Wednesday, August 17, 2022

17 days to WCU Football Kickoff - #17 Samuel Cornett

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

It's now 17 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  #17, a quarterback:

#17 Samuel Cornett

POSITION Quarterback
CLASS Freshman
HOMETOWN Woodstock, Ga.
HIGH SCHOOL Frederick Douglass (Ky.) HS

Prior to Western Carolina
: A pro-style quarterback who was a team captain as a senior, transferring from Bellevue, Wash., and Bellevue Christian School to Frederick Douglass High in Lexington, Ky. … Completed 166-of-266 passes for 2,604 yards with 26 TDs as a senior, adding 102 rushing yards with a pair of scores on the ground in guiding FDHS to the Kentucky state finals … In an abbreviated 2020 season, guided FDHS to a 7-2 record by completing 102-of-163 passes for 1,565 yards and 26 touchdowns … Selected first-team All-District in both 2020 and 2021 … Was originally committed as a preferred walk-on at the Univ. of Louisville.

Personal: Full name is Samuel Anthony Cornett ... Is the son of April and Tony Cornett ... Father played college basketball at Morehead State ... Has two siblings: older brother Will played football at Eastern Kentucky and has a younger brother, Mitchell.

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