Players inspired by youngster
East Carolina players helped brighten the day of 8-year-old Noah Roberts, who's battling cancer. During the ECU spring game on Saturday, Noah sprinted to the end zone during the game's final play as the crowd cheered him on. A smiling Noah was lifted into the air by Pirates players following his score.
Noah, who returned to the hospital the following day, has been a fan of the team since his older sister began attending the school.
"He's a good kid, and I was proud to have the chance to lead him into the end zone," says ECU Running Back/Tight End Zico Pasut.