It's now 1 day until kickoff of Catamount
football at the Raymond James Stadium
, home of the University of South Florida Bulls
on August 30th in in Tampa, FL.
To help pass those long summer days until football season starts, and hopefully get the Catamount
faithful more excited about the upcoming season, we'll continue the 100 day football countdown each day until kickoff day.
Today we highlight a running back.
#1 Shaun Warren
: China Grove, N.C.
: Jesse C. Carson HS
Height / Weight
: 5-7 / 180
: Enters his season with 10 rushing touchdowns including a career-best five as freshman and four as a junior ... He is just 224 yards shy of 1,000 rushing for his career ... Is averaging 20.4 yards per kickoff return during his career.
: Played in 11 of the team's 12 games as a reserve in the offensive backfield and on special teams, serving as the team's primary kickoff returner ... Rushed 39 times for 163 yards and four touchdowns coming in four separate games ... Was fourth on the team with 24 points scored ... Added four receptions for 33 yards out of the backfield ... Rushed for a season-high 55 yards in the season-opener at Middle Tennessee State ... Missed the Virginia Tech game ... Returned a team-high 22 kickoffs for 427 yards ... Finished ranked third in the Southern Conference in kick return average at 19.4 yards per return ... Finished with 623 all-purpose yards, averaging 56.6 per game to rank third on the team ... Named to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Rushed nine times for 29 yards with one catch for nine yards for the Purple Squad in WCU's annual Spring Game.
: Saw action in all 11 games on the season with one start as a part of a two-back set coming at Furman ... Rushed 31 times for 159 yards and a touchdown while also catching four passes for 26 yards out of the backfield ... Was used extensively on kickoff returns, returning 19 kicks for 411 yards, both team highs ... Averaged 21.6 yards per kickoff return, a mark which ranked seventh in the SoCon ... Nearly broke a return for a score against Chattanooga, posting a career-long return of 43 yards ... Finished the season with 596 all-purpose yards to rank second on the team ... Rushed three times during WCU's annual Spring Game.
: Played in 10 games as a true freshman, missing the Samford game ... Made four starts at running back ... Led the team with 454 yards rushing on 91 carries, tallying five rushing scores to rank tied for second in scoring with 30 points ... Added one catch for seven yards out of the backfield giving him 461 all-purpose yards ... Named to the 2011 Southern Conference All-Freshman team ... Rushed for a career-high 203 yards on a career-best 21 carries in the home win over Mars Hill, amassing four rushing touchdowns ... Posted a career-long run of 82 yards against Mars Hill ... Was named the Southern Conference Freshman of the Week for his performance against Mars Hill, while also garnering honorable mention at running back by the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) ... Was named The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Freshman of the Week ... He was the eighth different Catamount to record 200-or-more yards rushing in a single-game and the fifth-different, first-year player to post 200-yards on the ground ... Matched two school records in the Mars Hill win, scoring four rushing touchdowns to match a record that had been accomplished twice and tallying three, first half rushing scores - a mark that dated back to 1981 ... Added his fifth rushing TD at top-ranked Georgia Southern ... Carried the ball 15 times for 49 yards in WCU's annual Spring Game.
Prior to Western Carolina
: Concluded his prep career with 6,023 yards rushing and over 60 rushing touchdowns in three seasons ... Led the state of North Carolina in rushing as a senior, amassing 2,967 yards - the second-highest total in state history - with 31 rushing TDs to earn State Offensive Player of the Year by NC Preps.com ... Rushed for over 200 yards 10 times for head coach Mark Woody ... Earned All-North Piedmont Conference and North Piedmont Offensive Player of the Year honors, while also garnering All-Area and All-State accolades.
: Full name is Shaun Everith Warren ... Is the son of Shaun, Sr., and Trina Warren ... Both parents ran track in high school ... Has an older sibling, Greg, who played high school football at A.L. Brown HS.
Courtesy WCU Athletic Media Relations