Squad holds ninth preseason practice on Wednesday morning
WCU held first fully-padded practice on-campus in Cullowhee
Team practiced in shoulder pads for the first time Thursday
First team offense edges defense; second team defense wins over the offense
WCU held its first scrimmage of its annual spring drills on Saturday
Prior to Western Carolina: Was a three-year varsity letter winner at Blythewood HS, playing wide receiver on the football team.
Personal: Is the son of former Catamount wide receiver - and former NFL standout - David Patten.