Saturday, August 13, 2022

21 days to WCU Football Kickoff - #21 Andreas Keaton

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

It's now 21 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  #21, a defensive back:

#21 Andreas Keaton

CLASS Sophomore
HOMETOWN Powder Springs, Ga.

2022 (Sophomore): Was a second-team preseason All-Southern Conference selection at defensive back by the league's head coaches ... Tabbed second-team preseason All-SoCon by Phil Steele.

2021 (Freshman): Started all 11 games on the season in the defensive secondary ... Finished sixth on the team with 45 total tackles including 29 solo stops ... Finished tied for sixth in the SoCon with a team-best three interceptions ... Was also credited with six pass breakups ... Recorded tackles in all 11 games on the season including a career-high eight in his debut against Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 4), adding his first career interception ... Tallied two interceptions with a pair of tackles against Samford (Sept. 18) ... Named the 2021 Southern Conference Freshman of the Year by the league's head coaches ... Was also selected to the SoCon All-Freshman defensive team ... Was a finalist for the 2021 Stats Perform FCS Jerry Rice Award given to the nation's top freshman, finishing tied for 17th in the final voting ... Was also a fourth-team All-SoCon selection by Phil Steele.

Prior to Western Carolina
: Three-year letterman at Hillgrove High where he played 7A football ... Recognized on the 2021 All-Metro High School Football Defense Team and 2020 All-Region Team 7A Second Team ... Finished his prep career with eight interceptions – three returned for touchdowns – with 37 pass breakups, four fumble recoveries and two forced including one for a touchdown … Amassed 248 career tackles and three quarterback sacks … Was named the Defensive Player of the Game and Team Captain numerous of times as a prep … In December 2019, he received the Atlanta Falcons/Georgia Power “Power Player Award” … In November 2019, was recognized as the Q99.7 Atlanta Radio Station Player of the Week ... In October 2019, received the Otters Chicken Athlete of the Week Award ... Selected to be a member of the Hillgrove High School Football Leadership Program … Also played basketball and ran track as a prep.

Personal: His full name is Andreas Gregory Keaton. He is the son of Wyoka and Andre Keaton. He has a younger sister named Madison.

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