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ECU cornerback Adonis Armstrong, right, battles with a teammate during practice Tuesday afternoon. (Rhett Butler/The Daily Reflector)
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ECU cornerback Adonis Armstrong, right, battles with a teammate during practice Tuesday afternoon. (Rhett Butler/The Daily Reflector)

ECU's Armstrong frequently targeted

“In this scheme, he’s going to have the bullseye on him.”


Defensive coordinator Brian Mitchell
On Adonis Armstrong

By Nathan Summers

The Daily Reflector

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Adonis Armstrong knew it was going to be this way.

He lives his football life as a target, but that’s what his job entails. The junior field cornerback has had plenty of ups, downs and enemy footballs headed his direction since he joined East Carolina as a transfer from Mississippi’s Hinds Junior College during the offseason.


“During recruiting, coach Ruff always told me at the field corner, you’ve got to be a man who forgets the last play, who makes plays and who doesn’t keep his head down after he gets beat,” said Armstrong, who has started all six games in the Pirates’ defensive backfield this season. “Everybody knows you’re in man-to-man every play, so they’re coming after you. He said to keep making plays and they’ll stop attacking you. It has calmed down a little bit, but I’m sure they’ll come back.”

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