Tuesday, June 15, 2021

81 days to WCU Football Kickoff - #81 Kendall Alford

Welcome to the eleventh annual Catamount Football "100 days to Football Kickoff Countdown". During the countdown, we'll highlight the player whose number corresponds to that day in the countdown. 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 Saturday.

Since the official 2021 Catamount Football Roster has not yet been published, we'll use the 2021 Catamount Football Preseason Roster for jersey numbers until the new roster is posted, at which point we'll switch to the official roster for the remainder of the countdown.

It's now 81 days until the kickoff of Catamount football on Saturday, September 4th, 2021, against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, in E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field, Cullowhee, NC.

Today, we'll highlight a Wide Receiver:

#81 Kendall Alford

POSITION Wide Receiver
CLASS Redshirt Freshman
HOMETOWN Marietta, Ga.

2020-21 (Redshirt Freshman)
: Did not see game action.

2019 (Freshman): Did not see game action, taking a redshirt.
Prior to Western Carolina: Three-year varsity letter winner … Earned first team all-county and first team all-region honors as a senior … Was also dubbed first-team All-AAAAAAA by Recruit Georgia and a received a second-team nod from the Georgia Sports Writers Association … Recorded 114 career receptions for 1,923 yards and 16 touchdowns in his prep career including a single-season high of 59 catches for 1,071 yards and 11 TDs as a senior as a part of amassing 1,285 all-purpose yards … Caught 35 passes for 599 yards and four scores as a junior … Added three career rushing scores and completed 3-of-4 passes for 107 yards and a touchdown ... High school coach was Daniel Brunner.

Personal: Full name is Kendall Rishun Alford … Is the son of Sandra and Travis Alford … Has two younger siblings, Jackson and Olivia … His father played football at Auburn.