A highly-regarded local product who made the move over to the offensive side of the ball prior to spring drills after experiencing limited action on the defensive line as a freshman and sophomore ... Initially opened the workout period at the center's position, but quickly made the transition to left guard and earned preseason depth chart inclusion as a reserve behind Jordan Davis and Drew Gentry ... Has taken full advantage of three years in ECU's strength and conditioning program to add approximately 20 pounds to his signing day weight ... Earned "iron" level designation during spring testing period as power numbers rank among the best on the team with lifts of 620 (squat), 410 (bench) and 352 (clean) ... Also generated an impressive wattage of 1,707 in the jerk.
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2009: Redshirted during initial season in the Pirate program ... Officially signed with East Carolina in February.
High School: A two-year starter and letterman on varsity unit ... Earned first-team all-county honors and served as program's captain as a senior ... Led Rampants in tackles for lost yardage and was selected as the Greenville Daily Reflector's Defensive Player-of-the-Year in 2008 for coach Todd Lipe ... In all, was a member of a J.H. Rose program that captured two state championships (2005, 2006) ... Tallied a team-best nine sacks as a junior in 2007 ... Cites win over rival New Bern as most memorable moment to date in football career.
Personal: Full name is Jimmy Alvin Booth, Jr. ... Nickname is J.B. ... Born December 8, 1990 at Greenville, N.C. ... Son of Jimmy and Sharon Booth ... A health fitness specialist major ... Hobbies include basketball and writing poetry ... Lists former Green Bay Packers' defensive standout George Koonce as favorite all-time Pirate player ... Also considered Duke as top choice before signing with ECU ... Wore No. 56 in high school because of Lawrence Taylor ... Lists Julius Peppers as favorite current NFL player.