Billingslea Media is excited to welcome former East Carolina University and NFL Wide Receiver Terrance Copper. The Washington NC native has enjoyed a lucrative career with several teams in the NFL since 2004, and most recently enjoyed a home base with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2009-2013. Copper has prided himself on taking part in activities that allow to give back to his community, and celebrate the legacy he created in the small town of Washington NC.
Copper had a very successful career at East Carolina University as a receiver. As a senior, in 2003, he led Conference USA with 87 receptions which, at the time, was an ECU single season record. He was signed as a free agent in 2004 by the Dallas Cowboys. As a rookie he played in 10 games, had 7 receptions for 84 yards, but his contributions came on special teams, where he had 14 tackles and returned 16 kickoffs for 307 yards. After playing for two years with the Cowboys, Copper played for the New Orleans Saints, the Baltimore Ravens, and then the Kansas City Chiefs. Copper played for the Chiefs from 2009 until 2013.
In 2013 Copper returned home and has since been very active in his community. This year marks the 4th year of his annual football camp in his hometown of Washington NC. The camp is organized by members of the Washington Police Department in an effort to strengthen community ties. Copper has enlisted the help of several NFL players including former teammates from his college and professional careers. This year the camp has expanded and will include a basketball camp, and a community day. Sponsors throughout the community have come together and provided donations for the community day on Friday evening. The free event will consist of a cookout, music, games, and an autograph session.The event will be held at Festival Park on the Washington waterfront. The following day youth ages 7-17 can participate in a free football camp from 8am-12pm and a free basketball camp from 2pm-5pm.