Wednesday, September 1, 2021

3 days to WCU Football Kickoff - #3 Jacob Harris & #3 Calvin Jones

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 3 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.

From this point forward, most of the roster numbers have both an offensive and defensive player assigned to that number, today we will highlight both a safety and a wide receiver

#3 Jacob Harris

CLASS Sophomore

2020-21 (Sophomore): Played in seven of the team’s nine games, each in the starting role in the defensive secondary … Finished the season with 34 tackles including 13 solo stops and 2.5 tackles for loss with a sack … Credited with two pass break-ups with an interception … Made his WCU debut, recording nine tackles including half a stop for loss at Liberty (Nov. 14) … Recorded a career-high 10 tackles with a sack at Furman (Feb. 20), intercepting a pass with a 46-yard return against the Paladins… Had five stops at Samford (Feb. 27) and at ETSU (March 27) ... Named to the 2020-21 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Western Carolina: Played in four games with 12 tackles including a TFL at Independence CC in the 2018 season ... High School: Selected as a All-Upstate, North-South All-Star and was All-Region 2-AAAA selection as a senior in 2017 after recording 126 tackles and five interceptions ... Was originally recruited by Appalachian State and Miami (OH) ... Was listed as a two-star prospect out of high school by both 247Sports and ... Also ran track as a prep.

#3 Calvin Jones

POSITION Wide Receiver
CLASS Freshman
HOMETOWN Forest City, N.C.
HIGH SCHOOL East Rutherford HS

2020-21 (Freshman): Played in all nine games on the season with three starts at wide receiver … Led the team with 24 receptions and 198 receiving yards, catching one touchdown pass … Returned seven kickoffs for 147 yards including a long of 44 yards, and returned one punt for 12 yards … Made his collegiate debut at Liberty (Nov. 14), recording a rush, a reception, and a kickoff return … Caught a career-best seven passes for a career-high 62 yards and his first career touchdown at Samford (Feb. 27) … Hauled in a two-yard TD reception against the Bulldogs … Amassed a career-best 159 all-purpose yards at Mercer (March 20) including five catches for 45 yards, one rush for 14 yards, three kickoff returns for 88 yards and a 12-yard punt return.

Prior to Western Carolina: Four-year varsity letter winner who rushed for 2,437 career yards and 30 touchdowns while also hauling in 71 passes for 1,428 career receiving yards … Finished his prep career with 5,320 all-purpose yards … Listed as a two-star recruit by … Amassed 542 all-purpose yards – 346 rushing, 111 receiving, 60 punt return and 25-yard passing – and scored eight touchdowns – rushing, receiving, passing, and on a punt return – in his final high school game … Earned both News 13 WLOS Player of the Week and Player of the Week honors from The Daily Courier … As a junior in 2018, rushed for 683 yards and 10 TDs while catching 16 passes for 308 yards and two TDs as a part of 1,259 all-purpose yards … Defensively, had 77 tackles including 11 for loss and eight interceptions, scoring a pair of defensive touchdowns … High school coach was Clint Bland … Also ran track and wrestled as a prep.

Personal: Full name is Calvin Malik Jones, prefers to go by Cal … Is the son of Aqueesha Mapp.

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