WCU to hold 14 additional practices, culminating with Spring Game on April 12
2014 (Redshirt Sophomore): Prior to the season, converted from linebacker to tight end ... Saw action in all 12 games between special teams and an offensive substitution … Recorded three tackles on special teams including a solo stop against USF (Aug. 30) and two tackle assists at Mercer (Oct. 18) … Named to the 2014 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference team and to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in all 12 games during the season, mostly on special teams and as a reserve linebacker on defense ... Credited with seven total tackles including three solo stops ... Made his WCU debut in the season-opener at Middle Tennessee State ... Recorded first career tackle for the Purple & Gold against ACC-foe, Virginia Tech ... Tallied a career-high four stops against The Citadel ... Named to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Missed action in spring drills for precautionary reasons after off-season surgery.
2012 (Freshman): Transferred to Western Carolina during the summer of 2013.
Prior to Western Carolina: Was as a preferred walk-on with North Carolina State out of high school ... Was an anchor for the Maroon Devils defense at Swain County High ... Was named to the NCPrep All-State 1-A team on the defensive side at linebacker after leading the 2011 squad in tackles, averaging a team-high 8.0 tackles per game.
Personal: Is the son of Norma and Sam Pattillo ... Father was the former head football coach at Swain County High who won 31 games in three seasons and was named the WNC Coach of the Year, as well as the Smoky Mountain Conference Coach of the Year ... Has an older brother, Rob, and a sister Brette.