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Has enjoyed rapid rise on unit's two-deep after earning a roster position as a walk-on in the fall of 2012 ... Blazing speed, agility and a quick acclimation to the Pirates' offensive scheme has allowed for depth chart inclusion as a top reserve at the "Z" outside receiving position behind Lance Ray heading into his first season on ECU's active roster ... Could also experience action on various special teams squads ... Owns the program's fastest time in the 40 with a clip of 4.28, while also standing among the leaders in vertical jump (38.5"), broad jump (123") and pro shuttle (3.93).
2012: Competed on the scout team during redshirt campaign as a true freshman after arriving as a walk-on.
High School: Earned three letters and served as a team captain for coach Kevin Motsinger at New Hanover ... Eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark as a senior in 2011 after netting 955 yards during junior campaign ... Also lettered in basketball as a shooting guard, small forward and power forward.
Personal: Full name is DaQuan D. Barnes ... Born December 1, 1993 at Wilmington, N.C. ... Brother, Jermaine Jones, plays football and runs track at St. Augustine's - recently running the anchor leg on the national champion 4x100-meter relay team that recently set the NCAA Division II record (38.91) ... Major is sports studies.