Team holds its first, most extensive scrimmage of preseason camp
First team offense edges defense; second team defense wins over the offense
WCU held its first scrimmage of its annual spring drills on Saturday
Squad worked through just over 80 plays in final scrimmage
CSN talks with special teams coordinator Pat Mills and a couple of student-athletes in preview
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.