38  Clark Sechrest
Clark Sechrest

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Cornelius, N.C.

High School:
North Mecklenburg HS

Last College:
North Carolina

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 215

Position:
K/P


Career Notes: Finished his three-year Catamount career with 147 punts ... Averaged 39.9 yards per punt during his career, ranking fifth in WCU's career punting record books.

2013 (Senior): Saw action in all 12 of the team's games on the year ... Punted 78 times on the season for 3,006 yards, averaging 38.5 yards per punt ... Recorded six punts of 50-or-more yards including a season-long of 58 yards against Mars Hill ... Downed 18 seasonal punts inside the opponent's 20 yard line with three touchbacks ... Punted a career-high 11 times in a road loss at Samford - the 11 punts were just two shy of matching the school's single-game record ... Selected to the 2013 Fall Academic All-SoCon team ... Named to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Credited with one tackle ... Was listed on the 2013 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Punter Award Watch List in the summer prior to the season.

2012 (Junior): Played in all 11 games as the team's primary punter ... Punted 64 times for 2,684 yards with a 41.9 yard average which ranked fourth in the SoCon ... Recorded 15 punts of 50 yards-or-more including three in both the Georgia Southern and Chattanooga games ... Downed 18 kicks inside the opponent's 20-yard line ... Finished 3-for-4 in PATs, missing the first one of his career at Wofford ending his streak of 31-straight successful PATs ... Connected on his lone field goal attempt giving him six points on the year ... Earned SouthernPigskin.com Special Teams Player of the Week accolades, as well as SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week, following the Chattanooga game ... Punted five times for a 50.6 yard average including a career-long 58-yard punt vs. UTC ... Additionally connected on all three PAT attempts and a 36-yard field goal against the Mocs ... Selected to the Capital One Academic All-District III team ... Named to the 2012 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference team and to the 2012-13 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Credited with one tackle on the season.

2011 (Sophomore): Played in all 11 games handling most of the placekicking duties on field goal and PAT attempts ... Finished 4-for-7 on field goal attempts ... Was a perfect 32-for-32 on PAT opportunities including a career-high seven in the home win over Mars Hill ... Led the team in scoring with 44 combined points, posting 10 points against MHC ... Punted five times at Samford following an injury to Blake Cain, averaging 36.0 yards per kick ... Was twice named the team's special teams player of the week, earning the first honor against Elon after booting a 38-yard field goal and finishing 4-for-4 on PATs ... Garnered his second team weekly honor after nailing a career-long 51-yard field goal against Wofford ... Credited with one solo tackle on the season ... Named to WCU's Dean's List.

Prior to Western Carolina: Committed to and signed with North Carolina out of North Mecklenburg HS where he was an all-conference punter and kicker ... Will have three years of eligibility remaining... Is unique in that he punts left footed and place kicks right footed ... Can also rugby-style punt ... Selected to the North Carolina Shrine Bowl ... Finished in second place at the 2008 Southern Kicking Classic in punting (best average, best single hangtime) and on kickoffs (best average, best single hangtime).

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