CSN talks with assistant coaches Dennis Thomas, Mark Rhea; players Helva Matungulu, Caleb Hawkins
2014 (Freshman): Played in 11 of the team's 12 games with a pair of starts along the defensive front ... Finished with seven tackles including two solo stops and half a tackle for loss ... Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at USF (Aug. 30) ... Tallied his first collegiate tackle against Brevard (Sept. 6) ... Twice recorded a career-high two tackles against Catawba (Sept. 13) and VMI (Nov. 15) ... Started the final two games of the regular season against VMI and at Alabama (Nov. 22) ... Was also credited with a quarterback hurry ... Selected to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team ... Named 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Did not participate in WCU's annual spring drills.
Prior to Western Carolina: A three-year varsity letter winner ... Was a two-time All-Mid-Piedmont 3-A Conference along the defensive line and three-time all-county ... Finished his senior season with 87 tackles including 37 solo stops and two sacks, often drawing double-team blocks ... Recorded 244 career tackles including 21 career sacks and forced five fumbles ... Holds the CDHS all-time tackles for loss record ... Won the Defensive Line MVP award at the National Underclassmen (NUC) five star camp held in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in March of 2013 ... Also participated in track & field as a prep, earning all-county, and all-state honors as a junior ... High school coach was Chad Tedder.
Personal: Is the son of Derrick Sr., and Bobbie Jo Davis.