ECU Head Coach Ruffin McNeill Welcomes Back 14 Returning Starters, 50 Lettermen
Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage
ECU Opens Fourth and Final Week of Spring Drills
Sharp Passing Effort, Physical Play Dominate Second Scrimmage
Pirates Dodge Weather, Use Shell Workout To Finish Scrimmage Preparations
A high-impact and physical defender whose versatility at two different positions along East Carolina's front line has expedited his climb on the defensive two-deep in just one full-time season ... Could take the next step into a conference honors candidacy role should development continue at current rate ... Competed at both the nose tackle and end positions throughout the course of the spring, but closed drills in a competitive battle with Jonathon White for a top listing at the field end slot ... Missed first week of the practice period to finish rehabilitation efforts for a left knee injury and was kept out of the initial scrimmage for precautionary reasons ... Returned to the lineup for the second contest and collected a pair of tackles for lost yardage, including a sack (-9 yards) ... Tallied three stops and batted down a pair of passes during the Purple-Gold Game on April 20 to close out the spring ... A standout performer in ECU's strength and conditioning program, earning an "excellent" rating in coach Jeff Connors testing scale ... Recorded leaps of 30.5" (vertical) and 104" (broad) in addition to lifts of 400 pounds (bench press), 595 (back squat), 308 (power clean) and 275 (push jerk) ... Clocked at 4.96 in the 40-yard dash.
2012: Gained a wealth of experience at both nose tackle and end during redshirt freshman campaign ... Played in all 13 games, making lone start at Southern Miss (nose tackle) ... Booked 32 tackles (nine solo) to lead all reserve linemen ... Registered 4.0 TFLs (-23 yards) and 2.5 sacks (-19 yards) ... Posted quarterback drops against Southern Miss, Tulane and Marshall ... Booked multiple stops in eight contests with a career-best eight tackles (seven assist) against Memphis ... Recorded one tackle and recovered a fumble in his collegiate debut against Appalachian State ... In first career start at Southern Miss, produced two stops (one solo) and a sack (-7 yards) in the fourth quarter ... Also blocked punt against the Golden Eagles in the second quarter - the first by an ECU player since 2009 ... Added TFLs against South Carolina, Southern Miss, Memphis and Tulane ... Credited with a batted pass at North Carolina in the second quarter and tacked on a tackle (assist) in the fourth quarter ... Also had pass breakups against UCF (1), Memphis (1) and Houston (2) ... Other tackle totals of note were vs. Marshall (6) and UTEP (4) ... Logged at least one stop in 12 of 13 outings ... Member of a defensive unit that held four opponents to less than 100 yards rushing (USM/91, UAB/82, UH/28, TUL/9).
2011: Was redshirted during initial season in Pirate program and served as a member of the defensive scout team ... Officially signed with ECU in February.
High School: A three-year starter and two-time team captain for the Cougars who played both ways - serving as a tight end/fullback in addition to defensive line role ... A two-time First-Team All-Waccamaw Conference honoree and second-team selection as a sophomore ... A 2010 preseason NCPreps.com 3A All-State selection as a defensive lineman ... Guided South Brunswick to an 11-3 record and an appearance in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A state quarterfinals during final campaign ... Booked 62 tackles, five sacks, two forced fumbles and one blocked punt as a senior ... Scored three touchdowns as a fullback on short-yardage carries in a 26-14 victory over Ashley ... Subsequently, was named the WWAY-TV Stevenson Automotive Player-of-the-Week after Ashley heroics ... Made eight receptions for 140 yards and a pair of touchdowns on offense last season ... Tallied 86 tackles, 16 stops for a loss and nine sacks as a junior ... Named the WWAY-TV Player-of-the-Week for August 25, 2009 ... A Second-Team Wilmington Star News All-Area honoree following junior season ... Labeled by prep coaching staff as an active and physical defender ... Invited to participate in the U.S. Army All-America Combine as a junior ... Named the defensive linemen's Most Valuable Player at the Wilmington/Jacksonville (N.C.) Schuman's National Underclassmen Combine ... South Brunswick head coach was Roman Kelley, who played at Appalachian State when current East Carolina associate head coach and linebackers coach John Wiley was in Boone ... According to ESPN.com, ranks among the top 100 defensive tackles in the country ... Also played basketball and ran track for the Cougars.
Personal: Full name is Terrell DeVonte Stanley ... Born May 28, 1993 at Wilmington, N.C. ... Son of George and Pamela Stanley ... Lists playing video games as top hobby ...Major is criminal justice.