A dedicated and hard-working 27-year-old international student-athlete who could finally earn playing time as a senior after two dues-paying seasons competing on ECU's scout team ... Coaches lauded significant development and growth during the spring which resulted in a preseason depth chart position as a top reserve behind All-Conference USA performer Linval Joseph at one of the interior tackle positions ... Still rates as one of the biggest physical players on the Pirate roster despite successful efforts in weight-loss program ... Credited with a tackle in second spring scrimmage (4/8) before ending drills with a three-stop outing during the Purple-Gold Game (4/18) ... One of those hits resulted in a loss of yardage.
2008: Continued to contributed notable service as a member of the scout team ... Did not play in any games with the exception of the Pirates' junior varsity contest against Hargrave Military Academy at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium (10/2) ... Was not credited with any defensive statistics.
2007: Officially joined the East Carolina program as a walk-on prior to spring drills and earned subsequent roster position ... A member of the scout team who did not experience game action during the fall.
2006: Re-enrolled at ECU in the fall but was not a member of the football program ... Did not attend classes in the spring.
2005: Departed East Carolina prior to the fall semester after enrolling and taking classes in the spring (did not play football).
High School: Attended and graduated from the prestigious Opoku Ware School in Kumasi, the capital city of the Ashanti Region of Ghana (Africa) ... OWASS has the distinction of placing more scholarship-awarded students to study in the United States and Europe than any school in the country.
Personal: Full name is Kwaku Sarpong Danso ... Nickname around program is Luke but prefers to be called by his given name of Kwaku (pronounced KWAY-koo) ... Born March 17, 1982 ... Major is construction management ... Earned selection to the 2007-08 and 2008-09 ECU Athletic Director's Honor Roll.