Sharp Passing Effort, Rush Defense Dominates Second Scrimmage
ECU Head Coach Ruffin McNeill Welcomes Back 14 Returning Starters, 50 Lettermen
Pirates Complete Last Weekday Practice of Spring Season
Pirates Dodge Weather, Use Shell Workout To Finish Scrimmage Preparations
Pirates Return To Work After First Scrimmage
AP Photos: East Carolina at Southern Miss
A versatile and sizable defensive lineman who adds experience to both the end and nose tackle positions ... Will begin junior season as returning starter Terry Williams' top backup at the nose slot ... Offers the Pirate defense plenty of strength, quickness and savvy ... Continued on-the-field development was slowed during the spring because of two separate injuries ... Did not participate in the first scrimmage because of a left shoulder injury and missed the last two, including the Purple-Gold Game, because of a right knee ailment ... Spring testing marks in strength and conditioning program earned an "excellent" rating according to coach Jeff Connors' system ... Turned in a bench press of 370 pounds, a back squat of 605, a power clean of 330 and a push jerk of 305 ... Vertical (28.5") and broad (102.5") jumps, in addition to a 40 time of 4.9, collectively rank among best among position mates.
2012: Opened campaign as the Pirates' starter at one of the end slots but also experience action in the middle throughout the fall ... Played in all 13 games and made five starts - the first three (Appalachian State, South Carolina, Southern Miss) ... After coming off the bench against North Carolina, regained starting role in contests vs. UTEP and UCF ... Recorded 22 tackles (five solo) ... Teamed up with Montese Overton on a three-yard TFL in the third quarter at Southern Miss during the C-USA opener ... Finished the contest with a career-high six tackles (five assists) ... Added multiple stops against Appalachian State (4), South Carolina (3), Memphis (2) and Marshall (4) ... Booked single hits against UTEP, UCF and UL-Lafayette in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl ... Twenty of 22 stops were on rushing plays ... Averaged 4.3 tackles per outing in the first three contests before only contributing 0.9 hits during the last 10 games ... Helped defensive unit hold four opponents to less than 100 yards rushing (USM/91, UAB/82, UH/28, TUL/9).
2011: Made East Carolina debut during first season on the active roster, appearing in nine games ... Did not play against Virginia Tech, UAB or North Carolina (coaches' decision) ... Finished rookie campaign with 12 tackles, one solo ... Tallied 10 of season's 12 stops on rushing plays ... Booked a half tackle for lost yardage, combining with Terry Williams to drop Memphis' Artaves Gibson for a one-yard loss in the second quarter ... Registered three games with two or more hits (Memphis, Tulane, Southern Miss, Marshall) ... Credited with a pair of first-half tackles on rushing plays against Tulane ... Recorded first solo tackle of career against Navy, dragging down Kriss Proctor after a four-yard rush in the second quarter ... Booked a personal-best three stops at Memphis, two on second-quarter rushes by Gibson ... Booked first career tackle against Houston, bringing down Charles Sims on the Cougars' initial series of the game ... Made ECU debut versus South Carolina, entering in the fourth quarter. 2010: Redshirted during initial season with the Pirates, but served as a valuable member of the scout team ... Officially signed with the East Carolina program in February.
High School: Helped Mustangs to an 8-3 record and a league playoff berth as a senior ... Part of a defense that shut out three opponents during the 2009 season ... Logged 32 tackles, 10 coming behind the line of scrimmage ... A second-team All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference selection as a senior following an honorable mention nod as a junior ... An honorable mention Big School All-State honoree following final campaign ... Named to the Gazette-Star Second Team as a senior ... Played for the Washington squad in the Maryland Crab Bowl, the state's only high school all-star game, and was credited with five tackles ... Played for Bryce Bevill, the DCSportsFan.com's Coach-of-the-Year ... Also wrestled for Bishop McNamara, finishing eighth in the state and third in the conference (in weight division) ... Earned an additional two letters in basketball.
Personal: Full name is Chrishon Darryl Rose ... Born March 13, 1991 at Alexandria, Va ... Major is business management ... Produces music and acts of entertainment as a hobby ... Considered a talented musician by members inside the program, among many others.