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Career and Season Reflection: Nate Charest

Aaron Hartsell, Writer

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Nate Charest just finished his senior season playing for the Catawba Indians football team. He was number 5 on the field and he is 5’11.” Nate broke the Catawba record for most receptions in a single season. He will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in communications. I asked him to reflect on not only this season but his career.  I asked Nate what it meant to him to break the school record for receptions with 73, and he replied “it was a good accomplishment and also knowing the hard work that I put in helped and that my accomplishments helped the team out.”

I also asked Nate what his goals were for this season in a spotlight interview that I did with him earlier this season and he replied “I want to have a fun senior season and give it all I have since it is my last.” I asked Nate if he had fun in his final season at Catawba like he said was one of his goals earlier in the year, to which Nate replied “I definitely had fun and winning the games that we won like Mars Hill and Carson-Newman and just having fun as a team was really good.”

Nate played his final game for the Indians so I asked him what his favorite moment playing at Catawba was, not only in his career but in his senior season as well.  Nate replied “My favorite moment in my career at Catawba was catching my first touchdown pass that was passed to me by my brother and my favorite moment in my senior year would be beating Carson-Newman at Carson-Newman since they were a nationally ranked team.”

Now that the football season is over with, I asked Nate what he has been doing in his free time now since the season is over, he replied “I am hanging out with my friends and playing racquetball and just enjoying college while I am still in it and let my body heal and just reflect on the things that I have done and just enjoy Catawba College.”

Nate Charest will go down in Catawba Indians football history as one of the best receivers, so I asked him what it means to him to finish third all-time in career receptions with 184 and Nate replied “it meant a lot to me to be with Cory Ready and Nick Means (Who are top two in Catawba history with 190 and 185 respectively) and it meant that I was not that bad of a receiver which is a good feeling personally.”

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Career and Season Reflection: Nate Charest