Sunday, August 9, 2015

27 Days 'till Kickoff - #27 Tyson Dickson

It's now 27 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, #27 is assigned to Tyson Dickson

#27 Tyson Dickson

Class: Junior
Hometown: Ellenwood, Ga.
High School: Cedar Grove HS
Height / Weight: 6-1 / 215
Position: LB

2014 (Sophomore): Played in six of the team’s 12 games with four starts at linebacker … Missed six games – four at mid-season and the final two of the year – due to injury … Recorded 44 tackles in six games with 17 solo stops and 3.0 tackles for loss … Posted double-digit tackles twice including 10 against Brevard (Sept. 6) and a career-high 16 against The Citadel (Oct. 25) … Averaged 7.3 tackles per game over the six outings in which he saw action … Forced a fumble against Chattanooga (Nov. 1) and broke-up two passes.

2013 (Freshman): Saw action in 11 of WCU's 12 games on the season, missing the Auburn game ... Finished with 23 total tackles on the season including 14 solo stops and one tackle for loss and a pass break-up ... Tallied a then career-high six tackles including five solo stops against ACC-foe, Virginia Tech ... Posted his first career tackle for loss against Furman.

Prior to Western Carolina: Played in 22 games as a two-year varsity letter winner at Cedar Grove High ... As a senior, finished third on the team with 88 total tackles including 55 solo stops and seven tackles for loss ... Credited with two quarterback sacks ... Had 31 tackles during his junior season with 21 solo hits.

Personal: Is the son of Tyson Dickson and Terria Brown.

Courtesy WCU Athletics Media Relations

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