Western Carolina played Chattanooga Saturday afternoon as the Catamounts honored their seniors and the three newest members of the WCU Athletics Hall of Fame.
2011 (Redshirt Junior): Started all six games in which he saw action at right guard before suffering a season-ending knee injury at Chattanooga ... Underwent off-season surgery and spent the spring in rehabilitation with an anticipated return in the fall of 2012 ... Credited with one tackle following a turnover against Furman.
2010 (Redshirt Sophomore): Started all 11 games along the offensive front including eight at center and three at left guard ... Learned a new position during 2010 spring drills, taking over at center ... Was one of only two players on the team to start and play in all 11 games on the season.
2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Started all 11 games along the offensive front - one of two redshirt freshmen to do so ... Helped Southern Conference Freshman of the Year Michael Johnson tally two, 100-yard rushing games against nationally-ranked foes, Appalachian State and Elon ... Pushed the pile up front to allow WCU to record 10 rushing touchdowns, the most scores on the ground since 2007.
2008 (Freshman): Redshirted.
Prior to Western: Was an All-Northwestern 4-A lineman as a senior ... Also garnered Offensive Lineman of the Year accolades in his final season as a prep ... Played for head coach Jason Watson at Freedom HS.
Personal: Is the son of Teddy Rhoney, Jr., and Teresa Puett ... Has two siblings, Nikki and Amy.