|99 Frederick Presley|
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An unselfish, versatile and physically-strong defensive lineman who has developed into a valuable two-deep contributor in just two short seasons ... Originally earned a roster position as a walk-on and has battled his way up to a projected possible starting position at one of the end slots ... Closed spring work with a slight edge over transfer K'Hadree Hooker, but coaches feel competition for the official opening day nod will continue throughout fall camp ... Registered a sack (-3 yards) during the first spring scrimmage before wrapping up drills with three tackles and a pair of sacks (-13 yards) in the Purple-Gold Game on April 12 ... Was not credited with any statistics during the second matchup ... Has also exhibited plenty of progress in the weight room ... Recorded lifts of 330 pounds (bench press), 540 (back squat), 308 (power clean) and 286 (push jerk) ... Possesses the second-quickest 40 time among all defensive linemen with a 4.87 clip and owns jumps of 29" and 8'2.5" in the vertical and broad, respectively.
2013: Played in 11 games and booked 19 tackles (seven solo) in a reserve role at defensive end ... Made collegiate debut against Florida Atlantic, posting one tackle (solo) ... Recorded multiple stops on five occasions with a career-best five against Tulsa ...Tallied at least one tackle in nine contests ... Had first career sack against UAB (-2 yards) ... Credited with lone pass breakup at NC State ... Member of a defensive unit that held North Carolina (67), Middle Tennessee (89), Tulane (85) and FIU (73) to less than 100 yards rushing ... Recorded 12 of 19 stops in the last five contests ... Fifteen hits came on rushing plays.
2012: Joined ECU program in the fall as a walk-on ... Made an impact as a defensive scout team performer while redshirting.
High School: Served as a senior team captain at Greene Central High School ... Graduated in 2012.
Personal: Full name is Fredrick D. Presley ... Born April 10, 1994 at Wilson, N.C. ... Son of Fred and Jeannette Presley ... Major is hospitality management.