Sunday, August 5, 2018

27 Days 'till Football Kickoff - #27 Trevor Childers








It's now 27 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 linebacker


#27 Trevor Childers








Position: Linebacker
Height/Weight: 6'1" 190
Class: Sophomore
Hometown: Lincolnton, N.C
High School: East Lincoln HS


2017 (Freshman): Saw action in all 12 of the team's games as a defensive substitution and on special teams ... Made his collegiate debut in the road game at Hawai'i (Sept. 2) ... Finished the year with five total tackles including two solo stops ... Recorded his first collegiate tackle in the home-opener against Davidson (Sept. 9) ... Credited with a career-high two tackles - both assists - against nationally-ranked Wofford (Oct. 7) on the road.

Prior to Western Carolina: Three-year letter winner who finished with a school-record 366 career tackles including six sacks, recording 133 stops as a senior ... Also stepped in at running back as a senior, adding over 800 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns on the ground in his final season to earn the Denver Weekly Two-Way Player of the Year honor and All-Gazette accolades ... Collected Southern District-7 all-conference plaudits and SD-7 Defensive Player of the Year honors as a junior after finishing with 123 tackles including a school-record 26 tackles for loss and a career-best five interceptions ... Earned the Newcomer Award on the North Carolina State Championship team as a sophomore ... High school head coach was Mike Byus ... Also played baseball as a prep where he hit .292 with 26 runs scored, 22 RBI, and six extra-base hits as a junior, collecting all-conference accolades.

Personal: Full name is Trevor Dean Childers ... Is the son of Angela and Paul Dean Childers.


Courtesy WCU Athletics Media Relations 



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