Tuesday, August 11, 2015

25 Days 'till Kickoff - #25 Kris Smith

It's now 25 days until kickoff of Catamount football against the Mars Hill University Lions in E.J.Whitmire Stadium on September 5th in Cullowhee.

To help pass those long summer days until football season officially starts, and to hopefully get the Catamount faithful more excited about the upcoming season, we'll continue the 100 day football countdown each day until kickoff day arrives.

Utilizing the 2015 Preseason Football Roster, #25 is assigned to Kris Smith

#25 Kris Smith

Class: RS Sophomore
Hometown: Flowery Branch, Ga.
High School: Flowery Branch HS
Last College: Indiana
Height / Weight: 6-2 / 200
Position: LB

2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all 12 of the team’s games between special teams and as a defensive reserve … Recorded four tackles on the season including two solo stops … Made his WCU debut at USF (Aug. 30) with his first career tackle coming against Brevard (Sept. 6) … Playing for the Gold squad, credited two tackles in WCU’s annual Spring Game.

2013 (Freshman): Redshirted the 2013 season at Indiana ... Was a two-time scout team player of the week (Missouri and Michigan State) for the Hoosiers ... Transferred to WCU prior to the 2014 season.

Prior to Western Carolina: Played two years of football at Flowery Branch and also lettered in track and field ... Played linebacker for head coach Chris Griffin at Flowery Branch High School ... Made 103 tackles, 12 sacks, including one safety, and 21 tackles for loss as a senior ... Named first team all-state and all-region selection ... Earned the team's most outstanding linebacker ... Played in the 2012 GACA North-South All-Star Game and the 2012 East-West Metro Atlanta All-Star Game ... Participated in the 2012 U.S. Army National Combine ... Team won the Region 8-AAAA championship in 2011 and 2012 ... Rated the No. 41 outside linebacker nationally by ESPN.com out of high school ... Tabbed a 2012 Flowery Branch Scholar-Athlete.

Personal: Full name is Kristopher Bryce Smith ... Is the son of Sean and Pam Smith.

Courtesy WCU Athletics Media Relations

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