Monday, July 16, 2012

Countdown to Kickoff: 45 Days - #45 Nick Woodard

Cullowhee, NC - It's now 45 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.

#45 Nick Woodard  

Class: Senior
Hometown: Sylva, N.C.
High School: Smoky Mountain HS
Height / Weight: 6-2 / 215
Position: DL

Notes: Joined the Western Carolina football team prior to 2011 spring drills.

2011 (Junior): Saw action in all 11 games, primarily on special teams but also along the defensive front ... Finished with three tackles on the season including two solo stops ... A war veteran, Woodard led the Catamount football team onto the field wielding an American Flag prior to the Sept. 10 game against Mars Hill ... Was a twice named the team's defensive scout player of the week, garnering the honors for work prior to both the Georgia Southern and Chattanooga games.

Prior to Western Carolina: Played both football and wrestled in high school ... Entered the United States Army following his graduation from Smoky Mountain HS, serving two combat tours of duty in Iraq ... Cited with Combat Duty recognition in the infantry, earning his honorable discharge prior to enrolling at Western Carolina Univ.

Personal: His father was an all-state and all-conference football player in Chattanooga, Tenn., before playing collegiately at East Tennessee State.

Courtesy WCU Sports Information

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