Wednesday, June 7, 2017

87 Days 'till Kickoff - #87 Destry Barnwell

It's now 87 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 punter......

#87 Destry Barnwell




Class: Senior
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: Hough HS
Height / Weight: 6-0 / 190
Position: P

2015 (Sophomore): Traveled and dressed for each of the team's 11 games, but only saw action in one game after the preseason battle for the starting punter position ... Punted one time, pooching a 32-yard kick and downing it inside the Mars Hill 20-yard line in the home opener ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

2014 (Freshman): Appeared in 11 of the team's 12 games on the season as the first string punter ... Punted 53 times with an average of 39.8 yards per kick, downing 11 inside the opponents' 20-yard line ... Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at USF (Aug. 30), punting a career-high eight times for 311 yards ... Connected on the first 50-yard punt of his career against Catawba (Sept. 13), a 58-yard boot ... Tallied six, 50-or-longer punts on the season including a career-long 61-yard kick against Chattanooga (Nov. 1) ... Finished with two tackles on the year including a solo stop at Furman (Sept. 27) and an assisted tackle at Mercer (Oct. 18).

Prior to Western Carolina: In 12 games as a senior in 2013, punted 33 times for 1,358 yards and an average of 41.2 per punt ... Named All-I-Meck 4-AConference and the I-Meck 4-A Conference Punter of the Year ... Also earned Punter of the Year accolades in the 3rd Annual Greater Charlotte Football Awards Banquet ... Punted 45 times in 11 games as a junior for 1,614 yards, averaging 35.9 yards en route to earning all-conference plaudits ... In his final two years as a prep, averaged 38.1 yards per punt ... Held a two-star ranking from 247Sports.

Courtesy WCU Athletics Media Relations

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