Marcus Whitener and Jamie Childers Have Standout Performances int Win
2011 (So.): Played in 10 games, starting the Liberty game at tight end ... Split time between serving as a backup offensive tackle and playing tight end, wearing #88 ... Caught one pass, a two-yard score at Charleston Southern to tie the game at 14-14 in the second quarter ... With the injuries to David Duran and Jamie Childers, saw extended action at tight end, utilizing his blocking abilities, in the Liberty, Gardner-Webb and Stony Brook games.
2010 (RFr.): Earned his first varsity letter, playing in five games ... Started at left tackle at VMI ... Served as the primary back-up at both tackle spots.
2009 (Fr.): Redshirted.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: A four-year letterman in football ... Posted 14 catches for 121 yards and two touchdowns his senior year at tight end, earning a place on the Cobb County Touchdown Club's All-County Team on both offense (honorable mention) and defense (first team) ... Was selected to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's The Georgia 150 this season ... Rated two stars by Rivals.com ... Also played linebacker on the defensive side of the ball for the Longhorns, recording 47 total tackles (21 solos), six tackles for loss, three sacks, three pass breakups, one fumble recovery and two forced fumbles ... Garnered Honorable Mention All-County on offense as a junior as well, while being named the team's most improved player in his final two years ... Played quarterback during his freshman and sophomore seasons ... Also was a three-year letterwinner in basketball and golf, earning Cobb County basketball Player of the Month honor during his junior year.
Personal: Son of Bill Middleton and Leslie Thomas.