The Charlotte 49ers have announced that in coordination with WKU, Conference USA has moved the upcoming league contest between the two schools to Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 10:30 a.m. The 49ers’ home game will be televised live by CBS Sports Network.
**********The new game date allows the 49ers to clear COVID-19 protocols that would have prevented Charlotte from competing this Saturday.**********
“We appreciate WKU working with us and the league office to make this game happen,” said 49ers’ Director of Athletics Mike Hill. “This has been a challenging season for our team, and we are grateful for each and every opportunity we have to compete. It took some creativity – but we are willing to look at all options to reward our student-athletes for all the work they continue to put forth.”
This is the second game that Charlotte has had rescheduled this season. C-USA moved the 49ers’ Oct. 17 game vs. FIU that was postponed by the Panthers to Saturday, Dec. 5. That game is slated for a 12 p.m. kick on ESPN3.
Due to the adjusted capacity of 1,072 at Richardson Stadium, tickets will be distributed to UNC Charlotte students, families of team members for both teams, and a small amount to University guests. Tickets will not be made available for sale.
Student ticket distribution for the WKU game will begin at 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25.
**********Lineman Johnny King, from Southeast Guilford High School, is with the Charlotte 49ers…..**********
At Charlotte: A member of the 49ers ninth recruiting class… signed in Dec., 2019.
At Southeast Guilford H.S.: Regional champions and 3A state runners-up … Guided squad to a state championship appearance with a 14-2 record during his junior campaign … Member of back-to-back Mid-Piedmont 3A Conference title-winning teams … Team finished unbeaten in league play both years … NCHSAA 3A 285lbs State Wrestling Champion.
Personal: Born August 4, 2001 … parents are Machelle and Craig King … has two siblings: Braxton and Karsen … Business management major … loves to fish.
++++++++++Also you have Lance McMillan, from Grimsley HS, at DB for Charlotte…..++++++++++
At Charlotte: Former walk-on awarded scholarship on Christmas Day, 2019 … 2019 Conference USA all-Freshman Team … Joined the 49ers in the summer of 2018.
2020: Started in all five games … Recorded five total tackles against App State … Collected six tackles (four solo) and two of Charlotte’s six pass break-ups against FAU … Had two tackles and a QB hurry in the game against North Texas … Recorded his first career takeaway with an interception against UTEP … Also recovered his first career fumble following the forced fumble by Ben DeLuca in the same game.
2019: C-USA all-Freshman selection … Played in 12 games with one start … lone start came in 39-38 win over North Texas that kickstarted a five-game win streak … 16 tackles and 3 PBU … high of 4 tackles in season-opener vs. Gardner-Webb … three tackles vs. UMass.
2018: Played in four games as a true freshman, preserving his red-shirt season … made his collegiate debut in the 49ers’ 40-14 homecoming win over WKU, 10/13 … also saw action vs. Southern Miss, Tennessee and Marshall.
Academics: Athletic Director’s List (3.0 GPA and higher): Spring 2019.
At Grimsley High: Metro 4A all-conference selection as a senior for head coach Darryl Brown … also all-area … earned team’s Coach’s Award … honorable mention all-conference as a junior …Whirlies’ team MVP defensive back … ran track … member of state runner-up 4×400 relay team as a junior and senior … two-time all-state, all-county and all-conference runner in indoor and outdoor track.
Personal: Born Aug. 1, 2000 … parents are Michael and Keisha McMillan … has one sister: Kendall McMillan … enjoys reading and listening to music … Kinesiology major … father was a starting defensive back at NC A&T.
Trae Meadows, the former Dudley Panther, from James B. Dudley High School, is with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers football team…#7 Trae Meadows, from Dudley High School…..
CLASS Redshirt Senior
HOMETOWN Greensboro, N.C.
2019 Conference USA Honorable Mention
2019 (r-Jr.): Meadows made an immediate impact at the cornerback position for defensive coordinator Clayton White, starting all 13 games for the Hilltoppers in his debut campaign at WKU. He recorded 30 tackles (21 solo, nine assisted) – including one for loss – with five pass breakups, while adding an interception on Sept. 28 vs. UAB. In that game against the Blazers, he had a season-high seven tackles, all of the solo variety. He also made a pair of momentum-altering plays during the season; a blocked field goal on Nov. 2 vs. Florida Atlantic in the fourth quarter and a fumble recovery near the goal line on Nov. 23 at Southern Miss, that he returned for 46 yards up near midfield. On Nov. 30 vs. Middle Tennessee, he swatted away a season-high two pass breakups.
Before WKU: Meadows played for head coach Jeff Sims at Garden City Community College, where he had 34 tackles, 12 pass breakups and a 94-yard interception return for touchdown. Rated as a three-star JuCo transfer with a 79 composite score by 247Sports, ranking 54th overall in the state and 37th nationally as a cornerback.
Played his freshman season at NC State, where he had 4 total tackles as well an interception vs. Vanderbilt in the 2016 Independence Bowl.
++++++++++Also from Charlotte you have WR Chris Wiggins, from Grimsley HS…++++++++++
At Charlotte: Signed with the 49ers in December 2017 as part of the 49ers seventh recruiting class.
2020: Played in four games.
2019: Played in one game … action came in win over UMass.
2018: Red-shirt season.
At Grimsley High: Two-star recruit (247Sports) for head coach Darryl Brown … two-time Metro 4A all-Conference (2016, 2017) … won Whirlies’ Bob Jamieson Team MVP Award as a senior … Whirlies’ Offensive Player of the Year as a junior … Greensboro News & Record all-Area in 2017 … Honorable Mention all-Area in 2016 … had 47 catches for 567 receiving yards (63.0/game) with five touchdowns as a senior … added 10.5 tackles, one TFL, four PBU and one INT … had 426 receiving yards as a junior with three TDs … career totals of 74 catches, 993 receiving yards and 11 TDs.
Personal: Full name is Clifton Christopher Wiggins IV … born Jan. 25, 2000 … parents are Ebony Norworthy and Clifton C. Wiggins III … has two sisters, Yani Wiggins and Briana Hill … business major … likes to play Fortnite.
Also at Charlotte, you have Brelin Faison-Walden, a junior from Grimsley High School…
At Charlotte: Enrolled in January, 2019 … a member of the 49ers eighth recruiting class … starting LB in 49ers first-ever bowl game (2019 Bahamas Bowl).
2020: Played in all five games … Picked up his first tackles of the season against North Texas with two (one solo) … Recorded three tackles (two solo) against Duke.
2019: Played in all 13 games with two starts … starts came in regular-season finale at Old Dominion and Bahamas Bowl vs. Buffalo … had 21 tackles, all in the final seven games of the season … added 2.5 TFL, 1 PBU and 1 QBh … high of 6 tackles with 1.0 TFL vs. Buffalo in Bahamas Bowl … 5 tackles at WKU … 4 tackles vs. Marshall and at Old Dominion … key FF in win over Middle Tennessee.
At Penn State: Used two years of eligibility at Penn State … played in one game as a redshirt freshman in 2018 … three-time student-athlete of the week.
At Grimsley High: Four-star (Rivals) and three-star (247Sports; ESPN; Scout) recruit out of Grimsley High … four-year letter winner … team captain as a junior and senior … USA Today first-team all-state as a senior … participated in Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas … all-Metro 4-A Conference … team MVP as a senior … had 75 tackles, 5.0 sacks and one INT as a senior.
Personal: Born January 20, 1999 … parents are Angelia Faison and Shawn Walden … has two sisters, Kendra Bass and Victoria Walden and one brother, Jamari Lang … majoring in African Studies with a minor in American Studies … cousin, Keenan Allen, is a wide receiver for the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers.