NCAA Football

Adhem Elsawi - ECU

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Class: Junior
Hometown: Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
High School: Saratoga Springs High School
Height/Weight: 6-5/315 lbs
Position: Lineman

2011: Played in and started seven games alongthe offensive line ... Suffered a left knee injury at Houston that kept him out of contests against Memphis, Navy, Tulane, Southern Miss and UTEP ... Prior to injury, started the first five games of the year at left guard ... After returning to the field, started final two tilts as a right tackle ... Also served in blocking roles on the field goal and PAT units throughout the campaign ... Guided Pirates to a No. 20 national ranking in passing offense (286.1 yards per game) ... ECU finished second in Conference USA in passing offense and fifth in total offense (395.2 yards per game) ... Provided protection for quarterbacks to throw for the second-most passing yards in program history (3,433) ... Provided space for ECU's season-best 186 rushing yards against UCF, the most since tallying 194 versus Marshall on Oct. 23, 2010... Provided pass protection for Dominique Davis to throw for a program single-game record 417 yards against North Carolina as the team averaged 10.2 yards per completion ... Assisted the Pirate offense to average 7.3 yards per play and 10.3 yards a catch against UAB ... Opened holes for Reggie Bullock to rush for a career-best 169 yards versus the Blazers ... Against South Carolina,provided pass protection for Davis to throw for 200 or more yards (260) for the14th-straight game.

2010: As a redshirt, integrated himself to the Pirates' offensive packages and served as a valuable member of the scout team.

2009: Played in nine of 11 games as a freshman at Campbell ... Opened a total of six contests for the Camels - the first and final five of the season.

High School: A three-year letter winner at Saratoga Springs (N.Y.) High School ... A first-team all-area performer as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Selected to the all-state squad (fourth team) as a senior after helping guide team to a seven-win campaign ... Also lettered in basketball during junior year ... Owns school squat record with a lift of 550 pounds.

Personal: Full name is Adhem Montasser Elsawi ...Born June 12, 1991 at Glen Falls, N.Y. ... Son of Montasser and Valerie Elsawi... Has six younger siblings - Khalid, Anisa, Aliya and Amira (twins), Mahdiand Gabreel ... A biology major with aspirations to attend medical school after graduation ... Earned Dean's List (3.5 grade point average or higher) honors for classroom work during the spring and fall semesters of 2011 before a recent selection to the Honor Roll (3.0 GPA) in the spring ('12).

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