Sunday, June 29, 2014

Three Cats named BSN Football Preseason All Conference

Three Catamounts have been named to the Beyond Sports Network (BSN) 2014 SoCon Preseason All-Conference Football Team.

Karnorris Benson, junior wide receiver
Named to the College Football Performance (CFPA) Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Wide Receiver Award Watch List for 2014. Hauled in a team-leading 51 receptions for a career-high 834 yards ... Matched WCU's 30-year old school single-season record for receiving touchdowns in a season set by Eric Rasheed back in 1983 with 12... Named second team All-Southern Conference by both the league's head coaches and voting media ... Earned first team All-SoCon accolades as selected by College Sports Madness ... Finished the season ranked second in the league with a 69.5 yards per game average and fifth with 4.2 receptions per game ... the top scoring wide receiver in the SoCon, ranked fourth in the SoCon in scoring (touchdowns) averaging 6.0 points per game ... His 72 points scored were tied for the fourth-most by an individual in the SoCon in the fall, and were the most by a Catamount individual since 2001 when Fred Boateng finished with 74 points, adding a two-point conversion to his 12 rushing TDs. ... Recorded 100-or-more yards in four games on the year including 113 at Middle Tennessee State; 116 against nationally-ranked Wofford; 129 in the home win over Elon; and the top receiving performance of any wide out in the SoCon this season with his career-high 212 yards in WCU's home win over Mars Hill ... Was a two-time College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) honorable mention - career-high 212 receiving yards on nine catches including three TDs in the home win over Mars Hill on Sept. 23 and in the home win over Elon after two scoring receptions of 80 and six yards ... Became just the fifth WCU receiver to eclipse the 200-yard receiving plateau with the 212 yards ranking third on the school's all-time single-game receiving records.

Terryon Robinson, sophomore wide receiver
As a true freshman, saw action in all 12 games on the season making 11 starts at wide receiver ... Made his collegiate debut by starting the season-opener at Middle Tennessee State ... Finished second on the team with 41 catches for 562 yards and two touchdowns ... Tallied catches in 11 of his 12 games on the season, shutout at ACC-foe, Virginia Tech ... Added five punt returns for 17 yards for a combined 579 yards of total offense ... Recorded his first career reception and first collegiate touchdown on the same play - a 35-yard second quarter scoring strike from Troy Mitchell at MTSU ... Ranked ninth in the Southern Conference in receiving yards per game (46.8 yds/gm) - a mark that was third among all league freshmen ... Finished 10th in the SoCon in receptions per game (3.4) ... Led the team in receiving five times including the final three games of the year ... Tallied a career-best 91 receiving yards and a second touchdown at Chattanooga ... Posted his career-high for catches with six against Furman .

Christon Gill, senior linebacker
Started all 12 games at the linebacker position ... Was second on the defensive unit with a career-best 101 tackles including 49 solo stops and 2.5 tackles for loss ... Recorded double-digit tackles four times including 10 against The Citadel, 12 against nationally-ranked Wofford, a career-high 13 in the win over Elon and 12 against Furman ... Posted eight-or-more tackles in seven of the 12 games ... His 8.4 tackles per game average ranked sixth in the Southern Conference ... Forced two fumbles on the year ranking tied for eighth in the SoCon (0.17 per game) while recovering one ... Tallied three pass break-ups and recorded his first career interception at ACC-foe, Virginia Tech, intercepting Logan Thomas.

Stats Courtesy WCU Athletic Media Relations

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