14  Karnorris Benson
Karnorris Benson

RS Junior

Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
Therrell HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205



Christon Gill Tabbed Third Team All-America by College Sports Madness

Senior finished with 111 tackles to lead WCU, ranks second in SoCon


15 Catamounts Earn All-Southern Conference Accolades

Three tabbed first team by coaches and media


Post-Game Notes: Western Carolina at #1 Alabama


Troy Mitchell Sets Total Yards Record in 48-14 Loss at No. 1 Alabama

Mitchell tossed two TD passes to Spearman Robinson in regular season closing loss


Benson Tabbed CFPA Receiver of the Week

Recorded four receiving TDs in home win over VMI


Western Carolina Football vs. Chattanooga

Western Carolina Football vs. Chattanooga


Western Carolina Football vs. Elon - Homecoming 2013

Western Carolina Football vs. Elon - Homecoming 2013


Catamount Football vs. Mars Hill

Catamount Football vs. Mars Hill


Catamount Football vs. The Citadel

Catamount Football vs. The Citadel

2014 (Redshirt Junior): Named to the College Football Performance (CFPA) Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Wide Receiver Award Watch List for 2014 ... Including his record-tying dozen TDs a season ago, has 13 career touchdown receptions - just two shy of a six-way tie for seventh in WCU's career record books and 13 shy of Gerald Harp's school-record of 26 set between 1977-80.

2013 (Redshirt Sophomore): Started all 12 games at wide receiver ... Hauled in a team-leading 51 receptions for a career-high 834 yards ... Matched WCU's 30-year old school single-season record for receiving touchdowns in a season set by Eric Rasheed back in 1983 with 12... Named second team All-Southern Conference by both the league's head coaches and voting media ... Earned first team All-SoCon accolades as selected by College Sports Madness ... Finished the season ranked second in the league with a 69.5 yards per game average and fifth with 4.2 receptions per game ... the top scoring wide receiver in the SoCon, ranked fourth in the SoCon in scoring (touchdowns) averaging 6.0 points per game ... His 72 points scored were tied for the fourth-most by an individual in the SoCon in the fall, and were the most by a Catamount individual since 2001 when Fred Boateng finished with 74 points, adding a two-point conversion to his 12 rushing TDs. ... Recorded 100-or-more yards in four games on the year including 113 at Middle Tennessee State; 116 against nationally-ranked Wofford; 129 in the home win over Elon; and the top receiving performance of any wide out in the SoCon this season with his career-high 212 yards in WCU's home win over Mars Hill ... Was a two-time College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) honorable mention - career-high 212 receiving yards on nine catches including three TDs in the home win over Mars Hill on Sept. 23 and in the home win over Elon after two scoring receptions of 80 and six yards ... Became just the fifth WCU receiver to eclipse the 200-yard receiving plateau with the 212 yards ranking third on the school's all-time single-game receiving records.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Started four of the nine games in which he saw action ... Finished fourth on the team with 19 receptions while his 349 receiving yards were the third-most on the squad ... Tallied receptions in eight of the nine games he appeared ... Recorded a career-high 83 yards receiving at nationally-ranked Wofford ... Pulled down a career-best four catches at Furman, finishing with 75 yards ... Hauled in his first career touchdown pass against Chattanooga on a 42-yard score that gave WCU a 24-16 halftime lead over the Mocs ... Tallied a team-high seven receptions for 90 yards and three touchdowns in WCU's annual Spring Game.

2011 (Freshman): Originally signed with Western Carolina in the 2010 incoming class but did not qualify, sitting out his freshman season ... Later granted a redshirt.

Prior to Western Carolina: As a two-way player, amassed over 1,400 yards receiving with 16 touchdowns on offense and recorded 142 career tackles in two varsity seasons at Therrell HS ... Set a city record with nine interceptions his senior season, finishing with 16 career INTs ... Tabbed All-Area by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution (AJC) ... Named Defensive Player of the Year as a junior... Also rushed 17 times for 200 yards and a pair of scores along with completing four passes for 30 yards and a score ... Earned first team All-State as a wide receiver during his final prep season.

Personal: Full name is Karnorris Bernard Benson... Is the son of Lula Kemp.


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