It's now 92 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 end....
#92 Andrew Mayton
Class: RS Senior
Hometown: Midway, N.C.
High School: North Davidson HS
Height / Weight: 6-3 / 250
2015 (Junior): Took a medical redshirt after a knee injury sidelined him ... Participated on a limited basis during spring drills entering the 2016 fall.
2014 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 of the team's games with a pair of starts ... Finished with 18 tackles including 10 solo stops and 1.5 tackles for 11 yards in losses ... Recorded 1.5 sacks and tallied a quarterback hurry ... Matched a career-high with a season-best three tackles at Presbyterian (Oct. 4) ... Named to the 2014 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference team and was named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Playing for the Purple squad, credited with three tackles including a sack with two quarterback hurries in WCU's annual Spring Game.
2013 (Freshman): Saw action in 10 of the team's 12 games on the season, all in a reserve role along the defensive front ... Finished with 10 total tackles on the year including six solo stops and a tackle for loss on a sack at Georgia Southern ... Credited with a quarterback hurry against Appalachian State ... Picked up his first career tackle in his debut in the season-opener at Middle Tennessee State - a solo stop ... Twice recorded a career-high three tackles, doing so on the road at both Samford and Georgia Southern ... Named to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Credited with four tackles in WCU's annual Spring Game.
Prior to Western Carolina: A four-year varsity letter winner, helped North Davidson High and head coach Mark Holcomb to the 4-A state playoffs all four seasons including a 14-1, Western Region runner-up finish as a senior ... Finished his prep career with 292 tackles and 47.5 career sacks including leading the state of North Carolina with 23.5 sacks as a senior ... Had a career-high 103 tackles and forced three fumbles in his final season at NDHS ... Was a two-time All-Central Piedmont Conference selection, earning both the CPC's and Davidson County's Defensive Player of the Year plaudits as a senior ... Also a two-time All-Northwest pick by the Winston-Salem Journal ... Tabbed All-State by NCPreps ... Moving up to the varsity squad as a freshman, recorded a quarterback sack and forced a fumble in his first game to earn his roster spot ... Listed as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com.
Personal: Full name is Andrew Raymond Mayton ... Is the son of Buddy and Chantel Mayton ... Has a younger sister, Jordan ... His uncle, Robert Mayton, won a state championship as the coach at Thomasville High ... Was also a two-year varsity letter winner in baseball in high school and played for Lexington Post 8 in the American Legion summer league ... Learned to play the piano.
Courtesy WCU Athletics Media Relations
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