Darius Ramsey, Daniel Riddle, and Derrick Davis honored
WCU travels to Spartanburg, S.C., in SoCon action this Saturday on ESPN3
WCU opens the 2015 season by hosting Mars Hill, Saturday at 7 pm
Seventeen Student-Athletes earned cum laude or higher at Saturday's ceremonies
Two finish their WCU careers with strong athletic, academic praise
Western Carolina Football vs. Elon - Homecoming 2013
Catamount Football at Virginia Tech, Sept. 7, 2013
2014 (Senior): Played in 11 of the team’s 12 games … Finished a perfect 43-for-43 on PATs, twice booting a perfect 6-for-6 … His 100-percent performance on PATs ranked him tied for first in the SoCon with his 43 PATs second among all league kickers … Was 3-for-4 on field goals, twice connecting on 33 yarders at USF (Aug. 30) and against Wofford (Oct. 11) … Kicked off 19 times for 999 yards, averaging 52.6 yards per kick with three touchbacks … Recorded two tackles including a solo stop at Alabama (Nov. 22) … Selected to the Capital One Academic All-District 3 squad by CoSIDA … Was named to the 2015 National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society … Named to the 2014 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference team and to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll.
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.