Darius Ramsey, Daniel Riddle, and Derrick Davis honored
Catamount placekicker boasts 3.91 overall GPA
WCU returns to league play at Samford, Saturday at 2 pm CT / 3 pm ET
League-record 2,018 student-athletes earn recognition for academic achievements
The Duluth, Ga., native was one of 12 amateur athletes honored
Western Carolina played Chattanooga Saturday afternoon as the Catamounts honored their seniors and the three newest members of the WCU Athletics Hall of Fame.
Western Carolina Football vs. Samford
2012 (Senior): Saw action in 10 of WCU's 11 games including four starts at tight end ... Caught six passes for 90 yards and a touchdown ... Hauled in his first collegiate reception on a 36-yard pitch-and-catch at Marshall ... Tallied his first career touchdown with a 14-yard scoring reception against Samford ... Named to the Capital One Academic All-District as well as the FCS Athletic Directors Association (ADA) Academic All-Star team ... Selected to the College Sports Journal FCS All-Academic team and named to the 2013 National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor ... Named to the 2012 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference team ... Also named to the 2012-13 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Was honored at the 29th Annual Peach of an Athlete Role Model Banquet in Atlanta, Ga.
2011 (Junior): Did not see game action stemming from his back injury ... Worked with the WCU team film crew ... Named to WCU's Dean's List
2010 (Sophomore): Suffered an off-season back injury that sidelined him for the 2010 season.
2009 (Freshman): Played in eight games with two starts ... Made his first collegiate start at Samford ... Used primarily as a blocking TE in place of a fullback and on runs around the ends of the offensive line.
Prior to Western: Was a four-year Scholar Athlete and a three-year varsity letter winner at Peachtree Ridge HS for head coach Bill Ballard ... Was named first team All-County and first team All-Region at tight end as a senior ... Was also named second team All-State by the Atlanta Journal Constitution ... Recorded 146 yards receiving and three TDs in his final season ... Played offensive tackle as a junior ... In his first season on varsity, played defensive end and special teams on the state championship team ... Was a two-year varsity letter winner in track & field, setting a school record in the shot put as a junior.
Personal: Full name is James Conner Orr ... Is the son of Jim and Terri Orr ... Has an older sister, Lindsay Tarquinio.