GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — East Carolina says defensive end Terrell Stanley will miss this season while he recovers from injuries suffered in a February car accident.
Coach Ruffin McNeill said Thursday that the coaches "admire his determination" but "his full recovery and health are our first priority."
McNeill says he will help Stanley seek an extension from the NCAA for his five-year eligibility clock after the 2015 season if Stanley wants. He was redshirted as a freshman in 2011.
Stanley was the driver with teammate Isaac Harris as his passenger when their car was involved in a single-car crash Feb. 12 on U.S. Route 264 Alternate.
Stanley started 12 games as a redshirt sophomore and had 46 tackles. Harris, who was treated and released later that day, started 12 games on the offensive line.