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Jake Helms
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Jake  Helms

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Mooresville, N.C.

High School:
Lake Norman HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 265

Position:
DT


08/19/2017

Catamount Football Fall Report #8: August 19, 2017

WCU held final scrimmage, unofficially closed preseason camp

08/12/2017

Catamount Football Fall Report #6: August 12, 2017

Team holds its first, most extensive scrimmage of preseason camp

02/26/2017

Catamount Football Spring Practice Update #3: Sat., Feb. 25

WCU held its first scrimmage of its annual spring drills on Saturday

11/05/2016

Defense, Special Teams Key Football Senior Day Victory

WCU scored a TD, blocked four placekicks on special teams

11/05/2016

Post-Game Notes: Western Carolina vs. VMI

2016 (Freshman): Played in nine of the team's 11 games with a pair of starts ... Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at East Carolina (Sept. 3) with his first career start coming in week two against Gardner-Webb (Sept. 10) ... Recorded 21 tackles including seven solo stops and 2.5 tackles for loss including a sack against ETSU (Sept. 17) at the Bristol Motor Speedway ... Posted a career-high five tackles with four stops against ETSU ... Tallied a quarterback hurry against Gardner-Webb (Sept. 10) and blocked a kick against VMI (Nov. 5) ... Credited with a tackle in WCU's annual Spring Game ... Named to the 2016-17 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Western Carolina: Finished with 164 career tackles including 27 tackles for loss and 16 sacks ... Forced five fumbles and blocked two field goals ... Named All-North Piedmont Conference as a senior, as well as garnering all-county honors ... Two-time defensive lineman of the year ... Played in the 2012 Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl as an eight-grade offensive lineman ... High school coach was Rob McNeely ... Also participated in track & field as a prep where he holds the school record in the discus.

Personal: Is the son of Kell and Susan Helms ... His father played football at Western Carolina from 1986-90 as a linebacker ... Has a younger sister, Reagan.

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