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
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 Rivals.com.
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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