CSN talks with assistant coach John Holt and a pair of offensive linemen in preview
Offensive lineman Josh Wineberg receives tryout in Green Bay
Catamount football resumes spring drills on Friday, scrimmage Saturday
Senior OL to play for the American team at this weekend's all-star game
WCU lands three unanimous first team, three second team honorees
2015 (Senior): Started all 11 games along the offensive line at right tackle for the Catamounts ... Collected second team All-Southern Conference plaudits from both the head coaches and the voting media for a second-straight season ... Accepted an invitation and played in the 2015 FCS National Bowl ... Was instrumental in Western Carolina securing its first 1,000-yard rusher since 2006 as he opened holes for sophomore tailback Detrez Newsome who finished with the fourth-most yards by a back in a single-season with 1,109 ... Graded out at over 90-percent for the season, the highest among WCU's offensive linemen ... Named preseason All-America by College Sports Madness (collegesportsmadness.com), as well as a first team All-SoCon nod from the same publication.
2014 (Junior): One of four Catamounts – two on the offensive line – to start all 12 games, each coming at right tackle … Named second team All-Southern Conference on offense by both the league’s head coaches and voting media.
2013 (Sophomore): Started all 12 games along the offensive line for the Catamounts ... Each one of his starts came at offensive right tackle ... Credited with two solo tackles.
2012 (Freshman): Started all 10 games in which he saw action along the offensive line, missing the Furman game due to a right shoulder injury ... His first seven career starts came at right offensive tackle with the final three of his rookie season coming at left tackle.
Prior to Western Carolina: Named the 2011 Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year after recording 75 tackles including 19 for loss and six sacks ... Added four pass break-ups, forced two fumbles and blocked three kicks ... Was named All-MVAC on both sides of the football as a senior, leading Ashe County High to the school's ninth-consecutive state playoff berth ... Earned All-Northwestern Region accolades on offensive and defensive line - the only player to do so in the region ... Led the region in sacks ... Was a three-time all-conference selection, amassing over 279 career tackles ... Was a two-sport athlete at Ashe County High, adding an individual conference championship in wrestling ... Was a two-time state qualifier, placing one season ... Was twice named all-conference as a wrestler ... Won the 2-A state champion in wrestling (285 lbs. weight class) as a senior ... His overall record for his senior year was 44-1 including a 40-match win streak, and his overall record was 136-18.
Personal: Full name is Joshua Dale Wineberg ... Is the son of Dale and Amanda Wineberg ... Has an older sister, Jessica Smith.