CSN talks with assistant coach John Holt and players Josh Wineberg, Jake Thornton
2015 Redshirt Freshman: Played in six games as a reserve along the offensive line ... Was a part of an offensive line that helped produce WCU's first 1,000-yard rusher since 2006 ... Named 2015 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference and to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll ... Represented Western Carolina at the 2016 Southern Conference SALI Conference during the summer.
2014 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll.
Prior to Western Carolina: A two-year varsity letter winner who started at offensive center as a senior ... Was voted a team captain ... Listed as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com ... Ranks inside the Top 20 in his high school class academically ... Was honored by the Great American Rivalry Series at A.L. Brown's season-opener for having his team's highest GPA ... Also received his team's Academic Achievement award ... Also played basketball as a prep ... High school coach was Mike Newsome.