36  Richard Sigmon
Richard Sigmon


Mount Holly, N.C.

High School:
East Gaston HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190



28 Catamounts Named Fall 2014 Academic All-Southern Conference

Women's cross country harrier Laney Browder maintains perfect 4.0


Christon Gill Tabbed Third Team All-America by College Sports Madness

Senior finished with 111 tackles to lead WCU, ranks second in SoCon


Darius Ramsey Named Capital One Academic All-America

Junior capped career-best season with WCU's fourth honor all-time


15 Catamounts Earn All-Southern Conference Accolades

Three tabbed first team by coaches and media


Troy Mitchell Sets Total Yards Record in 48-14 Loss at No. 1 Alabama

Mitchell tossed two TD passes to Spearman Robinson in regular season closing loss


Western Carolina Football vs. Elon - Homecoming 2013

Western Carolina Football vs. Elon - Homecoming 2013


Catamount Football at Virginia Tech

Catamount Football at Virginia Tech, Sept. 7, 2013

2013 Junior: Saw action in all 12 of the team's games, handling primary placekicking duties including kickoffs, field goals and PATs ... Averaged nearly 54 yards per kickoff on 48 attempts with six touchbacks in the fall ... His 53 points scored was second on the WCU squad and ranked seventh in the SoCon in terms of kick scoring, averaging 4.4 points per game including 23 made PATs and 10 made field goals ... Finished 10-of-13 (76.9%) on field goals, third in the league among kickers with 10-or-more attempts ... His 0.83 field goals per game average ranked him fifth in the SoCon ... Was a perfect 8-for-8 on field goals inside of 39 yards ... Earned SoCon Special Teams Player of the Week - and honorable mention at place kicker from the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) - in the days after WCU's memorable Homecoming Day victory over Elon that snapped the program's 26-game winless drought in league play ... Opened the game's scoring with a 41-yard field goal before connecting on all three PAT's including the game-tying boot at the end of regulation ... Then, in the extra session, he kicked the game-winning 39-yard field goal ... Connected on a career-long 49-yard field goal at Auburn ... Finished 23-of-26 on PATs ... Named to the 16th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) All-Star Team - the fifth Catamount to earn the recognition since 2000 ... Named to the 2013 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference team and to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Booted a 22-yard field goal in WCU's annual Spring Game.

2012 (Sophomore): Played in all 11 games as the team's primary placekicker while also handling kickoffs ... Kicked off 49 times for 2,714 yards with seven touchbacks and a 55.4 yard per kick average ... Finished 6-of-12 on field goals including a career-long 40-yarder at Marshall ... Hit 23 of his 25 PAT attempts, totaling 43 points on the season to rank second on the team ... Booted a career-high two field goals in the season opener against Mars Hill ... Twice connected on four PATs in a game against both Mars Hill and at The Citadel ... Credited with two tackles ... Named to the 2012 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference team and to the 2012-13 Southern Conference Honor Roll.

2011 (Freshman): Saw action in all 11 games on special teams, handling kickoffs ... Kicked 41 times for 2,161 yards with one touchback, averaging 52.7 yards per kick ... Booted two out-of-bounds ... Kicked off a career-high nine times in the home-opener against Mars Hill ... Named to WCU's Dean's List.

Prior to Western Carolina: A two-time All-Mega-7 Conference selection who garnered first team Gaston Gazette honors as a senior ... Was named Dynamic Performance Sports 2010 Kicker of the Year... Finished his prep career 16-for-21 on field goal attempts including four field goals of over 40 yards during his senior season ... Held a 38-yard punting average as a senior ... Went 6-for-7 on field goals as a junior with his lone miss of the season blocked ... Was a 4.5 star kicker by Chris Sailer kicking exposure camp ... Additionally played club soccer for the North Meck Soccer Club for seven years.

Personal: Full name is Richard DeWitt Sigmon ... Is the son of Mike and Jeannie Sigmon.


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