WCU amasses 415 yards of total offense; 3 TDs on the ground, 2 through the air
CSN talks with assistant coaches Dennis Thomas, Mark Rhea; players Helva Matungulu, Caleb Hawkins
Game-winning TD scored in waning moments of the fourth quarter
Annual Spring Game, presented by Wells Fargo, scheduled for Saturday in Cullowhee
2014 (Sophomore): Played in nine of the team’s 12 games with six starts along the defensive front … Recorded 26 tackles including eight solo stops … Forced a fumble in the season-opener at USF (Aug. 30) … Matched his career high twice with six tackles against Brevard (Sept. 6) and at Furman (Sept. 27), recording one TFL against Brevard and four solo stops against Furman … Playing for the Purple squad, was credited with three tackles in WCU’s annual Spring Game.
2013 (Freshman): Played in 11 of the team's 12 games on the year with three starts at defensive tackle ... Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at Middle Tennessee State with his first career start coming in the home-opener against Mars Hill ... Recorded 21 tackles including four solo stops and 2.0 tackles for loss including a sack ... Tallied five assisted tackles in his first start against Mars Hill ... Credited with 1.5 tackles for loss including a sack at Chattanooga in a three-tackle performance ... Tallied a career-high six tackles at run-oriented Georgia Southern ... Recorded four tackles in WCU's annual Spring Game.
Prior to Western Carolina: Split time along the defensive line as a defensive end and tackle ... Came to the United States from Nigeria in the early 2000's and did not play football until his freshman year of high school in Ohio ... Finished with 85 tackles as a senior, leading the North Cobb Warriors to an 11-3 season and berth in the Class AAAAA state semifinals ... Posted a 16-tackle game in a win over Valdosta, helping limit the opposing offense to just 22 rushing yards ... Was an honorable mention on the All-County team and was selected to the Cobb County All-Star Senior Bowl.
Personal: Full name is Chibuzor Kelvin Ume ... Is the son of Chi-Chi Ume-Love ... Has a brother, Kenny.