Sunday, May 28, 2017

97 Days 'till Kickoff - #97 Ezavian Dunn

It's now 97 days until the kickoff of Catamount football on September 2, 2017, in Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii - home of the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.

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 each day until kickoff.

Today we'll highlight a defensive tackle

#97 Ezavian Dunn

Class: Senior
Hometown: Durham, N.C.
High School: Carrboro HS
Height / Weight: 6-2 / 285
Position: DT

2015 (Sophomore): Played in all 11 of the team's games with three starts at defensive tackle ... Finished with 15 total tackles including five solo stops ... Recorded 3.5 tackles for loss including half a sack against Furman (Nov. 7) ... Posted three tackles in three games ... Credited with five stops including a pair of sacks in WCU's annual Spring Game ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll..

2014 (Freshman): Saw action in all 12 of the team's games with seven starts along the defensive front ... Finished with 19 tackles including nine solo stops and half a tackle for loss ... Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at USF (Aug. 30) ... Made his first career tackle against Brevard (Sept. 6) ... His first collegiate career start came at Furman (Sept. 27) ... Had two streaks of three-consecutive starts in a row ... Credited with a career-high six tackles in the home win over Wofford (Oct. 11), adding a blocked kick to his tally ... Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Playing for the Gold squad, credited with two tackles including one for loss in WCU's annual Spring Game.

Prior to Western Carolina: Was a two-time All-Carolina 10 2A/1A Conference lineman ... In 2012, was named All-Area as an offensive lineman ... Also played basketball as a prep ... High school coach was Jason Tudryn.

Personal: Is the son of Beverly Thompson.

Courtesy WCU Athletics Media Relations

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