|50 Shaun James|
A physically-developing defender who is expected to battle for depth chart designation at one of the end positions as a sophomore … Could experience additional action as a member of special teams to enable extended game-day repetitions … Was credited with a batted pass during the first spring scrimmage on April 9 before netting a pair of stops, including one for lost yardage (-2 yards) in the Purple-Gold Game on April 16 … Coaches are optimistic about high ceiling of growth due to body size and efforts in strength and conditioning system … Earned “Iron Pirate” status for results during spring testing period, booking lifts of 350 pounds (bench press), 285 (power clean) and 296 (push jerk) … Owns a 28” vertical jump, an 8’7” broad jump, a 40 time of 4.80, a 4.51 clip in the pro shuttle and a 58” shot put toss … Three-cone drill mark of 7.32 stood among top 10 percent of unit.
2015: Played in one game as a redshirt freshman during first active campaign on roster … Experienced only action in road finale at UCF and was credited with first collegiate tackle on a rushing play against the Knights during ECU’s 44-7 triumph.
2014: Redshirted during first year in Pirate program … Competed on defensive scout team … Signed with ECU 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 … A communications major.