Four Catamounts graduate with honors; three received graduate degrees
Game-by-game listing of the promotions for WCU’s five home dates
Seniors James Foushee, Sheldon Kinard receive scholarships
2016 (Redshirt Junior): Played in nine of the team's 11 games as a reserve along the defensive line and on special teams ... Recorded his first career tackle at Mercer (Oct. 15) ... Also tallied a quarterback hurry in the season-opener at East Carolina (Sept. 3) ... Credited with one tackle in WCU's annual Spring Game.
2015 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in four games along the defensive front, but did not record any statistics.
2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in two games as a defensive reserve, but did not record any statistics ... Made his collegiate debut against Catawba (Sept. 13) ... Playing for the Purple squad, credited with two tackles in WCU's annual Spring Game.
2013 (Freshman): Redshirted.
Prior to Western Carolina: Was a four-year letter winner between both West Charlotte Senior High and North Mecklenburg High Schools ... Earned All-I-Meck 4-A Conference accolades and first team All-Region plaudits as a senior.
Personal: Full name is Sheldon Xavier Kinard ... Is the son of Yatu Davis and Kannetha Kinard.