It's now 63 days until the kickoff of Catamount football on Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, September 1, 2018, against the Newberry College Wolves, in Cullowhee.
For the season's kick-off game, the Cats will host a "White Out" in E.J. Whitmire Stadium as the Cats sport their all-white look, white Adidas jerseys over white pants; and for the fourth-straight year, a postgame fireworks extravaganza.
To help pass those long summer days, and hopefully get the Catamount faithful more excited about the upcoming season, and knowledgeable of the team members, we'll continue the 100-day football countdown each day until kickoff day.
Today we'll continue to highlight the offensive line -
#63 Zach Weeks
Class: RS Senior
Hometown: Bryson City, N.C.
High School: Swain County HS
Height / Weight: 6-3 / 285
2016 (Redshirt Sophomore): Saw action in all 11 of the team's games along the offensive line and on special teams, making 10 starts ... Was a part of the offensive line unit that paved the way for Detrez Newsome's second-straight, 1,000-yard rushing season ... Selected to the 2016 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference team and Named to the 2016-17 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.
2015 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 10 of the team's 11 games, missing the game at Chattanooga ... Started all 10 of his appearances at left tackle ... Graded out at over 82-percent on the season along the offensive line ... Named to the 2015 Southern Conference All-Freshman team ... Was a part of an offensive line that helped produce WCU's first 1,000-yard rusher since 2006 ... Named to the 2015 Fall Academic All-SoCon team and to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.
2014 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll.
Prior to Western Carolina: Was a three-year starter along both the offensive and defensive line ... In addition to earning All-Smoky Mountain Conference accolades, was named the SMC Lineman of the Year for 2013 ... Anchored an offensive line that combined for 6,039 yards and averaged 37 points per game ... Graded out at 94-percent or better on blocking assignments ... On defense, recorded a combined 77 tackles including 10.5 for losses and batted down three passes ... Earned NC Preps All-State honors as a senior ... Was a part of Swain County's 2011 I-AA North Carolina State Championship team ... Joined the WCU football team as a preferred walk-on.
Courtesy WCU Athletics Media Relations
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