ECU Head Coach Ruffin McNeill Welcomes Back 14 Returning Starters, 50 Lettermen
Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage
Sharp Passing Effort, Physical Play Dominate Second Scrimmage
Pirates Ready For First Scrimmage At Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Pirates Open Second Week Of Drills In Shells
A potential high-impact performer on the defensive line who could be in a position to experience his first collegiate action as a sophomore after spending two years on ECU's development squad ... Finished spring drills listed third on the preseason depth chart behind Johnathon White and Terrell Stanley at the field end slot ... Got off to a slow start in the program after missing the entire 2012 spring workout period with a left shoulder injury ... Bounced back with a solid showing this spring to earn two-deep status ... Was not credited with any statistics in the first scrimmage, but registered three tackles for lost yardage and a pair of sacks in the second contest on April 13 ... Contributed three more hits during the Purple-Gold Game a week later ... Although action on the field has been limited, has displayed notable growth in strength and conditioning program .... Owns a back squat of 605 pounds, a bench press of 365 and a pro shuttle time of 4.55.
2012: Was still hampered by the shoulder injury and did not experience game action during first active season on the roster.
2011: Made contributions on the scout squad during redshirt campaign as a true freshman ... Signed with the Pirates in February.
High School: Played both tight end and defensive end for the Marlins as a senior ... Guided Bayside to a 13-1 record and the Virginia High School League Group AAA Division 6 state semifinals during final campaign ... Team suffered only loss of the season in semifinals, falling 42-27 to Hermitage ... At the start of the second half of Hermitage contest, returned a fumble 72 yards for a score that pulled the Marlins to within one ... Selected to the Honorable Mention All-Beach District Team following final season ... Totaled seven tackles and a sack in Bayside's 33-13 victory over Woodside in the Eastern Region semifinal ... Tallied seven tackles, three for lost yardage and a fumble recovery during a blanking of Landstown in the third week of the season ... An integral part of a defense that surrendered just 15 points per game and posted a pair of shutouts ... Did not participate as a sophomore or junior ... Played the final three games of freshman season at the varsity level after earning a promotion from JV squad ... Was clocked at 4.7 seconds in the 40-yard dash during prep testing day ... Played for head coach Darnell Moore.
Personal: Full name is Jeton Donavon Beavers ... Born December 6, 1992 at Virginia Beach, Va. ... Has pair of cousins that also currently play collegiate football, both defensive ends - Eli Harold (Virginia) and Sage Harold (James Madison) ... Majoring in criminal justice.