CSN talks with assistant coach John Holt and players Josh Wineberg, Jake Thornton
2015 (Senior): Saw action in all 11 games as a reserve along the offensive line and on special teams … Was a part of an offensive line that helped produce WCU’s first 1,000-yard rusher since 2006.
2014 (Junior): Played in all 12 games along the offensive line making 10 starts including five-straight to both start and to end the season at left tackle ... Was credited with one tackle in the home win over The Citadel (Oct. 25).
2013 (Sophomore): Played in 11 of the team's 12 games including six starts, each coming among the first seven games of the regular season ... Missed the second game of the year at Virginia Tech ... Also saw time on special teams.
2012 (Freshman): Saw action in 10 of the team's 11 games along the offensive line and special teams unit ... Played in every game except at Marshall.
Prior to Western Carolina: Helped Boiling Springs High to 32 wins over a four-year career along the offensive line ... Was an all-conference, all-county and all-region selection as a senior, grading out at 92.1-percent with 69 pancake blocks - he was the only player in the Upstate of South Carolina to grade out over 90-percent ... Selected as the Most Valuable Offensive Player as a senior ... Only gave up four sacks in his entire prep career ... Named to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal All-Academic team.
Personal: Full name is Hunter Tredway Kirby ... Is the son of Trey and Denise Kirby ... Has three brothers ... His father played collegiate football at Newberry College in South Carolina.