Friday, July 20, 2012

Countdown to Kickoff: 41 Days - #41 Courtland Carson

It's now 41 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. 

#41 Courtland Carson

Class: Junior
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: Independence
Height / Weight: 6-1 / 215
Position: LB

2011 (Sophomore): Played in all 11 games with six starts including the first four games to start the season ... Finished tied for fourth on the team with 56 tackles, tallying 29 solo stops and 4.5 tackles for loss ... Credited with two pass break-ups and pounced on a fumble in the season-opener at Georgia Tech ... Intercepted two passes on the year, making his first career interception against Elon before picking off his second in the season finale against Coastal Carolina ... Recorded at least two tackles in all 11 games ... Charted nine tackles against Wofford ... Finished the season with a career-high 15 tackles against Coastal Carolina.

2010 (Freshman): Saw action in all 11 games making four starts as a true freshman ... Saw his first collegiate start at Wofford ... Finished with 26 tackles on the year including 12 solo stops and three tackles for losses ... Credited with one quarterback hurry ... Recorded four tackles in his collegiate debut at North Carolina State ... Tallied a career-high 10 tackles including three solo stops and one for a loss against Georgia Southern ... Had seven stops in the season finale at Elon. Prior to Western Carolina: Named to the All-Southwestern 4A Conference Football Team at linebacker ... Was a part of the 13-1 Independence team in 2008 ... Also ran track & field at Independence HS competing in the 110-meter high hurdles as well as triple and high jumps ... Ranked inside the top 20 among those three events.

Courtesy WCU Sports Information

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