Aug. 12, 2005
Cullowhee, N.C. - Western Carolina head football coach Kent Briggs announced today the addition Jomo Fagan, a transfer wide receiver from the University of Tennessee, and William Sullivan, a transfer offensive guard from Auburn, to the 2005 roster. Fagan (Plantation, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas HS) will be a redshirt senior at Western after graduating in four years from Tennessee (Psychology), while Sullivan (Lillington, N.C./Western Harnett HS) will be a redshirt freshman.
Fagan (6-2, 195) played three years (2002-04) for the Volunteers, redshirting in 2001. He played in 26 games over his career, starting one contest as a freshman. Fagan's career got off to a great start, as his first collegiate reception was a 19-yard touchdown versus Wyoming. He ended his freshman campaign with four receptions for 45 yards, an average of 11.2 yards per catch. As a sophomore, he played in 11 games, hauling in three passes for 47 yards for an average of 15.7 yards per catch. Last season, he did not have a reception, playing in four contests.
In high school, Fagan caught 28 passes for 550 yards and scored seven touchdowns while recording 20 tackles and three interceptions. That year (2000), St. Thomas Aquinas went 14-1 before falling in three overtimes in the 4A state final. As a junior, he helped his team to the state title, catching 17 passes for 330 yards and five TDs and collecting 24 tackles. Fagan was also a basketball and track & field standout. On the hardwood, he was a two-year starting point guard, helping St. Thomas Aquinas to the 2000 state championship. In track, he competed in the hurdles and 4x100-meter relay, as well as having 6'8" high jump.
Sullivan (6-5, 310) redshirted last season at Auburn. In high school, he was a two-time all-conference and all-area selection. Sullivan was a three-year starter on the offensive line and won the "best pass-blocking award" at the prestigious Down `n Dirty Camp in Florida. He additionally lettered in track and wrestling at Western Harnett.
WCU WR Calvin Guinyard to Miss 2005 Season
In other news, Coach Briggs announced that junior wide receiver Calvin Guinyard (Cordova, S.C./Edisto HS) did not meet the NCAA guidelines for eligibility this past summer and will have to sit out this season. Guinyard played one season at Western and ranked fourth on the team with 23 receptions. However, he did average a team-best 17.3 yards per reception and tied Michael Reeder and Eddie Cohen for the team lead with four TD receptions.