|71 Dontae Levingston|
Provided an immediate impact on ECU’s offensive line as a junior after transferring into the Pirate program … Expected to serve same role as a senior, opening the year as the starting right tackle … Possesses plenty of athleticism and a certain savvy that helped with the transition from the junior college level … Enjoyed a consistent and productive spring, solidifying knowledge of the intricacies surrounding the spread scheme … Missed the first scrimmage because of a concussion but competed in the remaining two contests … Work in strength and conditioning program enabled him to surpass the 300-pound “marker” during the off-season (nine-pound gain since enrolling at ECU) … Notable power numbers include a lift of 340 pounds in the bench press, 535 in the back squat and 286 in the power clean … Co-owns the highest vertical jump among starting offensive lineman at 27.5” … Also produced a broad jump of 8’4” and a shot put throw of 58’7” – ranking second on the unit.
2014: Started 10 of 12 games at right tackle for the Pirates … Opened first 10 contests in a row before sitting out the Tulsa game … Returned to active duty against UCF and Florida (Birmingham Bowl) as a reserve … Contributed efforts on special teams throughout campaign as well … Recorded one tackle (assist) at Cincinnati ... Aided a unit that averaged 533.0 yards of total offense (161.1/rush, 371.9/pass), which ranked fifth nationally ... Helped ECU’s offense put up a school-record 789 total yards (446/pass, 343/rush) against North Carolina ... Played key role for a squad that surpassed 500 yards of total offense in eight of 12 games played (582/N.C. Central, 502/Virginia Tech, 789/North Carolina, 581/SMU, 580/Connecticut, 579/Cincinnati, 510/Tulsa, 536/Florida) - 400-plus in all 12 contests ... Helped provide running lanes for four 100-yard rushers (3/Breon Allen, 1/Chris Hairston) ... Provided pass block protection for all six of Shane Carden’s 400-yard passing games (427/Virginia Tech, 438/North Carolina, 410/SMU, 445/Connecticut, 425/Cincinnati, 427/Florida) ... Pirates also ranked third nationally in passing (371.9 ypg) and 22nd in scoring (35.8 ppg).
Junior College: A three-star prospect according to ESPN.com … Ranked 21st nationally among all junior college offensive tackles and earned a scout grade of 70 by ESPN.com … Also recruited by Kansas, Kansas State and Texas Tech and reportedly received offers from 11 others FBS programs … A First-Team All-Pacific Conference selection in 2013 while playing for the Corsairs.
High School: A three-star prep performer at Narbonne High School in Harbor City … Listed as the No. 35 offensive guard prospect in 2011 after senior season … Also attended Brigham Young University Independent HS before transferring to NHS.
Personal: Full name is Dontae Lee Levingston … Major is university studies.