Monday, July 23, 2012

Countdown to Kickoff: #38 Clark Sechrest

It's now 38 days until kickoff of Catamount football at Western Carolina's E.J. Whitmire Stadium. The Catamounts open the season on Thursday, August 30, 2012 against Mars Hill College.

To help pass those long summer days until football season starts, and hopefully get the Catamount faithful more excited about the upcoming season, we'll continue the 100 day football countdown.

#38 Clark Sechrest 

Class: Junior
Hometown: Huntersville, N.C.
High School: North Mecklenburg HS
Last College: UNC-CH
Height / Weight: 5-11 / 180
Position: K/P

2011 (Sophomore): Played in all 11 games handling most of the placekicking duties on field goal and PAT attempts ... Finished 4-for-7 on field goal attempts ... Was a perfect 32-for-32 on PAT opportunities including a career-high seven in the home win over Mars Hill ... Led the team in scoring with 44 combined points, posting 10 points against MHC ... Punted five times at Samford following an injury to Blake Cain, averaging 36.0 yards per kick ... Was twice named the team's special teams player of the week, earning the first honor against Elon after booting a 38-yard field goal and finishing 4-for-4 on PATs ... Garnered his second team weekly honor after nailing a career-long 51-yard field goal against Wofford ... Credited with one solo tackle on the season ... Named to WCU's Dean's List.

Prior to Western Carolina: Committed to and signed with North Carolina out of North Mecklenburg HS where he was an all-conference punter and kicker ... Will have three years of eligibility remaining... Is unique in that he punts left footed and place kicks right footed ... Can also rugby-style punt ... Selected to the North Carolina Shrine Bowl ... Finished in second place at the 2008 Southern Kicking Classic in punting (best average, best single hangtime) and on kickoffs (best average, best single hangtime).

Courtesy WCU Sports Information

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