Alumni Update: Alvis Whitted leaves University of Wisconsin for Utah
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Alvis Whitted: After three seasons as the wide receivers coach at the University of Wisconsin, former Orange High wide receiver Alvis Whitted joined the staff at the University of Utah this week. Whitted departs Madison after former Badgers head coach Paul Chryst was fired in September. He will be the wide receivers coach with the Utes. Whitted is the only Orange High player to ever play in a Super Bowl. In 2003, Whitted played special teams for the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After retiring in 2006, Whitted served as an assistant coach for Orange. He has since served as an assistant at UCLA. For seven years, Whitted was the wide receivers coach for Colorado State before he joined the Green Bay Packers under head coach Matt LaFleur. During his time with Wisconsin, the Badgers won bowl games in each of the last three season. Whitted was a wide receiver at Orange under head coach Greg Gentry and was also a PAC-6 Conference champion sprinter. Whitted started his NFL career with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1998. He spent four seasons with Jacksonville before he left to spend one season with the Atlanta Falcons in 2002. He was a member of the last Orange team to win a game in the 4A State Playoffs in 1991 when the Panthers defeated J.H. Rose in Greenville.
Braden Homsey: Homsey won his 100th career match for Division III Ferrum College during the Pete Wilson Invitational in Wheaton, IL. Competing in the 197-pound tournament, Homsey opened with a win over Jackson Beck-Calvert of Adrian College via pinfall in 4:00. Homsey advanced to the quarterfinals after he defeated Treyten Steffen of Cornell College in an 11-5 decision. Homsey got to the semifinals after he edged Chase Melton of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 3-2. Jarrod Setliff of Otterbein University defeated Homsey 6-5. In the consolation semifinals, Homsey earned the win via a medical forfeit against Jesse Kanatzar of John Carroll University. In the 3rd place match, Gabriel Zierden of Concordia College Morehead edged Homsey 3-2. Ferrum placed 17 of 31 teams.
Jamar Davis: Now a graduate student at N.C. State, Davis started his final year with the Wolfpack’s indoor track and field team earlier this month. At the Virginia Tech Invitational in Blacksburg, VA, Davis finished 2nd in the triple jump with a leap of 15.14 meters. Only Chauncey Chambers of Virginia Tech finished ahead of Davis. In the long jump, Davis finished 4th with a top jump of 7.47 meters. This weekend, Davis competed in the Bob Pollock Meet in Clemson, SC. Davis finished 5th in the triple jump. His top leap was 14.87 meters.
Joey McMullin: The Sandhills Community College men’s basketball team ran past Mountain Gateway Community College 127-75 on Friday in Clifton Forge, VA. McMullin led Sandhills with 21 points, including scoring ten straight points in the first half. Sandhills is ranked #1 in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III. On Monday, Sandhills head coach Mike Apple will go for career win #300 when Sandhills faces Hines Prep. On Wednesday, Sandhills defeated Central Carolina Community College 110-55. McMullin finished with 16 points in eleven minutes. He also had three rebounds and two assists. On January 21, Sandhills rolled past Oxford College at Emory University 104-77. McMullin scored 20 points off 8-of-13 shooting from the field. He also had four rebounds, a steal and a block. On October 19, McMullin scored 14 points as the Flyers defeated the Methodist junior varsity team 100-64 in Fayetteville. McMullin shot 7-of-11 from the field. He also had six rebounds. On January 16, Sandhills hammered Hosanna Bible College 106-46. McMullen had 14 points, five rebounds and one assist. The Flyers have won eight in a row and are 20-3 overall. They are 3-0 in Region X of the NJCCA.