2013 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in one game, making his WCU debut at ACC-foe, Virginia Tech ... Converted to defensive lineman during the off-season.
2012 (Freshman): Redshirted.
Prior to Western Carolina: Earned All-Region honors as a senior linebacker on the gridiron ... Was also a goalkeeper for the Seneca High soccer team, helping guide the team to a region 3-A championship as a senior ... Earned Anderson Independent Mail (AIM) All-Area soccer honors.
Personal: Full name is Caleb Waters Pate ... Is the son of Rick and Andrea Pate ... Has three siblings; Levi, Chase and Addie ... Father, Rick, played football at Western Carolina from 1981-84 where he was an honorable mention All-America and a part of the national runner-up team in 1983 ... His brother was a wide receiver at Appalachian State.