DaShawn Benton

  • Pos S
  • Height 6-0
  • Weight 196

Prospect Info

  • High School Grady
  • City Atlanta, GA
  • Exp 2013 - ...

East Carolina Pirates

  • Jersey #6
  • Class
  • Age 29

As a Prospect


  • Class 2013
  • Committed 2/2/2013
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H.S. Athletic Background

Compiled by ECU Media Relations

2014: Appeared in 11 of 12 games (DNP vs. South Carolina and Florida) ... Tallied 14 tackles (11 solo) with one resulting in lost yardage (-3 yards vs. Temple in third quarter) ... Recorded at least one tackle in nine of 11 games played (multiple twice) with a career-high five against SMU ... Also had a pair of stops at USF ... Credited with one pass breakup (SMU) ... Had string of eight-straight games with at least one tackle snapped in the Pirates' season finale against UCF at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium ... Four of his 14 tackles came on special teams (all on kickoff unit) ... Experienced extensive action in the Pirates' secondary in a reserve role as well ... Did not record any statistics against Virginia Tech or UCF.

2013: Experienced action in 11 games as a member of special teams unit and as a backup in the Pirate secondary ... Booked 10 tackles (eight solo) ... Ranked fourth on the squad with eight special teams stops (seven on kickoff returns, one on punt returns) ... Posted multiple stops on three occasions, with a career-best three (all solo) at NC State ... Added a pair of tackles (both solo) in a regular season matchup vs. Tulsa at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium and again vs. Ohio during the Beef `O' Brady's Bowl ... ... Credited with lone pass breakup against UAB ... Nine of 10 stops came in the last five contests ... Had single tackle totals against Southern Miss, UAB and Marshall.

High School: A two-way player at Grady High School, starting in the secondary on defense and as a wide receiver on offense ... A prime contributor to a Knights team that produced a 9-4 overall record and a 4-1 league ledger under the direction of Ronnie Miller ... Rated as a three-star prospect and among the top 65 cornerbacks nationally by Scout.com as a senior ... Earned second-team all-state honors as a pass catcher in 2012 ... Had 25 receptions for 870 yards and eight touchdowns ... On the defensive side of the ball, registered 61 stops (37 solo), forced three fumbles, picked off four passes and recorded six pass deflections ... Also had special teams role, returning a pair of punts for 78 yards ... Recovered a pair of fumbles during second round playoff action against Monroe Area, returning last pickup 80 yards for a touchdown ... Made 12 catches for 560 yards and eight TDs as a junior ... Credited with 39 stops and one forced fumble in 2011 ... Participated in the IMG Madden 7v7 Combine ... Testing prep numbers of note included times of 4.90 (40-yard dash) and 4.18 (20-yard shuttle), a 240-pound bench press, a 350-pound squat and a 31.4-inch vertical jump ... Also considered Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana and Mississippi State ... High school teammate of fellow ECU signee Darren Dowdell.

Personal: Full name is DaShawn O'Neal Benton ... Born January 29, 1994 at Atlanta, Ga. ... Brothers Joseph Benton and Isaiah Wilson both currently play football at the prep level.

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