Tuesday, July 5, 2022

60 days to WCU Football Kickoff - #60 Joaquin Layno

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

It's now 60 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 #60, on the defensive line: 

#60 Joaquin Layno 

POSITION Defensive Line
CLASS Sophomore
HOMETOWN Cherokee, N.C.

2021 (Redshirt Freshman*): Dressed for several home games but did not officially see game action.

2020-21 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in one game on the season, making his collegiate debut at North Carolina (Dec. 5) … Did not record any statistics on the year ... Named to the 2020-21 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

2019 (Freshman): Did not see game action, taking a redshirt.

Prior to Western Carolina: Joined the WCU football team as a preferred walk-on … Four-year varsity letter-winner, winning a state championship as a junior … Played both offensive and defensive line as a prep … Finished with 259 career tackles including 57 solo stops … Recorded 82 total tackles as a senior, averaging 7.5 tackles per game to earn All-Smoky Mountain Conference plaudits … Also participated in throw events in track & field including shot put and discus.

Personal: Full name is Joaquin Gabriel Layno ... Is the son of Joselito & Carla Layno.

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