moments from all 133 teams, we’re here to showcase the best the East Carolina Pirates have had to offer in 2023. Who has stood out? What units are turning heads?

And who from ECU is among the top mentions in our College Football’s Best series this season?

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East Carolina Pirates Best of 2023

At College Football Network, we watch every game. Every player. Every team. And our notebooks are chock full of top players, plays, highlights, and moments. Today, I’m emptying the notebook.

Below, find ECU’s noteworthy players, groupings, or units, all listed under a different category: good, great, grand, or wonderful. Every team across the country has put forth their best efforts in 2023, and through four weeks of action, those players deserve notoriety for what they’ve put forth this season.

Highlighting the best with a line from the one and only Chris Farley, welcome to this season’s Good, Great, Grand, Wonderful!

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Good: Shane Calhoun, TE

Have you seen Shane Calhoun as a blocker for this offense? If not, go back and check out big No. 80 lining up on the line of scrimmage and paving the way for the ground game to finally get going in Week 4.

Great: Mike Edwards III, LB

With 29 total tackles, Mike Edwards III has been a man on a mission in the middle. His team-high 19 solo tackles show his game-changing ability.

Grand: BJ Davis, LB

Tied for the team lead with two pass breakups, BJ Davis has patrolled the middle of the field well for ECU. He also has proven his worth as a pass rusher to boot.

Wonderful: Julius Wood, S

Leading the team in tackles from his safety spot, Julius Wood has flown around the field with ease. He comes downhill in run defense and has shown he’s more than capable of covering any type of pass catcher.

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