3  Fred Payne
Fred Payne

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Gainesville, Ga.

High School:
Gainesville HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185

Position:
DB


08/18/2014

2014 Catamount Football Position-by-Position Preview: Defensive Backs

CSN talks with coaches LaMar Morgan and James Hopper; players Ace Clark and Trey Morgan

08/13/2014

Catamount Football Fall Report # 6: August 13, 2014

WCU scheduled to practice twice on Thursday

04/13/2014

Gold Squad Claims Annual Spring Game over Purple, 16-14

Game-winning TD scored in waning moments of the fourth quarter

04/07/2014

Catamount Football Spring Update: Mon., April 7, 2014

Annual Spring Game, presented by Wells Fargo, scheduled for Saturday in Cullowhee

10/12/2013

Auburn Tigers Run Past Western Carolina, 62-3

Catamount kicker Richard Sigmon connected on a career-long field goal.

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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