Harvey rises from obscurity to shot at NFL
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Harvey rises from obscurity to shot at NFL

Former walk-on fullback sets conference record as first-year defensive end

Photo: Nate Harvey

By Tom Shanahan, Correspondent

GREENVILLE -- East Carolina’s Nate Harvey enjoys an unlikely homecoming this week that no one anticipated. Not even the Knightdale High graduate and his mother, Zelinka Harvey, dreamed of it in their wildest imaginations.

First of all, ECU (3-8) playing at N.C. State (8-3) wasn’t on the schedule at the start of the season. The noon game on Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium is a replacement for separate third-week contests canceled due to Hurricane Florence. ... 

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