|50 Shaun James|
Expected to compete for a depth chart designation at one of the defensive end positions during first active season on the ECU roster ... Could experience bulk of initial action as a member of special teams to enable enhanced game-day repetitions ... Was not credited with any statistics during the first two spring scrimmages, but picked up a pair of tackles -- including a sack (-4 yards) -- during the Purple-Gold Game on April 18 to conclude drills ... Coaches are optimistic about potential and development in strength and conditioning system considering body frame ... Logged lifts of 315 pounds (bench press), 445 (back squat) and 274 (power clean) during first collegiate testing process ... Owns a 28" vertical jump, a 8'5" broad jump and a 40 time of 4.80.
2014: Redshirted during first year in Pirate program ... Competed on defensive scout team ... Inked with ECU during the traditional signing day period in February.
High School: A First-Team All-Beach District choice by the Virginian-Pilot in 2013 ... Played key role leading Green Run High School to a 10-4 record and third-round Virginia state playoff appearance for coach Jeff McGowan ... Rated as the 30th-best prospect in the Commonwealth by 247Sports Composite ... Booked 70 tackles, six sacks and three fumble recoveries for a 2-8 Stallion squad as a junior in 2012 ... Cited family atmosphere as primary reason for signing with the East Carolina program ... Committed to the Pirates on Aug. 13 ... Middle school teammate of current ECU defensive lineman Demetri McGill ... Also earned letters as a basketball standout for the Stallions.
Personal: Full name is Shaun Lopez James ... Has not formally declared a college major.