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Defensive Line
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 275
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Cherokee, N.C.
High School: Cherokee HS


Prior to Western Carolina: Joined the WCU football team as a preferred walk-on … Four-year varsity letter-winner, winning a state championship as a junior … Played both offensive and defensive line as a prep … Finished with 259 career tackles including 57 solo stops … Recorded 82 total tackles as a senior, averaging 7.5 tackles per game to earn All-Smoky Mountain Conference plaudits … Also participated in throw events in track & field including shot put and discus.

Personal: Full name is Joaquin Gabriel Layno.

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