Thursday, August 27, 2020

#7 Charles Gadie

We now know that Western will play both Liberty and Eastern Kentucky in November. Since Gardner-Webb has decided not to play in the fall, we are not sure if we will have a third game, but we will post it if one is announced.

We will continue our countdown as if the season were to start on September 3rd.

Today, we'll highlight a defensive back:

#7 Charles Gadie

POSITION Defensive Back
CLASS Redshirt Sophomore
HOMETOWN Douglasville, Ga.
HIGH SCHOOL Douglas County HS

2019 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 11 games including two starts in the defensive secondary and on special teams … Credited with 17 total tackles including nine solo stops … Made his first career start against Gardner-Webb (Oct. 5), finishing with three tackles … Posted a career-high four tackles including three solo stops and forcing a fumble in the road win at VMI (Nov. 2) … Matched his career-best with four tackles at nationally-ranked Alabama (Nov. 23).

2018 (Freshman): Saw action in four of the team’s 11 games on the year between special teams and as a defensive reserve, remaining eligible for a redshirt … Made his collegiate debut against Newberry (Sept. 1), recording his first career tackle … Finished the year with three total tackles including two solo stops … Also posted tackles at Samford (Oct. 6) and at North Carolina (Nov. 17).

Prior to Western Carolina: Was a four-year varsity letter winner … Was a two-time All-Region selection, collecting first-team All-Region 5-6A plaudits following his senior year and honorable mention as a junior … Finished with 34 tackles as a senior including 24 solo stops … Recorded one interception and nine pass break-ups in his final year as a prep, adding a fumble recovery … Also tallied 49 all-purpose yards on kickoff and punt returns … Listed as a two-star recruit by both and ... High school head coach was Johnny White.

Personal: Full name is Charles Amil Gadie … Is the son of Chucquel Davis and Gerald Gadie … Is one of six children: Jerry, Paris, Page, Chloe, Amir and Amar … Is originally from Detroit, Mich.