|94 Johnathon White|
Sharp Passing Effort, Rush Defense Dominates Second Scrimmage
Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage
Sharp Passing Effort, Physical Play Dominate Second Scrimmage
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Pirates Open Second Week Of Drills In Shells
Slated to be one of two starting defensive ends in ECU's 3-4 scheme this fall after a strong sophomore campaign vaulted him into a full-time role on the two-deep ... Rapid development process could also facilitate honors candidacy at the conference level as a junior as well ... A sizeable, strong and mobile talent whose progress and growth, both on the field and in the strength and conditioning program, have unlimited potential according to coaching staff ... Has played in 19 career games (one start) and has logged multiple stops on eight occasions ... Currently enjoys a run of producing at least one successful hit in seven-straight outings ... Tallied four tackles and was credited with a quarterback hurry in the spring's first scrimmage on March 31 ... Posted one stop during the second contest before wrapping up the action by netting a trio of hits for lost yardage (-16), including 1.5 sacks, during the Purple-Gold Game on April 12 ... Produced a back squat of 625 pounds, a power clean of 318 pounds, a bench press of 350 pounds, a vertical leap of 27" and a 40 time of 5.03 during strength testing to highlight notables.
2013: Appeared in all 13 games as a reserve defensive lineman, but did make one start (vs. Marshall in the regular season finale) ... Tallied 22 tackles (10 solo) ... Booked multiple stops six times with a career-best five against the Thundering Herd in only start ... Recorded first collegiate sack at FIU (-13 yards) before adding second drop against Ohio (-6) in the Beef `O' Brady's Bowl ... Credited with two quarterback hurries (Southern Miss, Ohio) and one pass breakup (NC State) ... Booked at least one tackle in 11 of 13 contests ... Other contests of note include three-hit efforts vs. Southern Miss and UAB ... Posted a season-best two solo stops against Blazers, Wolfpack and Bobcats ... Averaged 3.0 tackles per game over the last four contests (1.1 tpg in first nine tilts) ... Member of a defensive unit that held six of 12 opponents to 100 or less rushing yards and six opponents to 17 or fewer points.
2012: Played in six contests as a redshirt freshman, coming off the bench as a reserve end against Appalachian State, Southern Miss, North Carolina, UTEP, Memphis and UAB ... Did not experience action in any contest after Oct. 20 (at UAB) ... Booked seven tackles, two coming as solo hits (ASU and UAB) ... Established a career-best with four stops against Memphis ... Other multiple-tackle effort came against the Mountaineers in the opener (two) ... Registered other hit against Blazers ... Recorded one stop for lost yardage (MEM) ... Six of the seven tackles came on rush plays.
2011: Made admirable contributions to the scout team as a redshirt during true rookie campaign ... Inked with the Pirates during the traditional February signing period.
High School: A three-time 4-A All-Piedmont Triad Conference selection ... A honorable mention selection to the Winston-Salem Journal's 2010 All-Northwest squad ... Helped guide the Bison to a 9-5 overall record and an appearance in the third round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) playoffs ... Tallied 72 tackles, including 33 solo hits, during senior season ... Booked a season-best 10 tackles in final high school game, a 18-15 playoff defeat to Davie County ... Named the team's most valuable defensive lineman as a senior ... Returned an interception 52 yards for a score in a season-opening overtime win over R.J. Reynolds ... Helped team to a 9-4 overall record with a 4-2 mark in Piedmont Triad 4-A action as a junior ... Advanced to the second round of the NCHSAA playoffs during junior campaign ... Head coach at High Point Central was Wayne Jones ... Also played basketball for the Bison.
Personal: Full name is Johnathon Devone White, but prefers to go by Jay ... Born March 2, 1993 at Washington, D.C. ... Hobbies include singing and video games ... A criminal justice major.