It's now 44 days until the kickoff of Catamount football on Saturday, September 4th, 2021, against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, in E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field, Cullowhee, NC.

Today, we will highlight a linebacker:

#44 Nigel Manns


POSITION
Linebacker
HEIGHT
6-1
WEIGHT
225
CLASS
Freshman
HOMETOWN
Byron, Ga.
HIGH SCHOOL
Peach County HS

2020-21 (Freshman):
Played in five of the team’s nine games on the season with one start … Missed the first four games of the spring semester due to injury … Finished with five total tackles including three solo stops … Made his collegiate debut and recorded a career-best three tackles at Liberty (Nov. 14) … Credited with a solo tackle and a pass break-up at North Carolina (Dec. 5), while also scooping a fumble and scoring on a 42-yard return for a touchdown … Returned to the line-up for the final two games of the spring at Mercer (March 20) and at ETSU (March 27).

Prior to Western Carolina:
Two-way player as a prep as a linebacker and a running back … Listed among the top 130 high school prospects in Georgia by SouthernPigskin.com … Was a Region 4-AAA honorable mention all-region selection in 2018 … High school coach was Chad Campbell … Also ran track as a prep.

Personal: Full name is Nigel Isaiah Manns … Is the son of Chandra and Emmerson Manns … His brother, Ethan, plays football at Shorter College.