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Table of Contents

2016 SEASON OUTLOOK .............................1–14

2015 SEASON REVIEW ..............................71–82

WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY ........ 139–152

Table of Contents ...................................................1 2016 Schedule / 2015 Results ..............................2 Quick Facts / Directions .........................................3 Media Information .................................................4 CSN Radio Broadcasts / Affiliates..........................5 Preseason 2016 Rosters .................................... 6-7 Preseason Two-Deep / Pronunciations ...................8 2016 Season Preview (and by Position) ............ 9-14

2015 Season Highlight Notes .............................. 72 2015 Statistics ..............................................73-75 Game Summaries .......................................... 76-81 2015 SoCon Standings and Honors..................... 82

Western Carolina in Pictures ...................... 140-141 Campus Life .............................................. 142-143 Dr. David Belcher .......................................144-145 Band, Spirit, & Tradition ............................. 146-147 The Southern Conference ...........................148-150 2016 SoCon FB Composite Schedule .................151 WCU – Home of True Student-Athletes ............... 152

WCU COACHING STAFF & DEPARTMENT ... 15–34 Head Coach Mark Speir ................................. 16-17 OC Brad Glenn .....................................................18 DC Dustin Landry .................................................19 AHC/RC Mark Rhea ............................................ 20 Tyler Carlton / Chris Collins ..................................21 Blake Gideon / John Holt .................................... 22 Pat Mills / Jason Nichols..................................... 23 Zac Etheridge / Quality Control ............................24 Dan Gibson / Evan Barr....................................... 25 Football Support Staff ................................... 26-27 WCU Director of Athletics, Randy Eaton ............... 28 WCU Senior Staff ........................................... 29-31 Role, Mission & Vision ........................................ 32 WCU Athletics Staff Directory .............................. 33 The Cullowhee Experience ................................... 34

WCU PLAYER PROFILES (alphabetical) ............. 35–68 Senior Catamount Profiles .............................36-44 Returning Catamounts ................................... 44-57 Returning Redshirts .......................................58-60 2015 Newcomers........................................... 61-65

2016 OPPONENTS ................................... 67–70 ECU / GWU / ETSU / CIT / WOF / MER ................ 68 SAM / UTC / VMI / FUR / SC .............................. 69 Series Scores vs. 2016 Opponents ...................... 70

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WCU RECORDS AND HISTORY ................ 83–138 Rushing Records ............................................ 84-87 Passing Records ............................................88-89 Receiving Records .........................................90-93 Total Offense Records ....................................94-95 Offensive Team Stats Year-by-Year ....................... 95 Defensive Records ......................................... 96-97 Defensive Team Stats Year-by-Year ...................... 98 Misc. Team Records ............................................ 98 Scoring Records...........................................99-100 Kicking Records ................................................ 100 Punting Records ................................................101 Kick Return Records.......................................... 102 Punt Return Records ......................................... 103 E.J. Whitmire Stadium Records.......................... 104 All-Time Year-by-Year Results ..................... 105-111 History of the Victory Bell ...................................111 All-Time Series Records .....................................112 Games Vs. Ranked Teams ..................................113 Games When Nationally Ranked.........................114 Postseason Teams .............................................115 WCU’s Postseason Games.......................... 115-118 WCU Coaching History .......................................119 A Tribute to Bob Waters ..................................... 120 All-Time Lettermen .....................................121-125 All-SoCon Selections ........................................ 126 SoCon Individual Honors ................................... 127 All-Americans / Other Honorees .................128-129 Cats in the NCAA / SoCon Records ............. 130-131 E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field......132-133 WCU Athletics Hall of Fame ........................134-136 WCU’s Retired Numbers .....................................137 Catamounts in the Pros .................................... 138

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The 2016 Western Carolina Catamount Football Media Guide is a publication of the Western Carolina Office of Athletic Media Relations. It was written, edited and designed by Daniel Hooker (WCU ‘01), with special assistance from Directors of Media Relations, Denise Gideon and Sean Forrester, as well as former Media Relations Assistants Matthew “Intern” Harris, Justin Glover, Greg Lautzenheiser, Russell Luna and Bryan Powell. Special thanks to Mike Cawood, Steve White, the WCU football staff and additional WCU Sports Information predecessors in compiling information. An additional thanks to Greg McLamb (WCU ‘00) for his continued support with both research and editorial assistance. Additional special thanks to Mark Haskett (WCU Public Relations) for his dedication, patience and timeliness with photography. Also, thanks to Ashley Evans in the WCU Public Relations photography department and to Jarrett Frazier, Keith Cline, Don Connelly, Brendan Maloney, Jeremy McKnight and Mike Slade for various photos used throughout the publication. Other historical photographs provided by Danny Hirt, Terry C. Davis, Steve Cook, Harry Duke, Tyson Cathey, June Glenn, Keith Kountz, the Asheville Citizen-Times and the National Football League. Special thanks to Beth Brown (BethBrownPhoto.com) for the staff family photos. Printing for media was completed by the Western Carolina University Print Shop (828-227-7159). The guide is also available online through CatamountSports.com under the “Football” tab. ON THE FRONT COVER (top-to-bottom): Junior RB Detrez Newsome, senior WR Spearman Robinson, senior DB Fred Payne, senior DB Trey Morgan, senior LB Tyson Dickson, and senior TE Tyler Sexton. ON THE BACK COVER (top-to-bottom): Junior LB Daniel Riddle, senior WR Steffon Hill, senior TE Michael Helms, Jr., senior OL Ethan James, and senior DL Avery Worsham.

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2016 Schedule & 2015 Results

WCU FOOTBALL – 2016 SCHEDULE DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

Sept. 3

at East Carolina

SEPT. 10

WEST ERN CA R OL INA FIGHT S ONG

TIME

SERIES

STREAK

LAST MTG

Greenville, N.C.

6:00 pm

WCU trails, 13-17

Lost–7

Sept. 5, 1981

GARDNER-WEBB

CULLOWHEE

6:00 PM

Series tied, 3-3

Won–1

Sept. 18, 2010

Sept. 17

at ETSU *

Bristol, Tenn.

1:30 pm

WCU leads, 23-21-1

Won–1

Sept. 27, 2003

Sept. 24

OPEN

OCT. 1

THE CITADEL *

CULLOWHEE

3:30 PM

WCU trails, 16-23-1

Lost–1

Sept. 21, 2015

Western, Western, Go-Western!

OCT. 8

WOFFORD *

CULLOWHEE

7:00 PM

WCU trails, 14-24

Won–2

Oct. 17, 2015

Oct. 15

at Mercer *

Macon, Ga.

Oct. 22

at Samford *

Birmingham, Ala.

OCT. 29

CHATTANOOGA *

Go—Cats! Fight on! You Catamounts, Fight for purple and gold. Fight on to victory, True warriors bold. Wave the royal banner high, And let it fill the Western sky. So, fight on! you Catamounts, Fight to vic-to-ry!

NOV. 5

VMI *

Nov. 12

at Furman *

Nov. 19

at South Carolina

Nov. 26

NCAA FCS Playoffs – First Round

4:00 pm

WCU leads, 2-0

Won–2

Oct. 10, 2015

6:00 pm CT

WCU trails, 2-11

Won–1

Oct. 24, 2015

CULLOWHEE

3:30 PM

WCU trails, 16-26

Lost–7

Oct. 31, 2015

CULLOWHEE

2:00 PM

WCU leads, 18-3

Won–13

Nov. 21, 2015

Greenville, S.C.

4:00 pm

WCU trails, 12-28-2

Won– 2

Nov. 7, 2015

Columbia, S.C.

TBA

WCU trails, 0-4

Lost–4

Oct. 21, 1989

TBA

TBA

Fight on! You Catamounts, Fight for purple and gold. Fight on to victory, True warriors bold. Wave the royal banner high, And let it fill the Western sky. So, fight on! you Catamounts, Fight to vic-to-ry!

Adopted in 1981, Western Carolina’s fight song was composed by members of the University faculty

* - Denotes Southern Conference game /// All dates and times subject to change /// All times listed are LOCAL

WCU FOOTBALL – 2015 RESULTS OVERALL RECORD: 7-4

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HOME: 5-0

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DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

W/L

SEPT. 5

MARS HILL

CULLOWHEE

W

Sept. 12

at The Citadel *

Charleston, S.C.

Sept. 19

at Tennessee

Knoxville, Tenn.

OCT. 3

PRESBYTERIAN

CULLOWHEE

OCT. 10

MERCER *

Oct. 17

at Wofford *

OCT. 24

SAMFORD *

CULLOWHEE

W

Oct. 31

at #4 Chattanooga *

Chattanooga, Tenn.

NOV. 7

FURMAN *

CULLOWHEE

Nov. 14

at Texas A&M

College Station, Texas

Nov. 21

at VMI *

Lexington, Va.

AWAY: 2-4 SCORE

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SOCON: 5-2

TIME RECORD SOCON ATTENDANCE

42-14

3:27

1-0

0-0

12,348

L

10-28

3:04

1-1

0-1

8,048

L

10-55

3:30

1-2

0-1

102,136

W

33-21

3:00

2-2

0-1

9,191

CULLOWHEE

W

24-21

3:17

3-2

1-1

8,479

Spartanburg, S.C.

W

24-17

2:39

4-2

2-1

7,344

L W L W

56-36

3:30

5-2

3-1

12,014

13-41

2:50

5-3

3-2

11,495

48-10

2:55

6-3

4-2

8,561

17-41

3:26

6-4

4-2

101,583

24-20

3:30

7-4

5-2

4,523

* - Denotes Southern Conference game

– C ATA M O U N T AT H L E T I C S O N T H E W E B – CatamountSports.com is a fast and accurate Internet source for official information and coverage of Western Carolina athletics. No matter where you are or what time of day, you can access up-to-date information on your favorite Catamount team. During the summer of 2015, Western Carolina renewed its partnership with CBS College Sports online. As per the new agreement, the site will receive a new look and added amenities for Catamount fans in 2016-17, its first since January, 2013. The revamped site offers select audio and video streaming, live GameTracker, fan polls, video features as well as stories and statistics on all 16 WCU-sponsored sports.

paws W EST ERN CA R OL INA ALMA M A TE R Hail to thee, our Alma Mater; Faithful, kind, and true; Every son and every daughter Offers praise to you. - Chorus Hail to the dearest spot of all; Hail to WCU! Light and life and fond devotion, All to thee are due. Purple robes and colors golden, Streaming everywhere, Swell our hearts with pride for olden Days and friendships dear. - Chorus Under shade trees’ friendly bowers, Voices, ever gay, Mingles with breath of flowers And the song birds’ lay.

Thanks to members of the WCU Media Relations staff, pregame releases, game notes and up-to-date statistics, photos and results are updated regularly.

- Chorus Shout aloud with one loud chorus, Voices clear and true, Lifted high in praise and honor, All for WCU! - Chorus -

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Quick Facts /// Getting to Cullowhee

GENERAL INFORMATION Location:................................................ Cullowhee, N.C., 28723

........................................................................................... Pronounced “KULL - uh - whee”

Founded: ........................................................................... 1889 Enrollment: ..................................................................... 10,382 Nickname: ............................................................... Catamounts Colors: .................................................................. Purple & Gold Stadium: ..................................... E.J. Whitmire Stadium (13,742) Field: ...........................Bob Waters Field (Desso Challenge Pro 2) Affiliation: ............ NCAA Div. I – Championship Subdivision (FCS) Conference: ..................................................................Southern Chancellor: ..........................Dr. David O. Belcher (Furman, 1979) Athletics Director: .................. Randy Eaton (UT-San Antonio, ‘90) Athletics Website: ............................ www.CatamountSports.com Athletic Department Phone: .............................. (828) 227-7338

FOOTBALL HISTORY First Year of Football: ...........................................................1931 Seasons of Football: ............................................................ 83rd All-Time Record: .............................................326-471-23 (.412) NCAA Postseason Appearances (Div. I): ...............................2 (1) Postseason Record (Div. I): ........................................... 3-2 (3-1) Best Finish: .........1983 National Finalist (lost 43-7 to So. Illinois) Last Appearance: ............................................................... 1983

WCU COACHING STAFF Head Coach: ....................................Mark Speir (Clemson, 1990) • Head Coaching Record at WCU: ............... 17-29, 11-19 SoCon • Overall Record: ............................................................... Same ASSISTANT COACHES/STAFF Brad Glenn (Clemson, 1995) ....................Offensive Coord. / QBs Dustin Landry (Auburn, 2006) ................... Defense Coord. / DBs Mark Rhea (Toledo, 1991) .............. AHC / Recruiting Coord. / DL John Holt (Appalachian, 2008) ................. Run Game Coord. / OL Pat Mills (Appalachian, 2010) .............Special Teams Coord. / TE Tyler Carlton (Tulsa, 2009) ....................................Wide Receivers Chris Collins (Western Carolina, 2008) ..................... Linebackers Blake Gideon (Texas, 2012) ............................................ Safeties Jason Nichols (East Carolina, 1998) ..................... Running Backs Zac Etheridge (Auburn, 2009) ...................................Cornerbacks Jake Thornton (Western Carolina, 2016)...........Quality Control (O) Brian Volz (Western Carolina, 2013) ................Quality Control (D) Daniel Gibson (Western Carolina, 2008) .........Dir. of Football Ops Evan Barr (Tennessee, 2008) ......Director of Athletic Performance Brandon King (Appalachian, 2006) ............. Head Athletic Trainer Mike Taylor .....................................Athletics Equipment Manager Sandy Neuenschwander ........... Football Administrative Assistant

TEAM INFORMATION 2015 Record: .................................. 7-4 (Home: 5-0 | Away: 2-4) 2015 SoCon Record (Finish): .........5-2 (3rd) (Home: 3-0 | Away: 2-2) Final Ranking: ........................................ STATS poll – ORV (40th) Basic Offense:........................................... Spread / Read Option Basic Defense: ...................................................................... 4-3 Lettermen Returning / Lost:............................................. 51 / 24 • Offense – Returning / Lost ...........................................23 / 12 • Defense – Returning / Lost ......................................... 24 / 11 • Specialist – Returning / Lost ........................................... 4 / 1 Starters Returning / Lost:................................................ 15 / 11 • Offense – Returning / Lost ............................................... 6 / 5 • Defense – Returning / Lost .............................................. 6 / 5 • Specialist – Returning / Lost ........................................... 3 / 1

FROM ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Take I-40 West to Exit 27

FROM CHARLOTTE, N.C. — You have three options:

(Clyde/Waynesville/Murphy/Atlanta/Maggie Valley) onto HWY 74 West/US 23 South. Stay on HWY 74W/

 Take I-77 North to Statesville ... Take I-40 West to Asheville and follow the same directions listed above.

US 23S to Exit 85 in Sylva. Take a left at the second traffic light and follow Rt. 107 South to Cullowhee and WCU. FROM CHARLESTON, S.C. — Take I-26 West to Asheville and follow the same directions as listed above. FROM KNOXVILLE, TENN. — Take I-40 East to Exit 20 (Maggie Valley) onto HWY 276. Stay on 74W to Exit 85 in Sylva. Take a left at the second traffic light and follow Rt. 107 South to Cullowhee and WCU.

 Take I-85 South to Spartanburg, S.C. ... Take I-26 West to Asheville and follow the directions from Asheville above.  Taking I-85 South, at Kings Mountain, take Highway 74 to I-26 ... Take I-26 West to Asheville and follow the directions from Asheville above. FROM ATLANTA, GA. — Take I-85 North to 985 North ... Stay on 985 until you reach U.S. 441 ... Stay on 441 until you get to Dillsboro, N.C. ... Take Rt. 107 South, which takes you into Cullowhee and Western Carolina.

WCU MEDIA RELATIONS Asst. AD/Media Relations (FB Contact): ................... Daniel Hooker • Email Address:................................... dhooker@email.wcu.edu • Office / Cell Phone: ...........(828) 227-2339 / (828) 508-2494 Director of Media Relations: .....................................Sean Forrester • Email Address:................................ stforrester@email.wcu.edu Director of Media Relations: .....................................Denise Gideon • Email Address:....................................dgideon@email.wcu.edu Director of Video Operations: ........................................Will Adams • Email Address:..................................rwadams@email.wcu.edu Athletics Fax: ........................................................(828) 227-7688 Football Press Box Phone: ..................................... (828) 227-2116 Athletics Mailing & Overnight Address: ..................... WCU Athletics 92 Catamount Road – Ramsey Center Cullowhee, N.C. 28723

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Media Information

WESTERN CAROLINA MEDIA RELATIONS

NON-SMOKING FACILITIES In accordance with an ordinance passed by the North Carolina General Assembly and mandated for all State facilities, smoking is not permitted within 50-feet of State buildings, including all buildings on the campus of Western Carolina University. As a result, E.J. Whitmire Stadium – including the press box, restrooms and concourse levels – are non-smoking.

PHOTOGRAPHERS Denise Gideon

Sean Forrester

Director of Media Relations

Director of Media Relations

Will Adams

Director of Video Operations

Daniel Hooker, Western Carolina ‘01

WCU PRESS BOX / GAME DAY STAFF

Assistant Athletic Director / Media Relations Football Contact Office: (828) 227-2339 Cell: (828) 508-2494 E-Mail: dhooker@email.wcu.edu

FB Game Day Admin.: .................... Todd Lawing FB Game Day Admin Asst.:............ Nick Stenger Marketing Game Ops: ...................... Josh Baker .. Chad Gerrety, Brittany Sliger, & Rory Jimerson Scoreboard: .................................... Phil Woody Public Address Announcer: ..............Ryan Hipps Statistics:.....................................Walter Turner Game Day Assistants: ....................................... ............................ Paige Alvarez, Jess Forrester, ............. Joseph Marvin, Hannah Welborn-Lewis

Whitmire Press Box: (828) 227-2116 Fax : (828) 227-7688

WCU INTERVIEW POLICY The Western Carolina Office of Athletics Media Relations will assist media personnel with interview requests of Western Carolina student-athletes, coaches and administrators. To arrange interviews, please contact Daniel Hooker, the Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations at least 24 hours in advance. Head Coach Mark Speir will be available for interviews following each practice and following games. Other interviews with Coach Speir must be set-up in advance and it is requested that the nature of the interview be submitted to WCU Media Relations in writing at least 24 hours prior. Student-athletes will be available for interviews after practices through Wednesday. Unless special permission is granted well in advance, the cut-off time for student-athletes during game weeks will be Noon on Thursday. Practices are open to the public – for player and spectator safety, it is requested that those viewing practice do so from the stadium grand stand area. Media members are asked to refrain from contacting student-athletes at their home or dormitory – student-athletes’ phone numbers will not be released by the Office of Athletics Media Relations. Out-of-town media may set up phone interviews to be conducted in the Department of Athletics. Coach Speir may also be reached weekday mornings prior to Friday; however, it is asked that a specific interview time be scheduled through the Media Relations office.

POSTGAME INTERVIEWS The Western Carolina locker room is CLOSED at the end of all games played. However, following a 10-minute “cooling off” period, head coach Mark Speir and requested players will be brought to the TEAM FILM ROOM located on the first floor of the Ramsey Center. The availability of the visiting locker room will be announced in the press box after conferring with the visiting SID. The visiting locker room is located in the back portion of the JordanPhillips Field House. A space for interviews will be available outside the locker room or up on the Field House patio, if available.

WORKING MEDIA CREDENTIALS News and electronic media representatives planning to cover football games at Western Carolina University are asked to request in written form working credentials from WCU’s Media Relations Office. Season passes will be issued to those who cover the Catamounts on a permanent basis. Our limited working space in the press box will be assigned by priority to WCU beat writers, beat writers of the opponents, metropolitan media filing for deadline and specialty publications. If time permits, credentials will be mailed. If not, credentials can be picked up on game day (two hours prior to kickoff) at the media will call on the upper plaza of the Ramsey Center at the south end of the stadium (nearest the press box side of Whitmire Stadium, across the street from media parking). Credentials will be issued only to those attending the game in a working capacity. Spouses, dates, children and other nonworkers will not be permitted in the press box. 2016 CATAMOUNT FOOTBALL

Credentials for sideline photographers will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis with agencies covering the participating schools on a regular basis receiving priority. Free-lance photographers may request credentials on a game-by-game basis. All free-lance photographers must submit proofs featuring game or sideline action to the Media Relations Office no later than four days following the game. Each photographer must pick up a photo pass from the press box or media will call prior to the game. BY RULE, NO PHOTOGRAPHERS OR MEDIA PERSONNEL ARE PERMITTED WITHIN THE DESIGNATED TEAM AREAS AT ANY TIME.

MEDIA PARKING Media parking for WCU football games –BY PERMIT ONLY– is located in the church parking lot directly across the street and behind the press box of E.J. Whitmire Stadium on Forest Hills Road. The lot is identified and a media parking placard must be displayed to gain admittance. The lot will be staffed by a member of the WCU Athletics Media Relations staff who will have a check list of those authorized to park in the media lot.

PRESS RELEASES/STATISTICS The Western Carolina Office of Athletics Media Relations produces a weekly football release prior to each game during the season. Cumulative statistics will be updated as soon as possible after each contest. Media members may receive the releases and statistics by accessing the Athletics Department website at www.CatamountSports.com. E-mail service is available upon request. To be placed on Western Carolina’s media E-mail list, media members are asked to contact the Office of Athletics Media Relations.

VISITING TEAM RADIO The visiting radio station or network (limited to one crew only as designated by the visiting school’s sports information director) is asked to request credentials through Western Carolina’s Office of Athletics Media Relations. Two B-1 dialtone lines and an IP internet line are available at no charge to all Southern Conference opponents and others who wish to enter into a reciprocal agreement with WCU. Otherwise, the lines are available to visiting radio crews on a pro rata basis or special broadcast lines can be ordered.

CATAMOUNTS ON THE WEB The WCU football home page provides the latest information regarding the Catamounts, including updated statistics, a roster, game notes and press releases. Also on the department’s main site is information on all of WCU athletics programs, lodging, directions to campus and the latest local weather forecast. For those unable to attend contests, the Catamount Sports Network will broadcast each game over the Internet through the home page. Beginning in 2014, WCU will offer a free videostream all football home games through the Southern Conference Digital Network and ESPN3. All the current data you need on the Catamounts is as close as your computer at www.CatamountSports.com.

SoCon MEDIA SERVICES The Southern Conference maintains a comprehensive site at www.SoConSports.com. In football, standings, notes, schedule/results and statistics for each league member are updated on a weekly basis. Similar information on the SoCon’s other 18 sports are available as well. Please contact Jason Yaman at (864) 591-5100 in the Southern Conference Public Affairs Department for additional information.

SoCon COACHES TELECONFERENCE The Southern Conference will hold a coaches/media teleconference each week during the season. Western Carolina head coach Mark Speir is scheduled to be on the call from 10:56 am to 11:04 am each Tuesday. Contact Jason Yaman in the Southern Conference Public Affairs Department at (864) 591-5100 or Western Carolina Media Relations Office to receive the number needed to access the teleconference, WHICH IS AVAILABLE TO MEDIA ONLY. Following the teleconference, excerpts from the proceedings will be available online at CatamountSports.com.

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Covering the Catamounts

Eight radio station affiliates across North Carolina and streaming audio online at CatamountSports.com are set to carry football broadcasts of the Catamount Sports Network (CSN) during Western Carolina’s 2016 season. The Catamounts have a strong presence on the air across the mountains of Western North Carolina including ESPN Radio 1310 & 970 AM and 97.3 FM out of Asheville/Canton; 540 AM WRGC in Sylva; and WWCU-FM, Power 90dot5, which originates oncampus in Cullowhee. WCU welcomes back 1050 AM WFSC in Franklin and its simulcast sister station on the FM dial, 104.9 FM. The network continues its presence into the Charlotte Metro area with 1270 AM WCGC in Belmont, serving Gaston County including Gastonia and into Charlotte. CSN has also again partnered with Stretch Internet (www.stretchinternet.com) to provide unlimited free streaming audio through the athletics web site, CatamountSports.com, giving WCU a worldwide reach. Audio from select home football broadcasts will be shared through the online video streaming, which will is free to the public through the Southern Conference’s streaming initiative, the SoCon Digital Network (www.SoConDigitalNetwork.com). Longtime play-by-play voice of the Catamounts, Gary Ayers, returns to the microphone this football season, and will be flanked by returning crew members in producer Jeff Bryson and Greg McLamb again patrolling the sidelines. Two WCU alum will provide color commentary during the 2016 season with both Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations – and WCU football contact – Daniel Hooker and Director of Football Operations, Dan Gibson, joining Ayers and Bryson in the broadcast booth. Gibson will aid in home broadcasts with Hooker adding comments during games played away from Cullowhee again this fall. Ayers has been behind microphone for 30 of the past 31 years at WCU, and has been a familiar voice to the region’s sports fans for over three decades. In addition to serving as the “Voice of the Catamounts,” on football and men’s basketball broadcasts, the Swain County native has done play-by-play for Pisgah, Tuscola, Franklin, Cherokee and Swain high school football and basketball. Ayers, who is the President of Allison Outdoor Advertising in Sylva, also spent several seasons as the public address announcer for WCU Athletics. Bryson serves as the program’s producer, as well as the in-booth host of the pregame, halftime and post-game shows. His radio experience dates back nearly 30 years. During that time, he has worked at a variety of stations including WZZU-FM in Raleigh; WCHL-AM in Chapel Hill; WKSF-FM in Asheville; and served as the program director at WRGC-AM in Sylva. Bryson is no stranger to the Catamount Sports Network as he previously worked with CSN providing color analysis for football and men’s basketball for the 1995 and ‘96 seasons. Additionally, he has provided various play-by-play football and basketball broadcasts for Smoky Mountain, Franklin, Cherokee and Pisgah high schools. Bryson, too, serves as a Public Address voice for WCU Athletics.

2016 CSN FOOTBALL AFFILIATES 1270 AM – WCGC – Belmont

WWCU-FM, Power 90dot5 – Cullowhee

ESPN Radio 1310 AM – WISE – Asheville

540 AM – WRGC – Sylva ESPN Radio 970 AM – WYSE – Canton

97.3 FM – WISE – Asheville

1050 AM – WFSC – Franklin

104.9 FM – WFSC – Franklin

Stretch Internet through www.CatamountSports.com McLamb – a 2000 graduate of WCU – will roam and report from the sidelines for a ninthstraight season after joining the CSN crew on-the-air in 2007. His radio experience also includes stints on the weekly sports talk shows, “Sports Talk Live” and “In the Litterbox,” both produced on WWCU-FM, Power 90dot5. McLamb is also the Haywood Early College Liaison through Haywood Community College in Clyde, N.C. Aiding with pre-production work and as on-air talent as the color commentary on road games is WCU Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations, Daniel Hooker, who also is a part of Catamount men’s basketball and baseball broadcasts. A 2001 Western Carolina graduate, his sportscasting experience began in 1997 as a student announcer at WWCU-FM in Cullowhee and includes both play-by-play and color analyst roles in broadcasting Catamount women’s basketball, Thomasville Hi-Toms baseball in the Coastal Plain League, and two seasons on broadcasts of the Charleston Swamp Foxes in the arenafootball2 league. He also spent one season on the sidelines during CSN’s 2001 football coverage. Gibson, who earned has two degrees from WCU, has been a staple around Catamount athletics, working within the department, the Catamount Club and on the football staff since 2004. He is in his second season working with the Catamount Sports Network broadcast crew. Each week, the pregame tailgate show starts 60 minutes prior to the scheduled kickoff time and includes comments from WCU fifth-year head coach Mark Speir, in-game scoreboard updates, as well as other special features. The Catamount Sports Network broadcasts using the Tie-Line i-Mix G3 unit, with network breaks transmitted on-location. Also in use are a six-channel Shure M367 mixer and a Shure PGX2/SM58 Handheld Transmitter and PGX4 Diversity Receiver.

www.SoConDigitalNetwork.com

• COVERING THE CATAMOUNTS – MEDIA OUTLETS • PRINT MEDIA ASSOCIATED PRESS Joedy McCreary, Sports Editor 4020 W. Chase Blvd., Suite 300 Raleigh, NC 27606-3933 (919) 510-8937 - phone

HENDERSONVILLE TIMES-NEWS Dean Hensley, Sports Editor PO Box 490 Hendersonville, NC 28739 (828) 692-0505 - phone www.blueridenow.com

WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER Chuck Fiebernitz, Sports Editor Drawer 19 Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-0661, ext. 126 www.themountaineer.com

WWNC RADIO (570 AM) Brian Hall, Jessica Lee 13 Summerlin Road Asheville, NC 28806 (828) 257-2700 - phone www.wwnc.com

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES Bob Berghaus, Sports Editor 14 O’Henry Avenue Asheville, NC 28802 (828) 232-5866 - phone www.citizen-times.com

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD Paul Schenkel, Sports Editor PO Box 280 Morganton, NC 28680 (828) 432-8950 - phone www.morganton.com

ELECTRONIC MEDIA

FRANKLIN PRESS Andy Scheidler, Sports Editor PO Box 350 Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-2010 - phone www.thefranklinpress.com

SMOKY MOUNTAIN TIMES Jessica Webb, Teddy Greene (photo) PO Box 730 Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-2189 - phone www.thesmokymountaintimes.com

WLOS-TV (ABC) Stan Pamfilis, Sports Director Luke Notestine, Sports Reporter Andy Coates, Photojournalist 110 Technology Drive Asheville, NC 28803 (828) 651-4563 - phone www.wlos.com

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2016 Catamounts /// Preseason Rosters

NUMERICAL

ALPHABETICAL NO. NAME 12 Tyrie Adams 59 Chandler Addertion

POS.

HT.

WT. CLASS

QB

6-2

180

LS

6-3

210

R-Fr. R-Sr.

34 Andrew Askew

WR

6-1

200

Fr.

51 Matthew Bair

OL

6-4

260

Fr.

87 Destry Barnwell

P

6-0

190

Jr.

QB

6-1

185

R-Fr.

13 De’Andre Belton

Nolan Beasley

DB

5-11

200

Jr.

47 Myreon Bennett

DE

6-3

250

R-Fr.

83 Ian Berryman

P

6-0

205

R-So.

76 Sean Biette

OL

6-2

285

R-So.

Andrew Birkmire

LB

6-2

215

Fr.

9 John Brannon III

DB

6-2

185

Fr.

66 Wyatt Burnette

OL

6-4

280

Fr.

79 Bailey Byrum

OL

6-7

315

Fr.

48 Mitchell Chancey

LB

6-0

220

So.

19 Devarius Cortner

DB

6-1

190

Fr.

35 Keion Crossen

DB

5-10

180

Jr.

33 Coleman Cunningham

LB

5-9

200

R-Sr.

75 Nathan Dalton

OL

6-7

315

R-So.

71 Matt DeGraffinreed

DT

6-2

280

R-Sr.

27 Tyson Dickson

LB

6-1

220

Sr.

97 Ezavian Dunn

DT

6-2

285

Jr.

98 Holden Edwards

DT

6-2

300

Fr.

89 Lavell Ellerbe

WR

6-3

195

Fr.

25 Shamon Elliott

DB

6-0

190

Fr.

85 Randall Emerson

WR

6-2

210

Jacob Finerty

DB

5-10

Chase Fisher

TE

45 James Foushee

NO.

NAME

POS.

HT.

WT.

YR.

HOMETOWN (PREVIOUS COLLEGE/HIGH SCHOOL)

1

Steffon Hill

WR

2

Connell Young

RB

5-11

195

Sr.

Hendersonville, N.C. (East Henderson HS)

6-0

200

Fr.

3

Fred Payne

DB

Greensboro, N.C. (Dudley HS)

5-10

200

Sr.

Gainesville, Ga. (Gainesville HS) Ellenwood, Ga. (Cedar Grove HS)

4

A.J. Newman

DB

6-1

210

Jr.

5

Terryon Robinson

WR

5-11

190

R-Jr.

Decatur, Ga. (Decatur HS)

6

C.J. Goodman

WR

5-11

185

R-Sr.

Mableton, Ga. (Pebblebrook HS)

7

Corey Holloway

RB

5-10

210

R-So.

Atlanta, Ga. (Eagle’s Landing HS)

8

Spearman Robinson

WR

6-4

215

R-Sr.

Greenwood, S.C. (Greenwood HS)

9

John Brannon III

DB

6-2

185

Fr.

Charlotte, N.C. (South Mecklenburg HS)

11

Jordan Mathis

WR

5-10

200

R-So.

Marietta, Ga. (Marietta HS)

12

Tyrie Adams

QB

6-2

180

R-Fr.

St. Petersburg, Fla. (Dixie M. Hollins HS)

13

D’Andre Belton

DB

5-11

200

R-So.

Ridgeway, S.C. (Itawamba / Fairfield Central HS)

14

Wes Holcombe

QB

6-1

195

Jr.

15

Michael Helms Jr.

TE

6-2

230

R-Sr.

Hickory, N.C. (Freedom HS)

16

Skyler Matheson

RB

6-0

220

R-Fr.

Robbinsville, N.C. (Robbinsville HS)

17

Tra Hardy

DB

5-11

185

Jr.

18

Bryce Wilson

DB

5-10

170

R-Fr.

19

Devarius Cortner

DB

6-1

190

Fr.

Rabun Gap, Ga. (Rabun County HS)

Vidalia, Ga. (Vidalia HS) Atlanta, Ga. (Carver HS) Nashville, Tenn. (East Nashville Magnet HS)

20

Donnavan Spencer

RB

5-10

190

Fr.

Charlotte, N.C. (Vance HS)

21

Detrez Newsome

RB

5-10

210

Jr.

Raeford, N.C. (Hoke County HS)

22

Mikey White

DB

6-1

185

So.

Johnson City, Tenn. (Science Hill HS)

24

Jay Gibbs

DE

6-3

250

R-Fr.

25

Shamon Elliott

DB

6-0

190

Fr.

Fayetteville, N.C. (Terry Sanford HS)

Charlotte, N.C. (Butler HS)

26

Trey Morgan

DB

6-0

180

Sr.

North Augusta, S.C. (North Augusta HS)

27

Tyson Dickson

LB

6-1

220

Sr.

28

Terrance Wilson

DB

5-9

180

R-So.

R-So.

29

Marvin Tillman

DB

6-1

190

So.

Bridgeport, Conn. (Southern Durham (N.C.) HS)

165

R-Fr.

30

Michael Murphy

DB

6-2

180

Fr.

Spartanburg, S.C. (Spartanburg HS)

6-2

215

Fr.

31

Darius Means

WR

5-9

160

R-So.

Charlotte, N.C. (Olympic HS)

RB

5-9

205

R-So.

32

Chris Seaborn

LB

6-2

215

Jr.

Atlanta, Ga. (BEST Academy)

38 Bobby Gibbs

DB

5-10

195

R-So.

33

Coleman Cunningham

LB

5-9

200

R-Sr.

24 Jay Gibbs

DE

6-3

250

R-Fr.

34

Andrew Askew

WR

6-1

200

Fr.

LaGrange, Ga. (LaGrange HS)

WR

5-11

185

R-Sr.

35

Keion Crossen

DB

5-10

180

Jr.

Garysburg, N.C. (Northampton County HS)

DE

6-5

245

R-Fr.

Pilot Mountain, N.C. (Mallard Creek HS) Randleman, N.C. (Randleman HS)

6 C.J. Goodman

Ellenwood, Ga. (Cedar Grove HS) Suwanee, Ga. (Buffalo / Buford HS)

Cornelia, Ga. (Habersham Central HS)

60 Zachary Greene

DE

6-3

245

R-So.

37

Tra’von Ricketts

17 Tra Hardy

DB

5-11

185

Jr.

38

Bobby Gibbs

DB

5-10

195

R-So.

94 Jake Helms

DT

6-2

265

Fr.

39

Shane Samuels

DB

5-7

160

R-Jr.

Duncan, S.C. (Byrnes HS)

15 Michael Helms Jr.

TE

6-2

230

R-Sr.

41

Tyler Mitchell

WR

5-7

175

R-Fr.

Shelby, N.C. (Thomas Jefferson Academy)

WR

5-11

195

Sr.

42

Hunter Jacobs

WR

5-10

190

R-Jr.

14 Wes Holcombe

QB

6-1

195

Jr.

43

Kendall White

LB

5-11

220

Jr.

Jacksonville, N.C. (White Oak HS)

7 Corey Holloway

RB

5-10

210

R-So.

44

Aubry Payne

TE

6-4

255

Fr.

Locust Grove, Ga. (Locust Grove HS)

1 Steffon Hill

Hampstead, N.C. (Topsail HS)

84 Logan Howard

K

6-0

190

So.

45

James Foushee

RB

5-9

205

R-So.

73 Austin Jacobs

OL

6-4

275

R-Jr.

47

Myreon Bennett

DE

6-3

250

R-Fr.

Augusta, Ga. (Evans HS)

42 Hunter Jacobs

WR

5-10

190

R-Jr.

48

Mitchell Chancey

LB

6-0

220

So.

Asheville, N.C. (Erwin HS)

62 Ethan James

OL

6-2

280

Sr.

49

Fred Mooring

DT

6-2

265

Sr.

Alex Johnson

WR

6-0

175

Fr.

50

Walker Lanning

OL

6-3

295

R-Fr.

80 Charles Johnson

WR

5-8

170

R-Fr.

51

Matthew Bair

OL

6-4

260

Fr.

Sanford, N.C. (Guilford College / Lee County HS)

Snellville, Ga. (Shiloh HS) Hendersonville, N.C. (Christ School) Anderson, S.C. (T.L. Hanna HS)

91 Tyler Junius

DT

6-0

285

Jr.

52

Trey Fisher

OL

5-10

240

Fr.

78 Sheldon Kinard

DT

6-1

260

R-Jr.

53

Michael Minder

DB

5-10

180

R-Fr.

Shelby, N.C. (Thomas Jefferson Academy)

50 Walker Lanning

OL

6-3

295

R-Fr.

56

Jerod Walls

LB

6-0

210

R-Fr.

Lexington, N.C. (Central Davidson HS)

57

Avery Worsham

DE

6-1

240

Sr.

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Sylva, N.C. (Smoky Mountain HS)

Indian Trail, N.C. (Porter Ridge HS)

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NUMERICAL NO.

NAME

POS.

HT.

WT.

YR.

HOMETOWN (PREVIOUS COLLEGE/HIGH SCHOOL)

58

Daniel Riddle

LB

6-1

225

R-Jr.

Raleigh, N.C. (Athens Drive HS)

59

Chandler Addertion

LS

6-3

210

R-Sr.

Graham, N.C. (Southern Alamance HS)

60

Zachary Greene

DE

6-3

245

R-So.

Randleman, N.C. (Randleman HS)

61

Spencer McCoy

OL

6-2

240

R-Fr.

Bryson City, N.C. (Swain County HS)

62

Ethan James

OL

6-2

280

Sr.

63

Zach Weeks

OL

6-3

285

R-So.

Bryson City, N.C. (Swain County HS)

64

Charles McDonough

LS

6-0

185

Fr.

Kernersville, N.C. (East Forsyth HS)

65

Kaleb Spry

OL

6-2

295

R-So.

66

Wyatt Burnette

OL

6-4

280

Fr.

68

Tanner Poindexter

OL

6-3

290

R-Jr.

Pfafftown, N.C. (Ronald Regan HS)

69

Chase Stehling

OL

6-4

295

R-So.

Lincolnton, N.C. (North Lincoln HS)

71

Matt DeGraffinreed

OL/DL

6-2

280

R-Sr.

Raleigh, N.C. (Millbrook HS)

72

Andrew Miles

OL

6-4

310

R-So.

Flowery Branch, Ga. (Flowery Branch HS)

Hudson, N.C. (South Caldwell HS)

Kannapolis, N.C. (A.L. Brown HS) Franklin, N.C. (Franklin HS)

73

Austin Jacobs

OL

6-4

275

R-Jr.

Four Oaks, N.C. (Cleveland HS)

75

Nathan Dalton

OL

6-7

315

R-So.

East Flat Rock, N.C. (East Henderson HS)

76

Sean Biette

OL

6-2

285

R-So.

Raleigh, N.C. (Cardinal Gibbons HS)

78

Sheldon Kinard

DT

6-1

260

R-Jr.

Charlotte, N.C. (North Mecklenburg HS)

79

Bailey Byrum

OL

6-7

315

Fr.

80

Charles Johnson

WR

5-8

170

R-Fr.

Wake Forest, N.C. (Heritage HS)

81

Jacob Robinson

WR

5-11

180

R-Fr.

Davidson, N.C. (Davidson Day School)

82

Tyler Sexton

TE

6-4

260

Sr.

83

Ian Berryman

P

6-0

205

R-So.

84

Logan Howard

K

6-0

190

So.

Sweetwater, Tenn. (Sweetwater HS)

Flat Rock, N.C. (East Henderson HS) Marietta, Ga. (Fellowship Christian School) Kernersville, N.C. (East Forsyth HS)

85

Randall Emerson

TE

6-2

210

R-So.

Wilmington, N.C. (Hoggard HS)

86

Tyran Reynolds

WR

6-1

200

R-So.

Crystal River, Fla. (Crystal River HS)

87

Destry Barnwell

P

6-0

190

Jr.

88

Brad Swan, Jr.

WR

6-1

180

R-Fr.

89

Lavell Ellerbe

WR

6-3

195

Fr.

Charlotte, N.C. (Hough HS) Dallas, Ga. (North Paulding HS) Rockingham, N.C. (Richmond Senior HS)

90

Tashion Singleton

DT

6-3

260

Gr.

Charlotte, N.C. (Appalachian State / West Mecklenburg HS)

91

Tyler Junius

DT

6-0

295

Jr.

Winder, Ga. (Winder-Barrow HS)

92

Andrew Mayton

DE

6-3

250

R-Jr.

Midway, N.C. (North Davidson HS)

ALPHABETICAL NO. NAME

POS.

HT.

WT. CLASS

16 Skyler Matheson

RB

6-0

220

R-Fr.

11 Jordan Mathis

WR

5-10

200

R-So.

92 Andrew Mayton

DE

6-3

250

R-Jr.

61 Spencer McCoy

TE

6-2

240

R-Fr.

64 Charles McDonough

LS

6-4

185

Fr.

31 Darius Means

WR

5-9

160

R-So.

72 Andrew Miles

OL

6-4

310

R-So.

53 Michael Minder

LB

5-10

180

R-Fr.

41 Tyler Mitchell

WR

5-7

175

R-Fr.

49 Fred Mooring

DT

6-2

265

Sr. Sr.

26 Trey Morgan

DB

6-0

180

30 Michael Murphy

DB

6-2

180

Fr.

95 Daniel Nash

DE

6-4

245

Sr.

4 A.J. Newman, Jr.

LB

6-1

210

Jr.

21 Detrez Newsome

RB

5-10

210

Jr.

WR

5-6

175

Fr.

44 Aubry Payne

Daquan Patten

TE

6-4

255

Fr.

3 Fred Payne

DB

5-10

200

Sr.

Austin Phillips

TE

6-1

220

Fr.

68 Tanner Poindexter

OL

6-3

290

R-Jr.

86 Tyran Reynolds

WR

6-1

200

R-So.

37 Tra’von Ricketts

DE

6-5

245

R-Fr.

58 Daniel Riddle

LB

6-1

225

R-Jr.

Curtis Roach

DB

6-1

195

Fr.

WR

5-11

180

R-Fr.

8 Spearman Robinson

WR

6-4

215

R-Sr.

5 Terryon Robinson

81 Jacob Robinson

WR

5-11

190

R-Jr.

39 Shane Samuels

DB

5-7

160

R-Jr.

32 Chris Seaborn

LB

6-2

215

Jr.

82 Tyler Sexton

TE

6-4

260

Sr.

DT

6-3

260

Gr.

94

Jake Helms

DT

6-2

265

Fr.

Mooresville, N.C. (Lake Norman HS)

90 Tashion Singleton

95

Daniel Nash

DE

6-4

245

Sr.

Holly Springs, N.C. (Holly Springs HS)

20 Donnavan Spencer

RB

5-10

190

Fr.

96

Tahjai Watt

DE

6-5

215

R-Jr.

65 Kaleb Spry

OL

6-2

295

R-So.

97

Ezavian Dunn

DT

6-2

285

Jr.

Carrboro, N.C. (Carrboro HS)

69 Chase Stehling

OL

6-4

295

R-So.

98

Holden Edwards

DT

6-2

300

Fr.

Mount Ulla, N.C. (South Iredell HS)

K

5-11

195

Fr.

99

Christian Stewart

K

5-11

195

Fr.

Dallas, N.C. (North Gaston HS)

88 Brad Swan, Jr.

WR

6-1

180

R-Fr.

Nolan Beasley

QB

6-1

185

R-Fr.

Charlotte, N.C. (North Mecklenburg HS)

29 Marvin Tillman

DB

6-1

190

So.

Andrew Birkmire

LB

6-2

215

Fr.

Jacob Finerty

DB

5-10

165

R-Fr.

Charlotte, N.C. (North Mecklenburg HS)

Oveido, Fla. (Oveido HS) Greensboro, N.C. (Eastern Guilford HS)

99 Christian Stewart

Kyle Vails 56 Jerod Walls

6-2

210

R-Jr.

6-0

210

R-Fr.

Chase Fisher

TE

6-2

215

Fr.

Sylva, N.C. (Smoky Mountain HS)

QB

6-1

230

Fr.

Tyler Harris

DB

5-10

165

Fr.

Rabun Gap, Ga. (Rabun County HS)

96 Tahjai Watt

DE

6-5

215

R-Jr.

Alex Johnson

WR

6-0

175

Fr.

Newton, N.C. (Newton-Conover HS)

63 Zach Weeks

OL

6-3

285

R-So.

Daquan Patten

WR

5-6

175

Fr.

Columbia, S.C. (Blythewood HS)

R-Fr.

Austin Phillips

TE

6-1

220

Fr.

Newland, N.C. (Avery County HS)

Curtis Roach

LB

6-1

195

Fr.

LS

5-11

200

43 Kendall White

LB

5-11

220

Jr.

Cumming, Ga. (South Forsyth HS)

22 Mikey White

DB

6-1

185

So.

18 Bryce Wilson

DB

5-10

170

R-Fr.

57 Avery Worsham

DE

6-1

240

Sr.

2 Connell Young

RB

6-0

200

Fr.

Kyle Vails

LB

6-2

210

R-Jr.

Richlands, N.C. (Richlands HS)

Hunter Watson

QB

6-1

230

Fr.

Greenwood, S.C. (Ninety-Six HS)

Jackson Wetherby

LS

5-11

200

R-Fr.

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Raleigh, N.C. (Elon / Athens Drive HS)

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OFFENSE QB 14 WES HOLCOMBE -OR- 12 TYRIE ADAMS

DEFENSE

SPECIALISTS

6-1 6-2

195 JR. 180 R-FR.

DE 57 AVERY WORSHAM 92 Andrew Mayton

6-1 6-3

240 250

SR. R-Jr.

PK 84 LOGAN HOWARD 99 Christian Stewart

6-0 5-11

190 195

SO. Fr.

5-10 5-10

210 JR. 210 R-So.

DT 97 EZAVIAN DUNN 78 Sheldon Kinard

6-2 6-1

285 260

JR. R-Jr.

H 87 DESTRY BARNWELL 14 Wes Holcombe

6-0 6-1

185 195

SO. Jr.

WR

8 SPEARMAN ROBINSON 6-4 88 Brad Swan, Jr. 6-1

215 R-SR. 180 R-Fr.

DT 91 TYLER JUNIUS 49 Fred Mooring

6-0 6-2

295 265

JR. Sr.

P 83 IAN BERRYMAN 87 Destry Barnwell

6-0 6-0

200 R-SO. 195 Jr.

WR

5 TERRYON ROBINSON 11 Jordan Mathis

5-11 5-10

190 R-SO. 200 R-So.

DE 96 TAHJAI WATT 95 Daniel Nash

6-5 6-4

215 245

R-JR. Sr.

LS 59 CHANDLER ADDERTION 6-3 62 Ethan James 6-2

220 R-SR. 280 Sr.

1 STEFFON HILL 6 C.J. Goodman

5-11 5-11

195 185

MLB 27 TYSON DICKSON 48 Mitchell Chancey

6-1 6-0

220 220

SR. So.

TE 15 MICHAEL HELMS, JR. 44 Aubry Payne

6-2 6-4

230 R-SR. 255 Fr.

WLB 58 DANIEL RIDDLE 32 Chris Seaborn

6-1 6-2

225 215

R-JR. Jr.

LT 63 ZACH WEEKS 69 Chase Stehling

6-3 6-4

285 R-SO. 295 R-So.

SLB

6-1 5-11

210 220

JR. Jr.

6-3 6-4

290 310

SR. JR.

CB 26 TREY MORGAN 18 Bryce Wilson

6-0 5-10

180 170

JR. R-Fr.

C 62 ETHAN JAMES 73 Austin Jacobs

6-2 6-4

280 275

SR. R-Jr.

SS

3 FRED PAYNE 38 Bobby Gibbs

5-10 5-10

200 195

SR. So.

RG 75 NATHAN DALTON 61 Spencer McCoy

6-7 6-2

315 R-SO. 240 R-Fr.

FS 29 MARVIN TILLMAN 22 Mikey White

6-1 6-1

190 185

SO. So.

RT 50 WALKER LANNING 65 Kaleb Spry

6-3 6-2

295 R-FR. 295 R-So.

CB 17 TRA HARDY 35 Keion Crossen

5-11 5-10

185 180

JR. Jr.

RB 21 DETREZ NEWSOME 7 Corey Holloway

WR

LG 68 TANNER POINDEXTER -OR- 72 ANDREW MILES

SR. R-Sr.

4 A.J. NEWMAN 43 Kendall White

KR 21 DETREZ NEWSOME - AND - 17 TRA HARDY PR

6 C.J. GOODMAN 5 Terryon Robinson

5-10 5-11

205 185

SO. JR.

5-11 5-11

190 R-SR. 190 R-Jr.

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1

KALEN Whitlow ............................................ KAY - lin

2

CONNELL Young ........................................ CON - nell

5

TERRYON Robinson .................................. TERRY - on

12

TYRIE Adams ................................................ TY - ree

16

SKYLER Matheson ......................................SKY - lurr

17

TRA Hardy ......................................................... TRAY

19

DEVARIUS Cortner ..........................duh - VAR - e - us

21

DETREZ Newsome .................................... duh - TREZ

25

SHAMON Elliott......................................SHUH - mon

35

KEION Crossen ...........................................KEY - yon

45

James FOUSHEE ......................................FOO - shee

46

Roderick POAG .............................................pohguh

47

MYREON Bennett ...................................MY - ree - on

51

Matthew BAIR .................................................. BEAR

52

Zac SAALWEACHTER ........................SAUL - west - ter

59

Chandler ADDERTION .......................ADD - durr - ton

67

Brandon BERRIDGE ................................BEAR - idge

69

Chase STEHLING.......................................STEL - ling

76

Sean BIETTE......................................................be - YET

78

Sheldon KINARD ........................................... KIN - nard

85

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2016 Catamounts /// Season Preview

Riding the momentum of back-to-back, seven-win seasons, optimism remains high across Western North Carolina as the curtain is set to raise on Western Carolina University’s 2016 college football season. Under the leadership of fifth-year head coach Mark Speir, the Catamounts have put together consecutive seasons of seven victories for the first time since the 1983-84 campaigns. On the heels of a 7-5 season in 2014, the Catamounts finished 7-4 a year ago, closing the year among the “others receiving votes” category in the STATS media polling, ranked 40th overall. Western Carolina returns a variety of experience to the gridiron in 2016 with a combined total of 15 players with starting experience between offense and defense. The roster includes 15 seniors including six on offense, eight on defense, and one on special teams. All told, WCU returns a combined 51 letter winners including 23 on offense, 24 on defense and four specialists. Offensively, WCU returns a bevy of talented weapons and scoring threats headlined by junior tailback Detrez Newsome (pictured right). The Raeford, N.C., product rushed for 1,109 yards and a career-best matching nine touchdowns as a sophomore, giving WCU its first 1,000-yard rusher since 2006 – and just the ninth since 1967. Newsome led the Southern Conference in rushing even with two rush-heavy option teams in The Citadel and Wofford. He is flanked by returning back Corey Holloway who rumbled for 239 yards last fall with four scores on the ground. The Catamounts again return one of the best and deepest wide receiver groups in the Southern Conference – if not all of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Redshirt senior Spearman Robinson remains one of WCU’s best, big-play options, leading all returners with 13 career touchdown receptions and 1,301 career yards. But another Robinson returns to the fold in unrelated redshirt junior Terryon Robinson. Sporting a new jersey number in 2016, Terryon missed 2015 with a wrist injury. The last time Catamount fans saw him on the field, he led the SoCon in receptions per game (5.1) including matching a school single-game record with 15 catches at South Florida, and ranked fourth in receiving yardage with an average of 58.5 yards per game. Adding to the aerial threat of the WCU offense is tight end Tyler Sexton. The senior is coming off a banner year in 2015, hauling in 31 passes for 385 yards – both career-bests while matching a career-high with three receiving touchdowns. He suffered a broken arm in the next-to-last game at Texas A&M a season ago forcing him to the sidelines for the season finale and much of the spring. In the trenches, WCU looks to replace four senior offensive linemen from a season ago – two that earned All-Southern Conference plaudits in tackle Josh Wineberg and center Jake Thornton, who remains in Cullowhee as an offensive quality control coach. Contrastingly, this year’s squad only features one senior – but has eight players that have collegiate action. Leading the youthful charge are 2015 SoCon All-Freshman team selections, Nathan Dalton and Zach Weeks. WCU returns two from injury in Andrew Miles and Tanner Poindexter, both with solid playing experience. The biggest question mark on offense entering 2016 is WCU replacing quarterback Troy Mitchell. The four-year signal caller from Texas finished his career as the program’s all-time leader in total offense, amassing a school-record 9,397 career yards. Mitchell rushed for 2,043 yards and 19 touchdowns on the ground while passing for 7,354 yards and 50 TDs through the air during his career, concluding as the school’s most prolific passer.

Junior RB Detrez Newsome rushed for a career-best 1,108 yards and matched a career-best with nine rushing TDs a season ago, returning to headline the offensive threats for Western Carolina in 2016.

Through the 2016 spring drills and into 2016 fall camp, the quarterback battle hinged around three players with two battling through fall camp – junior Wes Holcombe and redshirt freshman Tyrie Adams. Holcombe is the lone returner with collegiate game experience, though Adams dressed and traveled each week as a true freshmea in 2015. Holcombe saw his most extensive action in guiding a second half comeback victory over Mercer last year, subbing for an injured Mitchell. WCU returns its core nucleus on defense including its top three tacklers from a year ago. Redshirt junior Daniel Riddle (pictured left, 58) led both the Catamounts and the Southern Conference in tackles in 2015, finishing with 129 total tackles including 46 solo stops to rank inside the top 10 nationally. He is flanked by senior Tyson Dickson (pictured left, 27) who finished second on the team with 96 tackles including a team-high 10.5 TFLs. Among the area hardest hit following 2015 was along the defensive line, losing six players from a season ago up front. WCU returns talented young players, but will have to replace both starting defensive ends – Caleb Hawkins and John McBeth – while also losing starting defensive tackles Helva Matungulu (who signed with the New York Jets) to graduation and Derrick Davis – who would have been a junior but left the team to pursue additional academic opportunities. The Catamounts will lean heavily upon returning tackles in juniors Ezavian Dunn and Tyler Junius, and return end Andrew Mayton from injury that sidelined him in 2015. On special teams, WCU returns two players who secured All-SoCon honors in 2015. Redshirt sophomore punter Ian Berryman collected first team all-conference plaudits in addition to SoCon All-Freshman team honors. Winning the preseason position battle, Berryman averaged 43.7 yards per punt a season ago, second in the SoCon and eighth-best in the nation. Sophomore placekicker Logan Howard ranked second on the Catamount squad in scoring as a true freshman, also securing SoCon All-Freshman plaudits. Howard scored a combined 69 points, finishing 12-of-14 (85.7%) on field goals with 33 PATS. The Catamounts bring in 13 players that signed National Letters of Intent in February – seven on offense and six defensive players. Four of the signees are along both the offensive and defensive line, evenly distributed with two aside with five skill players on offense and five defensive backs. A combined five of Western Carolina’s incoming freshmen garnered ratings from either 247Sports.com or Rivals.com – or both. WCU had two, three-star and two, two-star recruits according to 247Sports.com, and also had four signees ranked by Rivals.com, each listed as twostar athletes. In addition to the influx of new faces, the Catamount coaching staff – especially on the defensive side of the football – experienced an overhaul in the offseason. First-year defensive coordinator Dustin Landry, who brings coordinator experience from two prior coaching stops, is joined by secondary coaches Blake Gideon and Zac Etheridge, with former Catamount LB Chris Collins returning to his alma mater. On the offensive side of the football, only running backs coach Jason Nichols is different from a season ago.

Redshirt junior LB Daniel Riddle (left) led the Catamounts – and the SoCon – in tackles in 2015 with 129 while senior Tyson Dickson (right) ranked second on the team with 96 tackles – 7th in the league.

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Western Carolina’s 11-game 2016 schedule is bookended by visits to directional FBS rivals, East Carolina (Sept. 3) and South Carolina (Nov. 19). The schedule includes five home dates oncampus at E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field beginning with the home-opener against Gardner-Webb (Sept. 10, 6 pm) and a second night game against Wofford (Oct. 8, 7 pm) that includes post-game fireworks.. WCU has posted a 10-1 record at home in Cullowhee over the past two seasons including a perfect 5-0 mark in 2015.

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2016 Catamounts /// Preseason Notes / Position Preview

2016 PRESEASON TEAM NOTES NOTING THE 2016 CATAMOUNT FOOTBALL TEAM: • Western Carolina returns 15 out of a possible 25 starters between its offense, defensive, and special teams units ... WCU returns six starters on offense and six on defense – but has numerous players with additional significant starts from the 2015 season; • Among Western Carolina’s 48 returning letterwinners, 10 earned some sort of honors from the Southern Conference at the end of the 2015 season including three garnering SoCon All-Freshman team plaudits; • Western Carolina has 15 seniors on its 2016 squad – six on offense, eight on defense and

one specialist ... Of the 15, six had at least one year as a redshirt ... Trey Morgan is the lone Catamount senior to have started every game of his career (35 games) while long-snapper Chandler Addertion has played in each of the 35 career games; • The Catamount offense returns 26 of its 36 touchdowns from a season ago including 15-

of-20 scores on the ground – including nine from Detrez Newsome – and 11-of-16 through the air (Newsome and Tyler Sexton, 3 apiece) ... All told, the Catamounts return FIVE of their top SIX leading scorers from 2015 including Newsome (72 points, 12 TDs) and placekicker Logan Howard (69 points, 12-of-14 FGs, 33 PATs); • The big story on offense is finding a replacement for QB Troy Mitchell, the program’s all-

time leader in total offense … junior Wes Holcombe has the leg-up having been back-up to Mitchell for two seasons, but will be pressed by athletic redshirt freshmen in Kalen Whitlow (Dothan, Ala.) and Tyrie Adams (St. Petersburg, Fla.) (SEE QUARTERBACKS PREVIEW); • Defensively, WCU returns its top four tacklers from a year ago including SoCon-leader LB

Daniel Riddle (129 tackles), LB Tyson Dickson (96), DB Fred Payne (75) and DB A.J. Newman Jr. (68) ... the Catamounts also return seven of their nine interceptions from a year ago – four players finishing with two picks apiece. ABOUT THE 2016 CATAMOUNT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE: • Coming off of back-to-back seven-win seasons, the Catamounts’ 11-game 2016 schedule features a combined five home dates, and is bookended by road games at a pair of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) directional rivals, East Carolina and South Carolina ... In addition to the full eight-game Southern Conference schedule, WCU plays three nonconference games against regional opponents; • Western Carolina bookends its season with first-year head coaches – Scottie Montgomery

at East Carolina and Will Muschamp at South Carolina; • Western Carolina football’s road game at ETSU will be played at the “Last Great Colos-

seum,” Bristol Motor Speedway ... the Catamounts visit ETSU on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 in the Bucs first Southern Conference football game since 2003; • The Catamounts’ 2016 schedule opens with two of its first three games on the road. The Catamounts begin the campaign by renewing a long-time, in-state rivalry against East Carolina, halting a 35-year hiatus ... The first football meeting between the dueling Purple & Gold squads since 1981 is slated for Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, N.C.; • WCU concludes the 2016 regular season with consecutive road games in the Palmetto State, visiting SoCon-foe, Furman (Nov. 12), before concluding the regular season at South Carolina (Nov. 19) at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C. ... WCU and USC have met four times previously on the football gridiron with each meeting coming in succession between 1986 and 1989.

COACHING STAFF CHANGES ENTERING 2016: • Fifth-year head coach Mark Speir saw the most turnover in his coaching staff following the successful 2015 ... the bulk of the offensive staff remained intact while the defensive side of the football saw the most change: - DUSTIN LANDRY: Takes over as WCU’s Defensive Coordinator for Shawn Quinn, also coaching the nickelbacks ... Has previous coordinator experience and mentored under Gene Chizik at Iowa State, Auburn, and North Carolina; - CHRIS COLLINS: Former Catamount linebacker returns home to coach that position ... WCU alum spent the past three successful years as an assistant between Catawba and Appalachian State; - ZAC ETHERIDGE: Former Auburn Tiger with a national championship ring and ACC coaching experience at Georgia Tech ... Will coach WCU’s cornerbacks; - BLAKE GIDEON: A former Texas Longhorn who comes to Cullowhee from SEC programs, Auburn and South Carolina where he mentored under Will Muschamp ... He will coach the defensive safeties in the secondary; - JASON NICHOLS: The lone coaching change on offense, the ECU graduate takes over the running back coaching duties from De’Rail Sims who went to James Madison ... Had a successful playing career as a Pirate and most recent coaching stop was at UL-Monroe; - JAKE THORNTON: Former WCU offensive lineman who has stayed on to assist John Holt at his position with offensive quality control. 2016 CATAMOUNT FOOTBALL

QUARTERBACKS Coming out of the 2015 season and subsequent spring drills and entering 12 Tyrie Adams 6-2 180 R-Fr. 2016, the spotlight on the Catamount 14 Wes Holcombe 6-1 195 Jr. football team shown brightest on one major position – the quarterback. SurNolan Beasley 6-1 185 Fr. rounded by arguably some of the best Hunter Watson 6-1 230 Fr. offensive weapons in the Southern Conference – and perhaps all of NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) football – the quarterback question mark for WCU is one that loomed large entering fall camp. Following the final snap of 2015, WCU started the task of replacing its all-time career leader in passing and total offense, graduated senior Troy Mitchell. Over his four-year career, Mitchell set school records for career passing yards (7,354), passing touchdowns (50), touchdowns accounted for (69), and total offense (9,397 yards) – ranking fourth in the Southern Conference records books with the latter. What was anticipated to be a three-way battle for the top signal caller spot became a two-horse race just days before the start of the 2016 fall camp. Returning junior Wes Holcombe and redshirt freshman Tyrie Adams have gone head-to-head through fall camp, coining the term “co-opetition” – meaning cooperative competition – in reference to battling for the starting job. Holcombe left spring drills as the preseason favorite, the only current Catamount quarterback with collegiate game experience. Though statistics show the Rabun Gap, Ga., product having seen action in 14 career games, only a handful have come at QB as Holcombe also served as the primary holder on placekicks in 2015. Catamount fans were given a glimpse of the potential future, though, in the home 24-21 come-from-behind victory over Mercer in mid-October. Playing the final two quarters for an injured Mitchell, Holcombe orchestrated a pair of fourth quarter scoring drives, completing a career-high 10 passes for a career-best 77 yards passing in helping guide the Catamounts to the victory. Holcombe will be challenged by the uber talented Tyrie Adams (St. Petersburg, Fla.), who is cut from similar athletic cloth as former QB, Mitchell. Adams was a three-sport standout as a prep, accumulating 2,802 yards through the air and 30 touchdown passes as a senior. He had the most productive outing in WCU’s annual spring game scrimmage, leading five scoring drives with three TD passes on 15-of-21 passing for 146 yards. Both of the aforementioned signal callers showed flashes of brilliance during the headto-head competition through the spring. A starter for the 2016 season opener at East Carolina is not anticipated to be announced maybe as late as game day. Off the gridiron, Adams had a busy season with the WCU track & field programs as he helped the Catamount men win both the 2016 SoCon Indoor and Outdoor Championships. He was the high jump champion at both the indoor and outdoor conference championships. Adams, who nearly broke the school record with a leap of 2.14 meters at the Catamount Classic held in Cullowhee, advanced to the NCAA East Preliminary in the high jump despite only competing in three meets in the spring. Freshman Nolan Beasley (Charlotte, N.C. / North Mecklenburg HS) was in camp during spring practice and could add additional depth to the lineup in 2016. He is joined by rookie classmate Hunter Watson (Greenwood, S.C.). ADDITIONAL QUARTERBACKS NOTE: • Behind Troy Mitchell and his weapons in 2015, WCU ranked third in the Southern Conference in passing offense a season ago, averaging 234.6 yards per game through the air.

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2016 Catamounts /// Position Preview

WIDE RECEIVERS

RUNNING BACKS Western Carolina returns the bulk of its ground game for 2016 including a twoheaded monster at running back. Junior Detrez Newsome is the feature back and is countered with the hard-running redshirt sophomore Corey Holloway.

2 Connell Young

6-0 200

7 Corey Holloway

5-10 210 R-So.

16 Skyler Matheson

6-0 220 R-Fr.

20 Donnovan Spencer 5-10 190

Fr.

Fr.

Newsome is coming off a career-best 21 Detrez Newsome 5-10 210 Jr. 1,109 yard rushing season a year ago, 45 James Foushee 5-9 205 R-So. averaging a SoCon-leading 100.8 yards per game on the ground that included six, 100-yard rushing games. The Raeford, N.C., native matched his career-high with nine touchdowns on the ground giving him 18 for his career. Injuries early last year to since graduated senior Darius Ramsey and also to Holloway at the end of the season put much of the ground game load on Newsome. Including 281 yards receiving and 389 on kickoff returns, Newsome – a first team All-Southern Conference selection by both the coaches and media – paced the league with a 161.7 all-purpose yard per game average. Adding depth is redshirt sophomore James Foushee, who sat out last year after transferring from Guilford College. Foushee, who was able to practice within WCU’s spread formation for a year giving him valuable experience within the system, is a change-of-pace back from Newsome and Holloway. Foushee rushed for a team-high 86 yards in the team’s Spring Game. Western North Carolina product Skyler Matheson, who came to WCU as a running quarterback, made the conversion in the backfield during the off-season and offers another dimension to the ground attack. Through the weight room, Matheson has added mass and is another viable threat in the Catamount backfield, rushing a team-high 19 times in the Spring Game for 83 yards. WCU’s two incoming freshmen at running back are among the most highly touted newcomers on the squad. Connell Young (Greensboro, N.C. / Dudley HS) and Donnovan Spencer (Charlotte, N.C. / Vance HS) both had accomplished prep careers and many feel fell through the proverbial recruiting cracks. Young rushed for 2,431 yards as a senior, averaging 10.3 yards per carry, while Spencer posted a 400-plus yard rushing performance as a prep showing their abilities. ADDITIONAL RUNNING BACKS NOTES: • Western Carolina returns 15 of its 20 rushing touchdowns from a season ago – 13 of which were by running backs Detrez Newsome (9) and Corey Holloway (4); • Despite ranking third in the Southern Conference in total offense (415.7 yds/gm) in 2015, WCU finished fifth in the SoCon in rushing offense with the top two teams – The Citadel and Wofford – both triple-option offenses; • Detrez Newsome led the Southern Conference in both rushing (1,109 yards on 190 carries, 100.8 yds/gm) and in all-purpose yards (1,109 rushing, 281 receiving, 389 kickoff returns) … His seasonal all-purpose yard average of 161.7 yards per game was 50 yards better than second place in the league … Newsome additionally threw a 75-yard touchdown pass on the very first play from scrimmage in 2015 giving him 1,184 yards of total offense – ninth in the SoCon.

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For a second-straight season, Western Carolina’s wide receivers are one of 1 Steffon Hill 5-11 195 Sr. the deepest and most heralded positions 5 Terryon Robinson 5-11 190 R-Jr. on the Catamount offense. WCU returns five receivers with numerous starts and a 6 C.J. Goodman 5-11 185 R-Sr. wealth of experience with a trio of seniors 8 Spearman Robinson 6-4 215 R-Sr. and a pair of juniors. 11 Jordan Mathis 5-10 200 R-So. Headlining the returning receivers is redshirt senior Spearman Robinson. A 31 Darius Means 5-9 160 Fr. big-play option, Robinson has 13 career 41 Tyler Mitchell 5-7 175 Fr. receiving touchdowns including a career42 Hunter Jacobs 5-10 190 R-Jr. high 11 in his second season back in 2014. He is coming off a down year by his 80 Charles Johnson 5-8 170 Fr. standards, finishing with 24 catches for 81 Jacob Robinson 5-11 180 R-Fr. 354 yards – both career lows – but often 86 Tyran Reynolds 6-1 200 R-So. times drew the defense’s best coverage. Though Spearman Robinson remains 88 Brad Swan Jr. 6-1 180 R-Fr. one of WCU’s biggest deep-ball threats, it 89 Lavell Ellerbe 6-3 195 Fr. is senior Steffon Hill that enters 2016 as WCU’s leading returning wide receiver. The Alex Johnson 6-0 175 Fr. Hendersonville, N.C., native ranked eighth Daquan Patten 5-6 175 Fr. in the SoCon with both 3.8 receptions and 45.7 receiving yards per game, and is a dual threat who has also seen touches in the running game. Similarly, another redshirt senior in C.J. Goodman will add valuable depth at the position. Goodman had a career-best year in 2015 with 20 catches for 234 yards for the Catamounts. An All-SoCon selection in 2014, a healthy Terryon Robinson returns to the fold after missing the 2015 season due to a wrist injury. Robinson led the SoCon in receptions per game in 2014, averaging 5.1 per game with his 56 seasonal catches ranking second in the conference. He averaged 58.5 yards per game to rank fourth in the SoCon in 2014. Redshirt sophomore Jordan Mathis saw his role increase over the course of last season at the receiver position. His classmate Tyran Reynolds will likewise be counted on during the season with redshirt junior Hunter Jacobs adding depth during the preseason. WCU also looks to add depth with returning redshirt wideouts in Jacob Robinson (Davidson, N.C.) and Brad Swan Jr. (Dallas, Ga.) – who has had among the best fall camps according to the coaching staff – with several younger players including incoming freshman signee Lavell Ellerbe (Rockingham, N.C.) and Daquan Paten (Columbia, S.C.) among others all adding competition. ADDITIONAL WIDE RECEIVERS NOTES: • WCU had the third-best passing game in the Southern Conference in 2015, averaging 234.6 yards per game through the air; • WCU’s passing game returns 11 of its 16 receiving scores from a season ago – though only four of those TDs were scored by wide receivers … Steffon Hill recorded two of WCU’s WR touchdowns with Spearman Robinson and Jordan Mathis also hauling in scores; • WCU’s six receivers with collegiate action have combined for 289 catches for 3,434 yards and 19 TDs over the past four seasons ... Spearman Robinson has 108 career catches for 1,301 yards while Terryon Robinson has 97 receptions for 1,205 yards.

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TIGHT ENDS The 2015 season was very productive for Western Carolina’s tight ends as a part of the Catamount offense. WCU’s tight ends accounted for four of the Catamounts’ 16 receiving touchdowns a year ago with two returning seniors – Tyler Sexton and Michael Helms Jr. – headlining the group.

15 Michael Helms Jr.

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44 Aubry Payne

6-4 255

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82 Tyler Sexton

6-4 260

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85 Randall Emerson

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Austin Phillips

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Sexton finished fourth on the CataChase Fisher 6-2 215 Fr. mount squad in 2015 with a career-best 31 receptions including three touchdowns – tied for second on the team among receiving scores. He finished the year with 385 career receiving yards, averaging 12.4 yards per reception, the third-best average on the team Over 30 career games, Sexton – a native of Flat Rock, N.C., – has 43 receptions for 569 career yards with six TDs – three in back-to-back seasons. Recording receptions in all but one game he played a season ago, Sexton turned in a career-best six catch, 102-yard performance in a home win over Samford in 2015. Perhaps the flashiest of the tight ends, Sexton has a good blend of size, speed, and power. A first team All-Southern Conference selection in 2015, Sexton is coming off a broken arm suffered at Texas A&M that sidelined him for the regular season finale and much of the spring. Another upperclassman in Michael Helms Jr., has played in 34 career games over the past three seasons, collecting 311 receiving yards and two touchdowns. A sure-handed and heady player, Helms came to WCU as a quarterback before converting to wide receiver and ultimately tight end during his career. He has been used heavily in the offense’s run game, but has shown flashes of brilliance and the ability to get down the field from the tight end position. Redshirt freshman Spencer McCoy (Bryson City, N.C.) converted from linebacker to tight end during the spring. McCoy is joined by freshmen Aubry Payne (Locust Grove, Ga.) and Austin Phillips (Newland, N.C.) in adding depth to the position. With two seniors in Helms and Sexton, this group will need to gain valuable experience in 2016 for the years to come.

Under the guidance of position coach John Holt, Western Carolina’s offensive line is a blend of returning experience and youthful potential entering the 2016 season. The Catamounts lost four seniors off a veteran group a season ago including three among the starting rotation. WCU had two offensive linemen – Jake Thornton and Josh Wineberg – collect All-Southern Conference honors a year ago. Thornton didn’t go far, though, as he returns this fall as quality control coach alongside Holt. WCU returns eight offensive linemen that have seen collegiate action – but the roster only features one senior among four combined upper classmen. Hudson, N.C., native Ethan James is the lone senior on the Catamount offensive line. He has the most experience with 32 games played with 11 combined starts.

50 Walker Lanning

6-3 295 R-Fr.

51 Matthew Bair

6-4 260

52 Trey Fisher

5-10 240 R-Fr.

61 Spencer McCoy

6-2 240 R-Fr.

62 Ethan James

6-2 280

63 Zach Weeks

6-3 285 R-So.

65 Kaleb Spry

6-2 295 R-So.

66 Wyatt Burnette

6-4 280

68 Tanner Poindexter

6-3 290 R-Jr.

69 Chase Stehling

6-4 295 R-So.

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71 Matt DeGraffinreed 6-2 280 R-Sr. 72 Andrew Miles

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310 R-So.

73 Austin Jacobs

6-4 275 R-Jr.

75 Nathan Dalton

6-7

76 Sean Biette

6-2 285 R-So.

315 R-So.

Two Catamount offensive linemen 79 Bailey Byrum 6-7 315 Fr. were named to the SoCon All-Freshman team a season ago. Returning redshirt sophomores Nathan Dalton and Zach Weeks were among WCU’s honorees at the end of the 2015 season, both playing 11 games apiece. Dalton graced the SoCon’s preseason all-conference team in late July with a second team nod from the league’s head coaches. WCU has two key linemen returning to the lineup that missed 2015 due to injury. Redshirt junior Tanner Poindexter, who played in 20 combined games with nine starts over his first two seasons, and redshirt sophomore Austin Miles, who played in 11 games in 2014, are both expected to be back and contend for starting jobs. Redshirt sophomores in Sean Biette, Kaleb Spry, and Chase Stehling, and redshirt freshman Walker Lanning are expected to figure among those contending for a starting job.

• Western Carolina’s tight ends combined for 435 receiving yards and four touchdowns during the 2015 season … the tight ends accounted for 17-percent of WCU’s aerial offensive attack;

Highly-touted true freshmen Matthew Bair (Anderson, S.C.), Bailey Byrum (Sweetwater, Tenn.), and Wyatt Burnette (Franklin, N.C.) along with a couple of walk-ons will add depth and could each see playing time. Bair, though, has been sidelined this preseason with a pectoral injury. WCU was also dealt a blow to its offensive line with an injury to returning redshirt junior Brandon Berridge, who had played in 22 games with three starts over his first two seasons on the field.

• WCU’s tight ends play a pivotal role in the running game, helping the Catamounts’ secure a 1,000-yard rusher a season ago.

ADDITIONAL OFFENSIVE LINE NOTES:

ADDITIONAL TIGHT ENDS NOTES:

• Western Carolina’s average height along the offensive line is 6.347 feet tall while the average weight is 292.3 pounds; • WCU’s offensive line features four players from Western North Carolina – Walker Lanning (Hendersonville, N.C.), Zach Weeks (Bryson City, N.C.), Wyatt Burnette (Franklin, N.C.), and Nathan Dalton (East Flat Rock, N.C.).

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SPECIALISTS

DEFENSIVE LINE

Western Carolina returns the bulk of its specialists for the 2016 season, los59 Chandler Addertion 6-3 210 R-Sr. ing just one player from its 2015 roster 64 Charles McDonough 6-4 185 Fr. in kicker Blake Metcalf who handled the 83 Ian Berryman 6-0 205 R-So. kickoff duties. WCU’s returners include a pair of 84 Logan Howard 6-0 190 So. All-Southern Conference kickers in first 87 Destry Barnwell 6-0 190 Jr. team honoree, redshirt sophomore Ian Berryman, and 2015 All-Freshman team 99 Christian Stewart 5-11 195 Fr. selection, Logan Howard. Redshirt junior Jackson Weatherby 5-11 200 R-Fr. punter Destry Barnwell and redshirt senior long-snapper Chandler Addertion round out WCU’s five returnees. Berryman ranked second in the SoCon with 58 punts, averaging 43.7 yards per kick a season ago. The Marietta, Ga., product boomed 14 punts of 50 yards or more and downed 22 of his 58 punts inside the opponent 20-yard line. Berryman was also a national finalist for the STATS FCS Freshman of the Year while also garnering second team All-America status from College Sports Madness and was listed on the College Sporting News “Fabulous Fifty” All-America squad as a punter. Berryman is flanked by Barnwell, who started as punter in 2014 with an average of 39.8 yards per kick on 53 punts. Barnwell has also factored in as the primary holder on most placekicks. Howard had a very solid freshman season, earning the starting job in preseason. He finished the year ranked seventh in the SoCon in scoring with an average of 6.3 points per game – the fourth-most among all conference kickers. Howard finished his rookie season fourth in the league in field goals made per game, connecting on 12-of-14 field goals for 85.7-percent. He also connected on 94.3-percent of his PAT attempts, 33-of-35. Addertion returns as the long-snapper on both placekicks and punts, entering his fifth season on roster and fourth as the first-string snapper. The Graham, N.C., product has played in 35 career games with 14 career tackles including a single-season high of seven in 2015. He has asserted himself as a team leader earning the respect of the other specialist and all of his teammates. Western Carolina added three specialist newcomers in rookie kicker Christian Stewart (Dallas, N.C.) with a pair looking to serve as Addertion’s back-up in transfer long-snapper Jackson Wetherby (Raleigh, N.C.) and freshman Charles McDonough (Kernersville, N.C.). Two returnees – C.J. Goodman and Jordan Mathis – handled the punt returning duties last season with an average of 6.5 yards per return. Running back Detrez Newsome and defensive back Tra Hardy recorded most of the kickoff returns, both averaging just over 21 yards per return. ADDITIONAL SPECIALISTS NOTES: • Western Carolina led the Southern Conference in punting in 2015, averaging 38.2 yards per kick … WCU’s 60 punts were the second-most in the conference … Punter Ian Berryman led the conference– and ranked eighth nationally – with a 43.7 yard per punt average; • WCU led the Southern Conference in field goal percentage, connecting on 12-of-14 field goals for an 85.7-percent ... Logan Howard ranked fourth in the league in field goals and PAT kicking in 2015; • WCU ranked sixth in kickoff coverage with a seasonal net average of 39.3 yards. CATAMOUNTSPORTS.COM

An area that was among the units to have made the biggest improvements in 2015 looks to be one of the challenges for Western Carolina defensively entering the 2016 season -- along the defensive line. Assistant Head Coach Mark Rhea, who has led WCU’s defensive ends over the past couple of seasons, resumes control of the entire defensive line in 2016. Rhea, who is in his seventh season in Cullowhee, also serves as the program’s recruiting coordinator. The Catamounts lost six players off its defensive front including three to graduation in senior defensive ends Caleb Hawkins (177 career tackles, 26.5 career TFLs, 12.5 career sacks) and John McBeth (122 career tackles, 13.5 TFLs, 5.0 sacks), as well as senior defensive tackle Helva Matungulu (53 career tackles, 7. TFLs, 3.0 sacks). Hawkins was an AllSouthern Conference selection a year ago and Matungulu is battling for a roster spot with the NFL’s New York Jets.

24 Jay Gibbs

6-3 250 R-Fr.

37 Tra’von Ricketts

6-5 245 R-Fr.

47 Myreon Bennett

6-3 250 R-Fr.

49 Fred Mooring

6-2 265

Sr. Sr.

57 Avery Worsham

6-1 240

60 Zachary Greene

6-3 245 R-So.

78 Sheldon Kinard

6-1 260 R-Jr.

90 Tashion Singleton

6-3 260

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91 Tyler Junius

6-0 295

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92 Andrew Mayton

6-3 250 R-Jr.

94 Jake Helms

6-2 265

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95 Daniel Nash

6-4 245

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96 Tahjai Watt

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97 Ezavian Dunn

6-2 285

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98 Holden Edwards

6-2 300

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The Catamounts also lost the services of underclassman Derrick Davis who had 35 career tackles over his first two seasons. He is pursuing academic interests and postgraduation opportunities. WCU returns two-year starters in defensive tackles Tyler Junius and Ezavian Dunn in the middle with multi-year role players such as Zachary Greene, Sheldon Kinard, Fred Mooring, and Avery Worsham being asked to take on bigger roles. Junius returns as WCU’s leading tackler with 37 stops including 2.5 tackles for loss a season ago while Dunn brings back a team-best 3.5 tackles for loss among his 15 stops a year ago. The Catamounts return two-year reserve defensive end Andrew Mayton from a knee injury that sidelined him in 2015 where he rejoins senior Daniel Nash and redshirt junior Tahjai Watt along the edge. Watt posted 31 stops in 2015 and was very impressive during 2016 spring drills, while Nash posted a career-best 23 tackles last fall. Three redshirt freshmen in Jay Gibbs, Tra’von Ricketts, and Myreon Bennett look to add much needed depth along the defensive line.The Catamounts also added Appalachian State transfer Tashion Singleton (Charlotte, N.C.), who played in 19 games at ASU, and freshmen Jake Helms (Mooresville, N.C.) and Holden Edwards (Mount Ulla, N.C.) – each of which could see playing time among the four-man front package of the WCU defense. ADDITIONAL DEFENSIVE LINE NOTES: • Half of WCU’s tackles for loss in 2015 -- 30 of 60 -- came from its defensive line ... the Catamounts will have to replace 17 TFLs from a season ago.

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DEFENSIVE BACKS

LINEBACKERS In the middle of Western Carolina’s 4-2-5 defensive scheme are the linebackers, who are coached by a familiar face. Former WCU linebacker Chris Collins returns to Cullowhee to lead the position in which he played in the Purple & Gold from 2006-09. The Catamounts return two of the best in the Southern Conference in senior Tyson Dickson and redshirt junior Daniel Riddle, who led the team – and the conference – with 129 tackles in 2015. Riddle has been a three-time SoCon Defensive Player of the Week over his first two seasons, and was dubbed first team All-SoCon by the media and a second team selection by the coaches last fall. A very heady player and veritable student of the game, he has averaged 8.83 tackles per game in his first two seasons.

4 A.J. Newman Jr.

6-1

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27 Tyson Dickson

6-1 220

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32 Chris Seaborn

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33 Coleman Cunningham 5-9 200 R-Sr. 43 Kendall White

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48 Mitchell Chancey

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56 Jerod Walls

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58 Daniel Riddle

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Kyle Vails

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Andrew Birkmire

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Curtis Roach

6-1 195

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Dickson – a 2015 second team All-SoCon selection by the media – started all 11 games and recorded a career-best 96 stops last fall including 10.5 tackles for loss, a mark that ranked him tied for fourth in the SoCon. He matched a school-record with five TFL’s in the road win at Wofford. Dickson has averaged 5.82 tackles per game over his career, entering his final season with 163 career stops. Dickson is joined by classmate – and fifth-year senior – Coleman Cunningham, who received some of the best news during the 2016 preseason. A walk-on from Cornelia, Ga., Cunningham was granted a full scholarship by head coach Mark Speir midway through preseason camp as a reward for his hard work and dedication. Cunningham was notified of the scholarship award during a team meeting. The Catamounts will look to players like juniors A.J. Newman, Chris Seaborn, and Kendall White and sophomore Mitchell Chancey who played in eight games as a true freshman in 2015 for added depth. Newman headlines the reserves with 21 career games played, and he ranked tied for fourth on the WCU squad with 68 tackles in 2015 to give him 88 career stops. The others have a combined 31 tackles over 31 games played over the past two seasons, garnering valuable experience. All told, WCU lost a combined seven players off its 2015 preseason linebacker listing including seniors A.J. McKoy (59 career tackles in 45 career games) and Damian Whitaker (24 career tackles, 30 games played), as well as reserves in Hassan Belton and Kris Smith. WCU adds redshirt freshmen Michael Minder and Jerod Walls into the linebacker mix, as well freshmen Andrew Birkmire (Oviedo, Fla.), Curtis Roach (Cumming, Ga.) and Kyle Vails (Richands, N.C.). Each look to factor in backing-up Dickson and Riddle and will compete for playing time. ADDITIONAL LINEBACKERS NOTES: • WCU’s top two tacklers from a season ago were both LBs – Daniel Riddle with 129 stops

and Tyson Dickson with 96, combining for 225 of WCU’s 1,042 total tackles – roughly 22-percent of the tackles … the Catamounts return both leading tacklers from 2015.

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Western Carolina’s defensive second3 Fred Payne 5-10 200 Sr. ary is a true blend of talent and experi9 John Brannon III 6-2 185 Fr. ence. Among its top seven returners, the defensive backs have played in 149 13 D’Andre Belton 5-11 200 R-So. combined games with 513 tackles – 3.4 17 Tra Hardy 5-11 185 Jr. average per game – with 14 combined 18 Bryce Wilson 5-10 170 R-Fr. interceptions over the past three seasons. 19 Devarius Cortner 6-1 190 Fr. Headlining the returning group is se22 Mikey White 6-1 185 So. nior Fred Payne, who is a vocal team lead25 Shamon Elliott 6-0 190 Fr. er. Payne finished the 2015 season ranked third on the team with a career-best 75 26 Trey Morgan 6-0 180 Sr. tackles including 22 solo stops and 5.0 29 Marvin Tillman 6-1 190 So. TFLs. WCU’s best returning cover corner 30 Michael Murphy 6-2 180 Fr. is senior Trey Morgan. The North Augusta, 35 Keion Crossen 5-10 180 Jr. S.C., native has started all 35 games in 38 Bobby Gibbs 5-10 195 Fr. which he’s worn the Purple & Gold, and enters his senior season with a secondary39 Shane Samuels 5-7 160 R-Jr. leading 171 career tackles – 4.89 average 53 Michael Minder 5-10 180 R-Fr. per game – and nine interceptions, just Jacob Finerty 5-10 165 R-Fr. shy of WCU’s career top 10. Morgan, who is a two-time All-Southern Conference selection – three if you include his All-Freshman team nod in 2013 – also ranked tied for the team lead with five passes defended. Both Payne and Morgan were preseason second team All-Southern Conference selections by the league’s head coaches. Juniors A.J. Newman (21 career games played), Keion Crossen (23 career games played), and Tra Hardy (13 career games played) are among WCU’s most experienced returning reserves with Newman ranking tied for fourth on the WCU squad with 68 tackles in 2015 to give him 88 career stops. Crossen, who had a pair of interceptions last fall, has 37 career tackles while Hardy has 11 career tackles and also plays a key role in special teams. That trio is joined by redshirt junior Shane Samuels, who has 11 career games played, and sophomore Marvin Tillman who is coming off of a break-out SoCon All-Freshman season. Tillman made 47 stops in the secondary with an interception. Adding depth are Mikey White (11 tackles in eight games played) and redshirt freshman Bryce Wilson, who sat out his true freshman season a year ago. Entering fall camp, the Catamounts have several talented new faces that could contend for playing time in 2016 including redshirt sophomore transfer D’Andre Belton (Ridgeway, S.C.), freshmen John Brannon III (Charlotte, N.C.), Devarius Cortner (Nashville, Tenn.), Shamon Elliott (Fayetteville, N.C.), and Michael Murphy (Spartanburg, S.C.). WCU has the task of replacing cornerstones in its defensive secondary over the past four years in Sertonuse Harris Jr. (166 career tackles, 1 INT in 46 career games) and corner Jaleel Lorquet (164 tackles, 4 INTs in 44 career games), both of whom graduated. ADDITIONAL DEFENSIVE BACKS NOTES: • Seven of WCU’s nine team interceptions in 2015 were made by defensive backs with Trey

Morgan, Jaleel Lorquet, and Keion Crossen each making two apiece … WCU returns seven of its nine picks from a year ago.

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MARK

SPEIR

HEAD FOOTBALL COACH FIFTH SEASON AS HEAD COACH (CLEMSON, 1990)

Mark Speir, who has spent the bulk of his collegiate coaching career at the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level, was named head football coach at Western Carolina University as announced by Director of Athletics Randy Eaton during a press conference held in the Ramsey Center on Dec. 22, 2011. Speir (pronounced “spear”), who got his coaching career start at Western Carolina under former Catamount head coach Steve Hodgin from 1991-96, is the 13th head coach of the WCU football program all-time. Since his arrival in Cullowhee, Speir has been a driving force in the revitalization of Catamount football, guiding WCU to backto-back seven-win seasons in both 2015 and 2014, the latter its first winning record in a decade with the 7-5 finish. It was just the second finish above .500 since 2001 for the Catamounts. Speir led the Catamounts to a second-place finish in the Southern Conference in 2014, its highest finish in the final standings since 1986 – and just the fourth runner-up finish since joining the league in 1977 – before following it up with a third-place showing in 2015. For their plaudits, Speir and his staff were finalists for the 2014 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award given at the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level. During the off-season following the success of the 2014 season, Speir was granted a four-year contract extension which was approved by the WCU Board of Trustees in February of 2015. With the extension, Speir is under contract June of 2020. Since taking over as head coach in 2012, 28 Catamounts have earned All-Southern Conference first-or-second team accolades while 16 have earned All-Freshman distinction. In 2014, a school-record tying 14 Catamounts received allconference plaudits with 13 collecting honors following the successful 2015 campaign.… Also, eight players have earned Capital One All-District III selections from CoSIDA with running back Darius Ramsey garnering Academic All-America honors in 2014. Speir’s return to Cullowhee in late-2011 came after 2016 CATAMOUNT FOOTBALL

spending the nine previous seasons at Appalachian State where he was a part of three-consecutive FCS National Championships from 2005-07, serving as the program’s recruiting coordinator from 2004 through 2011 while coaching the inside linebackers prior to the move. He also coached the Mountaineers’ running backs (2003-04), defensive line (2005-08) and defensive ends (2009-10) while on staff at Appalachian State. In 2009, Speir was tabbed as the NCAA Division I FCS Assistant Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). The award has been handed out every year since 1997 at the five levels of football including the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), FCS, Division II and III, as well as NAIA levels. Prior to Appalachian, Speir also made coaching stops at both at Presbyterian (1997-99) while the Blue Hose were a NCAA Division II member institution, and at Elon (2000-02) the year after the program made the transition to a NCAA Division I school. A native of Kannapolis, N.C., Speir broke into coaching

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while an undergraduate at Clemson University, working as a student assistant from 1986 through 1989, helping the Tigers to three Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships during his four years. Following his graduation with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education in 1990, Speir landed on Hodgin’s staff in Cullowhee, first working with the running backs from 1991-93, then the linebackers in 1994 before coaching the defensive line and serving as the program’s recruiting coordinator from 1995-96. Throughout his collegiate coaching career, Speir has made a name for himself through the recruiting process. He has held the title of recruiting coordinator at three NCAA FCS institutions (WCU, Elon and ASU), most recently organizing the efforts that landed Appalachian State six-consecutive crops of freshmen that have been widely considered to be among the top in NCAA Division I FCS recruiting classes and that helped the Mountaineers to three-straight national titles. On the field, Speir has coached multiple All-Southern Conference selections. In all, he was a position coach for nine all-conference honorees that have earned the distinction 13 times in his nine seasons on staff in Boone. Six of Speir’s position players have garnered All-America honors during his tenure at ASU including the most recent recipient, linebacker Jeremy Kimbrough, who was selected to the second team by The Sports Network. Additionally, defensive ends Jabari Fletcher, Jason Hunter, Marques Murrell and Gary Tharrington and defensive tackle Anthony Williams combined for All-America honors a total of six times. Speir’s most notable pupils, Hunter and Murrell, tied for the SoCon lead with 13 sacks apiece and accounted for six defensive touchdowns between them in 2005. Murrell also led the nation with 13 sacks in ‘06. Both have enjoyed productive NFL careers, with Hunter entering his sixth pro season this year with the Denver Broncos. Off the field, Speir is involved in many charitable causes. His efforts through Samaritan’s Purse have helped raised more than $100,000 to help rebuild the Memorial Christian Hospital in Bangladesh. Part of the fundraising came through his participation in the 2008 Music City Marathon in Nashville, which he finished in 4:01; the 2009 Boston Marathon, which he completed in 3:59; and the 2010 Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati. Most recently, Speir completed the grueling 2015 Boston Marathon alongside his brother. In 2009, he traveled to Bangladesh to provide muchneeded medical supplies and volunteer at the hospital for 10 days.

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In 2011, Speir turned to organizing and participating in motorcycle tours as a way to continue to raise funds for the worthy cause. After five years of the motorcycle rides, Speir has helped raise $75,000 for Operation Heal Our Patriots, another Samaritan’s Purse initiative. Jerry Moore, the former head coach at Appalachian State where Speir has worked for nine seasons, praised WCU for its decision. “Western Carolina is very lucky to get Mark. He is a perfect fit; he knows Western Carolina and knows it well. WCU is very, very fortunate to get Mark Speir. He is a great coach, and a better man; he is the kind of guy that you would love your son to go play for,” said Moore upon Speir’s hiring at WCU. Former Catamount football standout Brad Hoover, who went on to play nine seasons in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers, credits Speir as “... one of the main reasons I went to WCU.” “It was because of the level of Mark Speir’s sincerity and his positive attitude during my recruitment experience with him that drew me to commit to Western Carolina,” said Hoover. Speir is married to the former Paige Holt of Pickens, S.C., and the couple has two sons – Zeb, who is in his second year at Appalachian State and a walk-on for the Mountaineer football team, and Jackson.

MARK SPEIR AT A GLANCE HOMETOWN: Kannapolis, N.C. WIFE: Paige (Holt) of Pickens, S.C. SONS: Zeb and Jackson ALMA MATER: Clemson, 1990 Master’s – Western Carolina, 1994 COACHING EXPERIENCE 1986-89: Clemson (Student Assistant) 1991-93: Western Carolina (Running Backs) 1994: Western Carolina (Outside Linebackers) 1995-96: Western Carolina (Def. Line/Recruiting Coordinator) 1997-99: Presbyterian (Def. Line/Strength & Conditioning) 2000-01: Elon (Running Backs/Special Teams/ Recruiting Coordinator) 2002: Elon (Defensive/Recruiting Coordinator) 2003-04: Appalachian State (Running Backs) 2005-09: Appalachian State (Defensive Line) 2004-11: Appalachian State (Recruiting Coordinator) 2009-10: Appalachian State (Defensive Ends) 2011: Appalachian State (Inside Linebackers) 2012-present: Western Carolina (Head Coach)

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BRAD

GLENN

ASSOCIATE HEAD FOOTBALL COACH OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR / QUARTERBACKS (CLEMSON, 1995)

Brad Glenn joined the Western Carolina University football coaching staff in 2012 after seven years at Appalachian State. He works with the Catamount quarterbacks while also serving as the program’s offensive coordinator, bringing the spread offensive formation and the read option that he worked with at Appalachian State to Cullowhee. In his short time at WCU, Glenn was instrumental in molding quarterback Troy Mitchell who flourished in Glenn’s system. Mitchell finished his career as WCU’s all-time career leader in total offense with 9,397 career yards. Under Glenn’s guidance in 2012, Mitchell – an AllSoCon selection – rushed for eight touchdowns, the most by a quarterback at WCU in program history, according to available research. Then in 2014, Mitchell broke the program’s 14-year old record for total offense in a singleseason, amassing 3,096 yards including passing for 2,541 yards and 20 touchdowns and rushing for 555 yards with six scores on the ground. Not only has Mitchell excelled at quarterback under Glenn’s tutelage, but two receivers have posted double-digit receiving touchdown tallies in his system. In 2013, Karnorris Benson matched the school’s single-season receiving TD record with 12 scores, while Spearman Robinson caught 11 touchdown passes in 2014, both earning All-Southern Conference accolades. Prior to his move to Cullowhee, Glenn spent three seasons as the quarterbacks coach while also serving one year as tight ends coach (2005) and three working with the slot receivers (2006-08) at Appalachian State. He additionally came to Cullowhee with coordinator experience at two different high schools as well as two seasons at North Greenville College from 2002-03. While at ASU, Glenn coached six All-Southern Conference honorees, most notably mentoring the two SoCon Offensive

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Players of the Year in quarterbacks Armanti Edwards and DeAndre Presley. Edwards additional garnered the Walter Payton Award honoring the nation’s top NCAA Division I FCS player. A native of Seneca, S.C., Glenn started his coaching career as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Greer (S.C.) High School from 1995 through 2000, helping lead the program to a 25-3 overall record and back-to-back South Carolina Upper-State runner-up finishes in 1999 and 2000. He got his start at the collegiate ranks in 2001 at Elon coaching tight ends before spending the next two seasons at North Greenville College as the offensive coordinator. He returned to the high school ranks for a season in his hometown at Seneca High (2004) before being hired at Appalachian State. Glenn is a 1995 graduate of Clemson University. He is married to the former Anna Thompson and the couple has two daughters – Zoey and Landry – and a son, Hank.

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DUSTIN

LANDRY ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR / NICKELBACKS (AUBURN, 2006)

Dustin Landry joined the Western Carolina football coaching staff as the defensive coordinator in February, 2016. He previously served as the defensive coordinator at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas, and comes to WCU after a year in the same role at Holmes Community College in Goodman, Miss. Landry, who is a two-time graduate from Auburn University, got his coaching start with the Tigers as a student assistant in 2007. He mentored under Gene Chizik as a graduate assistant at Iowa State before returning to his alma mater in 2009, and was on the defensive staff during Auburn’s 2010 national championship run guided by Chizik. He was also reunited with Chizik at North Carolina as a defensive quality control coach prior to taking the Holmes defensive coordinator job.

during his first season in 2013 and the safeties in 2014, mentoring first team All-Sun Belt safety, Montres Kitchens who led the league in interceptions and ranked seventh nationally. All told in 2014, the Trojans ranked 35th nationally in pass defense. Landry also has coordinator experience during a stint at Navarro College in 2012. Under his guidance, Navarro’s defense finished the year 13th in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) allowing just 256.3 yards per game as the Bulldogs finished 10-2 on the year and ranked fourth overall in the nation. Five of his players earned allconference honors with safety Thomas McDonald earning AllAmerica plaudits. In his lone season as Navarro’s defensive coordinator, the Bulldogs won the Southwest Junior College Football Conference championship. Before making the move to Navarro, Landry spent the previous four seasons on staff at both Iowa State and Auburn

for Chizik and Wayne Bolt as a graduate assistant and quality control specialist. Landry coached on Auburn’s 2010 BCS National Championship team. Overall, he has coached in four total bowl games in his young career. Landry assisted with Auburn’s linebackers in 2009 and the secondary during its national championship run in 2010. He coached the nickel and dime packages during the 2011 season and served as the linebacker coach in Auburn’s victory over Virginia in the Chick-fil-A Bowl that year. Prior to joining the Iowa State staff as the defensive graduate assistant in 2008, Landry was a student assistant coach at Auburn during the 2007 season. A native of Gulf Shores, Ala., Landry received his undergraduate degree in criminology from Auburn in 2006 and his master’s degree in college administration from Auburn in 2009.

In the 2015 season at Holmes, the Bulldogs’ defense under Landry’s direction ranked 31st nationally in pass defense, limiting foes to 187.0 yards per game through the air. The squad tallied 16 takeaways including eight interceptions and eight fumble recoveries, while the secondary recorded a combined 30 pass break-ups. Landry’s defense recorded 46.5 tackles for loss including 16 sacks, and scored three defensive touchdowns. During his brief time working with UNC’s defensive staff as a quality control assistant, Landry worked with Chizik and a Tar Heels defense that went on to lead the ACC -- and ranked eighth nationally -- in passes defended with 61 pass breakups and 17 interceptions in 2015. North Carolina finished 42nd in the country in ‘15 in scoring defense, limiting foes to 24.5 points per game, and was 18th in the nation in pass defense at 188.6 yards per game. Prior to making the move to Chapel Hill, Landry spent two seasons as a defensive assistant coach at Sun Belt Conference member, Troy, where he worked extensively with the Trojan defensive secondary. He coached the cornerbacks CATAMOUNTSPORTS.COM

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MARK

RHEA

ASSISTANT HEAD FOOTBALL COACH defensive line / recruiting coordinator

Mark Rhea came to Western Carolina in mid-March, 2010 as the defensive line coach and was promoted to the program’s recruiting coordinator during the spring of 2011. Under head coach Mark Speir, Rhea continues to hold the top recruiting position while coaching the defensive ends. Entering the 2016 season, Rhea resumed coaching both the ends and tackles along WCU’s defensive line. Remaining on board from the previous WCU coaching staff, Rhea was elevated to Assistant Head Coach in late October of 2011, and then on Nov. 13, 2011, was named Interim Head Coach and led the Catamounts against Coastal Carolina on Nov. 19, 2011.

All-Big Sky picks and seven Academic All-Big Sky selections. Prior to his stint at Idaho State, Rhea was on the staff at Austin Peay and before that he coached at the United State Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut.

2003, was drafted in the fourth round by the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs in 2004. Charleston had 19 tackles for loss and was the Defensive Newcomer of the Year in the Big Sky in 2005. He signed as a free agent out of college with Houston in 2006.

In his career, Rhea has mentored three players who have gone on to the professional ranks. In 2006, he coached J.P. Bekasiak, who later became a first-round pick of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. Rhea also coached two players at Idaho State who went on to the NFL in Jared Allen with the Minnesota Vikings and Jeff Charleston who played for the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints.

After earning his bachelor’s degree in athletic administration from Toledo in 1992, Rhea assisted the Rockets’ coaching staff before working two seasons as a graduate assistant at Michigan State. The Beavercreek, Ohio, native had a standout playing career at Toledo that saw him named the team’s outstanding defensive lineman as a senior and play a pivotal role on the Rockets’ 1990 Mid-America Conference (MAC) co-championship team.

Allen, a two-time All-American and winner of the Buck Buchanan Award as the I-AA Defensive Player of the Year in

Rhea and his wife Stacey have a daughter, Madeline.

During the summer of 2015, Rhea was again promoted to the Assistant Head Coach level by Speir. Under the watchful eye of Rhea, WCU’s defensive ends continue to develop along the defensive line. In 2014, Caleb Hawkins garnered second team All-Southern Conference accolades from the voting media, leading all of WCU’s defensive linemen with 54 tackles including 27 solo stops and 11.0 TFL. Rhea, who played and coached at the University of Toledo, joined the Catamount coaching staff from Division II-member, Tiffin University in Ohio. A four-year starter at the Univ. of Toledo from 1988-91, Rhea got his start on the Rockets’ staff serving as an administrative assistant and graduate assistant from 199294. He has served as a defensive line coach at four different schools and was the defensive coordinator at Tiffin. Rhea coached for six seasons at Idaho State before returning to his alma mater. During his tenure at Idaho State, he coached a defensive line that had all four linemen earn All-Big Sky honors four years in a row and earned a combined 22 all-conference honors, including eight First Team 2016 CATAMOUNT FOOTBALL

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TYLER

CHRIS

ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH wide receivers

ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH linebackers

Tyler Carlton joined Western Carolina’s coaching staff in July, 2015 as the wide receivers coach. Carlton came to Cullowhee from head coach Mark Speir’s alma mater, Clemson, where he spent four seasons under renowned offensive coordinator, Chad Morris.

Chris Collins, a former four-year letter winner for the Catamount football team, returned to his alma mater and rejoined the Western Carolina football coaching staff in March, 2016. Collins, who played for the Purple & Gold from 2006-09 and began his coaching career as a student assistant in 2010, will coach WCU’s linebackers entering the 2016 season. Collins returns to Cullowhee after spending the 2015 season on the sidelines at Appalachian State as a graduate assistant, working with the Mountaineers’ defense. ASU finished 2015 with an 11-2 overall record, tallying its first-ever bowl victory with a 31-29, come-from-behind victory over Ohio in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl. The Mountaineer defense led the Sun Belt Conference in scoring defense, limiting opponents to 19.1 points and 314.5 yards per game in 2015. App State recorded 18 interceptions and six fumble recoveries in 13 seasonal games while also posting a Sun Belt-leading 36 sacks. Prior to making the move to Boone, N.C., Collins spent two seasons (2013-14) as a secondary coach and special teams coordinator at Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C., working under head coach – and former WCU defensive coordinator – Curtis Walker. Collins attended the NFL - NCAA Coach Academy in 2015. Collins originally joined the Western Carolina coaching staff as a Defensive Assistant prior to the spring drills in 2011 after spending the previous year as a student assistant. He initially worked with the linebackers and the secondary, positions which he played for the Catamounts during his collegiate career. Originally from High Point, N.C., Collins closed his WCU playing career by being named All-Southern Conference as a senior after tallying a career-high 109 tackles including 63 solo stops. He added 12.5 tackles for loss playing the “hybrid” linebacker position in WCU’s 4-2-5 scheme. Through 44 career games, Collins finished with 303 career hits including 166 solo tackles and 19 tackles for a combined 93 yards in losses. A ball-hawk, he closed his career with nine forced fumbles with a SoCon-leading six coming during his junior season. He was also credited with five pass break-ups. A three-time selection to the SoCon’s academic honor roll and a 2007 Fall Academic All-SoCon team honoree, Collins is a 2010 graduate of WCU. He is engaged to Ms. Kiara Crutchfield of Charlotte, N.C.

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In his first season, Carlton mentored WCU’s wide receiving corps., which was considered one of the top groups in the Southern Conference. Serving as an offensive analyst at Clemson, Calrton’s duties included assisting the offensive staff on a day-to-day basis while also aiding in video breakdown of opponents. Carlton also served as a video graduate assistant at Clemson, helping the Tigers to 42 victories, four top-25 final rankings and an ACC Championship in 2011. He was also a part of four bowl appearances with the Tigers including a pair of Orange Bowls in both 2012 and defeating Ohio State in 2014, as well as wins over LSU in the 2012 Chic-Fila-A Bowl and over Oklahoma in the 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl. Originally from Sapulpa, Okla., Carlton played collegiately at Tulsa as both a wide receiver and punter from 2004-06 where he was a member of the 2005 Conference USA championship squad. He also earned a bowl ring as the Golden Hurricanes won the Liberty Bowl. A 2009 graduate of Tulsa, earning a degree in exercise science, Carlton got his coaching start at Tulsa as a student assistant in 2008-09, progressing to offensive quality control assistant in 2010 under Morris. While on staff, he was a part of two bowl appearances including a win over Ball State in the 2008 GMAC Bowl and defeating Hawaii in the 2010 Hawaii Bowl. All told, between his eight seasons as an assistant on a collegiate staff, Carlton has been a part of six, 10-win seasons. Carlton was married to the former Lisa Giordano in June, 2013; the couple has two sons, Tennyson (aka “Deuce”) and Tucker.

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JOHN

BLAKE

HOLT

GIDEON ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH safeties

ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH run game coordinator / offensive line

A former University of Texas defensive standout, Blake Gideon, joined the Western Carolina defensive coaching staff in early April, 2016 from South Carolina. Gideon, who has experience with a combined three SEC programs, will coach the Catamount defensive backs, working primarily with the safeties. Gideon has an extensive background with first-year South Carolina head coach, Will Muschamp. He played for Muschamp when he was the defensive coordinator at Texas, with Gideon’s first coaching stint on the defensive quality control staff specializing with the secondary coming under Muschamp at Florida. Gideon followed Muschamp to Auburn in 2015 in a similar capacity, and eventually to South Carolina before taking the position in Cullowhee. A four-year starter at safety for the Longhorns under head coach Mack Brown, Gideon was named to the 2011 Jim Thorpe Award watch list. He was a four-time honorable mention All-Big XII selection who started 52 games – second-most in Texas history. He finished his collegiate career with 276 tackles including 166 solo stops with 20 pass break-ups and 10 interceptions. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology and health Gideon was signed as an undrafted free agent by the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals in 2012, completing training camp before being waived. He was then signed by the Denver Broncos to their practice squad before being signed to a futures contract following the 2012 season, and ultimately retiring from the NFL in 2013 when he joined Muschamp’s staff in Florida. Following a season in Gainesville, Fla., Gideon made the move within the SEC to The Plains, assuming a graduate assistant at Auburn. In what proved to be his final season at Auburn, Gideon was given the defensive back coaching duties on an interim basis by head coach Gus Malzahn during preparations for the 2015 Birmingham Bowl vs. Memphis after DB coach Travaris Robinson followed Muschamp to South Carolina. Under Gideon’s guidance in the bowl victory, Auburn’s defensive secondary had one of its best performances of the year, holding the high-powered Memphis offense to just 205 yards of total offense and three points. The secondary helped limit Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch to 16-of-37 passing and 108 yards through the air with an interception. A native of Leander, Texas – and the son of a veteran high school football coach – Gideon made the move to Columbia, S.C., in January of 2016 as a linebackers and special teams graduate assistant coach at South Carolina before taking the full-time position at Western Carolina.

John Holt joined Mark Speir’s coaching staff at Western Carolina in January of 2012. He serves as the program’s offensive line coach, coming to Cullowhee from his alma mater, Appalachian State, where he worked the four previous seasons. Holt also oversees WCU’s camps and clinics, and in the summer of 2015, additionally assumed the role of player personnel. Entering the 2016 season, Holt was named Western Carolina’s run game coordinator by head coach Mark Speir. In his time at WCU, Holt has mentored All-Southern Conference selections along the offensive line in tackle Josh Wineberg (2014-15) and center Jake Thornton (2014-5). He also worked with 2015 SoCon All-Freshman selection, Nathan Dalton. Behind WCU’s offensive line, the Catamounts had their first 1,000-yard rusher since 2006 as Detrez Newsome posted the fourth-best total in single-season in school history with 1,109 yards on the ground. Prior to coming to Cullowhee, Holt spent three of his four years on staff at ASU working with the Mountaineer tight ends including coaching four-time All-SoCon selection Ben Jorden during three of his four allconference seasons. In 2008, Holt began his coaching career by serving on head coach Jerry Moore’s staff in an offensive quality control capacity. His duties included assisting the offensive staff with day-to-day non-coaching duties, specifically offensive line coach Shawn Elliott. Thanks in large part to Holt’s efforts, ASU’s offense ranked among the nation’s top 10 in scoring, rushing, pass efficiency and total offense in ‘08. A native of near-by Leicester, N.C., Holt played in 55 of ASU’s 56 games during his four-year career (2004-07) including all 15 games as a senior in 2007, serving as a team captain while also earning third team All-America honors from The Sports Network. A versatile offensive lineman, he saw significant playing time at right guard and both tackle positions during his collegiate career. The son of Michael Joe and Susah Holt, John graduated from Appalachian State in 2008. His brother, Sherman, followed him to Boone, playing for the Mountaineers from 2007-11. Holt was married to the former Ms. Krystle Thomas during the spring of 2015.

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JASON

ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH special teams coordinator / tight ends

ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH running backs

Pat Mills joined the Catamount football staff in January of 2012, coming to Cullowhee after spending the 2011 season as the tight ends coach at Concord University in Athens, W.Va., a role he will continue at Western Carolina. In the summer of 2015 – and after unofficially handling the duties in 2014 – Mills was additionally named WCU’s Special Teams Coordinator by head coach mark Speir. Under Mills’ tutelage in 2013, WCU tight end Michael Helms, Jr., was named to the SoCon All-Freshman team. In 2014, tight end Tyler Sexton caught three TD passes. Mills additionally worked with former Catamount tight end, Conner Orr, who was named a Capital One All-District III team selection by CoSIDA. In 2011, Mills mentored Concord senior tight end Rashid Baker who finished the season ranked third on the team with 32 receptions for 315 yards and two touchdowns. Baker earned honorable mention on the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) post-season awards. The Mountain Lions finished with a 7-4 overall record and a 7-1 mark in the WVIAC, claiming its first conference championship since 1990. Concord also qualified for the NCAA Super Region 1 playoffs, the program’s first post-season appearance since 1992. Mills was a four-year letter-winner and three-year starter along the offensive line at Appalachian State from 2007-10, twice garnering All-Southern Conference plaudits. Originally from Charlotte, N.C., and Providence HS, he played in 47 career games at ASU, splitting time at both offensive guard positions. As a redshirt junior, Mills started all 14 games at right guard, earning second team All-SoCon recognition from the league’s voting media after only allowing one sack all season. The following year, he earned first team all-conference accolades, seeing 723 snaps on the field without allowing a quarterback sack. Mills helped lead Providence HS in Charlotte to a 9-2 record in his senior season at offensive tackle, earning first-team All-Mecklenburg recognition from the Charlotte Observer as a senior. He is the son of Gail and Dean Mills.

Jason Nichols joined the Western Carolina football coaching staff in early March, 2016, after spending six seasons as an assistant coach on the sidelines at Louisiana-Monroe. Nichols, a former record-setting wide receiver at East Carolina in the late 1990s, has over 15 years of assistant coaching experience at multiple levels of college football, as well as experience in professional football. At ULM, Nichols coached the wide receivers and spent his last year with the working title of passing game coordinator. During his six seasons, the Warhawks’ receiving corps flourished under Nichols guidance with five players garnering All-Sun Belt accolades. ULM consistently had receivers ranking among the Sun Belt Conference leaders including coaching a group in 2014 that was among select company – one of just six teams in the nation with two receivers to have 70-or-more receptions. In 2013, Nichols was voted the best mid-major recruiter by Rivals.com. Prior to making the move to ULM, Nichols was a part of two coaching staffs in Ohio. He spent 2005-08 on the sidelines at Kent State before making the move to Toledo in 2009. With the KSU Golden Flashes, Nichols was a part of one the biggest turnarounds in college football in 2006 in helping guide a one-win 2005 squad to a six-victory season in ’06. While at KSU, Nichols briefly worked on the same staff as current WCU assistant, Mark Rhea. Nichols is familiar with the Southern Conference, spending three seasons on staff in Boone, N.C., at Appalachian State from 2002-04. He guided one of the top receiving units in Mountaineer football history that included Walter Payton Award finalist, Davon Fowlkes, who set school and SoCon records for receptions, receiving yards and all-purpose yards in 2004 while also leading the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) in all three categories. He began his coaching career at Sacred Heart in Fairfield, Conn. During his career, Nichols has twice spent time with NFL football teams during the summer. In 2004, Nichols spent time with the Pittsburgh Steelers on a NFL Minority Internship working with the offense. Most recently in 2010, he interned with the Jacksonville Jaguars working both with the receivers and special teams. Nichols is a 1998 graduate of East Carolina where he finished his four-year playing career as the Pirates’ all-time leader in career receptions with 152 – a mark that continues to rank third in ECU’s record books. Nichols also continued to rank 10th in the Pirates’ ledgers for career receiving yards with 1,557 entering the 2015 season. While a player in Greenville, N.C., Nichols was a part of back-to-back Liberty Bowl appearances with ECU. Nichols signed as a free agent with the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger Cats in 1998, and later played for the Carolina Cobras in the Arena Football League in 2000 before embarking on his coaching career which began as a graduate assistant at his alma mater in 2001. Nichols is married to the former Nikki Howard and the couple have two children, Jayden and Amaya.

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JAKE

ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH defensive secondary / cornerbacks

OFFENSIVE QUALITY CONTROL

ETHERIDGE THORNTON A three-year starter along the Western Carolina offensive line, Jake Thornton enters his first season as an assistant on the Catamount coaching staff, working with the offense as a quality control coach. He assumed the role following the conclusion of his playing career at the end of 2015, working alongside his former position coach, John Holt, during spring drills. He will be involved in aiding film study, game breakdowns, and assisting the offensive coaches on game days. Thornton was a two-time All-Southern Conference selection at center, playing in 34 career games with 33 career starts. He collected first team All-SoCon honors in 2014 as a redshirt junior, playing in all 12 games with 11 starts. In 2015, he started all 11 games in helping the Catamount offense to its first 1,000-yard rusher in nearly a decade, collecting second team All-SoCon plaudits from the league’s voting media. Zac Etheridge joined the Western Carolina football coaching staff in March, 2016, working in the defensive secondary coaching the cornerbacks. A former team captain as a defensive back at Auburn on its 2010 national championship team, Etheridge joins the WCU staff after two seasons at Georgia Tech. Etheridge joined the Georgia Tech coaching staff as a defensive graduate assistant in 2013, working closely with assistant coach Joe Speed and the Yellow Jacket secondary. Prior to making the move to Atlanta, Etheridge spent one year as a graduate assistant coach at Penn State under head coach Bill O’Brien and defensive coordinator Ted Roof -- who also spent a season as WCU’s defensive coordinator in 1997. Roof, who Etheridge mentored under at Georgia Tech, was also his defensive coordinator during his final two years of his playing career at Auburn. A 2009 Auburn graduate with a degree in political science, Etheridge was a four-year starter who broke his neck in the first quarter of a 2009 game against Ole Miss. Nine months later, after extensive rehabilitation, Etheridge returned to the starting lineup for Auburn’s memorable run to the national title at the end of the 2010 season, finishing second on the team with 69 tackles, intercepting three passes, and returning a fumble 47 yards for a touchdown against Arkansas. Etheridge garnered freshman All-America status from numerous publications following the 2007 season, starting 12 of Auburn’s 13 games. He led Auburn with 75 tackles in 2008 and was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2009. A native of Troy, Ala., Etheridge received the second-annual James Owens Courage Award from Auburn in 2013. The award, named for the school’s first African-American football player, was established to honor a player who has shown courage in the face of adversity. Etheridge briefly played for the Oakland Raiders, signing as a free agent in July, 2011. However, he was released after a knee injury. Etheridge got engaged to his girlfriend, Cassandra Hulik, during the summer of 2016.

Thornton started his collegiate career at Carson-Newman College in the 2011-12 academic year before transferring to Western Carolina, sitting out the 2012 season. Thornton is originally from Toccoa, Ga., and graduated from Stephens County High where he earned the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. His grandfather – Billy Shaw – played for the Buffalo Bills from 1960-69, and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1999.

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DEFENSIVE QUALITY CONTROL Brian Volz is in his second season as defensive quality control with the Western Carolina football team. With his current position, he is involved in film study, game break-down and assisting in the press box on game days. Volz holds two degrees from Western Carolina University, earning a business management degree in 2013 and a second degree in marketing in 2015. He is currently enrolled at WCU in the MBA graduate program. After receiving his first undergraduate degree from WCU, Volz worked for a year at Greensboro College coaching defensive line and long snappers before returning to Cullowhee. He returned to WCU and while pursuing his marketing undergrad degree, he worked as a student assistant with the WCU football team. Originally from Granite Falls, N.C., Volz played prep football at South Cauldwell HS.

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Justin Carson

Al Degraffenreid

Alex Murphy

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EVAN

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS video coordinator / team travel

DIRECTOR OF ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

Daniel Gibson has been involved in Western Carolina Catamount Athletics in some capacity since 2003. His most extensive service to the university has been with the football program, serving as the program’s Director of Football Operations since 2009. He also spent two seasons as a defensive coaching staff intern.

Evan Barr came to Cullowhee in January, 2013 from Reinhardt University in Waleska, Ga., where he oversaw the Eagles’ 15 intercollegiate sports and also served as the fledgling football program’s Strength & Conditioning Coach.

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In the summer of 2014, Barr was granted a three-year contact extension, further exemplifying the Athletic Department’s continued commitment to its student-athletes and their success.

As the Director of Football Operations, Gibson manages all aspects of the team from roster maintenance to travel including meals. He also oversees all video aspects of the football program and has been a driving force in the social media promotion of the program.

Barr, who is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), primarily works with the Catamount football and men’s and women’s basketball teams, while also supervising operations in the weight room in the Jordan-Phillips Field House.

Gibson, who worked with the Catamount Club in the summer of 2006, has become a fixture around Catamount athletics with his willingness to assist any staff member or coach. He was named the Western Carolina Athletics Staff Member of the Year in 2013 at the annual awards show. Having played prep football at Wakefield High School in Raleigh, N.C., Gibson spent four years working with the Catamount football team while an undergraduate student at WCU, working his way up from video coordinator to having more of a coaching role. In two seasons as the Defensive Assistant, he joined the coaches in the press box in aiding former Defensive Coordinator Matt Pawlowski on the headsets. A native of Wake Forest, N.C., Gibson graduated from Western Carolina with an undergraduate degree in psychology in 2007. He then earned his Master’s Degree in Sport Management from WCU in 2009. Gibson was married to the former Lynette Mount on May 31, 2014.

Barr has two assistants at WCU in Garrett Mize and Tevone Allen. Prior to making the move to northwest Georgia, Barr was the Director of Athletic Performance at Performance QSA, an athletic performance studio in Greenville, S.C. Operating a self-named sports training business in Athens, Tenn., since 2009, Barr additionally has collegiate experience from the University of Tennessee and Southern Conference-member, Furman University, working as a Strength & Conditioning intern. In April of 2009 and 2010, he worked with over 500 athletes in starting and directing the Orange & White Youth Football Camp in Knoxville, Tenn. Originally from Madisonville, Tenn., where he grew up on a farm, Barr graduated with a degree in exercise science from Tennessee, spending two years as a walk-on with the Volunteers’ football program under head coach Phillip Fulmer. Barr and his wife, Rebecca, have two children – a son, James, and daughter, Layla.

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MIKE

SANDY NEUENSCHWANDER

TAYLOR

Administrative Support Associate, Football Office

HEAD ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT MANAGER

Sandy Neuenschwander joined the Western Carolina football administrative support staff during the summer of 2011. Neuenschwander is entering her 11th year of service at Western Carolina University, working with both the Office of Admissions and Human Resources prior to joining the staff of the Catamount Club staff. Most recently before moving into athletics, Neuenschwander was employed by the WCU Office of Law, Equity and Audit. Prior to coming to work at WCU, Neuenschwander spent 10 years as the office manager at the Cataloochee Ranch in Maggie Valley. Her work experience also includes two years as an administrative assistant at the Irene Wortham Center in Asheville and two years of inside sales at Carolina Builders in Fletcher, N.C.

ALAYNA LEDFORD Mike Taylor is in his 16th year of his second stint at Western Carolina, returning in the spring of 2001 after a five-year absence. The Raleigh, N.C., native’s first full-time stay on WCU’s staff was for five seasons from 1991-95, also serving as the athletics equipment manager. All told, Taylor is entering his 23rd season on staff at Western Carolina University. A member of the National Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA), Taylor’s numerous duties include purchasing; fitting; maintenance; administration and organization; management; professional relations and education; accountability; overseeing the laundry operation; coordinating field setup for games and practices; and supervising the student assistant managers. Taylor’s ties to Western Carolina extend further. He was the football sideline reporter for the Catamount Sports Network while working as store manager at Sylva’s Four Seasons Sports. Taylor was also a student manager for four years, including one year (1990) as head student manager. Between his time at WCU, Taylor was the football equipment manager at Arizona State from 1995-96.

Assistant Athletic Equipment Manager Alayna Ledford enters her first season on staff as Western Carolina’s Assistant Athletic Equipment Manager. She moved into the position prior to the 2016 fall camp after working the previous year as student assistant. Ledford’s involvement at WCU began in 2014 when she served as a student marketing assistant for Catamount Athletics before making the move into equipment. In August of 2016, Ledford worked as an event & facility operations intern at Kennesaw State University. Ledford earned her associate’s degree from Southwestern Community College in 2013 and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Sport Management from WCU in 2016. She was a member of both Beta Alpha Psi – the International Honor Organization for Financial Information Students and Professionals –and WCU’s Sport Management Association.

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Zack Pleasants, Candace Griffin, Head Athletic Equipment Manager Mike Taylor, Assistant Athletic Equipment Manager Alayna Ledford, Daniel Edwards

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STEVEN HONBARGER

DANIEL HOOKER

Director of Sports Medicine

Assistant AD for Media Relations

Steven Honbarger is in his 13th year in the Western Carolina University athletic training room – and his fifth as the Director of Sports Medicine.

Daniel Hooker is amidst his 13th year working in the Western Carolina Athletics Department, and his ninth season as the primary sport contact for Catamount Football. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of the WCU Media Relations Office and serving as the primary contact for Catamount football, Hooker is also the main sport contact for baseball and the men’s & women’s golf programs. He is also a part of Western Carolina Athletics Senior Staff, an advisory group to WCU Director of Athletics, Randy Eaton.

Honbarger came to Cullowhee during the summer of 2005 and served as the trainer for Catamount women’s basketball before taking over operation of the training room during the summer of 2006. In addition to working with Catamount football, he is also the primary athletic training contact for the Western Carolina Catamount men’s basketball team. Honbarger is a licensed athletic trainer (LAT) and also holds certification in athletic training (ATC). In addition to his athletic training accreditations, he is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). Honbarger earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Appalachian State in Boone, N.C. He graduated with his Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training in 2001, earning his Master’s in Exercise Science in 2004. While an undergrad, he worked as an intern in the ASU athletic training room, a position he expanded to a graduate assistantship for two years while in graduate school. Upon his graduation, Honbarger continued his service in the Mountaineer training room, working as an Intern/Assistant Athletic Trainer for a year before being hired at WCU as an Assistant Athletic Trainer. Honbarger was married to the former Elizabeth McLeod during the summer of 2015.

Head Athletic Trainer Brandon King enters his sixth season as Western Carolina’s head athletic trainer, and his eighth year in Cullowhee. He came to WCU from The Citadel where he completed his Master’s degree in May, 2008. King’s first sport assignment at WCU was with the Catamount women’s basketball team, working with the squad for two seasons before taking over as the head football athletic trainer in 2010. While working on his Master’s degree at The Citadel, King worked as an athletic trainer with the Bulldog football, basketball and wrestling teams. He also handled athletic training duties with the club sports rugby and lacrosse. King received his Bachelor’s of Science degree at Appalachian State. While there, he was the head student athletic trainer for baseball and men’s tennis. He also assisted with Mountaineer football, track & field, cross country and men’s basketball. King was married to the former Tori Burgess of Hendersonville, N.C., during the summer of 2012. The couple had their first child, Boone Scott, in April of 2016.

Andrew Browder, Associate Head Athletic Trainer – Cross Country, Track & Field Helen Denbow, Assistant Athletic Trainer – Women’s Basketball, Football Assistant Jessica Webster, Assistant Athletic Trainer – Women’s Soccer, Softball Kristin Harkins, Assistant Athletic Trainer – Volleyball, Baseball Greg Loeser, Athletic Training Intern Kayleigh Dolphin, Athletic Training Intern

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Prior to returning to Cullowhee in 2004, Hooker spent four years in Charleston, S.C., working for two minor league sports franchises. He started in the Lowcountry with the Charleston Swamp Foxes arenafootball2 (af2) team, serving as the Director of Media & Public Relations for three years. He also worked one season for the Charleston Lowgators of the National Basketball Development League (NBDL) as an Account Executive and Game Day Operations Assistant. He got his start working a pair of internships, first with the Thomasville Hi-Toms – a Coastal Plains League, summer wooden bat franchise based in central North Carolina. He also worked as the Public Affairs Assistant with the Southern Conference for the 2001-02 season where he was the primary contact for women’s soccer, volleyball and wrestling, while also assisting with football and men’s basketball.

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In addition, he handles most aspects of the Catamount Sports Network and coordinates WCU’s SoCon Digital Network and ESPN3 video streaming. Hooker also works in conjunction with WCU Sports Marketing on “PurpleVision” at Western Carolina home football games.

Hooker also take turns behind the microphone in helping deliver play-by-play and color analysis alongside “Voice of the Catamounts,” Gary Ayers during men’s basketball season and on the baseball call. His radio experience began in 1997 as a student announcer on WWCU-FM in Cullowhee where he served as an on-air personality for daily shifts, as well as helped start a weekly, interactive sports talk show which covered Catamount athletics, “Sports Talk LIVE.” He continued that role with “In the Litterbox,” on WWCU through the spring of 2009. His sportscasting experience includes broadcasting Catamount women’s basketball, Catamount baseball, a season as the play-by-play announcer for the Thomasville Hi-Toms and two seasons as a color analyst for the Charleston Swamp Foxes. He also spent one season on the sidelines during the Catamount Sports Network’s coverage of Catamount football in 2001. Hooker got his start in sports information in the mid-1990s by doing statistics for Eastern Randolph High School football and baseball, while also working as a sports stringer for his hometown newspaper, The Liberty News. While a student at Western Carolina, Hooker served as the sports editor for the school newspaper, the Western Carolinian, for two years after two years as the assistant. He also served as a student assistant with the WCU Sports Information Office all four years, working under predecessors like Steve White (retired), Craig Wells, Jody Jones (currently at East Carolina), and Mike Cawood (currently at Coastal Carolina). A member of WCU’s Honors College, Hooker is a 2001 cum laude graduate of Western Carolina University where he earned a BS in Communications, while pursuing a double-major in Sport Management with a concentration in Sports Information. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Sport Management with a Project Management certificate at WCU. He is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA).

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RANDY

EATON

DIRECTOR OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS

Randy Eaton was named the director of athletics at Western Carolina University by Chancellor David O. Belcher on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. Eaton, brought more than 20 years of athletics administration experience to the post. During the summer of 2015, Eaton – at the recommendation of Belcher – received a four-year contract extension that will keep him at the helm of the Catamount athletics program through at least June 30, 2020. Eaton also would be given an additional year to the term of the contract (through July 2, 2021) by meeting two incentives within the same academic year -- if the average Academic Progress Rate for WCU student-athletes exceeds the average APR for the Southern Conference, and if the Department of Athletics fund raising results increase by 10 percent over the previous year. Since 2010-2011, 12 of WCU’s 16 teams have shown an increase in scores on the NCAA’s annual Academic Progress Rate report, which tracks the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship and examines eligibility, retention and graduation to provide a measure of each team’s academic performance. The men’s basketball team earned the National Recognition Award from the NCAA for being in the top 10 percent of APR for all Division I men’s teams for four consecutive years, from 2012 through 2015, and in 2013 the men’s football team boasted the largest one-year APR increase in the entire Football Championship Subdivision. One of the first tasks tackled by Eaton was the hiring of Mark Speir as WCU’s head football coach just a little more than a week after Eaton began his new job. In his third year as head coach, Speir guided the Catamounts to a secondplace finish in the Southern Conference in 2014, the team’s first winning season since 2005. Speir and the Catamounts posted back-to-back winning seasons with a second, sevenwin campaign in 2015. In April of 2015, Eaton hired former WCU women’s basketball assistant coach Stephanie McCormick to return to WCU as the team’s head coach who has started the revival of the program. Since Eaton’s arrival, unrestricted donations to the Catamount Club, WCU’s athletic fund raising unit, have more than doubled, going from $433,880 for the 2010-11 fiscal year

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to $1,338,669 for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2016. Prior to coming to Cullowhee, Eaton had been senior associate director of athletics at the University of Maryland and the athletics department’s chief financial officer since June 2008. He joined the Terrapins’ athletics program in 2003 as associate director in charge of business operations. At Maryland, he was the No. 2 administrator in the athletics department and oversaw a $60 million annual operating budget. He served as interim director in 2010, and recently assumed additional responsibility for new revenues, facilities and operations. Eaton also has held positions within intercollegiate athletics at the University of Houston, Texas A&M University, fellow SoCon-member East Tennessee State University, Ohio State University and the University of Texas at San Antonio, and also with the Ohio Glory of World League Football. “What impresses me most about Randy is his unwavering commitment to the student-athlete and the fact that he understands that the word ‘student’ is the most important part of that hyphenated term,” Belcher said upon Eaton’s hire. “He is totally committed to the concept that these young people who come to our university are students first, and athletes second. That’s not to say that Randy does not want success on the fields and courts of play, because he shares the same expectations of excellence that I have for all of our

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sports teams. He has a passion for winning, and for winning the right way. But he also understands the role that athletics plays in the university and that it is not a stand-alone entity apart from the academy.” Eaton also has strong skills in fiscal management and developing athletics program budgets. “From my days at ETSU, my wife and I have fond memories of trips to Western Carolina for football and basketball games, and how friendly and warm the Catamount fan base was to the fans from ETSU. In addition to the affability of the fans, I was impressed that WCU was always a tough opponent, regardless of the sport,” Eaton said. “What solidified my decision to join the Catamount program was the family atmosphere I found on the entire campus during the interview process. This athletics program and the entire university are poised to take off to, and reach, new heights, and I want to be a part of that journey.” Eaton said he possesses an overarching desire to “win every game, graduate every student-athlete, and do it all with class” that helps him maintain a focus on what is most important - the student-athletes. “Additionally, I believe my years of varied experience within intercollegiate athletics have prepared me for this opportunity and will serve both myself and the entire athletics program well,” he said. “I would also like to think my straight-forwardness and outgoing nature will benefit me in leading this department. I told people during my interview ‘what you see is what you get,’ and I meant it.” After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Eaton earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1990 and his master’s degree in sports administration from Ohio State in 1992. He and his wife, Jeannette, are parents of one daughter, Alex, who is an Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Women’s Administrator at Southern Indiana University in Evansville, Ind. Eaton’s boss at Maryland praised WCU for its decision. “He will do a great job as director of athletics,” said Kevin Anderson, director of athletics at Maryland. “In Randy, you get someone with both expertise in college athletics and a person who really cares about the student-athletes.” Deborah A. Yow, director of athletics at North Carolina State University, called Eaton “...a high-energy and resultsoriented professional, held in high esteem by his peers,” while James Franklin, head football coach at Vanderbilt University, characterized Eaton as “...a first-class guy with tremendous experience.” “He is one of those I’ve worked with in college athletics that gets it,” Franklin said. “He understands college athletics, revenue and nonrevenue sports and how to make them coexist. He is a guy that will represent the athletics department and the university very well.”

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LARRY ARBAUGH

STEFANIE CONLEY

Associate ad for Administration

Associate Direcor of Development / Director of the Annual Fund

Larry Arbaugh joined the athletic staff as Associate AD for Business Development and Media Relations in August, 2011. Reporting under this office were corporate sponsorships, marketing, ticketing and media relations. In 2013, he assumed his current role of Associate Athletics Director for Administration where he works very closely with the WCU Director of Athletics, Randy Eaton. Prior to joining the WCU athletic staff in 2004 Larry founded VisionMOS International Inc. an engineering consulting firm in Mesa, Arizona. Prior to VisionMOS, Arbaugh worked for Motorola from 1981 to 2003 in Chandler, Ariz. Arbaugh received a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Carolina University in 1979, and a Masters from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1981. Arbaugh is married to the former Mary Brand, WCU ‘79 and they have one daughter, Caroline, who graduated from law school at the University of Georgia. Larry and Mary have been members of the Catamount Club since 1980.

Stefanie Conley was elevated to the Director of the Annual Fund during the summer of 2015, promoted within the Catamount Club where she serves as an associate director. She started within Catamount athletics as director of ticket operations in September 2009. Upon the arrival of new AD Randy Eaton, Conley was charged with coordinating special events and cultivating sponsors as the Director of Corporate Sponsorships and Special Events in the summer of 2012. Conley graduated magna cum laude from Western Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship in 2008. While at WCU, she earned many business and entrepreneurship awards, including Outstanding Senior in the College of Business and Entrepreneurship Major of the Year. Prior to joining the Catamount family, Conley was an insurance agent at North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. in her hometown of Franklin.

CHAD GERRETY Associate ad for External Affairs

GORHAM BRADLEY Associate AD for Development / Director of Catamount Club Gorham Bradley currently serves as the Associate Athletic Director for Development and the Director of the Catamount Club. In this position, Bradley oversees all aspects of the Catamount atheltics fundraising operation as well as the sport oversight of both the men’s and women’s golf programs. Bradley joined the Catamount staff in 2005 as head men’s golf coach where he led the program until July of 2010. While leading the golf program, he was named Director of the Catamount Club in April of 2008, holding both roles until 2010. After resigning as men’s golf coach in July of 2010, he assumed the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Development and Director of the Catamount Club. In the summer of 2012, he assumed the position of Associate Athletic Director for Development and Director of the Catamount Club. Under Bradley’s leadership, WCU’s fundraising arm this past year had another record setting fundraising year, garnering $1,338,669 in private support to offset nearly $3,050,000 in scholarship costs. Bradley is a 2004 WCU graduate with a degree in Sports Management and also a former men’s golf student-athlete, 2000-2004. He and his wife, Rebecca – who is a 2005 graduate of WCU – have three children; Hank, Ava Leigh and Reece.

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Chad Gerrety stepped into the role of Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs in October of 2013 in the Western Carolina University Athletic Department. Prior to coming to Western Carolina, Gerrety had spent the previous seven seasons as General Manager of the Akron ISP/IMG Sports Network at the University of Akron. He was responsible for the multimedia rights of the Akron Zips. During his tenure with IMG at Akron, Gerrety oversaw corporate sponsorship sales that more than tripled, reaching an all-time high during the 2012-13 season. He produced the Terry Bowden and Keith Dambrot Television Show, a broadcast which aired throughout the country on SportsTime Ohio. He also oversaw the Akron IMG Sports Radio Network, expanding the reach of Zips broadcast throughout Northeast Ohio. Gerrety also managed the sponsorship of a new $61 million on-campus football stadium at Akron. He also managed the corporate sponsorship program for the men’s soccer team which earned the NCAA Division I National Championship in 2010. Gerrety won the 2010 ISPY Chairman Cup award for top GM. Prior to his stint at Akron, Gerrety was at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Hired in 1995 as Director of Athletic Marketing and Promotions, he was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing, Promotions and Community Relations during the summer of 2000. Gerrety oversaw corporate sponsorship, marketing and promotions for all 15 NCAA Division I sports programs. He was also responsible for all ticket sales. Weber State men’s basketball led the Big Sky Conference in attendance for eight seasons during his time at WSU. In 2005, Weber State set an all-time single game attendance record at their home opener, with over 17,000 fans in attendance. Gerrety was also involved in several facility improvements to Stewart Stadium including a new Sky-Box/Press Box facility in 2001. He also served on several search committees including the 2005 Athletic Director Search and 2004 Head Football Coaching Search. Gerrety had previous ties to the Southern Conference as he served as a Graduate Assistant in the Athletic Department at East Tennessee State University, earning his masters degree in 1995. As an undergraduate at Bowling Green State University, he was a student assistant in the athletic marketing department. He also interned for the Toledo Mud Hens during the summer of 1992. Gerrety is originally for Erie, Pa. He and his wife, Kristin, are the parents of a daughter, Payton and a son, Tanner.

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TODD LAWING

STACEY MILLER

associate ad / internal operations

Assistant ad for Academics & Compliance / Senior Woman Administrator

Todd Lawing joined Catamount Athletics in mid-July, 2011 as the Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations, bringing a wealth of collegiate experience to Western Carolina. Before coming to Cullowhee, he most recently served as the Senior Executive Associate Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Director of NCAA Compliance at Division-II member institution, Lenoir-Rhyne, in Hickory, N.C. Lawing’s duties include overseeing all internal operations of the Catamount Athletic Department including the athletic training and weight rooms, compliance, as well as game day operations for football, women’s soccer and baseball, serving as the sport administrator for baseball. A native of Denver, N.C., Lawing spent seven years at his alma mater, Lenior-Rhyne, working his way up to Senior Executive Associate Athletic Director in the summer of 2010 after serving as Associate Athletic Director the three years prior at L-R. He got his start with the Bears’ athletics department from 2000-2002 while earning his master’s degree, working as the department’s first-ever athletic marketing intern after lettering for four years on the baseball diamond. Lawing also worked as an Assistant Athletic Director and Director of Special Events from 2004-06. During his tenure at Lenoir-Rhyne, the university hosted one NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball (2009) and three Softball Southeast Regional Tournaments (2009, 2010 and 2011) where Lawing served as tournament director for all three events. He also served as an Associate Trustee for the Piedmont Educational Foundation/Bears Club.

Stacey Miller came to Western Carolina in 2010 as the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance, working directly with both the Southern Conference and NCAA as WCU’s liaison. During the summer of 2013, her title changed to Assistant Athletic Director for Academics & Compliance, while also assuming role of Senior Woman Administrator. In addition to continuing to work with WCU’s compliance, Miller also took over WCU’s Student-Athlete Academic Support programs (SAAS) while also working directly with WCU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Prior to getting back into intercollegiate athletics, Miller taught business and law courses at the high school level from 2007-2010, and also worked with at-risk students through the public education system. Miller is a 2002 graduate of Barton College in Wilson, N.C., with a Bachelor of Science degree while majoring in sport management with a minor in business administration. While at Barton, Miller was a four-year letter winner on the women’s soccer team and was the program’s first-ever All-America selection helping the Bulldogs compile a 46-27-2 overall record during her career. In her senior season, Barton won the regular season and tournament championships of the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference (CVAC) and hosted the NCAA Division II South Regional championship match. Miller later coached Barton’s women’s soccer program, guiding the Bulldogs to a 38-31-1 record as the team’s head coach from 2004-06. She was inducted into the Barton College Athletics Hall of Fame.

Prior to Lenoir-Rhyne, Lawing worked with his family at Ken Lawing Builders, Inc., in Denver, N.C.

In 2006, Miller completed the requirements for her Master’s degree in sport administration from East Carolina.

Lawing received his bachelor’s degree in sports management with a minor in business administration in the spring of 2000 and earned his master’s degree in business administration in 2002, both from Lenoir-Rhyne.

Miller, who is a member of both the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A) and National Association for Athletics Compliance (NAAC), is married to WCU’s current head women’s soccer coach, Chad Miller. The couple has two sons, Thomas and Carson.

Lawing is married to the former Andi Penley, who is also a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne (2002) and is originally from nearby Enka, N.C. The couple has one daughter, Kenna and one son, Grady.

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RICK FULTON

DR. ANGELA GRUBE

assistant ad / business operations

faculty/athletics representative

Rick Fulton started at Western Carolina University as the business officer for Catamount athletics in December, 2009 before being promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Business Operations in the summer of 2014. Duties include all business operations for athletics dealing with travel, budgets, purchasing, as well as liaison to the controller’s office. He works closely with all coaches and staff in maintaining daily oversight of the department.

Dr. Angela Johnson (A.J.) Grube was named Western Carolina’s Faculty/Athletics Representative during the 2012 spring semester. It is the second such appointment for Grube during her tenure at WCU.

His career began after his junior year in college when he was drafted and played professional baseball in the Detroit Tiger organization. Injury led him to WCU where he graduated in 1976 with a Bachelors of Science in Education. From there, he became a teacher and coach at Tuscola HS as head baseball and assistant football and basketball coach. Two years later, he embarked on a career in banking that spanned twenty-plus years, culminating as Vice President for SunTrust Bank in Sylva. During that time frame, Fulton worked with several banks and credit unions as well as work in the financial services division of EDS covering a three state territory and 200+ clients. Rick and wife Jana, moved back to the Sylva area as owners of Merriweather’s Restaurant in the early 1990s when they became involved again with WCU as a supporter and fan for the athletic program.

During the summer of 2015, Grube – director of WCU’s School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Business Law – was elected the President of the Southern Conference at the intercollegiate athletics association’s annual spring meetings held in Hilton Head, S.C. Grube served as the vice president for two years. Grube has spent much of her career in Cullowhee as an associate professor and department head in the Department of Business Administration & Law and Sport Management. Previously, she was served as the assistant vice chancellor for operations and research in the Division of Academic Affairs. Grube earned her Ph.D. from The Florida State University in 1998, an M.P.A. from Georgia College and State University in 1994, an M.S. degree in Sport Management from Georgia Southern in 1991, and a B.B.A. in marketing and management from Georgia College and State University in 1990. Grube has a long and diverse history in athletics including teaching as an assistant professor of sport management at Daniel Webster College from 1998-99 before coming to Cullowhee. While completing her Ph.D. in sport management at FSU, she was a graduate assistant for the CHAMPS/Life Skills program – what is now called Student-Athlete Affairs. Also during her time in Tallahassee, she spent the summer of 1996 as training site office manager with the British Olympic Association. Grube was additionally the Coordinator of the International Sport Management Conference at Georgia Tech (1993-93). Grube worked for six years in the prestigious summer wooden bat Cape Cod Baseball League including three years as an Assistant General Manager for the Chatham A’s and three years as General Manager of the Wareham Gatemen. Since arriving at Western Carolina in 1999, Grube has served as Assistant to the Chancellor for Equal Opportunity Programs and as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. In addition, Grube is currently a member of the NCAA’s Committee on Athletic Certification. Grube is married to Dr. Dan Grube, an associate professor of physical education and is the Director of the School of Teaching and Learning.

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Western Carolina Code of Fan Conduct

WESTERN CAROLINA

It is the policy of Western Carolina University that all Fans at athletic sporting events must maintain the highest degree of credibility and decorum possible. All fans must make every attempt to conduct themselves in a manner as not to embarrass the institutions by their actions.

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS ROLE AN D MISSION

Behavior by fans that does not meet this standard and which has the potential of harming the reputation of the institution or any of its units is prohibited.

The Department of Athletics at Western Carolina University is an integral program of the institution and exists solely to complement the central University mission of teaching and learning. The University seeks to create a community of scholarship in which the activities of its members are consistent with the highest standards of knowledge and practice in their disciplines. The athletics program reflects this commitment to highest standards and shares the responsibility of achieving the goals of the University.

Good sportsmanship must be an integral part of every sport sponsored by WCU. The ethical environment of the university must assert and reflect primacy of human dignity, must encourage growth and achievement, and must insist on respect in all interpersonal relations. WCU students and fans must be held accountable for their use of profane and vulgar language, banners, posters, signs, flags, treatment of opponents, and treatment of officials. In respect to NCAA policies, WCU is held accountable for the actions of its fans.

Southern Conference Code of Spectator Conduct Southern Conference teams shall be supported with enthusiasm and dedication, for strong spectator support is a vital part of the experience of college competition. We expect good sportsmanship from players and coaches. They have a right to expect the same from spectators. Therefore, we urge Southern Conference students, alumni and friends to cheer their teams to victory while upholding those ideals our colleges and universities have nurtured during the long history of the Southern Conference. Our spectators should be courteous and judicious in choice of expression, and should exhibit good manners and kindness to all others. The scoreboard will reflect the quality of the teams in competitions while the kind of support given by the spectators will reveal the character of Southern Conference fans.

UNIVERSITY

The activities of the athletics program provide an environment in which student, coaches, faculty, staff and administrators jointly assume the responsibility for the success on and off the field of play. The athletics program embraces the concept that student-athletes are first and foremost students — possessing academic goals, personal interests, and vocational ambitions not unlike those of any other student. The athletics program complements other University programs by enhancing the educational, social, career and athletic opportunities of the students who participate in athletics. This environment also fosters a commitment to high standards of personal and professional conduct by all members of the athletic community manifested in the highest level of sportsmanship. Western Carolina University is committed to ensuring equitable participation and treatment of men and women of all races and ethnic origins. The athletics program actively promotes an environment in which fair and equitable distribution of athletic opportunities, benefits, and resources are available to all athletics program participants, and in which any person is free from discrimination. The athletics program provides significant contributions to the University by enhancing loyalty to the alma mater, strengthening the pride and enthusiasm of alumni, fostering a strong sense of community, and serving as a positive public relations tool for the University.

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS V ISION Western Carolina University Athletics’ vision is to be the best place to be a student-athlete in the Southern Conference The first question that this statement causes to surface is, “What does ‘best place’ mean?” For the Athletics Department (Athletics), it means all of the following: • ACADEMICS – Athletics will become the number one program among the public institutions in The Southern Conference (SoCon) for graduation rates for its student-athletes. Athletics is committed to ensuring that every student-athlete graduates. This means giving greater attention to study halls, tutoring and other means of coping with the additional pressures studentathletes face in balancing their academic and athletics goals. • WINNING – Athletics is committed to upgrading its competitiveness and dominating the SoCon in all sports by competing for and winning Conference championships and post-season competitions. • SUPPORT – Athletics has fostered support (financial and attendance) based on shared ownership among the following groups: University Administration; Faculty/Staff; Student Body; Alumni; Community. • PEOPLE – Athletics personnel includes coaches, administration and support staff are highly skilled at what they do and determined to help the student-athletes realize a meaningful and enjoyable experience during their tenure at WCU. • LIFE SKILLS – Athletics maintains a vibrant Life Skills program which is a model in the SoCon. Support for this program continues to foster the growth of student-athletes by emphasing the following commitments: academic excellence, athletic excellence, personnel development, career development and service. • FACILITIES – Athletic facilities are comparable to or better than any of those within SoCon. • COMPETITION – Athletics has enhanced its level of competition, thereby increasing the quality of play within the SoCon and the possibilities for post-season opportunities. • ATTITUDE – Athletics has developed a winning attitude. This sustained attitude, coupled with real success, has created a new winning tradition for Western. • GENDER AND MINORITY EQUITY – The athletics program reflects its commitment to ensuring equitable participation and treatment of men and women of all races and ethic origins.

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ADDITIONAL CATAMOUNT ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT STAFF MEMBERS

Michael Lee

Josh Baker

Director of Corporate Sponsorship

Director of Athletic Marketing

Kim Jamison

Andrew Browder

Athletic Department Administrative Assistant

Associate Head Athletic Trainer

Austin Burgess

Anita Puerto

Kourtney Kirby

Interim Director of Athletic Ticketing

Director of Student-Athlete Academic Support Services

Student-Athlete Academic Support Services Assistant

Helen Denbow

Kristen Harkins

Jessica Webster

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Mark Conlin

Molly McInerney

Phil Tizio

Ryan Jones

Kelsey Kearney

Student-Athlete Academic Support Services Assistant

Associate Director of Development

Director of Compliance

Assistant Director of Development

Nick Stenger

Director of Athletic Facilities

Assistant Director of Game Operations & Facilities

Miffy Henley

Brad Burgess

Assistant Director of Development

Assistant Director of Development

ADDITIONAL CATAMOUNT COACHING STAFF MEMBERS

Bobby Moranda Head Coach Baseball

Stacy Cantley

Assistant Coach Women’s Basketball

Nate Cocolin Assistant Coach Baseball

Safiya Grant

Assistant Coach Women’s Basketball

Brock Doud

Larry Hunter

Assistant Coach Baseball

Head Coach Men’s Basketball

Tierra Rudd

Ashley Morgan Crowe

Assistant Coach Women’s Basketball

Head Coach Cheerleading

Anquell McCollum

Brigham Waginger

Willie Freeman

Assistant Coach Men’s Basketball

Assistant Coach Men’s Basketball

Cale McDaniel

Tim Eckberg

Mallory Hetzel

Assistant Coach Men’s Basketball

Head Coach Cross Country / Track & Field

Head Coach Men’s Golf

Head Coach Women’s Golf

Stephen McDonald

Diretor of Men’s Basketball Operations

Chad Miller

Head Coach Women’s Soccer

Stephanie McCormick Head Coach Women’s Basketball

Todd Herman

Associate Head Coach Women’s Soccer

DIRECTORY INFORMATION Department Mailing Address: Western Carolina University Attn: Contact, Sport Ramsey Center – Athletics 92 Catamount Road Cullowhee, NC 28723 Erin Hamilton-McDaniel Volunteer Assistant Coach Women’s Soccer

Jim Clift

Head Coach Softball

Danielle Glosson Assistant Coach Softball

Michaela Kissell-Eddins Head Coach Women’s Tennis

Jacob Eddins

Associate Head Coach Women’s Tennis

Athletics Phone Number: (828) 227-7338 Toll Free Athletics: (800) 34-GOWCU Athletics Fax Number: (828) 227-7688 Camp Lab Fax Number: (828) 227-7079 All department phone numbers have an (828) area code and a 227-prefix

Karen Glover Head Coach Volleyball

Travis Nead

Assistant Coach Volleyball

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Jessica Graning Head Coach WCU Dance Team

Garrett Mize

Assistant Coach Athletic Performance

Tevone Allen

Assistant Coach Athletic Performance

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Media Relations.................... 2336/2339

Catamount Club............................... 3047

Football Press Box ........................... 2116

Equipment Room .............................2042

Basketball Press Row ....................... 2129

Football Office ................................. 2015

Baseball Press Box ..........................7020

Ramsey Center Office ....................... 2047

Soccer / Track Press Box .................. 7136

Ticket Office – Athletics.................... 2401

Softball Press Box .............................2741

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PERSONAL: Full name is Chandler Davis Addertion ... Is the son of William “Pete” and Renee Addertion ... His father is an 1984 graduate of Western Carolina ... Has one sibling, Cameron ... His grandfather played Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals, Montreal Expos, Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants.

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5-9  200  R-Sr.  LB Cornelia, Ga.  Habersham Central HS

NOTE: A walk-on, Cunningham was granted a full scholarship by head coach Mark Speir midway through preseason camp as a reward for his hard work and dedication. 2015 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR): Saw action in all 11 games both as a defensive reserve and on special teams ... Finished with two tackles on the season coming in the opener against Mars Hill (Sept. 5) ... Credited with forcing a fumble in WCU’s annual Spring Game ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

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6-3  210  R-Sr.  LS Graham, N.C.  Southern Alamance HS

2015 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR): Saw action in all 11 games on special teams as the long snapper ... Credited with seven seasonal tackles including five solo stops ... Recorded a season-high two tackles on the road at The Citadel (Sept. 12) ... Named to the 2015 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference team and to the 2015-16 SoCon Honor Roll. 2014 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 seasonal games as the special team’s long-snapper … Credited with one tackle, a solo stop against Chattanooga (Nov. 1) ... Continued to play a vital role in WCU’s special teams on punt coverage … Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll. 2013 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in all 12 games as the starting long snapper on the WCU punt team ... Credited with six tackles on special teams including five solo stops ... Made a career-high two tackles at Auburn ... Forced a fumble at Georgia Southern ... Named to the 2013 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference team ... Named to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll. 2012 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... Made the travel squad most weeks as a back-up long-snapper. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was a four-year Academic All-Conference selection at Southern Alamance High ... Hauled in 30 passes for 415 yards and a touchdown his senior season, leading the team in receiving at tight end ... Selected to the All-Region team in his final season ... Received a National Football Foundation Scholarship from the Corrigan/Faircloth Chapter ... Twice received the Southern High School Super Patriot Award ... Also played basketball and baseball as a prep, averaging nine points per game as a power forward on the hardwood while playing first base on the diamond ... Hit .375 with three homeruns in baseball ... Was selected as a team captain for football, basketball and baseball during his senior year ... Came to WCU as an invited walk-on.

2014 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 12 games between special teams and as a defensive substitution ... Listed as WCU’s primary holder on placekicks ... Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Playing for the Gold squad, credited with three tackles and forcing a fumble defensively during WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2013 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in three games as a reserve before suffering a season-ending knee injury ... Made his collegiate debut on Oct. 5 at Chattanooga ... Was not credited with any stats. 2012 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was a two-time All-Region selection, garnering honorable mention as a junior and second team plaudits as a senior ... Posted a career-high 20 tackles - the third most in a singlegame in school history - in a game against Loganville ... Was also named All-Region as a wrestler both his junior and senior year, finishing as the state 4-A runner-up in 2012. PERSONAL: Full name is Coleman Samuel Cunningham ... Is the son of Stuart and Luanne Cunningham ... Has two siblings; Lindy and Lauren. Year 2013 2014 2015 TOTALS

C O L E M A N C U N N I N G H A M ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S G UT AT Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU FR 3 0 0 0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 11 0 2 2.0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 26 0 2 2.0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0

FF Blkd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

COLEMAN CUNNINGHAM’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll (2014-15 & 2015-16)

C H A N D L E R A D D E R T I O N ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S Year 2013 2014 2015 TOTALS

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AT 1 0 2 3

Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU FR FF Blkd 6 0.0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0.0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0.0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0 1 0

CHANDLER ADDERTION’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: ........................................................... 2, twice: MR – at The Citadel (10/12/13) CHANDLER ADDER TION’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS 2013 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference Team 2015 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference Team Three-time Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll (2013-14, 2014-15 & 2015-16)

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solo stops and a team-best 10.5 tackles for loss – a mark that ranked him tied for fourth in the SoCon … Posted at least half a tackle for loss in nine of the team’s 11 games … Had a pair of sacks and three pass break-ups … Forced and recovered a fumble on the season … Finished with six-straight, double-digit tackle games … Twice posted a season-high 13 tackles including at home against Presbyterian (Oct. 2) and Samford (Oct. 24) … A careerhigh five of his 11 tackles at Wofford (Oct. 17) were for loss, finishing with 11 yards in losses ... the five TFL made him the SIXTH Catamount to record five TFL’s in a game – the first since Michale Spicer back in 2002 … Named second team All-Southern Conference by the league’s voting media members … Credited with a game-high nine tackles in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2014 (SOPHOMORE): Played in six of the team’s 12 games with four starts at linebacker … Missed six games – four at mid-season and the final two of the year – due to injury … Recorded 44 tackles in six games with 17 solo stops and 3.0 tackles for loss … Posted double-digit tackles twice including 10 against Brevard (Sept. 6) and a career-high 16 against The Citadel (Oct. 25) … Averaged 7.3 tackles per game over the six outings in which he saw action … Forced a fumble against Chattanooga (Nov. 1) and broke-up two passes. 2013 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in 11 of WCU’s 12 games on the season, missing the Auburn game ... Finished with 23 total tackles on the season including 14 solo stops and one tackle for loss and a pass break-up ... Tallied a then career-high six tackles including five solo stops against ACCfoe, Virginia Tech ... Posted his first career tackle for loss against Furman.

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NOTE: Spent part of fall, 2016 working with the defensive line ... Could see action on both sides of the line in 2016. 2015 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR): Played in all 11 games with one start at left tackle coming at Chattanooga (Oct. 31) … Was a part of an offensive line that helped produce WCU’s first 1,000-yard rusher since 2006. 2014 (JUNIOR): Did not participate in football while enrolled in school; rejoined the team for spring drills. 2013 (SOPHOMORE): Started four of the 12 games in which he saw action, opening the season with three-straight starts at offensive left guard ... Also saw time on placekicking special teams ... Helped WCU had four, 100-yard rushing performances on the season... Credited with one assisted tackle.

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played in 22 games as a two-year varsity letter winner at Cedar Grove High ... As a senior, finished third on the team with 88 total tackles including 55 solo stops and seven tackles for loss ... Credited with two quarterback sacks ... Had 31 tackles during his junior season with 21 solo hits. PERSONAL: Is the son of Tyson Dickson and Terria Brown.

T Y S O N D I C K S O N ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S Year 2013 2014 2015 TOTALS

2012 (FRESHMAN): Played in nine games along the offensive line and special teams making two starts at right tackle ... Made his first collegiate start against nationally-ranked Appalachian State, also starting at Alabama.

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UT 14 17 43 74

AT Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU FR FF Blkd 9 23 1.0–2 0–0 0–0 0 1 0 0 0 27 44 3.0–8 0–0 0–0 0 2 0 1 0 53 96 10.5–66 2–10 0–0 0 3 1 1 0 89 163 14.5–76 2–10 0–0 0 6 1 2 0

T YSON DICKSON’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: ................................................................................16, THE CITADEL (11/1/14) Tackles for Loss:........................................... 1.0, three times (MR: at Samford, 11/8/14) T YSON DICKSON’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS Nominated for the 2016 Allstate / AFCA Good Works Team Matched a WCU school-record with 5.0 TFLs at Wofford (10/17/15) 2015 Second Team All-Southern Conference (Media)

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Three-year letter winner and two-year starter at Millbrook High where he played both offensive and defensive line ... Earned All-CAP-8 conference accolades as a senior ... Was additionally named to the All-OT Football second team offense as selected and released on HighSchoolOT.com ... Listed as a Top 100 player at the ScoutingCarolina.com and made the All-Combine team at the Charlotte Nike SPARQ combine ... Also played basketball as a prep. PERSONAL: Full name is Matthew Allen James DeGraffinreed ... Is the son of Paul M. and Carmelitta M. DeGraffinreed ... Has an older sister, Hannah, who plays basketball at USC-Aiken ... He had two uncles play collegiate football - one at Miami (Ohio) and another at Ashland College, while one of his cousins played at Wittenberg College.

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PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Selected to the Cobb Senior Bowl as a senior ... Listed as a “dual threat quarterback” ... As a junior, threw for over 1,340 yards and 10 touchdowns, adding over 430 yards rushing and four scores ... Also ran track & field as a prep, competing in the high jump and sprint events ... Was joined by high school teammate – and former Catamount – Sertonuse Harris, to sign at WCU in 2012. PERSONAL: Full name is Curtis Bernard Goodman Jr., but goes by C.J. ... Is the son of Curtis Goodman Sr., and Monica Brown ... Has three siblings – Brent Brown, Jarrett Brown and Jordan Brown.

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5-11  185  R-Sr.  WR Mableton, Ga.  Pebblebrook HS

2015 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR): Saw action in all 11 of the team’s games with six appearances among the starting lineup … Caught 20 passes for 234 yards … Tallied a career-high 109 receiving yards on seven catches including a career-long 46-yard reception at The Citadel (Sept. 12) … Had six catches against Wofford (Oct. 17) … Returned eight punts for 71 yards, averaging 8.9 yards per return … Also had one kickoff return against Samford (Oct. 24), returning it 24 yards … Added one rush on the season on a 14-yard touchdown rush against Mercer (Oct. 10) for his first career score. 2014 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 of the team’s 12 games, missing The Citadel game after sustaining an injury at Mercer … Was WCU’s primary punt returner, returning 10 kicks for 110 yards … Returned a career-high four punts for 58 yards at Furman (Sept. 27) including a career-long return of 29 yards … Returned three punts against VMI (Nov. 15) … Caught a pair of passes on offense … Finished with 129 all-purpose yards … Converted back to running back during 2015 spring drills … Playing for the Purple squad, rushed once for 10 yards in WCU’s annual Spring Game 2013 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 games making three starts at wide receiver including his first career start in the season-opener at Middle Tennessee State ... Caught 16 passes for 182 yards, making his first career reception at MTSU ... Posted a career-high five catches in the seasonfinale against Appalachian State with a career-best 46 yards receiving against Furman ... Returned three kickoffs for a combined 51 yards with a long of 17 accomplished twice ... Credited with one tackle assist on the season.

2015 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR): Appeared in all 11 games on the year with four starts at tight end ... Finished the season with seven catches for 50 yards and a touchdown in the road win at VMI (Nov. 21) ... Hauled in a careerhigh six passes against the Keydets for 43 yards ... Credited with two solo tackles coming on special teams ... Caught six passes for a total of 50 yards and a touchdown in WCU’s annual Spring Game ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll. 2014 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 games with four starts at tight end, each coming at home … Caught six passes for 80 yards including a season-long 28-yard reception against Wofford (Oct. 11) … Tallied a season-high two receptions in the season-opener at USF (Aug. 30) … Also credited with three tackles … Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll … Sat out during most of 2015 spring drills. 2013 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in 11 of the team’s 12 games, missing the season finale at Appalachian State ... Made six starts at tight end ... Hauled in 10 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown ... Caught a career-best two passes in three different games ... Recorded his first career reception on a 15-yard completion against FBS-foe, Virginia Tech ... Tallied a pair of receptions for a career-best 79 receiving yards at Samford, posting a career-long catch of 65 yards - the second-longest reception by a Catamount on the year ... Caught an eight-yard touchdown pass in the home overtime win over Elon for his first collegiate score ... Was also credited with two tackles ... Named to the SoCon All-Freshman team. 2012 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action, taking a redshirt ... Converted from quarterback to wide receiver early in the 2012 season ... Made the move to tight end during spring drills ... Enrolled at Western Carolina for the spring semester in January, 2012 and participated in 2012 spring drills with the Catamount football team ... In the annual spring game, completed all three pass attempts for 13 yards while rushing for 27 on the ground.

2012 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted.

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C . J . G O O D M A N ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S G Rec Yds TD Lng Avg A/Gm PR Yds Lng 12 16 182 0 34 11.4 15.2 11 2 (-1) 0 6 -(0.5) -(0.1) 10 110 29 11 20 234 0 46 11.7 21.3 8 71 36 34 38 415 0 46 10.9 12.2 18 181 36

All Pur Yds 233 129 343 705

C.J. GOODMAN’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Rushes: ......................................................................................1, MERCER (10/10/15) Rushing Yardage: ......................................................................14, MERCER (10/10/15) Receptions: ..........................................................................7, at The Citadel (9/12/15) Receiving Yards: ................................................................109, at The Citadel (9/12/15) Punt Returns: ........................................................... 4, twice: MR – MARS HILL (9/5/15) Punt Return Yardage: ................................................................ 61, MARS HILL (9/5/15)

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PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Two-time Burke County Player of the Year and a three-time All-South Mountain Athletic Conference selection ... Garnered the league’s offensive player of the year plaudits as a junior after throwing for a school-record 2,652 yards and 30 touchdowns, adding 361 rushing yards and eight rushing TDs ... For his three-year varsity career, threw for 6,227 yards and 77 touchdowns, adding 1,008 yards rushing and 20 scores on the ground ... Set and matched a school-record with 30 passing touchdowns as both a junior and senior, collecting five passing touchdowns in four different games ... Selected to play in the North-South Shrine Bowl ... Also ran track and played golf as a prep. PERSONAL: Is the son of Mike Sr. and Barbara Helms ... His father, Mike, is a former football standout at Lenior-Rhyne and the head football coach at Freedom High while his mother played collegiate basketball at Wake Forest and currently coaches girls basketball at Hickory High ... Has a younger brother, Brandon.

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G 11 12 11 34

M I C H A E L H E L M S ’ C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S Rush Yds TD Lng Avg A/Gm Rec Yds TD Lng - 10 181 1 65 - 6 80 0 28 - 7 50 1 10 - 23 311 2 65

Avg A/Gm 18.1 16.5 13.3 6.7 7.1 4.5 13.5 9.1

MICHAEL HELMS’ SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Receptions: ................................................................................... 6, at VMI (11/21/15) Receiving Yards: ......................................................................79, at Samford (9/28/13) Receiving Touchdowns: ................................................1, twice: MR – at VMI (11/21/15)

2014 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in six of WCU’s 12 games with one start … Caught one pass for four yards in his start against Chattanooga (Nov. 1) … Returned a pair of kickoffs for 36 yards with a long of 21 yards at Alabama (Nov. 22) … Finished the season with 40 all-purpose yards … Playing for the Purple squad, hauled in four passes for 80 yards including a 48-yard reception during WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2013 (FRESHMAN): Played in 11 of the team’s 12 games on the year with one start at wide receiver ... Also saw time as a kick returner, recording five kickoff returns for 80 yards including a long of 22 in his collegiate debut at Middle Tennessee State ... Made his first collegiate start against Elon on Homecoming ... Caught two passes for 24 yards on the year, both coming against the Phoenix ... Finished the season with 104 all-purpose yards. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played both wide receiver and defensive back for head coach – and former Catamount – Brett Chappell ... Was a two-time All-Western North Carolina Athletic Conference selection ... Caught 55 passes for 960 yards and six touchdowns to go along with 274 rushing yards with a TD on the ground ... Defensively, credited with 33.5 tackles and an INT in his final season as a prep ... Tabbed as the WNC Athletic Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Year ... As a junior, made 43 receptions for 814 yards and eight touchdowns while also rushing for 405 yards and four TDs ... On defense, had a pair of interceptions ... One of just 100 players to attend the invitation-only Shrine Bowl combine in the summer of 2012. PERSONAL: Full name is Steffon Ardul Hill ... Son of Kenya and Grover Hill.

MICHAEL HELMS’ CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS 2013 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team Appeared on the 2014 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Tight Ends Watch List Two-time Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll (2014-15 & 2015-16)

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G Rec 11 2 6 1 9 38 17 3

S T E F F O N H I L L’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S Yds TD Lng Avg A/Gm KR Yds Lng 24 0 12 12.0 2.2 5 80 22 4 0 4 4.0 0.7 2 36 21 457 2 62 12.0 50.8 1 22 22 28 0 12 9.3 1.6 7 116 22

All Pur Yds 104 40 518 144

S T E F F O N H I L L’ S S I N G L E - G A M E C A R E E R H I G H S Rushes: ....................................................................................... 3, FURMAN (11/7/15) Rushing Yards: ............................................................................. 16, at VMI (11/21/15) Receptions: ............................................................................... 10, FURMAN (11/7/15) Receiving Yards: ....................................................................... 130, FURMAN (11/7/15) Kickoff Returns: ..........................................................3, at Middle Tennessee (8/29/13) All-Purpose Yards:.................................................................... 143, FURMAN (11/7/15)

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6-2  280  Sr.  OL Hudson, N.C.  South Caldwell HS

2015 (JUNIOR): Played in 11 games with one start coming at right guard in the season-opener against Mars Hill (Sept. 5) ... Also saw time on special teams ... Was a part of an offensive line that helped produce WCU’s first 1,000-yard rusher since 2006 ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

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5-11  195  Sr.  WR Hendersonville, N.C.  East Henderson HS

2015 (JUNIOR): Played in 10 of WCU’s 11 games on the season with four starts at wide receiver ... Finished the season second on the team with 38 catches for 457 receiving yards and two touchdowns ... Added nine rushes for 39 yards and a score ... Hauled in his first collegiate receiving TD at Chattanooga (Oct. 31) ... Posted a career-high 10 catches for 130 yards with a score in the home win over Furman (Nov. 7) ... Also rushed three times with a TD against the Paladins ... Including one kickoff return for 22 yards, accounted for 518 all-purpose yards and 18 points scored ... Caught four passes for 53 yards and a touchdown with three rushing touches during WCU’s annual Spring Game. CATAMOUNTSPORTS.COM

2014 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in all 12 games with nine starts along the offensive line including starting the first five games of the season … First five starts came at left guard while the remaining four starts came at right guard. 2013 (FRESHMAN): Played in nine games with a pair of starts along the offensive line ... Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at Middle Tennessee State before making his first start on the

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and scored on a safety in the Generals’ 36-6 win over Meadowcreek ... Selected to John Small’s squad in the annual Rivalries of Gwinnett All-Star Football Game PERSONAL: Is the son of Patricia Jackson ... Teammates nicknamed him “Gator.”

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G 11 10 11 32

F R E D M O O R I N G ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S UT AT Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU FR FF Blkd 7 11 18 2.5–7 1.0–3 0–0 0 1 0 0 0 3 4 7 1.0–1 1.0–1 0–0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 8 2.0–15 2.0–15 0–0 0 0 1 0 0 14 19 33 5.5–23 4.0–19 0–0 0 1 1 0 0

FRED MOORING’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: ............................................................................. 4, at Chattanooga (10/5/13) Tackles for Loss:.................................................... 1.0, three times (MR: VMI, 11/15/14) Sacks: ........................................................................... 1.0, twice (MR: VMI, 11/15/14)

road at Samford ... Also saw time on special teams as the long snapper on PATs and field goals ... Named to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was a three-year varsity starter for South Caldwell High and head coach Butch Carter helping the Spartans to back-to-back conference championships in his final two seasons ... Was a two-time All-Northwestern 3A/4A Conference selection and twice named first team AllCaldwell County ... Named the team Offensive MVP as a junior and senior while serving as a team captain both seasons ... As a senior, was selected to the East-West All-Star game ... Could see time as a long-snapper for the Catamounts. PERSONAL: Full name is Ethan Michael James ... Is the son of Mick and Laurie James ... Has one sibling, Landyn.

Fred MOORING 6-2  265  Sr.  DT Snellville, Ga.  Shiloh HS

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2015 (JUNIOR): Played in all 11 of the team’s games as a defensive substitution and on special teams … Recorded eight tackles including for solo stops and a pair of tackles for loss ... Tallied two sacks on the year … Posted three tackles in both the home win over Mars Hill (Sept. 5) and at Tennessee (Sept. 19) … Recovered a fumble at The Citadel (Sept. 12). 2014 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 10 of the team’s 12 games with one start coming at home against Catawba … Recorded seven tackles with three solo stops and one tackle for loss on a sack against VMI (Nov. 15) … Tallied three quarterback hurries including two to go along with a season-high two tackles against Catawba (Sept. 13) … Playing for the Purple squad, was credited with a quarterback hurry during WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2013 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in 11 of the team’s 12 seasonal games, making one start which came in the regular season finale against Appalachian State ... Made his collegiate debut in the seasonopener at FBS-foe, Middle Tennessee State ... Recorded tackles in 10 of the 11 games in which he played ... Credited with 18 tackles including seven solo stops and 2.5 tackles for loss with a sack ... Posted two tackles in his first game as a collegian including a sack against MTSU ... Broke up a pass on a deflection at the line of scrimmage at Samford ... Recorded a career-high four tackles including three solo stops at Chattanooga ... Was credited with six total stops with three sacks in WCU’s annual Spring Game. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played defensive line and running back as a prep ... Was a second-team All-County selection by the Gwinnett Touchdown Club as a senior ... Earned Defensive Player of the Week accolades on Sept. 4, 2012, recording seven tackles (four for losses), a sack, a forced fumble

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6-0  180  Sr.  DB North Augusta, S.C.  North Augusta HS

CAREER NOTE: Enters his senior season with nine career interceptions, just shy of WCU’s all-time top 10. 2015 (JUNIOR): Started all 11 of the team’s games at cornerback … Finished sixth on the Catamount squad with a single-season career-high 65 total tackles including 40 solo stops and three tackles for loss … Posted double-digit tackles twice including 13 against Mercer (Oct. 10) and a career-high 15 versus Samford (Oct. 24) … Named second team All-Southern Conference by both the league’s head coaches and voting media … Successfully defended a team-high tying five passes with two interceptions, both coming in the home win over Presbyterian (Oct. 2) … Was a preseason All-SoCon selection … Recorded seven tackles with a pass break-up and an interception in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2014 (SOPHOMORE): For a second-straight season, started all 12 games in the defensive secondary at corner back ... Recorded 61 tackles including 45 solo stops, ranking sixth on the WCU squad ... Led the Southern Conference with six interceptions and ranked second in the SoCon with 14 passes defended ... Named first team All-Southern Conference by the media and was a second team All-SoCon selection by the league’s head coaches ... Collected SoCon Defensive Player of the Week accolades after recording nine tackles including one for loss, forcing two fumbles and intercepting a pass against The Citadel (Oct. 25) ... Had an outstanding month of October that included a total of 25 tackles with 19 solo stops, three pass break-ups, three interceptions and two forced fumbles in earning Southern Conference Defensive Player of

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6-4  245  Sr.  DE Holly Springs, N.C.  Holly Springs HS

2015 (JUNIOR): Played in all 11 of the team’s games with one start at defensive end coming against Presbyterian (Oct. 2) in his first collegiate start … Finished with 23 tackles including six solo stops and half a tackle for loss recorded on a sack against Furman (Nov. 7) … Tallied a career-high seven tackles at The Citadel (Sept. 12) ... Credited with forcing a fumble in the road win at Wofford (Oct. 17) that led to WCU’s opening touchdown. 2014 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in all 12 games as a reserve along the defensive line and special teams … Finished with 19 tackles including six solo stops … Recovered a fumble in the season-opener against USF (Aug. 30) … Tallied a then career-high six tackles in the second game of the year against Brevard (Sept. 6) … Recorded three tackles in three separate games, vs. Catawba (Sept. 13), The Citadel (Oct. 25) and at Samford (Nov. 8) … Playing for the Gold squad, credited with two tackles in WCU’s annual Spring Game.

the Month for October ... Was just the fifth Catamount to earn a monthly honor from the SoCon dating back to 2003 and the first WCU player recognized since 2010 ... Recorded a career-high 10 tackles twice at Samford (Nov. 8) and at Alabama (Nov. 22) ... Playing for the Gold squad, credited with one tackle in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2013 (FRESHMAN): Started all 12 seasonal games at cornerback ... Finished his rookie campaign with 45 total tackles including 29 solo stops with one tackle for loss ... Tallied at least one tackle in all 12 seasonal games ... Named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team ... Was also selected to the third annual College Sports Journal 2013 Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) All-Freshman team ... Ranked eighth on the squad overall in terms of total tackles, and was second among his classmates ... Recorded four total pass break-ups with one interception against ACC-foe, Virginia Tech - made an athletic, leaping grab while fending off the Hokies’ receiver in thwarting a potential scoring play at the goal line ...Was also credited with forcing a fumble in the third quarter against The Citadel ... Recorded six tackles in WCU’s annual Spring Game. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played wide receiver and safety for head coach Dan Pippin at North Augusta High, leading the Yellow Jackets to the Division II Class AAAA state quarterfinals ... Helped North Augusta win 44 games over the past four seasons ... Tabbed the Augusta Chronicle’s South Carolina Football Player of the Year, as well as the 2012 Aiken Standard Defensive Player of the Year ... As a senior, recorded 119 tackles and three interceptions on defense ... Rushed for 226 yards and 10 touchdowns on just 38 carries, adding 441 receiving yards and five TDs, earning his team’s MVP award ... Scored a touchdown every 4.7 times he touched the ball on offense ... Selected to play in the North-South All-Star game.

2013 (FRESHMAN): Played in 11 of the team’s 12 games on the year, all as a reserve along the defensive front and on special teams ... Made his collegiate debut in the second game of the season at Virginia Tech, making his first career tackle against the ACC’s Hokies ... Finished with 10 tackles including three solo stops in his freshman season ... Charted a then career-high two tackles in three different games - setting the career-best at Samford and matching it against Wofford and Elon at home ... Missed portions of spring drills due to illness. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Earned All-Tri-Nine Conference accolades as a senior, garnering first team defense honors ... Selected as the Holly Springs High Defensive Player of the Year ... Played as a defensive lineman and linebacker as a prep ... Was named the overall MVP as a junior at the National Underclassmen combine held in Greensboro. PERSONAL: Full name is Daniel Lawrence Nash ... Is the son of Evelyn Worthy and step-father, Patrick Worthy ... Was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. ... Has an older brother, Michael Bayon Jr ... Is a member of the media ministry at his church, Wake Chapel, where he operates the boom camera during Sunday services.

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G 11 12 11 23

D A N I E L N A S H ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S UT AT Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU FR FF Blkd 3 7 10 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0 6 13 19 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 1 0 0 6 17 23 0.5–2 0.5–2 0–0 0 0 0 1 0 9 20 29 0.5–2 0.5–2 0–0 0 0 1 1 0

DANIEL N ASH’S SINGLE-G AME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: ................................................................................7, at The Citadel (9/12/15)

PERSONAL: Full name is Trey DeShaun Morgan ... Is the son of Lewuana Morgan ... Has one older sibling ... Grew up around mechanics and automotive work, likes to fix things and to work on cars.

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T R E Y M O R G A N ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S G UT AT Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU FR FF Blkd 12 29 16 45 1.0–3 0–0 1–3 0 4 0 1 0 12 45 16 61 2.0–6 0–0 6–0 0 8 2 4 0 11 40 25 65 3.0–6 0–0 2–0 0 5 0 0 0 35 114 57 171 6.0–15 0–0 9–3 0 17 2 5 0

TREY MORGAN’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: ................................................................................. 15, SAMFORD (10/24/15) Tackles for Loss:................................................1.0, twice (MR: THE CITADEL, 10/25/14) Interceptions: .................................................................... 2, PRESBYTERIAN (10/2/15) TREY MORG AN’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS 2013 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team College Sports Journal 2013 Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) All-Freshman Team 2014 First Team All-Southern Conference (Media) & Second Team (Coaches) Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week during 2014 season Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Month in October, 2014 2015 Second Team All-Southern Conference (Media & Coaches)

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5-10  200  Sr.  DB Gainesville, Ga.  Gainesville HS

2015 (JUNIOR): Started all 11 games in which he saw action in the defensive secondary … Finished third on the team with 75 total tackles including 22 solo stops and five tackles for loss … Recorded a sack at Texas A&M (Nov. 14) … Ranked tied for 14th in the SoCon with a 6.8 tackle per game average, posting at least twoor-more tackles in every outing … Tallied a pair of double-digit tackle games including 12 in the home win over Mercer (Oct. 10) and a career-high 15 tackles in the road win at VMI (Nov. 21) … Credited with two fumbles forced – one and a fumble recovery at The Citadel (Sept. 12) and one forced against Furman (Nov. 7) … Broke up a pair of passes, both coming against SEC-foe, Texas A&M. 2014 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 12 games in the defensive secondary between cornerback and safety … Was fifth on the WCU squad with 68 total tackles including 33 solo stops and one TFL … Charted tackles in each game with three-or-more hits recorded in 11 of the 12 games on the year … Tallied a career-high nine tackles three times during the season including at home against The Citadel (Oct. 25) and Chattanooga (Nov. 1) and again at top-ranked Alabama (Nov. 22) … Recorded five pass break-ups … Came up with an interception at Furman (Sept. 27), returning the pick 11 yards … Named to the 2014 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference team and to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll … Playing for the Purple squad, recorded four tackles in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2013 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 games on the season with one appearance in the starting lineup coming at Chattanooga ... Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at Middle Tennessee State, tallying his first career tackle ... Credited with 11 seasonal tackles including seven solo stops ... Recorded a then career-high four tackles twice including four at Chattanooga and at Appalachian State ... Tallied his first career interception against SEC-foe, Auburn, picking off a Jeremy Johnson pass over the middle, pulling it away from the receiver ... Also recovered a fumble against the Tigers ... Named to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Blocked a field goal attempt during WCU’s annual Spring Game. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: A four-year varsity letter winner, credited with 360 career tackles with 14 interceptions and a quarterback sack ... Was a two-time first team All-Area selection and earned All-State in his final season ... As a senior, posted a career-high 121 tackles and five INTs while also catching five passes for 296 yards and four touchdowns ... Had a 90-yard kickoff return for a TD against Apalachee High ... Returned an interception 72 yards and a fumble 35 yards for a touchdown in a state playoff game ... Tallied five receptions for 296 yards and four receiving touchdowns in his final season as a prep ... Finished with a career-best 136 total tackles including 88 solo stops as a junior ... Listed as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com.

PERSONAL: Full name is Fredtavious Diquan Payne ... Is the son of Anita Harrison, grandmother Edith Williams and aunt, Crystal Wilmont ... Has two siblings - Anika Carrington and Nikita Payne ... His cousin, A.J. Johnson, plays football at Tennessee ... Worked as a mentor and volunteered with local elementary schools and the Boys & Girls Club.

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G 12 12 11 35

UT 7 33 22 62

FRED AT 4 35 53 92

PAY N E ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU FR FF Blkd 11 0.0–0 0.0–0 1–0 0 0 1 0 0 68 1.0–5 0.0–0 1–11 0 5 0 0 0 75 5.0–17 1.0–5 0–0 0 2 1 2 0 154 6.0–22 1.0–5 2–11 0 7 2 2 0

F R E D PAY N E ’ S S I N G L E - G A M E C A R E E R H I G H S Tackles: ....................................................................................... 15, at VMI (11/21/15) Interceptions: .......................................................... 1, twice: MR – at Furman (9/27/14) F R E D PAY N E ’ S C A R E E R H O N O R S A N D A W A R D S Southern Conference Honor Roll (2013-14 & 2014-15) 2014 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference Team

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6-4  215  R-Sr.  WR Greenwood, S.C.  Greenwood HS

2015 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR): Started each of the 10 games in which he saw action, missing the season finale at VMI (Nov. 21) due to injury … Caught 24 passes to rank fifth on the team while his 354 receiving yards ranked him fourth … Ranked second on the team with a 14.8 yards per catch average – a mark that ranked him among the top five in the SoCon … Posted a season-high 128 receiving yards on four catches including a 75-yard TD reception on the first play of the season in the opener against Mars Hill (Sept. 5) … Recorded a season-high five catches against Furman (Nov. 7) … Added one kickoff return for a touchdown, taking an on-sides kick attempt against Samford (Oct. 24) 49 yards for the score … Was also credited with two tackles ... Was targeted a couple times before making a one-handed touchdown grab in the goal line period late in the scrimmage in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2014 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 of the team’s games with 11 starts at wide receiver … Ranked second on the WCU squad with 45 catches for 571 yards, averaging 47.6 receiving yards per game to rank ninth in the SoCon … His 3.8 receptions per game ranked him ranked seventh in the league … Recorded at least one catch in all 12 games including a season-high eight in the season-opener at USF (Aug. 30) … Posted two, 100-yard receiving games including a season-high 120 yards at Furman (Sept. 27) and 108 yards at Mercer (Oct. 18) … Paced the squad with 11 receiving touchdowns and 66 points, eighth in the SoCon … Was a twotime SoCon Offensive Player of the Week, collecting honors after a five catch, 120-yard, two TD performance at Furman and again after catching seven passes including a career-high three TDs at Mercer … Named first team All-Southern Conference by both the league’s head coaches and media … Playing for the Gold squad, caught four passes for 91 yards and a touchdown in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2013 (SOPHOMORE): Did not participate in football in the fall, rejoining the team for spring drills. 2012 (FRESHMAN): Played in nine of WCU’s 11 games including six starts at wide receiver, missing the final two games of the regular season ... Was second on the team with 39 receptions and 376 yards including a long of 47 yards with one touchdown reception ... Ranked fifth in the SoCon with a 4.3 receptions per game average while his 41.8 receiving yards per game ranked eighth ... Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener against Mars Hill, catching five passes for 16 yards ... In his first career start at ninth-ranked Wofford, caught a career-high nine passes for 91 yards ... Matched his career-best with nine catches for a career-high 139 yards at Elon, hauling in his first receiving TD on a 47-yard scoring strike from Troy Mitchell. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: In three seasons on the varsity squad, hauled in 104 passes for 2,111 yards and 15 touchdowns at Greenwood High including 1,042 yards and 12 scores as a senior ... Was selected as a senior team captain ... Guided the squad to back-to-back state championship finals appearances, garnering All-Lakelands and all-region plaudits as a senior ... Was chosen to

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2013 (FRESHMAN): Played in eight games with two starts ... Made his collegiate debut at ACC-foe, Virginia Tech, before starting the final two games of the season against Furman and at Appalachian State ... Recorded four receptions for a career-high 91 yards on the season, all coming in the season-finale at Appalachian State ... Tallied a career-long reception of 28 yards against the Mountaineers ... Hauled in a 49-yard catch over the middle to spur the game-winning drive for the Gold Squad in WCU’s annual Spring Game. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played both tight end and defensive end for head coach - and former Catamount - Brett Chappell ... Was a two-time All-Western North Carolina Athletic Conference selection as a junior and senior ... Named a Times-News All-Area selection ... As a senior, caught 35 passes for 779 yards and 18 touchdowns, a school record for a tight end ... Also credited with 35 tackles on defense ... Named the TE MVP as a junior at the National Underclassmen combine ... Also played basketball as a prep. PERSONAL: Full name is Aaron Tyler Sexton ... Is the son of Charles and Jodi Sexton.

play in the North-South Shrine Bowl ... Helped the school record the most wins over a twoyear period in school history (26-4) ... Also played basketball as a prep.

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PERSONAL: Full name is Kenneth Spearman Robinson, but goes by Spearman ... Is the son of Ken and Barbara Robinson ... His uncle played football at Western Carolina. S P E A R M A N R O B I N S O N ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S Year G Rush Yds TD Lng Avg A/Gm Rec Yds TD Lng Avg A/Gm 2012 9 - 39 376 1 47 4.3 41.8 2014 12 - 45 571 11 44 12.7 47.6 2015 10 - 24 354 1 75 14.8 35.4 TOTALS 31 - 108 1,301 13 75 12.0 42.0

G 8 12 10 30

T YLER Rush Yds -

S E X T O N ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S TD Lng Avg A/Gm Rec Yds TD Lng 4 91 0 28 8 93 3 31 31 385 3 45 43 569 6 45

Avg A/Gm 22.8 11.4 11.6 7.8 12.4 38.5 13.2 19.0

T YLER SEXTON’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Receptions: ............................................................................. 6, SAMFORD (10/24/15) Receiving Yards: ...................................................................102, SAMFORD (10/24/15) Receiving Touchdowns: ........................................ 1, six times: MR – FURMAN (11/7/15) T YLER SEXTON’S’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS 2015 First Team All-Southern Conference (Coaches & Media)

SPEARMAN ROBINSON’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Receptions: ................................................................. 9, twice (MR: at Elon, 10/20/12) Receiving Yards: ........................................................................ 139, at Elon (10/20/12) Receiving Touchdowns: ............................................................. 3, at Mercer (10/18/14) Kickoff Return Yards: ..............................................................49, SAMFORD (10/24/15) SPEARMAN ROBINSON’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS 2014 First Team All-Southern Conference (Coaches & Media) Two-time Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Week during 2014 season

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6-4  260  Sr.  TE Flat Rock, N.C.  East Henderson HS

2015 (JUNIOR): Appeared in 10 of the team’s 11 games with eight starts at tight end … Suffered a broken arm at Texas A&M (Nov. 14) that forced him to miss the regular season finale at VMI and sidelined him much of 2015 spring drills ... Collected first team All-Southern Conference honors from both the league’s head coaches and voting media … Finished fourth on the team in both receptions (31) and receiving yards (385), averaging 12.4 yards per catch … Was tied for second on the team with three receiving TDs … Posted receptions in all but one game he played … Opened the year with back-to-back, five-catch outings against Mars Hill (Sept. 5) and at The Citadel (Sept. 12) … Caught a career-best six passes for a career-high 102 yards in the win against Samford (Oct. 24). 2014 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in all 12 of the team’s games with three starts at tight end … Caught eight passes for a career-best 93 yards on the season with three receiving touchdowns … Hauled in his first career touchdown on a 31-yard strike over the middle at Presbyterian (Oct. 4) … Also recorded scores against The Citadel (Oct. 25) and VMI (Nov. 15) at home … Playing for the Purple squad, caught two passes for eight yards in WCU’s annual Spring Game.

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6-1  240  Sr.  DE Indian Trail, N.C.  Porter Ridge HS 2015 (JUNIOR): Saw action in 11 games, making his first collegiate start at SECfoe, Tennessee (Sept. 19) ... Finished with 30 tackles including 16 solo stops and 1.5 tackles for loss coming on 1.5 sacks ... Recorded four-or-more tackles five times including posting a career-best five stops at The Citadel (Sept. 12) ... Posted a career-best tackle for loss against Mercer (Oct. 10) ... Scooped up

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a fumble recovery at Texas A&M (Nov. 14), returning it 11 yards for his first career touchdown ... Credited with one quarterback hurry ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

6-0  190  Jr.  P Charlotte, N.C.  Hough HS

2014 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in each of WCU’s 12 games as a defensive reserve and on special teams … Recorded 10 tackles including five solo stops with one tackle for loss coming as a part of a then career-high four tackles and a quarterback hurry against Catawba (Sept. 13) … Tallied a pass break-up against The Citadel (Oct. 25) … Playing for the Gold squad, credited with four tackles including a sack in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2013 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 games as a defensive reserve ... Made his collegiate debut in the seasonopener against Middle Tennessee State ... Credited with five tackles including three solo stops ... Made his first career tackle against Wofford ... Finished with a career-high two tackles against Appalachian State in the season finale ... Credited with a game-high seven tackles for the Purple Squad in WCU’s annual Spring Game. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Helped guide Porter Ridge High to the NCHSAA football finals two-straight seasons as the Western Region champion ... Playing as a defensive end, recorded 90 total tackles including 20 for loss as a senior as a part of earning the Southern Carolina Conference Defensive Player of the Year accolades ... Credited with 10 quarterback sacks, 21 QB hurries, four fumble recoveries including one for a touchdown and one interception ... Was selected to the first team defense on the Charlotte Observer All-Area team ... Had 68 total tackles as a junior with 10.5 sacks and 12 quarterback hurries. PERSONAL: Full name is Avery Maurice Worsham ... Is the son of Antonio and Latonja Worsham ... Has an older sister, Kayla, who serves in the United States Army.

Year 2013 2014 2015 TOTALS

G 12 12 11 35

A V E R Y W O R S H A M ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S UT AT Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU 3 2 5 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 5 5 10 1.0–1 0.0–0 0–0 0 1 16 14 30 1.5–6 1.5–6 0–0 1 0 24 21 45 2.5–7 1.5–6 0–0 1 1

FR FF Blkd 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0

AV E R Y W O R S H A M ’ S S I N G L E - G A M E C A R E E R H I G H S Tackles: ................................................................................5, at The Citadel (9/12/15) Tackles for Loss:....................................................1.0, twice: MR – MERCER (10/10/15) AV E R Y W O R S H A M ’ S C A R E E R H O N O R S A N D A W A R D S Southern Conference AcademicHonor Roll (2015-16)

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Destry BARNWELL

2015 (SOPHOMORE): Traveled and dressed for each of the team’s 11 games, but only saw action in one game after the preseason battle for the starting punter position ... Punted one time, pooching a 32-yard kick and downing it inside the Mars Hill 20-yard line in the home opener ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll. 2014 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 11 of the team’s 12 games on the season as the first string punter … Punted 53 times with an average of 39.8 yards per kick, downing 11 inside the opponents’ 20-yard line … Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at USF (Aug. 30), punting a careerhigh eight times for 311 yards … Connected on the first 50-yard punt of his career against Catawba (Sept. 13), a 58-yard boot … Tallied six, 50-or-longer punts on the season including a career-long 61-yard kick against Chattanooga (Nov. 1) … Finished with two tackles on the year including a solo stop at Furman (Sept. 27) and an assisted tackle at Mercer (Oct. 18). PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: In 12 games as a senior in 2013, punted 33 times for 1,358 yards and an average of 41.2 per punt ... Named All-I-Meck 4-AConference and the I-Meck 4-A Conference Punter of the Year ... Also earned Punter of the Year accolades in the 3rd Annual Greater Charlotte Football Awards Banquet ... Punted 45 times in 11 games as a junior for 1,614 yards, averaging 35.9 yards en route to earning all-conference plaudits ... In his final two years as a prep, averaged 38.1 yards per punt ... Held a two-star ranking from 247Sports. D E S T R Y B A R N W E L L’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S Year Punts Yds Avg. TB FC In20 50+ Lng FG-FGA PAT 2014 53 2,110 39.8 7 5 11 6 61 – – 2015 1 32 32.0 0 0 1 0 0 – – TOTALS 54 2,142 39.7 7 5 12 6 61 – –

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D E S T R Y B A R N W E L L’ S S I N G L E - G A M E C A R E E R H I G H S Most Punts: .......................................................................8, at South Florida (8/30/14) Longest Punt:.................................................................... 61, CHATTANOOGA (11/1/14) D E S T R Y B A R N W E L L’ S C A R E E R H O N O R S A N D A W A R D S Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll (2015-16)

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6-0  205  R-So.  P Marietta, Ga. Fellowship Christian 2015 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in all 11 games for the Catamounts as the starting punter ... Punted 58 times for 2,534 yards, averaging 43.7 yards per kick -- the second-best average in the SoCon and eighth nationally ... Booted 14 punts of 50-or-more yards ... Downed 22 of his 58 kicks inside the opponent 20-yard line with just five touchbacks ... First career punt came against Mars Hill (Sept. 5), punting five times in the game with all five downed inside the Lions’ 20-yard line ... Punted a career-high 10 times at Tennessee (Sept. 19) ... Crested 60-yards on punts three-times including a career-long boot of 65 yards against Samford (Oct. 24) ... Named first team All-Southern Conference by the league’s head coaches and second team All-SoCon by the voting media ... Was also selected to the SoCon All-Freshman team ... Was a national finalist for the STATS FCS Freshman of the Year ... Was a second team All-America selection by College Sports Madness ... Listed on the College Sporting News “Fabulous FIfty” All-America squad as a punter ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll. 2016 CATAMOUNT FOOTBALL

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Mitchell CHANCEY

2014 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted.

6-0  220  So.  LB Asheville, N.C.  Erwin HS

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Though he played predominantly at the punter position, also has experience as a wide receiver and quarterback as a prep ... Was a first team all-region selection as a punter as a senior, also earning second team all-state plaudits from the Cedrick Oglesby Kicking Academy ... Ranked fourth on Kornblue Kicking’s Fab Top 50 Punters rankings ... Also played soccer as a prep for a ranked Fellowship Christian boys program.

Year 2015

Punts 58

I A N B E R R Y M A N ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S Yds Avg. TB FC In20 50+ Lng FG-FGA 2,534 43.7 5 11 22 14 65 –

2015 (FRESHMAN): Played in eight games, mostly on special teams and as a defensive reserve ... Credited with three tackles including a solo stop ... Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener against Mars Hill (Sept. 5) ... Tallied his first career tackle at The Citadel (Sept. 12) ... Credited with eight stops in WCU’s annual Spring Game.

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PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played both running back and linebacker in high school ... Was the 2014 Mountain Athletic Conference (MAC) Defensive Player of the Year and an Asheville Citizen-Times All-Western North Carolina selection ... Recorded 159 tackles including 11 tackles for loss in his final season ... Set a school single-game record for tackles with 26 in a 27-24 win at Reynolds on Sept. 25, 2014 ... Also participated in the shot put in track & field as a prep ... High school coach was Mike Sexton.

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IAN BERRYMAN’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Most Punts: ......................................................................... 10, at Tennessee (9/19/15) Longest Punt:.........................................................................65, SAMFORD (10/24/15)

PERSONAL: Full name is Mitchell Aaron Chancey ... Is the son of Debbie Chancey ... Has an older brother, Matthew.

IAN BERRYMAN’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS 2015 First Team All-Southern Conference (Coaches) and Second Team (Media) 2015 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team National Finalist for STATS FCS Freshman of the Year Second Team All-America selection by College Sports Madness Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll (2015-16)

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6-2  285  R-So.  OL Raleigh, N.C.  Cardinal Gibbons HS

Year 2015

G 8

M I T C H E L L C H A N C E Y ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S UT AT Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU FR FF Blkd 1 2 3 0.0–0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0

MITCHELL CHANCEY’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: ...................................................1, three times: MR – at Texas A&M (11/14/15)

2015 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not see game action. 2014 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action, taking a redshirt ... Participated in spring drills. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played football and wrestled at Cardinal Gibbons High ... Was a part of three championships teams at CGHS.

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Nathan DALTON

6-7  315  R-So.  OL East Flat Rock, N.C.  East Henderson HS 2015 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in all 11 of the team’s games with nine-consecutive starts at right guard to end the season ... Graded out at over 82-percent on the season along the offensive line ... Named to the 2015 Southern Conference All-Freshman team ... Was a part of an offensive line that helped produce WCU’s first 1,000-yard rusher since 2006 ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

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5-10  180  Jr.  DB Garysburg, N.C.  Northampton County HS

2015 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in all 11 games, each as a defensive reserve and on special teams … Credited with 20 tackles including 13 solo stops … Twice recorded a career-best five tackles against Mars Hill (Sept. 5) and at Wofford (Oct. 17) … Intercepted two passes, tallying his first career pick against Mars Hill and second against Wofford, also charting a pass break-up at SEC-foe, Tennessee (Sept. 19) … On special teams, returned two kickoffs for a total of 35 yards including a long of 22 yards at Chattanooga (Oct. 31). 2014 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 games on special teams and as a defensive substitution … Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at USF (Aug. 30) … Finished with 17 tackles including 11 solo stops … Credited with four pass break-ups … Tallied his first career tackle at home against Brevard (Sept. 6) … Posted a then career-high four tackles including three solo stops against Catawba (Sept. 13) … Tallied his first pass break-up at Mercer (Oct. 18) … Tallied one rush on offense, carrying the ball 16 yards on an end-around vs. The Citadel (Oct. 25) … Also returned one kickoff 21 yards at Samford (Nov. 8) … Playing for the Purple squad, credited with four tackles including one for loss and a pair of pass break-ups in WCU’s annual Spring Game. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: A four-sport athlete who played quarterback and in the defensive secondary as a safety on the football gridiron ... Rushed for 1,752 yards and 20 touchdowns on offense and recorded a team-high seven interceptions as a senior... Recorded a 419 yard rushing performance with four touchdowns in a win over Granville Central ... Named N.C. Preps 1-A All-State as a defensive back ... Earned “best camper” title at the Steve Wilkes Defensive Back Camp ... Also ran track as a prep, finishing second in the state at the 1-A level in the 400-meter dash ... High school coach was George Privott. PERSONAL: Is the son of Winnie Webb.

2014 (FRESHMAN): Part of WCU’s 2014 National Signing Day class ... Took a redshirt ... Enrolled in the spring semester at Western Carolina and went through spring drills. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was named the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference lineman of the year ... Named to the Asheville Citizen-Times AllWNC team ... Graded out at 90-percent with 46 pancake blocks for East Henderson ... Selected to represent North Carolina in the Shrine Bowl ... Also played along the defensive front, finishing with 67 tackles including 29 solo stops ... Listed as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com. PERSONAL: Is the son of Lee and Jeannine Dalton.

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6-2  285  Jr.  DT Carrboro, N.C.  Carrboro HS

2015 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 11 games with three starts at defensive tackle ... Finished with 15 total tackles including five solo stops ... Recorded 3.5 tackles for loss including half a sack against Furman (Nov. 7) ... Posted three tackles in three games ... WIth three tackles in the season-opener aganst Mars Hill (Sept. 5), a career-best two were tackles for loss ... Credited with five stops including a pair of sacks in WCU’s annual Spring Game ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

K E I O N C R O S S E N ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S Year 2014 2015 TOTALS

G 12 11 23

UT 11 13 24

AT 6 7 13

Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU FR FF Blkd 17 0.0–0 0–0 0–0 0 4 0 0 0 20 0.0–0 0–0 2–15 0 1 0 0 0 37 0.0–0 0–0 2–15 0 5 0 0 0

KEION CROSSEN’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: ................................................................ 5, twice: MR – at Wofford (10/17/15) Interceptions: ....................................................... 1, twice: MR – at Wofford (10/17/15)

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2014 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in all 12 of the team’s games with seven starts along the defensive front … Finished with 19 tackles including nine solo stops and half a tackle for loss … Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at USF (Aug. 30) … Made his first career tackle against Brevard (Sept. 6) … His first collegiate career start came at Furman (Sept. 27) … Had two streaks of three-consecutive starts in a row … Credited with a career-high six tackles in the home win over Wofford (Oct. 11), adding a blocked kick to his tally … Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll … Playing for the Gold squad, credited with two tackles including one for loss in WCU’s annual Spring Game.

Sprinter on Lee County’s indoor track and field teams in 2012 and 2013 ... Also participated in Lee County’s DECA and FCA clubs. PERSONAL: Is the son of James and Kasandra Foushee ... His sister, Jasmine, is a member of Campbell University’s track and field team.

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was a two-time All-Carolina 10 2A/1A Conference lineman ... In 2012, was named All-Area as an offensive lineman ... Also played basketball as a prep ... High school coach was Jason Tudryn. PERSONAL: Is the son of Beverly Thompson.

Bobby GIBBS

E Z AV I A N D U N N ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S Year 2014 2015 TOTALS

G 12 11 23

UT 9 5 14

AT 10 10 20

2015 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Was a part of the travel team numerous times, seeing action in one game on the year ... Made his collegiate debut at Tennessee (Sept. 19), where he was credited with a tackle assist.

E Z AV I A N D U N N ’ S S I N G L E - G A M E C A R E E R H I G H S Tackles: ................................................................................... 6, WOFFORD (10/11/14) Tackles for Loss:.......................................................................2.0, MARS HILL (9/5/15)

2014 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted.

E Z AV I A N D U N N ’ S C A R E E R H O N O R S A N D A W A R D S Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll (2014-15 & 2015-16)

Randall EMERSON 6-2  210  R-So. Wilmington, N.C.

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TE  Hoggard HS 

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was a three-year defensive starter for Randleman HS and a two-time All-Pac-6 Conference player ... Recorded three interceptions, had eight pass breakups, and made 35 total tackles as a senior ... Also scored three returns for touchdowns ... Averaged 23 yards on punt returns and 39 yard on kickoff returns, scoring on three returns for TDs .... Also contributed on the offensive side as a wide receiver and kick returner ... During his senior season, tallied 212 rushing yards on 20 carries with a touchdown, adding 161 receiving yards on 10 receptions with three scores.

2015 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not see game action ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll

Zachary GREENE

2015 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in all 11 games as a defensive reserve and on special teams … Finished the year with 11 tackles including three solo stops … Posted a career-best three tackles at SEC-foe, Tennessee (Sept. 19) … Recovered a fumble in the home win over Furman (Nov. 7) … Credited with eight tackles in WCU’s annual Spring Game, three going for loss with a pair of sacks.

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played both football and basketball at Hoggad High, earning Star News Player of the Week on the gridiron as a senior after throwing a 25-yard touchdown pass on a first quarter trick play and added an 8-yard TD reception as a part of a six-catch, career-high 93 yard receiving day. RANDALL EMERSON’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll (2015-16)

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5-9  205  R-So.  RB Sanford, N.C.  Guilford College / Lee County HS

2015 (SOPHOMORE): Transferred to Western Carolina from Guilford College ... Sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules ... Rushed 14 times for a team-best 86 yards and a touchdown during WCU’s annual Spring Game. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Lettered two seasons at Lee County High for head coach Burton Cates ... Was an All-Tri 9 Conference selection ... Earned the team’s Most Improved Player award ... In 2012, rushed for over 1,200 yards and 23 touchdowns in helping the Yellow Jackets to their best record (8-4) in 30 yeards ... Was an academic all-conference honoree ... Named Most Valuable

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6-3  245  R-So.  DE Randleman, N.C.  Randleman HS

2014 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted.

James FOUSHEE

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5-10  195  R-So.  DB Randleman, N.C.  Randleman HS

Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU FR FF Blkd 19 0.5–1 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0 15 3.5–11 0.5–3 0–0 0 0 0 0 0 34 4.0–12 0.5–3 0–0 0 0 0 0 0

2014 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... Playing for the Purple squad, credited with one tackle in WCU’s annual Spring Game. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Began his prep career at Southwestern Randolph High before finishing his career as a defensive end at Randleman High ... Named to the All-Randolph County team as a junior after recording 93 tackles ... Also played baseball as a prep. PERSONAL: Is the son of Randy and Glynis Greene ... Has a brother, Gabi ... Intends on majoring in natural resource management. Z A C H A R Y G R E E N E ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S Year 2015

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G 11

UT 3

AT 8

Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU FR FF Blkd 11 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 1 0 0

ZACHARY GREENE’S SINGLE-G AME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: ................................................................................. 3, at Tennessee (9/19/15)

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6-1  195  Jr.  QB Rabun Gap, Ga.  Rabun County HS

2015 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 11 of the team’s games as a back-up quarterback and primary holder on placekicks ... Completed 16-of-28 passing for 130 yards ... Rushed six times for 15 yards ... Set careerhighs with 10 pass completions among 16 pass attempts for a career-best 77 yards against Mercer (Oct. 10) ... Completed three passes for 20 yards with an interception in WCU’s annual Spring Game ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

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2014 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in three games at quarterback, each in a reserve role … Finished 1-for-3 for 12 yards … Made his collegiate debut late in the game at Presbyterian (Oct. 4) … Tossed an interception on his first pass attempt at PC … Completed his first pass for a 12-yard gain against Chattanooga (Nov. 1) … Credited with two rush attempts against Chattanooga … Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll … Playing for the Gold squad, connected on 14-of-29 passes for 185 yards and a touchdown in WCU’s annual Spring Game

2015 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in seven games on the year, each as a defensive substitute and in special teams … Finished the year with nine tackles including eight solo stops … Racked up 305 all-purpose yards on 14 kickoff returns, averaging 43.6 all-purpose yards per game … Posted a career-best 102 return yards on four kickoff returns at VMI (Nov. 21) including a career-long of 37 yards.

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Passed for over 3,500 yards in his final two seasons of high school including over 2,300 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior ... Was an offensive honorable mention at QB on the 8-AA All-Region team ... In addition to quarterback, also played in the defensive secondary as a prep, moving to the position primarily as a senior after a thumb injury ... Played for former Catamount Lee Shaw at Rabun County HS.

Tra HARDY 5-11  185  Jr.  DB Vidalia, Ga.  Vidalia HS

2014 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in six games on special teams and as a defensive reserve … Finished with two tackles, both solo stops … Made his collegiate debut in the home-opener against Brevard (Sept. 6), recording his first career tackle in the win … Matched his career-best tackle with one against The Citadel (Oct. 25) … Playing for the Purple squad, credited with three tackles including a sack while also recording an interception and a pass break-up in WCU’s annual Spring Game.

WES HOLCOMBE’S Year G Cmp–Att–Int Pct Yds TD 2014 3 1-3-1 33.3 12 0 2015 11 16-28-0 57.1 130 0 TOTALS 14 17-31-1 54.8 142 0

C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S Lng A/Gm Rush Yds TD Lng Avg A/Gm 12 4.0 2 (-4) 0 1 (-2) (-1.3) 19 11.8 6 15 0 9 2.5 1.4 19 10.1 8 11 0 9 1.4 0.8

WES HOLCOMBE’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Pass Completions: ....................................................................10, MERCER (10/10/15) Pass Attempts:..........................................................................16, MERCER (10/10/15) Passing Yards: ......................................................................... 77, MERCER (10/10/15)

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: A solid, all-round performer who is a three-sport standout ... Was named to the AJC AA AllState team and the 2-AA Offensive Player of the Year ... Named to the Georgia Coaches Association All-State team as a defensive back and Earned Enmark All-Star team honors as a running back ... Accounted for 30 total touchdowns during his senior season ... Rushed for 1,672 yards and 24 touchdowns with 10 catches for 218 receiving yards and two scores ... Defensively, finished with 58 tackles and two sacks ... Recorded five interceptions returning two for touchdowns including a 90 yard, pick-six against Atkinson County ... Started three years at cornerback ... Was also key in the Indians’ special teams on kick returns, returning a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns in earning first team All-Middle Georgia honors ... Scored six touchdowns in a single game against Metter on Sept. 27, 2013, compiling 183 rushing yards on 17 carries with a 55-yard TD reception ... Also played basketball and baseball as a prep, starting for both squads ... High school coach was Lee Chomskis.

WES HOLCOMBE’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll (2014-15 & 2015-16)

PERSONAL: Full name is Travares Hardy, but prefers to go by Tra (pronounced Tray) ... Is the son of Gregg Hardy and Constance Durden.

T R A H A R D Y ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S Year 2014 2015 TOTALS

G 6 7 13

UT 2 8 10

AT 0 1 1

Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU FR FF Blkd 2 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0

TRA HARDY’S SINGLE-G AME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: ................................................................................... 4, SAMFORD (10/24/15) Kickoff Returns: ...........................................................4, twice – MR: at VMI (11/21/15) Kickoff Return Yardage: .............................................................. 102, at VMI (11/21/15) Long Kickoff Return:..................................................................... 37, at VMI (11/21/15)

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Corey HOLLOWAY

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5-10  210  R-So.  RB Atlanta, Ga.  Eagle’s Landing HS 2015 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in seven games as a back-up running back ... Rushed for 239 yards on 53 carries with four touchdowns on the ground ... Added nine catches for 220 yards ... Made his collegiate debut with a five-carry, 58-yard outing, scoring his first career touchdown in the opener against Mars Hill (Sept. 5) on a six-yard run in the fourth quarter ... Tallied his second career rushing score on five carries at Wofford (Oct. 17) ... Posted a two-rushing TD game against Samford (Oct.

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24) ... Caught a career-high three passes at Chattanooga (Oct. 31) ... Rushed five times for 50 yards in WCU’s annual Spring Game ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Bishop McGuinness, was 49-for-53 on PATs and 7-for-10 on field goals, scoring 70 total kicking points ... Had a 4.5 star kicker rating through Chris Sailer, and received class of 2015 honorable mention status ... Also was a running back and safety at BMHS ... High school coach was Todd Willert.

2014 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... For the Gold squad in WCU’s annual Spring Game, rushed nine times for 26 yards including a seven-yard touchdown rush. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was a four-year varsity letter winner in football ... Is a physical runner with good vision that amassed over 1,300 all-purpose yards including 1,093 on the ground en route to earning his team’s MVP award as a senior, helping Eagle’s Landing High record a school-record for wins ... Led the team with 10 rushing touchdowns as a part of first team All-Region honors at running back ... Recorded 200 receiving yards as a senior ... Also saw time on defense at linebacker over his final two seasons, tallying 44 tackles including 34 solo stops ... Earned the Good Citizenship Award from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution ... As a junior, rushed for 1,449 yards and nine touchdowns ... High school coach was Joe Teknipp.

PERSONAL: Full name is Logan Lee Howard ... Is the son of Lee and Tracy Howard ... Has a younger brother, Trevor ... Holds a black belt in martial arts and is a three-time world champion kickboxer.

Year 2015

G 7

C O R E Y H O L L O W AY ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S Rush Yds TD Lng Rec Yds TD Lng KR Yds TD Lng 53 239 4 18 9 20 0 5 - - -

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Austin JACOBS

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6-4  275  R-Jr.  OL Four Oaks, N.C.  Cleveland HS

2015 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Played in one game along the offensive line, seeing snaps in the home win over Furman (Nov. 7) ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

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6-0  190  So.  PK Kernersville, N.C.  East Forsyth HS 2015 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 11 of WCU’s games after earning the starting placekicker duties … Finished the year ranked second on the squad in scoring with 69 points, a mark which ranked him sixth in the SoCon … Finished 12-of-14 (85.7%) on field goals to rank second in the Southern Conference … Was 33-of-35 on PATs … Finished tied for second in the SoCon with an 85.7-percent success rate on field goals, averaging 1.09 per game ... Was perfect both between 20-29 yards and 4049 yards with a pair of 40-yard boots in the win over Presbyterian (Oct. 2) including a careerlong of 46 which earned him SoCon Special Teams Player of the Week … Successfully kicked two field goals in three games and was a career-best 6-for-6 on PATs twice in wins over Samford (Oct. 24) and Furman (Nov. 7) … Named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team … Split the uprights on all six point after touchdown attempts and connected on a pair of field goals including kicks of 45 -- one-yard shy of his career-best -- and 29 yards in WCU’s annual Spring game. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played one season at East Forsyth as a senior after transferring from Bishop McGuinness High ... Connected on 75 of his 76 point after touchdown attempts and was 7-for-9 on field goals with a long of 48 yards ... His 96 points on the season were sixth in North Carolina among placekickers ... A combined 51 of his 98 seasonal kickoff attempts went for touchbacks ... Earned All-Piedmont Triad 4-A Conference accolades as a senior as the top kicker as a part of EFHS’s 10-1, conference championship squad ... Collected All-Greensboro/Triad and all-region honors ... Was East Forsyth High’s special teams MVP ... In two seasons at

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LOG AN HOWARD’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS 2015 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team Southern Conference Special Teams Player of the Week during 2015 season

C O R E Y H O L L O W AY ’ S S I N G L E - G A M E C A R E E R H I G H S Rushes: ........................................................................... 15, PRESBYTERIAN (10/2/15) Rushing Yards: .............................................. 58, twice – MR: PRESBYTERIAN (10/2/15) Rushing Touchdowns:............................................................... 2, SAMFORD (10/24/15) Receptions: ..................................................................... 3, at Chattanooga (10/31/15) Receiving Yards: .............................................6, twice – MR: at Chattanooga (10/31/15)

Logan HOWARD

L O G A N H O W A R D ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S Yds Avg. TB FC In20 50+ Lng FG-FGA Pct. – – – – – – – 12-14 85.7

LOG AN HOWARD’S SINGLE-G AME CAREER HIGHS Most FGs Made:................................................. 2, three time – MR: FURMAN (11/7/15) Longest FG Made: ............................................................ 46, PRESBYTERIAN (10/2/15) Points Scored: .........................................................12, twice – MR: FURMAN (11/7/15)

PERSONAL: Full name is Corey Justin Holloway ... Is the son of G. Reginald and Donna J.L. Holloway ... Is one of four children in the Holloway family.

Year 2014

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2014 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in two games along the offensive line ... Made his collegiate debut in the home-opener against Brevard (Sept. 6), also seeing playing time in the first-place battle with Chattanooga (Nov. 1). 2013 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... Named to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played along the offensive and defensive line at Cleveland HS for head coach Marc Morris, leading the Rams to an 11-win season and the eastern 3-AA regional championship game in 2012 ... As a senior, earned All-Eastern Carolina Conference (ECC) honors ... Recorded 69 tackles including 29 tackles for loss, five sacks, recovered three fumbles while forcing two and had an interception ... In November of 2012, was named the Student-Athlete of the Week by the Raleigh Sports Club ... As a junior, earned ECC Defensive Player of the Year accolades. PERSONAL: Full name is Austin Taylor Jacobs ... Is the son of John and Amy Jacobs ... Has two brothers, Zach and Ben.

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6-1  260  R-Jr.  DT Charlotte, N.C.  North Mecklenburg HS

2015 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Did not see game action, participating on WCU’s practice squad.

2015 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Played in four games along the defensive front, but did not record any statistics.

Tyler JUNIUS

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6-0  285  Jr.  DT Winder, Ga.  Winder-Barrow HS

2015 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 11 games with seven starts at defensive tackle ... Recorded 37 total tackles including nine solo stops and 2.5 tackles for loss ... Had tackles in 10 of the 11 games on the season ... Posted a career-best six stops at Wofford (Oct. 17) ... Tallied a career-high one TFL both against Mars Hill (Sept. 5) and VMI (Nov. 21) to bookend the season ... Credited with a quarterback hurry ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll. 2014 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in nine of the team’s 12 games, all as a reserve along the defensive front … Recorded two tackles on the season, both assists … Credited with a quarterback hurry and a fumble recovery in his collegiate debut against Catawba (Sept. 13) … Tallied his first tackle on the road at Mercer (Oct. 18) … Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll … Playing for the Gold squad, was credited with three tackles in WCU’s annual Spring Game. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was a four-year starter on both the offensive and defensive line ... Earned first team allregion offensive line for 8-AAAAA in Georgia as a senior ... Finished his senior season with 44.5 tackles including 6.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks ... High school coach was David Wagner. PERSONAL: Is the son of Joseph and Melinda Junius ... Has a brother, Joey, whom with he played high school football.

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5-10  190  R-Jr.  WR Hampstead, N.C.  Topsail HS

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played football at Topsail High as a prep ... Served as a student assistant with the WCU offense while recovering from an injury.

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Sheldon KINARD

T Y L E R J U N I U S ’ C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S UT AT Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU FR FF QBH 0 2 2 0.0–0 0.0–0 0-0 0 0 1 0 1 9 28 37 2.5–7 0.0–0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 9 30 39 2.5–7 0.0–0 0-0 0 0 1 0 2

T YLER JUNIUS’ SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: ................................................................................... 6, at Wofford (10/17/15) Tackles for Loss:........................................................1.0, twice – MR: at VMI (11/21/15) T YLER JUNIUS’CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll (2014-15 & 2015-16)

2014 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in two games as a defensive reserve, but did not record any statistics ... Made his collegiate debut against Catawba (Sept. 13) ... Playing for the Purple squad, credited with two tackles in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2013 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was a four-year letter winner between both West Charlotte Senior High and North Mecklenburg High Schools ... Earned All-I-Meck 4-A Conference accolades and first team All-Region plaudits as a senior. PERSONAL: Full name is Sheldon Xavier Kinard ... Is the son of Yatu Davis and Kannetha Kinard.

Jordan MATHIS 5-10  200  R-So.  WR Marietta, Ga.  Marietta HS

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2015 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in 10 of the team’s 11 games as a back-up wide receiver … Caught four passes for 18 total yards with a receiving touchdown … Made his first collegiate reception on a six-yard gain against Presbyterian (Oct. 2) … Both caught and threw a TD pass in the home win over Samford (Oct. 24) – hauled in a nine-yard pass that he dove and extended the ball over the goal line for the score; on the very next offensive possession, tossed a 39-yard pass on a wide receiver pass to Karnorris Benson … Had one official rush on the season and returned three punts … Caught a pair of passes including a 10-yard touchdown reception in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2014 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... A two-sport student-athlete, saw action in five games for the Catamount baseball team ... Went 0-for-2 with one run scored and a stolen base as a pinch runner ... Playing for the Gold squad, caught three passes for 18 yards in WCU’s annual Spring Game. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Three-year varsity letter winner who earned honorable mention all-conference accolades twice before garnering second team honors as a senior... Recorded 42 receptions for 662 yards and eight touchdowns for the Blue Devils, who finished 8-3 and earned a state playoff trip ... Added 74 rushing yards and a TD on the ground ... a two-sport standout including football and baseball ... As a senior, broke the school record for most career touchdowns with 23 ... Is expected to walk-on the Catamount baseball team as a sophomore ... Earned the Jackie Smallwood Award for baseball ... High school coach was Scott Burton.

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PERSONAL: Full name is Jordan Elliott Mathis ... Is the son of Mark and Melanie Mathis ... Has two younger siblings, Sydney and Christian ... Father played collegiate football at Liberty University before a six-year career in the NFL with the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Dolphins.

Year 2015

J O R D A N M AT H I S ’ C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S G Rush Yds TD Lng Rec Yds TD Lng PR Yds TD Lng 10 1 0 0 0 4 18 1 9 3 0 0 4

APYds 18

J O R D A N M AT H I S ’ S I N G L E - G A M E C A R E E R H I G H S Receptions: ......................................................... 1, four times – MR: at VMI (11/21/15) Receiving Yards: ....................................................................... 9, SAMFORD (10/24/15) Receiving Touchdowns: ............................................................ 1, SAMFORD (10/24/15)

PERSONAL: Full name is Andrew Raymond Mayton ... Is the son of Buddy and Chantel Mayton ... Has a younger sister, Jordan ... His uncle, Robert Mayton, won a state championship as the coach at Thomasville High ... Was also a two-year varsity letter winner in baseball in high school and played for Lexington Post 8 in the American Legion summer league ... Learned to play the piano. Year 2013 2014 2015 TOTALS

G 10 12 – 22

A N D R E W M AY T O N ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S UT AT Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU 6 4 10 1.0–6 1.0–6 0–0 0 0 10 8 18 1.5–11 1.5–11 0–0 0 0 – – – – – – – – 16 12 28 2.5–17 2.5–17 0–0 0 0

FR FF Blkd 0 0 0 0 0 0 – – – 0 0 0

A N D R E W M AY T O N ’ S S I N G L E - G A M E C A R E E R H I G H S Tackles: .................................................... 3, three times (MR: at Presbyterian, 10/4/14) Tackles for Loss:............................................................... 1.5, at Presbyterian, 10/4/14) Sacks: ............................................................................. 1.5, at Presbyterian, 10/4/14) A N D R E W M AY T O N ’ S C A R E E R H O N O R S A N D A W A R D S Southern Conference Honor Roll (2013-14 & 2014-15) 2014 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference Team

Darius MEANS

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5-9  160  R-So.  WR Charlotte, N.C.  Olympic HS

2015 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in one game, making his collegiate debut in the home-opener against Mars Hill ... Filling in at tailback, rushed seven times for 32 yards in WCU’s annual Spring Game.

Andrew MAYTON

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6-3  260  R-Jr.  DE Midway, N.C.  North Davidson HS

2015 (JUNIOR): Took a medical redshirt after a knee injury sidelined him ... Participated on a limited basis during spring drills entering the 2016 fall. 2014 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 of the team’s games with a pair of starts … Finished with 18 tackles including 10 solo stops and 1.5 tackles for 11 yards in losses … Recorded 1.5 sacks and tallied a quarterback hurry … Matched a career-high with a seasonbest three tackles at Presbyterian (Oct. 4) … Named to the 2014 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference team and was named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll … Playing for the Purple squad, credited with three tackles including a sack with two quarterback hurries in Western Carolina’s annual Spring Game. 2013 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in 10 of the team’s 12 games on the season, all in a reserve role along the defensive front ... Finished with 10 total tackles on the year including six solo stops and a tackle for loss on a sack at Georgia Southern ... Credited with a quarterback hurry against Appalachian State ... Picked up his first career tackle in his debut in the season-opener at Middle Tennessee State - a solo stop ... Twice recorded a career-high three tackles, doing so on the road at both Samford and Georgia Southern ... Named to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Credited with four tackles in WCU’s annual Spring Game. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: A four-year varsity letter winner, helped North Davidson High and head coach Mark Holcomb to the 4-A state playoffs all four seasons including a 14-1, Western Region runner-up finish as a senior ... Finished his prep career with 292 tackles and 47.5 career sacks including leading the state of North Carolina with 23.5 sacks as a senior ... Had a career-high 103 tackles and forced three fumbles in his final season at NDHS ... Was a two-time All-Central Piedmont Conference selection, earning both the CPC’s and Davidson County’s Defensive Player of the Year plaudits as a senior ... Also a two-time All-Northwest pick by the WinstonSalem Journal ... Tabbed All-State by NCPreps ... Moving up to the varsity squad as a freshman, recorded a quarterback sack and forced a fumble in his first game to earn his roster spot ... Listed as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com.

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2014 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was a two-time All-Conference wide receiver, recording 75 catches for 1351 yards and 16 touchdowns over final two seasons ... Also added 770 return yards and two touchdowns for the Trojans ... Recorded 2,121 total yards and 18 TD’s over junior and senior seasons ... Was also a two-time All-conference centerfielder in baseball ... Earned the Olympic High School Athlete of the Year Award ... High school coach was Barry Shuford. PERSONAL: Full name is Darius Evan Means ... Is the son of Wallace and Dee Means ... Father played collegiate football at North Carolina A&T State University.

Andrew MILES

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6-4  310  R-So.  OL Flowery Branch, Ga.  Flowery branch HS

2015 (SOPHOMORE): Missed the season due to injury, taking a medical redshirt ... Saw limited action returning for spring drills. 2014 (FRESHMAN): Played in 11 of the team’s 12 games as a reserve along the offensive line and on special teams … Did not see playing time at Samford. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Earned first team all-region offensive line for 8-AAAAA in Georgia as a senior ... Listed as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com ... A part of Flowery Branch High’s Region 8-AAAAA title in 2012 ... Helped the Falcons average 33 points per game in 2012 ... Was a high school teammate with fellow WCU signee, Jackson McDonald ... High school coach was Chris Griffin. PERSONAL: Is the son of Chris Miles.

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A.J. NEWMAN Jr. 6-1  210  Jr. Ellenwood, Ga.

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DB  Cedar Grove HS

2015 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 11 games in which he saw action in the defensive secondary … Finished tied for fourth on the team with 68 tackles including 32 solo stops … Ranked tied for 22nd in the SoCon with a 6.2 tackle per game average … Charted four-or-more tackles in every outing with six-or-more in six of the 11 games … Recorded nine stops at home against Mercer (Oct. 10) and tallied a career-high with 11 tackles in the road win at VMI (Nov. 21) … Named 2015 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference. 2014 (FRESHMAN): Played in 10 of the team’s 11 games with a pair of starts ... Saw time in the defensive secondary, as well as on special teams ... Made his collegiate debut in the home-opener against Brevard (Sept. 6), recording his first career tackle and ultimately compiling a career-best five tackles including two solo stops ... Finished with 20 tackles on the year including eight solo stops ... Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll. ... Made his first career start and recorded his first career tackle for loss at home against Catawba (Sept. 13) ... Playing for the Purple squad, credited with six tackles and a pass break-up in WCU’s annual Spring Game. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was named All-State and All-Region in his final year ... Finished with 93 career tackles including 53 hits as a senior ... Tallied five career interceptions, four in his senior campaign ... On offense, caught 13 passes for 152 yards and a touchdown ... Also ran track as a prep ... High school coach was Jermaine Smith. PERSONAL: Full name is Alphaeus Newman, Jr., but goes by “A.J.” .... Is the son of Alphaeus Sr., and Tamiska Newman ... Has an elder sibling, Jazmin ... Was a high school teammate of current Catamount, Tyson Dickson.

Year 2014 2015 TOTALS

G 10 11 21

A . J . N E W M A N ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S UT AT Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU FR FF Blkd 8 12 20 0.5–1 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0 32 36 68 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0 40 48 88 0.5–1 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0

A.J. NEWMAN’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: ......................................................................................9, MERCER (10/10/15) Tackles for Loss:.......................................................................0.5, CATAWBA (9/13/14) A .J. NEWMAN’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll (2014-15) 2015 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference Team

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5-10  210  Jr.  RB Raeford, N.C.  Hoke County HS

2015 (SOPHOMORE): Started nine of the 11 games in which he saw action … Named first team All-Southern Conference by both the league’s head coaches and voting media … Became just the ninth Catamount running back since 1967 – and the first since Darius Fudge in 2006 – to eclipse the 1,000-yard rushing mark in a season, posting the fourth-best total in single-season in school history with 1,109 yards on the ground … Rushed for over 100 yards six times on the year … Led the Southern Conference in rushing, the only back to average over 100-yards on the ground (100.8 yds/gm), and finished the regular season ranked 10th in the nation in rushing … Closed the season by matching a career-long streak with his third-consecutive, 100-yard rushing performance at VMI (Nov. 21), by-passing the 1,000-yard mark in the second quarter of the road victory ... Twice rushed for over 100 yards against teams from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) with 128 yards at Tennessee (Sept. 19) and 111 yards at Texas A&M (Nov. 14) … Led Western Carolina in scoring with 72 points, tallying 12 touchdowns including nine on the ground and the first three TD receptions of his career to accompany 281 receiving yards … Scored TDs in all but one game on the year (Furman, Nov. 7) … Adding in 389 yards on kickoff returns, averaged a SoCon-leading 161.7 all-purpose yards per game, ending the regular season sixth in the NCAA FCS Football … Collected SoCon Offensive Player of the Week in early October following a 237 all-purpose yard performance that included a career-high 189 rushing yards in the win over Presbyterian (Oct. 2). 2014 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in all 12 games in the offensive backfield … Ranked third on the team with 488 rushing yards while pacing the Catamounts with nine rushing touchdowns … Racked up 1,311 all-purpose yards including 689 yards on 26 kickoff returns including one for a touchdown … Was second in the SoCon in kickoff return average (26.5 yds/gm) … Finished the year ranked third in the SoCon in all-purpose yards, averaging 109.3 yards per game … Recorded two touchdowns in a game five times as a freshman, ranking second on the team with 60 points scored … Named second team All-Southern Conference by both the league’s head coaches and media as a return specialist on special teams and was also selected to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team both on offense and special teams … Recorded a career-high 207 all-purpose yards in a home win over Brevard (Sept. 6) with 99 on kickoff returns, 88 on the ground and 20 through the air … Garnered SoCon Special Teams Player of the Week plaudits after returning the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown in the home win over Wofford (Oct. 11), finishing with 180 all-purpose yards … Collected SoCon Freshman of the Week honors after compiling 154 all-purpose yards with 123 yards rushing and two TDs against The Citadel … Playing for the Gold squad, rushed 11 times for 33 yards and caught a pass for 14 yards in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2013: Joined the WCU football team for spring drills ... Led all running backs with 39 yards on 14 carries, fumbling once during WCU’s annual Spring Game. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Named the Southeastern 4-A co-Offensive Player of the Year by the Fayetteville Observer, tallying all-conference accolades ... According to NCPreps.com, rushed for over 2,000 yards on over 240 carries with 37 touchdowns as a senior ... Recorded 402 yards on the

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ground on 20 rushes for an average of 20.1 yards per carry, scoring six touchdowns in the 2012 season-opener against Wilmington Ashley HS ... It was the 23rd time a 400-plus yard game had been reported to the NCHSAA ... Also ran track & field as a prep.

Tyran REYNOLDS

PERSONAL: Full name is Jermine Detrez Newsome ... Is the son of Yolanda Newsome. D E T R E Z N E W S O M E ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S Year G Rush Yds TD Lng Rec Yds TD Lng KR Yds TD 2014 12 96 488 9 38 20 134 0 16 26 689 1 2015 11 190 1,109 9 72 37 281 3 75 18 389 0 TOTALS 23 286 1,597 18 72 57 415 3 75 44 1,078 1

Lng 100 38 100

APYds 1,311 1,779 3,090

DETREZ NEWSOME’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Points in a Game: ............................................ 12, seven times – MR: at VMI (11/21/15) Rushes: ....................................................................................... 30, at VMI (11/21/15) Rushing Yards: ............................................................... 189, PRESBYTERIAN (10/2/15) Rushing Touchdowns:............................... 2, five times – MR: PRESBYTERIAN (10/2/15) Receptions: ......................................................7, twice – MR: at Texas A&M (11/14/15) Receiving Yards: ........................................................................... 90, at VMI (11/21/15) Kickoff Returns: ..................................................................... 5, at Tennessee (9/19/15) Kickoff Return Yards: .......................................................... 111, at Tennessee (9/19/15) DETREZ NEWSOME’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS 2014 Second Team All-Southern Conference (Coaches & Media) 2014 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team Southern Conference Freshman and Special Teams Player of the Week during 2014 season 2015 First Team All-Southern Conference (Coaches & Media) Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 4)

Tanner POINDEXTER

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6-3  290  R-Jr.  OL Pfafftown, N.C.  Ronald Reagan HS

2015 (JUNIOR): Did not see game action due to injury ... Took a medical redshirt ... Participated in annual spring drills. 2014 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in nine of WCU’s 12 games with three starts along the offensive line … One start came mid-season before starting the final two games at right guard.

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6-1  200  R-So.  WR Crystal River, Fla. Crystal River HS 2015 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in nine games as a reserve wide receiver and on special teams … Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener against Mars Hill (Sept. 5), recording his first collegiate catch for a 10-yard gain in the win. 2014 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... Playing for the Purple squad, caught two passes for 41 yards and what proved to be the game-winning touchdown in WCU’s annual Spring Game. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: A versatile athlete who played quarterback, running back, wide receiver and corner back in high school ... Earned All-County honors as a wide receiver after recording 812 receiving yards and 10 receiving touchdowns as a senior ... Played in the 2014 National Underclassmen Combine (NUC) All-South Senior Game, catching a game-high five passes for 83 yards and a touchdown ... Named the West Offensive MVP in the NUC All-Star game ... Named Mr. Crystal River High ... Also played basketball as a prep ... High school coach was Nate Varnadore. PERSONAL: Is the son of Ryan Reynolds and Fatima Proctor with stepmother Meryl Reynolds ... Has two siblings, brother Bilial Jenkins and sister Sade Jenkins.

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2013 (FRESHMAN): Played in 11 of the team’s 12 games on the season, making six starts along the offensive line ... Made his WCU debut at ACC-foe, Virginia Tech, with his first collegiate start coming at Samford in league play ... Six starts all came in succession at midseason, each at left guard.

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T YRAN REYNOLDS’ SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Receptions: ................................................................................ 1, MARS HILL (9/5/15) Receiving Yards: ........................................................................ 10, MARS HILL (9/5/15)

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Is the first four-year player in Ronald Regan High history to sign with a NCAA Division I program ... Named All-Central Piedmont Conference at guard along the offensive line, keying Ronald Regan High to an 8-4 season and the school’s first-ever playoff berth ... Garnered All-Northwest accolades from the Winston-Salem Journal ... Selected to the North Carolina roster in the 2012 Shrine Bowl, playing every snap at center ... Was named the offensive line MVP as a junior at the National Underclassmen combine held in Greensboro ... Listed as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com. PERSONAL: Full name is Tanner Edward Poindexter ... Is the son of Clay and Vicky Poindexter.

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DANIEL RIDDLE’S UT AT Tot. TFL–Yds 35 39 74 5.0–32 46 83 129 3.0–4 81 122 203 8.0–36

C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU FR FF Blkd 1.5–15 0–0 0 2 0 2 0 0.0–0 2–70 0 1 1 1 0 1.5–15 2–70 0 3 1 3 0

DANIEL RIDDLE’S SINGLE-G AME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: ....................................................................................18, CATAWBA (9/13/14) Tackles for Loss:.......................................................................3.0, CATAWBA (9/13/14) Fumbles Forced: ......................................................................... 2, CATAWBA (9/13/14)

Daniel RIDDLE

DANIEL RIDDLE’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS Southern Conference Freshman of the Week during 2014 season National co-Freshman of the Week by The Sports Network during the 2014 season 2014 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team Fall Academic All-Southern Conference Team (2014 & 2015) Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll (2013-14, 2014-15, & 2015-16) First team All-SoCon (Media) & second team All-SoCon (Coaches) Two-time SoCon Player of the Week & SoCon Defensive Player of the Month (Oct.) in 2015

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6-1  225  R-Jr.  LB Raleigh, N.C.  Athens Drive HS

2015 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Started all 11 games in which he saw action at linebacker … Led Western Carolina -- and the Southern Conference -- in tackles during the regular season, finishing with 129 tackles including 46 solo stops and three for losses … Posted double-digit tackles in nine of WCU’s 11 seasonal games and concluded the regular season seventh in the country in tackles per game (11.7) … Posted five-or-more tackles in every game … Matched his career-high with 18 tackles in the home win over Presbyterian (Oct. 2) … Recorded a pair of interceptions including the first of his career against Samford (Oct. 24), returning the pick 46 yards … Also had an interception at Texas A&M (Nov. 14) … Collected first team All-Southern Conference honors from the media and second recognition from the league’s head coaches … Was a two-time SoCon Player of the Week and selected the top defensive player in October after tallying 67 tackles – an average of 13.4 per game – during the month … Also garnered SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week honors, presented by General Shale … Listed on the CFPA Defensive Watch List for top defensive player … Was selected 2015 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference and to the 2015-16 SoCon Academic Honor Roll … Credited with five tackles in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2014 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 of the team’s games with nine starts at linebacker … Finished third on the team with 74 tackles including 35 solo stops and five tackles for 32 yards in losses … Was the highest ranking rookie defender in the SoCon, averaging 6.2 tackles per game … Named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team … Twice finished with double-digit tackles … Recorded 1.5 sacks with a pair of pass break-ups … Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at USF (Aug. 30) … Made his first career start count, earning Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week and co-Freshman of the Week from The Sports Network against Catawba (Sept. 13) … Recorded a career-high 18 tackles including seven solo stops with three TFLs, a sack and two forced fumbles in earning the weekly plaudits … Posted an 11-tackle performance in the home win over Wofford (Oct. 11) … In late October, was added to the Jerry Rice Award Watch List for the nation’s top freshman … Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll. 2013 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... Named to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was a three-year varsity letter winner and starter at Athens Drive High ... Led the Tri-9 Conference in tackles with over 360 including 65 tackles for loss and 13 sacks ... Named the Tri-9 Conference Defensive Player of the Year, recording 169 tackles and seven sacks as a senior ... Recorded two career receiving touchdowns and an interception ... Was a Tri-9 AllConference Honorable Mention in 2010 ... Two-time Academic All-Conference.

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Terryon ROBINSON 5-11  190  R-Jr.  WR Decatur, Ga.  Decatur HS

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2015 (JUNIOR): After suffering a wrist injury, sat out the season and took a medical redshirt ... Returned to the practice field in a limited role during the 2015 spring drills. 2014 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 of the team’s 12 games with nine starts at wide receiver … Paced the team with 56 receptions for a team-high 643 receiving yards … Led the Southern Conference with a 5.1 reception per game average and was fourth in the SoCon in receiving yards per game (58.5 yds/gm) … Recorded double-digit receptions three times including a career-high 15 in the season-opener at USF (Aug. 30), matching a school-record for receptions in a single-game (Eric Rasheed, 15 vs. UTC in 1984) … Threw a touchdown pass on a trick play at Mercer (Oct. 18), connecting with Karnorris Benson on a 39-yard strike … Finished with three, 100-plus yard receiving games … Caught 10 passes for a career-high 183 receiving yards against The Citadel (Oct. 25) … Returned one punt and had one kick return … Recorded a pair of tackles at Samford (Nov. 8) … Named second team All-Southern Conference by the voting media … Playing for the Gold squad, caught eight passes for 40 yards while rushing twice for 30 yards in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2013 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in all 12 games on the season making 11 starts at wide receiver ... Made his collegiate debut by starting the season-opener at Middle Tennessee State ... Finished second on the team with 41 catches for 562 yards and two touchdowns ... Tallied catches in 11 of his 12 games on the season, shutout at ACC-foe, Virginia Tech ... Added five punt returns for 17 yards for a combined 579 yards of total offense ... Recorded his first career reception and first collegiate touchdown on the same play - a 35-yard second quarter scoring strike from Troy Mitchell at MTSU ... Ranked ninth in the Southern Conference in receiving yards per game (46.8 yds/gm) - a mark that was third among all league freshmen ... Finished 10th in the SoCon in receptions per game (3.4) ... Led the team in receiving five times including the final three games of the year ... Tallied a then career-best 91 receiving yards and a second touchdown at Chattanooga ... Posted his career-high for catches with six against Furman ... Credited with two solo tackles.

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PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Three-year varsity team member at Decatur High ... Finished with 94 catches for 1,660 yards and 22 receiving touchdowns ... Averaged 17.7 yards per reception during his career ... Despite nursing a sprained ankle most of his senior season, finished with 44 receptions for 480 yards and five touchdowns ... Also had two TDs on punt returns and seven interceptions as a cornerback ... Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s All-Region 6-AAA squad ... Played in the DeKalb County Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game ... Also played basketball as a prep. PERSONAL: Is the son of Lionel & Anita Robinson ... Has two brothers, Dominicus and Michael, and a sister, Andrea.

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TERRYON G Rec Yds 12 41 562 11 56 643 23 97 1,205

R O B I N S O N ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S TD Lng Avg A/Gm PR Yds Lng 2 46 13.7 46.8 5 17 7 1 43 11.5 58.5 1 1 1 3 46 12.4 52.4 6 18 7

AP Yds 579 644 1,223

Chris SEABORN

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6-2  215  Jr.  LB Atlanta, Ga.  B.E.S.T. Academy

TERRYON ROBINSON’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Receptions: ........................................................................10, THE CITADEL (10/25/14) Receiving Yards: ............................................................... 183, THE CITADEL (10/25/14) Receiving Touchdowns: ............................1, three times (MR: at South Florida, 8/30/14) All-Purpose Yards:............................................................ 183, THE CITADEL (10/25/14)

2015 (SOPHOMORE): Played in nine of the team’s 11 games on the year, each as a defensive substitution and on special teams … Recorded 10 tackles on the season including four solo stops and half a tackle for loss … Charted tackles in five of the nine games he played … Posted a career-best five tackles including his first career TFL in the season finale at VMI (Nov. 21).

TERRYON ROBINSON’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS Led the Southern Conference in receptions per game 2014 Second Team All-Southern Conference (Media)

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2014 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in all 12 games on special teams and as a defensive substitution … Recorded four tackles including two solo stops … Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at USF (Aug. 30) … Collected his first career tackle in the home-opener against Brevard (Sept. 6) … Playing for the Gold squad, made one tackle for loss in WCU’s annual Spring Game.

2015 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Played in 10 of the team’s 11 games, mostly on special teams and as a defensive substitution in the secondary … Credited with five tackles including four solo stops … Made his collegiate debut in the season-opening win over Mars Hill (Sept. 5), posting his first career tackle … Tallied a career-high three stops including two solo tackles in the home win over Samford (Oct. 24).

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played both sides of the ball as a prep including as a linebacker on defense with time at quarterback and wide receiver on offense ... Recorded 45 tackles including 28 solo stops with two interceptions as a senior ... On offense, scored six touchdowns including four receiving and two on the ground ... Finished with 16 receptions for 247 yards ... Earned first team offense All-Region honors in 4-AAA as a receiver in 2013 ... Also ran track as a prep ... High school coach was Josh Moore.

Shane SAMUELS 5-7  160  R-Jr.  R-Jr. Duncan, S.C.  Byrnes HS

2014 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not see game action ... Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Playing for the Purple squad, credited with one tackle in WCU’s annual Spring Game.

PERSONAL: Is the son of Cathy Seaborn.

2013 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Named to the Region II-4A All-Region team ... A ball-hawking defensive back, finished with 63 tackles, a tackle for loss, a forced fumble, four fumble recoveries, eight pass breakups and three interceptions as a senior ... Was a three-time Max Preps Defensive Player of the Game in 2012 ... As a junior, had 36 tackles including one for loss, 10 pass breakups and seven interceptions, returning two for touchdowns against rival Riverside ... Named to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal All-Area football team as well as an All-Region selection.

Year 2014 2015 TOTALS

G 12 9 21

C H R I S S E A B O R N ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S UT AT Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU 2 2 4 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 4 6 10 0.5–1 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 6 8 14 0.5–1 0.0–0 0–0 0 0

FR FF Blkd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CHRIS SEABORN’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: ........................................................................................ 6, BREVARD (9/6/14)

SHANE SAMUELS’ CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll (2014-15)

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Kaleb SPRY

6-2  295  R-So.  OL Kannapolis, N.C.  A.L. Brown HS 2015 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in six games as a reserve along the offensive line ... Was a part of an offensive line that helped produce WCU’s first 1,000yard rusher since 2006 ... Named 2015 Fall Academic AllSouthern Conference and to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll ... Represented Western Carolina at the 2016 Southern Conference SALI Conference during the summer. 2014 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: A two-year varsity letter winner who started at offensive center as a senior ... Was voted a team captain ... Listed as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com ... Ranks inside the Top 20 in his high school class academically ... Was honored by the Great American Rivalry Series at A.L. Brown’s season-opener for having his team’s highest GPA ... Also received his team’s Academic Achievement award ... Also played basketball as a prep ... High school coach was Mike Newsome.

two seasons ... Had 55 tackles as a junior ... Listed as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and was ranked as the 39th-best player in the state of North Carolina ... Also listed as a two-star recruit from 247Sports.com ... Was a part of back-to-back conference championships and a 3-AA state title as a junior ... High school coach was Darius Robinson ... Also played basketball as a prep. PERSONAL: Was born in Bridgeport, Conn. ... Is the son of Marvin, Sr. and Teresa Tillman ... His father played semi-pro football ... Has four siblings: Tiaundra, Tiara, Jessikia, and Ariana ... Two of his sisters competed in collegiate sports.

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M A R V I N T I L L M A N ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S UT AT Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU FR FF Blkd 26 21 47 0.0–0 0.0–0 1-0 0 0 0 0 0

MARVIN TILLMAN’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: ......................................................................... 12, at Chattanooga (10/31/15)

PERSONAL: Is the son of Terry and Meredith Spry.

MARVIN TILLMAN’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS 2015 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team

KALEB SPRY’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll (2014-15 & 2015-16) 2015 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference

Chase STEHLING 

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6-1  190  So.  DB Bridgeport, Conn.  Southern Durham HS 2015 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 11 games as a defensive substitution and on special teams … Finished eighth on the WCU squad with 47 tackles including 26 solo stops … Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener against Mars Hill (Sept. 5), recording this first career collegiate tackles … Tallied a career-high 12 tackles including eight solo stops at Chattanooga (Oct. 31) … Named to the 2015 Southern Conference All-Freshman team … Recorded six tackles and an interception in WCU’s annual Spring game.

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6-5  215  R-Jr.  DE Charlotte, N.C.  North Mecklenburg HS 2015 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Played in nine games along the defensive line and on special teams … Recorded 31 tackles including 13 solo stops and three tackles for loss … Recorded tackles in each of the nine games in which he played … Forced and recovered a fumble against Presbyterian (Oct. 2) … Tallied half a sack against Mercer (Oct. 10) … Posted a career-high seven tackles including three solo stops at Wofford (Oct. 17) … Credited with one QB hurry and batted one pass down at the line of scrimmage … Recorded five stops including three sacks in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2014 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in 10 games as a reserve along the WCU defensive line … Credited with four tackles including two solo stops … Made his collegiate debut in the home-opener against Brevard (Sept. 6) with his first career tackle coming at Furman (Sept. 27) … Converted to linebacker during 2015 spring drills … Playing for the Purple squad, recorded six tackles including two sacks in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2013 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Two-time All-I-Meck Conference selection who was a conference player of the year finalist as a senior ... Played both ways as a defensive end and a tight end on offense ... Also played

2014-15: Graduated from Southern Durham HS early and enrolled at Western Carolina in the spring, 2015 semester ... Playing for the Gold squad, led his team with nine tackles with one for loss in WCU’s annual Spring Game. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Three-time All-Big 8 Conference selection including honorable mention as a sophomore ... Recorded 73 tackles as a senior and forced four fumbles, recovering three ... Finished with 14 career interceptions including seven as a senior ... Scored six touchdowns over his final

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power forward on the basketball court as a prep earning all-conference accolades. PERSONAL: Full name Tahjai Henri Watt ... Is the son of Todd Lynch and Constance Watt, both of whom played sports in college ... Has one sibling, Eric Lynch.

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PERSONAL: Is the son of Damon White.

TA H J A I W AT T ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S UT AT Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU FR FF Blkd 2 2 4 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0 13 18 31 3.0–7 0.5–4 0–0 0 1 1 1 0 15 20 35 3.0–7 0.5–4 0–0 0 1 1 1 0

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TA H J A I W AT T ’ S S I N G L E - G A M E C A R E E R H I G H S Tackles: ................................................................................... 7, at Wofford (10/17/15)

Zach WEEKS

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played as a running back and safety at White Oak HS ... Recorded 27 total tackles including 21 solo stops in the fall of 2013 ... Credited with five pass breakups and one interception ... Rushed for 471 yards with 41 yards receiving during his final season ... Finished with seven total touchdowns as a senior including five rushing scores ... Also plays basketball as a prep ... High school football coach was Chad Ashley.

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K E N D A L L W H I T E ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S UT AT Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU FR FF Blkd 3 2 5 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 12 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0 6 11 17 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0

KENDALL WHITE’S SINGLE-G AME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: ................................................................................... 5, SAMFORD (10/24/15)

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6-3  285  R-So.  OL Bryson City, N.C.  Swain County HS 2015 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in 10 of the team’s 11 games, missing the game at Chattanooga ... Started all 10 of his appearances at left tackle ... Graded out at over 82-percent on the season along the offensive line ... Named to the 2015 Southern Conference All-Freshman team ... Was a part of an offensive line that helped produce WCU’s first 1,000-yard rusher since 2006 ... Named to the 2015 Fall Academic All-SoCon team and to the 2015-16 SoCon Academic Honor Roll. 2014 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was a three-year starter along both the offensive and defensive line ... In addition to earning All-Smoky Mountain Conference accolades, was named the SMC Lineman of the Year for 2013 ... Anchored an offensive line that combined for 6,039 yards and averaged 37 points per game ... Graded out at 94-percent or better on blocking assignments ... On defense, recorded a combined 77 tackles including 10.5 for losses and batted down three passes ... Earned NC Preps All-State honors as a senior ... Was a part of Swain County’s 2011 I-AA North Carolina State Championship team ... Joined the WCU football team as a preferred walk-on. ZACH WEEKS’ CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS 2015 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll (2014-15 & 2015-16) 2015 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference

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5-11  220  Jr.  LB Jacksonville, N.C.  White Oak HS 2015 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in all 11 games on the season, each coming as a defensive reserve and on special teams … Finished with 12 tackles including three solo stops … Recorded a career-best five tackles in the home win over Samford (Oct. 24). 2014 (FRESHMAN): Played in 11 of the team’s 12 games on the season as a defensive reserve … Made his collegiate debut and recorded his first career tackle in the seasonopener at USF (Aug. 30) … Recorded five tackles with a career-high two stops in the road win at Mercer (Oct. 18) … Playing for the Gold squad, recorded five tackles in WCU’s annual Spring Game. CATAMOUNTSPORTS.COM

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6-1  185  So.  DB Johnson City, Tenn.  Science Hill HS 2015 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in nine games as a true freshman, each coming as a defensive reserve and on special teams … Recorded 11 tackles including six solo stops … Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener against Mars Hill (Sept. 5), tallying his first career tackle against the Lions … Recorded a career-high three tackles twice – at Tennessee (Sept. 19) and against Furman (Nov. 7), forcing a fumble in the latter. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played mostly wide receiver and defensive back before seeing more time at running back as a senior ... Rushed for 474 yards and seven touchdowns while also catching 30 passes for 439 yards and three scores ... Defensively, racked up 55 tackles with six TFLs while intercepting five passes, returning two for scores ... Played in the EighthAnnual Border Bowl between Kentucky and Tennessee, catching a touchdown pass as a wide receiver ... Missed four games due to a hand injury as a junior ... High school coach was Stacy Carter ... Also played basketball and ran track as a prep. PERSONAL: Full name is Jermichael White, but prefers to go by “Mikey” ... Is the son of Tonya White ... Has a younger brother. Year 2015

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M I K E Y W H I T E ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S UT AT Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU FR FF Blkd 6 5 11 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 1 0

MIKEY WHITE’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: .....................................................................3, twice – MR: FURMAN (11/7/15)

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6-2  180  R-Fr.  QB St. Petersburg, Fla.  Dixie M. Hollins HS

2015 (FRESHMAN): Traveled or dressed each week, but did not see game action, taking a redshirt ... Led five scoring drives in WCU’s annual Spring Game, tossing three touchdown passes ... Completed 15-of-21 passes for 146 yards and three TDs, adding 59 yards rushing on eight carries in the final spring scrimmage ... Participated in indoor track & field where he was the SoCon men’s champion in the high jump, clearing 2.09-meters ... Also finished eighth in the SoCon in the long jump (6.85m), scoring points for the conference championship team ... During the outdoor season, won the SoCon high jump title after clearing 2.11m (6-11.00) while finishing fourth in the long jump ... Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round ... Missed the school record in the high jump by a quarter of an inch in his outdoor debut at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic after clearing 2.14m (7-00.25). PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Three-sport standout in high school, recruited as a football quarterback and in the high jump in track & field while also playing basketball … Named to the Tampa Tribune’s AllPinellas County football second team as an athlete … As a senior, threw for 2,802 yards and 30 touchdowns including a careerhigh – and county record – 598 yards and six TDs on 36-of-55 passing against Tarpon Springs, adding 109 rushing yards and another score … Recorded 505 passing yards in a game as a senior while earning BHSN Athlete of the Week honors after throwing for 448 yards and four TDs in a win over Seminole HS … Was a third-team Class 6-A All-State Elite team selection in 2013 … Was named first team All-Tampa in track & field in the high jump after finishing third at Class 3-A state meet … Had the area’s top height at 6-10 during season.

Myreon BENNETT 6-3  250  R-Fr.  DE Augusta, Ga.  Evans HS

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5-10  165  R-Fr.  DB Greensboro, N.C.  Eastern Guilford HS PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played both cornerback and wide receiver … Named All-MidState 3AA Conference, recording 55 tackles, eight pass breakups, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries … Also tallied 225 receiving yards … Was a three-time player of the week, twice on defense and once on offense … Earned Academic AllConference plaudits … Also played baseball as a prep. PERSONAL: Full name is Jacob Ryan Finerty … Is the son of Kenneth and Dene’ Finerty.

Jay GIBBS 6-3  250  R-Fr. Charlotte, N.C.

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DE  Butler HS 

2015 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Finished his high school career with 178 career tackles with 102 solo stops over his final two seasons ... Credited with nine career sacks and one interception coming as a senior ... Was denoted as his team’s most improved player as a junior ... High school coach was Brian Hales ... Also played basketball as a prep, averaging 10 points and eight rebounds per game as a junior ... Also played the drums in jazz band. PERSONAL: Full name is JaQueis Marquis Gibbs, but goes by Jay ... Is the son of Keionda Sanders ... Has five siblings including three brothers Devin, Bookie, and Savion, and sisters Aija and Analya.

2015 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action, taking a redshirt. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Recorded 49 tackles with four sacks as a senior earning allcounty honors ... Played for Team Georgia in the Border Battle II against South Carolina ... High school coach was Marty Jackson ... Also played basketball as a prep.

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5-8  170  R-Fr.  WR Wake Forest, N.C.  Heritage HS

PERSONAL: Full name is Myreon E. Bennett ... First name is pronounced my-REE-on ... Is the son of Cheryln Curry ... Has an older brother, Gregory.

2015 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action, taking a redshirt ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was an offensive at-large All-CAP Eight Conference selection while also playing in the defensive secondary ... Also played basketball as a prep. CHARLES JOHNSON’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll (2015-16)

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6-3  295  R-Fr.  OL Hendersonville, N.C.  Christ School

6-3  240  R-Fr.  OL Bryson City, N.C.  Swain County HS

2015 (FRESHMAN): Enrolled at Western Carolina in the spring, 2015 semester and participated in spring drills ... Redshirted.

2015 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... Converted to offensive line during the off-season.

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was a two-time all-area and all-conference lineman, playing both on both sides of the football ... Was also a two-time NCISAA Division II All-State selection ... Recorded a team-high 89 tackles as a senior ... Started his prep career at East Henderson before playing his final two years at Christ School ... Finished the 2012 season as East Henderson’s leading tackler with 58 stops including eight for loss, earning All-Western North Carolina Athletic Conference accolades for the conference championship team ... Listed as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com ... High school coach was Mark Moroz. PERSONAL: Full name is Randall Walker Lanning ... Is the son of Randy Lanning and Tonya Hensley ... Has one sibling, Weston.

Skyler MATHESON

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Four-time All-Smoky Mountain Conference selection, joined the WCU football team as a preferred walk-on ... Recorded 415 career tackles with eight forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, three interceptions and blocked two punts ... Rushed for 2,823 yards on 460 carries with 45 touchdowns in his prep career ... Was a three-time North Carolina state wrestling champion, finishing with a 119-12 career record and went 59-0 at Swain ... Was a two-time Outstanding 1-A/2-A Male Athlete of the Year in an olympic sport ... Played for head coach Neil Blakenship ... Started his prep career at Robbinsville HS. PERSONAL: Is the son of Skooter McCoy who coached at Cherokee High.

Michael MINDER

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6-0  220  R-Fr.  RB Robbinsville, N.C.  Robbinsville HS

2015 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... Converted to running back during the off-season and spring drills ... Rushed a team-high 19 times for 83 yards in WCU’s annual Spring Game ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Joined the WCU football team as a preferred walk-on ... Named All-Smoky Mountain 1-A Conference selection ... Threw for 93 yards, ran for 34 yards and a TD and made a teamhigh 12 tackles in the NCHSAA 1-A championship game earning game MVP honors ... Passed for 1,093 yards and eight touchdowns with 1,694 rushing yards and 22 TDs on th ground ... Led RHS with 181 tackles including 133 solo stops with 18 TFLs, five fumble recoveries and two interceptions ... Selected to the East-West All-Star game ... Also played basketball at Robbinsville High.

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5-10  190  R-Fr.  LB Shelby, N.C. Thomas Jefferson Academy 2015 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted.

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Three-year letter winner at the Thomas Jefferson Academy ... Recorded 164 career tackles including a career-best 104 as a senior ... Tallied 11.5 career sacks as a prep ... Also played wide receiver and returned both punts and kicks as a senior.

Tyler MITCHELL

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5-7  175  R-Fr.  WR Shelby, N.C. Thomas Jefferson Academy 2015 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted.

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Accepted a preferred walk-on position on the WCU football team ... Selected to the All-State and US All-American Bowl as a senior ... Gained 1,445 all-purpose yards and 12 touchdowns as a wide receiver and punt returner ... His high school coach was Jerry Cash.

PERSONAL: Is the son of David Matheson.

Tra’von RICKETTS

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6-5  230  R-Fr.  DE Pilot Mountain, N.C. Mallard Creek HS S K Y L E R M AT H E S O N ’ S C A R E E R H O N O R S A N D A W A R D S Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll (2015-16)

2015 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played two seasons at East Surry High before transferring to Mallard Creek High for his senior season ... Was a part of the Mallard Creek squad that finished 15-1, winning both the MECKA 8 and North Carolina State championships ... Was one of the top defensive linemen at the VTO Elite 100 event ... In two seasons at East Surry HS, tallied 22 tackles including 16 solo stops with five tackles for loss with a sack ... High school coach was Mike Palmieri, North Carolina’s AP Prep Coach of the Year ... Also ran track as a prep, competing in the relays, as well as the 100 and 200-meter dash. PERSONAL: Full name is Tra’von Emmanuel Ricketts ... Is the son of Matt Chapman ... Has one sibling, Jalleah Chapman ... Was born in Fayetteville, N.C.

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Jacob ROBINSON

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Jerod WALLS

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5-11  180  R-Fr.  WR Davidson, N.C. Davidson Day School

6-0  210  R-Fr.  LB Lexington, N.C.  Central Davidson HS

2015 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted.

2015 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Three-year varsity letter winner ...Played wide receiver and defensive back for Davidson Day ... Posted 1,392 receiving yards on 81 catches over his final two seasons as a prep ... Scored 16 career touchdowns ... Recorded 162 career tackles including 73 solo stops ... Tallied 11 career interceptions and six pass break-ups ... Had a three-star ranking from Scout.com.

Brad SWANN Jr.

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Named All-Mid-Piedmont Conference as a senior ... Was also a Lexington Dispatch All-County selection in his final season, finishing with 133 tackles, three sacks, an interception and two blocked kicks ... Also played basketball as a prep, earning Athlete of the Week honors during his career, and competed in swimming ... Was named the Edward Jones Athlete of the Month in March of 2015.

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6-1  180  R-Fr.  WR Dallas, Ga.  North Paulding HS 2015 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted.

Bryce WILSON

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Hauled in 61 catches for 915 yards and five touchdowns as a senior ... Had over 100 yards receiving in the Georgia Northwest Senior Bowl ... High school coach was Scott Jones.

5-10  170  R-Fr.  DB Atlanta, Ga.  Carver HS

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2015 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

PERSONAL: Is the son of Brad Swan, Sr. and Shenika ... Has two brothers, Benjamin and C.J.

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was a three-year starter at Carver HS where he was a three-time team defensive back MVP ... Twice earned all-region honors in his final two seasons ... Tallied five touchdowns as a senior including three on offense and two defensively ... Team captain as a senior ... Finished his prep career with 10 career interceptions ... High school coach was Darren Myles. PERSONAL: Full name is Bryce D. Wilson ... Is the son of Eric and Adra Wilson ... His father played baseball at Morehouse College ... Has three siblings: Rayah, Raven and Reece. BRYCE WILSON’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll (2015-16)

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Andrew ASKEW 6-1  200  Fr. LaGrange, Ga.

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Andrew BIRKMIRE 6-2  215  Fr.  lb Oviedo, Fla.  Oviedo HS

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PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Recorded 91 catches for 850 yards over his final two seasons as a prep including a career-best 65 receptions for 700 yards as a senior .... Seven of his nine career receiving TDs came in his final year ... Tallied the LaGrange HS position award for Best Wide Receiver as a senior ... High school coach was Dialleo Burks ... Also played baseball as a prep, collecting a .325 batting average as a switch hitter in his junior year with 21 stolen bases. PERSONAL: Full name is Andrew Michael Askew ... Is the son of Ceola Askew and Amy Mains ... Has a younger sister, Ashlee Mains.

Matthew BAIR

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6-4  275  Fr.  OL Anderson, S.C.  T.L. Hanna HS

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Named to the High School Sports Report (HSSR) South Carolina Division II AAAA All-State team as an offensive lineman following his senior year ... Also garnered all-region plaudits ... Graded out at 90 percent with 78 pancake blocks and scored a touchdown as a senior ... Was a two-time Offensive Lineman of the Week from the Anderson Area Touchdown Club ... Twice named T.L. Hanna’s Most Valuable Offensive Lineman (2014, 2015) and received the Captain’s Award in 2015 ... ... High school coach was Bruce Ollis. PERSONAL: Full name is Matthew David Bair ... Is the son of David and Sonya Bair.

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played both offensive tight end and defensive end, as well as on special teams as a prep ... Started playing at a private school before transferring to Oviedo High ... Was involved in starting a team Bible study and was involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) ... High school coach was Wes Allen. PERSONAL: Is the son of Rex and Ann Birkmire ... Has an older brother, Jon.

6-2  180  Fr.  DB Charlotte, N.C.  South Mecklenburg HS

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Two-time All-SoMeck 8 Conference selection ... Garnered second team defense accolades on the All-Charlotte Observer team ... Was listed on the South Charlotte “20 to Treasure” list following his senior season which ended with him garnering the publication’s Defensive Player of the Year honor ... Posted 56 tackles including six TFLs, a sack, eight interceptions and 13 pass break-ups as a senior ... On offense, caught 24 passes for 98 yards and three scores ... Set as a junior and then matched as a senior a school-record with eight INTs in a single-season ... Also tallied a career-best three interceptions in a single-game ... High school coach was Rocky White. PERSONAL: Full name is John William Brannon III ... Is the son of John Brannon Jr. and Dana L. Byers.

Wyatt BURNETTE

Nolan BEASLEY 6-1  175  Fr.  QB Charlotte, N.C.  North Mecklenburg HS 2015-16 (FRESHMAN): Joined the Catamount football team during spring drills ... Saw snaps during WCU’s annual Spring Game, completing two passes for eight yards. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Three-year starter at QB ... Threw for over 1,200 yards as a varsity quarterback, tossing 12 touchdown passes ... Recorded 1,255 career all-purpose yards ... Was a three-time offensive Player of the Game and once collected overall game honors vs. Lake Norman (Aug. 22, 2014) as selected by MaxPreps.com during his senior season ... Also played small forward on the basketball court as a prep.

D’Andre BELTON 5-11  200  R-So.  DB Ridgeway, S.C.  Itawamba CC / Fairfield Central HS

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PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Originally signed with Charleston Southern University out of high school … Played the 2015 season as a wide receiver at Itawamba Community College in Fulton, Miss. … Finished the year with 28 receptions in 10 games, recording 239 receiving yards and two touchdowns … Attempted two passes on the season … Also had one punt return for 13 yards at Mississippi Gulf Coast (Oct. 24). HIGH SCHOOL: Named the 2013 AA Offensive Player of the Year, Belton was a two-time All-Region and All-State honoree at quarterback at Fairfield Central High School in Ridgeway, S.C … Went 23-4 as a two-year starter accumulating 5,154 total yards from scrimmage and 54 touchdowns during his career … Finished his senior season with 1,764 passing yards and 748 rushing yards with 24 total touchdowns.

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John BRANNON III

6-4  280  Fr. Franklin, N.C.

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OL Franklin HS

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PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Joined the WCU football roster as a preferred walk-on … Played both offensive and defensive line as a prep at Franklin High for former Catamount QB Josh Brooks … 2015 Western North Carolina Athletic Conference (WNCAC) Lineman of the Year, anchoring a line that averaged nearly six yards per carry his senior season … Named to the Citizen-Times All-Western North Carolina team … Was selected to play in the 2016 East-West All-Star game in Greensboro, N.C.

Bailey BYRUM

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6-7  310  Fr.  OL Sweetwater, Tenn.  Sweetwater HS

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Three-time all-county selection and a two-time all-district honoree ... As a senior, was named All-State by both the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TWSA) and The Examiner.com ... Selected as the Region 2-AA co-Offensive Lineman of the Year and was the Advocate Democrat lineman of the year ... Played for the East squad in the Toyota East-West All-Star Classic ... Graded out with 158 career pancake blocks over three seasons including a career-high 72 as a senior with 95 career knockdowns, 64 in his final season ... As a junior, was named a MVP at a National Playmakers Academy camp held at Tennessee State Univ. ... Listed as a three-star athlete by 247Sports.com and a two-star standout by Rivals.com ... He is considered the No. 124 offensive tackle in the nation and the No. 26 overall player in the Tennessee Class of 2016 ... High school coach was Ethan Edmiston. PERSONAL: Is the son of Eddie and Laura Byrum ... His grandfather, David Michael “Big Dog” Vestal Sr., played football at the University of Tennessee where he was on the Vols 1956 Sugar Bowl team ... His uncle, David Vestal Jr., played football at ETSU.

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Devarius CORTNER 6-1  190  Fr. Nashville, Tenn.

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DB  East Nashville HS

6-0  190  Fr.  DB Fayetteville, N.C.  Terry Sanford HS

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Two-way player who played quarterback in addition to defensive back ... Finished his senior season with 1,251 passing yards and 11 touchdowns while rushing for 185 yards and two scores ... Recorded 40 tackles on defense with four interceptions and five pass breakups at free safety ... Received the prestigious Hume Award, an honor bestowed upon the best Metro Nashville football player based on scholarship, sportsmanship, individual performance and value to his team ... Listed as a two-star athlete by both Rivals.com and 247Sports.com ... High school coach was Brian Waite.

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Recorded 119 tackles in 2015 - 10th in the Cape Fear region - as a senior ... Added four interceptions and scored a pair of touchdowns in his final season as a prep ... Was a first team All-Cape Fear Valley Conference selection as a senior ... Named second team defense on the 2015 Fayetteville Observer All-Cape Fear Region team ... Helped lead his high school team to back-toback conference championships and into the third round of the state playoffs in his final two seasons ... High school coach was Bryan Till ... Also played basketball at Terry Sanford HS, helping guide his squad to a North Carolina 3-A boy’s state championship in 2015 as a junior - the first for the program in 50 years.

PERSONAL: Full name is Devarius Quantez Cortner ... His mother is the late Sherika Cortner ... His guardian is Vanessa Cortner ... Has an older sister, Doncoria, and younger cousin, Nakia Hayes.

Holden EDWARDS

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6-2 295 Fr. DT Mount Ulla, N.C.  South Iredell HS 

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played on the varsity squad for all four years as a prep, beginning as a freshman with the eight-quarter rule ... Was a two-time All-North Piedmont Conference selection and was twice dubbed all-county ... Recorded 163 career tackles with 50 tackles for loss including a career-best 31 as a senior ... Had five career sacks ... Was a part of a two conference championships as a freshman and senior ... South Iredell HS won the state championship his freshman year ... High school coach was Scott Miller.

PERSONAL: Full name is Shamon Jerome Elliott ... Is the son of Calvin and Kathryn Elliott ... Has two younger siblings, Imani Elliott and Jah’mez Autry.

Chase FISHER TIGHT END 6-2  215  Freshman Sylva, N.C.  Smoky Mountain HS PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Accepted a walk-on opportunity … Was a four-year varsity letterwinner, playing multiple positions during his career including cornerback, fullback, safety and tight end … Played quarterback and linebacker as a senior at SMHS … Passed for 692 yards and two TDs in 2015 for the Mustangs … Averaged 2.2 tackles per game on defense … Recorded 32 catches for 300 yards and a touchdown as a junior.

Trey FISHER

PERSONAL: Full name is Holden Kross Edwards ... Is the son of Don Edwards and Kathy Barrow ... Grew up on a farm, working with his father and grandfather.

Lavell ELLERBE

5-10  240 Sylva, N.C.

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PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played locally at Smoky Mountain High as both a tight end and a fullback, also seeing time on the offensive line ... Also wrestled at SMHS, earning All-WNC Athletic 2-A/3-A Conference honors.

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Finished his prep career with 1,485 receiving yards on 82 career receptions, averaging 18.1 yards per catch ... Recorded 18 career receiving touchdowns ... Set four school records as a senior: 202 receiving yards in a single-game, breaking his own record; total yardage in a single season (1,259 yds); 67 seasonal receptions; and 16 touchdown catches ... Earned All-Southeastern 4-A conference plaudits ... High school coach was Mike Castellano.

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6-3  195  Fr.  WR Rockingham, N.C.  Richmond Senior HS

PERSONAL: Full name is Lavell Skydrel Tyree Ellerbe ... Is the son of Jimmy and Wendy Ellerbe ... Has two brothers ... Is related to Dannell Ellerbe, a 2009 undrafted free agent who plays for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints.

Tyler HARRIS 5-10  165  Fr.  DB Rabun Gap, Ga.  Rabun County HS PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Joined the Catamount football team as a walk-on ... Led RCHS with a team-best 77 tackles including six TFLs and an interception as a senior ... Was named Defensive All-Region Honorable Mention at linebacker in his final year ... Added seven catches for 44 yads on offense ... Played for former Catamount, Lee Shaw ... Nicknamed “Bone Crusher.”

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Jake HELMS

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Michael MURPHY

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6-2  265  Fr.  DT Mooresville, N.C.  Lake Norman HS

6-2  180  Fr.  DB Spartanburg, S.C.  Spartanburg HS

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Finished with 164 career tackles including 27 tackles for loss and 16 sacks ... Forced five fumbles and blocked two field goals ... Named All-North Piedmont Conference as a senior, as well as garnering all-county honors ... Two-time defensive lineman of the year ... Played in the 2012 Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl as an eight-grade offensive lineman ... High school coach was Rob McNeely ... Also participated in track & field as a prep where he holds the school record in the discus.

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was an All-Region II-4A selection and named second team AllHerald-Journal/GoUpstate All-Area team ... Recorded 43 tackles with four interceptions and three pass break ups as a senior ... Was part of the 2014 South Carolina state championship team as a junior in 2014, finishing with 88 tackles and three interceptions from his safety position ... Was cited as one of the top 10 defensive backs at an EPT Football Skills Showcase prior to this senior year ... Listed as a two-star prospect from Rivals.com ... High school coach was Chris Miller..

PERSONAL: Is the son of Kell and Susan Helms ... His father played football at Western Carolina from 1986-90 as a linebacker ... Has a younger sister, Reagan.

PERSONAL: Full name is Michael Anthony Murphy Jr., and goes by “Mike” ... Is the son of Michael Sr. and Tamika Murphy ... Has one sibling, Malik.

Alex JOHNSON

Daquan PATTEN

6-0  180  Fr.  WR Newton, N.C. Newton-Conover HS

5-6  175  Fr. Columbia, S.C.

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played both quarterback and wide receiver as a prep … Had the WBTV “Catch of the Week,” splitting three East Lincoln HS defenders for a touchdown grab in 2015 … Returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown against East Lincoln … Had a seven catch, 234 yard performance in a win against Bandys … Also played basketball as a prep.

Charles McDONOUGH LONG-SNAPPER 6-4  185  Freshman Kernersville, N.C.  East Forsyth HS

PERSONAL: Is the son of Brian and Kim McDonough … Is originally from West Virginia … His brother, Brian, originally attended Charlotte to play football before transferring to James Madison in January, 2015.

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PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was a three-year varsity letter winner at Blythewood HS, playing wide receiver on the football team. PERSONAL: Is the son of former Catamount wide receiver – and former NFL standout – David Patten.

Aubry PAYNE

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PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played high school football at East Forsyth HS … Attended Rubio Long Snapping Camps, presented by former UCLA specialist Chris Rubio … Received a 4.5 star rating from the Rubio Long Snapping Camp … His older brother, Brian, was a long-snapper … Also played lacrosse growing up.

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6-4  235  Fr.  TE Locust Grove, Ga.  Locust Grove HS

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Two-time first team all-region selection ... Received second team Class AAAA All-State honors from the Georgia Sports Writers Association, as well as first team All-Metro ... Had 30 receptions for 575 yards and five TDs as a senior ... Was a five-time player of the week selection including three as a senior ... As a junior, caught 15 passes for 209 yards with an average of 13.9 yards per reception with five touchdowns ... Also had 21 tackles with a sack as a defensive end ... Listed as a two-star athlete by both Rivals.com and 247Sports.com ... High school coach was Clint Satterfield. PERSONAL: Full name is Aubry William Payne ... Is the son of Scott Payne and Jennifer Prater ... Has four siblings; Ashtin Prater, Triston Payne, Robbie Prater and Mitchell Prater.

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Austin PHILLIPS

Donnavan SPENCER

6-1  205  Fr.  TE Newland, N.C.  Avery County HS

5-10  190  Fr. Charlotte, N.C.

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was a three-year varsity letter winner that played fullback and linebacker at Avery County High ... Named 1A/2A Western Highlands Conference as a senior ... Rushed for over 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns ... Added 451 career receiving yards and five TDs ... Recorded 340 career tackles including 199 solo stops ... Recorded a pair of interceptions, forced three fumbles and recovered four during his prep career ... Also played basketball as a prep.

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: In October of 2014, became the first Mecklenburg County prep football player to rush for more than 400 yards in a single game amassing 405 yards on 30 carries with four touchdowns ... As a junior, was the runner-up in the 4th Annual Charlotte Football Awards for the Running Back of the Year award and was a thirdteam offense All-Observer selection ... High school coach was Aaron Brand. PERSONAL: Is the son of Latasha Spencer.

Curtis ROACH

Christian STEWART

6-1  185  Fr.  LB Cumming, Ga. South Forsyth HS PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was twice named first team Forsyth County News All-County after both his junior and senior seasons ... Recorded 78 tackles with 47 solo stops including three tackles for loss, each coming as a sack as a senior ... Tallied eight passes defended with five interceptions ... Was a Class AAAAAA Georgia All-State honorable mention ... As a junior, tallied 65 total hits with a sack, seven pass break-ups and two interceptions.. PERSONAL: Is the son of former Catamount Hall of Fame placekicker Kirk Roach, who was a four-time all-conference selection and three-time All-America honoree.

Tashion SINGLETON

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6-3  260  Sr.  DT Charlotte, N.C.  Appalachian State / West Mecklenburg HS

NOTES: Transferred to Western Carolina during the summer of 2016 … Injuries limited Singleton to just 19 career games in three years at Appalachian State ... Is an exceptional athlete with great potential to be a force for WCU’s defense if healthy.

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Selected to the 2015 All-Big South Conference team … Additionally named to the All-Gaston Gazette second team as a senior in 2015 … Collected 2A/3A Big South Conference Special Teams Player of the Year as a junior, handling both placekicking and punting duties … Led the conference with eight field goals, five of which were 40-or-more yards including a long of 46 yards … Averaged 37.2 yards per punt as a junior with a long of 50 yards … Received a 4.5 star rating from Kohl’s Professional Camps for kicking, punting and snapping … At the 2015 Winter Showcase Camp, connected on 8 out of 10 field goals.

Kyle VAILS LINEBACKER 6-2  210  R-Junior Richlands, N.C.  Richlands HS PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was an honorable mention All-Area selection in 2011 for Richlands High ... Also ran track & field as a prep.

Hunter WATSON 6-1  230  R-So. Greenwood, S.C. / Ninety-Six HS

2013 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in seven games as a reserve defensive end ... Recorded five tackles.

PERSONAL: Full name is Tashion Lamont Singleton ... Is the son of Danielle McBryde ... His uncle, Roman Phifer, played 15 seasons in the NFL with the Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, New York Jets, New England Patriots and New York Giants after an All-America collegiate career at UCLA ... Was a member of Appalachian State athletics’ academic honor roll and was a member of Southern Conference academic honor roll.

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PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Originally signed with Presbyterian out of high school ... A prostyle quarterback who was a four-year starter and team captain ... Threw for over 5,000 yards and 35 touchdowns as a prep while also rushing for 25 TDs ... Named Index Journal MVP and was an All-Region selection

2014 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Did not see game action after sustaining a season-ending arm injury during fall camp.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time all-conference and All-Mecklenburg County selection … Led West Mecklenburg with 136 tackles as a senior … Was team MVP as a junior and senior … earned West Meck’s leadership award following senior campaign … honor-roll student … coached by Jeff Caldwell.

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5-11  180  Fr.  K Dallas, N.C.  North Gaston HS

2015 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR): Played in 11 games, finishing with five total tackles including three solos tops … Two of his five tackles came for losses including a sack – each coming against UL-Lafayette in Boone.

2012 (FRESHMAN): Earned a spot on the ASU travel roster during fall camp and appeared in the season opener at East Carolina … Sustained a head injury that kept him out of action for the remainder of the campaign … Applied for and received a medical redshirt from the NCAA.

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RB  Vance HS

PERSONAL: Full name is Hunter Evan Watson ... Is the son of Joe and Sherry Watson.

Jackson WETHERBY LONG-SNAPPER 5-11  200  R-Freshman Raleigh, N.C.  Elon / Athens Drive HS PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Posted 86 tackles along with four interceptions and 11 forced fumbles on defense as a senior for coach Chris Martin... Added 23 receptions for 273 yards and four touchdowns in 11 games on offense... Named special teams player of the year... Collected all-conference honors. PERSONAL: Son of Tom and Jena Wetherby... His brother, Ben, played football at North Carolina.

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Connell YOUNG

5-9  180  R-So.  DB Suwanee, Ga.  Buffalo / Buford HS

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Transferred to WCU from Buffalo during 2016 preseason fall camp ... Signed with the Bulls in 2014 before taking a redshirt in the 2014 season ... Played in seven games in 2015 but did not record any stats; High School: Was a two-star cornerback recruit out of Buford High under coach Jess Simpson ... Won two straight 3-A state championships as a junior and senior, and was named All-County honorable mention ... Averaged 41.5 tackles, 8.5 pass breakups and 1.5 interceptions over those final two championship seasons. PERSONAL: Is the son of Thomas and Janice Wilson ... His twin brother, Thomas, plays football at the Univ. of Missouri.

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6-0  200  Fr.  RB Greensboro, N.C.  Dudley HS

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Rushed for 2,431 yards as a senior on just 237 carries, averaging an astounding 10.3 yards per carry in helping lead Dudley HS to a 13-2 record and berth in the 4-A west regional final ... Scored 27 rushing touchdowns ... Made 40 receptions for 771 yards and seven TDs, averaging 19.3 yards per reception ... As a junior, rushed for 1,051 yards and 11 touchdowns ... Listed as a three-star athlete by 247sports.com ... High school coach was Steve Davis. PERSONAL: Full name is Connell Jamale Young Jr. ... Is the son of Connell Sr. and Likishen Young ... Has a younger sister, Nisha.

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EAST CAROLINA GARDNER-WEBB GAME 1 Saturday, Sept. 3 6:00 pm – Greenville, N.C. Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium TV: ESPN3

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GAME 2 – CATAMOUNT CLUB DAY Saturday, Sept. 10 6:00 pm – Cullowhee Whitmire Stadium / Waters Field TV: SoCon Digital Network

ETSU GAME 3 Saturday, Sept. 17 1:30 pm – Bristol, Tenn. Bristol Motor Speedway TV: ESPN3

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Location ................................................................ Greenville, N.C. Founded ................................................................................1907 Enrollment ......................................................................... 27,000 Nickname ........................................................................... Pirates Colors...................................................................... Purple & Gold Conference ................................................American Athletic (AAC) Facility (Capacity) ....................... Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium (50,000) Chancellor ........................................................... Dr. Steve Ballard Director of Athletics ...................................................Jeff Compher

Location ........................................................ Boiling Springs, N.C. Founded ............................................................................... 1905 Enrollment ........................................................................... 4,300 Nickname ............................................................Runnin’ Bulldogs Colors......................................................................... Red & Black Conference .....................................................................Big South Facility (Capacity) ..................................Spangler Stadium (8,500) President ......................................................... Dr. A. Frank Bonner Athletics Director ....................................................... Chuck Burch

Location ........................................................... Johnson City, Tenn. Founded ................................................................................1911 Enrollment ......................................................................... 14,957 Nickname ....................................................................Buccaneers Colors......................................................................... Blue & Gold Conference .........................................................Southern (SoCon) Facility (Capacity) ........................... Kermit Tipton Stadium (6,212) President ..............................................................Dr. Brian Noland Director of Athletics .......................................... Dr. Richard Sander

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Head Coach .................................. Scottie Montgomery (Duke, ‘00) Record at ECU............................................................. First season Career Record .............................................................First Season Basic Offense ................................................................... Multiple Basic Defense .............................................................Multiple 3-4 Lettermen Returning / Lost ................................................55 / 19 Starters Returning / Lost (O/D/S)........... 16 (5/6/5) / 11 (6/5/0) Series History .....................WCU trails 13-17 (L–7) Last Mtg 1981;

Head Coach ............................ Carroll McCray (Gardner-Webb, ‘83) Record at GAWB ..............................................................5-7 (1 yr) Career Record ............................................................34-15 (4 yrs) Basic Offense .....................................................................Spread Basic Defense .......................................................................... 3-4 Lettermen Returning / Lost ................................................ 54 / 17 Starters Returning / Lost (O/D/S)............. 21 (9/8/4) / 7 (2/4/1) Series History ................ WCU trails 16-22-1 (W–1); Last Mtg 2014

Head Coach .............................Carl Torbush (Carson-Newman, ‘74) Record at ETSU ............................................................. 2-9 (2 yrs) Career Record ............................................................22-35 (6 yrs) Basic Offense .....................................................................Spread Basic Defense .......................................................................... 3-4 Lettermen Returning / Lost ................................................45 / 15 Starters Returning / Lost (O/D/S)........... 23 (9/10/4) / 3 (2/1/0) Series History ............... WCU leads 23-21-1 (W–1); Last Mtg 2003

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Football Contact ..................................................... Tom McClellan SID Phone (O/H) ...................... (252) 737-1274 / (252) 414-0990 E-mail ............................................................. mcclellant@ecu.edu Website ........................................................ www.ECUPirates.com Twitter......................................................................@ECUAthletics Press Box ..............................................................(252) 737-1274

Football Contact ........................................................... Marc Rabb SID Phone (O) ...................................................... (704) 406-4355 E-mail ................................................... mrabb@gardner-webb.edu Website ........................................................www.GWUSports.com Twitter..................................................................... @GWUFootball Press Box ..............................................................(704) 406-3576

Football Contact ...................................................... Michael White SID Phone (O/C) ...................... (865) 974-1212 / (865) 314-0273 E-mail .................................................................whitem@etsu.edu Website ..........................................................www.ETSUBucs.com Twitter.................................................................... @ETSUAthletics Press Box .............................................................. (423) 747-3827

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WOFFORD

GAME 4 – FAMILY WEEKEND Saturday, Oct. 1 3:30 pm – Cullowhee Whitmire Stadium / Waters Field TV: ESPN3

GAME 5 – FIREWORKS Saturday, Oct. 8 7:00 pm – Cullowhee, N.C. Whitmire Stadium / Waters Field TV: American Sports Network

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MERCER GAME 6 Saturday, Oct. 15 4:00 pm – Macon, Ga. Five Star Stadium TV: ESPN3

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Location ............................................................... Charleston, S.C. Founded ............................................................................... 1842 Enrollment ........................................................................... 2,300 Nickname ........................................................................ Bulldogs Colors............................................................ Citadel Blue & White Conference .........................................................Southern (SoCon) Facility (Capacity) .................... Johnson Hagood Stadium (21,000) President ...................................................... Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa Athletics Director ...........................................................Jim Senter

Location ............................................................ Spartanburg, S.C. Founded ............................................................................... 1854 Enrollment ........................................................................... 1,650 Nickname ...........................................................................Terriers Colors..................................................................Old Gold & Black Conference .........................................................Southern (SoCon) Facility (Capacity) .....................................Gibbs Stadium (13,000) President ........................................................ Dr. Nayef H. Samhat Athletics Director ..................................................Richard Johnson

Location ...................................................................... Macon, Ga. Founded ............................................................................... 1833 Enrollment ........................................................................... 8,557 Nickname .............................................................................Bears Colors....................................................................Orange & Black Conference .........................................................Southern (SoCon) Facility (Capacity) ................................ Five Star Stadium (10,200) President .....................................................William D. Underwood Athletics Director .............................................................. Jim Cole

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Head Coach ................................... Brent Thompson (Norwich, ‘98) Record at The Citadel ..................................................First Season Career Record ............................................................34-15 (4 yrs) Basic Offense .............................................................Triple Option Basic Defense ................................................................... Multiple Lettermen Returning / Lost ................................................52 / 23 Starters Returning / Lost (O/D/S)............. 15 (7/7/1) / 9 (4/4/1) Series History ................. WCU trails 16-23-1 (L–1); Last Mtg 2015

Head Coach ................................. Mike Ayers (Georgetown, Ky. ‘74) Record at Wofford ............................................ 187-132-1 (29 yrs) Career Record ...................................................198-153-2 (31 yrs) Basic Offense ..........................................Wingbone / Triple Option Basic Defense .............................................................. Multiple 50 Lettermen Returning / Lost ................................................55 / 20 Starters Returning / Lost (O/D/S)............. 20 (8/9/3) / 5 (3/2/0) Series History ................... WCU trails 14-24 (W–2); Last Mtg 2015

Head Coach .......................................... Bobby Lamb (Furman, ‘87) Record at Mercer ....................................................... 21-14 (3 yrs) Career Record ..........................................................88-54 (13 yrs) Basic Offense ....................................................................... Pistol Basic Defense .......................................................................... 3-4 Lettermen Returning / Lost ..................................................69 / 9 Starters Returning / Lost (O/D/S)......... 22 (10/10/2) / 3 (1/1/1) Series History .......................WCU leads 2-0 (W–2); Last Mtg 2015

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Football Contact ..................................................Derek Satterfield SID Phone (O/C) ..................... (843) 953-5353 / (843) 276-8099 E-mail ............................................................dsatterf@citadel.edu Website .................................................... www.CitadelSports.com Twitter.................................................................... @CitadelSports Press Box ............................................................. (843) 953-9957

Football Contact ..................................................Brent Williamson SID Phone (O/C) ..................... (864) 597-4093 / (864) 809-8900 SID Fax .................................................................(864) 597-4129 Email ................................................... williamsondb@wofford.edu Website ..................................................www.WoffordTerriers.com Press Box ..............................................................(864) 597-4487

Football Contact ......................................................................TBA SID Phone (O/C) ......................................... (478) 301-5209 / TBA Email .......................................................................................TBA Website ......................................................www.MercerBears.com Twitter.................................................................. @MercerFootball Press Box ..............................................................(419) 615-3968

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CHATTANOOGA

GAME 7 Saturday, Oct. 22 6:00 pm CT – Birmingham, Ala. Seibert Stadium TV: American Sports Network

VMI

GAME 8 – HOMECOMING Saturday, Oct. 29 3:30 pm — Cullowhee Whitmire Stadium / Waters Field TV: SoCon Digital Network

GAME 9 – HALL OF FAME / SENIOR DAY Saturday, Nov. 5 2:00 pm – Cullowhee Whitmire Stadium / Waters Field TV: ESPN3

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Location ............................................................. Birmingham, Ala. Founded ................................................ 1841 (as Howard College) Enrollment ........................................................................... 5,206 Nickname ........................................................................ Bulldogs Colors...........................................................................Red & Blue Conference .........................................................Southern (SoCon) Facility (Capacity) .................................... Seibert Stadium (6,700) President ............................................... Dr. Andrew Westmoreland Athletics Director .................................................... Martin Newton

Location .......................................................... Chattanooga, Tenn. Founded ............................................................................... 1886 Enrollment ......................................................................... 11,388 Nickname ..............................................................................Mocs Colors.........................................................Navy, Old Gold & Silver Conference .........................................................Southern (SoCon) Facility ......................................................Finley Stadium (20,668) Chancellor ............................................................Dr. Steven Angle Vice Chancellor & Athletics Director ......................David Blackburn

Location ...................................................................Lexington, Va. Founded ............................................................................... 1839 Enrollment ........................................................................... 1,559 Nickname ..........................................................................Keydets Colors..............................................................Red, White & Yellow Conference .........................................................Southern (SoCon) Facility (Capacity) .....Foster Stadium / Alumni Memorial Field (10,000) Superintendent ................................... General J.H. Binford Peay III Director of Athletics ..................................................Dr. Dave Diles

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Head Coach ..............................Chris Hatcher (Valdosta State, ‘94) Record at Samford ...........................................................6-5 (1 yr) Career Record ........................................................127-62 (16 yrs) Basic Offense .....................................................................Spread Basic Defense .......................................................................... 4-3 Lettermen Returning / Lost ................................................48 / 22 Starters Returning / Lost (O/D/S)............. 16 (8/7/1) / 9 (3/4/2) Series History ..................... WCU trails 2-11 (W–1); Last Mtg 2015

Head Coach .............................. Russ Huesman (Chattanooga, ‘83) Record at UTC ............................................................50-33 (7 yrs) Career Record ....................................................................... Same Basic Offense ................................................................... Multiple Basic Defense ................................................................... Multiple Lettermen Returning / Lost ................................................ 47 / 21 Starters Returning / Lost (O/D) ..................17 (8/6/3) / 8 (3/5/0) Series History .....................WCU trails 16-26 (L–7); Last Mtg 2015

Head Coach ...............................Scott Wachenheim (Air Force, ‘84) Record at VMI ..................................................................2-9 (1 yr) Career Record ....................................................................... Same Basic Offense .....................................................................Spread Basic Defense .......................................................................... 3-4 Lettermen Returning / Lost ................................................44 / 13 Starters Returning / Lost (O/D/S)............. 18 (8/9/1) / 7 (3/3/1) Series History ...................WCU leads 19-3 (W–13); Last Mtg 2015

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Football Contact ......................................................... Joey Mullins SID Phone (O/C) ......................(205) 726-2799 / (205) 532-3477 E-mail ........................................................ jmmulli1@samford.edu Website ..................................................www.SamfordSports.com Twitter.................................................................@samford_sports Press Box ..................................................(205) 726-2143 / 2144

Football Contact .......................................................Jay Blackman SID Phone (O/C) ..................... (423) 425-5292 / (423) 598-6953 Email ......................................................... Jay-Blackman@utc.edu Website .............................................................www.GoMocs.com Twitter.............................................................................@GoMocs Press Box ............................................................. (423) 757-9332

Football Contact ...................................................... Wade Branner SID Phone (O/H) ...................... (540) 464-7515 / (540) 319-1271 E-mail .............................................................brannerwh@vmi.edu Website ....................................................... www.VMIKeydets.com Twitter...................................................................... @VMIAthletics Press Box ............................................................. (540) 464-7834

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FURMAN GAME 10 Saturday, Nov. 12 4:00 pm – Greenville, S.C. Paladin Stadium TV: CW62

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SOUTH CAROLINA GAME 11 Saturday, Nov. 19 TBA – Columbia, S.C. Williams-Brice Stadium TV: TBA

WESTERN CAROLINA TRAVEL CENTRAL Where the Catamount Football team will stay on the road in 2016:

at East Carolina Saturday, Sept. 3 – Greenville, N.C. Kickoff: Hotel:

6:00 pm ET Holiday Inn Greenville 203 SW Greenville Boulevard Greenville, N.C., 27834 (252) 355-8300

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Location ................................................................ Greenville, S.C. Founded ............................................................................... 1826 Enrollment ........................................................................... 2,600 Nickname .........................................................................Paladins Colors.....................................................................Purple & White Conference .........................................................Southern (SoCon) Facility (Capacity) ..................................Paladin Stadium (16,000) President .......................................................... Dr. Elizabeth Davis Athletics Director ........................................................Mike Buddie

Location .................................................................Columbia, S.C. Founded ................................................................................1801 Enrollment ......................................................................... 32,972 Nickname .................................................................... Gamecocks Colors.....................................................................Garnet & Black Conference ...................................................... Southeastern (SEC) Facility (Capacity) ..................................... Williams-Brice (80,250) President ...........................................................Dr. Harris Pastides Director of Athletics ...................................................... Ray Tanner

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Head Coach ..........................................Bruce Fowler (Furman, ‘81) Record at Furman ...................................................... 24-35 (5 yrs) Career Record ....................................................................... Same Basic Offense ................................................................... Multiple Basic Defense ................................................................... Multiple Lettermen Returning / Lost ................................................45 / 15 Starters Returning / Lost (O/D/S)........... 16 (6/7/3) / 10 (5/4/1) Series History ................WCU trails 12-29-2 (W–2); Last Mtg 2015

Head Coach ..................................... Will Muschamp (Georgia, ‘94) Record at SC ............................................................... First season Career Record ............................................................ 28-21 (4 yrs) Basic Offense ................................................................... Multiple Basic Defense ................................................................... Multiple Lettermen Returning / Lost ............................................... 44 / 25 Starters Returning / Lost (O/D/S)........... 12 (4/6/2) / 12 (7/5/0) Series History ................................ WCU trails, 0-4; Last Mtg 1989

at Samford

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at South Carolina

Football Contact ..........................................................Hunter Reid SID Phone (O/C) ..................... (864) 294-2061 / (864) 567-1663 E-mail ......................................................Hunter.Reid@furman.edu Website ................................................ www.FurmanPaladins.com Twitter................................................................ @FurmanPaladins Press Box ............................................................. (864) 294-3066

Football Contact ............................................................ Steve Fink SID Phone (O/C) ........................(803) 777-7987 / (803) 240-268 E-mail ......................................................... finksc@mailbox.sc.edu Website ............................................. www.GameCocksOnline.com Twitter..............................................................@GamecocksOnline Press Box ................................................................(803) 240-268

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at Mercer Saturday, Oct. 15 – Macon, Ga. Kickoff: Hotel: Phone:

4:00 pm ET Courtyard Marriott - Warner Robins 589 Carl Vinson Parkway Warner Robins, Ga. 31088 (478) 602-6200

Saturday, Oct. 22 – Birmingham, Ala. Kickoff: Hotel: Phone:

6:00 pm CT Birmingham Marriott 3590 Grandview Parkway Birmingham, Ala. 35243 (252) 968-3775

Saturday, Nov. 19 – Columbia, S.C. Kickoff: Hotel: Phone:

TBA Columbia Marriott 1200 Hampton Street Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 771-7000

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Series History vs. 2016 Opponents

CHATTANOOGA WCU trails: 16–26–0 At WCU: WCU trails 10-11-0 At UTC: WCU trails 6-15-0 SoCon: WCU trails 15-24 Year Site Result Score 1973 ........H........ W...............14 0 1975 ........ A.............L .............6 27 1976 ........H.............L ...........14 28 1977 ........H.............L ...........10 21 1978 ........ A........ W...............38 21 1979 ........H.............L ...........35 42 1980 ........ A.............L ...........14 39 1981 ........H........ W...............24 10 1982 ........ A........ W...............20 0 1983 ........H........ W...............25 15 1984 ........ A.............L .............6 10 1985 ........H.............L .............3 23 1986 ........ A.............L .............7 34 1987 ........H.............L ...........11 13 1988 ........ A.............L ...........14 19 1989 ........H........ W...............26 20 1990 ........ A.............L ...........21 23 1991 ........H........ W...............38 35 1992 ........ A........ W...............44 13 1993 ........ A........ W...............41 10 1994 ........H........ W...............53 15 1995 ........ A.............L ...........14 35 1996 ........H.............L .............6 20 1997 ........ A.............L ...........21 24 1998 ........H........ W...............24 21 1999 ........ A.............L ...........28 56 2000 ........H........ W...............41 36 2001 ........ A........ W...............21 3 2002 ........H........ W...............45 28 2003 ........ A.............L .............0 38 2004 ........H.............L ...........24 27 2005 ........ A........ W...............38 20 2006 ........H..........L-OT ........14 17 2007 ........ A.............L ...........21 39 2008 ........H........ W...............27 7 2009 ........ A.............L ...........20 24 2010 ........H.............L ...........21 27 2011 ........ A.............L .............7 51 2012 ........H.............L ...........24 45 2013 ........ A.............L ...........21 42 2014 ........H.............L .............0 51 2015 ........ A.............L ...........13 41 2016 ........H

THE CITADEL WCU trails: 16-23-1 At WCU: Series tied 10-10-0 At Citadel: WCU trails 6-13-0 At Columbia: Series tied 0-0-1 SoCon: WCU trails 15-23-1 Year Site Result Score 1972 ........ A........ W...............10 0 1977 ........ A.............L .............0 20 1978 ........H........ W...............38 24 1979 ........ A.............L ...........19 21 1980 ........H.............L ...........21 28 1981 ........ A.............L .............3 12 1982 ........H.............L ...........20 24 1983 ........ A........ W...............44 17 1984 ........H.............L ...........33 34 1985 ........ A.............L .............3 10 1986 ........H........ W...............27 12 1987 ........ A.............L ...........24 38 1988 ........H.............L ...........21 27 1989 ........N................T ........22 22 1990 ........H.............L ...........10 28 1991 ........ A.............L ...........13 38 1992 ........H.............L ...........31 36 1993 ........H........ W...............38 18

1994 ........ A........ W...............42 1995 ........H........ W...............31 1996 ........ A.............L ...........25 1997 ........H........ W...............45 1998 ........ A........ W...............14 1999 ........H........ W...............24 2000 ........ A.............L ...........10 2001 ........H........ W...............28 2002 ........ A........ W...............37 2003 ........H........ W...............28 2004 ........ A.............L .............0 2005 ........H.............L .............7 2006 ........ A..........L-OT ........27 2007 ........H.............L ...........31 2008 ........ A.............L ...........14 2009 ........H........ W...............14 2010 ........ A........ W...............24 2011 ........H.............L .............7 2012 ........ A.............L ...........31 2013 ........H.............L ...........21 2014 ........H........ W...............29 2015 ........ A.............L ...........10 2016 ........H

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EAST CAROLINA WCU trails: 13-17 At WCU: WCU 9-5 At ECU: WCU 4-12 Year Site Result Score 1936 ........H........ W.................7 6 1937 ........ A........ W.................7 6 1938 ........H.............L .............6 7 1939 ........H........ W...............12 6 1940 ........H........ W...............25 14 1941 ........H.............L .............6 19 1946 ........ A........ W...............13 7 1947 ........H........ W...............28 0 1948 ........ A........ W...............39 0 1949 ........H........ W...............19 6 1950 ........H.............L .............6 36 1951 ........H........ W...............34 20 1952 ........ A.............L .............7 21 1953 ........H.............L .............7 26 1954 ........ A.............L ...........13 27 1955 ........H.............L .............6 14 1956 ........ A.............L ...........19 20 1957 ........H........ W...............20 7 1958 ........ A.............L .............7 18 1959 ........H........ W...............34 14 1960 ........ A.............L .............6 7 1961 ........ A........ W.................7 6 1962 ........H........ W...............20 16 1963 ........ A.............L .............0 50 1975 ........ A.............L ...........14 42 1976 ........ A.............L ...........17 24 1978 ........ A.............L .............6 14 1979 ........ A.............L .............6 31 1980 ........ A.............L ...........14 24 1981 ........ A.............L .............6 42 2016 ........ A

ETSU WCU leads 23-21-1 At WCU: WCU At ETSU: WCU Neutral: WCU leads 1-0-0 SoCon: WCU leads 17-8-0 Year Site Result Score 1932 ........H.............L .............0 26 1933 ........ A.............L .............0 26 1934 ........H.............L .............2 6 1935 ........ A.............L .............0 13 1936 ........ A.............L .............0 2 1937 ........ A.............L .............0 12

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1948 ........H........ W...............32 1949 ........ A........ W...............14 1950 ........N........ W...............13 1951 ........ A........ W.................7 1952 ........H.............L .............7 1953 ........ A.............L .............7 1954 ........H.............L ...........21 1955 ........ A................T ..........7 1956 ........H.............L .............6 1957 ........ A.............L .............6 1975 ........H.............L .............8 1976 ........ A........ W...............14 1977 ........H........ W...............35 1978 ........ A.............L ...........14 1979 ........H........ W...............20 1980 ........ A........ W...............20 1981 ........H.............L ...........23 1982 ........ A........ W...............27 1983 ........H........ W...............17 1984 ........ A........ W...............31 1985 ........H........ W...............13 1986 ........H........ W...............43 1987 ........ A........ W...............37 1988 ........H........ W...............33 1989 ........ A.............L ...........11 1990 ........H........ W...............21 1991 ........ A........ W...............29 1992 ........H........ W...............41 1993 ........ A........ W...............24 1994 ........H.............L ...........31 1995 ........ A.............L ...........10 1996 ........H.............L ...........10 1997 ........ A.............L ...........18 1998 ........H........ W-2OT ......31 1999 ........ A.............L ...........10 2000 ........H........ W...............39 2001 ........ A........ W...............20 2002 ........H.............L .............7 2003 ........ A........ W...............39 2016 ........N

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FURMAN WCU trails: 12-29-2 At WCU: WCU trails 6-14-1 At FUR: WCU trails 6-15-1 SoCon: WCU trails 11-27-2 Year Site Result Score 1971 ........ A.............L ...........14 21 1972 ........H........ W...............24 15 1975 ........ A.............L .............0 35 1977 ........ A................T ........24 24 1978 ........H.............L .............7 24 1979 ........ A.............L ...........14 23 1980 ........H.............L ...........14 28 1981 ........H.............L ...........27 31 1982 ........ A.............L .............6 12 1983 ........H................T ........17 17 1983 ........ A........ W...............14 7 1984 ........ A........ W...............20 19 1985 ........H.............L ...........27 31 1986 ........ A........ W...............19 13 1987 ........H........ W...............20 14 1988 ........ A.............L .............0 31 1989 ........H.............L .............3 17 1990 ........ A.............L .............9 42 1991 ........H.............L ...........14 42 1992 ........ A........ W...............29 27 1993 ........H........ W...............23 20 1994 ........ A........ W...............35 24 1995 ........H.............L ...........21 31 1996 ........ A.............L ...........30 45 1997 ........H........ W...............17 16 1998 ........ A.............L .............7 31 1999 ........H.............L ...........19 27 2000 ........ A.............L ...........14 38 2001 ........H.............L ...........13 31 2002 ........ A.............L ...........23 24 2003 ........H.............L ...........13 19

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2004 ........ A.............L ...........10 2005 ........H........ W...............41 2006 ........ A.............L .............7 2007 ........H.............L ...........21 2008 ........ A.............L ...........21 2009 ........H.............L ...........14 2010 ........ A.............L ...........17 2011 ........H.............L ...........21 2012 ........ A.............L ...........24 2013 ........H.............L ...........20 2014 ........ A........ W...............35 2015 ........H........ W...............48 2016 ........ A

31 21 42 52 28 33 31 47 45 32 17 10

GARDNER-WEBB Series tied: 3-3-0 At WCU: 2-2-0 At GAWB: 1-1-0

Year Site Result Score 1932 ........H.............L .............7 23 1983 ........H........ W...............43 7 2003 ........H........ W...............39 16 2004 ........ A..........L-OT ........20 26 2009 ........H.............L ...........20 27 2010 ........ A........ W...............28 14 2016 ........ A..............

MERCER

VMI WCU leads 19–3–0 At WCU: WCU leads 11-0-0 At VMI: WCU leads 8-3-0 SoCon: WCU leads 19-3 Year Site Result Score 1978 ........ A........ W...............41 12 1980 ........H........ W...............16 14 1981 ........ A.............L ...........14 21 1984 ........ A........ W...............22 16 1985 ........H........ W...............35 30 1986 ........H........ W...............34 0 1988 ........ A.............L ...........20 24 1990 ........H........ W...............28 20 1991 ........ A.............L ...........25 27 1992 ........H........ W...............28 25 1993 ........H........ W...............38 14 1994 ........ A........ W...............33 7 1995 ........H........ W...............31 14 1996 ........ A........ W...............17 14 1997 ........H........ W...............24 0 1998 ........ A........ W...............39 17 1999 ........H........ W...............40 2 2000 ........ A........ W...............41 31 2001 ........H........ W...............44 17 2002 ........ A........ W...............35 23 2014 ........H........ W...............42 27 2015 ........ A........ W...............24 20 2016 ........H........

WOFFORD

WCU leads: 2-0-0 At WCU: WCU leads 1-0-0 At MER: WCU leads 1-0-0 SoCon: WCU leads 2-0-0

WCU trails: 14–24–0

Year Site Result Score 2014 ........ A........ W...............35 21 2015 ........H........ W...............24 21 2016 ........ A

SOUTH CAROLINA WCU trails: 0-4-0 At WCU: 0-0-0 At USC: 0-4-0

Year Site Result Score 1986 ........ A.............L ...........24 45 1987 ........ A.............L .............6 31 1988 ........ A.............L .............0 38 1989 ........ A.............L .............3 24 2016 ........ A..............

SAMFORD WCU trails: 2–11–0 At WCU: WCU trails 1-5-0 At SAM: WCU trails 1-6-0 SoCon: WCU trails 1-7 Year Site Result Score 1969 ........ A........ W...............47 13 1991 ........H.............L .............3 16 1992 ........ A.............L .............6 30 1997 ........ A.............L .............0 19 1999 ........H..........L-OT ........32 35 2008 ........H.............L .............6 21 2009 ........ A.............L .............3 16 2010 ........H.............L .............7 38 2011 ........ A.............L ...........24 52 2012 ........H.............L ...........21 25 2013 ........ A.............L ...........23 62 2014 ........ A.............L ...........20 34 2015 ........H........ W...............56 36 2016 ........ A

At WCU: WCU leads 10-9-0 At WOF: WCU trails 4-14-0 At Asheville: WCU trails 0-1-0 SoCon: WCU trails 4-15 Year Site Result Score 1952 ........ A.............L ...........13 20 1953 ........H.............L .............6 7 1955 ........ A.............L .............7 21 1956 ........ A.............L .............7 39 1957 ........ A.............L .............7 28 1958 ........N.............L ...........15 29 1970 ........ A.............L ...........22 29 1971 ........H........ W...............31 13 1974 ........ A........ W...............21 9 1975 ........H.............L ...........14 23 1976 ........ A.............L .............6 10 1977 ........H........ W...............41 6 1978 ........ A........ W...............26 11 1979 ........H........ W...............56 21 1981 ........ A........ W...............37 30 1982 ........H........ W...............36 17 1983 ........H........ W...............37 20 1984 ........H........ W...............31 0 1996 ........H........ W...............24 6 1997 ........H.............L .............7 17 1998 ........ A.............L ...........10 17 1999 ........H.............L ...........21 35 2000 ........ A.............L ...........31 40 2001 ........H........ W...............31 28 2002 ........ A.............L ...........24 31 2003 ........H.............L .............6 38 2004 ........ A.............L ...........12 15 2005 ........H........ W...............24 0 2006 ........ A.............L .............7 35 2007 ........H.............L ...........44 47 2008 ........ A.............L ...........14 42 2009 ........H.............L ...........26 35 2010 ........ A.............L ...........14 45 2011 ........H.............L ...........24 42 2012 ........ A.............L ...........20 49 2013 ........H.............L ...........17 21 2014 ........H........ W...............26 14 2015 ........ A........ W...............24 17 2016 ........H........

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2015 in Review /// Notes

2015 POST-SEASON AWARD WINNERS (alphabetically):

NOTES COMING OUT OF 2015 FOR CATAMOUNT FOOTBALL: • Western Carolina is coming off of its first back-to-back, seven-win seasons ... the 2015 season was just the third, seven-or-more victory season since 2000 for the Catamounts and just the sixth, seven-or-more win season since becoming a NCAA Division I program in 1976; • WCU closed its Southern Conference slate with five victories matching its 2014 total as the most in program history and the most since winning five in 2001 (5-3) ... WCU has won five league games now 10 times – (1983, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2001, 2014, 2015); • Western Carolina posted an undefeated season at home,

• WCU recorded two of its top three SoCon

Karnorris Benson (graduated) .........................All-SoCon WR – 2nd team coaches Ian Berryman (returning) ..........All-SoCon P – 1st team coaches, 2nd team media ..................... SoCon All-Freshman team; College Sporting News “Fabulous Fifty” ..... STATS Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Freshman of the Year finalist Nathan Dalton (returning) ............................................ SoCon All-Freshman team Tyson Dickson (returning) ....................................All-SoCon LB – 2nd team media Sertonuse Harris (graduated) ............................. All-SoCon DB – 2nd team media Caleb Hawkins (graduated) .....All-SoCon DE – 1st team coaches, 1st team media Logan Howard (returning)............................................. SoCon All-Freshman team Troy Mitchell (graduated) ..... All-SoCon QB – 2nd team coaches, 2nd team media Trey Morgan (returning) ........ All-SoCon DB – 2nd team coaches, 2nd team media Detrez Newsome (returning) ....All-SoCon RB – 1st team coaches, 1st team media Daniel Riddle (returning) ........ All-SoCon LB – 2nd team coaches, 1st team media Tyler Sexton (returning) ............All-SoCon TE – 1st team coaches, 1st team media Jake Thornton (graduated) ...................................All-SoCon OL – 1st team media Marvin Tillman (returning) ............................................ SoCon All-Freshman team Zach Weeks (returning) ................................................ SoCon All-Freshman team Josh Wineberg (graduated) ...All-SoCon OL – 2nd team coaches, 2nd team media

scoring performances in 2015 ... the Catamounts scored 56 points in a home win over Samford – the most by a Catamount football team against a league foe ... WCU also scored 48 points in a win over Furman, the third-most against a SoCon opponent;

• Including twice playing in front over 100,000 fans, the Weststern Carolina football team played in front of a combined 285,722 fans in 2015 – an average of 25,975 per game ... WCU’s home attendance for five home dates was 50,593 – an average of 10,119 per home game.

securing its fifth home victory at Whitmire Stadium / Waters Field with the 48-10 win over Furman ... It is WCU’s first undefeated home slate since 1986 – and just the second unbeaten home season in program history ... the Catamounts have seven, five-or-more win seasons at home since 1977 including a six home win season in 1983 – (1977, 1983, 1986, 1992, 2001, 2014, 2015) – this just five years removed from a squad that was winless at home in 2010;

CLOSING THE CAREER OF TROY MITCHELL: • Western Carolina quarterback Troy Mitchell amassed a school-record 9,397 yards of total offense over his four-year career – 7,354 passing and 2,043 rushing … He finished ranked fourth in SoCon history in total offense … Mitchell averaged 257.5 yards of total offense over his last two years including a school-record 3,096 yards of total offense as a junior;

• Including having won six-straight home games, the Cata-

• Mitchell closed his career with 2,043 rushing yards, just

mounts have posted a 10-1 record at E.J. Whitmire Stadium/Bob Waters Field over the past two seasons; • WCU finished among the “others receiving votes” in the final STATS FCA Media Poll, ranked 40th overall ... WCU’s highest ranking in 2015 was 33rd in the STATS poll and 32nd in the FCS Coaches Poll in mid-November; • Tailback Detrez Newsome eclipsed the 1,000-yard rush-

ing mark in the second quarter of the season finale at VMI, finishing the season with 1,109 rushing yards – the fourthbest individual single-season performance … Newsome is the first Catamount since Darius Fudge (1,001 yards in 2006) to run for 1,000 yards in a season – and just the ninth WCU running back since 1967 ... Newsome recorded six, 100-yard rushing performances in the 2015 season … He closed the year matching a career-long streak of threeconsecutive, 100-yard games; • Punter Ian Berryman was named College Sports Mad-

ness second team All-America as selected and released through its website, CollegeSportsMadness.com ... Berryman was a first team All-SoCon selection and All-Freshman team honoree by the coaches, and a second team All-SoCon selection by the media ... He was also a finalist for the STATS FCS Freshman of the Year in 2015. • WCU scored just 17 points on its 11 game-opening offen-

sive drives – two TDs and a field goal .. WCU was forced to punt on its opening possession five times; • Western Carolina outscored its opponents by 20 – 92-

to-72 – in the fourth quarter in 2015, scoring three comefrom-behind victories – rallying past Presbyterian, Mercer, and VMI in the second half; 2016 CATAMOUNT FOOTBALL

shy of 11th-place on WCU’s career record books … the Houston, Texas, native finished his career ranked 10th in SoCon history for rushing yardage accumulated by a quarterback; • Mitchell finished with 7,354 career passing yards, WCU’s

all-time career leader and ranked seventh in the Southern Conference record books; • Over his four-year career, Troy Mitchell accounted for 69

touchdowns including 50 TD passes and 19 touchdown rushes … Mitchell is WCU’s all-time career leader in TD passes and finished ranked eighth in SoCon history. THREE CATAMOUNTS EARN ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 3: • WCU landed three players on the CoSIDA Academic All-

District 3 team: senior RB Darius Ramsey (3.49, accounting), redshirt sophomore LB Daniel Riddle (3.31, engineering technology), and sophomore DT Derrick Davis (3.77, finance) were each recognized for their performances both on the field and in the classroom ... It was the secondstraight year that Ramsey has received the recognition becoming the sixth Catamount football player all-time with multiple all-district selections ... He was a NCAA Div. I Academic All-America selection in 2014; • The three honorees matched the most-ever in a single-

season by Western Carolina, first accomplished back in 2012 as TE Conner Orr, P Clark Sechrest and LB Rock Williams were each selected; • Darius Ramsey and London Richardson were also se-

lected to the National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society.

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WCU HAS 16 EARN ALL-SOCON ACCOLADES: • WCU had a total of 16 players receive post-season AllSouthern Conference accolades from the head coaches and voting media (COMPLETE LISTING ABOVE)... It was the most for a Catamount football team since the league started recognizing an All-Freshman team in 2008 ... the 12 players selected either first or second team by the coaches and media were one shy of the school benchmark of 13 set back in 1984 and matched again in 2014; • Three Catamounts were unanimous first team selections by both the coaches and media including running back Detrez Newsome, TE Tyler Sexton, and DL Caleb Hawkins ... Another trio of Catamounts were tabbed second team by both voting groups including QB Troy Mitchell, OL Josh Wineberg, and DB Trey Morgan; • Redshirt senior WR Karnorris Benson collected second

team plaudits from the league’s head coaches while three earned second team honors from the media including senior DB Sertonuse Harris, junior LB Tyson Dickson, and redshirt senior OL Jake Thornton; • Additionally, five players completing their first year of college competition were selected to the All-Freshman team by the league’s head coaches including Berryman, OL Zach Weeks and Nathan Dalton, DB Marvin Tillman, and placekicker Logan Howard.

CATAMOUNTS IN POST-SEASON BOWL GAMES: • WCU senior defensive tackle Helva Matungulu accepted an invitation to play in the 2016 National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) Collegiate Bowl ... Matungulu was the second Catamount football player in as many years to accept a bid to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, joining former all-conference performer Ace Clark who played in the game in 2015 ... In May of 2016, Matungulu signed a contract as an undrafted free agent with the New York Jets; • Senior offensive lineman Josh Wineberg was selected to play for the American team in the FCS National Bowl held at Ocean Bank Field at Florida International University (FIU) Stadium in Miami, Fla. ... Wineberg later received a tryout with the Green Bay Packers; • Senior defensive back Jaleel Lorquet accepted an invi-

tation to play in the sixth-annual FCS Senior Scout Bowl, presented by the Collegiate Development Football League (CDFL) held in Myrtle Beach, S.C.; • After receiving interest from the New York Giants, WR Kar-

norris Benson was invited to minicamp with the NFL’s San Diego Chargers.

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2015 in Review /// Statistics

OVERALL RECORD: 7-4 DATE

OPPONENT

SCORE

SEPT. 5

MARS HILL

Sept. 12

at The Citadel *

10-28

L

Sept. 19

at Tennessee

10-55

L

OCT. 3

PRESBYTERIAN

W

OCT. 10

MERCER *

W

Oct. 17

at Wofford *

W

24-17

OCT. 24

SAMFORD *

W

56-36

Oct. 31

at #4 Chattanooga *

L

5-3

NOV. 7

FURMAN *

6-3

4-2

Nov. 14

at Texas A&M

L

6-4

4-2

Nov. 21

at VMI *

7-4

5-2

3:30

W

ATTEND

1-0

0-0

3:27

1-1

0-1

3:04

1-2

0-1

3:30

33-21

2-2

0-1

24-21

3-2

1-1

4-2

2-1

2:39

7,344

5-2

3-1

3:30

12,014

3-2

2:50

11,495

2:55 3:26

4,523

42-14

48-10 17-41

W

HOME: 5-0

REC. SoCon TIME

13-41 W

|

24-20

|

AWAY: 2-4

|

SOCON: 5-2

TOP RUSHER

TOP PASSER

TOP RECEIVER

TOP TACKLER

12,348

Mitchell: 8-62

Mitchell: 29-43-1, 298

S. Robinson: 4-128, TD

Morgan/Riddle: 7

8,048

Newsome: 16-121

Mitchell: 19-40-2, 187

Goodman: 7–109

Riddle: 15

102,136

Newsome: 10-128

Mitchell: 6-14-1, 47

Benson: 3–38

Dickson: 12

3:00

9,191

Newsome: 25-189

Mitchell: 14-24-0, 226

Benson: 7-149

Riddle: 18

3:17

8,479

Mitchell: 10–79

Holcombe: 10-16-0, 77

Benson: 4–54

Riddle: 14

Mitchell: 8–42

Mitchell: 21-27-1, 203

Benson: 6–53, TD

Riddle: 13

Newsome: 24–69

Mitchell: 22-33-0, 352

Hill: 6–119

Morgan: 15

Mitchell: 9–57

Mitchell: 22-32-1, 178

Hill: 5–72

Tillman: 12

8,561

Newsome: 21-184

Mitchell: 25-37-0, 305

Hill: 10–130

Three tied: 6

101,583

Newsome: 17-111

Mitchell: 17-31-1, 165

Hill: S. Robinson: 3–64

Riddle: 10

Newsome: 30-141

Mitchell: 24-33-1, 300

Benson: 6, 121

Riddle/Payne: 15

ALL CAPS - denotes HOME games

2015 WCU OVERALL TEAM STATISTICS SCORING ............................................................ Points Per Game ............................................ Points Off Turnovers ....................................... FIRST DOWNS ..................................................... Rushing ......................................................... Passing ......................................................... Penalty .......................................................... RUSHING YARDAGE ............................................. Yards gained rushing ...................................... Yards lost rushing........................................... Rushing Attempts .......................................... Average Per Rush ........................................... Average Per Game ......................................... TDs Rushing................................................... PASSING YARDAGE.............................................. Comp-Att-Int ................................................. Average Per Pass ........................................... Average Per Catch.......................................... Average Per Game ......................................... TDs Passing ................................................... TOTAL OFFENSE................................................... Total Plays ..................................................... Average Per Play ............................................ Average Per Game ......................................... KICK RETURNS: #-Yards ...................................... PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards ...................................... INT RETURNS: #-Yards ......................................... KICK RETURN AVERAGE ....................................... PUNT RETURN AVERAGE ...................................... INT RETURN AVERAGE ......................................... FUMBLES-LOST................................................... PENALTIES-Yards................................................. Average Per Game ......................................... PUNTS-Yards ....................................................... Average Per Punt ........................................... Net punt average ........................................... KICKOFFS-Yards .................................................. Average Per Kick ............................................ Net kick average ............................................ TIME OF POSSESSION/Game .............................. 3RD-DOWN Conversions ..................................... 3rd-Down Pct................................................. 4TH-DOWN Conversions ...................................... 4th-Down Pct ................................................. SACKS BY-Yards .................................................. MISC YARDS ....................................................... TOUCHDOWNS SCORED ...................................... FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS...................................... ON-SIDE KICKS ................................................... RED-ZONE SCORES ............................................. RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS ................................... PAT-ATTEMPTS .................................................... ATTENDANCE....................................................... Games/Avg Per Game ......................................... SCORE BY QUARTERS Western Carolina Opponents

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WCU 301 27.4 58 205 83 111 11 1992 2160 168 392 5.1 181.1 20 2581 226-361-8 7.1 11.4 234.6 16 4573 753 6.1 415.7 40-870 11-71 9-115 21.8 6.5 12.8 19-10 66-621 56.5 60-2581 43.0 38.2 60-3610 60.2 38.0 26:05 73/160 46% 4/10 40% 20-109 0 38 12-14 0-0 (30-37) 81% (21-37) 57% (33-35) 94% 50593 5/10119 3RD 60 60

4TH 92 72

OPP 304 27.6 59 260 141 98 21 2284 2576 292 555 4.1 207.6 22 2354 196-311-9 7.6 12.0 214.0 14 4638 866 5.4 421.6 40-932 19-188 8-111 23.3 9.9 13.9 25-9 45-399 36.3 49-1918 39.1 36.9 58-3527 60.8 39.8 33:55 76/177 43% 18/33 55% 12-51 0 39 11-14 1-3 (35-43) 81% (29-43) 67% (37-37) 100% 235129 6/39188 OT 0 0

* - Southern Conference Games

2015 WCU OVERALL INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING

GP

Att

Gain

Net

Avg

TD

Detrez Newsome Troy Mitchell Corey Holloway Darius Ramsey Steffon Hill Parker Swaringen Wes Holcombe C.J. Goodman London Richardson Jordan Mathis TEAM

11 11 7 3 10 1 11 11 11 10 6

190 96 53 23 9 5 6 1 2 1 6

1159 575 242 78 41 16 26 14 9 0 0

50 1109 85 490 3 239 7 71 2 39 0 16 11 15 0 14 0 9 0 0 10 -10

5.8 5.1 4.5 3.1 4.3 3.2 2.5 14.0 4.5 0.0 -1.7

9 3 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

72 62 18 20 12 6 9 14 5 0 0

100.8 44.5 34.1 23.7 3.9 16.0 1.4 1.3 0.8 0.0 -1.7

TOTAL OPPONENTS

11 11

392 555

2160 2576

168 1992 292 2284

5.1 4.1

20 22

72 60

181.1 207.6

PASSING

Long Avg/G

Effic

Att-Cmp-Int

Pct

Yds

TD

Lng

Avg/G

Troy Mitchell Wes Holcombe TEAM Jordan Mathis Detrez Newsome

11 131.67 11 96.14 6 0.00 10 757.60 11 1060.00

208-330-8 16-28-0 0-1-0 1-1-0 1-1-0

63.0 57.1 0.0 100.0 100.0

2337 130 0 39 75

14 0 0 1 1

75 19 0 39 75

212.5 11.8 0.0 3.9 6.8

TOTAL OPPONENTS

11 11

226-361-8 196-311-9

62.6 63.0

2581 2354

16 14

75 68

234.6 214.0

RECEIVING

G

Loss

132.85 135.67 G

No.

Yds

Avg

TD

Long

Avg/G

Karnorris Benson Steffon Hill Detrez Newsome Tyler Sexton Spearman Robinson C.J. Goodman Darius Ramsey Corey Holloway Michael Helms Jr. Jordan Mathis Gary Richardson Tyran Reynolds

11 10 11 10 10 11 3 7 11 10 10 9

43 38 37 31 24 20 11 9 7 4 1 1

684 457 281 385 354 234 71 20 50 18 17 10

15.9 12.0 7.6 12.4 14.8 11.7 6.5 2.2 7.1 4.5 17.0 10.0

5 2 3 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

44 62 75 45 75 46 26 5 10 9 17 10

62.2 45.7 25.5 38.5 35.4 21.3 23.7 2.9 4.5 1.8 1.7 1.1

TOTAL OPPONENTS......

11 11

226 196

2581 2354

11.4 12.0

16 14

75 68

234.6 214.0

PUNT RETURNS C.J. Goodman Jordan Mathis

No. 8 3

Yds 71 0

Avg 8.9 0.0

TD 0 0

Long 36 4

TOTAL OPPONENTS

11 19

71 188

6.5 9.9

0 1

36 50

TOTAL 301 304

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KICK RETURNS

TOTAL OFFENSE

Detrez Newsome Tra Hardy Keion Crossen Karnorris Benson Tommy Tate Steffon Hill C.J. Goodman Spearman Robinson

No. 18 14 2 2 1 1 1 1

Yds 389 305 35 34 12 22 24 49

Avg 21.6 21.8 17.5 17.0 12.0 22.0 24.0 49.0

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Long 38 37 22 22 12 22 24 49

TOTAL OPPONENTS

40 40

870 932

21.8 23.3

1 1

49 88

PUNTING Ian Berryman Troy Mitchell Destry Barnwell

No. 58 1 1

Yds 2534 15 32

Avg Long 43.7 65 15.0 15 32.0 32

TOTAL OPPONENTS

60 49

2581 1918

43.0 39.1

INTERCEPTIONS

No. 2 2 2 2 1

Yds 0 0 15 70 0

Avg 0.0 0.0 7.5 35.0 0.0

TD 0 0 0 0 0

Long 0 0 9 46 0

9 8

115 111

12.8 13.9

0 0

46 57

No. 1

Yds 11

Avg 11.0

TD 1

Long 11

1 1

11 65

11.0 65.0

1 1

11 73

Jaleel Lorquet Trey Morgan Keion Crossen Daniel Riddle Marvin Tillman TOTAL OPPONENTS

FUMBLE RETURNS Avery Worsham TOTAL OPPONENTS

TB 5 0 0

FC 11 0 0

I20 22 0 1

50+ 14 0 0

Blkd 0 0 0

5 2

11 11

23 16

14 4

0 0

Points 72 69 30 24 20 18 18 12 12 6 6 6 6 2 0

65 62

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SCORING Detrez Newsome Logan Howard Karnorris Benson Corey Holloway Tyler Sexton Troy Mitchell Steffon Hill Darius Ramsey Spearman Robinson Jordan Mathis C.J. Goodman Michael Helms Jr. Avery Worsham TEAM Wes Holcombe

TD FGs Kick 12 0-0 0-0 0 12-14 33-35 5 0-0 0-0 4 0-0 0-0 3 0-0 0-0 3 0-0 0-0 3 0-0 0-0 2 0-0 0-0 2 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0

Rush 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1

Rcv 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pass 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

TOTAL OPPONENTS

38 12-14 39 11-14

0-2 0-0

1 0

1-1 0-2

0 0

1 0

33-35 37-37

FIELD GOALS

FG-FGA

Pct

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49

50+

Lg

Blk

12-14

85.7

0-0

0-0

46

0

3-5

3-3

G 11 11 7 11 3 10 10 1 11 11 6

Plays 426 191 53 34 23 9 2 5 1 2 7

Rush 490 1109 239 15 71 39 0 16 14 9 -10

Pass 2337 75 0 130 0 0 39 0 0 0 0

Total 2827 1184 239 145 71 39 39 16 14 9 -10

Avg/G 257.0 107.6 34.1 13.2 23.7 3.9 3.9 16.0 1.3 0.8 -1.7

TOTAL OPPONENTS

11 11

753 866

1992 2284

2581 2354

4573 4638

415.7 421.6

ALL PURPOSE LEADERS Detrez Newsome Karnorris Benson Steffon Hill Troy Mitchell Spearman Robinson Tyler Sexton C.J. Goodman Tra Hardy Corey Holloway Darius Ramsey Daniel Riddle Michael Helms Jr. Keion Crossen Sertonuse Harris Jr. Jordan Mathis Gary Richardson Parker Swaringen Wes Holcombe Tommy Tate Tyran Reynolds London Richardson TEAM

G Rush 11 1109 11 0 10 39 11 490 10 0 10 0 11 14 7 0 7 239 3 71 11 0 11 0 11 0 11 0 10 0 10 0 1 16 11 15 6 0 9 0 11 9 6 -10

Rec 281 684 457 0 354 385 234 0 20 71 0 50 0 0 18 17 0 0 0 10 0 0

PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KOR 389 34 22 0 49 0 24 305 0 0 0 0 35 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0

IR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 70 0 15 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tot 1779 718 518 490 403 385 343 305 259 142 70 50 50 30 18 17 16 15 12 10 9 -10

Avg/G 161.7 65.3 51.8 44.5 40.3 38.5 31.2 43.6 37.0 47.3 6.4 4.5 4.5 2.7 1.8 1.7 16.0 1.4 2.0 1.1 0.8 -1.7

TOTAL OPPONENTS

11 1992 11 2284

2581 2354

71 188

870 932

115 111

5629 5869

511.7 533.5

301 304

Logan Howard

6-6

Troy Mitchell Detrez Newsome Corey Holloway Wes Holcombe Darius Ramsey Steffon Hill Jordan Mathis Parker Swaringen C.J. Goodman London Richardson TEAM

FG SEQUENCE

Western Carolina OPPONENTS Mars Hill ................................................. – ........................................ – The Citadel ...........................................(20) ...................................... – Tennessee.............................................(32) ................................ (20),(31) Presbyterian ..................................... (46),(45) .................................. – Mercer .................................................. (31) ..................................... 42 Wofford ............................................. 32,(23) ................................. (47) Samford ........................................... (23),(42) ................................ (31) Chattanooga.......................................... 33 ................................. (38),(30) Furman ............................................. (38),(25) ................................ (32) Texas A&M ............................................ (24) ..............................51,(47),(52) VMI.......................................................(25) ..............................(25),(55),34 Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

KICKOFFS

No. Yds 60 3610

Avg 60.2

TB 16

OB 2

Retn

Net

Avg YdLn Start

Blake Metcalf TOTAL.......... OPPONENTS......

60 3610 58 3527

60.2 60.8

16 14

2 4

932 870

38.0 39.8

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2015 TEAM STATISTICAL TOTALS (SoCon Rank, 8 teams): Scoring Offense: ................................................................... 301 pts / 27.4 ppg (5th) Scoring Defense:................................................................... 304 pts / 27.6 ppg (5th) Total Offense: .............................................................................. 415.7 yds/gm (3rd) Total Defense: .............................................................................. 421.6 yds/gm (7th) Rushing Offense: ......................................................................... 181.1 yds/gm (5th) Rushing Defense: ......................................................................... 207.6 yds/gm (6th) Passing Offense: ..........................................................................234.6 yds/gm (3rd) Passing Defense: ......................................................................... 214.0 yds/gm (6th) Pass Efficiency: ................................................................................ 132.9 effic. (4th) Pass Defense Efficiency: .................................................................. 135.7 effic. (8th) First Downs: .................................................................................. 18.6 avg/gm. (7th) 3rd Down Conversions: .......................................................... 73-of-160, 45.6% (3rd) Opp. 3rd Down Conversions: ...................................................76-of-177, 42.9% (7th) 4th Down Conversions: .............................................................. 4-of-10, 40.0% (7th) Opp. 4th Down Conversions: .................................................... 18-of-33, 54.5% (4th) Time of Possession: ..................................................................................26:05 (7th) Kickoff Returns: .............................................................................21.8 yds/ret. (5th) Kickoff Coverage:...........................................................................39.3 yds/ret. (6th) Punting: ....................................................................................... 38.2 net/punt (1st) Punt Returns: ...................................................................................6.5 yds/ret. (6th) Interceptions: ................................................................................ 9 for 115 yds (6th) Turnover Margin: .............................................................. 0 (18 gained - 18 lost) (5th) Sacks By:.................................................................................. 20 for 109 yds (3rd-t) Sacks Against: ............................................................................... 11 for 45 yds (4th) Field Goals: ...........................................................................12-for-14 / 85.7% (1st) PAT Kicking: ........................................................................... 33-of-35 / 94.3% (5th) Penalties: ................................................................... 66-for-621, 56.5 yds/gm (8th) Opp. Penalties: .................................................... 45-for-399 yds, 36.3 yds/gm (2nd)

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2015 in Review /// Statistics

2015 WCU OVERALL DEFENSIVE STATISTICS DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

GP

|------------Tackles------------| Solo Ast Total

TFL/Yds

|---Sacks---| No-Yards

|--Pass Def---| Int-Yds BrUp QBH

|----Fumbles----| Rcv-Yds FF

Blkd Kick

Safety .

58 Daniel Riddle

11-11

46

83

129

3.0-4

.

2-70

1

1

.

1

.

27 Tyson Dickson

11-11

43

53

96

10.5-66

2.0-10

.

3

1

1-0

1

.

.

3 Fred Payne

11-11

22

53

75

5.0-17

1.0-5

.

2

.

1-0

2

.

.

4 Sertonuse Harris Jr.

11-11

30

38

68

3.5-9

.

0-30

2

.

2-0

.

.

.

11-11

32

36

68

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

26 Trey Morgan

11-11

40

25

65

3.0-6

.

2-0

5

.

.

.

.

.

93 Caleb Hawkins

10-10

23

25

48

10.0-60

6.5-41

.

.

5

1-0

3

.

.

29 Marvin Tillman

11-0

26

21

47

.

.

1-0

.

.

.

.

.

.

42 A.J. Newman Jr.

94 John McBeth

10-10

10

33

43

4.0-20

2.5-14

.

1

4

.

.

.

.

30 A.J. McKoy

11-0

17

20

37

1.5-4

.

.

3

.

.

1

.

. .

91 Tyler Junius

11-7

9

28

37

2.5-7

.

.

.

1

.

.

.

96 Tahjai Watt

9-0

13

18

31

3.0-7

0.5-4

.

1

1

1-0

1

.

.

57 Avery Worsham

11-1

16

14

30

1.5-6

1.5-4

.

.

1

1-11

.

.

.

2 Jaleel Lorquet

11-11

16

13

29

1.0-1

.

2-0

5

.

.

.

.

.

11-2

9

19

28

.

.

.

.

1

.

.

.

.

98 Derrick Davis 95 Daniel Nash

11-1

6

17

23

0.5-2

0.5-2

.

.

.

.

1

.

.

79 Helva Matungulu

10-8

7

16

23

2.5-5

1.5-4

.

.

.

.

1

.

.

35 Keion Crossen

11-0

13

7

20

.

.

2-15

1

.

.

.

.

.

97 Ezavian Dunn

11-3

5

10

15

3.5-11

0.5-3

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

43 Kendall White

11-0

3

9

12

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

22 Mikey White

9-0

6

5

11

.

.

.

.

.

.

1

.

.

13 Hassan Belton

11-0

5

6

11

1.0-6

1.0-6

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

60 Zachary Greene

11-0

3

8

11

.

.

.

.

.

1-0

.

.

.

32 Chris Seaborn

9-0

4

6

10

0.5-1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

40 Tra Hardy

7-0

8

1

9

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

49 Fred Mooring

11-0

4

4

8

2.0-15

2.0-15

.

.

.

1-0

.

.

.

17 Damian Whitaker

7-0

4

3

7

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

59 Chandler Addertion

11-0

5

2

7

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

51 Tommy Tate

6-0

2

5

7

1.0-6

.

.

.

1

.

.

.

. .

39 Shane Samuels

10-0

4

1

5

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

70 Dylan Sluder

10-2

1

3

4

0.5-1

0.5-1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

25 Kris Smith

5-0

2

2

4

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

8-0

1

2

3

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

63 Zach Weeks

31 Mitchell Chancey

10-10

2

.

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

33 Coleman Cunningham

11-0

.

2

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

15 Michael Helms Jr.

11-4

2

.

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

10-10

2

.

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

8 Spearman Robinson 48 Blake Metcalf

11-0

2

.

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

21 Detrez Newsome

11-9

2

.

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

1-0

.

1

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

14 Karnorris Benson

7 Bobby Gibbs

11-11

.

1

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

80 Gary Richardson

10-0

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

99 Phillips Marshall

2-0

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

10 Troy Mitchell

11-11

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

64 Tyler Philpott

-

11-11

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

6 C.J. Goodman

11-6

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

46 Roderick Poag

3-0

1

.

1

.

.

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

TM TEAM

6-0

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

1

TOTAL

11-0

452

590

1042

60-254

20-109

9-115

25

16

9-11

12

.

1

OPPONENTS

11-0

396

424

820

57.0-170

12-51

8-111

30

24

10-65

11

1

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2015 in Review /// Recaps

GAME ONE • SEPT. 5, 2015 • CULLOWHEE, N.C.

GAME TWO • SEPT. 12, 2015 • CHARLESTON, S.C.

MARS HILL ................................... 14 WESTERN CAROLINA .................... 42

WESTERN CAROLINA .................... 10 THE CITADEL ................................. 28

E.J. WHITMIRE STADIUM / BOB WATERS FIELD (12,348)

JOHNSON HAGOOD STADIUM (8,048)

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Sophomore Detrez Newsome accounted for two touchdowns including a season-opening, 75-yard touchdown pass on the first play of scrimmage, while senior counterpart Darius Ramsey rushed for two scores as Western Carolina opened 2015 with a 42-14 victory at E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field. On a night that was capped by a fireworks display, the Catamount offense lit the scoreboard a total of six times. Each of WCU’s three active tailbacks scored touchdowns on the ground, while senior quarterback Troy Mitchell tossed his first TD pass of the year as the Catamounts claimed their 16th-consecutive victory over Mars Hill and won their season-opener for the first-time since 2012. Mitchell completed 29-of-43 passes for 298 yards and the score, adding a team-high 62 rushing yards on eight carries. Along the way, the Houston, Texas, native became Western Carolina’s all-time leader in total offense, by-passing previous record holder Lonnie Galloway (6,832 yds, 1990-93) who held the record for 22 years. Mitchell eclipsed Galloway’s benchmark on his 44-yard scoring strike to Karnorris Benson in the third quarter, giving the Catamounts a 28-7 lead. Western Carolina (1-0) jumped out to a 20-0 lead early in the second quarter on a pair of rushing scores and the season-opening gadget play. Mitchell opened the game by lateraling to Newsome out of the backfield on a swing pass. The second-year back then stopped and fired down the right sideline to a streaking Spearman Robinson for the 75-yard pitch-and-catch for the season-opening score. Newsome later capped scoring in the opening quarter with an 11-yard rushing score with Ramsey tallying his first TD on a one-yard plunge. The Lions cut the deficit to 13 just before halftime as Keshaun Taylor capped a 13-play, 99-yard drive with a 25-yard pass reception from Matt Layman to make it 20-7 at intermission. Neither team had success finding the end zone early in the third quarter until Benson’s first TD reception of the season late in the frame. The Catamounts capitalized on superb field position, moving 47 yards in just two plays with the bulk coming on the 44-yard scoring play. The fourth quarter was top-heavy with scoring as the two teams combined for 21 points inside the first four minutes of the final frame, bookended by Catamount touchdowns. Ramsey added his second TD of the day, leaping into the purple end zone from a yard away before redshirt freshman Corey Holloway rounded the left edge untouched on a six-yard romp to cap the game’s scoring. In between, Mars Hill tailback Shaikel Davis corralled a fortuitous bounce on a pass attempt and scampered 24 yards for a touchdown. Score by Quarters Mars Hill Western Carolina Scoring Summary: 1st 14:44 WCU 00:12 WCU 2nd 12:24 WCU 03:31 MARS 3rd 04:16 WCU 4th 13:32 WCU 12:56 MARS 11:10 WCU

1 0 14

2 7 6

3 0 8

4 7 14

Score 14 42

FIRST DOWNS ..................................................... RUSHES-YARDS (NET) ......................................... PASSING YDS (NET)............................................. Passes Att-Comp-Int ........................................... TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS ............................ Fumble Returns-Yards ......................................... Punt Returns-Yards ............................................. Kickoff Returns-Yards.......................................... Interception Returns-Yards .................................. Punts (Number-Avg) ............................................ Fumbles-Lost ...................................................... Penalties-Yards ................................................... Possession Time ................................................. Third-Down Conversions...................................... Fourth-Down Conversions ................................... Red-Zone Scores-Chances .................................. Sacks By: Number-Yards .....................................

Trailing 7-3 at intermission after a Logan Howard field goal late in the second quarter, Western Carolina (1-1, 0-1 SoCon) managed to grab its first lead at the 6:48 mark of the third quarter as Detrez Newsome capped a six-play scoring drive, cruising in untouched from four yards out to pull ahead, 10-7. Newsome spurred the drive with a 45-yard romp and totaled 55 of the yards on the possession. Newsome finished with 192 all-purpose yards, rushing for 121 and adding 59 yards on three kickoff returns. The Bulldogs responded, though, with a grueling 12-play drive that encompassed 65 yards and ended with six points to put The Citadel ahead for good. The scoring play wasn’t without drama, however, as running back Vinny Miller had the ball forced loose on a hit behind the line of scrimmage by WCU safety, Fred Payne. However, the bouncing ball rolled forward and was recovered in the end zone by receiver Jorian Jordan for the go-ahead score. Evan McField tacked on a rushing score early in the fourth quarter with Allen rushing for his second touchdown to cap the scoring after WCU lost a fumble midway through the final frame to provide the final tally. Catamount quarterback Troy Mitchell finished 19-of-40 for 187 yards with two interceptions -- one coming on a desperation heave on the final play of the game. Junior slot receiver C.J. Goodman was his favorite target, finishing with a career-high seven catches for a career-best 109 yards including a long first half reception of 46 yards. Defensively, sophomore linebacker Daniel Riddle paced the squad with a game-high 14 tackles including three solo stops, while also forcing a fumble. End Caleb Hawkins and linebacker Tyson Dickson both tallied 10 stops with Dickson punching the football loose for a second Bulldog fumble while senior A.J. McKoy posted a career-best nine tackles.

Scoring Summary: 2nd 14:41 CIT 05:26 WCU 3rd 06:48 WCU 00:45 CIT 4th 12:04 CIT 09:15 CIT

1 0 0

2 3 7

3 7 7

4 0 14

Score 10 28

PASSING: MARS – Matt Layman 16-25-1-172; Austin Brown 7-12-0-112. WCU – Troy Mitchell 29-43-1-298; Wes Holcombe 1-3-0-10; Detrez Newsome 1-1-0-75. RECEIVING: MARS – Keshaun Taylor 9-91; Gilbert Johnson 6-144; S.Davis 4-23; D’Andre Dunbar 1-8; M.Maennle 1-7; S.Christenson 1-7; Jamel Harbison 1-4. WCU – Steffon Hill 8-58; Darius Ramsey 7-44; K. Benson 5-76; Tyler Sexton 5-65; S. Robinson 4-128; Tyran Reynolds 1-10; Detrez Newsome 1-2. INTERCEPTIONS: MARS – Martay Mattox 1-0. WCU – Keion Crossen 1-6.

Record:(1-1,0-1SoCon) Record:(2-0,1-0SoCon)

Dominique Allen 1 yd run (Eric Goins kick), 9-79 3:31 Logan Howard 20 yd field goal, 11-61 3:15 Detrez Newsome 4 yd run (Logan Howard kick), 6-68 2:25 Jorian Jordan 0 yd fumble recovery (Eric Goins kick), 12-65 5:58 Evan McField 3 yd run (Eric Goins kick), 6-77 2:41 Dominique Allen 5 yd run (Eric Goins kick), 4-23 1:31 WCU 18 31-158 187 40-19-2 71-345 0-0 1--5 4-72 1-0 6-42.8 1-1 5-45 24:55 5 of 15 1 of 3 2-4 0-0

FIRST DOWNS ..................................................... RUSHES-YARDS (NET) ......................................... PASSING YDS (NET)............................................. Passes Att-Comp-Int ........................................... TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS ............................ Fumble Returns-Yards ......................................... Punt Returns-Yards ............................................. Kickoff Returns-Yards.......................................... Interception Returns-Yards .................................. Punts (Number-Avg) ............................................ Fumbles-Lost ...................................................... Penalties-Yards ................................................... Possession Time ................................................. Third-Down Conversions...................................... Fourth-Down Conversions ................................... Red-Zone Scores-Chances .................................. Sacks By: Number-Yards .....................................

WCU 25 37-200 383 47-31-1 84-583 0-0 5-65 3-89 1-6 6-40.8 1-1 9-105 28:43 6 of 15 1 of 2 4-5 1-3

RUSHING: MARS – Shaikel Davis 19-59; Jamel Harbison 11-32; Austin Brown 7-9; Matt Layman 3-4; Dominik Spain 1-0. WCU – Troy Mitchell 8-62; Corey Holloway 9-58; Detrez Newsome 8-41; Darius Ramsey 11-40; TEAM 1-minus 1.

WCU 0 - CIT 7 WCU 3 - CIT 7 WCU 10 - CIT 7 WCU 10 - CIT 14 WCU 10 - CIT 21 WCU 10 - CIT 28 CIT 22 69-341 105 6-3-1 75-446 0-0 2-7 1-27 2-35 3-40.3 4-2 2-20 35:05 10 of 15 0 of 1 4-6 2-11

RUSHING: WCU – Detrez Newsome 16-121; Troy Mitchell 11-26; Darius Ramsey 4-11. CIT – Dominique Allen 22-99; Vinny Miller 12-70; Evan McField 15-60; Cam Jackson 5-56; Isiaha Smith 15-56; Jorian Jordan 0-0. PASSING: WCU – Troy Mitchell 19-40-2-187. CIT – Dominique Allen 3-6-1-105. RECEIVING: WCU – C.J. Goodman 7-109; Tyler Sexton 5-30; Darius Ramsey 2-12; Spearman Robinson 2-3; Steffon Hill 1-16; Detrez Newsome 1-12; Karnorris Benson 1-5. CIT – Rudder Brown 1-58; Alex Glover 1-36; Cam Jackson 1-11. INTERCEPTIONS: WCU – Jaleel Lorquet 1-0. CIT – Dee Delaney 2-35. FUMBLES: WCU – Troy Mitchell 1-1. CIT – Vinny Miller 2-1; Dominique Allen 2-1. SACKS (UA-A): WCU – None. CIT – Mitchell Jeter 1-0; Jonathan King 1-0.

FUMBLES: MARS – None. WCU – Darius Ramsey 1-1. SACKS (UA-A): MARS – None. WCU – Fred Mooring 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): MARS – Trey Clark 8-8; Chris Reeder 3-4; C.Davis 2-5; Martay Mattox 2-5; Chris Daniels 0-7; Johnny Maxey 0-7; Colby Price 1-4; Drew Huskey 1-4; Ricky Hawks 0-5; Carl Mattox 3-1; Chris Leamon 1-3; R. Morgan, Jr. 2-1; Cameron Ray 2-1; M.Cunningham 1-2; J.Destaffino 0-3; Jerjuan Edwards 1-1; Anthony Carson 1-1; Jamel Brintley 1-1; Tradd Porter 1-1; T.G.Parrish 0-2; Joshua Dawkins 0-2; Gilbert Johnson 1-0; Kel Durant 1-0; Michael Ashley 1-0; Nicolas Sanders 0-1; Germell Jenkins 0-1. WCU – Trey Morgan 4-3; Daniel Riddle 1-6; A.J. Newman Jr. 3-3; Tyson Dickson 1-5; Fred Payne 1-5; Keion Crossen 3-2; Tahjai Watt 2-3; S. Harris 4-0; Jaleel Lorquet 2-2; Daniel Nash 1-3; Tyler Junius 1-3; Derrick Davis 0-4; Caleb Hawkins 3-0; Fred Mooring 2-1; Damian Whitaker 2-1; Ezavian Dunn 2-1; Marvin Tillman 1-2; Avery Worsham 1-1; Kendall White 0-2; Zachary Greene 0-2; C. Cunningham 0-2; Shane Samuels 1-0; S. Robinson 1-0; Gary Richardson 1-0; Mikey White 1-0; A.J. McKoy 0-1; John McBeth 0-1; C. Addertion 0-1.

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The Bulldogs (2-0, 1-0 SoCon) scored four rushing touchdowns -- three after the Catamounts pulled ahead for the first time in the game midway through the third quarter -- to secure the victory.

Score by Quarters Western Carolina The Citadel

Record: (0-1) Record: (1-0)

S. Robinson 75 yd pass from Detrez Newsome (Howard kick), 1-75 0:16 MARS 0 - WCU 7 Detrez Newsome 11 yd run (Howard kick), 9-71 2:44 MARS 0 - WCU 14 Darius Ramsey 1 yd run (Howard kick failed), 5-16 1:55 MARS 0 - WCU 20 Keshaun Taylor 25 yd pass from Matt Layman (Stewart kick), 13-99 4:13 MARS 7 - WCU 20 K. Benson 44 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (TSexton pass from Holcombe), 2-47 0:36 MARS 7 - WCU 28 Darius Ramsey 1 yd run (Logan Howard kick), 5-50 1:20 MARS 7 - WCU 35 S.Davis 24 yd pass from Austin Brown (Tyler Stewart kick), 3-70 0:30 MARS 14 - WCU 35 Corey Holloway 6 yd run (Logan Howard kick), 5-55 1:38 MARS 14 - WCU 42 MARS 19 41-104 284 37-23-1 78-388 0-0 1-4 4-88 1-0 10-35.4 0-0 10-71 31:17 4 of 15 0 of 2 1-1 0-0

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Bulldog quarterback Dominique Allen accounted for 204 yards of total offense including 99 yards rushing and two touchdowns as The Citadel defeated Western Carolina, 28-10, Saturday night at Johnson Hagood Stadium in the Southern Conference opener for both squads.

TACKLES (UA-A): WCU – Daniel Riddle 3-12; Caleb Hawkins 3-7; Tyson Dickson 3-7; A.J. McKoy 2-7; Daniel Nash 2-5; A.J. Newman Jr. 2-5; Fred Payne 1-6; John McBeth 0-7; Trey Morgan 3-3; Sertonuse Harris Jr. 2-4; Avery Worsham 1-4; Tyler Junius 1-4; Helva Matungulu 2-1; Jaleel Lorquet 1-2; Chandler Addertion 1-1; Kendall White 1-1; Derrick Davis 0-2; Zach Weeks 1-0; Mitchell Chancey 0-1; Keion Crossen 0-1; Hassan Belton 0-1; Ezavian Dunn 0-1; Tahjai Watt 0-1; Kris Smith 0-1; Marvin Tillman 0-1; Fred Mooring 0-1. CIT – Malik Diggs 5-4; D Copeland 4-4; James Riley 2-5; Tevin Floyd 3-3; Kailik Williams 2-4; Joe Crochet 1-4; Mitchell Jeter 2-2; Jonathan King 1-3; Nick Willis 3-0; Mark Thomas 1-2; Dee Delaney 2-0; Myles Pierce 1-1; Israel Battle 0-2; Jorian Jordan 1-0; Craig Miller 1-0; Noah Dawkins 1-0; Kevin Graham 1-0; Q Washington 0-1; Tyler Renew 0-1; Tyus Carter 0-1; Austin Harrell 0-1; Mariel Cooper 0-1; Ken Allen 0-1.

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GAME THREE • SEPT. 18, 2015 • KNOXVILLE, TENN.

G A M E FOUR • OCT. 3, 2015 • CULLOWHEE, N.C.

WESTERN CAROLINA .................... 10 TENNESSEE .................................. 55

PRESBYTERIAN ............................ 21 WESTERN CAROLINA .................... 33

NEYLAND STADIUM (102,136)

E.J. WHITMIRE STADIUM / BOB WATERS FIELD (9,191)

KNOXVILLE, TENN. – Tennessee erupted for 31 points in the second quarter, capitalizing on a pair of Catamount turnovers and an 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown as the Volunteers handed Western Carolina a 55-10 loss Saturday night in front of 102,136 fans at Neyland Stadium in the first-ever meeting between the two teams. WCU sophomore all-purpose back Detrez Newsome amassed a game-high 241 yards for the Catamounts including a career-high 128 yards rushing and a career-long 64 yard touchdown romp to highlight the outing. Newsome added five kickoff returns for 111 yards with one reception out of the backfield. The Catamounts (1-2) had three turnovers and only one first down on their first eight possessions. One of those turnovers resulted in a 57-yard interception return by Tennessee’s LaDarrell McNeil that led to a Vol score. Then, leading 10-0 after the opening 15 minutes, the Vols grabbed a 41-3 halftime lead by outscoring Western Carolina 31-3 in the second quarter. That represented Tennessee’s highest-scoring quarter since a 35-point first period in a 63-20 victory over Arkansas in 2000. Catamount senior quarterback Troy Mitchell completed 6-of-14 passes for 47 yards with the interception, with sophomore signal caller Wes Holcombe seeing extensive action, finishing 5-of-8 for 43 yards. Receivers Karnorris Benson (38 yards) and Spearman Robinson (30 yards) both finished with three receptions apiece to pace WCU. Western Carolina got a career-long 32-yard field goal from freshman kicker Logan Howard in the road defeat. Defensively, linebacker Tyson Dickson finished with a dozen tackles including a sack and a pass break-up, while Daniel Riddle posted a nine-stop outing. Tennessee (2-1) quarterback Joshua Dobbs completed 15-of-21 passes for 144 yards and a pair of touchdowns while backup Quinten Dormady was 6-of-8 for the Volunteers with 93 yards and a score. WCU was led defensively by linebackers Tyson Dickson and Daniel Riddle, combining for 22 total stops including 12 by Dickson and 10 from Riddle. Dickson and Fred Mooring tallied sacks in the road loss.

Score by Quarters Western Carolina Tennessee Scoring Summary: 1st 11:53 TENN 06:23 TENN 2nd 13:06 TENN 05:12 TENN 04:20 TENN 02:53 TENN 01:00 WCU 00:45 TENN 3rd 11:23 TENN 07:45 TENN 4th 10:59 WCU

1 0 10

2 3 31

3 0 14

4 7 0

Score 10 55

FIRST DOWNS ..................................................... RUSHES-YARDS (NET) ......................................... PASSING YDS (NET)............................................. Passes Att-Comp-Int ........................................... TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS ............................ Fumble Returns-Yards ......................................... Punt Returns-Yards ............................................. Kickoff Returns-Yards.......................................... Interception Returns-Yards .................................. Punts (Number-Avg) ............................................ Fumbles-Lost ...................................................... Penalties-Yards ................................................... Possession Time ................................................. Third-Down Conversions...................................... Fourth-Down Conversions ................................... Red-Zone Scores-Chances .................................. Sacks By: Number-Yards .....................................

WCU 9 33-189 90 22-11-1 55-279 0-0 0-0 6-132 0-0 10-40.4 4-2 4-42 27:06 1 of 12 0 of 0 1-1 2-16

Score by Quarters Presbyterian Western Carolina

Record: (1-2) Record: (2-1)

Williams, P. 25 yd pass from Dobbs, J. (Medley, A. kick), 5-51 1:34 Medley, A. 20 yd field goal, 12-86 3:43 Hurd, J. 5 yd pass from Dobbs, J. (Medley, A. kick), 7-44 2:30 Medley, A. 31 yd field goal, 11-54 3:33 Hurd, J. 8 yd run (Medley, A. kick), 1-8 0:08 Kamara, A. 2 yd run (Medley, A. kick), 3-21 0:37 Logan Howard 32 yd field goal, 5-51 1:53 Berry, Ev. 88 yd kickoff return (Medley, A. kick) Kamara, A. 50 yd punt return (Medley, A. kick) Williams, P. 24 yd pass from Dormady, Q. (Medley, A. kick), 6-90 2:05 Detrez Newsome 64 yd run (Logan Howard kick), 4-81 1:40

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Sophomore tailback Detrez Newsome rushed for a career-high 189 yards and two touchdowns as Western Carolina pushed past Presbyterian, 33-21, in nonconference action on Saturday afternoon at a rain-soaked E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field. Steady rain fell the majority of the game including occasional torrential downpours. Trailing 21-20 entering the fourth quarter, Western Carolina (2-2) controlled the final frame, outscoring Presbyterian, 13-0, while holding the football for nearly 11 of the 15 minutes in the frame to seal the victory. WCU out-gained Presbyterian, 151-to-27, including 115 yards on the ground against just 13 rushing yards by the Blue Hose in the fourth. Newsome finished Saturday’s game with over 200 all-purpose yards for a second-straight game, just missing his career-high of 241 established at Tennessee. Including 48 yards on three kickoff returns to accompany his career-night out of the backfield, the Raeford, N.C., product amassed 237 total yards. Saturday was also his sixth career, two touchdown game – the first coming this season. Western Carolina senior quarterback Troy Mitchell accounted for 301 yards of total offense including 226 through the air and 75 yards and a touchdown on the ground in guiding the Catamounts to the win, halting a two-game seasonal slide. Mitchell’s 14 completions were spread to just four different receivers with classmate Karnorris Benson leading the way with a season-high seven receptions for 149 yards. Freshman placekicker Logan Howard also bested the elements for a pair of field goals, splitting the uprights from a career-long 46 and 45 yards, respectively. Howard’s second field goal came on WCU’s first possession of the second half, to stretch the Catamount edge to six, 20-14. That advantage held until late in the frame when PC quarterback Tamyn Garrick orchestrated an 82-yard drive, capping it with a 14-yard TD pass to DaShawn Davis – the first passing TD for the Blue Hose this season. Newsome put Western Carolina ahead for good early in the decisive fourth quarter, capping an 80-yard drive with an eight-yard romp to make it 26-21. Then, following the first of two Trey Morgan interceptions, Mitchell ran the read-option to perfection with a 36-yard scamper around the left end for the game’s final score. Morgan’s two picks were the first two of 2015 for the SoCon’s returning leader from a season ago. Linebackers Daniel Riddle and Tyson Dickson both finished with double-digit tackles, led by Riddle’s career-high tying 18 stops. Dickson recorded 13, while Sertonuse Harris had eight stops including a tackled for loss - and nearly returned a lateralled interception for a touchdown which was negated by a penalty. Senior Caleb Hawkins harassed the PC signal caller much of the day, tallying a sack and was credited with a trio of quarterback hurries.

WCU 0 - TENN 7 WCU 0 - TENN 10 WCU 0 - TENN 17 WCU 0 - TENN 20 WCU 0 - TENN 27 WCU 0 - TENN 34 WCU 3 - TENN 34 WCU 3 - TENN 41 WCU 3 - TENN 48 WCU 3 - TENN 55 WCU 10 - TENN 55

TENN 25 49-210 237 29-21-0 78-447 0-0 3-54 2-115 1-57 5-41.8 0-0 3-15 32:54 5 of 14 1 of 2 5-5 0-0

Scoring Summary: 1st 09:01 PC 05:30 WCU 2nd 12:39 WCU 05:28 PC 04:47 WCU 3rd 12:05 WCU 05:37 PC 4th 13:07 WCU 10:08 WCU

1 7 7

2 7 10

3 7 3

4 0 13

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BRIDGES, Darrell 2 yd run (NORTON kick), 7-42 3:08 Tyler Sexton 9 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Howard kick), 2-12 0:36 Logan Howard 46 yd field goal, 12-59 4:02 AKOH, Ugonna 73 yd fumble recovery (NORTON kick) Detrez Newsome 72 yd run (Howard kick), 2-75 0:41 Logan Howard 45 yd field goal, 7-53 2:55 DAVIS, DaShawn 14 yd pass from GARRICK, Tamyn (NORTON kick), 7-82 3:11 Detrez Newsome 8 yd run (Wes Holcombe rush failed), 7-80 2:34 Troy Mitchell 36 yd run (Logan Howard kick), 4-58 1:52

FIRST DOWNS ..................................................... RUSHES-YARDS (NET) ......................................... PASSING YDS (NET)............................................. Passes Att-Comp-Int ........................................... TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS ............................ Fumble Returns-Yards ......................................... Punt Returns-Yards ............................................. Kickoff Returns-Yards.......................................... Interception Returns-Yards .................................. Punts (Number-Avg) ............................................ Fumbles-Lost ...................................................... Penalties-Yards ................................................... Possession Time ................................................. Third-Down Conversions...................................... Fourth-Down Conversions ................................... Red-Zone Scores-Chances .................................. Sacks By: Number-Yards .....................................

RUSHING: WCU – Detrez Newsome 10-128; Corey Holloway 8-27; Darius Ramsey 8-20; Troy Mitchell 5-8; Wes Holcombe 2-6. Tennessee-Hurd, J. 11-68; Kelly, J. 13-59; Kamara, A. 7-47; Young, J. 9-18; Jennings, J. 2-13; Dobbs, J. 4-6; Howard, A. 1-1; Dormady, Q. 2-minus 2.

Score 21 33

PC 14 40-162 109 26-11-2 66-271 1-73 2-18 6-136 0-0 6-40.7 1-1 5-40 26:59 6 of 15 0 of 2 2-2 1-4

PC 7 - WCU 0 PC 7 - WCU 7 PC 7 - WCU 10 PC 14 - WCU 10 PC 14 - WCU 17 PC 14 - WCU 20 PC 21 - WCU 20 PC 21 - WCU 26 PC 21 - WCU 33

WCU 20 53-316 226 24-14-0 77-542 0-0 0-0 3-48 2-30 4-42.0 4-2 13-116 33:01 11 of 18 0 of 1 3-3 1-10

RUSHING: PC – BRIDGES, Darrell 29-121; PATTERSON, Quahlin 3-25; HINES, Marquel 3-12; RISHER, Malik 2-12; WILSON, Daryl 1-0; GARRICK, Tamyn 2-minus 8. WCU – Detrez Newsome 25-189; Troy Mitchell 11-75; Corey Holloway 15-58; TEAM 2-minus 6.

PASSING: WCU – Troy Mitchell 6-14-1-47; Wes Holcombe 5-8-0-43. TENN – Dobbs, J. 15-21-0-144; Dormady, Q. 6-8-0-93.

PASSING: PC – GARRICK, Tamyn 11-26-2-109. WCU – Troy Mitchell 14-24-0-226.

RECEIVING: WCU – Karnorris Benson 3-38; Spearman Robinson 3-30; Darius Ramsey 2-15; Corey Holloway 2-5; Detrez Newsome 1-2. Tennessee-Malone, J. 4-33; Williams, P. 3-98; Wolf, Et. 3-31; North, M. 3-29; Jennings, J. 2-15; Hurd, J. 2-12; Smith, J. 2-8; Pearson, V. 1-9; Ellis, A. 1-2.

RECEIVING: PC – HINES, Marquel 3-18; HALLUMS, Jordan 2-8; WILSON, Daryl 2-3; PURTER, Joseph 1-49; DAVIS, DaShawn 1-14; GLENN, Devron 1-10; BRIDGES, Darrell 1-7. WCU – Karnorris Benson 7-149; C.J. Goodman 3-38; Tyler Sexton 3-33; Jordan Mathis 1-6.

INTERCEPTIONS: WCU – None. TENN – McNeil, L. 1-57.

INTERCEPTIONS: PC – None. WCU – Trey Morgan 2-0; Sertonuse Harris Jr. 0-30.

FUMBLES: WCU – Karnorris Benson 1-1; Troy Mitchell 1-0; Detrez Newsome 1-0; Corey Holloway 1-1. TENN – None.

FUMBLES: PC – BRIDGES, Darrell 1-1. WCU – Troy Mitchell 2-1; Detrez Newsome 1-1; TEAM 1-0.

SACKS (UA-A): WCU – Fred Mooring 1-0; Tyson Dickson 1-0. TENN – None. TACKLES (UA-A): WCU – Tyson Dickson 6-6; Daniel Riddle 2-8; Marvin Tillman 2-4; Sertonuse Harris Jr. 1-5; A.J. Newman Jr. 2-3; A.J. McKoy 1-4; John McBeth 1-4; Tommy Tate 0-5; Trey Morgan 2-1; Zachary Greene 1-2; Fred Payne 1-2; Tyler Junius 1-2; Jaleel Lorquet 1-2; Fred Mooring 1-2; Mikey White 0-3; Derrick Davis 1-1; Damian Whitaker 1-1; Keion Crossen 1-1; Helva Matungulu 0-2; Hassan Belton 0-2; Michael Helms Jr. 1-0; Roderick Poag 1-0; Tra Hardy 1-0; Chandler Addertion 1-0; Dylan Sluder 1-0; Phillips Marshall 1-0; Bobby Gibbs 0-1; Chris Seaborn 0-1; Kris Smith 0-1; Tahjai Watt 0-1. TENN – Berry, Ev. 4-1; Kelly Jr., T. 4-1; Mixon, D. 3-1; Kirkland Jr., D 2-2; Vickers, K. 2-2; Lewis, L. 1-3; Griffin, S. 3-0; Phillips, K. 1-2; Reeves-Maybin 1-2; Sutton, C. 1-1; McKenzie, K. 1-1; Jumper, C. 1-1; Williams, D. 1-1; Bynum, K. 0-2; Renfro, N. 1-0; McNeil, L. 1-0; Vereen, C. 1-0; Johnson, Ja. 1-0; Martin, J. 1-0; Sapp, Q. 1-0; Foreman, M. 1-0; McDowell, C. 1-0; Williams, O. 0-1; Abernathy, M. 0-1; Tuttle, S. 0-1; Jennings, J. 0-1; Randolph, B. 0-1; Bryant, G. 0-1.

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SACKS (UA-A): PC – NTIASAGWE, Obinna 1-0. WCU – Caleb Hawkins 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): PC – WILLIAMS, Donelle 3-10; GREEN, Kevin 5-6; DICKEY, DaRon 2-8; BRITT, Ed 4-5; NTIASAGWE, Obinna 5-2; YA-SIN, Rock 5-1; ROSIER, Khari 3-3; ROSS, Joaquin 2-3; WASHINGTON, Derrick 1-2; BURK, Jerry 1-2; ANDERSON, Mitchell 0-3; NORFLEET, Darius 2-0; COLEMAN, Kenneth 2-0; YELDELL, Gyasi 1-1; SANDS, Levent 1-1; BEY, Curtis 0-2; OSONDU, Steve 1-0; HALLUMS, Jordan 1-0; BOYD, Dante 0-1; AKOH, Ugonna 0-1; BAKER, Robert 0-1. WCU – Daniel Riddle 5-13; Tyson Dickson 3-10; Sertonuse Harris Jr. 3-5; Fred Payne 1-6; A.J. McKoy 3-3; Trey Morgan 3-1; A.J. Newman Jr. 2-2; Marvin Tillman 2-2; Tyler Junius 1-3; Tahjai Watt 2-1; Avery Worsham 1-1; Damian Whitaker 1-1; Daniel Nash 1-1; Ezavian Dunn 0-2; Caleb Hawkins 1-0; Chandler Addertion 1-0; Detrez Newsome 1-0; Jaleel Lorquet 0-1; Derrick Davis 0-1; Kendall White 0-1.

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GAME FIVE • OCT. 10, 2015 • CULLOWHEE, N.C.

GAME SIX • OCT. 17, 2015 • SPARTANBURG, S.C.

MERCER ....................................... 21 WESTERN CAROLINA .................... 24

WESTERN CAROLINA .................... 24 WOFFORD .................................... 17

E.J. WHITMIRE STADIUM / BOB WATERS FIELD (8,479)

GIBBS STADIUM (7,344)

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Sophomore tailback Detrez Newsome capped a 91-yard game-winning scoring drive with a 22-yard romp inside the final minute on Saturday afternoon as Western Carolina rallied past the Mercer Bears, 24-21, in Southern Conference action at E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field. Newsome burst up the middle on a fourth down rush to provide the go-ahead score, tallying his sixth rushing TD of the season, having scored at least one in each of WCU’s five games this season. Mercer had one last opportunity, but a Jagger Lieb 42-yard attempt sailed wide left as time expired giving the Catamounts their fourth-straight home victory. Back-up quarterback Wes Holcombe orchestrated the game-winning drive, completing four passes for 41 yards including a 19-yard strike to Karnorris Benson and a 12-yard hook-up with tight end Tyler Sexton. Newsome did the rest, recording 45 total yards on the final drive including the 22-yard score. Benson finished with a team-high 54 receiving yards. Holcombe came on midway through the third quarter for starter Troy Mitchell, who left the game with a minor shoulder injury to his throwing arm. Holcombe finished 10-of-16 for 77 yards - each his single-game career high - while Mitchell was 9-for-16 for 76 yards and a second quarter touchdown pass. Mitchell also rushed for a team-high 79 yards while Newsome finished with 59 yards as a part of recording 104 all-purpose yards that did include a team-best five receptions and 22 receiving yards in the win. Mercer scored rushing touchdowns on its first three offensive possessions. The Bears got a 12-yard run by tailback Tee Mitchell, a 13-yard scamper by quarterback John Russ and a two-yard plunge by running back Alex Lakes. The Catamounts managed a Logan Howard 31-yard field goal the first time its offense touched the ball, but were stymied until midway through the second quarter, falling behind 21-3. WCU’s Mitchell then ignited the Catamount offense, slipping out of the backfield on a career-long rush of 62 yards to move into scoring position. Two plays later, he found Sexton over the middle for the touchdown, pulling to within 11, 21-10, which was the halftime tally. Neither team managed much offense in a scoreless third quarter as the defenses took over. Mercer threw for 41 yards but was limited to a negative-two rushing yards for a combined 39 yards, while WCU only managed three rushing yards and 10 yards through the air on three completions. C.J. Goodman closed the Catamounts to within four midway through the fourth quarter with his first career touchdown, taking a pitch from Newsome on a reverse for the TD to make it 21-17. Score by Quarters Mercer Western Carolina Scoring Summary: 1st 13:36 MER 06:56 WCU 00:27 MER 2nd 10:16 MER 08:24 WCU 4th 08:15 WCU 00:42 WCU

1 14 3

2 7 7

3 0 0

4 0 14

Score 21 24

FIRST DOWNS ..................................................... RUSHES-YARDS (NET) ......................................... PASSING YDS (NET)............................................. Passes Att-Comp-Int ........................................... TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS ............................ Fumble Returns-Yards ......................................... Punt Returns-Yards ............................................. Kickoff Returns-Yards.......................................... Interception Returns-Yards .................................. Punts (Number-Avg) ............................................ Fumbles-Lost ...................................................... Penalties-Yards ................................................... Possession Time ................................................. Third-Down Conversions...................................... Fourth-Down Conversions ................................... Red-Zone Scores-Chances .................................. Sacks By: Number-Yards .....................................

MER 23 50-199 205 25-14-0 75-404 0-0 1-2 5-103 0-0 3-40.0 2-0 1-10 34:28 8 of 16 3 of 5 3-3 2-10

Score by Quarters Western Carolina Wofford

Record: (2-3,0-2) Record: (3-2,1-1)

Tee Mitchell 12 yd run (Lieb kick), 4-74 1:24 Logan Howard 31 yd field goal, 16-61 6:40 John Russ 13 yd run (Lieb kick), 15-81 6:25 Alex Lakes 2 yd run (Lieb kick), 10-70 3:52 Tyler Sexton 14 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Howard kick), 5-75 1:52 C.J. Goodman 14 yd run (Howard kick), 10-68 3:00 Detrez Newsome 22 yd run (Howard kick), 14-91 3:16

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Troy Mitchell threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns and Western Carolina capitalized on five Wofford turnovers as the Catamounts held off the Terriers, 24-17, in Southern Conference action Saturday afternoon at Gibbs Stadium. Though they didn’t start playing annually on a regular basis until Wofford joined the SoCon in 1997, Saturday’s victory was WCU’s first against the Terriers in Spartanburg since 1981, snapping an eight-game slide. After mounting fourth quarter rallies for the first two wins in the current three-game win streak, it was the Catamount defense which was called upon to stand tall in the final frame on Saturday. Wofford (3-4, 1-2 SoCon) had one final possession inside the game’s final five minutes, opening from their own 20-yard line. However, on a fourth-and-long play, senior Caleb Hawkins and a host of Catamount defenders swarmed Terrier ball carrier, Hunter Windham, for a seven-yard loss and sealed the victory with the fifth takeaway on a fumble recovery. Western Carolina (4-2, 2-1 SoCon) converted three of Wofford’s four, first half turnovers into points to grab a 17-0 lead at intermission. Redshirt freshman tailback Corey Holloway muscled in from two yards out to open scoring midway through the second quarter with Mitchell finding Karnorris Benson on a onehanded, 22-yard scoring strike over the middle to take a two TD lead just before intermission. In the waning moments of the first half, Hawkins knocked the football loose from Wofford QB Evan Jacks with Tyson Dickson pouncing on the ball to give WCU the ball in scoring position at the Terrier 24-yard line. Logan Howard eventually punched through a 23-yard field goal to provide the halftime tally. Out of the halftime locker room, the Terriers converted WCU’s lone turnover -- an interception on the first play from scrimmage in the second half -- into a David Marvin field goal to snap WCU’s streak of four-consecutive shutout quarters. Just before the conclusion of the third quarter, Detrez Newsome took a swing pass from Mitchell and tip-toed the sideline for a 22-yard touchdown reception to hand the Catamounts a commanding, 24-3, lead heading into the final frame. Wofford didn’t go away, though, capping consecutive 12-play drives with scores to close to within a score, 24-17. Immediately after Jacks found Windham for a 20-yard touchdown pass to trim the margin to 14, the Terriers converted an on-side kick to keep momentum. Jacks then guided Wofford 54 yards for their final score, setting up the end-of-game drama.

MER 7 - WCU 0 MER 7 - WCU 3 MER 14 - WCU 3 MER 21 - WCU 3 MER 21 - WCU 10 MER 21 - WCU 17 MER 21 - WCU 24

Scoring Summary: 2nd 07:24 WCU 03:26 WCU 00:00 WCU 3rd 12:38 WOF 01:45 WCU 4th 11:54 WOF 05:44 WOF

WCU 18 34-185 153 32-19-0 66-338 0-0 1-4 1-23 0-0 4-50.5 1-0 3-18 25:32 8 of 15 1 of 2 3-3 1-8

1 0 0

2 17 0

3 7 3

4 0 14

Score 24 17

Record: (4-2,2-1) Record: (3-4,1-2)

Corey Holloway 2 yd run (Howard kick), 5-41 2:00 WCU 7 - WOF 0 Karnorris Benson 22 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Howard kick), 5-56 1:59 WCU 14 - WOF 0 Logan Howard 23 yd field goal, 8-18 1:16 WCU 17 - WOF 0 David Marvin 47 yd field goal, 5-2 2:16 WCU 17 - WOF 3 Detrez Newsome 24 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Howard kick) 9-84 3:39, WCU 24 - WOF 3 Hunter Windham 20 yd pass from Evan Jacks (Marvin kick), 12-80 4:44 WCU 24 - WOF 10 Ray Smith 2 yd run (Marvin kick), 12-54 6:10 WCU 24 - WOF 17

FIRST DOWNS ..................................................... RUSHES-YARDS (NET) ......................................... PASSING YDS (NET)............................................. Passes Att-Comp-Int ........................................... TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS ............................ Fumble Returns-Yards ......................................... Punt Returns-Yards ............................................. Kickoff Returns-Yards.......................................... Interception Returns-Yards .................................. Punts (Number-Avg) ............................................ Fumbles-Lost ...................................................... Penalties-Yards ................................................... Possession Time ................................................. Third-Down Conversions...................................... Fourth-Down Conversions ................................... Red-Zone Scores-Chances .................................. Sacks By: Number-Yards .....................................

WCU 16 27-89 203 28-21-1 55-292 0-0 0-0 2-44 2-9 3-45.7 0-0 2-20 22:13 6 of 12 1 of 1 2-3 1-9

WOF 21 65-242 74 8-4-2 73-316 0-0 2-17 4-80 1-3 2-30.5 4-3 5-46 37:47 8 of 16 3 of 4 2-2 0-0

RUSHING: MER – Tee Mitchell 22-111; Alex Lakes 16-42; John Russ 10-33; Payton Usher 2-13. WCU – Troy Mitchell 10-79; Detrez Newsome 15-59; Corey Holloway 4-24; C.J. Goodman 1-14; Wes Holcombe 4-9.

RUSHING: WCU – Troy Mitchell 8-42; Detrez Newsome 12-27; Corey Holloway 5-22; TEAM 2-minus 2. WOF – Lorenzo Long 15-69; Evan Jacks 17-66; Ray Smith 18-50; Hunter Windham 11-35; Chase Nelson 4-22.

PASSING: MER – John Russ 14-24-0-205; TEAM 0-1-0-0. WCU – Wes Holcombe 10-16-0-77; Troy Mitchell 9-16-0-76.

PASSING: WCU – Troy Mitchell 21-27-1-203; TEAM 0-1-0-0. WOF – Evan Jacks 4-8-2-74.

RECEIVING: MER – Avery Ward 6-111; Sam Walker 3-45; Tee Mitchell 2-26; Robert Brown 1-10; Jimmie Robinson 1-7; Marquise Irvin 1-6. Western Carolina-Detrez Newsome 5-22; Karnorris Benson 4-54; Tyler Sexton 3-32; Spearman Robinson 3-17; C.J. Goodman 2-22; Corey Holloway 2-6.

RECEIVING: WCU – Karnorris Benson 6-53; C.J. Goodman 6-51; Tyler Sexton 4-50; Detrez Newsome 2-26; Steffon Hill 1-15; Jordan Mathis 1-5; Corey Holloway 1-3. WOF – Hunter Windham 2-31; Ray Smith 1-27; Zach Muller 1-16.

INTERCEPTIONS: MER – None. WCU – None.

FUMBLES: WCU – None. WOF – Evan Jacks 2-1; Hunter Windham 1-1; Ray Smith 1-1.

FUMBLES: MER – John Russ 2-0. WCU – Detrez Newsome 1-0.

SACKS (UA-A): WCU – Caleb Hawkins 1-0. WOF – None.

SACKS (UA-A): MER – Kyle Williams 1-0; Tripp Patterson 1-0. WCU – Tahjai Watt 0-1; Avery Worsham 0-1. TACKLES (UA-A): MER – Jeremy James 6-3; Devin Davidson 2-6; Lee Bennett 3-4; Zach Jackson 4-2; Tripp Patterson 2-4; Mike Gray 2-3; Lendell Arnold 2-2; Isaiah Buehler 2-2; Kyle Williams 1-3; Tosin Aguebor 1-2; Austin Barrett 1-2; Tyler Ward 0-3; Alex Avant 2-0; Corey Lockett 2-0; TEAM 1-0; Jalen Penn 1-0; Marvin Davis 0-1; Tunde Ayinla 0-1; Jordan Marshall 0-1; Kelly Brooks 0-1. WCU – Daniel Riddle 4-10; Trey Morgan 4-9; Fred Payne 2-10; Tyson Dickson 4-6; A.J. Newman Jr. 5-4; Tahjai Watt 2-4; Jaleel Lorquet 3-1; Sertonuse Harris Jr. 2-2; Avery Worsham 1-3; John McBeth 0-4; Tyler Junius 0-4; Marvin Tillman 1-1; Ezavian Dunn 0-2; A.J. McKoy 0-2; Tommy Tate 1-0; Keion Crossen 1-0; Caleb Hawkins 0-1; Derrick Davis 0-1; Helva Matungulu 0-1; Zachary Greene 0-1.

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INTERCEPTIONS: WCU – Keion Crossen 1-9; Jaleel Lorquet 1-0. WOF – Brion Anderson 1-3.

TACKLES (UA-A): WCU – Daniel Riddle 10-3; Tyson Dickson 6-4; Tahjai Watt 4-4; Caleb Hawkins 2-5; John McBeth 1-5; Tyler Junius 1-5; Derrick Davis 4-1; Keion Crossen 4-1; A.J. Newman Jr. 3-2; Fred Payne 1-4; Sertonuse Harris Jr. 1-3; Marvin Tillman 2-1; Helva Matungulu 1-2; Trey Morgan 2-0; A.J. McKoy 2-0; Daniel Nash 1-1; Avery Worsham 1-0; Spencer Campbell 1-0; Hassan Belton 1-0; Zachary Greene 1-0; Chandler Addertion 1-0; Jaleel Lorquet 1-0; Kendall White 0-1. WOF – JoJo Tillery 6-1; Boston Bryant 5-1; Brion Anderson 5-1; D. Michaelson 4-0; Daryl Vining 3-0; John Patterson 2-1; Jaleel Green 2-0; Michael Roach 2-0; Dylan Young 1-1; Tyler Vaughn 1-0; Chris Armfield 1-0; S. Cornellier 1-0; Jim Dolinak 1-0; Ray Smith 1-0; Logan Christian 1-0; Tyreik Lyles 1-0; Miles Brown 1-0; Hunter Windham 1-0; Chris Boudreaux 0-1; Lincoln Stewart 0-1; Josh Grimes 0-1.

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GAME SEVEN • OCT. 24, 2015 • CULLOWHEE, N.C.

G A M E EIGHT • OCT. 31, 2015 • CHATTANOOGA, TENN.

SAMFORD .................................... 36 WESTERN CAROLINA .................... 56

WESTERN CAROLINA .................... 13 #4 CHATTANOOGA ........................ 41

E.J. WHITMIRE STADIUM / BOB WATERS FIELD (12,014)

FINLEY STADIUM (11,495)

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Corey Holloway rushed for two touchdowns and Karnorris Benson tallied a pair of receiving scores as Western Carolina powered past the Samford Bulldogs, 56-36, on Saturday afternoon in Southern Conference play at E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field. The Catamounts claimed their fourth-straight seasonal victory, winning their third-consecutive Homecoming game. WCU (5-2, 3-1 SoCon), which never trailed in the game, scored on five of its seven second half possessions including three-consecutive touchdowns to grab a 26-point lead early in the fourth quarter. Spearman Robinson capped scoring with a 49-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on an on-side kick attempt to provide the final tally. Senior quarterback Troy Mitchell threw for 352 yards and a pair of touchdowns. His favorite two targets on the day were wide receiver Steffon Hill and tight end Tyler Sexton, both hauling in six receptions apiece. Hill finished with a game-high 119 yards receiving while Sexton finished with 102 – both career-best numbers. Benson finished with three catches for 75 yards. Redshirt freshman receiver Jordan Mathis also had a banner day for the Catamounts. A two-sport student-athlete who also plays baseball at WCU, Mathis caught his first receiving touchdown on a nineyard strike to open WCU’s third quarter onslaught. Just over two minutes later, Mathis threw a TD pass to Benson from 39-yards away. Sophomore tailback Detrez Newsome finished with 149 all-purpose yards including 69 yards rushing and a career-high 60 receiving yards. Holloway added 50 yards on the ground with Mitchell rushing for 45 in the winning effort. Junior Trey Morgan paced the Catamount defense with 15 tackles including 10 solo stops and one for loss, adding a pass break-up. Linebacker Tyson Dickson finished with 13 stops including seven solo and one TFL and a pair of pass deflections, while Sertonuse Harris matched Riddle with 11 tackles. Defensive ends Caleb Hawkins and John McBeth combined for 14 tackles and 4.5 TFLs, both recording 1.5 sacks. For Samford, quarterback Devlin Hodges completed a career-best 42 passes for a career-high 399 yards and three touchdowns including the scoring strikes to Harris, Obajimi, and Marion. He added 94 rushing yards and a TD. Karel Hamilton finished with nine receptions for 65 yards to lead the Bulldogs with Kelvin McKnight catching eight balls for 64 yards. Multi-purpose back K’rondis Larry finished with 167 all-purpose yards including 114 on kick returns. All told, the two teams combined for 1,072 yards of total offense on Saturday afternoon including an aerial display of 790 passing yards. Score by Quarters Samford Western Carolina

1 10 10

2 0 11

Scoring Summary: 1st 12:44 WCU 11:15 SAM 08:18 WCU 03:46 SAM 2nd 11:56 WCU 09:48 WCU 09:05 WCU 3rd 11:24 SAM 10:26 WCU 08:12 WCU 4th 13:49 WCU 10:35 SAM 04:12 SAM 03:16 WCU 00:54 SAM 00:46 WCU

3 6 14

4 20 21

Score 36 56

Score by Quarters Western Carolina #4 Chattanooga

Record: (3-4,1-3) Record: (5-2,3-1)

Corey Holloway 3 yd run (Howard kick), 8-79 2:16 SAM 0 - WCU 7 Anthony Pistelli 31 yd field goal, 7-61 1:29 SAM 3 - WCU 7 Logan Howard 23 yd field goal, 10-61 2:46 SAM 3 - WCU 10 Denzel Williams 3 yd run (Pistelli kick), 14-75 4:32 SAM 10 - WCU 10 Logan Howard 42 yd field goal, 13-68 4:38 SAM 10 - WCU 13 Corey Holloway 2 yd run (Newsome rush failed), 1-2 0:06 SAM 10 - WCU 19 TEAM safety SAM 10 - WCU 21 Andrew Harris 68 yd pass from Devlin Hodges (Hodges pass failed), 1-68 0:12 SAM 16 - WCU 21 Jordan Mathis 9 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Howard kick), 3-75 0:58 SAM 16 - WCU 28 Karnorris Benson 39 yd pass from Jordan Mathis (Howard kick), 2-44 0:43 SAM 16 - WCU 35 Detrez Newsome 2 yd run (Howard kick), 13-99 6:16 SAM 16 - WCU 42 Devlin Hodges 3 yd run (Pistelli kick), 13-70 3:09 SAM 23 - WCU 42 Kevin Marion 11 yd pass from Devlin Hodges (Hodges pass failed), 15-71 3:47 SAM 29 - WCU 42 Karnorris Benson 30 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Howard kick), 4-44 0:53 SAM 29 - WCU 49 Emmanuel Obajimi 28 yd pass from Devlin Hodges (Pistelli kick), 13-75 2:22 SAM 36 - WCU 49 Spearman Robinson 49 yd kickoff return (Howard kick) SAM 36 - WCU 56 SAM WCU FIRST DOWNS ..................................................... 28 22 RUSHES-YARDS (NET) ......................................... 40-118 45-164 PASSING YDS (NET)............................................. 399 391 Passes Att-Comp-Int ........................................... 61-42-1 34-23-0 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS ............................ 101-517 79-555 Fumble Returns-Yards ......................................... 0--8 0-0 Punt Returns-Yards ............................................. 3-27 1--7 Kickoff Returns-Yards.......................................... 5-114 5-154 Interception Returns-Yards .................................. 0-0 1-46 Punts (Number-Avg) ............................................ 6-41.3 5-52.4 Fumbles-Lost ...................................................... 3-0 2-1 Penalties-Yards ................................................... 2-6 5-42 Possession Time ................................................. 30:18 29:42 Third-Down Conversions...................................... 6 of 23 8 of 16 Fourth-Down Conversions ................................... 7 of 7 0 of 0 Red-Zone Scores-Chances .................................. 4-4 5-5 Sacks By: Number-Yards ..................................... 1-1 4-18 RUSHING: SAM – Devlin Hodges 16-94; Denzel Williams 13-33; K’rondis Larry 8-15; Kelvin McKnight 2-0; TEAM 1-minus 24. WCU – Detrez Newsome 24-69; Corey Holloway 11-50; Troy Mitchell 10-45. PASSING: SAM – Devlin Hodges 42-61-1-399. WCU – Troy Mitchell 22-33-0-352; Jordan Mathis 1-1-0-39. RECEIVING: SAM – Karel Hamilton 9-65; Kelvin McKnight 8-64; Emmanuel Obajimi 6-63; Kevin Marion 6-57; K’rondis Larry 5-38; Denzel Williams 3-16; Devon Schmitt 2-17; Andrew Harris 1-68; Gavin Sinclair 1-6; Jake Wilks 1-5. WCU – Steffon Hill 6-119; Tyler Sexton 6-102; Detrez Newsome 5-60; Karnorris Benson 3-75; Spearman Robinson 1-26; Jordan Mathis 1-9; Corey Holloway 1-0. INTERCEPTIONS: SAM – None. WCU – Daniel Riddle 1-46. FUMBLES: SAM – Devlin Hodges 2-0; TEAM 1-0. WCU – Detrez Newsome 1-1; Troy Mitchell 1-0. SACKS (UA-A): SAM – Xavier Forrest 0-1; Alfred Brown 0-1. WCU – John McBeth 1-1; Caleb Hawkins 1-1; Helva Matungulu 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): SAM – Ahmad Gooden 8-8; Justin Cooper 1-8; James Bradberry 5-3; Omari Williams 6-1; Jamerson Blount 6-0; Derek Slaughter 4-2; Michael Pierce 1-5; Xavier Forrest 2-3; Deion Pierre 2-2; Tonne Osaigbovo 2-2; Shaheed Salmon 0-4; Josh Killett 0-3; Cody Brooks 0-2; Jake Kingree 1-0; Devon Schmitt 1-0; Carter McManes 1-0; Roland Adams 1-0; Karel Hamilton 1-0; Devlin Hodges 1-0; Mitchell Smith 0-1; Jose Casanova 0-1; Alfred Brown 0-1; Jared Holloway 0-1; Horace Roberts 0-1. WCU – Trey Morgan 10-5; Tyson Dickson 7-6; Daniel Riddle 4-7; Sertonuse Harris Jr. 4-7; Caleb Hawkins 5-3; John McBeth 2-4; A.J. Newman Jr. 1-4; Kendall White 1-4; Avery Worsham 4-0; Tra Hardy 4-0; Fred Payne 1-3; Helva Matungulu 1-3; Marvin Tillman 3-0; Shane Samuels 2-1; Keion Crossen 2-1; Tahjai Watt 1-0; A.J. McKoy 1-0; Blake Metcalf 1-0; Tommy Tate 1-0; Chandler Addertion 1-0; Jaleel Lorquet 1-0; Tyler Junius 0-1; Daniel Nash 0-1; Mitchell Chancey 0-1; Chris Seaborn 0-1; Hassan Belton 0-1; Zachary Greene 0-1.

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CHATTANOOGA, TENN. – Quarterback Jacob Huesman amassed 359 yards of total offense including 191 passing yards and 168 yards and a touchdown on the ground with tailback Derrick Craine scoring four rushing TDs as No. 4 Chattanooga handed Western Carolina a 41-13 loss on Saturday afternoon in Southern Conference action at Finley Stadium. Chattanooga (7-1, 5-0 SoCon) - which won its seventh-straight seasonall game and its 12th league game in a row - scored fourconsecutive rushing touchdowns following a Detrez Newsome two-yard run that drew the Catamounts to within one, 7-6, in the first quarter. The Mocs capitalized on the lone turnover of the game -- a WCU fumble as the Catamounts were looking for the end zone - driving 87 yards for a score as a part of the four-straight TDs, taking a 35-6 halftime advantage. The Mocs added a pair of Henrique Ribeiro field goals in the second half with the WCU junior WR Steffon Hill hauling in his first career receiving TD late in the third quarter to provide the final tally. All told, seven UTC rushers totaled 356 yards compared to just 105 yards rushing for Western Carolina. Senior QB Troy Mitchell completed 22-of-32 passes for 178 yards and a touchdown, adding a teamhigh 57 yards on the ground. Newsome finished with 39 rushing yards, recording a touchdown in his eighth-straight game. However, the SoCon’s leader in all-purpose yardage was limited to a season-low 49 combined yards. Hill finished with five catches for 72 yards to lead six Catamount receivers with receptions. He added nine rushing yards for 81 all-purpose yards on the day. Receivers Spearman Robinson and Karnorris Benson, as well as running back Corey Hollway each caught three passes in the defeat. While the Catamounts struggled in finding offensive rhythm on the day, UTC was impressive behind its senior signal caller, Huesman. UTC’s head coach’s son connected on his first 10 passes, finishing 14-of-15 for 191 yards. His 168 rushing yards were just two shy of his career high set back in 2012. Craine was a second Mocs offensive player to eclipse the century mark with 103 yards on the ground, reaching the end zone four times in what proved to be a decisive first half. Craine, who entered the game leading the SoCon in rushing average, tallied scores of five, 21, one and six yards. Defensively for the Catamounts, freshman DB Marvin Tillman paced WCU with a career-high 12 tackles including eight solo stops while Daniel Riddle again reached double-digits with 10 tackles, six solo. Fred Payne was credited with WCU’s lone tackle for loss, though UTC did have a negative yardage play late on an errant shotgun snap with back-up QB, Alejandro Bennifield.

Scoring Summary: 1st 09:56 UTC 03:02 WCU 01:54 UTC 2nd 12:46 UTC 07:09 UTC 00:27 UTC 3rd 03:27 UTC 00:35 WCU 4th 06:00 UTC

1 6 14

2 0 21

3 7 3

4 0 3

Score 13 41

Record: (5-3,3-2) Record: (7-1,5-0)

Derrick Craine 5 yd run (H. Ribeiro kick), 8-81 3:36 Detrez Newsome 2 yd run (Logan Howard kick blockd), 9-71 3:14 Derrick Craine 21 yd run (H. Ribeiro kick), 3-75 1:08 Jacob Huesman 4 yd run (H. Ribeiro kick), 7-82 2:40 Derrick Craine 1 yd run (H. Ribeiro kick), 6-87 3:13 Derrick Craine 6 yd run (H. Ribeiro kick), 10-80 3:41 H. Ribeiro 38 yd field goal, 14-68 7:20 Steffon Hill 43 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Logan Howard kick), 9-65 2:52 H. Ribeiro 30 yd field goal, 15-73 9:27

FIRST DOWNS ........................................................ RUSHES-YARDS (NET) ............................................. PASSING YDS (NET) ................................................ Passes Att-Comp-Int............................................... TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS ................................ Fumble Returns-Yards ............................................. Punt Returns-Yards ................................................. Kickoff Returns-Yards ............................................. Interception Returns-Yards ..................................... Punts (Number-Avg)................................................ Fumbles-Lost ......................................................... Penalties-Yards ...................................................... Possession Time ..................................................... Third-Down Conversions ......................................... Fourth-Down Conversions ....................................... Red-Zone Scores-Chances ...................................... Sacks By: Number-Yards .........................................

WCU 18 25-105 178 32-22-1 57-283 0-0 0-0 5-96 0-0 4-44.8 1-1 6-65 20:35 5 of 11 0 of 1 1-2 0-0

WCU 0 - UTC 7 WCU 6 - UTC 7 WCU 6 - UTC 14 WCU 6 - UTC 21 WCU 6 - UTC 28 WCU 6 - UTC 35 WCU 6 - UTC 38 WCU 13 - UTC 38 WCU 13 - UTC 41

UTC 31 58-356 191 15-14-0 73-547 0-0 1-0 2-46 1-2 2-33.0 2-0 9-96 39:25 7 of 12 0 of 0 5-5 2-5

RUSHING: WCU – Troy Mitchell 9-57; Detrez Newsome 12-39; Steffon Hill 2-9; Corey Holloway 1-0; Jordan Mathis 1-0. UTC – Jacob Huesman 20-168; Derrick Craine 15-103; R. Bagley 10-40; A. Bennifield 4-26; Kyle Nalls 2-15; Alex Trotter 4-10; X. Borishade 2-7; TEAM 1-minus 13. PASSING: WCU – Troy Mitchell 22-32-1-178. UTC – Jacob Huesman 14-15-0-191. RECEIVING: WCU – Detrez Newsome 7-10; Steffon Hill 5-72; Spearman Robinson 3-40; Karnorris Benson 3-36; Corey Holloway 3-6; Tyler Sexton 1-14. UTC – R. Bagley 4-48; James Stovall 3-63; C.J. Board 2-40; X. Borishade 2-23; Bingo Morton 2-16; A. Bennifield 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS: WCU – None. UTC – Trevor Wright 1-2. FUMBLES: WCU – Karnorris Benson 1-1. UTC – X. Borishade 1-0; TEAM 1-0. SACKS (UA-A): WCU – None. UTC – Nakevion Leslie 1-0; Montrell Pardue 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): WCU – Marvin Tillman 8-4; Daniel Riddle 6-4; Tyson Dickson 6-3; Sertonuse Harris Jr. 5-2; Trey Morgan 6-0; A.J. Newman Jr. 3-3; Jaleel Lorquet 2-3; Derrick Davis 3-1; Caleb Hawkins 3-1; John McBeth 2-1; Daniel Nash 0-3; Mikey White 2-0; Avery Worsham 2-0; Fred Payne 1-1; Zachary Greene 1-1; Fred Mooring 1-0; Kendall White 1-0; Chris Seaborn 1-0; Keion Crossen 1-0; Spearman Robinson 1-0; Detrez Newsome 1-0; Helva Matungulu 0-1. UTC – A.J. Hampton 5-3; Lucas Webb 5-3; Cedric Nettles 4-2; Nakevion Leslie 4-1; Dee Virgin 4-0; Trevor Wright 2-2; Sema’je Kendall 2-1; Josh Freeman 2-1; Brandon Bourk 1-2; Riley Davis 2-0; Montrell Pardue 2-0; Dale Warren 1-1; V. McMillan 0-2; Isaiah Mack 1-0; Toyvian Brand 1-0; Tim Whatley 1-0; N. Timoshchuk 0-1; T.J. Jenkins 0-1; Tae Davis 0-1; Jeremiah Hay 0-1.

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GAME NINE • NOV. 7, 2015 • CULLOWHEE, N.C.

GAME TEN • NOV. 14, 2015 • COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS

FURMAN ...................................... 10 WESTERN CAROLINA .................... 48

WESTERN CAROLINA .................... 17 TEXAS A&M .................................. 41

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CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Troy Mitchell recorded 360 yards of total offense and accounted for five touchdowns as Western Carolina used a total team effort to close the home portion of its regular season with a 48-10 victory over the Furman Paladins in Southern Conference action at E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field. Mitchell threw for 305 yards and three touchdowns, adding two scores on the ground and 55 yards as WCU put an exclamation point on an unbeaten home regular season - its first since 1986 and only the second in Division I history. The senior quarterback was impressive, completing 25-of-37 passes to five different receivers before exiting the game in the fourth quarter to a standing ovation and boisterous cheer from the home crowd. Western Carolina (6-3, 4-2 SoCon) capitalized on a pair of Paladin first quarter fumbles on consecutive possessions to grab an early lead it would never relinquish. Mitchell handed WCU a 14-0 lead with two rushing scores as the Catamounts raced out to a 28-0 lead before carrying a 31-3 mark into the halftime locker room. The Catamounts never looked back, capturing their sixth-straight home win dating back to last season. Mitchell’s favorite target was junior wide receiver Steffon Hill who recorded a career-high 10 receptions for a career-best 130 yards. The Hendersonville, N.C., native scored twice in Saturday’s win. Hill hauled in a 36-yard scoring strike from Mitchell in the second quarter to finish off an 82-yard drive. Later, he was on the receiving end of an option pitch in the third quarter for a rushing score, capping an impressive 15-play, 99-yard drive for the Catamount offense. Tight end Tyler Sexton streaked over the middle for a 29 receiving touchdown during WCU’s first half scoring barrage, with freshman kicker Logan Howard twice splitting the uprights from 38 and 25 yards out. Redshirt senior wide receiver Karnorris Benson closed the scoring with a 21-yard TD reception as a part of a four catch, 62-yard performance. Sophomore tailback Detrez Newsome accounted for 210 all-purpose yards including 180 rushing yards as the Catamount offense amassed 581 total yards - the team’s fourth, 500-plus yard performance and just two yards shy of the season-high (583 vs. Mars Hill). Newsome was held out of the end zone for the first time this season, halting an eight-game streak. Furman’s lone touchdown came on the final play of the third quarter as fullback Kealand Dirks’ scored his first career TD from a yard out. The Paladins also got a J.C. Hollingsworth 32-yard field goal midway through the second quarter. Score by Quarters Furman Western Carolina Scoring Summary: 1st 10:45 WCU 10:08 WCU 2nd 14:03 WCU 09:27 WCU 06:28 FUR 03:12 WCU 3rd 04:51 WCU 00:00 FUR 4th 13:42 WCU 11:13 WCU

1 0 14

2 3 17

3 7 7

4 0 10

Score 10 48

FIRST DOWNS ..................................................... RUSHES-YARDS (NET) ......................................... PASSING YDS (NET)............................................. Passes Att-Comp-Int ........................................... TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS ............................ Fumble Returns-Yards ......................................... Punt Returns-Yards ............................................. Kickoff Returns-Yards.......................................... Interception Returns-Yards .................................. Punts (Number-Avg) ............................................ Fumbles-Lost ...................................................... Penalties-Yards ................................................... Possession Time ................................................. Third-Down Conversions...................................... Fourth-Down Conversions ................................... Red-Zone Scores-Chances .................................. Sacks By: Number-Yards .....................................

FUR 20 42-75 240 26-15-0 68-315 0-0 2-11 5-101 0-0 5-40.0 5-2 2-20 34:07 4 of 13 0 of 3 2-3 0-0

Score by Quarters Western Carolina Texas A&M

Record: (4-5,2-3) Record: (6-3,4-2)

Troy Mitchell 3 yd run (Howard kick), 7-69 2:10 Troy Mitchell 2 yd run (Howard kick), 3-26 0:30 Tyler Sexton 29 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Howard kick), 11-70 2:15 Steffon Hill 36 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Howard kick), 8-82 1:46 J.C. Hollingsworth 32 yd field goal, 6-60 2:59 Logan Howard 38 yd field goal, 14-60 3:11 Steffon Hill 2 yd run (Logan Howard kick), 15-99 5:56 Kealand Dirks 1 yd run (Hollingsworth kick), 9-80 4:41 Logan Howard 25 yd field goal, 5-67 1:18 Karnorris Benson 21 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Howard kick), 2-30 0:29

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – Quarterback Kyler Murray threw for 191 yards and three touchdowns including two to Christian Kirk as Texas A&M pulled away from upset-minded Western Carolina, 41-17, in nonconference action at Kyle Field. Consecutive second quarter touchdowns including a 17-yard Detrez Newsome reception and a scoop-and-score by Avery Worsham on a fumbled kickoff return pulled Western Carolina even at 14. The Aggies took a one-score edge into the halftime locker room, 21-14, after the first of Kirk’s receiving scores. Texas A&M (7-3) outscored the Catamounts 20-to-3 after intermission to pull away for the victory. Troy Mitchell completed 17-of-31 passes for 165 yards and the 17-yard touchdown pass to Newsome in his return to his home state -- the lone Texan on WCU’s roster. Newsome rushed for 111 yards, the second time the sophomore back eclipsed the century mark against an SEC opponent this fall. It was Newsome’s fifth, 100-yard rushing performance giving him 968 yards on the ground in 2015. Newsome matched a career-high with seven receptions for 31 yards while Spearman Robinson paced the team with 64 receiving yards on three catches, making two leaping grabs on the night. In addition to Murray’s 191 passing yards, running back Tra Carson rushed for 109 yards and a two-yard score, all coming in the first half. Brice Dolezal carried the ball 18 times for 84 yards after intermission. Texas A&M used a pair of Taylor Bertolet field goals from 47 and 52 yards away, plus a Murray TD pass to Damion Ratley to take a 20-point, 34-14, advantage after three quarters of play. WCU would get its final points on a 24-yard Logan Howard field goal, halving the Aggies at 34-17. Howard capped a 12-play, 78-yard Catamount drive that included TE Michael Helms’ first reception of the season. However, behind second QB Kyle Allen, the Aggies responded quickly as Allen guided the home squad down the field in just three plays, covering 68 yards including passes of 43 and 22 yards to Kirk, the second resulting in a touchdown to provide the final tally, 41-17. Defensively for WCU, redshirt sophomore linebacker Daniel Riddle finished with 10 tackles and his second career interception coming in the first quarter. Fred Payne recorded nine stops including a sack as a part of 1.5 tackles for loss, with linebacker Tyson Dickson securing the Catamounts’ other sack in a six-tackle performance. Just before halftime, outstanding freshman DB Marvin Tillman secured his first career interception, winning a jump-ball in the end zone to accompany his six tackles. Texas A&M ran a combined 97 plays offensively as compared to just 58 for the Catamounts.

FUR 0 - WCU 7 FUR 0 - WCU 14 FUR 0 - WCU 21 FUR 0 - WCU 28 FUR 3 - WCU 28 FUR 3 - WCU 31 FUR 3 - WCU 38 FUR 10 - WCU 38 FUR 10 - WCU 41 FUR 10 - WCU 48

Scoring Summary: 1st 05:47 TAMU 2nd 12:41 TAMU 12:07 WCU 11:58 WCU 09:06 TAMU 3rd 11:09 TAMU 04:43 TAMU 00:24 TAMU 4th 11:18 WCU 10:19 TAMU

WCU 26 43-276 305 38-25-0 81-581 0-0 1-8 2-31 0-0 4-39.0 1-0 9-94 25:53 10 of 16 0 of 0 4-4 5-16

RUSHING: FUR – Kealand Dirks 8-27; Antonio Wilcox 6-27; PJ Blazejowski 13-24; Triston Luke 7-10; Ernie Cain 4-4; Deon Sanders 1-3; Reese Hannon 1-0; Logan McCarter 1-minus 6; Hollingsworth 1-minus 14. WCU – Detrez Newsome 21-184; Troy Mitchell 11-55; Parker Swaringen 5-16; Steffon Hill 3-13; London Richardson 2-9; TEAM 1-minus 1.

1 0 7

2 14 14

3 0 13

4 3 7

Score 17 41

Record: (6-4) Record: (7-3)

Tra Carson 2 yd run (Taylor Bertolet kick), 14-93 4:18, WCU 0 - TAMU 7 Jeremy Tabuyo 26 yd pass from Kyler Murray (Taylor Bertolet kick), 3-31 1:27, WCU 0 - TAMU 14 Detrez Newsome 17 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Logan Howard kick), 2-82 0:43, WCU 7 - TAMU 14 Avery Worsham 11 yd fumble recovery (Logan Howard kick), , WCU 14 - TAMU 14 Christian Kirk 14 yd pass from Kyler Murray (Taylor Bertolet kick), 7-58 2:52, WCU 14 - TAMU 21 Taylor Bertolet 47 yd field goal, 13-37 3:51, WCU 14 - TAMU 24 Damion Ratley 16 yd pass from Kyler Murray (Taylor Bertolet kick), 10-80 3:22, WCU 14 - TAMU 31 Taylor Bertolet 52 yd field goal, 9-39 2:47, WCU 14 - TAMU 34 Logan Howard 24 yd field goal, 12-78 4:06, WCU 17 - TAMU 34 Christian Kirk 22 yd pass from Kyle Allen (Taylor Bertolet kick), 3-68 0:59, WCU 17 - TAMU 41

FIRST DOWNS ..................................................... RUSHES-YARDS (NET) ......................................... PASSING YDS (NET)............................................. Passes Att-Comp-Int ........................................... TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS ............................ Fumble Returns-Yards ......................................... Punt Returns-Yards ............................................. Kickoff Returns-Yards.......................................... Interception Returns-Yards .................................. Punts (Number-Avg) ............................................ Fumbles-Lost ...................................................... Penalties-Yards ................................................... Possession Time ................................................. Third-Down Conversions...................................... Fourth-Down Conversions ................................... Red-Zone Scores-Chances .................................. Sacks By: Number-Yards .....................................

WCU 13 27-137 165 31-17-1 58-302 1-11 0-0 5-79 2-24 9-40.2 1-0 5-45 25:17 5 of 16 0 of 0 2-3 2-11

TAMU 36 52-304 279 45-28-2 97-583 0-0 2-48 2-30 1-7 2-42.0 2-1 4-45 34:43 10 of 18 2 of 3 4-5 2-14

RUSHING: Western Carolina-Detrez Newsome 17-111; Troy Mitchell 8-25; Steffon Hill 2-1. Texas A&M-Tra Carson 17-109; Brice Dolezal 18-84; Kyler Murray 7-50; James White 7-46; Kwame Etwi 2-14; Kyle Allen 1-1.

PASSING: FUR – Reese Hannon 8-14-0-108; PJ Blazejowski 7-12-0-132. WCU – Troy Mitchell 25-37-0-305; Wes Holcombe 0-1-0-0.

PASSING: Western Carolina-Troy Mitchell 17-31-1-165. Texas A&M-Kyler Murray 22-39-2-191; Kyle Allen 6-6-0-88.

RECEIVING: FUR – Andrej Suttles 6-116; Antonio Wilcox 2-63; Andy Schumpert 2-23; Duncan Fletcher 1-12; Chad Scott 1-11; J. Snellings 1-8; Ernie Cain 1-4; Triston Luke 1-3. WCU – Steffon Hill 10-130; Spearman Robinson 5-46; Karnorris Benson 4-62; Tyler Sexton 3-41; Detrez Newsome 3-26.

RECEIVING: Western Carolina-Detrez Newsome 7-31; Steffon Hill 4-30; Spearman Robinson 3-64; Tyler Sexton 1-18; Karnorris Benson 1-15; Michael Helms Jr. 1-7. Texas A&M-Christian Kirk 9-122; Jeremy Tabuyo 5-53; Damion Ratley 4-33; R. Seals-Jones 3-34; Edward Pope 3-25; Brice Dolezal 1-6; Jordan Davis 1-4; B. Niederhofer 1-3; Sabian Holmes 1-minus 1.

INTERCEPTIONS: FUR – None. WCU – None.

INTERCEPTIONS: Western Carolina-Daniel Riddle 1-24; Marvin Tillman 1-0. Texas A&M-Justin Dunning 1-7.

FUMBLES:FUR – Ernie Cain 2-0; Antonio Wilcox 1-1; Issac Garcia 1-1; Hollingsworth 1-0. Western Carolina-Troy Mitchell 1-0.

FUMBLES: Western Carolina-Tra Hardy 1-0. Texas A&M-Kyle Allen 1-0; Christian Kirk 1-1.

SACKS (UA-A): FUR – None. Western Carolina-Hassan Belton 1-0; Avery Worsham 1-0; Ezavian Dunn 0-1; Helva Matungulu 0-1; Daniel Nash 0-1; Dylan Sluder 0-1; Caleb Hawkins 1-0.

SACKS (UA-A): Western Carolina-Fred Payne 1-0; Tyson Dickson 1-0. Texas A&M-Q. Cunningham 1-0; Z. Henderson 1-0.

TACKLES (UA-A): FUR – Cory Magwood 9-6; Byron Johnson 5-5; Carl Rider 3-5; J. Milliken 3-4; Rodney Anderson 2-4; Reggie Thomas 2-3; Dillon Woodruff 3-1; Trey Robinson 2-2; Brad Minter 2-2; John Mackey 2-1; Andrej Suttles 1-2; Joe Farrar 0-3; T.J. Warren 1-1; Connor Jackson 1-1; Brian Ross 1-1; Chinedu Okonya 0-2; Deon Sanders 1-0; Thomas Brown 1-0; Jaylan Reid 0-1; Jordan Hawkins 0-1; D. Thornton 0-1. WCU – A.J. Newman Jr. 4-2; Sertonuse Harris Jr. 3-3; Caleb Hawkins 2-4; A.J. McKoy 4-1; Fred Payne 3-2; Tahjai Watt 1-4; Daniel Riddle 1-4; Helva Matungulu 2-2; Avery Worsham 2-2; Marvin Tillman 3-0; Trey Morgan 2-1; Mikey White 2-1; Ezavian Dunn 1-2; Tyson Dickson 2-0; Kris Smith 2-0; Tyler Junius 1-1; Hassan Belton 1-1; Keion Crossen 1-0; John McBeth 1-0; Michael Helms Jr. 1-0; Jaleel Lorquet 1-0; Derrick Davis 0-1; Daniel Nash 0-1; Tra Hardy 0-1; Dylan Sluder 0-1.

TACKLES (UA-A): Western Carolina-Daniel Riddle 4-6; Fred Payne 5-4; Marvin Tillman 3-3; Tyson Dickson 3-3; Sertonuse Harris Jr. 3-3; Jaleel Lorquet 3-2; Trey Morgan 3-2; Helva Matungulu 1-4; A.J. Newman Jr. 2-2; Tyler Junius 2-2; Avery Worsham 2-2; Hassan Belton 3-0; A.J. McKoy 3-0; Ezavian Dunn 2-1; John McBeth 2-1; Derrick Davis 1-2; Tahjai Watt 2-0; Chris Seaborn 2-0; Mikey White 1-0; Mitchell Chancey 1-0; Blake Metcalf 1-0; Zach Weeks 1-0; Tyler Philpott 1-0; Daniel Nash 1-0; Tra Hardy 1-0; Caleb Hawkins 0-1. Texas A&M-Armani Watts 4-4; Justin Dunning 2-3; Daeshon Hall 1-4; S. Washington 0-5; Riley Garner 3-1; Daylon Mack 3-1; Q. Cunningham 2-2; Julien Obioha 0-4; B. Williams 3-0; Donovan Wilson 2-1; Myles Garrett 1-2; Z. Henderson 1-2; De’Vante Harris 2-0; Claude George 0-2; Josh Walker 0-2; Sam Moeller 0-2; Victor Davis 1-0; Kyler Murray 1-0; Jarrett Johnson 1-0; James Lockhart 1-0; Devonta Burns 0-1; Alonzo Williams 0-1; Reggie Chevis 0-1.

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GAME ELEVEN • NOV. 21, 2015 • LEXINGTON, VA.

2015 Western Carolina Catamount Football Individual & Team Game Superlatives All games

WESTERN CAROLINA .................... 20 VMI .............................................. 24 FOSTER STADIUM (4,523) LEXINGTON, VA. – Detrez Newsome accounted for 230 yards of total offense and two touchdowns including a game-winning fourth quarter plunge as Western Carolina survived its first trip to Foster Stadium since 2002, downing the VMI Keydets, 24-20, on Saturday afternoon in Southern Conference action. Newsome capped a four-play, 70-yard drive with a powerful two-yard run to push the Catamounts ahead for what proved to be for good with just over two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. But behind quarterback Al Cobb, the Keydet offense moved back down the field and into the red zone. However, a second down completion from Cobb to Dane Forelines with the clock moving inside the closing seconds forced VMI to quickly take one final snap. Cobb was forced from the pocket, rolled to his right before tucking to run where he was tackled inbounds shy of the goal line as time expired. Newsome rushed for 140 yards and a two-yard TD, adding 90 receiving yards including a 75-yard swing pass for a score to pace the Catamounts. The Raeford, N.C., needed just 32 yards to eclipse 1,000 for the season, reaching the milestone midway through the second quarter. Newsome finished with 1,109 rushing yards in the regular season, the fourth-best single-season in program history. Senior quarterback Troy Mitchell completed 24-of-33 passes for 300 yards and two scores including the 75-yard hook-up with Newsome and a 15-yard strike to tight end Michael Helms, who finished with a career-high six catches. Redshirt senior WR Karnorris Benson also hauled in six passes for 141 yards, his second, 100-yard receiving performance of the season and the eighth of his career. Cobb finished 21-of-32 for 231 yards through the air. But the SoCon’s leader in TD passes did not find the end zone through the air despite nine catches and 140 yards to Dane Forlines. League-leader Aaron Sanders was limited to five receptions and 35 yards. VMI (2-9, 1-6 SoCon) instead turned to its ground attack as senior Derrick Ziglar rushed for 96 yards and two touchdowns on 21 of the Keydets’ season-high 49 rushing attempts. The Keydets jumped out to a 10-0 advantage before the Catamounts responded with a Helms TD. Defensively for WCU, Daniel Riddle and Fred Payne both finished with 15 tackles, a career-high for Payne. A.J. Newman Jr., tallied a career-best 11 tackles in the winning effort. Defensive ends John McBeth and Caleb Hawkins recorded seven and six stops, respectively, with Hawkins tallying a pair of sacks. WCU overcame two lost fumbles – one in end zone in the first quarter on the Catamounts’ opening drive that thwarted a would-be scoring drive – and an interception that gave the Keydets the football in plus yardage. Score by Quarters Western Carolina VMI Scoring Summary: 1st 08:09 VMI 2nd 12:11 VMI 00:20 WCU 00:00 VMI 3rd 04:11 WCU 4th 09:38 WCU 03:17 VMI 02:12 WCU

1 0 7

2 7 6

3 7 0

4 10 7

Score 24 20

Record: (7-4, 5-2) Record: (2-9, 1-6)

Derrick Ziglar 3 yd run (D. Christopher kick), 13-64 6:51 WCU 0 - VMI 7 D. Christopher 25 yd field goal, 6-34 2:32 WCU 0 - VMI 10 Michael Helms Jr. 10 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (L. Howard kick), 11-67 1:46 WCU 7 - VMI 10 D. Christopher 55 yd field goal, 2-8 0:20 WCU 7 - VMI 13 Detrez Newsome 75 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (L. Howard kick), 2-68 0:31 WCU 14 - VMI 13 Logan Howard 25 yd field goal, 12-72 4:36 WCU 17 - VMI 13 Derrick Ziglar 17 yd run (D. Christopher kick), 1-17 0:05 WCU 17 - VMI 20 Detrez Newsome 2 yd run (L. Howard kick), 4-70 1:05 WCU 24 - VMI 20

FIRST DOWNS ..................................................... RUSHES-YARDS (NET) ......................................... PASSING YDS (NET)............................................. Passes Att-Comp-Int ........................................... TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS ............................ Fumble Returns-Yards ......................................... Punt Returns-Yards ............................................. Kickoff Returns-Yards.......................................... Interception Returns-Yards .................................. Punts (Number-Avg) ............................................ Fumbles-Lost ...................................................... Penalties-Yards ................................................... Possession Time ................................................. Third-Down Conversions...................................... Fourth-Down Conversions ................................... Red-Zone Scores-Chances .................................. Sacks By: Number-Yards .....................................

WCU 20 37-173 300 33-24-1 70-473 0-0 2-6 4-102 0-0 5-41.8 3-2 5-29 23:59 8 of 14 0 of 0 3-4 2-12

VMI 21 49-173 231 33-21-0 82-404 0-0 0-0 4-92 1-7 5-42.2 1-0 2-30 36:01 8 of 20 2 of 4 3-7 1-0

RUSHING: WCU – Detrez Newsome 30-141; Troy Mitchell 5-16; Steffon Hill 2-16. VMI – Derrick Ziglar 21-96; Brice Tucker 10-43; Quan Myers 7-22; Al Cobb 8-14; Dontae Mauck 3-minus 2. PASSING: WCU – Troy Mitchell 24-33-1-300. VMI – Al Cobb 21-32-0-231; Ryan Swingle 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: WCU – Karnorris Benson 6-121; Michael Helms Jr. 6-43; Detrez Newsome 5-90; Steffon Hill 3-17; C.J. Goodman 2-14; Gary Richardson 1-17; Jordan Mathis 1-minus 2. VMI – Dane Forlines 9-140; Aaron Sanders 5-35; Dontae Mauck 2-24; Derrick Ziglar 2-12; Sam Patterson 1-13; Brice Tucker 1-6; Chad Jacob 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS: WCU – None. VMI – Damian Jones 1-7. FUMBLES: WCU – Detrez Newsome 2-2; Troy Mitchell 1-0. VMI – Al Cobb 1-0. SACKS (UA-A): WCU – Caleb Hawkins 2-0. VMI – Amon-Ra Clay 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): WCU – Daniel Riddle 5-10; Fred Payne 5-10; A.J. Newman Jr. 5-6; John McBeth 1-6; Caleb Hawkins 3-3; Sertonuse Harris Jr. 2-4; Chris Seaborn 1-4; Derrick Davis 0-5; Marvin Tillman 1-3; Tyler Junius 1-3; Tyson Dickson 1-3; A.J. McKoy 1-2; Tra Hardy 2-0; Avery Worsham 1-1; Dylan Sluder 0-2; Daniel Nash 0-2; C.J. Goodman 1-0; Troy Mitchell 1-0; Jaleel Lorquet 1-0; Trey Morgan 1-0; Shane Samuels 1-0; TEAM 1-0; Mikey White 0-1; Hassan Belton 0-1; Ezavian Dunn 0-1; Keion Crossen 0-1; Karnorris Benson 0-1; Zachary Greene 0-1. VMI – Ryan Francis 8-7; A. Cratsenberg 2-6; Caleb Furlow 5-2; Tony Richardson 4-2; D. Ensminger 2-4; Alijah Robinson 3-2; Joe Nelson 2-3; Jon Strozyk 3-1; Greg Sanders 2-1; Damian Jones 2-1; Brian Lipscomb 2-1; Amon-Ra Clay 1-2; J.C. Garvin 1-1; Alex James 1-0; Mic. Williams 1-0; Hayden Alford 1-0; D. Christopher 1-0; Brian Ellis 1-0; Seth Mallory 0-1.

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WCU INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS Rushes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Detrez Newsome at VMI (Nov 21, 2015) Yards Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189 . . . . . . .Detrez Newsome vs Presbyterian (Oct 02, 2015) TD Rushes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . .Darius Ramsey vs Mars Hill (Sep 05, 2015) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Detrez Newsome vs Presbyterian (Oct 02, 2015) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corey Holloway vs Samford (Oct 24, 2015) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Troy Mitchell vs Furman (Nov 07, 2015) Long Rush. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 . . . . . . .Detrez Newsome vs Presbyterian (Oct 02, 2015) Pass attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Troy Mitchell vs Mars Hill (Sep 05, 2015) Pass completions . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Troy Mitchell vs Mars Hill (Sep 05, 2015) Yards Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .352 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Troy Mitchell vs Samford (Oct 24, 2015) TD Passes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Troy Mitchell vs Furman (Nov 07, 2015) Long Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 . . . . . . . . . Detrez Newsome vs Mars Hill (Sep 05, 2015) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Troy Mitchell at VMI (Nov 21, 2015) Receptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steffon Hill vs Furman (Nov 07, 2015) Yards Receiving . . . . . . . . . . . . .149 . . . . . . Karnorris Benson vs Presbyterian (Oct 02, 2015) TD Receptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . Karnorris Benson vs Samford (Oct 24, 2015) Long Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 . . . . . . Spearman Robinson vs Mars Hill (Sep 05, 2015) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Detrez Newsome at VMI (Nov 21, 2015) Field Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . .Logan Howard vs Presbyterian (Oct 02, 2015) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Logan Howard vs Samford (Oct 24, 2015) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Logan Howard vs Furman (Nov 07, 2015) Long Field Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 . . . . . . . . .Logan Howard vs Presbyterian (Oct 02, 2015) Punts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 . . . . . . . . . . .Ian Berryman at Tennessee (Sep 19, 2015) Punting Avg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52.4 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ian Berryman vs Samford (Oct 24, 2015) Long Punt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ian Berryman vs Samford (Oct 24, 2015) Punts inside 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . Ian Berryman vs Mars Hill (Sep 05, 2015) Long Punt Return . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 . . . . . . . . . . . .C.J. Goodman vs Mars Hill (Sep 05, 2015) Long Kickoff Return . . . . . . . . . . . 49 . . . . . . . Spearman Robinson vs Samford (Oct 24, 2015) Tackles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 . . . . . . . . . Daniel Riddle vs Presbyterian (Oct 02, 2015) Sacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caleb Hawkins at VMI (Nov 21, 2015) Tackles For Loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tyson Dickson at Wofford (Oct 17, 2015) Interceptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . Trey Morgan vs Presbyterian (Oct 02, 2015)

WCU TEAM GAME HIGHS Rushes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs Presbyterian (Oct 02, 2015) Yards Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs Presbyterian (Oct 02, 2015) Yards Per Rush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs Furman (Nov 07, 2015) TD Rushes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs Mars Hill (Sep 05, 2015) Pass attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs Mars Hill (Sep 05, 2015) Pass completions . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs Mars Hill (Sep 05, 2015) Yards Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .391 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs Samford (Oct 24, 2015) Yards Per Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs Samford (Oct 24, 2015) TD Passes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs Samford (Oct 24, 2015) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs Furman (Nov 07, 2015) Total Plays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs Mars Hill (Sep 05, 2015) Total Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .583 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs Mars Hill (Sep 05, 2015) Yards Per Play. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs Furman (Nov 07, 2015) Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs Samford (Oct 24, 2015) Sacks By . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs Furman (Nov 07, 2015) First Downs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs Furman (Nov 07, 2015) Penalties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs Presbyterian (Oct 02, 2015) Penalty Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs Presbyterian (Oct 02, 2015) Turnovers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . at The Citadel (Sep 12, 2015) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .at Tennessee (Sep 19, 2015) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .at VMI (Nov 21, 2015) Interceptions By. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs Presbyterian (Oct 02, 2015) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . at Wofford (Oct 17, 2015) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . at Texas A&M (Nov 14, 2015) Punts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .at Tennessee (Sep 19, 2015) Punting Avg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52.4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs Samford (Oct 24, 2015) Long Punt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vs Samford (Oct 24, 2015) Punts inside 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs Mars Hill (Sep 05, 2015) Long Punt Return . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vs Mars Hill (Sep 05, 2015)

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2015 in Review /// SoCon Summary

C/SN

Team

W

L

SOCON Pct Pts Opp

W

L

OVERALL Pct Pts Opp

8/7 18/18 – / RV

Chattanooga The Citadel WESTERN CAROLINA Samford Wofford Mercer Furman VMI

6 6 5 3 3 2 2 1

1 1 2 4 4 5 5 6

.857 .857 .714 .429 .429 .286 .286 .143

9 9 7 6 5 5 4 2

4 4 4 5 6 6 7 9

.692 .692 .636 .545 .455 .455 .364 .182

201 228 199 232 186 159 122 143

121 128 173 212 201 188 220 227

384 400 301 381 284 318 193 254

291 283 304 294 305 238 318 385

C – FCS Coaches Poll; SN – Sports Network Poll

C O A C HE S A L L- SoCon TEAM Jacob Huesman, Sr. ............................................Chattanooga Derrick Craine, Jr. ...............................................Chattanooga Detrez Newsome, So. ................................... Western Carolina Sam Frye, Sr. ........................................................ The Citadel Joe Turner, Sr. .............................................................Furman Armando Bonheur, Jr. ................................................ Samford Corey Levin, Jr. ....................................................Chattanooga Anton Wahrby, Jr. ....................................................... Wofford Tyler Sexton, Jr. ............................................ Western Carolina Karel Hamilton, Jr. ..................................................... Samford Aaron Sanders, Jr. .............................................................VMI

– FIRST TEAM OFFENSE – QB RB RB OL OL OL OL OL TE WR WR

– FIRST TEAM DEFENSE – DL DL DL DL LB LB LB DB DB DB DB

Mitchel Jeter, Sr. ................................................... The Citadel Michael Pierce, Sr. .................................................... Samford Keionta Davis, Jr. ................................................Chattanooga Caleb Hawkins, Sr. ....................................... Western Carolina Cory Magwood, Sr. ......................................................Furman Justin Cooper, Sr. ...................................................... Samford Nakevion Leslie, Jr. .............................................Chattanooga Dee Delaney, So. .................................................. The Citadel Jamerson Blount, Jr. .................................................. Samford James Bradberry, R-Sr. .............................................. Samford Cedric Nettles, Jr. ................................................Chattanooga

PK P RS

Henrique Ribeiro, Jr. ............................................Chattanooga Ian Berryman, Fr. .......................................... Western Carolina Quinlan Washington, Fr. ........................................ The Citadel Dane Forlines, Jr. ..............................................................VMI

QB RB RB OL OL OL OL OL TE WR WR

TROY MITCHELL, SR. ...............................WESTERN CAROLINA Tee Mitchell, So. ..........................................................Mercer Lorenzo Long, Jr. ........................................................ Wofford Kyle Weaver, Jr. ..................................................... The Citadel Bret Niederreither, Jr. ...................................................Mercer Gunnar Bromelow, Sr. ............................................... Samford Synjen Herren, Sr. ...............................................Chattanooga JOSH WINEBERG, SR. .............................WESTERN CAROLINA Duncan Fletcher, Jr. .....................................................Furman Andrej Suttles, Jr. ........................................................Furman KARNORRIS BENSON, SR. ......................WESTERN CAROLINA

– SECOND TEAM DEFENSE– DL DL DL DL LB LB LB DB DB DB DB DB

Mark Thomas, Sr. .................................................. The Citadel Toyvian Brand, Sr. ...............................................Chattanooga Josh Freeman, Sr. ...............................................Chattanooga Miles Brown, Fr. ......................................................... Wofford Tevin Floyd, Jr. ....................................................... The Citadel A.J. Hampton, Sr. ................................................Chattanooga DANIEL RIDDLE, JR. .................................WESTERN CAROLINA Kailik Williams, So. ............................................... The Citadel Trey Robinson, Jr. ........................................................Furman Dee Virgin, Jr. .....................................................Chattanooga Lucas Webb, So...................................................Chattanooga TREY MORGAN, JR. ..................................WESTERN CAROLINA

– SECOND TEAM SPECIALISTS– PK P RS

Anthony Pistelli, Sr. ................................................... Samford Austin Barnard, So. ................................................... Samford C.J. Board, JR. .....................................................Chattanooga

Coach of the Year: Mike Houston, The Citadel Offensive Player of the Year: Jacob Huesman, Sr., QB, Chattanooga Defensive Player of the Year: Mitchell Jeter, Sr., DL, The Citadel Freshman of the Year: Kelvin McKnight, WR, Samford Jacobs Blocking Trophy: Corey Levin, So., OL, Chattanooga

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Offense ................. Michael Eubank, QB, SAM Defense ............................Tevin Floyd, LB, CIT Special Team ........... Henrique Ribeiro, K, UTC

Sept. 14

Offense ...........................John Russ, QB, SAM Defense ..................... Justin Cooper, LB, SAM Special Team ....... Dillon Christopher, PK, VMI

Sept. 21

Offense ................... Jacob Huesman, QB, UTC Defense ....................... Trey Robinson, S, FUR Special Team ......... J.C. Hollingsworth, K, FUR

Jacob Huesman, Sr. ...............................................Chattanooga Derrick Craine, Jr. ..................................................Chattanooga Detrez Newsome, So. .......................................Western Carolina Sam Frye, Sr. ............................................................The Citadel Gunnar Bromelow, Sr. ...................................................Samford Synjen Herren, Sr. ..................................................Chattanooga Corey Levin, Jr. .......................................................Chattanooga Anton Wahrby, Jr. ...........................................................Wofford Tyler Sexton, Jr. ................................................Western Carolina Karel Hamilton, Jr. .........................................................Samford Aaron Sanders, Jr. ................................................................VMI

Sept. 28

Offense ................... Jacob Huesman, QB, UTC Defense ......................Keionta Davis, DL, UTC Special Team .................. Brian Ross, DE, FUR

Oct. 5

OFFENSE ..........DETREZ NEWSOME, RB, WCU Defense .............. Drake Michaelson, LB, WOF SPECIAL TEAM ......LOGAN HOWARD, PK, WCU

Oct. 12

Offense ................. Michael Eubank, QB, SAM Defense ............................Tevin Floyd, LB, CIT Special Team .........Henrique Ribeiro, PK, UTC

Oct. 19

Offense ...................Karel Hamilton, WR, SAM Defense .........................Dee Delaney, DB, CIT Special Team ............ Henrique Ribeiro, PK, UTC

Oct. 26

Offense ..................... Aaron Sanders, WR, VMI DEFENSE .................DANIEL RIDDLE, LB, WCU Special Team .......... Henrique Ribeiro, PK, UTC

Nov. 2

Offense .................... Jacob Huesman, QB, UTC Defense ..................... Cory Magwood, LB, FUR Special Team ........... J.C. Hollingsworth, K, FUR

Nov. 9

OFFENSE ................ TROY MITCHELL, QB, WCU Defense .............. Quinlan Washington, LB, CIT Special Team ...........Anthony Pistelli, PK, SAM

Nov. 16

Offense .................... Jacob Huesman, QB, UTC Defense ........................ Zach Jackson, S, MER Special Team ...........Anthony Pistelli, PK, SAM

Nov. 23

Offense ............................ Tyler Renew, RB, CIT DEFENSE .................DANIEL RIDDLE, LB, WCU Special Team ...........Anthony Pistelli, PK, SAM

– FIRST TEAM DEFENSE – DL DL DL DL LB LB LB DB DB DB DB

Mitchel Jeter, Sr. .......................................................The Citadel Michael Pierce, Sr. ........................................................Samford Keionta Davis, Jr. ...................................................Chattanooga Caleb Hawkins, Sr. ...........................................Western Carolina Cory Magwood, Sr. ......................................................... Furman Nakevion Leslie, Jr. ................................................Chattanooga DANIEL RIDDLE, JR. ....................................WESTERN CAROLINA Dee Delaney, So. ......................................................The Citadel Trey Robinson, Jr. ........................................................... Furman Jamerson Blount, Jr. .....................................................Samford Lucas Webb, So. ....................................................Chattanooga

PK P RS

Anthony Pistelli, Sr. .......................................................Samford Matt Shiel, So. ................................................................Mercer Dane Forlines, Jr. .................................................................VMI

QB RB RB OL OL OL OL OL TE WR WR

TROY MITCHELL, SR. ..................................WESTERN CAROLINA Tee Mitchell, So. .............................................................Mercer Lorenzo Long, Jr. ............................................................Wofford Kyle Weaver, Jr. .........................................................The Citadel Joe Turner, Sr. ................................................................ Furman Bret Niederreither, Jr. ......................................................Mercer JAKE THORNTON, SR. .................................WESTERN CAROLINA JOSH WINEBERG, SR. .................................WESTERN CAROLINA Robert Brown, Jr. ............................................................Mercer Andrej Suttles, Jr. ........................................................... Furman Emmanuel Obajimi, Jr. ...................................................Samford

DL DL DL DL LB LB LB LB DB DB DB DB

Ahmad Gooden, Fr. .......................................................Samford Josh Freeman, Sr. ................................................. Chattanooga Joe Nelson, Jr. ..................................................................... VMI Miles Brown, Fr..............................................................Wofford Tevin Floyd, Jr. ..........................................................The Citadel Tosin Aguebor, Jr............................................................. Mercer Ryan Francis, So.................................................................. VMI TYSON DICKSON, JR. ................................. WESTERN CAROLINA Reggie Thomas, JS..........................................................Furman James Bradberry, Sr......................................................Samford SERTONUSE HARRIS, SR. .......................... WESTERN CAROLINA Brion Anderson, Sr. .......................................................Wofford

PK P RS

Eric Goins, Jr..............................................................The Citadel IAN BERRYMAN, FR. ...................................WESTERN CAROLINA Quinlan Washington, Fr..............................................The Citadel

FIRST TEAM SPECIALISTS –

– SECOND TEAM OFFENSE –

Sept. 7

ME DIA ALL-SoCon TEAM

– FIRST TEAM OFFENSE – QB RB RB OL OL OL OL OL TE WR WR

2015 SOCON PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

FIRST TEAM SPECIALISTS –

– SECOND TEAM OFFENSE –

– SECOND TEAM DEFENSE–

– SECOND TEAM SPECIALISTS–

Wallace Wade Coach of the Year: Mike Houston, The Citadel Roy M. “Legs” Hawley Offensive Player of the Year: Jacob Huesman, Sr., QB, Chattanooga Defensive Player of the Year: Cory Magwood, Sr., LB, Furman Freshman of the Year: Kelvin McKnight, WR, Samford

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2015 SOCON PLAYERS OF THE MONTH Sept.

Offense ................... Jacob Huesman, QB, UTC Defense .........................Dee Delaney, DB, CIT

Oct.

Offense ......................Derrick Craine, RB, UTC DEFENSE ................DANIEL RIDDLE, LB, WCU

Nov.

Offense ................... Devlin Hodges, QB, SAM Defense ...........................Tevin Floyd, LB, CIT

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History & Records /// Rushing Records

INDIVIDUAL RUSHING RECORDS Most Attempts Half...................28 ........... Otis McIntosh vs. Presbyterian, 1970 Game ................49 ........ Brad Hoover vs. Appalachian St., 1998 Season ...........331 .......................................Brad Hoover, 1998 Career ............ 952 .............................. Darrell Lipford, 1974-77

Most Yards Half................ 202 ............... Anthony James vs. Marshall, 1981 Game ..............251 ...........................Brad Hoover vs. VMI, 1998 Season ....... 1,663 .......................................Brad Hoover, 1998 Career ......... 4,089 .............................. Darrell Lipford, 1974-77

Longest Rushing Play Scoring .............95 .......................Brett Chappell vs. Elon, 1995 Non-Scoring ......63 ............ David Lomax vs. Lenoir-Rhyne, 1966 .............................................. Bobby Cooper vs. Catawba, 1959

Most 100-Yard Rushing Games Season ...............9 .......................................Brad Hoover, 1998 Consecutive ........7 .......................................Brad Hoover, 1998 Career ...............19 .............................. Darrell Lipford, 1974-77

Highest Average Per Rush Game .............15.3 ............ Michael Stewart vs. Newberry, 1993 Season ............6.2 ..................................... Darius Hooks, 1997 Career ..............5.6 ................................ Harold Hines, 1991-94

Highest Average Per Game Season ........151.8 .......................................Brad Hoover, 1998 Career ..........101.2 .............................. Darrell Lipford, 1974-77

Most Rushing Touchdowns Half.....................3 ................................. Shared by nine players ....................... last ................. Darius Ramsey vs. Brevard, 2014 Game ..................4 .................Shaun Warren vs. Mars Hill, 2011 ...........................4 .....................David Mayfield vs. ETSU, 1986 ...........................4 ...........................Brad Hoover vs. VMI, 1998 Season .............16 ....................................Darrell Lipford, 1977 Career ...............37 ...............................Otis McIntosh, 1968-71

TEAM RUSHING RECORDS Most Attempts Game ................69 ................................. vs. Presbyterian, 1970 .........................69 ........................................vs. Guilford, 1968 Season ...........541 ....................................................... in 1983

Fewest Attempts Game ................13 ........................................at Alabama, 2014 Season ...........272 ....................................................... in 1938

Most Yards Game ............. 464 ...................................... vs. Newberry, 1993 Season ........ 2436 ....................................................... in 1993

Fewest Yards Game .............. -29 ................................ vs. Lenoir-Rhyne, 1962 Season ...........812 ....................................................... in 1938

Most First Downs Game ................28 .........................................vs. Shorter, 2008 .........................28 .................................. at Presbyterian, 2008 Season .......... 126 ....................................................... in 2001

Fewest First Downs Game ..................0 ...................................Occurred seven times ....................... last .....................................vs. N.C. State, 1990 Season .............54 ....................................................... in 1938

Most Touchdowns Game ..................8 ...................................... vs. Newberry, 1993 Season .............25 ....................................................... in 2001

Fewest Rushing Touchdowns Season ...............1 ....................................................... in 1938

Most Yards Per Game Season ....... 228.3 ....................................................... in 1968

Fewest Yards Per Game Season ......... 72.5 ....................................................... in 1938

Most Yards Per Attempt Season ............5.4 ....................................................... in 1993

Fewest Yards Per Attempt Season ............2.2 ....................................................... in 1938

ANNUAL RUSHING LEADERS YEAR 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

PLAYER David Lomax David Lomax Otis McIntosh Otis McIntosh Otis McIntosh David Hackett David Hackett Darrell Lipford Darrell Lipford Darrell Lipford Darrell Lipford Mitchell Ray Leonard Williams Anthony James Melvin Dorsey Anthony James Leonard Williams Eddie Maddox Milton Beck David Mayfield Darryl Jackson Carlton Terry Carlton Terry Carlton Terry Kevin Thigpen Kevin Thigpen Lonnie Galloway Harold Hines Terrence Stokes Tracy Biggs Brad Hoover Brad Hoover Brad Hoover Fred Boateng Fred Boateng Manny DeShauteurs Nicholas Wishart Nicholas Wishart Darius Fudge Darius Fudge Mike Malone Quan Warley Michael Johnson Michael Johnson Shaun Warren Darius Ramsey Darius Ramsey Darius Ramsey Detrez Newsome

G 10 9 10 9 10 -10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 15 10 11 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 6 9 11 11 10 11 11 10 12 11 9 11 11 10 11 11 10 9 10 12 11

ATTS 163 185 155 222 175 -154 249 151 272 280 112 209 123 223 176 208 191 91 149 165 160 188 124 182 212 109 97 76 135 132 331 215 169 229 159 132 146 124 229 124 149 150 151 91 111 139 148 190

YDS 714 956 846 1,067 751 733 626 983 714 1,074 1,318 471 881 602 911 741 856 767 394 515 687 643 615 600 793 1,079 484 543 344 639 717 1,663 1,025 934 1,225 606 639 577 680 1,001 563 688 568 611 454 528 570 763 1,109

LONG RUSHING TDS Yds Name

Leonard Williams ranks inside Western Carolina’s career top 10 for rushing yardage (2,210 yards) and is third in career rushing TDs (27).

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Fred Boateng rushed for 26 touchdowns in three seasons for the Catamounts, ranking fourth in program history with 2,489 career rushing yards.

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Opponent

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Brett Chappell

90 89 88

Date

Elon

11/16/95

Milton Beck

VMI

11/23/85

Anthony James

East Carolina

10/18/80

David Hackett

Mississippi College 10/16/71

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Jeff Norman

The Citadel

10/14/78

83

Paul Smith

Lenoir-Rhyne

10/25/69

80

Jeff Norman

The Citadel

10/14/78

73

Fred Boateng

The Citadel

11/17/01

73

Tracy Biggs

Elon

11/8/97

72

Detrez Newsome

Presbyterian

10/2/15

72

Otis McIntosh

Concordia

11/14/70

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CAREER NET YARDAGE 1. #28 – Darrell Lipford (1974-77) Tailback • Lenior, N.C. Year 1974 1975 1976 1977 Totals

Atts 249 151 272 280 952

Yards 983 714 1,074 1,318 4,089

Avg 3.9 4.7 3.9 4.7 4.3

Name TDs 7 5 7 16 35

2. #41 – Brad Hoover (1996-99) Tailback • Thomasville, N.C. Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 Totals

Atts 30 132 331 215 708

Yards 211 717 1,663 1,025 3,616

Avg 7.0 5.4 5.0 4.8 5.1

TDs 0 3 13 7 23

3. #24 – Otis McIntosh (1968-71) Tailback • Asheville, N.C. Year 1968 1969 1970 1971 Totals

Atts 196 155 222 175 748

Yards 342 846 1,067 751 3,006

Avg 1.7 5.5 4.8 4.3 4.0

TDs 2 13 11 11 37

4. #21 – Fred Boateng (2000-02) Tailback • Falls Church, Va. Year 2000 2001 2002 Totals

Atts 169 229 62 460

Others 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Kevin Thigpen David Lomax Darius Fudge Carlton Terry Leonard Williams Melvin Dorsey Anthony James

Yards 934 1,225 330 2,489

Avg 5.5 5.3 5.3 5.4

TDs 6 12 8 26

Years

Yards

1990-93 1965-68 2003-06 1987-90 1979-83 1981-83 1979-82

2,447 2,289 2,274 2,213 2,210 2,060 2,060

Darrell Lipford is WCU’s all-time leading rusher with 4,089 yards. He is also the school leader with 22 games of 100-plus rushing yards and 952 career rushing attempts.

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CAREER RUSHING ATTEMPTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 9. 10.

Darrell Lipford Otis McIntosh Brad Hoover David Lomax Carlton Terry Leonard Williams Kevin Thigpen Melvin Dorsey Troy Mitchell Fred Boateng Darius Fudge

Years

Atts

1974-77 1968-71 1996-99 1965-68 1987-90 1979-83 1990-93 1981-83 2012-15 2000-02 2003-06

952 748 708 696 579 532 529 478 468 460 457

SEASON ATTEMPTS Name 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Brad Hoover Darrell Lipford Darrell Lipford Darrell Lipford Darius Fudge Fred Boateng Melvin Dorsey Otis McIntosh Brad Hoover Kevin Thigpen Leonard Williams

7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Fred Boateng David Hackett Brad Hoover Darius Fudge Anthony James Kevin Thigpen Troy Mitchell Melvin Dorsey Darrell Lipford Leonard Williams Otis McIntosh

Years

Avg

2000-02 1970-73 1996-99 2003-06 1979-82 1990-93 2012-15 1981-83 1974-77 1979-83 1968-71

5.41 5.13 5.10 4.98 4.85 4.62 4.37 4.31 4.29 4.15 4.01

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 9. 10.

Otis McIntosh Darrell Lipford Leonard Williams Fred Boateng Anthony James David Hackett Brad Hoover Tom Broadwater David Mayfield Carlton Terry Melvin Dorsey

Years

Tds

1968-71 1974-77 1979-83 2000-02 1978-82 1970-73 1996-99 1958-60 1984-86 1987-90 1981-83

37 35 27 26 26 25 23 23 22 20 20

Brad Hoover ranks second in the school’s record books for career rushing yards. He shattered WCU’s single-season rushing record with 1,663 yards on the ground in 1998.

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313 280 272 249 229 229 223 222 215 212 209

Name

Year

Att

Yards

Brad Hoover Darrell Lipford Fred Boateng Detrez Newsome Kevin Thigpen Darrell Lipford Otis McIntosh Brad Hoover Darius Fudge Darrell Lipford David Lomax Fred Boateng

1998 1977 2001 2015 1992 1976 1970 1999 2006 1974 1968 2000

331 280 229 190 212 272 222 215 229 249 185 169

1,663 1,318 1,225 1,109 1,079 1,074 1,067 1,025 1,001 988 956 934

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CAREER RUSHING TDS Name

Atts

SEASON NET YARDAGE

CAREER RUSHING AVERAGE Name

Year 1998 1977 1976 1974 2006 2001 1981 1970 1999 1992 1979

1. 2.

6. 8.

11.

Name

Year

TDs

Darrell Lipford Brad Hoover Anthony James Otis McIntosh Tom Broadwater Fred Boateng Eddie Maddox Leonard Williams Otis McIntosh Otis McIntosh David Mayfield

1977 1998 1982 1969 1959 2001 1984 1979 1971 1970 1986

16 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 10

Otis McIntosh rushed for 37 touchdowns from 1968-71, a mark which still stands; he also ranks third on the WCU career list with 3,006 rushing yards.

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TOP SINGLE-GAME RUSHING PERFORMANCES ALL-TIME 200-YARD RUSHING GAMES PLAYER...................... OPPONENT ........................DATE ........... YARDS Brad Hoover .............. VMI ...................................10/31/98 ....... 251 Anthony James .......... Marshall............................11/14/81 ....... 243 Darrell Lipford ........... Marshall............................11/1277 ......... 243 Darrell Lipford ........... Presbyterian ......................10/4/75......... 231 Paul Smith................. Elon ..................................1968 ............... 228 Fred Boateng ............. Georgia Southern ..............10/7/00......... 213 Shaun Warren ............ Mars Hill ...........................9/10/11 ......... 203 Brad Hoover .............. Wofford .............................10/17/98 ....... 203 Darius Hooks ............. Wofford .............................9/14/96......... 203 Quan Warley .............. Presbyterian ......................9/20/08......... 202 Darryl Jackson ........... Mars Hill ...........................10/10/87 ....... 200

ALL-TIME 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES PLAYER...................... OPPONENT ........................DATE ........... YARDS Brad Hoover .............. Appalachian State .............11/21/98 ....... 195 Eddie Maddox ........... VMI ...................................9/22/84 ........ 195 Fred Boateng ............. The Citadel ........................11/17/01 ....... 190 David Lomax .............. Newberry...........................1968 ............... 190 Detrez Newsome ........ Presbyterian ......................10/2/15 ......... 189 Carlton Terry .............. The Citadel ........................11/6/90 ......... 189 Otis McIntosh ............ Concordia .........................1970 ............... 188 Fred Boateng ............. East Tennessee State.........9/22/01......... 186 Detrez Newsome ........ Furman..............................11/7/15 ......... 184 Brad Hoover .............. Duke .................................9/5/98........... 181 Jeff Norman ............... The Citadel ........................10/14/78....... 181 Brad Hoover .............. Appalachian State .............11/12/99........174 Mitchell Ray .............. Chattanooga .....................9/25/76..........174 Darrell Lipford ........... Livingston..........................9/11/76 ..........172 Kevin Thigpen ............ East Tennessee State.........9/22/90..........171 Brad Hoover .............. Elon ..................................11/7/98 ......... 169 Darrell Lipford ........... Lenoir-Rhyne .....................11/6/76 ......... 168 Darrell Lipford ........... Toledo ...............................9/6/75........... 166 Melvin Dorsey ............ Furman..............................9/26/81......... 165 David Lomax .............. Lenoir-Rhyne .....................1968 ............... 164 Manny DeShauteurs ... Chattanooga .....................10/26/02....... 163 Brad Hoover .............. Tennessee Tech .................11/14/98 ........161 Darius Hooks ............. The Citadel ........................9/20/97..........161 Otis McIntosh ............ Presbyterian ......................10/17/70 ........161 Brad Hoover .............. Samford ............................11/6/99 ......... 159 Melvin Dorsey ............ VMI ...................................9/12/81 ......... 159 Brad Hoover .............. Chattanooga .....................10/23/99....... 156 Darrell Lipford ........... Lenoir-Rhyne .....................11/6/76 ......... 156 Fred Boateng ............. Liberty...............................11/3/01 ......... 155 Darryl Jackson ........... East Tennessee State.........9/17/88 ......... 155 Darrell Lipford ........... Maine ...............................10/22/77....... 155 Otis McIntosh ............ Guilford .............................11/2/70 ......... 153 Ken Morgan ............... Guilford .............................1960 ............... 153 Fred Boateng ............. VMI ...................................10/27/01 ....... 152 Mike Malone ............. Appalachian State .............11/10/07 ........151 Darius Fudge ............. Chattanooga .....................10/14/06........151 Darrell Lipford ........... East Tenn. State ................10/15/77....... 149 Darrell Lipford ........... East Tenn. State ................10/16/76 ....... 149 Lew Bost.................... Guilford .............................1961 ............... 148 Brad Hoover .............. East Tennessee State.........9/26/98..........147 Kevin Thigpen ............ Samford ............................10/26/91 ........147 Darrell Lipford ........... Indiana State ....................9/24/77 ..........147 Otis McIntosh ............ Mississippi College ...........10/16/71 ........147 Ron Henderson .......... Guilford .............................9/29/62..........147 Kevin Thigpen ............ Chattanooga .....................10/19/91 ....... 146 Otis McIntosh ............ Samford ............................11/8/69 ......... 146 Kevin Thigpen ............ Chattanooga .....................10/17/92 ....... 145 Carlton Terry .............. Lenoir-Rhyne .....................9/9/89........... 145 David Lomax .............. Emory & Henry ..................10/18/68....... 145 David Lomax .............. Appalachian State .............9/23/67......... 145 Terrence Stokes ......... VMI ...................................10/28/95....... 142 Otis McIntosh ............ Catawba............................1969 ............... 142 Detrez Newsome ........ VMI ...................................11/21/15 ........141 Fred Boateng ............. Appalachian State .............11/10/01 ........141 Otis McIntosh ............ Lenoir-Rhyne .....................10/24/70........141

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PLAYER...................... OPPONENT ........................DATE ........... YARDS David Lomax .............. Presbyterian ......................1968 ............... 140 Terrence Stokes ......... Elon ..................................11/9/96 ......... 139 Leonard Williams ....... Elon ..................................9/29/79......... 136 Fred Boateng ............. Lenoir-Rhyne .....................9/9/00........... 135 Mitchell Ray .............. East Tennessee State.........9/16/78......... 135 Darrell Lipford ........... Furman..............................10/1/77 ......... 135 Darius Fudge ............. Appalachian State .............11/13/04....... 134 Otis McIntosh ............ Catawba............................10/11/69 ....... 134 David Lomax .............. Newberry...........................1966 ............... 134 Darius Fudge ............. Furman..............................9/10/05......... 133 Darius Fudge ............. Wofford .............................10/28/06....... 132 Brad Hoover .............. Furman..............................10/2/99......... 132 David Mayfield........... East Tennessee State.........10/11/86 ....... 132 Darrell Lipford ........... The Citadel ........................9/17/77 ......... 132 Troy Mitchell .............. The Citadel ........................10/25/14........131 Darius Fudge ............. The Citadel ........................10/21/06 ....... 129 Tracy Biggs ................ Elon ..................................11/8/97 ......... 129 Ken Morgan ............... Appalachian State .............9/23/61......... 129 Detrez Newsome ........ at Tennessee .....................9/19/15 ......... 128 Darius Ramsey........... VMI ...................................11/15/14 ....... 128 Nicholas Wishart ....... Georgia Southern ..............10/11/03 ....... 128 Darrell Lipford ........... Jacksonville State..............10/0/76 ......... 128 Herb Cole .................. Appalachian State .............11/15/75....... 128 Darrell Lipford ........... Presbyterian ......................9/4/76 ........... 127 Brad Hoover .............. Chattanooga .....................10/25/97....... 126 Darius Hooks ............. Liberty...............................9/7/96........... 126 Darrell Jackson .......... East Tennessee State.........9/26/87......... 126 Lew Bost.................... East Carolina.....................1961 ............... 126 Kevin Thigpen ............ Ferrum ..............................9/26/92......... 125 Brad Hoover .............. Maryland...........................9/11/99 ......... 124 Detrez Newsome ........ The Citadel ........................10/25/14....... 123 Kevin Thigpen ............ Appalachian State .............11/16/91 ....... 123 Darrell Lipford ........... Presbyterian ......................10/26/74 ....... 123 Detrez Newsome ........ The Citadel ........................9/12/15......... 121 Milton Beck ............... Marshall............................11/15/86....... 121 Anthony James .......... Appalachian State .............11/20/82....... 121 David Hackett ............ Morehead Sate..................10/5/74 ......... 121 David Hackett ............ Livingston..........................10/14/72....... 121 David Lomax .............. Elon ..................................1966 ............... 121 Darius Ramsey........... Mars Hill ...........................8/30/12......... 120 Donnie Bryant............ East Tennessee State.........9/23/00......... 120 Leonard Williams ....... Marshall............................10/25/80....... 120 Carlton Terry .............. Mars Hill ...........................9/30/89..........119 Leonard Williams ....... Marshall............................11/1/83 ..........119 Ken Sanford .............. Newberry...........................1962 ................119 Darius Ramsey........... at The Citadel ....................10/12/12........118 Kevin Thigpen ............ Mars Hill ...........................9/5/92............118 Troy Mitchell .............. at The Citadel ....................10/12/12........117 Michael Johnson........ Samford ............................10/9/10 ..........117 Fred Boateng ............. Furman..............................10/5/02..........117 Melvin Dorsey ............ Wofford .............................10/22/83........117 Anthony James .......... Wofford .............................10/23/82........117 Darrell Lipford ........... Carson-Newman................11/9/74 ..........117 Darius Ramsey........... Furman..............................11/16/13 ........116 Michael Johnson........ Elon ..................................11/7/09 ..........116 Donnie Bryant............ Mars Hill ...........................8/30/01..........116 Darius Hooks ............. The Citadel ........................9/29/97..........116 Kevin Thigpen ............ The Citadel ........................10/24/92........116 Johnny Parton ............ North Carolina A&T............10/15/88........116 Melvin Dorsey ............ The Citadel ........................11/5/83 ..........116 Mitchell Ray .............. Marshall............................9/30/78..........116 Jerry Siler .................. Presbyterian ......................11/10/73 ........116 Otis McIntosh ............ Wofford .............................11/13/71 ........116 Otis McIntosh ............ Wofford .............................10/10/70........116 Bill Zimmerman ......... Mars Hill ...........................1965 ................116 Leonard Williams ....... Appalachian State .............11/19/83........115 Herb Cole .................. Presbyterian ......................10/4/75..........115 Ken Morgan ............... East Carolina.....................1962 ................115 Tracy Biggs ................ Appalachian State .............11/16/96 ........114 Harold Hines.............. Chattanooga .....................10/22/94........114 David Hackett ............ Florida A&M ......................9/30/72..........114

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PLAYER...................... OPPONENT ........................DATE ........... YARDS Darius Ramsey........... at Furman..........................9/27/14 ......... 113 Fred Boateng ............. The Citadel ........................9/16/00......... 113 Brad Hoover .............. Chattanooga .....................10/24/98....... 113 Tracy Biggs ................ VMI ...................................11/1/97 ......... 113 David Hackett ............ Jacksonville State..............10/28/72....... 113 David Lomax .............. Mars Hill ...........................1967 ............... 113 Detrez Newsome ........ Texas A&M ........................11/14/15 ........111 Brett Chappell ........... Elon ..................................9/16/95..........111 Eddie Maddox ........... Tennessee Tech .................9/29/84 .........111 Melvin Dorsey ............ East Tennessee State.........10/17/81 ........111 Leonard Williams ....... Appalachian State .............9/22/79..........111 James Beaty .............. Newberry...........................11/15/69........111 Leonard Williams ....... Wofford .............................10/20/79........110 Darrell Lipford ........... Wofford .............................11/23/74 ........110 Otis McIntosh ............ Furman..............................9/9/71 ............110 David Lomax .............. Presbyterian ......................1967 ................110 Troy Mitchell .............. VMI ...................................11/15/14 ....... 109 Eddie Maddox ........... Appalachian State .............10/6/84......... 109 Otis McIntosh ............ Furman..............................10/9/71 ......... 109 Jamie Wilkes.............. Tampa University ...............1959 ............... 109 Lamont Reid .............. Chattanooga .....................2005............... 108 Darius Hooks ............. VMI ...................................10/30/99....... 108 Carlton Terry .............. Marshall............................11/12/88....... 108 David Hackett ............ Middle Tenn. State ............9/29/73......... 108 David Lomax .............. Emory & Henry ..................1968 ............... 108 Fred Boateng ............. Appalachian State .............11/11/00 ........107 Michael Stewart ........ Newberry...........................10/30/93........107 Carlton Terry .............. VMI ...................................11/19/88........107 Ken Morgan ............... Carson-Newman................1959 ................107 Troy Mitchell .............. The Citadel ........................9/14/13 ......... 106 Darius Fudge ............. Liberty...............................11/4/06 ......... 106 Milton Beck ............... The Citadel ........................11/1/86 ......... 106 Leonard Williams ....... The Citadel ........................10/6/79......... 106 Mitchell Ray .............. Appalachian State .............11/19/77 ....... 106 Darrell Lipford ........... East Carolina.....................10/30/76....... 106 Jack Hendrix .............. Carson-Newman................1957 ............... 106 Michael Johnson........ Appalachian State .............11/21/09 ....... 105 Mike Malone ............. Presbyterian ......................9/22/07......... 105 Bryce Cantrell ............ The Citadel ........................11/2/85 ......... 105 Melvin Dorsey ............ East Carolina.....................9/5/81 ........... 105 Anthony James .......... MTSU ................................10/4/80......... 105 Darrell Lipford ........... Tennessee Tech .................9/10/77 ......... 105 David Hackett ............ The Citadel ........................9/23/72......... 105 Eddie Sullivan............ at Furman..........................9/29/12......... 104 Michael Vaughn ......... Mars Hill ...........................9/10/11 ......... 104 Levon Curtis .............. Chattanooga .....................11/1/08 ......... 104 Darius Fudge ............. Eastern Kentucky ...............9/16/06......... 104 Anthony James .......... East Carolina.....................10/18/80....... 104 Leonard Williams ....... Lenoir-Rhyne .....................10/27/79....... 104 Darrell Lipford ........... Indiana State ....................10/19/74 ....... 104 Jamie Wilkes.............. Catawba............................1960 ............... 104 Darius Ramsey........... Wofford .............................10/19/13....... 103 Tracy Biggs ................ Marshall............................10/10/96....... 103 Darrell Lipford ........... Appalachian State .............9/29/74 ......... 103 David Lomax .............. Presbyterian ......................1968 ............... 103 Ken Sanford .............. Elon ..................................1962 ............... 103 Darius Ramsey........... The Citadel ........................9/13/13......... 102 Quan Warley .............. Georgia Southern ..............10/25/08....... 102 Marcus Roberts ......... VMI ...................................11/6/93 ......... 102 Melvin Dorsey ............ Furman..............................12/10/83....... 102 Darrell Lipford ........... Jacksonville State..............9/3/77 ........... 102 Otis McIntosh ............ Presbyterian ......................10/17/70 ....... 102 Otis McInotsh ............ Emory & Henry ..................10/18/69....... 102 David Lomax .............. Appalachian State .............9/28/68......... 102 Brad Hoover .............. Georgia Southern ..............10/10/98........101 Preston Jones ............ Mars Hill ...........................10/10/87 ........101 Ricky Blake................ Marshall............................9/30/78..........101 Otis McIntosh ............ Appalachian State .............9/26/70..........101 Paul Smith................. Guilford .............................1968 ................101 Carlton Terry .............. Appalachian State .............11/5/88 ......... 100 Anthony James .......... Middle Tennessee State.....10/4/80......... 100

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WESTERN CAROLINA’S ALL-TIME 100-YARD RUSHING LEADERS DARRELL LIPFORD (1974-77) – 22 GAMES Marshall .....................................11/1277 .................. 243 Presbyterian ...............................10/4/75.................. 231 Livingston ................................... 9/11/76 .................. 172 Lenoir-Rhyne............................... 11/6/76 .................. 168 Toledo..........................................9/6/75................... 166 Lenoir-Rhyne............................... 11/6/76 .................. 156 Maine ........................................10/22/77................. 155 East Tenn. State .........................10/15/77................. 149 East Tenn. State ......................... 10/16/76 ................. 149 Indiana State ..............................9/24/77 .................. 147 Furman .......................................10/1/77 .................. 135 The Citadel ................................. 9/17/77 .................. 132 Jacksonville State ....................... 10/0/76 .................. 128 Presbyterian ................................ 9/4/76 ................... 127 Presbyterian .............................. 10/26/74 ................. 123 Carson-Newman ......................... 11/9/74 ...................117 Wofford ..................................... 11/23/74 ................. 110 East Carolina .............................10/30/76................. 106 Tennessee Tech ...........................9/10/77 .................. 105 Indiana State ............................. 10/19/74 ................. 104 Appalachian State ...................... 9/29/74 .................. 103 Jacksonville State ........................9/3/77 ................... 102

BRAD HOOVER (1996-99) – 15 GAMES VMI............................................10/31/98 ................. 251 Wofford ..................................... 10/17/98 ................. 203 Appalachian State .....................11/21/98 ................. 195 Duke............................................9/5/98................... 181 Appalachian State .....................11/12/99..................174 Elon ............................................11/7/98 .................. 169 Tennessee Tech ..........................11/14/98 ................. 161 Samford .....................................11/6/99 .................. 159 Chattanooga..............................10/23/99................. 156 East Tennessee State ..................9/26/98.................. 147 Furman .......................................10/2/99.................. 132 Chattanooga..............................10/25/97................. 126 Maryland ....................................9/11/99 .................. 124 Chattanooga..............................10/24/98................. 113 Georgia Southern .......................10/10/98................. 101

OTIS McINTOSH (1968-71) – 15 GAMES Concordia ...................................... 1970 ..................... 188 Presbyterian .............................. 10/17/70 ................. 161 Guilford ......................................11/2/70 .................. 153 Mississippi College .................... 10/16/71 ................. 147 Samford .....................................11/8/69 .................. 146 Catawba ........................................1969 ..................... 142 Lenoir-Rhyne..............................10/24/70..................141 Catawba ....................................10/11/69 ................. 134 Wofford ..................................... 11/13/71 ................. 116 Wofford .....................................10/10/70................. 116 Furman ........................................ 9/9/71 ................... 110 Furman ....................................... 10/9/71 .................. 109 Presbyterian .............................. 10/17/70 ................. 102 Emory & Henry ...........................10/18/69................. 102 Appalachian State ......................9/26/70.................. 101

DAVID LOMAX (1966-68) – 12 GAMES Newberry .......................................1968 ..................... 190 Lenoir-Rhyne..................................1968 ..................... 164 Emory & Henry ...........................10/18/68................. 145 Appalachian State ......................9/23/67.................. 145 Presbyterian ..................................1968 ..................... 140 Newberry .......................................1966 ..................... 134 Elon ...............................................1966 ..................... 121 Mars Hill ........................................1967 ..................... 113 Presbyterian ..................................1967 ..................... 110 Emory & Henry ...............................1968 ..................... 108 Presbyterian ..................................1968 ..................... 103 Appalachian State ......................9/28/68.................. 102

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FRED BOATENG (2000-02) – 10 GAMES Georgia Southern ........................10/7/00.................. 213 The Citadel ................................ 11/17/01 ................. 190 East Tennessee State ..................9/22/01.................. 186 Liberty ........................................ 11/3/01 .................. 155 VMI............................................10/27/01 ................. 152 Appalachian State ..................... 11/10/01 ..................141 Lenoir-Rhyne................................9/9/00................... 135 Furman .......................................10/5/02...................117 The Citadel .................................9/16/00 .................. 113 Appalachian State .....................11/11/00 ................. 107

KEVIN THIGPEN (1990-93) – 8 GAMES East Tennessee State ..................9/22/90...................171 Samford ....................................10/26/91 ................. 147 Chattanooga..............................10/19/91 ................. 146 Chattanooga.............................. 10/17/92 ................. 145 Ferrum ........................................9/26/92.................. 125 Appalachian State ..................... 11/16/91 ................. 123 Mars Hill ......................................9/5/92................... 118 The Citadel ................................10/24/92................. 116

MELVIN DORSEY (1981-83) – 7 GAMES Furman .......................................9/26/81 .................. 165 VMI.............................................9/12/81 .................. 159 Wofford .....................................10/22/83..................117 The Citadel .................................11/5/83 .................. 116 East Tennessee State ................. 10/17/81 ................. 111 East Carolina ............................... 9/5/81 ................... 105 Furman ......................................12/10/83................. 102

DARIUS FUDGE (2003-06) – 7 GAMES Chattanooga..............................10/14/06................. 151 Appalachian State .....................11/13/04................. 134 Furman .......................................9/10/05.................. 133 Wofford .....................................10/28/06................. 132 The Citadel ................................10/21/06 ................. 129 Liberty ........................................11/4/06 .................. 106 Eastern Kentucky ........................9/16/06 .................. 104

DETREZ NEWSOME (2014-PRESENT) – 7 GAMES Presbyterian ...............................10/2/15 .................. 189 Furman ....................................... 11/7/15 .................. 184 VMI............................................ 11/21/15 ..................141 Tennessee...................................9/19/15 .................. 128 The Citadel .................................10/25/14................. 123 The Citadel .................................9/12/15.................. 121 Texas A&M ................................. 11/14/15 ................. 111

DARIUS RAMSEY (2012-14) – 7 GAMES VMI............................................ 11/15/14 ................. 128 Mars Hill .....................................8/30/12.................. 120 at The Citadel.............................10/12/12................. 118 Furman ...................................... 11/16/13 ................. 116 at Furman ................................... 9/27/14 .................. 113 Wofford .....................................10/19/13................. 103 The Citadel .................................9/13/13.................. 102

LEONARD WILLIAMS (1979-80, ‘83) – 7 GAMES Elon ............................................9/29/79.................. 136 Marshall ....................................10/25/80................. 120 Marshall .....................................11/1/83 .................. 119 Appalachian State .....................11/19/83................. 115 Appalachian State ......................9/22/79.................. 111 Wofford .....................................10/20/79................. 110 The Citadel .................................10/6/79.................. 106

DAVID HACKETT (1971-73)– 6 GAMES Morehead Sate ........................... 10/5/74 .................. 121 Livingston ..................................10/14/72................. 121 Florida A&M ...............................9/30/72.................. 114 Jacksonville State ......................10/28/72................. 113 Middle Tenn. State ......................9/29/73.................. 108 The Citadel .................................9/23/72.................. 105

ANTHONY JAMES (1979-82) – 6 GAMES Marshall .................................... 11/14/81 ................. 243 Appalachian State .....................11/20/82................. 121 Wofford .....................................10/23/82..................117 MTSU..........................................10/4/80.................. 105 East Carolina .............................10/18/80................. 104 Middle Tennessee .......................10/4/80.................. 100

CARLTON TERRY (1987-90)– 6 GAMES The Citadel .................................11/6/90 .................. 189 Lenoir-Rhyne................................9/9/89................... 145 Mars Hill .....................................9/30/89.................. 119 Marshall ....................................11/12/88................. 108 VMI............................................11/19/88................. 107 Appalachian State ......................11/5/88 .................. 100

DARIUS HOOKS (1996-99) – 5 GAMES Wofford ......................................9/14/96.................. 203 The Citadel .................................9/20/97.................. 161 Liberty .........................................9/7/96................... 126 The Citadel .................................9/29/97.................. 116 VMI............................................10/30/99................. 108

TRACY BIGGS (1996-2000) – 4 GAMES Elon ............................................ 11/8/97 .................. 129 Appalachian State .....................11/16/96 ................. 114 VMI............................................. 11/1/97 .................. 113 Marshall ....................................10/10/96................. 103

TROY MITCHELL (2012-PRES.) – 4 GAMES The Citadel ................................10/25/14................. 131 at The Citadel.............................10/12/12..................117 VMI............................................ 11/15/14 ................. 109 The Citadel .................................9/14/13 .................. 106

KEN MORGAN (1960-62) – 4 GAMES Guilford .........................................1960 ..................... 153 Appalachian State ......................9/23/61.................. 129 East Carolina .................................1962 ..................... 115 Carson-Newman ............................1959 ..................... 107

MITCHELL RAY (1976-78) – 4 GAMES Chattanooga...............................9/25/76...................174 East Tennessee State ..................9/16/78 .................. 135 Marshall .....................................9/30/78.................. 116 Appalachian State .....................11/19/77 ................. 106

DARRYL JACKSON (1987-88) – 3 GAMES Mars Hill ....................................10/10/87 ................. 200 East Tennessee State .................. 9/17/88 .................. 155 East Tennessee State ..................9/26/87.................. 126

MICHAEL JOHNSON (2009-12) – 3 GAMES Samford .....................................10/9/10 ...................117 Elon ............................................11/7/09 .................. 116 Appalachian State .....................11/21/09 ................. 105

EDDIE MADDOX (1984-85) – 3 GAMES VMI.............................................9/22/84.................. 195 Tennessee Tech ...........................9/29/84.................. 111 Appalachian State ......................10/6/84.................. 109

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INDIVIDIUAL PASSING RECORDS Most Attempts Game ................66 ............................Troy Mitchell at USF, 2014 Season ...........487 .........................................Jeff Gilbert, 1983 Career ..........1,051 .................................Troy Mitchell, 2012-15

Most Completions Game ................46 ............................Troy Mitchell at USF, 2014 Season .......... 267 .........................................Jeff Gilbert, 1983 Career ............ 655 .................................Troy Mitchell, 2012-15

Most Yards Game ..............474 .................... David Rivers vs. Wofford, 2000 Season ....... 2,993 .........................................Jeff Gilbert, 1983 Career ......... 7,354 .................................Troy Mitchell, 2012-15

Longest Pass Play Scoring .............94 ........................... Mike Pusey to Gerald Harp .............................................................................vs. VMI, 1978 Non-Scoring ......77 ....................... Pat Cilento to Michael Banks ........................................................vs. Georgia Southern, 2001

Most Touchdown Passes Half.....................4 ..........................Troy Mitchell, vs. VMI, 2014 ...........................4 .................... Don Dalton vs. Newberry, 1969 Game ..................5 ..........................Troy Mitchell, vs. VMI, 2014 ...........................5 ......................... Hal Mote vs. Guilford, 1970 ...........................5 .................... Don Dalton vs. Newberry, 1969 Season .............21 .........................................Jeff Gilbert, 1983 Career ...............50 .................................Troy Mitchell, 2012-15

Best Completion Percentage Game ............ .917 ...........................................Chad Greene vs. ...................................................Chattanooga, 1994 (11-of-12) Season ......... .656 ................. Troy Mitchell, 2014 (231-of-352) Career .......... ..623 .........Troy Mitchell, 2012-15 (655-of-1,051)

Most Completions Per Game Season ....... 19.25 ...................................... Troy Mitchell, 2014 Career ............14.5 ................................... Jeff Gilbert, 1981-84 ...............................................................Troy Mitchell, 2012-15

Most Yards Per Game Season ....... 262.6 ........................................ Don Dalton, 1969 Career ......... 205.3 ...................................Mike Pusey, 1977-79

Most Interceptions Thrown Game ..................7 ..........Jeff Gilbert vs. Southern Illinois, 1983 Season .............22 ........................................ Don Dalton, 1969 Career ...............51 ...................................Mike Pusey, 1977-79

TEAM PASSING RECORDS Most Attempts Game ................67 ................................................at USF, 2014 Season .......... 564 ....................................................... in 1983

Fewest Attempts Game ..................3 ................................ vs. East Carolina, 1961 Season .............86 ....................................................... in 1938

Most Completions Game ................46 ................................................at USF, 2014 Season .......... 302 ....................................................... in 1983

Fewest Completions Game ..................0 ........................................ vs. Guilford, 1957 Season .............62 ........................................................in 1937

Most Yards Game ..............474 ..............................vs. Emory & Henry, 1969 ...................................................................... vs. Wofford, 2000 Season ........3,421 ....................................................... in 1983

Fewest Yards Game .................-5 ................................ vs. East Carolina, 1957 Season ...........276 ....................................................... in 1938

Most First Downs Game ................18 .........................................vs. Furman, 1985 Season ...........159 ....................................................... in 1983

Fewest First Downs Game ..................0 ....................................Occurred three times ....................... last .....................................vs. N.C. State, 1990

Most Interceptions Thrown Game ................10 ......................... vs. Jacksonville State, 1970 Season .............28 ....................................................... in 1983

Fewest Interceptions Thrown Season ...............9 ....................................... in 1999 and 2000

Most Touchdowns Game ..................6 ...................................... vs. Newberry, 1969 Season .............24 ....................................................... in 1983

Fewest Touchdowns Season ...............0 ....................................................... in 1938

Best Completion Percentage Season ......... 65.7 .....................................239-of-364 in 2014

Best Passing Efficiency Rating Game .........297.20 ............. Lonnie Galloway vs. Marshall, 1992 Season ......167.40 .................................Lonnie Galloway, 1992 Career ....... 130.90 .................................Troy Mitchell, 2012-15

David Rivers set a Western Carolina single-game record with 474 passing yards versus Wofford in 2000.

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ANNUAL PASSING LEADERS YEAR 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

PLAYER Don Dalton Don Dalton Don Dalton Hal Mote Jeff Conner Hal Mote Phil Dietz Jeff Walker Jeff Walker Keith Scroggins Mike Pusey Mike Pusey Mike Pusey Ronnie Mixon Ronnie Mixon Ronnie Mixon Jeff Gilbert Jeff Gilbert Willie Perkins Willie Perkins Mark Smith Mark Smith Todd Cottrell Derrick Hanis Derrick Hanis Lonnie Galloway Lonnie Galloway Chad Greene Chad Greene Josh Brooks Josh Brooks Justin Cella Shawn Snyder David Rivers Brian Gaither Pat Cilento Brian Gaither Justin Clark Justin Clark Bennett Swygert Adam Hearns Zack Jaynes Zack Jaynes Zac Brindise Brandon Pechloff Eddie Sullivan Troy Mitchell Troy Mitchell Troy Mitchell

G 10 9 10 9 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 11 11 15 11 11 11 7 9 11 10 10 11 11 11 10 11 9 11 11 11 11 11 12 9 9 8 11 10 11 10 8 7 11 12 11

ATT – CMP 208 – 103 238 – 116 269 – 131 191 – 93 187 – 62 --180 – 100 186 – 93 117 – 52 145 – 59 248 – 140 331 – 147 276 – 133 193 – 101 287 – 158 299 – 146 487 – 267 336 – 187 310 – 142 361 – 195 180 – 107 161 – 80 257 – 142 122 – 59 135 – 65 211 – 128 237 – 127 259 – 130 223 – 89 308 – 174 175 – 93 195 – 101 311 – 175 350 – 280 201 – 108 221 – 132 418 – 246 149 – 88 214 – 120 156 – 87 195 – 101 229 – 127 304 – 178 222 – 123 224 – 119 176 – 95 227 – 131 352 – 231 330 – 208

YDS 1,244 1,419 2,626 1,502 1,162 1,756 1,565 1,477 662 954 1,939 2,046 2,175 1,274 1,820 2,002 2,993 2,394 1,842 2,265 1,399 1,218 1,756 662 846 2,181 2,067 1,900 1,263 1,718 873 1,115 2,180 2,878 1,411 1,636 2,717 1,065 1,253 941 1,325 1,163 1,790 1,405 1,697 979 1,614 2,541 2,337

300-YARD PASSING PERFORMANCES PLAYER David Rivers Don Dalton David Rivers Jimmy Williams David Rivers David Rivers Jeff Gilbert Jeff Gilbert Troy Mitchell Mark Smith Troy Mitchell Troy Mitchell Justin Clark Willie Perkins Mark Smith Jeff Gilbert Troy Mitchell Mike Pusey Don Dalton Willie Perkins Lonnie Galloway Brandon Pechloff Ronnie Mixon Brian Gaither Willie Perkins Jimmy Williams Mike Pusey Don Dalton Adam Hearns Don Dalton Troy Mitchell Jeff Gilbert Zac Brindise Eddie Sullivan Zack Jaynes David Rivers Lonnie Galloway Todd Cottrell Mike Pusey Troy Mitchell

OPPONENT Wofford Emory & Henry Tennessee Tech Appalachian State Chattanooga VMI The Citadel Colgate at USF The Citadel Samford Mars Hill Chattanooga Georgia Tech Marshall Holy Cross VMI Marshall Lenoir Rhyne Furman Georgia Southern Mars Hill Florida State Georgia Southern VMI Newberry Furman Newberry Elon Carson-Newman Furman Boston College Tusculum at Wofford at Furman Lenoir Rhyne The Citadel Chattanooga Tennessee Tech VMI

DATE 10/14/00 10/18/69 11/18/00 9/24/66 10/21/00 10/28/00 10/13/84 11/26/83 8/30/14 10/31/87 10/24/15 9/21/13 10/23/04 10/12/85 11/12/88 12/3/83 11/15/14 9/15/79 10/25/69 9/21/85 10/9/93 9/10/11 10/31/81 10/11/04 10/25/86 1966 11/10/79 1969 10/6/07 1969 11/7/15 9/1/84 9/11/10 9/15/12 10/11/08 9/9/00 10/24/92 10/8/88 9/9/78 11/21/15

YARDS 474 433 428 413 410 394 385 376 374 362 352 350 350 351 343 343 339 335 333 327 322 322 322 321 319 315 314 312 310 308 305 305 304 302 302 302 302 301 301 300

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CAREER PASSING YARDS

CAREER COMPLETIONS

1. #10 – Troy Mitchell (2012-15) Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 Totals

Atts 142 227 352 330 1,051

Comp 85 131 231 208 655

Pct 59.9 57.7 65.6 63.0 62.3

Name Yards 862 1,614 2,541 2,337 7,354

TDs 4 12 20 14 50

Yards 1,939 2,046 2,175 6,160

TDs 13 14 16 43

2. #7 – Mike Pusey (1977-79) Year 1977 1978 1979 Totals

Atts 248 331 276 855

Comp 140 147 133 420

Pct .565 .444 .482 .491

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Atts 88 193 211 237 729

Comp 36 64 128 127 355

Pct .409 .332 .607 .536 .487

Yards 531 766 2,181 2,067 5,545

TDs 3 1 20 6 30

Pct .563 .000 .548 .557 .551

Yards 121 0 2,993 2,394 5,508

TDs 0 0 21 12 33

Pct 0 49.5 49.0 48.3 48.9

Yards 0 1,244 1,419 2,626 5,289

TDs 0 9 14 16 39

4. #12 – Jeff Gilbert (1981-84) Year 1981 1982 1983 1984 Totals

Atts 16 1 487 336 840

Comp 9 0 267 187 463

Atts 0 208 238 269 715

Others 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Brian Gaither Ronnie Mixon Willie Perkins Jimmy Williams Todd Cottrell Chad Greene

Comp 0 103 116 131 350

Years

Yards 5,159 5,099 4,449 4,208 3,933 3,407

655 463 422 420 415 366 355 350 313 310 305

1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Atts

2012-15 1977-79 1981-84 1987-89 2000-03 1982-86 1966-69 1990-93 2008-10 1994-97 1991-95

1,051 855 840 781 764 745 715 639 553 533 506

Jeff Gilbert, 1983 David Rivers, 2000 Brian Gaither, 2003 Don Dalton, 1969 Troy Mitchell, 2014 Jeff Gilbert, 1984 Troy Mitchell, 2015 Jimmy Williams, 1966 Willie Perkins, 1986 Lonnie Galloway, 1992 Shawn Snyder, 1999 Mike Pusey, 1979 Lonnie Galloway, 1993 Mike Pusey, 1978

Att–Comp 487–267 350–208 590–764 269–131 352–231 336–187 330-208 303–165 361–195 211–128 311–175 276–133 237–127 331–147

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267 246 231 208 208 195 187 178 175 174 165

Troy Mitchell Mike Pusey Don Dalton Jeff Gilbert Lonnie Galloway Brian Gaither Chad Greene Zack Jaynes Jimmy Williams 10. Todd Cottrell Hal Mote

Years

TDs

2012-15 1977-79 1966-69 1981-84 1990-93 2000-03 1991-95 2008-10 1964-66 1987-89 1970-72

50 43 39 33 30 27 26 20 20 18 18

SEASON TOUCHDOWN PASSES Name

Yds 2,993 2,878 2,717 2,626 2,541 2,394 2,337 2,295 2,265 2,181 2,180 2,175 2,067 2,046

Jeff Gilbert owns Western Carolina’s single-season records for passing yards (2,993), completions (267) and passing TDs (21).

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Atts

1983 2003 2014 2015 2000 1986 1984 2009 1999 1996 1966

Name

1. Jeff Gilbert 2. Troy Mitchell Lonnie Galloway 4. David Rivers 5. Mike Pusey Don Dalton 7. Chad Greene 8. Troy Mitchell Brian Gaither Mike Pusey Don Dalton 12. Shawn Snyder Mike Pusey 14. Troy Mitchell Adam Hearns Jeff Gilbert

Yds QB

Mike Pusey–who only played three seasons at WCU (1977-79) – is the school’s career leader in passing yards (6,160) and passing touchdowns (43).

Year

Jeff Gilbert Brian Gaither Troy Mitchell Troy Mitchell David Rivers Willie Perkins Jeff Gilbert Zack Jaynes Shawn Snyder Josh Brooks Jimmy Williams

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

SEASON PASSING YARDS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Name

CAREER TOUCHDOWN PASSES

Years

Troy Mitchell Mike Pusey Jeff Gilbert Ronnie Mixon Brian Gaither Willie Perkins Don Dalton Lonnie Galloway Zack Jaynes Josh Brooks Chad Greene

Name, Year

2000-03 1979-82 1982-86 1964-66 1987-89 1991-95

Comp

2012-15 1981-84 2000-03 1977-79 1979-82 1982-86 1990-93 1966-69 2008-10 1987-89 2008-pres.

Name 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

5. Don Dalton (1966-69) Year 1966 1967 1968 1969 Totals

Years

Troy Mitchell Jeff Gilbert Brian Gaither Mike Pusey Ronnie Mixon Willie Perkins Lonnie Galloway Don Dalton Zack Jaynes Todd Cottrell Zack Jaynes

CAREER ATTEMPTS

3. #7 – Lonnie Galloway (1990-93) Year 1990 1991 1992 1993 Totals

SEASON COMPLETIONS

94 93 89 89 87 87 86 85 84 84 82 80 80 78 75 74 72

Year

Tds

1983 2014 1992 2000 1979 1969 1994 2015 2003 1978 1968 1999 1977 2013 2007 1984

21 20 20 17 16 16 15 14 14 14 14 13 13 12 12 12

LONG PASSING TDS Rec.

Mike Pusey Don Dalton Jeff Walker Mike Pusey Lonnie Galloway Hal Mote Lonnie Galloway Justin Cella Brian Gaither Tommy Burchfiel Todd Spitzer Troy Mitchell Eddie Sullivan Zac Brindise Brandon Pechloff Troy Mitchell Andy Horn

Opp. (Date)

Gerald Harp VMI (11/28/78) Paul Smith C-Newman (9/20/69) Eagle Moss C-Newman (11/9/74) Gerald Harp Marshall (9/15/79) Keith Austin ASU (10/20/90) Jerry Gaines Furman (10/7/72) Kerry Hayes ETSU (11/14/92) Aaron Wright UTC (10/24/98) Lamont Seward WVa. Tech (9/14/02) Mike Green MTSU (11/1/75) Eddie Cohen at ASU (11/10/07) Karnorris Benson Mars Hill (9/21/13) Karnorris Benson Elon (10/26/13) Marquel Pittman at G-W (9/18/10) Jacoby Mitchell Mars Hill (9/10/11) Deja Alexander vs. ASU (10/27/12) Marquel Pittman Liberty (9/13/08)

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INDIVIDIUAL RECEIVING RECORDS Most Receptions Game ................15 .....................Terryon Robinson at USF, 2014 .........................15 ............Eric Rasheed vs. Chattanooga, 1984 Season .............89 ..................................... Eric Rasheed, 1983 Career .............197 ..................................Gerald Harp, 1977-80

Most Yards Game ..............235 ...........Jon Reed vs. Appalachian State, 1989 Season ....... 1,208 ...................................... Eddie Cohen, 2007 Career ......... 3,449 ..................................Jerry Gaines, 1971-74

Most 100-Yard Receiving Games Season ...............7 ................................. Steve Spradling, 1969 Consecutive ........6 ...................................... Eddie Cohen, 2007 Career ...............15 ..................................Jerry Gaines, 1971-74

Highest Average Per Reception Game ............ 48.5 ........Lamont Seward vs. Lenoir-Rhyne, 2000 Season ......... 22.4 ....................................... Kerry Hayes, 1992 Career ........... 20.6 ..................................Jerry Gaines, 1971-74

TEAM RECEIVING RECORDS Most Receptions Game ................46 ................................................at USF, 2014 Season .......... 302 ....................................................... in 1983

Most Yards Game ..............474 ..............................vs. Emory & Henry, 1969 ...................................................................... vs. Wofford, 2000 Season ........3,421 ....................................................... in 1983

Fewest Yards Game .................-5 ................................ vs. East Carolina, 1957 Season ...........276 ....................................................... in 1938

Most Touchdowns Game ..................6 ...................................... vs. Newberry, 1969 Season .............24 ....................................................... in 1983

Fewest Touchdowns Season ...............0 ....................................................... in 1938

Most Receptions Per Game Season ............6.6 .................................. Wayne Tolleson, 1977 Career ..............4.9 ..................................Gerald Harp, 1977-80

Most Touchdown Receptions Half.....................4 ....................Karnorris Benson vs. VMI, 2014 ...........................3 ............. Eddie Cohen at Ga. Southern, 2007 ...........................3 ......... Jon Reed vs. Appalachian State, 1989 ...........................3 ..................... Gerald Harp vs. Wofford, 1979 Game ..................4 ....................Karnorris Benson vs. VMI, 2014 ...........................4 ..................... Gerald Harp vs. Wofford, 1979 Season .............12 ............................... Karnorris Benson, 2013 ................................................................... Eric Rasheed, 1983 Career ...............26 ..................................Gerald Harp, 1977-80

ANNUAL RECEIVING LEADERS YEAR 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

PLAYER Steve Spradling Paul Smith Jerry Gaines Jerry Gaines Jerry Gaines Jerry Gaines Jeff Ciccone Wayne Tolleson Gerald Harp Gerald Harp Gerald Harp Jeff Dean Eric Rasheed Eric Rasheed Eric Rasheed Alonzo Carmichael Vince Nowell Jon Reed Otis Washington Jon Reed Jon Reed Kerry Hayes Craig Aiken Craig Aiken Craig Aiken David Patten Jerome Lardy Kenya Crooks Brad Hoover Michael Banks Michael Banks Michael Banks Michael Banks Lamont Seward Michael Reeder J.C. Brown Eddie Cohen Eddie Cohen Marquel Pittman Marquel Pittman Deja Alexander Deja Alexander Jacoby Mitchell Karnorris Benson Terryon Robinson Karnorris Benson

G 9 9 10 10 10 11 10 11 11 11 11 11 10 15 11 11 11 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 11 11 11 10 11 11 11 12 11 9 11 11 11 11 9 11 10 12 11 11

NO 46 27 29 44 43 49 35 32 62 57 55 60 38 89 64 55 53 45 49 39 40 29 44 37 43 59 38 50 25 34 62 44 43 74 48 28 33 67 40 50 32 35 40 51 56 43

YDS 1,020 578 794 921 671 809 502 605 1,145 1,009 584 839 624 1,142 1,091 587 764 619 907 618 421 417 942 719 772 881 443 534 233 447 1,001 697 678 915 547 374 505 1,208 583 619 524 459 400 834 643 684

TOP SINGLE-GAME RECEPTIONS

Eric Rasheed held the school record for receptions in a single game with 15 – a mark which was matched by Terryon Robinson in 2014. Rasheed ranks fourth in WCU history with 2,884 yards.

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Name 1. Terryon Robinson Eric Rasheed 2. Terryon Robinson Willie Police Eddie Cohen Lamont Seward Lamont Seward 5. Lamont Seward Jon Reed Alonzo Carmichael Gerald Harp Wayne Tolleson Jerry Gaines 11. Steffon Hill Terryon Robinson Michael Hines

Opponent at USF, 2014 at Chattanooga, 1984 VMI, 2014 at USF, 2014 at Georgia Southern, 2007 at ETSU, 2003 at Wofford, 2000 Wofford, 2003 App State, 1989 Furman, 1985 at MTSU, 1980 App State, 1977 at Tenn. Tech, 1974 Furman, 2015 The Citadel, 2014 at Wofford, 2006

Rec 15 15 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10

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CAREER RECEPTIONS

CAREER RECEIVING YARDS 1. #23 – Jerry Gaines (1970-74) Split End • Chesapeake, Va. Year 1970 * 1971 1972 1973 1974 Totals

Rec 2 29 44 43 49 167

Yards 54 794 921 871 809 3,449

Avg 27.0 27.4 20.9 20.3 16.5 20.7

Name TDs 0 6 5 5 2 18

*Granted extra season after missing eight games with injury in 1970

2. #2 2 – G e r a l d H arp ( 1977- 80) Split End • Red Oak, Ga. Year 1977 1978 1979 1980 Totals

Rec 23 62 57 55 197

Yards 287 1,145 1,009 584 3,025

Avg 12.5 18.5 17.7 10.7 15.4

TDs 2 11 10 3 26

3. #8 – Lamont Seward (2000-03) Wide Receiver • Warrenton, N.C. Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 Totals

Rec 48 36 32 74 190

Yards 1,000 524 533 915 2,972

Avg 20.8 14.6 16.7 12.4 15.6

TDs 7 2 2 4 15

4. #1 – Eric Rasheed (1981-84) Wide Receiver • Decatur, Ga. Year 1981 1982 1983 1984 Totals

Rec 2 38 89 64 193

Others 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Michael Banks Craig Aiken Kerry Hayes Karnorris Benson Vince Nowell Jon Reed Wayne Tolleson

Yards 27 624 1,142 1,091 2,884

Avg 13.5 16.4 12.8 17.9 14.9

TDs 0 3 12 7 22

Years

Yards

1999-2002 1991-94 1991-94 2012-15 1984-87 1987-90 1974-77

2,823 2,654 2,608 2,386 2,283 2,271 2,246

Jerry Gaines, an All-America selection in football in 1974, had 15 games with 100-plus receiving yards en route to a Western Carolina record 3,449 career receiving yards.

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Gerald Harp Eric Rasheed Lamont Seward Michael Banks Jerry Gaines Jon Reed Karnorris Benson Vince Nowell Eddie Cohen Jeff Dean Craig Aiken Kerry Hayes Marquel Pittman

SEASON RECEIVING YARDS

Years

Rec

1977-80 1981-84 2000-03 1999-2002 1970-74 1987-90 2012-15 1984-87 2004-07 1978-81 1991-94 1991-94 2007-10

197 193 190 183 167 161 153 152 142 142 139 138 135

CAREER TD RECEPTIONS Name 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Gerald Harp Karnorris Benson Eric Rasheed Wayne Tolleson Michael Banks Jerry Gaines Marquel Pittman Eddie Cohen Lamont Seward Craig Aiken Kerry Hayes Steve Spradling Paul Smith

Years

TDs

1977-80 2012-15 1981-84 1974-77 1999-2002 1970-74 2007-10 2004-07 2000-03 1991-94 1991-94 1967-70 1967-70

26 23 22 20 19 18 17 15 15 15 15 15 15

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Name, Year

Rec

Yards

Eddie Cohen, 2007 Gerald Harp, 1978 Eric Rasheed, 1983 Wayne Tolleson, 1977 Eric Rasheed, 1984 Steve Spradling, 1969 Gerald Harp, 1979 Michael Banks, 2000 Lamont Seward, 2000 Craig Aiken, 1992

67 62 89 73 64 46 57 62 48 44

1,208 1,145 1,142 1,101 1,091 1,020 1,009 1,001 1,000 942

SEASON RECEPTIONS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

9. 11. 12. 13.

Name

Year

Rec

Eric Rasheed Lamont Seward Wayne Tolleson Eddie Cohen Eric Rasheed Michael Banks Kristy Kiser Gerald Harp Michael Hines Jeff Dean David Patten Gerald Harp Terryon Robinson

1983 2003 1977 2007 1984 2000 1983 1978 2006 1981 1995 1979 2014

89 74 73 67 64 62 62 62 60 60 59 57 56

SEASON TD RECEPTIONS Name 1. 3. 5. 6. 7. 9.

Gerald Harp ranks second in WCU’s record books for career yards – one of just two receivers to eclipse 3,000 yards. He also owns WCU’s career marks for receptions (197) and TD receptions (26).

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Karnorris Benson 2013 Eric Rasheed 1983 Spearman Robinson 2014 Gerald Harp 1979 Gerald Harp 1978 Eddie Cohen 2007 Michael Banks 2000 Kerry Hayes 1992 Seven players tied Most recent: Lamont Seward in 2000

Tds 12 12 11 11 10 9 8 8 7

Lamont Seward ranks third in school history with 2,972 career receiving yards. He was one of two WCU receivers, joining Michael Banks (1,001) with 1,000 receiving yards in the 2000 season.

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TOP SINGLE-GAME RECEIVING PERFORMANCES ALL-TIME 200-YARD RECEIVING GAMES PLAYER

OPPONENT

DATE

PLAYER

OPPONENT

DATE

YDS

PLAYER

OPPONENT

DATE

YDS

Craig Aiken ............. Georgia Tech ........................9/12/92......... 133

Kerry Hayes ............ VMI ......................................11/9/91 ..........114

YDS

Gerald Harp ............ Tennessee Tech ....................9/9/78........... 133

Karnorris Benson .... Middle Tennessee ................8/29/13......... 113

Jon Reed................. Appalachian State................11/18/89....... 235

Steve Spradling ...... Guilford................................1970 ............... 133

Marquel Pittman..... Gardner-Webb......................9/12/09......... 113

Craig Aiken ............. The Citadel...........................10/24/92....... 232

Michael Reeder ...... North Carolina State ............8/30/03......... 132

Jeff Ciccone ............ Maine ..................................10/22/77....... 113

Karnorris Benson .... Mars Hill ..............................9/21/13 ......... 212

Lamont Seward ...... Chattanooga ........................10/21/00 ....... 132

Chris Lane .............. VMI ......................................11/2/02 ......... 112

Eddie Cohen ........... Georgia Southern .................9/29/07......... 212

Kenya Crooks.......... Wofford................................10/18/97 ....... 132

Jon Reed................. North Carolina A&T ..............9/15/90......... 112

Jerry Gaines ............ Florida A&M .........................11/3/73 ......... 209

Gerald Harp ............ The Citadel...........................10/11/80 ....... 132

Jon Reed................. Appalachian State................11/5/88 ......... 112

Gerald Harp ............ Furman ................................11/10/79 ....... 132

Wayne Tolleson ....... East Tennessee State ...........10/15/77....... 112

Michael Banks........ The Citadel...........................9/22/02..........131

Michael Banks........ Wofford................................10/13/01 ........111

Steffon Hill ............. Furman ................................11/7/15 ......... 130

Tony Flanagan......... VMI ......................................9/8/90............111

David Patten ........... Chattanooga ........................10/21/95 ....... 130

Tom Broadwater ..... Appalachian State................1959 ................111

Alonzo Carmichael .. Georgia Tech ........................10/12/85....... 130

Josh Cockrell .......... Tusculum .............................9/11/10 ..........110

Eric Rasheed .......... Chattanooga ........................9/15/84......... 130

Kerry Hayes ............ Chattanooga ........................10/22/94........110

Karnorris Benson .... Elon .....................................10/26/13....... 129

Jerry Gaines ............ Furman ................................10/9/71 ..........110

Steve Spradling ...... Carson-Newman ..................9/20/69......... 129

Paul Smith.............. Appalachian State................9/27/69..........110

Spearman Robinson .. Mars Hill ..............................9/5/15 ........... 128

Steve Spradling ...... Catawba ..............................10/11/69 ........110

Jerome Lardy .......... Marshall ..............................10/19/96....... 128

C.J. Goodman ......... The Citadel...........................9/12/15......... 109

Kerry Hayes ............ East Tennessee State ...........11/19/94....... 128

Marquel Pittman..... Eastern Kentucky .................11/14/09 ....... 109

David Patten ........... The Citadel...........................9/17/94 ......... 128

Marquel Pittman..... Shorter ................................8/28/08......... 109

Craig Aiken ............. Marshall ..............................10/31/92 ....... 128

Eddie Cohen ........... Chattanooga ........................10/13/07 ....... 109

Terryon Robinson .... VMI ......................................11/15/14 ....... 127

Eddie Cohen ........... Appalachian State................11/13/04....... 109

Karnorris Benson .... VMI ......................................11/15/14 ....... 127

Otis Washington ..... North Carolina A&T ..............10/15/88....... 109

ALL-TIME 100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES PLAYER

OPPONENT

DATE

YDS

Eagle Moss ............. Carson-Newman ..................11/9/74 ......... 195 Lamont Seward ...... Lenoir-Rhyne ........................9/9/00........... 194 David Patten ........... Elon .....................................9/16/95......... 185 Eric Rasheed .......... Boston College.....................9/1/84........... 184 Terryon Robinson .... The Citadel...........................10/25/14....... 183 Jerry Gaines ............ Furman ................................10/7/72......... 182 Jerry Gaines ............ Presbyterian .........................10/26/74 ....... 180 Roger Cox ............... Newberry .............................1966 ................179 Jerry Gaines ............ Florida A&M .........................9/30/72..........178 Eddie Cohen ........... Elon .....................................10/7/07 ..........177 Lamont Seward ...... East Tennessee State ...........9/27/03..........176 Kerry Hayes ............ East Tennessee State ...........11/14/92 ........176 Lamont Seward ...... Wofford................................10/14/00........174 Gerald Harp ............ Middle Tennessee State .......10/4/80..........174 Michael Banks........ Tennessee Tech ....................11/18/00........173 Lamont Seward ...... VMI ......................................10/28/00........171 Lamont Seward ...... Tennessee Tech ....................11/18/00....... 169 Gerald Harp ............ VMI ......................................10/28/78....... 169 Wayne Tolleson ....... Murray State ........................9/18/76 ......... 169 Vince Nowell ........... Georgia Tech ........................10/12/85....... 167 Jerry Gaines ............ Indiana State .......................10/19/74 ....... 167 Steve Spradling ...... Emory & Henry .....................10/18/69....... 167 Eric Rasheed .......... The Citadel...........................10/13/84....... 166 Michael Banks........ Chattanooga ........................10/21/00 ....... 164 Gerald Harp ............ Chattanooga ........................11/4/78 ......... 164 Steve Spradling ...... Lenoir-Rhyne ........................10/25/69....... 164 Otis Washington ..... Chattanooga ........................10/8/88......... 163 Jerry Gaines ............ Tennessee Tech ....................9/21/74 ......... 163 Michael Banks........ Wofford................................10/14/00....... 162 David Patten ........... The Citadel...........................9/23/95......... 158 Eddie Cohen ........... Appalachian State................11/10/07 ....... 156 Gerald Harp ............ Marshall ..............................9/15/79......... 156 Steve Spradling ...... Newberry .............................11/15/69....... 155 Calvin Guinyard ...... Chattanooga ........................10/23/04 ...... 154 Jeff Dean ................ Florida State ........................10/31/81 ....... 152 Deja Alexander ....... Appalachian State................10/23/10........151 Craig Aiken ............. Furman ................................10/2/93..........151 Karnorris Benson .... Presbyterian .........................10/3/15 ......... 149 Aaron Wright........... East Tennessee State ...........9/25/99......... 149 Wayne Tolleson ....... Lenoir-Rhyne ........................11/6/76 ......... 148 Jerry Gaines ............ Appalachian State................11/19/72....... 148 Jerry Gaines ............ Tennessee Tech ....................9/8/71 ............147 Steve Spradling ...... Concordia ............................1970 ............... 146 Jacoby Mitchell ....... Wofford................................11/5/11 ......... 144 Jerry Gaines ............ Elon .....................................10/30/71 ....... 144 Deja Alexander ....... Georgia Southern .................9/24/11 ......... 143 Jerry Gaines ............ Presbyterian .........................11/10/73 ....... 143 Wayne Tolleson ....... Tennessee Tech ....................9/10/77 ..........141 Spearman Robinson .. Elon .....................................10/20/12....... 139 Eagle Moss ............. Western Kentucky.................10/6/73......... 138 Paul Smith.............. Carson-Newman ..................9/20/69......... 137 Eric Rasheed .......... East Tennessee State ...........11/10/84....... 136 Gerald Harp ............ Lenoir-Rhyne ........................10/27/79....... 136

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Josh Cockrell .......... Elon .....................................10/8/11 ......... 127

Jerry Gaines ............ Murray State ........................9/9/72........... 109

Wayne Tolleson ....... Appalachian State................11/19/77 ....... 126

Spearman Robinson .. Mercer .................................10/18/14 ....... 108

Jerry Gaines ............ Morehead State ...................10/5/74 ......... 126

Jon Reed................. Georgia Southern .................10/24/87 ....... 108

Steve Spradling ...... Jacksonville State ................10/4/69......... 126

Leroy Holden .......... Lenoir-Rhyne ........................1966 ............... 108

Andy Bush .............. Chattanooga ........................10/26/96....... 125

Roger Cox ............... Presbyterian .........................1966 ............... 108

Marquel Pittman..... Woffod .................................10/25/07....... 124

Vince Nowell ........... East Tennessee State ...........10/11/86 ........107

Eddie Cohen ........... Wofford................................10/25/07....... 124

Jerry Gaines ............ Jacksonville State ................10/2/71 ..........107

Kerry Hayes ............ Ferrum .................................9/26/92......... 124

Deja Alexander ....... Furman ................................11/6/10 ......... 106

Gerald Harp ............ Clemson ..............................9/27/80......... 124

Marquel Pittman..... Presbyterian .........................9/20/08......... 106

Steve Spradling ...... Samford...............................11/8/69 ......... 124

Michael Banks........ West Virginia Tech ................9/14/02......... 106

Chuck Scott ............ Appalachian State................1966 ............... 124

Otis Washington ..... The Citadel...........................10/1/88......... 106

Lamont Seward ...... West Virginia Tech ................9/14/02......... 122

Eric Rasheed .......... Furman ................................10/9/82......... 106

Gerald Harp ............ Furman ................................11/11/78 ....... 122

Eagle Moss ............. Tennessee Tech ....................9/8/73........... 106

Terryon Robinson .... USF......................................8/30/14......... 121

Jacoby Mitchell ....... Mars Hill ..............................9/10/11 ......... 105

Lamont Seward ...... Appalachian State................11/10/01 ....... 121

Jerry Gaines ............ Tennessee Tech ....................9/16/72......... 105

Lamont Seward ...... Wofford................................10/18/03....... 121

Eddie Cohen ........... The Citadel...........................10/20/07....... 104

Michael Banks........ East Tennessee State ...........9/23/00......... 121

Michael Banks........ Georgia Southern .................10/6/01 ......... 104

Wayne Tolleson ....... The Citadel...........................9/17/77 ......... 121

Andy Bush .............. VMI ......................................11/2/96 ......... 104

Spearman Robinson .. Furman ................................9/27/14 ......... 120

Jerry Gaines ............ Tennessee Tech ....................9/8/73........... 104

Roger Cox ............... Newberry .............................1965 ............... 120

Lamont Seward ...... Georgia Southern .................10/11/03 ....... 103

Steffon Hill ............. Samford...............................10/24/15 ........119

Lamont Seward ...... Liberty .................................11/3/01 ......... 103

Jeff Dean ................ Furman ................................11/10/79 ........119

Craig Aiken ............. East Tennessee State ...........11/19/94....... 103

Wayne Tolleson ....... Maine ..................................10/22/77........119

Jeff Ciccone ............ Wofford................................10/11/75 ....... 103

Paul Smith.............. Newberry .............................11/15/69........119

Leroy Holden .......... Guilford................................1965 ............... 103

Karnorris Benson .... Alabama ..............................11/22/14 ........118

Tyler Sexton ............ Samford...............................10/24/15 ....... 102

Josh Cockrell .......... Furman ................................10/1/11 ..........118

Craig Aiken ............. East Tennessee State ...........10/16/93........101

Kerry Hayes ............ Marshall ..............................10/31/92 ........118

Eagle Moss ............. Murray State ........................9/9/72............101

Todd Currie ............. Appalachian State................11/21/87 ........118

Woody Woodruff ..... Emory & Henry .....................1968 ................101

David Patten ........... Georgia Tech ........................9/10/94..........117

Michael Reeder ...... Chattanooga ........................10/23/04 ...... 100

Jon Reed................. Marshall ..............................11/14/87 ........117

Michael Reeder ...... Georgia Southern .................10/11/03 ....... 100

Gerald Harp ............ Appalachian State................11/18/78........117

Darius Hooks .......... Wofford................................10/16/93....... 100

Karnorris Benson .... Wofford................................10/19/13........116

Kerry Hayes ............ Georgia Southern .................10/9/93......... 100

Jacoby Mitchell ....... Tusculum .............................9/11/10 ..........116

Otis Washington ..... Marshall ..............................11/12/88....... 100

Jerry Gaines ............ West Virginia State ...............11/6/71 ..........116

Gerald Harp ............ Wofford................................10/20/79....... 100

John Tinker ............. Mars Hill ..............................1967 ................116 Kerry Hayes ............ VMI ......................................10/29/94........115 Kerry Hayes ............ Furman ................................10/1/94..........115 Eric Rasheed .......... The Citadel...........................11/6/82 ..........115 Gerald Harp ............ Elon .....................................9/29/79..........115 Joe Love ................. Emory & Henry .....................1968 ................115 Marquel Pittman..... Gardner-Webb......................9/18/10 ..........114

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WESTERN CAROLINA’S ALL-TIME 100-YARD RECEIVING LEADERS JERRY GAINES (1971-74) – 16 GAMES Florida A&M ................................11/3/73 .................. 209 Furman........................................10/7/72.................. 182 Presbyterian ............................... 10/26/74 ................. 180 Florida A&M ................................9/30/72.................. 178 Indiana State ............................. 10/19/74 ................. 167 Tennessee Tech ........................... 9/21/74 .................. 163 Appalachian State ......................11/19/72................. 148 Tennessee Tech ............................ 9/8/71 ................... 147 Elon ...........................................10/30/71 ................. 144 Presbyterian ...............................11/10/73 ................. 143 Morehead State .......................... 10/5/74 .................. 126 Furman........................................ 10/9/71 .................. 110 Murray State ................................9/9/72................... 109 Jacksonville State ........................ 10/2/71 .................. 107 Tennessee Tech ...........................9/16/72 .................. 105 Tennessee Tech ............................9/8/73................... 104

GERALD HARP (1977-80) – 13 GAMES Middle Tennessee State...............10/4/80...................174 VMI ............................................10/28/78................. 169 Chattanooga ...............................11/4/78 .................. 164 Marshall......................................9/15/79.................. 156 Lenoir-Rhyne ..............................10/27/79................. 136 Tennessee Tech ............................9/9/78................... 133 The Citadel .................................10/11/80 ................. 132 Furman.......................................11/10/79 ................. 132 Clemson ......................................9/27/80.................. 124 Furman.......................................11/11/78 ................. 122 Appalachian State ......................11/18/78..................117 Elon ............................................9/29/79.................. 115 Wofford ......................................10/20/79................. 100

LAMONT SEWARD (2000-03) – 11 GAMES Lenoir-Rhyne ................................9/9/00................... 194 East Tennessee State ...................9/27/03...................176 Wofford ......................................10/14/00..................174 VMI ............................................10/28/00..................171 Tennessee Tech ..........................11/18/00................. 169 Chattanooga ..............................10/21/00 ................. 132 West Virginia Tech........................9/14/02.................. 122 Appalachian State ...................... 11/10/01 ................. 121 Wofford ......................................10/18/03................. 121 Georgia Southern .......................10/11/03 ................. 103 Liberty ......................................... 11/3/01 .................. 103

KERRY HAYES (1991-94) – 9 GAMES East Tennessee State ..................11/14/92 ..................176 East Tennessee State ..................11/19/94................. 128 Ferrum ........................................9/26/92.................. 124 Marshall.....................................10/31/92 ................. 118 VMI ............................................10/29/94................. 115 Furman........................................10/1/94.................. 115 VMI ............................................. 11/9/91 .................. 114 Chattanooga ..............................10/22/94................. 110 Georgia Southern ........................10/9/93.................. 100

STEVE SPRADLING (1967-70) – 9 GAMES Emory & Henry ...........................10/18/69................. 167 Lenoir-Rhyne ..............................10/25/69................. 164 Newberry ....................................11/15/69................. 155 Concordia ...................................... 1970 ..................... 146 Guilford .......................................... 1970 ..................... 133 Carson-Newman ..........................9/20/69.................. 129 Jacksonville State ........................10/4/69.................. 126 Samford ......................................11/8/69 .................. 124 Catawba.....................................10/11/69 ................. 110

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MICHAEL BANKS (1999-2002) – 8 GAMES Tennessee Tech ..........................11/18/00................. 173 Chattanooga ..............................10/21/00 ................. 164 Wofford ......................................10/14/00................. 162 The Citadel ..................................9/22/02.................. 131 East Tennessee State ...................9/23/00.................. 121 Wofford ......................................10/13/01 ................. 111 West Virginia Tech........................9/14/02.................. 106 Georgia Southern ........................10/6/01 .................. 104

EDDIE COHEN (2004-07) – 7 GAMES Georgia Southern ........................9/29/07.................. 212 Elon ............................................10/7/07 .................. 177 Appalachian State ...................... 11/10/07 ................. 156 Wofford ......................................10/25/07................. 124 Chattanooga ..............................10/13/07 ................. 109 Appalachian State ......................11/13/04................. 109 The Citadel .................................10/20/07................. 104

KARNORRIS BENSON (2012-15) – 7 GAMES Mars Hill......................................9/21/13 .................. 212 Presbyterian ................................10/3/15 .................. 149 Elon ...........................................10/26/13................. 129 VMI ............................................ 11/15/14 ................. 127 Alabama ....................................11/22/14 ................. 118 Wofford ......................................10/19/13................. 116 Middle Tennessee ........................8/29/13.................. 113

WAYNE TOLLESON (1974-77) – 7 GAMES Murray State ...............................9/18/76 .................. 169 Lenoir-Rhyne ............................... 11/6/76 .................. 148 Tennessee Tech ...........................9/10/77 ...................141 Appalachian State ......................11/19/77 ................. 126 The Citadel .................................. 9/17/77 .................. 121 Maine.........................................10/22/77................. 119 East Tennessee State ..................10/15/77................. 112

CRAIG AIKEN (1991-94) – 6 GAMES The Citadel .................................10/24/92................. 232 Furman........................................10/2/93.................. 151 Georgia Tech ...............................9/12/92.................. 133 Marshall.....................................10/31/92 ................. 128 East Tennessee State ..................11/19/94................. 103 East Tennessee State ..................10/16/93 ................. 101

MARQUEL PITTMAN (2007-10) – 6 GAMES Wofford ......................................10/25/07................. 124 Gardner-Webb .............................9/18/10 .................. 114 Gardner-Webb .............................9/12/09.................. 113 Eastern Kentucky ........................11/14/09 ................. 109 Shorter ........................................8/28/08.................. 109 Presbyterian ................................9/20/08.................. 106

ERIC RASHEED (1981-84) – 6 GAMES Boston College .............................9/1/84................... 184 The Citadel .................................10/13/84................. 166 East Tennessee State ..................11/10/84................. 136 Chattanooga ...............................9/15/84.................. 130 The Citadel ..................................11/6/82 .................. 115 Furman........................................10/9/82.................. 106

DAVID PATTEN (1992-95) – 5 GAMES

EAGLE MOSS (1971-74) – 4 GAMES Carson-Newman .......................... 11/9/74 .................. 195 Western Kentucky ........................10/6/73.................. 138 Tennessee Tech ............................9/8/73................... 106 Murray State ................................9/9/72................... 101

JON REED (1987-90) – 4 GAMES Appalachian State ......................11/18/89................. 235 Marshall..................................... 11/14/87 ..................117 North Carolina A&T......................9/15/90.................. 112 Appalachian State .......................11/5/88 .................. 112

SPEARMAN ROBINSON (2012-PRES.) – 4 GAMES Elon ...........................................10/20/12................. 139 Mars Hill.......................................9/5/15 ................... 128 Furman........................................ 9/27/14 .................. 120 Mercer .......................................10/18/14 ................. 108

OTIS WASHINGTON (1985-88) – 4 GAMES Chattanooga ...............................10/8/88.................. 163 North Carolina A&T.....................10/15/88................. 109 The Citadel ..................................10/1/88.................. 106 Marshall.....................................11/12/88................. 100

DEJA ALEXANDER (2010-12) – 3 GAMES Appalachian State ......................10/23/10................. 151 Georgia Southern ........................ 9/24/11 .................. 143 Furman........................................ 11/6/10 .................. 106

JOSH COCKRELL (2008-11) – 3 GAMES Elon ............................................ 10/8/11 .................. 127 Furman........................................ 10/1/11 .................. 118 Tusculum ..................................... 9/11/10 .................. 110

ROGER COX (1964-66) – 3 GAMES Newberry ........................................1966 ..................... 179 Newberry ........................................1965 ..................... 120 Presbyterian ...................................1966 ..................... 108

JACOBY MITCHELL (2009-12) – 3 GAMES Wofford ....................................... 11/5/11 .................. 144 Tusculum ..................................... 9/11/10 .................. 116 Mars Hill...................................... 9/10/11 .................. 105

MICHAEL REEDER (2002-04) – 3 GAMES North Carolina State....................8/30/03.................. 132 Chattanooga ..............................10/23/04................. 100 Georgia Southern .......................10/11/03 ................. 100

TERRYON ROBINSON (2013-PRES.) – 3 GAMES The Citadel .................................10/25/14................. 183 VMI ............................................ 11/15/14 ................. 127 USF .............................................8/30/14.................. 121

PAUL SMITH (1967-70) – 3 GAMES Carson-Newman ..........................9/20/69.................. 137 Newberry ....................................11/15/69................. 119 Appalachian State .......................9/27/69.................. 110

Elon ............................................9/16/95 .................. 185 The Citadel ..................................9/23/95.................. 158 Chattanooga ..............................10/21/95 ................. 130 The Citadel .................................. 9/17/94 .................. 128 Georgia Tech ...............................9/10/94...................117

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TOTAL OFFENSE – INDIVIDUALS

Most Attempts

Half...................37 ....................... Josh Brooks vs. Liberty, 1997 .........................37 ...............Jeff Gilbert vs. Chattanooga, 1984 Game ................77 ...........................Troy Mitchell, at USF, 2014 .........................58 ........... Willie Perkins vs. Georgia Tech, 1985 .........................58 ...............Jeff Gilbert vs. Chattanooga, 1984 Season ...........527 .........................................Jeff Gilbert, 1983 Career ..........1,519 .................................Troy Mitchell, 2012-15

1. #10 – Troy Mitchell (2012-15) Quarterback • Houston, Texas Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 Totals

Most Yards Half................ 325 .................... Don Dalton vs. Newberry, 1969 Game ............. 495 .................... David Rivers vs. Wofford, 2000 Season ....... 3,096 ...................................... Troy Mitchell, 2014 Career ......... 9,397 .................................Troy Mitchell, 2012-15

Most Yards Per Game Season ........271.3 ...................................... David Rivers, 2000 Career ......... 208.8 .................................Troy Mitchell, 2012-15

Most Yards Per Attempt Season ............7.9 .................................Lonnie Galloway, 1992 ........................7.9 ........................................ Don Dalton, 1969 Career ..............6.9 ................................... Jeff Gilbert, 1981-84

Most Touchdown Responsibilities Game ..................6 ...........................Troy Mitchell vs. VMI, 2014 Season .............26 ...................................... Troy Mitchell, 2014 Career ...............69 .................................Troy Mitchell, 2012-15

TOTAL OFFENSE – TEAM

Most Attempts

Game ................99 ....................................... vs. Marshall, 1991 Season ........1,105 ....................................................... in 1983

Fewest Attempts Game ................31 ........................................ vs. Wofford, 1957 Season .......... 368 ....................................................... in 1938

Most Yards Game ..............711 ..............................vs. Emory & Henry, 1969 Season ....... 5,333 ....................................................... in 1983

Fewest Yards Game ................17 .....................................vs. N.C. State, 1990 Season ........ 1088 ....................................................... in 1938

Most Yards Per Game Season ........477.0 ....................................................... in 1969

Most First Downs Game ................32 .......................................... vs. Liberty, 2001 Season .......... 304 ....................................................... in 1983

Fewest First Downs Game ..................0 .....................................vs. N.C. State, 1990 Season .............77 ....................................................... in 1938

Brian Gaither (2001-03) ranks fifth all-time in Western Carolina’s ledgers for total yards in a career. He paced the WCU offense in total offense in both 2001 and 2003.

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2.

Plays 254 360 479 426 1,519

Rush Yds 433 560 555 490 2,043

Pass Yds 862 1,614 2,541 2,337 7,354

Tot Yds 1,295 2,179 3,096 2,827 9,397

#7 – Lonnie Galloway (1990-93) Quarterback • Eden, NC Year 1990 1991 1992 1993 Totals

Plays 155 178 313 346 992

Rush Yds 224 292 287 484 1,287

Pass Yds 531 766 2,181 2,067 5,545

Tot Yds 755 1,058 2,468 2,551 6,832

3. #7 – Mike Pusey (1977-79) Quarterback • Banner Elk, NC Year 1977 1978 1979 Totals

Plays 301 387 314 1022

Rush Yds 46 -213 -130 -297

Pass Yds 1,939 2,046 2,175 6,160

Tot Yds 1,985 1,833 2,045 5,863

4. #12 – Jeff Gilbert (1981-84) Quarterback • Greensboro, NC Year 1981 1982 1983 1984 Totals

Plays 20 2 527 359 908

Rush Yds -3 -2 -151 -9 -165

Others, Years

Pass Yds 121 0 2,993 2,394 5,508

Plays

Tot Yds 118 -2 2,842 2,385 5,343

Rush Pass Yds Yds

Tot Yds

5. Brian Gaither, 2001-03

881

117 5,159

6. Don Dalton, 1966-69

905

-147 5,289

5,142

7. Ronnie Mixon, 1979-82

1,009

-254 3,825

4,845

8. Willie Perkins, 1982-86

779

-46 4,449

4,403

-89 4,208

4,119

9. Jimmy Williams, 1964-67 10. Darrell Lipford, 1974-77

952 4,089

11. Todd Cottrell, 1987-89

742

5,276

0

4089

-47 3,933

3,886

Hall of Famer, QB Lonnie Galloway is Western Carolina’s all-time leader in total offense with 6,832 career yards (1,287 rushing yards and 5,545 career passing yards).

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Plays

Rush Yds

1. Troy Mitchell, 2014

479

555

2,541

3,096

2. David Rivers, 2000

425

106

2,878

2,984

3. Jeff Gilbert, 1983

527

-151

2,993

2,842

4. Troy Mitchell, 2015

426

490

2,337

2,827

5. Brian Gaither, 2003

469

44

2,717

2,761

6. Lonnie Galloway, 1993

346

484

2,067

2,551 2,480

Name, Year

Pass Yds

Tot Yds

7. Don Dalton, 1969

316

-146

2,626

8. Lonnie Galloway, 1992

313

287

2,181

2,468

9. Jeff Gilbert, 1984

337

-9

2,394

2,385

10. Jimmy Williams, 1966

2,231

11. Willie Perkins, 1986

387

-81

2,265

2,184

12. Shawn Snyder, 1999

348

3

2,180

2,180

13. Troy Mitchell, 2013

360

565

1,614

2,179

14. Chad Greene, 1994

337

237

1,980

2,137

15. Ronnie Mixon, 1982

338

49

2,002

2,051

TOP SINGLE-GAME TOTAL OFFENSE PERFORMANCES Player David Rivers Troy Mitchell David Rivers Don Dalton David Rivers Troy Mitchell Troy Mitchell David Rivers Troy Mitchell Troy Mitchell Jeff Gilbert Adam Hearns Mark Smith Jimmy Williams Troy Mitchell Troy Mitchell Willie Perkins Jeff Gilbert Lonnie Galloway Justin Clark Brian Gaither Lonnie Galloway Mark Smith Lonnie Galloway Zack Jaynes

Opponent Wofford VMI Tennessee Tech Emory & Henry Chattanooga The Citadel Mars Hill VMI Samford at USF The Citadel Elon The Citadel Appalachian State Furman Mars Hill Georgia Tech Colgate Georgia Southern Chattanooga Georgia Southern Furman Marshall The Citadel Furman

Date 2000 2014 2000 1969 2000 2014 2013 2000 2015 2014 1984 2007 1987 1966 2015 2016 1985 1983 1993 2004 2003 1993 1988 1992 2008

Yards 495 448 446 433 425 422 414 410 397 395 391 383 374 374 360 360 357 357 352 350 350 344 342 339 338

QB Troy Mitchell set a single-game (6) and season (26) school records for TDs in 2014, while also becoming the first Catamount to eclipse the 3,000 yard mark in total offense (3,096 yds).

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ANNUAL TOTAL OFFENSE LEADERS

WC U ’S Y E AR- BY-Y E AR OFFE N SIV E S TAT I S TIC S

RUSH

PASS

TOT.

PLAYS

YDS

YDS

YDS

YEAR

PLAYER

1967

Don Dalton

289

-13

1,244

1,231

1968

Don Dalton

300

12

1,419

1,431

1969

Don Dalton

316

-146

2,626

2,480

1970

Hal Mote

222

-48

1,502

1,454

1971

Jeff Conner

217

-108

1,164

1,273

1972

MISSING

1973

Phil Dietz

233

-65

1,565

1,500

1974

Jeff Walker

204

-129

1,447

1,318

1975

Darrell Lipford

151

714

0

714

1976

Darrell Lipford

273

1074

0

1,074

1977

Mike Pusey

301

46

1,939

1,985

1978

Mike Pusey

387

-213

2,046

1,833 2,045

1979

Mike Pusey

314

-130

2,175

1980

Ronnie Mixon

232

-108

1,274

1,166

1981

Ronnie Mixon

350

-195

1,820

1,625

1982

Ronnie Mixon

338

49

2,002

2,051

1983

Jeff Gilbert

527

-151

2,993

2,842

1984

Jeff Gilbert

395

-9

2,394

2,385

1985

Willie Perkins

320

56

1,842

1,898

1986

Willie Perkins

387

-81

2,265

2,184

1987

Mark Smith

213

-84

1,399

1,315

1988

Mark Smith

173

-28

1,218

1,190

1989

Todd Cottrell

339

87

1,756

1,843

1990

Derrick Harris

176

161

662

823

1991

Lonnie Galloway

178

292

766

1,058

1992

Lonnie Galloway

313

287

2,181

2,468

1993

Lonnie Galloway

346

484

2,067

2,551

1994

Chad Greene

337

237

1,900

2,137

1995

Chad Greene

289

123

1,263

1,386 1,746

1996

Josh Brooks

376

28

1,718

1997

Josh Brooks

212

96

873

969

1998

Brad Hoover

331

1663

0

1,663

1999

Shawn Snyder

342

3

2,180

2,183

2000

David Rivers

425

106

2,878

2,984

2001

Brian Gaither

236

21

1,411

1,432

2002

Pat Cilento

302

227

1,636

1,863

2003

Brian Gaither

469

44

2,717

2,761

2004

Justin Clark

171

-46

1,065

1,017

2005

Justin Clark

237

-130

1,253

1,123

2006

Darius Fudge

229

1001

0

1,001

2007

Adam Hearns

282

237

1,375

1,612

2008

Zack Jaynes

311

148

1,163

1,311

2009

Zack Jaynes

373

-37

1,790

1,753

2010

Zac Brindise

295

77

1,405

1,482

2011

Brandon Pechloff

263

-25

1,697

1,672

2012

Troy Mitchell

254

433

862

1,295

2013

Troy Mitchell

360

565

1,614

2,179

2014

Troy Mitchell

479

555

2,541

3,096

2015

Troy Mitchell

426

490

2,337

2,827

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YEAR 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

1ST RUSH NET RUSH PASS PASS G DOWNS ATT YDS TDS ATT COMP INT 10 149 488 1,599 12 221 111 11 9 229 441 2,055 13 240 117 19 10 203 421 1,732 23 288 139 23 9 170 425 1,688 18 253 112 23 10 154 418 1,365 20 240 99 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . – MISSING – 10 179 454 1,569 20 230 126 13 11 183 471 1,468 19 277 140 23 10 160 394 1,261 12 246 107 26 10 162 493 1,544 10 197 90 15 11 251 499 2,020 20 344 184 17 11 194 452 1,374 14 348 155 19 11 193 434 1,385 19 322 157 22 11 180 384 1,120 11 360 185 16 11 182 433 1,355 15 306 168 20 11 200 422 1,668 21 329 162 18 15 304 541 1,866 17 564 302 22 11 202 408 1,447 20 369 200 15 11 200 390 1,291 12 435 200 22 11 203 384 1,182 18 406 215 26 11 190 400 1,136 13 340 188 10 11 164 357 1,221 14 352 175 19 11 188 435 1,235 13 283 152 16 11 155 435 1,518 13 286 139 19 11 204 509 1,855 15 246 131 13 11 220 494 2,146 16 229 136 13 11 218 454 2,436 23 243 129 15 11 211 468 1,905 24 294 147 13 10 140 382 1,248 12 255 100 13 11 205 473 1,980 19 314 175 11 11 179 404 1,829 12 310 158 11 11 180 498 2,109 20 228 111 13 11 186 383 1,564 14 343 190 9 11 239 450 1,933 20 360 215 9 11 227 502 2,263 25 276 108 7 11 200 396 1,396 21 307 201 13 12 224 390 1,417 15 443 257 19 11 181 384 1,428 11 343 168 19 9 124 315 1,051 12 240 134 8 11 145 335 1,135 6 298 157 6 11 206 372 1,054 13 373 202 12 12 218 392 1,244 6 427 243 5 11 135 320 911 10 309 178 10 11 168 360 1,180 7 327 163 16 11 197 401 1,275 12 350 188 16 11 257 428 1,836 22 319 181 10 12 214 436 1,674 13 395 211 18 12 237 431 2,024 22 364 239 12 11 205 392 1,992 20 361 226 8

95

PASS PASS TOT TOT PCT YDS TDS PLAYS OFF PTS .495 1,360 11 709 2,959 169 .488 1,444 14 681 3,499 232 .483 2,799 17 709 4,511 321 .443 1,748 12 678 3,416 232 .413 1,568 9 655 2,941 240 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .548 1,953 10 684 3,522 217 .505 2,105 23 748 3,573 210 .434 1,479 11 640 2,740 165 .457 1,406 12 690 2,950 173 .535 2,421 18 823 4,471 288 .445 2,214 17 822 3,588 234 .436 2,448 17 756 3,833 280 .514 2,430 10 744 3,550 180 .549 2,021 10 724 3,376 234 .492 2,173 7 751 3,841 245 .535 3,421 24 1,105 5,333 370 .542 2,630 15 777 4,077 310 .460 2,555 7 825 3,846 175 .530 2,503 9 790 3,685 175 .553 2,489 12 740 3,625 239 .497 2,444 11 709 3,665 219 .537 1,935 9 718 3,170 190 .486 1,616 9 721 3,134 169 .533 1,616 5 755 3,471 179 .594 2,124 23 723 4,567 332 .531 2,085 6 697 4,521 281 .500 2,249 19 762 5,145 312 .392 1,363 8 637 2,611 158 .557 1,739 8 787 3,719 232 .510 1,545 7 714 3,374 172 .487 1,245 5 726 3,354 195 .554 2,296 14 726 3,860 260 .597 2,996 19 810 4,929 316 .537 1,411 11 778 4,149 280 .543 2,679 13 766 4,075 279 .580 2,877 14 833 4,294 251 .591 2,014 15 727 3,442 245 .558 1,400 6 555 2,451 179 .527 1,677 9 633 2,812 159 .542 2,744 22 745 3,798 285 .569 2,346 18 819 3,590 211 .576 1,790 9 629 2,701 155 .498 1,975 13 687 3,155 182 .537 2,505 18 751 3,780 242 .567 1,857 8 747 3,693 257 .534 2,655 17 831 4,329 235 .657 2,630 21 795 4,654 326 .626 2,581 16 753 4,573 301

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History & Records /// Defensive Records

DEFENSE RECORDS Most Tackles Game ................30 ...........Everett Spellman vs. App State, 1987 Season ...........145 ..................................Marcus Bradley, 1997 Career ............ 453 .................................. Tom Bodine, 1991-94

Most Unassisted Tackles Game ................20 ........... Quintin Phillips vs. The Citadel, 2007 ......................................Marcus Bradley vs. Ga. Southern, 1997 Season ...........100 ........................................ Jon Jenkins, 1994 Career ............ 296 .................................. Tom Bodine, 1991-94

Most Assisted Tackles Game ................14 ................... Ty Smith vs. Chattanooga, 1978 Season .............83 .....................................Daniel Riddle, 2015 Career .............188 .................................. Ricky Smith, 1977-80

Most Tackles For Losses Game ..................5 ...................................Shared by SIX players ....................... last ....................................Tyson Dickson, 2015 Season .............26 .................................. Michale Spicer, 2002 Career ...............58 .............................Michale Spicer, 2000-03

Most Quarterback Sacks Game ..................4 .......................Michale Spicer vs. UTC, 2002 ...........................4 .......... Derek Summerour vs. Marshall, 1995 ...........................4 ........................Louis Cooper vs. ETSU, 1984 Season .............12 ..................................... Louis Cooper, 1984 Career ...............30 ................................ Louis Cooper, 1981-84

Most Quarterback Sacks (Team) Game ..................9 ................................ vs. Lenoir-Rhyne, 2000 Season .............31 ........................................................in 1997

Most Fumbles Forced Game ..................4 ...........Steve Yates vs. Tennessee Tech, 1972 Season ...............7 ........................................ Steve Yates, 1972 Career ...............21 ................................... Steve Yates, 1971-74

Most Blocked Kicks Game ..................2 ................................Shared by three players ....................... last ..................... Donnell Brinson vs. VMI, 1995 Season ...............4 ...................................... Tiger Greene, 1983 Career .................7 .................................Tiger Greene, 1981-84

CAREER TOTAL HITS

CAREER TACKLES FOR LOSS

1. #52 – Tom Bodine (1991-94) Linebacker • Pickens, S.C. Year 1991 1992 1993 1994 Totals

UA 57 82 86 71 296

A 36 34 52 35 157

Name Total 93 116 138 106 453

2. #28 – Ace Clark (2011-14) Defensive Back • Germantown, Md. Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 Totals

UA 50 42 41 36 169

A 40 46 43 42 171

Total 90 88 84 78 340

3. #50 – Kenny Banks (1990-94) Linebacker • Kannapolis, N.C. Year 1990 1991 1993 1994 Totals

UA 45 52 62 68 227

Others, Years

A 16 33 30 25 104

Total 61 85 92 93 331

UT

At

Tot.

4. Eric Johnson, 1996-98

219

107

326

Julius Grant, 1990-93

215

111

326

6. Bernard Jones, 1981-84

185

135

320

Ricky Smith, 1977-80

132

188

320

8. Rock Williams, 2009-12

153

166

319

9. Everett Spellman, 1984-87

201

113

314

189

123

312

10. Louis Cooper, 1981-84 11. Clyde Simmons, 1982-85

191

116

307

12. Steve Yates, 1971-74

191

115

306

Most Fumble Recoveries

1. 2. 3. 4.

Michale Spicer Louis Cooper Clyde Simmons Rod Dunlap Nick McNeil Billy Bumper Geno Segers Anthony Jenkins Derek Summerour John Scott

6. 8. 9. 10.

58 48 47 45 45 38 38 37 32 31

SEASON TOTAL HITS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Year

UT

At

Tot.

Marcus Bradley Jon Jenkins Tom Bodine Daniel Riddle Eric Johnson Quintin Phillips Jeff Rogers Ricky Pate Toussaint Kennedy Eric Johnson Brett Baker

1997 1994 1993 2015 1997 2007 1995 1981 1988 1998 1989

87 100 86 46 83 63 78 81 68 82 76

58 39 52 83 45 64 48 43 52 36 41

145 139 138 129 128 127 126 124 120 118 117

CAREER SACKS Name 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

12.

Most Recoveries for Touchdowns

TFL

Name

10.

Game ..................3 ................................Shared by three players ....................... last ..............Bernard Jones vs. Tenn. Tech, 1984 Season ...............6 ....................................George Alston, 1978 Career ...............12 .............................David Rathburn, 1971-74

Years 2000-03 1981-84 1982-85 2000-03 2000-03 1991-94 1985-88 1997-99 1992-95 1995-98

Years

Louis Cooper Michale Spicer Steve Yates Clyde Simmons Geno Segers Nick McNeil Greg Whiteside Charlie Hughes Mike Carter Bernard Jones Ricky Smith Marcus Bradley Derek Summerour Larry McClain

1981-84 2000-03 1971-74 1982-85 1985-88 2000-03 1972-74 1977-78 1969-72 1981-84 1977-80 1996-97 1992-95 1977-80

Sacks 30 29 25 23 20 18.5 18 17 17 16 16 15 15 15

Game ..................1 ....................................Shared by 16 players ....................... last ....................Jaleel Lorquet, at Mercer, 2014 Season ...............2 .................................Donnell Brinson, 1993 Career .................2 .................................. Shared by five players ....................... last ........................... Donnell Brinson, 1993-96

Most Interceptions Game ..................4 ............. Torez Jones at Gardner-Webb, 2010 Season ...............9 .................................. David Rathburn, 1974 ...........................9 ....................................Harvey Walker, 1969 Career ...............23 .............................David Rathburn, 1971-74

Most Interception Return Yards Game ................99 .................... Julius Grant vs. Marshall, 1992 Season ...........178 ....................................Harvey Walker, 1969 Career ............ 342 ........................... Miles Nicholson, 1982-85

Most Interception Returns For TDs Game ..................1 ................................... Shared by 25 players ....................... last ..............Rod Dunlap vs. Chattanooga, 2002 Season ...............2 .......................................... John Ruta, 1964 Career .................4 ...............Harvey Walker, 1969-70; 1975-76

Longest Interception Return Scoring .............99 .................... Julius Grant vs. Marshall, 1993

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Marcus Bradley set a Western Carolina single-season record with 145 tackles from his linebacker position during the 1997 season.

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Tom Bodine led WCU in tackles for three seasons and is the school’s all-time leading tackler with 453. Kenny Banks, who ranks third on the list, played with Bodine for three seasons.

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CAREER INTERCEPTIONS

ANNUAL TACKLE LEADERS YEAR

PLAYER

G

UT

AT

TOT

1976

Monfread Manns

10

51

34

85

1977

Thomas Gunn

11

43

60

103

1978

Ty Smith

11

64

48

112

1979

Ricky Smith

11

53

60

113

1980

Ricky Smith

11

39

64

105

1981

Alan Johnson

11

42

61

103

1982

Alan Johnson

11

52

63

115

1983

Ricky Pate

15

81

43

124

1984

Louis Cooper

11

63

26

89

1985

Clyde Simmons

11

68

29

97

1986

Everett Spellman

11

65

41

106

1987

Everett Spellman

11

75

38

113

1988

Toussaint Kennedy

11

68

52

120

1989

Brett Baker

11

76

41

117

1990

Myrone Sharpe

11

70

26

96

1991

Tom Bodine

11

57

36

93

1992

Tom Bodine

11

82

34

116

1993

Tom Bodine

11

86

52

138

1994

Jon Jenkins

11

100

39

139

1995

Jeff Rogers

11

78

48

126

1996

Cranston Johnson

11

46

40

86

1997

Marcus Bradley

11

87

58

145

1998

Eric Johnson

11

82

36

118

1999

Anthony Jenkins

11

42

31

73

2000

Lorenzo Ferguson

11

65

38

103

2001

Justin Fryer

11

72

44

116

2002

Rod Dunlap

11

58

43

101

2003

Rod Dunlap

12

49

45

94

2004

Travis Hill

11

28

20

48

2005

James Conklin

9

45

21

66

2006

Shelton Gaffney

11

43

42

85

2007

Quintin Phillips

10

63

64

127

2008

Adrian McLeod

12

55

45

100

2009

Adrian McLeod

11

59

78

137

2010

Mitchell Bell

10

47

35

82

2011

Rock Williams

11

50

65

115

2012

Rock Williams

9

52

56

108

2013

Courtland Carson

12

58

49

107

2014

Christon Gill

12

52

60

112

2015

Daniel Riddle

11

46

83

129

Michale Spicer (97) and Nick McNeil (75), who played along side each other, each rank in the top 5 of WCU’s career tackles for loss.

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1. #22 – David Rathburn (1971-74) Cornerback • Asheville, N.C. Year 1971 1972 1973 1974 Totals

No 3 8 3 9 23

Yards 16 -2 55 --

TDs 0 -0 0 --

2. #22 Harvey Walker (1969-70, ‘75-76) Cornerback • Baltimore, Md. Year 1969 1970 1975 1976 Totals

No 9 3 3 7 22

Yards 115 110 76 171 --

TDs 0 1 0 1 --

Years

No

1982-85 1981-84 1970-73 1980-83 1979-82 1976-79 1987-89 1985-88

16 16 15 14 14 14 12 12

Others 3. Miles Nicholson Tiger Greene 5. Alan Stubblefield 6. Richard Dukes Steve Marshall Willie Carpenter 9. Ricky Gardin Toussaint Kennedy

LONG INTERCEPTION RETURNS Yds Name 99 78 74 73 72 68 65 64 63 62 60

Julius Grant Ricky Pate Harvey Walker Ahmed Green Harvey Walker Terrell Wagner Robert Brown Ronnie Perry Primus Glover Harvey Walker Monroe Sanders

Opponent Marshall MTSU Appalachian State Appalachian State Lenoir-Rhyne Chattanooga Maine Florida State Gardner-Webb Emory & Henry Wofford

Date 10/20/93 10/3/81 10/2/76 11/10/01 10/24/70 9/16/89 10/22/77 11/16/85 9/25/05 10/18/69 11/23/74

Louis Cooper (81) finished his WCU career inside the top 10 in career tackles (10th), sacks (1st) and tackles for loss (2nd)

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YEAR 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

PLAYER Harvey Walker Three tied Joe Hunter David Rathburn Three tied David Rathburn Harvey Walker Harvey Walker Three tied Two tied Willie Carpenter Teddy Phillips Two tied Richard Dukes Miles Nicholson Tiger Greene Miles Nicholson Two tied Charles Harrison Two tied Ricky Gardin Willie Williams Stanley Marrow Three tied Joe Jenkins Four tied Two tied Eric Johnson Three tied DeNorris Burton Cedric Crudup Justin Fryer Two tied Three tied Six tied Four tied Francis Brown Mitchell Dukes Two tied Mitchell Bell Two tied Torez Jones Courtland Carson Two players tied Five players tied Trey Morgan Four players tied

G 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 15 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 11 9 11 11 12 11 10 11 11 12 12 11

INT 9 4 4 8 3 9 3 7 2 3 3 3 3 5 8 6 5 4 3 3 4 3 2 2 3 4 1 4 1 3 3 7 3 2 1 2 4 3 2 5 1 7 2 2 1 6 2

TDS 0 – 0 – – 0 0 0 – – 0 0 – 0 1 0 0 – 0 – 2 0 0 0 – – 0 – 0 1 0 – – – – 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 – – 0 –

YDS 115 – 53 – – 55 76 171 – – 24 47 – 30 52 51 72 – 37 – 69 13 25 4 – – 89 – 53 131 78 – – – – 21 46 19 111 54 21 – – 0 –

Ace Clark (28) concluded his Western Carolina playing career second in school history with a combined 340 career tackles.

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History & Records /// Defensive / Misc. Records

WC U ’S Y E AR- BY-Y E AR DE FE N SIV E S TAT I S TIC S YEAR 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

1ST RUSH NET RUSH PASS PASS G DOWNS ATT YDS TDS ATT COMP INT 10 129 402 1,292 12 198 93 11 9 167 317 1,321 16 267 149 12 10 171 452 1,802 -256 120 24 9 147 434 1,467 -239 110 22 10 138 495 1,379 -178 79 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . – MISSING – 10 158 441 1,467 -222 104 18 11 162 514 1,490 8 233 103 21 10 205 562 2,270 25 212 112 16 10 111 450 1,536 13 143 59 11 11 192 598 2,338 24 172 86 12 11 183 543 1,675 13 251 124 21 11 171 622 2,457 21 163 74 8 11 187 600 2,337 24 182 91 7 11 212 533 2,549 26 229 115 16 11 178 538 1,843 16 223 112 18 15 267 659 2,208 23 399 195 28 11 176 488 1,698 9 287 130 17 11 199 479 1,983 14 307 144 16 11 186 511 1,851 21 255 122 20 11 224 529 2,152 28 282 149 12 11 232 602 2,462 26 246 130 11 11 230 558 2,583 17 224 114 18 11 244 537 2,743 32 273 153 11 11 238 530 2,487 28 208 112 4 11 185 477 1,813 15 251 126 12 11 192 508 1,817 17 268 129 13 11 230 468 2,285 25 319 154 13 10 194 501 2,236 28 212 128 2 11 225 540 2,548 44 230 135 7 11 193 513 1,902 14 232 112 3 11 170 512 2,053 17 163 75 7 11 222 556 3,073 33 211 114 6 11 215 488 2,156 26 280 160 11 11 185 451 1,895 21 230 109 13 11 236 546 2,442 22 307 159 8 12 228 507 1,343 18 336 203 6 11 185 458 1,521 13 282 157 12 9 161 391 1,604 8 232 113 15 11 215 447 2,289 27 248 153 14 11 269 514 2,696 43 285 191 2 12 231 465 2,387 28 293 179 12 11 231 470 2,174 25 328 196 2 11 246 478 2,241 26 333 194 11 11 268 595 3,675 43 233 139 5 11 285 563 3,623 38 238 155 5 12 278 557 3,330 36 270 167 5 12 258 536 2,740 23 302 155 11 11 260 555 2,284 22 311 196 9

PASS PASS TOT TOT PCT YDS TDS PLAYS OFF PTS .470 1,373 10 600 2,674 150 .558 1,907 17 613 3,228 228 .469 1,440 -708 3,242 150 .460 1,445 -673 2,912 164 .444 1,077 -673 2,419 211 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .468 1,461 -661 2,828 157 .442 1,206 1 747 2,696 87 .528 1,484 9 774 3,754 265 .413 626 4 593 2,162 136 .500 1,066 3 770 3,453 207 .494 1,625 12 784 3,300 209 .454 852 5 785 3,309 202 .500 1,218 5 782 3,555 243 .502 1,647 11 777 4,196 297 .502 1,287 5 761 3,130 184 .488 2,414 12 1058 4,622 283 .453 1,685 12 775 3,383 166 .469 1,847 9 786 3,830 211 .478 1,587 8 766 3,438 267 .528 2,051 11 811 4,203 310 .528 1,890 15 849 4,354 343 .508 1,664 15 782 4,247 261 .461 2,293 12 824 5,036 362 .538 1,736 15 738 4,223 345 .502 1,899 9 728 3,712 230 .481 1,752 8 776 3,569 235 .483 2,278 12 787 4,563 296 .604 1,483 13 713 3,719 311 .587 1,825 14 770 4,373 318 .483 1,570 8 745 3,472 206 .460 1,033 5 675 3,086 200 .540 1,688 15 767 4,761 365 .571 2,544 20 728 4,700 371 .474 1,439 5 681 3,334 231 .518 2,237 15 853 4,679 294 .604 2,549 15 843 3,892 301 .523 1,800 13 740 3,321 254 .487 1,191 14 623 2,795 178 .617 1,904 14 695 4,193 316 .670 2,379 19 799 5,075 504 .610 2,095 17 758 4,485 347 .598 2,021 8 798 4,195 285 .582 2,633 21 811 4,874 380 .597 1,931 18 828 5,606 502 .651 2,035 19 801 5,658 449 .619 2,217 21 827 5,547 467 .513 2,117 14 838 4,857 320 .630 2,354 14 866 4,638 304

MISC. TEAM RECORDS TURNOVERS Most Fumbles Lost Game ..................4 ........................................ vs. Wofford, 1976 Season .............25 ....................................................... in 1958

Most Turnovers Suffered Game ................10 ......................... vs. Jacksonville State, 1970 Season .............41 ........................................................in 1976

PENALTIES Most Yards Penalized Game ..............155 ...............................................vs. VMI, 2014 Season ...........978 ....................................................... in 1983

Fewest Yards Penalized Season .......... 480 ........................................................in 1975

GAMES Most Victories Season .............11 ....................................................... in 1983 Consecutive ........9 ........................................................in 1974

Most Defeats Season .............10 ........................................................in 2011 ..................................................................................... in 2007 ..................................................................................... in 1935 Consecutive ......13 ..................................... 1956 through 1957

Longest Streaks Unbeaten ..........12 ..........................................in 1983 (11-0-1) Winless .............18 ..................................... 1937 through 1939 Road Losing ......22 ..................................................2010-2014 SoCon Losing ....26 ......................................................2010-13

Most Games Played Season .............15 ....................................................... in 1983

ALL-PURPOSE YARDS Most Plays Game ................48 ........... Otis McIntosh vs. Presbyterian, 1970 Season .......... 302 ....................................Darrell Lipford, 1977 Career .............987 .............................. Darrell Lipford, 1974-77

Most Yards Game ............. 296 ............. Otis Washington vs. Marshall, 1988 Season ........2,143 ..................................... Mike Malone, 2007 Career ..........5,617 .................................. Kerry Hayes, 1991-94

Most Yards Per Play Game ............. 47.5 ..........................Kerry Hayes vs. ETSU, 1992 Season ..........21.8 ....................................... Kerry Hayes, 1992 Career ............19.2 .................................. Kerry Hayes, 1991-94

Most Yards Per Game Season ....... 194.8 ..................................... Mike Malone, 2007 Career ..........143.1 .................................. Kerry Hayes, 1991-94

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History & Records /// Scoring Records

INDIVIDUAL SCORING RECORDS Most Points Game ................30 ...........................Brad Hoover vs. VMI, 1998 Season ...........108 ....................................Darrell Lipford, 1977 Career ............ 302 ................................... Kirk Roach, 1984-87

Most Touchdowns Game ..................5 ...........................Brad Hoover vs. VMI, 1998 Season .............18 ....................................Darrell Lipford, 1977 Career ...............38 .............................. Darrell Lipford, 1974-77

Most Points By Kicking Game ................20 ...................... Josh Jones vs. Samford, 1999 Season .............96 .........................................Kirk Roach, 1986 Career ............ 302 ................................... Kirk Roach, 1984-87

Most PATs Attempted Game ................10 ................. Jimmy Corley vs. Newberry, 1969 Season .............43 ................................. Richard Sigmon, 2014 Career .............116 ................................ Jimmy Corley, 1968-71

Most PATs Made Half.....................6 ................. Jimmy Corley vs. Newberry, 1969 Game ................10 ................. Jimmy Corley vs. Newberry, 1969 Season .............43 ................................. Richard Sigmon, 2014 Career .............112 ................................ Jimmy Corley, 1968-71 Consecutive ......65 .............................. Ken Hinsley, 1995-1998

Best PAT Percentage Game .......... 1.000 ................. Jimmy Corley vs. Newberry, 1969 ......................................................................................(10-10) Season ....... 1.000 .................... Richard Sigmon, 2014 (43-43) ................... 1.000 ........................... Ken Hinsley, 1996 (28-28) Career ........... .989 .......................Kirk Roach, 1984-87 (89-90)

CAREER SCORING 1. #14 – Kirk Roach (1984-87) Placekicker • Doraville, Ga Year 1984 1985 1986 1987 Totals

Quarter .............31 ....................... vs. North Carolina A&T, 1988 Half...................43 ....................... vs. West Virginia State, 2004 Game ................77 ....................... vs. West Virginia State, 2004 Season ...........370 ....................................................... in 1983

Most Touchdowns Game ................11 ....................... vs. West Virginia State, 2004 Season .............45 ....................................................... in 1983

Fewest Points Season ...............6 ....................................................... in 1938

TDs 0 0 0 0 0

PATs 24-24 19-19 24-25 22-22 89-90

Name, Year

Year 1980 1981 1982 1982 Totals

TDs 0 0 0 0 0

FGS 16-23 12-20 24-28 19- 30 71-101

PATs 19-20 28-28 22-24 40-41 109-113

Tds

PATS

FGS

Pts

18

0-0

0-0

108

2. Kirk Roach, 1986

0

24-25

24-28

96

3. Dean Biasucci, 1983

0

40-41

18-32

94

4. Anthony James, 1982

15

*0-1

0-0

90

5. Tom Broadwater, 1959

13

8---

----

86

1. Darrell Lipford, 1977

Pts 72 55 96 79 302

2. #30 – Dean Biasucci (1980-83) Placekicker • Miramar, Fl FGS 10-15 12-20 17-26 18- 32 57-93

6. Brad Hoover, 1998

14

*0-1

0-0

84

7. Leonard Williams, 1979

13

*1-2

0-0

80

8. Kirk Roach, 1987

0

19-30

22-22

79

9. Josh Jones, 2000

0

33-35

15-19

78

13

0-0

0-0

78

Eddie Maddox, 1984

Pts 49 64 73 94 280

Year 1974 1975 1976 1977 Totals

TDs 7 6 7 18 38

PATs 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-2

FGS 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Tds

PATS

FGS

Pts

Otis McIntosh, 1969-71

35

*1-1

0-0

212

5.

Ken Hinsley, 1995-98

0

84-89

35-56

189

6.

Phillip Shirley, 1991-94

0

97-111

27-52

178

7.

Wayne Tolleson, 1974-77

20 *31-33

8-8

176

8.

Anthony James, 1979-82

29

*0-1

0-0

174

9.

Gerald Harp, 1977-80

28

*1-1

0-0

170

10.

Brad Hoover, 1996-99

28

*0-1

0-0

168

* - includes one 2-point conversion

CAREER TDS SCORED Name 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Darrell Lipford Otis McIntosh Leonard Williams Anthony James Brad Hoover Gerald Harp 7. Fred Boateng David Hackett 9. Paul Smith 10. Eric Rasheed David Lomax

13

0-0

0-0

78

Otis McIntosh, 1969

13

0-0

0-0

78

SEASON TDS SCORED Name

Pts 42 36 44 108 230

Others, Years 4.

Gerald Harp, 1978

* - includes one 2-point conversion

3. #28 – Darrell Lipford (1974-77) Tailback • Lenior, NC

TEAM SCORING RECORDS Most Points

SEASON SCORING

Years

Rush

Rec

Tds

1974-77 1968-71 1979-83 1979-82 1995-99 1977-80 2000-02 1970-73 1967-70 1981-84 1965-68

35 36 27 26 23 2 26 26 8 *2 --

3 1 4 *3 5 26 0 0 17 22 --

38 37 31 29 28 28 26 26 25 24 24

1. 2. 3. 4.

Darrell Lipford Anthony James Brad Hoover Eddie Maddox Leonard Williams Gerald Harp Otis McIntosh Tom Broadwater 9. Detrez Newsome Fred Boateng Eric Rasheed 12. Spearman Robinson Kerry Hayes Kevin Thigpen David Mayfield Leonard Williams Otis McIntosh

Year

Rush

Rec

Tds

1977 1982 1998 1984 1979 1978 1969 1959 2015 2001 1983 2014 1992 1991 1986 1983 1970

16 13 13 12 11 2 13 -9 12 0 0 0 8 10 10 11

2 2 1 1 2 11 0 -3 -12 11 11 3 1 1 0

18 15 14 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11

* - includes one kickoff return

Fewest Touchdowns Season ...............1 ....................................................... in 1938

Most Combined Points Game ..............114 .................. in 2007 (App State 79, WCU 35)

Largest Margin of Victory Game ................70 ...................................... Occurred two times ....................... last .................was vs. West Virginia State, 2004

Most Shutouts Consecutive ........3 ....................................................... in 1966 Season ...............3 ...................................Occurred seven times ....................... last .................................................... was 1966 Brad Hoover continues to hold the school record for points and TDs in a single-game, rushing for five TDs against VMI in 1998.

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Darrell Lipford (28) continues to rank atop WCU’s scoring records for career touchdowns, season scoring and season touchdowns scored. He ranks third all-time in career points.

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History & Records /// Scoring / Kicking Records

INDIVIDUAL PLACEKICK RECORDS

ANNUAL SCORING LEADERS YEAR 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975

PLAYER

G TDS 4 9 8 10 13 9 11 10 11

*1-1

FGS PTS 0-0 28 0-0 48 0-0 78 0-0 66 0-0 68

David Hackett

10

10

*0-1

0-0

60

Herb Cole

11

9

0-0

0-0

54

Herb Cole

11

6

0-0

0-0

36

Darrell Lipford

11

6

0-0

0-0

36

1976 Wayne Tolleson

11

7

8-8

2-2

56

1977 Darrell Lipford

11 18

0-0

0-0

108

1978 Gerald Harp

11 13

0-0

0-0

78

1979 Leonard Williams

11 13

1980 Leonard Williams

11

David Lomax David Lomax Otis McIntosh Otis McIntosh Otis McIntosh

10

PATS *2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0

MISSING

*1-2

0-0

80

7

0-0

0-0

42

1981 Dean Biasucci

11

0

28-28

12-20

64

1982 Anthony James

10

15

*0-1

0-0

90

1983 Dean Biasucci

15

0

40-41

18-32

94

1984 Eddie Maddox

10 13

0-0

0-0

78

1985 Kirk Roach

11

0

19-19

12-20

55

1986 Kirk Roach

11

0

24-25

24-28

96

1987 Kirk Roach

11

0

22-22

19-30

79

9

0

27-27

8-13

51

1989 Carlton Terry

11

8

*1-1

0-0

50

1990 Jimmy Sziksai

10

0

17-17

6-12

35

1991 Kevin Thigpen

11

11

*1-1

0-0

68

1992 Phillip Shirley

11

0

38-41

10-14

68

1993 Harold Hines

11

7

0-0

0-0

42

1994 Phillip Shirley

11

0

35-41

5-1

50

1995 David Patten

10

7

0-0

0-0

42

1996 Ken Hinsley

11

0

28-28

12-16

64

1997 Ken Hinsley

11

0

20-20

8-11

44

1998 Brad Hoover

11

14

*0-1

0-0

84

1999 Josh Jones

11

0

28-29

13-16

67

2000 Josh Jones

11

0

33-35

15-19

78

2001 Fred Boateng

11 12

*1-1

0-0

74

2002 Chris Vought

11

0

33-36

10-17

63

2003 Chris Vought

12

0

19-26

10-17

49

2004 Tim Mayse

11

0

17-21

8-16

41

9

8

0-0

0-0

48

11 0 11 0 12 0 11 0 11 0 11 0 11 8 12 12 12 11 11 12

17-17 33-34 20-23 15-17 22-22 32-32 * 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-1

6-10 10-16 10-15 8-10 4-8 4-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 –

35 63 50 39 34 44 50 72 66 72

1988 Clay Cox

2005 Lamont Reid 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Jonathan Parsons Jonathan Parsons

Blake Bostic Blake Bostic Blake Bostic Clark Sechrest Troy Mitchell Karnorris Benson Spearman Robinson Detrez Newsome

CAREER FG MADE

Most Field Goals Attempted Game ..................6 ...................... Josh Jones vs. Samford, 1999 Season .............30 .........................................Kirk Roach, 1987 Career .............101 ................................... Kirk Roach, 1984-87

Most Field Goals Made Half.....................5 ................ Dean Biasucci vs. Mars Hill, 1982 Game ..................6 ...................... Josh Jones vs. Samford, 1999 Season .............24 .........................................Kirk Roach, 1986 Career ...............71 ................................... Kirk Roach, 1984-87

Highest Percentage of Field Goals Made Game .......... 1.000 ..............Josh Jones vs. Samford, 1999 (6-6) Season ......... .857 ............................ Kirk Roach, 1986 (24-28) Career ........... .703 ..................... Kirk Roach, 1984-87 (71-101)

Name 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Kirk Roach Dean Biasucci Ken Hinsley Josh Jones Phillip Shirley Jimmy Corley Blake Bostic Chris Vought Jim Joyce Van Stayton

Game ................57 .......Kirk Roach vs. Appalachian State, 1987 .........................57 ......................Kirk Roach vs. N.C. A&T, 1987 Season ...............7 .........................................Kirk Roach, 1987 Career ...............11 ................................... Kirk Roach, 1984-87

Most Games With Two or More Field Goals Career ...............25 .........................................Kirk Roach, 1987

Longest Avg. Field Goal Distance Attempted Career ........... 40.5 ................................... Kirk Roach, 1984-87

FGM

FGA

Pct

71 57 35 28 27 25 22 21 18 14

101 70 56 35 52 41 33 36 36 --

.702 .814 .625 .800 .519 .610 .667 .583 .500 --

SEASON FG MADE

Longest Field Goal Made Most Field Goals of 50 Yards or More

Years 1984-87 1980-83 1995-98 1999-2000 1991-94 1968-71 2007-10 2001-03 1972-74 1961-64

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

TEAM PLACEKICK RECORDS

Name

Year

FGM

FGA

Pct

Kirk Roach Kirk Roach Dean Biasucci Dean Biasucci Kirk Roach Josh Jones Josh Jones Ken Hinsley Kirk Roach Dean Biasucci

1986 1987 1983 1984 1984 2000 1999 1996 1985 1981

24 19 18 17 16 15 13 12 12 12

28 30 31 26 23 19 16 16 20 20

.857 .633 .581 .654 .696 .789 .813 .750 .600 .600

Most Field Goals Attempted Half.....................5 .......................................vs. Mars Hill, 1982 Game ..................5 .......................................vs. Mars Hill, 1982 Season .............32 ....................................................... in 1983

Fewest Field Goals Att. (since 1960) Season ...............5 ........................................................in 1975

Most Field Goals Made Half.....................5 .......................................vs. Mars Hill, 1982 Game ..................5 .......................................vs. Mars Hill, 1982 Season .............24 ....................................................... in 1986

Fewest Field Goals Made Season ...............0 ....................................................... in 1938

Most Extra Points Attempted Game ................11 ....................... vs. West Virginia State, 2004 Season .............43 ........................................................in 2014

LONG FIELD GOALS Yds 57 57 55 54 53 53 53 52 52 52 52

Name Kirk Roach Kirk Roach Kirk Roach Kirk Roach Phillip Shirley Kirk Roach Kirk Roach Josh Jones Kirk Roach Kirk Roach Dean Biasucci

Opponent Appalachian State North Carolina A&T Georgia Southern Georgia Southern East Tennessee St. Davidson The Citadel Lenoir-Rhyne East Tennessee St. Newberry Furman

Date 11/21/87 11/17/87 10/24/87 10/24/87 11/14/92 9/7/85 10/13/84 9/9/00 9/26/87 9/27/86 12/10/83

Fewest Extra Points Attempted Season ...............1 ....................................................... in 1930

Most Extra Points Made Game ................10 ...................................... vs. Newberry, 1969 Season .............43 ........................................................in 2014

Fewest Extra Points Made Season ...............0 ....................................................... in 1938

* - 2-point conversions

Dean Biasucci, who had a 12-year professional football career, ranks second on the school’s all-time scoring list with 280 points.

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History & Records /// Punting Records

PUNTING RECORDS

CAREER PUNTING AVERAGE

Most Punts Game ................13 .......Blake Cain vs. Appalachian State, 2008 Season .............84 ..................................Steve Kornegay, 1983 Career ............ 262 ................................... Blake Cain, 2008-11

Most Yards Per Punt Season ......... 44.5 ........................................Ken Hinsley, 1998 Career ........... 42.8 .................................. Ken Hinsley, 1996-98

Longest Punt Game ................85 ..............Ken Hinsley vs. Chattanooga, 1998

Most Punts Game ................13 ........................vs. Appalachian State, 2008 Season .............86 ....................................................... in 1983

1. #31 - Ken Hinsley (1995-98) Punter/Kicker • Palm City, Fla. Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 Totals

Most Punts Had Blocked Season ...............2 ........................ vs. Appalachian State, 1987

LONG PUNTS Yds 85 78 73 73 70 67 66 65 65 65 65 65 65

Name

Opponent

Ken Hinsley Steve Kornegay Ken Hinsley Kenny Pauley Stanton Horne Anthony Bare Ken Hinsley David Hill Kenny Pauley Mike Pusey Mike Hicks Brad Goree John Davies

Chattanooga The Citadel Appalachian State The Citadel Georgia Southern Chattanooga Georgia Southern Georgia Southern Georgia Southern Marshall East Carolina Livingston Appalachian State

Date 10/24/98 11/6/82 11/16/96 10/24/92 10/12/02 10/26/85 10/7/95 10/9/99 10/12/91 9/30/78 10/30/76 10/23/71 9/26/70

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Yards 2,390 1,554 2,032 2,536 8,512

Avg 39.8 43.2 44.2 44.5 42.8

Name Long 66 73 62 85 85

2. #25 - Tim Mayse (2003-06) Punter • Pine Mountain, Ga. Year 2003 2004 2005 2006 Totals

Fewest Punts Game ..................0 .................................. at Presbyterian, 2008 ...........................0 .............................................. vs. VMI, 1993

PUNTS IN A CAREER

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

No – 51 49 50 150

Yards – 2,032 2,048 2,082 6,162

Others

Years

Steve Kornegay Stanton Horne Clark Sechrest Mike Pusey Blake Cain Chuck Miner Phillip Shirley Bobby Cooper L.D. Hyde Kenny Pauley Jim Thompson

1982-85 2000-03 2011-13 1977-79 2008-11 1972-75 1991-94 1956-59 1960-62 1990-93 1965-68

Avg – 39.8 41.8 41.6 41.1

Long – 54 63 53 63

No. / Yds

Avg.

244 / 9,961 177 / 7,220 147 / 5,870 137 / 5,389 262 / 10,145 226 / 6,363 90 / 3,421 –/– –/– 205 / 7,759 –/–

40.8 40.8 39.9 39.3 38.7 38.1 38.0 38.6 38.4 37.8 37.8

SEASON PUNTING AVERAGE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Others

Year

No. / Yds

Avg.

Ken Hinsley Ken Hinsley Ian Berryman Steve Kornegay Ken Hinsley Stanton Horne Clark Sechrest Tim Mayse David Hill Tim Mayse Steve Kornegay

1998 1997 2015 1984 1996 2003 2012 2005 1999 2006 1982

57 / 2,536 46 / 2,032 58 / 2,534 49 / 2,127 36 / 1,554 57 / 2,391 64 / 2,684 49 / 2,048 65 / 2,716 50 / 2,082 43 / 1,763

44.49 44.17 43.69 43.41 43.17 41.95 41.94 41.79 41.78 41.64 41.00

Steve Kornegay ranks third in career punting average and from 1982 until 1998, had the school’s longest punt – the first Catamount to crest 70-yards on a kick.

101

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Blake Cain Steve Kornegay Chuck Milner Anthony Bare Kenny Pauley Ken Hinsley Stanton Horne Tim Mayse Clark Sechrest Mike Pusey Phillip Shirley Stephen Brown

Years

No.

2008-11 1982-85 1972-75 1986-89 1990-93 1995-98 2000-03 2003-06 2011-13 1977-79 1991-94 2004-07

262 244 226 206 205 199 177 150 147 137 90 73

ANNUAL PUNTING LEADERS YEAR

PLAYER

NO

YARDS

AVG

1969

Sam Coman

35

1,216

34.8

1970

David Davies

48

1,755

36.6

1971

Brad Goree

24

900

37.5

1972

Chuck Milner

59

2,219

37.6

1973

Chuck Milner

57

2,042

35.8

1974

Chuck Milner

50

1,912

38.2

1975

Chuck Milner

60

2,409

40.2

1976

Mike Hicks

44

1,592

36.2

1977

Mike Pusey

40

1,581

39.5

1978

Mike Pusey

41

1,587

38.7

1979

Mike Pusey

56

2,221

39.7

1980

Grady Corbin

57

2,197

38.5

1981

Eddie McGill

69

2,245

38.1

1982

Steve Kornegay

43

1,763

41.0

1983

Steve Kornegay

84

3,402

40.5

1984

Steve Kornegay

49

2,127

43.4

1985

Steve Kornegay

68

2,669

39.3

1986

Anthony Bare

26

,843

32.4

1987

Anthony Bare

55

2,183

39.7

1988

Anthony Bare

61

2,339

38.3

1989

Anthony Bare

64

2,372

37.1

1990

Kenny Pauley

82

3,040

37.1

1991

Kenny Pauley

55

2,051

37.3

1992

Kenny Pauley

35

1,419

40.5

1993

Kenny Pauley

33

1,249

37.8

1994

Phil Shirley

51

1,981

38.8

1995

Ken Hinsley

60

2,390

39.8

1996

Ken Hinsley

36

1,554

43.2

1997

Ken Hinsley

46

2,032

44.2

1998

Ken Hinsley

57

2,536

44.5

1999

David Hill

65

2,716

41.8

2000

Justin Kohler

45

1,669

37.1

2001

Stanton Horne

49

2,005

40.9

2002

Stanton Horne

67

2,681

40.0

2003

Stanton Horne

57

2,391

41.9

2004

Tim Mayse

51

2,032

39.8 41.8

2005

Tim Mayse

49

2,048

2006

Tim Mayse

50

2,082

41.6

2007

Stephen Brown

46

1,834

39.9

2008

Blake Cain

68

2,646

38.9

2009

Blake Cain

65

2,457

37.8

2010

Blake Cain

67

2,636

39.3

2011

Blake Cain

62

2,406

38.8

2012

Clark Sechrest

64

2,684

41.9

2013

Clark Sechrest

78

3,006

38.5

2014

Destry Barnwell

53

2,110

39.8

2015

Ian Berryman

58

2,534

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History & Records /// Kick Return Records

LONG KICK RETURNS

INDIVIDUAL KICKOFF / RETURNS Most Kickoffs Game ................10 ......Kirk Roach vs. North Carolina A&T, 1987 Season .............78 ................................... Dean Biasucci, 1983 Career .............216 ................................... Kirk Roach, 1984-87

Most Kickoff Returns Game ..................9 .... Mike Malone at Appalachian State, 2007 Season .............58 ..................................... Mike Malone, 2007 Career ............ 184 ...........................Otis Washington, 1985-88

Most Kickoff Return Yards Game ............. 222 ............................Kerry Hayes vs. VMI, 1992 Season ....... 1,383 ..................................... Mike Malone, 2007 Career ..........2,641 ................................Mike Malone, 2004-07

Most Yards Per Kickoff Return Game ............ 85.0 .........................Mike Malone vs. Elon, 2005 Season ......... 36.5 ....................................... Kerry Hayes, 1993 Career ........... 28.2 .................................. Kerry Hayes, 1991-94

Most Kickoff Returns For Touchdowns Game ..................2 ............................Kerry Hayes vs. VMI, 1992 Season ...............3 ....................................... Kerry Hayes, 1993 Career .................5 .................................. Kerry Hayes, 1991-94

Yds

Name

Opponent

ANNUAL KICK RETURN LEADERS Date

100.....Detrez Newsome ....Wofford .....................10/11/14 100.....Xavier Godard ........Georgia Southern.......10/11/03 100.....Harvey Walker ........Jacksonville St. ............10/9/76 99.....George Richardson..Furman ........................10/1/11 97.....Kerry Hayes............Furman ....................... 10/2/93 96.....Jerry Gaines ...........Morehead State...........10/5/74 96.....Eric Rasheed..........Davidson ...................... 9/8/84 95.....Kerry Hayes............Appalachian State .... 11/13/93 95.....Anthony James.......Furman ......................11/11/79 95.....Tom Broadwater.....Catawba ............................1960 94.....Kerry Hayes............VMI .......................... 10/10/92 92.....Nick Miller .............The Citadel ................. 10/1/05 90.....Mike Malone..........Elon.......................... 10/29/05 90.....Xavier Godard ........Appalachian State .....11/16/02 90.....Otis Washington.....Marshall ................... 11/12/88 90.....Kerry Hayes............VMI .......................... 10/10/92 90.....Kerry Hayes............The Citadel ................. 9/18/93

Longest Kickoff Return Scoring ...........100 .............. Detrez Newsome vs. Wofford, 2014 .......................100 .......... Xavier Godard vs. Ga. Southern, 2003 .......................100 ........ Harvey Walker vs. Jacksonville St., 1976

In 2007, Mike Malone set two WCU records for kickoff returns while also establishing a new benchmark for career kickoff return yards. He was just the second WCU player to eclipse 1,000 yards.

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Kerry Hayes returned two second quarter kickoffs – one for 90 yards and the second for 94 – for TDs in a single-game in 1992.

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YEAR 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

PLAYER Harvey Walker David Hackett Allan Corpening MISSING Tommy Bowen Jerry Gaines Herb Cole Harvey Walker NOT AVAILABLE Gerald Harp Anthony James Anthony James Dwayne Norman Eric Rasheed Eric Rasheed Eric Rasheed Vince Nowell Otis Washington Earl Bates Otis Washington Andy Schultz Andy Schultz Kerry Hayes Kerry Hayes Kerry Hayes Kerry Hayes David Patten Tracy Biggs Tracy Biggs Tracy Biggs Aaron Wright Jawan Clark Randy Thompson Xavier Godard T. Alford T. Alford Mike Malone Mike Malone Mike Malone Adam Hearns George Richardson Nate Harris George Richardson Shaun Warren Shaun Warren Detrez Newsome Detrez Newsome

NO. 7 11 13 – 12 8 15 6 – 18 25 20 18 14 28 20 16 32 40 48 14 27 24 20 16 13 21 26 25 26 22 41 12 21 22 16 17 30 58 20 37 32 38 19 22 26 18

YARDS 203 170 270 – 295 227 334 206 – 361 594 364 357 333 631 437 277 649 870 1,113 289 496 544 545 584 385 383 596 497 540 442 816 215 498 488 354 534 663 1,383 367 771 642 1,037 411 427 689 389

TDS 0 0 0 – 0 1 0 1 – 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

George Richardson joined Mike Malone (2007) and Otis Washington (1988) as the only Catamounts to have over 1,000 yards in kickoff returns in a season.

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History & Records /// Punt Return Records

ANNUAL PUNT RETURN LEADERS YEAR 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

PLAYER Harvey Walker Harvey Walker Eddy Sveum MISSING Eagle Moss Eagle Moss Wayne Tolleson Wayne Tolleson NOT AVAILABLE Jeff Dean Jeff Dean Jeff Dean Jeff Dean Kristy Kiser Kristy Kiser Vince Nowell Cam Sanders Lee Shaw Lee Shaw Don Thomas Don Thomas Willie Williams Kerry Hayes Kerry Hayes Kerry Hayes Kerry Hayes Reggie Chavis Jerome Lardy Lamont Williams Lamont Williams Michael Banks Michael Banks Randy Thompson Michael Banks Michael Reeder Francis Brown Francis Brown J.C. Brown Carlton Bailey Adam Hearns George Richardson Marquel Pittman Deja Alexander Deja Alexander Garrett Brown C.J. Goodman C.J. Goodman

NO. 13 15 9 – 9 14 6 11 – 5 38 17 9 12 22 20 28 22 12 21 20 8 19 16 11 12 27 28 27 33 5 19 16 21 17 29 27 22 13 13 6 9 7 9 8 10 8

YARDS 126 149 100 – 77 48 33 108 – 73 223 96 12 75 162 90 161 98 59 86 170 86 222 231 223 299 217 223 212 226 109 179 54 163 97 272 216 87 103 36 32 55 41 56 60 110 71

TDS 1 0 0 – 0 0 0 0 – 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Entering the 2015 season, Francis Brown recorded the most punt return yardage in a season since Kerry Hayes in 1994 with with 272 yards in 2004.

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INDIVIDUAL PUNT RETURNS Most Punt Returns

LONG PUNT RETURNS Yds

Game ..................8 ........................Jeff Dean vs. Marshall, 1979 Season .............38 ........................................... Jeff Dean, 1979 Career ...............70 .................................. Kerry Hayes, 1991-94

Most Punt Return Yards Game ..............145 .................. Ellis Johnson vs. Mars Hill, 1965 Season .......... 299 ....................................... Kerry Hayes, 1994 Career .............876 .................................. Kerry Hayes, 1991-94

Most Yards Per Punt Return Game ............ 36.3 ..........................Kerry Hayes vs. ETSU, 1992 ..................... 36.3 .................. Ellis Johnson vs. Mars Hill, 1965 Season ......... 22.7 ......................................Ellis Johnson, 1964 Career ............14.3 ................................ Ellis Johnson, 1964-66

Most Punt Returns For Touchdowns

Name

Opponent

Date

102.....Ellis Johnson ..........Mars Hill....................10/16/65 95.....Kerry Hayes............Chattanooga .............10/19/91 83.....Francis Brown ........Gardner-Webb ............ 9/25/04 83.....Kerry Hayes............ETSU .........................11/14/92 78.....Eagle Moss ............Tenn. Tech ...................9/16/72 65.....Harvey Walker ........App State ................... 9/27/69 59.....Willie Williams .......Mars Hill..................... 9/29/90 57.....Kerry Hayes............Lenoir-Rhyne .................9/1/94 55.....Michael Banks .......Samford ......................11/5/99 52.....Jerome Lardy .........Wofford .......................9/14/96 49.....Terry Moore............Lenoir-Rhyne ...............11/6/76

Game ..................1 ....................................Shared by 11 players ....................... last ............Angelo Brown at Chattanooga, 2007 Season ...............2 ......................................Ellis Johnson, 1965 Career .................4 ................................ Ellis Johnson, 1964-66

Longest Return Scoring ...........102 .................. Ellis Johnson vs. Mars Hill, 1965 (Note: Ball was fumbled on the 7-yard line, recovered two-yards deep and returned 102 yards for a TD)

Jeff Dean holds program records for punt returns in a single-game and season in 1979. Dean and Kerry Hayes are the only Catamounts to lead WCU in punt returns for four-straight years.

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Kerry Hayes is the only Catamount to lead WCU in punt returns in four-straight seasons from 1991-94. He holds WCU’s career punt return records.

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History & Records /// Whitmire Stadium Records

WCU’S SERIES RECORDS AT WHITMIRE STADIUM/WATERS FIELD Opponent

W-L-T

First Meeting

Last Meeting

Home Streak

Appalachian State .....................6-13-0.......1975 ..........2012 ..........L–4 Brevard .......................................1-0-0.......2014 ..........2014 ......... W–1

INDIVIDUAL Most Points 25.........Wayne Tolleson vs. Lenoir-Rhyne, 1976

Most Touchdowns 5 ...................... Karnorris Benson vs. VMI, 2014

Most TD Rushes 4 ................... Shaun Warren vs. Mars Hill, 2011 ..............................Ron Darby (Marshall), 1988 ......................... David Mayfield vs. ETSU, 1986

Most TD Receptions 4 ...................... Karnorris Benson vs. VMI, 2014 ......................... Gerald Harp vs. Wofford, 1979

Catawba ......................................1-0-0.......2014 ..........2014 ......... W–1 Chattanooga .............................8-12-0.......1976 ..........2014 ..........L–3

Most TD Passes

Chowan .......................................1-0-0.......2006 ..........2006 ......... W–1

5 ............................. Troy Mitchell vs. VMI, 2014

The Citadel ..............................10-10-0.......1978 ..........2014 ......... W–1

Most Field Goals Made 6 ................................Ray Early (Furman), 2013 ...........................Josh Jones vs. Samford, 1999

Coastal Carolina ..........................0-1-0.......2011 ..........2011 ..........L–1 Colgate .......................................1-0-0.......1983 ..........1983 ......... W–1

Most PAT Made (Kick)

Davidson .....................................1-0-0.......1984 ..........1984 ......... W–1

9 ........................ Chris Vought vs. Liberty, 2001

Most Rushing Yards

East Tennessee State .................10-5-0.......1975 ..........2002 ..........L–1

262 .......................Ron Darby (Marshall), 1988

Eastern Kentucky .........................1-1-0.......1988 ..........2006 ......... W–1

Most Passing Yards

Elon.............................................8-3-0.......1978 ..........2013 ......... W–1

488 ........................ Chris Sanders (UTC), 2000

Ferrum.........................................1-0-0.......1992 ..........1992 ......... W–1

Most Pass Attempts 67..................Michael Payton (Marshall), 1992

Furman ......................................5-14-1.......1978 ..........2015 ......... W–1

Most Pass Completions

Gardner-Webb .............................2-1-0.......1983 ..........2009 ..........L–1

36..................Michael Payton (Marshall), 1992

Georgia Southern.......................1-10-0.......1987 ..........2012 ..........L–9

Most Receptions

Indiana State...............................1-0-0....... 1974 ..........1974 ......... W–1

16 .....................Richmond Flowers (UTC), 2000

Most Receiving Yards

Jacksonville State ........................1-0-0.......1976 ..........1976 ......... W–1

232 .............. Craig Aiken vs. The Citadel, 1992

Johnson C. Smith .........................1-0-0.......2003 ..........2003 ......... W–1

Most Total Offense Yardage

Lenoir-Rhyne ...............................5-0-0.......1976 ..........2000 ......... W–5

503 ........................ Chris Sanders (UTC), 2000

Liberty .........................................2-2-0.......1976 ..........2008 ..........L–1 Livingston (West Alabama) ...........1-0-0.......1976 ..........1976 ......... W–1

TOP HOME CROWDS

Maine ..........................................1-0-0.......1977 ..........1977 ......... W–1 Marshall ......................................5-3-1.......1978 ..........1995 ..........L–1 Mars Hill ....................................12-0-0.......1982 ..........2015 ........ W–12 Mercer.........................................1-0-0.......2015 ..........2015 ......... W–1 Middle Tennessee State ...............0-2-0.......1975 ..........1981 ..........L–2 Morehead State...........................1-0-0....... 1974 ..........1974 ......... W–1 Murray State................................1-1-0....... 1974 ..........1976 ......... W–1 Newberry .....................................2-0-0.......1986 ..........1993 ......... W–2 Nicholls State ..............................1-0-0.......2004 ..........2004 ......... W–1 North Alabama ............................1-0-0....... 1974 ..........1974 ......... W–1 North Carolina A&T ......................1-1-0.......1987 ..........1993 ..........L–1 Presbyterian ................................3-0-0.......1975 ..........2015 ......... W–3 Samford ......................................1-5-0.......1991 ..........2015 ......... W–1 Shorter College............................1-0-0.......2008 ..........2008 ......... W–1 Tennessee Tech............................2-3-0.......1977 ..........2000 ..........L–1 Tusculum .....................................0-1-1.......2010 ..........2010 ..........L–1 VMI ...........................................11-0-0.......1980 ..........2014 ........ W–11 Western Kentucky ........................1-0-0....... 1974 ..........1974 ......... W–1 West Virginia State ......................1-0-0.......2004 ..........2004 ......... W–1 West Virginia Tech ........................1-0-0.......2002 ..........2002 ......... W–1 Wofford .....................................10-9-0.......1975 ..........2014 ......... W–1

All-Time Record

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1. APPALACHIAN STATE 1994 .............................. 15,247 2. APPALACHIAN STATE 2004 .............................. 14,714 3. APPALACHIAN STATE 2008 ............................. 14, 213 4. APPALACHIAN STATE 2010 ..............................14,004 5. APPALACHIAN STATE 1983 ..............................13,924 6. APPALACHIAN STATE 1998 ..............................13,785 7. FURMAN 1978 ..............................13,778 8. APPALACHIAN STATE 2006 .............................. 13,742 9. GEORGIA SOUTHERN 1987 ..............................13,460 10. THE CITADEL 2014 ..............................13,323 11. APPALACHIAN STATE 2012 ..............................13,279 12. FURMAN 1989 ..............................13,227 13. APPALACHIAN STATE 1989 .............................. 13,118 14. THE CITADEL 1992 ..............................12,818

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TEAM Most Points 77............... WCU vs. West Virginia State, 2004

Most Points Quarter 29................. WCU vs. W. Va. State, 2004 (2nd)

Most Points Half 43.................. WCU vs. W. Va. State, 2004 (1st)

Most Points by an Opponent 54........................................... Tusculum, 2010

Most Combined Points 97 .........................Marshall 52, WCU 45, 1988

Largest Win Margin 70............... WCU vs. West Virginia State, 2004

Most Field Goals 6 ................................. WCU vs. Samford, 1999

Most Total Offense Yardage 681...................... WCU vs. Lenoir-Rhyne, 2000

Most Rushing Yards 614 ........................by Georgia Southern, 2012

Most Passing Yards 488 .............................. by Chattanooga, 2000

Most First Downs 34........................................by Marshall, 1992

Most Rushing First Downs 31 ...........................by Georgia Southern, 2012

Most Passing First Downs 25........................................by Marshall, 1992

HOMECOMING GAMES 20-21-1 YEAR 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

OPPONENT Indiana State MTSU Lenoir-Rhyne Wofford Furman Lenoir-Rhyne Marshall ETSU Wofford Wofford The Citadel Chattanooga VMI Georgia Southern Eastern Kentucky Furman The Citadel Samford The Citadel Furman Chattanooga VMI Chattanooga Wofford Chattanooga VMI Chattanooga VMI Chattanooga Wofford Chattanooga Elon Chattanooga The Citadel Samford The Citadel Samford The Citadel Georgia Southern Elon The Citadel Samford

W/L W L W W L W T L W W L L W L L L L L L W W W L L W W W W W L L W L L L W L L L Wot W W

SCORE 18 3 28 44 38 6 41 6 7 24 42 6 13 13 23 32 36 17 37 20 33 34 3 23 34 0 16 37 14 32 3 17 10 28 3 16 31 36 23 20 53 15 21 14 6 20 7 17 24 21 40 2 41 36 44 17 45 28 6 38 24 27 31 26 14 17 31 37 6 21 14 10 7 38 7 35 13 45 27 24 29 15 56 36

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1931 – 4-4 overall Coach: C.C. Poindexter, 1st season (4-4-0) Date

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Opponent Sylva Institute at Cherokee Indians Biltmore Cherokee Indians at Young Harris Hiawassee Mars Hill at Weaver College

Result W W W W L L L L

Score 12 7 7 6 12 6 20 0 0 20 6 32 0 33 2 19

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Date

1932 – 2-9 overall Coach: C.C. Poindexter, 2nd season (6-13-0) Date

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Opponent at Appalachian State Cherokee Stars at Piedmont Rutherford Carson-Newman at Biltmore East Tennessee State at Hiawassee Gardner-Webb at Mars Hill Weaver College

Result L W L L L W L L L L L

Score 0 20 14 0 7 19 6 12 0 38 68 0 0 26 6 19 7 23 0 7 6 7

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Opponent Result Lees-McRae T at Carson Newman T at Lenoir-Rhyne L Appalachian State L at Catawba L Maryville (Tenn.) L at East Tennessee State L at Elon L Piedmont @ W

Score 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 15 0 33 0 13 0 26 6 46 26 0

Date

Att.

Date O7 O 15 O 22 O 29 N5

Opponent Lees-McRae at Lenoir-Rhyne at Carson-Newman at Appalachian State East Tennessee State Milligan Jacksonville State at Guilford at Elon at Catawba

Result W L L L L W W L L L

Score 20 6 6 18 0 7 0 6 2 6 9 0 18 7 0 13 6 37 0 39

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Opponent Result at Apprentice School L at Catawba L at Carson-Newman L Lenoir-Rhyne L at Tennessee Wesleyan L at East Tennessee State L Appalachian State L at Milligan L at Guilford L Biltmore @ W at Piedmont L

Score 6 26 6 53 0 18 7 21 7 18 0 13 0 12 7 39 6 18 34 6 0 12

Date

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1945 – 1-3 overall Coach: Marion McDonald, 1st season (1-3-0) Date

Opponent Result at Carson-Newman L at East Tennessee State L at Mars Hill T at East Carolina W Appalachian State L at Catawba L Lenoir-Rhyne L at Tusculum T Campbell L

Score 0 51 0 12 0 0 7 6 0 27 0 14 0 18 0 0 6 7

Opponent at Lenoir-Rhyne Mars Hill East Carolina (HC) at Appalachian State at Erskine at Catawba at Western Kentucky Emory & Henry

Result L L L L L L L T

Score 0 40 0 6 6 7 0 27 0 25 0 27 0 55 0 0

Opponent at Guilford Lenoir-Rhyne at Appalachian State East Carolina Campbell Mars Hill at Elon High Point

Result T L L W L L L L

Score 0 0 0 31 7 54 12 6 0 20 6 7 0 52 2 7

Opponent Elon Guilford Appalachian State East Carolina at High Point at Lenoir-Rhyne

Result L W L W L L

Score 0 38 13 0 8 40 25 14 12 21 6 13

Date

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Opponent Georgia Southern at Elon at Appalachian State East Carolina High Point Emory & Henry Lenoir-Rhyne at Maryville

Result W L L L W L W L

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Score 14 7 7 28 0 35 6 19 12 0 0 19 6 0 2 33

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Opponent at High Point Mars Hill at High Point Brevard

Result L L L W

Score 7 35 0 25 0 64 44 0

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Opponent at High Point at Carson-Newman Tusculum Hiawassee Milligan at Lenoir-Rhyne Jacksonville State Appalachian State at East Carolina at Emory & Henry

Result T L W W L W W L W W

Score 6 6 6 14 33 6 26 0 0 6 19 0 13 0 6 42 13 7 13 6

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1947 – 3-5-1 overall Coach: Tom Young, 2nd season (9-8-2) Att.

Att.

Date

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Opponent at High Point Carson-Newman at Tusculum at Catawba at Milligan Lenoir-Rhyne at Appalachian State East Carolina Emory & Henry

Result L L W L L W L W T

Score 6 7 7 13 32 6 0 44 0 19 13 7 0 20 28 0 7 7

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1948 – 7-3 overall Coach: Tom Young, 3rd season (16-11-2) Date S 18 S 25 O2 O9 O 16 O 23 O 30 N6 N 20 N 27

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Opponent at High Point Appalachian State @ Tusculum East Tennessee State at East Carolina Lenoir-Rhyne Maryville (Tenn.) Newberry Emory & Henry at Carson-Newman

Result W L W W W W L W W L

Score 7 6 13 14 37 6 32 12 39 0 9 0 6 7 12 7 32 13 13 14

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@ – Game played in Asheville, NC.

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– NORTH STATE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS – 1949 – 8-3 overall Coach: Tom Young, 4th season (24-14-2)

1941 – 3-5 overall Coach: James Whatley, 3rd season (6-15-1) Date

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1946 – 6-3-1 overall Coach: Tom Young, 1st season (6-3-1)

1940 – 2-4 Coach: James Whatley, 2nd season (3-10-1)

1935 – 1-10 overall Coach: Ralph James, 1st season (1-10-0) Date

Score 0 33 8 26 0 2 0 19 2 20 7 6 6 45 6 0 6 27

1939 – 1-6-1 overall Coach: James Whatley, 1st season (1-6-1) Date

1934 – 3-7 overall Coach: C.C. Poindexter, 4th season (10-26-2) Rnk.

Opponent Result at Catawba L Carson-Newman L at East Tennessee State L at Maryville (Tenn.) L at Appalachian State L East Carolina W Milligan L at Lenoir-Rhyne W at Cumberland L

1938 – 0-7-1 overall Coach: Ralph James, 4th season (4-30-2)

@ – Game played in Sylva, N.C.

Date

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1937 – 1-6-2 overall Coach: Ralph James, 3rd season (4-23-2)

Att.

1933 – 1-6-2 overall Coach: C.C. Poindexter, 3rd season (7-19-2) Date

1942 – 1944

1936 – 2-7 overall Coach: Ralph James, 2nd season (3-17-0)

Att.

Date S 17 S 24 O1 O8 O 15 O 22 O 29 N5 N 12 N 19 N 24

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Opponent Result Score Att. High Point @ W 20 7 at Appalachian State W 13 6 at Tusculum W 20 0 at East Tennessee State W 14 0 East Carolina W 19 6 Lenoir-Rhyne (HC) W 14 0 at Maryville L 13 20 at Newberry W 34 7 Emory & Henry L 26 27 Carson-Newman W 13 6 West Liberty % L 0 20 @ – Game played in Asheville, N.C. % – Smoky Mountain Bowl in Bristol, Va.

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1950 – 3-6 overall Coach: Tom Young, 5th season (27-20-2) Date

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1955 – 2-7-1 overall Coach: Tom Young, 10th season (39-54-4)

Opponent Result Score Att. High Point W 20 0 Appalachian State L 6 13 Presbyterian L 6 20 East Tennessee State @ W 13 7 East Carolina L 6 36 at Lenoir-Rhyne L 7 25 Elon L 19 25 at Emory & Henry L 0 40 Carson-Newman W 25 6 @ – Game played in Waynesville, N.C.

Date S 10 S 17 S 24 O1 O8 O 15 O 22 O 29 N5 N 12

1951 – 3-6 overall Coach: Tom Young, 6th season (30-26-2) Date S 15 S 22 S 28 O6 O 13 O 20 O 25 N 10 N 17

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Opponent Result Score Att. at East Tennessee State W 7 6 at Appalachian State L 6 26 at Presbyterian L 0 12 Catawba @ L 7 37 East Carolina (HC) W 34 20 Lenoir-Rhyne @ L 7 33 at Elon L 0 23 Emory & Henry L 7 13 Carson-Newman W 34 13 @ – Game played in Asheville, N.C.

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Opponent Result Score Att. at Carson-Newman W 7 0 Appalachian State @ L 12 20 East Tennessee State L 7 13 at Catawba L 0 20 at East Carolina L 7 21 at Lenoir-Rhyne L 13 42 Elon W 12 0 at Emroy & Henry L 0 33 Presbyterian L 6 44 at Wofford L 13 20 @ – Game played in Asheville, N.C.

Date S 15 S 22 S 29 O6 O 13 O 20 O 27 N3 N 10 N 17

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Opponent Result Wofford L Carson-Newman L at Appalachian State L at East Tennessee State L Catawba L East Carolina L Lenoir-Rhyne L at Elon L Emory & Henry W at Presbyterian L

Score 6 7 0 7 0 7 7 34 12 13 7 26 20 21 7 13 18 7 0 20

Date S 14 S 21 S 28 O5 O 12 O 19 O 26 N 23

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Opponent Result Score Att. at Carson-Newman L 6 7 Appalachian State @ L 7 27 East Tennessee State L 21 24 at Catawba W 26 13 at East Carolina L 13 27 at Lenoir-Rhyne W 21 19 Elon (HC) T 20 20 at Emory & Henry L 0 16 Naval Apprentice W 64 7 Charleston Air Force Base ^ W 46 7 @ – Game played in Asheville, N.C. ^ – Game played at Waynesville, N.C.

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Opponent Result Score Att. at Carson-Newman W 19 13 Appalachian State @ L 7 19 East Tennessee State L 6 7 at Catawba L 0 7 at East Carolina L 19 20 at Lenoir-Rhyne L 0 35 Elon (HC) L 6 26 at Emory & Henry L 14 39 at Tampa L 9 41 at Wofford L 7 39 @ – Game played in Asheville, N.C.

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Opponent Result Score Att. at Wofford L 7 28 Carson-Newman @ L 6 19 at Appalachian State L 0 25 at East Tennessee State L 6 7 at Catawba W 14 12 East Carolina (HC) W 20 7 Lenoir-Rhyne L 0 13 at Guilford T 7 7 @ – Game played in Asheville, N.C.

Date S 13 S 20 S 27 O4 O 11 O 18 O 25 N1 N8 N 22

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Opponent Result Score Att. Wofford @ L 15 29 at Carson-Newman L 6 20 Appalachian State W 32 22 at Tampa L 12 19 at Catawba T 6 6 at East Carolina L 7 18 at Lenoir-Rhyne L 30 36 Elon (HC) L 6 15 at Emory & Henry L 0 6 Guilford L 0 15 @ – Game played in Asheville, N.C.

Date S 16 S 23 S 30 O7 O 14 O 21 O 28 N4 N 11 N 18

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Opponent Result Score Att. Catawba @ T 6 6 Carson-Newman @ W 44 0 at Appalachian State L 12 14 at Tampa W 19 8 Catawba W 30 0 East Carolina W 34 14 Lenoir-Rhyne L 7 28 at Elon W 14 6 Emory & Henry W 36 20 at Guilford W 36 0 @ – Game played in Asheville, N.C.

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Opponent Result Score Att. Catawba @ W 35 0 at Carson-Newman W 7 0 Appalachian State L 6 22 Tampa @ W 28 7 at Catawba L 7 12 at East Carolina L 6 7 at Lenoir-Rhyne L 6 31 Elon (HC) W 41 6 at Emory & Henry W 18 14 at Newberry L 6 30 Guilford W 21 14 @ – Game played in Asheville, N.C.

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Opponent Result Score Att. Carson-Newman @ W 12 10 Appalachian State @ L 12 25 at Tampa L 13 24 Catawba L 14 18 at East Carolina W 7 6 Lenoir-Rhyne L 14 24 at Elon L 9 11 Emory & Henry W 10 6 Newberry L 17 47 at Guilford W 28 0 @ – Game played in Asheville, N.C.

1962 – 3-5-1 overall Coach: Dan Robinson, 7th season (24-40-4) Date S 15 S 22 S 29 O6 O 13 O 20 O 27 N3 N 10

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Opponent Result Score Att. Carson-Newman @ W 7 0 Appalachian State @ T 6 6 Guilford W 15 6 at Catawba L 13 26 East Carolina (HC) W 20 16 at Lenoir-Rhyne L 0 37 Elon L 13 14 at Emory & Henry L 9 21 at Newberry L 14 15 @ – Game played in Asheville, N.C.

1963 – 2-6-1 overall Coach: Dan Robinson, 7th season (26-46-5) Date S 21 S 28 O5 O 12 O 19 O 26 N2 N9 N 16

1959 – 7-2-1 overall Coach: Dan Robinson, 4th season (11-24-3) Date S 12 S 19 S 26 O3 O 10 O 17 O 24 O 31 N7 N 21

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1961 – 4-6 overall Coach: Dan Robinson, 6th season (21-35-3)

1958 – 1-8-1 overall Coach: Dan Robinson, 3rd season (4-22-2)

1954 – 4-5-1 overall Coach: Tom Young, 9th season (37-47-3) Date S 18 S 25 O2 O9 O 16 O 23 O 30 N6 N 13 N 25

Date S 10 S 17 S 24 O1 O8 O 15 O 22 O 29 N5 N 11 N 19

1957 – 2-5-1 overall Coach: Dan Robinson, 2nd season (3-14-1)

1953 – 1-9 overall Coach: Tom Young, 8th season (33-43-2) Date

Opponent Result Score Att. at Wofford L 7 21 Carson-Newman @ L 0 9 at Appalachian State W 7 6 at East Tennessee State T 7 7 Catawba W 20 6 East Carolina (HC) L 6 14 Lenoir-Rhyne L 0 26 at Elon L 6 19 Emory & Henry L 7 40 at Tampa L 0 48 @ – Game played in Asheville, N.C.

1956 – 1-9 overall Coach: Dan Robinson, 1st season (1-9-0)

1952 – 2-8 overall Coach: Tom Young, 7th season (32-34-2) Date S 20 S 27 O4 O 11 O 18 O 25 N1 N8 N 15 N 21

Rnk.

1960 – 6-5 overall Coach: Dan Robinson, 5th season (17-29-3)

Rnk.

Opponent Result Score Att. Carson-Newman @ W 24 0 at Appalachian State L 3 14 at Guilford W 10 0 Catawba (HC) L 0 6 at East Carolina L 0 50 Lenoir-Rhyne L 20 21 at Elon L 10 19 Emory & Henry T 0 0 Newberry L 15 17 @ – Game played in Asheville, N.C.

1964 – 5-4 overall Coach: Dan Robinson, 8th season (31-50-5) Date S 19 S 26 O3 O 10 O 17

Rnk.

Opponent Carson-Newman @ Appalachian State Guilford at Catawba Mars Hill (HC) at Lenoir-Rhyne Elon at Newberry at Tampa

Result Score Att. L 7 13 L 10 27 L 12 20 W 7 0 W 28 0 W 14 13 W 21 20 W 14 6 L 7 21 @ – Game played at Asheville, N.C.

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1970 – 6-3 overall Coach: Bob Waters, 2nd season (15-4-0)

1965 – 7-2 overall Coach: Dan Robinson, 9th season (38-51-5) Date S 18 S 25 O2 O9 O 16 O 23 O 30 N 13 N 20

Rnk.

Opponent Carson-Newman at Appalachian State at Guilford Catawba (HC) at Mars Hill Lenoir-Rhyne at Elon Newberry Presbyterian

Result W W W L W L W W W

Score 13 6 7 0 9 7 13 18 40 0 13 14 26 14 19 0 8 7

Att.

Date S 19 S 26 O3 O 10 O 17 O 24 O 31 N 14 N 21

Rnk.

Opponent at Carson-Newman Appalachian State Guilford at Catawba Emory & Henry (HC) at Lenoir-Rhyne Elon at Mars Hill at Newberry at Presbyterian

Result W L W L L L W W W L

Score 20 13 33 35 17 15 7 24 6 13 7 25 34 0 62 0 40 0 29 42

Att.

Date S 11 S 18 S 25 O2 O9 O 16 O 23 O 30 N6 N 13

1967 – 4-5-1 overall Coach: Dan Robinson, 11th season (47-62-6) Date S 16 S 23 S 30 O7 O 14 O 21 O 28 N4 N 11 N 18

Rnk.

Opponent Carson-Newman Appalachian State at Guilford Catawba at Emory & Henry Lenoir-Rhyne at Elon Mars Hill Newberry Presbyterian

Result W W L L L L T W W L

Score 7 3 21 0 7 26 3 12 14 28 6 39 20 20 56 12 35 0 0 10

Rnk.

Opponent at Carson-Newman Appalachian State Guilford at Catawba Emory & Henry (HC) at Lenoir-Rhyne Elon at Newberry Presbyterian

Result L L W W W L L W L

Score 7 24 14 28 35 7 38 35 34 20 27 59 30 35 28 0 19 20

Att.

Rnk.

Opponent Carson-Newman at Appalachian State at Jacksonville State Catawba at Emory & Henry Lenoir-Rhyne (HC) at Elon at Samford Newberry Presbyterian

Result W W W W W W W W W L

Score 20 17 35 7 14 7 22 16 38 24 41 25 17 13 47 13 70 0 17 28

Score 33 14 10 17 10 24 22 29 28 21 35 17 17 7 23 15 54 20

Att.

Rnk.

Date S9 S 16 S 23 S 30 O7 O 14 O 21 O 28 N 11 N 19

Rnk.

Opponent at Murray State Tennessee Tech at The Citadel at Florida A&M Furman Livingston (HC) at Mississippi College Jacksonville State at Presbyterian Appalachian State

Result W W W L W T L W W W

Score 21 12 31 13 10 0 17 21 24 15 14 14 6 20 17 12 24 14 35 21

Att.

Date S8 S 15 S 22 S 29 O6 O 20 O 27 N3 N 10 N 17

Rnk.

Opponent Tennessee Tech at Murray State Appalachian State at Middle Tennessee at Western Kentucky Chattanooga at Nebraska-Omaha Florida A&M Presbyterian (HC) Carson-Newman

Result T L W W L W L W W W

Score 10 10 25 27 23 14 24 7 7 45 14 0 19 30 41 9 31 12 23 3

Att.

Att. 6,200 13,000 9,200 12,500 13,400 13,000 2,000 7,150 9,650 5,500

1974 – 9-2 overall Coach: Bob Waters, 6th season (41-17-2) Date S 14 S 21 S 28 O5 O 12 O 19 O 26 N9 N 16 N 23 N 30

Rnk.

Opponent Murray State at Tennessee Tech at Appalachian State Morehead State # North Alabama Indiana State (HC) at Presbyterian at Carson-Newman Western Kentucky at Wofford at Louisiana Tech $

Result L W W W W W W W W W L

Score 3 10 9 7 21 17 31 12 32 7 18 3 28 10 20 0 20 2 21 9 7 10

Rnk.

Opponent Result at Toledo L East Tennessee St. L at Murray State W Presbyterian W Wofford L at East Carolina L at Chattanooga L Middle Tennessee (HC) L at Furman L Appalachian State W

Score 31 32 8 29 16 9 28 14 14 23 14 42 6 27 28 44 0 34 20 11

Att.

1976 – 6-4 overall * Coach: Bob Waters, 8th season (50-28-2) Date S4 S 11 S 18 S 25 O2 O.9 O 16 O 23 O 30 N6

Rnk.

Opponent at Presbyterian Livingston Murray State Chattanooga at Appalachian State Jacksonville State at East Tennessee St. at Wofford at East Carolina Lenoir-Rhyne (HC)

Result W W W L L W W L L W

Score 19 7 21 14 13 10 14 28 17 24 14 13 14 0 6 10 17 24 28 6

Att.

NOTE: WCU could not compete toward the Southern Conference Championship in its first season as it could not schedule the necessary minimum of five league games upon learning of its new affiliation on May 14, 1976.

1977 – 6-4-1, overall 2-2-1 SoCon Coach: Bob Waters, 9th season (56-32-3, 2-2-1)

– FIRST SEASON IN WHITMIRE STADIUM – – NCAA DIVISION II PLAYOFFS –

Att.

Date S6 S 13 S 20 O4 O 11 O 18 O 25 N1 N8 N 15

– FIRST YEAR IN THE SOUTHERN CONFERENCE –

Opponent Result Score Att. Murray State @ L 22 32 at Tennessee Tech L 17 27 at Appalachian State W 26 0 at Jacksonville State L 14 41 at Furman L 14 21 Mississippi College W 37 0 at Livingston L 9 15 at Elon L 29 43 West Virginia State (HC) W 24 19 Wofford W 31 13 @ – Game played at Memorial Stadium in Asheville, N.C.

1973 – 6-3-1 overall Coach: Bob Waters, 5th season (32-15-2)

1969 – 9-1 overall Coach: Bob Waters, 1st season (9-1-0) Date S 20 S 27 O4 O 11 O 18 O 25 N1 N8 N 15 N 22

Result W L L L W W W W W

1972 – 7-2-1 overall Coach: Bob Waters, 4th season (26-12-1)

1968 – 4-5 overall Coach: Dan Robinson, 12th season (51-67-6) Date S 21 S 28 O5 O 12 O 19 O 26 N2 N 16 N 23

Opponent at Carson-Newman Appalachian State Jacksonville State at Wofford at Presbyterian at Lenoir-Rhyne Elon (HC) Concordia Guilford

1971 – 4-6 overall Coach: Bob Waters, 3rd season (19-10-0)

1966 – 5-5 overall Coach: Dan Robinson, 10th season (43-57-5) Date S 17 S 24 O1 O8 O 15 O 22 O 29 N5 N 13 N 19

Rnk.

1975 – 3-7 overall Coach: Bob Waters, 7th season (44-24-2)

Att. 7,500 9,200 13,589 9,000 8,200 10,000 6,200 6,000 11,300 8,000 12,200

Date S3 S 10 S 17 S 24 O1 O8 O 15 O 22 O 29 N 12 N 19

Rnk.

Opponent at Jacksonville State Tennessee Tech at The Citadel * Indiana State at Furman * Chattanooga * East Tennessee St. Maine Wofford (HC) at Marshall * Appalachian State *

Result L L L W T L W W W W W

Score 16 21 21 41 0 20 15 14 24 24 10 21 35 0 41 20 41 6 41 26 44 14

Att.

* – SoCon Game

1978 – 6-5 overall, 4-2 SoCon Coach: Bob Waters, 10th season (62-37-3, 6-4-1) Date S2 S9 S 16 S 23 S 30 O 14 O 21 O 28 N4 N 11 N 18

Rnk.

Opponent at East Carolina at Tennessee Tech at East Tennessee St. Elon Marshall * The Citadel * at Wofford at VMI * at Chattanooga * Furman (HC) * Appalachian State *

Result L L L W W W W W W L L

Score 6 14 20 22 14 21 17 7 21 14 38 24 26 11 41 12 31 21 7 24 13 39

Att. 31,251 12,700 5,269 9,351 7,645 8,455 4,500 4,100 10,000 13,778 12,232

* – SoCon Game

#-Whitmire Stadium Dedication Game ... $-NCAA Division II playoffs

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1979 – 6-5 overall, 2-4 SoCon Coach: Bob Waters, 11th season (68-42-3, 8-8-1) Date S1 S8 S 15 S 22 S 29 O6 O 20 O 27 N3 N 10 N 17

Rnk.

Opponent at East Carolina Tennessee Tech at Marshall * at Appalachian State * Elon at The Citadel * Wofford Lenoir-Rhyne (HC) Chattanooga * at Furman * East Tennessee St. *

Result L W W L W L W W L L W

Score 6 31 24 7 24 0 27 35 20 7 19 21 56 21 42 6 35 42 14 23 20 17

Att. 25,000 8,650 16,103 17,142 5,712 14,750 6,750 11,481 7,109 8,854 8,115

* – SoCon Game

1980 – 3-7-1, 2-4-1 SoCon Coach: Bob Waters, 12th season (71-49-4, 10-12-1) Date S6 S 13 S 20 S 27 O4 O 11 O 18 O 25 N1 N8 N 15

Rnk.

Opponent Result VMI * W at Tennessee Tech L Furman * L at Clemson L at Middle Tennessee W The Citadel * L at East Carolina L Marshall (HC) * T at Appalachian State * L at Chattanooga * L at East Tennessee St. * W

Score 16 14 10 26 14 28 10 17 24 10 21 28 14 24 13 13 24 27 14 39 20 17

Att. 11,638 9,319 11,150 59,000 2,000 10,640 21,300 11,850 15,850 9,000 5,128

* – SoCon Game

1981 – 4-7, 3-4 SoCon Coach: Bob Waters, 13th season (75-56-4, 13-16-1) Date S5 S 12 S 19 S 26 O3 O 10 O 17 O 24 O 31 N 14 N 21

Rnk.

Opponent Result at East Carolina L at VMI * L at The Citadel * L Furman * L Middle Tennessee L at Wofford W East Tennessee St. (HC) * L Chattanooga * W at Florida State L at Marshall * W Appalachian State * W

Score 6 42 14 21 3 12 27 31 10 23 37 30 23 32 24 10 31 56 38 28 21 10

Att. 24,983 5,200 18,950 11,850 7,200 5,405 11,250 6,210 52,721 11,672 11,218

* – SoCon Game

1982 – 6-5 overall, 4-2 SoCon Coach: Bob Waters, 14th season (81-61-4, 17-18-1 Date S4 S 11 S 18 S 25 O2 O9 O 16 O 23 O 30 N6 N 20

Rnk.

Opponent at Wake Forest Tennessee Tech Mars Hill at Clemson at East Tennessee St. * at Furman * Marshall * Wofford (HC) at Chattanooga * The Citadel * at Appalachian State *

Result L L W L W L W W W L W

Score 10 31 10 17 38 3 10 21 27 25 6 12 42 10 36 17 20 0 20 24 26 24

Att. 25,476 8,540 11,120 61,000 6,500 13,250 5,522 11,360 8,004 8,132 6,150

* – SoCon Game

– NCAA DIVISION I-AA NATIONAL RUNNER-UP – 1983 – 11-3-1 overall, 5-0-1 SoCon Coach: Bob Waters, 15th season (92-64-5, 22-18-1) Date S3 S 17 S 24 O1 O8 O 15 O 22 O 29 N5 N 12 N 19 N 26 D3 D 10 D 17

Rnk.

Opponent at Clemson at Wake Forest East Tennessee St. * at Marshall * at Tennessee Tech -/5 Furman * Wofford (HC) Chattanooga * at The Citadel * Gardner-Webb 13/- Appalachian State * 9/12 Colgate $ 9/3 at Holy Cross $ 9/2 at Furman $ 9/1 vs. Southern Illinois #

Result L L W W W T W W W W W W W W L

Score 10 44 0 21 17 16 21 7 42 10 17 17 37 20 25 15 44 17 43 7 41 15 24 23 28 21 14 7 7 43

Att. 71,500 21,351 11,338 10,027 11,308 11,642 10,755 9,245 13,240 6,212 13,924 6,500 10,814 13,034 15,950

* – SoCon Game $ – NCAA I-AA playoffs # – NCAA I-AA championship game in Charleston, SC

1984 – 8-3, 5-2 SoCon Coach: Bob Waters, 16th season (100-67-5, 27-20-1) Date S1 S8 S 15 S 22 S 29 O6 O 13 O 20 O 27 N3 N 10

Rnk.

-/12

Opponent at Boston College Davidson at Chattanooga * at VMI * Tennessee Tech at Appalachian State * The Citadel (HC) * Wofford at Furman * Marshall * at East Tennessee St. *

Result L W L W W W L W W W W

Score 24 44 45 13 6 10 22 16 34 6 34 7 33 34 31 0 20 19 30 0 31 17

Att. 32,000 9,266 8,239 4,600 10,445 18,629 12,204 6,858 12,514 8,414 6,842

* – SoCon Game

1985 – 4-6-1 overall, 2-4-1 SoCon Coach: Bob Waters, 17th season (104-73-6, 29-24-2) Date S7 S 14 S 21 S 28 O5 O 12 O 26 N2 N9 N 16 N 23

Rnk.

Opponent at Davidson at Tennessee Tech Furman * 19/- East Tennessee St. * 12/3 at Marshall * 14/- at Georgia Tech Chattanooga (HC) * at The Citadel * Appalachian State * at Florida State VMI # *

Result W W L W T L L L L L W

Score 13 0 30 3 27 31 13 3 10 10 17 24 3 23 3 10 14 27 10 50 35 30

Att. 4,000 7,262 12,635 11,845 17,357 36,111 11,965 14,157 12,218 52,773 6,160

* – SoCon Game # – Dubbed the field at Whitmire Stadium “Bob Waters Field” at halftime

1986 – 6-5 overall, 5-2 SoCon Coach: Bob Waters, 18th season (110-78-6, 36-26-2) Date A 30 S 13 S 27 O4 O 11 O 18 O 25 N1 N8 N 15 N 22

Rnk.

Opponent at Appalachian State * at South Carolina Newberry at Auburn East Tennessee St. * at Furman * VMI (HC) * The Citadel * at Chattanooga * Marshall * at North Carolina State

Result L L W L W W W W L W L

Score 13 17 24 45 34 24 6 55 43 16 19 13 34 0 27 12 7 34 33 20 18 31

Att. 22,618 65,731 10,235 63,000 8,267 15,245 3,500 5,618 6,063 5,882 39,200

1987 – 4-7 overall, 2-4 SoCon Coach: Bob Waters, 19th season (114-85-6, 38-30-2) Date S5 S 12 S 19 S 26 O 10 O 17 O 24 O 31 N7 N 14 N 21

Rnk.

Opponent at Clemson at South Carolina -/10 Furman * at East Tennessee St. * 18/- Mars Hill 12/- North Carolina A&T 9/20 Georgia Southern (HC) 18/- at The Citadel * Chattanooga * -/20 Marshall * -/2 Appalachian State *

Result L L W W W W L L L L L

Score 0 43 6 31 20 14 37 20 41 0 55 34 16 37 24 38 11 13 16 47 13 33

Att. 77,000 66,563 10,334 8,475 9,270 7,448 13,460 10,339 5,216 14,423 11,154

* – SoCon Game

1988 – 2-9 overall, 1-6 SoCon Coach: Bob Waters, 20th season (116-94-6, 39-36-2) Date S3 S 10 S 15 O1 O8 O 15 O 22 O 29 N5 N 12 N 19

Rnk.

-/15 -/10 -/16 -/6

Opponent Result at North Carolina State L at South Carolina L East Tennessee St. * W The Citadel * L at Chattanooga * L at North Carolina A&T W Eastern Kentucky (HC) L at Furman * L at Appalachian State * L Marshall * L at VMI * L

Score 6 45 0 38 33 23 21 27 14 19 45 10 14 32 0 31 21 42 45 52 20 24

Att. 40,300 68,800 9,247 9,135 6,008 4,875 11,420 13,014 12,375 11,128 3,100

* – SoCon Game

1989 – 3-7-1 overall, 1-4-1 SoCon Coach: Dale Strahm, 1st season (3-7-1, 1-4-1) Date S2 S9 S 16 S 23 S 30 O7 O 21 O 28 N4 N 11 N 18

Rnk. -/4

-/7 -/3

-/7

Opponent Result at Eastern Kentucky L Lenoir-Rhyne W Chattanooga * W at East Tennessee St. * L Mars Hill W vs. The Citadel @ * T at South Carolina L Furman (HC) * L at Georgia Tech L at Marshall * L Appalachian State * L

Score 13 31 21 17 26 20 11 30 42 0 22 22 3 24 3 17 7 34 22 35 20 31

Att. 14,800 9,472 7,435 5,268 5,114 14,774 62,000 13,227 28,821 10,546 13,118

* – SoCon Game @ - Game was played at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C., due to damage in Charleston from Hurricane Hugo

1990 – 3-8 overall, 2-5 SoCon Coach: Steve Hodgin, 1st season (3-8, 2-5) Date S1 S8 S 15 S 22 S 29 O6 O 13 O 20 O 27 N3 N 17

Rnk.

-/18

-/8

Opponent Result at North Carolina State L VMI * W at North Carolina A&T L East Tennessee St. * W Mars Hill W The Citadel (HC) * L at Duke L at Appalachian State * L at Furman * L at Chattanooga * L Marshall * L

Score 0 67 28 20 19 40 21 17 20 7 10 28 18 49 9 27 9 42 21 23 14 42

Att. 42,700 6,752 9,937 5,928 10,271 11,148 15,700 21,412 14,910 5,203 9,626

* – SoCon Game

* – SoCon Game

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1991 – 2-9 overall, 2-5 SoCon Coach: Steve Hodgin, 2nd season (5-17, 4-10) Date A 31 S 14 S 21 S 28 O5 O 12 O 19 O 26 N2 N9 N 16

Rnk.

-/3 -/6

-/19 -/18

Opponent Result at Georgia L at Wake Forest L at East Tennessee St. * W Furman * L at The Citadel * L at Georgia Southern L Chattanooga * W Samford (HC) L at Marshall (3OT) * L at VMI * L Appalachian State * L

Score 0 48 24 40 29 15 14 42 13 38 6 44 27 24 3 16 24 27 25 27 14 24

Att. 78,512 22,352 3,319 12,445 13,811 19,190 8,870 9,530 20,466 4,178 11,633

1995 – 3-7 overall, 2-6 SoCon Coach: Steve Hodgin, 6th season (27-36, 21-24) Date S2 S 16 S 23 S 30 O7 O 14 O 21 O 28 N 11 N 18

Rnk.

-/13 -/3

-/2

Opponent Result at Clemson L Elon W The Citadel * W Furman * L at Georgia Southern * L Marshall * L at Chattanooga * L VMI (HC) * W at Appalachian State * L at East Tennessee St. * L

Score 9 55 36 14 31 14 21 31 0 42 3 42 14 35 31 14 3 28 10 36

Att. 65,000 6,632 8,645 11,244 11,430 3,858 7,088 8,878 10,927 4,527

* – SoCon Game

* – SoCon Game

1992 – 7-4 overall, 5-2 SoCon Coach: Steve Hodgin, 3rd season (12-19, 9-12) Date S5 S 12 S 26 O3 O 10 O 17 O 24 O 31 N7 N 14 N 21

Rnk.

Opponent Mars Hill at Georgia Tech Ferrum at Samford VMI * at Chattanooga * -/6 The Citadel (HC) * -/2 Marshall * at Furman * 19/- East Tennessee St. * 15/18 at Appalachian State *

Result W L W L W W L W W W L

Score 42 6 19 37 42 0 6 30 28 25 44 13 31 36 38 30 29 27 41 12 12 14

Att. 5,240 41,911 9,377 3,019 6,370 4,017 12,818 9,180 13,404 9,247 17,687

Date S4 S 18 S 25 O2 O9 O 16 O 23 O 30 N6 N 13 N 20

Rnk. 8/13/11/22/23 20/8 25/24/22/24/16/-/9

Opponent at Kansas The Citadel * North Carolina A&T Furman (HC) * at Georgia Southern * at East Tennessee St. * at Chattanooga * Newberry VMI * at Appalachian State * at Marshall *

Result L W L W L W W W W L L

Score 3 46 38 18 7 34 23 20 18 19 25 24 41 10 56 10 38 14 16 20 16 20

Att. 31,500 9,286 11,288 11,632 14,133 6,061 8,523 5,238 10,116 14,767 18,055

Date S7 S 14 S 21 S 28 O5 O 12 O 19 O 26 N2 N9 N 16

Rnk.

-/15 -/1

Opponent at Liberty Wofford at The Citadel * East Tennessee St. * at Furman * Georgia Southern * at Marshall * Chattanooga (HC) * at VMI * Elon Appalachian State *

Result W W L L L L L L W W L

Score 20 10 24 6 14 28 10 49 30 45 28 38 21 56 6 20 17 14 45 28 17 24

Date S1 S 10 S 17 S 24 O1 O8 O 15 O 22 O 29 N 12 N 19

Rnk. 17/17/17/14/19/17/16/1 23/21/18/12 23/-

Opponent Lenoir-Rhyne at Georgia Tech at The Citadel * at North Carolina State at Furman * Georgia Southern * at Marshall * Chattanooga (HC) * at VMI * Appalachian State * East Tennessee St. *

Result W L W L W W L W W L L

Score 23 14 26 45 42 38 13 38 35 24 35 31 14 38 53 15 33 7 7 12 31 34

Att. 9,190 40,012 14,176 43,000 12,125 10,212 24,968 11,337 5,129 15,247 5,522

Rnk.

-/25 -/1

-/5

1997 – 3-8 overall, 3-5 SoCon Coach: Bill Bleil, 1st season (3-8, 3-5) Date S 13 S 20 S 27 O4 O 11 O 18 O 25 N1 N8 N 15 N 22

Rnk.

-/14 -/18 -/11

-/15

Opponent Result Liberty L The Citadel * W at East Tennessee St. * L Furman * W at Georgia Southern * L Wofford (HC) * L at Chattanooga * L VMI * W at Elon L at Appalachian State * L at Samford L

Score 10 17 45 25 18 28 17 16 7 30 7 17 21 24 24 0 16 17 7 13 0 19

1998 – 6-5 overall, 5-3 SoCon Coach: Bill Bleil, 2nd season (9-13, 8-8) Rnk.

-/2

-/2

Opponent Result at Duke L at The Citadel * W East Tennessee St. (2OT) * W at Furman * L Georgia Southern * L at Wofford * L Chattanooga (HC) * W at VMI * W Elon W at Tennessee Tech L Appalachian State * W

Score 10 24 14 8 31 24 7 31 21 28 10 17 24 21 39 17 10 7 6 17 23 6

Att. 10,057 36,376 5,448 11,818 16,406 9,214 5,719 8,978 5,573 18,971 5,622

2000 – 4-7 overall, 3-5 SoCon Coach: Bill Bleil, 4th season (16-28, 13-19) Date S2 S9 S 16 S 23 S 30 O7 O 14 O 21 O 28 N 11 N 18

Rnk.

-/6 -/1

-/13

Opponent at Louisiana State Lenoir-Rhyne at The Citadel * East Tennessee St. * at Furman * Georgia Southern * at Wofford * Chattanooga (HC) * at VMI * Appalachian State * Tennessee Tech

Result L W L W L L L W W L L

Score 0 58 53 10 10 17 39 27 14 38 24 42 31 40 41 36 41 31 28 35 35 37

Att. 87,188 8,714 12,281 4,214 9,387 7,114 8,024 8,312 5,275 10,207 4,828

2001 – 7-4 overall, 5-3 SoCon Coach: Bill Bleil, 5th season (23-32, 18-22) Date A 30 S8 S 22 S 29 O6 O 13 O 18 O 27 N3 N 10 N 17

Rnk. -/26 -/4 -/1

-/11

Opponent Mars Hill at Louisville at East Tennessee St. * Furman * at Georgia Southern * Wofford * at Chattanooga * VMI (HC) * Liberty at Appalachian State * The Citadel @ *

Result W L W L L W W W W L W

Score 15 6 7 31 20 6 13 31 14 50 31 28 21 3 44 17 63 0 24 34 28 25

Att. 7,214 35,214 5,852 8,714 17,804 5,020 4,821 7,149 7,577 17,779 5,521

* – SoCon Game Att. 22,460 11,011 10,166 9,620 9,671 7,413 7,747 3,714 6,844 1,300 13,785

* – SoCon Game

* – SoCon Game

Score 59 0 10 51 10 38 19 27 7 70 21 35 28 56 40 2 32 35 10 34 24 17

* – SoCon Game Att. 10,117 9,720 5,477 10,479 11,368 10,818 6,352 5,442 8,083 9,989 2,885

* – SoCon Game

Date S5 S 19 S 26 O3 O 10 O 17 O 24 O 31 N7 N 14 N 21

Opponent Result Mars Hill W at Maryland L at East Tennessee St. * L Furman * L at Georgia Southern * L Wofford * L at Chattanooga * L VMI (HC) * W Samford (OT) L at Appalachian State * L The Citadel @ * W

* – SoCon Game @ – Game was originally scheduled for Sept.18, but was postponed until Nov. 20 due to Hurricane Floyd

Att.

* – SoCon Game

* – SoCon Game

1994 – 6-5 overall, 5-3 SoCon Coach: Steve Hodgin, 5th season (24-29, 19-18)

Date S2 S 11 S 25 O2 O9 O 16 O 23 O 30 N5 N 13 N 20

1996 – 4-7 overall, 1-7 SoCon Coach: Steve Hodgin, 7th season (31-43, 22-31)

* – SoCon Game

1993 – 6-5 overall, 5-3 SoCon Coach: Steve Hodgin, 4th season (18-24, 14-15)

1999 – 3-8 overall, 2-6 SoCon Coach: Bill Bleil, 3rd season (12-21, 10-14)

@ -The Citadel game was originally scheduled for Sept.15, but was postponed until Nov. 17 due to the national tragedies on Sept. 11th.

2002 – 5-6 overall, 3-5 SoCon Coach: Kent Briggs, 1st season (5-6, 3-5) Date Rnk. Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 22 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 -/5 Oct. 12 -/16 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 16 -/8

Opponent at Liberty at Auburn West Virginia Tech at The Citadel * East Tennessee St. * at Furman * Georgia Southern * at Wofford * Chattanooga (HC) * at VMI * Appalachian State *

Result W L W W L L L L W W L

Score 23 3 0 56 47 3 37 34 7 27 23 24 24 41 24 31 45 28 35 23 14 24

Att. 8,375 80,067 5,121 14,105 8,121 13,125 7,749 8,182 7,021 5,820 10,321

* – SoCon Game

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2003 – 5-7 overall, 3-5 SoCon Coach: Kent Briggs, 2nd season (10-13, 6-10) Date A 30 S5 S 13 S 20 S 27 O4 O 11 O 18 O 26 N1 N 15 N 22

Rnk.

-/6 -/11 -/8

Opponent at North Carolina State at Duke Johnson C. Smith The Citadel * at East Tennessee St. * Furman * at Georgia Southern * Wofford (HC) * at Chattanooga * Elon * at Appalachian State * Gardner-Webb

Result L L W W W L L L L W L W

Score 20 59 3 29 45 0 28 21 28 21 13 19 25 31 6 38 0 38 26 3 18 26 39 16

Att. 53,800 18,022 10,083 8,549 4,868 10,577 15,708 11,021 6,693 7,994 14,443 8,028

2007 – 1-10, 0-7 SoCon Coach: Kent Briggs, 6th season (22-43, 12-32) Date S1 S8 S 15 S 22 S 29 O6 O 13 O 20 O 25 N 10 N 17

Rnk.

-/11 -/7

Opponent Result at Alabama L at Eastern Kentucky L at Georgia L Presbyterian W at Georgia Southern * L Elon * L at Chattanooga * L The Citadel (HC) * L Wofford * L at Appalachian State * L Furman * L

Score 6 52 21 45 16 45 33 20 21 50 36 38 21 39 31 37 44 47 35 79 21 52

Att. 92,138 9,300 92,746 8,365 15,486 7,734 7,705 7,804 4,721 27,977 5,175

2011 – 1-10, 0-8 SoCon Coach: Dennis Wagner, 4th season (8-36, 3-21) Date S1 S 10 S 24 O1 O8 O 15 O 22 O 29 N5 N 12 N 19

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Opponent Result at Georgia Tech L Mars Hill W at Georia Southern * L Furman * L Elon * L at Chattanooga * L The Citadel (HC) * L at Samford * L Wofford * L at Appalachian State * L Coastal Carolina L

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Score 21 63 52 31 20 52 21 47 31 38 7 51 7 35 24 52 24 42 14 46 21 45

Att. 42,132 7,789 19,067 9,386 5,239 11,866 7,277 6,317 4,770 30,622 5,201

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2004 – 4-7 overall, 2-5 SoCon Coach: Kent Briggs, 3rd season (14-20, 8-15) Date S2 S 11 S 18 S 25 O2 O9 O 16 O 23 O 30 N 13 N 20

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Opponent West Virginia State Nicholls State at Alabama at Gardner-Webb (OT) at Furman * Georgia Southern * at Wofford * Chattanooga (HC) * at Elon * Appalachian State * at The Citadel *

Result W W L L L L L L W W L

Score 77 7 28 7 0 52 20 26 10 31 16 38 12 15 24 27 28 7 30 27 0 17

Att. 6,668 6,972 77,306 6,311 14,412 10,970 8,771 8,743 7,328 14,714 3,874

2008 – 3-9, 1-7 SoCon Coach: Dennis Wagner, 1st season (3-9, 1-7) Date A 28 S6 S 13 S 20 S 27 O4 O 11 O 18 O 25 N1 N8 N 22

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Opponent Shorter College at Florida State Liberty at Presbyterian at The Citadel * Samford (HC) * at Furman * at Wofford * Georgia Southern (OT) * Chattanooga * at Elon * Appalachian State *

Result W L L W L L L L L W L L

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Opponent Mars Hill Furman * at Cincinnati at Nicholls State @ The Citadel * at Georgia Southern * at Chattanooga * Elon (HC) * Wofford * at Appalachian State *

Result W W L L L W W W L

Score 21 7 41 21 3 7 7 7 38 31 24 7

17 45 20 26 0 35

Att. 7,425 9,847 22,637 Cancelled 10,067 14,156 6,012 10,137 8,021 25,584

* – SoCon Game @ - Game at Nicholls State was cancelled due to Hurricane Katrina and, more specifically, Hurricane Rita.

2006 – 2-9 overall, 0-7 SoCon Coach: Kent Briggs, 5th season (21-33, 12-25) Date A 31 S 16 S 23 S 30 O7 O 14 O 21 O 28 N4 N 11 N 18

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Opponent Result Chowan W -/19 Eastern Kentucky W 22/3 at Furman * L 24/25 Georgia Southern * L at Elon * L Chattanooga (HC) (OT) * L at The Citadel (OT) * L at Wofford * L at Liberty L -/1 Appalachian State * L -/3 at Florida * L

Score 42 0 20 17 7 42 14 24 19 37 14 17 27 30 7 35 0 21 9 31 0 62

Att. 3,014 8,247 14,232 10,483 4,374 8,540 15,495 7,072 8,286 13,742 90,233

2009 – 2-9, 1-7 SoCon Coach: Dennis Wagner, 2nd season (5-18, 2-14) Date S5 S 12 S 19 S 26 O3 O 17 O 24 O 31 N7 N 14 N 21

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Opponent at Vanderbilt Gardner-Webb at Georgia Southern * Furman * at Samford * The Citadel * (HC) Wofford * at Chattanooga * Elon * at Eastern Kentucky at Appalachian State

Result L L L L L W L L L W L

Date A 30 S8 S 15 S 22 S 29 O6 O 13 O 20 O 27 N3 N 17

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Opponent Result Mars Hill W at Marshall L at Wofford * L Samford * L at Furman * L Georgia Southern * (HC) L at The Citadel * L at Elon * L Appalachian State * L Chattanooga * L at Alabama L

Score 42 14 24 52 20 49 21 25 24 45 13 45 31 45 31 42 27 38 24 45 0 49

Att. 7,094 25,317 8,544 10,112 10,218 9,514 12,578 10,154 13,279 7,099 101,126

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Score 0 45 20 27 3 27 14 33 3 16 14 10 26 35 20 24 17 42 24 7 14 19

Att. 36,350 9,673 17,633 2,034 4,377 6,821 10,017 9,320 6,943 4,200 30,098

2013 – 2-10, 1-7 SoCon Coach: Mark Speir, 2nd season (3-20, 1-15) Date A 29 S7 S 14 S 21 S 28 O5 O 12 O 19 O 26 N9 N 16 N 23

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Opponent Result at Middle Tennessee L at Virginia Tech L The Citadel * L Mars Hill W at Samford * L at Chattanooga * L at Auburn L Wofford * L Elon * (HC) Wot at Georgia Southern * L Furman * L at Appalachian State * L

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Opponent Result at North Carolina State L Tusculum L at Gardner-Webb W Chattanooga * L at The Citadel * W Samford * (HC) L at Wofford * L Appalachian State * L at Furman * L Georgia Southern * L at Elon * L

Score 7 48 30 54 28 14 21 27 24 13 7 38 14 45 14 37 17 31 6 28 14 45

Att. 56,417 4,471 5,780 10,187 10,207 7,444 8,248 14,004 9,072 6,244 6,354

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Score 24 45 3 45 21 28 30 23 23 62 21 42 3 62 17 21 27 24 19 35 20 32 27 48

Att. 20,011 61,335 9,345 7,490 8,625 6,789 84,171 6,357 9,627 13,507 8,388 27,115

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Att. 5,778 73,024 7,289 4,876 11,216 9,174 10,078 7,063 8,327 5,137 10,747 14,213

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2005 – 5-4 overall, 4-3 SoCon Coach: Kent Briggs, 4th season (19-24, 12-18)

Score 35 0 0 69 16 19 23 21 14 34 6 21 21 28 14 42 31 38 27 7 14 33 10 35

2012 – 1-10, 0-8 SoCon Coach: Mark Speir, 1st season (1-10, 0-8)

2014 – 7-5, 5-2 SoCon Coach: Mark Speir, 3rd season (10-25, 6-17) Date A 30 S6 S 13 S 27 O4 O 11 O 18 O 25 N1 N8 N 15 N 22

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Opponent at South Florida Brevard Catawba at Furman * at Presbyterian Wofford * at Mercer * The Citadel * (HC) Chattanooga * at Samford * VMI * at Alabama

Result L W W W L W W W L L W

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Att. 31,642 8,929 10,511 9,789 4,007 7,343 9,277 13,323 8,705 4,689 8,339

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2015 – 7-4, 5-2 SoCon Coach: Mark Speir, 4th season (17-29, 11-19) Date S5 S 12 S 19 O2 O 10 O 17 O 24 O 31 N7 N 14 N 21

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HISTORY OF THE VICTORY BELL

Opponent Mars Hill at The Citadel * at Tennessee Presbyterian Mercer * at Wofford * Samford * (HC) at Chattanooga * Furman * at Texas A&M

Result W L L W W W W L W L

Score Att. 42 14 12,348 10 28 8,048 10 55 102,136 33 21 9,191 24 21 8,479 24 17 7,344 56 36 12,014 13 41 11,495 48 10 8,561 17 41 101,583

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Western Carolina continues a tradition resumed in 2009, returning the “Victory Bell” – a mounted, transportable bell that rings the football team’s arrival for pre-game and also accompanies the “Pride of the Mountains” Marching Band and the Catamount Cheerleaders in their pre-game parades to E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field. Whereas the bell is a relatively new tradition, it is actually the re-birth of an old tradition on the WCU campus as is noted on the plaque which adorns the Alumni Bell Tower, the centerpiece in the quad. The tower houses the original “Victory Bell,” which hung in the old Madison Hall from 1904 until 1938 and was run

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2016 Coach: Mark Speir, 5th season Date S3 S 10 S 17 O1 O8 O 15 O 22 O 29 N5 N 12 N 19

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The bell was later moved closer to the Old Student Union building before making its last active move in the late 1960s to the lawn of the Hinds University Center.

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to signal class periods. After the building was torn down, the bell was mounted on a stone base between the Moore and former Joyner Building – which was destroyed by fire – and was rung in celebration of Catamount athletic victories.

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The bell and its traveling apparatus were designed and constructed by Mr. Ron Bumgarner, an assistant professor of engineering technology at Western Carolina, and several students in his class.

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History & Records /// All-Time Series FIRST LAST WCU OPPONENT W-L-T MEETING MEETING STREAK Alabama .............................................. 0 4 0 ......... 2004 .......... 2014............. L 4

FIRST LAST WCU OPPONENT W-L-T MEETING MEETING STREAK Livingston (Ala.) (now West Alabama) ........... 1 1 1 ......... 1971........... 1976.............W 1

Appalachian State .............................. 18 59 1 ......... 1932 .......... 2013 ............ L 9

Louisiana State (LSU) ........................... 0 1 0 ......... 2000 .......... 2000 ............ L 1

Apprentice School ................................ 1 1 0 ......... 1935 .......... 1954 ............W 1

Louisiana Tech...................................... 0 1 0 ......... 1974........... 1974............. L 1

Auburn ................................................. 0 3 0 ......... 1986 .......... 2013 ............ L 3

Louisville .............................................. 0 1 0 ......... 2001 .......... 2001 ............ L 1

Biltmore ............................................... 3 0 0 ......... 1931........... 1935 ............W 3

Maine................................................... 1 0 0 ......... 1977........... 1977.............W 1

Boston College ..................................... 0 1 0 ......... 1984 .......... 1984 ............ L 1

Marshall ............................................... 9 10 2 ......... 1977........... 2012 ............ L 5

Brevard ................................................ 2 0 0 ......... 1945 .......... 2014.............W 2

Mars Hill............................................. 16 5 1 ......... 1931........... 2015 ...........W 16

Campbell ............................................. 0 2 0 ......... 1937........... 1939 ............ L 2

Maryland.............................................. 0 1 0 ......... 1999 .......... 1999 ............ L 1

Carson-Newman ..................................17 15 1 ......... 1932 .......... 1974.............W 4

Maryville (Tenn.) ................................... 0 5 0 ......... 1933 .......... 1949 ............ L 5

Catawba............................................... 9 18 2 ......... 1933 .......... 2014.............W 3

MERCER ............................................... 2 0 0 ......... 2014........... 2015 ............W 2

CHATTANOOGA ................................... 16 26 0 ......... 1973........... 2015 ............ L 7

Middle Tennessee State........................ 2 3 0 ......... 1973........... 2013 ............ L 2

Charleston Air Base .............................. 1 0 0 ......... 1954 .......... 1954 ............W 1

Milligan ................................................ 1 4 0 ......... 1934 .......... 1947............. L 4

Cherokee Indians ................................. 3 0 0 ......... 1931........... 1932 ............W 3

Mississippi College............................... 1 1 0 ......... 1971........... 1972............. L 1

Chowan ................................................ 1 0 0 ......... 2006 .......... 2006 ............W 1

Morehead State.................................... 1 0 0 ......... 1974........... 1974.............W 1

Cincinnati............................................. 0 1 0 ......... 2005 .......... 2005 ............ L 1

Murray State ........................................ 3 3 0 ......... 1971........... 1976.............W 2

THE CITADEL ....................................... 16 23 1 ......... 1972........... 2015 ............ L 1

Nebraska-Omaha ................................. 0 1 0 ......... 1973........... 1973............. L 1

Clemson ............................................... 0 5 0 ......... 1980 .......... 1995 ............ L 5

Newberry ............................................ 10 4 0 ......... 1948 .......... 1993 ............W 8

Coastal Carolina................................... 0 1 0 ......... 2011........... 2011............. L 1

Nicholls State ....................................... 1 0 0 ......... 2004 .......... 2004 ............W 1

Colgate ................................................ 1 0 0 ......... 1983 .......... 1983 ............W 1

North Alabama ..................................... 1 0 0 ......... 1974........... 1974.............W 1

Concordia (Minn.) ................................. 1 0 0 ......... 1970........... 1970.............W 1

North Carolina A&T ............................... 2 2 0 ......... 1987 .......... 1993 ............ L 2

Cumberland ......................................... 0 1 0 ......... 1936 .......... 1936 ............ L 1

North Carolina State ............................. 0 6 0 ......... 1986 .......... 2010............. L 6

Davidson .............................................. 2 0 0 ......... 1984 .......... 1985 ............W 2

Piedmont ............................................. 1 2 0 ......... 1932 .......... 1935 ............ L 1

Duke .................................................... 0 3 0 ......... 1990 .......... 2003 ............ L 3

Presbyterian ....................................... 10 9 0 ......... 1950 .......... 2015 ............W 1

EAST CAROLINA.................................. 13 17 0 ......... 1936 .......... 1981............. L 7

Rutherford............................................ 0 1 0 ......... 1932 .......... 1932 ............ L 1

EAST TENNESSEE STATE ..................... 23 21 1 ......... 1932 .......... 2003 ............W 1

SAMFORD ............................................ 2 11 0 ......... 1969 .......... 2015 ............W 1

Eastern Kentucky .................................. 2 3 0 ......... 1988 .......... 2009 ............W 1

Shorter ................................................. 1 0 0 ......... 2008 .......... 2008 ............W 1

Elon ....................................................17 24 2 ......... 1933 .......... 2013 ............W 1

SOUTH CAROLINA ................................. 0 4 0 ......... 1986 .......... 1989 ............ L 4

Emory & Henry...................................... 8 12 3 ......... 1941........... 1969 ............W 2

Southern Illinois ................................... 0 1 0 ......... 1983 .......... 1983 ............ L 1

Erskine ................................................. 0 1 0 ......... 1938 .......... 1938 ............ L 1

South Florida (USF)............................... 0 1 0 ......... 2014........... 2014............. L 1

Ferrum ................................................. 1 0 0 ......... 1992 .......... 1992 ............W 1

Sylva Institute....................................... 1 0 0 ......... 1931........... 1931.............W 1

Florida.................................................. 0 1 0 ......... 2006 .......... 2006 ............ L 1

Tampa .................................................. 2 5 0 ......... 1955 .......... 1964 ............ L 2

Florida A&M ......................................... 1 1 0 ......... 1972........... 1973.............W 1

Tennessee ............................................ 0 1 0 ......... 2015........... 2015 ............ L 1

Florida State ........................................ 0 3 0 ......... 1981........... 2008 ............ L 3

Tennessee Tech .................................... 6 7 1 ......... 1971........... 2000 ............ L 2

FURMAN............................................. 12 29 2 ......... 1971........... 2015 ............W 2

Tennessee Wesleyan ............................. 0 1 0 ......... 1935 .......... 1935 ............ L 1

GARDNER-WEBB .................................. 3 3 0 ......... 1932 .......... 2010.............W 1

Texas A&M ........................................... 0 1 0 ......... 2015........... 2015 ............ L 1

Georgia ................................................ 0 2 0 ......... 1991........... 2007 ............ L 2

Toledo .................................................. 0 1 0 ......... 1975........... 1975............. L 1

Georgia Southern ................................. 2 22 0 ......... 1941........... 2013 ........... L 19

Tusculum .............................................. 4 1 1 ......... 1937........... 2010............. L 1

Georgia Tech ........................................ 0 5 0 ......... 1985 .......... 2011............. L 5

Vanderbilt............................................. 0 1 0 ......... 2009 .......... 2009 ............ L 1

Guilford .............................................. 10 5 2 ......... 1934 .......... 1970.............W 2

VMI .................................................... 19 3 0 ......... 1978........... 2015 ...........W 13

Hiawassee ............................................ 1 2 0 ......... 1931........... 1946 ............W 1

Virginia Tech ......................................... 0 1 0 ......... 2013........... 2013 ............ L 1

High Point ............................................ 4 5 1 ......... 1939 .......... 1950 ............ L 1

Wake Forest.......................................... 0 3 0 ......... 1982 .......... 1991............. L 3

Holy Cross ............................................ 1 0 0 ......... 1983 .......... 1983 ............W 1

Weaver College ..................................... 0 2 0 ......... 1931........... 1932 ............ L 2

Indiana State........................................ 2 0 0 ......... 1974........... 1977.............W 2

West Liberty State ................................ 0 1 0 ......... 1949 .......... 1949 ............ L 1

Jacksonville State ................................. 5 3 0 ......... 1934 .......... 1977............. L 1

West Virginia State ............................... 2 0 0 ......... 1971........... 2004 ............W 2

Johnson C. Smith .................................. 1 0 0 ......... 2003 .......... 2003 ............W 1

West Virginia Tech................................. 1 0 0 ......... 2002 .......... 2002 ............W 1

Kansas ................................................. 0 1 0 ......... 1993 .......... 1993 ............ L 1

Western Kentucky ................................. 1 2 0 ......... 1938 .......... 1974.............W 1

Lees-McRae ......................................... 1 0 1 ......... 1933 .......... 1934 ............ L 1

WOFFORD .......................................... 14 24 0 ......... 1952 .......... 2015 ............W 2

Lenoir-Rhyne ...................................... 15 24 0 ......... 1933 .......... 2000 ............W 7

Young Harris ......................................... 0 1 0 ......... 1931........... 1931............. L 1

Liberty .................................................. 3 3 0 ......... 1996 .......... 2008 ............ L 2 2016 CATAMOUNT FOOTBALL

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History & Records /// Vs. FCS Ranked

WESTERN CAROLINA VS. NATIONALLY RANKED FCS OPPONENTS DATE Oct. 15, 1983 Nov. 26, 1983 Dec. 3, 1983 Dec. 10, 1983 Dec. 17, 1983 * Oct. 27, 1984 Oct. 5, 1985 Sept. 19, 1987 Oct. 24, 1987 Nov. 14, 1987 Nov. 21, 1987 Oct. 22, 1988 Oct. 29, 1988 Nov. 5, 1988 Nov. 12, 1988 Sept. 2, 1989 Oct. 7, 1989 Oct. 28, 1989 Nov. 18, 1989 Oct. 6, 1990 Oct. 27, 1990 Sept. 28, 1991 Oct. 12, 1991 Nov. 2, 1991 Nov. 16, 1991 Oct. 24, 1992 Oct. 31, 1992 Oct. 2, 1993 Oct. 9, 1993 Nov. 20, 1993 Oct. 15, 1994 Nov. 12, 1994 Oct. 7, 1995 Oct. 14, 1995 Nov. 11, 1995 Oct. 5, 1996 Oct. 19, 1996 Sept. 27, 1997 Oct. 4, 1997 Oct. 11, 1997 Nov. 15, 1997 Oct. 10, 1998 Nov. 21, 1998 Sept. 25, 1999 Oct. 9, 1999 Nov. 13, 1999 Sept. 30, 2000 Oct. 7, 2000 Nov. 11, 2000 Sept. 29, 2001 Oct. 6, 2001 Nov. 10, 2001 Oct. 5, 2002 Oct. 12, 2002 Nov. 16, 2002 Oct. 4, 2003 Oct. 11, 2003 Oct. 18, 2003

OPPONENT at #5 Furman.............................. #12 Colgate 1 ............................. at #3 Holy Cross 1 ....................... at #2 Furman 1............................ vs. #1 Southern Illinois 2 ............. at #12 Furman ........................... at #3 Marshall............................ #10 Furman ............................... #20 Georgia Southern ................ at #20 Marshall ......................... #2 Appalachian State................. #15 Eastern Kentucky................. at #10 Furman............................ at #16 Appalachian State ........... #6 Marshall ............................... at #4 Eastern Kentucky ............... vs. #7 The Citadel 3 ..................... #3 Furman ................................. #7 Appalachian State................. #18 The Citadel .......................... at #8 Furman.............................. #3 Furman ................................. at #6 Georgia Southern .............. at #19 Marshall.......................... at #18 Appalachian State ........... #6 The Citadel ............................ #2 Marshall ............................... #23 Furman ............................... at #8 Georgia Southern .............. at #9 Marshall............................ at #1 Marshall............................ #12 Appalachian State............... at #13 Georgia Southern ............ #3 Marshall ............................... at #2 Appalachian State ............. at #15 Furman............................ at #1 Marshall............................ at #14 East Tenn. State............... #18 Furman ............................... at #11 Georgia Southern ............ at #15 Appalachian State ........... #2 Georgia Southern .................. #2 Appalachian State................. at #25 East Tenn. State .............. at #1 Georgia Southern .............. at #5 Appalachian State ............. at #6 Furman.............................. #1 Georgia Southern .................. #13 Appalachian State............... #4 Furman ................................. at #1 Georgia Southern .............. at #11 Appalachian State ........... at #5 Furman.............................. #16 Georgia Southern ................ #8 Appalachian State................. #6 Furman ................................. at #11 Georgia Southern ............ #8 Wofford .................................

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– SI N C E 1983 – SCORE DATE OPPONENT RESULT SCORE 17 17 Oct. 2, 2004 at #2 Furman.............................. L 10 31 24 23 Oct. 9, 2004 #3 Georgia Southern .................. L 16 38 28 21 Oct. 16, 2004 at #6 Wofford ............................. L 12 15 14 7 Sept. 10, 2005 #2 Furman ................................. W 41 21 43 7 Oct. 8, 2005 at #21 Georgia Southern ............ L 7 45 20 19 Nov. 12, 2005 at #7 Appalachian State ............. L 7 35 10 10 Sept. 16, 2006 #19 Eastern Kentucky................. W 20 17 20 14 Sept. 23, 2006 at #3 Furman.............................. L 7 42 16 37 Sept. 30, 2006 #25 Georgia Southern ................ L 14 24 16 47 Nov. 11, 2006 #1 Appalachian State................. L 9 31 13 33 Oct. 25, 2007 #11 Wofford ............................... L 44 47 14 32 Nov. 10, 2007 at #7 Appalachian State ............. L 35 79 0 31 Sept. 13, 2008 #25 Liberty ................................ L 16 19 21 42 Sept. 27, 2008 at #24 The Citadel ...................... L 14 34 6 52 Oct. 11, 2008 at #21 Furman............................ L 21 28 13 31 Oct. 18, 2008 at #6 Wofford ............................. L 14 42 22 22 Nov. 8, 2008 at #11 Elon ................................ L 14 33 3 17 Nov. 22, 2008 #2 Appalachian State................. L 10 35 7 31 Nov. 7, 2009 #6 Elon ...................................... L 17 42 10 21 Nov. 21, 2009 at #6 Appalachian State ............. L 14 19 9 42 Oct. 16, 2010 at #14 Wofford ........................... L 14 45 14 42 Oct. 23, 2010 #1 Appalachian State................. L 14 37 6 44 Sept. 24, 2011 at #1 Georgia Southern .............. L 20 52 24 27 Nov. 5, 2011 #9 Wofford ................................. L 24 42 12 14 Nov. 12, 2011 at #8 Appalachian State ............. L 14 46 31 36 Sept. 15, 2012 at #9 Wofford ............................. L 20 49 38 30 Oct. 6, 2012 #8 Georgia Southern .................. L 13 45 23 20 Oct. 27, 2012 #15 Appalachian State............... L 27 38 18 19 Oct. 19, 2013 #12 Wofford............................... L 17 21 16 20 Nov. 1, 2014 #12 Chattanooga ....................... L 0 51 14 38 Oct. 31, 2015 #4 Chattanooga ......................... L 13 41 7 12 OVERALL RECORD (since 1983): ..........................................11 – 75 – 3 / (L–24) 0 42 3 42 HOME VS. FCS RANKED TEAMS: ........................................... 8 – 32 – 0 / (L–12) Last Win: Sept. 16, 2006 – 20-17 over #19 Eastern Kentucky 3 28 30 45 AWAY VS. FCS RANKED TEAMS: ............................................. 3 – 42– 2 / (L–42) 21 56 Last Win: Oct. 27, 1984 – 20-19 over #12 Furman 18 28 17 16 NEUTRAL VS. FCS RANKED TEAMS: ....................................................... 0 – 1 – 1 7 30 1 7 13 – NCAA I-AA (FCS) National Playoffs 2 – NCAA I-AA (FCS) National Championship; Charleston, S.C. 21 28 3 – Game played at South Carolina’s Williams-Bryce Stadium, Columbia, S.C. due to damage in 23 6 Charleston from Hurrican Hugo 10 31 7 70 10 34 14 38 No. 1 .....................................0–9–0 No. 14 ...................................0–2–0 24 42 No. 2 .....................................4–5–0 No. 15 ...................................0–4–0 28 35 No. 3 .....................................1–5–1 No. 16 ...................................0–2–0 13 31 No. 4 .....................................0–3–0 No. 17 ...................................0–0–0 14 50 No. 5 .....................................0–2–1 No. 18 ...................................1–3–0 24 34 No. 6 .....................................0–9–0 No. 19 ...................................1–1–0 No. 7 .....................................0–3–1 No. 20 ...................................0–2–0 23 24 No. 21 ...................................0–2–0 No. 8 .....................................0–6–0 24 41 No. 9 .....................................0–2–0 No. 22 ...................................0–0–0 14 24 No. 10 ...................................1–1–0 No. 23 ...................................1–0–0 13 19 No. 11 ...................................0–5–0 No. 24 ...................................0–1–0 25 31 No. 25 ...................................0–3–0 No. 12 ...................................2–3–0 6 38 No. 13 ...................................0–2–0

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History & Records /// In National Rankings

WESTERN CAROLINA ALL-TIME WHEN NATIONALLY RANKED (FCS) DATE WCU RANK Nov. 19, 1983 13 Nov. 26, 1983 9 Dec. 3, 1983 9 Dec. 10, 1983 9 Dec. 17, 1983 9 Sept. 28, 1985 19 Oct. 5, 1985 12 Oct. 12, 1985 14 Oct. 10, 1987 18 Oct. 17, 1987 12 Oct. 24, 1987 9 Oct. 31, 1987 18 Nov. 14, 1992 19 Nov. 21, 1992 15 Sept. 4, 1993 8 Sept. 18, 1993 13 Sept. 25, 1993 11 Oct. 2, 1993 22 Oct. 9, 1993 20 Oct. 16, 1993 25 Oct. 23, 1993 24 Oct. 30, 1993 22 Nov. 6, 1993 24 Nov. 13, 1993 16 Sept. 1, 1994 17 Sept. 10, 1994 17 Sept. 17, 1994 17 Sept. 24, 1994 14 Oct. 1, 1994 19 Oct. 8, 1994 17 Oct. 15, 1994 16 Oct. 22, 1994 23

OPPONENT Appalachian State Colgate 1 at Holy Cross 1 at Furman 1 vs. Southern Illinois 2 East Tennessee State at Marshall at Georgia Tech (FBS) Mars Hill North Carolina A&T Georgia Southern at The Citadel East Tennessee State at Appalachian State at Kansas (FBS) The Citadel North Carolina A&T Furman at Georgia Southern at East Tennessee State at Chattanooga Newberry VMI at Appalachian State Lenoir-Rhyne at Georgia Tech (FBS) at The Citadel at North Carolina State at Furman Georgia Southern at Marshall Chattanooga

OPP – 12 3 2 1 – 3 – – – 20 – – 18 – – – 23 8 – – – – – – – – – – – 1 –

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– SI N C E 1983 – SCORE DATE WCU RANK OPPONENT OPP RESULT SCORE 41 15 Oct. 29, 1994 21 at VMI – W 33 7 24 23 Nov. 12, 1994 18 Appalachian State 12 L 7 12 28 21 Nov. 19, 1994 23 East Tennessee State – L 31 34 14 7 Sept. 17, 2005 22 at Cincinnati (FBS) – L 3 7 7 43 Oct. 1, 2005 18 The Citadel – L 7 17 13 3 Sept. 23, 2006 22 at Furman 3 L 7 42 10 10 Sept. 30, 2006 24 Georgia Southern 25 L 14 24 17 24 OVERALL RECORD AS A RANKED TEAM (since 1983): .............20 – 18 – 1 / (L–6) 41 0 55 34 HOME AS A FCS RANKED TEAM:.......................................................... 13 – 6 – 0 16 37 Last Win: Oct. 22, 1994 – 53-15 over Chattanooga 24 38 AWAY AS A FCS RANKED TEAM:............................................................. 7– 11– 1 41 12 Last Win: Oct. 29, 1994 – 33-7 over VMI 12 14 3 46 NEUTRAL VS. FCS RANKED TEAMS: ....................................................... 0 – 1 – 0 38 13 1 7 34 – NCAA I-AA (FCS) National Playoffs 2 – NCAA I-AA (FCS) National Championship; Charleston, S.C. 23 20 18 19 25 24 41 10 No. 14 ...................................0–2–0 No. 1 .....................................0–0–0 56 10 No. 15 ...................................0–1–0 No. 2 .....................................0–0–0 38 14 No. 3 .....................................0–0–0 No. 16 ...................................0–2–0 16 20 No. 17 ...................................3–1–0 No. 4 .....................................0–0–0 23 14 No. 5 .....................................0–0–0 No. 18 ...................................1–3–0 No. 19 ...................................3–0–0 No. 6 .....................................0–0–0 26 45 No. 20 ...................................0–1–0 No. 7 .....................................0–0–0 42 38 No. 8 .....................................0–1–0 No. 21 ...................................1–0–0 13 38 No. 22 ...................................2–2–0 No. 9 .....................................3–2–0 35 24 No. 10 ...................................0–0–0 No. 23 ...................................1–1–0 35 31 No. 24 ...................................2–1–0 No. 11 ...................................0–1–0 14 38 No. 12 ...................................1–0–1 No. 25 ...................................1–0–0 53 15 No. 13 ...................................2–0–0

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WESTERN CAROLINA vs. NCAA FBS TEAMS SINCE 1998 YEAR OPPONENT

STADIUM

CAPACITY

ATTENDANCE

RESULT

YEAR OPPONENT

STADIUM

CAPACITY

ATTENDANCE

RESULT L, 62-0

2016 at South Carolina Williams-Brice

80,250

2006 at Florida

Ben Hill Griffen

90,233

90,233

2016 at East Carolina

Dowdy-Ficklen

50,000

2005 at Cincinnati

Nipert

35,000

22,637

L, 7-3

2015 at Texas A&M

Kyle Field

102,512

101,583

L, 41-17

2004 at Alabama

Bryant-Denny

83,818

77,306

L, 52-0

2015 at Tennessee

Neyland

102,455

102,136

L, 55-10

2003 at NC State

Carter-Finley

53,800

53,800

L, 59-20

2014 at Alabama

Bryant-Denny

101,821

101,325

L, 48-14

2003 at Duke

Wallace Wade

33,941

18,800

L, 29-3

2014 at South Florida

Raymond James

65,857

31,642

L, 36-31

2002 at Auburn

Jordan-Hare

86,063

80,067

L, 56-0

2013 at Auburn

Jordan-Hare

87,451

84,171

L, 62-3

2001 at Louisville

Papa John’s

42,000

35,214

L, 31-7

2013 at Virginia Tech

Lane

65,632

61,335

L, 45-3

2000 at LSU

Tiger

91,600

87,188

L, 58-0

1999 at Maryland

Byrd

48,055

36,376

L, 51-10

1998 at Duke

Wallace Wade

33,941

22,460

L, 24-10

2013 at MTSU

Johnny “Red” Floyd

2012 at Alabama

Bryant-Denny

30,788

20,011

L, 45-24

101,821

101,126

L, 49-0

2012 at Marshall 2011 at Georgia Tech

Joan C. Edwards

38,019

25, 317

L, 52-24

Bobby Dodd

55,000

42,132

L, 63-21

2010 at NC State

Carter-Finley

2009 at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt

57,583

56,417

L, 48-7

Sept. 8, 2001

at #26 Louisville

L

7

31

39,773

36,350

L, 45-0

Nov. 18, 2006

at #3 Florida

L

0

62

2008 at Florida State

Doak Campbell

82,300

2007 at Georgia

Sanford

92,138

73,024

L, 69-0

Sept. 15, 2007

at #23 Georgia

L

16

45

92,138

L, 45-16

Nov. 17, 2012

at #4 Alabama

L

0

49

2007 at Alabama

Bryant-Denny

90,233

90,233

L, 52-6

Nov. 22, 2014

at #1 Alabama

L

14

48

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• 1949 •

North State Conference Champions Western Carolina had struggled through its first 15 seasons of football with only two winning seasons in two decades, but all that frustration was forgotten in 1949 when Coach Tom Young completed a four-year, post-World War II building program with an 8-2 regular season and the school’s first North State Conference championship and first postseason appearance. The Cats, led by a stingy defense, won its first five games and allowed only two touchdowns in those victories. The only blemishes on the season were non-conference losses to Maryville (20-13) and Emory & Henry (27-26) as Western finished unbeaten in conference play. The team was rewarded by a bid to play in the Smoky Mountain Bowl in Bristol, Va., where the Cats lost to West Liberty State. Art Byrd, a 165-pound guard, was named to the Associated Press Little All-America Team, Western’s first All-America selection. Linemen Buffalo Humphries and Hugh Constance along with backs Hugh “Pee Wee” Hamilton and Ralph McConnell joined Byrd on the All-North State Conference Team.

Art Byrd, a 165-pound two-way guard for the 1949 North State Conference championship team, was Western Carolina’s first All-America selection.

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• 1974 •

NCAA Division II Playoffs Coach Bob Waters, who saw a perfect season and a trip to the NAIA playoffs denied by a loss in the final game of the 1969 season, led WCU to its first NCAA postseason appearance the hard way five years later. The 1974 Catamounts, playing in a sparkling new stadium, lost their season and stadium opener to visiting Murray State and struggled the next two weeks before establishing themselves as one of the nation’s top NCAA Division II teams. After the season-opening loss, the Cats continued to struggle offensively for the next two weeks but did manage wins over Tennessee Tech (9-7) and Appalachian State (2114) with outstanding defense. The offense, behind the running of freshman Darrell Lipford and passing of quarterback Jeff Walker to Jerry Gaines and Eagle Moss, found the right gear and the defense continued its great play. In the process, the Catamounts won nine in a row—including victories over top 10 teams Indiana State and Western Kentucky—and won a bid to the NCAA Division II playoffs where they lost a heartbreaker to No. 1 ranked Louisiana Tech, 10-7. The 1974 Catamounts finished the season ranked No. 8 in the Associated Press College Division poll and their defense established team records that still stand to this day. Most significant was allowing a mere nine touchdowns on the season (eight rushing and one passing) and only three over the last six games. Gaines and linebacker Steve Yates were first team All-America selections.

Linebacker Steve Yates was leader and first team All-American on the 1974 team, which was WCU’s first to reach the NCAA playoffs.

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• 1983 •

NCAA Division I-AA National Finalist Like the 1974 team, the ‘83 Catamounts got off to a slow start by losing its first two games to Clemson and Wake Forest. After the two setbacks, WCU would go through the next 12 Saturdays unbeaten en route to the NCAA Division I-AA championship game – the first by a Southern Conference school. The winning streak started in the third week of the season when WCU rallied from a 10-point deficit in the closing two minutes to defeat East Tennessee State, 17-16, and ended with a loss to Southern Illinois in the national championship game in Charleston, S.C. Despite the strong comeback in regular season play that produced an 8-2-1 record and No. 9 national ranking, Waters’ Cats barely made it into the I-AA playoffs. They proved their worthiness the next three weeks with come-from-behind, heart-stopping wins over Colgate (24-23), Holy Cross (2821) and Furman (14-7). The win over Furman was particularly pleasing as the teams had tied, 17-17, in the regular season, and allowed the Paladins to win the Southern Conference title as they had played and won one more league game due to a scheduling quirk. Over 5,000 WCU fans traveled to Greenville, S.C., for the rematch which was aired by CBS-TV. On the 1983 team, WCU had eight players named AllSoCon with head coach Bob Waters named Coach of the Year. Wide receiver Eric Rasheed and defensive back Tiger Greene selected All-America. Seven members of the ‘83 squad went on to play in the NFL and the team set an NCAA record for the most games played (15) in a season.

The 1983 Catamounts advanced to the NCAA I-AA championship game after its 14-7 upset at Furman.

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1974 NCAA Division II Playoffs (First Round)

1983 NCAA Division I–AA Playoffs (First Round)

Louisiana Tech 10, Western Carolina 7 Nov. 30, 1974 – Rushton, La. Joe Aillet Stadium – Attendance: 12,200

Western Carolina 24, Colgate 23 Nov. 26, 1983 – Cullowhee, N.C. Whitmire Stadium – Attendance: 6,500

RUSHTON, LA. – Amidst blustery conditions including temperatures in the mid-to-low 40s and dropping at game time and winds gusting 25-to-30 mph, Western Carolina tried to play giant-killer, battling top-ranked Louisiana Tech down to the wire in a sloppy defensive struggle in WCU’s first-ever NCAA Division II post-season game. Bulldog kicker Jerry Pope kicked a 22-yard field goal with 1:36 remaining in regulation to lift unbeaten Tech to three-point, 10-7, victory – their 23rd-consecutive win. The two teams combined for 16 turnovers with Tech fumbling nine times with seven lost while WCU put it on the soggy turf six times, losing three. The Catamounts also tossed five interceptions with one by the Bulldogs. Turnovers directly led to all 17 points in the playoff meeting. Two of Western Carolina’s miscues led to Louisiana Tech points. Catamount quarterback Danny Dalton was picked off at the goal line by Donnie Perry, thwarting a WCU scoring threat. On the very next play, La. Tech running back Roland Harper went off right tackle for 54 yards for the early lead. WCU capitalized on a Bob Jablonski fumble recovery, using a two-play scoring drive to tie the game. Dalton found Wayne Tolleson on a 47-yard reception before Herb Cole knotted the game with a three-yard run through the middle

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Western Carolina made one of the greatest comebacks – if not THE greatest comeback – in WCU’s 50-season football history to edge Colgate, 2423, in the first-ever home playoff game. The Red Raiders bolted to a 23-0 lead in the opening 28 minutes as they rolled up 281 yards of offense in the first half. The Catamounts came back in the last 18 seconds of the first half with their first score and trailed 23-7 at halftime. Jeff Gilbert threw the first of three TD passes – two to Eric Rasheed – with 18 seconds showing on the first half clock to provide the halftime tally. The second half was all Western Carolina, though, as the Catamounts held Colgate to 91 yards and four first downs in the final 30 minutes. Meanwhile, quarterback Jeff Gilbert passed almost at will as he totaled 376 yards through the air and three scores. Eric Rasheed and Kristy Kiser combined for 15 catches, 272 yards and all three TDs. Dean Biasucci kicked a record-tying 51-yard field goal in the win. “It was a courageous comeback,” said WCU head coach Bob Waters after the game. “They had our number early in the game, ut our kids hung in there and I couldn’t be any prouder. They did not surprise us with anything; we just didn’t play early.”

With the game tied at seven in the fourth quarter, nose guad Rod Bagley recovered a fumble that ultimately led to the game-winning, 22-yard field goal. SCORE BY QUARTERS #9 Western Carolina #1 Louisiana Tech

1 0 7

2 0 0

3 7 0

4 0 3

SCORE 7 10

SCORE BY QUARTERS #12 Colgate #9 Western Carolina

Record: (9-2) Record: (11-0)

SCORING SUMMARY: 1st 8:45 LAT Roland Harper 54 yd run (Jerry Pope kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WCU 0, LaTech 7 3rd 4:11 WCU Herb Cole 3 yd run (Jimmy Joyce kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WCU 7, LaTech 7 4th 1:36 LAT Jerry Pope 22 yd field goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WCU 7, LaTech 10 FIRST DOWNS ..................................................... RUSHES-YARDS (NET) ......................................... Rushing TDs ........................................................ PASSING YARDS (NET)......................................... Passes Comp-Att-Int ........................................... Passing TDs ........................................................ TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS ............................ Fumbles / Lost ................................................... Penalties – Yards ................................................

WCU 12 46 – 64 1 155 12–25–5 0 71 – 219 6/3 2 – 17

LaTech 15 49 – 183 1 89 7–15–1 0 64 – 272 9/7 3 – 15

SCORING SUMMARY: 1st 10:00 COL 2nd 13:18 COL 11:01 COL 1:35 COL 0:18 WCU 3rd 13:36 WCU 0:42 WCU 4th 13:26 WCU

1 7 0

2 16 7

3 0 10

4 0 7

Record: (8-4) Record: (9-2-1)

Joe Kozak 36 yd pass from Steve Calabria (Mike Powers kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WCU 0, COL 7 Stacy Hall 1 yd run (kick failed) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WCU 0, COL 13 Bob Clark 8 yd run (Mike Powers kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WCU 0, COL 20 Mike Powers 36 yd field goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WCU 0, COL 23 Eric Rasheed 19 yd pass from Jeff Gilbert (Dean Biasucci kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WCU 7, COL 23 Dean Biasucci 51 yd field goal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WCU 10, COL 23 Eric Rasheed 34 yd pass from Jeff Gilbert (Dean Biasucci kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . .WCU 17, COL 23 Kristy Kiser 27 yd pass from Jeff Gilbert (Dean Biasucci kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WCU 24, COL 23

FIRST DOWNS ..................................................... RUSHES-YARDS (NET) ......................................... Rushing TDs ........................................................ PASSING YARDS (NET)......................................... Passes Comp-Att-Int ........................................... TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS ............................ Fumbles / Lost ................................................... Penalties – Yards ................................................

WCU GAME LEADERS: LA TECH GAME LEADERS: Rushing: Darrell Lipford – 29 carries for 64 yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rushing: Roland Harper – 14 carries for 114 yards, TD Passing: Danny Dalton – 12–25–5 for 155 yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Passing: Steve Haynes – 7–for–10 for 89 yards Receiving: Wayne Tolleson – 5 catches for 80 yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Receiving: Billy Ryckman – 4 catches for 59 yards

SCORE 23 24

COL 19 38 – 155 2 219 20–39–3 77 – 374 2/0 9 – 71

WCU 23 32 – 82 0 376 25–47–0 79 – 458 2/1 12 – 89

WCU GAME LEADERS: COLGATE GAME LEADERS: Rushing: Melvin Dorsey – 13 carries for 44 yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rushing: Stacy Hall – 21 carries for 88 yards, TD Passing: Jeff Gilbert – 25–47–0 for 376 yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Passing: Steve Calabria – 19–35–2, 214 yards Receiving: Kristy Kiser – 8 catches for 131 yards, TD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Receiving: Steve Kinney – 5 for 56 yards Eric Rasheed – 7 catches for 141 yards, 2 TDs

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1983 NCAA Division I–AA Playoffs (Quarterfinals)

1983 NCAA Division I–AA Playoffs (Semifinals)

Western Carolina 28, Holy Cross 21 Dec. 3, 1983 – Worcester, Mass. Fitton Field – Attendance: 10,814

Western Carolina 14, Furman 7 Dec. 10, 1983 – Greenville, S.C. Paladin Stadium – Attendance: 13,034

WORCESTER, MASS. – Western Carolina came from behind twice and then held off a furious rally by Holy Cross to win, 28-21.

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Western Carolina’s fired up defense was the story of this game that was televised on CBS in 22 states and to 42-percent of the nation. The Catamounts limited the Paladins – one of the most explosive I-AA offenses – to just 18 yards rushing. Stanford Jennings, the Southern Conference Player of the Year, was held to just 25 yards rushing on 13 carries. David Charpia threw three interceptions, including two key picks in the fourth quarter. The Catamounts, despite dominating the stats, only had a 6-0 halftime advantage. The Paladins picked off a Jeff Gilbert pass early in the third quarter and, with 10:59 left, took a 7-6 advantage on Dennis Williams’ two-yard run. With 11:20 left in the game, WCU started a possession on its own 10 yard line. Nine plays later, the Cats kicked what looked to be a key field goal. But, on the kick Furman was hit with a roughing the kicker penalty. WCU elected to take the penalty and subsequent first down, negating the three points. The big gamble paid off two plays later when Melvin Dorsey scored from four yards out with 6:09 to play. The Cats elected to go for two and Gilbert hit Eddie West with a crucial pass. Furman then suffered two interceptions and a muffed punt in the closing minutes. The Paladins were kept pinned in their own territory thanks to a pair of booming punts by Steve Kornegay. In all, Furman was held to just 12 first downs and only two rushing first downs.

Western trailed 7-0 in the second quarter and 14-7 in the third and did not take the lead until early in the fourth period. Holy Cross came back to tie the game, 21-21, midway through the fourth quarter, but the Catamounts roared back on their next possession to score the winning touchdown with 4:54 to play. After an exchange of punts Holy Cross took over at its own one-yard line with under three minutes left and drove to the WCU 15-yard line before defensive back Richard Dukes preserved the win by knocking away a pass intended for the Crusaders’ tight end at the five. Jeff Gilbert completed 28-of-52 passes for 343 yards and three touchdowns. Kristy Kiser caught nine passes for 94 yards and a TD with eight of his catches going for first downs. Eric Rasheed caught five passes for 89 yards and two scores. Clyde Simmons, who returned a blocked punt 60 yards for a touchdown, led the Catamounts’ defensive play.

SCORE BY QUARTERS #9 Western Carolina #3 Holy Cross SCORING SUMMARY: 2nd HC WCU 3rd HC WCU 4th WCU HC WCU

1 0 0

2 7 7

3 7 7

4 14 7

SCORE 28 21

SCORE BY QUARTERS #9 Western Carolina #2 Furman

Record: (10-2-1) Record: (9-2-1)

Gill Fenerty 33 yd run (Melink kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WCU 0, HC 7 Eric Rasheed 30 yd pass from Jeff Gilbert (Dean Biasucci kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WCU 7, HC 7 Sandy McMurty 38 yd run (Melink kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WCU 7, HC 14 Clyde Simmons 60 yd blocked punt return (Dean Biasucci kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WCU 14, HC 14 Kristy Kiser 15 yd pass from Jeff Gilbert (Dean Biasucci kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WCU 21, HC 14 Chuck Doyle 2 yd run (Melink kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WCU 21, HC 21 Eric Rasheed 25 yd pass from Jeff Gilbert (Dean Biasucci kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WCU 28, HC 21

FIRST DOWNS ..................................................... RUSHES-YARDS (NET) ......................................... Rushing TDs ........................................................ PASSING YARDS (NET)......................................... Passes Comp-Att-Int ........................................... TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS ............................ Fumbles / Lost ................................................... Penalties – Yards ................................................

WCU 20 27 – 81 3 354 29–54–0 81 – 386 6/4 10 – 83

HC 19 49 – 272 0 143 12–30–0 79 –360 7/3 4 – 40

WCU GAME LEADERS: HOLY CROSS GAME LEADERS: Rushing: Melvin Dorsey – 11 carries for 21 yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rushing: Gill Fenerty – 10 carries for 62 yards, TD Passing: Jeff Gilbert – 28–52 for 343 yards, 3 TDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Passing: Pete Muldoon – 10–24–0 for 116 yards Receiving: Kristy Kiser – 9 catches for 94 yards, TD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Receiving: Brad Totten – 3 catches for 45 yards

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SCORING SUMMARY: 1st 4:12 WCU 2nd 1:06 WCU 3rd 10:39 FUR 4th 6:09 WCU

1 3 0

2 3 0

3 0 7

4 8 0

SCORE 14 7

Record: (11-2-1) Record: (10-2-1)

Dean Biasucci 30 yd field goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WCU 3, FUR 0 Dean Biasucci 30 yd field goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WCU 6, FUR 0 Dennis Williams 2 yd run (Keven Esval kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WCU 6, FUR 7 Melvin Dorsey 4 yd run (Eddie West pass from Jeff Gilbert) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WCU 14, FUR 7

FIRST DOWNS ..................................................... RUSHES-YARDS (NET) ......................................... Rushing TDs ........................................................ PASSING YARDS (NET)......................................... Passes Comp-Att-Int ........................................... TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS ............................ Fumbles / Lost ................................................... Penalties – Yards ................................................

WCU 24 44 – 147 1 202 24–45–2 89 – 349 2/1 8 – 47

FUR 12 27 – 18 0 190 14–33–3 60 – 208 3/1 8 – 53

WCU GAME LEADERS: FURMAN GAME LEADERS: Rushing: Melvin Dorsey – 20 carries for 102 yards, TD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rushing: Stanford Jennings – 13 for 25 yards Passing: Jeff Gilbert – 24–45–2 for 202 yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Passing: David Charpia – 14–33–3 for 190 yards Receiving: Eric Rasheed – 7 catches for 68 yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Receiving: Billy Risher – 5 catches for 94 yards

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1983 NCAA Division I–AA Playoffs (Championship) Southern Illinois 43, Western Carolina 7 Dec. 17, 1983 – Charleston, S.C. Johnson Hagood Stadium – Attendance: 15,950

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Wesern Carolina ran out of playoff miracles as the Catamounts lost the I-AA national championship to Southern Illinois, 43-7, at Johnson Hagood Stadium. SIU’s defense lived up to its ranking and reputation as it throttled WCU’s highly regarded passing attack, recording seven interceptions. WCU dominated play in the first quarter as they drove deep into Salukis’ territory twice, but failed to score. In that initial period, the Catamounts moved the ball to the SIU four-yard line and lost the ball on a fumble. On its next possession, Western missed a field goal attempt. While the offense was moving the ball effectively, the defense limited SIU’s offense to a mere 18 yards in the first quarter. The game changed quickly in the second quarter, though, as SIU’s defense took charge and turned an interception into a touchdown and held Western’s offense to zero yards in the period. The sky fell on the Catamounts in the third as two more interceptions virtually gave SIU touchdowns and the Salukis added a safety and a score set-up by a 72-yard kick return to lead, 33-0. Western Carolina’s only score came in the fourth quarter when Jeff Gilbert connected with Kristy Kiser on an 18-yard pass that culminated an 85-yard drive.

SCORE BY QUARTERS #9 Western Carolina #1 Southern Illinois SCORING SUMMARY: 2nd 11:45 SIU 2:15 SIU 3rd 9:21 SIU 4:33 SIU 2:05 SIU 0:56 SIU 4th 7:48 SIU 5:35 WCU 0:56 SIU

1 0 0

2 0 10

3 0 23

4 7 10

SCORE 7 43

Record: (11-3-1) Record: (13-1)

Terry Taylor 10 yd pass from Rick Johnson (Ron Miller kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WCU 0, SIU 7 Ron Miller 36 yd field goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WCU 0, SIU 10 Rick Johnson 1 yd rush (Ron Miller kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WCU 0, SIU 17 Stevenson 26 yd pass from Rick Johnson (Ron Miller kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WCU 0, SIU 24 Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WCU 0, SIU 26 Terry Green 1 yd rush (Ron Miller kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WCU 0, SIU 33 Ron Miller 23 yd field goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WCU 0, SIU 36 Kristy Kiser 18 yd pass from Jeff Gilbert (Dean Biasucci kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WCU 7, SIU 36 Terry Green 10 yd rush (Ron Miller kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WCU 7, SIU 43

FIRST DOWNS ..................................................... RUSHES-YARDS (NET) ......................................... Rushing TDs ........................................................ PASSING YARDS (NET)......................................... Passes Comp-Att-Int ........................................... TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS ............................ Fumbles / Lost ................................................... Penalties – Yards ................................................

WCU 15 27 – 84 0 154 16–34–7 61 – 238 5/1 5 – 47

SIU 19 50 – 154 3 213 19–25–0 75 – 313 3/2 9 – 84

WCU GAME LEADERS: SO. ILLINOIS GAME LEADERS: Rushing: Melvin Dorsey – 10 carries for 7 yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rushing: Derrick Taylor – 18 for 40 yards Passing: Jeff Gilbert – 16–33–7 for 154 yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Passing: Rick Johnson – 19–25–0 for 213 yards Receiving: Melvin Dorsey – 4 catches for 49 yards . . . . . . . . . . . . Receiving: James Stevenson – 5 catches for 88 yds, TD Leonard Williams – 4 catches for 23 yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terry Taylor – 6 catches for 39 yards, TD

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History & Records /// Coaching History

ALL-TIME ASSISTANT COACHES

WESTERN CAROLINA HEAD COACHING RECORDS NAME C.C. Poindexter Ralph James James Whatley Marion McDonald Tom Young Dan Robinson Bob Waters Dale Strahm Steve Hodgin Bill Bleil Kent Briggs Dennis Wagner Mark Speir TOTALS

SEASONS 1931–34 (4 years) 1935–38 (4 years) 1939–41 (3 years) 1945 (1 year) 1946–55 (10 years) 1956–68 (13 years) 1969–88 (20 years) 1989 (1 year) 1990–96 (7 years) 1997–2001 (5 years) 2002–2007 (6 years) 2008–2011 (4 years) 2012–pres. (4 years) 82 SEASONS

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C.C. Poindexter was WCU’s first head football coach.

Jim Whatley (left) served as head coach from 1939-41, while Marion McDonald (right) was Western Carolina’s head coach for the 1945 season.

Dan Robinson (1956-68) is one of only two coaches to amass over 50 wins as the Catamounts’ head coach.

Bill Bleil posted two winning seasons as WCU’s head coach from 1997-2001.

Bob Waters was head coach from 1969-88. He is the school’s all-time winningest coach with 116 victories.

Kent Briggs led his alma mater from 2002 through the 2007 season.

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Dale Strahm led WCU during the 1989 season.

Dennis Wagner was WCU’s head coach for four seasons from 2008-11.

Tom Young served as head coach for nine seasons (1946-55).

Steve Hodgin served as WCU’s head coach for six years (1990-96), after being an assistant for nine seasons.

A former WCU assistant under Steve Hodgin, Mark Speir took over in 2012.

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ANDREWS, Ralph.................. 1937-40

MILLWOOD, Don ................... 1974-88

ARTHURS, Pat....................... 2010-11

MOGRIDGE, Allen....................... 2003

BANKS, Arketa ....................... 2009-12

MOLNAR, Charlie........................ 1989

BEATHARD, Kurt ............... 1996-2001

MOORE, Patrick ..................... 2000-01

BECKMAN, Tim...................... 1990-95

MORGAN, LaMar ................... 2014-15

BLEIL, Bill .................................... 1996

NAPERT, David ...................... 2003-07

BLUE, Kenyon ........................ 2010-11

NICHOLS, Jason ................ 2016-pres.

BODLE, Dave .............................. 1989

O’BRIEN, Dick .................... 1996-2006

BOWMAN, Mack ......................... 1959

O’DANIEL, Drew .................... 2005-07

BRANDON, S.O. .................... 1938-40

PAPPAS, Jim ............................... 1954

BRIGGS, Kent ........................ 1982-88

PATE, Bobby .......................... 1974-79

CARLTON, Tyler ................. 2015-pres.

PATTEN, David ...................... 2013-14

CLINKSCALE, Steven ................. 2008

PAWLOWSKI, Matt................. 2008-11

COLLINS, Chris...... 2010-12; 2016-pres.

PETERSON, Bruce ..................... 1968

COLLINS, Geoff ..................... 2002-05

POLIZZI, Chris ............................ 2015

COOPER, Bob ............................ 1961

POWERS, Don ........1968-83; 2006-07

DALTON, Don ........................ 1971-89

QUINN, Shawn ....................... 2013-15

DAVIS, Ty ............................... 2008-11

RAYE, Craig ................................ 1990

DeGRAFFENREID, Al ............ 1980-96

REED, Rodney ............................ 2003

DENNING, Don ...................... 1969-73

REIS, Kris .................................... 2002

DENNY, Bill ............................ 2000-01

RHEA, Mark ....................... 2009-pres.

DIMEO, Casey ............................ 2007

RHULE, Matt .......................... 2002-05

ELDER, Trey .......................... 2012-13

ROBERTS, Justin................... 2009-10

ETHERIDGE, Zac .............. 2016-pres.

ROBINSON, Dan......................... 1950

FELA, Jeff............................... 1990-94

ROOF, Ted................................... 1997

FOLLETT, Andy ...................... 2008-11

ROSS, Jeremiah .................... 2010-11

FREISE, Fred .............................. 1946

RUCKER, Brian ...................... 2006-07

GIBSON, Dan ..................... 2008-pres.

RYAN, Steve ................ 1989, 1996-99

GIDEON, Blake .................. 2016-pres.

SANDUSKY, E.J. ......................... 1995

GLENN, Brad ..................... 2012-pres.

SATTERFIELD, Marcus .............. 2005

GODETTE, Cary ......................... 2002

SCOTT, John .......................... 2006-08

GUDGER, Jim ........................ 1946-58

SCOTT, Tommy ...................... 1984-89

GUNTHROP, Michael ......... 1997-2001

SETZER, Bob ..........1956-61, 1966-88

HAMILTON, Romie...................... 1963

SEWARD, Lamont.................. 2006-07

HECKENDORF, Keith ............ 2008-10

SHAW, Jaybo .............................. 2014

HENNIGAN, Mike ................... 1982-83

SHERROD, Brad .................... 2008-09

HODGIN, Steve ...................... 1980-89

SIMS, De’Rail ......................... 2013-15

HOLT, John......................... 2012-pres.

SISA, Steve ............................ 2012-13

HOLTHOUSER, Will ............... 1990-96

SMITH, Jordan ............................ 2012

HOOD, Jay ............................. 2010-11

SMITH, Ty .............................. 1980-81

JACKSON, Myron .................. 2002-07

SPEIR, Mark........................... 1991-96

JENNINGS, Raymond ................. 1997

STANLEY, Bill .............................. 1969

JONES, Norris ........................ 1950-51

THOMAS, Dennis ................... 2013-15

JOYE, Bill .................................... 1966

TURNER, John............................ 2002

KEY, Brent ................................... 2004

UNDERWOOD, Charles.............. 1951

KINNEY, Sandy ...................... 1994-95

VARN, Todd ............................ 2002-04

KIRKPATRICK, Donnie .......... 2003-04

VARNEY, Sid ............................... 1960

LANDRY, Dustin ................. 2016-pres.

WALKER, Curtis .......................... 2012

LEMMOND, Vaughn .................... 1955

WAHONICK, John ....................... 1937

LITTLE, Cameron ........................ 1968

WARE, Dwight............................. 1950

LOGO, Rick ............................ 2001-02

WAUGH, Ethan .................. 1999-2001

LOVETT, Jim .......................... 1962-63

WAUGH, Maury.................. 1997-2001

LOWE, Marty .......................... 2005-06

WEST, Eddie ............................... 1993

MALONE, Doug........................... 2007

WHITE, Clayton...................... 2004-05

MARINO, Vince ...................... 1994-95

WIKE, Johnny..........1964-73, 1984-94

MATOUS, Ken ............................. 2002

WILLIAMS, Denny ....................... 1964

MAYERS, Michael ....................... 2010

WOODS, Thomas .............. 1997-2000

McCONNELL, Tuck ................ 1947-48

WOOLUM, Tuck ..................... 1991-93

McDONALD, Marion..... 1938-41, 1946

YOUNG, Tom ......................... 1955-56

MILLS, Pat.......................... 2012-pres.

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Water s and Western Carolina football were synonymous during the 20 football seasons from 1969 through 1988. The evolution and success of the school’s athletic programs, especially its football program, during that period can be attributed largely to his talents and personality. He grew up in the small farming town of Sylvania in south Georgia and, despite physical frailties, earned 11 athletic letters in three sports. During the spring of his senior year at Screven County High School, he traveled to South Georgia College for a tryout and suffered a broken leg the first day and was not offered a scholarship. He landed on his feet five months later at Stetson University in Deland, Fla., as a freshman quarterback and defensive back. Waters must have wondered if someone was trying to tell him something when Stetson officials decided to drop the school’s football program at the end of that season. Not to be discouraged, in his efforts to play football, Waters took his talents to Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., where he spent the next three years as a quarterback, defensive back and an outstanding student. He led Presbyterian to the 1960 Tangerine Bowl and was named the game’s most outstanding player despite his team’s loss. His performance in the Tangerine Bowl gave cause for the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers and AFL’s San Diego Chargers to draft Waters in 1960. He signed with the 49ers, bought a Corvette, grabbed headlines in his first season when he threw three touchdown passes in an upset of the Baltimore Colts, and soon thereafter, met and married Sherine Gidney. He overcame numerous injuries in his five-year NFL career — four as quarterback and one as a defensive back. The injuries mounted and Waters opted for a career change in 1965 as he hung up his cleats and enrolled in graduate school with a coaching career in mind. His alma mater offered the opportunity and he returned as an assistant coach at Presbyterian in 1966. After two seasons, he left Clinton to return to the west coast as the wide receivers coach at Stanford University for the 1968 season. Western Carolina officials gambled and hired Waters, whose coaching experience was limited to those three seasons as an assistant, but it turned out to be one of the best decisions made in the WCU’s history. He served notice of things to come by leading his first team — the 1969 Catamounts — to a 9-1 record with an

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exciting pass oriented offense. A national ranking followed at the end of the 1972 season and in 1974, when WCU advanced to its first NCAA playoff appearance. His 1983 team will go down as one of the school’s best, reaching the NCAA I-AA championship game. In 20 seasons at the helm of the football program, he guided the Catamounts to 116 victories, produced 13 All-Americans, 54 first-team All-Southern Conference selections and brought the University more positive publicity than could ever be measured in monetary terms. Prior to his arrival, WCU had posted only five winning football records in 20 seasons, while 13 of Waters’ 20 teams turned in winning ledgers. In 15 years (1971-86) as athletics director, Waters led the growth and played a key part in the school’s membership in the Southern Conference. He cultivated and rallied support for a new football stadium, which became a reality in 1974, and an impressive basketball arena as part of a multipurpose Ramsey Center, which was completed in 1986. His coaching and administrative successes as well as his courage in his fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) were recognized throughout the country as his story was chronicled by every major print and electronic media outlet in the nation. Waters has additionally been inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame, the Florida Citrus Bowl Hall of Fame and the Western Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. He was forced to step down as head football coach in March of 1989 and died less than three months later (May 29, 1989) at the age of 50. Waters was inducted into the South Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame in 1987, is enshrined in the Florida Citrus Bowl Hall of Fame, and was among the fourth induction class into the Western Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame back in 1993. In 2014, Waters was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in Raleigh, N.C.

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ABANIFI, Emeka ...................................2006 ABERNETHY, David ......................... 1997-98 ABRAHAM, Pablo ....................... 1998-2001 ABRAHAM, Paul ............................. 1981-84 ADAMS, Boyd.................................1961, 63 ADAMS, Charles..............................1972-74 ADAMS, Jerry ................................. 1961-65 * ADDERTION, Chandler .............. 2013-pres. AIKEN, Craig .................................. 1991-94 ALA, Rainey.....................................2011-12 ALEXANDER, Deja .......................... 2010-12 ALFORD, T. ..................................... 2002-04 ALI, Ibn ................................................2008 ALLISON, Howard .................................1938 ALLISON, Jack ................................ 1946-49 ALLEN, Brett .................................. 2009-11 ALLEN, Curtis ................................. 1977-79 ALLEN, Lawson............................... 1932-34 ALLEN, Kenny ................................. 1979-80 ALLEN, Shamar .............................. 2004-07 ALSTON, George .............................1978-81 ALTENBURG, Dan ........................... 1968-70 AMERICA, Reggie .................................2010 ANDERSON, Mike .......................... 2010-12 ANDREWS, Clyde ............................1940-41 ANDREWS, Robert ...............................1937 ANDREWS, Roland ...............................1965 ANGEL, Dan .........................................1961 ANGEL, Ralph ................................1934, 36 ANNAS, Ben.........................................1999 AQUILINA, Victor ............................ 2008-09 ARANT, Scottie ............................... 1985-88 ARMSTRONG, Chad .............................1987 ARNETTE, Frank.............................. 1950-51 ARNEY, Lawrence ........................... 1949-50 ARRINGTON, Jack........................... 1947-49 ASHLEY, Tony ................................. 1968-71 ATKINSON, Buck ..................................1954 ATKINSON, Charles ..............................1955 AUDREY, Sam ......................................1938 AUGHTRY, Ronnie ........................... 1958-59 AUSTIN, Keith ................................ 1990-92 AWTREY, Chris................................ 1989-92

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BAILEY, Carlton .............................. 2004-07 BAILEY, Charles.............................. 1961-63 BAILEY, Nas .........................................1933 BAKER, Brett.................................. 1988-90 BALL, Gary ..................................... 1981-82 BALLARD, William ................................1955 BALTHROP, Pete ............................. 2010-13 BANFORD, Eric................................2011-12 BANKS, Jim.............................. 1946, 49-50 BANKS, Kenny................................ 1990-94 BANKS, Michael ........................1999-2002 BANKS, Telly .................................. 1994-97 BARE, Anthony ............................... 1986-89 BARGELLA, Todd ............................ 2002-03 BARKER, John ................................ 1965-66 BARNES, Lamar ............................. 2002-05 BARNES, Roton ...............................1940-41 BARNES, Shonte ..................................2007 BARNES, Warren ..................................1945 BARNHILL, Lawrence...................... 1932-33 * BARNWELL, Destry ................... 2014-pres. BARNWELL, Howard ................. 1940, 46-47 BARNWELL, Jim ............................. 1941, 46 BARRINGER, Joe ...................... 1996, 98-99 BARRON, Lloyd .............................. 1984-86 BASS, Francis ................................ 1957-60 BATES, Earl .................................... 1984-87 BATHIANY, Andrew ...............................2008 BATTEN, John .......................................1966 BATTLE, Dorian.....................................2007

BAXTER, Robert ............................. 1988-89 BEACHUM, Thomas ..............................1946 BEAM, Lamar .......................................2005 BEAM, Max .................................... 1946-48 BEATY, James “Bill”........................ 1968-70 BEATTY, Jerry........................................1969 BECK, Milton ................................. 1983-86 BELL, Bill ................................. 1950, 52-53 BELL, Mitchell ................................ 2007-10 BELTON, Hassan ..................................2015 BENNES, Joe ........................................1945 BENSON, Bill .......................................1962 BENSON, Karnorris ........................ 2012-15 BERNARD, James ........................... 1996-99 * BERRIDGE, Brandon ................ 2014-pres. * BERRYMAN, Ian ....................... 2015-pres. BEST, Dan ...................................... 1995-98 BETHUNE, Christian .............................2009 BIASUCCI, Dean............................. 1980-83 BIGGERSTAFF, Mike ....................... 1967-69 BIGGS, Tracy ..............................1996-2000 BICKNESE, Mike ............................ 1981-82 BIRCH, Randy ......................................2005 BISHOP, Jerry ................................. 1958-61 BLACK, Ben ................................... 1990-92 BLACK, Frank ................................. 1935-36 BLACK, Mike .................................. 1968-70 BLAKE, Eddie ................................. 1968-70 BLAKE, Ricky .......................................1978 BLALOCK, Charlie ................................1952 BLANTON, James ............................1975-76 BLOOMER, Bill .....................................1968 BOATENG, Fred .............................. 2000-02 BODINE, Tom ................................. 1991-94 BOONE, Jerrod ...........................1998-2000 BOST, Lew................................ 1960, 62-63 BOSTIC, Blake ............................... 2008-10 BOWEN, Jack ..................................1973-76 BOWEN, Mike ................................ 1981-82 BOWEN, Tommy ..............................1976-77 BOWERS, Bobby ..................................1946 BOWLES, Ed................................... 1962-66 BOWMAN, Mack ............................ 1949-52 BRADBURN, Wayne .........................1939-41 BRADLEY, Chad.............................. 1994-95 BRADLEY, Jeff ................................ 2005-08 BRADLEY, Marcus .......................... 1996-97 BRADY, Auzman ...................................1946 BRANDON, Charles ........................ 1952-53 BRASHEAR, John............................ 2000-01 BRATCHER, Eric ...................................1982 BRATHWAITE, Jamaine ................... 1991-93 BRAXTON, Lonnie ............................1979-81 BREEDEN, Brandon........................ 2005-06 BRIGGS, Kent .................................1976-79 BRINDISE, Zac ................................2010-11 BRINKLEY, Jack ...............................1975-76 BRINSON, Donnell ......................... 1993-96 BRISSON, Zane ....................................1955 BRISTOW, Jimmy ............................ 1951-53 BRITTAIN, Joe .......................................1934 BROADWATER, Tom ........................ 1957-60 BROADWAY, Gil ....................................2010 BROOKS, Billy ................................ 1962-63 BROOKS, Dan .................................1973-74 BROOKS, Jay.................................. 1995-97 BROOKS, Josh................................ 1994-97 BROOKS, Phillip.............................1967, 69 BROOKS, Shane............................. 1992-93 BROWN, Andre ............................... 2002-05 BROWN, Angelo ..................2006-07; 09-10 BROWN, Bob........................................1939 BROWN, Francis............................. 2003-05 BROWN, Garrett ..............................2011-14 BROWN, J.C. ........................................1945 BROWN, J.C. .................................. 2003-06 BROWN, Mace ............................... 1947-48 BROWN, Marcus ..................................2007 BROWN, Mario .....................................2002

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BROWN, Robbie ............................. 1991-93 BROWN, Robert ............................. 1963-64 BROWN, Robert ..............................1976-79 BROWN, Ronald ............................. 1959-60 BROWN, Stephen ........................... 2004-07 BROWN, Stewart ............................ 1949-51 BROWN, William ..................................1946 BROWN, Zack ................................ 2007-08 BROWNLEE, Mike........................... 1977-79 BRUNS, Gary ................................. 1972-73 BRYAN, James................................ 1987-88 BYRANT, Donnie ......................... 1999-2001 BRYANT, Jennings.................................1938 BRYANT, Jimmy .............................. 1959-61 BRYCE, Wyche ................................1972-74 BRYSON, Jim.................................. 1946-47 BUCHANAN, Paul ..................... 1929, 31-32 BUCHANAN, Ray ..................................1953 BUFFAMOYER, Mark....................... 1981-84 BULLARD, Clay..........................1978, 80-81 BULLARD, Red .....................................1939 BUMGARNER, Clyde....................... 1949-52 BUMGARNER, Don ...............................1955 BUMPER, Billy ............................... 1991-94 BUMPUS, Jonte....................................2009 BURCHFIEL, Tommy ........................1975-76 BURGESS, Mark............................. 2005-06 BURGIN, Jim ........................................1940 BURGIS, Teddy ............................... 2001-02 BURKETT, Willis.............................. 1966-67 BURLESON, Bruce................................1949 BURR, Steve ...................................1973-74 BURTON, DeNorrise ....................... 1995-98 BUSH, Andy ................................... 1995-97 BUSH, John .................................... 2002-05 BUTLER, Jimmy .............................. 1993-96 BUTLER, Joe ................................... 1954-55 BUTLER, Kamarco ................................1998 BUTLER, William ............................ 1995-97 BYNUM, Fred .......................................1955 BYRD, Arthur .................................. 1946-49 BYRD, Charles................................ 1954-57 BYRD, H.B............................................1952 BYRD, Mickey ......................................1955

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CAGLE, Henry.......................................1950 CAIN, Blake ................................... 2008-11 CAINE, Kendrick ............................. 1996-97 CALAVERNE, Jim .............................1974-76 CALDWELL, Cecil..................................1964 CALHOUN, Coy .....................................1955 CALLIS, Mark ..................................1971-73 CAMPANA, Caesar .....................1998-2000 CAMPBELL, Frank ................................1960 CAMPBELL, Fred ..................................1933 CANADAY, Larry....................................1960 CANTRELL, Bryce .................................1985 CAPERILA, Bob .............................. 1949-50 CARDANO, Conrad ...............................1970 CARLOCK, Paul ....................................1945 CARMICHAEL, Alonzo ..................... 1983-86 CARNES, Roger ....................................1963 CARPENTER, Harvey .............................1945 CARPENTER, Willie ..........................1976-79 CARSON, Courtland ....................... 2010-13 CARSWELL, Jon .............................. 1954-57 CARTWRIGHT, Sanford .........................1955 CASE, Kevin .........................................1980 CATER, Mike .................................. 1969-72 CATHEY, Joe .........................................1939 CAUBLE, Bob .......................................1962 CELLA, Justin ................................. 1998-99 CHAMBERS, Austin .........................2010-11 CHAMBERS, Jeff ........................ 1998-2001 CHAMBERS, Keensen .................... 2012-13 * CHANCEY, Mitchell ................... 2015-pres.

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CHANDLER, Buddy ......................... 1964-65 CHAPMAN, Harold ......................... 1935-36 CHAPMAN, Weaver......................... 1935-36 CHAPPELL, Brett .................1994-95, 97-98 CHASON, Don ................................ 1980-82 CHAVIS, Reggie .............................. 1994-97 CHESTER, Bruce...................................1946 CHILDERS, Carol ..................................1954 CHILDERS, Jack ............................. 1963-66 CHILDERS, Tobe ............................. 1958-60 CHURCH, Roy ................................. 1950-53 CICCONE, Jeff .................................1974-77 CILENTO, Pat.................................. 2001-02 CLARK, Ace .....................................2011-14 CLARK, Doyle .......................................1955 CLARK, Greg ........................................2008 CLARK, Jawan ............................1999-2000 CLARK, Justin................................. 2003-06 CLARK, Ralph ................................ 1946-49 CLARK, Morrio ............................... 2004-06 CLARK-DEAR, Joe........................... 2006-08 CLAWSON, Elton ............................ 1993-96 CLAXTON, Robert .................................1945 CLAXTON, Steve ..............................1975-76 CLAYTON, Henry ...................................1945 CLAYTON, Max ............................... 1948-49 CLEMENTS, Gib....................................1978 CLEVELAND, Bill...................................1972 CLOUDEN, Kurt .............................. 2007-08 COBBLEDICK, Ron ......................... 1969-70 COCKRELL, Josh............................. 2008-11 COFFEY, Joe .........................................1949 COFFIN, Darvin .............................. 2003-04 COHEN, Eddie ................................ 2004-07 COHN, Herbert .....................................1939 COLE, Herb .................................... 1972-75 COLLINS, Chris.............................. 2006-09 COLLINS, Geoff .............................. 1990-92 COLLINS, Hobe .............................. 1946-47 COLLINS, Howard.................................1945 COLLINS, Justin ............................. 2008-09 COMAN, Sam .......................................1952 COMPTON, Jerry ...................................1957 CONKLIN, James ............................ 2002-05 CONLEY, Nick .......................................2007 CONNER, Jeff ....................................... 1971 CONNER, Marlon..................................1991 CONRAD, Jackie ............................. 1957-58 CONSTANCE, Hugh......................... 1946-49 COOK, Robert ......................................1937 COOK, Wesley ................................ 2010-12 COOK, Willis .................................. 1933-34 COOK, Deonte................................ 2002-04 COOKE, Tim .........................................2007 COOPER, Bobby ............................. 1957-59 COOPER, John......................................2006 COOPER, Louis............................... 1981-84 COOPER, Ryan .....................................2007 COPE, Charles................................ 1954-55 CORBETT, Alan ............................... 1989-92 CORBIN, Grady .............................. 1954-55 CORBIN, Grady W. .......................... 1979-80 CORBIN, Keith ................................1971-73 CORLEY, Jim ................................... 1968-71 CORPENING, Allan ......................... 1973-75 COSTON, J.C. .......................................1939 COTTER, Charles ..................................1945 COTTRELL, Todd ............................. 1987-89 COUCH, Tommy ....................................1955 COWAN, Leo ........................................ 1941 COX, Clay ....................................... 1988-89 COX, Gene ...........................................1955 COX, Nick.............................................2001 COX, Roger .................................... 1964-66 CREASMAN, J.B. ..................................1952 CRISP, Travis ........................................1998 CROCKER, William ......................... 1991-95 CROOKS, Jonathon ........................ 1983-85 CROOKS, Kenya ...................................1997

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MICHAEL BANKS, 1999-2002

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ALONZO CARMICHAEL, 1983-86

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* CROSSEN, Keion ...................... 2014-pres. CROSLAND, Lamont .............................1996 CROWDER, William ........................ 1938-39 CRUDUP, Cedric ......................... 1997-2000 CUCINELLA, Mike ........................... 1982-84 CUNNINGHAM, Bobby .................... 1949-53 * CUNNINGHAM, Coleman .......2013-pres. CUNNINGHAM, Jack ......... 1949,52,54-55 CUNNINGHAM, Randolph .............1962-63 CUNNINGHAM, Sid ........................ 1977-79 CURRIE, Todd................................. 1985-87 CURTIS, Levon .....................................2008 CURTIS, Darren .............................. 2004-07

MELVIN DORSEY, 1981-83

LONNIE GALLOWAY, 1990-93

CHAD GREENE, 1991-95

GERALD HARP, 1977-80

BRANDON HOLLOWAY, 1995-98

CURTIS, Seth ................................. 2013-15

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D’ALESSANDRIS, Joe ......................1973-76 DALTON, Danny .............................. 1973-75 DALTON, Don ................................. 1967-69 * DALTON, Nathan ...................... 2015-pres. DALTON, Scooter............................ 2001-04 DANDELAKE, Augustus ................... 1935-37 DANKMEYER, Chris ..............................2002 DARBY, Jenoris .....................................2008 DAUGHTERY, Carlton ............................1950 DAVIES, Ben .................................. 2007-08 DAVIES, David ................................ 1968-70 DAVIES, John ................................. 1968-70 DAVIS, Alney ........................................1970 DAVIS, Chad .................................. 1994-95 DAVIS, Derrick ................................2014-15 DAVIS, Fred .................................... 1984-86 DAVIS, James ................................. 1985-87 DAVIS, Jim ..................................... 1969-72 DAVIS, Jimmy .......................................1972 DAVIS, Kenny .......................................1975 DAVIS, L.J. ..................................... 2005-07 DAVIS, Matt .........................................2004 DAVIS, Sandy ................................. 1965-68 DAVIS, Stan .........................................1979 DAVIS, Ted ...........................................1934 DEAN, Jeff.......................................1978-81 DeANGELIS, Jimmy ........................ 1962-65 DEAVER, Josh................................. 2005-08 DeGRAFFENREID, Alphonso ................. 1974-76 DeGRAFFENREID, Matt ......2012-13; ‘15-pres. DeSHAUTEURS, Manny .................. 2001-03 DEITZ, Layton ....................................... 1941 DeLAPP, Tyron ................................ 1982-85 DELLINGER, Chuck......................... 1977-78 DENTON, Blaine ...................................1932 DENTON, Bruce ....................................1931 DePASS, Brunson ................................1999 DEWBERRY, Manny ..............................1981 * DICKSON, Tyson ....................... 2013-pres. DIETZ, Phil ......................................1973-74 DOLINSKY, Dennis................................1960 DONALDSON, Adam ....................... 2002-04 DONOVAN, Dan .............................. 1949-50 DORSEY, Melvin ............................. 1981-83 DOTSON, Gary ............................... 1968-70 DOUGHERTY, Jim ........................... 1969-71 DOUGLAS, Jarmarcus ...........................2008 DRAKE, Alvin .................................. 1937-38 DRUMGOOLE, Brandon .................. 2006-07 DUGGAN, Jonah ...................................2013 DUKE, Harry ...................................1946, 49 DUKES, Mitchell ............................ 2003-06 DUKES, Richard ............................. 1980-83 DUMAS, Leander............................ 1994-97 DUNBAR, Hal ................................. 1972-73 DUNCAN, Larry............................... 1965-66 DUNLAP, Rod ................................. 2001-03 * DUNN, Ezavian ......................... 2014-pres. DUNN, Steve .................................. 1975-78 DUNN, Ted ..................................... 1978-80 DYER, Joe.............................................1932

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EARP, Cecil ..........................................1958 EDMONSTONE, Ronald.........................1952 EDWARDS, Clarence ............................1994 EDWARDS, Hubert ......................... 1953-55 EDWARDS, Kenny........................... 1985-87 EDWARDS, Marshaun ..........................2010 EFIRD, Jonathan...................................2009 ELKINS, Trade ................................ 1993-95 ELLIOT, Alvin ........................................1939 ELLIOTT, Charles ..................................1934 ELLIOTT, Keith ................................ 1966-68 ELLIOTT, Reggie.............................. 1959-60 ELLIS, David.........................................1963 ELLISON, Corey .............................. 2004-05 ENGLE, Roy ..........................................1952 ENGLISH, Jim .......................................1947 ENDZEL, Eddie .....................................1955 ESTES, Bill ..................................... 1946-47 ESTES, Eddie ..................................1978-81 ETHERIDGE, Clyde .................... 1949, 52-53 EVERETT, Chris ............................... 2008-11 EVERHART, Clayton ........................ 1946-48 EXTINE, Jamie ................................ 1989-92

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FAGAN, Jomo .......................................2005 FARMER, Earl ................................. 1954-55 FAWKES, Harry ............................... 1972-73 FERGUSON, Lorenzo...................1999-2000 FERGUSON, Mark.................................1932 FERGUSON, Mark Jr. .......................1971-73 FERGUSON, Roy ...................................1945 FERRIS, Juwan .....................................2012 FESPERMAN, Carl ................................1940 FITZPATRICK, Brendan.................... 1990-93 FLACK, William ....................................1945 FLANAGAN, Tony ..................................1990 FOREHAND, Paul..................................1972 FOSTER, Del................................... 1986-89 FOSTER, Felipe .............................. 2003-06 FOSTER, Steve ......................... 1986-87, 89 FOUSHEE, Greg .............................. 1991-93 FOX, Eddie ..................................... 1986-87 FOXWORTH, Jason ................................1997 FRADY, Justin .......................................2003 FRANCIS, Eugene........................... 1937-38 FREEMAN, Buck ............................. 2003-05 FREEMAN, Otis .............................. 1932-33 FREELAND, Darian ...............................2000 FRYER, Justin ............................. 1999-2001 FUDGE, Darius ............................... 2003-06 FUGATE, James .............................. 1951-53 FURMAGE, Bobby.................................2008 FULLBRIGHT, Alvin ...............................1932 FUNDERBURK, Harold .................... 1950-53

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GABRIEL, Elsmore ................................2008 GAFFNEY, Shelton .......................... 2003-06 GAINES, Bruce .....................................1946 GAINES, Jerry ..................................1971-74 GAINEY, Carroll ....................................1963 GAITHER, Brian .............................. 2001-03 GALLOWAY, Josh ..................................2002 GALLOWAY, Lonnie ......................... 1990-93 GANTT, Bill ...........................................1940 GARAGIOLA, Tony ........................... 1986-89 GARDIN, Frank ............................... 1988-89 GARDIN, Ricky ............................... 1988-89 GARLAND, Kyle ........................ 2005, 07-08 GARRIS, Brad ................................ 1989-91 GARRISON, James ......................... 1953-54 GARRISON, Pat ....................................1962 GARY, Cookie ................................. 1977-79

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GARY, Walter .............................. 1998-2001 GAYLOR, Fred ....................................... 1941 GEORGE, Antoine ........................... 2006-09 GEORGE, Bill........................................1957 * GIBBS, Bobby .......................... 2015-pres. GIBBS, Clarence ..................................1978 GIBSON, Alvin ................................ 2008-09 GIBSON, Sam ...................................... 1941 GILBERT, Jeff ........................... 1981, 83-84 GILL, Christon .................................2011-14 GILLILAND, Beauford ..................1952-53, 58 GILMORE, Paul ....................................2007 GIRON, David .......................................2013 GIST, Calvin ................................... 1986-90 GLOVER, Primus ............................. 2004-05 GODARD, Xavier ............................. 2002-04 GOLDSMITH, Fred .......................... 1963-64 GOFORTH, Woodrow.............................1935 GOODE, Clarence .................................1953 * GOODMAN, C.J......................... 2013-pres. GORDEN, Toren .......................... 1999-2001 GOREE, Brad.................................. 1971, 73 GOSNELL, Keith ..............................1971-73 GRADY, Brandon ..................................2013 GRADY, Steve .......................................1970 GRAHAM, Jimmy ............................ 1951-54 GRANT, Graham ............................. 1952-53 GRANT, Julius ................................. 1990-93 GRASTY, Hugh......................................1957 GRATE, RaShawn .................................2009 GRAY, Charles ................................ 1937-39 GRAY, Darrel .................................. 2006-08 GRAY, Hampton....................................1938 GRAYSON, Steve .............................1979-81 GREEN, Ahmed ..........................1999-2002 GREEN, Gary ........................................2011 GREEN, Harry .......................................1934 GREEN, Isaac ................................. 2004-05 GREEN, Mike ................................. 1972-75 GREEN, Terrence .............................2011-14 GREENE, Chad ............................... 1991-95 GREENE, Tiger................................ 1981-84 GREENE, Vernon ............................ 1977-80 * GREENE, Zachary ..................... 2015-pres. GREENWELL, Wes .......................... 1992-95 GREESON, Alton...................................1950 GREESON, Bob .............................. 1949-50 GREGORY, Bob.....................................1955 GRETTER, Cooper .................................1931 GRIESBAUM, Jim ........................... 1959-61 GRIFFIN, Brown....................................1945 GRIFFIN, Terrell .............................. 1985-86 GRIFFIN, Tommy...................................1952 GROGAN, Gene .............................. 1946-47 GUDGER, Jim ..................................1939-41 GUDGER, Joe Dan ......................1998-2000 GUDGER, Hugh ....................................1945 GUINYARD, Calvin ................................2004 GUNN, Thomas................................1976-79 GUNN, Tony ..........................................1991 GUY, Buddy .....................................1972-74

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HACKETT, David...............................1971-73 HALL, George .......................................1955 HALL, Jeb ...................................1999-2002 HALL, Mitch ...............................1999-2002 HALL, Stan ...........................................1985 HALL, Steve.................................... 1983-87 HAMILTON, Hugh............................ 1947-50 HAMMON, Jacoby .......................... 2009-10 HAMPTON, Gray ...................................1939 HAMRICK, Bubba ........................... 2003-06 HANCOCK, James.................................2002 HANNAH, Jacob ............................. 2004-05 HANNAH, Steve .............................. 1988-89 HANNAH, Wingate ................................1945 HANSSEN, Seth ......................... 1999-2001

HANSILL, John ............................... 1950-51 HARDIN, Frank ............................... 1945-48 HARDY, William .............................. 1939-40 * HARDY, Tra ............................... 2014-pres. HARKINS, Todd .............................. 1989-92 HARP, Gerald ................................. 1977-80 HARPER, Willie............................... 2006-07 HARRIS, Derrick ............................. 1990-91 HARRIS, Fred .......................................1946 HARRIS, Jim .........................................1946 HARRIS, Nate................................. 2008-11 HARRIS, Robb .......................... 1994-95, 97 HARRIS, Sertonuse ........................ 2012-15 HARRIS, Von Ray ............................ 1946-49 HARRISON, Charles........................ 1985-87 HARRISON, Derrick ........................ 1987-89 HARVEY, Bob.................................. 1951-54 HASSARD, Tim ....................................1978 HASTINGS, Matt............................. 2010-12 HAWKINS, Caleb ............................ 2012-15 HAWKINS, Jerry .............................. 1956-57 HAWKINS, Yates ...................................1931 HAYES, Kerry .................................. 1991-94 HAYGOOD, Charles ...............................1955 HAYNES, Chris......................................2010 HEARNS, Adam .............................. 2007-08 HEAVNER, Ovie............................... 1946-48 * HELMS Jr., Michael .................. 2013-pres. HELMS, Kell ................................... 1986-90 HEMBY, Russell....................................2004 HEMPHILL, Andre ........................... 2004-05 HEMPHILL, Darris........................... 1989-91 HENDERSON, Don.......................... 1989-91 HENDERSON, Donnie ..................... 1961-62 HENDERSON, Gary ..........................1974-76 HENDERSON, Houston .........................1945 HENDERSON, Ronnie ...........................1958 HENDERSON, Ronald ..................... 1961-64 HENDRIX, Jack ............................... 1954-57 HENRY, Fred ................................... 1950-53 HENRY, Stan ........................................1946 HENRY, Tom .........................................1950 HENSLEY, McKinley ...................1941, 46-47 HENSON, Claude............................1935, 37 HERLONG, Rod................................1971-73 HERNDON, Mike ............................ 1983-85 HERRIN, Leslie ............................... 1968-71 HERRON, Luis ................................ 2002-05 HEWITT, Bill..........................................1972 HICKS, K.P. .................................... 2012-14 HIGDON, Mack............................... 1931-32 HIGGINS, Jeter ............................... 1939-40 HILFORD, Jack .....................................1954 HILL, David .................................... 1996-99 HILL, Glenn .................................... 1069-71 * HILL, Steffon ............................ 2013-pres. HILL, Tim........................................ 1983-85 HILL, Travis .................................... 2004-05 HILL, Vince ...........................................1988 HILL, Von .............................................1994 HINES, Harold ................................ 1991-94 HINES, Michael .............................. 2004-07 HINSHAW, Kyle.....................................1996 HINSLEY, Ken ................................. 1995-98 HINTON, Hubert ...................................1962 HIPPS, Hershey .............................. 1949-50 HIPPS, Joe ..................................... 1951-54 HITCHCOCK, Cedric........................ 1984-86 HOBSON, Jim ........................... 1961-62, 64 HODGIN, Jason .............................. 1995-96 HOGLEN, Virgil .....................................1945 HOLCOMB, Eric .............................. 1959-60 * HOLCOMBE, Wes ..................... 2014-pres. HOLDEN, Chad .....................................2005 HOLDERBY, Tom ...................................1986 HOLDON, Bobby ...................................1957 HOLLIFIELD, Dale ........................... 1962-64 HOLLOMAN, Chris .......................... 1990-91 HOLLOWAY, Brandon ...................... 1995-98

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* HOLLOWAY, Corey..................... 2015-pres. HOOKS, Darius............................... 1996-99 HOOPER, James ...................................1945 HOOPER, Kenneth ................................1952 HOOPER, R.L........................................1945 HOOVER, Brad ............................... 1996-99 HOPPER, C.W. ......................................1963 HORN, Andy .........................................2008 HORNADAY, Bob ..................................1949 HORNADAY, Tommy ........................ 1949-51 HORNBUCKLE, Ron ..............................1995 HORNE, Stanton ............................ 2001-03 HOUSTON, Chris............................. 1991-94 HOWARD, Danny ............................ 1963-65 * HOWARD, Logan ...................... 2015-pres. HOWARD, Randy ............................ 1977-79 HOWELL, Charles ........................... 1950-53 HOWELL, Gene .....................................1949 HOWELL, Gordon...................... 1952, 54-55 HOWELL, James ...................................1988 HOWELL, Keith .............................. 1955-57 HOWELL, Mark ............................... 1992-95 HOWIE, Henry ......................................1952 HOYLE, Gordon ....................................1952 HUDSON, Marvin ........................... 1932-34 HUFFMAN, Chris ............................ 2006-07 HUGHES, Charles ........................... 1977-80 HUGHES, Jim Edd.................................1945 HULLENDER, Jim ..................................1949 HUMPHREY, Bob ..................................1949 HUMPHRIES, Aarron ...................... 1935-37 HUMPHRIES, Bob ................................1950 HUMPHRIES, Ralph........................ 1946-49 HUNNICUTT, Tom ............................ 1960-62 HUNNICUTT, William....................... 1949-50 HUNT, Caesar .................................1987, 89 HUNT, Joe ...................................... 1946-49 HUNT, Rodney ......................................1994 HUNTER, David ..........................1998-2000 HUNTER, Frank.....................................1955 HUNTER, Joe ...................................1971-73 HUNTER, Ray...................................1940-41 HUNTER, Robert ...................................1933 HUSTON, Henderson ............................1945 HYDE, L.D. ..................................... 1961-62 HYDE, Wallace ..................................... 1941 HYDER, J.C ...........................................1972

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ILDERTON, Bobby.................................1949 INMAN, Larry ................................. 1986-89 IRONS, Jerry.........................................1957 ISAACS, Arnold .............................. 1957-58 ISGRIG, John.................................. 1980-82 IVEY, Johnny .........................................1990

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JABLONSKI, Bob .............................1973-76 JACKSCON, Chaz............................ 2005-09 JACKSON, Corey............................. 1997-99 JACKSON, Darryl ............................ 1987-88 JACKSON, Larry .............................. 1980-82 JACKSON, Robbie ................................1981 JACKSON, Sam .............................. 2006-07 JACKSON, Todd .............................. 1982-85 JACKSON, Thomas ......................... 1990-93 * JACOBS, Austin ........................ 2014-pres. JAMES, Anthony ............................. 1979-82 JAMES, Donald .............................. 2006-08 * JAMES, Ethan........................... 2013-pres. JAMES, Jamil ................................. 2012-13 JAMES, Marlo ......................................1994 JAMES, Sterlin .....................................2008 JAMISON, Claude ............................1939-41 JARVIS, George ....................................1937 JAYNES, Bruce................................ 1949-50 JAYNES, Harry ................................ 1945-47

JAYNES, Zack ................................. 2008-10 JEFFERS, Junior....................................1981 JEFFERSON, Chris .......................... 2005-06 JENKINS, Anthony .......................... 1997-99 JENKINS, Jon ................................. 1991-94 JENNINGS, Lowell .......................... 1956-60 JESSUP, B.J. .................................. 2000-02 JIMENEZ, Ralph.............................. 1990-91 JOHNSON, Alan .............................. 1979-82 JOHNSON, Bobby .................................1963 JOHNSON, Brian ............................ 2010-13 JOHNSON, Calvin .................................2007 JOHNSON, Charles ......................... 2007-10 JOHNSON, C.J. ............................... 2007-10 JOHNSON, Cranston ....................... 1995-98 JOHNSON, Dwain ........................... 2002-04 JOHNSON, Ellis .............................. 1964-66 JOHNSON, Eric ............................... 1996-98 JOHNSON, Jimmy ........................... 1949-50 JOHNSON, Joe...................................... 1941 JOHNSON, John....................................1992 JOHNSON, Justin ............................ 2005-07 JOHNSON, Merritt .......................... 1937-39 JOHNSON, Michael ........................ 2009-12 JOHNSON, Phillip ........................... 1994-97 JOHNSON, Roland ................................2010 JOHNSON, Tim ............................... 1993-94 JOHNSON, Tony .............................. 1990-93 JOHNSON, Zeb .....................................2007 JOLLEY, Michael ...................................1955 JOLLIFF, Kurt .................................. 1979-82 JONES, Bernard ............................. 1981-84 JONES, Billy Ray ............................. 1983-86 JONES, Charles .................................... 1941 JONES, David ................................. 1986-89 JONES, Jabir ........................................2004 JONES, Jason ............................. 1999-2001 JONES, Josh ...............................1999-2000 JONES, Larry ........................................1999 JONES, Richard ....................................1964 JONES, Tom ......................................... 1941 JONES, Tony ................................... 1984-87 JONES, Torez .................................. 2008-10 JONSON, David .............................. 1987-88 JORDAN, Andrew ............................ 1992-93 JORDAN, Andy ................................ 1975-78 JORDAN, Bryson..............................2013-14 JOYCE, Jimmy ..................................1972-74 JOYE, Bob ............................................1954 JUCHNIK, Brian ....................................1999 JULIAN, Sherman ........................... 1950-53 JULIEN, John .................................. 2008-09 * JUNIUS, Tyler............................ 2014-pres. JUSTICE, Hubert ............................. 1932-33

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KEARSE, Joe .................................. 1967-70 KEETER, John ................................. 1963-64 KENNEDY, Toussaint ....................... 1986-88 KENNEDY, Willie ...................................2009 KENDRICK, Dunstan ..................1999-2002 * KINARD, Sheldon ..................... 2014-pres. KING, Brook ................................... 1994-95 KING, Doug .................................... 1965-66 KING, Fred ...........................................1947 KING, Mark .................................... 1983-85 KIRBY, Hunter ................................ 2013-15 KIROUAC, Kirk......................................1992 KIRWIN, Jeff ....................................1972-74 KISER, Kristy .................................. 1981-83 KLIPA, Tyler .....................................2011-12 KOHLER, Justin ....................................2000 KORAC, Joe .....................................2010-11 KORNEGAY, Steve .......................... 1982-85 KURZEC, Ryan................................ 2009-10 KUSZYK, Dick .......................................1963 KUYKENDALL, Bob ......................... 1954-55 KUYKENDALL, James ...................... 1952-54

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LAMBERT, Paul ....................................1933 LANE, Chris .................................... 2000-02 LANEY, Erik ................................ 1998-2001 LARDY, Jerome ............................... 1994-97 LASHER, Ernie.................................1975-76 LAWRENCE, Dan ............................ 2004-05 LAWRENCE, Ryan ....................... 1997-2000 LAWSON, Ronnie.................................. 1971 LAWSON, Matt ............................... 1961-63 LAUGHRIDGE, Jimmy ...................... 1968-71 LAUTZENHEISER, Eric ..................... 1990-91 LAY, Stuart ..................................... 1983-85 LEAGON, Charlie .............................1940-41 LEACH, Pat.................................1999-2002 LEDWELL, Jerry ....................................1955 LEE, Bob ........................................1950, 54 LEE, Bruce ..................................... 2003-06 LEE, Cedric .................................... 1986-88 LEE, Josh ....................................... 2002-05 LEE, Winford ........................................1990 LEMMOND, Vaughn ..............................1947 LEMON, Dion .......................................1991 LEONARD, Frank ..................................1939 LeVINE, Jim ..........................................1956 LEWIS, Garry ........................................2013 LEWIS, Gerald ................................ 1955-58 LEWIS, Kenny .................................. 195-67 LEWIS, Tommy ............................... 1953-56 LINER, James ........................... 1934-35, 37 LINGERFELT, Truett ......................... 1953-55 LIPFORD, Darrell .............................1974-77 LIPPARD, Billy ......................................1955 LOCKLEAR, Vance ................................1990 LOCUST, Wes .......................................2010 LOMAX, David ................................ 1966-68 LONG, Frank ..................................1935, 37 LONG, Frazier ..................... 1949, 52-53, 55 LONG, Harold .......................................1956 LORQUET, Jaleel ............................. 2012-15 LOVE, Joe ....................................... 1965-68 LOVETT, Jim .................................... 1958-61 LOWDER, Jerry .....................................1957 LUCAS, Aaron ................................ 1991-94 LUCAS, James ................................ 1989-90 LUCAS, Jeff ..........................................2012 LUCE, Damien ............................1998-2000 LUCKADOO, Ted ............................. 1969-70 LUNSFORD, Scott........................... 1985-87 LUTHER, Jimmy .............................. 1982-84 LYDA, Fred ...........................................1932 LYDA, Parker ........................................1957 LYDA, Wilson .................................. 1932-33 LYNCH, Kenny ......................................1972 LYON, Clarence ....................................1982 LYONS, Art ...........................................1961

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MABRY, Mike ....................................... 1971 MADDOX, Eddie ............................. 1984-85 MADISON, James .................................1945 MAHONEY, John ............................. 1969-70 MALONE, Mike ............................... 2004-07 MANGUM, Rodney ......................... 1969-70 MANNS, Monfread ...............................1975 MARROW, Stanley .......................... 1990-93 MARSHALL, Phillips .............................2015 MARSHALL, Steve .......................... 1981-83 MARSHALL, Quincy ........................2005, 09 MARSHALL, Tim ...................................1988 MARTIN, Charles ..................................1978 MARTIN, Hix .........................................1934 MARTIN, Joe ........................................1952 MARTIN, John ................................ 1986-89 MARTIN, John ................................ 2004-07 MARTINEZ, Elijer ............................ 2009-12

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MASHBURN, Kennon ...........................1957 MASON, Bobby .........................1974-75, 80 MASON, Jerry ................................. 1965-66 MATHIS, Chas ......................................1991 MATHIS, Jody ................................. 1993-95 * MATHIS, Jordan........................ 2015-pres. MATUNGULU, Helva........................ 2013-15 MAYFIELD, Theron ................................1949 MAYFIELD, David............................ 1984-88 MAYSE, Tim..........................2002, 2004-06 * MAYTON, Andrew ..................... 2013-pres. McADAMS, Scott ........................... 1983-85 McALMONT, Kevin .......................... 2002-05 McBETH, John ................................ 2012-15 McBRIDE, Sam ....................................1952 McCALL, Lee .................................. 1977-80 McCANNA, Joel .................................... 1976 McCLAIN, Larry .............................. 1977-80 McCLELLAN, Curtis ..............................1978 McCLELLAND, Joel .....................1998-2000 McCLEOD, Adrian........................2008-pres. McCLURE, Chad..................1995-96, 98-99 McCLURE, Denny .................................1975 McCLURE, Harold ................................1954 McCOMBS, Curtis .......................... 1951-53 McCOMBS, James ...............................1955 McCONNELL, Ralph ....................... 1948-50 McCOWAN, Lucius ......................... 1986-88 McCOY, Colby ......................................2009 McCRACKEN, Alden ....................... 1955-56 McCRACKEN, Joel .......................... 1975-78 McCRARY, Charles ......................... 1951-53 McDANIEL, Mike ............................ 1977-79 McDARIS, John ....................................2007 McDONALD, Larry .......................... 1963-64 McELRATH, Bill .............................. 1952-55 McELROY, Cecil ....................................1933 McGILL, Eddie.................................1978-81 McGREW, Mario ............................. 1993-96 McHAFFEY, Howard ..............................1950 McINTOSH, Otis ............................. 1968-71 McKENNISH, Conley.............................1939 McKENZIE, Don ....................................1946 McKINNEY, Wade ........................... 1935-36 McKOY, A.J. .................................... 2012-15 McLAUGHLIN, Ryan ..............................2014 McLENDON, D.J. ..................................2009 McLEOD, Adrian ............................. 2008-09 McMONIGLE, Gary ...............................1967 McNEELY, Kyle ............................... 1992-93 McNEIL, Jaron ......................................2010 McNEIL, Nick ................................. 2000-03 McNEILL, Shawn ............................ 1991-93 McQUEEN, Breyan................................2008 McQUEENEY, Michael ..........................2005 MEADOWS, Fred ............................ 1975-78 MEDFORD, Boyd ..................................1945 MEDFORD, Jim.....................................1962 MEHOVIC, Sami ............................. 2009-10 MESSER, Willie ....................................1939 METCALF, Blake ............................. 2013-15 MICHAEL, Jimmy ..................................1951 * MILES, Andrew ......................... 2014-pres. MILLER, Andre ...........................1998-2000 MILLER, Bert........................................1940 MILLER, Carroll ....................................1932 MILLER, G.I. ................................... 1954-55 MILLER, Gary .......................................1957 MILLER, Jamie ............................... 1997-99 MILLER, Mardell ............................ 1995-98 MILLER, Mitch ............................... 2000-01 MILLER, Nick ................................. 2005-07 MILLER, Teddy ............................... 1937-39 MILLER, Winfield..................................1933 MILLIGAN, James .................................1955 MILLSAPS, Floyd ..................................1931 MILNER, Chuck .............................. 1972-75 MILLWOOD, Rick ..................................1984 MITCHELL, Darrell ................................1931 MITCHELL, Jacoby .......................... 2009-12

LARRY INMAN, 1986-89

DARRYL JACKSON, 1987-88

ANTHONY JAMES, 1979-82

JIMMY LUTHER, 1982-84

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WILLIE PERKINS, 1983-86

MITCHELL, Troy .............................. 2012-15 MIXON, Ronnie............................... 1980-82 MONROE, Paul ............................... 1946-48 MOODY, James.....................................1932 MOONEY, Robert .................................. 1941 MOORE, Bobby ....................................1952 MOORE, Cliff........................................1961 MOORE, Isaiah.....................................2011 MOORE, Jeff....................................2011-14 MOORE, Jerry ................................. 1950-53 MOORE, Ryan ................................ 2009-12 MOORE, Terry ..................................1974-76 MOORE, Wendell............................ 1951-53 * MOORING, Fred........................ 2013-pres. MORGAN, Charles .......................... 1931-32 MORGAN, Kadeem......................... 2006-07 MORGAN, Ken................................ 1960-62 * MORGAN, Trey.......................... 2013-pres. MORGAN, Woodrow .............................1932 MORRIS, James ............................. 1986-88 MORRIS, Ned.......................................1938 MORRIS, Stacy .............................. 1994-96 MORROW, Pete .............................. 1970-72 MOSBEY, John................................ 1967-68 MOSS, Eagle...................................1971-74 MOTE, Hal ......................................1970, 72 MUGFORD, Johnny ...............................1957 MULWEE, Jay ................................. 1985-88 MURAJDA, Doug .............................1971-72 MURRAY, Chick ....................................1939 MURRAY, Quevalas......................... 2010-13 MYERS, Charles ............................. 1939-40 MYERS, John ...................................1976-77 MYERS, Mitch .................................1972-74

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MARQUEL PITTMAN, 2007-10

JAMAL “BOO” ROBINSON, 1995-98

NACE, Steven .......................................2002 NANNEY, Roy........................................1952 * NASH, Daniel ........................... 2013-pres. NEAL, Elmo .................................... 1948-51 NEIL, Charles .......................................1949 NEILL, Elmer ........................................ 1941 NELSON, Gary .................................1973-76 NELUMS, Marcus ........................... 2005-06 NESHEIWAT, J.J. ...................................2004 NESBY, Ryan .................................. 2003-04 * NEWMAN, A.J. .......................... 2014-pres. * NEWSOME, Detrez ................... 2014-pres. NICHOLSON, Miles......................... 1982-85 NIMS, Doug .........................................1946 NIMS, Hambone ..................................1948 NIX, Jay .......................................... 1985-86 NIX, Joe................................................1940 NOBLITT, Ned ................................. 1948-50 NOONAN, John ..................................... 1976 NORMAN, Dwayne...........................1979-81 NORMAN, Jeff ................................ 1975-78 NORMAN, Tyler.....................................2001 NORTON, Ben ...................................... 1941 NOWELL, Vince .............................. 1984-87

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OATES, Tovarus .............................. 1998-99 O’CONNER, Greg ............................ 1984-87 OKWUDIRI, Jideofo......................... 2009-11 OLSON, Clair ........................................ 1941 ORMSBY, Jason.............................. 1989-92 ORNGUZE, Mordy ........................... 2006-07 ORR, Connor ............................. 2009, 2012 ORR, Keanon ................................. 2006-08 ORR, Scott ......................................1971-72 OSBORNE, Travis............................ 2006-08 OWENS, Bill ............................. 1949, 51-53 OWENS, Hubert....................................1950 OWENS, O.J. ........................................2004 OXENDINE, Herbert ..............................1938

KENDALL RYCROFT, 1984-85

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PADGETT, Buddy ............................ 1949-51 PADUHOVICH, Steve....................... 1960-62 PAGE, Buck ..........................................1949 PAPPAS, Jim .................................. 1952-53 PARKER, Frank ............................... 1949-52 PARKER, Wayne ............................. 1985-89 PARKS, Boyce ................................ 1965-66 PARSONS, Jonathan....................... 2005-07 PARTON, Johnny ............................. 1988-90 PATE, Rick ...................................... 1981-84 PATTEN, David ................................ 1992-95 PATTERSON, Chase ........................ 2002-04 PATTERSON, Jeff ............................ 1994-97 PATTILLO, Lee..................................2013-14 PATTILLO, Pat ................................. 1952-55 PATTON, Joe ................................... 2004-05 PAULEY, Kenny ............................... 1990-93 * PAYNE, Fred ............................. 2013-pres. PEARSON, Todd ............................. 1990-92 PECHE, Bobby .................................1976-79 PECHLOFF, Brandon ........................2010-11 PEDERSON, Rory............................ 2009-12 PEEK, Bill.............................................1939 PEELE, Bob ..........................................1955 PEELE, Robert ................................ 2008-09 PEEPLES, Kenny ............................. 1985-87 PENLAND, Cecil ............................. 1934-36 PENN, Kawasak ............................. 1994-97 PENNELL, Clark.............................. 1946-48 PERKINS, Scott .............................. 1977-78 PERKINS, Willie ............................. 1983-86 PERRY, Rip ...........................................1956 PERRY, Ronnie ............................... 1984-85 PESCI, Brian .................................. 2000-03 PETERSON, Bruce .......................... 1959-61 PETERSON, Pete ............................ 1979-80 PHILLIPS, Anwar ..................................2003 PHILLIPS, Bill ........................... 1949, 51-53 PHILLIPS, Jake ................................1940-41 PHILLIPS, Quintin........................... 2007-08 PHILLIPS, Teddy ............................. 1978-80 PHILPOTT, Tyler .............................. 2012-15 PHILYAW, Johnta ............................ 2001-03 PHYTHYON, James................................1957 PIERCE, Maynard ...........................1970, 73 PIERCY, Doug ....................................... 1974 PINO-ALVAREZ, Edixon ....................2010-11 PITMAN, Travise ............................. 1998-99 PITTMAN, Marquel ......................... 2007-10 PLEMMONS, Roy............................ 1937-40 PLEMMONS, Howard...................... 1938-40 PLOTT, George.................................1975-76 PLOTT, Jeff ...........................................1975 PLYER, Mickey .....................................1969 PLYLER, Don ........................................ 1974 * POAG, Roderick........................ 2015-pres. POINDEXTER, Charles...........................1955 * POINDEXTER, Tanner ................ 2013-pres. POLASKI, Dan .................................2011-12 POLICE, Wille ..................................2013-14 POLK, J.D. .......................................2011-13 PONDER, Antonio....................... 1999-2001 POPE, Russell ......................................1957 POSEY, Jerry.........................................1967 POSTELLE, Nathan ......................... 2009-11 POTTER, Ben ........................................1955 POTTS, Andrew............................... 2013-15 POTTS, Joel .................................... 1977-80 POTTS, William.....................................1931 POWELL, Carl .......................................1939 POWELL, Otis ................................. 2001-03 POWELL, William............................ 1946-47 POWERS, Boyce ...................................1952 POWERS, Don ................................ 1964-67 POWERS, Tom ...................................... 1971 PRESSLEY, Randy........................... 2010-12

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PRESTON, John .............................. 1982-85 PREVETTE, Grady............................ 1977-80 PRICE, David........................................1955 PRICE, J.C. .....................................1949, 52 PRICE, Linnett .................................1976-78 PRIDEMORE, Aaron..............................2015 PRITCHARD, J.P. ...................................1934 PRUETT, Thomas ........................1999-2002 PRYOR, Benjamin.................................1945 PURVIS, Shane .............................. 1996-99 PUSEY, Mike .................................. 1977-79

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QUEEN, Caleb ............................1999-2002 QUEEN, Jeremy ..........................1999-2000 QUINN, Anthony ............................. 1992-93

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RADFORD, Bobby ........................... 1950-52 RADFORD, Eugene ...............................1953 RAINEY, Rickey ............................... 2002-04 RAINWATER, Mike ................................1985 RAMSEY, Darius ............................. 2012-15 RANSBY, Lamont........................1998-2000 RASHEED, Eric ............................... 1981-84 RATCLIFFE, Carl ............................. 1933-36 RATHBURN, David ...........................1971-74 RAY, Mitchell...................................1976-78 RAY, Stacey .................................... 1969-72 RAY, Steven.................................... 2008-09 REA, Tom .............................................1945 REAGAN, Marty .............................. 1982-85 REARDON, Michael ..............................2010 RECTOR, John .......................... 1952-53, 56 REECE, Robert ................................1940-41 REECE, Ryan .................................. 1989-90 REED, Jon ...................................... 1987-90 REEDER, Michael ........................... 2002-04 REESE, Josh ................................... 2007-08 REESE, Rico ................................... 2002-04 REID, Albert ................................... 2002-04 REID, Lamont ................................. 2002-05 RENFRO, Tommy ............................ 1977-79 RENO, Gordon................................ 1933-36 REUPENA, Isaiah .................................2011 * REYNOLDS, Tyran ..................... 2015-pres. REYNOLDS, Warren ..............................1970 RHODES, Sidney ..................................2010 RHODES, Steve .............................. 1997-99 RHONEY, Teddy .............................. 2009-12 RICH, J.C........................................ 1934-36 RICHARDSON, Ben......................... 1994-96 RICHARDSON, De’Von .................... 2012-13 RICHARDSON, Gary .............................2015 RICHARDSON, George.................... 2009-12 RICHARDSON, London ................... 2012-15 * RIDDLE, Daniel ........................ 2014-pres. RIERA-GOMEZ, Robbie .........................1989 RIGSBY, Terry .......................................1962 RIVERS, David......................................2000 RIVETTI, Jim .........................................1953 ROACH, Demetrius ......................... 1985-86 ROACH, Kirk ................................... 1984-87 ROBBS, Bevans ............................. 2009-12 ROBBS, Fred ........................................1988 ROBERSON, Kevin.......................... 1989-91 ROBERTS, Cecil ...................................1949 ROBERTS, David ............................ 1967-68 ROBERTS, Devin .............................2011-12 ROBERTS, Jack ...............................1939-41 ROBERTS, Kenneth ..............................1952 ROBERTS, Marcus.......................... 1991-94 ROBERTS, Omar...................................1996 ROBERTS, Paul .............................. 1933-34 ROBERTSON, Jimmy Joe .......................1947 ROBERTSON, Tommy...................... 1950-51

ROBINSON, Buddy ........................2009, ‘11 ROBINSON, Dan............................. 1946-49 ROBINSON, Eric ............................. 2008-09 ROBINSON, Jamal “Boo” ..................1995-98 * ROBINSON, Spearman ............ 2012, pres. * ROBINSON, Terryon .................. 2013-pres. RODDEY, Ed .........................................1966 RODGERS, Jim ............................... 1992-95 ROGERS, Andrew ........................... 2007-11 ROGERS, Don ......................................1969 ROGERS, Homer ............................ 1961-63 ROGERS, Ira ........................................1967 ROGERS, James ...................................1970 ROGERS, Jeff ................................. 1993-95 ROGERS, Paul ................................ 1949-51 ROGERS, R.B. ................................ 1952-53 ROGERS, Tommy ............................ 1964-66 ROPP, George ................................ 1939-40 ROSBOR, Andra ............................. 1990-91 ROSEBORO, Brian .......................... 1994-96 ROSEBOROUGH, Will ..................... 2012-13 ROSS, Chad ................................... 1989-91 ROWSER, Shon .............................. 2001-04 ROY, Brenden ................................. 2000-02 ROYAL, Phil .................................... 1956-57 RUCKER, Brian............................... 2000-03 RUMBAUGH, Robert....................... 1949-50 RUNNER, David .............................. 1995-98 RUSSELL, Rusty ...................................1993 RUTA, John..................................... 1962-65 RYAN, Linden ................................. 2002-05 RYCROFT, Kendall .......................... 1984-85

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SAIN, Thomas ......................................1984 SALES, Robbie .....................................1966 SALTZ, Russell ............................... 1951-52 SAMPSON, Jim............................... 1966-68 SAMS, Harry .................................. 1931-32 * SAMUELS, Shane ..................... 2015-pres. SANDERS, Cam....................................1985 SANDERS, Monroe ..........................1973-74 SANDERS, Morris ........................... 2001-04 SANDERS, Raymond ...................... 1984-86 SANFORD, Ken............................... 1962-63 SATYSHUR, Gary ............................ 1977-78 SAUNDERS, John .................................1952 SAUNDERS, Johnson ...................... 1937-39 SAWYER, Fagg .....................................1939 SCATES, Ed ..........................................1947 SCHACHNER, Paul ......................... 1933-36 SCHELL, Ricky......................................1984 SCHOONDERWOERD, Jake ...................1945 SCHULTZ, Andy .............................. 1987-90 SCHWARZ, Ricky ............................ 2008-11 SCOGGINS, Keith ............................1976-77 SCOTT, Abram ................................ 2007-09 SCOTT, Bill ...........................................1991 SCOTT, Chuck ................................ 1965-67 SCOTT, Fred ................................... 1955-56 SCOTT, Gary .........................................1959 SCOTT, John ................................... 1995-98 SCOTT, Ronnie ............................... 1964-66 * SEABORN, Chris ....................... 2014-pres. SEACREAST, Roger ...............................1970 SEARCY, Herman..................................1954 SEAY, James................................... 1963-64 SECHREST, Clark ............................2011-13 SEDEGREN, Nathaniel.................... 2010-12 SELBY, Trey .................................... 2008-11 SEGERS, Geno ............................... 1985-88 SELZER, Thomas ............................ 1948-50 SETZER, Bob .......................1951-52, 55-56 SETZER, Felix ................................. 1972-75 * SEXTON, Tyler ........................... 2013-pres. SEWARD, Lamont........................... 2000-03 SHARP, Mike ............................ 1972-73, 75

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SHARPE, Myron.............................. 1989-90 SHAW, Donnie......................................1967 SHAW, Lee ..................................... 1986-88 SHAW, Michael .............................. 2007-08 SHAW, Randy ............................. 1997-2000 SHEPARD, Billy ........................ 1983, 85-87 SHERRILL, Dwight ................................1954 SHIPP, LaRon .......................................1998 SHIRK, Barry ........................................1960 SHIRLEY, Phillip ............................. 1991-94 SHISHKIN, Andre ............................2011-13 SHORT, Jack................................... 1952-53 SHUFORD, Albert ............................1940-41 SIDES, Mark .................................. 2007-09 SIGMON, Richard............................2011-14 SILER, Jerry .................................... 1973-75 SILER, John .......................................... 1941 SILVER, Brent................................. 2001-02 SIMMONS, Clyde ........................... 1982-85 SIMMONS, Jim.....................................1966 SIMPSON, Chad............................. 1993-95 SIMPSON, Everette ........................ 1932-33 SIMPSON, Ray .....................................1939 SINGLETARY, Gene ......................... 2006-09 SINGLETARY, James .............2004, 2006-08 SINGLETARY, Maris ........................ 1995-97 SINGLETARY, Wendell..................... 2003-05 SINGLETON, Ed .............................. 1950-51 SINGLETON, Ralph ......................... 1950-53 SISK, Olin ...................................... 1958-60 SKEELS, Tommy ............................. 1992-93 SLACK, Robbie ............................... 1972-75 SLATER, Johnny ....................................1957 SLUDER, Dylan............................... 2013-15 SLUDER, Tim........................................1980 SMILEY, Frank ................................1931, 34 SMITH, Anthony ............................. 1984-85 SMITH, Cecil .................................. 1957-60 SMITH, Charlie .....................................1958 SMITH, Clyde ....................................... 1941 SMITH, Clyde T. ....................................1964 SMITH, Dale ................................... 1996-97 SMITH, David ..................................1972-74 SMITH, Felix .........................................1983 SMITH, Greg......................................... 1974 SMITH, Kris .....................................2014-15 SMITH, Lee .................................... 1987-88 SMITH, Mark .................................. 1987-90 SMITH, Paul ................................... 1967-70 SMITH, Ricky.................................. 1977-80 SMITH, Terrun ................................ 1983-84 SMITH, Tommy ............................... 1991-94 SMITH, Ty ....................................... 1975-78 SMITH, Walter ................................ 1980-81 SMITH, Wayne ......................................1977 SMITH, William ...............................1939-41 SNIDER, Bart .......................................1994 SNIDER, Lowell ...............................1973-74 SNYDER, Monk .............................. 1959-60 SNYDER, Shawn .............................1997, 99 SOCKWELL, Lance.......................... 1992-94 SOWELL, Kevin ............................... 1985-87 SPACH, Chris ................................. 1986-87 SPADY, Jack ................................... 1957-60 SPANGLER, Taylor .......................... 2008-11 SPARKS, Steve............................... 1967-69 SPELLMAN, Everett ........................ 1984-87 SPICER, Michale ............................ 2000-03 SPITZER, Todd ................................ 2006-07 SPRADLING, Steve ......................... 1967-70 SPRINKLE, Alex .............................. 1994-97 * SPRY, Kaleb ............................. 2015-pres. STAGER, Bob .......................................1955 STANKUNAS, Frank ........................ 1960-63 STANLEY, Bill ................................. 1964-67 STANLEY, Lee .......................................2007 STAYTON, Alan ............................... 2003-06 STAYTON, Van ................................ 1961-64 STEPHENSON, Charles ................... 1982-85

STEPHENSON, Nate ....................... 2009-12 STEVENS, James ............................ 1950-53 STEVENSON, Pat ............................ 1986-87 STEWART, E.F. ................................ 1950-51 STEWART, Harley ..................................1949 STEWART, John .............................. 1986-88 STEWART, Michael ......................... 1993-95 STILLWELL, David .................................1933 STILLWELL, Ronald...............................1957 STINSON, Scott .............................. 1993-95 STOKES, Marcus ............................ 2010-12 STOKES, Terence............................ 1995-96 STREATER, Herb ............................. 1991-94 STRICKLAND, Scott .........................1979-81 STRONG, John ................................ 1977-80 STROUTH, Phillip............................ 1990-92 STUART, Jack ................................. 1956-57 STUBBLEFIELD, Alan .......................1971-73 SUBER, Jamie ................................ 1996-98 SULLIVAN, Eddie ............................ 2012-13 SULLIVAN, Jada.............................. 2002-04 SULLIVAN, John....................................2013 SULLIVAN, Kenneth ..............................1952 SULLIVAN, William ...............................2006 SUMMEROUR, Derek ..................... 1992-95 SURRATT, John ............................... 1983-84 SUTTON, Alvin .......................... 1932-34, 36 SUTTON, Guy ........................................1931 SUTTON, Nick.......................................2001 SVEUM, Eddy ..................................1970-71 SWAINEY, Walter ............................ 1961-64 SWANGER, Carol............................ 1952-55 SWANGER, Terry............................. 1952-55 SWARINGEN, Parker.............................2015 SWYGERT, Bennett .................... 2004, 2006 SZIKSAI, Jimmy .............................. 1989-90

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TANTON, Scott......................................1995 TANZILLO, Jim .......................... 1959, 61-62 TATE, Bob....................................... 1946-48 TATE, Marlin .........................................1989 TATE, Tommy .................................. 2013-15 TATHAM, Columbus ..............................1935 TAYLOR, Carl ........................................ 1941 TAYLOR, Ed ..........................................1951 TAYLOR, Jim ................................... 1966-69 TAYLOR, Raymond .......................... 1988-90 TAYLOR, Steve ................................ 1981-84 TAYLOR, Trevor ............................... 2012-13 TERRELL, Bob ......................................1945 TERRILL, Wayne ...................................1932 TERRY, Carlton ............................... 1987-90 THARPE, Danny ....................................1964 THIGPEN, Kevin .............................. 1990-93 THOMAS, Andrerius ........................ 2008-10 THOMAS, Don ................................ 1988-90 THOMAS, Larry ............................... 1960-62 THOMAS, Levander ..............................2007 THOMAS, Marcus ........................... 2003-06 THOMAS, Mike ............................... 1989-90 THOMAS, Walter..................1931-32, 35-36 THOMPSON, Charles .......................1970-71 THOMPSON, Frank ......................... 1990-91 THOMPSON, Greg ...........................1979-81 THOMPSON, Randy ........................ 2001-04 THOMPSON, Red............................ 1967-68 THORNTON, Jake ............................ 2013-15 THURMAN, Will .............................. 1994-96 TIGNOR, Shawn.............................. 1998-99 * TILLMAN, Marvin ...................... 2015-pres. TINKER, John.................................. 1965-69 TIPTON, Jim ..........................................1970 TOLLESON, Wayne...........................1974-77 TOMBERLIN, Hugh .........................1935, 37 TROWER, Richard .................................2007 TUCKER, Ned ................................. 1933-35

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VANNOY, Robbie ............................ 1975-78 VARNEY, Sid .........................................1960 VAUGHAN, Jon ............................... 2001-03 VAUGHN, Michael ...........................2011-12 VAUGHT, Brandon .......................... 2008-11 VEREEN, Marcus ..................................2005 VESTAL, Mitch ................................ 1979-80 VINCENT, Ed................................... 1955-56 VOUGHT, Chris ............................... 2001-03

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WABBY, Matt........................................2010 WADE, Mike ....................................1974-76 WAGNER, David ............................. 1983-85 WAGNER, Terrell ............................. 1987-89 WALDEN, P.D. ................................ 1965-66 WALKER, Drew ............................... 2006-07 WALKER, Harold...................................1995 WALKER, Harvey .................1969-70, 75-76 WALKER, Jeff ................................. 1973-75 WALKER, Shawn...................................1990 WALL, Jim ...................................... 1962-64 WALSER, Johnny ..................................1979 WALSH, Dee.........................................1977 WALTON, Greg ...........................1971, 73-74 WARE, Joe...................................... 1951-52 WARLEY, Quan .....................................2008 WARNER, Zak................................. 2009-10 WARREN, Shaun .............................2011-14 WASHBURN, James........................ 1950-53 WASHINGTON, Otis ........................ 1985-88 WATERS, Bobby ...................................1946 WATKINS, Ben ................................ 2012-13 WATKINS, Sam ............................... 1958-60 WATSON, Joseph ........................1999-2000 WATSON, Mark............................... 1932-33 WATSON, Meko .............................. 2004-07 WATSON, Nat ..................................1973-74 * WATT, Tahjai ............................. 2014-pres. WATTS, Bobby ......................................1957 WEAKS, Jerome....................................1995 * WEEKS, Zach ........................... 2015-pres. WEISENSEL, Ben..................................2004 WELLMON, Alton ..................................1952 WELLS, Marquail............................ 2000-01 WELLS, Willie ................................. 1977-80 WEST, Charles................................ 1949-50 WEST, Eddie................................... 1982-84 WHALEY, Jason............................... 2000-03 WHITAKER, Damian ........................ 2013-15 WHITAKER, Dewey ................................1949 WHITE, Calvin E. ...................................1963 WHITE, Dick ................................... 1949-50 * WHITE, Kendall ........................ 2014-pres. WHITE, R. Calvin...................................1955 * WHITE, Mikey ........................... 2015-pres. WHITESIDE, Greg ............................1971-74 WHITESIDES, Larry ......................... 1966-67

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WHITMIRE, Andre ........................... 2010-13 WIEST, Ed ...................................... 1959-60 WIGGINS, Kevin ............................. 2005-08 WILEY, Bryant................................. 1990-93 WILKES, Jamie ............................... 1957-60 WILKIE, Howard ............................. 1933-34 WILLIAMS, Dee ...............................2010-11 WILLIAMS, Denny................... 1955-56, 59-60 WILLIAMS, Evan ...................................2008 WILLIAMS, Jayson .......................... 2008-09 WILLIAMS, Jim .....................................1955 WILLIAMS, Jimmy ........................... 1964-66 WILLIAMS, Johnny .......................... 1979-82 WILLIAMS, L.J. .....................................2003 WILLIAMS, Lamont......................... 1996-99 WILLIAMS, Leonard.................. 1979-80; 83 WILLIAMS, Mike ............................. 1982-84 WILLIAMS, Nathan ......................... 1981-82 WILLIAMS, Odell ..................................1983 WILLIAMS, Rock............................. 2009-12 WILLIAMS, Sherill ................................1967 WILLIAMS, Steve A. ........................ 1968-70 WILLIAMS, Steve F. ........................ 1968-71 WILLIAMS, Stinson...............................1933 WILLIAMS, Tim ............................... 1975-78 WILLIAMS, Vince ............................ 2010-13 WILLIAMS, Willie ............................ 1990-92 WILLIAMSON, Craig ....................... 1986-89 WILLIAMSON, Talmadge ................. 1954-56 WILLIAMSON, Tyler...............................2014 WILLINGHAM, David....................... 1977-79 WILSON, Dan .......................................1956 WILSON, Dion ................................ 2009-10 WILSON, Frank ................................1976-77 WILSON, Jacob ....................................2006 WILSON, Ray ........................................1968 WINEBERG, Josh ............................ 2012-15 WINCHESTER, Boyce ............................1949 WINTER, Matt................................. 2007-09 WISHART, Nicholas ........................ 2003-06 WISHON, Jarrett ............................. 2002-04 WITZKE, Karl .................................. 1978-79 WOLLER, Aaron ...............................2010-11 WOMACK, Charlie ................................1951 WOMACK, Mark ............................. 1979-82 WOOD, Langston ..................................2008 WOODARD, Nick .............................2011-12 WOODRUFF, Woody ........................ 1967-70 WOODS, Kenny ..............................1952, 55 WOODS, Kirk.................................. 1983-84 WOOLWINE, Walt.............................2010-11 * WORSHAM, Avery..................... 2014-pres. WRIGHT, Aaron...........................1998-2000 WRIGHT, B.T. ........................................1951 WRIGHT, Gary ......................................1985 WRIGHT, Josh .......................................2008 WRIGHT, Warren ...................................1955 WYLIE, Red...........................................1946 WOOD, Bill ..................................... 1985-87

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YATES, Steve ...................................1971-74 YOUNG, Ronnie ....................................1962 YOUNG, Dan.........................................1968 YOUNG, Jason .......................... 1991, 93-94 YOUNG, Phillip ............................... 2003-04 YOUNG, Tommy III ..........................1949, 51 YOUNT, Cecil .................................. 1937-38 YOUNT, Oliver .......................................1946

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ZACHARY, Ross ....................................1931 ZIMMERMAN, Bill ................................1965

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1977 Darrell Lipford,RB ............................... 1st Wayne Tolleson, WR............................. 1st Mike Pusey, QB ................................... 1st Thomas Gunn, DB................................HM Robbie Vannoy, OG ..............................HM Willie Carpenter, DB ............................HM 1978 George Alston, ILB .............................. 1st Willie Carpenter, DB ............................ 1st Thomas Gunn, DB................................ 1st Gerald Harp, WR ................................. 1st Ty Smith, NG........................................ 1st Robbie Vannoy, OG .............................. 1st Steve Dunn, C .....................................HM Bobby Peche, DT .................................HM Mike Pusey, QB ...................................HM Willie Wells, DB ...................................HM 1979 Willie Carpenter, DB ............................ 1st Gerald Harp, WR ................................. 1st Bobby Peche, DT ................................. 1st Ricky Smith, LB ................................... 1st George Alston, DE ...............................HM Lee McCall, DB ...................................HM Mike Pusey, QB ...................................HM David Willingham, C ............................HM 1980 Gerald Harp, WR ................................. 1st Eddie McGill, TE .................................. 1st Ricky Smith, LB ................................... 1st John Strong, DT ...................................HM 1981 Jeff Dean, WR...................................... 1st Dean Biasucci, PK ...............................HM Melvin Dorsey, RB ...............................HM Steve Marshall, DB..............................HM Mitch Vestal, OG .................................HM Johnny Williams, DT .............................HM 1982 Dean Biasucci, PK ............................... 1st Louis Cooper, DE ................................. 1st Anthony James, RB .............................. 1st Ronnie Mixon, QB................................ 1st Eric Rasheed, WR ................................ 1st Richard Duke, DB ................................HM Bernard Jones, DE ...............................HM Steve Taylor, C .....................................HM Nathan Williams, DT ............................HM 1983 Dean Biasucci, PK ............................... 1st Mark Buffamoyer, DT ........................... 1st Melvin Dorsey, RB ............................... 1st Tiger Greene, DB ................................. 1st Bernard Jones, OLB ............................. 1st Ricky Pate, ILB .................................... 1st Eric Rasheed, WR ................................ 1st Steve Taylor, C ..................................... 1st Richard Dukes, DB ..............................HM Jeff Gilbert, QB....................................HM Steve Marshall, DB..............................HM 1984 Mark Buffamoyer, DT ........................... 1st Louis Cooper, DE ................................. 1st Jeff Gilbert, QB.................................... 1st Tiger Greene, DB ................................. 1st Mike Herndon, OT ................................ 1st Steve Kornegay, P................................ 1st Eric Rasheed, WR ................................ 1st Kirk Roach, PK .................................... 1st Steve Taylor, C ..................................... 1st Bernard Jones, LB ...............................HM Eddie Maddox, RB ...............................HM Miles Nicholson, DB ............................HM Eddie West, WR ...................................HM 1985 Alonzo Carmichael, TE ......................... 1st Kirk Roach, PK .................................... 1st Clyde Simmons, DE ............................. 1st Charles Stephenson, OT ...................... 1st Mike Herndon, OT ................................HM Stuart Lay, DB .....................................HM Vincent Nowell, WR .............................HM

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1986 Alonzo Carmichael, TE ......................... 1st Fred Davis, DB..................................... 1st Steve Hall, OG ..................................... 1st Vincent Nowell, WR ............................. 1st Willie Perkins, QB ................................ 1st Kirk Roach, PK .................................... 1st Geno Segers, DL.................................2nd Chris Spach, DL..................................2nd Everett Spellman, LB ..........................2nd 1987 Steve Hall, OG ..................................... 1st Vincent Nowell, WR ............................. 1st Kirk Roach, PK .................................... 1st Anthony Bare, P..................................2nd John Martin, OT ..................................2nd Geno Segers, DE ................................2nd Chris Spach, DT ..................................2nd 1988 Toussaint Kennedy, DB ........................ 1st Geno Segers, DE ................................. 1st Scottie Arant, DE ................................2nd John Martin, OT ..................................2nd Otis Washington, WR ..........................2nd 1989 Derrick Harrison, DT .......2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Reggie Graves, DB..........2nd-M ............... Jon Reed, TE ................................... 2nd-C Andy Schultz, WR ...........2nd-M Craig Williamson, DB ..................... 2nd-C 1990 Eric Lautzenheiser, OT .................... 2nd-C Todd Harkins, OG ........................... 2nd-C Jon Reed, WR .................2nd-M ............... Willie Williams, DB .........2nd-M ..... 2nd-C 1991 Eric Lautzenheiser, OT .................... 2nd-C Todd Harkins, OG ........................... 2nd-C Tony Johnson, DL ............................ 2nd-C Willie Williams, DB .........2nd-M ............... 1992 Craig Aiken, WR ..............1st-M .......1st-C Julius Grant, DB .............2nd-M .......1st-C Todd Harkins, OG ...........2nd-M .......1st-C Kerry Hayes, KR ...............1st-M .......1st-C Tony Johnson, DT ............2nd-M .......1st-C Willie Williams, DB ..........1st-M .......1st-C Tom Bodine, LB ..............2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Thomas Jackson, OT .......2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Stanley Marrow, DB........2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Kenny Pauley, P ..............2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Kevin Thigpen, RB ..........2nd-M ..... 2nd-C 1993 Craig Aiken, WR ...............................1st-C Tom Bodine, ILB ..............1st-M ............... Lonnie Galloway, QB........1st-M ..... 2nd-C Julius Grant, DB ..............1st-M .......1st-C Wes Greenwell, C ............1st-M .......1st-C Kerry Hayes, KR ...............1st-M .......1st-C Thomas Jackson, OL ........1st-M .......1st-C Tony Johnson, DL .............1st-M .......1st-C Andrew Jordan, TE ..........2nd-M .......1st-C Harold Hines, RB ............................ 2nd-C Stanley Marrow, DB........................ 2nd-C Jim Tulley, DL..................2nd-M ..... 2nd-C 1994 Craig Aiken, WR ..............1st-M .......1st-C Tom Bodine, ILB ..............1st-M ..... 2nd-C Billy Bumper, DT .............2nd-M .......1st-C Wes Greenwell, C ............1st-M ............... Kerry Hayes, KR ...............1st-M .......1st-C Jon Jenkins, DB ...............1st-M .......1st-C Chad Greene, QB............2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Scott Stinson, OG ...........2nd-M ............... Derek Summerour, DL ....2nd-M ..... 2nd-C 1995 David Patten, WR ............1st-M ..... 2nd-C Derek Summerour, DT ........2nd-M .......1st-C 1996 Eric Johnson, DB ............2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Kawasak Penn, TE ..........2nd-M ...............

1997 Ken Hinsley, P .................1st-M .......1st-C Eric Johnson, DB .............1st-M .......1st-C Dan Best, OT ..................2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Marcus Bradley, LB ........2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Kenya Cooks, WR ...........2nd-M ............... Boo Robinson, OG ..........2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Alex Sprinkle, C .............................. 2nd-C 1998 Dan Best, OT ...................1st-M .......1st-C Brett Chappell, LB ...........1st-M ..... 2nd-C Ken Hinsley, P .................1st-M .......1st-C Brad Hoover, RB ..............1st-M .......1st-C Eric Johnson, DB .............1st-M .......1st-C Boo Robinson, OG ..........2nd-M .......1st-C Anthony Jenkins .............2nd-M ..... 2nd-C John Scott, DL ................................ 2nd-C Cranston Johnson, DB ....2nd-M ..... 2nd-C 1999 Josh Jones, PK..................................... 1st Brad Hoover, RB .................................2nd Anthony Jenkins, DL ...........................2nd David Hill, P .......................................2nd 2000 Andre Miller, DT..............2nd-M .......1st-C Michael Banks, WR ........2nd-M ............... Fred Boateng, RB ...........2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Justin Fryer, DB ..............2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Lorenzo Ferguson, DB..................... 2nd-C Josh Jones, PK................................ 2nd-C 2001 Michael Banks, WR .........1st-M .......1st-C Justin Fryer, DB ...............1st-M .......1st-C Fred Boateng, RB ...........2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Jeff Chambers, DL .......................... 2nd-C Nick McNeil, DL..............2nd-M ............... Marquail Wells, DB......................... 2nd-C 2002 Michael Banks, WR ..........................1st-C Todd Bargella, TE ...........2nd-M .......1st-C Ahmed Green, DB .............................1st-C Michale Spicer, DE .........2nd-M .......1st-C Nick McNeil, DE ............................. 2nd-C Rod Dunlap, LB ..............2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Jason Whaley, OG ........................... 2nd-C 2003 Todd Bargella, TE ............1st-M ..... 2nd-C Nick McNeil, DE .............2nd-M .......1st-C Lamont Seward, WR ........1st-M .......1st-C Michale Spicer, DE ..........1st-M .......1st-C Jason Whaley, OT.............1st-M .......1st-C Rod Dunlap, LB ..............2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Brian Gaither, QB ...........2nd-M ..... 2nd-C 2004 Albert Reid, DT ...............2nd-M .......1st-C Primus Glover, DB .......................... 2nd-C Bruce Lee, DB ................................ 2nd-C Tim Mayse, P .................................. 2nd-C 2005 Francis Brown, DB ..........2nd-M .......1st-C Felipe Foster, DL ..............................1st-C Primus Glover, DB ...........1st-M .......1st-C Mike Malone, KOR ..........1st-M .......1st-C Rico Reese, DL ................1st-M ..... 2nd-C Lamar Barnes, LB ...........2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Darius Fudge, RB ........................... 2nd-C Tim Mayse, P ..................2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Kevin McAlmont, OG....................... 2nd-C Linden Ryan, C ............................... 2nd-C

2009 Adrian McLeod, LB .........2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Chris Collins, DB ............2nd-M Michael Johnson, RB ............................FR 2010 Torez Jones, DB ...............1st-M ............... Mitchell Bell, DB ............................ 2nd-C Blake Cain, P ................................. 2nd-C Deja Alexander, WR ..............................FR Randy Pressley, DB...............................FR Sidney Rhodes, WR/RS ........................FR 2011 Ace Clark, DB .......................................FR Shaun Warren, RB ................................FR 2012 Rock Williams, LB ...........1st-M ..... 2nd-C Sertonuse Harris, DB ............................FR Jaleel Lorquet, DB ................................FR Troy Mitchell, QB ..................................FR Darius Ramsey, RB ...............................FR 2013 Karnorris Benson, WR.....2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Courtland Carson, LB ..................... 2nd-C Ace Clark, DB ................................. 2nd-C Michael Helms, Jr., TE ...........................FR Bryson Jordan, LB ................................FR Garry Lewis, RB ....................................FR Trey Morgan, DB ...................................FR Willie Police, WR ..................................FR 2014 Ace Clark, DB ..................1st-M .......1st-C Christon Gill, LB ..............1st-M .......1st-C Sertonuse Harris, DB ......................2nd- C Caleb Hawkins, DL .........2nd-M ............... Troy Mitchell, QB ............2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Trey Morgan, DB ............................. 2nd-C Detrez Newsome, RS ............FR ..... 2nd-C Darius Ramsey, RB ......................... 2nd-C Spearman Robinson, WR.....1st-M .......1st-C Terryon Robinson, WR.....2nd-M ............... Richard Sigmon, PK ....................... 2nd-C Jake Thornton, OL ............1st-M ............... Josh Wineberg, OL ..........2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Derrick Davis, DL ..................................FR Daniel Riddle, LB .................................FR 2015 Ian Berryman, P ..............1st-M .......1st-C ............................................................FR Caleb Hawkins, DL ..........1st-M .......1st-C Detrez Newsome, RB .......1st-M .......1st-C Tyler Sexton, TE ...............1st-M .......1st-C Daniel Riddle ..................1st-M ..... 2nd-C Jake Thornton, OL ............1st-M Troy Mitchell, QB ............2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Trey Morgan, DB .............2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Josh Wineberg, OL ..........2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Karnorris Benson, WR..................... 2nd-C Tyson Dickson, LB ..........2nd-M Sertonuse Harris, DB ......2nd-M Nathan Dalton, OL ................................FR Logan Howard, PK ................................FR Marvin Tillman, DB ...............................FR Zach Weeks, OL ....................................FR Key: 1st – 1st Team /// 2nd – 2nd Team HM – Honorable Mention C – Chosen by SoCon Head Coaches M – Chosen by SoCon Sports Media Association FR – Named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team

2006 Tim Mayse, P ..................2nd-M ......1ST-C Mitchell Dukes, DB......................... 2nd-C Darius Fudge, RB ........................... 2nd-C 2007 Eddie Cohen, WR.............1st-M .......1st-C Quintin Phillips, LB ..........1st-M ..... 2nd-C Mike Malone, RS ............2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Jeff Bradley, DL ..............2nd-M ............... 2008 Jeff Bradley, DL ..............2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Mitchell Bell, DB ............2nd-M ..... 2nd-C Blake Cain, K .......................................FR Zack Jaynes, QB ...................................FR John Julien, DL .....................................FR Quan Warley, RB...................................FR

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History & Records /// SoCon Individual Honors

WCU RECORD BOOK – SOUTHERN CONFERENCE INDIVIDUAL HONORS

S oCon MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR WINNERS – BOB WATERS AWARD –

WAYNE TOLLESON 1977-78 Football / Baseball

DARRELL LIPFORD

GERALD HARP

1977 SoCon Media Player of the Year

1978 SoCon Media Co-Player of the Year

ANTHONY JAMES 1982-83 Football / Track & Field

JEFF GILBERT

1984 SoCon Media Player of the Year

ERIC JOHNSON

1998 SoCon Media & Coaches Defensive Player of the Year

BOB WATERS 1983 SoCon Media Coach of the Year

STEVE HODGIN 1992 SoCon Media & Coaches Coach of the Year

BILL BLEIL 2001 SoCon Media & Coaches Coach of the Year

KIRK ROACH

LAMONT SEWARD

MICHAEL JOHNSON

1984 SoCon Media Freshman of the Year

2000 SoCon Media & Coaches Freshman of the Year

2009 SoCon Media & Coaches Freshman of the Year

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History & Records /// All-America

WCU RECORD BOOK – CATAMOUNT FOOTBALL ALL-AMERICANS

NCAA CONSENSUS ALL-AMERICANS

MARK BUFFAMOYER, DL

KERRY HAYES, KR, 1993

ERIC JOHNSON, DB, 1998

1992 Associated Press (3rd) 1993 Associated Press (1st) 1993 Kodak/American Football Coaches Assoc. 1993 The Sports Network (1st) 2010 WCU Hall of Fame Inductee

1997 The Sports Network (3rd) 1998 Associated Press (1st) 1998 American Football Coaches Assoc. 1998 USA Today ESPN (2nd) 1998 The Sports Network (1st) 1998 Don Hansen’s Football Gazette (2nd) 2012 WCU Hall of Fame Inductee

ART BYRD, OL

ALONZO CARMICHAEL, TE

2007 Associated Press (2nd) 2007 The Sports Network (2nd)

LOUIS COOPER, DE

MARK FERGUSON, C

JERRY GAINES, WR

CHRISTON GILL, LB

TIGER GREENE, DB

TODD HARKINS, OL

KEN HINSLEY, P

1973 Kodak/AFCA College Division (1st) 1973 The Football News Division II (1st)

1974 Associated Press 1974 Kodak/American Football Coaches Assoc.

2014 The Sports Network (3rd) 2014 College Sports Madness (3rd)

1983 Associated Press (2nd) 1984 Associated Press (1st)

1992 The Sports Network (2nd) 1992 Associated Press (3rd)

1998 Hansen’s Gazette (1st) 1998 USA Today/ESPN (2nd) 1998 Associated Press (3rd) 1998 The Sports Network (3rd)

BRAD HOOVER, TB

JOSH JONES, PK

STEVE KORNEGAY, P

DARRELL LIPFORD, TB

1999 Associated Press (3rd)

1984 Associated Press (1st)

1976 Associated Press (College Division)

ADRIAN MCLEOD, LB 2009 The Sports Network (2nd)

ERIC RASHEED, WR

1998 Don Hansen’s Football Gazette (2nd)

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DON DALTON, QB

1949 Associated Press

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1985 Associated Press (1st) 1986 Associated Press (2nd)

EDDIE COHEN, WR

1984 Associated Press (2nd)

1969 NAIA

1983 Associated Press (2nd)

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History & Records /// All-America & Honors

WCU RECORD BOOK – CATAMOUNT FOOTBALL ALL-AMERICANS

KIRK ROACH, PK

JOHN RUTA, DB

GENO SEGERS, DE

CLYDE SIMMONS, DE

MICHALE SPICER, DE

FRANK STANKUNAS, LINEMAN

1984 Associated Press (1st) 1986 Associated Press (1st) 1987 Associated Press (1st)

1964 NAIA

1988 The Sports Network (1st)

1985 Associated Press (1st) 1985 Kodak/American Football Coaches Assoc.

2002 Don Hansen’s Football Gazette (3rd)

1962 NAIA 1962 Williamson’s

JASON WHALEY, OT

JIM WILLIAMS, QB

STEVE WILLIAMS, DT

STEVE YATES, LB

2003 College Sports Television I-AA (2nd)

1966 NAIA

1971 Associated Press

1972 Associated Press (2nd) 1973 Universal Sports Magazine Small College (2nd) 1974 Associated Press (1st)

CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA

ADDITIONAL WCU FOOTBALL HONORS AFCA “GOOD WORKS TEAM” 1997............. Josh Brooks, QB 2000 ............. Tracy Biggs, RB 2001 ......... Jeff Chambers, DL

NCAA POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 1993 ...... Thomas Jackson, OL

MIKE WADE

1975, 2nd Team 1976, 1st Team

EDDIE MADDOX 1984, 1st Team 1985, 2nd Team

Christon Gill, LB 2014 All-America Selection

NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION

POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 2003 ...........Jason Whaley, OL

ARTHUR ASHE SPORTS SCHOLAR 2006 ............ John Cooper, OL 2007 ........ Marcus Brown, WR

FCS ADA ALL-STAR TEAM 2000 .........Caesar Campana, WR 2002 ................Jason Whaley, OL 2003 ............... Jason Whaley, OL Finalist for Div-I ADA Postgraduate Scholarship

2012 .................... Conner Orr, TE

2003, 1st Team

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1975 ...............Mike Wade, LB 1976 ...............Mike Wade, LB 1984 ..........Eddie Maddox, RB 1985 ..........Eddie Maddox, RB 1992 .......Thomas Jackson, OL

........................Rock Williams, LB

1993 .......Thomas Jackson, OL

2013 ........... Richard Sigmon, PK

1994 ........... Chad Greene, QB 1995 ........... Chad Greene, QB

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ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM 2012 .............Darius Ramsey, RB 2013 .................Trey Morgan, DB

2000 .... Caesar Campana, WR 2001 ........ Pablo Abraham, DE .................... Jason Whaley, OL 2002 ........... Jason Whaley, OL 2003 ........... Jason Whaley, OL 2012 ................ Conner Orr, TE

NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION

.....................Clark Sechrest, P

HAMPSHIRE HONOR SOCIETY

................... Rock Williams, LB

2015 ................... Darius Ramsey

2014 .........Darius Ramsey, RB

..................... London Richardson

JASON WHALEY

CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT III

.................. Richard Sigmon, K 2015 ............Derrick Davis, DL ..................Darius Ramsey, RB

DARIUS RAMSEY

.................... Daniel Riddle, LB

2014, 1st Team

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History & Records /// In NCAA Record Books

WCU INDIVIDUALS IN THE NCAA YEARLY STATISTICS (TOP 25 IF AVAILABLE) Note: NCAA stats through 1981 grouped both I-A and FCS / I-AA together. NCAA Stats from 1982-present are FCS/I-AA only

RUSHING (Yards Per Game) Darrell Lipford, 1977 ..................................... 10th ......................120.2 Kevin Thigpen, 1992 ......................................21st.......................98.09 Brad Hoover, 1998 ......................................... 7th ..................... 151.18 Fred Boateng, 2001 .......................................21st..................... 111.36 Detrez Newsome, 2015 ................................. 15th ......................100.8 PASSING EFFICIENCY (Rating) Mike Pusey, 1979.......................................... 24th ......................118.0 Lonnie Galloway, 1992 ................................... 2nd ....................... 167.4 David Rivers, 2000........................................ 20th ......................139.4 PASSING (Completions Per Game) Mike Pusey, 1977...........................................17th.........................12.7 Mike Pusey, 1978.......................................... 23rd ........................12.5 David Rivers, 2000.........................................14th ......................18.91 Troy Mitchell, 2014........................................ 24th ......................19.25 TOTAL OFFENSE (Yards Per Game) Mike Pusey, 1977...........................................14th ......................180.5 Mike Pusey, 1979.......................................... 19th ......................185.9 Ronnie Mixon, 1982 ...................................... 20th ......................184.6 Jeff Gilbert, 1984 ...........................................17th....................... 216.8 Lonnie Galloway, 1993 .................................. 18th .................... 231.91 David Rivers, 2000........................................ 13th ......................273.3 Brian Gaither, 2003 ...................................... 24th ....................230.08 RECEPTIONS (Per Game) Wayne Tolleson, 1977..................................... 1ST ...........................6.6 Gerald Harp, 1978 ......................................... 7th ...........................5.4 Gerald Harp, 1979 ......................................... 4th ...........................5.7 Gerald Harp, 1980 ........................................ 10th ..........................5.0 Jeff Dean, 1981............................................. 10th ..........................5.5 Eric Rasheed, 1983 ........................................ 8th ...........................6.2 Eric Rasheed, 1984........................................17th...........................5.8 David Patten, 1995 ........................................ 8th .........................5.90 Michael Banks, 2000 .................................... 20th ........................5.64 Lamont Seward, 2003 ................................... 20th ........................ 6.17 Eddie Cohen, 2007 ....................................... 18th ........................6.09 RECEIVING (Yards Per Game) David Patten, 1995 ....................................... 10th ......................88.70 Michael Banks, 2000 .................................... 20th ......................91.00 Lamont Seward, 2000 ....................................21st.......................90.91 Eddie Cohen, 2007 ........................................ 4th ............................ 10 RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS Karnorris Benson, 2013 ............................... 10th-t ..........................12 Spearman Robinson, 2014 ........................... 13th-t .......................... 11 KICKOFF RETURNS (Yards Per Return) Eric Rasheed, 1982 ........................................11th ........................23.8 Otis Washington, 1988 .................................. 20th ......................23.19 Kerry Hayes, 1993 .......................................... 2nd .......................36.50 Mike Malone, 2005........................................ 2nd .......................31.29 Detrez Newsome, 2014 ................................. 15th ......................26.50 PUNT RETURNS (Yards Per Return) Kerry Hayes, 1991 .......................................... 7th .......................11.68 Kerry Hayes, 1992 .......................................... 5th .......................14.44 INTERCEPTIONS (Per Game) Justin Fryer, 2000 ......................................... 13th ........................0.64 Francis Brown, 2005 ..................................... 24th ........................0.44 Trey Morgan, 2014 ........................................ 5th-t ........................0.50

FUMBLES FORCED Chris Collins, 2008 .........................................T-5............................... 6 Trey Morgan, 2014 ....................................... 10th-t .......................0.33 ALL-PURPOSE RUNNERS (Yards Per Game) Darrell Lipford, 1977 ......................................14th ......................120.2 Eric Rasheed, 1984........................................ 7th .......................140.5 Otis Washington, 1988 ....................................1st......................189.64 Kerry Hayes, 1992 ..........................................11th ....................152.36 Tracy Biggs, 1996.......................................... 22nd .....................147.11 Brad Hoover, 1998 ......................................... 9th .....................172.73 Mike Malone .................................................. 4th .....................194.82 Detrez Newsome ............................................ 6th .....................161.73

MOST FIELD GOALS MADE OF 50+ YDS. – SEASON: Kirk Roach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, in 1987 (on 12 attempts) MOST FIELD GOALS MADE OF 50+ YDS. – CAREER: Kirk Roach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, from 1984-87 (on 26 attempts)

FIELD GOALS (Made Per Game) Dean Biasucci, 1982 ...................................... 2nd .........................1.55 Dean Biasucci, 1983 ...................................... 8th .........................1.36 Kirk Roach, 1984 ........................................... 2nd .........................1.60 Kirk Roach, 1986 ........................................... 1ST ......................... 2.18 Kirk Roach, 1987 ........................................... 4th .........................1.73 Ken Hinsley, 1996 ......................................... 20th ........................1.09 Josh Jones, 1999 ...........................................14th ........................ 1.18 Josh Jones, 2000 .......................................... 10th ........................1.36

Miscellaneous NCAA I-AA Facts:

PUNTING (Yards Per Punt) Steve Kornegay, 1982 ................................... 12th ........................ 41.0 Steve Kornegay, 1983 ....................................11th ........................40.4 Steve Kornegay, 1984 .................................... 1ST .........................43.4 Anthony Bare, 1987 .......................................14th ......................39.69 Ken Hinsley, 1995 ..........................................17th.......................39.83 Ken Hinsley, 1997 .......................................... 4th ....................... 44.17 Ken Hinsley, 1998 .......................................... 3rd .......................44.49 David Hill, 1999 ............................................. 9th ....................... 41.89 Stanton Horne, 2001..................................... 15th ......................40.92 Stanton Horne, 2003 .....................................11th ...................... 41.95 Tim Mayse, 2005 ...........................................11th ...................... 41.80 Tim Mayse, 2006 .......................................... 15th ......................41.64 Clark Sechrest, 2012 .................................... 19th ...................... 41.94 Ian Berryman, 2015 ....................................... 8th .......................43.70 TACKLES (Per Game) Quintin Phillips, 2007 .................................. 10th-t .....................11.55 Adrian McLeod, 2009..................................... 2nd .......................12.45 Rock Williams, 2012 ..................................... 3rd-t ......................12.00 Daniel Riddle, 2015 ...................................... 6th-t ......................11.70 SACKS (Per Game) Nick McNeil, 2001 ........................................ 12th ........................ 0.91 Michale Spicer, 2002 ..................................... 7th .........................1.00 Mitchell Dukes, 2005 .....................................21st.........................0.78 TACKLES FOR LOSS (Per Game) Michale Spicer, 2002 ..................................... 7th .........................2.36

Note: NCAA stats through 1981 grouped both I-A and I-AA together. NCAA Stats from 1982-present are I-AA only

PASSING OFFENSE (Yards Per Game) 1977 .....................11th .......................... 220.1 1978 .....................16th .......................... 193.5 1979 .....................10th .......................... 222.5 1983 .....................18th .......................... 212.2 2000 .....................14th .......................... 272.4 2007 .....................20th .......................... 249.5

PASS EFFICIENCY DEFENSE (Rating) 1998 .....................13th ........................ 100.78 2001 .....................12th .......................... 95.82 2005 ......................5th ........................... 98.81

SCORING OFFENSE (Points Per Game) 1983 .....................15th .............................27.0 1984 .....................18th ............................ 28.2

TOTAL OFFENSE (Yards Per Game) 1992 .....................14th .........................415.18 1993 .....................19th ...........................411.1 2000 .....................14th ........................ 448.09

NET PUNTING (Average) 1984 ......................1st ............................. 42.8 1992 ......................9th ............................. 36.6 1996 ......................4th ........................... 38.59 1997 .....................19th .......................... 36.60 1998 ......................1st ..............................41.5 1999 ......................5th ..............................38.1 2003 ......................4th ........................... 38.25

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MOST FIELD GOALS MADE – HALF: Dean Biasucci . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, vs. Mars Hill 9/18/82 (1st half)

HIGHEST PCT. OF FG MADE UNDER 40 YDS. – SEASON: Kirk Roach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.000, in 1986 (17-of-17)

PASSING DEFENSE (Yards Per Game) 1977 ......................8th ............................. 96.9 1979 ......................1st ..............................77.5 1980 .....................12th .......................... 112.9 1982 .....................10th ...........................116.9 1986 .....................10th .......................... 144.3 1989 .....................16th .........................151.27 2001 ......................3rd ......................... 130.82 2004 .....................15th ........................ 163.64 2005 ......................1st ......................... 132.33 2014 .....................16th .........................176.40

TOTAL DEFENSE (Yards Per Game) 2004 .....................12th ........................ 301.91 2005 .....................18th ........................ 310.56

As of July, 2015

NCAA I-AA / FCS Individual Records Held:

SCORING (Points Per Game) Darrell Lipford, 1977 ...................................... 2nd ...........................9.8 Gerald Harp, 1978 ........................................ 10th .......................... 7.8 Leonard Willliams, 1979 ................................14th .......................... 7.3 Dean Biasucci, 1982 ..................................... 23rd ..........................6.6 Dean Biasucci, 1983 ......................................17th........................... 7.0 Eddie Maddox, 1984 ...................................... 9th ........................... 7.8 Kirk Roach, 1984 ...........................................16th .......................... 7.2 Kirk Roach, 1986 ........................................... 9th .........................8.73 Kirk Roach, 1987 ...........................................21st......................... 7.18

WESTERN CAROLINA IN THE NCAA YEARLY STATISTICS (TOP 20 IF AVAILABLE)

RUSHING DEFENSE (Yards Per Game) 2003 .....................14th .........................111.92

WCU IN THE NCAA RECORD BOOK

KICKOFF RETURNS (Yards Per Return) 1984 ......................6th ............................. 22.4 1988 .....................14th ...........................21.07 1992 .....................11th ............................ 22.0 1993 ......................1st ............................. 26.8 2005 ......................1st ............................27.44

MOST TIMES KICKING 2+ FG IN A GAME – CAREER: Kirk Roach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25, from 1984-87 LONGEST AVG. DISTANCE OF FGA (MIN. 60 ATT.) – CAREER: Kirk Roach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.5, from 1984-87 (102 attempts)

ALL-TIME LONGEST PUNT: Ken Hinsley . . . . . T-15th – 85 yds vs. Chattanooga (10/24/98) SOLO TACKLES – GAME: Rock Williams . . . . . . . . . .17th – 17 vs. The Citadel (10/13/12)

Catamounts Among the NCAA I-AA Leaders: MOST TDS SCORED ON KICKOFF RETURNS – CAREER: Kerry Hayes . . . . . 1991-94 . . . . . .2nd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 MOST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED – CAREER: Kirk Roach . . . . . . 1984-87. . . . . .2nd. . . . . . . . 102 (71 made) PUNTING AVERAGE – CAREER: Ken Hinsley . . . . . 1995-98. . . . . 15th . . . .42.8 (199– 8,512) KICKOFF RETURN AVG. – CAREER: Kerry Hayes . . . . . 1991-94 . . . . . 11th . .28.2 (73–2,058 yds) KICKOFF RETURN AVERAGE – SEASON: Kerry Hayes . . . . . 1993 . . . . . . . . .4th . . . . 36.5 (16–584 yds) FIELD GOALS MADE – CAREER: Kirk Roach . . . . . . 1984-87. . . . . .3rd . . . . . . . . . . 71 (102 att.) FIELD GOALS MADE – SEASON: Kirk Roach . . . . . . 1986 . . . . . . . . t-7th . . . . . . . . . . .24 (28 att) FORCED FUMBLES – CAREER: Chris Collins. . . . . 2006-09. . . . .t-14th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

WCU IN THE FINAL POLLS 1969 ...................................................................8th - NAIA 1972 .................................................8th - Associated Press 1974 .................................................8th - Associated Press 1983 ..................................................................9th - NCAA 1984................................................................14th - NCAA 1992 ...........................................19th - The Sports Network

PUNT RETURNS (Yards Per Return) 1989 .....................10th .......................... 10.35 1991 .....................12th .............................11.1 1992 .....................13th ............................ 12.7 1994 ......................9th ..............................13.1 TURNOVER MARGIN (Number) 1983 ......................3rd ......................... +1.455 1989 .....................14th .......................... +0.91 FEWEST FUMBLES LOST (Number) 1979 ......................4th ...................................9

WAYNE TOLLESON, the SoCon Male Athlete of the Year for 1977-78, led the nation in receptions in 1977 with 6.6 catches per game.

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STEVE KORNEGAY led the nation with his 43.3 yards per punt average in 1984, while ranking 12th and 11th nationally in ‘82 and ‘83.

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WCU INDIVIDUALS AS ANNUAL SOCON STATISTICAL CHAMPIONS

WCU TEAM SOCON STATISTICAL CHAMPIONS

TOTAL OFFENSE G Plays Yds YPG TD Mike Pusey, 1977 .................11 ............ 301 ..........1,985 ..... 180.5 ........16 Willie Perkins, 1986..............11 ............ 387 ..........2,184 ..... 198.5 .........8 Brian Gaither, 2003 ..............12 ............ 469 ..........2,761 ..... 230.1 ........16

TOTAL OFFENSE G Plays Yds YPG TD 1977 ....................................11 ............ 823 ..........4,471 ..... 406.5 ........39 1993 ....................................11 ............ 697 ..........4,521 ......411.0.........29

RUSHING G Att Yds YPG TD Darrell Lipford, 1977.............11 ............ 280 ..........1,318 ..... 119.8 ........18 Detrez Newsome, 2015 .........11 ............ 190 ..........1,109 ..... 100.8 .........9 PASSING G Cmp-Att Yds YPG TD Mike Pusey, 1977 .................11 .........140-248 .......1,939 ..... 175.8 ........13 Mike Pusey, 1978 .................11 .........147-331 .......2,046 ..... 186.0 ........14 Ronnie Mixon, 1982..............11 .........146-299.......2,002 ..... 182.0 .........6 Willie Perkins, 1986..............11 .........185-361.......2,265 ..... 205.9 .........8 Brian Gaither, 2003 ..............12 .........246-418 .......2,717 ..... 226.4 ........14 RECEIVING G Rec Yds YPG TD Wayne Tolleson, 1977 ...........11 ............. 73 ...........1,101 ..... 100.1 .........7 Gerald Harp, 1978 ................11 ............. 62 ...........1,145 ..... 104.1 ........11 David Patten, 1995 ...............10 ............. 59 ............ 887........ 88.7 ..........7 SCORING G TD XP FG PTS PPG Darrell Lipford, 1977................11 .........18 ........ 0.......... 0 ......... 108 ...... 9.8 Eddie Maddox, 1984 ...............10 .........13 ........ 0.......... 0 .......... 78 ....... 7.8 Kirk Roach, 1987 .....................11 ..........0 ........ 22 ....... 19 ......... 79 ....... 7.2 ALL-PURPOSE .................... G ...... Rush-Rec ...... PR-KR .......... Tot.............YPG Gerald Harp, 1978 .............11.......46-1145 ....... 5-361 ........1,557 .......141.5 Eric Rasheed, 1984 ...........11.......19-1091 ....... 0-437 ........1,547 .......140.6 Otis Washington, 1988 ......11........66-907........ 0-113 ........2,086 ...... 189.6 Mike Malone, 2007 ...........11.......563-197...... 0-1383 .......2,143 ...... 194.8 Detrez Newsome, 2015 ......11..... 1,109-281 ..... 0-389 ........1,779 .......161.7

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TOTAL DEFENSE G Plays Yds YPG TD 1998 ....................................11 ............ 674...........3,086 ..... 280.5 ........22 2005 .....................................9 ............. 623 ..........2,795 ..... 310.6 ........22 PASSING OFFENSE G Cmp-Att Yds YPG TD 1977 ....................................11 .........184-344.......2,421 ..... 220.1 ........19 1978 ....................................11 .........155-348.......2,214 ..... 201.3 ........17 1979 ....................................11 .........158-322.......2,448 ..... 222.5 ........17 1982 ....................................11 .........162-329.......2,173 ......197.5..........7 2002 ....................................11 .........370-201 .......2,679 ..... 243.5 ........13 2003 ....................................12 .........257-443.......2,877 ..... 239.8 ........14 PASSING DEFENSE G Cmp-Att Yds YPG TD 1977 ....................................11 ..........86-172 ........1,066 ...... 96.9 ..........3 1979 ....................................11 ..........74-163 ......... 852.........77.5...........5 1980 ....................................11 ..........91-183 ........1,234 ..... 112.2 .........5 1998 ....................................11 ..........74-162 ........1,018 ...... 92.5 ..........5 2005 .....................................9 ..........113-232 .......1,191 ..... 132.3 ........14 2008 ....................................12 .........178-292 .......2,074 ..... 172.8 ........17

KICKOFF RETURNS No Yds Avg Kerry Hayes, 1992 ............................... 20.....................545 ................... 27.3 Kerry Hayes, 1993 ............................... 16 .....................584 ................... 36.5 Mike Malone, 2005 ............................. 17 .....................532 ................... 31.3

RUSHING DEFENSE G Rushes Yds YPG TD 2003 ....................................12 ............ 507 ..........1,343 ......111.9.........18

PUNT RETURNS No Yds Avg Kerry Hayes, 1992 ............................... 16 ..................... 231 ................... 14.4

SCORING DEFENSE G Pts PPG 1984 ................................................... 11 .....................166 ................... 15.1

INTERCEPTIONS No. Yds Tiger Greene, 1983 ............................... 6.......................26 Tiger Greene, 1984 ............................... 6....................... 51 Ricky Gardin, 1989 ............................... 4.......................69 Justin Fryer, 2000 ................................. 7.......................78 Trey Morgan, 2014 ................................ 6........................ 0

KICKOFF RETURNS G No. Yds TD YPR 2005 .....................................9 .............. 25 ............ 686........... 2 .......... 27.4 2014 ....................................12 ..............51............1,106 ......... 1 .......... 21.7

PUNTING No Yds Avg Steve Kornegay, 1984 .......................... 49................... 2,127 ................. 43.4 Anthony Bare, 1987 ............................. 55................... 2,183 ................. 39.7 Ken Hinsley, 1997 ................................ 46................... 2,032 ................. 44.2 Ken Hinsley, 1998 ................................ 57................... 2,536 ................. 44.5 Tim Mayse, 2004 ................................. 51 ................... 2,032 ................. 39.8 Tim Mayse, 2005 ................................. 49................... 2,048 ................. 41.8

PUNTING G No. Yds Avg TB 2015 ....................................11 ............. 60 ...........2,581 ...... 43.0 ..........5

TACKLES G No Avg Adrian McLeod, 2009 .......................... 11 .....................137 ................... 12.5 Rock Williams, 2012 ............................. 9......................108 ................... 12.0 Daniel Riddle, 2015 ............................. 11 .....................129 ................... 11.7

PASS EFFIC. DEFENSE G Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Rat. 2005 .....................................9 .......113-232-15 ....... 1,191 ........ 14 ...... 98.8

FIELD GOALS G Made-Att. TB 2015 ....................................11 ..............................12-14 .........................5

MOST TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS GAINED - HALF: Anthony James . . . . . . . 1981 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 yds MOST INTERCEPTIONS – GAME: Torez Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, at Gardner-Webb (9/18/10) FIELD GOALS MADE – HALF: Dean Biasucci . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, Dean Biasucci vs. Mars Hill, 1982 FIELD GOALS MADE – GAME: Josh Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, Josh Jones vs. Samford, 1999 (3 tied) FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED – SEASON: Kirk Roach . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 FGA FIELD GOALS MADE – SEASON: Kirk Roach . . . . . . . . . . . 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 FGM FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED – CAREER: Kirk Roach . . . . . . . . . 1984-87 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 FGA FIELD GOALS MADE – CAREER: Kirk Roach . . . . . . . . . 1984-87 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 FGM MOST FIELD GOALS MADE OF 50+ YDS – SEASON: Kirk Roach . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 FGM, 50+ MOST FIELD GOALS MADE OF 50+ YDS – CAREER: Kirk Roach . . . . . . . . . 1984-87 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 FGM, 50+ MOST GAMES KICKING 2+ FIELD GOALS – CAREER: Kirk Roach . . . . . . . . . 1984-87 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 FGM LONGEST FIELD GOAL MADE: Kirk Roach . . . . . . .57 (twice in 1987); vs. ASU and NCA&T (4 tied) LONGEST AVG. DISTANCE FG ATTEMPTED - CAREER: Kirk Roach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.5, 1984-87 (102 att.) HIGHEST AVG. PER PUNT RETURN – SEASON: Kerry Hayes . . . . . . . . . . 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.9 yds per return MOST KICKOFF RETURNS – SEASON: Mike Malone . . . . . . . . . 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 kickoff returns MOST YARDS ON KICKOFF RETURNS – GAME: Mike Malone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229, vs. Furman (2007)

TACKLES FOR LOSS G No Avg Michale Spicer, 2002 .......................... 11 ......................26 .................... 2.36 FUMBLES RECOVERED G No Avg Nick McNeil, 2002 ............................... 11 ....................... 5 ..................... 0.45

MOST YARDS ON KICKOFF RETURNS – SEASON: Mike Malone . . . . . . . . . 2007 . . . . . . . . 1,383 kickoff return yards

FUMBLES FORCED G No Avg Chris Collins, 2008 .............................. 12....................... 6 ..................... 0.50 Trey Morgan, 2014 ............................... 12....................... 4 ..................... 0.33 Caleb Hawkins, 2015 ........................... 10....................... 3 ..................... 0.30

MOST TDS SCORED ON KICKOFF RETURNS – GAME: Kerry Hayes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, vs. VMI (1992) MOST TDS SCORED ON KICKOFF RETURNS – SEASON: Kerry Hayes . . . . . . . . . . 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 (tied with four) MOST TDS SCORED ON KICKOFF RETURNS – CAREER: Kerry Hayes . . . . . . . . 1991-94 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 TDs HIGHEST AVG. ALL-PURPOSE YDS. GAINED/PLAY – GAME: Kerry Hayes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.5 yds/play, vs. ETSU (1992) HIGHEST AVG. ALL-PURPOSE YDS. GAINED/PLAY – SEASON: Otis Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.7 yds/play (1988) TOTAL TACKLES – GAME: Everett Spellman . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, vs. Appalachian State (1987) MOST KICKS BLOCKED - GAME: Donnell Brinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, vs. VMI (1995)

GERALD HARP finished inside the top 10 nationally in receptions per game in three-straight seasons from 1978-80.

KERRY HAYES led the SoCon in kickoff returns in both 1992 and 1993. He returned a SoCon-record two kickoffs for TDs vs. VMI in 1992.

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JOSH JONES holds the school and tied a SoCon record by connecting on six field goals agaisnt Samford in 1999.

TOREZ JONES intercepted a Southern Conference record six passes in a WCU road win at Gardner-Webb in 2010.

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LONGEST PUNT: Ken Hinsley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85, vs. Chattanooga (1998)

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History & Records /// Home Facility

E.J. WHITMIRE STADIUM / BOB WATERS FIELD Construction of E.J. Whitmire Stadium was completed in 1974 at an initial cost of $1.66 million that was granted by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1971. The new facility, located on the southern-most expanse of the Western Carolina University campus, replaced Memorial Stadium and included the construction of the Jordan-Phillips Field House. Dedicated on October 5, 1974, the Catamounts defeated Morehead State, 31-12, in their second game at the new facility. Murray State won the first-ever game played on the artificial surface at Whitmire Stadium on September 14, 1974. Over the years, Western Carolina has posted highlight victories at the facility including wins over nationally-ranked squads such as No. 2 Marshall in 1992; sixth-ranked Appalachian State in 1998 to regain the Old Mountain Jug; and over No. 2 Furman in 2006. Goal posts have also been removed from the premises on several occasions. Brad Hoover set a stadium and school-record with 49 rushing attempts in 1998 as WCU upset Appalachian State, ending a 13-year losing skid its archrival. In 2004, Western again reclaimed the Jug, posting a dramatic, 30-27, come-from-behind win over the Apps, and the goalposts fell once again in what was the program’s 100th victory at Whitmire Stadium. In 2006, Western Carolina’s defense recorded five interceptions and Darius Fudge rushed for 133 yards on offense to lead the Catamounts to a 41-21 victory over second-ranked Furman, setting the stage for another goalpost celebration. The stadium has also hosted numerous television games over the years. One of the earliest came in 1978 as ABC showcased the Catamounts and Mountaineers from Cullowhee. Other broadcasts include ESPNU, SportSouth, Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS-TV) and most recently, the combined efforts of WLOS-TV and WMYA-TV in Asheville to air select WCU home games. Currently with 13,742 seats, the football facility is located on the south end of the WCU campus and is bordered by the picturesque Cullowhee Creek on the west side; Jordan-Phillips Field House and WCU Weight Room on its north end; and the Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center, which in addition to serving as the home venue for men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball also features the Dale and Diane Hollifield Football Locker Room, WCU Football Offices and Team Room as well as the athletic training facilities. In addition to the artificial surface at Bob Waters Field, the WCU Football team also utilizes a grass practice field located across Cullowhee Creek from the stadium. Traditionally, the team will use the natural surface during pre-season workouts, as well as during weekly preparations for road games that will be contested on grass. The press box at Whitmire Stadium includes matching booths for both home and visiting radio, as well as coaches’ boxes that bookend the building. There is also two-tiered seating in the main press room with wireless and hard-line Internet access. BOB WATERS FIELD PLAYING SURFACE / FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS: Western Carolina first installed AstroTurf on the playing surface in 1974. A similar product material was used in replacing the artificial surface several times. Following the facilities’ silver anniversary in 1999, a newer version of synthetic grass called AstroPlay was installed in 2000 for a cost of $1.2 million and was the surface that adorned Waters Field for the next eight years. Amidst the 2008 season, the artificial surface was replaced by the Carolina Green Corporation which installed the Desso Challenge Pro 2 turf, a product of the overseas Desso Sports Systems. The new turf consists of a nylon-like, woven base interlaced with synthetic “blades of grass” that are approximately two-inches in length. The material is sewn together and then glued to a base on the ground. Once the surface was in place, it was back-filled with a mixture of sand and rubber to serve as the “dirt” and to provide stability to the turf. In 2002, the creation of a $93,000 Team Room complete with meeting and office space, as well as storage, was completed on the second floor of the Ramsey Center. Prior to the 2003 season, more facility improvements and upgrades to the stadium were completed. A $3.1 million addition featured a 4,000-seat West Side grandstand seating area that included concessions and restroom facilities as well as new, updated lighting. The weight room in the Jordan-Phillips Field House was expanded, nearly doubling its previous capacity which also added a hospitality patio

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BOB WATERS

Completed:............................................................................................................June, 1974 West Side Stands Completed: ........................................................................... August, 2003 Current Capacity: ........................................................................................................ 13,742 Playing Field: ............................................................................................... Bob Waters Field ..................................................................................... Artificial Turf (Desso Challenge Pro 2) First Game: ................................................... Sept. 14, 1974 vs. Murray State (WCU lost 10-3) Dedicated: ................................................ Oct. 5, 1974 vs. Morehead State (WCU won 31-12) Largest Attendance: .......................................15,247 on Nov. 12, 1994 vs. Appalachian State WCU’s Record in Stadium: ........................................................125-97-3 (.562) (41 seasons) that overlooks the stadium on the north end zone. It also includes additional team meeting space, computer lab and visiting team locker room. The field house and East Side stands were also bricked to match the brickwork of the Ramsey Center and of the new West Side stands. Also, on September, 16, 2006, the Dale & Diane Hollifield Football Locker Room facility located on the first floor of the Ramsey Center was dedicated. At a cost of $225,000, the 100-plus locker facility was expanded with beautiful, wooden lockers located throughout. Most recently, during the off-season prior to the 2010 campaign, a new Daktronics scoreboard with video screen were installed in the south end zone - Ramsey Center end - of the facility. The state-of-theart video screen measures 17-feet tall by 32-feet wide and includes a scoreboard with a matching score and time board adhered to the facade of the Jordan-Phillips Field House. STADIUM BENEFACTORS AND NAMESAKES: Western Carolina’s football facilities are named after two prominent figures in Catamount Athletics. The late E.J. Whitmire, for whom the stadium is named, spent most of his adult life involved with the University. An educator, contractor, agriculturalist and public servant, Whitmire - from nearby Franklin, N.C. - served WCU for more than a quarter century with the attitude, leadership and “get it done” ability that made him successful in every walk of life. Whitmire was on the WCU Board of Trustees from 1949-72 and

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was the driving force behind the University’s unparalleled period of growth. His tireless work served as the cornerstone of the structure that now bears his name. He was granted the Patron Award in the WCU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1993. In 1988, the playing surface where Robert Lee Waters made a name for himself in the coaching and administrative ranks while also putting WCU football in the national spotlight was dedicated in his honor and memory. Bob Waters served as the University’s head football coach for 20 years and worked in a dual capacity as its athletics director for 15 years. During his tenure, he became the school’s winningest football coach with 116 victories, 13 winning seasons and top 10 national finishes at three different levels - NAIA, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division I-AA, now FCS). He also had the privilege of coaching 13 national All-Americans and 36 All-Southern Conference players. As athletics director, Waters directed the school’s rise from NAIA to NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I competition and move into the Southern Conference in 1976. He was also instrumental in the planning and constructing of Whitmire Stadium, Childress Field (baseball) and the Ramsey Center. Waters died on May 29, 1989 following a six-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He was posthumously inducted into the WCU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1993.

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OLD MEMORIAL STADIUM QUICK HISTORICAL LOOK AT WESTERN CAROLINA’S FOOTBALL STADIUMS

Whitmire Stadium/Waters Field - Turf Replacement, 2008

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Western Carolina University’s Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 1990 to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of former student-athletes, coaches and administrators. Inductees are selected by a 17-member committee that includes 12 voting members composed of representatives from the University’s alumni association, Hall of Fame members, faculty athletics committee, administration, athletics department, the Catamount Club and area media representatives. NAME (INDUCTED) .......................YEARS AT WCU

NAME (INDUCTED) .......................YEARS AT WCU

NAME (INDUCTED) .......................YEARS AT WCU

NAME (INDUCTED) .......................YEARS AT WCU

ARDREY, Sam (1997) ............................1937-40 .................. Baseball, Men’s Basketball, Football

GIBSON, Mel (1992) ............................ 1960-63 ................................................Men’s Basketball

SELZER, Tommy “Bromo” (1995) .......... 1948-52 ...............................................Football, Baseball

ARLEDGE, Jayne (1992) ........................1976-79 ........................................... Women’s Basketball

GILBERT, Jeff (2000) .............................1981-84 ..............................................................Football

LUNDY, Ralph (2006) ............................1970-71 ......................................................Men’s Soccer LYONS Wilson, Lori (2002) ................... 1990-93 ........................................... Women’s Basketball

ATTEBERY Kennelly, Christy (2013) ... 1998-2001 ............................................................Volleyball

GREEN, Judy (1990) ............................. 1980-84 .............Women’s Basketball, Softball, Volleyball

BEVERLIN, Jason (2008) ...................... 1992-94 .............................................................Baseball

GREENE, George “Tiger” (1998) ............1981-84 ..............................................................Football

BIASUCCI, Dean (1997) ....................... 1980-83 ..............................................................Football

GRIFFIN, Odell (1992) .......................... 1939-40 ................................................Men’s Basketball

BIGGERSTAFF, Mike (2016) .................. 1966-69 ..............................................................Football

GRUNDY, Phillip (2005).........................1991-93 .............................................................Baseball

BODINE, Tom (2010) .............................1991-94 ..............................................................Football

GUDGER, Jim (1990) ............................ 1940-69 ................................................. Athlete & Coach

BROADWATER, Tom (2015)....................1957-60 ..............................................................Football

HAILEY, Freddie (1999) ........................ 1984-87 .............................................................Baseball

BROWN, Regina (1998)........................ 1987-92 ...........................Volleyball, Women’s Basketball

HAMILTON, Hugh “Pee Wee” (1992) ......1947-50 ..............................................................Football

BYRD, Art (1990) ................................. 1946-49 ..............................................................Football

HARKINS, Todd (2011) ......................... 1989-92 ..............................................................Football

CANTLER, Fred (2016) ...................... 1978-2012 ....................................................Administration

HARP, Gerald (1992) .............................1977-80 ..............................................................Football

CARPENTER, Wille (1994) .....................1976-80 ............................................ Football & Baseball

HARTBARGER, Jim (2000) .................... 1969-75 .................................................................Coach

CARMICHAEL, Alonzo (2008) ............... 1983-86 ..............................................................Football

HARTSELL, Susan B. (1994) .................1973-76 .........................................................Gymnastics

CARR, Ronnie (1999) ........................... 1980-83 ................................................Men’s Basketball

HASTINGS, Rebecca Twiner (2010) ....... 2000-04 ..................................................... Women’s Golf

CHEUNG, Patrick (1990) .......................1970-73 ......................................................Men’s Soccer

HAYES, Kerry (2010)..............................1991-94 ..............................................................Football

CHILDERS, Tobe (2010).........................1957-60 ..............................................................Football

HAYWOOD, Bill (1996) ..........................1969-81 .................................................. Baseball Coach

COOPER, Louis (2005) ..........................1981-84 ..............................................................Football

HELMS, Terry (2011) ............................ 1968-72 ................................Cross Country, Track & Field

DALTON, Don (1995) .............................1966-81 ....................................Football (Player & Coach)

HOLDEN, Leroy (2014) ......................... 1963-66 ..............................................................Football

DeGRAFFENREID, Al “Mutt” (2013) ... 1974-76, 77-96 .....................................Football & Administrator

HOLLIDAY, Emily (1996) ....................... 1982-86 ...........................Women’s Basketball, Volleyball

DENNIS, Greg (1997) ............................1979-82 ................................................Men’s Basketball

HOOVER, Brad (2008) .......................... 1996-99 ..............................................................Football

DODSON, Clinton F. (1991) .................. 1934-69 ..................................................... Administrator

HOWELL, Charles “Babe” (1998) .......... 1950-53 ............................................ Football & Baseball

DOWELL, Jean (1992) .......................... 1963-66 ........................................... Women’s Basketball

JAMES, Anthony (1991) .........................1979-83 ........................................ Football, Track & Field

DURR, Walter J. (1991)..........................1951-98 ...................................................Team Physician

JOHNSON, Eric (2012).......................... 1995-99 ...............................................Baseball, Football

ECHOLS Wellmon, Laura (2009) ....... 1999-2002 ........................................... Women’s Basketball

KING, Frankie (2013) ........................... 1993-95 ................................................Men’s Basketball

FAIREY, Clint (1998) ............................. 1986-89 .............................................................Baseball

JONES, David L. (2013) .........................1957-60 ................................................Men’s Basketball

FERGUSON, Mark (2006) ......................1970-73 ..............................................................Football

JONES, Paul (2002) ........ 1967-68 and 1969-81 .. Cross Country/Track & Field (player and coach)

FINCH, Nora Lynn (1991) ...................... 1967-70 ..................... Women’s Basketball, Field Hockey, ................................................ Tennis, Volleyball

LAVELLE, Tommy (2000) ....................... 1961-64 ................................................Men’s Basketball

GAINES, Jerry (1991).............................1970-75 .......................Football, Track & Field & Baseball GALLOWAY, Alonzo “Lonnie” (2015)...... 1990-94 ..............................................................Football GARDNER-MAYHORN, Susie (2004) ..... 1989-93 ................ Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country GAY, Scott (2006) ................................ 1983-85 .............................................................Baseball

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LeCLAIR, Keith (2002)..... 1985-88 and 1992-97 ...............................Basetball (player and coach) LEGGETT, Jack (2001) ...........................1983-91 .................................................. Baseball Coach LIPFORD, Darrell (2004)........................1974-77 ..............................................................Football LIVESAY, Robyn Keeler (1995) .............. 1980-84 ..............................................Softball, Volleyball LOGAN, Henry (1990)........................... 1965-68 ................................................Men’s Basketball

McCOLLUM, Anquell (2010) ................. 1992-96 .................................... Men’s Basketball, Coach McCONNELL, Charlie (2015) ................ 1962-66 ................................................Men’s Basketball McGINN, Bob (1992) ............................1947-50 ................................................Men’s Basketball McINTOSH, Otis (1997) .........................1968-71 ..............................................................Football McKENNIE, Tony (2008) ....................... 1986-90 .......................................................Track & Field MILLER, Brett D. (2001) ....................... 1984-86 ..........................................................Men’s Golf MOORE, Chris (2011) ........................... 1996-99 .............................................................Baseball MOORE, Nardia (2011) .................... 1999-2002 ................................................. Women’s Soccer MORGAN, Ken (1998) .......................... 1960-63 ............................................ Football & Baseball MURRAY, Darrell (2006) ....................... 1960-64 ................................................Men’s Basketball PEELE, Betty (1997) ............................. 1963-96 ..........................................Coach, Administrator PERSONS, Susan (2005)...................... 1969-75 .................................................................Coach PETERSON, Bruce (2001) ..................... 1960-64 ......... Football, Men’s Basketball & Men’s Tennis POINDEXTER, C.C. (1991)..................... 1930-35 ....................................Athletic Director & Coach PRYOR, Harris (1994) ........................... 1956-59 .................................Men’s Basketball, Baseball RALEIGH, Matt (2004).......................... 1989-92 .............................................................Baseball RASHEED, Eric (2000) ...........................1981-84 ..............................................................Football RATCLIFFE, Carl (1992) ........................ 1933-36 ..............................................................Football RAY, Dr. Bob (2009) ..............................1951-92 ..................... Basketball, Coach & Administrator REED, Jerry (1994) ................................1974-77 .............................................................Baseball ROACH, Kirk (1996) ............................. 1984-87 ..............................................................Football

SETZER, Bobby (1992) ..........................1951-92 ......................... Football, Coach & Administrator SIMMONS, Clyde (2002) ...................... 1982-85 ..............................................................Football SPRADLING, Steve (2009).................... 1967-70 ..............................................................Football STANKUNAS, Frank (1992) ................... 1960-63 ..............................................................Football STANLEY, Bill (2012) ............................ 1964-69 ..............................................................Football STROUD, Judy (1999) ............................1973-76 ........................................... Women’s Basketball TIESZEN Kamarainen, Laura (2012)...... 2002-05 ........................................Women’s Track & Field WESTMORELAND Suhre, Betty (1990) .... 1965-79 .................................................................Coach THARPE, Danny (1991) ......................... 1960-64 .... Men’s Basketball, Baseball, Football & Tennis TOLLESON, Wayne (1990) .....................1974-78 ............................................ Football & Baseball WATERS, Bob (1993)............................ 1969-88 ...................... Football Coach & Athletic Director WIKE, Johnny (2009) ........................ 1964-2004 ...............Football, Men’s & Women’s Golf Coach WILLIAMS, Denny (2004) ..................... 1955-60 ..............................................................Football WILLIAMS, Jim (1992) .......................... 1964-66 ..............................................................Football WILLIAMS, Steve (1996) .......................1968-71 ..............................................................Football WILLIAMS, Willie (2006) ...................... 1990-92 ..............................................................Football WILSON, Thomas “Bubba” (2002) .........1975-78 ................................................Men’s Basketball WITTMAN, Greg (1996) ......................... 1966-69 ................................................Men’s Basketball WHITE, Steve (1999) .............................1970-98 ..................................................... Administrator YATES, Steve (2009).............................. 1971-74 ..............................................................Football YOUNG, Tom (1990) ............................ 1946-68 ....................................Athletic Director & Coach 1983 FOOTBALL TEAM (2003)

ROBINSON, Dan (1990) ....................... 1946-68 ................................................. Athlete & Coach

1963 MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM (2003)

ROGERS, Ronald (1990)...................... 1950-53 ................................................Men’s Basketball

1949 FOOTBALL TEAM (2007)

ROSS, Devondia (2005) ....................... 1990-93 ........................................Women’s Track & Field RUTA, John (2008) .............................. 1962-65 ..............................................................Football SALTZ Simmons, Cindi (2000) ...............1979-82 ........................................... Women’s Basketball SANDERS Peterson, Karen (2001) ........ 1962-64 .......................................................Men’s Tennis SCHRADER, Dr. Charles (1998) ............ 1968-93 ........................................... Men’s Soccer Coach SCOTT, George “Ronnie” (2013) ........... 1964-66 ..............................................................Football SEAL, Gaston (2010) ............................ 1959-63 ................................................Men’s Basketball

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PAT R O N A W A R D 1992 ..................................... Ralph Sutton 1993 ........ E.J. Whitmire & Dr. Wallace Hyde 1994............................Dr. Quinn Constantz 1995.......................................Alice Benton 1996................................. Dr. Jim Hamilton 1998..........................Dr. Gurney Chambers 1999..................................Jimmy Childress 2004 ..................................Larry Stanberry 2005 ....................................Nathan Arthur 2013 ............................... Alden McCracken

C A R E E R AC H I E V E M E N T 2007 ................Dave Bristol & Jim Garrison

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CATAMOUNT FOOTBALL IN THE WCU ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME S A M A R D R E Y – 19 37 - 4 0 A three-sport star in the pre-World War II years as he was a standout for the baseball, basketball, and football teams ... Two-year starter on the football team as a two-way player at offensive and defensive end ... Inducted in 1997. D E A N B I A S U C C I – 19 8 0 - 8 3 All-star kicker who shattered all of WCU’s and most of the Southern Conference’s field goal records during his career and left as the league’s all-time leading scorer ... Spent 11 seasons in the NFL, 10 with the Indianapolis Colts, where he became that team’s all-time scoring leader ... Inducted in 1997. M I K E B I G G E R S TA F F – 19 6 6 - 6 9 Played on both sides of the football as an All-Carolinas Conference guard, completing his career as a Collegiate All-State team selection, an All-NAIA District 26 honoree and a NAIA All-America honorable mention selection at linebacker in 1969. Was the defensive MVP on WCU’s first nationally-ranked team in 1969, finishing the season with a 9-1 record and a national ranking of eighth. In his career as a high school football head coach, combined for 144 coaching victories between three different North Carolina high schools. Is also a member of the Caldwell County Sports Hall of Fame (1999) and East Burke High Hall of Fame (2015). Inducted in 2016 ... Inducted in 2016. T O M B O D I N E – 19 91 - 9 4 One of three linebackers named to the WCU All-20th Century team in 2000 and is the third to earn a spot in the Hall of Fame. Entered the Hall as the all-time leader in tackles in WCU football history with 453 including 30 TFLs, seven sacks and three interceptions. Was a three-time, All-Southern Conference linebacker, garnering first team accolades in both 1993 and ‘94. In the latter, was selected both the preseason SoCon and NCAA I-AA National Defensive Player of the Year, earning honorable mention as a 1994 All-America selection by The Sports Network ... Inducted in 2010. T O M B R OA D WAT E R – 19 57 - 6 0 Lettered four years at running back for the Catamount football team. Rushed for 23 career touchdowns including 13 TDs in 1959, both program records at the time that stood for 10-plus seasons before being broken. Scored a then school-record total of 86 points in a banner year in 1959, a mark that lasted nearly 20 years in the school’s ledgers. Led the Catamounts in total offense in earning both All-State and All-North State Conference accolades in 1959, helping guide Western Carolina to a 7-2-1 record … Inducted in 2015. A L O N Z O C A R M I C H A E L – 19 8 3 - 8 6 Is one of only five WCU football players to be named All-America in multiple seasons, and was selected as the tight end on Western’s All-20th Century Football Team. Was a first team AP All-America selection in 1985 when he caught 55 passes for 587 yards, a school record for tights ends. Followed up in 1986 with 31 receptions for nearly 400 yards and was named to the AP’s second team AllAmerica squad. He captained the 1985 and ‘86 Catamounts and was a two-time first team All-SoCon selection ... Inducted in 2008.

L O U I S C O O P E R – 19 81 - 8 4 A first team All-American (AP and American Football Coaches/ Kodak) in 1984 ... Set a WCU record with 12 sacks in 1984, leading the team with 89 tackles and 20 tackles for losses ... A two-time, first team All-SoCon pick ... Established school records with 30 sacks and 48 tackles for losses ... Inducted in 2005. D O N DA LT O N – 19 6 6 - 6 9 All-America quarterback and nation’s top passer in 1969 ... Helped WCU to 11 winning seasons in 18 years as quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator ... Inducted in 1995. A L “ M U T T ” D E G R A F F E N R E I D – 1974 - 76 ; 19 8 0 - 9 6 Was a three-year letter winner, two-year starter on the football field as a defensive back. Credited with the first-ever tackle at E.J. Whitmire Stadium in 1974 and received the team’s Intrepid Award in 1976. Served as an assistant coach and administrator at WCU for 19 years coaching football and as the first women’s track & field coach. Had a distinguished career as an administrator and coach at both Smoky Mountain and Cherokee High Schools … Inducted in 2013. M A R K F U R G U S O N – 197 0 - 7 3 A first team All-American in 1973, helping Western to a 6-3-1 record ... The previous year, was a key figure in Western posting a 7-2-1 record and a final national ranking of eighth in the Associated Press small college poll ... Inducted in 2006. A L O N Z O “ L O N N I E ” G A L L O WAY – 19 9 0 - 9 4 Concluded his four-year Catamount career as WCU’s all-time leader in total offense with 6,832 yards, leading WCU in total offense from 1991-93. At the time of his induction, continued to rank in eight of WCU’s season and career top 10 offensive categories. Threw 30 career touchdown passes including a pair of 80-plus yard scoring strikes. Named first team All-Southern Conference by the coaches and second team by the voting media in 1993, and was a threetime SoCon Player of the Week recipient. Played one season in the Arena Football League with the Charlotte Rage before embarking on an extensive collegiate coaching career … Inducted in 2015. J E F F G I L B E R T – 19 81 - 8 4 Starting quarterback on WCU’s 1983 National Championship runner-up team ... 1984 Southern Conference Player of the Year ... In 1983, established and still holds WCU single-season marks in passing yards (2,993), passing TDs (21) and completions (463) ... Inducted in 2000. T I G E R G R E E N E – 19 81 - 8 4 NCAA Division I-AA Football All-America selection (1983 and 1984) as a defensive back and played a key role in WCU’s 19-6-1 record in those seasons ... Still owns the WCU record for blocked kicks in a season and career ... Inducted in 1998. J I M G U D G E R – 19 4 0 - 6 9 All-conference selection in three sports—basketball, football, and baseball ... Coached basketball team to 321 wins and three conference titles, while leading the baseball team to nine winning seasons ... Inducted in 1990.

W I L L I E C A R P E N T E R – 1976 - 8 0 All-Southern Conference in two sports as he was a four-year baseball starter and three-season football starter ... Establishing school records in both sports ... Inducted in 1994.

H U G H H A M I LT O N – 19 47 - 5 0 All-conference and all-star back on WCU’s 1949 North State Conference championship team ... Leading rusher for two seasons ... Set numerous scoring and rushing records ... Inducted in 1992.

T O B E C H I L D E R S – 19 57 - 6 0 Completed 72-percent of his pass attempts with just four interceptions in a game where passing was the exception, not the norm. One of his most vocal and visible accomplishments was the founding of “the Herd” – an unofficial football support group comprised of football alum. The Catamount Club’s first, two-term president, has been a driving force behind several athletics fundraising initiatives. Received the 2007 SoCon Distinguished Service Award for Western Carolina ... Inducted in 2010.

T O D D H A R K I N S – 19 8 9 - 9 2 A three-time All-SoCon offensive lineman during his playing career at WCU, starting every game for four seasons at guard. The Canton, N.C., product was the squad’s top-rated blocker in both 1991 and ‘92, garnering second team All-America honors from The Sports Network and third team plaudits from the Associated Press in the latter. Over his last two seasons, he only surrendered one quarterback sack. Harkins is just one of 29 Catamount football players to earn All-America honors all-time ... Inducted in 2011.

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G E R A L D H A R P – 1977 - 8 0 Three-time all-conference player and Southern Conference football Player of the Year in 1978 ... Caught 197 passes and set numerous conference and school records ... Inducted in 1992. K E R R Y H AY E S – 19 91 - 9 4 Held career all-purpose yard record with 5,617 yards while also holding the markers for most yards per play in a game, season, and career. Is one of just six Catamounts all-time to garner first team All-Southern Conference accolades three-or-more times in their WCU career, doing so in 1992, ‘93 and ‘94. Was also a two-time, All-America recipient from the Associated Press, AFCA and The Sports Network, the first of only two WCU players to earn a consensus selection to the squad. Selected to WCU’s All-20th Century team as a kick returner ... Inducted in 2010. LEROY HOLDEN – 1963-66 Lettered for four years at wide receiver for the Catamount football team. He retired from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools in 2009 after 40 years of service, including 38 at North Mecklenburg. In 25 years as a head basketball coach, his North teams went 464-267. Along with fellow WCU Athletics Hall of Fame member, Babe Howell, Holden was inducted into the North Carolina Athletic Directors Hall of Fame in 2012 ... Inducted in 2014. BRAD HOOVER – 1996-99 Rushed for 3,616 career yards–second-most in school history– which included a WCU single-season record 1,663 yards in 1998. His 251 rushing yards and then Southern Conference record-tying five touchdowns against VMI in ‘98 are also school records. That same season, keyed an upset of arch-rival Appalachian State with 195 rushing yards on a school-record 49 carries. He was a two-time All-SoCon selection ... Inducted in 2008. C H A R L E S “ B A B E ” H O W E L L – 19 5 0 - 5 3 Football and baseball standout in the early 1950s ... Became winningest high school football coach in North Carolina history with 301 wins ... Won five state championships ... Won state baseball championships in 1974 and ‘77 ... Inducted in 1998. A N T H O N Y J A M E S – 197 9 - 8 3 All-conference in football and track & field and the Southern Conference Athlete of the Year in 1983 ... First WCU athlete to qualify for NCAA track championships ... Inducted in 1991. E R I C J O H N S O N – 19 81 - 8 4 A two-sport standout playing both football and baseball, twice earning football All-America accolades in 1997 and consensus first team plaudits in 1998. Named to WCU’s All-20th Century Team in 2000, was a two-time All-Southern Conference selection as a defensive back and one of just five student-athletes in SoCon history to earn first team all-conference honors in football and baseball in the same year (1998-99). Drafted in the third round by the Cleveland Indians in 1999, played both professional baseball and football, making the Chicago Bears practice squad in 2001. … Inducted in 2012. DA R R E L L L I P F O R D – 1974 - 77 An All-America for the 1976 season and is Western’s all-time leading rusher with 4,089 career yards ... SoCon Football Player of the Year ... Rushed for at least 100 yards a WCU-best 19 times ... Owns WCU records for touchdowns in a season (18), points in a season (108) and touchdowns in a career (38) ... Inducted in 2004. A L D E N M c C R AC K E N Was a Patron Award Recipient … Was a two-year letter winner in football following four years of service in the United States Air Force. He graduated from Western Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1958. Remained a loyal and generous supporter of the Catamount Club and is a long-time season ticket holder. Created the Linda and Alden McCracken Endowed Schlolarship Fund to benefit WCU student-athletes … Inducted in 2013.

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CATAMOUNT FOOTBALL IN THE WCU ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME O T I S M c I N T O S H – 19 6 8 - 71 First WCU football player to rush for 1,000 yards in a season ... Team’s leading rusher for three consecutive seasons ... All-North Carolina Collegiate in 1970 ... Ranks No. 3 on school’s career rushing chart ... Inducted in 1997. K E N M O R G A N – 19 6 0 - 6 3 Four-year starter, two as quarterback and two at halfback ... 1960 North State Conference Freshman of the Year ... Compiled over 2,000 yards of total offense in each of his final two seasons ... Also a baseball standout ... Inducted in 1998. B R U C E P E T E R S O N – 19 6 0 - 6 3 One of Western’s most versatile athletes, serving as captain on the football, basketball and tennis teams ... Played quarterback, halfback and defensive back on the football team and helped the basketball team reach the 1963 NAIA championship game ... Inducted in 2001. C . C . P O I N D E X T E R – 19 3 0 - 3 5 Known as the “Father of WCU Athletics” as he organized the school’s first intercollegiate athletics department and coached the first recognized football team ... Inducted in 1991. C A R L R AT C L I F F E – 19 3 3 - 3 6 WCU’s first all-conference and all-state football player in 1935 ... Started for four seasons at both offensive and defensive end ... Inducted in 1992. E R I C R A S H E E D – 19 81 - 8 4 The 1983 All-America selection helped WCU reach the NCAA I-AA championship game ... A two-time All-SoCon selection in football and 55m indoor track champion ... Set WCU single-season records with 89 receptions and 12 TD catches ... Inducted in 2000. K I R K R OAC H – 19 8 4 - 87 The most honored football player in WCU history and member of Southern Conference’s 75th anniversary team ... Four-time all-conference and three-time All-America selection as a place kicker ... Inducted in 1996. DA N R O B I N S O N – 19 4 6 - 6 8 A four-year, two-way football starter for four seasons (1946-49) who earned all-conference and all-state honors ... Head football coach for 13 seasons ... Inducted in 1990.

T O M M Y “ B R O M O ” S E L Z E R – 19 4 8 - 5 2 Two-sport all-star who came to WCU after World War II and was an all-conference football selection in 1951 ... All-conference in baseball in 1951 and 1952 ... Inducted in 1995.

D E N N Y W I L L I A M S – 19 5 5 - 5 6 ; 5 9 - 6 0 Earned honorable mention All-American honors during his fouryear career ... A three-time All-North State Conference pick, an All-District 26 selection and All-State honoree ... Inducted in 2004.

B O B B Y S E T Z E R – 19 51 - 9 2 Two-time all-conference football player, assistant football coach for 28 years, head wrestling coach for six years, and athletics director for four years ... Inducted in 1992.

J I M W I L L I A M S – 19 6 4 - 6 6 WCU’s first All-America quarterback (1966) who led the Catamounts to three consecutive non-losing seasons ... Set 28 passing and total offense records ... Inducted in 1992.

C LY D E S I M M O N S – 19 8 2 - 8 5 First team All-America (AP and AFCA) ... 1985 All-SoCon pick ... Ended his WCU career with 47 tackles for loss and 23 sacks ... Elected in 1998, Inducted in 2002.

S T E V E W I L L I A M S – 19 6 8 - 71 First team All-America selection in 1971 and two-time all-district selection who recorded over 300 tackles as a defensive tackle and went on to play in the NFL ... Inducted in 1996.

F R A N K S TA N K U N A S – 19 6 0 - 6 3 All-America lineman for 1962 WCU football team and was a four-year starter who also gained all-conference, all-district, and all-state recognition ... Inducted in 1992.

W I L L I E W I L L I A M S – 19 9 0 - 9 2 Western’s first football player to reach the Super Bowl, Williams was the also the first Catamount defensive back to be a three-time, All-SoCon pick ... Additionally holds the distinction of being the first WCU player selected to play in the Blue-Gray All-Star Classic ... Inducted in 2006.

B I L L S TA N L E Y – 19 6 4 - 6 9 A four-year letterwinner who was named All-Carolinas Conference on both the offensive and defensive line in 1967. That same year, also garnered NAIA District 26 and All-NAIA accolades on offense. Was a part of three-consecutive, non-losing teams from 1964-66. The last Catamount to earn the Kirkland Blocking Trophy awarded by the Carolinas Conference. Served on the Catamount Club Board of Directors. … Inducted in 2012. DA N N Y T H A R P E – 19 6 0 - 6 4 A four-year starter in basketball, leading hitter on ‘64 baseball team, starting linebacker on ‘64 football team and a regular on the ‘61 and ‘62 tennis teams ... Inducted in 1991. WAY N E T O L L E S O N – 1974 - 7 8 WCU’s first Southern Conference Athlete of the Year ... Led the nation in pass receiving in 1977 ... Conference baseball player of the year in 1978 ... Went on to play 11 seasons in Major League Baseball ... Inducted in 1990.

T O M Y O U N G – 19 4 6 - 6 8 Coach who led WCU to its first conference football title (1949) ... Credited with saving the football program ... Also served as athletics director for 22 years ... Inducted in 1990. 19 8 3 C ATA M O U N T F O O T B A L L T E A M Riding 12-straight unbeaten weeks, became the first team in the Southern Conference to play for a National Championship, finishing as the national runner-up ... Inducted in 2003. 19 4 9 C ATA M O U N T F O O T B A L L T E A M Under the post-World War II direction of Tom Young, the Catamounts posted an 8-2 overall record en route to winning the school’s first North State Conference championship and a post-season bid to the Smoky Mountain Bowl ... Inducted in 2007.

B O B WAT E R S – 19 6 9 - 8 8 The winningest football coach in WCU history with 116 victories in 20 seasons ... Athletics director for 15 years who led WCU’s move to D-I and into the Southern Conference ... Inducted in 1993.

J O H N R U TA – 19 6 2 - 6 5 Began his playing career as a quarterback in 1962 and led the Catamounts to a stunning upset of East Carolina. Moved to the defensive secondary in ‘64 despite passing for over 1,000 yards as a freshman and sophomore. Led the ‘64 Catamounts in tackles and set single-season records for interceptions and pass breakups, returning two picks for touchdowns and was named NAIA All-America, the first defensive back in WCU history to be so honored. Was a two-time All-Carolinas Conference selection and an NAIA District 26 All-Star ... Inducted in 2008. G E O R G E “ R O N N I E ” S C O T T – 19 6 4 - 6 6 Began his career as a walk-on, was a three-year letter winner and a three-time team MVP on teams that posted winning records in three-consecutive seasons. Recorded over 100 tackles in each of his three seasons as a linebacker, earning All-Carolinas Conference plaudits in 1965 and ’66 while also tallying All-NAIA District 26 three times and an All-America honorable mention as a linebacker. Played both offense and defense while the captain of the 1966 WCU squad. Had a highly successful and distinguished career at DuPont … Inducted in 2013.

Representatives of the 1949 football team at Western Carolina Teachers College, inducted in the WCU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007.

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WCU’S RETIRED FOOTBALL NUMBERS #14 • KIRK ROACH – (1984-87)

WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY 20TH CENTURY FOOTBALL TEAM In 2000, the Western Carolina Department of Athletics announced its 20th Century All-Time Football Team, featuring players from 1931-1999.

Roach was Western Carolina’s – and the Southern Conference’s – first, three-time All-America Selection (1984, 1986 and 1987) ... He additionally was the first player in league history to be a four-time, first team All-SoCon selection (1984-87), an accomplishment which has since been duplicated just three other times ... Continues to rank as Western Carolina’s all-time scoring leader with 302 points ... He connected on 71-of-101 (70.3-percent) field goals in his career and only missed one extra point, making 89-of-90 (98.9-percent) .... Roach also still holds the distinction of being the highest Catamount taken in the NFL draft, selected in the fifth round overall by the Buffalo Bills in 1987. Inducted into the WCU Hall of Fame in 1996

OFFENSE

QB ............................Jeff Gilbert (1981; ‘83-84)

5,508 Career Passing Yards, 33 TD passes, including 21 in 1983 season

RB .............................. Otis McIntosh (1968-71)

3rd all-time in career rushing with 3,006; leader with 37 rushing TDs

RB ..............................Darrell Lipford (1974-77)

All-time leading rusher with 4,089 yds and 35 TDs, all-time leading scorer

RB ................................ Brad Hoover (1996-99)

2nd all-time with 3,616 career yards; holds top season with 1,663 in’98

WR ................................ Jerry Gaines (1971-74)

All-time leading receiver with 3,449 yards and 18 TDs, 5th all-time

WR ................................Gerald Harp (1977-80)

2nd all-time in receiving yards with 3,025; All-time leader with 197 catches

WR ........................... Wayne Tolleson (1974-77)

Two-sports standout that had 2,246 career yards and 20 TDs, 3rd all-time

TE ........................Alonzo Carmichael (1983-86)

Two-time All-SoCon; Two-time AP All-American in 1985 and ‘86

OT ................................. Dan Best (1995-1998)

Named All-Southern Conference in 1997 (2nd team) and ‘98 (1st team)

OT ................................... Tony Jones (1984-87)

Had a 14-year NFL career with three teams

OG..............................Marty Reagan (1982-85)

Part of the line that opened holes for All-SoCon selection, Anthony James

OG............................... Todd Harkins (1989-92)

#54 • ART BYRD (1946-49) First football All-America selection at Western Carolina, playing guard on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball ... Helped the Catamounts to an 8-2 regularseason mark in 1949 and their first North State Conference title ... That team additionally holds the distinction of being WCU’s first team to earn a postseason bid, playing in the Smoky Mountain Bowl (Bristol, Va.) ... First Western Carolina student-athlete to have jersey retired. Inducted into the WCU Hall of Fame in 1990.

Three-time All-SoCon selection; named All-American twice in 1992

C ...............................Mark Ferguson (1971-73)

A 1st team All-American selection in 1973

PK ............................. Dean Biasucci (1980-83)

Three-time All-SoCon; 280 career points rank 2nd all-time

DEFENSE

DB ..................................Tiger Green (1981-84)

Two-time All-SoCon selection; 4th in career INT (16); 7 year NFL career

DB .............................Willie Williams (1990-92)

Three-time All-SoCon selection; 1st WCU player to reach the Super Bowl

DB .................................... John Ruta (1962-65)

An NAIA All-American; named All-Carolina twice; started career as QB

DB ................................ Eric Johnson (1996-98)

Tied for 3rd all-time with 326 tackles; named All-American in 1997 & ‘98

LB .................................. Steve Yates (1971-74)

10th all-time in career tackles with 306; 3rd in career sacks with 25

LB ............................... Louis Cooper (1981-84)

Ranks 8th all-time in tackles (312), leader in sacks (30), 2nd in TFL (48)

LB ................................. Tom Bodine (1991-94)

All-time leader in tackles with 453; led WCU in total hits in 1991 thru ‘93

#23 • JERRY GAINES (1970-75)

DL ........................... Clyde Simmons (1982-85)

9th all-time in career tackles (307), 3rd in TFL (47), 4th in sacks (23)

DL ......................... Frank Stankunas (1960-63)

All-American defensive lineman in 1962, four-year starter

An Associated Press and American Football Coaches Association All-America selection in 1974 ... Also earned AllAmerica honors in baseball and track & field while at WCU ... Set WCU records with 3,449 career receiving yards, a 20.6 average yards per reception for his career and 15 games with over 100 receiving yards ... Only the second WCU football player to have his jersey retired. Inducted into the WCU Hall of Fame in 1990.

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DL .............................Steve Williams (1968-71)

1st team All-America selection in 1971, two-time all-district, over 300 tackles

DL .......................................Art Byrd (1946-49)

WCU’s first football All-America selection, first WCU jersey retired

P ..............................Steve Kornegay (1982-85)

3rd on all-time punting charts; 2nd longest punt of 78 yards in 1982

KR ................................. Kerry Hayes (1991-94)

Holds NCAA FCS record with 7 kick returns for TDs; three-time All-SoCon

COACH

Bob Waters (1969-88)

WCU’s all-time winningest head coach with 116 wins; also served as Athletic Director for 15 years and led Western Carolina’s move into the SoCon

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DAN BEST (1995-98): Carolina Panthers, 1999-2000

DEAN BIASUCCI (1980-83): Indianapolis Colts, 1984-94 St. Louis Rams, 1995

LOUIS COOPER (1981-84): Kansas City Chiefs, 1985-90 Miami Dolphins, 1991 Philadelphia Eagles, 1992

DON DALTON (1967-69): Atlanta Falcons, 1970

FRED DAVIS (1984-86): Seattle Seahawks, 1987

TIGER GREENE (1981-84): Atlanta Falcons, 1985 Green Bay Packers, 1986-91

BRAD HOOVER (1996-99): Carolina Panthers, 2000-09

ERIC JOHNSON (1996-98): Chicago Bears, 2001

TONY JONES (1984-87): Cleveland Browns, 1988-95, 2001 Baltimore Ravens, 1996 Denver Broncos, 1997-2000

ANDREW JORDAN (1992-93): Minnesota Vikings, 1993-96; 1999-01 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1997 Philadelphia Eagles, 1998

Four times since 1996, a former Catamount was a member of the NFL world champion team. In 2006, WILLIE WILLIAMS was a member of the world-champion Pittsburgh Steelers. The win capped a career which saw WILLIAMS play and lose in the 1996 Super Bowl with the Steelers and fall in the AFC Championship in 2005. DAVID PATTEN and the New England Patriots won Super Bowl XXIX in 2005. The previous year, Super Bowl XXVIII was a win-win situation for all Western Carolina fans as both New England and the Carolina Panthers had former Catamounts on their teams. PATTEN’s Patriots edged the Panthers, featuring former tailback – converted to fullback, BRAD HOOVER.

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In 2002, PATTEN scored New England’s lone offensive touchdown — an eight-yard grab — as the Patriots upset the St. Louis Rams, 20-17, in the Super Bowl. Two years later, on the road to the 2004 Super Bowl, starting fullback HOOVER scored a fourth-quarter TD in the Panthers 29-23 playoff win over St. Louis. TONY JONES helped the Denver Broncos to back-to-back titles in 1998 and ‘99 as a starting offensive lineman. WILLIAMS was the starting cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1996 Super Bowl. BRAD HOOVER

Green Bay Packers, 2004 Washington Redskins, 2005 New York Giants, 2006

WILLIE WILLIAMS

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NICK MCNEIL (2000-03)

TONY JONES

Denver Broncos, 2007

DAVID PATTEN (1992-95) New York Giants, 1997-1999 Cleveland Browns, 2000; 2009 New England Patriots, 2001-04 Washington Redskins, 2005-06 New Orleans Saints, 2007-08

KIRK ROACH (1984-87) Buffalo Bills, 1988 Green Bay Packers, 1989 St. Louis Rams, 2002 Atlanta Falcons, 2003 Oakland Raiders, 2004-05

Year Player Team Round Overall Pick 1972 .... Steve Williams........San Francisco 49ers .........10th .......... 252nd 1982.... Eddie McGill ...........St. Louis Cardinals ............10th ...........259th 1985.... Louis Cooper ..........Seattle Seahawks .............11th ...........305th 1986.... Clyde Simmons ......Philadelphia Eagles ...........9th ............233rd 1988.... Kirk Roach..............Buffalo Bills.......................5th ............135th 1993.... Willie Williams........Pittsburgh Steelers ............6th ........... 162nd 1994.... Andrew Jordan........Minnesota Vikings .............6th ............179th

CLYDE SIMMONS (1982-85) Philadelphia Eagles, 1986-93 Arizona Cardinals, 1994-95 Jacksonville Jaguars, 1996-97 Cincinnati Bengals, 1998 Chicago Bears, 1999-2000

DONALD TURNER (1968-69) STEVE WILLIAMS (1968-71)

TODD BARGELLA (2002-03) Wilkes-Barre Pioneers, 2005; 2007 MARCUS BRADLEY (1996-97) Charleston Swamp Foxes, 2003 MITCHELL DUKES (2003-06) Spokane Shock, 2007 CRANSTON JOHNSON (1995-98) Greensboro Prowlers, 2000-03 JOSH JONES (1999-2000) Roanoke Steam, 2001-02 Greensboro Prowlers, 2003 JOE PATTON (2003-05) Amarillo Dusters, 2007 RICO REESE (2002-04) Tennessee Valley Vipers, 2007 JOHN SCOTT (1995-98) Greensboro Prowlers, 2000-01; 2003

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DAVID RIVERS (2000)

Atlanta Falcons, 1970 New York Jets, 1971

LLOYD BARRON (1984-86) Missing Information MARCUS BRADLEY (1996-97) Houston ThunderBears, 1999-2000 LONNIE GALLOWAY (1990-93) Charlotte Rage, 1994 TIGER GREENE (1981-84) Charlotte Rage, 1993 KERRY HAYES (1991-94) St. Louis Stampede, 1996 Anaheim Piranhas, 1997 Florida Bobcats, 2000-01 Carolina Cobras, 2002 New Orleans VooDoo, 2004 KEN HINSLEY (1995-98) Philadelphia Soul, 2004 ERIC RASHEED (1981-84) Maryland Commandos, 1989 RICO REESE (2002-04) Oklahoma City & Georgia, 2011 KEVIN MCALMONT (2002-05) New Orleans VooDoo, 2007 Georgia Force, 2011 DAVID PATTEN (1992-95) Albany Firebirds, 1996 MICHALE SPICER (2000-03) Los Angeles Avengers, 2005-06 Columbus Destroyers, 2007 New Orleans VooDoo, 2007-pres.

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KEVIN MCALMONT (2002-05) EDDIE MCGILL (1978-81)

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DEAN BIASUCCI

CLYDE SIMMONS

LOUIS COOPER

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San Francisco 49ers, 1972 Baltimore Colts, 1973-75

WILLIE WILLIAMS (1990-92) Pittsburgh Steelers, 1992-96; 2004-05 Seattle Seahawks, 1997-2003

Former Catamounts in the

CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE (CFL) EDDIE COHEN (2004-07) Hamilton TigerCats, 2007-08

NICK MCNEIL (2000-03) Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 2007

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DR. DAVID O.

BELCHER WESTERN CAROLINA UNIV. CHANCELLOR

David O. Belcher assumed the role of chancellor of Western Carolina University on July 1, 2011. As chancellor, he oversees an institution enrolling more than 10,300 students and employing approximately 1,400 faculty and staff. The most important priority of his initial year as chancellor was the completion of a new strategic plan, which resulted in a clear focus for the institution at a moment of fiscal challenge, envisioned strategic enrollment growth complemented by increasing admissions standards, and reinforced the institution’s historic commitment to Western North Carolina. The strategic plan that resulted, titled “2020 Vision: Focusing Our Future,” also has led to an extensive organizational structure review toward the goal of improving the effectiveness and efficiencies of campus business processes, academic program prioritization to assess the quality and productivity of those programs and their connections to the university’s mission and strategic directions, and a campus master plan that will guide the development and improvements of the campus over the next several decades. As part of his pledge to increase student access and student success at WCU, the university has added more than 150 new endowed scholarships since his installation address in March 2012. During the first five years of Dr. Belcher’s chancellorship, WCU has experienced steady increases in student enrollment, with the size of the student body increasing by 10.56 percent since fall 2011, thanks to larger freshman classes and improvements in the institution’s retention rate. Among the changes to the university’s physical plant under his leadership are Noble Hall, a new mixed-use facility consisting of a blend of commercial, dining and student housing; renovations to Brown Cafeteria to create additional dining options for a growing campus; and plans for a medical office building near the Health and Human Sciences Building as part of WCU’s Millennial Initiative, a regional economic development strategy designed to enable the university to engage in public-private partnerships that enhance educational opportunities for students and increase the ability of faculty to conduct research. In March 2016, North Carolina voters approved a statewide bond referendum that included 2016 CATAMOUNT FOOTBALL

$110 million for a replacement for WCU’s 1970s-era Natural Sciences Building. Prior to his arrival at WCU, Dr. Belcher served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a position he assumed in July 2003. In this role, he served as the second officer in charge of the university and oversaw the academic mission of the institution. He twice led UALR in strategic planning. His priorities as provost included strengthening UALR’s research mission, curricular development at the master and doctoral levels, faculty development and student success. Dr. Belcher began his career on the faculty of Missouri State University, where he served for 15 years, the last nine as dean of that institution’s College of Arts and Letters. In that capacity, he served as the founding director of the Missouri Fine Arts Academy, a three-week, intensive program of study for some of Missouri’s most talented high school arts students. An accomplished pianist, Dr. Belcher has appeared throughout the United States as a recitalist and chamber musician. He holds degrees from Furman University, the University of Michigan and the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. In 1981, Dr. Belcher was awarded a Rotary Foundation Graduate Fellowship to study

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in Vienna, Austria. While a student at Eastman, he held a one-year appointment on the school’s piano faculty and was named recipient of the Jerald C. Graue Memorial Scholarship for excellence in musicological research. Dr. Belcher holds the doctor of musical arts degree from the Eastman School. Active in civic life, Dr. Belcher serves on the boards of directors of the North Carolina Arboretum and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, and previously served on the board of trustees of DLP Harris Regional Hospital and DLP Swain County Hospital. A member of the NCAA Division 1 board of directors, he has served as chair of the Little Rock Arts and Culture Commission, as president of the boards of directors of the Springfield (Missouri) Regional Opera and the Springfield Regional Arts Council, and as a member of the board of directors of the National Conference of Governors’ Schools. He was a member of the 1997 class of Leadership Missouri and the 1999 recipient of the Ozzie Award, which recognizes significant contributions to the arts in Springfield, Missouri. A native of Barnwell, South Carolina, he is married to Susan Brummell Belcher, a professional vocalist.

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The Southern Conference, which is in its 96th season of intercollegiate competition in 2016-17, is a national leader in emphasizing the development of the student-athlete and in helping to build lifelong leaders and role models. The Southern Conference has been on the forefront of innovation and originality in developing creative solutions to address issues facing intercollegiate athletics. From establishing the first postseason college basketball tournament (1921), to tackling the issue of freshman eligibility (1922), to developing women’s championships (1984), to becoming the first conference to install the 3-point goal in basketball (1980), the Southern Conference has been a pioneer. The Southern Conference is the nation’s fifth-oldest NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association. Only the Big Ten (1896), the Missouri Valley (1907), the Pac-12 (1915) and the Southwestern Athletic (1920) conferences are older in terms of origination. Academic excellence has been a major part of the Southern Conference’s tradition. Hundreds of Southern Conference student-athletes have been recognized on CoSIDA Academic All-America and alldistrict teams. A total of 20 Rhodes Scholarship winners have been selected from conference institutions, most recently in 2012-13, when former Wofford volleyball player Rachel Woodlee earned the prestigious award. The conference currently consists of 10 members in six states throughout the Southeast and sponsors 21 varsity sports and championships that produce participants for NCAA Division I Championships. The league added rifle, becoming just the second Division I conference to sponsor the sport, in 2016-17. The Southern Conference offices are located in the historic Beaumont Mill in Spartanburg, S.C. A textile mill that was in operation from 1880 until 1999, Beaumont Mill was renovated in 2004 and today offers the league first-class meeting areas and offices as well as a spacious library for storage of the conference’s historical documents. SOUTHERN CONFERENCE MEMBERSHIP HISTORY On Feb. 25, 1921, representatives from 14 of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s (SIAA) 30 members met at Atlanta’s Piedmont Hotel to establish the Southern Intercollegiate Conference. On hand at the inaugural meeting were officials from Alabama, Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn), Clemson, Georgia, Georgia School of Technology (Georgia Tech), Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi A&M (Mississippi State), North Carolina, North Carolina State, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) and Washington & Lee. Dr. S.V. Sanford of Georgia was chosen as acting chairman and N.W. Dougherty of Tennessee was named secretary. The decision to form a new athletic conference was motivated by the desire to have a workable number of conference games for each league member. With 30 schools in the SIAA by the early 1920s, it was impossible to play every school at least once during the regular season and many schools went several years between playing some conference members. In addition, in 1920, the SIAA voted down proposed rules that an athlete must be in a college a year before playing on its teams and refused to abolish a rule permitting athletes to play summer baseball for money. Play began in the fall of 1921, and a year later, six more schools joined the fledgling league, including Tulane (which had attended the inaugural meeting but had elected not to join), Florida, Louisiana (LSU), Mississippi, South Carolina and Vanderbilt. VMI joined in 1925 and Duke was added in 1929. By the 1930s, membership in the Southern Conference had reached 23 schools. C.P. “Sally” Miles of Virginia Tech, president of the Southern Conference, called the annual league meeting to order on Dec. 9, 1932, at the Farragut Hotel in Knoxville, Tenn. Georgia’s Dr. Sanford announced that 13 institutions west and south of the Appalachian Mountains were reorganizing as the Southeastern Conference. Members of the new league included Alabama, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Florida, Georgia, Georgia School of Technology, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Mississippi A&M, University of the South, Tennessee, Tulane and Vanderbilt. According to the minutes of the meeting, Dr. Sanford stated that the division was made along geographical lines. Florida’s Dr. J.J. Tigert, acting as spokesman for the withdrawing group, regretted the move but believed it was necessary as the Southern Conference had grown too large. The resignations were accepted and the withdrawing schools formed the new league, which began play in 1933. The Southern Conference continued with membership of 10 institutions, including Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Virginia, VMI, Virginia Tech and Washington & Lee. The second major shift occurred some 20 years later. By 1952, the Southern Conference included 17 colleges and universities. Another split occurred when seven schools – Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina and Wake Forest – departed to form the Atlantic Coast Conference, which began play in 1953. The revamped Southern Conference included members The Citadel, Davidson, Furman, George Washington, Richmond, VMI, Virginia Tech, Washington & Lee, West Virginia and William & Mary. A third major shift occurred in 2012-13, when five members announced their departures and three schools were added. College of Charleston announced its decision to leave for the Colonial Athletic Association following the 2012-13 season, while Appalachian State (Sun Belt), Davidson (Atlantic 10), Elon (Colonial) and Georgia Southern (Sun Belt) announced they would depart following the 2013-14 campaign. At the Southern Conference’s 2013 spring meetings in Hilton Head Island, S.C., the league officially extended invitations to former members ETSU and VMI, as well as Mercer, to join the league for the 2014-15 academic year. Today, the league continues to thrive with a membership that includes 10 institutions and a footprint that spans six states: Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Current league members are The Citadel, ETSU, Furman, Mercer, UNCG, Samford, Chattanooga, VMI, Western Carolina and Wofford.

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SOUTHERN CONFERENCE LEADERSHIP John Iamarino was officially named commissioner of the conference on Jan. 2, 2006. Iamarino has promoted the SoCon through an ambitious agenda that has improved championships, upgraded compliance-related matters, launched the conference’s Hall of Fame, created the SoCon Academic Exchange and increased the marketing and brand awareness of the conference and its member institutions. He has also guided the league through its recent membership changes, ensuring the Southern Conference’s future viability and stability with the additions of ETSU, Mercer and VMI. The eighth commissioner in Southern Conference history, Iamarino spearheaded the effort to create the SoCon Digital Network, which launched in the fall of 2014, and the league-wide plan to have all 10 member institutions capable of producing ESPN3-ready content by 2017. Iamarino also orchestrated the addition of the league’s 20th sport, men’s lacrosse, for the 2014-15 academic year, attracting associate members Bellarmine, High Point, Jacksonville and Richmond in the inaugural year and adding Air Force beginning with the 2016 season. Iamarino would also lead efforts to sponsor rifle beginning in 2016-17, with associate members UAB, Georgia Southern and North Georgia joining full members The Citadel, VMI and Wofford to form a six-member conference. The Southern Conference named its first commissioner in December 1950. Duke’s Wallace Wade made the transition from Blue Devil football coach to athletics administration as the first person at the helm of the conference. Lloyd Jordan replaced Wade as the commissioner in 1960 and served a 14-year term until Ken Germann became the league head in 1974. Germann was the commissioner for 13 years and orchestrated the league’s expansion to include women’s athletics. In 1987, he was succeeded by Dave Hart, who oversaw the transfer of the league office from Charlotte, N.C., to Asheville, N.C. Wright Waters succeeded Hart upon his retirement in 1991. Under Waters’ leadership, the Southern Conference expanded to 12 members, added three women’s sports and posted record revenue from the basketball tournament. Waters was followed by Alfred B. White in 1998. White, a veteran member of the NCAA office, introduced the current conference logo and elevated the conference’s commitment to marketing and development of corporate partners. Danny Morrison, now president of the Carolina Panthers, headed the conference from 2001-05 and orchestrated the league’s move from Asheville, N.C., to Spartanburg, S.C. Under Morrison’s leadership, the conference increased its marketing and promotional efforts. SOUTHERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY The first Southern Conference Championship held after the formation of the league was the basketball tournament in Atlanta in 1922. The North Carolina Tar Heels won the tournament to become the first recognized league champion in any sport. The Southern Conference tournament remains the oldest of its kind in college basketball. The most recent SoCon addition, rifle, will crown its first champion in March 2017. Commissioner Germann spearheaded the Southern Conference’s expansion to include women’s athletics during the 1983-84 season. That year, league women’s championships were held in volleyball, basketball and tennis. Cross country joined the mix in 1985, outdoor track and field was added in 1987 and indoor and track and field followed in 1988. Most recently, the conference instituted golf and softball championships in the spring of 1994 and added soccer in the fall of 1994. The Germann Cup, named in honor of the former commissioner, annually recognizes the top women’s athletics programs in the conference. From its humble beginnings, women’s athlet-

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ics have become an integral part of the Southern Conference and its success. The Southern Conference declares champions in 11 men’s sports – football, soccer, cross country, basketball, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, wrestling, baseball, lacrosse, tennis and golf – and nine women’s sports – soccer, volleyball, cross country, basketball, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, tennis, golf and softball. Rifle is a mixed sport. SOUTHERN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL The Southern Conference has also excelled as the premier Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) conference. Former Southern Conference member Appalachian State won the three consecutive FCS titles from 2005-07, becoming the first team to do so. The league boasts more than 250 players who have garnered All-America recognition and numerous national player or coach of the year awards. The conference had at least one team in the top 10 of the final FCS poll for 28 consecutive years (1985-2012), with at least two teams finishing in the final poll in every season from 1982-2013. Three SoCon teams – trichampions Furman, Samford and Chattanooga – finished in the top 25 in 2013, while the Mocs finished in the top 10 in each of the last two seasons and The Citadel finished in the top 15 in 2015. The conference has placed multiple representatives in the FCS Playoffs in 27 of 32 seasons, with 16 championship game appearances and eight national titles. The Southern Conference has had at least one team reach the semifinals in 12 of the last 17 years and in 18 of the last 24 seasons. In 2007, Appalachian State became the first FCS team to defeat a nationally ranked Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) team, when the Mountaineers defeated No. 5 Michigan, 34-32, on Sept. 1 before a sellout crowd at Michigan Stadium. Georgia Southern, in its final game as a member of the Southern Conference, downed the SEC’s Florida in Gainesville. The league picked up two wins over FBS teams in 2015, with Furman downing UCF and The Citadel stunning South Carolina. Prior to the conference’s reclassification in 1981, Southern Conference football teams appeared in a total of 36 bowl games, posting a record of 16-18-2. From 1925-30, league schools won five football national championships in a six-year span. There are nearly 60 former Southern Conference players and coaches in the College Football Hall of Fame. One of the most recognizable of these names is former North Carolina running back Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice, who helped guide North Carolina to three bowl appearances. He was a first-team AllAmerica selection and the Heisman Trophy runner-up in 1948 and 1949. In 1949, Justice earned first-team all-conference honors for the fourth consecutive season, becoming the first player in league history to achieve that feat. He was a member of the league’s inaugural Hall of Fame Class in 2009. Another of the league’s football products that made it to the College Football Hall of Fame is Sam Huff of West Virginia. Huff was a three-year starter on both the offensive and defensive lines for the Mountaineers. In 1955, Huff earned first-team AllAmerica honors on the field and was a first-team Academic AllAmerican for his work in the classroom. He played 12 seasons in the National Football League for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. Also a member of the conference’s first Hall of Fame class, he was a five-time All-Pro linebacker and is also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The newest addition was former Appalachian State coach Jerry Moore, who was enshrined in December 2014. The winningest coach in Appalachian State and SoCon history, Moore compiled a 215-87 record in his 24 seasons at Appalachian State (1989-2012), including 10 SoCon championships, 18 postseason appearances and an unprecedented three straight NCAA Division I FCS/I-AA national titles (2005-07).

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In recent years, the Southern Conference has continued to produce outstanding student-athletes. In 1999, Georgia Southern’s Adrian Peterson captured the Walter Payton Award, presented annually to the Football Championship Subdivision’s most outstanding offensive player. Furman’s Louis Ivory was awarded the honor in 2000, Georgia Southern’s Jayson Foster was presented with the 2007 trophy and most recently, Appalachian State’s record-setting quarterback Armanti Edwards became the first two-time winner in Payton Award history after claiming the honors in 2008 and 2009. Appalachian State’s Dexter Coakley was a three-time allconference selection and consensus All-American in 1994, ’95 and ’96 before going on to stardom with the Dallas Cowboys. Coakley won a pair of Buck Buchanan Awards, given to Football Championship Subdivision’s top defensive player each year. Terrell Owens went from catching passes at Chattanooga to a stellar NFL career. Western Carolina’s David Patten and Appalachian State’s Matt Stevens were both members of the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl champion team in 2002 and Patten also earned Super Bowl rings with the Patriots in 2004 and ’05. Appalachian State’s Daniel Kilgore appeared in Super Bowl XLVII for the San Francisco 49ers in 2013. SOUTHERN CONFERENCE COACHES AND ADMINISTRATORS The Southern Conference has also been a breeding ground for some of college athletics’ most recognized coaches and administrators. Legendary basketball coaches Adolph Rupp of Kentucky and Everett Case of NC State both worked the sidelines in the Southern Conference. Rupp guided the Wildcats to a 30-5 mark during the 1931 and 1932 seasons. Yet, for all his coaching accomplishments, Rupp never led Kentucky to a Southern Conference tournament championship. Case mentored the Wolfpack to six consecutive Southern Conference tournament championships from 1947 through 1952. Lefty Driesell coached Davidson to Southern Conference tournament championships in 1966, 1968 and 1969. Driesell also won the league’s Coach of the Year award four straight times from 1963 through 1966. Former Georgia Tech coach Bobby Cremins earned league Coach of the Year honors three times in the late ’70s and early ’80s while at Appalachian State and again in 2010-11 as the head coach at the College of Charleston. Terry Holland saw his basketball coaching career take off at Davidson when he returned to his alma mater in 1970. Holland was honored as the Southern Conference Coach of the Year for three consecutive seasons from 1970-72 and led the Wildcats to the conference tournament title and an appearance in the NCAA tournament in 1970. J. Dallas Shirley, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, spent 21 years as the assistant to the commissioner and supervisor of officials in the Southern Conference. He also served as president of the International Association of Basketball Officials and the United States Olympic Basketball Committee. The legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant got his coaching start in the Southern Conference as he guided the Maryland Terrapins in 1945. Another famous Southern Conference football coach is the late Frank Howard of Clemson, who guided the Tigers as a league member from 1940-52. The incomparable Howard won 69 Southern Conference games. The Southern Conference has been represented on the sidelines at five Super Bowls in recent years. Bobby Ross, who piloted the San Diego Chargers to the 1996 Super Bowl, was the head coach at The Citadel from 1973-77. Former Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy, who coached the Bills in four Super Bowls, directed William & Mary from 1964-68 and was succeeded there by Lou Holtz. William & Mary competed in the Southern Conference from 1936-77.

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2016 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE COMPOSITE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE SEPT. 1 (THURSDAY) *The Citadel at Mercer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FSSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. VMI at Akron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30 p.m. Mars Hill at Samford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. Wofford at Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OVCDN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA SEPT. 2 (FRIDAY) Furman at Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BTN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m.

OCT. 29 (SATURDAY) *Furman at VMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30 p.m. *ETSU at The Citadel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 p.m. *Chattanooga at Western Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SDN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:30 p.m. *Mercer at Wofford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA Samford at Mississippi State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA NOV. 5 (SATURDAY) *Wofford at Furman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30 p.m. *Samford at The Citadel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 p.m. *VMI at Western Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 p.m. *ETSU at Mercer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FSSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 p.m.

SEPT. 3 (SATURDAY) Western Carolina at East Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. ETSU at Kennesaw State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BSDN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. Shorter at Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SDN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m.

NOV. 12 (SATURDAY) *The Citadel at VMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30 p.m. *Wofford at Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SDN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 p.m. *Western Carolina at Furman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 p.m. *Mercer at Samford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:30 p.m. Cumberland at ETSU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SDN . . . . . . . . . .