A former walk-on whose continued brisk development has been labeled one of the most pleasant surprises over the past year according to defensive coaching staff members ... Moved from scout team performer to a member of the defensive depth chart, and then to part-time starter in just two seasons ... Has also contributed stellar special teams play ... Slated to open senior campaign as a backup at either one of the three linebacking positions ... A very disciplined, quick and physically-strong member of the linebacking corps ... Suffered a hand injury that forced him to miss spring drills.
2007: Started two of 11 games played at linebacker (Houston, UTEP) ... Recorded 28 total tackles (11 solo, 17 assists) ... Season-high seven tackle performance came at Houston ... Recorded at least five tackles in three games ... Topped team with eight special team tackles ... First action as a Pirate came against Southern Miss ... vs. Va. Tech (9/1): DNP-CD ... vs. UNC (9/8): DNP-CD ... vs. USM (9/15): Experienced action on special teams ... vs. WVU (9/22): Recorded five total stops (two solo, three assists) in a reserve role ... Member of special teams unit ... vs. Houston (9/29): Recorded first collegiate start at linebacker in place of Fred Wilson ... Credited with seven total tackles (solo, six assists) establishing a new career-high ... vs. UCF (10/6): Experienced action in a reserve role and as a member of special teams unit ... Credited with one tackle (assist) ... vs. UTEP (10/13): Notched second career start at linebacker ... Tallied four total stops (all solo) ... Member of special teams unit ... vs. N.C. State (10/20): Experienced action at linebacker in a reserve role ... Member of special teams unit - no stats ... vs. UAB (10/27): Recorded two tackles (solo, assist) in a reserve role ... Member of special teams unit ... vs. Memphis (11/3): Experienced action in a reserve linebacking role and on special teams - no stats ... vs. Marshall (11/10): Tallied one tackle (solo) in a reserve role ... Forced first career fumble and was credited with one pass breakup ... Returned first kickoff for five yards ... vs. Tulane (11/24): Credited with six tackles (all assists) ... Recorded a half sack with Quentin Cotton for -5 yards, the first of his career ... Forced second career fumble ... vs. Boise State (12/23): Recorded two tackles (solo) as a reserve linebacker.
2006: Transferred into the Pirate program as a walk-on prior to spring drills ... Member of scout team during the fall, did not experience game-day action.
2005-2004: Began collegiate career at Livingston College (Salisbury, N.C.).
High School: A three-year football and baseball letterman at E.E. Smith High School ... Helped Golden Bulls to a combined 23-5 football record as a junior and senior ... Named program's athlete-of-the-year as a sophomore ... Earned team's "Iron Man Award" as a senior team captain ... Graduated in 2004 with honors.
Personal: Full name is Dalvon Terrell Mack ... Born March 27, 1986 at Ansbach, Germany (U.S. Army Installation Management Command/Europe Region) ... A criminal justice major ... Earned selection to the 2006-07 ECU Athletic Director's Honor Roll (spring semester).