CSN talks with assistant coach Chris Collins and several student-athletes in preview
2015 (Sophomore): Saw action in all 11 games on the season, each coming as a defensive reserve and on special teams ... Finished with 12 tackles including three solo stops ... Recorded a career-best five tackles in the home win over Samford (Oct. 24).
2014 (Freshman): Played in 11 of the team’s 12 games on the season as a defensive reserve … Made his collegiate debut and recorded his first career tackle in the season-opener at USF (Aug. 30) … Recorded five tackles with a then career-high two stops in the road win at Mercer (Oct. 18) … Playing for the Gold squad, recorded five tackles in WCU’s annual Spring Game.
Prior to Western Carolina: Played as a running back and safety at White Oak HS ... Recorded 27 total tackles including 21 solo stops in the fall of 2013 ... Credited with five pass breakups and one interception ... Rushed for 471 yards with 41 yards receiving during his final season ... Finished with seven total touchdowns as a senior including five rushing scores ... Also plays basketball as a prep ... High school football coach was Chad Ashley.