First team offense edges defense; second team defense wins over the offense
Detrez Newsome tallied lone WCU score; Tyrie Adams made debut at QB
Squad worked through just over 80 plays in final scrimmage
CSN talks with assistant coach Tyler Carlton and a couple of student-athletes in preview
Western Carolina at Texas A&M
2015 (Junior): Played in 10 of WCU's 11 games on the season with four starts at wide receiver ... Finished the season second on the team with 38 catches for 457 receiving yards and two touchdowns ... Added nine rushes for 39 yards and a score ... Hauled in his first collegiate receiving TD at Chattanooga (Oct. 31) ... Posted a career-high 10 catches for 130 yards with a score in the home win over Furman (Nov. 7) ... Also rushed three times with a TD against the Paladins ... Including one kickoff return for 22 yards, accounted for 518 all-purpose yards and 18 points scored ... Caught four passes for 53 yards and a touchdown with three rushing touches during WCU's annual Spring Game.
2014 (Sophomore): Saw action in six of WCU's 12 games with one start ... Caught one pass for four yards in his start against Chattanooga (Nov. 1) ... Returned a pair of kickoffs for 36 yards with a long of 21 yards at Alabama (Nov. 22) ... Finished the season with 40 all-purpose yards ... Playing for the Purple squad, hauled in four passes for 80 yards including a 48-yard reception during WCU's annual Spring Game.
2013 (Freshman): Played in 11 of the team's 12 games on the year with one start at wide receiver ... Also saw time as a kick returner, recording five kickoff returns for 80 yards including a long of 22 in his collegiate debut at Middle Tennessee State ... Made his first collegiate start against Elon on Homecoming ... Caught two passes for 24 yards on the year, both coming against the Phoenix ... Finished the season with 104 all-purpose yards.
Prior to Western Carolina: Played both wide receiver and defensive back for head coach - and former Catamount - Brett Chappell ... Was a two-time All-Western North Carolina Athletic Conference selection ... Caught 55 passes for 960 yards and six touchdowns to go along with 274 rushing yards with a TD on the ground ... Defensively, credited with 33.5 tackles and an INT in his final season as a prep ... Tabbed as the WNC Athletic Conference's Special Teams Player of the Year ... As a junior, made 43 receptions for 814 yards and eight touchdowns while also rushing for 405 yards and four TDs ... On defense, had a pair of interceptions ... One of just 100 players to attend the invitation-only Shrine Bowl combine in the summer of 2012.
Personal: Full name is Steffon Ardul Hill ... Son of Kenya and Grover Hill.