Thursday, July 12, 2018

51 Days 'till Football Kickoff - #51 Matthew Bair

It's now 51 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 will highlight the offensive line

#51 Matthew Bair

Position: Offensive Tackle
Height/Weight:  6'4"  260
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Anderson, S.C.
High School:: T.L. Hanna HS

2017 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in seven games as a reserve along the offensive line and in special teams ... Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at Hawai'i.

2016 (Freshman): Did not see game action; expected to take a redshirt ... Named to the 2016-17 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll

Prior to Western Carolina: Named to the High School Sports Report (HSSR) South Carolina Division II AAAA All-State team as an offensive lineman following his senior year ... Also garnered all-region plaudits ... Graded out at 90 percent with 78 pancake blocks and scored a touchdown as a senior ... Was a two-time Offensive Lineman of the Week from the Anderson Area Touchdown Club ... Twice named T.L. Hanna's Most Valuable Offensive Lineman (2014, 2015) and received the Captain's Award in 2015 ... ... High school coach was Bruce Ollis.

Courtesy WCU Athletics Media Relations 

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