|39 DaShaun Amos|
Senior Receiver Scores Twice And Throws For Another
Sharp Passing Effort, Rush Defense Dominates Second Scrimmage
Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage
Sharp Passing Effort, Physical Play Dominate Second Scrimmage
Pirates Keep Preparation Efforts On Course For Saturday's Scrimmage
A quick and agile defender whose continued progress in the East Carolina program has resulted in consistent depth chart inclusion as both a sophomore and again this season as a junior ... Expected to compete for significant playing time as a top reserve or perhaps a starting position at the boundary cornerback slot (along with Rocco Scarfone and Bobby Fulp) while also experiencing action as a key special teams performer for the third-straight year ... Additionally, could serve role as ECU's primary nickel back in various packages ... Had one tackle and a pass breakup during the first spring scrimmage (March 28), but was not credited with any other statistics in remaining two contests ... Flexibility score of 16.5, pro shuttle time of 4.04 and a three-cone drill clip of 6.65 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 power clean of 308 as lifts of note ... In all, has appeared in 26 career games with one start and posted at least one tackle in 16 outings ... Has tallied 33 stops (23 solo) and owns nine multiple-tackle performances ... Played in two bowl contests and has helped unit hold nine opponents to 17 or fewer points and 13 to less than 100 rushing yards since becoming an active member of the roster (2013-14).
2014: Played in all 13 games in primarily a reserve role in the Pirates' secondary and on special teams, but did make first collegiate start vs. Tulane at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium ... Also earned designation as one of five game captains at Cincinnati ... Booked 18 tackles (14 solo) with seven coming on special teams (3/KO, 4/PR) to stand fifth on squad ... Recorded multiple stops five times with a season-best four (three solo) against UCF during regular season finale ... Added two TFLs (-15 yards), one of which was a 10-yard sack on a secondary blitz against Tulane in the third quarter ... Remaining TFL was in the season opener against N.C. Central ... Tallied at least one tackle in eight of 13 games, including a season-ending run of five straight ... Other outings of note was a three-stop effort vs. SMU in the Pirates' inaugural American Athletic Conference matchup and three two-tackle performances -- vs. Virginia Tech, Tulane and Florida in the Birmingham Bowl ... All three hits vs. Mustangs and pair of stops against Gators were solo shots ... Had lone tackles against N.C. Central, North Carolina, Connecticut, Cincinnati and Tulsa ... Did not record statistics in road tilts against South Carolina, USF or Temple ... Part of a defense that held seven of 13 opponents to less than 100 yards rushing (N.C. Central/70, Virginia Tech/91, SMU/51, USF/93, Connecticut/84, Temple/65, Tulane/24) and that ranked 11th nationally in rush defense (111.8 ypg) ... Also played role for a unit that allowed just 32 fourth quarter points in AAC action (outscoring opponents 109-32).
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 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 season-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 vs. North Carolina in 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) ... 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, thrice earning ECU Honor Roll status (2013 spring/fall semesters, 2015 spring semester) and Dean's List inclusion (2014 spring semester).