|50 Quintin Phillips
2007 (So.): Had a breakout season in his first year as a Catamount, working his way into the starting lineup after the first two games and starting the final nine-straight at linebacker as a part of playing all 11 games ... Named First Team All-SoCon by the SoCon Sports Media Association and Second Team All-SoCon by the league's head coaches ... Was an Honorable Mention All-American by The Sports Network ... Finished the year with a team-high 127 tackles, the sixth-highest total in Western Carolina school history and the most by a Catamount defender since 1997 ... Ranked second in the Southern Conference in tackles and tackles-per-game ... Also had 7.5 tackles-for-loss to rank second on the team and was tied for the team lead with one interception ... Had five games with double-digit tackle numbers ... Had the SoCon's top single-game defensive performance of the season, registering a career-high 20 tackles against The Citadel, including 12 solo stops ... Against Georgia Southern, made 19 tackles, which gave him the top two single-game tackle numbers in the SoCon for the entire season ... His 11.55 tackles-per-game average put him in a tie for 10th-place in all of NCAA Division I FCS football ... Two-time Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week, garnering the honors for the weeks of Oct. 1, following the Georgia Southern game, and Oct. 22, after his 20-tackle game against The Citadel Was one of only two players in the league to receive two weekly honors ... Also named WCU coaches' defensive Game MVP twice (at GSU and vs. The Citadel) and the Catamount Sports Network Player of the Game against The Citadel ... Recorded six tackles and one TFL in WCU's annual Spring Game.
Prior to Western: Transferred from Louisburg College where he was a part of bringing football back after a 70-year absence ... Had three years of eligibility when he came into Cullowhee.