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Taylor Spangler

Taylor  Spangler

RS Senior

Ruffin, N.C.

High School:
Rockingham HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 250



Student-Athletes Take Part in 2012 Commencement Exercises

Fifteen student-athletes graduated with honors as 41 walked across the stage to earn their degrees from Western Carolina.


Post-Game Notes: Western Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina


Post-Game Notes: Western Carolina at #8 Appalachian State


Western Carolina Football Falls at Samford, 52-24

Catamounts rush a season-high 57 times in road loss


Cockrell Scores Three TDs, WCU Falls to Elon, 38-31

Josh Cockrell scored twice receiving, once rushing in home defeat

2011 (Redshirt Senior):action in all 11 games on the season making two starts at tight end, the first against Mars Hill and the second in a two tight end set against Elon ... Finished with six receptions for 48 yards including a career-long catch of 21 yards against Furman ... Also hauled in a touchdown pass from five yards out against Elon ... Caught passes in six games.

2010 (Redshirt Junior): Appeared in all 11 games making four starts at tight end ... Made his first collegiate start in the road win at The Citadel as the part of a two-tight end set ... Caught three passes for 17 yards including his first career touchdown catch in the season finale at Wofford ... Recorded a solo tackle against Samford.

2009 (Junior): Missed the season due to rehabilitation of his broken leg suffered during the previous spring drills ... Worked with the WCU film crew to help out during team practices ... Received a medical redshirt.

2008 (Sophomore): Played in two games on the season hauling in three passes for 37 yards, including a then career-long 19-yard reception ... Caught two passes - including his first collegiate catch - for 34 yards in the home win over Shorter College ... Suffered a serious broken leg injury near the end of WCU's annual spring drills.

2007 (Freshman): Did not see game action.

Prior to Western: Was a three-sport letter winner in high school, playing football, basketball, and baseball ... In three years on the gridiron, caught 99 passes for 1,236 yards and 12 touchdowns from his tight end position ... Also as a senior, hauled in a career-best 47 passes for 548 yards and six scores while also grading out as an 84-percent blocker ... Was a three-time all-conference selection and earned All-Rockingham County thrice ... As a junior, was named All-State by NCPreps and was an honorable mention on the Greensboro News & Record All-Area team ... Garnered second team all-area accolades as a senior and was an East-West All-Star nominee ... His high school coach, Lin Stadler, played for the Western Carolina baseball team from 1980-83.