Saturday, June 9, 2018

84 Days 'till Football Kickoff - #84 Owen Cosenke

It's now 84 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 its all-white look, with white Adidas jerseys over white pants; and for a fourth-straight year, a postgame fireworks extravaganza follows the game.

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 highlight a tight end:

#84 Owen Cosenke

Class: Sophomore
Hometown: Aldie, Va.
High School: John Champe HS
Last College: Fork Union Military
Height / Weight: 6-3 / 220
Position: TE

Note: Joined the Catamount football team as a mid-season transfer as a part of the 2017 incoming class.

Prior to Western Carolina: Played for head coach Jason Dawson at John Champe HS in Aldie, Va., before finishing his prep career at Fork Union Military where he played for head coach Col. John Shuman ... Started all 12 games at FUMA ... At John Champe HS, garnered first team all-conference and second team All-Region honors as a senior as a part of a conference championship team in just the Knights' fourth year of existence ... Garnered MaxPreps Offensive Player of the Game accolades in a game against Dominion (Oct. 16, 2015) ... Recorded 35 catches for over 400 yards and four touchdowns in his final season ... Also played basketball at John Champe HS where he was a two-year varsity starter.

Personal: Full name is Owen Mattingly Cosenke ... Is the son of Kelly and Stephen Cosenke ... Has two younger brothers, Trevor and Calvin.

Courtesy WCU Athletics Media Relations 

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