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 87 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:
#87 Dylan Abernethy
POSITION Wide Receiver
HOMETOWN Maiden, N.C.
HIGH SCHOOL Maiden HS
2020-21 (Freshman): Played in eight of the team’s nine games with one start … Made his collegiate debut at Liberty (Nov. 14), securing his first career reception on a 10-yard grab … Recorded seven receptions for 55 yards on the season … Caught two passes for 15 yards at Mercer (March 20) … Made his first career start in the spring season finale at ETSU (March 27) finishing the game with a career-best three receptions for 25 yards, adding a fumble recovery on a muffed punt that led to a WCU field goal.
Prior to Western Carolina: Three-time, all-conference selection ... Won the county's Golden Helms Award as a senior ... Caught 72 passes for 1,156 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns ... Added 29 rushes for 173 yards while also passing for 123 yards and two touchdowns on five attempts ... Selected as conference specialist of the year as a junior ... Was a three-sport athlete as a prep, also playing basketball and baseball ... Was a member of the Beta Club, Varsity Blue and FCA ... Joined the team as a preferred walk-on.