Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage
Sharp Passing Effort, Physical Play Dominate Second Scrimmage
Big-Play Offense, Turnover-Producing Defense Highlight First Scrimmage
Pirates Ready For First Scrimmage At Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Preseason Camp Notebook No. 4
Wrapped up his first spring practice period earning a place on ECU's preseason two-deep as a reserve at the "sam" outside linebacking position behind returning starter Gabe Woullard ... Expected to experience plenty of action on various special teams squads during first year on the Pirates' active roster ... Booked a tackle during the first spring scrimmage and contributed two more a week later on April 13 ... Had only one hit during the Purple-Gold Game, but made it count as a sack that resulted in a seven-yard loss ... Coaches are looking forward to added development in the strength and conditioning program during his career, especially considering the high ceiling with his 6-foot-4 frame ... Completed spring testing with lifts of 290 pounds (bench press), 264 (power clean) and 245 (push jerk) ... Currently has broad jump capabilities of 110.5" and a 40 time of 4.7.
2012: Redshirted during true freshman campaign in the Pirate program ... Contributed valuable efforts as a member of the scout team after signing with East Carolina in February.
High School: A two-way standout for the Colts who experienced action at both defensive end and wide receiver/tight end ... Senior squad was 8-3 and earned a berth in the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association championship game before falling to Dunbar 33-21 ... Coolidge posted a 4-1 league mark during final campaign ... Named to the Washington Post All-Met Team (honorable mention) as a senior after hauling in 27 passes for 484 yards and nine touchdowns ... Caught three TD passes against Anacostia to lead CHS to a 52-0 triumph ... Defensively, booked 62 tackles, including a season high of 12 in a regular-season contest versus Dunbar, a 43-42 setback ... Totaled 6.5 sacks for 58 yards lost and a pair of two-sack contests as a team captain ... Also contributed six pass breakups and two fumble recoveries ... After dropping first five games of junior season, helped Colts turn around campaign with wins in four of their last six games (4-2) ... Played for head coach Natalie Randolph, a receiver for six years with the D.C. Divas of the National Women's Football Association, and reportedly, the only current female varsity football coach in the nation ... Rated by ESPN.com as the eighth-best recruit in the Washington D.C. area ... Tabbed by SuperPrep Magazine as the 50th-best prospect in the Mid-Atlantic region ... Attended the Sound Mind, Sound Body Camp ... Also ran track for Coolidge ... A four-year member of CHS's Honor Roll for stellar classroom work.
Personal: Full name is Dayon Lorenzo Pratt, but says he prefers the nickname of Stickz ... Born April 23, 1993 at Washington, D.C. ... Has not declared a college major.