Sunday, August 9, 2020

25 Days 'till WCU Football Kickoff - #25 Dejon DeCruz

It's now 25 days until the kickoff of Catamount football on Thursday, September 3th, 2020 at 7 pm, against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, in Roy Kid Stadium, Richmond, KY.

To help pass those long summer days, and hopefully get the Catamount faithful more excited about the upcoming season, and knowledgeable of the team members, we'll continue the football countdown each day until kickoff day.

Today we'll highlight a linebacker:

#25 Dejon DeCruz

POSITION Linebacker
CLASS Sophomore

2019 (Freshman): Played in 11 of WCU’s 12 seasonal games, each coming as a defensive reserve and on special teams … Credited with eight total tackles including two solo stops … Made his collegiate debut on the road against FBS foe, N.C. State (Sept. 7), recording a career-best two tackles … Matched that career-high of two stops with a pair of tackles at The Citadel (Oct. 12) and at VMI (Nov. 2).

Prior to Western Carolina: Four-year varsity letter winner, two-time All-Triangle 6 Conference selection on defense collecting Tri-6 Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior … Finished his career with 337 career tackles including 70 solo stops and 13.5 sacks … Recorded four career interceptions, two coming as a senior ... High school coach was Cory Lea.

Personal: Full name is Dejon Nazir DeCruz … Is the son of Neira DeCruz and Chris Johnson … Has a younger sister, Crystal Johnson … Was born in Birmingham, Ala.