Defense tallies three takeaways while offense scores four TDs, three FGs
Practice in full pads gears up for Saturday's scrimmage
Fully-padded practice preps for Wednesday's second scrimmage
WCU preps for Saturday's scrimmage with second two-a-day practice
Catamount Fall Report #4 Aug. 8
2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Suffered a broken left leg during preseason practice sidelining him for the 2012 season ... Returned to the field during the spring where he finished 5-of-8 for 78 yards passing in WCU's annual Spring Game.
2011 (Freshman): Did not see game action ... Redshirted ... Named the offensive scout team player of the week following the Furman game ... Completed his lone pass of WCU's annual Spring Game for a 33-yard touchdown to Garrett Brown ... Rushed four times for 17 yards in the scrimmage.
Prior to Western Carolina: Attended North Carolina Tech after graduating from Nottingham HS in Syracuse, N.Y., in June of 2010 ... Tabbed first team offense on the New York Section 3 National Division Class A football team as a junior at Nottingham HS ... Threw for more than 3,000 yards during his career with the Bulldogs ... Rated a three-star quarterback coming out of high school class 2010 by Rivals.com ... Preseason top 10 in New York State by rivals.com while also ranked as one of the Top 125 QBs in the nation by Scout.com ... Played in the Upstate-Downstate All-Star game in N (ew York at the Carrier Dome during the summer of 2010 ... Listed in the 2010 preseason issue of Super Prep Magazineþ ... Guided NC Tech to a 9-1 record a season ago ... Also played basketball at Nottingham HS.
Personal: Is the son of Bill and Helen Simmons.