Team practiced in shoulder pads for the first time Thursday
Two-hour session held under unseasonably mild conditions
CSN talks with DBs coaches Blake Gideon and Zac Etheridge and a couple of student-athletes in preview
Prior to Western Carolina: Originally signed with Charleston Southern out of high school ... Played the 2015 season as a wide receiver at Itawamba Community College in Fulton, Miss. ... Finished the year with 28 receptions in 10 games, recording 239 receiving yards and two touchdowns ... Attempted two passes on the season ... Also had one punt return for 13 yards at Mississippi Gulf Coast (Oct. 24).
High School: Named the 2013 AA Offensive Player of the Year, Belton was a two-time All-Region and All-State honoree at quarterback at Fairfield Central High School in Ridgeway, S.C ... Went 23-4 as a two-year starter accumulating 5,154 total yards from scrimmage and 54 touchdowns during his career ... Finished his senior season with 1,764 passing yards and 748 rushing yards with 24 total touchdowns.