|47 Jeton Beavers|
The ECU football team leads the way with nine candidates for graduation
ECU Head Coach Ruffin McNeill Welcomes Back 14 Returning Starters, 50 Lettermen
Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage
Sharp Passing Effort, Physical Play Dominate Second Scrimmage
Pirates Ready For First Scrimmage At Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
An expected impact performer in the defensive front seven who has battled through an injury-plagued career at East Carolina ... Will try to compete for a spot on the two-deep at one of the outside linebacking positions as a senior ... Has missed the last two spring practice periods (lower back in 2014, right shoulder in 2015), which has limited development ... Played in only one combined contest as a freshman and sophomore before finally contributing as a defensive reserve and special teams member in 2014 ... In all, has experienced action in 13 career games and logged three stops ... Although action on the field has been limited, has displayed growth in strength and conditioning program when healthy ... Owns a back squat of 605 pounds, a bench press of 365 and a pro shuttle time of 4.55, but has not participated in strength testing during the last two springs because of the aforementioned ailments.
2014: Appeared in 12 games in a reserve linebacking and special teams role, and was credited with a pair of tackles (one solo) ... Did not play at South Carolina ... Recorded first stop in season opener against N.C. Central, which was a seven-yard sack in the third quarter ... Made other hit vs. Florida in the Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field to close out campaign.
2013: Played in the season opener vs. Old Dominion and was credited with a solo tackle against the Monarchs before separate right leg and lower back injuries sidelined him for the remainder of the year.
2012: Was hampered by a shoulder injury that kept him out of spring drills, and subsequently, did not experience game action during first active season on the roster.
2011: Made contributions on the scout squad during redshirt campaign as a true freshman ... Signed with the Pirates in February.
High School: Played both tight end and defensive end for the Marlins as a senior ... Guided Bayside to a 13-1 record and the Virginia High School League Group AAA Division 6 state semifinals during final campaign ... Team suffered only loss of the season in semifinals, falling 42-27 to Hermitage ... At the start of the second half of Hermitage contest, returned a fumble 72 yards for a score that pulled the Marlins to within one ... Selected to the Honorable Mention All-Beach District Team following final season ... Totaled seven tackles and a sack in Bayside's 33-13 victory over Woodside in the Eastern Region semifinal ... Tallied seven tackles, three for lost yardage and a fumble recovery during a blanking of Landstown in the third week of the season ... An integral part of a defense that surrendered just 15 points per game and posted a pair of shutouts ... Did not participate as a sophomore or junior ... Played the final three games of freshman season at the varsity level after earning a promotion from JV squad ... Was clocked at 4.7 seconds in the 40-yard dash during prep testing day ... Played for head coach Darnell Moore.
Personal: Full name is Jeton Donavon Beavers ... Born December 6, 1992 at Virginia Beach, Va. ... Has pair of cousins that also play or played collegiate football, both defensive ends -- Eli Harold (Virginia) and Sage Harold (James Madison) ... Majoring in university studies.