3  Fred Payne
Fred Payne

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Gainesville, Ga.

High School:
Gainesville HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185

Position:
DB


12/10/2014

Christon Gill Tabbed Third Team All-America by College Sports Madness

Senior finished with 111 tackles to lead WCU, ranks second in SoCon

11/22/2014

Troy Mitchell Sets Total Yards Record in 48-14 Loss at No. 1 Alabama

Mitchell tossed two TD passes to Spearman Robinson in regular season closing loss

11/01/2014

Catamounts Fall to No. 12 Chattanooga in Battle of SoCon Unbeatens

WCU returns to conference play next Saturday at Samford

10/11/2014

Defense, Special Teams Leads WCU Past Wofford, 26-14

Catamounts get two rushing TDs, Newsome 100-yard kickoff return for a TD

09/27/2014

Catamount Football Wins Third-Straight , 35-17 at Furman

WCU amasses 415 yards of total offense; 3 TDs on the ground, 2 through the air

11/01/2014

Western Carolina Football vs. Chattanooga

Western Carolina Football vs. Chattanooga

2013 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games on the season with one appearance in the starting lineup coming at Chattanooga ... Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at Middle Tennessee State, tallying his first career tackle ... Credited with 11 seasonal tackles including seven solo stops ... Recorded a career-high four tackles twice including four at Chattanooga and at Appalachian State ... Tallied his first career interception against SEC-foe, Auburn, picking off a Jeremy Johnson pass over the middle, pulling it away from the receiver ... Also recovered a fumble against the Tigers ... Named to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Blocked a field goal attempt during WCU's annual Spring Game.

Prior to Western Carolina: A four-year varsity letter winner, credited with 360 career tackles with 14 interceptions and a quarterback sack ... Was a two-time first team All-Area selection and earned All-State in his final season ... As a senior, posted a career-high 121 tackles and five INTs while also catching five passes for 296 yards and four touchdowns ... Had a 90-yard kickoff return for a TD against Apalachee High ... Returned an interception 72 yards and a fumble 35 yards for a touchdown in a state playoff game ... Additionally tallied five receptions for 296 yards and four receiving touchdowns in his final season as a prep ... Finished with a career-best 136 total tackles including 88 solo stops as a junior ... Listed as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com.

Personal: Full name is Fredtavious Diquan Payne ... Is the son of Anita Harrison, grandmother Edith Williams and aunt, Crystal Wilmont ... Has two siblings - Anika Carrington and Nikita Payne ... His cousin, A.J. Johnson, plays football at Tennessee ... Worked as a mentor and volunteered with local elementary schools and the Boys & Girls Club.

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