|39 DaShaun Amos|
Sharp Passing Effort, Rush Defense Dominates Second Scrimmage
Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage
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A quick and agile defender whose continued progress in the East Carolina program has resulted in depth chart inclusion as a sophomore ... Expected to compete for significant playing time as a top reserve at the field cornerback position behind Josh Hawkins to open the campaign, while also experiencing action as a top tier special teams performer for the second-straight year ... Suffered a right ankle injury during the early stages of spring practice (March 28) which sidelined him during scrimmage action ... Flexibility score of 16.5 and pro shuttle time of 4.04 during spring strength and conditioning testing period rank within the top 10 percent of the program ... Also owns a back squat of 485 pounds and a push jerk of 277 as lifts of note.
2013: Appeared in all 13 games in a reserve role in the Pirates' secondary and on special teams ... Made collegiate debut against Old Dominion (Aug. 31) on special teams ... Booked 15 total tackles (nine solo) ... Seven of 15 stops were occurred on special teams assignments, which ranked fourth in the program ... Had five hits on kickoff returns and two on punt returns ... Posted at least one stop in eight games and had multiple tackle totals five times with a career-best four against Tulsa ... Also picked off first career pass against the Golden Hurricane on the game's final play and returned it a school-record-tying 100 yards for a touchdown (matching Kevin Monroe's effort against Louisville in 1998) ... Teamed up with Montese Overton on a TFL at North Carolina at Kenan Stadium, dropping A.J. Blue for a four-yard loss in the fourth quarter ... Registered pass breakups against Tulsa and NC State during ECU victories ... In addition to Tulsa, produced two or more tackles against Old Dominion, North Carolina, Middle Tennessee and Tulane.
2012: Contributed role on scout teams during redshirt campaign as a true freshman ... Signed with the Pirates in February.
High School: A three-year varsity football letterman who was also a three-sport standout ... As a senior, earned All-Dominion District honors in three positions (football) ... Was a first-team selection as a wide receiver and kick returner, and a second-team pick as a defensive back ... Helped the Lancers to a 7-3 overall record and 7-1 Dominion District mark as a senior ... Scored 12 touchdowns during final campaign - five on offense, five on special teams and two on defense ... Only member of the squad who played both ways on a full-time basis ... Two-time Manchester MaxPreps.com Player-of-the-Week in 2011 ... Caught a pair of touchdown passes (62 and 45 yards) against Midlothian ... Returned a kickoff 80 yards for a score in a 21-13 upset over rival L.C. Bird that snapped the Skyhawks' 33-game Dominion District winning streak that had spanned nearly five years ... Scored on a 73-yard punt return versus Cosby in the team's only district loss of the season ... Tallied a 95-yard kickoff runback for a score in the Lancers' 53-44 victory over Clover Hill ... Second-Team All-Dominion District member as a kick returner junior year, when injuries limited playing time ... Squad posted a 7-3 ledger and 6-2 record in district games in 2010 ... Played for head coach Tom Hall ... Also a member of the basketball and baseball programs.
Personal: Full name is DaShaun Ramel Amos ... Born September 20, 1994 at Fort Campbell, Ky ... Has three siblings ... Hobbies include art (drawing), music and video games ... A management major who has earned accolades for his work in the classroom, twice earning ECU Honor Roll status (2013 spring/fall semesters) and Dean's List inclusion (2014 spring semester).