Sunday, June 13, 2021

83 days to WCU Football Kickoff - #83 Brandon Dickerson







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 83 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 Punter

#83 Brandon Dickerson
 










POSITION Punter
HEIGHT 5-11
WEIGHT
195
CLASS Sophomore
HOMETOWN Fort Mill, S.C.
HIGH SCHOOL Indian Land HS









2020-21 (Sophomore): Saw action in each of the team’s three games in the fall as the starting punter before missing the spring semester games due to injury … Punted 20 times for 770 yards, averaging 38.5 yards per punt including a season-long punt of 52 yards at Eastern Kentucky (Nov. 21) … Downed 10 of his 20 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line including seven at EKU … Credited with a solo tackle at North Carolina (Dec. 5).

2019 (Freshman): Played in eight games as a true freshman handling the bulk of the team’s punting duties … Punted a combined 42 times for 1,533 yards, averaging 36.5 yards per punt one kick sailing 50+ yards and seven downed inside the opposition’s 20-yard line … Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener against Mercer (Aug. 31), punting seven times with a 36.3 average … Punted a career-high 10 times at N.C. State (Sept. 7) including his career-long 59-yard punt and twice downing the football inside the Wolfpack 20-yard line … Punted three-or-more times in seven of his eight games on the year … Credited with two solo tackles ... Named to the 2019-20 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Western Carolina: Three-time all-region selection and a three-time Special Teams Player of the Year for his squad … Averaged 41 yards per punt as a senior including a long of 68 yards … Connected on 6-of-8 (75%) of his field goals including a long of 49 yards, while hitting all 21 of his PAT attempts … Added 17 touchbacks on kickoffs … Selected to represent North Carolina in the International Bowl – US vs. Canada – for four-consecutive seasons … High school coach was Horatio “HB” Blades.

Personal: Is the son of Shanna and Lyn Dickerson and an older sister, Brenna.