Wednesday, July 27, 2022

38 days to WCU Football Kickoff - #38 Brandon Dickerson

Welcome to the twelfth annual Catamount Football's  "100 days to WCU Football Kickoff Countdown"

It's now 38 days until the kickoff of Catamount football on Saturday, September 3rd, 2022, against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers, on Buccaneer Field in Charleston, SC

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 day.

Today we will highlight  #38, a punter:

#38 Brandon Dickerson

CLASS Sophomore
HOMETOWN Indian Land, S.C.

2021 (Sophomore*): Played in all 11 games on the year handling the primary punting duties on special teams ... Punted 46 times for 1,760 yards, averaging 38.3 yards per punt ... Two of his punts went 50+ yards including a season-long 56-yard boot against Samford (Sept. 18) ... Downed 12 punts inside the opponent 20-yard line, four in the game against Samford … Named to the 2021 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference team.

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) ... Named to the 2020-21 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

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 ... Has an older sister, Brenna.

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