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DaShawn Benton

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
Grady

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 189

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
1L


High School: A two-way player at Grady High School, starting in the secondary on defense and as a wide receiver on offense ... A prime contributor to a Knights team that produced a 9-4 overall record and a 4-1 league ledger under the direction of Ronnie Miller ... Rated as a three-star prospect and among the top 65 cornerbacks nationally by Scout.com as a senior ... Earned second-team all-state honors as a pass catcher in 2012 ... Had 25 receptions for 870 yards and eight touchdowns ... On the defensive side of the ball, registered 61 stops (37 solo), forced three fumbles, picked off four passes and recorded six pass deflections ... Also had special teams role, returning a pair of punts for 78 yards ... Recovered a pair of fumbles during second round playoff action against Monroe Area, returning last pickup 80 yards for a touchdown ... Made 12 catches for 560 yards and eight TDs as a junior ... Credited with 39 stops and one forced fumble in 2011 ... Participated in the IMG Madden 7v7 Combine ... Testing prep numbers of note included times of 4.90 (40-yard dash) and 4.18 (20-yard shuttle), a 240-pound bench press, a 350-pound squat and a 31.4-inch vertical jump ... Also considered Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana and Mississippi State ... High school teammate of fellow ECU signee Darren Dowdell. Personal: Full name is DaShawn O'Neal Benton ... Born January 29, 1994 at Atlanta, Ga. ... Brothers Joseph Benton and Isaiah Wilson both currently play football at the prep level.