CSN talks with DBs coaches Blake Gideon and Zac Etheridge and a couple of student-athletes in preview
Catamount football resumes spring drills on Friday, scrimmage Saturday
Catamounts, Aggies meet for the first-time ever in football
Matt Stillwell tailgate concert is at 1:30 pm; kickoff is at 3:30 pm
Western Carolina at Texas A&M
Western Carolina Football vs. Chattanooga
Western Carolina played Chattanooga Saturday afternoon as the Catamounts honored their seniors and the three newest members of the WCU Athletics Hall of Fame.
2014 (Junior): Saw action in 10 of the team's 12 games, making seven starts at cornerback ... Missed the last two games of the season ... Finished with 31 tackles including 23 solo stops ... Finished second on the team with six pass break-ups including three at Furman (Sept. 27) ... Collected Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week accolades after recording a season-best eight tackles with a pair of fumble recoveries including one for his first career touchdown ... Playing for the Gold squad, credited with two tackles including a sack with two pass break-ups during WCU's annual Spring Game.
2013 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 seasonal games, making 11 starts - starting every game except the Chattanooga game on the road ... Finished fifth on the team with 60 tackles on the year including 32 solo stops and two tackles for loss with half a sack ... Ranked tied for 37th overall in the SoCon in tackles ... Posted five-or-more tackles in eight games ... Recorded a career-best nine tackles against Furman, making five solo stops and posting 1.5 tackles for loss ... A career-high six of his eight tackles at Auburn were unassisted ... Credited with a team-high eight pass break-ups and was ranked tied for ninth in the conference with an 0.67 passes defended average ... Recovered a fumble in the home win over Mars Hill.
2012 (Freshman): Saw action in all 11 games in the defensive secondary, making 10 starts - each game with the exception of the Marshall road game ... Recorded 44 total hits including 23 solo stops and half a tackle for loss ... Had at least two tackles in every outing ... Posted a pair of interceptions and two pass break-ups ... Named to the Southern Conference's All-Freshman team ... Credited with a then career-high six total stops against nationally-ranked Georgia Southern ... Made his first career interception on the road at Elon, picking off a Phoenix pass in the end zone to thwart a would-be scoring drive and returned the ball 13 yards ... Tallied his second interception at home against Chattanooga.
Prior to Western Carolina: Was a three-time all-region selection in southern Georgia for head coach Jody Grooms at Wayne County High ... As a senior, rushed for 612 yards and eight touchdowns while also totaling 115 receiving yards ... Defensively, posted 44 tackles and recorded three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown ... Additionally forced four fumbles from his position in the secondary ... Also played basketball as a prep.
Personal: Full name is Jaleel Kadrid Lorquet ... Is the son of Eulanda Durden.