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Table of Contents

2015 SEASON OUTLOOK .............................1–14

2014 SEASON REVIEW ............................. 73–84

WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY .........141–150

Table of Contents ...................................................1 2015 Schedule / 2014 Results ..............................2 Quick Facts / Directions .........................................3 Media Information .................................................4 CSN Radio Broadcasts / Affiliates..........................5 Preseason 2015 Rosters .................................... 6-7 Preseason Two-Deep / Pronunciations ...................8 2015 Season Preview (and by Position) ............ 9-14

2014 Season Highlight Notes ...............................74 2014 Statistics .............................................. 75-77 Game Summaries ..........................................78-83 2014 SoCon Standings and Honors..................... 84

Western Carolina in Pictures ...................... 142-143 Campus Life ..............................................144-145 Dr. David Belcher ....................................... 146-147 Band, Spirit, & Tradition ............................. 148-149 The Southern Conference ...........................150-152 2015 SoCon FB Composite Schedule ................ 153 WCU – Home of True Student-Athletes ............... 154

WCU COACHING STAFF & DEPARTMENT ... 15–34 Head Coach Mark Speir ................................. 16-17 OC Brad Glenn .....................................................18 DC Shawn Quinn ..................................................19 RC Mark Rhea ..................................................... 20 Tyler Carlton / John Holt .......................................21 Pat Mills / LaMar Morgan ................................... 22 De’Rail Sims / Dennis Thomas ............................ 23 Chris Polizzi / 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 ............................ 35–68 Senior Catamount Profiles .............................36-44 Returning Catamounts ...................................44-60 Returning Redshirts ....................................... 61-63 2015 Newcomers...........................................64-67

2015 OPPONENTS ................................... 69–72 MHU / CIT / UT / PC / MER / WOF ...................... 70 SAM / UTC / FUR / TXAM / VMI ...........................71 Series Scores vs. 2015 Opponents ...................... 72

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WCU RECORDS AND HISTORY ................ 85–140 Rushing Records ............................................86-89 Passing Records ............................................ 90-91 Receiving Records .........................................92-95 Total Offense Records .................................... 96-97 Offensive Team Stats Year-by-Year ........................97 Defensive Records .........................................98-99 Defensive Team Stats Year-by-Year .................... 100 Misc. Team Records .......................................... 100 Scoring Records......................................... 101-102 Kicking Records ................................................ 102 Punting Records ............................................... 103 Kick Return Records.......................................... 104 Punt Return Records ......................................... 105 E.J. Whitmire Stadium Records.......................... 106 All-Time Year-by-Year Results ..................... 107-112 All-Time Series Records .....................................113 Games Vs. Ranked Teams ..................................114 Games When Nationally Ranked.........................115 Postseason Teams .............................................116 WCU’s Postseason Games.......................... 117-119 WCU Coaching History ...................................... 120 A Tribute to Bob Waters ......................................121 All-Time Lettermen .....................................122-126 History of the Victory Bell .................................. 127 All-SoCon Selections ........................................ 128 SoCon Individual Honors ................................... 129 All-Americans / Other Honorees ................. 130-131 Cats in the NCAA / SoCon Records .............132-133 E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field......134-135 WCU Athletics Hall of Fame ........................136-138 WCU’s Retired Numbers .................................... 139 Catamounts in the Pros .................................... 140

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The 2015 Western Carolina Catamount Football Yearbook 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, Mike Slade, Jeremy McKnight and Don Connelly 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 COVERS: Western Carolina’s seniors grace both the front and back covers of the 2015 Western Carolina Catamount Football Yearbook.

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2015 Schedule & 2014 Results

WCU FOOTBALL – 2015 SCHEDULE DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME

SERIES

STREAK

LAST MTG

Sept. 5

MARS HILL

Cullowhee

7:00 pm

WCU leads 15-5-1

Won – 15

Sept. 21, 2013

Sept. 12

at The Citadel *

Charleston, S.C.

6:00 pm

WCU trails 16-22-1

Won – 1

Oct. 25, 2014

Sept. 19

at Tennessee

Knoxville, Tenn.

7:00 pm

First Meeting

First Meeting

Sept. 26

OPEN

Oct. 3

PRESBYTERIAN

Cullowhee

3:30 pm

Series tied 9-9

Lost – 1

Oct. 4, 2014

Oct. 10

MERCER *

Cullowhee

3:30 pm

WCU leads 1-0

Won – 1

Oct. 18, 2014

Oct. 17

at Wofford *

Spartanburg, S.C.

2:00 pm

WCU trails 13-24

Won – 1

Oct. 11, 2014

Oct. 24

SAMFORD *

Cullowhee

3:30 pm

WCU trails 1-11

Lost – 9

Nov. 8, 2014

Oct. 31

at Chattanooga *

Chattanooga, Tenn.

2:00 pm

WCU trails 16-25

Lost – 6

Nov. 1, 2014

Nov. 7

FURMAN *

Cullowhee

3:30 pm

WCU trails 11-28-2

Won – 1

Sept. 27, 2014

Nov. 14

at Texas A&M

College Station, Texas

TBA

First Meeting

First Meeting

Nov. 21

at VMI *

Lexington, Va.

1:30 pm

WCU leads 17-3

Won – 11

Nov. 2, 2002

Nov. 28

NCAA FCS Playoffs – First Round

TBA

TBA

WEST ERN CA R OL INA FIGHT S ONG 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! Western, Western, Go-Western! 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! 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 – 2014 RESULTS OVERALL RECORD: 7-5 DATE

OPPONENT

|

HOME: 5-1

LOCATION

|

AWAY: 2-4

W/L SCORE L

|

SOCON: 5-2

TIME RECORD SOCON ATTENDANCE

Aug. 30

at South Florida

Tampa, Fla.

31-36

3:35

0-1

0-0

SEPT. 6

BREVARD

CULLOWHEE

W

45-21

3:00

1-1

0-0

31,642 8,929

SEPT. 13

CATAWBA

CULLOWHEE

W

35-17

3:20

2-1

0-0

10,511

Sept. 27

at Furman *

Greenville, S.C.

W

Oct. 4

at Presbyterian

Clinton, S.C.

OCT. 11

WOFFORD *

CULLOWHEE

Oct. 18

at Mercer *

Macon, Ga.

OCT. 25

THE CITADEL *

CULLOWHEE

W

NOV. 1

CHATTANOOGA *

CULLOWHEE

Nov. 8

at Samford *

Birmingham, Ala.

NOV. 15

VMI *

CULLOWHEE

Nov. 22

at Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Ala.

35-17

3:29

3-1

1-0

9,789

14-49

2:52

3-2

1-0

4,007

W

26-14

2:48

4-2

2-0

7,343

W

35-21

3:14

5-2

3-0

9,277

29-15

3:07

6-2

4-0

13,323

L

0-51

2:50

6-3

4-1

8,705

L

20-34

3:15

6-4

4-2

4,689

42-27

3:36

7-4

5-2

8,339

14-48

3:20

7-5

5-2

101,325

L

W L

* - 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, 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, pre-game 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: ................................................................81 All-Time Record: ............................................ 319-467-23 (.409) 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: ................. 10-25, 6-17 SoCon • Overall Record: ............................................................... Same ASSISTANT COACHES/STAFF Brad Glenn (Clemson, 1995) ............Offensive Coordinator / QBs Shawn Quinn (Carson-Newman, 1995) ....... Defense Coord. / LBs Mark Rhea (Toledo, 1991) ........................ DE / Recruiting Coord. John Holt (Appalachian, 2008) .................OL / Director of Camps Pat Mills (Appalachian, 2010) .............TE / Special Teams Coord. Tyler Carlton (Tulsa, 2009) ....................................Wide Receivers LaMar Morgan (UL-Lafayette, 2007) ...................Defensive Backs De’Rail Sims (Elon, 2003) .................................... Running Backs Dennis Thomas (South Carolina, 2001).............Defensive Tackles Chris Polizzi (Lake Forest, 2005) ...............................Cornerbacks Daniel Gibson (Western Carolina, 2008) .........Dir. of Football Ops Chris Brookshire (Western Carolina, 1993) ......Quality Control (O) Will Towery (East Carolina, 2011).....................Quality Control (O) Brian Volz (Western Carolina, 2013) ................Quality Control (D) 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 2014 Record: .................................. 7-5 (Home: 5-1 | Away: 2-4) 2014 SoCon Record (Finish): ........5-2 (2nd) (Home: 3-1 | Away: 2-1) Final Ranking: .....................................................................None Basic Offense:........................................... Spread / Read Option Basic Defense: ...................................................................... 4-3 Lettermen Returning / Lost:............................................. 57 / 10 • Offense – Returning / Lost ............................................. 24 / 5 • Defense – Returning / Lost ...........................................30 / 4 • Specialist – Returning / Lost ........................................... 3 / 1 Starters Returning / Lost:..................................................23 / 3 • Offense – Returning / Lost ............................................. 11 / 0 • Defense – Returning / Lost ............................................ 10 / 2 • Specialist – Returning / Lost ........................................... 2 / 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 Marketing Game Ops: ............... Amanda Powell Scoreboard: .................................... Phil Woody Public Address Announcer: ..............Ryan Hipps Statistics:.....................................Walter Turner Game Day Assistants: ....................................... ............... Paige Alvarez, Matambeka Asumani, ...... Jill Duffner, Royce Dunnivan, Jess Forrester, ...................................Max Moizan, Brad North

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. 2015 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. 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

Six 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 2015 season.

2015 CSN FOOTBALL AFFILIATES WWCU-FM, Power 90dot5 – Cullowhee, N.C. 540 AM – WRGC – Sylva, N.C. 970 AM – WYSE – Canton, N.C. 1050 AM – WFSC – Franklin, N.C. 1270 AM – WCGC – Belmont, N.C. 1310 AM – WISE – Asheville, N.C.

The Catamounts have a strong presence on the air across the mountains of Western North Carolina including ESPN Radio 1310 & 970 AM out of Asheville/Canton; 540 AM WRGC in Sylva; 1050 AM WFSC in Franklin; and WWCU-FM, Power 90dot5, which originates on-campus in Cullowhee. 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 the 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 2015 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 this fall. Ayers has been behind microphone for 29 of the past 30 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.

Stretch Internet through www.CatamountSports.com McLamb – a 2000 graduate of WCU – will roam and report from the sidelines for an eighth-straight 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 Lady 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 first 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 fourth-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.

Follow the Catamounts with online video streaming of the Catamount Sports Network at 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 ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES Bob Berghaus, Sports Editor Keith Jarrett, WCU FB Columnist 14 O’Henry Avenue Asheville, NC 28802 (828) 232-5866 - phone www.citizen-times.com FRANKLIN PRESS Andy Scheidler, Sports Editor PO Box 350 Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-2010 - phone www.thefranklinpress.com

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

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

ELECTRONIC MEDIA

WPTL RADIO (920 AM) Bill Reck PO Box 909 Canton, NC 28716 (828) 648-3576 - phone www.wptlradio.net

CAROLINASPORTSNUT.COM Chris Kelly (828) 989-0500

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 110 Technology Drive Asheville, NC 28803 (828) 651-4563 - phone www.wlos.com

SYLVA HERALD & RULARITE Carey Phillips, Sports Editor Box 307 Sylva, NC 28779 (828) 586-2611 - phone www.thesylvaherald.com

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NUMERICAL

ALPHABETICAL NO. NAME

POS.

HT.

WT. CLASS

12 Tyrie Adams

QB

6-2

175

Fr.

59 Chandler Addertion

LS

6-3

220

R-Jr.

87 Destry Barnwell

P

6-0

195

So.

13 Hassan Belton

LB

6-1

215

Fr.

47 Myreon Bennett

DE

6-3

245

Fr.

14 Karnorris Benson

WR

6-1

205

R-Sr.

67 Brandon Berridge

OL

6-2

295 R-So.

83 Ian Berryman

P

6-0

200

R-Fr.

77 Sean Biette

OL

6-2

265

R-Fr.

55 Spencer Campbell

OL

6-2

295

Fr.

31 Mitchell Chancey

LB

6-0

215

Fr.

3a Logan Chester

WR

6-3

205

R-Fr.

35 Keion Crossen

DB

5-10 175

33 Coleman Cunningham

LB

5-9

19 Seth Curtis

WR

5-10 195

R-Jr.

75 Nathan Dalton

OL

6-7

R-Fr.

200 325

So. R-Jr.

98 Derrick Davis

DT

6-0

300

So.

71 Matt DeGraffinreed

OL

6-2

285

R-Jr.

27 Tyson Dickson

LB

6-1

220

Jr.

97 Ezavian Dunn

DT

6-2

300

So.

WR

6-2

210

R-Fr.

41 Trey Fisher

LB

6-0

225

R-Fr.

36a Bobby Gibbs

DB

5-10 195

R-Fr.

18a Randall Emerson

24 Jay Gibbs 6 C.J. Goodman Jr.

DE

6-3

250

Fr.

RB

5-11 190

R-Jr.

60 Zachary Greene

DE

6-3

245

R-Fr.

40 Tra Hardy

DB

5-11 185

So.

DB

6-0

210

Sr.

DE

6-3

255

Sr.

4 Sertonuse Harris Jr. 93 Caleb Hawkins 15 Michael Helms Jr.

TE

6-2

235

R-Jr.

WR

5-8

170

R-Fr.

WR

5-11 200

Jr.

9 Wes Holcombe

QB

6-1

185

So.

34 Corey Holloway

RB

5-10 210

R-Fr.

84 Logan Howard

K

6-0

190

270 R-So.

46a Jarred Hill 85 Steffon Hill

Fr.

73 Austin Jacobs

OL

6-4

83 Hunter Jacobs

WR

5-10 190 R-So.

62 Ethan James

OL

6-2

280

Jr.

2a Charles Johnson

WR

5-9

170

Fr.

91 Tyler Junius

DT

6-0

295

So.

78 Sheldon Kinard

DT

6-1

260 R-So.

74 Hunter Kirby

OL

6-2

275

Sr.

50 Walker Lanning

OL

6-3

295

Fr.

2 Jaleel Lorquet

DB

5-10 180

99 Phillips Marshall

DT

6-2

275

R-Fr.

16 Skyler Matheson

QB

6-0

200

Fr.

11 Jordan Mathis

WR

5-10 200

R-Fr.

79 Helva Matungulu

DT

6-5

290

R-Sr.

92 Andrew Mayton

DE

6-3

260

Jr.

94 John McBeth

DE

6-2

265

Sr.

59a Spencer McCoy

LB

6-2

215

Fr.

30 A.J. McKoy

LB

5-10 190

Sr.

41 Darius Means

WR

5-9

155

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No.

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

Hometown (Previous College/High School)

1

Kalen Whitlow

QB

6-0

190

Fr.

Dothan, Ala. (Northview HS)

2

Jaleel Lorquet

DB

5-10

180

Sr.

Jesup, Ga. (Wayne County HS)

Charles Johnson

WR

5-8

170

Fr.

Wake Forest, N.C. (Heritage HS)

Fred Payne

DB

5-10

195

Jr.

Gainesville, Ga. (Gainesville HS)

Logan Chester

WR

6-3

205

R-Fr.

Huntersville, N.C. (Hopewell HS) Mableton, Ga. (Pebblebrook HS)

2a 3 3a 4

Sertonuse Harris Jr.

DB

6-0

210

Sr.

5

Terryon Robinson

WR

5-11

190

Jr.

6

C.J. Goodman

RB

5-11

190

R-Jr.

8

Spearman Robinson

WR

6-4

215

R-Jr.

Greenwood, S.C. (Greenwood HS)

9

Wes Holcombe

QB

6-1

185

So.

Rabun Gap, Ga. (Rabun County HS)

Troy Mitchell

QB

6-0

195

Sr.

Houston, Texas (Cypress Falls (Texas) HS)

10

Decatur, Ga. (Decatur HS) Mableton, Ga. (Pebblebrook HS)

11

Jordan Mathis

WR

5-10

200

R-Fr.

12

Tyrie Adams

QB

6-2

175

Fr.

13

Hassan Belton

LB

6-0

215

Fr.

Columbia, S.C. (Blythewood HS)

13a

Tyler Mitchell

WR

5-7

175

Fr.

Shelby, N.C. (Thomas Jefferson Academy)

Karnorris Benson

WR

6-1

205

R-Sr.

Atlanta, Ga. (Therrell HS)

Garrett Young

QB

6-1

195

R-So.

Denver, N.C. (Mars Hill / East Lincoln HS)

14 14a

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

15

Michael Helms Jr.

TE

6-2

235

R-Jr.

16

Skyler Matheson

QB

6-0

195

Fr.

Robbinsville, N.C. (Robbinsville HS)

Morganton, N.C. (Freedom HS)

17

Damian Whitaker

LB

6-0

200

Sr.

Decatur, Ga. (Druid Hills HS)

18

Bryce Wilson

DB

5-10

170

Fr.

Atlanta, Ga. (Carver HS)

18a

Randall Emerson

WR

6-2

210

R-Fr.

19

Seth Curtis

WR

5-10

195

R-Jr.

Wilmington, N.C. (Hoggard HS) Murphy, N.C. (Murphy HS)

19a

D.J. Williams

DB

5-10

195

R-So.

Charlotte, N.C. (North Mecklenburg HS)

20

Darius Ramsey

RB

5-8

185

Sr.

Waco, N.C. (Burns HS)

21

Detrez Newsome

RB

5-10

210

So.

Raeford, N.C. (Hoke County HS) Johnson City, Tenn. (Science Hill HS)

22

Mikey White

DB

6-1

180

Fr.

22a

Hunter Jacobs

WR

5-10

190

R-So.

24

Jay Gibbs

DE

6-3

250

Fr.

25

Kris Smith

LB

6-2

200

R-So.

25a

Michael Minder

LB

5-10

190

Fr.

Shelby, N.C. (Thomas Jefferson Academy)

26

Trey Morgan

DB

6-0

190

Jr.

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

27

Tyson Dickson

LB

6-1

220

Jr.

28

Tyran Reynolds

WR

6-1

200

R-Fr.

28a

Shawn Swain

DB

5-7

160

R-So.

29

Marvin Tillman

DB

6-1

185

Fr.

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

30

A.J. McKoy

LB

5-10

190

Sr.

Council, N.C. (East Bladen HS)

31

Mitchell Chancey

LB

6-0

215

Fr.

Asheville, N.C. (Erwin HS)

32

Chris Seaborn

LB

6-2

215

So.

Atlanta, Ga. (BEST Academy)

Hampstead, N.C. (Topsail HS) Charlotte, N.C. (Butler HS) Flowery Branch, Ga. (Indiana / Flowery Branch HS)

Ellenwood, Ga. (Cedar Grove HS) Crystal River, Fla. (Crystal River HS) Middleton, Ohio (Ohio Univ. / Middleton HS)

33

Coleman Cunningham

LB

5-9

200

R-Jr.

Cornelia, Ga. (Habersham Central HS)

34

Corey Holloway

RB

5-10

210

R-Fr.

Atlanta, Ga. (Eagle’s Landing HS)

35

Keion Crossen

DB

5-10

175

So.

Garysburg, N.C. (Northampton County HS)

36

Jeremiah Young

RB

6-0

225

Fr.

36a

Bobby Gibbs

DB

5-10

195

R-Fr.

Franklin, N.C. (Franklin HS) Randleman, N.C. (Randleman HS)

37

Tra’von Ricketts

DE

6-5

230

Fr.

38

Parker Swaringen

RB

6-1

230

R-So.

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

39

Shane Samuels

DB

5-7

160

R-So.

Duncan, S.C. (Byrnes HS)

40

Tra Hardy

DB

5-11

185

So.

Vidalia, Ga. (Vidalia HS)

41

Darius Means

WR

5-9

155

R-Fr.

Charlotte, N.C. (Olympic HS)

41a

Trey Fisher

LB

6-0

225

R-Fr.

Cullowhee, N.C. (Smoky Mountain HS)

42

A.J. Newman, Jr.

DB

6-1

195

So.

Ellenwood, Ga. (Cedar Grove HS)

43

Kendall White

LB

5-11

220

So.

Jacksonville, N.C. (White Oak HS)

44

London Richardson

TE

6-0

230

Sr.

Lawndale, N.C. (Burns HS)

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NUMERICAL No.

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

46

Roderick Poag

46a

Hometown (Previous College/High School)

TE/DE

6-3

245

R-So.

Marshville, N.C. (Forest Hills HS)

Jarred Hill

WR

5-8

170

R-Fr.

Monroe, N.C. (Union Academy)

47

Myreon Bennett

DE

6-3

245

Fr.

48

Blake Metcalf

P/K

6-1

200

R-Jr.

49

Fred Mooring

DT

6-2

255

Jr.

Snellville, Ga. (Shiloh HS)

50

Walker Lanning

OL

6-3

295

Fr.

Hendersonville, N.C. (Christ School)

51

Tommy Tate

DT

6-1

260

Jr.

Norcross, Ga. (Norcross HS)

52

Zac Saalweachter

OL

6-3

305

Fr.

Winston-Salem, N.C. (R.J. Reynolds HS)

53

Andrew Potts

OL

6-3

310

R-Jr.

Hampstead, N.C. (Topsail HS)

55

Spencer Campbell

OL

6-2

295

Fr.

Whiteville, N.C. (Whiteville HS)

56

Jerod Walls

LB

6-0

200

Fr.

Lexington, N.C. (Central Davidson HS)

57

Avery Worsham

DE

6-1

240

Jr.

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

58

Daniel Riddle

LB

6-1

225

R-So.

Raleigh, N.C. (Athens Drive HS)

59

Chandler Addertion

LS

6-3

220

R-Jr.

Graham, N.C. (Southern Alamance HS)

59a

Spencer McCoy

LB

6-2

215

Fr.

60

Zachary Greene

DE

6-3

245

R-Fr.

Randleman, N.C. (Randleman HS)

61

Jake Thornton

OL

6-0

265

R-Sr.

Toccoa, Ga. (Carson-Newman / Stephens County HS)

62

Ethan James

OL

6-2

280

Jr.

63

Zach Weeks

OL

6-3

280

R-Fr.

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

64

Tyler Philpott

OL

6-2

310

R-Sr.

Columbus, N.C. (Polk County HS)

65

Kaleb Spry

OL

6-2

290

R-Fr.

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

67

Brandon Berridge

OL

6-2

295

R-So.

Sophia, N.C. (Randleman HS)

68

Tanner Poindexter

OL

6-3

300

Jr.

69

Chase Stehling

OL

6-4

300

R-Fr.

Lincolnton, N.C. (North Lincoln HS)

70

Dylan Sluder

DT

6-2

315

R-Jr.

Lexington, N.C. (Central Davidson HS)

71

Matt DeGraffinreed

OL

6-2

285

R-Jr.

Raleigh, N.C. (Millbrook HS)

72

Andrew Miles

OL

6-4

300

So.

Flowery Branch, Ga. (Flowery Branch HS)

Augusta, Ga. (Evans HS) Asheville, N.C. (A.C. Reynolds HS)

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

Hudson, N.C. (South Caldwell HS)

Pfafftown, N.C. (Ronald Regan HS)

73

Austin Jacobs

OL

6-4

270

R-So.

Four Oaks, N.C. (Cleveland HS)

74

Hunter Kirby

OL

6-2

275

Sr.

Inman, S.C. (Boiling Springs HS)

75

Nathan Dalton

OL

6-7

325

R-Fr.

76

Josh Wineberg

OL

6-6

290

Sr.

East Flat Rock, N.C. (East Henderson HS) West Jefferson, N.C. (Ashe County HS)

77

Sean Biette

OL

6-2

265

R-Fr.

Raleigh, N.C. (Cardinal Gibbons HS)

78

Sheldon Kinard

DT

6-1

260

R-So.

Charlotte, N.C. (North Mecklenburg HS)

79

Helva Matungulu

DT

6-5

290

R-Sr.

Nairobi, Kenya (St. Mary’s School)

80

Gary Richardson

WR

6-0

180

R-Jr.

Clayton, N.C. (Clayton HS)

81

Jacob Robinson

WR

5-11

170

Fr.

Davidson, N.C. (Davidson Day School)

82

Tyler Sexton

TE

6-4

245

Jr.

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

83

Ian Berryman

P

6-0

200

R-Fr.

84

Logan Howard

K

6-0

190

Fr.

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

85

Steffon Hill

WR

5-11

200

Jr.

Hendersonville, N.C. (East Henderson HS)

86

William Ramsey

WR

6-0

195

Jr.

Lexington, N.C. (Central Davidson HS)

87

Destry Barnwell

P

6-0

195

So.

Charlotte, N.C. (Hough HS)

88

Brad Swan, Jr.

WR

6-1

185

Fr.

Dallas, Ga. (North Paulding HS)

89

Aaron Pridemore

WR

5-10

185

Sr.

Duncan, S.C. (Byrnes HS)

91

Tyler Junius

DT

6-0

295

So.

Winder, Ga. (Winder-Barrow HS)

92

Andrew Mayton

DE

6-3

260

Jr.

Midway, N.C. (North Davidson HS)

93

Caleb Hawkins

DE

6-3

255

Sr.

Durham, N.C. (Northern Durham HS)

94

John McBeth

DE

6-2

265

Sr.

Greensboro, N.C. (Northern Guilford HS)

95

Daniel Nash

DE

6-4

230

Jr.

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

96

Tahjai Watt

LB

6-5

210

R-So.

97

Ezavian Dunn

DT

6-2

300

So.

Carrboro, N.C. (Carrboro HS)

98

Derrick Davis

DT

6-0

300

So.

Lexington, N.C. (Central Davidson HS)

99

Phillips Marshall

DT

6-2

275

R-Fr.

Charleston, S.C. (Porter-Gaud HS)

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ALPHABETICAL NO. NAME

POS.

HT.

WT. CLASS

48 Blake Metcalf

P/K

6-1

200

R-Jr.

72 Andrew Miles

OL

6-4

300

So.

25a Michael Minder

LB

5-10 190

Fr.

10 Troy Mitchell

QB

6-0

195

Sr.

13a Tyler Mitchell

WR

5-7

175

Fr.

49 Fred Mooring

DT

6-2

255

Jr.

26 Trey Morgan

DB

6-0

180

Jr.

95 Daniel Nash

DE

6-4

230

Jr.

42 A.J. Newman, Jr.

DB

6-1

195

So.

21 Detrez Newsome

RB

5-10 210

So.

3 Fred Payne

DB

5-10 195

64 Tyler Philpott

OL

6-2

46 Roderick Poag

DE

6-3

245 R-So.

68 Tanner Poindexter

OL

6-3

300

Jr.

53 Andrew Potts

OL

6-3

310

R-Jr.

89 Aaron Pridemore

WR

5-10 185

Jr.

20 Darius Ramsey

RB

5-8

185

Sr.

86 William Ramsey

WR

6-0

195

Jr.

28 Tyran Reynolds

WR

6-1

200

R-Fr.

80 Gary Richardson

WR

6-0

180

R-Jr.

TE/RB 6-0

230

Sr. Fr.

44 London Richardson

310

Jr. R-Sr.

37 Tra’von Ricketts

DE

6-5

230

58 Daniel Riddle

LB

6-1

225 R-So.

81 Jacob Robinson

WR

5-11 170

8 Spearman Robinson

WR

6-4

215

Fr. R-Jr.

5 Terryon Robinson

WR

5-11 190

Jr.

52 Zac Saalweachter

OL

6-3

305

Fr.

39 Shane Samuels

DB

5-7

160 R-So.

32 Chris Seaborn

LB

6-2

215

82 Tyler Sexton

TE

6-4

245

Jr.

70 Dylan Sluder

DT

6-2

315

R-Jr.

25 Kris Smith

LB

6-2

200 R-So.

65 Kaleb Spry

OL

6-2

290

R-Fr.

69 Chase Stehling

OL

6-4

300

R-Fr.

28 Shawn Swain

DB

5-7

160 R-So.

So.

88 Brad Swan, Jr.

WR

6-1

185

38 Parker Swaringen

RB

6-1

230 R-So.

Fr.

51 Tommy Tate

DT

6-1

260

Jr.

61 Jake Thornton

OL

6-0

265

R-Sr.

29 Marvin Tillman

DB

6-1

185

Fr.

56 Jerod Walls

LB

6-0

200

Fr.

96 Tahjai Watt

DE

6-5

210 R-So.

63 Zach Weeks

OL

6-3

280

17 Damian Whitaker

LB

6-0

200

Sr.

43 Kendall White

LB

5-11 220

So.

22 Mikey White

R-Fr.

DB

6-1

180

Fr.

QB

6-1

190

Fr.

19a D.J. Williams

DB

5-10 195 R-So.

18 Bryce Wilson

DB

5-10 170

Fr.

76 Josh Wineberg

OL

6-6

290

Sr. Jr.

1 Kalen Whitlow

57 Avery Worsham

DE

6-1

240

14 Garrett Young

QB

6-1

195 R-So.

36 Jeremiah Young

RB

6-0

225

Fr.

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DEFENSE

SPECIALISTS

QB 10 TROY MITCHELL 9 Wes Holcombe

6-0 6-1

195 185

SR. So.

DE 94 JOHN McBETH 92 Andrew Mayton

6-2 6-3

265 260

SR. Jr.

RB 20 DARIUS RAMSEY 21 Detrez Newsome

5-8 5-10

185 210

SR. So.

NG 79 HELVA MATUNGULU 98 Derrick Davis

6-5 6-0

290 300

R-SR So.

WR

5 TERRYON ROBINSON 28 Tyran Reynolds

5-11 6-1

190 200

SO. R-Fr.

DT 97 EZAVIAN DUNN 70 Dylan Sluder

6-2 6-2

300 315

SO. R-Jr.

WR

8 SPEARMAN ROBINSON 6-4 85 Steffon Hill 5-11

215 200

R-JR. Jr.

DE 93 CALEB HAWKINS 57 Avery Worsham

6-3 6-1

255 240

SR. Jr.

205 R-SR. 200 R-Fr.

LB 27 TYSON DICKSON 58 Daniel Riddle

6-1 6-1

220 JR. 225 R-So. 200 R-SO. 215 So.

WR 14 KARNORRIS BENSON 11 Jordan Mathis

6-1 5-10

TE 82 TYLER SEXTON - OR - 15 MICHAEL HELMS, JR.

6-4 6-2

245 235

JR. R-JR.

LB 25 KRIS SMITH 32 Chris Seaborn

6-2 6-2

LT 63 ZACH WEEKS 71 Matt DeGraffenreed

6-3 6-2

280 R-FR. 285 R-Jr.

LB 30 A.J. MCKOY 43 Kendall White

5-10 5-11

190 220

SR. So.

LG 64 TYLER PHILPOTT 75 Nathan Dalton

6-2 6-7

310 R-SR. 325 R-Fr.

CB 26 TREY MORGAN 40 Tra Hardy

6-0 5-11

180 185

JR. So.

C 61 JAKE THORNTON 65 Kaleb Spry

6-0 6-2

265 R-SR. 290 R-Fr.

S

4 SERTONUSE HARRIS 42 A.J. Newman

6-0 6-1

210 195

SR. So.

RG 67 BRANDON BERRIDGE 62 Ethan James

6-2 6-2

295 R-SO. 280 Jr.

S

3 FRED PAYNE 29 Marvin Tillman

5-10 6-1

195 185

JR. Fr.

RT 76 JOSH WINEBERG 50 Walker Lanning

6-6 6-3

290 285

2 JALEEL LORQUET 35 Keion Crossen

5-10 5-10

180 175

SR. So.

PK 48 BLAKE METCALF 84 Logan Howard

6-1 6-0

200 R-SO. 190 Fr.

6-0 5-9

195 200

6-1

200 R-SO.

6-0 6-1

195 200

SO. R-Jr.

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

220 280

R-JR. Jr.

H 87 DESTRY BARNWELL 33 Coleman Cunningham KO 48 BLAKE METCALF P 87 DESTRY BARNWELL 48 Blake Metcalf

KR 21 DETREZ NEWSOME - AND - 14 KARNORRIS BENSON PR

Sr. Fr.

CB

6 C.J. GOODMAN 5 Terryon Robinson

SO. R-so.

5-10 6-1

210 SO. 205 R-SR.

5-11 5-11

190 190

R-JR. Jr.

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

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JALEEL LORQUET......................juh - LEEL lor - QWET

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

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HASSAN Belton .........................................HA - saan

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Excitement and expectations abound for Western Carolina as it enters the much anticipated 2015 football season, the fourth under head coach Mark Speir. The Catamounts rode the wave of momentum from last year’s 7-5 record, the best by a WCU football team in over a decade, into a productive off-season, and the experienced pride of Catamounts is ready to make the next step in 2015. WCU looks to build upon the plaudits of the 2014 Catamounts who posted the program’s first winning regular season since 2005 – and just the second finish above .500 for the program since 2001. WCU scored seven victories, matching its most since winning that same number back in the 2001 season and finished tied for second in the newlyrestructured Southern Conference standings – its highest finish since 1986 and just the fourth runner-up finish for WCU in the SoCon since joining the league in 1977. Success from 2014 and anticipation of 2015 parlayed into a preseason national ranking of No. 23 by Athlon Sports in its preseason publication released during the summer – the first preseason ranking by any publication since 1994 when the Catamounts were preseason No. 17 in The Sports Network polling. Western Carolina returns one of its most experienced teams to the gridiron in recent memory with a combined total of 21 starters between offense and defense. The Catamount roster includes 14 seniors including eight on offense and six on the defensive side of the football. Every player on the offensive side of the football started a season ago while the defense lost two players – LB Christon Gill and DB Ace Clark – but returns 10 players with significant starting experience. WCU also returns three specialists that saw action a season ago, losing just one – PK Richard Sigmon – to graduation. WCU’s offense includes the eight returning seniors and a combined six players that earned All-Southern Conference plaudits a season ago. The list is headlined by senior quarterback Troy Mitchell, who appeared on STATS’ preseason watch list for the 2015 FCS Offensive Player of the Year. His offensive prowess includes 1,548 career rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns, as well as 5,017 yards through the air and 36 career passing TDs. Mitchell is poised to eclipse WCU’s career total offense leader, QB Lonnie Galloway (6,832 yards from 1990-93) and should threaten all-time leading passer, QB Mike Pusey’s (1977-79) records for passing yardage (6,160) and passing touchdowns (43). Mitchell is flanked by a wealth of talent and a dangerous offensive arsenal. Senior tailback – and Academic All-America selection in 2014 – Darius Ramsey keys a twoheaded running back monster that includes sophomore speedster, Detrez Newsome. The two combined for 1,251 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns as a part of all-conference seasons a year ago. Ramsey enters his fourth year with 1,831 career yards and 12 career rushing scores. Perhaps WCU’s deepest, talented and most-heralded position comes on the perimeter with the wide receiving corps. The Catamounts boast two receivers that have posted double-digit TD receptions in consecutive years. Redshirt senior Karnorris Benson matched a program-record with 12 receiving touchdowns in 2013, while redshirt junior Spearman Robinson scored 11 through the air a season ago. WCU’s receivers also feature the SoCon’s returning leader in receptions per game, team leader junior Terryon Robinson who made 56 catches for 654 yards in 2014 with a touchdown.

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Seven members of Western Carolina football’s 2015 senior class (l-r): OL Josh Wineberg, DB Sertonuse Harris, DT Helva Matungulu, RB Darius Ramsey, DB Jaleel Lorquet, DE Caleb Hawkins and QB Troy Mitchell.

WCU has a trio of tight ends that have contributed over the past two seasons including junior Tyler Sexton, who led the group with 93 yards and three scores a year ago. Redshirt junior Michael Helms, Jr., has 261 career receiving yards with a score, while senior London Richardson has seen a dual-role between tight end and a fullback-like position, opening holes in the Catamount ground attack. Up front at the point of attack, WCU has four seniors along the offensive line – two of which earned All-SoCon honors a year ago in Jake Thornton and Josh Wineberg. They are flanked by classmates Hunter Kirby and Tyler Philpott in comprising the most-experienced and biggest group Speir and his staff have had in Cullowhee. Defensively, the Catamounts have six seniors that should factor into starting and receive ample playing time, with five players returning after garnering accolades from the Southern Conference a season ago. The unit is led by senior Serntonuse Harris, who is returning to his defensive back position this year after spending 2014 in a linebacker role. He is WCU’s second-leading returner in terms of tackles, just behind redshirt sophomore linebacker Daniel Riddle who had 74 stops a season ago while appearing on the Jerry Rice Award watch list. Senior A.J. McKoy and Tyson Dickson will also factor in at linebacker, combining for 57 stops in 2014. Junior Trey Morgan is among the highlights of WCU’s secondary, having started all 24 career games over his first two seasons for the Purple & Gold. Morgan, an All-SoCon selection, in 2014 paced the league in interceptions with a team-high six, adding a team-high eight passes defended. He is flanked by senior Jaleel Lorquet, who has two career interceptions, at the other corner position, with junior Fred Payne expected to see time at both corner and the safety position. Up front, the defensive line is senior-laden with three penciled in among the starting four. Defensive ends Caleb Hawkins and John McBeth are joined by redshirt senior Helva Matungulu to anchor the defensive front. That trio combined for 103 total tackles and 16 tackles for loss a season ago, highlighted by Hawkins’ 54 tackle and team-leading 11.0 TFL totals in his All-SoCon season.

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The Catamounts return three players with special teams experience including redshirt junior long-snapper Chandler Addertion, redshirt junior placekicker Blake Metcalf, and second-year punter Destry Barnwell. Newsome, in addition to being a threat in the backfield, is also a tremendous weapon in special teams – namely in kickoff return. The second-year kick returner, who was named second team All-SoCon in that role a year ago, averaged 26.5 yards per return a year ago to rank second in the SoCon. Junior C.J. Goodman handled most of the punt returns in 2014 and is likely to continue that role this season. Western Carolina signed 14 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent in February of 2015. Eight of the players are expected to contribute on the defensive side of the ball with five on offense and one specialist. There are four linemen evenly distributed between the offensive and defensive lines with three skill players on offense and six between the linebackers and defensive secondary with one placekicker. Four of WCU’s incoming freshmen garnered ratings from Rivals.com including two, three-star and two, twostar recruits. Also, three of WCU’s signees were ranked by 247Sports.com with a three-star and two, two-star players. Speir anticipates that those 14 among the ones signed on National Signing Day – and the preferred walk-ons that joined the team during the summer months – will provide depth as opposed to being counted on to start from day one as true freshmen. Western Carolina football’s 11-game, 2015 schedule features five home dates at E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field in Cullowhee, and two games against a pair of teams from one of the nation’s premier NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) conferences – the SEC. The schedule opens on Labor Day weekend by hosting mountainneighbor, Mars Hill, and runs through late November. WCU plays two games against first-time opponents in two of the nation’s top five college football venues as it relates to seating capacity – Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium (102,455) and Texas A&M’s Kyle Field (102,512). The Catamounts’ Southern Conference schedule kicks off in week two at The Citadel and includes home games against Mercer (Oct. 10), Samford (Homecoming, Oct. 24), and Furman (Nov. 7). 2015 CATAMOUNT FOOTBALL


2015 Catamounts /// Preseason Notes / Position Preview

2015 PRESEASON TEAM NOTES NOTING THE 2015 CATAMOUNT FOOTBALL TEAM: • Western Carolina returns 23 out of a possible 25 starters between its offense, defensive, and special teams units ... WCU returns all 11 players on offense, losing two on defense in its top two tacklers (Christon Gill, 112 and Ace Clark, 77) – but returns 10 players with significant starts in 2014 ... WCU also lost one specialist in placekicker Richard Sigmon; • Among Western Carolina’s 57 returning letterwinners, 12 earned some sort of honors from

the Southern Conference at the end of the 2014 season; • WCU has 14 seniors on its 2015 squad – eight on offense and six on defense; • The Catamount offense returns 43 of its 45 touchdowns from a season ago including 21of-22 on the ground and 20-of-21 through the air; • Defensively, WCU returns eight of its 11 interceptions from a year ago despite losing its top two in tackles ... Trey Morgan had six of WCU’s 11 picks in 2014.

CATAMOUNTS RANKED IN PRESEASON PUBLICATION BY ATHLON SPORTS: • Western Carolina Catamount football appeared in the Athlon Sports 2015 NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Top 25 preseason poll released in its publication and online in early June ... WCU was slotted in at No. 23, just one of two teams from the Southern Conference with defending champion, Chattanooga, pegged at No. 8 nationally;

QUARTERBACKS

• According to available research, the Athlon Sports preseason ranking for WCU is its first

by any publication since 1994 when the Catamounts were preseason No. 17 in The Sports Network polling. WCU was a program-best, No. 8 pick prior to the 1993 season; • Western Carolina last appeared among the in-season national rankings in 2006 following

the home upset victory over No. 19 Eastern Kentucky, 20-17, at E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field. The Catamounts were ranked 22nd the following week, visiting No. 3 Furman in a battle of nationally-ranked squads. Despite falling on the road in Greenville, S.C., WCU remained among the rankings the following week at No. 24 in hosting Georgia Southern. ABOUT THE 2015 CATAMOUNT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE: • Coming off of its best season in a decade, Western Carolina football’s 2015 schedule features five home dates and two games against a pair of teams from one of the nation’s premier NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) conferences – the SEC ... the Catamounts’ 11-game schedule includes a pair of games in two of the nation’s top five college football venues as it relates to seating capacity – Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium (102,455) and Texas A&M’s Kyle Field (102,512); • The Catamounts’ 2015 schedule opens on Labor Day weekend by hosting mountain neighbor, Mars Hill, and runs through late November with the opening round of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs set for Saturday, Nov. 28 ... the schedule features two first-time foes in the pair of SEC teams, Tennessee and Texas A&M; • Western Carolina’s first-ever meeting with Tennessee will be available on a national broad-

cast on ESPNU ... It is WCU’s first appearance on ESPNU since a Thursday night home game against then No. 11 Wofford back in the 2007 season. CONTRACT EXTENSION FOR HEAD COACH MARK SPEIR: • The executive committee of WCU’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the request for a four-year contract extension for Catamount head football coach Mark Speir it was announced in early February; • Speir and his coaching staff were among 20 national finalists for the 2014 Eddie Robinson Award given to honor the national Coach of the Year at the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level.

SPEIR ADDS RESPONSIBILITIES TO COACHING STAFF, NEW STAFF MEMBERS: • During the off-season, fourth-year head coach Mark Speir announced several alterations to duties assigned to five members of his Catamount football coaching staff: - MARK RHEA: In addition to serving as the program’s recruiting coordinator and defensive ends coach, was elevated to the position of Assistant Head Coach; - DE’RAIL SIMS: In addition to coaching the running backs, was named Director of Player Development; - JOHN HOLT: In addition to coaching the offensive line and handling all of WCU’s camps and clinics, was named Director of Player Personnel; - DENNIS THOMAS: In addition to coaching the defensive tackles, was tagged as Western Carolina’s Professional Scout Liaison; - PAT MILLS: In addition to coaching the tight ends, was tabbed the Special Teams Coordinator. • Speir also added two new coaches to his coaching staff including Tyler Carlton as the wide receivers coach and Chris Polizzi as the corner backs coach ... Carlton replaced Jaybo Shaw who left in early June while Polizzi took the place of James Hopper from the 2014 staff.

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Western Carolina returns a pair of quarterbacks that saw game action in 2014 including starter, senior Troy Mitchell and sophomore signal caller, Wes Holcombe, who saw action in three games as a true freshman in 2014 and returns as the primary back-up in the preseason.

1 Kalen Whitlow

6-0

190

Fr.

9 Wes Holcombe

6-1

185

So.

10 Troy Mitchell

6-0

195

Sr.

12 Tyrie Adams

6-2

175

Fr.

14 Garrett Young

6-1

195 R-So.

16 Skyler Matheson

6-0

200

Fr.

That duo is joined by Mars Hill transfer Garrett Young, who was on roster during spring drills but is ineligible for competition in 2015, with highly-touted incoming freshmen Kalen Whitlow (Dothan, Ala.), Tyrie Adams (St. Petersburg, Fla.) and Skyler Matheson (Robbinsville, N.C.). Mitchell is a versatile, dual-threat quarterback that is coming off a banner year in his career. Mitchell passed for 2,541 yards while rushing for 555 to finish with 3,096 yards of total offense, breaking WCU’s 21-year old record for total offense in a single-season. He became the first Catamount to eclipse the 3,000 yard mark, by-passing David Rivers’ school-benchmark of 2,984 yards established back in 2000. Mitchell has matured at the helm of the Catamount offense over his four-year career where he has been among the battle for the starting job each season. He continues to become a better student of the game, studying and learning defenses, and has become equally reliant on his passing prowess to compliment his elusiveness and running ability. Holcombe continues to evolve in the WCU system behind Mitchell. The Rabun Gap, Ga., native was third string a season ago and showed signs of improvement during spring drills. Holcombe threw for 185 yards and a touchdown during WCU’s spring game as the starter for the Gold Squad. WCU’s four newcomer QBs each have impressive statistics from their prep careers. Redshirt sophomore Garrett Young, who originally signed with Mars Hill out of high school, threw for 3,751 yards and 47 scores on 226 completions as a senior at East Lincoln HS. Among the true freshmen, Whitlow threw for over 2,500 yards and 25 TDs as a high school senior while three-sport standout Tyrie Adams accumulated 2,802 yards and 30 touchdown passes in his final season. Western North Carolina product, Skyler Matheson, guided Robbinsville to a state championship with 2,787 yards of total offense including 1,694 rushing with 22 touchdowns and 1,093 yards passing with eight TD passes. QUARTERBACKS NOTES: • Troy Mitchell ranked second in the SoCon in both passing (211.8 yds/gm) and total offense (258.0 yds/gm) in 2014 ... After accounting for eight rushing scores as a freshman in 2012 and two in 2013, Mitchell scored six touchdowns on the ground in 2014, tied for second on the team ... He additionally ranked second on the team with 555 rushing yards; • Mitchell accounted for a WCU single-season record 26 touchdowns in 2014, tossing 20 TD passes to accompany his six rushing scores ... WCU’s 21 total touchdown passes were its most since 2006 with WCU throwing 20-or-more for just the fifth time since 1967; • Western Carolina ranked fourth in the SoCon in passing offense in 2013, averaging

221.2 yards per game through the air ... the Catamounts threw 12 interceptions as a team in 2014, tied for the most by any SoCon school (11 of the picks were by quarterbacks).

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WIDE RECEIVERS

RUNNING BACKS Western Carolina featured a two-headed monster at running back a year ago with a pair of backs with similar running styles. Senior Darius Ramsey and sophomore Detrez Newsome carried the bulk of the load in 2014 and are expected to be the feature backs again in WCU’s offense.

One of the deepest and most heralded positions on the Catamount offense comes at the wide receiver position.

20 Darius Ramsey

5-8

185

Sr.

21 Detrez Newsome

5-10 210

So.

34 Corey Holloway

5-10 210 R-Fr.

36 Jeremiah Young

6-0

225

38 Parker Swaringen

6-1

230 R-So.

Fr.

Adding depth to the position are con45 James Foushee 5-9 200 So. verted tight end Parker Swaringen who joins redshirt freshman Corey Holloway on the roster prior to this year. True freshman Jeremiah Young brings an added dimension to the Catamount backfield as a hard-nosed, downhill back that may likely be used in shortyardage situations. For a third-straight year, Darius Ramsey led the Catamount rushing attack in 2014, recording 763 yards on 148 carries with six touchdowns. He has seven, 100-yard rushing games. Over his first three years, Ramsey is averaging 620 yards per season on an average of 133 carries per year and has scored 12 career TDs on the ground with one through the air out of the backfield. As a true freshman, Newsome ranked third in rushing on the Catamount squad with 488 yards while leading the team with nine rushing TDs. Combined, Newsome recorded two touchdowns in a game five times, finishing the year second on the squad with 60 points scored. Holloway rushed a team-high nine times in WCU’s annual spring game in his most extensive game-like scenarios, rumbling in for a seven-yard touchdown for the Gold squad. Swaringen carried the ball four times for the Gold team in WCU’s annual Spring Game. A local product from Franklin, N.C., Young was a two-time All-State selection that was twice named Offensive Player of the Year in his 2-A / 3-A conference. He rushed for 2,078 yards and 36 touchdowns as a senior. WCU also has sophomore transfer James Foushee (Sanford, N.C. / Guilford College) who will add depth, but is ineligble for competition in the 2015 season.

Terryon Robinson led the Catamounts in receiving a season ago with 56 catches for 643 yards and a score. One of WCU’s most reliable targets, Robinson posted three, double-digit receptions games including matching the school-record with 15 catches in the season-opener at USF. While Terryon Robinson was racking up the catches, Spearman Robinson returns as one of WCU’s most prolific scoring threats after catching 11 receiving touchdowns last year including three in a game at Mercer. The two-time SoCon Offensive Player of the Week, Spearman Robinson ranked second on the WCU squad with 45 catches for 571 yards in 2014.

2 Charles Johnson

5-8

170

Fr.

5 Terryon Robinson

5-11 190

So.

6 C.J. Goodman

5-11 190

8 Spearman Robinson 6-4 11 Jordan Mathis

215

R-Jr. R-Jr.

5-10 200 R-Fr.

13 Tyler Mitchell

5-7

175

14 Karnorris Benson

6-1

205 R-Sr.

Fr.

19 Seth Curtis

5-10 195

28 Tyran Reynolds

6-1

R-Jr.

190 R-Fr.

39 Randall Emerson

6-2

210

Fr.

41 Darius Means

5-9

155

Fr.

46 Jarred Hill

5-8

170

Fr.

80 Gary Richardson

6-0

180

R-Jr.

81 Jacob Robinson

5-11 165

83 Hunter Jacobs

5-10 190 R-So.

Fr.

85 Steffon Hill

5-11 200

Jr.

Redshirt senior Karnorris Benson, who 86 Will Ramsey 6-0 195 Jr. led the team in receiving in 2013 with 51 88 Brad Swan Jr. 6-1 185 Fr. catches for 834 yards, is another deep 89 Aaron Pridemore 5-10 185 Sr. threat in WCU’s arsenal. After tying the school mark for TD receptions in a singleseason (12 in 2013), Benson set the record for both TDs in a single half of football and tied the single-game mark with four scores in the home finale against VMI. He ranks fourth in WCU’s career ledgers with 18 career TDs. Benson joined the two Robinsons with 500-plus yards, catching 40 passes for 519 receiving yards a season ago. WCU looks to add depth with the return of redshirt juniors Seth Curtis and Gary Richardson, while redshirt freshmen Jordan Mathis and Tyran Reynolds will be joined by true freshmen receivers Brad Swan, Jr., and Jacob Robinson among others.

RUNNING BACKS NOTES: • Darius Ramsey ranked eighth in the Southern Conference in rushing in 2014, averaging 63.6 yards per game;

WIDE RECEIVERS NOTES: • An All-SoCon second team selection, Terryon Robinson led the SoCon in receptions per game in 2014, averaging 5.1 per game ... His 56 seasonal catches were second in the league ... Robinson ranked fourth in the SoCon in receiving yards per game (58.5 yds/gm);

• Adding one kick return for a touchdown, Detrez Newsome scored nine rushing TDs for

• Karnorris Benson ranked fifth in the SoCon in receiving yards per game (51.9 yds/gm);

a total of 10 in 2014 to rank tied for eighth in the SoCon in scoring (TDs) with 5.0 points per game; • Despite three backs rushing for nearly 500-or-more yards on the season, Western Carolina ranked sixth in the SoCon in rushing offense in 2014, averaging 168.7 yards per game on the ground ... the Catamounts scored 22 rushing touchdowns in 2014 matching its total from the 2012 season ... It was just the fifth time since 2000 that WCU totaled 20-ormore rushing TDs in a season.

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• Spearman Robinson, a first team All-SoCon selection, finished the year ranked seventh in the SoCon in receptions per game (3.8) while ranking ninth in receiving yards per outing (47.6 yds/gm) ... Robinson tallied 11 receiving touchdowns in 2014, ranking eighth in the league in scoring with 5.5 points per game (66 pts); • Western Carolina ranked second in the SoCon in passing offense, averaging 219.2 yards

per game ... the Catamounts scored 21 passing touchdowns in 2014 its most since recording 22 in the 2007 season ... It was just the fifth time since 1967 that WCU totaled 20-ormore TDs through the air in a season.

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OFFENSIVE LINE

TIGHT ENDS Western Carolina has a talented and solid group of tight ends, each bringing something a little different to the proverbial table. The two tight ends with the most playing experience are senior London Richardson and redshirt junior Michael Helms, Jr.

3 Logan Chester

6-3

205 R-Fr.

15 Michael Helms Jr.

6-2

235

R-Jr.

44 London Richardson

6-0

230

Sr.

46 Roderick Poag

6-3

245 R-So.

82 Tyler Sexton

6-4

245

Jr.

Richardson, who has seen most of his playing time as a hybrid back amidst WCU’s running game as a lead blocker, has been on the field in 33 career games. The Lawndale, N.C., product caught his first career pass a season ago. He, too, has seen time at running back for WCU, splitting time between the two positions during spring drills in each of the past two seasons. Helms has seen action in 23 games over the past two years, collecting 261 receiving yards on 16 catches, averaging 16.3 yards per reception. The sure-handed Helms is a heady player, adding size while converting from quarterback to wide receiver to tight end during his career to date. He is also a vital part of WCU’s special teams. Sexton is perhaps the flashiest of the tight ends with a good blend of size, speed and power. The local product from Flat Rock, N.C., has played in 20 games in his career with 12 catches going for 184 yards and three TDs – the most of any of WCU’s tight ends. His best career game came at Appalachian State in 2013, catching four passes for 91 yards against the Mountaineers. Adding depth to the position is redshirt sophomore Roderick Poag, who like Sexton is a good blend of size and speed at 6-3, 245. He has yet to see game action behind the veteran group, but has shown up in the stat sheets in both of the spring games in which he has participated. Poag may also see time at defensive end. Redshirt freshman Logan Chester joined the tight end group at the start of school in 2015, converting from a wide receiver position in which he played a season ago. TIGHT ENDS NOTES: • WCU’s tight ends combined for 15 receptions and 180 receiving yards with three touch-

downs during the 2014 season; • Tyler Sexton led the Catamounts’ three tight ends that caugt passes a season ago with

eight receptions for 93 yards and three touchdowns ... Sexton’s three receiving scores ranked him third on the WCU squad behind WR Spearman Robinson (11) and WR Karnorris Benson.

Winning the battles at the point of attack in 2015 will again be paramount for the Catamount offense to allow the myriad of weapons to go to work. Much of that task rests on the shoulders of a veteran group along the offensive line. Western Carolina returns four, battletested seniors – three of which should factor in among the opening-day starters. The group is led by three-year starter Josh Wineberg (34 games played, all starts) at tackle with redshirt senior Jake Thornton (23 games played, 22 starts) expected to start at center. The two were both named All-Southern Conference a season ago. Fifth-year senior Tyler Philpott has seen time at several positions along the line over the past four years, playing in 24 career games with 22 starts while senior Hunter Kirby (33 games played, 16 starts) rounds out the most experienced of WCU’s linemen. Others like redshirt junior Andrew Potts, and juniors Tanner Poindexter and Ethan James have seen quality time in game action.

50 Walker Lanning

6-3

285

Fr.

52 Zac Saalweachter

6-3

305

Fr.

53 Andrew Potts

6-3

310

R-Jr.

55 Spencer Campbell

6-2

295

Fr.

61 Jake Thornton

6-0

265 R-Sr.

62 Ethan James

6-2

280

63 Zach Weeks

6-3

280 R-Fr.

Jr.

64 Tyler Philpott

6-2

310 R-Sr.

65 Kaleb Spry

6-2

290 R-Fr.

67 Brandon Berridge

6-2

295 R-So.

68 Tanner Poindexter

6-3

300

69 Chase Stehling

6-4

300 R-Fr.

71 Matt DeGraffinreed

6-2

285

R-Jr.

72 Andrew Miles

6-4

300

So.

73 Austin Jacobs

6-4

270 R-So.

74 Hunter Kirby

6-2

275

75 Nathan Dalton

6-7

325 R-Fr.

Jr.

Sr.

76 Josh Wineberg

6-6

290

Sr.

77 Sean Biette

6-2

265

Fr.

After missing last season, redshirt junior Matt DeGraffinreed rejoins a deep group of returners along the offensive front. Redshirt sophomore Brandon Berridge played in all 12 games last season with a pair of starts while second-year linemen Andrew Miles and Austin Jacobs will contend for jobs in the two-deep. Local product, redshirt freshman Zach Weeks and classmates Sean Biette, Nathan Dalton, Kaleb Spry and Chase Stehling are expected to figure among those contending for a starting job while highly-touted true freshmen Walker Lanning (Hendersonville, N.C.) – who went through spring drills – Zac Saalweachter (Winston-Salem, N.C.), and Spencer Campbell (Whiteville, N.C.) could each see playing time. OFFENSIVE LINE NOTES: • Western Carolina’s average height along the offensive line is 6.26 feet tall while the

average weight is 287.75 pounds; • Among WCU’s four seniors, the group has 114 games played including 94 games started

over the past three seasons.

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SPECIALISTS Western Carolina returns three players with experience on special teams, but will have to fill the void left by the graduation of placekicker Richard Sigmon who handled most of WCU’s placekicking duties over the past three seasons. Sigmon connected on a school single-season record 43 PATs in 2014.

48 Blake Metcalf

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Though it may not immediately jump off the stat sheet initially, Western Carolina’s defensive line made big strides in the improvement of the defense as a whole in 2014 as a part of defensive coordinator Shawn Quinn’s system.

200 R-Jr.

59 Chandler Addertion

6-3

220 R-Jr.

83 Ian Berryman

6-0

200 R-Fr.

84 Logan Howard

6-0

190

Fr.

87 Destry Barnwell

6-0

195

So.

Replacing Sigmon could land on the shoulders of redshirt junior Blake Metcalf. During his first two seasons, Metcalf has both punted (2014) and handled kickoff duties twice with one touchback (2013). Metcalf has 11 career punts for 432 yards, averaging 39.3 yards per boot with a long of 57 yards. Highly-touted true freshman Logan Howard (Kernersville, N.C.) is expected to contend right away for the job. Howard connected on 75 of his 76 prep career extra points, was 7-of-9 on field goals with a long of 48 yards, and put 51 of his 98 seasonal kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks as a senior. Last season as a freshman, Destry Barnwell saw the most extensive action as the team’s punter. The rookie punted 53 times for 2,110 yards, averaging 39.8 yards per kick with a long boot of 61 yards. He downed 11 inside the opponent’s 20-yard line in helping WCU flip field position, connecting on six punts of 50-or-more yards. He is expected to again be pushed by redshirt freshman Ian Berryman Redshirt junior Chandler Addertion returns as the long-snapper. He has played in all 24 games over the past two seasons on special teams, accruing seven tackles including six solo stops. In addition to being a threat in the backfield, tailback Detrez Newsome is also a tremendous weapon in special teams – namely in kickoff return. The second-year kick returner, who was named second team All-SoCon in that role a year ago, averaged 26.5 yards per return a year ago to rank second in the SoCon. Junior C.J. Goodman handled most of the punt returns in 2014 and is likely to continue that role this season. SPECIALISTS NOTES: • Western Carolina ranked fifth in the SoCon in punting in 2014, averaging 34.9 yards per kick ... Punter Destry Barnwell ranked third in the SoCon with an average of 39.8 yards; • The Catamounts were second in the SoCon in field goal percentage at 75%, but were just 3-for-4 on the season – the fewest attempts and conversions in the league ... WCU was one of just two SoCon schools to finish 100% in PATs, connecting on 43-of-43; • WCU led the Southern Conference in kickoff returns, averaging 21.7 yards per return in 2014 ... Detrez Newsome was second in the league in kick return average at 26.5 yards per kickoff return.

WCU’s 2015 defensive line is seniorladen with three penciled in among the starting four. The line is bookended by senior defensive ends Caleb Hawkins and John McBeth, who are joined by redshirt senior Helva Matungulu at tackle to anchor the defensive front. That trio combined for 103 total tackles and 16 tackles for loss a season ago, highlighted by Hawkins’ 54 tackle and team-leading 11.0 TFL totals in his All-SoCon season. Hawkins and McBeth have played in 34 and 33 games, respectively, with a combined 55 career starts while Matungulu has nine starts among his 21 career games. Rounding out the expected starters at defensive tackle is sophomore Ezavian Dunn who recorded 19 stops in 12 games with seven starts in his freshman season.

37 Tra’von Ricketts

6-5

230

46 Roderick Poag

6-3

245 R-So.

Fr.

47 Myreon Bennett

6-3

245

49 Fred Mooring

6-2

255

Fr. Jr.

51 Tommy Tate

6-1

260

Jr. Jr.

57 Avery Worsham

6-1

240

60 Zachary Greene

6-3

245 R-Fr.

70 Dylan Sluder

6-2

315

78 Sheldon Kinard

6-1

260 R-So.

R-Jr.

79 Helva Matungulu

6-5

290 R-Sr.

91 Tyler Junius

6-0

295

92 Andrew Mayton

6-3

260

Jr.

93 Caleb Hawkins

6-3

255

Sr.

So.

94 John McBeth

6-2

265

Sr.

95 Daniel Nash

6-4

230

Jr.

96 Tahjai Watt

6-5

210 R-So.

97 Ezavian Dunn

6-2

300

So.

98 Derrick Davis

6-0

300

So.

99 Phillips Marshall

6-2

275 R-Fr.

The preseason two-deep includes sophomore Derrick Davis who was named to the SoCon All-Freshman team a year ago, and junior Kelvin Ume at the tackle positions. Redshirt junior Dylan Sluder (22 games played), sophomore Sheldon Kinard and second-year tackle Tyler Junius provide depth along the front line. WCU’s back-ups at end include juniors Andrew Mayton (22 games played), Avery Worsham (24 games played) and Daniel Nash (23 games played), with redshirt sophomore Tahjai Watt (10 games played). Redshirt freshman Zachary Greene could factor into playing time at defensive end while redshirt freshman Phillips Marshall and converted linebacker Tommy Tate both move into a role to contribute at tackle. Roderick Poag, who has been a tight end the first two seasons in Cullowhee, could also see time at defensive end in 2015. Two new freshmen from the 2015 signing class join the fold in Tra’von Ricketts (Pilot Mountain, N.C.) and Myreon Bennett (Augusta, Ga.). DEFENSIVE LINE NOTES: • Western Carolina’s average height along the defensive line is 6.19 feet tall while the average weight is 260.83 pounds; • A combined 21 of WCU’s 62 tackles for loss in 2014 came from the defensive line including 11.0 by Caleb Hawkins, the most among returning players ... Six of WCU’s 13 sacks came from the defensive front including a team-high tying three by Hawkins.

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LINEBACKERS WCU has a proud tradition at linebacker – a legacy carried on by a solid group of returning play-makers in 2015 despite a key loss from the 2014 season. Christon Gill concluded his four-year career, the second-half of which was spent at linebacker. Gill, a third-team All-America selection in 2014, ranked second in the Southern Conference with a team-best 111 tackles including 51 solo hits a season ago. Picking up the torch this year are a pair of returners that played alongside Gill a year ago. Junior Tyson Dickson, who despite injury recorded 44 tackles in six games played, and redshirt sophomore Daniel Riddle, who was tied for ninth in the SoCon with 74 tackles, are the top two returners at linebacker. Riddle appeared on the Jerry Rice Award watch list for top freshman at the FCS level.

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13 Hassan Belton

6-0

215

Fr.

17 Damian Whitaker

6-0

200

Sr.

24 Jay Gibbs

6-3

250

Fr.

25 Kris Smith

6-2

200 R-So.

27 Tyson Dickson

6-1

220

Jr.

30 A.J. McKoy

5-10 190

Sr.

31 Mitchell Chancey

6-0

Fr.

32 Chris Seaborn

215

6-2

215

So.

33 Coleman Cunningham 5-9

200

R-Jr.

41 Trey Fisher

6-0

215

Fr.

43 Kendall White

5-11 220

So.

56 Jerod Walls

6-0

200

Fr.

58 Daniel Riddle

6-1

225 R-So.

59 Spencer McCoy

6-2

215

Fr.

All told, WCU’s linebackers are the most youthful area of the defense with just two seniors in A.J. McKoy (22 tackles in 34 career games), who is a converted defensive back moving into the Buck linebacker position, and Damian Whitaker (17 tackles in 23 games played). Whitaker has four fumble recoveries and one forced fumble in his playing career, also seeing time elsewhere in the defensive backfield. Coleman Cunningham (15 games played) adds experience to the position. Several underclassmen are looking to climb into the two-deep and are expected to contribute this year. A year after transferring to WCU from Indiana, redshirt sophomore Kris Smith, who played in all 12 games a season ago, headlines the returning group. Sophomores Chris Seaborn (12 games) and Kendall White (11 games) both saw solid playing time as freshmen in 2014. WCU has six incoming freshmen on roster that will add depth and competition to the linebacker position: Hassan Belton (Columbia, S.C.), Jay Gibbs (Charlotte, N.C.), Mitchell Chancey (Asheville, N.C.), Jerod Walls (Lexington, S.C.), Trey Fisher (Cullowhee, N.C.) and Spencer McCoy (Bryson City, N.C.).

Western Carolina returns four defensive backs that have extensive playing experience including a pair of seniors in addition to the Southern Conference’s defending interceptions leader. WCU will miss graduated senior Ace Clark who was a staple of the Catamount secondary, finishing his career second in school records with 340 career tackles. The returning unit is led by senior Serntonuse Harris, who is returning to his more natural defensive back position this year after spending 2014 in a linebacker role. He is WCU’s second-leading returner in terms of tackles, amassing 69 stops including 37 solo hits a year ago. Harris enters his senior season with 257 career tackles – just 55 shy of WCU’s all-time top 10 – including 14.5 for loss. He also has forced and recovered five fumbles.

2 Jaleel Lorquet

5-10 180

3 Fred Payne

5-10 195

Sr. Jr.

4 Sertonuse Harris

6-0

210

Sr. Fr.

16 Bobby Gibbs

5-10 175

18 Bryce Wilson

5-10 170

Fr.

19 D.J. Williams

5-10 195

Fr.

22 Mikey White

6-3

180

Fr.

26 Trey Morgan

6-0

175

Jr.

28 Shawn Swain

5-7

160 R-So.

29 Marvin Tillman

6-1

185

Fr.

35 Keion Crossen

5-10 175

So.

39 Shane Samuels

5-7

40 Tra Hardy

5-11 185

160 R-So. So.

42 A.J. Newman Jr.

6-1

So.

195

Junior Trey Morgan is among the highlights of WCU’s secondary, having started all 24 career games over his first two seasons for the Purple & Gold. Morgan, an All-SoCon selection, paced the league in interceptions in 2014 with a team-high six, adding a team-high eight passes defended. He is flanked by senior Jaleel Lorquet, who has two career interceptions in 33 career games played, at the other corner position, with junior Fred Payne (2 interceptions in 24 games, 13 starts) expected to see time at both corner and the safety position. Second-year returners Keion Crossen, Tra Hardy, and A.J. Newman, Jr., should factor into more playing time this season. Those three combined for 39 tackles a year ago including 20 by Newman and 17 from Crossen. They’ll be joined by redshirt sophomore Shane Samuels. Freshman Marvin Tillman (Bridgeport, Conn.) made his impact felt during spring drills, joining the team in the second semester last year. He led the Gold Squad with nine tackles including one for loss in WCU’s annual Spring Game. Tillman is joined by classmate signees Bryce Wilson (Atlanta, Ga.) and Mikey White (Johnson City, Tenn.) in WCU’s defensive secondary.

LINEBACKERS NOTES:

DEFENSIVE BACKS NOTES:

• Three of WCU’s top four tacklers in 2014 were linebackers including Christon Gill, who

• Trey Morgan led the Southern Conference with six interceptions, averaging 0.50 per

finished second in the league with a team-high 111 tackles including a team-high 12 TFLs, fifth in the SoCon; • Two of WCU’s top six returning tacklers – including the leading returner from last season in Daniel Riddle – are linebackers ... Tyson Dickson only played in six games in 2014, but finished with 44 tackles, averaging 7.3 per game.

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game ... He also paced the league in forced fumbles (4, 0.33 per game) and was second in the league with a combined 14 passes defended; • In addition to Morgan, WCU had three individuals among the league leaders in passes defended per game – Jaleel Lorquet, 12th (0.60) and Fred Payne (t-17th, 0.50) ... Lorquet also ranked tied for second with a pair of fumble recoveries.

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MARK

SPEIR

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

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.

Mark Speir, who has spent much of his 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 its first winning record in a decade with the 7-5 finish to the 2014 season – just the second finish above .500 since 2001. Speir led the Catamounts to a second-place finish in the Southern Conference, its highest finish in the final standings since 1986 – and just the fourth runner-up finish since joining the league in 1977.

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 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

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. He has raised more than $30,000 to help rebuild the Memorial Christian Hospital in Bangladesh by training for and participating 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. In 2009, he traveled to Bangladesh to provide much-needed medical supplies and volunteer at the hospital for 10 days. In 2011, Speir turned to organizing and participating in motorcycle tours as a way to continue to raise funds for the worthy cause. Most recently, Speir completed the grueling 2015 Boston Marathon alongside his brother.

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, 16 Catamounts have earned All-Southern Conference first-or-second team accolades while 12 have earned All-Freshman distinction. Also, five 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 spending the nine 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 2015 CATAMOUNT FOOTBALL

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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.” 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. Stacy Searels, the offensive line coach at the Univ. of Texas, described Speir as a “... a self-starter, a real go-getter and a relentless recruiter who will do a great job for WCU,” while Daryl Dickey, the head coach and director of athletics at the University of West Georgia characterized him as “...a hard worker who is passionate about and loves all aspects of the game of football.” Speir is married to the former Paige Holt of Pickens, S.C., and the couple has two sons -- Zeb, who is a freshman 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

ASSISTANT 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 Western Carolina, Glenn has been instrumental in molding quarterback Troy Mitchell. In Glenn’s system in 2012, Mitchell 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 single-season, amassing 3,096 yards including passing for 2,541 yards and 20 touchdowns and rushing for 555 yards with six scores on the ground.

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.

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 Players of the Year in quarterbacks Armanti Edwards and DeAndre Presley. Edwards additional garnered the Walter

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SHAWN

QUINN ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR / LINEBACKERS (CARSON-NEWMAN, 1995)

Shawn Quinn joined the Catamount Football coaching staff in January of 2013 after having spent the 2012 season at Charleston Southern, joining the Buccaneers staff during the summer prior to the season. In addition to serving as the program’s defensive coordinator, Quinn also coaches WCU’s linebackers.

year at Armuchee (Ga.) High before spending five years coaching the defensive line at Maryville (Tenn.) High where he helped lead the team to the 1998 Tennessee Class 4-A state championship. He then landed on the staff of former University of Tennessee head coach, Phillip Fulmer, as an offensive graduate assistant, taking part in the Vols’ 2001 SEC East Championship.

Quinn has led a resurgence in the Catamount defense, mentoring such All-Southern Conference players such as Ace Clark, Tyson Dickson, Sertonuse Harris and Trey Morgan. One of Quinn’s linebackers – Daniel Riddle – also appeared on the 2014 Jerry Rice Award Watch List, an honor given to the top freshman player at the NCAA FCS level.

All told, from 1999-2002, Quinn coached in three bowl games under Fulmer and served as the position coach for Lou Groza Award finalist, placekicker Alex Walls, who earned AllSEC and second team All-America honors from the Sporting News in 2000. From 2002-07, Quinn coached outside linebackers and the defensive line at Louisiana-Lafayette where six defensive linemen earned All-Sun Belt Conference honors. The Ragin’ Cajuns earned a share of the 2005 Sun Belt Conference

championship with a total of six players going on to join the NFL. He also worked as a defensive line assistant for LSU during the 2008 season. Five Tiger linemen went on to NFL training camps including Tyson Jackson being selected in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Overall, seventeen of Quinn’s signees at his various collegiate stops have gone on to play in the NFL. A four-year starter along the defensive line at CarsonNewman College in Jefferson City, Tenn., Quinn was an All-South Atlantic Conference (SAC) selection, helping the Eagles claim four conference championships. He graduated with a degree in history and political science in 1995 before earning a Master’s degree from Lincoln Memorial University. Quinn has three daughters - Emily, Grace, and Abigail.

Western Carolina’s defense came-up with 11 interceptions in 2014 - the most since taking away the same number in 2010 - and allowed the fewest points to its opponents (320) since 2009. The Catamounts ranked fourth in the SoCon in pass defense and were second in pass defense efficiency. Prior to coming to Cullowhee, CSU led the Big South Conference in pass defense (145.5 yards per game) in 2012, while also ranking third in scoring defense and total defense (354.4 ypg), creating 15 turnovers on the year including eight interceptions and seven fumbles under Quinn’s tutelage. Quinn additionally has previous coordinator experience from a year working as the co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at Northwestern State in Natchitoches, La. He is familiar with the Southern Conference as he spent two seasons on staff in Statesboro, Ga., at former league member, Georgia Southern. With the Eagles, he held the title of linebackers coach while also serving as the recruiting coordinator. Quinn began his coaching career at the high school level, coaching outside linebackers and tight ends for a

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MARK

RHEA

ASSISTANT HEAD FOOTBALL COACH defensive ends / 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. 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. 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.

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. Allen, a two-time All-American and winner of the Buck Buchanan Award as the I-AA Defensive Player of the Year in 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. 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. Rhea and his wife Stacey have a daughter, Madeline.

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 1992-94. 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 All-Big Sky picks and seven Academic AllBig 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. 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

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TYLER

JOHN

ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH wide receivers

ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH offensive line / director of camps / Player Personnel

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.

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.

CARLTON HOLT

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 seven seasons as an assistant on a collegiate staff, Carlton has been a part of six, 10-win seasons.

In his time at WCU, Holt has mentored All-Southern Conference selections along the offensive line in tackle Josh Wineberg (2014) and center Jake Thornton (2014). 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 ASU in 2008. His brother, Sherman, followed him to Boone, playing for the Mountaineers from 2007-11.

Carlton was married to the former Lisa Giordano in June, 2013; the couple has a son, Tennyson “Deuce”.

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PAT

LAMAR

ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH tight ends / special teams coordinator

ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH defensive secondary

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.

LaMar Morgan joined the Catamount football coaching staff in mid-March, 2014 after spending two years assistant with the Vanderbilt Commodores’ SAM linebackers and nickel backs. In his first season on staff in Cullowhee, Morgan’s expertise came to fruition in the continued development of All-Southern Conference corner, Trey Morgan, who led the conference in interceptions (6), and helped WCU pick-off 11 passes – the program’s most since 2009. Morgan also tutored All-SoCon selection in safety Ace Clark. In two seasons on staff in Nashville, Morgan helped Vanderbilt’s defense rank inside the top 23 nationally in total defense in back-to-back, 9-4 seasons that ended in bowl game appearances. Last fall, Vanderbilt ranked 14th nationally at the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level in total takeaways including 13th nationally in interceptions. Morgan was a four-year letter winner at Louisiana-Lafayette from 2003, 2005-07, starting for four years at safety, playing in 40 career games. He finished with 111 career tackles including 61 solo stops and four tackles for loss with a sack, posting 55 tackles as a senior and a single-game career-high 14 in 2006 against Texas A&M as a junior. He intercepted four passes from his safety position and tallied nine pass break-ups as a player. A two-time team captain for the Ragin’ Cajuns, Morgan was also a semifinalist for the Draddy Trophy – now the Campbell Trophy or referenced as the “Academic Heisman” – as a senior. During his playing career, Morgan was also a two-time Sun Belt Commissioner’s List selection and appeared on the Sun Belt Conference Honor Roll five times. After receiving some interest from NFL teams, Morgan ventured into professional football with the Jacksonville Sharks of the Arena Football League (AFL). In 2010, he tallied 18 tackles including seven solo stops with a pair of pass break-ups. Originally from Copperas Cove, Texas, Morgan got his coaching start at Joshua High in Texas, working with the varsity secondary while also assisting with the middle school’s team. A 2007 graduate of UL-Lafayette with a bachelor’s in business administration, Morgan has a pair of post-graduate degrees from Texas A&M-Commerce and is working towards a third Master’s degree from Vanderbilt. Morgan was married to the former Jazen Merrill on July 12, 2014.

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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.

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DE’RAIL

DENNIS

ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH running backs / director of player development

ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH defensive tackles / pro scout liaison

De’Rail Sims joined the Catamount Football coaching staff in January of 2013, making the move to WCU from perennial Division-II football power, Carson-Newman, after spending a season coaching the Eagles’ running backs. He additionally served as C-N’s video coordinator. Sims continues to mentor the Catamount running backs – and in the summer of 2015 was named WCU’s Director of Player Development and handles most of the football team’s community service initiatives. Also during the off-season following the 2014 season, Sims was selected to attend the prestigious NCAA and NFL Coaches Academy put on by the NCAA Leadership Development staff and National Football League Player Engagement. Under Sims’ tutelage, WCU’s running backs have flourished. Darius Ramsey was a 2014 second team All-SoCon selection after rushing for 763 yards and six touchdowns, while Detrez Newsome garnered SoCon All-Freshman honors as a running back, scoring a team-best nine rushing TDs. Ramsey was also a Capital One Academic All-District III and Capital One Academic All-America selection across all levels of football in 2014. In 2012, Sims worked with Carson-Newman’s running attack which led Division II football by averaging nearly 380 rushing yards per game and 52 touchdowns on the ground. The 52 rushing scores on the ground were the most among all schools in all NCAA divisions. Under Sims’ guidance, Carson-Newman running back Brandon Baker rushed for 1,468 yards - the third-best in Eagles’ history - and 13 TDs. Baker’s 8.25 yards per carry were the best in the nation for anyone with more than 100 carries in 2012. He was named first team All-SAC as well as earned postseason honors in being selected to the Associated Press (AP) Little All-America Team and was named to the Don Hansen All-Super Region II team. A native of Union, S.C., where he won a South Carolina State Championship in 2002, Sims was a twoyear starter for the University of Pikeville in Kentucky, playing from 2006-08. He got his start in collegiate coaching in 2009 at Pikeville as a student assistant coaching the outside linebackers. Following his graduation with a history/political science degree, Sims spent the 2010 season coaching tight ends and coordinating the video aspects for Millersville University football program before returning to his alma mater as the running back coach and director of football operations in 2011. He additionally served as the head coach for Pikeville’s junior varsity squad.

Dennis Thomas, a former University of South Carolina lineman and assistant coach, joined the Catamount Football coaching staff prior to spring drills in 2013. He coaches along WCU’s defensive line with a concentration on the defensive tackles. Thomas is also WCU’s pro scout liaison. Thomas continues the development of the Catamount defensive tackles. In 2014, Derrick Davis carried the banner by garnering Southern Conference All-Freshman team honors. Prior to coming to Cullowhee, Thomas spent four seasons working with the Gamecock football program under head coach Steve Spurrier while pursuing a Master’s of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Thomas worked with the Gamecock defense, working with Assistant Defensive Line Coach Brad Lawing on the development of the defensive front under Defensive Coordinator Lorenzo Ward. He additionally aided in the recruitment of players in South Carolina while assisting in the opponent scouting and computer breakdowns. USC made four-consecutive bowl game appearances while Thomas was working with the program. While at USC, Thomas assisted with the development of current NFL players Melvin Ingram (San Diego Chargers), Cliff Matthews (Atlanta Falcons), Travian Robertson (Atlanta Falcons) and Clifton Geathers (Indianapolis Colts). He also worked with current Gamecock defensive end – and first team All-SEC and first team All-America selection – Jadeveon Clowney and Devin Taylor, another first-team All-SEC performer. Prior to returning to his alma mater, Thomas spent five years coaching at Greenwood (S.C.) High working with the defensive line on the gridiron as well as with the wrestling and track & field teams. He was a part of football region championships at GHS from 2004-2008. Under his guidance, the Eagles boasted the state of South Carolina’s top-ranked defense in 2006, while finishing in the runner-up position defensively in 2007 and ‘08. Thomas was a three-year letter winner at South Carolina from 1997-2001, playing both offensive and defensive lines under former head coach, Lou Holtz. He was a part of the Gamecocks’ 2001 Outback Bowl championship team, defeating Ohio State, 24-7. A 2001 graduate from USC with a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology and a minor in physical education, Thomas began his coaching career at Calhoun Falls (S.C.) High School. He served not only as the defensive line coach, helping CFHS to the regional championship in 2002, but also the strength & conditioning coach and an assistant with the track & field. Thomas and his wife, Kyla, were married on June 14, 2015.

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CHRIS

ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH defensive secondary / cornerbacks

OFFENSIVE QUALITY CONTROL

POLIZZI BROOKSHIRE Chris Brookshire has an extensive resume as a coach and an educator spanning over two decades of service. He joined the Western Carolina football coaching staff in an offensive quality control role prior to the 2014 season and continues to serve in that capacity entering 2015. Brookshire’s coaching experience includes a head coaching stop at Erwin High in Asheville for five seasons, guiding the program to a playoff appearance in 2006 – the school’s first in a four-year span. While at Erwin, he coached WCU’s current offensive line coach, John Holt. Brookshire was also the head football coach at John Battle High in Southwest Virginia in 2008. Brookshire starred as a receiver and defensive back at Tuscola High School in Waynesville, N.C., before earning a football scholarship to Wingate. After injuring his knee, Brookshire transferred to Western Carolina where earned All-Southern Conference honors in track and field as a sprinter. He graduated from WCU in 1993. Chris Polizzi joined the Catamount coaching staff in July of 2015 after spending three years as a defensive graduate assistant coach at the University of Iowa. Polizzi (pronounced pole-eats-ee) assumes the role of cornerbacks coach, working alongside LaMar Morgan within the WCU defensive secondary. During his time on staff at Iowa, Polizzi helped the Hawkeyes post an 8-5 overall record in 2013, including a 5-3 mark in the Big Ten. Iowa earned a spot in the 2014 Outback Bowl behind a solid defense that ranked among the national leaders in total defense (6th), first downs allowed (7th) pass defense (9th), scoring defense (9th), pass efficiency defense (17th) and rushing defense (19th). In 2014, the Hawkeyes posted a 7-5 seasonal record, securing a bowl berth against Tennessee in the 2015 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl. Prior to making the move to the Big Ten-member, Iowa, Polizzi served as a graduate assistant coach at Utah in 2011 where he coached the tight ends and assisted with the defensive scout team. Utah posted an 8-5 overall record in 2011, and defeated Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl. Polizzi joined the Utah staff after two years as a coaching intern at UCLA, where he worked with the Bruin defensive staff. UCLA concluded 2009 with a 31-21 win over Temple in the Eagle Bank Bowl. Polizzi received his start in collegiate coaching at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo., spending four-years on staff where he coached both the tight ends and wide receivers (2005, 2006) and the defensive secondary (2007, 2008). A four-year starting cornerback for Lake Forest (Illinois) College from 2001-04, Polizzi tied for the team lead in interceptions as a true freshman. A year later, he returned an interception for a touchdown against Concordia University as a sophomore. All told, Lake Forest claimed the 2002 Midwest Conference championship, and won a combined 28 games in his four years – the most wins by a class in school history. Polizzi graduated Lake Forest in 2005 with a degree in communications and later earned a master’s degree in special education from Central Methodist in 2007. He also graduated with a masters in Sport Management from the University of Iowa in December of 2014. Originally from Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Polizzi is married to the former Kelli Ritter, a Missouri native who is an assistant athletic trainer at Benedictine College.

Brookshire and his wife, Heather, have two children.

WILL

TOWERY OFFENSIVE QUALITY CONTROL

Will Towery joined the Western Carolina football coaching staff in the offensive quality control role prior to the 2014 football season and continues to serve in that role entering 2015. A native of Asheville, N.C., and product of A.C. Reynolds High where he graduated with honors, Towery played offensive line at East Carolina from 2007-2010. He signed with the Pirates out of high school in 2007 as a tight end. He battled through a pair of injuries during his collegiate playing career, making two starts for ECU in the 2010 season against Southern Miss and North Carolina State. Towery returned to Western North Carolina following his graduation from ECU in 2011 and took a teaching position at Reynolds Middle School. His coaching experience includes coaching offensive line at his high school alma mater.

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VOLZ

DEFENSIVE QUALITY CONTROL Brian Volz is in his first year 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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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 Director of Football Operations since 2009. He also spent two seasons as a defensive coaching staff intern. As the Director of Football Operations, Gibson will manage all aspects of the team from roster maintenance to travel. He also oversees all video aspects of the football program. 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 WCU Athletics Staff Member of the Year in 2013. Having played prep football at Wakefield High School, 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.

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. 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. 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. Barr has one full-time assistant, Director of Olympic Sports Nick White. 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

KELLEN

HEAD ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT MANAGER

ASSISTANT ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT MANAGER

Mike Taylor is in his 15th 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 22nd season 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.

Kellen Robinson Bewsey returned to his alma mater in 2010 as the Assistant Athletic Equipment Manager at Western Carolina. A local product who graduated from Smoky Mountain High, Bewsey attended Purdue out of high school before returning to WCU. Bewsey is a member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA). Following his graduation from WCU, he pursued an internship at the Univ. of Wisconsin before returning to Cullowhee. Bewsey’s ties to Western Carolina run deep as his father, Jeff, serves as the Director of Auxiliary Services and his mother, Josie, is a student service specialist in WCU’s International Programs & Services. He is also named after his grandfather, former University Chancellor, the late H.F. “Cotton” Robinson.

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STEVEN HONBARGER

DANIEL HOOKER

Director of Sports Medicine

Assistant AD for Media Relations

Steven Honbarger is in his 12th year in the Western Carolina University athletic training room – and his fifth as the Director of Sports Medicine.

Daniel Hooker is amidst his 12th season working in the Western Carolina Athletics Department, and his eighth 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.

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.

BRANDON KING Head Athletic Trainer Brandon King enters his fifth 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 during the summer of 2012.

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

SANDY NEUENSCHWANDER Administrative Support Associate, Football Office Sandy Neuenschwander joined the Western Carolina football administrative support staff during the summer of 2011. Neuenschwander is entering her 10th year of service at WCU, 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.

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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 three consecutive years, from 2012 through 2014, 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 last year, the team’s first winning season since 2005. In April, Eaton hired former WCU women’s basketball assistant coach Stephanie McCormick to return to WCU as the team’s head coach. 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 to $1.13 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30. Prior to coming to Cullowhee, Eaton had been senior as2015 CATAMOUNT FOOTBALL

sociate 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 sports teams. He has a passion for winning, and for

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winning the right way. But he also understands the role that athletics plays in the university and that it is not a standalone 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. 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. 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

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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.

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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

Amanda Powell Director of Marketing & Promotions

Andrew Browder Associate Athletic Trainer

Michael Lee

Margaret Agee

Director of Ticket Operations

Director of Corporate Sponsorship

Helen Denbow

Jessica Webster

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Anita Puerto

Kourtney Kirby

Director of Student-Athlete Academic Support Services

Student-Athlete Academic Support Services Assistant

Emily Kidd

Michael Rice

Intern Athletic Trainer

Intern Athletic Trainer

Phil Tizio

Kim Jamison

Mark Conlin

Nick Stenger

Director of Compliance

Athletic Department Administrative Assistant

Director of Athletic Facilities

Assistant Director of Game Operations & Facilities

Ryan Jones

Brandon Hodgins

Kelsey Kearney

Elizabeth Honbarger

Associate Director of Development

Assistant Director of Development

Assistant Director of Development

Assistant Director of Development

ADDITIONAL CATAMOUNT COACHING STAFF MEMBERS

Bobby Moranda Head Coach Baseball

Stephanie McCormick

Todd Guilliams Assistant Coach Baseball

Stacy Cantley

Nate Cocolin Assistant Coach Baseball

Safiya Grant

Head Coach Women’s Basketball

Assistant Coach Women’s Basketball

Assistant Coach Women’s Basketball

Cale McDaniel

Tim Eckberg

Mallory Hetzel

Assistant Coach Track & Field / Throws

Head Coach Men’s Golf

Michaela Kissell-Eddins Head Coach Women’s Tennis

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Brock Doud

Volunteer Assistant Coach Baseball

Tierra Rudd

Assistant Coach Women’s Basketball

Chad Miller

Head Coach Women’s Golf

Head Coach Women’s Soccer

Jacob Eddins

Karen Glover

Assistant Coach Women’s Tennis

Head Coach Volleyball

Larry Hunter

Head Coach Men’s Basketball

Anquell McCollum

Brigham Waginger

Assistant Coach Men’s Basketball

Assistant Coach Men’s Basketball

Willie Freeman Assistant Coach Men’s Basketball

Joe Davis

Kim Cherry-Beck Head Coach Cheerleading

Ashley Morgan Crowe

Director of Women’s Basketball Operations

Todd Herman

Andrew Green

Erin Hamilton-McDaniel Volunteer Assistant Coach Women’s Soccer

Head Coach Softball

Travis Nead

Jessica Graning

Amy Manshack

Shauna Sleight

Associate Head Coach Women’s Soccer

Assistant Coach Volleyball

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Head Coach WCU Dance Team

Assistant Coach Cheerleading

Assistant Coach WCU Dance Team

Danny Williamson

Stephen McDonald

Diretor of Men’s Basketball Operations

Matt Harlfinger

Head Coach Cross Country / Track & Field

Assistant Coach Cross Country / Track & Field

Jim Clift

Danielle Glosson Assistant Coach Softball

Advisor WCU Dance Team

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Karnorris BENSON 6-1  205  R-Sr.  WR Atlanta, Ga.  Therrell HS

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CAREER NOTES: Including his record-tying dozen receiving TDs in 2013 and five in 2014, enters his final year with 18 career touchdown receptions, tied for fifth with Jerry Gaines (18, 1970-74) in the school’s alltime record books ... Benson is just eight receiving TDs shy of Gerald Harp’s school-record of 26 set between 1977-80. 2014 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR): Played in 10 of the team’s 12 seasonal games, making nine appearances among the starting lineup … Missed the first two games of the year stemming from a suspension from the NCAA … Finished third on the team with 40 catches for 519 yards, averaging 51.9 receiving yards per game … Tallied three-or-more catches seven times including nine at Alabama (Nov. 22) … Was second on the squad with five receiving touchdowns including a career-high four in a home win over VMI (Nov. 15) … Scored 32 points on the year … Tallied a pair of 100-yard receiving games with a season-high 127 yards vs. VMI and 118 at Alabama … Just missed the century mark with 91 receiving years on seven catches at Samford (Nov. 8) … Returned three kickoffs for 63 yards with a long return of 26 yards … Added three tackles on special teams and also recovered a fumble against Presbyterian (Oct. 4) … Named to the College Football Performance (CFPA) Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Wide Receiver Award Watch List for 2014 ... Playing for the Purple squad, caught two passes for 19 yards in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2013 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Started all 12 games at wide receiver ... Hauled in a team-leading 51 receptions for a career-high 834 yards ... Matched WCU’s 30-year old school single-season record for receiving touchdowns in a season set by Eric Rasheed back in 1983 with 12... Named second team All-Southern Conference by both the league’s head coaches and voting media ... Earned first team All-SoCon accolades as selected by College Sports Madness ... Finished the season ranked second in the league with a 69.5 yards per game average and fifth with 4.2 receptions per game ... the top scoring wide receiver in the SoCon, ranked fourth in the SoCon in scoring (touchdowns) averaging 6.0 points per game ... His 72 points scored were tied for the fourth-most by an individual in the SoCon in the fall, and were the most by a Catamount individual since 2001 when Fred Boateng finished with 74 points, adding a twopoint conversion to his 12 rushing TDs. ... Recorded 100-or-more yards in four games on the year including 113 at Middle Tennessee State; 116 against nationally-ranked Wofford; 129 in the home win over Elon; and the top receiving performance of any wide out in the SoCon this season with his career-high 212 yards in WCU’s home win over Mars Hill ... Was a two-time College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) honorable mention - career-high 212 receiving yards on nine catches including three TDs in the home win over Mars Hill on Sept. 23 and in the home win over Elon after two scoring receptions of 80 and six yards ...

Became just the fifth WCU receiver to eclipse the 200-yard receiving plateau with the 212 yards ranking third on the school’s all-time single-game receiving records. 2012 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Started four of the nine games in which he saw action ... Finished fourth on the team with 19 receptions while his 349 receiving yards were the third-most on the squad ... Tallied receptions in eight of the nine games he appeared ... Recorded a career-high 83 yards receiving at nationally-ranked Wofford ... Pulled down a career-best four catches at Furman, finishing with 75 yards ... Hauled in his first career touchdown pass against Chattanooga on a 42yard score that gave WCU a 24-16 halftime lead over the Mocs ... Tallied a team-high seven receptions for 90 yards and three touchdowns in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2011 (FRESHMAN): Originally signed with Western Carolina in the 2010 incoming class but did not qualify, sitting out his freshman season ... Later granted a redshirt. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: As a two-way player, amassed over 1,400 yards receiving with 16 touchdowns on offense and recorded 142 career tackles in two varsity seasons at Therrell HS ... Set a city record with nine interceptions his senior season, finishing with 16 career INTs ... Tabbed All-Area by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution (AJC) ... Named Defensive Player of the Year as a junior... Also rushed 17 times for 200 yards and a pair of scores along with completing four passes for 30 yards and a score ... Earned first team All-State as a wide receiver during his final prep season. PERSONAL: Full name is Karnorris Bernard Benson... Is the son of Lula Kemp.

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K A R N O R R I S B E N S O N ’ 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 Avg A/Gm - 19 349 1 62 18.4 38.8 1 (-12) 0 0 (-12) (-1.0) 51 834 12 80 16.4 69.5 - 40 419 5 44 13.0 51.9 1 (-12) 0 0 (-12) (-0.4) 110 1702 18 80 15.5 54.9

KARNORRIS BENSON’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Receptions: ...........................................................9, twice (MR: at Alabama, 11/22/14) Receiving Yards: .................................................................... 212, MARS HILL (9/21/13) Receiving Touchdowns: ...................................................................... 4, VMI (11/15/14) KARNORRIS BENSON’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS 2013 Second Team All-Southern Conference (Coaches & Media) Selected first team All-Southern Conference by College Sports Madness Two-time CFPA Wide Receiver Weekly Award Honorable Mention

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6-0  210  Sr.  DB Mableton, Ga.  Pebblebrook HS

2014 (JUNIOR): Started all 12 of WCU’s games as a linebacker, converting prior to the season … Finished fourth on the team with 68 tackles including 36 solo stops and a career-best 8.5 tackles for loss with 2.5 sacks … Twice tallied double-digit tackles with a seasonhigh 13 at Mercer (Oct. 18) and 10 against Chattanooga (Nov. 1) … Came up with his first career interception against Catawba (Sept. 13), picking-off a deflected ball … Also recovered a fumble against Catawba with a second recovery coming against Wofford (Oct. 11) … Named Second Team All-Southern Conference by the league’s head coaches … Converted back to defensive back (safety) during 2015 spring drills … Playing for the Gold squad, made eight tackles with a pass break-up in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2013 (SOPHOMORE): Started in the defensive secondary in 12 of the seasonal games despite battling through nagging injuries most of the year ... Finished third on the team with 96 tackles including 45 solo stops and 2.5 tackles for loss ... Ranked 12th in the Southern Conference with an average of 8.0 tackles per game ... Tallied double-digit tackles three times including matching a career-high with 16 stops at home against The Citadel, 14 against Furman in Cullowhee and 10 on the road at Samford ... Forced a fumble in the season-opener at Middle Tennessee State ... Named to the 2013 Fall Academic All-SoCon team and to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Was limited during spring drills and did not play in WCU’s annual Spring Game.

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2012 (FRESHMAN): Started 10 of WCU’s 11 games as a true freshman ... Named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team ... Finished third on the team with 93 total tackles including 48 solo stops and 3.5 tackles for loss with two sacks ... Recorded double-digit tackles in five games including a career-high 16 against nationally-ranked Appalachian State ... Made a careerhigh eight solo tackles against the Mountaineers ... Was tied for the team lead with four forced fumbles including one on a quarterback sack in the end zone against Samford that was recovered for a game-opening touchdown ... Recovered one fumble and was credited with a pass break-up ... Named to the 2012-13 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Finished with eight tackles in WCU’s annual Spring Game. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Selected to the Cobb Senior Bowl as a senior ... Three-year letter winner that played both as a running back and defensive back in high school, rushing for 1,249 yards in three seasons including 557 and five touchdowns as a senior ... Caught 30 passes for 389 yards and three TDs ... Defensively, tallied 115 total hits including 59 solo stops and one interception ... Named team’s defensive player of the year and offensive back of the year as a senior ... Earned Cobb County Offensive Player of the Week plaudits during his junior season and picked up defensive weekly honors in his final year ... Joined by high school teammate, quarterback C.J. Goodman, to sign at WCU in 2012. PERSONAL: Full name is Sertonuse I. Harris Jr. ... Is the son of Qudeski Curtis Sr., and Shauntel Strozier ... Has four siblings ... His cousin, James Davis, played college football at Clemson before going on to play for the Detroit Lions ... His grandfather, Roy Harris, also played pro football for both Atlanta and Tampa Bay.

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S E R T O N U S E H A R R I 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 11 48 45 93 3.5–16 2.0–13 0–0 0 1 1 4 0 12 45 51 96 2.5-6 0.0-0 0–0 0 1 2 1 0 12 36 32 68 8.5-24 2.5-12 1-(-2) 0 4 2 0 0 35 129 128 257 14.5-46 4.5-25 1–(-2) 0 6 5 5 0

SERTONUSE HARRIS’ SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: ...............................................................16, twice (MR: THE CITADEL, 9/14/13) Tackles for Loss:..................................................................... 3.0, at Mercer (10/18/14) Interceptions: ............................................................................. 1, CATAWBA (9/13/14) Fumbles Forced: ................................. 1, five times (MR: at Middle Tennessee, 8/29/13) Fumbles Recovered: .......................................... 1, five times (MR: WOFFORD, 10/11/14) SER TONUSE HARRIS’ CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS 2012 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team 2013 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference Southern Conference Honor Roll (2012-13, 2013-14) 2014 Second Team All-Southern Conference (Coaches)

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6-3  255  Sr.  DE Durham, NC.  Northern Durham HS

2014 (JUNIOR): Started all 12 games along the defensive front at defensive end … For a second-straight season, led all Catamount defensive linemen in tackles with 54 stops including 27 solo stops and 11.0 tackles for loss, the second-most on the team, tallying 36 combined yards in losses … Had at least two tackles in each of the 12 games including a season-high seven against Brevard (Sept. 6) … Posted two TFLs against Presbyterian (Oct. 4) … Forced a pair of fumbles including one at Mercer (Oct. 18) and against VMI (Nov. 15) … Credited with two quarterback hurries and one pass break-up … Selected to the second team All-Southern Conference by the voting media … Playing for the Purple squad, credited with four tackles including a sack in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2013 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 12 games along the defensive line ... Led all Catamount defensive linemen with 53 total tackles including 21 solo stops ... Had four tackles (TFL) for 11 combined yards in losses ... Credited with a sack and two quarterback hurries ... For a second-straight season, recorded a career-high in tackles against nationally-ranked Wofford, securing 10 total hits including five solo stops ... Had seven hits including half a TFL in the overtime win over Elon ... Posted a pair of tackles for loss against Appalachian State in the season finale.

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CALEB UT AT 14 8 21 32 27 27 62 67

HAWKINS’ Tot. TFL–Yds 22 1.5–14 53 4.0–11 54 11.0-36 129 16.5-61

C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU FR FF Blkd 2.5–14 0–0 1 0 1 0 0 0.5–1 0–0 0 0 0 1 0 3.0-12 0–0 0 0 0 2 0 6-27 0–0 1 0 1 3 0

CALEB HAWKINS’ SINGLE-G AME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: ................................................................................. 10, WOFFORD (10/19/13) Tackles for Loss:.............................................. 2.0, twice (MR: at Presbyterian, 10/4/14) Sacks: ....................................................................................1.5, SAMFORD (9/22/12) Touchdowns: ..............................................................................1, SAMFORD (9/22/12) CALEB HAWKINS’ CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS 2014 Second Team All-Southern Conference (Media)

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2012 (FRESHMAN): Started the first five games of his collegiate career before coming in as a reserve along the defensive line the final five games, playing in 10 of the 11 seasonal games ... Recorded 22 tackles including 14 solo stops including 2.5 sacks and 1.5 tackles for loss ... Tallied a then career-high six tackles - all solo hits - at nationally-ranked Wofford ... Credited with two quarterback hurries and recovered a fumble forced by classmate Sertonuse Harris in the end zone for a touchdown against Samford. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Named the Defensive Lineman of the Year in the PAC-6 Conference as a senior... Was additionally named to the All-PAC 6 post-season honorary squad at defensive end ... Also played basketball as a prep. PERSONAL: Full name is Caleb Xavier Akinseye Hawkins ... Is the son of William Peebles and Moya Hawkins.

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6-2  275  Sr.  OL Inman, S.C.  Boiling Springs HS

2014 (JUNIOR): Played in all 12 games along the offensive line making 10 starts including five-straight to both start and to end the season at left tackle … Was credited with one tackle in the home win over The Citadel (Oct. 25). 2013 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 of the team’s 12 games including six starts, each coming among the first seven games of the regular season ... Missed the second game of the year at Virginia Tech ... Also saw time on special teams. 2012 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in 10 of the team’s 11 games along the offensive line and special teams unit ... Played in every game except at Marshall. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Helped Boiling Springs High to 32 wins over a four-year career along the offensive line ... Was an all-conference, all-county and all-region selection as a senior, grading out at 92.1-percent with 69 pancake blocks - he was the only player in the Upstate of South Carolina to grade out over 90-percent ... Selected as the Most Valuable Offensive Player as a senior ... Only gave up four sacks in his entire prep career ... Named to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal All-Academic team. PERSONAL: Full name is Hunter Tredway Kirby ... Is the son of Trey and Denise Kirby ... Has three brothers ... His father played collegiate football at Newberry College in South Carolina.

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5-10  180  Sr.  DB Jesup, Ga.  Wayne County HS

2014 (JUNIOR): Saw action in 10 of the team’s 12 games, making seven starts at cornerback … Missed the last two games of the season … Finished with 31 tackles including 23 solo stops … Finished second on the team with six pass break-ups including three at Furman (Sept. 27) … Collected Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week accolades after recording a season-best eight tackles with a pair of fumble recoveries including one for his first career touchdown … Playing for the Gold squad, credited with two tackles including a sack with two pass break-ups during WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2013 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 seasonal games, making 11 starts - starting every game except the Chattanooga game on the road ... Finished fifth on the team with 60 tackles on the year including 32 solo stops and two tackles for loss with half a sack ... Ranked tied for 37th overall in the SoCon in tackles ... Posted five-or-more tackles in eight games ... Recorded a career-best nine tackles against Furman, making five solo stops and posting 1.5 tackles for loss ... A career-high six of his eight tackles at Auburn were unassisted ... Credited with a team-high eight pass break-ups and was ranked tied for ninth in the conference with an 0.67 passes defended average ... Recovered a fumble in the home win over Mars Hill. 2012 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in all 11 games in the defensive secondary, making 10 starts - each game with the exception of the Marshall road game ... Recorded 44 total hits including 23 solo stops and half a tackle for loss ... Had at least two tackles in every outing ... Posted a pair of interceptions and two pass break-ups ... Named to the Southern Conference’s All-Freshman

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J A L E E L L O R Q U E 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 23 21 44 0.5–1 0.0–0 2–11 0 2 32 28 60 2.0–10 0.5–5 0–0 0 8 23 8 31 1.5–4 0.0–0 0–0 1 6 78 57 135 4.0–15 0.5–5 2–11 1 16

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JALEEL LORQUET’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: ..................................................................................... 9, FURMAN (11/16/13) Tackles for Loss:.............................................1.5, twice (MR: at South Florida, 8/30/14) Interceptions: .................................................... 1, twice (MR: CHATTANOOGA, 11/3/12) JALEEL LORQUET’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS 2012 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 20, 2014)

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team ... Credited with a then career-high six total stops against nationally-ranked Georgia Southern ... Made his first career interception on the road at Elon, picking off a Phoenix pass in the end zone to thwart a would-be scoring drive and returned the ball 13 yards ... Tallied his second interception at home against Chattanooga. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was a three-time all-region selection in southern Georgia for head coach Jody Grooms at Wayne County High ... As a senior, rushed for 612 yards and eight touchdowns while also totaling 115 receiving yards ... Defensively, posted 44 tackles and recorded three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown ... Additionally forced four fumbles from his position in the secondary ... Also played basketball as a prep. PERSONAL: Full name is Jaleel Kadrid Lorquet ... Is the son of Eulanda Durden.

Helva MATUNGULU

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played rugby where he was a part of the provincial championship team in consecutive years ... Won the national rugby 7’s championship ... Attended Saint Mary’s School in Nairobi. PERSONAL: Full name is Helva Kayembe Matungulu ... Is the son of Kande and Bilonda Matungulu ... Speaks three languages - English, French and Swahili.

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H E LVA M AT U N G U L 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 Blkd 1 7 8 1.5–7 1.0–6 0–0 0 1 0 0 0 11 11 22 3.0–5 0.5–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0 12 18 30 4.5–12 1.5–6 0–0 0 1 0 0 0

H E LVA M AT U N G U L U ’ 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 Presbyterian (10/4/14) Tackles for Loss:..................................... 1.0, three times (MR: at Presbyterian, 10/4/14) Sacks: .................................................................. 0.5, three times (MR: VMI, 11/15/14)

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6-5  290  R-Sr.  DT Nairobi, Kenya  St. Mary’s School

2014 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR): Saw action in 10 of the team’s 12 games with six starts along the defensive front … Missed the Catawba and Alabama games … Finished with 22 tackles including 11 solo stops and three tackles for five yards in losses … Posted tackles in all but two of the games played … Recorded a career-best five tackles – all solo stops – including a TFL at Presbyterian (Oct. 4) … Credited with two quarterback hurries in the home finale against VMI (Nov. 15), adding half a quarterback sack … Playing for the Purple squad, credited with two tackles in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2013 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 of the team’s 12 games on the year, making three starts along the defensive line ... Made his first collegiate start in his college debut in the season opener at Middle Tennessee State ... Credited with eight tackles including a solo stop and 1.5 tackles for six yards of losses ... Twice recorded half a sack totaling six yards in losses, recording half a sack against Mars Hill and at Chattanooga ... Made his first tackle at ACC-foe, Virginia Tech, finishing with two stops ... Picked up his first career solo tackle as a part of a then career-best three hits at Chattanooga ... Broke up a pass attempt in the home win over Elon. 2012 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not see game action. 2011 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... Came to the United States in January of 2011 and attended WCU but did not participate in football activities, joining the squad during the summer months ... Named the offensive scout team player of the week following the Chattanooga game.

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6-2  265  Sr.  DE Greensboro, N.C.  Northern Guilford HS

2014 (JUNIOR): Started each of the 10 games in which he saw action … Was second among all defensive linemen, recording 27 tackles including 14 solo stops and two tackles for five yards in losses … Tallied half a TFL four times on the season … Forced a fumble to go along with six tackles in the home win over Wofford (Oct. 11) … Matched a career-high with eight tackles including five solo stops against The Citadel (Oct. 25) … Recovered a fumble at Alabama (Nov. 22) … Recorded two quarterback hurries … Playing for the Gold squad, recorded five tackles in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2013 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 games on the season with 11 starts at defensive end ... Ranked third among all Catamount defensive linemen with 30 tackles including 13 solo stops, four tackles for loss and a sack with a quarterback hurry ... Intercepted a pass from his defensive end position against nationally-ranked Wofford, rumbling 41 yards on the return ... Has a seasonhigh seven tackles against FBS-foe, Middle Tennessee State in the season opener, tallying a sack ... Had five tackle assists against The Citadel.

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2012 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in all 11 games with five appearances among the starting lineup ... Finished with 22 total tackles including 12 solo stops and 3.5 tackles for 12 yards in losses ... Also recorded 1.5 quarterback sacks ... Both forced and recovered a fumble, pouncing on a loose football in the opener against Mars Hill and jarring the ball loose at nationally-ranked Wofford ... Tallied a career-high eight tackles including three solo stops against Appalachian State ... Credited with a pass break-up, swatting a pass at the line of scrimmage ... Forced the game’s only turnover in WCU’s annual Spring Game, knocking the football loose downfield after an inside completed pass. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Helped guide Northern Guilford to a both a Mid-State 3-A Conference championship and North Carolina 3-AA state championship as a senior, boasting a 14-1 record ... Northern Guilford won the title game, 31-6, over Crest HS ... Finished with 99 total hits including 71 solo stops and 12 sacks ... Also broke up two passes, forced and recovered three fumbles for 25 yards of return while blocking three kicks including two field goals and a punt ... Named All-Mid-State 3-A Conference as well as to the first team All-Area defense by the Greensboro News & Record ... Also played basketball as a prep where he was selected to participate in the Carolina Challenge. PERSONAL: Full name is John Christopher McBeth ... Is the son of Lynette McBeth.

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J O H N M c B E T 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 12 10 22 3.5–12 1.5–7 0–0 0 1 1 1 0 13 17 30 4.0–9 1.0–2 1–41 0 1 0 0 0 14 13 27 2.0–5 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 1 1 0 39 40 79 9.5–26 2.5–9 1–41 0 2 2 2 0

JOHN McBETH’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: ...............................................................8, twice (MR: THE CITADEL, 10/25/14) Tackles for Loss:................................................ 1.0, six times (MR: FURMAN, 11/16/13) Sacks: ....................................................1.0, twice (MR: at Middle Tennessee, 8/29/13)

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2013 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in all 12 games as a reserve on defense or on special teams ... Finished the year with four tackles, posting tackle assists in four different games ... Returned three kickoffs for a total of 53 yards including a long of 25 yards - all at ACC-foe, Virginia Tech ... Intercepted a pass and returned it 21 yards, adding four tackles in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2012 (FRESHMAN): Played in 10 of WCU’s 11 games on both special teams and in the defensive secondary ... Finished with five tackles on the year including four solo stops ... On kickoff returns, tallied 215 yards on 11 returns including a long of 31 yards at The Citadel ... Recorded his first collegiate tackle on the road at Marshall. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Two-way player that broke the East Bladen High career rushing (4,715 yards) and touchdown (87) records ... Was a three-time all-conference and all-county selection, garnering all-area plaudits his final two seasons ... Helped the Eagles post a 48-9 overall record including three Waccamaw Conference championships ... Caught 69 passes for 1,273 yards and 12 scores ... Played in the state championship game as a true freshman, joining the varsity team after eight games ... Gained over 1,000 yards for the jayvee squad ... Also played baseball as a prep, earning both all-conference and all-county accolades in the outfield. PERSONAL: Full name is Glenn A. McKoy ... Is the son of Glenn McKoy and Latisha Wooten ... Has two younger siblings ... His grandfather, Glenn McKoy Sr., coached high school football for 27 years and is a member of the Fayetteville State Football Hall of Fame ... His grandmother is Phyllis McKoy. 2015 CATAMOUNT FOOTBALL

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A . J . M c K O Y ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S AT Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU FR FF Blkd 1 5 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0 3 13 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0 8 22 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0

A .J. McKOY’S SINGLE-G AME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: ......................................................................................4, at Furman (9/27/14) Kickoff Returns: ..................................................................4, at The Citadel (10/13/12) Kickoff Return Yards: .........................................................88, at The Citadel (10/13/12)

5-10  190  Sr.  LB Council, N.C.  East Bladen HS

2014 (JUNIOR): Played in all 12 of the team’s games as a defensive reserve and on special teams … Recorded 13 tackles including 10 solo stops … Credited with two quarterback hurries including one against Catawba (Sept. 13) and one vs. The Citadel (Oct. 25) … Tallied a career-high four solo tackles in a road win at Furman (Sept. 27) … Playing for the Purple squad, recorded five tackles including one for a loss with a sack and two pass break-ups in WCU’s annual Spring Game.

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6-0  195  Sr.  QB Houston, Texas  Cypress Falls HS

CAREER NOTES: Enters his senior season having amassed 6,565 yards of total offense and is just 267 yards behind WCU’s all-time career leader, Lonnie Galloway (1990-93) who finished with 6,832 yards of total offense ... Is also closing in on WCU’s passing records, entering the season just 1,143 passing yards and seven passing TDs shy of WCU’s all-time leader in both categories, Mike Pusey (1977-79) ... Mitchell already holds WCU’s scoring record for the most career touchdown responsibilities with 52 – 36 career TD passes and 16 career rushing scores. 2014 (JUNIOR): Started at quarterback in all 12 seasonal games … Completed 231-of-352 (65.6%) passes for 2,541 yards and 20 passing touchdowns … Was intercepted nine times … Ranked second in the SoCon with a 211.8 passing yards per game average … Was second on the squad with 555 rushing yards on 127 carries, scoring six touchdowns … Named second team AllSouthern Conference by both the coaches and media … Set the WCU single-season record for total offense in a season, amassing 3,096 yards to surpass the previous benchmark of 2,984 set by David Rivers in 2000 … Ranked second in the SoCon with an average of 258.0 total offense yardage per game … Earned Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Week plaudits and weekly honors from College Sports Madness after tallying career-highs with 374 yards passing on 46-of-66 passing at USF (Aug. 30) … Matched a career-high by rushing for a season-best 131 yards on 15 carries against The Citadel (Oct. 25) … Collected a second Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Week honor after the win over VMI (Nov. 15), amassing 448 yards of total offense and throwing five touchdown passes … Playing for the Purple squad, completed 12-of-22 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown while unofficially rushing 10 times for 36 yards in WCU’s annual Spring Game.

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T R O Y M I T C H E L L’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S G Cmp–Att–Int Pct Yds TD Lng A/Gm Rush Yds TD 11 85–142–4 59.9 862 4 74 78.4 112 433 8 11 131–227–10 57.7 1,614 12 80 146.7 133 560 2 12 231–352–9 65.6 2,541 20 56 211.8 127 555 6 34 447–721–23 62.0 5,017 36 80 147.6 372 1,548 16

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Avg A/Gm 3.9 39.4 4.2 50.9 4.2 46.3 4.2 45.5

T R O Y M I T C H 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 Completions / Attempts:........................................46-of-66, at South Florida (8/30/14) Passing Yards: ...............................................................374, at South Florida (8/30/14) Touchdown Passes ............................................................................. 5, VMI (11/15/14) Rushes: ................................................................................. 21, WOFFORD (10/19/13) Rushing Yards: ..................................................................131, THE CITADEL (10/25/14) Rushing Touchdowns:........................................2, four times (MR: at Samford, 11/8/14) T R O Y M I T C H 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 2012 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team Two-time Southern Conference Freshman of the Week during 2012 season 2014 Second Team All-Southern Conference (Coaches & Media) Two-time Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Week during 2014 season Set WCU school-record with 3,096 yards of total offense in 2014

Tyler PHILPOTT 6-2  310  Sr. Columbus, N.C. 2013 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 of the team’s 12 games making nine starts in the offensive backfield ... Finished with a team-high 1,614 yards passing, completing 131-of-227 (57.7%) of his passes on the year with 12 touchdown passes against 10 interceptions ... Rushed 133 times for 565 yards, ranking second on the team in total rushing yards and average per game (51.4 yds/gm) ... Ranked fifth in the Southern Conference in both passing (146.7 yds/gm) and total offense (198.1 yds/gm) ... Additionally ranked fourth in the league in passer efficiency (126.1) ... Opened the season with touchdown passes in each of the first three games ... Threw for a then career-best 350 yards and a then career-high three touchdown passes in the come-from-behind victory over Mars Hill, matching a career-best with 20 completions ... Tallied a then career-best 414 yards of total offense against the Lions ... Rushed for a season-high 106 yards against The Citadel - his two, 100-yard rushing games have both come against the Bulldogs ... Credited with a solo tackle ... Completed 15 of his 26 pass attempts for 156 yards and two TDs, carrying the ball nine times for 29 yards on the ground in WCU’s annual Spring Game.

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2014 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR): Started all 12 games along WCU’s offensive line … Started the first five games at right guard before finishing the season with seven-consecutive starts at left guard … One of four offensive players to start all 12 games – one of two along the offensive line … Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll. 2013 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 of WCU’s seasonal games making three starts ... Started the Virginia Tech game at right guard before starting at left guard against Mars Hill ... Started at center against Elon at home ... Forced his first career fumble on a WCU punt in the third quarter at home against Elon ... Credited with four tackles in four different games, tallying three solo stops.

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2012 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in all 11 of the team’s games, making five starts at quarterback ... Became the third true freshman quarterback to start at WCU since 1991, joining Chad Greene (1991) and Brandon Pechloff (2010) ... Named to the 2012 SoCon All-Freshman team ... Rushed 112 times for 433 yards, second on the squad ... Led the team with eight rushing touchdowns, the most by a Catamount QB, surpassing Josh Brook’s five rushing scores in 1996 (research back to 1967) ... Finished the season with a team-leading 50 points, adding a two-point conversion rush ... Completed 85-of-142 pass attempts for 862 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions ... Led WCU in total offense, amassing 1,295 yards - a mark which ranked him eighth in the SoCon ... Tossed his first career touchdown pass to Jacoby Mitchell at Elon, coming on his 66th career pass attempt ... Twice named SoCon Freshman of the Week ... Picked up his first honor after completing 20-of-29 passing (both career highs) for 149 yards and rushing for 38 yards and a pair of scores in the season-opener against Mars Hill ... Was the fourth WCU freshman or redshirt freshman QB to earn SoCon honors after first career start (Adam Hearns, 2007; Zack Jaynes, 2008; Brandon Pechloff, 2010) ... Again earned SoCon and SouthernPigskin.com Freshman of the Week honors after guiding WCU’s second-half comeback at Elon with 175 yards passing and two touchdown passes ... Threw for a then career-best 176 yards on 18-of-30 passing against Chattanooga. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was a three-year starter who threw for over 2,400 yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior at Cypress Falls High in Houston, Texas ... Earned Texas 5-A All-District 17 honors following his senior season ... Dual-threat QB who tossed seven touchdown passes in a single-game against Elsik in bi-district playoff meeting in Nov. 2011 ... Earned the Marine Corps Elite Warrior of the Week honor following a 331-yard, six TD performance against Jersey Village ... Was named second team all-district as a junior. PERSONAL: Full name is Troy Lavaughn Mitchell ... Is the son of Troy and Shanita Mitchell ... Has two siblings, Raybon and Zurie ... Was born in Mobile, Ala., before moving to Texas.

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2012 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in 10 of WCU’s 11 games on the year including seven starts ... After playing as a reserve in three of the first four games, started the final seven games at offensive left guard. 2011 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was a three-time all-conference selection and was named to the Times-News All-Area team four times ... Named to the 2010 NCPreps.com 2-A All-State football team as an offensive lineman ... Additionally named second team All-Area by the Herald-Journal as a senior ... Tabbed the 2010 Western Highlands Conference Lineman of the Year ... Recorded 104 tackles and tied the team lead in sacks with eight as a senior in 2010 ... Added 30 tackles for loss, five pass deflections and two fumble recoveries ... Selected to participate in the US Army High School All-American Junior combine program ... Was also tabbed to play in the East-West All-Star game in Greensboro, N.C., during the summer of 2011 ... Played for Polk County head coach Bruce Ollis ... Was an undefeated state-championship wrestler, winning the NCHSAA 2-A heavyweight title with a 37-0 record, and played baseball as a prep.

Aaron PRIDEMORE 5-10  185  Sr.  WR Duncan, S.C.  Byrnes HS

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2014 (JUNIOR): Did not see game action ... Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll. 2013 (SOPHOMORE): Did not see game action ... Recorded a reception in WCU’s annual Spring Game. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Joined the Catamount football team for spring drills in 2012 as a walk-on ... Played high school football at Byrnes High. PERSONAL: Is the son of Ava and Dell Pridemore.

Darius RAMSEY 5-8  185  Sr.  RB Waco, N.C.  Burns HS

2012 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in nine of WCU’s 11 games with four starts at running back ... Led the team with 503 yards rushing on the season, averaging a team-leading 55.9 yards rushing per game to rank 10th in the SoCon ... Scored a pair of rushing touchdowns ... Ranked third on the team with 25 receptions out of the backfield, finishing with 131 yards with a 14.6 yard per game average ... Named to the 2012 Southern Conference All-Freshman team ... Started the season opener in the backfield in his collegiate debut against Mars Hill, rushing for a career-high 120 yards on 20 carries ... Set career highs with four catches for 32 yards at Marshall ... Recorded his first collegiate touchdown at ninth-ranked Wofford, plunging in from two-yards out with 5:25 remaining in the third quarter ... Eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark a second time at The Citadel, collecting 118 yards on 16 carries ... Rushed for 72 yards and his second career TD against Chattanooga ... Named to the 2012-13 Southern Conference Honor Roll. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Named the Cleveland County Player of the Year and was selected to the Cleveland County All-County team as a senior ... Selected to the second team offense of the All-Region team by the Charlotte Observer ... Rushed for 1,928 yards - the fifth-best in county history - with 31 touchdowns as a senior, accounting for 198 total points - the highest single-season total in county history ... Helped guide Burns HS to the NCHSAA West Region finals, finishing with a 13-2 record ... Finished his career with 4,627 yards, the tops in Burns High history and third all-time in the county .. .Was a three-time South Mountain Athletic Conference selection. PERSONAL: Full name is Darius Devon Ramsey ... Is the son of Derrick and Phyllis Ramsey ... Has a younger sister, Breiona.

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2014 (JUNIOR): One of four Catamounts on offense to start all 12 of the team’s games … Led the squad with 763 rushing yards on 148 carries with six touchdowns … Had two, 100-yard rushing performances with a season-high 128 against VMI (Nov. 15) and 113 at Furman (Sept. 27) … Ranked eighth in the SoCon with a 63.6 yard per game average … Added 16 catches for 140 yards out of the backfield … Was tied for fourth on the squad with 36 points … Ranked 10th in the SoCon in all-purpose yards, finishing with 903 for an average of 75.2 per game … Collected Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Week plaudits after rushing for 95 yards and a careerhigh three touchdowns against Brevard (Sept. 6) … Named second team All-Southern Conference by the league’s head coaches … Selected to the Capital One Academic All-District 3 first team by CoSIDA … Named first team Capital One Academic All-America by CoSIDA … Named to the 2014 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference team and to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll … Playing for the Purple squad, rushed for a game-high 114 yards on 22 carries with two touchdowns in WCU’s annual Spring Game.

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D A R I U S R A M S E Y ’ 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 111 503 2 35 4.5 55.9 25 131 0 20 139 565 4 40 4.1 56.5 11 86 1 25 148 763 6 38 5.2 63.6 16 140 0 36 398 1,831 12 40 4.6 59.1 52 357 1 36

Avg A/Gm 5.2 14.6 7.8 8.6 8.8 11.7 6.9 11.5

DARIUS RAMSEY’S SINGLE-G AME CAREER HIGHS Rushes: ................................................................................. 24, WOFFORD (10/19/13) Rushing Yards: ...............................................................................128, VMI (11/15/14) Receptions: ........................................................................5, CHATTANOOGA (11/3/12) Receiving Yards: .............................................................. 53, at South Florida (8/30/14) All-Purpose Yards:............................................................... 131, at Samford (11/15/14) DARIUS RAMSEY’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS 2012 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team College Sports Journal 2012 Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) All-Freshman Team 2013 & 2014 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference Team Southern Conference Honor Roll (2012-13, 2013-14 & 2014-15) Named Southern Conference Offenive Player of the Week Selected to the Capital One Academic All-District 3 first team Named first team Capital One Academic All-America

2013 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 10 games in which he saw action on the season, missing the first two games of the season for precautionary reasons due to a nagging foot injury ... Recorded a singleseason best 570 rushing yards on 139 carries with four rushing touchdowns ... Ranked 10th in the Southern Conference in rushing, averaging a team-best 56.5 yards per game ... Eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark three times including a season-high 116 yards against Furman ... Added 11 receptions for 86 yards and a TD coming out of the backfield ... Caught his first career touchdown pass on a 25-yard reception at Appalachian State in the season finale ... Finished third on the team in both scoring with 30 points and total offense with 570 yards (57.0 yds/gm) ... Named to the 2013 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference team ... Credited with a tackle ... Named to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Rushed seven times for 28 yards overall, adding a reception out of the backfield while also rushing for a touchdown in the special overtime, non-scored session just after the halftime break in WCU’s annual Spring Game.

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6-0  265  R-Sr.  OL Toccoa, Ga.  Carson-Newman Stephens County HS

2014 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR): Played in all 12 games making 11 starts along the offensive line, missing the start against Wofford but played in the win over the Terriers … Named first team All-Southern Conference on offense by the voting media … Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll. 2013 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Started all 11 of the games in which he saw action at offensive center, missing the home overtime win over Elon due to injury ... Battled through both a wrist and knee injuries that limited some playing time ... Credited with one tackle assist at Chattanooga ... Named to the 2013 Fall Academic All-SoCon team ... Named to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Was limited during spring drills and did not play in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2012 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules.

London RICHARDSON 6-0  230  Sr. Lawndale, N.C.

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2014 (JUNIOR): Played in all 12 of the team’s games with three starts … Rushed once for a two-yard gain in the season-opener at USF (Aug. 30) … Made his first career reception on a seven-yard gain at Furman (Sept. 27) … Named to the 2014-15 SoCon Honor Roll … Saw playing time in spring drills as a running back … Playing for the Purple squad, recorded six rushes for 10 yards and one reception for four yards in WCU’s annual Spring Game.

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Enrolled at Carson-Newman for the 2011-12 academic year and was a member of the football team but did not see game action; High School: Named first team All-Region in 2010 ... Received the Wendy’s Heisman Trophy from Stephens County ... Helped lead SCHS to region championships in 2007 and 2008 ... Also played baseball as a prep. PERSONAL: Full name is Jake Robert Thornton ... Is the son of Robert and Cathy Thornton ... Has one sister, Mollie ... His grandfather, Billy Shaw, played for the Buffalo Bills from 1960-69 and was a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1999. JAKE THORNTON’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS 2013 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference Team Southern Conference Honor Roll (2013-14 & 2014-15) 2014 First Team All-Southern Conference (Media)

2013 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in 11 of WCU’s 12 seasonal games both on offense and on special teams ... Was again used mostly as a blocking back from his tight end position, not recording a reception ... Named to the 2013 Fall Academic All-SoCon team and to the 2013-14 SoCon Honor Roll. 2012 (FRESHMAN): Played in 10 of the team’s 11 games on the season, all as a reserve on offense and special teams ... Primarily used as a blocking back from his tight end position, not recording a reception ... Twice returned a squib kick as an up-back on the kickoff return team including a six-yard return against Mars Hill and a two-yard return at Elon ... Named to the 2012-13 SoCon Honor Roll. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Joined the Catamount football team as a preferred walk-on ... Was an All-Cleveland County selection as a senior ... Three-year starter at offensive tackle who also played defense. PERSONAL: Is the son of London Richardson and Lisa Merdy ... Has six siblings; Travis, Merquis, Dervonti, Bryson, Kyle and King.

Year 2012 2013 2014 TOTALS

L O N D O N R I C H A R D S O N ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S G Rec Yds TD Lng Avg A/Gm KR Yds Lng All Pur Yds 10 2 8 6 8 11 12 1 7 0 7 7.0 0.6 33 1 7 0 7 7.0 0.2 2 8 6 8

LONDON RICHARDSON’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Rushes: ...........................................................................1, at South Florida (11/30/14) Rushing Yards: .................................................................2, at South Florida (11/30/14) Receptions: ................................................................................1, at Furman (9/27/14) Receiving Yards: ..........................................................................7, at Furman (9/27/14) LONDON RICHARDSON’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS 2013 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference Team Southern Conference Honor Roll (2012-13, 2013-14 & 2014-15)

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6-6  290  Sr.  OL West Jefferson, N.C.  Ashe County HS

6-3  220  R-Jr.  LS Graham, N.C.  Southern Alamance HS

2014 (JUNIOR): One of four Catamounts – two on the offensive line – to start all 12 games, each coming at right tackle … Named second team All-Southern Conference on offense by both the league’s head coaches and voting media.

2014 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 seasonal games as the special team’s longsnapper … 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 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 12 games along the offensive line for the Catamounts ... Each one of his starts came at offensive right tackle ... Credited with two solo tackles.

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): Started all 10 games in which he saw action along the offensive line, missing the Furman game due to a right shoulder injury ... His first seven career starts came at right offensive tackle with the final three of his rookie season coming at left tackle. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Named the 2011 Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year after recording 75 tackles including 19 for loss and six sacks ... Added four pass break-ups, forced two fumbles and blocked three kicks ... Was named All-MVAC on both sides of the football as a senior, leading Ashe County High to the school’s ninth-consecutive state playoff berth ... Earned All-Northwestern Region accolades on offensive and defensive line - the only player to do so in the region ... Led the region in sacks ... Was a three-time all-conference selection, amassing over 279 career tackles ... Was a two-sport athlete at Ashe County High, adding an individual conference championship in wrestling ... Was a two-time state qualifier, placing one season ... Was twice named all-conference as a wrestler ... Won the 2-A state champion in wrestling (285 lbs. weight class) as a senior ... His overall record for his senior year was 44-1 including a 40-match win streak, and his overall record was 136-18. PERSONAL: Full name is Joshua Dale Wineberg ... Is the son of Dale and Amanda Wineberg ... Has an older sister, Jessica Smith.

JOSH WINEBERG’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS 2014 Second Team All-Southern Conference (Coaches & Media)

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. 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. 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 TOTALS

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UT 5 1 6

AT 1 0 1

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 1 0

CHANDLER ADDERTION’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: .................................................................................... 2, at Auburn (10/12/13) CHANDLER ADDER TION’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS 2013 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference Team Southern Conference Honor Roll (2013-14 & 2014-15) 2014 Second Team All-Southern Conference (Coaches & Media)

Destry BARNWELL

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6-0  195  So.  P Charlotte, N.C.  Hough HS

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 career-high 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

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... 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.

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.

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5-9  200  R-Jr.  DB Cornelia, Ga.  Habersham Central HS

Year 2014

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 Punt Yds Avg. TB FC In20 50+ Lng FG-FGA PAT 53 2,110 39.8 7 5 11 6 61 -

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.

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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)

Brandon BERRIDGE

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.

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6-2  295  R-So.  OL Sophia, N.C.  Randleman HS

2014 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 games along the offensive line with a pair of starts … Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at USF (Aug. 30) with his first collegiate start coming against Wofford (Oct. 11) … Both starts came at offensive left tackle. 2013 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted.

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 single-game in school history - in a game against Loganville ... Was also named AllRegion as a wrestler both his junior and senior year, finishing as the state 4-A runnerup in 2012. PERSONAL: Full name is Coleman Samuel Cunningham ... Is the son of Stuart and Luanne Cunningham ... Has two siblings; Lindy and Lauren.

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played both offensive and defensive line at Randleman High for head coach Shane Handy ... Played at right tackle on the offensive line ... Recorded 30 tackles including 20 solo stops as a senior ... Credited with four quarterback hurries ... Tabbed as “perhaps the best lineman in (Randolph) County” by MyRandolphSports.com, earning All-County plaudits as a senior.

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

Seth CURTIS 5-10  195  R-Jr.  WR Murphy, N.C.  Murphy HS

PERSONAL: Has a younger brother, Bradley.

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5-10  175  So.  DB Garysburg, N.C.  Northampton County HS

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 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. CATAMOUNTSPORTS.COM

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2014 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Did not see game action, missing the majority of the season due to a shoulder injury. 2013 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN) Played in nine games on the year as a reserve wide receiver ... Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at Middle Tennessee ... Recorded two pass receptions for 34 yards including a career-long 18-yard catch, all coming at Samford. 2012 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... Caught three passes for 47 yards including a 28-yard TD reception in WCU’s annual Spring Game.

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PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Set the Murphy HS record for career yardage (rushing and passing) with 7,794 yards including over 5,000 yards through the air ... As a three-year starter, led the Bulldogs to 33 victories ... Tabbed as the NCPreps.com 1-A Player of the Year ... Also named the Asheville Citizen-Times All-WNC Player of the Year while also being touted as the 2011 Smoky Mountain Conference Back of the Year ... Guided the Bulldogs to back-to-back state title games, winning Murphy a NCHSAA 1-A championship as a senior - the first state championship for the school since 1996 ... Threw for 2,111 yards and 21 touchdowns with just five interceptions while also rushing for 1,301 yards and 20 TDs. PERSONAL: Is the son of David and Melanie Curtis.

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S E T H C U R T I S ’ C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S Yds TD Lng Avg A/Gm Rec Yds TD Lng Avg A/Gm - 2 34 0 18 17.0 3.8 - - - 2 34 0 18 17.0 3.8

SETH CURTIS’ SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Receptions: ..............................................................................2, at Samford (9/28/13) Receiving Yards: ......................................................................34, at Samford (9/28/13)

Derrick DAVIS

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6-0  300  So.  DT Lexington, N.C.  Central Davidson HS

2014 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 of the team’s 12 games with a pair of starts along the defensive front … Finished with seven tackles including two solo stops and half a tackle for loss … Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at USF (Aug. 30) … Tallied his first collegiate tackle against Brevard (Sept. 6) … Twice recorded a career-high two tackles against Catawba (Sept. 13) and VMI (Nov. 15) … Started the final two games of the regular season against VMI and at Alabama (Nov. 22) … Was also credited with a quarterback hurry … Selected to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team … Named 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll … Did not participate in WCU’s annual spring drills. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: A three-year varsity letter winner ... Was a two-time All-Mid-Piedmont 3-A Conference along the defensive line and three-time all-county ... Finished his senior season with 87 tackles including 37 solo stops and two sacks, often drawing double-team blocks ... Recorded 244 career tackles including 21 career sacks and forced five fumbles ... Holds the CDHS all-time tackles for loss record ... Won the Defensive Line MVP award at the National Underclassmen (NUC) five star camp held in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in March of 2013 ... Also participated in track & field as a prep, earning all-county, and all-state honors as a junior ... High school coach was Chad Tedder.

Matt DeGRAFFINREED

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6-2  285  R-Jr.  OL Raleigh, N.C.  Millbrook HS

2014 (JUNIOR): Did not participate in football activities, rejoining 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 on the season. 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. 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.

Tyson DICKSON 6-1  220  Jr. Ellenwood, Ga.

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LB  Cedar Grove HS

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 doubledigit 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.

PERSONAL: Is the son of Derrick Sr., and Bobbie Jo Davis.

D E R R I C K D AV I S ’ C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S Year 2014

G 11

UT 2

AT 5

Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU FR FF Blkd 7 0.5–1 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0

D E R R I C K D AV I S ’ S I N G L E - G A M E C A R E E R H I G H S Tackles: ............................................................................ 2, twice (MR: VMI, 11/15/14) D E R R I C K D AV I S ’ C A R E E R H O N O R S A N D A W A R D S 2014 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team Southern Conference Honor Roll (2014-15)

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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 TOTALS

G 11 6 17

UT 14 17 31

AT 9 27 36

Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU FR FF Blkd 23 1.0–2 0–0 0–0 0 1 0 0 0 44 3.0–8 0–0 0–0 0 2 0 1 0 67 4.0–10 0–0 0–0 0 3 0 1 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)

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C.J. GOODMAN Jr.

6-2  300  So.  DT Carrboro, N.C.  Carrboro HS

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

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

G 12

UT 9

AT 10

Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU FR FF Blkd 19 0.5–1 0.0–0 0–0 0

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:................................................................ 0.5, THE CITADEL (10/25/14) 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 Honor Roll (2014-15)

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5-11  190  R-Jr.  RB Mableton, Ga.  Pebblebrook HS

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 careerhigh 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. 2012 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted. 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 ... Joined by high school teammate, 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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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 23 18 181 0 34 10.1 7.9 10 110 29

All Pur Yds 233 129 362

C.J. GOODMAN’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Receptions: .............................................................5, at Appalachian State (11/23/13) Receiving Yards: ....................................................................... 46, FURMAN (11/16/13) Punt Returns: ..............................................................................4, at Furman (9/27/14) Punt Return Yardage: ............................................................... 58, at Furman (9/27/14)

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

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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 careerbest 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. 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. 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

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UT 2

AT 0

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

TRA HARDY’S SINGLE-G AME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: ...............................................................1, twice (MR: THE CITADEL, 10/25/14)

Michael HELMS Jr. 6-2  235  R-Jr. Morganton, N.C.

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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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

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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 Southern Conference Honor Roll (2014-15)

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 seasonlong 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.

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.

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 - 16 261 1 65

MICHAEL HELMS’ SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Receptions: .............................................. 2, four times (MR: at South Florida, 8/30/14) Receiving Yards: ......................................................................79, at Samford (9/28/13) Receiving Touchdowns: ....................................................................1, ELON (10/26/13)

TE  Freedom HS

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.

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Steffon HILL 5-11  200  Jr. Hendersonville, N.C.

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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 sea-

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6-4  270  R-So.  OL Four Oaks, N.C.  Cleveland HS

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.

son 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.

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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 28 0 12 9.3 1.6 7 116 22

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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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 Receptions: .................................................................................... 2, ELON (10/26/13) Receiving Yards: ............................................................................ 24, ELON (10/26/13) Kickoff Returns: ..........................................................3, at Middle Tennessee (8/29/13)

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6-1  185  So.  QB Rabun Gap, Ga.  Rabun County HS

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 12yard 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 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.

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W E S H O L C O M B E ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S G Cmp–Att–Int Pct Yds TD Lng A/Gm Rush Yds TD Lng Avg A/Gm 3 1-3-1 33.3 12 0 12 4.0 2 (-4) 0 1 (-2) (-1.3)

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 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 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 All-Caldwell 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.

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

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6-0  295  So.  DT Winder, Ga.  Winder-Barrow HS

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 all-region 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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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. 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.

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T YLER JUNIUS’ SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: ............................................................................ 1, twice (MR: VMI, 11/15/14) T YLER JUNIUS’CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS Southern Conference Honor Roll (2014-15)

Sheldon KINARD

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.

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

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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

2014 (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.

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

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 season-best three tackles at Presbyterian (Oct. 4) … Named to the 2014 Southern

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6-1  200  R-Jr.  P/K Asheville, N.C.  A.C. Reynolds HS

6-4  300  So.  OL Flowery Branch, Ga.  Flowery branch HS

2014 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Played in four games including the final two of the regular season … Punted 10 times in four games, amassing 375 yards for an average of 37.5 yards per punt … Downed three punts inside the opponents 20-yard line including two against Chattanooga (Nov. 1) … Booted a season-long 50-yard punt against VMI (Nov. 15), punting five times in the game ... Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll … Playing for the Gold squad, kicked the game-tying extra point that made it 7-7 in WCU’s annual Spring Game.

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 (Nov. 8).

2013 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in three games on the season, all coming midseason ... Made his collegiate debut at Chattanooga with two kickoffs, averaging 55.5 yards per kick with a touchback ... Punted once for a career-long boot of 57 yards against SEC-foe, Auburn, downing the punt inside the Tigers’ 20-yard line ... Named to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll.

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.

2012 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... Connected on a pair of field goals during WCU’s annual Spring Game, hitting from both 32 and 36 yards out. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was a two-time all-conference and AllWestern North Carolina selection as a kicker ... Booted a career-long field goal of 45 yards during his senior season, surpassing his previous long of 37 set during his junior season ... Set the record for touchbacks on kickoffs in consecutive seasons in his final two years as a prep. PERSONAL: Full name is Randall Blake Metcalf ... Is the son of Randy and Robbie Metcalf ... Has three older siblings; Landon, Justin and Alyssa.

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B L A K E M E T C A L F ’ S C A R E E R S TAT I S T I C S Yds Avg TB OB Punt Yds Avg. FG-FGA 111 55.5 1 0 1 57 57.0 10 375 37.5 111 55.5 1 0 11 432 39.3 -

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BLAKE METCALF’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Most Kickoffs:.................................................................... 2, at Chattanooga (10/5/13) Most Punts: ....................................................................................... 5, VMI (11/15/14) Longest Punt:................................................................................... 50, VMI (11/15/14) BLAKE METCALF’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS Southern Conference Honor Roll (2013-14 & 2014-15)

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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 ... Re-

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corded 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: Prior to Western Carolina: Played defensive line and running back as a prep ... Was a secondteam 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 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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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 10 15 25 3.5–8 2.0–4 0–0 0 1 0 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)

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. 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 UT AT Tot. TFL–Yds Sack–Yds INT–Yds TD PBU FR FF Blkd 29 16 45 1.0–3 0–0 1–3 0 4 0 1 0 45 16 61 2.0–6 0–0 6–0 0 8 2 4 0 74 32 106 3.0–9 0–0 7–3 0 12 2 5 0

TREY MORGAN’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: ...............................................................10, twice (MR: at Alabama, 11/22/14) Tackles for Loss:................................................1.0, twice (MR: THE CITADEL, 10/25/14) Interceptions: ..............................................1, seven times (MR: at Alabama, 11/22/14) 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

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6-4  230  Jr.  DE Holly Springs, N.C.  Holly Springs HS

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

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 AllSouthern Conference by the media and was a second team AllSoCon 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 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.

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 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. 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

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

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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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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 9 20 29 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 1 0 0

DANIEL N ASH’S SINGLE-G AME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: ........................................................................................ 6, BREVARD (9/6/14)

A.J. NEWMAN Jr. 6-1  195  So. Ellenwood, Ga.

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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.

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Detrez NEWSOME

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 annuall S Spring Game. i gG 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 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. PERSONAL: Full name is Jermine Detrez Newsome ... Is the son of Yolanda Newsome.

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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 G Rush Yds TD Lng Rec Yds TD Lng KR Yds TD Lng 12 96 488 9 38 20 134 0 16 26 689 1 100

APYds 1,311

DETREZ NEWSOME’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Points in a Game: ........................................ 12, five times (MR: THE CITADEL, 10/25/14) Rushes: .................................................................................. 16, at Mercer (10/18/14) Rushing Yards: ................................................................. 123, THE CITADEL (10/25/14) Rushing Touchdowns:................................... 2, four times (MR: THE CITADEL (10/25/14) Receptions: ................................................................................ 6, CATAWBA (9/13/14) Receiving Yards: ........................................................................49, CATAWBA (9/13/14) Kickoff Returns: .......................................................3, four times (at Samford, 11/8/14) Kickoff Return Yards: ............................................................ 100, WOFFORD (10/11/14)

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

A.J. NEWMAN’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: ........................................................................................ 5, BREVARD (9/6/14)

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

A .J. NEWMAN’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS Southern Conference Honor Roll (2014-15)

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

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6-3  245  R-So.  DE Marshville, N.C.  Forest Hills HS

2014 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not see game action ... Playing for the Gold squad, caught one pass for four yards in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2013 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... Tallied a 19-yard reception to key a scoring drive during WCU’s annual Spring Game.

Fred PAYNE 5-10  195  Jr. Gainesville, Ga.

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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 … Made his first career 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.

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Two-year varsity letter winner at Forest Hills High ... Tallied 87 career tackle including 1.5 sacks and six career interceptions ... Named to the All-Rocky River Conference team ... Recorded 30 tackles as a senior including a season-high six at Porter Ridge HS ... Led the Yellow Jackets with five interceptions on defense, returning three for touchdowns ... the five picks ranked him tied for sixth in the school’s record books ... Added 110 yards receiving on two receptions - both touchdown catches - and rushed for a two-point conversion for 32 career points ... Also played basketball as a prep. PERSONAL: Full name is Roderick Devonta Poag ... Is the son of Dean Poag and Michelle Downey, stepmother Stella Poag ... Has a brother, Buddy Ro Poag and a step-brother, Jamarcus Culp.

Tanner POINDEXTER

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6-3  300  Jr.  OL Pfafftown, N.C.  Ronald Reagan HS

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. 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 ACCfoe, 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. 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.

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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UT 7 33 40

FRED AT 4 35 39

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 79 1.0–5 0.0–0 2–11 0 5 1 0 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: ..................................................4, twice (MR: at Appalachian State, 11/23/13) Interceptions: ........................................................................... 1, at Auburn (10/12/13) 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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6-0  195  Jr.  WR Lexington, N.C.  Central Davidson HS

2014 (SOPHOMORE): Did not see game action ... Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll. 2013 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action. PERSONAL: Is the son of Mike and Debi Ramsey.

Andrew POTTS 6-3  310  R-Jr. Hampstead, N.C.

WILLIAM RAMSEY’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS Southern Conference Honor Roll (2014-15)

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Gary RICHARDSON

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2013 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 games for the Catamounts, making five appearances in a starting role on the offensive line ... Also saw time on special teams ... Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener against Middle Tennessee State with his first career start coming at Wofford ... Started the final five games of the regular season at right guard ... Credited with two tackles including a solo stop. 2012 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Four-year varsity letter winner and three-year starter along the offensive line, earning first team all-conference, all-county and all-state accolades as a senior ... Started at center for North Carolina in the North-South Shrine Bowl of the Carolina’s ... Was among the top 25 in the Nike SPARQ Charlotte combine ... Was named a team co-captain as a junior ... Earned the Coach’s Award as both a freshman and sophomore ... Tabbed with the Most Outstanding Sophomore honors in his first full season on the varsity squad ... Also participated in track & field as a thrower on his high school squad.

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6-0  180  R-Jr.  WR Clayton, N.C.  Clayton HS

2014 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Saw action in all 12 of WCU’s games along the offensive line and on special teams … Made one start coming against Wofford (Oct. 11).

2014 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Saw action in all 12 games as an offensive substitution and on special teams … Did not record any offensive statistics, but was credited with one tackle against Brevard (Sept. 6) … Playing for the Gold squad, caught four passes for a total of 11 yards in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2013 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in seven games on the season, each as a reserve at wide receiver and on special teams ... Did not record a reception on offense, but was credited with three tackles including two solo stops ... Named to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Tallied a reception for the Gold Squad in WCU’s annual Spring Game. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played prep football at Clayton High ... Was named the team’s wide receiver MVP ... Earned All-Academic Award.

PERSONAL: Full name is Andrew T. Potts ... Is the son of Thomas and Pat Potts.

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

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.

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.

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 All-Conference Honorable Mention in 2010 ... Two-time Academic All-Conference.

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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 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.

D A N I E L R I D D L 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 35 39 74 5.0–32 1.5–15 0–0 0 2 0 2 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)

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.

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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 2014 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference Team Southern Conference Honor Roll (2013-14 & 2014-15)

Spearman ROBINSON

2013 (SOPHOMORE): Did not participate in football in the fall, rejoining the team for spring drills.

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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 Rush Yds TD Lng Avg A/Gm Rec Yds TD Lng Avg A/Gm - 39 376 1 47 4.3 41.8 - 45 571 11 44 12.7 47.6 - 84 947 12 47 11.3 45.1

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)

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

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 two-time 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.

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

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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 seasonopener 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.

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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.

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

2014 (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. 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.

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.

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

Chris SEABORN

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

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

PERSONAL: Is the son of Lionel & Anita Robinson ... Has two brothers, Dominicus and Michael, and a sister, Andrea.

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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. 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. PERSONAL: Is the son of Cathy Seaborn.

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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 FR FF Blkd 2 2 4 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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Dylan SLUDER

6-2  315  R-Jr.  DT Lexington, N.C.  Central Davidson HS

2014 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 of the team’s 12 games, twice starting along the defensive line against both Chattanooga and Samford … Recorded five tackles with three solo stops and half a tackle for loss … Recorded a career-high two tackles against Chattanooga (Nov. 1) … Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll … Playing for the Gold squad, recorded two tackles in WCU’s annual Spring Game.

Tyler SEXTON

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6-4  245  Jr.  TE Flat Rock, N.C.  East Henderson HS

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. 2013 (FRESHMAN): Played in eight games with two appearances among the starting lineup ... 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.

2013 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in 11 of Western Carolina’s 12 seasonal games as a reserve on the defensive line and on special teams ... Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at Middle Tennessee State, tallying a tackle assist ... Credited with two tackles on the year including a solo stop at Samford ... Missed WCU’s annual Spring Game due to illness. 2012 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was a three-year All-Central Carolina Conference selection ... Earned All-County and was tabbed the offensive player of the year runner-up as a senior ... Named to the East-West AllStar game ... Also threw the shot put in track & field as a prep, earning all-conference in the event as a sophomore and junior. PERSONAL: Full name is Avery Dylan Sluder ... Is the son of Darrell and Christy Sluder ... Has one younger sibling, Drake ... Was born in Buffalo, N.Y.

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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 Avg A/Gm 4 91 0 28 22.8 11.4 8 93 3 31 11.6 7.8 12 184 3 31 15.3 9.2

T YLER SEXTON’S SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Receptions: .............................................................4, at Appalachian State (11/23/13) Receiving Yards: .....................................................91, at Appalachian State (11/23/13) Receiving Touchdowns: ............................................ 1, three times (MR: VMI, 11/15/14)

D Y L A N S L U D E R ’ 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 1 2 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 5 0.5–1 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 7 0.5–1 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0

DYLAN SLUDER’S SINGLE-G AME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: .............................................................................. 2, CHATTANOOGA (11/1/14) DYLAN SLUDER’S CAREER HONORS AND AWARDS Southern Conference Honor Roll (2014-15)

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.

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Kris SMITH

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6-2  200  R-So.  LB Flowery Branch, Ga.  Indiana / Flowery Branch HS

2014 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 of the team’s games between special teams and as a defensive reserve … Recorded four tackles on the season including two solo stops … Made his WCU debut at USF (Aug. 30) with his first career tackle coming against Brevard (Sept. 6) … Playing for the Gold squad, credited two tackles in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2013 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted the 2013 season at Indiana ... Was a two-time scout team player of the week (Missouri and Michigan State) ... Transferred to WCU prior to the 2014 season. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played two years of football at Flowery Branch and also lettered in track and field ... Played linebacker for head coach Chris Griffin at Flowery Branch High School ... Made 103 tackles, 12 sacks, including one safety, and 21 tackles for loss as a senior ... Named first team allstate and all-region selection ... Earned the team’s most outstanding linebacker ... Played in the 2012 GACA North-South All-Star Game and the 2012 East-West Metro Atlanta All-Star Game ... Participated in the 2012 U.S. Army National Combine ... Team won the Region 8-AAAA championship in 2011 and 2012 ... Rated the No. 41 outside linebacker nationally by ESPN.com out of high school ... Tabbed a 2012 Flowery Branch Scholar-Athlete. PERSONAL: Full name is Kristopher Bryce Smith ... Is the son of Sean and Pam Smith.

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6-1  230  R-So.  RB Concord, N.C.  Concord HS

6-5  210  R-So.  DE Charlotte, N.C.  North Mecklenburg HS

2014 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Did not see game action ... Converted to running back during 2015 spring drills ... Playing for the Gold squad, rushed four times for 11 yards 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

2013 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: As a senior, named All-SPC Conference SPC and selected to the Cabarrus News All-Counry Football team ... Named All-South Piedmont Conference selection in helping guide CHS to a North Carolina 3-A state championship finals appearance ... Was the leading receiver in 2012 NCHSAA State 3-A championship game ... Was also tabbed first team All-Region by the Charlotte Observer ... Made 49 catches for 744 yards and eight scores ... Honored with the CHS Coaches Award ... Also played baseball as a prep where he was a two-time allconference selection, named to the Cabarrus News All-County team and twice tabbed as the CHS Pitcher of the Year ... Additionally lettered twice in swimming. PERSONAL: Is the son of Dori and Scott Swaringen ... Has a sister, Jessica.

Tommy TATE 6-1  260  Jr. Norcross, Ga.

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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 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.

Year 2014

2014 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 10 of the team’s 12 games … Recorded six tackles including a pair of solo stops … Posted a career-high two tackles against The Citadel (Oct. 25) … Playing for the Gold squad, recorded four tackles while also forcing and recovering a fumble in one motion, returning it into the red zone for his offense in WCU’s annual Spring Game.

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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: ................................................................................. 2, at Alabama (11/22/14)

2013 (FRESHMAN): Played in 11 of WCU’s 12 seasonal games as a defensive reserve at linebacker and on special teams ... Made his collegiate debut against ACC-foe, Virginia Tech ... Credited with two tackles on the season - assists at Virginia Tech and at Appalachian State ... Made an athletic move in coverage to record an interception to accompany four tackles in WCU’s annual Spring Game. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Named first team All-State in Georgia’s highest classification (Class AAAAAA) as a senior, guiding Norcross High to a 15-0 record and the 2012 state championship ... Posted two double-digit tackle games during the state playoffs for the Blue Devils including 18 stops against Colquitt County and 15 tackles in a win over Camden County High ... Recorded 183 total tackles including 117 solo stops as a senior ... Credited with four pass breakups, two sacks, two forced fumbles, three quarterback hurries and a blocked punt in his final year as a prep ... Was an All-County selection by the Gwinnett Touchdown Club ... Additionally handled punting duties for Norcross High, posting a 33.7 average including a season-long 47 yarder ... Tallied 110 total tackles as a junior. PERSONAL: Is the son of Laura Tate and Tom Tate.

Year 2013 2014 TOTALS

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T O M M Y TAT 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 0 2 2 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 6 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 8 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 0

T O M M Y TAT E ’ S S I N G L E - G A M E C A R E E R H I G H S Tackles: ................................................................................2, THE CITADEL (10/25/14)

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6-0  200  R-Jr.  LB Decatur, Ga.  Druid Hills HS

2014 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 of the team’s 12 games with one start coming in the season-opener at USF (Aug. 30) … Recorded 13 tackles including 10 solo stops, securing a career-best three solo hits twice … Tallied a career-high five tackles and a pass break-up at USF … Forced and recovered a second quarter fumble on a punt in the home win over VMI (Nov. 15) … Playing for the Purple squad, credited with four tackles and one pass break-up in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2013 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 games as a defensive reserve and on special teams ... Credited with four total tackles including three solo stops ... Tallied two hits in the season finale against Appalachian State ... Led the team with three fumble recoveries, ranking tied for second in the Southern Conference in the category (3, 0.25/gm) ... Recovered fumbles against Virginia Tech, Georgia Southern and Appalachian State - all three games coming on the road.

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2014 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 of the team’s 12 games with one start coming in the season-opener at USF (Aug. 30) … Recorded 13 tackles including 10 solo stops, securing a career-best three solo hits twice … Tallied a career-high five tackles and a pass break-up at USF … Forced and recovered a second quarter fumble on a punt in the home win over VMI (Nov. 15) … Playing for the Purple squad, credited with four tackles and one pass break-up in WCU’s annual Spring Game. 2013 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 games as a defensive reserve and on special teams ... Credited with four total tackles including three solo stops ... Tallied two hits in the season finale against Appalachian State ... Led the team with three fumble recoveries, ranking tied for second in the Southern Conference in the category (3, 0.25/gm) ... Recovered fumbles against Virginia Tech, Georgia Southern and Appalachian State - all three games coming on the road. 2012 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... Recovered a fumble for the lone takeaway in WCU’s annual Spring Game, emerging from a scrum with the ball after John McBeth had punched it loose following a short pass completion. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Three-year varsity letter winner who was twice named All-AVCA and twice tabbed to the AllRegion team as a junior and senior ... Rushed for 322 yards and six touchdowns as a senior while also hauling in 23 passes for 264 yards and two TDs ... Defensively, recorded 63 tackles including 41 solo stops with four interceptions as a senior as a part of earning team MVP honors ... Earned the Matthew Hardeman Award and was a HBCU All-Star in his final season in high school ... Also ran track as a prep, earning Most Improved Runner. PERSONAL: Full name is Damian Raynard Whitaker ... Is the son of Reginald and Marian Whitaker ... Has three cousins who play football at Sewanee University, Villanova and Ole Miss.

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D A M I A N W H I TA K E R ’ 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 1 4 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 0 3 0 0 10 3 13 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 1 1 1 0 13 4 17 0.0–0 0.0–0 0–0 0 1 4 1 0

D A M I A N W H I TA K E R ’ 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 South Florida (8/30/14) Fumble Recoveries: .................................................... 1, four times (MR: VMI, 11/15/14) Fumbles Forced: ................................................................................ 1, VMI (11/15/14)

Kendall WHITE 5-11  2205  So. Jacksonville, N.C.

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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 season-opener 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. 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.

Avery WORSHAM

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6-1  240  Jr.  DE Indian Trail, N.C.  Porter Ridge HS 2014 (FRESHMAN): 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 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 TOTALS

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AV 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 8 7 15 1.0–1 0.0–0 0–0 0 1

FR FF Blkd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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: ...................................................................................... 4, CATAWBA (9/13/14) Tackles for Loss:.......................................................................1.0, CATAWBA (9/13/14)

PERSONAL: Is the son of Damon White.

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KENDALL WHITE’S SINGLE-G AME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: .................................................................................... 2, at Mercer (10/18/14)

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Randall EMERSON

6-0  200  R-Fr.  P Marietta, Ga. Fellowship Christian

6-2  210  R-Fr. Wilmington, N.C.

2014 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted.

2014 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted.

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.

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.

PERSONAL: Intends to major in athletic training.

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6-0  225  R-Fr.  LB Cullowhee, N.C.  Smoky Mountain HS

6-2  265  R-Fr.  OL Raleigh, N.C.  Cardinal Gibbons HS

2014 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action ... Participated in spring drills.

2014 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action ... Participated in spring drills.

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: Played football and wrestled at Cardinal Gibbons High ... Was a part of three championships teams at CGHS.

Logan CHESTER

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2014 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action ... Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Is an invited walk-on to the WCU football team as a wide receiver ... Played as a wide receiver / tight end in high school ... Honored as the 2013-14 Hopewell High Athlete of the Year ... Was a part of four teams at Hopewell HS including football, swimming and indoor/outdoor track & field as a prep ... Helped the 4x400-meter unit win the 4A West Regional title and place fourth in the state ... Was also on the 4x200-meter relay team that was third at regionals and eighth in the state - and both relays placed in the top 15 at the New Balance Nationals in Greensboro.

5-10  195  R-Fr.  DB Randleman, N.C.  Randleman HS 2014 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted. PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was a three-year defensive starter for Randleman HS and a twotime 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.

PERSONAL: Is the son of Larry and Leanna Chester ... His father, Larry, played football at Western Carolina under head coach Bob Waters and is a 1989 graduate.

Zachary GREENE 6-3  245  R-Fr. Randleman, N.C.

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PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was named the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference lineman of the year ... Named to the Asheville Citizen-Times All-WNC 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.

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2014 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... Playing for the Purple squad, credited with one tackle in WCU’s annual Spring Game.

6-7  325  R-Fr.  OL East Flat Rock, N.C.  East Henderson HS 2014 (FRESHMAN): Part of WCU’s 2014 National Signing Day class ... Enrolled in the spring semester at Western Carolina and went through spring drills.

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6-3  205  R-Fr.  TE Huntersville, N.C. Hopewell HS

Nathan DALTON

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Trey FISHER

Sean BIETTE

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WR  Hoggard HS

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.

PERSONAL: Is the son of Lee and Jeannine Dalton.

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Jarred HILL

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Jordan MATHIS

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5-8  170  Jr.  WR Monroe, N.C.  Union Academy

5-10  200  R-Fr.  WR Marietta, Ga.  Marietta HS

2014 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action.

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: Was a three-sport athlete at Union Academy, playing basketball and baseball in addition to football.

Corey HOLLOWAY

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5-10  210  R-Fr.  RB Atlanta, Ga.  Eagle’s Landing HS 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 Corey Justin Holloway ... Is the son of G. Reginald and Donna J.L. Holloway ... Is one of four children in the Holloway family.

Hunter JACOBS WIDE RECEIVER 5-10  190  R-Sophomore Hampstead, N.C.  Topsail HS

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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. 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.

Darius MEANS

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.

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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PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played along both the offensive and defensive line ... Named to the High School Sports Report (HSSR)-South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) Class AAA All-State team ... Credited with 61 total tackles as a senior including 22 solo stops and 8.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks ... High school coach was Rick Reetz. PERSONAL: Is the son of Alex and Sarah Marshall.

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6-1  200  R-Fr.  WR Crystal River, Fla. Crystal River HS 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.

6-2  275  R-Fr.  DT Charleston, S.C.  Porter-Gaud HS 2014 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Playing for the Gold squad, credited with three tackles including one for loss and a sack in WCU’s annual Spring Game.

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5-9  155  R-Fr.  WR Charlotte, N.C.  Olympic HS

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 gamehigh 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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Kaleb SPRY 6-2  290  R-Fr. Kannapolis, N.C.

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6-3  280  R-Fr.  OL Bryson City, N.C.  Swain County HS

2014 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll.

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.

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.

PERSONAL: Is the son of Terry and Meredith Spry.

Chase STEHLING

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D.J. WILLIAMS

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6-4  300  R-Fr.  OL Lincolnton, N.C.  North Lincoln HS

5-10  195  R-Fr.  DB Charlotte, N.C.  North Mecklenburg HS

2014 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted.

2014 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted.

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played along the offensive and defensive line, as well as tight end during his high school career ... Also played basketball and participated in track & field in the weight events including shot put and discus ... High school coach was David Maness.

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played high school football at North Mecklenburg High as a defensive back ... Returned an interception 96 yards for a touchdown in a win over East Meck in 2011.

PERSONAL: Full name is Nicolas Chase Stehling ... Is the son of Albert Stehling.

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Tyrie ADAMS

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Mitchell CHANCEY

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QUARTERBACK 6-2  175  Freshman St. Petersburg, Fla.  Dixie M. Hollins HS

LINEBACKER 6-0  215  Freshman Asheville, N.C.  Erwin HS

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 career-high – 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 thirdteam 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.

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.

Hassan BELTON LINEBACKER 6-0  215  Freshman Columbia, S.C.  Blythewood HS

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PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: In three seasons, amassed 279 tackles including 210 solo stops ... Was a two-time all-state and all-region selection ... Only played in seven games as a senior, but recorded 115 tackles including 15 for loss and seven sacks ... Forced four fumbles and had an interception as a senior ... Posted 156 tackles including 13 TFLs with 11 sacks as a junior ... Set a school record with 24 tackles in a single game ... Was named the Defensive Most Valuable Player of the 2014 Shrine Bowl for the South Carolina squad, recording 14 tackle including two TFLs and recovering a fumble ... Was his team’s MVP on the junior varsity squad as a freshman ... Attended and excelled in numerous camps in 2014 including the Adidas Georgia Showcase, Nike SPARQ, VTO Elite 100 and Rivals Charlotte Invitational, finishing as the top performer at each camp ... Listed as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and a two-star recruit from 247Sports.com ... High school coach was Dan Morgan. PERSONAL: Is the son of Patrick and Monica Belton ... Father played collegiate football as a running back at South Carolina State ... He is the youngest of three brothers: P. Andre and Matrick, who plays football at South Carolina ... Was born in Jacksonville, Fla.

Myreon BENNETT DEFENSIVE END 6-3  245  Freshman Augusta, Ga.  Evans HS

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PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Recorded 49 tackles with four sacks as a senior earning all-county 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.

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

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RUNNING BACK 5-9  200  Sophomore Sanford, N.C.  Guilford College / Lee County HS

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 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.

Jay GIBBS DEFENSIVE END 6-3  250  Freshman Charlotte, N.C.  Butler HS

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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.

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.

Spencer CAMPBELL OFFENSIVE LINE 6-2  295  Freshman Whiteville, N.C.  Whiteville HS

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Logan HOWARD KICKER 6-0  190  Freshman Kernersville, N.C.  East Forsyth HS

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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 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. 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.

Charles JOHNSON WIDE RECEIVER 5-8  170  Freshman Wake Forest, N.C.  Heritage HS

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Walker LANNING OFFENSIVE LINE 6-3  295  Freshman Hendersonville, N.C.

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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 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. 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.

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Skyler MATHESON QUARTERBACK 6-0  200  Freshman Robbinsville, N.C.  Robbinsville HS

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 team-high 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. PERSONAL: Is the son of David Matheson.

Spencer McCOY LINEBACKER 6-3  220  Freshman Bryson City, N.C.  Swain County HS

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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.

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WIDE RECEIVER 5-7  175  Freshman Shelby, N.C.  Thomas Jefferson Academy

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.

Tra’von RICKETTS DEFENSIVE END 6-5  230  Freshman Pilot Mountain, N.C.  Mallard Creek HS

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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 WIDE RECEIVER 5-11  170  Freshman Davidson, N.C.  Davidson Day School

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DEFENSIVE BACK 6-1  185  Freshman Bridgeport, Conn.  Southern Durham HS

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Played wide receiver and defensive back for Davidson Day ... Had a three-star ranking from Scout.com.

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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 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 twostar 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.

Zac SAALWEACHTER OFFENSIVE LINE 6-3  305  Freshman Winston-Salem, N.C.  R.J. Reynolds HS

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Was a three-year varsity starter and letterman who was voted a team captain as both a junior and senior ... Played center along the offensive line, grading out at 90-percent or better and averaged 37 pancake blocks per season ... Four-time All-Forsyth County pick and a threetime 4-A All-Central Piedmont Conference selection, earning 2014 All-Northwest Conference as a senior ... Was a Shrine Bowl Top 100 participant ... Was the team’s strongest overall weight lifter on varsity for three years ... Played one season of junior varsity football at West Forsyth before transferring ... High school coach was Scott Saalweachter. PERSONAL: Is the son of Scott and Amy Saalweachter ... His father played offensive line for two seasons at James Madison before transferring to Mars Hill.

Shawn SWAIN DEFENSIVE BACK 5-7  160  R-Sophomore Middleton, Ohio  Ohio / Middleton HS

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PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Transferred to WCU from Ohio where he redshirted the 2013 season ... High School: Was a three-year letterwinner in both football and track... Totaled 160 tackles, four interceptions and five fumble recoveries during his prep career... Was named First Team All-GMC and Third Team All-District ... Was coached by Troy Everhart. PERSONAL: Is the son of Tesha and Kareem Swain ... Has legally changed his last name to “Swain” from Harris.

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.

Jerod WALLS LINEBACKER 6-0  200  Freshman Lexington, N.C.  Central Davidson HS

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PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Named All-Mid-Piedmont Conference as a senior ... Was also a Lexington Dispatch AllCounty 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.

Mikey WHITE DEFENSIVE BACK 6-1  180  Freshman Johnson City, Tenn.  Science Hill HS

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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 Eighth-Annual 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.

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.

PERSONAL: Full name is Jermichael White, but prefers to go by “Mikey” ... Is the son of Tonya White ... Has a younger brother

Brad SWANN Jr. WIDE RECEIVER 6-1  185  Freshman Dallas, Ga.  North Paulding HS

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

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Kalen WHITLOW QUARTERBACK 6-1  190  Freshman Dothan, Ala.  Northview HS

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Garrett YOUNG QUARTERBACK 6-1  195  R-Sophomore Denver, N.C.  East Lincoln HS

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Passed for over 2,500 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior at Northview High earning honorable mention all-state accolades ... Began his prep career at Prattville High before transferring to Northview ... In his final season at Prattville, threw for 916 yards on 63-of-114 passing with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions ... As a sophomore, threw for 888 yards on 54-of-124 passing with six TDs and 11 interceptions ... Listed as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com and is touted as a three-star recruit from 247Sports.com ... High school coach was LaBryan Stewart.

PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: Originally signed with Mars Hill out of high school ... Transferred to WCU prior to spring drills, 2015 ... High School: Led East Lincoln to the first undefeated season in school history and a 2A state championship ... Threw for 3,751 yards and 47 touchdowns on 226 completions with only seven interceptions during the 2012 campaign despite missing several weeks of the season with a knee injury ... Threw a 79-yard TD game-winning TD pass as a part of 146 yards through the air in the North Carolina East-West All-Star game.

PERSONAL: Is the son of Walter and Tracey ... His father played basketball in junior college ... His brother, Jalen Whitlow, was a starting QB at Kentucky before transferring to Eastern Illinois where he is the starter for the Panthers.

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Bryce WILSON DEFENSIVE BACK 5-10  170  Freshman Atlanta, Ga.  Carver HS

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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.

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RUNNING BACK 6-0  225  Freshman Franklin, N.C.  Franklin HS

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PRIOR TO WESTERN CAROLINA: A two-time 2-A All-State selection who earned WNC Athletic 2-A/3-A Offensive Player of the Year accolades in 2013 and 2014 ... Was a four-year starter and four-year all-conference performer ... Rushed for 2,078 yards and 36 TDs as a senior, posting 215 yards and three scores on the ground in the regional finals ... Added six catches for 66 yards and was credited with a team-high 111 tackles including three sacks, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery ... Holds the Franklin High school records for career rushing yards (4,479), points scored (444) and tackles (367.5) ... He also holds single-season rushing touchdowns with 36 and the mark for TDs in a single-game (six) ... Rushed for a WNC Athletic Conferenceleading 1,788 yards and 28 touchdowns as a junior, adding a conference-best 101.5 tackles on defense ... During his sophomore season, rushed for nearly 1,800 yards and 28 touchdowns while amassing over 100 tackles on defense ... Was a part of 46 career victories at Franklin High, the most wins by any varsity player in a career ... High school coach was former Catamount quarterback, Josh Brooks (1993-97). PERSONAL: Is the son of Parish and Debbie Young ... Jeremiah is the youngest of five children.

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MARS HILL GAME 1 - CATAMOUNT CLUB DAY Saturday, Sept. 5 7:00 pm – Cullowhee Whitmire Stadium / Waters Field

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TENNESSEE

GAME 2 Saturday, Sept. 12 6:00 pm – Charleston, S.C. Johnson Hagood Stadium

GAME 3 Saturday, Sept. 19 7:00 pm – Knoxville, Tenn. Neyland Stadium

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Location ..................................................................Mars Hill, N.C. Founded ............................................................................... 1856 Enrollment ........................................................................... 1,250 Nickname ..............................................................................Lions Colors................................................................ Royal Blue & Gold Conference ............................... NCAA Div. II – South Atlantic (SAC) Facility (Capacity) ..............Ammons Family Athletic Center (5,000) President ............................................................. Dr. Dan Lunsford Director of Athletics .................................................. David Riggins

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 ................................................................ Knoxville, Tenn. Founded ................................................................................1794 Enrollment .......................................................................... 27,171 Nickname ......................................................................Volunteers Colors....................................................................Orange & White Conference ...................................................... Southeastern (SEC) Facility (Capacity) ...............................Neyland Stadium (102,455) President ............................................................... Dr. Joe DiPietro Director of Athletics ........................................................Dave Hart

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Head Coach ..............................................Tim Clifton (Mercer, ‘76) Record at Mars Hill ..............................................119-112 (22 yrs) Career Record ....................................................................... Same Basic Offense ................................................................... Multiple Basic Defense .......................................................................... 4-3 Lettermen Returning / Lost ................................................ 45 / 17 Starters Returning / Lost (O/D/S)........... 17 (6/8/3) / 11 (5/3/3) Series History ................. WCU leads 15-5-1 (W-15) Last Mtg 2013

Head Coach ...................................... Mike Houston (Mars Hill, ‘94) Record at The Citadel .......................................................5-7 (1 yr) Career Record ............................................................34-15 (4 yrs) Basic Offense .............................................................Triple Option Basic Defense ................................................................... Multiple Lettermen Returning / Lost ................................................42 / 18 Starters Returning / Lost (O/D/S)........... 18 (10/6/2) / 6 (1/5/0) Series History ................ WCU trails 16-22-1 (W–1); Last Mtg 2014

Head Coach .................................... Butch Jones (Ferris State, ‘90) Record at Tennessee ..................................................12-13 (2 yrs) Career Record ........................................................... 62-40 (8 yrs) Basic Offense ................................................................... Multiple Basic Defense .......................................................................... 3-4 Lettermen Returning / Lost ................................................42 / 30 Starters Returning / Lost (O/D/S)........... 10 (5/5/0) / 15 (6/6/3) Series History ............................................................First Meeting

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Football Contact ........................................................... Rick Baker SID Phone (O/H) ..................... (828) 689-1535 / (828) 689-2640 E-mail .................................................................. rbaker@mhu.edu Website .................................................... www.MarsHillLions.com Twitter........................................................................... @mhulions Press Box ............................................................. (828) 689-1535

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

Football Contact .......................................................... Jason Yellin SID Phone (O/C) ...................... (865) 974-1212 / (865) 314-0273 E-mail .................................................................... JYellin@utk.edu Website ........................................................... www.UTSports.com Twitter...................................................................... @Vol_Football Press Box ..............................................................(865) 314-0273

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MERCER

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

GAME 5 – YOUTH FOOTBALL DAY Saturday, Oct. 10 3:30 pm – Cullowhee Whitmire Stadium / Waters Field

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WOFFORD GAME 6 Saturday, Oct. 17 2:00 pm – Spartanburg, S.C. Gibbs Stadium

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Location .....................................................................Clinton, S.C. Founded ............................................................................... 1880 Enrollment ........................................................................... 1,200 Nickname ...................................................................... Blue Hose Colors...................................................................... Blue & Garnet Conference .....................................................................Big South Facility (Capacity) .......................Bailey Memorial Stadium (6,500) President ......................................................................Bob Staton Director of Athletics .....................................................Brian Reese

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

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

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Head Coach ............................... Harold Nichols (Presbyterian, ‘90) Record at Presby ....................................................... 15-49 (6 yrs) Career Record ....................................................................... Same Basic Offense .....................................................................Spread Basic Defense .......................................................................... 4-3 Lettermen Returning / Lost ................................................53 / 19 Starters Returning / Lost (O/D/S)........... 15 (4/9/2) / 10 (7/2/1) Series History ........................ Series tied 9-9 (L–1); Last Mtg 2014

Head Coach .......................................... Bobby Lamb (Furman, ‘87) Record at Mercer ......................................................... 16-8 (2 yrs) Career Record ..........................................................83-48 (12 yrs) Basic Offense ....................................................................... Pistol Basic Defense ....................................................................... 3-3-5 Lettermen Returning / Lost ..................................................69 / 9 Starters Returning / Lost (O/D/S)......... 24 (10/11/3) / 1 (1/0/0) Series History .......................WCU leads 1-0 (W–1); Last Mtg 2014

Head Coach ................................. Mike Ayers (Georgetown, Ky. ‘74) Record at Wofford ............................................ 182-126-1 (27 yrs) Career Record ...................................................193-147-2 (30 yrs) Basic Offense .................................................................Wingbone Basic Defense .............................................................. Multiple 50 Lettermen Returning / Lost ................................................35 / 25 Starters Returning / Lost (O/D/S)........... 21 (10/9/2) / 4 (1/2/1) Series History ................... WCU trails 13-24 (W–1); Last Mtg 2014

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Football Contact .............................................................Ryan Real SID Phone (O/C) ......................(864) 833-8252 / (502) 931-5651 E-mail ................................................................ rtreal@presby.edu Website ...................................................... www.GoBlueHose.com Twitter.................................................................@BlueHoseSports Press Box ............................................................ (864) 938-4040

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

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

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SAMFORD GAME 7 – HOMECOMING Saturday, Oct. 24 3:30 pm – Cullowhee Whitmire Stadium / Waters Field

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GAME 8 Saturday, Oct. 31 2:00 pm — Chattanooga, Tenn. Finley Stadium / Davenport Field

GAME 9 - HALL OF FAME DAY Saturday, Nov. 7 3:30 pm – Cullowhee Whitmire Stadium / Waters Field

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Location ............................................................. Birmingham, Ala. Founded ................................................ 1841 (as Howard College) Enrollment ........................................................................... 4,933 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 ......................................................................... 11,660 Nickname ..............................................................................Mocs Colors.........................................................Navy, Old Gold & Silver Conference .........................................................Southern (SoCon) Facility ......................................................Finley Stadium (20,668) Chancellor ............................................................Dr. Steven Angle Athletics Director ..................................................David Blackburn

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 .....................................................................TBA

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Head Coach ..............................Chris Hatcher (Valdosta State, ‘94) Record at Samford ...........................................................First Year Career Record ........................................................ 121-57 (15 yrs) Basic Offense .....................................................................Spread Basic Defense .......................................................................... 4-3 Lettermen Returning / Lost ................................................46 / 19 Starters Returning / Lost (O/D/S)........... 16 (7/7/2) / 10 (4/4/2) Series History .....................WCU trails 1-11 (L–11); Last Mtg 2014

Head Coach .............................. Russ Huesman (Chattanooga, ‘83) Record at UTC ............................................................ 41-29 (6 yrs) Career Record ....................................................................... Same Basic Offense ................................................................... Multiple Basic Defense ................................................................... Multiple Lettermen Returning / Lost ................................................42 / 19 Starters Returning / Lost (O/D/S)............. 16 (7/7/2) / 9 (4/4/1) Series History .....................WCU trails 16-25 (L–6); Last Mtg 2014

Head Coach ..........................................Bruce Fowler (Furman, ‘81) Record at Furman ......................................................20-28 (4 yrs) Career Record ....................................................................... Same Basic Offense ................................................................... Multiple Basic Defense ................................................................... Multiple Lettermen Returning / Lost ................................................44 / 15 Starters Returning / Lost (O/D/S)............. 20 (9/8/3) / 7 (3/3/1) Series History ................ WCU trails 11-29-2 (W–1); Last Mtg 2014

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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 ..........................................................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

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TEXAS A&M GAME 10 Saturday, Nov. 14 TBA – College Station, Texas Kyle Field

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VMI

GAME 11 Saturday, Nov. 21 1:30 pm – Lexington, Va. Foster Stadium / Alumni Memorial Field

WESTERN CAROLINA TRAVEL CENTRAL Where the Catamount Football team will stay on the road in 2015:

at The Citadel Saturday, Sept. 12 – Charleston, S.C. Kickoff: Hotel:

6:00 pm ET Hilton Garden Inn, Charleston-Airport 5265 International Blvd. North Charleston, S.C., 29418 (843) 308-9330

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Location ...................................................... College Station, Texas Founded ................................................................................1876 Enrollment ......................................................................... 62,185 Nickname ............................................................................Aggies Colors...................................................................Maroon & White Conference ...................................................... Southeastern (SEC) Facility (Capacity) ...........................................Kyle Field (102,512) President .............................................................Michael K. Young Director of Athletics ......................................................Eric Hyman

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 .......................................... Kevin Sumlin (Purdue, ‘88) Record at Texas A&M ................................................ 28-11 (3 yrs) Career Record ............................................................63-28 (6 yrs) Basic Offense ................................................................... Multiple Basic Defense .............................................................Multiple 4-3 Lettermen Returning / Lost ............................................... 50 / 23 Starters Returning / Lost (O/D/S)................ 21 (9/8/4) / (3/3/2) Series History ............................................................First Meeting

Head Coach ...............................Scott Wachenheim (Air Force, ‘84) Record at VMI .............................................................First Season Career Record .............................................................First Season Basic Offense .....................................................................Spread Basic Defense .......................................................................... 3-4 Lettermen Returning / Lost ................................................39 / 12 Starters Returning / Lost (O/D/S)............. 18 (9/7/2) / 7 (2/4/1) Series History ...................WCU leads 18-3 (W–12); Last Mtg 2014

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Football Contact ........................................................ Alan Cannon SID Phone (O/C) ......................(979) 845-5725 / (979) 777-4200 E-mail ............................................... acannon@athletics.tamu.edu Website ........................................................... www.12thman.com Twitter........................................................................... @12thMan Press Box ..............................................................(979) 862-5900

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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at Chattanooga Saturday, Oct. 31 – Chattanooga, Tenn. Kickoff: Hotel: Phone:

2:00 pm ET Marriott Chattanooga Downtown 2 Carter Plaza Chattanooga, Tenn. 37402 (423) 756-0002

Saturday, Nov. 14 – College Station, Texas Kickoff: Hotel: Phone:

TBA La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa 600 La Torretta Blvd. Montgomery, Texas 77356 (936) 448-4400

Saturday, Nov. 21 – Lexington, Va. Kickoff: Hotel: Phone:

1:30 pm ET Natural Bridge Park & History Hotel PO Box 87 Natural Bridge, Va. 24578 (540) 291-2121

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Series History vs. 2015 Opponents

CHATTANOOGA WCU trails: 16–25–0 At WCU: WCU trails 10-11-0 At UTC: WCU trails 6-14-0 SoCon: WCU trails 15-23 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

THE CITADEL WCU trails: 16–22–1 At WCU: Series tied 10-10-0 At Citadel: WCU trails 6-12-0 At Columbia: Series tied 0-0-1 SoCon: WCU trails 15-22-1 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 1991 ........ A.............L ...........13 1992 ........H.............L ...........31 1993 ........H........ W...............38 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

28 38 36 18 38 14 39 25 8 17 17 25 34 21 17 17 30 37 34 10 13 35 45 28 15

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FURMAN WCU trails: 11-29-2 At WCU: WCU trails 5-14-1 At FUR: WCU trails 6-15-1 SoCon: WCU trails 10-27-2 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 2004 ........ A.............L ...........10 31 2005 ........H........ W...............41 21 2006 ........ A.............L .............7 42 2007 ........H.............L ...........21 52 2008 ........ A.............L ...........21 28 2009 ........H.............L ...........14 33 2010 ........ A.............L ...........17 31 2011 ........H.............L ...........21 47

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MARS HILL WCU leads: 15-5-1 At WCU: WCU leads 13-4-0 At MHU: WCU leads 2-1-1 Year Site Result Score 1931 ........H.............L .............0 33 1932 ........ A.............L .............0 7 1937 ........ A................T ..........0 0 1938 ........H.............L .............0 6 1939 ........H.............L .............6 7 1945 ........H.............L .............0 25 1964 ........H........ W...............28 0 1965 ........ A........ W...............40 0 1966 ........ A........ W...............62 0 1967 ........H........ W...............56 12 1982 ........H........ W...............38 3 1987 ........H........ W...............41 0 1989 ........H........ W...............42 0 1990 ........H........ W...............20 7 1992 ........H........ W...............42 6 1999 ........H........ W...............59 0 2001 ........H........ W...............15 6 2005 ........H........ W...............21 7 2011 ........H........ W...............52 31 2012 ........H........ W...............42 14 2013 ........H........ W...............30 23 2015 ........H

SAMFORD

WOFFORD

WCU trails: 1–11–0

WCU trails: 13–24–0

At WCU: WCU trails 0-5-0 At SAM: WCU trails 1-6-0 SoCon: WCU trails 0-7 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........

TENNESSEE First Series Meeting At WCU: 0-0-0 At UT: 0-0-0

Year Site Result 2015 ........ A..............

Score

TEXAS A&M First Series Meeting

MERCER WCU leads: 1-0-0 At WCU: First Meeting, 2015 At MER: WCU leads 1-0-0 SoCon: WCU leads 1-0-0 Year Site Result Score 2014 ........ A........ W...............35 21 2015 ........H........

PRESBYTERIAN Series tied 9–9–0 At WCU: WCU trails 4-5-0 At PC: WCU leads 5-4-0 Year Site Result Score 1950 ........H.............L .............6 20 1951 ........ A.............L .............0 12 1952 ........H.............L .............6 44 1953 ........ A.............L .............0 20 1965 ........H........ W.................8 7 1966 ........ A.............L ...........29 42 1967 ........H.............L .............0 10 1968 ........H.............L ...........19 20 1969 ........H.............L ...........17 28 1970 ........ A........ W...............28 21 1972 ........ A........ W...............24 14 1973 ........H........ W...............31 12 1974 ........ A........ W...............28 10 1975 ........H........ W...............28 14 1976 ........ A........ W...............19 7 2007 ........H........ W...............33 20 2008 ........ A........ W...............23 21 2014 ........ A.............L ...........14 19 2015 ........H

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Year Site Result 2015 ........ A..............

Score

VMI WCU leads 18–3–0 At WCU: WCU leads 11-0-0 At VMI: WCU leads 7-3-0 SoCon: WCU leads 18-3

At WCU: WCU leads 10-9-0 At WOF: WCU trails 3-14-0 At Asheville: WCU trails 0-1-0 SoCon: WCU trails 3-15 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........ N - played in Asheville, NC

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........

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2014 in Review /// Notes

2014 POST-SEASON AWARD WINNERS (alphabetically): Derrick Davis (returning) ......................................... SoCon All-Freshman team Sertonuse Harris (returning) ...................... All-SoCon DB – 2nd team coaches Caleb Hawkins (returning) .............................All-SoCon DL – 2nd team media Troy Mitchell (returning) .. All-SoCon QB – 2nd team coaches, 2nd team media Trey Morgan (returning) ............................. All-SoCon DB – 2nd team coaches Detrez Newsome (returning) .......All-SoCon RS – 2nd team (coaches & media) .............................................................................. SoCon All-Freshman team Darius Ramsey (returning) ....................... All-SoCon RB – 2nd team (coaches) ..........................................Capital One Academic All-District III / All-America Daniel Riddle (returning) ........................................ SoCon All-Freshman team Spearman Robinson (returning) ......All-SoCon WR – 1st tm (coaches & media) Terryon Robinson (returning) ................................... All-SoCon WR – 2nd team Jake Thornton (returning) ................................All-SoCon OL – 1st team media Josh Wineberg (returning .All-SoCon OL – 2nd team coaches, 2nd team media Ace Clark (graduated)................. All-SoCon DB – 1st team (coaches & media) Christon Gill (graduated) ..............All-SoCon LB – 1st team (coaches& media) ............................................ College Sports Madness All-America – 3rd team Richard Sigmon (graduated).......................All-SoCon PK – 2nd team coaches ............................................................... Capital One Academic All-District III

NOTES COMING OUT OF 2014 FOR CATAMOUNT FOOTBALL: • Western Carolina is coming off of its first winning regular season since 2005 – and just the second finish above the .500 mark for the program since 2001 ... WCU scored seven victories in the 2014 season, matching the most since winning that same number in the ‘01 season ... It is just the 12th time in school history that a WCU football team has won seven-or-more games in a season;

WCU HAS 15 EARN ALL-SOCON ACCOLADES: • Western Carolina had a combined 15 different players honored by garnering post-season All-Southern Conference accolades from the head coaches and voting media ... the 13 players dubbed first-or-second team by the media and coaches are the most for a WCU football team since 13 were honored following the 1984 season.:

• Western Carolina finished the 2014 season tied for second in the league after being predicted fifth in the preseason by both the league’s head coaches and voting media ... It was the highest finish for WCU since 1986 and just the fourth runner-up finish for WCU in the SoCon since joining the league in 1977;

• Three Catamounts – WR Spearman Robinson, LB Christon Gill and DB Ace Clark – were unanimous first team selections by the both voting groups while two players on offense – QB Troy Mitchell and OL Josh Wineberg – were tabbed second team by both voting groups with RB Detrez Newsome earning both second team nods as a return specialist in addition to all-freshman honors;

• WCU closed its Southern Conference slate with five victories matching the most in program history and the most since winning five in 2001 (5-3) ... WCU has won five league games now nine times – (1983, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2001, 2014); • Since joining the SoCon in 1977, the Catamounts have

started a conference season 4-0 just TWICE – doing so in 1978 and matching that best start again this season in 2014 ... WCU played for first-place on Nov. 1 vs. UTC; • Western Carolina claimed its fifth home victory at Whitmire Stadium / Waters Field with the win over VMI ... the Catamounts have five, five-or-more win seasons at home since 1977 including a six home win season in 1983 – (1977, 1983, 1986, 1992, 2001) – this just four years removed from a squad that was winless at home in 2010; • WCU appeared among the “others receiving votes” in

The Sports Network media polling for five-straight weeks ... the Catamounts did make two-straight appearances in the same category of the FCS Coaches Poll in 2014 ... WCU first appeared in the media polling prior to the Catawba game marking the first WCU mention in the polls since 2006 ... In 2014, WCU was in “others receiving votes” six times; • WCU had a program-record 11 players receive SoCon

weekly accolades during the 2014 season ... Three offensive players – QB Troy Mitchell, WR Spearman Robinson and RB Detrez Newsome – were each honored twice with Newsome garnering Special Teams and Freshman of the Week plaudits ... Tailback Darius Ramsey was also honored once for the offense ... Combined, four different defenders were recognized – LB Christon Gill, LB Daniel Riddle, DB Jaleel Lorquet and DB Trey Morgan; • LB Daniel Riddle was added to The Sports Network’s of-

ficial watch list for the Jerry Rice Award, given annually to the nation’s top freshman at the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level ... Riddle is the first Catamount to appear on the list; 2015 CATAMOUNT FOOTBALL

• DB Trey Morgan was named second team All-SoCon by the

league’s head coaches while garnering first team plaudits from the media. Other WCU second team honorees from the coaches included RB Darius Ramsey, LB Sertonuse Harris and PK Richard Sigmon. • OL Jake Thornton was a first team All-SoCon selection by the SCSMA, while second-year WR Terryon Robinson and DL Caleb Hawkins also garnered second team plaudits from the media; • In addition to Newsome, two more first-year Catamounts

picked up all-freshman accolades on the defensive side of the ball as lineman Derrick Davis and linebacker Daniel Riddle were honored. CATAMOUNT FOOTBALL ODDS–N–ENDS: • WCU managed to outscore its opponents 105-to-65 in the first quarter during the 2014 season ... the Catamounts’ 105 first quarter points more than triples its total in 12 games from the 2013 season as WCU only managed 29 points in the 1st quarter; • WCU was the ONLY team in 2014 to score an offensive

touchdown against nationally-ranked Alabama in its gameopening drive; • In the 2014 season opener at South Florida, the Cata-

mount offense ran a combined 96 plays – just three shy of the program record of 99 set against Marshall in 1991; • WCU’s offense scored points on all but two drives against

Brevard, punting once late in the second quarter and taking a knee on the final possession of the game ... the 45 points scored by WCU are the most by a team under the direction of head coach Mark Speir ... the Catamounts scored 42 points in Speir’s first season in 2012 in a home win over Mars Hill and also put up 42 points in the 2014 home finale vs. VMI; • WCU’s road victory over Furman in Greenville, S.C., on

which at the time ranked FOURTH in all of FCS football and the FIFTH longest in all NCAA Div. I football ... The Catamounts also ended a 15-game SoCon road winless drought; • The Furman win also ended an eight-game slide to the Paladins dating back to 2005, while also halting a ninegame road losing skid – WCU’s first road win in the series since 1994; • WCU additionally halted winless droughts in SoCon play in 2014 against both Wofford (8-games)and The Citadel (3- games); • WCU’s road victory at Mercer was WCU’s second road

win of the season, representing the most wins away from Cullowhee in a single-season since 2010 (at GardnerWebb, at The Citadel) ... According to available research and available records, that road win was also WCU’s firstever victory in the state of Georgia. DARIUS RAMSEY NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA: WCU tailback Darius Ramsey was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I football team as selected and announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) ... Ramsey is just the fourth Catamount football player to earn Academic All-America honors all-time – and the first since Jason Whaley back in 2003 ... Ramsey joined Whaley, Eddie Maddox (1st team in 1984, 2nd team in 1985) and Mike Wade (2nd team in 1975, 1st team in 1976) ... Ramsey was the first student-athlete at WCU to earn Academic All-America honors since men’s basketball’s Jake Robinson (3rd team, 2009-10). ACE CLARK PLAYS IN TWO BOWL GAMES: • WCU senior defensive back Ace Clark played in a pair of

post-season all-star bowl games following the 2014 season ... Clark played in both the 2015 Medal of Honor Bowl in Charleston, and the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in California; • Clark received an invitation to participate in the Seattle

Seahawks summer mini-camp in May, 2015. CONTRACT EXTENSION FOR HEAD COACH MARK SPEIR: • The executive committee of WCU’s Board of Trustees

unanimously approved the request for a four-year contract extension for Catamount head football coach Mark Speir it was announced in early February; • Speir and his coaching staff were among 20 national finalists for the 2014 Eddie Robinson Award given to honor the national Coach of the Year at the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level.

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2014 in Review /// Statistics

2014 OVERALL RECORD: 7-5

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HOME: 5-1

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AWAY: 2-4

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SOCON: 5-2

REC. SoCon TIME

ATTEND

TOP RUSHER

TOP PASSER

TOP RECEIVER

TOP TACKLER

0-1

0-0

3:35

31,642

Ramsey: 15-58, TD

Mitchell: 46-66-0, 2TD

T. Robinson: 15-121, TD

Dickson: 6

DATE

OPPONENT

SCORE

Aug. 30

at South Florida

31-36

SEPT. 6

BREVARD

W

45-21

1-1

0-0

3:00

8,929

Ramsey: 9-88, 3 TDs

Mitchell: 13-15-0

T. Robinson: 3-61

Clark: 15

SEPT. 13

CATAWBA

W

35-17

2-1

0-0

3:20

10,511

Ramsey: 11-56

Mitchell: 17-28-0, 2 TD

D. Newsome: 6-49

Riddle: 18

Sept. 27

at Furman *

W

Oct. 4

at Presbyterian

OCT. 11

WOFFORD *

W

26-14

Oct. 18

at Mercer *

W

35-21

OCT. 25

THE CITADEL *

W

29-15

6-2

L

35-17 14-19

L

3-1

1-0

3:29

9,789

Ramsey: 17-113, TD

Mitchell: 12-19-1, 2 TD

S. Robinson: 65-120, TD

Gill: 7

3-2

1-0

2:52

4,007

Ramsey: 15-72

Mitchell: 10-24-2, 2 TD

T. Robinson: 5-60

Gill: 8

4-2

2-0

2:48

7,343

G. Brown: 10-67

Mitchell: 10-15-0

D. Ramsey: 3-25

Gill: 12

5-2

3-0

3:14

9,277

Newsome: 16-76

Mitchell: 13-18-0, 3 TD

S. Robinson: 7-108, 3TD

Harris: 14

4-0

3:07

13,323

Mitchell: 15-131

Mitchell: 21-29-2, TD

T. Robinson: 10-183

Dickson: 16

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CHATTANOOGA *

0-51

L

6-3

4-1

2:50

8,705

Warren: 3-7

Mitchell: 8-17-1

Benson: 1-40

Gill: 14

Nov. 8

at Samford *

20-34

L

6-4

4-2

3:15

4,689

Ramsey: 18-95

Mitchell: 26-40-2

Benson: 7-91

Morgan/Gill: 8

7-4

5-2

3:36

8,339

Ramsey: 19-128

Mitchell: 32-42-1, 5 TD

Benson: 8-127, 4TD

Clark/Gill: 8

7-5

5-2

3:20

101,325

Ramsey: 4-10

Mitchell: 23-39-0, 2TD

Benson: 9-118

Morgan/Gill: 10

NOV. 15

VMI *

Nov. 22

at Alabama

W

42-27 14-48

L

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* - Southern Conference Games ALL CAPS - denotes HOME games

2014 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 326 27.2 210 237 102 114 21 2024 2223 199 431 4.7 168.7 22 2630 239-364-12 7.2 11.0 219.2 21 4654 795 5.9 387.8 51-1106 18-137 11-27 21.7 7.6 2.5 15-8 87-875 72.9 63-2485 39.4 34.9 56-3117 55.7 37.4 29:04 65/155 42% 12/18 67% 13-74 20 45 3-4 2-4 (30-37) 81% (27-37) 73% (43-43) 100% 57150 6/9525 3RD 64 46

4TH 88 75

2014 WCU OVERALL INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

OPP 320 26.7 71 258 144 93 21 2740 2977 237 536 5.1 228.3 23 2117 155-302-11 7.0 13.7 176.4 14 4857 838 5.8 404.8 50-922 15-148 12-106 18.4 9.9 8.8 22-14 81-672 56.0 42-1668 39.7 36.5 67-4098 61.2 39.1 30:55 83/175 47% 8/18 44% 14-83 0 39 16-22 0-0 (33-44) 75% (22-44) 50% (34-35) 97% 160729 6/26788 OT 0 0

* - Southern Conference Games

RUSHING Darius Ramsey Troy Mitchell Detrez Newsome Garrett Brown Shaun Warren Keion Crossen Destry Barnwell London Richardson Richard Sigmon Willie Police Wes Holcombe TEAM

GP 12 12 12 11 10 12 11 12 11 12 3 6

Att 148 127 96 28 18 1 1 1 1 3 2 5

Gain 790 670 519 143 71 16 6 2 0 5 1 0

TOTAL OPPONENTS

12 12

431 536

2223 2977

PASSING

Loss 27 115 31 5 2 0 0 0 0 5 5 9

Net 763 555 488 138 69 16 6 2 0 0 -4 -9

Avg 5.2 4.4 5.1 4.9 3.8 16.0 6.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 -2.0 -1.8

TD 6 6 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

199 2024 237 2740

4.7 5.1

22 23

Long Avg/G 38 63.6 55 46.2 38 40.7 24 12.5 19 6.9 16 1.3 6 0.5 2 0.2 0 0.0 2 0.0 1 -1.3 0 -1.5 55 62

168.7 228.3

Troy Mitchell Garrett Brown Wes Holcombe Terryon Robinson

G 12 11 3 11

Effic 139.90 102.74 0.27 278.80

Att-Cmp-Int 231-352-9 6-7-1 1-3-1 1-2-1

Pct 65.6 85.7 33.3 50.0

Yds 2541 38 12 39

TD 20 0 0 1

Lng 56 11 12 39

Avg/G 211.8 3.5 4.0 3.5

TOTAL OPPONENTS

12 12

138.80 118.22

239-364-12 155-302-11

65.7 51.3

2630 2117

21 14

56 51

219.2 176.4

RECEIVING Terryon Robinson Spearman Robinson Karnorris Benson Willie Police Detrez Newsome Darius Ramsey Jeff Moore Tyler Sexton Michael Helms Jr. Shaun Warren C.J. Goodman London Richardson Steffon Hill

G 11 12 10 12 12 12 11 12 12 10 11 12 6

No. 56 45 40 33 20 16 9 8 6 2 2 1 1

Yds 643 571 519 319 134 140 114 93 80 7 -1 7 4

Avg 11.5 12.7 13.0 9.7 6.7 8.8 12.7 11.6 13.3 3.5 -0.5 7.0 4.0

TD 1 11 5 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0

Long 43 44 44 56 16 36 37 31 28 6 6 7 4

Avg/G 58.5 47.6 51.9 26.6 11.2 11.7 10.4 7.8 6.7 0.7 -0.1 0.6 0.7

TOTAL OPPONENTS

12 12

239 155

2630 2117

11.0 13.7

21 14

56 51

219.2 176.4

C.J. Goodman Garrett Brown TEAM Jeff Moore K.P. Hicks Terryon Robinson

No. 10 4 1 1 1 1

Yds 110 10 0 5 11 1

Avg 11.0 2.5 0.0 5.0 11.0 1.0

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 29 6 0 5 0 0

TOTAL OPPONENTS

18 15

137 148

7.6 9.9

0 0

29 42

PUNT RETURNS

TOTAL 326 320

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KICK RETURNS Detrez Newsome Shaun Warren Trey Morgan Karnorris Benson Steffon Hill Keion Crossen Terryon Robinson C.J. Goodman

No. 26 13 4 3 2 1 1 1

Yds 689 203 74 63 36 21 0 20

Avg 26.5 15.6 18.5 21.0 18.0 21.0 0.0 20.0

TD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 100 49 24 26 21 21 0 20

TOTAL OPPONENTS

51 50

1106 922

21.7 18.4

1 0

100 41

PUNTING Destry Barnwell Blake Metcalf

No. Yds 53 2110 10 375

Avg 39.8 37.5

Long 61 50

TOTAL OPPONENTS

63 2485 42 1668

39.4 39.7

61 57

INTERCEPTIONS Trey Morgan Terrence Green Fred Payne Sertonuse Harris Ace Clark Christon Gill

No. 6 1 1 1 1 1

Yds 0 0 11 -2 10 8

Avg 0.0 0.0 11.0 -2.0 10.0 8.0

TOTAL OPPONENTS

11 12

27 106

2.5 8.8

FUMBLE RETURNS

No. 1 1 1

Yds 0 10 7

Avg 0.0 10.0 7.0

3 2

17 15

5.7 7.5

Sertonuse Harris Jaleel Lorquet Christon Gill TOTAL OPPONENTS

TB 7 0

FC I20 5 11 1 3

7 0

6 3

Blkd 0 0

14 13

TD

0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 1 0 11 0 10 8

0 2

11 32

0 1 0

Long 0 10 7

1 0

10 10

TD

TOTAL OFFENSE

|--------------- PATs ---------------|

SCORING Karnorris Benson Spearman Robinson Detrez Newsome Richard Sigmon Troy Mitchell Darius Ramsey Karnorris Benson Tyler Sexton Jaleel Lorquet Terryon Robinson Shaun Warren Willie Police TEAM

TD 12 11 10 0 6 6 5 3 1 1 1 1 0

FGs Kick 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-4 43-43 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 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

TOTAL OPPONENTS

45 3-4 39 16-22

43-43 34-35

Rush 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

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

Pass 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

DXP 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 1

0-0 0-1

1 2

1-2 2-3

0 0

1 0

Points 72 66 60 52 36 36 32 18 6 6 6 6 2

FIELD GOALS

FG-FGA

Pct

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

50+

Lg

Blk

3-4

75.0

1-1

0-0

33

0

2-3

0-0

G 12 12 12 11 10 11 12 3 11 12 6

Plays 479 148 96 35 18 2 1 5 1 1 5

Rush 555 763 488 138 69 0 16 -4 6 2 -9

Pass 2541 0 0 38 0 39 0 12 0 0 0

Total 3096 763 488 176 69 39 16 8 6 2 -9

Avg/G 258.0 63.6 40.7 16.0 6.9 3.5 1.3 2.7 0.5 0.2 -1.5

TOTAL OPPONENTS

12 12

795 838

2024 2740

2630 2117

4654 4857

387.8 404.8

ALL PURPOSE LEADERS Detrez Newsome Darius Ramsey Terryon Robinson Karnorris Benson Spearman Robinson Troy Mitchell Willie Police Shaun Warren Garrett Brown C.J. Goodman Jeff Moore Tyler Sexton Michael Helms Jr. Trey Morgan Steffon Hill Keion Crossen Fred Payne K.P. Hicks Ace Clark London Richardson Christon Gill Destry Barnwell Sertonuse Harris Wes Holcombe TEAM

G 12 12 11 10 12 12 12 10 11 11 11 12 12 12 6 12 12 12 11 12 12 11 12 3 6

Rush 488 763 0 0 0 555 0 69 138 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 -4 -9

Rec 134 140 643 519 571 0 319 7 0 -1 114 93 80 0 4 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0

PR 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 110 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KOR 689 0 0 63 0 0 0 203 0 20 0 0 0 74 36 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

IR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 10 0 8 0 -2 0 0

Tot 1311 903 644 582 571 555 319 279 148 129 119 93 80 74 40 37 11 11 10 9 8 6 -2 -4 -9

Avg/G 109.2 75.2 58.5 58.2 47.6 46.2 26.6 27.9 13.5 11.7 10.8 7.8 6.7 6.2 6.7 3.1 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.5 -0.2 -1.3 -1.5

TOTAL Opponents......

12 2024 12 2740

2630 2117

137 148

1106 922

27 106

5924 6033

493.7 502.8

326 320

Richard Sigmon

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Troy Mitchell Darius Ramsey Detrez Newsome Garrett Brown Shaun Warren Terryon Robinson Keion Crossen Wes Holcombe Destry Barnwell London Richardson TEAM

FG SEQUENCE

Western Carolina OPPONENTS USF ......................................................(33) .............................(47),(33),(26) Brevard................................................. (19) .......................................Catawba ..................................................- ....................................31,(39) Furman ....................................................- .................................44,(51),35 Presbyterian College ................................- .........................................Wofford ................................................(33) ..................................... 24 Mercer .....................................................- ................................(35),(44),44 The Citadel ............................................ 32 ........................................Chattanooga............................................- ...............................(33),(27),(39) Samford ..................................................- .................................. (39),(35) VMI..........................................................- .................................. (45),(38) Alabama ..................................................- ................................(20),(28),31 Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

KICKOFFS

No. Yds 37 2118 19 999

Avg 57.2 52.6

TB 1 3

OB 2 0

Retn

Net

Avg YdLn Start

Mark Powell Richard Sigmon TOTAL OPPONENTS

56 3117 67 4098

55.7 61.2

4 15

2 1

922 1106

37.4 39.1

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2014 TEAM STATISTICAL TOTALS (SoCon Rank, 8 teams): Scoring Offense: ................................................................... 326 pts / 27.2 ppg (5th) Scoring Defense:...................................................................320 pts / 26.7 ppg (5th) Total Offense: .............................................................................. 387.8 yds/gm (5th) Total Defense: ..............................................................................404.8 yds/gm (6th) Rushing Offense: ......................................................................... 168.7 yds/gm (6th) Rushing Defense: .........................................................................228.3 yds/gm (7th) Passing Offense: ......................................................................... 219.2 yds/gm (2nd) Passing Defense: ......................................................................... 176.4 yds/gm (4th) Pass Efficiency: ................................................................................ 138.8 effic. (3rd) Pass Defense Efficiency: ..................................................................118.2 effic. (2nd) First Downs: .................................................................................. 19.8 avg/gm. (5th) 3rd Down Conversions: .......................................................... 65-of-155, 41.9% (5th) Opp. 3rd Down Conversions: ...................................................83-of-175, 47.4% (8th) 4th Down Conversions: ............................................................ 12-of-18, 66.7% (1st) Opp. 4th Down Conversions: ..................................................... 8-of-18, 44.4% (2nd) Time of Possession: ..................................................................................29:04 (7th) Kickoff Returns: ............................................................................. 21.7 yds/ret. (1st) Kickoff Coverage:........................................................................... 37.8 yds/ret. (7th) Punting: ....................................................................................... 34.9 net/punt (5th) Punt Returns: ................................................................................... 7.6 yds/ret. (3rd) Interceptions: ................................................................................................ 11 (4th) Turnover Margin: ............................................................+5 (25 gained - 20 lost) (3rd) Sacks By:....................................................................................... 13 for 74 yds (7th) Sacks Against: ............................................................................... 14 for 83 yds (3rd) Field Goals: ..............................................................................3-for-4 / 75.0% (2nd) PAT Kicking: ..........................................................................43-of-43 / 100.0% (1st) Penalties: ................................................................... 87-for-875, 72.9 yds/gm (8th) Opp. Penalties: ..................................................... 81-for-672 yds, 56.0 yds/gm (4th)

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2014 WCU OVERALL DEFENSIVE STATISTICS DEFENSIVE STATISTICS 7 Christon Gill 28 Ace Clark 58 Daniel Riddle 4 Sertonuse Harris

GP

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

TFL/Yds

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

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

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

Blkd Kick

Safety

12-11

51

60

111

12.0-42

3.0-23

1-8

2

1

2-7

1

.

.

11-11

36

42

78

3.5-6

.

1-10

2

.

1-0

3

.

.

12-9

35

39

74

5.0-32

1.5-15

.

2

1

.

2

.

.

12-12

36

32

68

8.5-24

2.5-12

1--2

4

.

2-0

.

.

.

3 Fred Payne

12-12

33

35

68

1.0-5

.

1-11

5

.

.

.

.

.

26 Trey Morgan

12-12

45

16

61

2.0-6

.

6-0

8

2

2-0

4

.

.

93 Caleb Hawkins

12-12

27

27

54

11.0-36

3.0-12

.

1

2

.

2

.

.

27 Tyson Dickson

6-4

17

27

44

3.0-8

.

.

2

.

.

1

.

.

2 Jaleel Lorquet

10-7

23

8

31

1.5-4

.

.

6

.

2-10

.

.

.

22 Bryson Jordan

11-1

9

18

27

1.0-5

.

.

.

.

.

1

.

.

94 John McBeth

10-10

14

13

27

2.0-5

.

.

.

2

1-0

1

.

.

9-6

8

18

26

1.0-3

.

.

.

.

.

1

.

.

79 Helva Matungulu

10-6

11

11

22

3.0-5

0.5-0

.

.

2

.

.

.

.

42 A.J. Newman Jr.

10-2

8

12

20

0.5-1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

95 Daniel Nash

12-0

6

13

19

.

.

.

.

.

1-0

.

.

.

90 Kelvin Ume

97 Ezavian Dunn

12-7

9

10

19

0.5-1

.

.

.

.

.

.

1

.

92 Andrew Mayton

12-2

10

8

18

1.5-11

1.5-11

.

.

1

.

.

.

.

35 Keion Crossen

12-0

11

6

17

.

.

.

4

.

.

.

.

.

24 Terrence Green

11-2

8

6

14

1.0-1

.

1-0

2

.

.

.

.

.

17 Damian Whitaker

11-1

10

3

13

.

.

.

1

.

1-0

1

.

.

30 A.J. McKoy

12-0

10

3

13

.

.

.

.

2

.

.

.

. .

57 Avery Worsham

12-0

5

5

10

1.0-1

.

.

1

1

.

.

.

49 Fred Mooring

10-1

3

4

7

1.0-1

1.0-1

.

.

3

.

.

.

.

98 Derrick Davis

11-2

2

5

7

0.5-1

.

.

.

1

.

.

.

.

37 K.P. Hicks

12-0

3

4

7

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

1

.

51 Tommy Tate

10-0

2

4

6

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

. .

43 Kendall White

11-0

3

2

5

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

70 Dylan Sluder

11-2

3

2

5

0.5-1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

32 Chris Seaborn

12-0

2

2

4

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

25 Kris Smith

12-0

2

2

4

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

96 Tahjai Watt

10-0

2

2

4

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

41 Lee Pattillo

12-0

1

2

3

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

15 Michael Helms Jr.

12-4

1

2

3

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

14 Karnorris Benson

10-9

3

.

3

.

.

.

.

.

1-0

.

.

.

87 Destry Barnwell

11-0

1

1

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

40 Tra Hardy

6-0

2

.

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

. .

91 Tyler Junius

9-0

.

2

2

.

.

.

.

1

1-0

.

.

36 Richard Sigmon

11-0

1

1

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

16 Terryon Robinson

11-9

2

.

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

TM TEAM

6-0

2

.

2

1.0-1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

1

59 Chandler Addertion

12-0

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

74 Hunter Kirby

12-10

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

10 Troy Mitchell

12-12

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

1

.

.

12 Mark Powell

10-0

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

. .

12-11

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

80 Gary Richardson

8 Spearman Robinson

12-0

.

1

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

21 Detrez Newsome

12-0

.

.

.

.

.

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

TOTAL OPPONENTS

12-0 12-0

462 506

448 336

910 842

62-200 64.0-217

13-74 14-83

11-27 12-106

41 30

19 9

14-17 8-15

18 10

2 .

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G A M E ONE • AUG. 30, 2014 • TAMPA, FLA.

G A M E TWO • SEPT. 6, 2014 • CULLOWHEE, N.C.

WESTERN CAROLINA .................... 31 SOUTH FLORIDA ........................... 36

BREVARD ..................................... 21 WESTERN CAROLINA .................... 45

RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM (31,642)

E.J. WHITMIRE STADIUM / BOB WATERS FIELD (8,929)

TAMPA, FLA. – Two Catamounts matched or established school offensive single-game records on Saturday night, but it was not enough to eclipse the debut of South Florida running back Marlon Mack. The true freshman tailback rushed for 275 yards and four touchdowns as the Bulls came from behind to fend off upset-minded Western Carolina, 36-31, in the season-opener for both squads at Raymond James Stadium. Junior quarterback Troy Mitchell set a WCU single-game record with a career-high 46 pass completions on a school-benchmark 66 pass attempts in the season-opener. The Houston, Texas, product tossed a pair of touchdown passes and rushed for a third score, amassing a career-high 374 yards passing - tied for the ninth-best, single-game performance. On the receiving end of 27 of Mitchell’s completions was sophomore receivers Terryon Robinson and Willie Police. Robinson matched a 30-year old school single-game record with a career-best 15 catches for 121 yards and a touchdown as eight Catamounts recorded receptions. Police had 12 catches for 86 yards with redshirt sophomore Spearman Robinson catching eight passes for 69 yards and a fourth quarter touchdown for the Purple & Gold. The Catamounts led much of the night, pulling out to a 14-3 first quarter lead and carried a one-point, 17-16, edge into the halftime locker room. The lead remained intact until the waning moments of the third quarter when Mack struck from 60 yards out to give USF a 23-17 advantage. All told, Mack scored three touchdowns of 56-or-more yards including runs of 62, 60 and 56 yards, respectively. He matched USF’s school single-game rushing record. Catamount junior tailback Darius Ramsey amassed 111all-purpose yards including a team-high 58 yards on the ground and four catches for 53 yards through the air. His first quarter-ending, two-yard plunge put WCU ahead, 14-3, through 15 minutes of play. USF’s Marvin Kloss split the uprights on his second and third field goals of the evening from 33 and 26 yards out in the second quarter with WCU’s Richard Sigmon punching through a 33-yarder to provide the halftime score, 17-16. Mack then closed the third and opened the fourth quarters with scores to push the deficit to 13, 30-17. Western Carolina pulled back to within one score on a six-yard Spearman Robinson touchdown reception to cap an impressive 17-play drive only to see Mack rattle off his third rushing TD of the year to stretch the score to 36-24. The Catamounts answered with Terryon Robinson’s 14-yard grab, but the ensuing on-side kick failed to provide the finally tally, 36-31. Score by Quarters Western Carolina USF Scoring Summary: 1st 05:59 WCU 02:25 USF 00:00 WCU 2nd 08:08 USF 05:38 USF 01:03 WCU 00:24 USF 3rd 04:57 USF 4th 12:21 USF 06:06 WCU 04:40 USF 00:09 WCU

1 14 3

2 3 13

3 0 7

4 14 13

Score 31 36

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 27 29-80 374 67-46-1 96-454 0-0 2-0 5-66 1-10 8-38.9 2-1 5-45 37:21 9 of 19 2 of 2 5-5 0-0

Score by Quarters Brevard Western Carolina

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

Troy Mitchell 4 yd run (Sigmon kick), 12-58 4:19 KLOSS, Marvin 47 yd field goal, 7-25 3:27 Darius Ramsey 2 yd run (Sigmon kick), 9-88 2:19 KLOSS, Marvin 33 yd field goal, 5-34 1:13 MACK, Marlon 62 yd run (KLOSS kick), 1-62 0:10 Richard Sigmon 33 yd field goal, 9-51 2:39 KLOSS, Marvin 26 yd field goal, 7-52 0:37 MACK, Marlon 60 yd run (KLOSS, Marvin kick), 4-90 1:44 MACK, Marlon 3 yd run (KLOSS, Marvin kick), 10-87 3:03 Spearman Robinson 6 yd pass from T. Mitchell (Sigmon kick), 17-76 6:09 MACK, Marlon 56 yd run (JOHNSON, D’Erne rush failed), 3-72 1:19 Terryon Robinson 14 yd pass from T. Mitchell (Sigmon kick), 11-65 1:31

WCU 7 - USF 0 WCU 7 - USF 3 WCU 14 - USF 3 WCU 14 - USF 6 WCU 14 - USF 13 WCU 17 - USF 13 WCU 17 - USF 16 WCU 17 - USF 23 WCU 17 - USF 30 WCU 24 - USF 30 WCU 24 - USF 36 WCU 31 - USF 36

Scoring Summary: 1st 10:07 WCU 06:00 WCU 2nd 14:04 BRV 11:13 WCU 03:40 BRV 01:35 WCU 3rd 03:51 BRV 02:49 WCU 4th 06:46 WCU 04:01 WCU

1 0 14

2 14 14

3 7 7

4 0 10

Score 21 45

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

Darius Ramsey 1 yd run (Richard Sigmon kick), 11-0 4:53 Darius Ramsey 5 yd run (Richard Sigmon kick), 6-73 2:28 T. Wright 3 yd run (A. Noboa kick), 12-79 6:50 Detrez Newsome 4 yd run (Richard Sigmon kick), 6-50 2:40 J. Ollis 4 yd run (A. Noboa kick), 6-68 3:13 Darius Ramsey 2 yd run (Richard Sigmon kick), 7-75 1:59 T. Wright 5 yd run (A. Noboa kick), 18-78 11:03 Detrez Newsome 33 yd run (Richard Sigmon kick), 3-75 1:02 Richard Sigmon 19 yd field goal, 9-81 4:42 Shaun Warren 2 yd run (Richard Sigmon kick), 3-25 0:59 BRV 18 60-278 18 4-1-0 64-296 0-0 1-0 6-111 0-0 5-35.8 1-0 10-72 38:46 5 of 13 2 of 2 3-3 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 .....................................

USF 13 33-294 191 27-10-1 60-485 0-0 1-24 4-86 1-0 3-47.3 2-1 6-38 22:34 4 of 13 0 of 2 3-3 4-12

RUSHING: WCU – Darius Ramsey 15-58; Troy Mitchell 11-21; London Richardson 1-2; Detrez Newsome 2-minus 1. USF – MACK, Marlon 24-275; WHITE, Mike 1-17; ADAMS, Rodney 1-9; JOHNSON, D’Erne 5-6; TEAM 2-minus 13. PASSING: WCU – Troy Mitchell 46-66-0-374; Terryon Robinson 0-1-1-0. USF – WHITE, Mike 9-26-1-181; BENCH, Steven 1-1-0-10. RECEIVING: WCU – Terryon Robinson 15-121; Willie Police 12-86; Spearman Robinson 8-69; Darius Ramsey 4-53; Jeff Moore 3-28; Michael Helms Jr. 2-6; C.J. Goodman 1-6; Detrez Newsome 1-5. USF – DAMS, Rodney 3-67; WELCH, Deonte 3-33; DAVIS, Andre 1-44; PRICE, Sean 1-32; POPE, Marlon 1-10; MACK, Marlon 1-5. INTERCEPTIONS: WCU – Ace Clark 1-10. USF – YRD, Jamie 1-0. FUMBLES: Western Carolina-TEAM 1-0; Darius Ramsey 1-1. USF-TEAM 1-0; MACK, Marlon 1-1. SACKS (UA-A): Western Carolina-None. USF-CALLOWAY, Derri 1-0; CLIETT, Reshard 1-0; WHITEHURST, Tas 1-0; HILL, Demetrius 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): WCU – Tyson Dickson 4-2; Christon Gill 3-2; Damian Whitaker 3-2; Ace Clark 4-0; Jaleel Lorquet 3-1; Trey Morgan 2-1; Daniel Riddle 2-0; Caleb Hawkins 2-0; Andrew Mayton 2-0; John McBeth 1-1; Kendall White 1-0; Sertonuse Harris 1-0; Kelvin Ume 1-0; Lee Pattillo 1-0; Fred Payne 1-0; Terrence Green 1-0; Helva Matungulu 0-1. USF – BYRD, Jamie 8-3; HARRIS, Nigel 7-1; DUNKLEY, Chris 7-0; GODWIN, Nate 5-1; WARD, Johnny 4-2; HARLEY, LeGrand 4-1; ABRAHAM, Devin 4-0; WHITEHURST, Tas 3-1; LEE, Eric 3-1; SANCHEZ, Auggie 2-2; CLIETT, Reshard 2-1; CALLOWAY, Derri 2-1; SWAIN, Rahmon 2-0; NICHOLS, Deatri 2-0; WATSON, Elkino 1-1; WELCH, Deonte 0-2; GRIFFIN, Trevon 1-0; JOHNSON, D’Erne 1-0; CHANDLER, Todd 1-0; DAVIS, Andre 1-0; HILL, Demetrius 1-0; HAMILTON, James 0-1.

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CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Junior tailback Darius Ramsey rushed for three touchdowns while his freshman counterpart Detrez Newsome scored twice on the ground as Western Carolina pulled away from Brevard College for a 45-21 home-opening victory in nonconference action on Saturday afternoon at E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field. Senior tailback Shaun Warren added a sixth rushing score in the fourth quarter as WCU snapped a four-game slide that dated back to last season. The Catamounts also got a 19-yard field goal from senior Richard Sigmon to provide the final tally. Newsome accounted for a game-high 207 yards in the win, rushing for a career-best 88 yards on seven catches with 99 yards in kickoff return yardage. Ramsey also charted 88 yards rushing with three of his eight rushing attempts finishing in the end zone. Junior quarterback Troy Mitchell had another solid offensive performance, completing all but two of his 15 pass attempts (13-for-15) for 142 yards. The Houston, Texas, product added 84 rushing yards and was not sacked in the win. Senior QB Garrett Brown saw action in the backfield, orchestrating WCU’s final scoring drive, rushing once for four yards. Sophomore wide receiver Willie Police led the Catamounts with five catches for 27 yards while secondyear wide out Terryon Robinson led the team with 61 receiving yards on three catches. Ramsey handed WCU an early two touchdown lead in the first quarter with rushing scores of one and five yards. Brevard pulled back to within a score as quarterback Tanner Wright capped a 12-play drive with a three-yard TD to make it 14-7 on the second play of the second quarter. Newsome pushed WCU back ahead with his first career rushing score, making it 21-7 in the second quarter. On the drive, the Raeford, N.C., native rushed for 37 of WCU’s 50 yards on the drive. Ramsey would later add his third TD on the ground right before the half to make it 28-14 at intermission. Brevard’s run-oriented option attack consumed over 11 minutes of the third quarter clock with Wright capping the 18-play drive with his second rushing score of the contest to pull the Tornados back to within seven points, 28-21. However, the Catamounts finished the game with 17-unanswered points including a 33-yard rumble by Newsome, Sigmon’s field goal and Warren’s two-yard plunge to secure the victory. For Brevard, running back Jordan Ollis rushed for 105 yards on 21 carries with a touchdown while Wright scored twice with 99 yards rushing. Michael Gruber finished with 10 tackles to lead the Tornados defensive unit. Three defenders posted double-digit tackles led by redshirt senior captain Ace Clark with a game-high 15 tackles including one for loss while Christon Gill recorded 12 stops with a TFL.

BRV 0 - WCU 7 BRV 0 - WCU 14 BRV 7 - WCU 14 BRV 7 - WCU 21 BRV 14 - WCU 21 BRV 14 - WCU 28 BRV 21 - WCU 28 BRV 21 - WCU 35 BRV 21 - WCU 38 BRV 21 - WCU 45 WCU 22 34-283 142 15-13-0 49-425 0-0 4-36 3-99 0-0 1-49.0 0-0 6-83 21:14 3 of 5 0 of 0 6-6 0-0

RUSHING: BRV – J. Ollis 21-105; T. Wright 20-99; K. Jeter 13-53; A. Overholt 5-14; G. Nestor 1-7. WCU – Darius Ramsey 9-88; Detrez Newsome 7-88; Troy Mitchell 11-84; Shaun Warren 4-26; Garrett Brown 1-4; Team 2-minus 7. PASSING: BRV – T. Wright 1-4-0-18. WCU – Troy Mitchell 13-15-0-142. RECEIVING: BRV – A. Overholt 1-18. WCU – Willie Police 5-27; Terryon Robinson 3-61; Detrez Newsome 2-20; Jeff Moore 1-22; Darius Ramsey 1-7; Spearman Robinson 1-5. INTERCEPTIONS: BRV – None. WCU – None. FUMBLES: BRV – T. Wright 1-0. WCU – None. SACKS (UA-A): BRV – None. WCU – None. TACKLES (UA-A): BRV – M. Gruber 4-6; L. Allen 1-6; C. Shubert 3-3; J. Woerner 1-5; M. Lunsford 1-5; J. Chandler 2-3; M. Atkins 1-3; J. Vause 1-3; A. Washington 2-1; G. Hilliard 2-1; C. Hamrick 1-2; R. Demosthene 0-3; A. Noboa 2-0; J. Hicks 1-1; S. Lee 0-2; TEAM 1-0. WCU – Ace Clark 6-9; Christon Gill 3-9; Tyson Dickson 1-9; Caleb Hawkins 2-5; Kelvin Ume 1-5; Daniel Nash 0-6; Sertonuse Harris 2-3; A.J. Newman Jr. 2-3; Daniel Riddle 3-1; Fred Payne 0-4; Trey Morgan 2-1; Bryson Jordan 1-2; Helva Matungulu 2-0; Keion Crossen 1-0; Tra Hardy 1-0; Andrew Mayton 1-0; Ezavian Dunn 1-0; Team 1-0; Chris Seaborn 1-0; Damian Whitaker 1-0; K.P. Hicks 0-1; Michael Helms Jr. 0-1; Kris Smith 0-1; Gary Richardson 0-1; John McBeth 0-1; Derrick Davis 0-1; Kendall White 0-1.

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GAME THREE • SEPT. 13, 2014 • CULLOWHEE, N.C.

G A M E FOUR • SEPT. 27, 2014 • GREENVILLE, S.C.

CATAWBA ..................................... 17 WESTERN CAROLINA .................... 35

WESTERN CAROLINA .................... 35 FURMAN ...................................... 17

E.J. WHITMIRE STADIUM / BOB WATERS FIELD (10,511)

PALADIN STADIUM (9,789)

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Western Carolina scored 21-straight points in the second half to pull away from upset-minded Catawba, claiming a 35-17 Family Weekend victory over the Indians in nonconference football action at E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field. Junior quarterback Troy Mitchell threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns, adding a rushing score in the third quarter that sparked the offense’s three-consecutive TDs. Freshman tailback Detrez Newsome added two rushing touchdowns in the in the fourth quarter as the Catamounts claimed their second-straight seasonal victory. Mitchell tossed first quarter strikes of 44 yards to Spearman Robinson and 56 yards to second-year receiver Willie Police for his first collegiate TD as WCU pulled out to an early, 14-0, lead. Despite the explosive start and strong finish for the Catamount offense, it was the tenacity of the WCU defense that helped seize the day. WCU’s defenders forced four turnovers – taking away two fumbles and two interceptions – while also limiting the Indians to a missed field goal attempt in their opening drive of the game. With WCU leading by a touchdown, 14-7, the Catamount defense came up with a huge momentum swing on a turnover just before halftime. Catawba was amidst a 13-play drive when quarterback Mike Sheehan connected with tight end Tyler Hamilton on a 21-yard gain, moving inside the Catamount five-yard line. However, defensive back Bryson Jordan was credited with knocking the football loose at the two-yard line to prevent Hamilton from scoring the would-be tying touchdown with Sertonuse Harris pouncing on the loose orb to thwart the scoring drive, preserving the one-score lead. Western Carolina (2-1) led at intermission, 14-7, marking the third-straight game the Catamounts have led after two quarters of play. Catawba (1-1) opened the second half with a grinding 12-play drive, moving inside the red zone down to the WCU 18-yard line. However, a penalty helped stall the drive and the Indians only managed a 39-yard Chad Hollandsworth field goal to trim the Catamount edge to four, 14-10. Inspired by the defense bending but not breaking, Mitchell guided the Catamounts 70 yards in six plays, capped by his 19-yard scamper to pull-ahead, 21-10. Consecutive defensive stops coupled with Newsome rushing touchdowns of two and six yards gave the home squad a 35-10 lead as Western Carolina would hold on for the victory, 35-17. Mitchell finished 16-of-27 for 223 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Senior Garrett Brown added his first completion of the season – and 11-yard strike to Newsome in the fourth quarter – while also rushing for 31 yards on five carries from scrimmage. Score by Quarters Catawba Western Carolina Scoring Summary: 1st 10:00 WCU 03:04 WCU 2nd 14:10 CATW 3rd 10:09 CATW 07:58 WCU 4th 12:47 WCU 10:40 WCU 07:47 CATW

1 0 14

2 7 0

3 3 7

4 7 14

Score 17 35

Score by Quarters Western Carolina Furman

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

Spearman Robinson 44 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Sigmon kick), 6-80 1:46 CATW 0 - WCU 7 Willie Police 56 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Sigmon kick), 6-68 2:46 CATW 0 - WCU 14 G.Williams 20 yd pass from M.Sheehan (Hollandsworth kick), 10-80 3:50 CATW 7 - WCU 14 C.Hollandsworth 39 yd field goal, 12-59 4:44 CATW 10 - WCU 14 Troy Mitchell 19 yd run (Sigmon kick), 6-70 2:02 CATW 10 - WCU 21 Detrez Newsome 2 yd run (Sigmon kick), 7-58 3:05 CATW 10 - WCU 28 Detrez Newsome 6 yd run (Sigmon kick), 2-13 0:32 CATW 10 - WCU 35 C.Tarrats 5 yd pass from M.Sheehan (Hollandsworth kick), 7-75 2:53 CATW 17 - WCU 35

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 .....................................

CATW 20 39-102 266 37-22-2 76-368 0-0 1-8 5-81 0-0 5-38.2 3-2 13-119 32:27 8 of 18 0 of 0 3-4 1-3

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Spearman Robinson hauled in two receiving touchdowns and freshman tailback Detrez Newsome added two rushing scores as Western Carolina opened Southern Conference play with a convincing 35-17 road victory over Furman at Paladin Stadium. Robinson, finished with five catches for 120 yards and two first half scores as the Catamounts jumped out to 14-3 lead midway through the second quarter. Junior tailback Darius Ramsey carried the ball 17 times for 113 yards and a late second quarter TD to cap an eight-play drive that staked WCU to a 21-3 advantage. Newsome added two rushing scores between the third and fourth quarters to cap WCU’s scoring, his third-consecutive two-TD outing. Saturday’s victory in its Southern Conference opener snapped four long losing skids for the Catamounts – 22-straight on the road, 15 in a row away from home vs. league opponents, nine-straight road losses at Furman and eight consecutive defeats overall to Furman. Catamount quarterback Troy Mitchell amassed 252 yards of total offense including 70 yards rushing and 182 passing yards on a 12-for-19 performance. Newsome rushed for 36 yards while Shaun Warren added 13 on the ground. Redshirt junior WR Karnorris Benson made his first receptions of the season, recording three catches for 36 yards. WCU finished with 415 yards of offense on what was the league’s top-rated defense entering the weekend. The Catamounts attempted just six second half passes, grinding out the victory on the ground. Robinson hauled in the game’s first points on a 39-yard scoring strike on the game’s opening drive in the first quarter. J.C. Hollingsworth answered as the rookie placekicker split the uprights from 51 yards away to trim the deficit to four, 7-3. It would prove to be as close as Furman would get. WCU’s quick-strike offense put six on the board in just two plays as Robinson caught his second TD of the day on a 21-yard reception midway through the second quarter with Ramsey racing in untouched off the left end late in the frame to make it 21-3 in favor of the Purple & Gold. The Catamounts led at the break, 21-10, as Furman ended the half with a five-yard touchdown reception by tight end Duncan Fletcher. With the game still hanging in the balance after Furman cut the margin to 11 at 28-17, the Paladins forced and recovered a fumble on a kickoff that gave the home squad excellent field position. WCU’s defense stiffened, though, forcing a 35-yard field goal attempt after a three-and-out that was missed, ultimately sealing the game. The Catamounts would add Newsome’s second rushing score to provide the final tally, 35-17.

Scoring Summary: 1st 12:27 WCU 2nd 12:34 FUR 09:15 WCU 03:32 WCU 00:46 FUR 3rd 08:59 WCU 4th 13:32 FUR 02:17 WCU

WCU 22 32-132 233 29-18-0 61-365 1-0 1-0 4-117 2--2 5-41.8 2-1 11-71 27:33 4 of 10 0 of 1 3-3 2-22

1 7 0

2 14 10

3 7 0

4 7 7

Score 35 17

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

Spearman Robinson 39 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Sigmon kick), 6-71 2:33 Hollingsworth 51 yd field goal, 4--5 1:26 Spearman Robinson 21 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Sigmon kick), 2-22 0:39 Darius Ramsey 19 yd run (Richard Sigmon kick), 8-69 3:08 Duncan Fletcher 5 yd pass from D. Woodruff (Hollingsworth kick), 11-84 2:42 Detrez Newsome 7 yd run (Sigmon kick), 8-72 3:19 J. Snellings 28 yd pass from PJ Blazejowski (Hollingsworth kick), 9-92 2:44 Detrez Newsome 2 yd run (Sigmon kick), 8-37 4:08

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 23 50-233 182 19-12-1 69-415 0-0 4-58 3-79 2-12 4-40.5 2-2 8-85 32:37 6 of 12 2 of 2 3-4 1-4

WCU 7 - FUR 0 WCU 7 - FUR 3 WCU 14 - FUR 3 WCU 21 - FUR 3 WCU 21 - FUR 10 WCU 28 - FUR 10 WCU 28 - FUR 17 WCU 35 - FUR 17

FUR 19 33-10 208 35-14-2 68-314 1-10 2-49 6-86 1-0 5-43.0 1-0 5-55 27:23 6 of 16 1 of 2 1-2 0-0

RUSHING: CATW – D.Burgess 13-52; T.Mashore 7-24; M.Sheehan 12-13; C.Littlejohn 7-13. WCU – Darius Ramsey 11-56; Garrett Brown 5-31; Detrez Newsome 7-21; Troy Mitchell 5-17; Shaun Warren 2-4; Willie Police 2-3.

RUSHING: WCU – Darius Ramsey 17-113; Troy Mitchell 16-70; Detrez Newsome 11-36; Shaun Warren 5-13; Garrett Brown 1-1. FUR – PJ Blazejowski 9-56; Hank McCloud 11-35; Dillon Woodruff 9-25; J. Snellings 1-4; Antonio Wilcox 2-minus 6; TEAM 1-minus 8.

PASSING: CATW – M.Sheehan 21-36-2-236; C.Tarrats 1-1-0-30. WCU – Troy Mitchell 17-28-0-222; Garrett Brown 1-1-0-11.

PASSING: WCU – Troy Mitchell 12-19-1-182. FUR – Dillon Woodruff 10-20-1-133; PJ Blazejowski 4-15-1-75.

RECEIVING: CATW – G.Williams 7-94; T.Hamilton 4-73; K.West 4-26; C.Tarrats 3-22; T.Mashore 2-40; J.Williams 1-6; D.Pierce 1-4; TJ Olsen 0-1. WCU – Detrez Newsome 6-49; Spearman Robinson 4-71; Willie Police 3-67; Terryon Robinson 3-29; Michael Helms Jr. 1-10; Darius Ramsey 1-7.

RECEIVING: WCU – Spearman Robinson 5-120; Karnorris Benson 3-36; Detrez Newsome 2-0; Willie Police 1-19; London Richardson 1-7. FUR – Duncan Fletcher 4-39; Andrej Suttles 4-31; J. Snellings 3-112; Chad Scott 2-24; Antonio Wilcox 1-2. INTERCEPTIONS: WCU – Fred Payne 1-11; Trey Morgan 1-1. FUR – Reggie Thomas 1-0.

INTERCEPTIONS: CATW – None. WCU – Trey Morgan 1-0; Sertonuse Harris 1-minus 2.

FUMBLES: WCU – Troy Mitchell 1-1; Detrez Newsome 1-1. FUR – Antonio Wilcox 1-0.

FUMBLES: CATW – T.Hamilton 2-1; M.Sheehan 1-1. WCU – Willie Police 1-0; Garrett Brown 1-1.

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

SACKS (UA-A): CATW – J.Taylor 1-0. WCU – Christon Gill 1-0; Daniel Riddle 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): CATW – P.George 4-5; J.Lackey 2-6; J.Taylor 3-4; T.Williams 1-6; C.Carpenter 5-1; E.Robinson 2-4; K.Funderburk 3-2; C.Jones 3-2; M.McDaniel 3-0; T.Hamilton 2-0; De.Lee 0-2; J.Rowland 0-2; G.Williams 1-0; B.Granados 1-0; C.Littlejohn 1-0; K.Kitchens 0-1; J.Jean 0-1; R.Smith 0-1; M.Peppers 0-1; S.Davis 0-1; G.Evans 0-1. WCU – Daniel Riddle 7-11; Ace Clark 4-9; Christon Gill 3-7; Fred Payne 2-4; Sertonuse Harris 1-5; Keion Crossen 3-1; Avery Worsham 1-3; Bryson Jordan 1-3; Caleb Hawkins 0-4; Daniel Nash 2-1; Terrence Green 1-2; A.J. Newman Jr. 0-3; Jaleel Lorquet 2-0; Fred Mooring 1-1; Derrick Davis 1-1; Andrew Mayton 0-2; Kelvin Ume 0-2; Mark Powell 1-0; Tommy Tate 1-0; Trey Morgan 1-0; A.J. McKoy 1-0; Michael Helms Jr. 0-1.

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TACKLES (UA-A): WCU – Christon Gill 4-3; Daniel Riddle 4-2; Kelvin Ume 4-2; Jaleel Lorquet 3-2; Ace Clark 2-3; A.J. McKoy 4-0; Sertonuse Harris 3-1; John McBeth 3-1; Caleb Hawkins 2-2; Fred Payne 2-2; Avery Worsham 1-1; Trey Morgan 1-0; Destry Barnwell 1-0; Terrence Green 1-0; Tommy Tate 0-1; A.J. Newman Jr. 0-1; Kris Smith 0-1; Tahjai Watt 0-1; Damian Whitaker 0-1; Fred Mooring 0-1; Keion Crossen 0-1. FUR – Cory Magwood 8-7; Byron Johnson 6-2; John Mackey 4-4; Trey Robinson 4-2; Thomas Brown 3-3; Ira McCune 3-3; Marcus McMorris 5-0; D. Thornton 4-0; Nick Miller 3-0; Jordan Hawkins 1-2; Reggie Thomas 2-0; Antonio Wilcox 2-0; Gary Wilkins 1-1; Brian Ross 0-2; Brad Minter 1-0; T.J. Warren 1-0; J. Snellings 1-0; D. LaMontagne 1-0.

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GAME FIVE • OCT. 4, 2014 • CLINTON, S.C.

G A M E SIX • OCT. 11, 2014 • CULLOWHEE, N.C.

WESTERN CAROLINA .................... 14 PRESBYTERIAN ............................ 19

WOFFORD .................................... 14 WESTERN CAROLINA .................... 26

BAILEY MEMORIAL STADIUM (4,007)

E.J. WHITMIRE STADIUM / BOB WATERS FIELD (7,343)

CLINTON, S.C. – Presbyterian bookended its scores with two interception returns for touchdowns – the second coming inside the game’s final two minutes – as the Blue Hose handed Western Carolina a heart-breaking 19-14 road loss in nonconference action on Saturday afternoon at Bailey Memorial Stadium. Trailing at intermission for the first time this season, Western Carolina (3-2) grabbed the lead back from the Blue Hose with the only offensive score of the second half as Troy Mitchell found Spearman Robinson from 21 yards out to give WCU a slim one-point, 14-13, advantage. Mitchell, who left the game midway through the third quarter due to an injury, threw for 141 yards and two touchdowns, but was intercepted twice. Mitchell added a total of 26 rushing yards, a number affected by two sacks. With WCU still clinging to the one-point lead inside the game’s final two minutes, Presbyterian defensive lineman Deonte Davis intercepted an errant pass attempt from Catamount back-up quarterback Garrett Brown and rumbled 32 yards for what proved to be the game-winning score. On the ensuing possession, true freshman quarterback Wes Holcombe’s first pass attempt was intercepted, sealing the victory for PC – their first over WCU since 1969. Presbyterian (3-2) took an early lead as a Mitchell pass to the right flat was bobbled and then intercepted by Ed Britt who took it 25 yards for a touchdown and the early 6-0 lead. The Catamounts would later take the lead, 7-6, as Mitchell found a streaking sophomore Tyler Sexton for a 31-yard strike, the first receiving touchdown for the second-year tight end. WCU trailed at intermission for the first time this season as PC got its only offensive touchdown of the game midway through the second quarter on a Kaleb Griffin quarterback sneak, 13-7. Junior tailback Darius Ramsey led the Catamount ground attack with 72 yards rushing on 15 carries while freshman Detrez Newsome rushed for 69 yards on 13 carries, losing a first quarter fumble. All told, Newsome amassed 114 yards of total offense including 40 on kickoff returns and five receiving. Eight different Catamounts caught passes led by sophomore Terryon Robinson with five receptions for 60 yards. Spearman Robinson caught two passes for 39 yards and the TD – his third-straight game with a score – with Karnorris Benson also tallying two catches in the loss. Senior linebacker Christon Gill led the Catamount defense with eight tackles including seven solo stops and one TFL. Linebacker Daniel Riddle finished with seven tackles, while Trey Morgan matched with a career-high seven stops – all solo – and came away with his team-leading third interception of the season in the first quarter. Score by Quarters Western Carolina Presbyterian College Scoring Summary: 1st 14:06 PC 1:38 WCU 2nd 09:21 PC 3rd 06:32 WCU 4th 01:46 PC

1 7 6

2 0 7

3 7 0

4 0 6

Score 14 19

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 19 44-195 164 30-14-4 74-359 0-0 1-0 3-53 1-0 5-38.4 2-1 6-65 31:11 3 of 14 3 of 4 0-1 4-27

Score by Quarters Wofford Western Carolina

Record: (3-2) Record: (3-2)

BRITT, E. 25 yd interception return (MORROW, B. kick failed) Tyler Sexton 31 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Sigmon kick), 4-38 1:02 GRIFFIN, K. 1 yd run (MORROW, B. kick), 9-63 4:18 Spearman Robinson 21 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Sigmon kick), 3-47 1:30 DAVIS, D. 32 yd interception return (GRIFFIN, K. pass failed)

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Western Carolina freshman Detrez Newsome returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for the game’s first points, and later capped a game-sealing scoring drive with a 24-yard touchdown romp as the Catamounts upended the Wofford Terriers, 26-14, on Saturday afternoon at E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field. In between Newsome’s plays, it was all about defense and special teams for the Catamounts, who struggled to find much rhythm offensively and were held to a season-low 246 yards of total offense – over 150 yards shy of their season average. Newsome finished with a game-high 180 all-purpose yards including 140 on kickoff returns, 29 rushing and 11 yards on passes caught out of the backfield. With the game still hanging in the balance with just a five-point margin, Newsome charted his seventh career rushing touchdown on the fourth quarter romp that provided the game’s finally tally and sealed the victory. On the other side of the football, the Catamount defense - which opened its week of preparation for Saturday’s game by reiterating to the offense that it had its back - proved true to its Tuesday vow. WCU’s defensive unit limited the nation’s third-best rushing attack to a season-low 270 yards despite allowing 102 yards on the ground in the opening quarter. Wofford was limited to 273 yards of total offense and 14 points in the loss, both season lows. Following Newsome’s 100-yard game-opening touchdown inside the game’s first 12 seconds, Wofford (3-3, 1-1 SoCon) evened the game on a 13-yard Jacks touchdown run to pull the two squads even after the opening quarter. Midway through the second quarter, the Catamount offense pulled ahead for what proved to be for good as Richard Sigmon split the uprights from 33 yards away, capping a 10-play, 51-yard drive to give WCU the 10-7 lead it would preserve into intermission. Western Carolina (4-2, 2-0 SoCon) was poised to punch in a second touchdown of the day early in the third quarter, but the Terrier defense stymied the Catamounts at the goal line in four plays. However, with Wofford backed up against its own goal line, the defense capitalized by pouncing on Jacks in the end zone after a mishandled snap for the team’s first safety since 2006. The Catamounts opened a nine-play drive at the end of the third quarter and capped it at the start of the fourth as Mitchell plunged forward for a one-yard score and a 19-7 advantage. Wofford responded, though, moving 88 yards in just six plays including a 33-yard Cam Flowers rush and a 23-yard jaunt by Ray Smith before Flowers found pay-dirt on a 10-yard rush to pull the game back to within five points, 19-14, setting up Newsome’s fourth quarter score.

WCU 0 - PC 6 WCU 7 - PC 6 WCU 7 - PC 13 WCU 14 - PC 13 WCU 14 - PC 19

PC 16 39-89 133 26-15-1 65-222 1-5 0-0 3-42 4-82 6-37.8 1-1 4-30 28:49 6 of 15 0 of 2 1-1 2-15

RUSHING: WCU – Darius Ramsey 15-72; Detrez Newsome 13-69; Troy Mitchell 9-26; Garrett Brown 6-22; Destry Barnwell 1-6. PC – ROUSE, D. 22-87; HALLUMS, J. 1-18; ROBERTS, B. 4-7; BRIDGES, D. 2-6; McKIE, J. 1-5; TEAM 3-minus 4; GRIFFIN, K. 6-minus 30.

Scoring Summary: 1st 14:48 WCU 07:03 WOF 2nd 07:21 WCU 3rd 08:04 WCU 4th 14:28 WCU 11:58 WOF 04:44 WCU

1 7 7

2 0 3

3 0 2

4 7 14

Score 14 26

Record: (3-3,1-1) Record: (4-2,2-0)

Detrez Newsome 100 yd kickoff return (Richard Sigmon kick) Evan Jacks 13 yd run (David Marvin kick), 7-45 3:18 Richard Sigmon 33 yd field goal, 10-51 4:34 Team safety Troy Mitchell 1 yd run (Richard Sigmon kick), 9-59 4:02 Cam Flowers 10 yd run (David Marvin kick), 6-88 2:24 Detrez Newsome 24 yd run (Richard Sigmon kick), 12-71 7:06 WOF 13 42-145 101 15-10-0 57-246 0-0 0-0 4-160 0-0 4-43.5 0-0 5-45 32:56 8 of 14 0 of 1 2-3 0-0

FIRST DOWNS .................................................16 RUSHES-YARDS (NET) ..............................51-270 PASSING YDS (NET)...........................................3 Passes Att-Comp-Int .................................. 3-1-0 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS ................ 54-273 Fumble Returns-Yards ....................................0-0 Punt Returns-Yards ........................................1-4 Kickoff Returns-Yards................................ 5-136 Interception Returns-Yards .............................0-0 Punts (Number-Avg) ................................. 3-39.3 Fumbles-Lost .................................................2-1 Penalties-Yards ........................................... 5-40 Possession Time ........................................27:04 Third-Down Conversions........................... 5 of 12 Fourth-Down Conversions .......................... 1 of 3 Red-Zone Scores-Chances .............................2-4 Sacks By: Number-Yards ................................0-0

WOF 0 - WCU 7 WOF 7 - WCU 7 WOF 7 - WCU 10 WOF 7 - WCU 12 WOF 7 - WCU 19 WOF 14 - WCU 19 WOF 14 - WCU 26 WCU

PASSING: WCU – Troy Mitchell 10-24-2-141; Garrett Brown 4-5-1-23; Wes Holcombe 0-1-1-0. PC – GRIFFIN, K. 15-26-1-133.

RUSHING: WOF – Ray Smith 8-63; Evan Jacks 13-59; Cam Flowers 6-53; Lorenzo Long 10-35; Will Gay 5-24; Octavius Harden 1-14; Nick Colvin 2-11; Jonny Martin 4-10; Chase Nelson 1-2; TEAM 1-minus 1. WCU – Garrett Brown 10-67; Detrez Newsome 10-29; Darius Ramsey 14-28; Troy Mitchell 7-21; Team 1-0.

RECEIVING: WCU – Terryon Robinson 5-60; Spearman Robinson 2-39; Karnorris Benson 2-5; Tyler Sexton 1-31; Michael Helms Jr. 1-11; Darius Ramsey 1-7; Willie Police 1-6; Detrez Newsome 1-5. PC – ANTIGHA, T. 8-53; McKIE, J. 4-52; HURLEY, K. 2-29; ROBERTS, B. 1-minus 1.

PASSING: WOF – Evan Jacks 1-3-0-3. WCU – Troy Mitchell 10-15-0-101.

INTERCEPTIONS: WCU – Trey Morgan 1-0. PC – DAVIS, D. 1-32; WHITE, C. 1-25; BRITT, E. 1-25; BYERS, S. 1-0.

RECEIVING: WOF – Will Irwin 1-3. WCU – Darius Ramsey 3-25; Karnorris Benson 3-2; Spearman Robinson 1-33; Michael Helms Jr. 1-28; Detrez Newsome 1-11; Willie Police 1-2.

FUMBLES: WCU – Detrez Newsome 2-1. PC – WHITE, C. 1-1.

INTERCEPTIONS: WOF – None. WCU – None.

SACKS (UA-A): WCU – Andrew Mayton 1-1; Daniel Riddle 0-1; Sertonuse Harris 1-0; Caleb Hawkins 1-0. PC – NORFLEET, D. 0-1; DAVIS, D. 0-1; AKOH, U. 1-0.

FUMBLES: WOF – TEAM 1-0; Lorenzo Long 1-1. WCU – None.

TACKLES (UA-A): WCU – Christon Gill 7-1; Trey Morgan 7-0; Daniel Riddle 4-3; Helva Matungulu 5-0; Sertonuse Harris 4-1; Fred Payne 2-2; A.J. Newman Jr. 3-0; Caleb Hawkins 3-0; Andrew Mayton 2-1; Ace Clark 2-0; Troy Mitchell 1-0; Tommy Tate 1-0; Terrence Green 1-0; Ezavian Dunn 1-0; Dylan Sluder 1-0; Team 1-0; Spearman Robinson 1-0; Chris Seaborn 1-0; John McBeth 1-0; A.J. McKoy 1-0. PC – WHITE, C. 8-0; WILLIAMS, B. 7-1; DICKEY, D. 7-1; WILLIAMS, D. 6-1; BRITT, E. 6-0; ROSIER, K. 4-1; OSONDU, S. 3-0; WASHINGTON, D. 2-1; AKOH, U. 2-1; BYERS, S. 2-0; ANDERSON, M. 2-0; HURLEY, K. 0-2; MACK, K. 1-0; NTIASAGWE, O. 1-0; WILSON, D. 1-0; TEAM 1-0; ANTOLIK, J. 1-0; SANDS, L. 0-1; RISHER, M. 0-1; DAVIS, D. 0-1; NORFLEET, D. 0-1.

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SACKS (UA-A): WOF – None. WCU – None. TACKLES (UA-A): WOF – Drake Michaelson 6-8; E.J. Speller 3-5; Jaleel Green 3-4; Dylan Young 0-7; Terrance Morris 2-3; Tarek Odom 1-4; Nick Ward 1-3; Cole Higbie 0-4; Steven Cornellier 2-1; Kevin Thomas 1-2; Zack Cole 2-0; Michael Roach 1-1; Daryl Vining 0-2; Marcus Isom 1-0; Boston Bryant 1-0; Brion Anderson 1-0; Brody Hingst 0-1; Chris Boudreaux 0-1; Chris Armfield 0-1; John Patterson 0-1; Colton Clemons 0-1; Brandon Curtis 0-1; Jim Dolinak 0-1; Lincoln Stewart 0-1. WCU – Christon Gill 4-8; Daniel Riddle 5-6; Fred Payne 5-3; Ezavian Dunn 3-3; Caleb Hawkins 2-4; John McBeth 1-5; Trey Morgan 3-2; Bryson Jordan 0-5; Helva Matungulu 1-3; Sertonuse Harris 2-1; K.P. Hicks 2-1; A.J. Newman Jr. 1-2; Jaleel Lorquet 1-1; Fred Mooring 1-0; Derrick Davis 0-1; Andrew Mayton 0-1; Kelvin Ume 0-1; Avery Worsham 0-1.

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GAME SEVEN • OCT. 18, 2014 • MACON, GA.

G A M E EIGHT • OCT. 25, 2014 • CULLOWHEE, N.C.

WESTERN CAROLINA .................... 35 MERCER ....................................... 21

THE CITADEL ................................. 15 WESTERN CAROLINA .................... 29

MERCER UNIV. STADIUM (9,277)

E.J. WHITMIRE STADIUM / BOB WATERS FIELD (13,323)

MACON, GA – Spearman Robinson hauled in three of Western Carolina’s four receiving touchdowns on Saturday afternoon as the Catamounts remained perfect in Southern Conference play with a 35-21 road victory over the Mercer Bears at the Mercer University Stadium. Robinson finished with seven catches for 108 yards including scoring strikes of 33, three and 42 yards, all from quarterback Troy Mitchell. Redshirt junior Karnorris Benson tallied his first receiving touchdown of the season on a double-pass from fellow receiver Terryon Robinson as WCU improved to 5-2 overall, 3-0 in league play. Mitchell finished the game 13-of-18 passing for 194 yards with the career-high tying three touchdown passes. He also added 62 yards rushing, second just to freshman tailback Detrez Newsome who carried the ball 16 times for 76 of his 115 all-purpose yards. Benson tallied 63 receiving yards and 37 on kickoff returns. Mercer (5-3, 1-3 SoCon) opened the second half with a five-play scoring drive, but was limited to a 44-yard field goal by WCU’s defense that trimmed the Catamount advantage to eight, 21-13. It would be as close as the home squad - dressed in all black - would get. On the ensuing possession, the Catamount offense was sparked by a 10-yard completion from Mitchell to Robinson on a third and long and later spurred by a 52-yard catch-and-run by sophomore Willie Police. WCU moved 78 yards in seven plays to respond, capping the drive with Robinson’s three-yard score to stretch the margin to 28-13. Robinson would later put the finishing touches on an eight-play, 77-yard drive to open the fourth quarter. The Greenwood, S.C., product out-leaped a Bear cornerback on a deep ball down the near sideline before high-stepping his way into the end zone on a 42-yard strike, his third receiving score of the game. Mercer added a late 26-yard passing touchdown to provide the final tally, 35-21. WCU’s defense opened the game’s scoring, recording points in its second-consecutive game. With Mercer backed up against own goal line, Sertonuse Harris first hit running back Alex Lakes before safety Ace Clark finished the job, jarring the football loose on a rush to the right where corner back Jaleel Lorquet scooped and scored from the 10-yard line to give the Catamounts an early, 7-0, lead. Harris finished with a game-high 14 total tackles including 12 solo stops and three tackles for loss including a sack. Clark added eight tackles including half a TFL to the forced fumble. Robinson put WCU on the board with its first offensive touchdown later in the opening frame on a 33-yard scoring strike from Mitchell. The Bears got on the board late in the first quarter with the first of two field goals, the first by Jagger Lieb. Score by Quarters Western Carolina Mercer Scoring Summary: 1st 12:33 WCU 08:26 WCU 04:37 MER 2nd 06:16 WCU 03:07 MER 3rd 12:56 MER 10:04 WCU 4th 12:07 WCU 03:41 MER

1 14 3

2 7 7

3 7 3

4 7 8

Score 35 21

Score by Quarters The Citadel Western Carolina

Record: (5-2,3-0) Record: (5-3,1-3)

Jaleel Lorquet 10 yd fumble recovery (Sigmon kick) WCU 7 - MER 0 Spearman Robinson 33 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Sigmon kick), 5-69 1:22 WCU 14 - MER 0 Jagger Lieb 35 yd field goal, 8-54 3:45 WCU 14 - MER 3 Karnorris Benson 39 yd pass from Terryon Robinson (Sigmon kick), 5-78 1:54 WCU 21 - MER 3 Alex Lakes 9 yd run (Jagger Lieb kick), 1-9 0:05 WCU 21 - MER 10 Will Roper 44 yd field goal, 5-33 1:59 WCU 21 - MER 13 Spearman Robinson 3 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Sigmon kick), 7-78 2:45 WCU 28 - MER 13 Spearman Robinson 42 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Sigmon kick), 8-77 4:11 WCU 35 - MER 13 Josh Jones 26 yd pass from John Russ (Palmer pass from Russ), 6-64 1:33 WCU 35 - MER 21

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 17 46-173 233 19-14-0 65-406 1-10 2-3 5-96 1--1 6-37.3 2-1 6-74 31:39 7 of 15 1 of 1 1-1 3-18

MER 20 40-201 199 25-13-1 65-400 0-0 0-0 6-89 0-0 3-37.3 2-2 8-62 28:21 6 of 14 0 of 1 2-4 1-2

Scoring Summary: 1st 05:25 WCU 00:47 CIT 3rd 12:31 WCU 01:19 WCU 4th 13:41 CIT 02:27 WCU

1 8 7

2 0 0

3 0 14

4 7 8

Score 15 29

Tyler Sexton 8 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Richard Sigmon kick) Aaron Miller 5 yd run (Alex Glover pass from Dane Anderson) Detrez Newsome 24 yd run (Richard Sigmon kick), 5-70 2:13 Detrez Newsome 38 yd run (Richard Sigmon kick), 4-74 1:39 Aaron Miller 27 yd run (Eric Goins kick), 7-75 2:38 Darius Ramsey 20 yd run (Karnorris Benson pass from Mitchell)

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 .....................................

CIT 23 61-360 83 18-7-1 79-443 0-0 0-0 4-98 2-14 4-36.2 3-3 6-35 33:59 10 of 17 2 of 3 1-2 0-0

Record: (2-6,0-3) Record: (6-2,4-0) 6-52 2:05, CIT 0 - WCU 7 10-68 4:31, CIT 8 - WCU 7 CIT 8 - WCU 14 CIT 8 - WCU 21 CIT 15 - WCU 21 6-85 3:02, CIT 15 - WCU 29 WCU 29 37-342 291 29-21-2 66-633 1-7 1-5 3-47 1-0 3-45.0 0-0 5-45 26:01 4 of 9 1 of 1 2-4 0-0

RUSHING: CIT – Isiaha Smith 14-111; Aaron Miller 22-104; Tyler Renew 11-52; Vinny Miller 9-50; Cam Jackson 5-43. WCU – Troy Mitchell 15-131; Detrez Newsome 11-123; Darius Ramsey 9-72; Keion Crossen 1-16; Team 1-0.

RUSHING: WCU – Detrez Newsome 16-76; Troy Mitchell 16-62; Darius Ramsey 13-37; Team 1-minus 2. MER – Alex Lakes 21-125; Tee Mitchell 8-47; John Russ 10-22; JeTarii Donald 1-7. PASSING: WCU – Troy Mitchell 13-18-0-194; Terryon Robinson 1-1-0-39. MER – John Russ 13-25-1-199. RECEIVING: WCU – Spearman Robinson 7-108; Karnorris Benson 3-63; Terryon Robinson 2-6; Willie Police 1-52; Detrez Newsome 1-4. MER – JT Palmer 6-58; Chandler Curtis 3-59; Avery Ward 1-37; Josh Jones 1-26; Jordan Marshall 1-10; Tee Mitchell 1-9.

PASSING: CIT – Aaron Miller 7-18-1-83. WCU – Troy Mitchell 21-29-2-291. RECEIVING: CIT – Rudder Brown 3-23; Alex Glover 2-39; Jorian Jordan 1-17; Vinny Miller 1-4. WCU – Terryon Robinson 10-183; Karnorris Benson 4-37; Spearman Robinson 2-34; Willie Police 2-14; Darius Ramsey 1-10; Tyler Sexton 1-8; Jeff Moore 1-5. INTERCEPTIONS: CIT – Malik Diggs 1-14; DeVonta Delaney 1-0. WCU – Trey Morgan 1-0. FUMBLES: CIT – Cam Jackson 1-1; Tyler Renew 1-1; Isiaha Smith 1-1. WCU – None. SACKS (UA-A): CIT – None. WCU – None.

INTERCEPTIONS: Western Carolina-Trey Morgan 1-minus 1. Mercer-None. FUMBLES: WCU – Detrez Newsome 1-1; Terryon Robinson 1-0. MER – Alex Lakes 1-1; John Russ 1-1. SACKS (UA-A): WCU – Christon Gill 2-0; Sertonuse Harris 1-0. MER – Devin Davidson 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): Western Carolina-Sertonuse Harris 11-2; Christon Gill 3-6; Jaleel Lorquet 5-3; Ace Clark 4-4; Trey Morgan 3-1; Caleb Hawkins 1-3; Keion Crossen 2-1; Fred Payne 1-2; Daniel Riddle 1-2; Tyson Dickson 1-1; Kendall White 1-1; Terrence Green 1-1; Bryson Jordan 1-1; Lee Pattillo 0-2; Andrew Mayton 1-0; Dylan Sluder 0-1; Destry Barnwell 0-1; Tyler Junius 0-1; Fred Mooring 0-1; Helva Matungulu 0-1; Tommy Tate 0-1; A.J. Newman Jr. 0-1; John McBeth 0-1. Mercer-Tyler Ward 7-4; Devin Davidson 2-5; LeMarkus Bailey 5-1; Alex Avant 5-0; Lendell Arnold 2-3; Lee Bennett 1-4; Niederreither 0-5; Corey Lockett 3-1; Austin Barrett 1-3; Zach Jackson 0-4; Mike Gray 2-1; Nick Collins 2-1; Kyle Williams 0-3; Aaron Avant 2-0; Jalen Penn 1-1; Sebastian Hicks 1-1; Tunde Ayinla 1-1; Cody Jones 1-1; Tripp Patterson 1-1; Nevin Harton 0-1; Kelly Brooks 0-1.

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CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Western Carolina amassed 633 yards of total offense and forced four takeaways on defense on Saturday afternoon as the Catamounts remained unbeaten at home and tied atop the Southern Conference standings with a 29-15 Homecoming victory over The Citadel Bulldogs at E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field. Junior quarterback Troy Mitchell accounted for 422 yards of total offense including 291 yards passing on 21-of-29 passing and a game-high 131 yards rushing to pace the Catamount offensive attack. True freshman tailback Detrez Newsome tallied the first 100-yard rushing performance of his career with 123 yards on the ground as a part of 154 all-purpose yards. All told, the Catamount offense went toe-to-toe with the SoCon’s top rushing attack of the Bulldogs. The Citadel finished with 360 yards on the ground while WCU rushed for 342 with both squads finishing with two backs over 100-yards on the ground. Mitchell’s favorite target was slot receiver Terryon Robinson who hauled in 10 passes for a career-high 183 yards. It is his second 100-yard receiving game this year (121 at USF), and the second double-digit reception game of his WCU career. Karnorris Benson added a season-best four catches for 37 yards, scoring on a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter. WCU broke a scoreless tie midway through the first quarter as Mitchell capped a brief six-play, 52-yard drive with an eight-yard strike to sophomore tight end Tyler Sexton to put the home squad ahead, 7-0. However, before the opening stanza would end, the Bulldogs marched 68 yards in 10 plays including seven rushes for their first score. Quarterback Aaron Miller scored from five yards out to pull to within a point. Then, from their normal odd-man front PAT formation, the Bulldogs went for two with Dane Anderson connecting with a sprinting Alex Glover for the two-point conversion and a one-point, 8-7, lead. Newsome added a pair of second half rushing touchdowns with Darius Ramsey providing the insurance score with a 20-yard touchdown rush in the fourth quarter. Sophomore linebacker Tyson Dickson led the Catamount defensive charge with a career-best 16 tackles including five solo stops and one tackle for loss. Defensive back Trey Morgan tallied a career-high nine hits with six solo stop and one for loss and was a part of three of WCU’s four takeaways. Morgan forced a pair of fumbles and came up with his team - and SoCon-leading - fifth interception of the season in the winning effort.

TACKLES (UA-A): CIT – Nick Willis 8-2; Walker Smith 9-0; Rah Muhammad 4-3; Justin Oxendine 4-3; DeVonta Delaney 4-2; Malik Diggs 3-1; James Riley 2-2; Carson Smith 1-2; Joe Crochet 0-3; Tevin Floyd 2-0; Nick Jeffreys 1-1; Cam Mobley 1-1; Dondray Copeland 1-1; Jorian Jordan 1-0; Rudder Brown 1-0; Ryan Bednar 1-0; Carl Robinson 1-0; Mitchell Jeter 1-0; Mark Thomas 1-0; Shy Phillips 1-0; Craig Miller 0-1; Alex Glover 0-1; Kailik Williams 0-1. WCU – Tyson Dickson 5-11; Trey Morgan 6-3; Christon Gill 3-6; Fred Payne 1-8; John McBeth 5-3; Sertonuse Harris 2-5; Ace Clark 2-4; Kelvin Ume 2-3; Jaleel Lorquet 4-0; Ezavian Dunn 1-3; Helva Matungulu 2-1; Daniel Nash 1-2; Daniel Riddle 1-2; Caleb Hawkins 0-3; Andrew Mayton 1-1; Tommy Tate 0-2; A.J. Newman Jr. 0-2; Keion Crossen 1-0; Avery Worsham 1-0; Tra Hardy 1-0; Hunter Kirby 1-0; A.J. McKoy 0-1.

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GAME NINE • NOV. 1, 2014 • CULLOWHEE, N.C.

G A M E TEN • NOV. 8, 2014 • BIRMINGHAM, ALA.

#12/14 CHATTANOOGA ................ 51 WESTERN CAROLINA ...................... 0

WESTERN CAROLINA .................... 20 SAMFORD .................................... 34

E.J. WHITMIRE STADIUM / BOB WATERS FIELD (8,705)

SEIBERT STADIUM (4,689)

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – No. 12/14 Chattanooga rolled up 512 yards of offense including a season-high 386 yards on the ground as it handed Western Carolina its first Southern Conference loss of the season in a 51-0 defeat at E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field. UTC tailback Keon Williams rushed for 194 yards and two touchdowns as eight different Mocs recorded carries. Running back Marquis Green and quarterback Jacob Huesman both added ground scores with the latter also tossing two touchdown passes for UTC. Placekicker Henrique Ribeiro added three field goals in the winning effort. Western Carolina struggled finding any rhythm offensively, held to three-and-out on its first three possessions of the game. It wasn’t until early in the second quarter that the offensive unit earned its first, first down on a nine-yard pass from quarterback Troy Mitchell to wide receiver Terryon Robinson. Adding to WCU’s struggles were two second half turnovers coming on a fumble and a fourth quarter interception. The Catamounts were limited to just 42 offensive plays – 18 fewer than the 60 rushing attempts by UTC and 32 fewer than the Mocs’ 74 offensive snaps. Mitchell, who entered the game leading the SoCon in total offense per game (259.9 yds/gm), was held to just 77 total yards with five yards rushing after three sacks ate into his total and 72 yards through the air on 8-of-17 passing. WCU’s big-play offense was held in check with just one big strike - a 40-yard pitch-and-catch to Karnorris Benson - but was unable to capitalize on the momentary spark. Western Carolina’s defense stopped the UTC offense twice on the game’s opening possession, a drive that was kept alive by a five-yard penalty on the first Mocs punt just five plays into the game. However, the Catamount offense was unable to muster a first down and WCU was forced to punt the ball back to the Mocs after just a minute and a half of clock time. On the ensuing possession, Huesman and the Mocs marched just 49 yards for the score, a one-yard Williams plunge to give UTC all the points it would ultimately need. After a second three-play series for the WCU offense, Williams broke free for a 39-yard rushing touchdown so stake the Mocs to a two-score advantage after the first quarter. Chattanooga (6-3, 5-0 SoCon) tacked on three, second quarter touchdowns including two through the air from Huesman to Taharin Tyson (51 yards) and Tommy Hudson (21 yards) with Huesman rumbling in off the right side from one-yard out for his rushing score. Henrique Ribeiro split the uprights from 33 yards out to provide the halftime tally, 38-0. The Catamounts only allowed one second half touchdown - a 36-yard scamper by Green late in the fourth quarter, otherwise limiting the Mocs to two Ribeiro field goals of 27 and 39 yards. Score by Quarters Chattanooga Western Carolina Scoring Summary: 1st 06:05 UTC 03:59 UTC 2nd 13:17 UTC 07:32 UTC 02:27 UTC 00:00 UTC 3rd 11:15 UTC 4th 13:22 UTC 03:55 UTC

1 14 0

2 24 0

3 3 0

4 10 0

Score 51 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 .....................................

UTC 26 60-386 126 14-9-0 74-512 0-0 3-28 1-18 1-0 3-40.0 2-0 4-35 38:01 9 of 16 0 of 0 5-5 3-21

Score by Quarters Western Carolina Samford

Record: (6-3,5-0) Record: (6-3,4-1)

Keon Williams 1 yd run (Henrique Ribeiro kick), 7-49 2:53 Keon Williams 39 yd run (Henrique Ribeiro kick), 3-52 1:09 Taharin Tyson 51 yd pass from Jacob Huesman (Ribeiro kick), 7-74 3:07 Tommy Hudson 21 yd pass from Jacob Huesman (Ribeiro kick), 6-80 1:50 Jacob Huesman 1 yd run (Henrique Ribeiro kick), 9-76 3:55 Henrique Ribeiro 33 yd field goal, 4-24 0:43 Henrique Ribeiro 27 yd field goal, 7-21 3:30 Henrique Ribeiro 39 yd field goal, 16-77 9:22 Marquis Green 36 yd run (Henrique Ribeiro kick), 2-41 0:54

UTC 7 - WCU 0 UTC 14 - WCU 0 UTC 21 - WCU 0 UTC 28 - WCU 0 UTC 35 - WCU 0 UTC 38 - WCU 0 UTC 41 - WCU 0 UTC 44 - WCU 0 UTC 51 - WCU 0

Scoring Summary: 1st 08:55 SAM 02:51 SAM 2nd 10:10 SAM 05:44 SAM 02:25 WCU 3rd 08:31 SAM 03:34 WCU 4th 10:20 SAM 00:48 WCU

WCU 4 22-14 88 20-10-1 42-102 0-0 0-0 6-113 0-0 9-40.0 1-1 4-40 21:59 1 of 11 0 of 1 0-0 0-0

1 0 14

2 7 14

3 6 3

4 7 3

PASSING: UTC – Jacob Huesman 9-13-0-126; Alejandro Bennifield 0-1-0-0. WCU – Troy Mitchell 8-17-1-72; Wes Holcombe 1-2-0-12; Garrett Brown 1-1-0-4. RECEIVING: UTC – Tommy Hudson 3-38; Taharin Tyson 2-57; Derrick Craine 2-0; Richardre Bagley 1-19; Faysal Shafaat 1-12. WCU – Spearman Robinson 3-12; Terryon Robinson 2-14; Karnorris Benson 1-40; Detrez Newsome 1-13; Jeff Moore 1-12; Steffon Hill 1-4; C.J. Goodman 1-minus 7. INTERCEPTIONS: UTC – Dee Virgin 1-0. WCU – None.

Score 20 34

Record: (6-4,4-2) Record: (6-3,4-2)

Jeremiaha Gates 35 yd pass from Michael Eubank (Everett kick), 9-84 3:12 WCU 0 - SAM 7 Denzel Williams 7 yd run (Reece Everett kick), 8-64 2:55 WCU 0 - SAM 14 Denzel Williams 13 yd run (Reece Everett kick), 8-71 2:30 WCU 0 - SAM 21 Karel Hamilton 37 yd pass from Michael Eubank (Everett kick), 8-79 2:23 WCU 0 - SAM 28 Troy Mitchell 3 yd run (Richard Sigmon kick), 8-75 3:19 WCU 7 - SAM 28 Reece Everett 39 yd field goal, 4-8 1:50 WCU 7 - SAM 31 Spearman Robinson 1 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Mitchell pass failed), 15-83 4:48 WCU 13 - SAM 31 Reece Everett 35 yd field goal, 10-55 3:53 WCU 13 - SAM 34 Troy Mitchell 1 yd run (Richard Sigmon kick), 11-85 4:35 WCU 20 - SAM 34

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: UTC – Keon Williams 19-194; Derrick Craine 12-74; Jacob Huesman 12-52; Marquis Green 3-42; Tommy Hudson 2-15; Richardre Bagley 6-14; Taharin Tyson 2-3; Alejandro Bennifield 1-2; TEAM 3-minus 10. WCU – Shaun Warren 3-7; Darius Ramsey 4-6; Troy Mitchell 8-5; Garrett Brown 2-2; Detrez Newsome 3-minus 2; Wes Holcombe 2-minus 4.

WCU 19 37-134 262 40-26-2 77-396 0-0 0-0 5-106 0-0 5-34.8 1-0 11-99 32:51 7 of 18 3 of 4 3-3 1-1

SAM 25 46-229 232 25-15-0 71-461 0-0 0-0 2-67 2-10 1-43.0 2-2 4-42 27:09 8 of 12 0 of 0 3-5 1-1

RUSHING: WCU – Darius Ramsey 18-95; Troy Mitchell 11-26; Detrez Newsome 7-16; Willie Police 1-minus 3. SAM – Denzel Williams 27-156; Michael Eubank 7-38; Jeremiaha Gates 5-16; Krondis Larry 1-14; Malik Johns 3-8; Robert Clark 1-minus 1; TEAM 2-minus 2. PASSING: WCU – Troy Mitchell 26-40-2-262. SAM –Michael Eubank 15-24-0-232; Jeremiaha Gates 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: WCU – Karnorris Benson 7-91; Willie Police 6-40; Spearman Robinson 5-31; Terryon Robinson 4-42; Darius Ramsey 2-14; Jeff Moore 1-37; Tyler Sexton 1-7. SAM –Karel Hamilton 7-115; Malik Johns 2-31; E. Obajimi 2-26; Jeremiaha Gates 1-35; Tony Philpot 1-13; Gavin Sinclair 1-12; Denzel Williams 1-0. INTERCEPTIONS: WCU – None. SAM –Josh Killett 1-9; Josh Kimberlin 1-1.

FUMBLES: UTC – Derrick Craine 1-0; Jacob Huesman 1-0. WCU – Troy Mitchell 1-1.

FUMBLES: WCU – Troy Mitchell 1-0. SAM –Denzel Williams 1-1; Jeremiaha Gates 1-1.

SACKS (UA-A): UTC – Davis Tull 1-0; Josh Freeman 1-0; Muhasibi Wakeel 1-0. WCU – None. TACKLES (UA-A): UTC – Nakevion Leslie 6-1; Muhasibi Wakeel 3-1; Taylor Reynolds 2-2; Trevor Wright 3-0; A.J. Hampton 1-2; Ryan Bossung 2-0; T.J. Jenkins 2-0; Lucas Webb 2-0; Josh Freeman 2-0; Nikolay Timoshchuk 2-0; Keionta Davis 2-0; Dee Virgin 1-1; Davis Tull 1-0; Tavon Lawson 1-0; Sema’je Kendall 1-0; Cedric Nettles 1-0; Jeremiah Hay 0-1; Vantrell McMillan 0-1; Dale Warren 0-1. WCU – Christon Gill 3-11; Sertonuse Harris 1-9; Fred Payne 4-5; Ace Clark 4-5; Daniel Riddle 0-8; Caleb Hawkins 2-3; Trey Morgan 2-3; Jaleel Lorquet 3-1; Tyson Dickson 1-3; Helva Matungulu 0-4; Kelvin Ume 0-4; Bryson Jordan 1-2; Damian Whitaker 2-0; Karnorris Benson 2-0; Dylan Sluder 1-1; Andrew Mayton 1-1; John McBeth 1-1; Daniel Nash 0-2; Kris Smith 1-0; Kendall White 1-0; Chandler Addertion 1-0; A.J. McKoy 1-0; K.P. Hicks 0-1; Keion Crossen 0-1; Ezavian Dunn 0-1.

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BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – Samford’s Denzel Williams scored two touchdowns on the ground as a part of a 156-yard rushing performance and quarterback Michael Eubank tossed a pair of first half touchdown passes as the Bulldogs rode a 28-point outburst in the opening half to a 34-20 victory over Western Carolina in Southern Conference action at Seibert Stadium. Western Carolina, which dropped back-to-back games for the first time this season, fell to 6-4 overall, 4-2 in league play while Samford improved to 6-3 on the season, also 4-2 in SoCon play. Two Eubank scoring passes – one to Jeremiaha Gates on a 35-yard screen pass and one to Karel Hamilton – and Williams’ two rushing touchdowns put Samford up 28-0 late in the second quarter. The Bulldogs scored 14 points in both of the first two quarters. Eubank finished with 15-of-24 passing for 232 yards for the Bulldogs while Williams ran for 156 yards on 27 carries. Hamilton finished with a game-high 115 receiving yards WCU quarterback Troy Mitchell capped a 75-yard drive when he ran it in from the three-yard line for the first Western Carolina score with 2:25 left in the first half to make it 28-7 at intermission. The score halted a string of five-straight quarters without points for the Catamounts while also halting Samford’s run of nine-consecutive shutout quarters. A pair of Reece Everett field goals in the second half sandwiched around Spearman Robinson’s team and SoCon-leading ninth receiving TD - a one-yard strike - put it out of reach for Western Carolina. Mitchell tightened the gap in the final minutes to provide the final score, again taking the Catamounts 85 yards in 11 plays and scoring his second rushing touchdown. Overall, Mitchell threw for 262 yards on 26-of-40 passing with two interceptions, tossing the score to Robinson. Junior Karnorris Benson led the Catamounts with a season-best seven catches for 91 yards. Sophomore Willie Police hauled in six passes for 40 yards for WCU. Junior tailback Darius Ramsey rushed 18 times for 95 yards in the loss. Defensively for WCU, senior linebacker Christon Gill and sophomore defensive back Trey Morgan recorded eight tackles apiece. Gill tallied two tackles for loss while Morgan recovered a pair of fumbles in the loss.

SACKS (UA-A): WCU – Caleb Hawkins 1-0. SAM –Calvin Ruff 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): WCU – Christon Gill 6-2; Trey Morgan 6-2; Fred Payne 5-2; Caleb Hawkins 5-1; Tyson Dickson 5-1; Sertonuse Harris 3-2; Daniel Nash 3-0; Ace Clark 2-1; Keion Crossen 2-1; Bryson Jordan 0-3; Jaleel Lorquet 2-0; Terryon Robinson 2-0; A.J. McKoy 2-0; Andrew Mayton 2-0; A.J. Newman Jr. 1-0; Tommy Tate 1-0; Ezavian Dunn 1-0; Dylan Sluder 1-0; Kelvin Ume 0-1. SAM –Justin Cooper 13-1; Jaquiski Tartt 7-0; Josh Killett 3-4; Jamerson Blount 5-0; Trey Wesley 4-1; Tonne Osaigbovo 4-1; Michael Pierce 4-1; James Bradberry 3-0; Brinson Porter 3-0; Josh Kimberlin 3-0; Jerry Mathis 2-0; Calvin Ruff 2-0; Devon Schmitt 1-0; Michael O’Neal 1-0; Jose Casanova 1-0; Robert Hatcher 1-0; R. Donaldson 1-0; B. Wilkinson 1-0; Jeremiaha Gates 1-0; Denzel Williams 1-0.

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GAME ELEVEN • NOV. 15, 2014 • CULLOWHEE, N.C.

G A M E TWELEVE • NOV. 22, 2014 • TUSCALOOSA, ALA.

VMI .............................................. 27 WESTERN CAROLINA .................... 42

WESTERN CAROLINA .................... 14 #1 ALABAMA ................................ 48

E.J. WHITMIRE STADIUM / BOB WATERS FIELD (8,339)

BRYANT-DENNY STADIUM (101,325)

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Quarterback Troy Mitchell accounted for six touchdowns including a career-best five TD passes and added a 55-yard touchdown run to highlight a strong offensive performance for the Catamounts as Western Carolina closed the home portion of its schedule with a 42-27 Southern Conference victory over VMI on Hall of Fame Day at E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field. WCU’s offense exploded for a season-high 640 yards as two players rushed for over 100 yards and two receivers eclipsed the century mark through the air. All told, the Catamounts rushed for 301 yards while passing for 339 in the winning effort. Karnorris Benson set a school-record with four first-half receiving touchdowns, matching the program’s benchmark for TD catches in a single-game as a part of a 127-yard receiving performance. He was joined by sophomore Terryon Robinson who pulled down a game-high 12 passes, also for 127 yards. Junior tailback Darius Ramsey rushed for a 78 of his season-high 128 yards in the first half, toting the football 19 times for his sixth career 100-yard game. But the orchestrator of it all was Mitchell who combined for 448 yards of total offense including 339 yards through the air – the third-highest total of his career – and 109 yards on the ground including a game-sealing 55-yard touchdown romp late in the fourth quarter. Mitchell only misfired 10 times on 32of-42 passing with one interception. Making just his second career start – and with it coming in his final home game – defensive back Terrence Green set-up WCU’s first score of the day as he picked off VMI quarterback Al Cobb. Mitchell and the offense marched 62 yards in eight plays with Benson catching his first of four touchdown passes from seven yards out to cash-in WCU’s first takeaway for the 7-0 lead. Mitchell and Benson would again hook-up for scoring strikes of 39 and 17 yards to grab a 21-0 advantage early in the second quarter. VMI got on the board midway through the second stanza on a nine-yard scoring run by Deon Watts to make it 21-7. Benson then put an exclamation point on a superb first half with his fourth receiving score on a 28-yard strike from Mitchell with the Keydets tacking on the first of two Dillon Christopher field goals with a 45-yarder to provide the halftime score, 28-10. Gill led the Catamounts with eight tackles including five solo stops and half a TFL in addition to his interception. His classmate Ace Clark matched his tackle total with eight stops with a pair of pass breakups while Daniel Riddle finished with six tackles. Defensive end Andrew Mayton sacked VMI’s quarterback once while both Caleb Hawkins and Damian Whitaker forced fumbles, the latter recovering his own strip. Score by Quarters VMI Western Carolina Scoring Summary: 1st 10:17 WCU 05:03 WCU 2nd 10:18 WCU 08:21 VMI 04:53 WCU 01:46 VMI 3rd 12:35 VMI 05:02 VMI 00:29 WCU 4th 12:32 VMI 05:56 WCU

1 0 14

2 10 14

3 10 7

4 7 7

Score 27 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 .....................................

VMI 26 28-150 321 45-19-2 73-471 0-0 2-3 5-66 1-0 4-44.0 2-1 11-94 28:28 7 of 15 0 of 1 2-2 0-0

Score by Quarters Western Carolina Alabama

Record: (2-9,1-5) Record: (7-4,5-2)

Karnorris Benson 7 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Sigmon kick), 8-62 2:05 Karnorris Benson 39 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Sigmon kick) 9-89 2:45 Karnorris Benson 17 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Sigmon kick), 8-84 2:58 Deon Watts 9 yd run (D. Christopher kick), 4-65 1:57 Karnorris Benson 28 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Sigmon kick), 8-86 3:23 D. Christopher 45 yd field goal, 5-25 0:53 Aaron Sanders 44 yd pass from Al Cobb (D. Christopher kick), 5-89 2:17 D. Christopher 38 yd field goal, 12-59 5:15 Tyler Sexton 5 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Sigmon kick), 11-64 4:26 Doug Burton 37 yd pass from Al Cobb (D. Christopher kick), 10-75 2:57 Troy Mitchell 55 yd run (Sigmon kick), 2-60 0:44

TUSCALOOSA, ALA. – Quarterback Troy Mitchell set a Western Carolina school record for total yards in a single-season, finishing with 204 combined yards on Saturday afternoon to eclipse the 3,000-yard plateau as the Catamounts closed the regular season with a 48-14 road loss at No. 1 Alabama. Mitchell, who finished the year with 3,096 total yards, delivered two first half touchdown passes to redshirt sophomore Spearman Robinson as the Catamounts from the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) played the top-ranked Crimson Tide close midway through the second quarter. Robinson’s second TD reception pulled WCU to within three points at 17-14, but the Crimson Tide scored 31-unanswered points to pull away for a Homecoming victory in front of 101,325 at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama running back Derrick Henry rushed for 92 yards and two touchdowns on the ground while adding a third score on a nine-yard, second-quarter reception for Alabama. Quarterback Blake Sims tossed a pair of scoring strikes among his 17 completions for 222 yards to pace the Crimson Tide (10-1). Receiver Chris Black led 11 different Alabama receivers with six catches for 101 yards. Mitchell completed 23-of-39 passes for 221 yards and the two touchdowns to Robinson who hauled in five passes for 45 total yards. Redshirt junior Karnorris Benson finished with 118 yards on a career-high tying nine receptions, closing the season with back-to-back 100-yard receiving outings - the sixth of his career. Originally from Mobile, Ala., before moving to Houston, Texas, Mitchell guided Western Carolina (7-5) down the field on the team’s opening possession, capping the nine-play, 75-yard drive with a two-yard touchdown pass to Robinson to give the Catamounts the early lead. It was the second-time this season that WCU had led an FBS school, also leading in the season-opener at South Florida. WCU’s opening-drive touchdown was the first allowed by the Alabama defense this season. The Catamount lead lasted for nearly five minutes before the Crimson Tide got on the board as Blake Sims completed a TD pass to Cam Sims from four-yards out to knot the game at seven apiece. Alabama would eventually take the lead for what proved to be for good with four minutes remaining in the second quarter as Gunnar Raborn connected on a 20-yard field goal to make it 10-7 Tide. Trailing by 10, 17-7, WCU capitalized on one of the two Alabama turnovers. Senior linebacker Christon Gill punched the football loose from Henry’s grip with John McBeth pouncing on the ball giving the Catamount offense possession at the Tide 12-yard line. On the ensuing play, Mitchell found Robinson for their second scoring connection of the game, pulling the Catamounts back to within three, 17-14. Gill and DB Trey Morgan combined for a game-high 10 stops with Morgan coming up with his teamleading sixth interception of the season, snapping Sims’ streak of 158 pass attempts without an INT.

VMI 0 - WCU 7 VMI 0 - WCU 14 VMI 0 - WCU 21 VMI 7 - WCU 21 VMI 7 - WCU 28 VMI 10 - WCU 28 VMI 17 - WCU 28 VMI 20 - WCU 28 VMI 20 - WCU 35 VMI 27 - WCU 35 VMI 27 - WCU 42

Scoring Summary: 1st 11:57 WCU 07:51 ALA 04:08 ALA 2nd 12:31 ALA 10:41 WCU 06:44 ALA 03:16 ALA 00:48 ALA 3rd 10:10 ALA 01:49 ALA

WCU 30 45-301 339 42-32-1 87-640 0-0 3-35 6-95 2-8 5-38.8 3-1 15-155 31:32 10 of 16 0 of 0 3-4

1 7 10

2 7 28

3 0 10

4 0 0

Score 14 48

Record: (7-5) Record: (10-1)

Spearman Robinson 2 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Sigmon kick), 9-75 3:03 Cam Sims 4 yd pass from Blake Sims (Raborn kick), 9-52 4:06 Gunnar Raborn 20 yd field goal, 6-31 2:17 Derrick Henry 10 yd run (Raborn kick), 9-63 3:15 Spearman Robinson 12 yd pass from Troy Mitchell (Sigmon kick), 1-12 0:05 Tyren Jones 7 yd run (Raborn kick), 10-69 3:57 Derrick Henry 23 yd run (Raborn kick), 7-77 2:30 Derrick Henry 9 yd pass from Blake Sims (Raborn kick), 6-57 1:06 Gunnar Raborn 28 yd field goal, 11-51 4:50 M. Nysewander 12 yd pass from Jake Coker (Raborn kick), 9-85 5:18

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 12 13--8 221 39-23-0 52-213 0-0 0-0 4-75 1-0 8-37.6 0-0 5-68 21:59 3 of 12 0 of 1 2-3 0-0

WCU 7 - ALA 0 WCU 7 - ALA 7 WCU 7 - ALA 10 WCU 7 - ALA 17 WCU 14 - ALA 17 WCU 14 - ALA 24 WCU 14 - ALA 31 WCU 14 - ALA 38 WCU 14 - ALA 41 WCU 14 - ALA 48

ALA 36 45-275 337 43-29-1 88-612 0-0 4-32 3-42 0-0 0-0.0 1-1 5-50 38:01 9 of 14 2 of 2 7-9 2-29

RUSHING: VMI – Deon Watts 7-60; Al Cobb 9-45; Derrick Ziglar 5-18; Taylor Stout 3-16; Jabari Turner 3-12; TEAM 1-minus 1. WCU – Darius Ramsey 19-128; Troy Mitchell 12-109; Detrez Newsome 7-34; Shaun Warren 4-19; Garrett Brown 3-11.

RUSHING: WCU – Darius Ramsey 4-10; Richard Sigmon 1-0; Detrez Newsome 2-minus 1; Troy Mitchell 6-minus 17. ALA – Derrick Henry 12-92; Tyren Jones 11-75; Altee Tenpenny 11-64; Jalston Fowler 5-30; Buddy Pell 2-15; Blake Sims 4-minus 1.

PASSING: VMI – Al Cobb 19-45-2-321. WCU – Troy Mitchell 32-42-1-339.

PASSING: WCU – Troy Mitchell 23-39-0-221. ALA – Blake Sims 17-25-1-222; Jake Coker 12-18-0-115.

RECEIVING: VMI – Aaron Sanders 5-119; Sam Patterson 5-67; M. Nicholson 2-36; Derrick Ziglar 2-22; J.C. Garvin 2-6; Doug Burton 1-37; Dane Forlines 1-19; Deon Watts 1-15. WCU – Terryon Robinson 12-127; Karnorris Benson 8-127; Tyler Sexton 3-32; Detrez Newsome 3-11; Jeff Moore 2-10; Spearman Robinson 2-4; Michael Helms Jr. 1-25; Darius Ramsey 1-3.

RECEIVING: WCU – Karnorris Benson 9-118; Spearman Robinson 5-45; Detrez Newsome 2-16; Tyler Sexton 2-15; Darius Ramsey 2-14; Shaun Warren 2-7; Willie Police 1-6. ALA – Chris Black 6-101; A. Stewart 5-51; Robert Foster 4-40; Amari Cooper 3-46; Cam Sims 3-33; O.J. Howard 2-33; Malcolm Faciane 2-2; M. Nysewander 1-12; Christion Jones 1-11; Derrick Henry 1-9; Tyren Jones 1-minus 1.

INTERCEPTIONS: VMI – Brendon Bock 1-0. WCU – Christon Gill 1-8; Terrence Green 1-0.

INTERCEPTIONS: WCU – Trey Morgan 1-0. ALA – None.

FUMBLES: VMI – Dane Forlines 1-1; Al Cobb 1-0. WCU – Detrez Newsome 1-0; Darius Ramsey 1-1; Troy Mitchell 1-0.

FUMBLES: WCU – None. ALA – Derrick Henry 1-1.

SACKS (UA-A): VMI – None. WCU – Andrew Mayton 1-0.

SACKS (UA-A): WCU – None. ALA – Josh Frazier 1-0; Tim Williams 1-0.

TACKLES (UA-A): VMI – A. Cratsenberg 8-9; Ryan Francis 8-4; Logan Staib 7-3; Alex James 5-1; Greg Sanders 5-1; Damian Jones 4-2; Caleb Lindsey 2-4; John Washington 1-5; Joe Nelson 2-3; Alijah Robinson 1-4; James Fruehan 4-0; Kyle Vardo 1-2; D. Ensminger 0-3; Al Cobb 2-0; Miller Williams 2-0; Doug Moore 1-1; Alex Keys 0-2; Chris Copeland 1-0; Sam Patterson 1-0; Tony Richardson 1-0. WCU – Christon Gill 5-3; Ace Clark 2-6; Daniel Riddle 3-3; Caleb Hawkins 3-2; Fred Payne 3-1; Sertonuse Harris 3-0; Trey Morgan 2-1; Bryson Jordan 2-1; Andrew Mayton 1-2; Ezavian Dunn 1-2; A.J. McKoy 1-2; Helva Matungulu 2-0; Derrick Davis 1-1; Daniel Nash 0-2; Chris Seaborn 0-2; Tahjai Watt 1-0; K.P. Hicks 1-0; Damian Whitaker 1-0; Avery Worsham 1-0; Michael Helms Jr. 1-0; Keion Crossen 1-0; Richard Sigmon 0-1; Tyler Junius 0-1.

TACKLES (UA-A): WCU – Christon Gill 8-2; Trey Morgan 8-2; Fred Payne 7-2; Daniel Riddle 5-1; Terrence Green 3-3; Caleb Hawkins 5-0; Ace Clark 4-1; Sertonuse Harris 3-2; Bryson Jordan 3-1; Damian Whitaker 3-0; John McBeth 2-0; Ezavian Dunn 1-1; Tahjai Watt 1-1; Keion Crossen 1-1; A.J. Newman Jr. 1-0; Avery Worsham 1-0; Kris Smith 1-0; Richard Sigmon 1-0; Karnorris Benson 1-0; Derrick Davis 0-1; Fred Mooring 0-1; K.P. Hicks 0-1. ALA – Landon Collins 4-3; Trey DePriest 2-3; Reggie Ragland 3-1; Xzavier Dickson 2-2; Cyrus Jones 2-2; Dillon Lee 2-0; J. Washington 2-0; Rashaan Evans 2-0; Maurice Smith 2-0; Jonathan Allen 1-1; Nick Perry 1-1; Geno Smith 0-2; Tim Williams 1-0; Dee Liner 1-0; Josh Frazier 1-0; Robert Foster 1-0; Jarran Reed 1-0; Reuben Foster 1-0; J. Williams 0-1.

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SOCON Pct Pts Opp

C/SN

Team

W

L

9/9 – / RV – / RV

Chattanooga WESTERN CAROLINA Samford Wofford The Citadel Furman Mercer VMI

6 5 5 3 2 2 1 1

0 1.000 2 .714 2 .714 3 .500 4 .333 4 .333 5 .167 5 .167

247 187 227 120 129 123 143 113

89 179 138 124 161 187 171 240

W

L

OVERALL Pct Pts Opp

8 7 7 5 4 3 6 2

3 4 3 5 7 8 5 9

.727 .636 .700 .500 .364 .273 .545 .182

376 312 348 266 275 191 384 265

203 272 186 247 319 295 255 452

2014 SOCON PLAYERS OF THE WEEK / MONTH Sept. 1

OFFENSE....................TROY MITCHELL, QB, WCU Defense ........................... Gary Wilkins, DE, FUR Special Team ............. David Marvin, P/PK, WOF Freshman ................................ Al Cobb, QB, VMI

Sept. 8

OFFENSE.................. DARIUS RAMSEY, RB, WCU Defense ........................... Gary Wilkins, DE, FUR Special Team .......J.C. Hollingsworth, P/PK, FUR Freshman ..........................Lucas Webb, DB, UTC

C – FCS Coaches Poll; SN – Sports Network Poll

C O A C HE S A L L - SoCon TEAM

ME DIA ALL-SoCon TEAM

– FIRST TEAM OFFENSE – QB RB RB OL OL OL OL OL TE WR WR

Jacob Huesman, Jr. .................................................. Chattanooga Denzel Williams, So. .......................................................Samford Keon Williams, Sr. ................................................... Chattanooga Sam Frye, Jr. ............................................................... The Citadel Joe Turner, Jr. ....................................................................Furman Gunnar Bromelow, Jr.......................................................Samford Corey Levine, So. ..................................................... Chattanooga Anton Wahrby, So. ...........................................................Wofford Faysal Shafaat, Sr. .................................................. Chattanooga Karel Hamilton, So. ........................................................Samford SPEARMAN ROBINSON, SO. ........................ WESTERN CAROLINA

DL DL DL DL LB LB LB DB DB DB DB

Gary Wilkins, Sr. ...............................................................Furman Derrick Lott, Sr. ....................................................... Chattanooga Davis Tull, Sr............................................................ Chattanooga Tarek Odom, Sr. ...............................................................Wofford Cory Magwood, Jr. ............................................................Furman Justin Cooper, Jr. ............................................................Samford CHRISTON GILL, SR. .................................... WESTERN CAROLINA Jaquiski Tartt, Sr. ............................................................Samford Cedric Nettles, So.................................................... Chattanooga Dee Virgin, So.......................................................... Chattanooga ACE CLARK, SR............................................ WESTERN CAROLINA

PK P RS

Henrique Ribeiro, So. .............................................. Chattanooga Greg Peranich, Sr. ..........................................................Samford Chandler Curtis, Fr............................................................ Mercer

QB RB RB OL OL OL OL OL OL TE WR WR WR

TROY MITCHELL, JR. ..................................... WESTERN CAROLINA Alex Lakes, Fr. .................................................................. Mercer DARIUS RAMSEY, JR. ................................... WESTERN CAROLINA Wilson Heres, Jr. ............................................................... Mercer Jordan Boatright, Sr. .......................................................Samford Kyle Champion, Sr. .........................................................Samford Jacob Revis, Fr. ........................................................ Chattanooga Andy Marcotte, Sr. ................................................................. VMI JOSH WINEBERG, JR. ................................... WESTERN CAROLINA Duncan Fletcher, So. ........................................................Furman Jordan Snellings, Jr...........................................................Furman C.J. Board, So.......................................................... Chattanooga Tommy Hudson, Sr. .................................................. Chattanooga

– FIRST TEAM OFFENSE – QB RB RB OL OL OL OL OL TE WR WR

Jacob Huesman, Jr. .................................................. Chattanooga Alex Lakes, Fr. .................................................................. Mercer Keon Williams, Sr. ................................................... Chattanooga Sam Frye, Jr. ............................................................... The Citadel Jordan Boatright, Sr. .......................................................Samford Corey Levin, So. ....................................................... Chattanooga JAKE THORNTON, JR. ................................... WESTERN CAROLINA T.J. Chamberlain, Jr..........................................................Wofford Faysal Shafaat, Sr. .................................................. Chattanooga Karel Hamilton, So. ........................................................Samford SPEARMAN ROBINSON, SO. ........................ WESTERN CAROLINA

DL DL DL DL LB LB LB DB DB DB DB

Davis Tull, Sr............................................................ Chattanooga Gary Wilkins, Sr. ...............................................................Furman Derrick Lott, Sr. ....................................................... Chattanooga Tarek Odom, Sr. ...............................................................Wofford Cory Magwood, Jr. ............................................................Furman Muhasibi Wakeel, Sr. ............................................... Chattanooga CHRISTON GILL, SR. .................................... WESTERN CAROLINA Jaquiski Tartt, Sr. ............................................................Samford Lucas Webb, Fr. ....................................................... Chattanooga TREY MORGAN, SO. ..................................... WESTERN CAROLINA ACE CLARK, SR............................................ WESTERN CAROLINA

PK P RS

Henrique Ribeiro, So. .............................................. Chattanooga Nick Pollard, Sr. ...................................................... Chattanooga Chandler Curtis, Fr............................................................ Mercer

QB RB RB OL OL OL OL OL TE WR WR

TROY MITCHELL, JR. ..................................... WESTERN CAROLINA Denzel Williams, So. .......................................................Samford Lorenzo Long, So. ............................................................Wofford Joel Turner, Jr. ...................................................................Furman Kyle Champion, Sr. .........................................................Samford Jacob Revis, Fr. ........................................................ Chattanooga Andy Marcotte, Sr. ................................................................. VMI JOSH WINEBERG, JR. ................................... WESTERN CAROLINA Duncan Fletcher, So. ........................................................Furman Jordan Snellings, Jr...........................................................Furman TERRYON ROBINSON, SO............................. WESTERN CAROLINA

– FIRST TEAM DEFENSE –

– FIRST TEAM DEFENSE –

FIRST TEAM SPECIALISTS –

FIRST TEAM SPECIALISTS –

– SECOND TEAM OFFENSE –

– SECOND TEAM DEFENSE– DL DL DL DL LB LB LB DB DB DB DB DB

Mitchell Jeter, Jr. ........................................................ The Citadel Michael Pierce, Jr. ..........................................................Samford Keionta Davis, So. ................................................... Chattanooga E.J. Speller, Jr. .................................................................Wofford Nakevion Leslie, So. ................................................ Chattanooga Muhasibi Wakeel, Sr. ............................................... Chattanooga SERTONUSE HARRIS, JR. ............................. WESTERN CAROLINA Reggie Thomas, Jr.............................................................Furman Jamerson Blount, So. .....................................................Samford James Bradberry, Jr. .......................................................Samford Lucas Webb, Fr. ....................................................... Chattanooga TREY MORGAN, SO. ..................................... WESTERN CAROLINA

PK P RS

RICHARD SIGMON, SR................................. WESTERN CAROLINA Nick Pollard, Sr. ...................................................... Chattanooga DETREZ NEWSOME, FR. ............................... WESTERN CAROLINA

– SECOND TEAM SPECIALISTS–

Coach of the Year: Russ Huesman, Chattanooga Offensive Player of the Year: Jacob Huesman, Jr., QB, Chattanooga Defensive Player of the Year: Davis Tull, Sr., DL, Chattanooga Freshman of the Year: Al Cobb, QB, VMI Jacobs Blocking Trophy: Corey Levin, So., OL, Chattanooga

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– SECOND TEAM OFFENSE –

Sept. 15 Offense ........................ Aaron Sanders, WR, VMI DEFENSE ....................DANIEL RIDDLE, LB, WCU Special Team ........ Tommy Hudson, WR/KR, UTC Freshman ........................... Alex Lakes, RB, MER Sept. 22 Offense ......................Denzel Williams, RB, SAM Defense .......................Josh Kimberlin, SS, SAM Special Team ...... Chandler Curtis, WR/KR, MER Freshman .......................Krondis Larry, RB, SAM Sept. 29 OFFENSE........SPEARMAN ROBINSON, WR, WCU Defense ................................ Davis Tull, DE, UTC Special Team ........ Tommy Hudson, WR/KR, UTC Freshman ............ Chandler Curtis, WR/KR, MER Oct. 6

Offense .......................Jacob Huesman, QB, UTC Defense ........................... Mitchell Jeter, DE, CIT Special Team ...... Chandler Curtis, WR/KR, MER Freshman .................... P.J. Blazejowski, QB, FUR

Oct. 13

Offense ..............................Aaron Miller, QB, CIT DEFENSE ....................CHRISTON GILL, LB, WCU SPECIAL TEAM ....... DETREZ NEWSOME, RB/KR, WCU Freshman ......................... Cam Jackson, RB, CIT

Oct. 20

OFFENSE........SPEARMAN ROBINSON, WR, WCU DEFENSE ................. JALEEL LORQUET, DB, WCU Special Team ...............Henrique Ribeiro, K, UTC Freshman ................................ Al Cobb, QB, VMI

Oct. 27

Offense .......................Jacob Huesman, QB, UTC DEFENSE .................... TREY MORGAN, DB, WCU Special Team....................... Deion Pierre, LB, SAM FRESHMAN ...........DETREZ NEWSOME, RB, WCU

Nov. 3

Offense ......................... Keon Williams, RB, UTC Defense ..................... DeVonta Delaney, DB, CIT Special Team ...............Henrique Ribeiro, K, UTC Freshman ................................ Al Cobb, QB, VMI

Nov. 10

Offense ..............................Aaron Miller, QB, CIT Defense .........................Justin Cooper, LB, SAM Special Team ...................... Nick Pollard, P, UTC Freshman .................... P.J. Blazejowski, QB, FUR

Nov. 17

OFFENSE....................TROY MITCHELL, QB, WCU Defense .........................Justin Cooper, LB, SAM Special Team .................. Greg Peranich, P, SAM Freshman .................... P.J. Blazejowski, QB, FUR

Nov. 24

Offense .......................Jacob Huesman, QB, UTC Defense ................................Malik Diggs, S, CIT Special Team .................. Greg Peranich, P, SAM Freshman ................................ Al Cobb, QB, VMI

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Mitchell Jeter, Jr. ........................................................ The Citadel Michael Pierce, Jr. ..........................................................Samford Keionta Davis, So. ................................................... Chattanooga CALEB HAWKINS, JR. ................................... WESTERN CAROLINA Tyler Ward, So. ................................................................. Mercer Justin Cooper, Jr. ............................................................Samford Nakevion Leslie, So. ................................................ Chattanooga Reggie Thomas, Jr.............................................................Furman Alex Avant, Jr. ................................................................... Mercer Jamerson Blount, So. .....................................................Samford Cedric Nettles, So.................................................... Chattanooga Dee Virgin, So.......................................................... Chattanooga

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Warren Handrahan, So. ..................................................Samford Greg Peranich, Sr. ..........................................................Samford DETREZ NEWSOME, FR. ............................... WESTERN CAROLINA

– SECOND TEAM SPECIALISTS–

Wallace Wade Coach of the Year: Russ Huesman, Chattanooga Roy M. “Legs” Hawley Offensive Player of the Year: Jacob Huesman, Jr., QB, Chattanooga Defensive Player of the Year: Davis Tull, Sr., DE, Chattanooga Freshman of the Year: Al Cobb, QB, VMI

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Offense .............................. Alex Lakes, RB, MER Defense ........................... Gary Wilkins, DE, FUR

Oct.

Offense .......................Jacob Huesman, QB, UTC DEFENSE .................... TREY MORGAN, DB, WCU

Nov.

Offense ......................... Keon Williams, RB, UTC Defense .........................Justin Cooper, LB, SAM

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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Paul Smith

Lenoir-Rhyne

10/25/69

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Jeff Norman

The Citadel

10/14/78

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Fred Boateng

The Citadel

11/17/01

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Tracy Biggs

Elon

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Otis McIntosh

Concordia

11/8/97 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. 10.

Darrell Lipford Otis McIntosh Brad Hoover David Lomax Carlton Terry Leonard Williams Kevin Thigpen Melvin Dorsey Fred Boateng Darius Fudge

Years

Atts

1974-77 1968-71 1996-99 1965-68 1987-90 1979-83 1990-93 1981-83 2000-02 2003-06

952 748 708 696 579 532 529 478 460 457

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

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CAREER RUSHING AVERAGE Name 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Fred Boateng David Hackett Brad Hoover Darius Fudge Anthony James Kevin Thigpen Melvin Dorsey Darrell Lipford Leonard Williams Otis McIntosh

Years

Avg

2000-02 1970-73 1996-99 2003-06 1979-82 1990-93 1981-83 1974-77 1979-83 1968-71

5.41 5.13 5.10 4.98 4.85 4.62 4.31 4.29 4.15 4.01

Name

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

313 280 272 249 229 229 223 222 215 212 209

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Yards

Brad Hoover Darrell Lipford Fred Boateng Kevin Thigpen Darrell Lipford Otis McIntosh Brad Hoover Darius Fudge Darrell Lipford David Lomax Fred Boateng

1998 1977 2001 1992 1976 1970 1999 2006 1974 1968 2000

331 280 229 212 272 222 215 229 249 185 169

1,663 1,318 1,225 1,079 1,074 1,067 1,025 1,001 988 956 934

SEASON RUSHING TDS

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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CAREER RUSHING TDS 1. 2. 3. 4.

Year 1998 1977 1976 1974 2006 2001 1981 1970 1999 1992 1979

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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 Carlton Terry .............. The Citadel ........................11/6/90 ......... 189 Otis McIntosh ............ Concordia .........................1970 ............... 188 Fred Boateng ............. East Tennessee State.........9/22/01......... 186 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 Fred Boateng ............. Appalachian State .............11/10/01 ........141 Otis McIntosh ............ Lenoir-Rhyne .....................10/24/70........141 David Lomax .............. Presbyterian ......................1968 ............... 140 Terrence Stokes ......... Elon ..................................11/9/96 ......... 139 Leonard Williams ....... Elon ..................................9/29/79......... 136

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PLAYER...................... OPPONENT ........................DATE ........... YARDS 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 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 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 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 ............ 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PLAYER...................... OPPONENT ........................DATE ........... YARDS David Lomax .............. Mars Hill ...........................1967 ............... 113 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

DARIUS RAMSEY (2012-PRES.) – 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

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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 ............ 855 ...................................Mike Pusey, 1977-79

Most Completions Game ................46 ............................Troy Mitchell at USF, 2014 Season .......... 267 .........................................Jeff Gilbert, 1983 Career ............ 463 ................................... Jeff Gilbert, 1981-84

Most Yards Game ..............474 .................... David Rivers vs. Wofford, 2000 Season ....... 2,993 .........................................Jeff Gilbert, 1983 Career ..........6,160 ...................................Mike Pusey, 1977-79

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 ...............43 ...................................Mike Pusey, 1977-79

Best Completion Percentage Game ............ .917 ...........................................Chad Greene vs. ...................................................Chattanooga, 1994 (11-of-12) Season ......... .656 ................. Troy Mitchell, 2014 (231-of-352) Career ........... .555 ......Lonnie Galloway, 1990-93 (355-of-639)

Most Completions Per Game Season ....... 19.25 ...................................... Troy Mitchell, 2014 Career ............14.5 ................................... Jeff Gilbert, 1981-84

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 ....... 130.48 ........................... Lonnie Galloway, 1990-93

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 Jeff Gilbert Zac Brindise Eddie Sullivan Zack Jaynes David Rivers Lonnie Galloway Todd Cottrell Mike Pusey

OPPONENT Wofford Emory & Henry Tennessee Tech Appalachian State Chattanooga VMI The Citadel Colgate at USF The Citadel 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 Boston College Tusculum at Wofford at Furman Lenoir Rhyne The Citadel Chattanooga Tennessee Tech

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 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 9/1/84 9/11/10 9/15/12 10/11/08 9/9/00 10/24/92 10/8/88 9/9/78

YARDS 474 433 428 413 410 394 385 376 374 362 350 350 351 343 343 339 335 333 327 322 322 322 321 319 315 314 312 310 308 305 304 302 302 302 302 301 301

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CAREER PASSING YARDS

CAREER COMPLETIONS

1. #7 – Mike Pusey (1977-79) Quarterback • Banner Elk, N.C. Year 1977 1978 1979 Totals

Atts 248 331 276 855

Comp 140 147 133 420

Pct .565 .444 .482 .491

Yards 1,939 2,046 2,175 6,160

Name TDs 13 14 16 43

2. #7 – Lonnie Galloway (1990-93) Quarterback • Eden, N.C. Year 1990 1991 1992 1993 Totals

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

3. #12 – Jeff Gilbert (1981-84) Quarterback • Greensboro, N.C. Year 1981 1982 1983 1984 Totals

Atts 16 1 487 336 840

Comp 9 0 267 187 463

Pct .563 .000 .548 .557 .551

Yards 121 0 2,993 2,394 5,508

TDs 0 0 21 12 33

4. Don Dalton (1966-69) Quarterback • Hendersonville, N.C. Year 1966 1967 1968 1969 Totals

Atts 0 208 238 269 715

Others 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Brian Gaither Ronnie Mixon TROY MITCHELL Willie Perkins Jimmy Williams Todd Cottrell Chad Greene

Comp 0 103 116 131 350

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

Years

Yards

2000-03 1979-82 2012-PRES. 1982-86 1964-66 1987-89 1991-95

5,159 5,099 5,017 4,449 4,208 3,933 3,407

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

SEASON COMPLETIONS

Years

Jeff Gilbert TROY MITCHELL Brian Gaither Mike Pusey Ronnie Mixon Willie Perkins Lonnie Galloway Don Dalton Zack Jaynes Todd Cottrell Zack Jaynes

Comp

1981-84 2012-PRES. 2000-03 1977-79 1979-82 1982-86 1990-93 1966-69 2008-10 1987-89 2008-pres.

463 447 422 420 415 366 355 350 313 310 305

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Years

Atts

1977-79 1981-84 1987-89 2000-03 1982-86 2012-PRES. 1966-69 1990-93 2008-10 1994-97 1991-95

855 840 781 764 745 721 715 639 553 533 506

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Mike Pusey Jeff Gilbert Ronnie Mixon Brian Gaither Willie Perkins TROY MITCHELL Don Dalton Lonnie Galloway Zack Jaynes Josh Brooks Chad Greene

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Att-Comp

Yds

Jeff Gilbert, 1983 David Rivers, 2000 Brian Gaither, 2003 Don Dalton, 1969 Troy Mitchell, 2014 Jeff Gilbert, 1984 Jimmy Williams, 1966 Willie Perkins, 1986 Lonnie Galloway, 1992 Shawn Snyder, 1999 Mike Pusey, 1979 Lonnie Galloway, 1993 Mike Pusey, 1978

487-267 350-208 590-764 269-131 352-231 336-187 303-165 361-195 211-128 311-175 276-133 237-127 331-147

2,993 2,878 2,717 2,626 2,541 2,394 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).

Years

TDs

1977-79 1966-69 2012-PRES. 1981-84 1990-93 2000-03 1991-95 2008-10 1964-66 1987-89 1970-72

43 39 36 33 30 27 26 20 20 18 18

SEASON TOUCHDOWN PASSES Name

Name, Year

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267 246 231 208 195 187 178 175 174 165

Mike Pusey Don Dalton TROY MITCHELL Jeff Gilbert Lonnie Galloway Brian Gaither Chad Greene Zack Jaynes Jimmy Williams 10. Todd Cottrell Hal Mote

1. Jeff Gilbert 2. Troy Mitchell Lonnie Galloway 4. David Rivers 5. Mike Pusey Don Dalton 7. Chad Greene 8. Brian Gaither Mike Pusey Don Dalton 11. Shawn Snyder Mike Pusey 13. 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).

Atts

1983 2003 2014 2000 1986 1984 2009 1999 1996 1966

Name

SEASON PASSING YARDS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Year

Jeff Gilbert Brian Gaither Troy Mitchell David Rivers Willie Perkins Jeff Gilbert Zack Jaynes Shawn Snyder Josh Brooks Jimmy Williams

CAREER TOUCHDOWN PASSES

CAREER ATTEMPTS Name

Name

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 2003 1978 1968 1999 1977 2013 2007 1984

21 20 20 17 16 16 15 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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History & Records /// Receiving Records

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

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

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

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

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

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. 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 The Citadel, 2014 at Wofford, 2006

Rec 15 15 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 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.

Michael Banks Craig Aiken Kerry Hayes 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 1984-87 1987-90 1974-77

2,823 2,654 2,608 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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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10. 11. 12.

Gerald Harp Eric Rasheed Lamont Seward Michael Banks Jerry Gaines Jon Reed 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 1984-87 2004-07 1978-81 1991-94 1991-94 2007-10

197 193 190 183 167 161 152 142 142 139 138 135

CAREER TD RECEPTIONS Name 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8.

Years

Gerald Harp 1977-80 Eric Rasheed 1981-84 Wayne Tolleson 1974-77 Michael Banks 1999-2002 KARNORRIS BENSON 2012-PRES. Jerry Gaines 1970-74 Marquel Pittman 2007-10 Eddie Cohen 2004-07 Lamont Seward 2000-03 Craig Aiken 1991-94 Kerry Hayes 1991-94 Steve Spradling 1967-70 Paul Smith 1967-70

TDs 26 22 20 19 18 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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Year

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

Jeff Ciccone ............ Maine ..................................10/22/77....... 113

YDS

Gerald Harp ............ Tennessee Tech ....................9/9/78........... 133

Chris Lane .............. VMI ......................................11/2/02 ......... 112

Jon Reed................. Appalachian State................11/18/89....... 235

Steve Spradling ...... Guilford................................1970 ............... 133

Jon Reed................. North Carolina A&T ..............9/15/90......... 112

Craig Aiken ............. The Citadel...........................10/24/92....... 232

Michael Reeder ...... North Carolina State ............8/30/03......... 132

Jon Reed................. Appalachian State................11/5/88 ......... 112

Karnorris Benson .... Mars Hill ..............................9/21/13 ......... 212

Lamont Seward ...... Chattanooga ........................10/21/00 ....... 132

Wayne Tolleson ....... East Tennessee State ...........10/15/77....... 112

Eddie Cohen ........... Georgia Southern .................9/29/07......... 212

Kenya Crooks.......... Wofford................................10/18/97 ....... 132

Michael Banks........ Wofford................................10/13/01 ........111

Jerry Gaines ............ Florida A&M .........................11/3/73 ......... 209

Gerald Harp ............ The Citadel...........................10/11/80 ....... 132

Tony Flanagan......... VMI ......................................9/8/90............111

Gerald Harp ............ Furman ................................11/10/79 ....... 132

Tom Broadwater ..... Appalachian State................1959 ................111

Michael Banks........ The Citadel...........................9/22/02..........131

Josh Cockrell .......... Tusculum .............................9/11/10 ..........110

David Patten ........... Chattanooga ........................10/21/95 ....... 130

Kerry Hayes ............ Chattanooga ........................10/22/94........110

Alonzo Carmichael .. Georgia Tech ........................10/12/85....... 130

Jerry Gaines ............ Furman ................................10/9/71 ..........110

Eric Rasheed .......... Chattanooga ........................9/15/84......... 130

Paul Smith.............. Appalachian State................9/27/69..........110

Karnorris Benson .... Elon .....................................10/26/13....... 129

Steve Spradling ...... Catawba ..............................10/11/69 ........110

Steve Spradling ...... Carson-Newman ..................9/20/69......... 129

Marquel Pittman..... Eastern Kentucky .................11/14/09 ....... 109

Terryon Robinson .... VMI ......................................11/15/14 ....... 127

Marquel Pittman..... Shorter ................................8/28/08......... 109

Jerome Lardy .......... Marshall ..............................10/19/96....... 128

Eddie Cohen ........... Chattanooga ........................10/13/07 ....... 109

Kerry Hayes ............ East Tennessee State ...........11/19/94....... 128

Eddie Cohen ........... Appalachian State................11/13/04....... 109

David Patten ........... The Citadel...........................9/17/94 ......... 128

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 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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Craig Aiken ............. Marshall ..............................10/31/92 ....... 128

Jerry Gaines ............ Murray State ........................9/9/72........... 109

Karnorris Benson .... VMI ......................................11/15/14 ....... 127

Spearman Robinson .. Mercer .................................10/18/14 ....... 108

Josh Cockrell .......... Elon .....................................10/8/11 ......... 127

Jon Reed................. Georgia Southern .................10/24/87 ....... 108

Wayne Tolleson ....... Appalachian State................11/19/77 ....... 126

Leroy Holden .......... Lenoir-Rhyne ........................1966 ............... 108

Jerry Gaines ............ Morehead State ...................10/5/74 ......... 126

Roger Cox ............... Presbyterian .........................1966 ............... 108

Steve Spradling ...... Jacksonville State ................10/4/69......... 126

Vince Nowell ........... East Tennessee State ...........10/11/86 ........107

Andy Bush .............. Chattanooga ........................10/26/96....... 125

Jerry Gaines ............ Jacksonville State ................10/2/71 ..........107

Marquel Pittman..... Woffod .................................10/25/07....... 124

Deja Alexander ....... Furman ................................11/6/10 ......... 106

Eddie Cohen ........... Wofford................................10/25/07....... 124

Marquel Pittman..... Presbyterian .........................9/20/08......... 106

Kerry Hayes ............ Ferrum .................................9/26/92......... 124

Michael Banks........ West Virginia Tech ................9/14/02......... 106

Gerald Harp ............ Clemson ..............................9/27/80......... 124

Otis Washington ..... The Citadel...........................10/1/88......... 106

Steve Spradling ...... Samford...............................11/8/69 ......... 124

Eric Rasheed .......... Furman ................................10/9/82......... 106

Chuck Scott ............ Appalachian State................1966 ............... 124

Eagle Moss ............. Tennessee Tech ....................9/8/73........... 106

Lamont Seward ...... West Virginia Tech ................9/14/02......... 122

Jacoby Mitchell ....... Mars Hill ..............................9/10/11 ......... 105

Gerald Harp ............ Furman ................................11/11/78 ....... 122

Jerry Gaines ............ Tennessee Tech ....................9/16/72......... 105

Terryon Robinson .... USF......................................8/30/14......... 121

Eddie Cohen ........... The Citadel...........................10/20/07....... 104

Lamont Seward ...... Appalachian State................11/10/01 ....... 121

Michael Banks........ Georgia Southern .................10/6/01 ......... 104

Lamont Seward ...... Wofford................................10/18/03....... 121

Andy Bush .............. VMI ......................................11/2/96 ......... 104

Michael Banks........ East Tennessee State ...........9/23/00......... 121

Jerry Gaines ............ Tennessee Tech ....................9/8/73........... 104

Wayne Tolleson ....... The Citadel...........................9/17/77 ......... 121

Lamont Seward ...... Georgia Southern .................10/11/03 ....... 103

Spearman Robinson .. Furman ................................9/27/14 ......... 120

Lamont Seward ...... Liberty .................................11/3/01 ......... 103

Roger Cox ............... Newberry .............................1965 ............... 120

Craig Aiken ............. East Tennessee State ...........11/19/94....... 103

Jeff Dean ................ Furman ................................11/10/79 ........119

Jeff Ciccone ............ Wofford................................10/11/75 ....... 103

Wayne Tolleson ....... Maine ..................................10/22/77........119

Leroy Holden .......... Guilford................................1965 ............... 103

Paul Smith.............. Newberry .............................11/15/69........119

Craig Aiken ............. East Tennessee State ...........10/16/93........101

Karnorris Benson .... Alabama ..............................11/22/14 ........118

Eagle Moss ............. Murray State ........................9/9/72............101

Josh Cockrell .......... Furman ................................10/1/11 ..........118

Woody Woodruff ..... Emory & Henry .....................1968 ................101

Kerry Hayes ............ Marshall ..............................10/31/92 ........118

Michael Reeder ...... Chattanooga ........................10/23/04 ...... 100

Todd Currie ............. Appalachian State................11/21/87 ........118

Michael Reeder ...... Georgia Southern .................10/11/03 ....... 100

David Patten ........... Georgia Tech ........................9/10/94..........117

Darius Hooks .......... Wofford................................10/16/93....... 100

Jon Reed................. Marshall ..............................11/14/87 ........117

Kerry Hayes ............ Georgia Southern .................10/9/93......... 100

Gerald Harp ............ Appalachian State................11/18/78........117

Otis Washington ..... Marshall ..............................11/12/88....... 100

Karnorris Benson .... Wofford................................10/19/13........116

Gerald Harp ............ Wofford................................10/20/79....... 100

Jacoby Mitchell ....... Tusculum .............................9/11/10 ..........116 Jerry Gaines ............ West Virginia State ...............11/6/71 ..........116 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 Kerry Hayes ............ VMI ......................................11/9/91 ..........114 Karnorris Benson .... Middle Tennessee ................8/29/13......... 113 Marquel Pittman..... Gardner-Webb......................9/12/09......... 113

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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

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

KARNORRIS BENSON (2012-PRES.) – 6 GAMES Mars Hill......................................9/21/13 .................. 212 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

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

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

SPEARMAN ROBINSON (2012-PRES.) – 3 GAMES Elon ...........................................10/20/12................. 139 Furman........................................ 9/27/14 .................. 120 Mercer .......................................10/18/14 ................. 108

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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CAREER TOTAL OFFENSE

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 ......... 1,092 ........................... Lonnie Galloway, 1990-93

Most Yards Half................ 325 .................... Don Dalton vs. Newberry, 1969 Game ............. 495 .................... David Rivers vs. Wofford, 2000 Season ....... 3,096 ...................................... Troy Mitchell, 2014 Career ......... 6,832 ........................... Lonnie Galloway, 1990-93

Most Yards Per Game Season ........271.3 ...................................... David Rivers, 2000 Career ......... 195.4 ...................................Mike Pusey, 1977-79

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 ...............52 ............................. Troy Mitchell, 2012-pres.

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

1.

#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

Year 2012 2013 2014 Totals

Plays 254 360 479 1,093

Rush Yds 433 560 555 1,548

Pass Yds 862 1,614 2,541 5,017

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

Tot Yds 755 1,058 2,468 2,551 6,832

Plays 301 387 314 1022

Rush Yds 46 -213 -130 -297

Pass Yds 1,939 2,046 2,175 6,160

Tot Yds 1,295 2,179 3,096 6,565

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

Pass Yds 121 0 2,993 2,394 5,508

Others, Years

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

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. Brian Gaither, 2003

469

44

2,717

2,761

5. Lonnie Galloway, 1993

346

484

2,067

2,551

6. Don Dalton, 1969

316

-146

2,626

2,480

7. Lonnie Galloway, 1992

313

287

2,181

2,468

8. Jeff Gilbert, 1984

337

-9

2,394

2,385

9. Jimmy Williams, 1966

3. #7 – Mike Pusey (1977-79) Quarterback • Banner Elk, NC Year 1977 1978 1979 Totals

Plays

Name, Year

2. #10 – Troy Mitchell (2012-pres.) Quarterback • Houston, Texas

Game ..............711 ..............................vs. Emory & Henry, 1969 Season ....... 5,333 ....................................................... in 1983

Fewest Yards

SEASON TOTAL OFFENSE

5,276

0

4089

-47 3,933

3,886

-

Pass Yds

Tot Yds

-

-

2,231

10. Willie Perkins, 1986

387

-81

2,265

2,184

11. Shawn Snyder, 1999

348

3

2,180

2,180

12. Troy Mitchell, 2013

360

565

1,614

2,179

13. Chad Greene, 1994

337

237

1,980

2,137

14. 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 Jeff Gilbert Adam Hearns Mark Smith Jimmy Williams 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 at USF The Citadel Elon The Citadel Appalachian State Georgia Tech Colgate Georgia Southern Chattanooga Georgia Southern Furman Marshall The Citadel Furman

Date 2000 2014 2000 1969 2000 2014 2013 2000 2014 1984 2007 1987 1966 1985 1983 1993 2004 2003 1993 1988 1992 2008

Yards 495 448 446 433 425 422 414 410 395 391 383 374 374 357 357 352 350 350 344 342 339 338

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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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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History & Records /// Total Offense Records

ANNUAL TOTAL OFFENSE 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

PLAYER PLAYS Don Dalton 289 Don Dalton 300 Don Dalton 316 Hal Mote 222 Jeff Conner 217 MISSING Phil Dietz 233 Jeff Walker 204 Darrell Lipford 151 Darrell Lipford 273 Mike Pusey 301 Mike Pusey 387 Mike Pusey 314 Ronnie Mixon 232 Ronnie Mixon 350 Ronnie Mixon 338 Jeff Gilbert 527 Jeff Gilbert 395 Willie Perkins 320 Willie Perkins 387 Mark Smith 213 Mark Smith 173 Todd Cottrell 339 Derrick Harris 176 Lonnie Galloway 178 Lonnie Galloway 313 Lonnie Galloway 346 Chad Greene 337 Chad Greene 289 Josh Brooks 376 Josh Brooks 212 Brad Hoover 331 Shawn Snyder 342 David Rivers 425 Brian Gaither 236 Pat Cilento 302 Brian Gaither 469 Justin Clark 171 Justin Clark 237 Darius Fudge 229 Adam Hearns 282 Zack Jaynes 311 Zack Jaynes 373 Zac Brindise 295 Brandon Pechloff 263 Troy Mitchell 254 Troy Mitchell 360 Troy Mitchell 479

RUSH YDS -13 12 -146 -48 -108

PASS YDS 1,244 1,419 2,626 1,502 1,164

TOT. YDS 1,231 1,431 2,480 1,454 1,273

-65 -129 714 1074 46 -213 -130 -108 -195 49 -151 -9 56 -81 -84 -28 87 161 292 287 484 237 123 28 96 1663 3 106 21 227 44 -46 -130 1001 237 148 -37 77 -25 433 565 555

1,565 1,447 0 0 1,939 2,046 2,175 1,274 1,820 2,002 2,993 2,394 1,842 2,265 1,399 1,218 1,756 662 766 2,181 2,067 1,900 1,263 1,718 873 0 2,180 2,878 1,411 1,636 2,717 1,065 1,253 0 1,375 1,163 1,790 1,405 1,697 862 1,614 2,541

1,500 1,318 714 1,074 1,985 1,833 2,045 1,166 1,625 2,051 2,842 2,385 1,898 2,184 1,315 1,190 1,843 823 1,058 2,468 2,551 2,137 1,386 1,746 969 1,663 2,183 2,984 1,432 1,863 2,761 1,017 1,123 1,001 1,612 1,311 1,753 1,482 1,672 1,295 2,179 3,096

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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

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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

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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 .............68 .................................. Charlie Hughes, 1978 Career .............188 .................................. Ricky Smith, 1977-80

Most Tackles For Losses Game ..................5 .................................. Shared by five players ....................... last .....................Michael Spicer (twice in 2002) 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 4. Eric Johnson, 1996-98

A 16 33 30 25 104

Total 61 85 92 93 331

UT

At

Tot.

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.

TFL 58 48 47 45 45 38 38 37 32 31

SEASON TOTAL HITS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Name

Year

UT

At

Tot.

Marcus Bradley Jon Jenkins Tom Bodine Eric Johnson Quintin Phillips Jeff Rogers Ricky Pate Toussaint Kennedy Eric Johnson Brett Baker

1997 1994 1993 1997 2007 1995 1981 1988 1998 1989

87 100 86 83 63 78 81 68 82 76

58 39 52 45 64 48 43 52 36 41

145 139 138 128 127 126 124 120 118 117

CAREER SACKS Name 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 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

12.

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

Most Recoveries for Touchdowns 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

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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ANNUAL INTERCEPTION LEADERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Fred Boateng Eric Rasheed 11. Spearman Robinson Kerry Hayes Kevin Thigpen David Mayfield Leonard Williams Otis McIntosh

Year

Rush

Rec

Tds

1977 1982 1998 1984 1979 1978 1969 1959 2001 1983 2014 1992 1991 1986 1983 1970

16 13 13 12 11 2 13 -12 0 0 0 8 10 10 11

2 2 1 1 2 11 0 --12 11 11 3 1 1 0

18 15 14 13 13 13 13 13 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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INDIVIDUAL PLACEKICK RECORDS

ANNUAL SCORING 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

PLAYER David Lomax David Lomax Otis McIntosh Otis McIntosh Otis McIntosh MISSING David Hackett Herb Cole Herb Cole Darrell Lipford Wayne Tolleson Darrell Lipford Gerald Harp Leonard Williams Leonard Williams Dean Biasucci Anthony James Dean Biasucci Eddie Maddox Kirk Roach Kirk Roach Kirk Roach Clay Cox Carlton Terry Jimmy Sziksai Kevin Thigpen Phillip Shirley Harold Hines Phillip Shirley David Patten Ken Hinsley Ken Hinsley Brad Hoover Josh Jones Josh Jones Fred Boateng Chris Vought Chris Vought Tim Mayse Lamont Reid Jonathan Parsons Jonathan Parsons Blake Bostic Blake Bostic Blake Bostic Clark Sechrest Troy Mitchell Karnorris Benson Spearman Robinson

G

10

TDS 4 8 13 11 11

PATS *2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 *1-1

FGS PTS 0-0 28 0-0 48 0-0 78 0-0 66 0-0 68

10

10

*0-1

0-0

60

11

9

0-0

0-0

54

11

6

0-0

0-0

36

11

6

0-0

0-0

36

10 9 10 9

11

7

8-8

2-2

56

11

18

0-0

0-0

108

11

13

0-0

0-0

78

11

13

*1-2

0-0

80

11

7

0-0

0-0

42

11

0

28-28

10

15

*0-1

15

0

40-41

10

13

0-0

11

0

19-19

11

0

24-25

24-28 96

11

0

22-22

19-30 79

9

0

27-27

8-13

51

12-20 64 0-0

90

18-32 94 0-0

78

12-20 55

11

8

*1-1

0-0

50

10

0

17-17

6-12

35

11

11

*1-1

0-0

68

11

0

38-41

10-14

68

11

7

0-0

0-0

42

11

0

35-41

5-1

50

10

7

0-0

0-0

42

11

0

28-28

12-16 64

11

0

20-20

8-11

44

11

14

*0-1

0-0

84

11

0

28-29

13-16 67

11

0

33-35

15-19 78

11

12

*1-1

0-0

74

11

0

33-36

10-17

63

12

0

19-26

10-17

49

11

0

17-21

8-16

41

9

8

0-0

0-0

48

11 11 12 11 11 11 11 12 12

0 0 0 0 0 0 8 12 11

17-17 6-10 35 33-34 10-16 63 20-23 10-15 50 15-17 8-10 39 22-22 4-8 34 32-32 4-7 44 * 1-1 0-0 50 0-0 0-0 72 0-0 0-0 66

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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Kirk Roach – the school’s all-time leading scorer with 302 points – made five field goals of 52 yards or better during the 1987 season. He had his #14 jersey retired on Sept. 30, 2006.

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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 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

Opponent 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

Ken Hinsley is WCU’s all-time punting leader, while also ranking on the school’s all-time career scoring lists.

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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

No 60 36 46 57 199

No – 51 49 50 150

Others 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Steve Kornegay Stanton Horne Clark Sechrest Mike Pusey Blake Cain Chuck Miner Phillip Shirley Bobby Cooper L.D. Hyde Kenny Pauley Jim Thompson

Yards – 2,032 2,048 2,082 6,162

Avg – 39.8 41.8 41.6 41.1

PUNTS IN A CAREER

Long – 54 63 53 63

Years

No/Yds

Avg

1982-85 2000-03 2011-13 1977-79 2008-11 1972-75 1991-94 1956-59 1960-62 1990-93 1965-68

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

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

Mike Pusey

56

2,221

39.7

SEASON PUNTING AVERAGE

1979 1980

Grady Corbin

57

2,197

38.5

Others

Year

No/Yds

1981

Eddie McGill

69

2,245

38.1

Ken Hinsley Ken Hinsley Steve Kornegay Ken Hinsley Stanton Horne Clark Sechrest Tim Mayse David Hill Tim Mayse Steve Kornegay

1998 1997 1984 1996 2003 2012 2005 1999 2006 1982

57/2536 46/2032 49/2127 36/1554 57/2391 64/2684 49/2048 65/2716 50/2082 43/1763

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

Avg 44.49 44.17 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.

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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

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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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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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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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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 ......................................4-14-1.......1978 ..........2013 ..........L–4

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 16 .....................Richmond Flowers (UTC), 2000

Indiana State...............................1-0-0....... 1974 ..........1974 ......... 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 ....................................11-0-0.......1982 ..........2013 ........ W–11 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 ................................2-0-0.......1975 ..........2007 ......... W–2 Samford ......................................0-5-0.......1991 ..........2012 ..........L–5 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 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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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

Most Receiving Yards

Jacksonville State ........................1-0-0.......1976 ..........1976 ......... W–1

Western Kentucky ........................1-0-0....... 1974 ..........1974 ......... W–1

TEAM

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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HOMECOMING GAMES 19-21-1 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

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

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

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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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1937 – 1-6-2 overall Coach: Ralph James, 3rd season (4-23-2)

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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)

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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

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1960 – 6-5 overall Coach: Dan Robinson, 5th season (17-29-3)

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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

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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

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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

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Date S 19 S 26 O3 O 10 O 17 O 24 O 31 N 14 N 21

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Date S9 S 16 S 23 S 30 O7 O 14 O 21 O 28 N 11 N 19

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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

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Date S8 S 15 S 22 S 29 O6 O 20 O 27 N3 N 10 N 17

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 –

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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

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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

Rnk.

-/1

-/9 -/8

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

* – SoCon Game

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

* – SoCon Game

* – SoCon Game

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

Rnk.

-/2 -/3 -/6

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

Rnk.

-/25 -/13 -/20 -/6

-/11 -/2

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

Date S1 S 10 S 17 S 24 O1 O8 O 22 O 29 N5 N 12

Rnk. -/2 22/18/-/21

-/7

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

Rnk.

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

Rnk.

-/6 -/6

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

Rnk.

-/9

-/8

-/15 -/4

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

* – SoCon Game

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

Rnk.

-/12

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

2010 – 2-9, 1-7 SoCon Coach: Dennis Wagner, 3rd season (7-27, 3-21) Date S4 S 11 S 18 S 25 O2 O9 O 16 O 23 N6 N 13 N 20

Rnk.

-/14 -/1

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

* – SoCon Game

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

* – SoCon Game

* – SoCon Game

* – SoCon Game

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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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* – SoCon Game

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

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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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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 ......................................... 15 5 1 ......... 1931........... 2013 ...........W 15

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 ............................................... 1 0 0 ......... 2014........... 2014.............W 1

CHATTANOOGA ................................... 16 25 0 ......... 1973........... 2014............. L 6

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 22 1 ......... 1972........... 2014.............W 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 .................................... 9 9 0 ......... 1950 .......... 2014............. L 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 ............................................ 1 11 0 ......... 1969 .......... 2014............ L 10

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FIRST MEETING

Florida State ........................................ 0 3 0 ......... 1981........... 2008 ............ L 3

Tennessee Tech .................................... 6 7 1 ......... 1971........... 2000 ............ L 2

FURMAN............................................. 11 29 2 ......... 1971........... 2014.............W 1

Tennessee Wesleyan ............................. 0 1 0 ......... 1935 .......... 1935 ............ L 1

Gardner-Webb ...................................... 3 3 0 ......... 1932 .......... 2010.............W 1

TEXAS A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FIRST MEETING

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 .................................................... 18 3 0 ......... 1978........... 2014........... W 12

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 .......................................... 13 24 0 ......... 1952 .......... 2014.............W 1

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 CATAMOUNTSPORTS.COM

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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 OVERALL RECORD (since 1983): ..........................................11 – 74 – 3 / (L–23) 7 12 0 42 HOME VS. FCS RANKED TEAMS: ........................................... 8 – 32 – 0 / (L–12) 3 42 Last Win: Sept. 16, 2006 – 20-17 over #19 Eastern Kentucky 3 28 30 45 AWAY VS. FCS RANKED TEAMS: ..............................................3 – 41– 2 / (L–41) Last Win: Oct. 27, 1984 – 20-19 over #12 Furman 21 56 18 28 NEUTRAL VS. FCS RANKED TEAMS: ....................................................... 0 – 1 – 1 17 16 7 30 1 – NCAA I-AA (FCS) National Playoffs 7 13 2 – NCAA I-AA (FCS) National Championship; Charleston, S.C. 3 21 28 – Game played at South Carolina’s Williams-Bryce Stadium, Columbia, S.C. due to damage in Charleston from Hurrican Hugo 23 6 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 .....................................0–2–0 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

RECORD WHEN FCS NATIONAL RANKED

WESTERN CAROLINA vs. NCAA FBS TEAMS SINCE 1998 YEAR OPPONENT

STADIUM

2015 at Texas A&M

Kyle Field

102,512

2005 at Cincinnati

Nipert

35,000

22,637

L, 7-3

2015 at Tennessee

Neyland

102,455

2004 at Alabama

Bryant-Denny

83,818

77,306

L, 52-0

2014 at Alabama

Bryant-Denny

101,821

101,325

L, 48-14

2003 at NC State

Carter-Finley

53,800

53,800

L, 59-20

2014 at South Florida

Raymond James

65,857

31,642

L, 36-31

2003 at Duke

Wallace Wade

33,941

18,800

L, 29-3

2013 at Auburn

Jordan-Hare

87,451

84,171

L, 62-3

2002 at Auburn

Jordan-Hare

86,063

80,067

L, 56-0

2013 at Virginia Tech

Lane

65,632

61,335

L, 45-3

2001 at Louisville

Papa John’s

42,000

35,214

L, 31-7

2013 at Middle Tenn.

Johnny “Red” Floyd

2012 at Alabama

Bryant-Denny

2012 at Marshall 2011 at Georgia Tech

CAPACITY

ATTENDANCE

RESULT

YEAR OPPONENT

STADIUM

CAPACITY

ATTENDANCE

RESULT

30,788

20,011

L, 45-24

101,821

101,126

L, 49-0

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

57,583

56,417

L, 48-7

2009 at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt

39,773

36,350

L, 45-0

Sept. 8, 2001

at #26 Louisville

L

7

31

2008 at Florida State

Doak Campbell

82,300

73,024

L, 69-0

Nov. 18, 2006

at #3 Florida

L

0

62

2007 at Georgia

Sanford

92,138

92,138

L, 45-16

Sept. 15, 2007

at #23 Georgia

L

16

45

2007 at Alabama

Bryant-Denny

90,233

90,233

L, 52-6

Nov. 17, 2012

at #4 Alabama

L

0

49

2006 at Florida

Ben Hill Griffen

90,233

90,233

L, 62-0

Nov. 22, 2014

at #1 Alabama

L

14

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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

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History & Records /// WCU’s Post-Season Teams

• 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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History & Records /// Post-Season Games

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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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. (3 years) 80 SEASONS

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10 4 6 1 39 51 116 3 31 23 22 8 10 324

26 30 15 3 55 67 94 7 45 32 43 36 25 479

2 3 1 0 4 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 23

.290 .149 .295 .250 .418 .435 .550 .318 .408 .418 .388 .182 .286 .406

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.

Bob Waters was head coach from 1969-88. He is the school’s all-time winningest coach with 116 victories.

Dale Strahm led WCU during the 1989 season.

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.

ANDREWS, Ralph.................. 1937-40

MOLNAR, Charlie........................ 1989

ARTHURS, Pat....................... 2010-11

MOORE, Patrick ..................... 2000-01

BANKS, Arketa ....................... 2009-12

MORGAN, LaMar ............... 2014-pres.

BEATHARD, Kurt ............... 1996-2001

NAPERT, David ...................... 2003-07

BECKMAN, Tim...................... 1990-95

O’BRIEN, Dick .................... 1996-2006

BLEIL, Bill .................................... 1996

O’DANIEL, Drew .................... 2005-07

BLUE, Kenyon ........................ 2010-11

PAPPAS, Jim ............................... 1954

BODLE, Dave .............................. 1989

PATE, Bobby .......................... 1974-79

BOWMAN, Mack ......................... 1959

PATTEN, David ...................... 2013-14

BRANDON, S.O. .................... 1938-40

PAWLOWSKI, Matt................. 2008-11

BRIGGS, Kent ........................ 1982-88

PETERSON, Bruce ..................... 1968

CARLTON, Tyler ................. 2015-pres.

POLIZZI, Chris ................... 2015-pres.

CLINKSCALE, Steven ................. 2008

POWERS, Don ........1968-83; 2006-07

COLLINS, Chris...................... 2010-12

QUINN, Shawn ................... 2013-pres.

COLLINS, Geoff ..................... 2002-05

RAYE, Craig ................................ 1990

COOPER, Bob ............................ 1961

REED, Rodney ............................ 2003

DALTON, Don ........................ 1971-89

REIS, Kris .................................... 2002

DAVIS, Ty ............................... 2008-11

RHEA, Mark ....................... 2009-pres.

DeGRAFFENREID, Al ............ 1980-96

RHULE, Matt .......................... 2002-05

DENNING, Don ...................... 1969-73

ROBERTS, Justin................... 2009-10

DENNY, Bill ............................ 2000-01

ROBINSON, Dan......................... 1950

DIMEO, Casey ............................ 2007

ROOF, Ted................................... 1997

ELDER, Trey .......................... 2012-13

ROSS, Jeremiah .................... 2010-11

FELA, Jeff............................... 1990-94

RUCKER, Brian ...................... 2006-07

FOLLETT, Andy ...................... 2008-11

RYAN, Steve ................ 1989, 1996-99

FREISE, Fred .............................. 1946

SANDUSKY, E.J. ......................... 1995

GIBSON, Dan ..................... 2008-pres.

SATTERFIELD, Marcus .............. 2005

GLENN, Brad ..................... 2012-pres.

SCOTT, John .......................... 2006-08

GODETTE, Cary ......................... 2002

SCOTT, Tommy ...................... 1984-89

GUDGER, Jim ........................ 1946-58

SETZER, Bob ..........1956-61, 1966-88

GUNTHROP, Michael ......... 1997-2001

SEWARD, Lamont.................. 2006-07

HAMILTON, Romie...................... 1963

SHAW, Jaybo .............................. 2014

HECKENDORF, Keith ............ 2008-10

SHERROD, Brad .................... 2008-09

HENNIGAN, Mike ................... 1982-83

SIMS, De’Rail ..................... 2013-pres.

HODGIN, Steve ...................... 1980-89

SISA, Steve ............................ 2012-13

HOLT, John......................... 2012-pres.

SMITH, Jordan ............................ 2012

HOLTHOUSER, Will ............... 1990-96

SMITH, Ty .............................. 1980-81

HOOD, Jay ............................. 2010-11

SPEIR, Mark........................... 1991-96

JACKSON, Myron .................. 2002-07

STANLEY, Bill .............................. 1969

JENNINGS, Raymond ................. 1997

THOMAS, Dennis ............... 2013-pres.

JONES, Norris ........................ 1950-51

TURNER, John............................ 2002

JOYE, Bill .................................... 1966

UNDERWOOD, Charles.............. 1951

KEY, Brent ................................... 2004

VARN, Todd ............................ 2002-04

KINNEY, Sandy ...................... 1994-95

VARNEY, Sid ............................... 1960

KIRKPATRICK, Donnie .......... 2003-04

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. MILLWOOD, Don ................... 1974-88

Bill Bleil posted two winning seasons as WCU’s head coach from 1997-2001.

Kent Briggs led his alma mater from 2002 through the 2007 season.

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Dennis Wagner was WCU’s head coach for four seasons from 2008-11.

A former WCU assistant under Steve Hodgin, Mark Speir took over in 2012.

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Tribute to a Champion ... Coach Bob Waters B ob

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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CRAIG AIKEN,1991-94

MICHAEL BANKS, 1999-2002

TRACY BIGGS, 1996-2000

ALONZO CARMICHAEL, 1983-86

GRADY CORBIN, 1979-80

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

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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 BENNES, Joe ........................................1945 BENSON, Bill .......................................1962 * BENSON, Karnorris...................2012-pres. BERNARD, James ........................... 1996-99 * BERRIDGE, Brandon ................ 2014-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 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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D’ALESSANDRIS, Joe ......................1973-76 DALTON, Danny .............................. 1973-75 DALTON, Don ................................. 1967-69 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-pres. 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 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

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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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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

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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-pres. 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-pres. 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

MELVIN DORSEY, 1981-83

LONNIE GALLOWAY, 1990-93

CHAD GREENE, 1991-95

GERALD HARP, 1977-80

BRANDON HOLLOWAY, 1995-98

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DARRYL JACKSON, 1987-88

ANTHONY JAMES, 1979-82

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, 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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JIMMY LUTHER, 1982-84

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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

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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-pres. 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-pres. 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, 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

MASHBURN, Kennon ...........................1957 MASON, Bobby .........................1974-75, 80 MASON, Jerry ................................. 1965-66 MATHIS, Chas ......................................1991 MATHIS, Jody ................................. 1993-95 * MATUNGULU, Helva.................. 2013-pres. 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-pres. 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-pres. 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-pres. 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

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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

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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-pres. 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 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-pres. POTTS, Joel .................................... 1977-80 POTTS, William.....................................1931 POWELL, Carl .......................................1939 POWELL, Otis ................................. 2001-03 POWELL, William............................ 1946-47 POWERS, Boyce ...................................1952

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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-pres. 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, 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, George.................... 2009-12 * RICHARDSON, London .............2012-pres. * 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

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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 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

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SHARP, Mike ............................ 1972-73, 75 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-pres. 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-pres. 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 STAGER, Bob .......................................1955 STANKUNAS, Frank ........................ 1960-63 STANLEY, Bill ................................. 1964-67 STANLEY, Lee .......................................2007 STAYTON, Alan ............................... 2003-06 STAYTON, Van ................................ 1961-64

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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 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-pres. 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-pres. THURMAN, Will .............................. 1994-96 TIGNOR, Shawn.............................. 1998-99 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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TUCKER, Robert ............................. 1993-95 TULLY, Jim ...................................... 1990-93 TURBYFILL, Sidney ..........................1970-71 TURKAL, Frank .....................................1940 TURNER, Dean ............................... 1958-59 TURNER, Don ................................. 1968-69 TURNER, James....................................1957 TURNER, Joe ........................................1945 TURNER, Richard .................................1957 TURNIPSEED, David ....................... 1965-67 TURNIPSEED, Lee.................................1993 TURNMIRE, C.E. ...................................1952

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* UME, Kelvin ............................. 2013-pres.

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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 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-pres. WHITAKER, Dewey ................................1949 WHITE, Calvin E. ...................................1963 WHITE, Dick ................................... 1949-50 * WHITE, Kendall ........................ 2014-pres. WHITE, R. Calvin...................................1955 WHITESIDE, Greg ............................1971-74 WHITESIDES, Larry ......................... 1966-67 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-pres. WILLINGHAM, David....................... 1977-79 WILSON, Dan .......................................1956 WILSON, Dion ................................ 2009-10 WILSON, Frank ................................1976-77 WILSON, Jacob ....................................2006 WILSON, Ray ........................................1968 * WINEBERG, Josh ......................2012-pres. 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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History & Records /// Victory Bell

HISTORY OF THE VICTORY BELL 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 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. 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. 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-SoCon Selections

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

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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 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

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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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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

Christon Gill, LB 2014 All-America Selection

ADDITIONAL WCU FOOTBALL HONORS AFCA “GOOD WORKS TEAM” 2000 ............. Tracy Biggs, RB 2001 ......... Jeff Chambers, DL

NCAA POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 1993 ...... Thomas Jackson, OL

FCS ADA ALL-STAR TEAM 2000 .........Caesar Campana, WR 2002 ................Jason Whaley, OL 2003 ............... Jason Whaley, OL Finalist for Div-I ADA Postgraduate Scholarship

1975, 2nd Team 1976, 1st Team

EDDIE MADDOX 1984, 1st Team 1985, 2nd Team

1976 ...............Mike Wade, LB 1984 ..........Eddie Maddox, RB 1985 ..........Eddie Maddox, RB

........................Rock Williams, LB

1992 .......Thomas Jackson, OL

2013 ........... Richard Sigmon, PK

1993 .......Thomas Jackson, OL 1994 ........... Chad Greene, QB

POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

1995 ........... Chad Greene, QB

2003 ...........Jason Whaley, OL

ARTHUR ASHE SPORTS SCHOLAR

1975 ...............Mike Wade, LB

2012 .................... Conner Orr, TE

NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION

MIKE WADE

CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT III

2000 .... Caesar Campana, WR

COLLEGE SPORTS JOURNAL

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

2006 ............ John Cooper, OL

2012 .............Darius Ramsey, RB

2007 ........ Marcus Brown, WR

2013 .................Trey Morgan, DB

2001 ........ Pablo Abraham, DE .................... Jason Whaley, OL 2002 ........... Jason Whaley, OL 2003 ........... Jason Whaley, OL 2012 ................ Conner Orr, TE .....................Clark Sechrest, P ................... Rock Williams, LB 2014 .........Darius Ramsey, RB

JASON WHALEY 2003, 1st Team

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DARIUS RAMSEY 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 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

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 TACKLES (Per Game) Quintin Phillips, 2007 .................................. 10th-t .....................11.55 Adrian McLeod, 2009..................................... 2nd .......................12.45 Rock Williams, 2012 ..................................... 3rd-t ......................12.00 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

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

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)

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TOTAL DEFENSE (Yards Per Game) 2004 .....................12th ........................ 301.91 2005 .....................18th ........................ 310.56

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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 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

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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

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PASS EFFIC. DEFENSE G Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Rat. 2005 .....................................9 .......113-232-15 ....... 1,191 ........ 14 ...... 98.8

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

TACKLES G No Avg Adrian McLeod, 2009 .......................... 11 .....................137 ................... 12.5 Rock Williams, 2012 ............................. 9......................108 ................... 12.0

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

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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QUICK FACT S: E.J. WHITMIRE

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: ....................................................... 120-97-3 (.552) (40 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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History & Records /// WCU Hall of Fame

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

GREEN, Judy (1990) ............................. 1980-84 .............Women’s Basketball, Softball, Volleyball

LYONS Wilson, Lori (2002) ................... 1990-93 ........................................... Women’s Basketball

SELZER, Tommy “Bromo” (1995) .......... 1948-52 ...............................................Football, Baseball

ARLEDGE, Jayne (1992) ........................1976-79 ........................................... Women’s Basketball

GREENE, George “Tiger” (1998) ............1981-84 ..............................................................Football

McCOLLUM, Anquell (2010) ................. 1992-96 .................................... Men’s Basketball, Coach

SETZER, Bobby (1992) ..........................1951-92 ......................... Football, Coach & Administrator

ATTEBERY Kennelly, Christy (2013) ... 1998-2001 ............................................................Volleyball

GRIFFIN, Odell (1992) .......................... 1939-40 ................................................Men’s Basketball

McCONNELL, Charlie (2015) ................ 1962-66 ................................................Men’s Basketball

SIMMONS, Clyde (2002) ...................... 1982-85 ..............................................................Football

BEVERLIN, Jason (2008) ...................... 1992-94 .............................................................Baseball

GRUNDY, Phillip (2005).........................1991-93 .............................................................Baseball

McGINN, Bob (1992) ............................1947-50 ................................................Men’s Basketball

SPRADLING, Steve (2009).................... 1967-70 ..............................................................Football

BIASUCCI, Dean (1997) ....................... 1980-83 ..............................................................Football

GUDGER, Jim (1990) ............................ 1940-69 ................................................. Athlete & Coach

McINTOSH, Otis (1997) .........................1968-71 ..............................................................Football

STANKUNAS, Frank (1992) ................... 1960-63 ..............................................................Football

BODINE, Tom (2010) .............................1991-94 ..............................................................Football

HAILEY, Freddie (1999) ........................ 1984-87 .............................................................Baseball

McKENNIE, Tony (2008) ....................... 1986-90 .......................................................Track & Field

STANLEY, Bill (2012) ............................ 1964-69 ..............................................................Football

BROADWATER, Tom (2015)....................1957-60 ..............................................................Football

HAMILTON, Hugh “Pee Wee” (1992) ......1947-50 ..............................................................Football

MILLER, Brett D. (2001) ....................... 1984-86 ..........................................................Men’s Golf

STROUD, Judy (1999) ............................1973-76 ........................................... Women’s Basketball

BROWN, Regina (1998)........................ 1987-92 ...........................Volleyball, Women’s Basketball

HARKINS, Todd (2011) ......................... 1989-92 ..............................................................Football

MOORE, Chris (2011) ........................... 1996-99 .............................................................Baseball

TIESZEN Kamarainen, Laura (2012)...... 2002-05 ........................................Women’s Track & Field

BYRD, Art (1990) ................................. 1946-49 ..............................................................Football

HARP, Gerald (1992) .............................1977-80 ..............................................................Football

MOORE, Nardia (2011) .................... 1999-2002 ................................................. Women’s Soccer

WESTMORELAND Suhre, Betty (1990) .... 1965-79 .................................................................Coach

CARPENTER, Wille (1994) .....................1976-80 ............................................ Football & Baseball

HARTBARGER, Jim (2000) .................... 1969-75 .................................................................Coach

MORGAN, Ken (1998) .......................... 1960-63 ............................................ Football & Baseball

THARPE, Danny (1991) ......................... 1960-64 .... Men’s Basketball, Baseball, Football & Tennis

CARMICHAEL, Alonzo (2008) ............... 1983-86 ..............................................................Football

HARTSELL, Susan B. (1994) .................1973-76 .........................................................Gymnastics

MURRAY, Darrell (2006) ....................... 1960-64 ................................................Men’s Basketball

TOLLESON, Wayne (1990) .....................1974-78 ............................................ Football & Baseball

CARR, Ronnie (1999) ........................... 1980-83 ................................................Men’s Basketball

HASTINGS, Rebecca Twiner (2010) ....... 2000-04 ..................................................... Women’s Golf

PEELE, Betty (1997) ............................. 1963-96 ..........................................Coach, Administrator

WATERS, Bob (1993)............................ 1969-88 ...................... Football Coach & Athletic Director

CHEUNG, Patrick (1990) .......................1970-73 ......................................................Men’s Soccer

HAYES, Kerry (2010)..............................1991-94 ..............................................................Football

PERSONS, Susan (2005)...................... 1969-75 .................................................................Coach

WIKE, Johnny (2009) ........................ 1964-2004 ...............Football, Men’s & Women’s Golf Coach

CHILDERS, Tobe (2010).........................1957-60 ..............................................................Football

HAYWOOD, Bill (1996) ..........................1969-81 .................................................. Baseball Coach

PETERSON, Bruce (2001) ..................... 1960-64 ......... Football, Men’s Basketball & Men’s Tennis

WILLIAMS, Denny (2004) ..................... 1955-60 ..............................................................Football

COOPER, Louis (2005) ..........................1981-84 ..............................................................Football

HELMS, Terry (2011) ............................ 1968-72 ................................Cross Country, Track & Field

POINDEXTER, C.C. (1991)..................... 1930-35 ....................................Athletic Director & Coach

WILLIAMS, Jim (1992) .......................... 1964-66 ..............................................................Football

DALTON, Don (1995) .............................1966-81 ....................................Football (Player & Coach)

HOLDEN, Leroy (2014) ......................... 1963-66 ..............................................................Football

PRYOR, Harris (1994) ........................... 1956-59 .................................Men’s Basketball, Baseball

WILLIAMS, Steve (1996) .......................1968-71 ..............................................................Football

DeGRAFFENREID, Al “Mutt” (2013) ... 1974-76, 77-96 .....................................Football & Administrator

HOLLIDAY, Emily (1996) ....................... 1982-86 ...........................Women’s Basketball, Volleyball

RALEIGH, Matt (2004).......................... 1989-92 .............................................................Baseball

WILLIAMS, Willie (2006) ...................... 1990-92 ..............................................................Football

DENNIS, Greg (1997) ............................1979-82 ................................................Men’s Basketball

HOOVER, Brad (2008) .......................... 1996-99 ..............................................................Football

RASHEED, Eric (2000) ...........................1981-84 ..............................................................Football

WILSON, Thomas “Bubba” (2002) .........1975-78 ................................................Men’s Basketball

DODSON, Clinton F. (1991) .................. 1934-69 ..................................................... Administrator

HOWELL, Charles “Babe” (1998) .......... 1950-53 ............................................ Football & Baseball

RATCLIFFE, Carl (1992) ........................ 1933-36 ..............................................................Football

WITTMAN, Greg (1996) ......................... 1966-69 ................................................Men’s Basketball

DOWELL, Jean (1992) .......................... 1963-66 ........................................... Women’s Basketball

JAMES, Anthony (1991) .........................1979-83 ........................................ Football, Track & Field

RAY, Dr. Bob (2009) ..............................1951-92 ..................... Basketball, Coach & Administrator

WHITE, Steve (1999) .............................1970-98 ..................................................... Administrator

DURR, Walter J. (1991)..........................1951-98 ...................................................Team Physician

JOHNSON, Eric (2012).......................... 1995-99 ...............................................Baseball, Football

REED, Jerry (1994) ................................1974-77 .............................................................Baseball

YATES, Steve (2009).............................. 1971-74 ..............................................................Football

ECHOLS Wellmon, Laura (2009) ....... 1999-2002 ........................................... Women’s Basketball

KING, Frankie (2013) ........................... 1993-95 ................................................Men’s Basketball

ROACH, Kirk (1996) ............................. 1984-87 ..............................................................Football

YOUNG, Tom (1990) ............................ 1946-68 ....................................Athletic Director & Coach

FAIREY, Clint (1998) ............................. 1986-89 .............................................................Baseball

JONES, David L. (2013) .........................1957-60 ................................................Men’s Basketball

ROBINSON, Dan (1990) ....................... 1946-68 ................................................. Athlete & Coach

1983 FOOTBALL TEAM (2003)

FERGUSON, Mark (2006) ......................1970-73 ..............................................................Football

JONES, Paul (2002) ........ 1967-68 and 1969-81 .. Cross Country/Track & Field (player and coach)

ROGERS, Ronald (1990)...................... 1950-53 ................................................Men’s Basketball

1969 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM (2003)

FINCH, Nora Lynn (1991) ...................... 1967-70 ..................... Women’s Basketball, Field Hockey, ................................................ Tennis, Volleyball

LAVELLE, Tommy (2000) ....................... 1961-64 ................................................Men’s Basketball

ROSS, Devondia (2005) ....................... 1990-93 ........................................Women’s Track & Field

LeCLAIR, Keith (2002)..... 1985-88 and 1992-97 ...............................Basetball (player and coach)

RUTA, John (2008) .............................. 1962-65 ..............................................................Football

LEGGETT, Jack (2001) ...........................1983-91 .................................................. Baseball Coach

SALTZ Simmons, Cindi (2000) ...............1979-82 ........................................... Women’s Basketball

LIPFORD, Darrell (2004)........................1974-77 ..............................................................Football

SANDERS Peterson, Karen (2001) ........ 1962-64 .......................................................Men’s Tennis

LIVESAY, Robyn Keeler (1995) .............. 1980-84 ..............................................Softball, Volleyball

SCHRADER, Dr. Charles (1998) ............ 1968-93 ........................................... Men’s Soccer Coach

LOGAN, Henry (1990)........................... 1965-68 ................................................Men’s Basketball

SCOTT, George “Ronnie” (2013) ........... 1964-66 ..............................................................Football

LUNDY, Ralph (2006) ............................1970-71 ......................................................Men’s Soccer

SEAL, Gaston (2010) ............................ 1959-63 ................................................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 GIBSON, Mel (1992) ............................ 1960-63 ................................................Men’s Basketball GILBERT, Jeff (2000) .............................1981-84 ..............................................................Football

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1963 MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM (2003) 1949 FOOTBALL TEAM (2007) 2003 WOMEN’S GOLF TEAM (2014)

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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History & Records /// Football in WCU Hall of Fame

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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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. 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 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. 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.

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.

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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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History & Records /// Honors

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

St. Louis Cardinals, 1982-84

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

CATAMOUNTS IN THE NFL DRAFT

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

TIGER GREENE

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 10,100 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.

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 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, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Accademia dell’Arte. He has served as chair of the Little Rock Arts and Culture

Commission, president of the boards of directors of the Springfield (Missouri) Regional Opera and the Springfield Regional Arts Council and as a member of the boards of directors or steering committees of the National Conference of Governors’ Schools, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Missouri Citizens for the Arts, Missouri Alliance for Arts Education and Urban Districts Alliance. 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 who formerly taught voice at UALR and co-chaired the UALR Music Department Recruitment Committee.

Prior to his arrival at Western Carolina, 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. 2015 CATAMOUNT FOOTBALL

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The Southern Conference, which is in its 95th season of intercollegiate competition in 2015-16, 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 Capital One Academic All-America and all-district 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 20 varsity sports and championships that produce participants for NCAA Division I Championships. 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 Southern Conference through an ambitious agenda that has improved championships, upgraded compliance-related matters, launched the conference’s Hall of Fame 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 leaguewide 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. 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 addition was men’s lacrosse, which crowned its first champion in 2015. 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, wom-

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en’s athletics 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. 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 – tri-champions Furman, Samford and Chattanooga – finished in the top 25 in 2013, while the Mocs finished No. 8 in 2014. The conference has placed multiple representatives in the FCS Playoffs in 26 of 31 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 16 years and in 18 of the last 23 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, 3432, 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 at “The Swamp” in Gainesville, Fla. 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 firstteam All-America 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 All-America honors on the field and was a firstteam Academic All-American 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 Southern Conference 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 SoCon 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 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. 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 N.C. 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 SoCon 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 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 SoCon 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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2015 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE COMPOSITE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE THURSDAY, SEPT. 3: Central Arkansas at Samford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SDN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. VMI at Ball State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPT. 5: Wofford at Clemson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ACC RSN . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:30 p.m. Mercer at Austin Peay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 p.m. Davidson at The Citadel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Jacksonville State at Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SDN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Furman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. Mars Hill at WESTERN CAROLINA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SDN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPT. 12: Mars Hill at Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SDN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 p.m. Morehead State at VMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30 p.m. Florida A&M at Samford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SDN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 p.m. Furman at Virginia Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:30 p.m. Stetson at Mercer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. * WESTERN CAROLINA at The Citadel . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Tennessee Tech at Wofford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SDN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCT. 31: * Wofford at VMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30 p.m. * Mercer at The Citadel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 p.m. * WESTERN CAROLINA at Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 p.m. * Furman at Samford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SDN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 p.m. SATURDAY, NOV. 7: * Chattanooga at Mercer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA * VMI at The Citadel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 p.m. * Furman at WESTERN CAROLINA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SDN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:30 p.m. Clark Atlanta at Samford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SDN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 p.m. SATURDAY, NOV. 14: WESTERN CAROLINA at Texas A&M. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA * Mercer at Furman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30 p.m. * Samford at Wofford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ESPN3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30 p.m. * The Citadel at Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SDN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 19: * Chattanooga at Samford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ASN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:30 p.m. Wofford at Idaho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 p.m. The Citadel at Georgia Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Furman at UCF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .