|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.