Sunday, July 11, 2021

55 days to WCU Football Kickoff - #55 Kevin Thompson


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 55 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 an offensive lineman:

#55 Kevin Thompson

POSITION Long Snapper
CLASS Sophomore
HOMETOWN Rock Hill, S.C.
HIGH SCHOOL Northwestern HS

2020-21 (Sophomore): Played in three games on special teams at long-snapper … Did not record any official statistics.

2019 (Freshman): Played in eight of the team’s 12 games on the season, each coming in succession from the season’s mid-point through the finale … Credited with two solo tackles on special teams … Named to the 2019-20 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Western Carolina: Joins the Catamount football team as a preferred walk-on … Three-year varsity letter winner … Attended the Rubio Long Snapping Camp Summer Tour in 2018 … Two-sport athlete as a prep, playing football and baseball ... High school coach was James Martin.

Personal: Is the son of Mary and Charles Thompson ... Father played football at Western Carolina.

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