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Destry Barnwell

Destry  Barnwell


Charlotte, N.C.

High School:
Hough HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190



Thirty-Five Student-Athletes Participate in Spring Commencement

Nine Catamounts graduate with honors; four summa cum laude


Post-Game Notes: No. 25 Western Carolina vs. Mercer


Post-Game Notes: Western Carolina at VMI


Catamount Football Fall Report #8: August 19, 2017

WCU held final scrimmage, unofficially closed preseason camp


Catamount Football Fall Report #6: August 12, 2017

Team holds its first, most extensive scrimmage of preseason camp

2016 (Junior): Was on the dress list for all 11 games, making two appearances within the first two games of the season ... Punted twice on the year for a 37.5 yard per kick average including a season-long 39-yard kick against Gardner-Webb (Sept. 10) ... Downed his punt at East Carolina (Sept. 3) in the season-opener inside the Pirates' 20-yard line ... Sailed a punt 49 yards in addition to holding on placekicks in WCU's annual Spring Game ... Named to the 2016-17 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

2015 (Sophomore): Traveled and dressed for each of the team's 11 games, but only saw action in one game after the preseason battle for the starting punter position ... Punted one time, pooching a 32-yard kick and downing it inside the Mars Hill 20-yard line in the home opener ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

2014 (Freshman): Appeared in 11 of the team's 12 games on the season as the first string punter ... Punted 53 times with an average of 39.8 yards per kick, downing 11 inside the opponents' 20-yard line ... Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at USF (Aug. 30), punting a career-high eight times for 311 yards ... Connected on the first 50-yard punt of his career against Catawba (Sept. 13), a 58-yard boot ... Tallied six, 50-or-longer punts on the season including a career-long 61-yard kick against Chattanooga (Nov. 1) ... Finished with two tackles on the year including a solo stop at Furman (Sept. 27) and an assisted tackle at Mercer (Oct. 18).

Prior to Western Carolina: In 12 games as a senior in 2013, punted 33 times for 1,358 yards and an average of 41.2 per punt ... Named All-I-Meck 4-AConference and the I-Meck 4-A Conference Punter of the Year ... Also earned Punter of the Year accolades in the 3rd Annual Greater Charlotte Football Awards Banquet ... Punted 45 times in 11 games as a junior for 1,614 yards, averaging 35.9 yards en route to earning all-conference plaudits ... In his final two years as a prep, averaged 38.1 yards per punt ... Held a two-star ranking from 247Sports.