It's now 92 days until the kickoff of Catamount football on Saturday, September 2nd, 2023, against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the War Memorial Stadium, Little Rock, AR.
To help pass those long summer days, and hopefully get the Catamount faithful a little 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 another assistant defensive lineman:
#92 Brandon Smiley
Position Defensive Line Height 6-2 Weight 300 Class Redshirt Freshman Hometown Durham, N.C. High School Palmetto Prep
2022 (Freshman): Saw action in four games on the year as a defensive reserve, remaining eligible for a redshirt … Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at Charleston Southern (Sept. 3) … Credited with nine tackles on the year with three solo stops and a quarterback hurry … Posted his first career tackle at Mercer (Oct. 8), finishing with two tackles … Had a career day with seven tackles at Furman (Oct. 15) in his fourth career game played.
Prior to Western Carolina: Played his high school football at Riverside High in Durham before finishing at Palmetto Prep in West Columbia, S.C., in 2021 … Recorded 58 tackles including 36 solo stops, averaging 7.3 tackles per game in his final season at Riverside High, adding 12 quarterback hurries and five passes defended.
Personal: Full name is Brandon Thadous Smiley ... Is the son Selena and Spencer Smiley ... Was born on Long Island, N.Y. ... Has a brother, Darius.
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