Friday, July 30, 2021

36 days to WCU Football Kickoff - #36 Skylin Thomas


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 36 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 will highlight a Nickleback:  

#36 Skylin Thomas

POSITION  Nickelback
HEIGHT  5-10
CLASS  Redshirt Freshman
HOMETOWN  Lenoir, N.C.

2020-21 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all nine seasonal games on special teams and as a defensive reserve … Recorded one tackle on the season at Furman (Feb. 20) … Made his WCU debut at Liberty (Nov. 14) … Credited with a quarterback hurry at Samford (Feb. 27).

Prior to Western Carolina: Helped lead Hibriten High to a 14-1 record as a senior in 2018 ... As a defensive back, finished with 46 solo tackles and 13 tackles for loss with a sack as a senior ... Added an interception and a blocked field goal on special teams ... Rushed for 330 on 24 carries with three touchdowns, adding 13 receptions for 273 yards and four scores ... Tallied 511 return yards in 2018 coming on five kickoff returns and eight punt returns, earning 2018 All-State plaudits as a returner ... Was a part of the North Carolina state 2AA championship squad in 2017 ... Played for head coach Clay Lewis.

Personal: Is the son of Ledra and Monty Scott.

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