Fifteen student-athletes graduated with honors as 41 walked across the stage to earn their degrees from Western Carolina.
Receives seven awards
Fourth annual awards show highlights excellence on and off the field
Men's basketball and softball honored
George Richardson, Kaila'Shea Menendez, Chris Everett honored
Senior Class Reflections
Catamount Football vs. Elon
2011 (Redshirt Senior): Saw action in all 11 games making three starts at mid-season at the "drop" linebacker position ... Recorded 24 tackles on the year including eight solo stops ... Credited with one quarterback hurry and one pass break-up ... Made a season-high four tackles against Elon ... Tallied three solo stops at Samford.
2010 (Redshirt Junior): Played in all 11 games making one start on defense after moving back to that side of the football from tight end at mid-season ... Caught seven passes for 66 yards and a touchdown in the first seven games ... Accounted for 10 points against Tusculum, hauling in a touchdown pass and a pair of two-point conversions ... Played the final two games at nickel back on defense, tallying 17 tackles including 12 solo stops ... Amassed a career-high 11 tackles including seven solo stops and a forced fumble against Georgia Southern ... Nominated for the 2010 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.
2009 (Redshirt Sophomore): The converted defensive player appeared in all 11 games with seven starts at tight end ... Led the team's TE's with nine catches for 152 yards - the fifth-most yards of any WCU receiver on the season ... Made his first career reception in the season opener at Vanderbilt where he also made his first offensive start ... Posted a career-long 44-yard reception at Georgia Southern ... Tallied his first collegiate touchdown on a 19-yard pass-and-catch in the third quarter at Chattanooga which opened a stretch of three-straight games with a TD reception ... Hauled in a career-high two passes at nationally-ranked Appalachian State ... Did have two tackles on special teams ... Caught a four-yard touchdown pass in WCU's 2010 Annual Spring Game ... Off the field, served as vice president for WCU's Student-Athlete Advisory Council and will be the organization's president for the 2010-11 academic year ... Again participated in the SoCon's Student-Athlete Leadership Institute (SALI) during the summer.
2008 (Red-shirt Freshman): Played in all 12 games including one start in the season opener against Shorter College on defense ... Recorded 35 tackles, including 15 solo stops and 3.5 tackles for loss and a sack ... Posted a career-high seven stops, including four solo tackles, at home against Georgia Southern ... Forced a fumble against Chattanooga and registerd a pass break-up against Samford ... Made the transition on a few plays at the end of 2008, but officially became a tight end during spring drills, 2009 ... Caught two passes for 37 yards in WCU's annual Spring Game ... Participated in the SoCon's Student-Athlete Leadership Institute (SALI) during the summer.
2007 (Freshman): Suffered a broken forearm during preseason workouts that proved to be season ending after having it surgically repaired ... Took a medical red-shirt ... Worked out with the WCU Track & Field team during the outdoor season, but did not compete ... Was tied for second with six tackles, including one for loss and adding a pass break-up in the annual Spring Game.
Prior to Western: Recorded 67 tackles, including 21 for loss and 13 sacks as a senior ... Forced three fumbles in his final season ... Blocked two field goals and three punts as a prep ... Also participated in track & field as a prep, participating in the junior olympics in the 400 (48.9) ... Boasted a 3.9 grade point average in high school, graduating in the top 25 of his class ... He was a member of the National Honor Society and National Honor Roll.
Personal: Is the son of Christopher O'Neill Everett, Sr., and Lorri Darden Everett ... Has two siblings; one older, Charles Dwayne Mungo, and one younger, Lauren Nikole Everett.