Monday, June 26, 2017

68 Days 'till Football Kickoff - #68 Tanner Poindexter

It's now 68 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 player from the offensive line.....

#68 Tanner Poindexter

Class: RS Senior
Hometown: Pfafftown, N.C.
High School: Ronald Reagan HS
Height / Weight: 6-3 / 290
Position: OL

2016 (Redshirt Junior): Started each of the nine games in which he saw action, missing two games at mid-season against Wofford and Mercer … Each start came at left offensive guard … Was a part of the offensive line unit that paved the way for Detrez Newsome’s second-straight, 1,000-yard rushing season … Credited with one tackle in the season-opener at East Carolina (Sept. 3).

2015 (Junior): Did not see game action due to injury ... Took a medical redshirt.

2014 (Sophomore): Saw action in nine of WCU’s 12 games with three starts along the offensive line … One start came mid-season before starting the final two games at right guard.

2013 (Freshman): Played in 11 of the team's 12 games on the season, making six starts along the offensive line ... Made his WCU debut at ACC-foe, Virginia Tech, with his first collegiate start coming at Samford in league play ... Six starts all came in succession at midseason, each at left guard.

Prior to Western Carolina: Is the first four-year player in Ronald Reagan High history to sign with a NCAA Division I program ... Named All-Central Piedmont Conference at guard along the offensive line, keying Ronald Regan High to an 8-4 season and the school's first-ever playoff berth ... Garnered All-Northwest accolades from the Winston-Salem Journal ... Selected to the North Carolina roster in the 2012 Shrine Bowl, playing every snap at center ... Was named the offensive line MVP as a junior at the National Underclassmen combine held in Greensboro ... Listed as a two-star prospect by

Personal: Full name is Tanner Edward Poindexter ... Is the son of Clay and Vicky Poindexter ... He has a sister, Clayborne.

Courtesy WCU Athletics Media Relations


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