Sunday, August 7, 2022

27 days to WCU Football Kickoff - #27 Skylin Thomas

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

It's now 27 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  #27, a defensive linebacker:

#27 Skylin Thomas

POSITION Linebacker
CLASS Redshirt Sophomore

2021 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all 11 games as a defensive reserve and on special teams ... Finished with three tackles on the season including two solo stops in the road win at Wofford (Oct. 30).

2020-21 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all nine seasonal games on special teams and as a defensive reserve … Recorded one tackle on the season at Furman (Feb. 20) … Made his WCU debut at Liberty (Nov. 14) … Credited with a quarterback hurry at Samford (Feb. 27).

Prior to Western Carolina: Helped lead Hibriten High to a 14-1 record as a senior in 2018 ... As a defensive back, finished with 46 solo tackles and 13 tackles for loss with a sack as a senior ... Added an interception and a blocked field goal on special teams ... Rushed for 330 on 24 carries with three touchdowns, adding 13 receptions for 273 yards and four scores ... Tallied 511 return yards in 2018 coming on five kickoff returns and eight punt returns, earning 2018 All-State plaudits as a returner ... Was a part of the North Carolina state 2AA championship squad in 2017 ... Played for head coach Clay Lewis.

Personal: Full name is Skylin Armonte Thomas ... Is the son of Ledra and Monty Scott ... Brother, Sabby Thomas, sister Emmoni Cedrick.

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