Friday, August 7, 2015

29 Days 'till Kickoff - #29 Marvin Tillman


It's now 29 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, #29 is Marvin Tillman

#29 Marvin Tillman


Class: Incoming Freshman

Hometown: Bridgeport, Conn.

High School: Southern Durham (N.C.) HS

Height / Weight: 6-1 / 180

Position: DB




Prior to Western Carolina: Three-time All-Big 8 Conference selection including honorable mention as a sophomore ... Recorded 73 tackles as a senior and forced four fumbles, recovering three ... Finished with 14 career interceptions including seven as a senior ... Scored six touchdowns over his final two seasons ... Had 55 tackles as a junior ... Listed as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and was ranked as the 39th-best player in the state of North Carolina ... Also listed as a two-star recruit from 247Sports.com ... Was a part of back-to-back conference championships and a 3-AA state title as a junior ... High school coach was Darius Robinson ... Also played basketball as a prep.

Personal: Was born in Bridgeport, Conn. ... Is the son of Marvin, Sr. and Teresa Tillman ... His father played semi-pro football ... Has four siblings: Tiaundra, Tiara, Jessikia, and Ariana ... Two of his sisters competed in collegiate sports.

Note: Graduated from Southern Durham HS early and enrolled at Western Carolina in the spring, 2015 semester ... Playing for the Gold squad, led his team with nine tackles with one for loss in WCU's annual Spring Game.



Courtesy WCU Athletics Media Relations

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