82 Donte Sumpter
82 Donte Sumpter
Height: 5-9
Weight: 185
Year: R-So.
Hometown: Myrtle Beach, S.C.
High School: Myrtle Beach
Previous College: East Carolina
Position: WR

2013: Played in all 13 games at wide receiver, and finished fourth on the team with 20 receptions for 253 yards…Recorded a long reception of 42 yards and scored two touchdowns…Had three catches for 30 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown right before halftime, in the opening day win at The Citadel (8/31)…Had three more catches for 33 yards the following week in the win over Shorter (9/7)…Pulled in career-high four catches for 44 yards, with a long of 19, in the Big South opener win at VMI (10/12)…Had a career-long 42-yard touchdown catch in the season finale against Liberty (11/23).

2011: Did not experience game action as a redshirt during true freshman campaign, but was a productive member of the scout team at East Carolina after signing with the Pirates in February.

High School: A two-year starter for the Seahawks and Second-Team SCVarsity.com All-State team member as a senior ... Named the High School Sports Report Class AAA Player-of-the-Year after final season ... Helped Myrtle Beach to a 14-1 record and Class AAA state title as a senior team captain, leading the squad with 89 receptions for 1,373 yards and 20 touchdowns ... Team lost second game of the year and bounced back to win its last 13 contests ... Hauled in eight passes for 164 yards and a score in the state semifinal contest ... Had four games with two scoring receptions and seven surpassing the 100-yard plateau during final campaign ... Tallied 206 receiving yards and scored the game-winning touchdown with 1:47 left to give the Seahawks a 28-27 victory over South Florence ... Selected to play for the South Carolina squad in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas following senior season ... Tallied 78 receptions for 1,103 yards and added 14 scores as a junior ... Helped team to a 13-2 record and a Class AAA state runner-up standing during junior year ... A 2009 High School Sports Report Statewide All-State Offensive Team honoree ... A reserve wide receiver for the Myrtle Beach program in 2008 when it won the state championship ... A two-time WPED-TV Chevy End Zone All-Area selection ... Described as a "relentlessly hard worker" by head coach Mickey Wilson ... Rated as the 35th-best prospect in the state of South Carolina according to scout.com ... Rated by ESPN.com among the top 115 wide receivers in the country ... Also earned four track letters ... Strong performer in the classroom with selection to the National Honor Society.

Personal: A religion major ... Has four uncles who played collegiate football, including one who lettered at Georgia Tech and another at Tennessee ... Older brother, James, played cornerback at Averett College for two years.

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