Jeff Charles, known as "The Voice" of the ECU Pirates, was making good progress following his third surgery for colon cancer.

Charles spoke with Pirate Radio 1250 & 930. According to the station, the play-by-play announcer was able to stand up, take a few steps and sit up in a chair on Sunday. Charles remained in the ICU at Vidant Medical Center, but his vitals were good.

According to Pirate Radio, Charles' voice sounded strong and he was in good spirits, and was grateful for all the support he had been getting from fans.
     
Charles' family announced on Dec. 5 that he had colon cancer. He had been "The Voice" of the ECU Pirates for 25 years.