Saturday, August 20, 2022

14 days to WCU Football Kickoff - Nick Louis & De'Andre Tamarez

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

It's now 14 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 two players assigned to  #14, one offense, one defense, a safety and a wide receiver:

#14 Nick Louis

CLASS Junior
HOMETOWN Miami, Fla.
HIGH SCHOOL North Miami Senior HS

Prior to Western Carolina: Transferred to WCU from Independence CC in Independence, Kansas after starting his collegiate career at Northwestern Oklahoma State; At Northwestern Oklahoma State: Redshirted in 2018 where he was a member of the practice squad ... Played in nine games in 2019 with 18 tackles including 10 solo stops ... Forced a fumble and tallied five pass break-ups ... Was on the academic honor roll at NWOSU; At Independence CC: Played in nine games in 2021, recording 17 total tackles including 16 solo stops and two tackles for loss with a sack ... Credited with two pass break-ups;

High School: Was on the junior varsity at Miami Central for his first two years before transferring to North Miami Senior High ... Played in five games with an interception before being sidelined by injury ... Started all 11 games as a senior, posting 47 tackles and four interceptions.

Personal: Is the son of Lorma V. Louis ... Has a sister, Michma Louis.

#14 De'Andre Tamarez

POSITION Wide Receiver
CLASS Freshman
HOMETOWN Overtown, Fla.

Prior to Western Carolina: Caught 24 passes as a junior for 407 yards and six TDs … Recorded 381 receiving yards and six scores as a sophomore in 2019 … Also ran track as a prep.

Personal: Full name is De'Andre Jouan Tamarez ... Is the son of Andrea Tamarez ... Has two brothers, one older and one younger Has a cousin, Nigel Bethele Jr., who plays football at Colorado.

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