Montese Overton

  • Pos LB
  • Height 6-2
  • Weight 221

Prospect Info

  • High School South Central
  • City Greenville, NC

Seattle Seahawks

  • Pos LB
  • Age 31

As a Prospect

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  • Class 2011
  • Committed 2/2/2011
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Athletic Background

Compiled by ECU Media Relations

2013: Played in all 13 games in a reserve linebacking role and as a member of special teams ... Booked 50 tackles (34) solo to rank seventh on the team ... Was second on the unit in tackles for lost yardage with 10.5 (-66 yards) and third in sacks with 6.0 (-58 yards) ... Led all special teams tacklers with 11 - all coming on kickoff returns ... Ranked among C-USA leaders in sacks (sixth) and TFLs (t10th) ... Recorded quarterback drops against North Carolina (1.0), Middle Tennessee (1.0), FIU (3.0) and Tulsa (1.0) ... His three sacks against the Golden Panthers matched the third-highest single-game individual total recorded at the FBS level ... Performance at FIU earned CFPA Honorable Mention Linebacker-of-the-Week honors ... Also forced a pair of fumbles (one each vs. Tulsa and Marshall) ... Credited with two quarterback hurries and a two pass breakups against Virginia Tech ... Tallied five or more stops on five occasions with a season-high eight at Marshall ... Other contests of note included six tackles at FIU and five each vs. Old Dominion, North Carolina and Southern Miss ... Booked multiple TFLs against UNC (2.5), FIU (3.0) and NC State (1.5) ... Registered four sacks and 5.5 TFLs in the last five contests ... Considered a key member of a defensive unit that held six of 13 opponents to 100 or less rushing yards and six opponents to 17 or fewer points.

2012: Strong debut campaign earned inclusion on Conference USA's All-Freshman Team ... Played in eight games and three starts (Southern Miss, North Carolina and UTEP) ... Despite being limited to eight games because of a left knee injury, still recorded 29 tackles (14 solo), 3.5 TFLs (-19 yards) and a sack (-10 yards) ... Named C-USA and College Football Performance Awards Defensive Player-of-the-Week after recording a career-best 10 stops (four solo), 2.5 TFLs and a 16-yard fumble return for a TD at Southern Miss in the league opener ... Booked multiple tackles on four occasions ... Registered at least one tackle in all eight games played ... Made first collegiate appearance at South Carolina and netted five tackles (four solo), which included a nine-yard sack of Dylan Thompson in the fourth quarter ... Posted an eight-stop performance at Kenan Stadium against North Carolina and added a pass breakup ... Had a pair of hits vs. Miners before tallying single stops in contests vs. UCF, Memphis, Houston and Tulane - his last outing of the season ... Averaged 7.7 tackles in his first three games before injury slowed production to just 1.2 tpg in the last five battles ... Eighteen of 29 stops were on running plays ... Also credited with three tackles on special teams (1/KOR, 2/PR).

2011: Redshirted as true freshman during initial campaign in the ECU program, contributing to scout team efforts ... Signed with the Pirates in February. High School: Three-year letterwinner for the Falcons after playing initial season on the junior varsity squad ... Played inside and outside linebacker for coach Walt Davis at South Central ...Selected as the Greenville Daily Reflector's Defensive Player-of-the-Year following senior campaign in which he totaled 200 tackles, 12 for a loss and five sacks ... Also blocked a punt during final season ... Added Daily Reflector All-Pitt County honors following senior campaign ... Helped guide the Falcons to 9-4 record and appearance in the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3AA state playoffs in 2010 ... As a junior, led South Central to its first winning season in school history (8-4), while making 64 tackles and six sacks ... Defensive unit limited foes to 15.2 points per contest during junior campaign ... Has been measured with a vertical leap of 30 inches ... Rated as the 33rd-best prospect in the state of North Carolina according to Scout.com ... A Second-Team selection for the Scout.com U.S. Army All-American Combine Team in January, 2010.

Personal: Full name is Darrell Montese Overton ... Born December 5, 1991 at Greenville, N.C. ... Father, Darrell, played basketball at East Carolina from 1988-91 ... A criminal justice major ... Enjoys watching Animal Planet or any other shows and documentaries about domestic and wild animals.

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