2012 (Redshirt Junior): Started three of the 10 games in which he saw action, twice at offensive left tackle and the third at right tackle ... Did not see game action against Alabama ... Named to the 2012 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference team and to the 2012-13 Southern Conference Honor Roll.
2011 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in all 11 games making 10 starts along the offensive line at left tackle ... Helped freshman running back Shaun Warren rush for 200 yards and four touchdowns against Mars Hill ... Came on as a reserve in the Elon game ... Named to the 2011 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference team.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in seven games including starting the first two games of his collegiate career ... Started at right tackle in the regular season opener at North Carolina State and at right guard at home against Tusculum ... Missed four games at mid-season both when WCU got upperclassmen starters back from injury and because of an ankle injury ... Returned to the lineup to play in the final five games of the season ... Named to the 2010 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference team.
2009 (Freshman): Redshirted.
Prior to Western: Played both ways and was the long snapper for head coach B.J. Laughter at Hendersonville HS, helping the Bearcats go 13-1 and advance to the state semifinals last season ... Was a four-year Academic All-Conference selection ... Listed as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com ... Earned All-Western Highlands Conference plaudits last season after grading out at 91-percent on blocking as a senior, while amassing 94 tackles including five sacks and three fumble recoveries on defense ... Was tabbed All-Area, All-State and was a Shrine Bowl Finalist, as well as first team All-Western North Carolina by the Asheville Citizen-Times ... Also played baseball as a prep, garnering all-conference accolades as a junior.
Personal: Full name is Wesley James Cook ... Is the son of Mark and Leah Cook ... Has one younger sibling, Hailey ... His father played football at East Tennessee State, earning All-Southern Conference honors from the media as an offensive guard in 1986 ... His mother played collegiate volleyball at Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn.