Western Carolina traveled to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to close the 2012 season. The Crimson Tide defeated the Catamounts 49-0. (Photos courtesy: Mark Haskett, WCU Public Relations)
Notes: A two-sport student-athlete at Western Carolina playing both football and baseball ... Missed part of the 2012 WCU baseball season while participating in spring drills with the football team.
2012 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 11 games, twice making a start on offense at wide receiver at Furman and Alabama ... Caught seven passes for 98 yards on the season, adding 20 rushing yards on two carries to give him 118 all-purpose yards on the season ... Matched a single-game career-high with three receptions at Furman, also rushing twice for 20 yards ... Sparked a scoring drive against the Paladins by completing his first collegiate pass - a 16-yard strike to Nate Stephenson.
2011 (Freshman): Played in eight games with two starts at wide receiver, making his debut at home against Mars Hill ... Saw most of his action early in the "Wild Catamount" formation as the quarterback ... Made his first collegiate reception seven games into the year, catching a 17-yard pass early in the third quarter against The Citadel ... Finished with five catches for 124 yards and a touchdown ... Posted a career-high of three catches for 94 yards against The Citadel, hauling in a 61-yard scoring strike as the only points for WCU in the loss ... Recorded 11 rushes for 31 yards and one touchdown, scoring his first collegiate points on a three-yard run in the home opener against Mars Hill ... Also returned four kickoffs for 56 yards including a long of 22 ... On the baseball diamond, played in 24 games, scoring eight runs and stealing five bases in six attempts.
Prior to Western Carolina: Named the 2010 Asheville Citizen-Times All-Western North Carolina Football Player of the Year after accounting for a WNC-record 55 touchdowns his senior year ... Set a Buncombe County record for passing yards in 2010, amassing 3,429 yards ... Selected to the NCPreps.com 3-A All-State football team as a quarterback ... Is a two-sport athlete and will play both football and baseball at WCU ... An All-Mountain Athletic Conference (MAC) outfielder and catcher, was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 43rd round of the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft ... On the diamond as a senior, hit a team-leading .449 with six home runs, four doubles and 13 RBI ... Stole 17 bases in 18 attempts ... Is expected to play outfield for the Catamount baseball team ... Also played basketball as a prep.