|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, agile and versatile secondary performer whose development – both on and off the field – is unmatched within the program … Has made transition from special teams performer, to top reserve status to part-time starter and now stands on the cusp of honors candidacy … A Preseason All-American Athletic Conference choice by Phil Steele Magazine (second-team) and Athlon Sports (fourth-team) … Should open senior season as the projected starter at the boundary cornerback position … Also rates as one of the Pirates’ top nickel backs, thus provides ECU’s coaching staff with much flexibility … Has played in 37 career contests, tallying 65 stops (47 solo) and seven pass breakups … Owns 18 multiple-tackle performances … Participated in two bowl games and has helped unit hold 11 opponents to 17 or fewer points and 15 to less than 100 rushing yards since becoming an active member of the roster (2013) …Recorded an interception in each of the spring scrimmages in 2016 … Returned first pick 49 yards on April 9 before adding a TFL and a pass deflection to go along with his second interception during the Purple-Gold Game on April 16 … Was program’s defensive MVP selection at the conclusion of spring workouts … Earned “Super Pirate” status for performance in spring strength and conditioning testing … Established a new positional record with a push jerk of 308 pounds … Flexibility score of 18.0, pro shuttle time of 3.09, a three-cone drill clip of 6.41, a long shuttle clocking at 11.08 and a 40 time of 4.38 all ranked within the top 10 percent of the program … Also owns a back squat of 515 pounds, a power clean of 308 and bench press of 335 as lifts of note …Turned in jumps of 32.5” (vertical) and 9’8” (broad).
2015: Started seven of 11 contests and registered 32 tackles – 24 coming as solo hits … Did not experience action at Florida and came off bench in next three games before earning “permanent” starting position prior to BYU game … Made two or more stops on 10 occasions with a career-best six against Tulsa at Dowdy-FIcklen Stadium … Had a personal-high four solo tackles against Golden Hurricane and Cincinnati in season finale … Booked three or more overall stops seven times – four each vs. Towson and Cincinnati, and three vs. Virginia Tech, SMU, BYU, Temple and USF … Credited with only TFL against Owls and picked up a pair of fumbles in contests vs. Connecticut and UCF … Knocked down (five) passes against Towson, SMU, Tulsa, USF and UCF … Did not record statistics against Navy in American Conference opener … Produced at least two solo hits in eight of 11 tilts … Splits include a 24-tackle total on passing plays (five on rushes) … Three stops came as a member of special teams squad … Tallied a QB pressure at Connecticut (to go along with one tackle and aforementioned fumble recovery in second quarter) … Was selected as a team captain on five occasions (SMU, BYU, Tulsa, Temple, Connecticut), most by any non-senior … Earned team’s defensive back-of-the-year honors by previous coaching staff at conclusion of season.
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 … Participated in ECU’s Spring Commencement Exercises on May 6, 2016 after earning a bachelor’s degree in management … A strong student who often was selected to the school’s Honor Roll or Dean’s List during duration of undergraduate academic career.