Saturday, August 8, 2020
26 Days 'till WCU Football Kickoff - #26 Tyree Nelson
It's now 26 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 running back:
#26 Tyree Nelson
POSITION Running Back
HOMETOWN Atlanta, Ga.
HIGH SCHOOL Mays HS
Prior to Western Carolina: Three-time all-region selection … Tabbed top running back three times and received the M=r. Benjamin E. Mays award as a senior … Rushed for 813 yards on 121 carries with 11 touchdowns before a leg injury in his final season as a prep … Was an honorable mention 6-A Georgia All-State from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution … Rushed for over 1,000 yards as a sophomore, collecting second-team All-Region 5-6A … Earned MVP honors at running back at the Elite GA Showcase … Listed as a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com and a two-star recruit by Rivals.com … High school coach was Niketa Battle … Also ran track as a prep where he was selected MVP.
Personal: Is the son of Shavon Howell … Has a sister, Makiya Chandler.