Fifteen student-athletes graduated with honors as 41 walked across the stage to earn their degrees from Western Carolina.
Jacoby Mitchell recorded career-high 144 receiving yards, two touchdowns
2010 (Junior): Started eight of the nine games in which he saw action ... Missed the season opener at North Carolina State due to a team-imposed suspension for the violation of team rules ... Finished with 24 tackles on the season including 10 solo stops ... Recorded 6.5 tackles for loss ... Led the team with four quarterback sacks ... Forced two fumbles to match the team lead and was credited with one pass breakup ... Tallied a career-high seven tackles including five solo stops in the road win at The Citadel ... Named the team's defensive player of the week follwoing his three tackle for loss performance against Tusculum.
2009 (Sophomore): Started all 10 games in which he saw action, missing the season-opener at SEC-foe, Vanderbilt, due to the lasting effects of the flu ... Finished with 18 tackles including seven solo stops ... Had three tackles for eight yards in losses including half a sack ... Recorded three tackles in a game on four different occasions.
2008 (Freshman): Played in nine games with four starts on the defensive front as a true freshman ... Made his first career start at Wofford at "Buck" ... Finished the season with 12 tackles including three unassisted ... Blocked a third quarter punt in the home win over Chattanooga.
High School: Was named All-Area by the Daily Citizen newspaper ... Recorded 59 tackles with six quarterback sacks and played in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star game his senior season ... Was also named 7-4A All-Region and All-Area as a junior ... Along with current Catamount signee, Nathan Postelle, hhelped Whitfield HS finish ranked 10th in the final AP AAAA rankings and tie for the winningest class in school history, helping the Bruins reach the 2007 and 2008 state Class 4A playoffs ... Over the summer, played for the Georgia team in the Tennessee-Georgia All-Star game at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga ... Was an all-state wrestler, aiding Whitfield in capturing the Area 7-4A traditional wrestling tournament title and earn a spot at state duals, placing third at area and fourth at state traditional.