66  D.J. Scott
D.J. Scott

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Green Cove Springs, Fla.

High School:
Clay

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 323

Position:
Offensive Line

Experience:
3L


Hopes to close out a stellar career as a four-year starter and Conference USA honors candidate ... Appeared to make a smooth transition to the guard position during the spring after three successful campaigns as the Pirates' top right tackle ... Penciled in as the top right guard to open the 2010 campaign, a move associated with the implementation of a pass-oriented spread scheme ... Enhances leadership efforts in perhaps ECU's deepest and most experienced unit while also bringing plenty of strength and a battle-tested presence ... Earned a preseason second-team All-Conference USA selection by Phil Steele Magazine.

2009: Opened all 14 games as the right tackle, experiencing action in a unit-high 979 plays ... Earned (honorable mention) All-Conference USA honors ... Was the Pirates' co-leader in knockdown blocks with 48 ... Established a team individual high and personal best with 10 knockdowns during ECU's 49-13 victory over Rice ... Also credited with six and five knockdown totals in games against Tulsa and Virginia Tech, respectively ... Had four knockdown blocks each against Arkansas in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl and vs. Southern Miss to help East Carolina wrap up the league's division title ... Topped the line in snaps participated in five times ... A key member of a line which ranked sixth nationally in fewest sacks allowed (12 overall/0.86 sapg) - surrendering only two in a nine-game stretch from Oct. 3 (Marshall) to Dec. 5 (Houston in the Conference USA Championship Game) ... Unit also only allowed one (Virginia Tech) in a seven-contest span from Oct. 17 (Rice) to Dec. 5 ... Paved the way for 11 games of at least 100 yards rushing, and a pair of 200-plus rushing performances - including a season-best 275 at Memphis ... Protected Patrick Pinkney as he threw for 200 yards or more in eight contests, with a year-best 293 yards against UCF ... Helped the offense to a season-high 517 yards at Tulsa ... Cleared space for six games of 400 yards or more for the offense ... In a pair of post-season contests against Houston and Arkansas, assisted the offense average 403 yards per game ... A Victors Club member (weekly performance-based honor).

2008: Played in 13 games and was the Pirates' starter at the right tackle position on 10 occasions ... Broke preseason camp listed first on the depth chart and followed by opening the first six contests ... Came off the bench against Memphis, UCF and Marshall before regaining top spot in games vs. Southern Miss, UAB, UTEP and Tulsa in the Conference USA Championship Game ... Did not experience action against Kentucky in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl ... Fourth on unit with participation in 712 plays ... Credited with 34.0 knockdown blocks (fifth) ... Matched five knockdown total on two occasions - vs. No. 17 Virginia Tech in the opener and vs. Tulsa ... Had at least one knockdown in 12 of 13 games and tallied multiple "good blocks" nine times ... Other notable efforts came against Houston (four), Southern Miss (four) and UAB (four) ... Participated in 70 or more plays twice (season-high 72 at Virginia, 71 vs. Marshall) ... Collected three knockdowns in 43 plays during ECU's 24-3 victory over No. 8 West Virginia ... A third-team All-Conference USA selection by Phil Steele Magazine ... Made significant contributions to an offensive line that helped produce four 100-yard rushing performances by three players and allowed one sack or less in eight games (four without a sack - Virginia Tech, Southern Miss, UTEP and Tulsa) ... Also helped offense register at least 350 yards of total offense in six games, including a season-best 475 against UTEP... Aided Pirates to a combined 755 total yards (377.5 ypg) and a completion percentage of 77.8 (42-of-54) during early-season victories over nationally-ranked Virginia Tech and West Virginia ... Played role in additional ECU season-highs against UTEP - 231 rushing yards and 53 points.

2007: A redshirt rookie that was named to the 2007 C-USA All-Freshman Team by league coaches and media ... Played in all 13 games, starting the first eight contests at the right tackle position ... Recorded 22 knockdowns in 605 total offensive plays ... Helped pave the way for five individual 100-yard ground and three 100-yard receiving games ... Provided blocking protection for Chris Johnson's record-breaking season that included 1,423 rushing yards ... Averaged 58.3 snaps per game as a starter before playing time dwindled in final five games (27.8) ... Posted five knockdowns in 68 plays vs. N.C. State, while contributing four against UCF in 56 snaps ... Other single-game multiple knockdown totals were registered vs. UTEP (2), UAB (2) and Memphis (2) ... Played a season-high 80 snaps in dramatic home victory over North Carolina ... Helped on pass protection for Pinkney, whothrew for 406 yards (second-highest single-game performance in school history) and three TDs against the Tar Heels.

2006: Redshirted ... Lauded for scout team efforts as a true freshman ... Officially signed with the program in February, 2006.

High School: Earned three football letters as a highly-ranked offensive lineman for Clay ... An All-First Coast performer who helped lead the Devils to back-to-back district championships in 2003 and 2004 ... Played vital role for program which produced a 12-2 record during sophomore season before turning in a 5-5 mark as a junior ... Also experienced action on the defensive side of the ball as a noted run-stopper ... Displayed resiliency, toughness and an unparalleled work ethic, bouncing back from a serious injury midway through the '04 campaign ... Was listed among the top 25 juniors in North Florida prior to the setback and rose to a No. 48 national offensive lineman rank by ESPN ... Picked up two additional letters in weightlifting ... Has recorded a bench press of 320 pounds ... Coach was Jim Reape.

Personal: Full name is David James Scott ... Prefers to be called "D.J." ... Born December 17, 1987 at Jacksonville, Fla. ... Major is communications ... Says fans make ECU Football special for him ... Lists former quarterback David Garrard as favorite all-time Pirate player ... Hobbies include fishing and playing competitive tennis ...Picks John Madden as favorite sports broadcaster ... Credits parents and high school coaches as people most influential on development of career.