Tuesday, August 7, 2018

25 Days 'till Football Kickoff - #25 Jacquez Williams

It's now 25 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 post game 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 highlight a Line Backer

#25 Jacquez Williams

Position:  Linebacker
Height/Weight: 6'3" 220
Class: Senior
Hometown: Cataula, Ga
College:  Georgia Military College
High School: Harris County HS

2017 (Redshirt Junior): Played in 11 of WCU's 12 games on the season, each coming as a defensive reserve and on special teams ... Finished the year with 21 total tackles including 10 solo stops and a tackle for loss coming on a sack ... Made his WCU debut in the season-opener at FBS-foe, Hawai'i (Sept. 2) ... Credited with his first tackle as a part of a two-stop game in the home-opener against Davidson (Sept. 9) ... Had a career-high four tackles including his lone sack of the season in the road win at Chattanooga (Sept. 30) ... Blocked a kick in the home victory over ETSU (Oct. 14).

2016-17: Participated in spring drills ... Made his presence be felt early in WCU's annual Spring Game, recording five tackles including four tackles for loss including a pair of sacks.

Prior to Western Carolina: Transferred to WCU from Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Ga., where he played for Burt Williams ... Played in 19 games over two seasons including nine a season ago ... Recorded 21 career tackles including 13 solo stops with two tackles for loss and a sack ... Was also credited with a forced and recovered fumble along with three pass break-ups ... Achieved academic distinction by making the Dean's List at GMC; At Harris County HS: Was listed as a two-star athlete out of high school by Scout.com ... High school head coach was Dwight Jones ... Also played basketball as a prep.

Personal: Full name is Jacquez Devante Williams ... Is the son of Shanton Holloway and Terrence Williams.

Courtesy WCU Athletics Media Relations 

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