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East Carolina's Garrett McGhin (55) blocks Old Dominion defensive end Oshane Ximines at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Sept. 29.


The Daily Reflector

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Q: You are an emotional guy. Who else on the team gets really hyped and loud before games?

A: I definitely have to say D’Ante Smith and probably Matt Morgan on the offensive line. Matt is like my hype man. But as a whole (team), there really are guys across the board who get into it and get animated. Trevon Brown is always animated and Cannon Gibbs is always animated on the (defensive) side. You know who is and probably would surprise a lot of people is Alex Turner. Alex Turner always gets going in the locker room, but with me and D’Ante, we always get in each other’s face and it seems like we are rapping every single song that comes on.

Q: What is an underrated restaurant in Greenville?

A: Harvey’s, a little diner over on Memorial Drive. It’s great and the only place I’ve been to in Greenville that has corned beef and hash and smoked sausage and that kind of stuff for breakfast. It is delicious.

Q: Today is senior day. What are your thoughts about it?

A: It’s going to be surreal and definitely very emotional. I have a lot of family coming to the game. I remember early in my career and seeing Taylor Hudson’s senior day and J.T. Boyd’s senior day. Now I am in those shoes and it has made it surreal and all of this has flown by. I’m extremely grateful for the time I’ve had here at East Carolina and wouldn’t be the man I am today if I wasn’t at this university.

Q: What about a favorite memory at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium?

A: I think a lot of people like to say the 70-point game for a win over North Carolina (in 2014), but that also was my redshirt year so I kind of didn’t feel like I did it. I celebrated like I did, you know what I mean, but the one thing that stands out to me was beating (N.C.) State for my second-career start here and then obviously beating Carolina at home (this season). ... Those are very important to me, but also ones that mean a lot are games that don't have anything to do with me, like John Spellacy’s first-career start at West Virginia and Peyton Winstead’s first start and Holton Ahlers’ first start. Just teaching those young guys and seeing their faces light up is special to see.


McGhin earned a bachelor’s degree in communication during ECU’s spring commencement in May. He has spent this fall working on a health communication certification.

Contact Ronnie Woodward at rwoodward@reflector.com, 252-329-9592 and follow @RonnieW11 on Twitter.

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