|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.