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Name: Ben Herlocker
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
High School: Charlotte Catholic High School
Notes: A three-year letterman who helped lead the Cougars to three consecutive Class 3AA State Championship Game appearances, Ben Herlocker is another talented tailback who signed with East Carolina.
He rushed for 2,577 yards and 36 touchdowns on 315 carries (8.2 yards per rush average) out of a Wing-T set as a senior to guide CCHS to the state finals. He ran for 158 yards on 28 attempts against Eastern Randolph in a 15-7 championship game setback at Carter-Finley Stadium.
An all-conference and all-area selection, Herlocker rushed for 1,775 yards and 32 touchdowns during his junior season, averaging nine yards per carry.
Herlocker committed to East Carolina last August, shortly after receiving an offer from the Pirates. He is expected to play fullback for ECU.
Herlocker Quote: "They are really coming on and it was a fun place to be, and a good school to be at. It felt right when I was talking about it and it felt like they wanted me, so it was a good fit."
Coach Quote: "He's got enough speed and strength and running skills to be a tailback in an I-formation offense. Teams that run other systems could play him at fullback." Charlotte Catholic Head Coach Jim Oddo
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