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East Carolina's Damon Magazu celebrates an interception during overtime against N.C. State in Greenville on Oct. 16, 2010.

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East Carolina's Damon Magazu celebrates an interception during overtime against N.C. State in Greenville on Oct. 16, 2010.

Magazu is ECU's top chef

“I really don’t follow any recipes because I like to try to make up my own stuff.”


Damon Magazu
On his cooking

By Nathan Summers

The Daily Reflector

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Being a member of a college football team and having an affinity for cooking can be a dangerous combination, but Damon Magazu is a fearless sort of guy.

The East Carolina senior’s growing passion for preparing his own cuisine — and for posting photos of his food on social media sites — has understandably caused some growling stomachs among his ECU football peers.


“I always get texts from teammates because I put a lot of my food on Instagram,” Magazu said, noting that sophomore cornerback Rocco Scarfone is among the most frequent food-related texters. “Rocco will text me and ask me, ‘Hey, what do I do with the Italian sausages? How do I cook them for this?’ And (running back Vintavious) Cooper will text, ‘Yo, bring me over a plate.’”

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