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2014 (Junior): Started each of the 10 games in which he saw action ... Was second among all defensive linemen, recording 27 tackles including 14 solo stops and two tackles for five yards in losses ... Tallied half a TFL four times on the season ... Forced a fumble to go along with six tackles in the home win over Wofford (Oct. 11) ... Matched a career-high with eight tackles including five solo stops against The Citadel (Oct. 25) ... Recovered a fumble at Alabama (Nov. 22) ... Recorded two quarterback hurries ... Playing for the Gold squad, recorded five tackles in WCU's annual Spring Game.
2013 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games on the season with 11 starts at defensive end ... Ranked third among all Catamount defensive linemen with 30 tackles including 13 solo stops, four tackles for loss and a sack with a quarterback hurry ... Intercepted a pass from his defensive end position against nationally-ranked Wofford, rumbling 41 yards on the return ... Has a season-high seven tackles against FBS-foe, Middle Tennessee State in the season opener, tallying a sack ... Had five tackle assists against The Citadel.
2012 (Freshman): Saw action in all 11 games with five appearances among the starting lineup ... Finished with 22 total tackles including 12 solo stops and 3.5 tackles for 12 yards in losses ... Also recorded 1.5 quarterback sacks ... Both forced and recovered a fumble, pouncing on a loose football in the opener against Mars Hill and jarring the ball loose at nationally-ranked Wofford ... Tallied a career-high eight tackles including three solo stops against Appalachian State ... Credited with a pass break-up, swatting a pass at the line of scrimmage ... Forced the game's only turnover in WCU's annual Spring Game, knocking the football loose downfield after an inside completed pass.
Prior to Western Carolina: Helped guide Northern Guilford to a both a Mid-State 3-A Conference championship and North Carolina 3-AA state championship as a senior, boasting a 14-1 record ... Northern Guilford won the title game, 31-6, over Crest HS ... Finished with 99 total hits including 71 solo stops and 12 sacks ... Also broke up two passes, forced and recovered three fumbles for 25 yards of return while blocking three kicks including two field goals and a punt ... Named All-Mid-State 3-A Conference as well as to the first team All-Area defense by the Greensboro News & Record ... Also played basketball as a prep where he was selected to participate in the Carolina Challenge.
Personal: Full name is John Christopher McBeth ... Is the son of Lynette McBeth.