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2012 WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS


Mountaineer Football TOP:

JOSH JENKINS BOTTOM:

| WILL CLARKE

| JORGE WRIGHT

SHAWNE ALSTON | JOE MADSEN

Mountaineer Football TOP: PAT MILLER | BRODRICK JENKINS | JEFF BRAUN | DUSTIN GARRISON BOTTOM:

T YLER BITANCURT


Day Date

Opponent

Saturday

September 1

Marshall

Saturday 

September 15

vs. James Madison +

Saturday

September 22

Maryland

Saturday

September 29

Saturday

October 6

Saturday

October 13

at Texas Tech *

Saturday

October 20

Kansas State *

Baylor * at Texas *

Saturday November 3 TCU * Saturday November 10

at Oklahoma State *

Saturday November 17

Oklahoma *

Friday  November 23

at Iowa State *

Saturday

December 1

+ FedEx Field, Landover, Md.

Kansas *

* Big 12 Conference game

Mountaineer Football........................................ 2 A Championship Program............................... 8 The Big 12 Conference.................................. 12 NFL Mountaineers.......................................... 14 Mountaineer All-Americans......................... 16 Student Services............................................. 18 Mountaineers in the Community............... 26 Dressed for Success..................................... 28 Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.................................... 30 Milan Puskar Center....................................... 36 Donald J. Brohard Hall of Traditions......... 38 Game Day in Morgantown............................ 40 Iron Mountaineers........................................... 42 Walk-on Program............................................. 46 Mountaineer Excellence................................ 48 West Virginia University................................ 50

Previewing the 2012 Season Preseason Notes............................................ 56 Mountaineer Quick Facts............................. 56 Preseason Depth Chart............................... 58

Meet the Mountaineers Rosters................................................................ 60 Pronunciation Guide........................................ 61 Player Profiles.................................................... 62 Newcomer Profiles....................................... 104

Football Staff

Head Coach Dana Holgorsen................... 108 Assistant Coaches....................................... 112 Football Staff................................................... 121

Opponent Information 2012 Opponents.......................................... 126 Scores vs. 2012 Opponents................... 128

Reviewing the 2011 Season Managing Editor: Joe Swan Editors: Mike Montoro, Michael Fragale

Contributors: Andria Alvarez, Lisa Ammons, John Antonik, Julie Brown, Rob Carolla, Grant Dovey, Katie Kane, Brian Kuppelweiser, Cheryl Maust, Shannon McNamara, Bryan Messerly, Mackenzie Mullenax, Abby Norman, Ashleigh Pollart, Amy Prunty, John Riedesel, Gina Sporio, Daniel Whitehead Cover Design: BlaineTurner Advertising, Inc. Design: BlaineTurner Advertising, Inc., Morgantown, W.Va. Printing: United Graphics, Mattoon, Ill. Photography: All-Pro Photography by Dale Sparks, Bill Amatucci Sr., Bill Amatucci, Jr., Kim Amatucci, Joel Auerbach, Arizona Cardinals, Paul Barnick, Bob Beverly, Jim Biever/Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Mark Brown, Tony Constantine, M.G. Ellis, Pete Emerson, ESPN, Mike Fabus/Pittsburgh Steelers, Dan Friend, George Gojkovich, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Ken Innes, Brent Kepner, Christie Kepner, Greg Kepner, Laughead Photography, Todd Latocha, Jake Lambuth, Jim Lawther, Chuck LeClaire, Tim Lilley, William McBride, Lisa McClung, Miami Dolphins, David Miller, Andrea Nay, New York Giants, New York Jets, Brian Persinger, Playboy, Ronald Pradetto, Brian Persinger, Steve Prunty, Ben Queen, Ron Rittenhouse Collection, Seattle Seahawks, Chris Schwer, Corey Slider, Van Slider, Sports Information Offices at Big 12 Conference schools, Allison Toffle, West Virginia Collection, WVU Athletic Archives, WVU Photographic Services West Virginia University is on NCAA probation until July 7, 2013, for violations involving failure to monitor the activities of certain noncoaching football personnel by two former head football coaches and by the institution. The NCAA accepted without modification the University’s self-imposed sanctions, which include a public reprimand and censure; probation ; elimination, reduction and restrictions for certain non-coaching football personnel; limited recruiting related restrictions during Fall 2010 and Spring 2011; reduction of the amount of countable athletically-related activities for football student-athletes during Spring 2010; and reductions in the total number of scholarships awarded for football during the 2010-2011 academic year by two and the 2011-12 academic year by one.

Hall of Famers................................................. 150 Consensus All-Americans.......................... 152 All-Americans.................................................. 153 Top Plays........................................................... 155 Top Games....................................................... 156 Top Seasons.................................................... 157 Top Careers..................................................... 160 Class Rankings............................................... 162 Individual Records......................................... 164 Defensive Records....................................... 166 Team Records................................................ 168 Coaching Records........................................ 169 Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium Records..................................... 170 Year-by-Year Results................................... 172 All-Time Scores............................................... 174 Series Records.............................................. 182 Bowl Games..................................................... 183 All-Time Lettermen....................................... 189 Mountaineers in the Pros.......................... 197

General Information

The 2012 West Virginia University Football Guide has been published by the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. © 2012 West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics The indicia depicted are registered trademarks of West Virginia University.

Assistant Editor: Tim Goodenow

The Record Book West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.

Writer: Mike Montoro

Game-by-Game Recaps.............................. 130 2011 Statistics............................................ 143

contents

BIG THINGS ARE COMING...

Mountaineer Football

WVU President James P. Clements........204 WVU Director of Athletics Oliver Luck......205 WVU Intercollegiate Athletics.....................206 Mountaineer Sports Network....................207 Media Information............................................208

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MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL • Playing for the Mountaineers makes you an instant celebrity • Your name is forever tied to a goal line stand, an upset win, a bowl win, a game-winning kick or an undefeated season • No matter where you go around the world, once you’re a Mountaineer, you’re always a Mountaineer • Mountaineer football reflects the hopes, dreams and pride of the state • Mountaineer football is passionate, rowdy and a way of life

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MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL • West Virginia’s offense plays hard, smart and fast • An up-tempo, high flying offense that can score from any place on the field • Blazing speed keeps opponents off balance • The Mountaineer defense is nasty and physical • Special teams at West Virginia are game breakers

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MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL • WVU has had three Top 7 Heisman finishers in three of the past six years • Nationally ranked defense • The defense consistently ranks among the Top 25 in national defensive categories • It’s an honor to be a member of the Mountaineer special teams unit • A nationally attractive program with fans worldwide • 93 national network appearances in the last 11 years

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2012

orange bowl

champions

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A Championship program • WVU is one of three football programs in the nation to post nine or more wins the past seven years • 11th-best record in college football during the last nine years (2003-11) • 70 wins in seven years • 23 All-America selections since 2002 • School record 10 straight bowl games • 15 victories over ranked teams since 2002

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WINS in

SEVEN YEARS


A Championship program • 38 games have been nationally televised in the last four years • 9th-best road record in college football 35-19 (2003-11) • 10th-best home record in college football 50-10 (2003-11) • One of two schools to post a 3-0 BCS bowl record since 2005 • One of four teams to play in seven New Year’s bowl games in the last nine years. • Ranked 13 of 16 weeks in 2011 and 94 weeks in the past 12 years

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A Championship Conference • The Big 12 has 77 national award winners since 1996 to lead all conferences • 95 consensus All-Americans since 1996, best among all conferences • Since 1996 the Big 12 has been home to more Heisman Trophy winners (5) than any other league • Led the nation in 2011 with a .900 non-conference winning percentage • Four teams finished the 2011 season ranked in the Top 16 • One of two conferences with 10 or more teams to have every program play in a bowl game during the last four years • The Big 12 ranks first all-time with 14 teams that have finished in the Top 4 of the final BCS standings

BIG THINGS ARE COMING...

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mountaineers in the pros COREY MCiNTYRE

• NFL scouts, general managers and personnel directors are a fixture in the Milan Puskar Stadium press box each game • Top 15 draft pick in 2012 • Three draft picks and five free agent signees to NFL teams in 2012 • 62 Mountaineers have been drafted in the top five rounds • Mountaineers have played in the Super Bowl on 21 different occasions • Mountaineers have played on professional championship teams 42 times

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• Mountaineers have made 41 Pro Bowl appearances

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74 All-Americans named to

210 teams

West Virginia All-Time All-America Selections By Position Offensive Linemen - 30 Running Backs – 8 Defensive Linemen – 10 Linebackers –6 Wide Receivers – 2 Defensive Backs – 6 Quarterbacks – 3 Tight Ends - 3 Punter – 3 Kicker – 1 Return Specialist - 2

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mountaineer all- americans • West Virginia has had 11 Consensus All-Americans, including seven since 1990 • 36 players have earned first team All-America honors 139 times • 74 total All-Americans named to 210 teams • 12 players have been selected two-time All-Americans • Since 2002, West Virginia has had nine first team All-Americans, six second team and eight third team

• Since 2002, WVU has had 23 All-Americans named to 45 different teams

from top left to bottom right Todd Sauerbrun Dan Mozes Aaron Beasley Pat White Brian Jozwiak Canute Curtis Carl Crennel

Rich Braham Darryl Talley Ira Rodgers Jim Braxton Major Harris Mike Compton Paul Woodside

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student services • Academics are at the forefront of the success enjoyed by the Mountaineer football program • West Virginia received national AFCA recognition for graduation rates in 2009, 2010 and 2011, having a 75 percent or better graduation rate • 29 football student-athletes earned Dean’s List recognition during the 2011-12 academic year • 27 football players were named to the conference All-Academic team • Since 2002, the Mountaineers have had seven Capital One Academic All-Americans and 28 since 1952

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academics

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M o u n ta i n e e r football program CHAMPS / LIFE SKILLS: The many challenges that today’s college student-athletes face, on and off the playing field, are unmatched in the history of higher education. Unfortunately, many students are not well prepared to face these challenges or encounter life issues that undermine health and success in college. To prepare student-athletes for the demands of college life and beyond, the NCAA developed the CHAMPS (Challenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success)/Life Skills program. In the spring of 1995, West Virginia University Intercollegiate Athletics initiated its own CHAMPS/Life Skills program. WVU was one of only 170 schools selected by the NCAA to participate in their national pilot program. Five programming “commitment” areas viewed as critical to personal growth are part of WVU’s model. They are: 1) academic excellence, 2) personal development, 3) career development, 4) athletic excellence, and 5) community service. For more information, see WVU intercollegiate athletics psychologist Dr. Ed Etzel in Room 275a in the Coliseum at (304) 293-7062 or online at WVUsports.com/page. cfm?section=12102

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student services • Tutoring and career counseling always are available • Freshmen attend mandatory study halls • 11 players achieved a 4.0 GPA during a semester in 2011-12 • 35 football players in 2011 had a 3.0 cumulative GPA • 38 players made the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll with a 3.0 GPA in 2011-12 • 63 players made the Academic Achievement Wall with a 2.75 or better • 75 football players achieved a 2.5 GPA or better

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student services • The Mountaineers have had 20 players inducted into the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Honor Society for outstanding performance on the field, classroom and in the community, since its inception in 2006 • Former standout quarterback and current Director of Athletics Oliver Luck was selected to the Capital One Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 2000 • The Reynolds Family Academic Performance Center occupies 5,600 square feet of space in the upper floor of the Puskar Center • The facility features 30 computer stations, four tutoring rooms, eight small group study stations and a library-style open study area • Athletes can use the Puskar Center or Coliseum study centers between classes or after practice in the evening

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from top left to bottom right Jeff Berk Mike Compton John Harcharic Jay Henry Dan Hannahs Jeff Hostetler David Mayfield Joe Kopnisky John Stroia Sam Huff Matt Taffoni Reed Williams

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academic all-americans • 2009 - Reed Williams, LB, Second Team • 2008 – Doug Slavonic, DL, Second Team • 2007 – Reed Williams, LB, First Team • 2006 – Jay Henry, LF, First Team • 2006 – Dan Mozes, C, Second Team • 2005 – Jay Henry, LB, First Team • 2004 – Jeff Berk, OL, Second Team • 1998 – Eric de Groh, C, First Team • 1997 - Eric de Groh, C, Second Team - Former Mountaineer quarterback and current Director of Athletics Oliver Luck was selected to the Capital One Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 2000

• 1996 – Eric de Groh, C, Second Team • 1994 – Matt Taffoni, LB, First Team • 1993 – David Mayfield, DB, Second Team • 1992 – Mike Compton, C, First Team • 1988 – John Stroia, OL, Second Team • 1983 – Jeff Hostetler, QB, First Team • 1981 – Oliver Luck, QB, First Team • 1980 – Oliver Luck, QB, First Team • 1972 – John Harcharic, DE, Second Team

from top left to bottom right Bruce Bosley Eric de Groh Terry Fairbanks Oliver Luck Dan Mozes Doug Slavonic Fred Wyant

• 1970 – Kim West, K, First Team • 1970 – Dan Hannahs, LB, Second Team • 1958 – Terry Fairbanks, End, Second Team • 1956 – Joe Kopnisky, DL, Second Team • 1955 – Fred Wyant, QB, Second Team • 1955 – Sam Huff, Tackle, First Team • 1954 – Fred Wyant, QB, First Team • 1953 – Bruce Bosley, T, Second Team • 1953 – Fred Wyant, QB, Third Team • 1952 – Paul Bischoff, End, First Team

National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Team

2009 – Reed Williams, LB 2006 – Jay Henry, LB 2005 – Jeff Berk, OL 1998 – Eric deGroh, C 1983 – Jeff Hostetler, QB 1981 – Oliver Luck, QB

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wearing the

goldandblue

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to the community and the state of


community service • The WVU football program takes an active role in a number of community service projects to help shape future champions of tomorrow • Since 1984, West Virginia football has donated more than $675,000 to WVU Children’s Hospital from proceeds of the annual Gold-Blue Spring game • Four players have been selected to the AFCA Good Works Team • Mountaineer football players are regular visitors to WVU Children’s Hospital and area schools • Wearing the Gold and Blue brings a sense of responsibility to the community and the state of West Virginia • The Mountaineer Community Service/Life Skills program is involved in numerous educational, civic, and religious projects that include: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Boys and Girls Club Special Olympics FBI Child Identification Program Little Leagues Christmas Shopping for underprivileged children American Red Cross Blood Drives Read Aloud Programs in local schools WVU Athletes Speak Out Program Fellowship of Christian Athletes Boy Scout Groups Ronald McDonald House DARE WVU Children’s Hospital Relay for Life RAZEWV.com anti-tobacco campaign Walk a Mile in Her Shoes WELL WVU Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center

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The

flying WV

logo is

one of the most

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DRESSED FOR SUCCESS • West Virginia’s famous dark blue helmet with the gold Flying WV has been voted one of the best in college football • It’s an honor to wear the Gold and Blue, and the Mountaineers wear the best that college football has to offer • The Mountaineers dress in style on and off the field, wearing the best in gear from Nike • West Virginia’s uniforms are made of Nike’s elite performance fabrics, producing a tight, shrink-wrapped fit • West Virginia’s uniforms are produced with fabrics that hold far less moisture and are light-weight • The Mountaineers can wear nine different uniform combinations

1. Blue Jersey-Gold Pants 2. Blue Jersey-Blue Pants 3. Blue Jersey-White Pants 4. White Jersey-Gold Pants 5. White Jersey-Blue Pants 6. White Jersey-White Pants 7. Gold Jersey-Gold Pants 8. Gold Jersey-Blue Pants 9. Gold Jersey-White Pants

• New for 2012 will be gray jerseys and pants to give the Mountaineers a possible seven more uniform choices

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Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium • Game days in Morgantown are filled with electricity and excitement in one of the wildest facilities in college football • A ticket to Milan Puskar Stadium is the hottest ticket in the state • WVU is 24-4 at home in the last four years • 10th-best home record in college football 49-10 (2004-11) • 19-3 in home night games since 2002

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Mountaineer Field • 37 national television appearances in the last four years • 45-8 at home during the last eight years • West Virginia has won 85 percent of its home games in the last eight years • West Virginia has won 74 percent of its home games since 1980 • More than 11 million fans have watched a game in person since Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium opened 31 years ago

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STADIUM FACTS AND FIGURES • Opened: 1980 with a capacity 50,000 • Architects/Engineers: Gates/Finch-Heery • Original Contractor: Huber, Hunt & Nichols, Inc. • Original Cost: $22 million • Current Capacity: 60,000 • Additions: 7,500 seats (1985) to South end zone; 6,000 (1986) to North end zone, stadium suites in North end zone (2004) and South end zone (2007) • Lights: Five banks on the perimeter of stadium and a bank along the top of the press box (upgraded 2001) • Surface: FieldTurf synthetic grass (installed 2007) • Luxury Suites: 12 on first level of press box (1994); 19 in North end zone (2004); 4 in South end zone (2007) • Press Box: 125 seats on third level; broadcast and coaches’ booths on second level • Camera Deck: Full length of press box; 40 camera positions • Puskar Center: 39,542 square feet • Home Locker Room: 3,565 square feet • Weight Room: 22,000 square feet • Scoreboard: Panasonic 22.5 mm Full-Color LED Board in South end zone with dimensions of 85’ x 23’6”; two 25mm Amber LED auxiliary boards in South end zone (both installed 2008) • Ribbon Boards: 24 mm Full-Color LED fascia boards on the East and West sidelines measuring 306.1’ x 3.8’ (installed 2008)

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Milan Puskar center The Puskar Center contains areas for: • Coaches’ Offices • Locker Rooms • Weight Room • Athletic Training • Players Lounge • Film Study • Video Control Center • Team Meeting Room • Position Meeting Rooms • Program History and Tradition • Players’ Dining Hall • Equipment

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connects WVU

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Donald J. Brohard Hall of Traditions

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game day in morgantown • The place to be on fall Saturdays is Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium • Some of the most serious tailgating in the nation begins the day • The cheerleaders and nationally famous Pride of West Virginia Mountaineer Marching Band start the pregame festivities • The playing of “Take Me Home, Country Roads” ends the day by celebrating another Mountaineer victory

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are won by those who

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iron mountaineers • Mountaineer strength and conditioning is an intense, everyday commitment. There is no such thing as a part-time champion • The goal of the strength and conditioning staff is to provide the student-athletes with the best “handson” strength and conditioning program in the country • The staff’s goal is to be outstanding teachers, especially in the areas of safety, technique and nutrition • WVU nutritionists give guidance on proper eating habits • The staff demands intensity and effort with the goal of training the players to be fast, strong and a complete athlete

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Past Iron Mountaineer Award Winners 2012 Iron Mountaineer Award Winners

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1996 – Bernardo Amerson, Charles Emanuel 1997 – Curtis Keaton, Steve Lippe 1998 – Tanner Russell, Boo Sensabaugh, Eric deGroh, Shawn Foreman 1999 – Greg Robinette, Barrett Green, Boo Sensabaugh, Khori Ivy 2000 – Avon Coubourne, Khori Ivy, Chris Edmonds, Antwan Lake 2001 – David Upchurch, Shawn Hackett 2002 – Rasheed Marshall, Lance Nimmo 2003 – Quincy Wilson, Pat Liebig 2004 – Craig Wilson, Scott Gyorko, Mike Lorello 2005 – Craig Wilson, Owen Schmitt, Jason Colson 2006 – Pat Liebig, Marc Magro, Steve Slaton 2007 – Keilen Dykes, Ovid Goulbourne, Darius Reynaud 2008 – Zac Cooper, J.T. Thomas, Nate Sowers 2009 – Noel Devine, Chris Neild, Nate Sowers, J.T. Thomas, Reed Williams 2010 – Matt Lindamood, Chris Neild, Noel Devine, Don Barclay 2011 – Will Clarke, Najee Goode, Keith Tandy 2012 – Jeff Braun, Will Clarke, Ryan Nehlen, Taige Redman


iron mountaineers • Dynamic/functional warm-ups and movements are incorporated into every speed, agility, conditioning and weight training session • Training in the spacious strength center at the Puskar Center, the options are almost endless • There is no challenge like running the infamous Law School Hill • Every school in America develops its athletes from the neck down, but at WVU, the Mountaineers build excellence in the physical and mental aspects of the game • The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary

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Tyler Anderson

Owen Schmitt

Rich Braham

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Najee Goode

walk-on program • Dozens of players who came in as walk-ons have earned scholarships, starting positions and honors • West Virginia has had one of the best walk-on programs in the nation since 1980 • WVU is the place where dozens of players have grabbed opportunities and turned them into achievements and even NFL careers • Owen Schmitt is just one of WVU’s walk-on success stories. From Division III Wisconsin River Falls, to WVU All-America status, 11 broken face masks, an NFL draft pick, donning the cover of the EA Sports national college football video game, to a current member of the Oakland Raiders, his legend lives on • Offensive lineman Rich Braham joined WVU as a walk-on and left four years later as an All-American getting ready for a 13-year NFL career after being drafted in the third round by the Cincinnati Bengals • The most recent walk-on success story is linebacker Najee Goode. Entering WVU as a walk-on, he left as a fifth-round NFL draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Ryan Nehlen

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Mountaineer Excellence 2012 • 1 National Champion • 5 Academic All-Americans • 7 First Team All-Americans • 6 Second Team All-Americans • 3 Third Team All-Americans • 58 All-Conference Selections • 8 Individual Conference Championships • 51 Individual Academic Award Winners • 6 Team Academic Award Winners • 10 Conference Individual Award Winners • 16 All-Region Performers • 14 NCAA qualifiers • More than 400 student-athletes on the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Fifth Consecutive Top-50 Directors’ Cup finish

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West Virginia University • 13 colleges and schools offer 191 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degree programs from the bachelor’s through the doctoral and firstprofessional level. • WVU’s main Morgantown location includes three distinct campuses—Downtown, Evansdale and the Health Sciences campus .The Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system — named top people-mover in the nation - has shuttled people among the campuses since the U.S. Department of Transportation built it 30 years ago. • WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships – 25 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 35 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, two Morris K. Udall Scholars, five USA Today AllUSA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), nine Boren Scholars, five Gilman Scholars, 30 Fulbright Scholars and one Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar. • Excellent faculty, 18 of whom have been named Carnegie Foundation Professors of the Year, guide and mentor students. • Faculty conduct $174 million annually in sponsored contracts and research grants. • Approximately 70% of WVU students receive more than $350 million in financial aid annually.

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West Virginia University • All WVU students benefit from a vibrant array of student life programs, including a Festival of Ideas lecture series, bringing the world’s top minds to campus to share their experiences and knowledge; WVUp All Night, a weekend package of safe, fun, and healthy activities and an award-winning Student Recreation Center. • WVU has one of the safest college campuses in America, with 24-hour police protection and 37 outdoor emergency phones. • Morgantown, W.Va., population 28,654, rated “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com for its exceptional quality of life. Other recent rankings: One of “Best Sports Cities” by Sporting News; 5th “Best Small Metro” by Forbes; 12th overall “Hottest Small City by Inc.; one of “50 Smartest Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s; one of the “Best Cities for Jobs” by MSN Careers; one of the 50 best places to launch a small business by CNNMoney.com; and the second-ranking “Best College Town for Jobs” by Forbes. • The Center for Civic Engagement develops and organizes service learning and volunteer opportunities for students and faculty and consults with academic units on incorporating civic engagement into the curriculum. Last year, about 15,726 WVU students contributed 204,000 hours of service to the community. WVU has earned the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification, putting WVU in the 6% of higher education institutions that Carnegie recognizes for engagement. It is the only institution in West Virginia the foundation recognizes for its community engagement.

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WVU: A Brief Profile • Students: WVU’s main campus fall 2011 enrollment was 29,617. • Alumni: The Erickson Alumni Center is a gathering place for WVU’s more than 185,000 alumni worldwide. • Degree Programs: WVU offers 191 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degree programs. • Division Campuses: Potomac State College of WVU; West Virginia University Institute of Technology • Health Sciences Center Divisions: Charleston Division, Health Sciences Center, Charleston, W.Va.; Eastern Division, Health Sciences Center, Martinsburg, W.Va. • Major Academic Divisions: Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design; Eberly College of Arts and Sciences; College of Business and Economics; College of Creative Arts; School of Dentistry; Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources; Honors College; College of Human Resources and Education; Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism; College of Law; School of Medicine; School of Nursing; School of Pharmacy; College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences; Potomac State College of WVU; WVU Institute of Technology • Visitors Resource Center: Located on the Morgantown Waterfront, the Visitors Resource Center features unique, cuttingedge displays and traditional West Virginia hospitality. Operating hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. (closed Sundays and most University holidays). Guided tours with friendly, knowledgeable student guides M-F at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sat. at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., except home football Saturdays. Phone: 304-293-3489. Visit: http://visit.wvu.edu • Mountaineer Parents Club: The Mountaineer Parents Club fosters success by connecting parents and family members with the student experience. The organization sponsors events on and off-campus, has a newsletter, a toll-free helpline (1800-WVU-0096), parent electronic news, and a “Parent Perk” program. Membership is free. Visit: http://parentsclub.wvu.edu. • Admission Information: Information is available from the Office of Admissions and Records, PO Box 6090, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6090; or call 304-293-2121, email: go2wvu@mail.wvu.edu or visit on the web http://adm. wvu.edu.

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outlook Preseason Notes

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Preseason Depth Chart

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The 2012 Schedule

West Virginia owns a 46-25-2 record against its 2012 opponents. The Mountaineers have winning records over seven schools: James Madison (1-0), Kansas (1-0), Marshall (11-0), Maryland (25-21-2), Oklahoma State (2-1), TCU (1-0), Texas (1-0) and Texas Tech (1-0). The series is tied with Kansas State (1-1) and Oklahoma (2-2). WVU will meet Baylor and Iowa State for the first time in 2012.

Discover Orange Bowl Champions

2012 outlook

Orange Bowl MVP Geno Smith threw for a bowl-record 407 yards and six touchdowns and ran for another score to lead West Virginia to an impressive 70-33 victory over No. 14 Clemson on Wednesday, Jan. 4. West Virginia tied or set 28 Orange Bowl individual, team and combined team records by the end of the night. The game was tight early, before WVU scored at the beginning of the second quarter to take a four-point lead, 21-17. On their next possession, the Tigers were driving deep in Mountaineer territory when Doug Rigg forced a Clemson fumble on the goal line, and Darwin Cook picked it up and raced 99 yards for a touchdown, giving West Virginia an 11-point lead. That started the fury, as the Mountaineers proceeded to outscore the Tigers, 35-3, to put the game out of reach. The Mountaineers’ 70 points were the most points scored all-time in a bowl game. The 49 points scored by WVU in the first half and the 35 points scored in the second quarter were also the most points scored in bowl history.

At Home

The 2012 season marks the 33rd season of competition for West Virginia at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. WVU holds a 147-52-4 (.736) all-time record at the facility, which opened in 1980. The Mountaineers averaged 56,532 per home game in 2011; a total of 10,958,225 fans all-time have watched a game at Mountaineer Field.

The Numbers From Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine

The West Virginia Mountaineers have been one of the best teams in college football in the last nine years. West Virginia’s two-year win total (2010-11) of 19 ties for 18th-best in college football with Nebraska and Florida State. West Virginia’s three-year win total (2009-11) of 28 wins is tied for 16th-best in college football with Utah, Nevada, Florida and Houston. West Virginia’s four-year total (2008-11) of 37 wins ties for 18th-best, while WVU’s five-year victory total of 48 wins (2007-11) ties for 13th-best with Texas, Oklahoma State, Wisconsin and Missouri. West Virginia’s six-year (2006-11) win total of 59 is 13th-best in college football, and its 70 victories in the last seven years (2005-11) ties with Wisconsin and Oregon for the 11th-best record. Over the past eight years (2004-11), the Mountaineers have won 78 football games for the 11th-best record in the country. And finally, West Virginia’s has 86 wins in the last nine years (2003-11), which is the 11th-best mark in college football.

Smith Leads the Offense

Senior quarterback Geno Smith finished with 4,385 yards passing for the 2011 season, becoming the first 4,000-yard passer in WVU history. He accumulated 4,352 yards of total offense for the year, setting the WVU record, held by Marc Bulger, who finished with 3,515 yards in 1998. He was responsible for 33 touchdowns (31 passing, two rushing), setting WVU’s record, breaking Bulger (1998) and Pat White’s (2006) record of 31 to take the No. 1 mark at WVU.

Throwing for 300 or More Yards

Geno Smith threw for 300 or more yards twice before his junior season, finishing with 316 yards at Marshall and throwing for 352 yards against Rutgers. In 2011, He threw for 300 or more yards eight times, setting both the WVU and the Big East records.

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Smith broke Marc Bulger’s 1998 record of five 300-yards or more passing games to become WVU’s top 300-yard passer.

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Hitting the Century Mark

West Virginia finished with 15 receiving performances of 100 yards or more during the 2011 season, marking the most amount of 100-yard receiving performances in a season in WVU history. The Mountaineers’ 15 receiving efforts of 100 or more yards in 2011 passed last year’s season total (3). WVU had eight 100-yard receiving efforts in 1996, seven in 1993 and six in 1994 and 1998.

Season Reception Leader

Tavon Austin is one of the main cogs of WVU’s receiving corps. He finished with 101 catches for 1,186 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior in 2011, setting the school record for most receptions in a season. He was ranked No. 8 nationally in receptions per game and No. 23 in receiving yards per game. He had 10 or more catches in four games last year and finished with 100 or more yards in five games. He had a season-high 12 receptions against Clemson in the Orange Bowl and a season-high 187 receiving yards against LSU. His long catch of the year was a 72-yard reception against LSU.

All-Purpose Austin

Tavon Austin is a versatile member of the Mountaineer football squad as an inside receiver and punt and kick returner. He finished with two kickoff returns for touchdowns in 2011, collecting a 100-yard return against Marshall in the season opener and a 90-yard return in the season finale at USF. His season-long punt return was 64 yards against Norfolk State. Austin led the nation in all-purpose yards, totaling a single-season school record 2,574 yards and averaging 198 yards per game. He was No. 6 natioinally in punt returns (14.1) and No. 20 in kickoff returns (26.1). He had six all-purpose performances of 200 yards or more, including a seasonhigh 287 yards against LSU, 280 against Clemson, 271 against Louisville, 249 at Cincinnati, 243 at Maryland and 208 at USF. He also finished with 150 yards or more in all-purpose yardage in 10 games. He had a career-high 287 all-purpose yards against LSU, finishing with 187 yards receiving on 11 catches and 100 kickoff return yards on six returns. That marked the most all-purpose yards since Steve Slaton had 345 all-purpose yards against Pitt in 2006.

Record Five Straight 100-Yard Receiving Performances

West Virginia receiver Stedman Bailey set the school record with five consecutive games of 100 or more yards receiving during the 2011 season. Bailey first set the WVU record, becoming the first Mountaineer receiver to have 100 or more yards in three straight games, then four straight games and the streak then ended after five straight games. He had eight receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown at Maryland, eight catches for 115 yards and a touchdown against LSU, 112 yards against Bowling Green, a career-high 178 yards on seven catches and two touchdowns against UConn and 130 yards on seven catches and a touchdown at Syracuse. The streak was broken in the snow at Rutgers, where he had two catches for 51 yards and a touchdown. He collected his sixth 100-yard receiving performance of the season against Louisville, finishing with eight catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns and seventh at Cincinnati, when he totaled 104 yards on six catches and a touchdown. For the season, he finished with seven 100-yard receiving performances, also a school record.

GENERAL

Name of School: West Virginia University City: Morgantown, W.Va. Founded: 1867 Enrollment: 29,617 Nickname: Mountaineers School Colors: Gold (PMS 124) and Blue (PMS 295) Stadium: Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium (1980) Capacity: 60,000 Surface: FieldTurf Affiliation: Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Conference: Big 12 President: Dr. James P. Clements (UMBC, ’85) Athletics Director: Oliver Luck (West Virginia, ’82) Official Web Site: WVUsports.com Basic Offense: Spread Basic Defense: 3-4

HISTORY

First Year of Football: 1891 Seasons Played: 119 years All-Time Record: 701-457-45 (.601) All-Time Bowl Record: 14-17 (.452) Last Postseason Appearance: 2012 Discover Orange Bowl Result: Defeated Clemson, 70-33

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: Dana Holgorsen (Iowa Wesleyan, ’93) Record at School: 10-3 (1 year) Career Record: 10-3 (1 year) Football Office Phone: 304-293-4194 Best Time/Day to Reach Coach: Contact Director of Football Communications Big 12 Conference Call: Mondays, 10:50-12:30 p.m. (ET)

Assistant Coaches

Joe DeForest (Louisiana, ’87) – Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Steve Dunlap (West Virginia, ‘76) – Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator/Outside Linebackers Shannon Dawson (Wingate, ’90) – Offensive Coordinator/Receivers Keith Patterson (East Central, Okla., ’86) – Co-Defensive Coordinator/ Linebackers Bill Bedenbaugh (Iowa Wesleyan, ’95) – Offensive Line/Offensive Special Teams Robert Gillespie (Florida, ’05) – Running Backs Daron Roberts (Texas, ’01) – Cornerbacks Erik Slaughter (Tarleton State, ’90) – Defensive Line Jake Spavital (Missouri State, ’08) Quarterbacks

Administrative Staff

Alex Hammond (Texas, ’04) – Director of Football Operations Ryan Dorchester (West Virginia, ’08) – Coordinator of Recruiting Operations Quincy Wilson (West Virginia, ’03) – Assistant Director of Football Operations Brett Kelley (Fairmont State, ’04) – Video Coordinator Dan Nehlen (West Virginia, ’85) – Equipment Manager Aaron Malik (West Virginia, ’07) – Assistant Equipment Manager

Academic services

Curtis Jones (Dartmouth, ’95) – Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services Kelli Hinton (Cincinnati, ’03) – Assistant Director of StudentAthlete Acaemic Services Amy King (Akron, ’06) – Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services

Strength and Conditioning Staff Mike Joseph (Fairmont State, ’99) – Director of Strength and Conditioning Mark Smith (NC State, ’89) – Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning Kevin McCadam (Virginia Tech, ’07) – Coordinator of Speed Development Darl Bauer (Hillsdale, ‘08) – Coordinator of Strength and Conditioning

Sports Medicine Staff

John Spiker (West Virginia, ’69) – Coordinator of Athletic Medical Services Dave Kerns (Penn State, ’83) – Head Football Athletic Trainer Tony Corley (West Virginia, ’97) – Assistant Football Athletic Trainer

Team Information

2011 Record: 10-3 Conference Record/Finish: 5-2/T-1 Big East Final Ranking (Poll): 17 AP, 18 USA Today/Coaches Basic Offense: Spread Basic Defense: 3-4 Lettermen Returning: 38 (16O/17D/5ST) Lettermen Lost: 18 (9O/8D/1ST) Starters Returning: 21 (9O/7D/5ST) Starters Lost: 8 (3O/4D/1ST)

All-Star Candidates:

Tavon Austin, WR/KOR/PR; Stedman Bailey, WR; Tyler Bitancurt, K; Jeff Braun, OL; Darwin Cook, DB; Terence Garvin, LB; Brodrick Jenkins, DB; Josh Jenkins, OL; Joe Madsen, OL; Geno Smith, QB

Lettermen Returning (38)

Offense (16) Shawne Alston, RB; Tavon Austin, WR; Stedman Bailey, WR; Jeff Braun, OL; Andrew Buie, RB; Ryan Clarke, FB; Pat Eger, OL; Curtis Feigt, OL; Dustin Garrison, RB; Josh Jenkins, OL; Ivan McCartney, WR; Joe Madsen, OL; Ryan Nehlen, WR; Geno Smith, QB; Quinton Spain, OL; J.D. Woods, WR Defense (17) Tyler Anderson, LB; Ishmael Banks, DB; Jared Barber, LB; Travis Bell, DB; Will Clarke, DE; Darwin Cook, DB; Josh Francis, LB; Terence Garvin, DB (moving to linebacker); Brodrick Jenkins, DB; Cecil Level, DB; Donovan Miles, LB (moving to fullback); Pat Miller, DB: Shaq Petteway, DB; Taige Redman, LB; Doug Rigg, LB; Jewone Snow, LB; Jorge Wright, DL Specialists (5) Tavon Austin, KOR/PR; Tyler Bitancurt, K; Michael Molinari, P; Corey Smith, K/P


Quick Facts Lettermen Lost (19)

Offense (10) Don Barclay, OL; Devon Brown, IR; Ricky Kovatch, FB: Matt Lindamood, FB; Willie Milhouse, IR; Tyler Rader, OL; Vernard Roberts, RB; Chad Snodgrass, OL; Brad Starks, WR; Tyler Urban, IR Defense (8) Brantwon Bowser, DB; Najee Goode, LB; Bruce Irvin, DE; Julian Miller, DL; Eain Smith, DB; Keith Tandy, DB; Josh Taylor, DL; Casey Vance, LB Specialists (1) Cody Nutter, LS

Starters Returning (21)

Starters Lost (8)

Offense (3) Don Barclay, OL; Tyler Rader, OL Tyler Urban, IR Defense (4) Najee Goode, LB; Julian Miller, DL; Eain Smith, DB; Keith Tandy, DB Specialists (1) Cody Nutter, LS

SPORTS COMMUNICATIONS

For more information on the West Virginia Mountaineers, contact director of football communications, Mike Montoro or assistant athletic director/ communications Michael Fragale.

Office Phone: 304-293-2821 Press Box Phone: 304-293-3799 Official Web Site: WVUsports.com Assistant AD/Communications: Michael Fragale E-Mail: michael.fragale@mail.wvu.edu Cell: 304-216-3834 Director of Football Communications: Mike Montoro Cell Phone: 304-276-2605 E-Mail: mike.montoro@mail.wvu.edu

Center Joe Madsen and right guard Jeff Braun return for their third year as starters, tackle Pat Eger returns for his second season as a starter and redshirt senior Josh Jenkins, who redshirted in 2011 with a knee injury, returns for his final season as a three-year starter at left guard. These four linemen have played in 118 games and return 98 starts. Quinton Spain played in all 13 games last year at tackle and guard and started one, and Curtis Feigt played in four games last year at tackle and started one. The offensive line returns 63 percent of the snaps and 62 percent of the starts from last season. Then add in Josh Jenkins’ 11 games started and 709 plays participated in during the 2010 season returning and the number increases. Spain saw action in 266 plays last year and Feigt was used on 65 plays. Behind the blocking of the line, the Mountaineer offense averaged 37.6 points per game and finished with more than 4,500 yards passing and more than 6,100 yards of total offense. The Mountaineers ranked No. 6 nationally in passing offense, No. 13 in scoring offense and No. 15 in total offense. Madsen led the offensive line with 55 knockdowns, averaging 4.2 per game, and Braun had 52, averaging 4.0 per game. Eger compiled 24 knockdowns, and Spain had 15. As a junior, Jenkins finished with 42 knockdowns in 2010.

Lining It Up

Two starters return on the defensive line this season after losing two standout linemen in Julian Miller and Bruce Irvin. Miller finished with 27.5 sacks and 42.5 tackles for loss over his four-year career, and Irvin, a first-round and Top 15 pick in the NFL Draft by Seattle, finished with 22.5 sacks and 29 tackles for loss in his two-year WVU career. Two starters return from last season, senior nose tackle Jorge Wright and junior defensive tackle Will Clarke. Wright finished with 38 tackles, including 21 unassisted, 1.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss. Clarke, who was moved from defensive end to defensive tackle during the spring, had 34 tackles, two sacks, five tackles for loss and a pass breakup.

Returning Linebackers

Three linebackers with starting experience return from a year ago, junior Doug Rigg at Sam, sophomore Jared Barber moved from Mike to Will and junior Jewone Snow is moved from the Mike to Buck linebacker. Rigg played 11 games and started nine at strong-side linebacker last season. Barber and Snow split time at middle linebacker, with two starts and seven starts respectively. Rigg finished with 29 tackles, a sack, 3.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Snow registered 42 tackles, 1.5 sacks, two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery. Barber had 23 tackles, two tackles for loss and three pass breakups. acker

On the Move

Mailing Address:

Sports Communications Office West Virginia University PO Box 0877 Morgantown, WV 26507-0877

Overnight Mailing Address:

Sports Communications Office West Virginia University 107 Coliseum – 3450 Monongahelia Blvd. Morgantown, WV 26505 Office Web Site: www.WVUsports.com Alternative Information Site: www.collegepressbox.com

Two-year starting safety Terence Garvin is making the move to a different position for his final season. In the new 3-4 scheme employed during the spring, Garvin will now play the Star linebacker position. He led the WVU in 2010 in tackles with 76, including 41 solo tackles, had 4.5 tackles for loss, a sack, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. Last season, he missed two games to injury but still put up similar numbers, finishing fourth on the team with 72 tackles, including 43 unassisted tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, three pass breakups and two interceptions. His top performance of the year was against Pitt, when he registered 14 tackles, including nine unassisted and had a tackle for loss. He had nine tackles at Maryland and returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter.

The Cook did it

Safety Darwin Cook enjoyed a solid second year on the Mountaineer defense. He is the leading tackler returning in 2012, finishing with 85 stops, including 51 unassisted. He also had four pass breakups, two interceptions and returned two fumbles. Cook took center stage at the Orange Bowl, when he picked up a Clemson fumble on the goal line and raced 99 yards for the touchdown to give WVU a bigger lead in the second quarter and helped to break open the game. Last year, he registered double-figure tackles in three games, 11 against Norfolk State and at Rutgers and had 10 against Louisville. He had a 21-yard interception return against Pitt and had a season-high two pass breakups at Rutgers.

Living on the Island

Pat Miller and Brodrick Jenkins will have the early responsibility of anchoring the cornerback positions. Miller played in all 13 games last year and started nine, while Jenkins also played in all 13 games but earned a starting spot late in the season for the final four games. Miller was the fifth-leading tackler on the squad last season with 66 tackles, including 50 unassisted tackles. He had three pass breakups, 1.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions. He had a season-high 11 tackles at Maryland, eight against Louisville and seven against LSU and Bowling Green. He had an interception in each of the last two games, including a 52-yard return for a touchdown at USF. Jenkins finished with 27 tackles, including 22 unassisted tackles, two tackles for loss, eight pass breakups and two interceptions. He had a season-high six tackles at Cincinnati, including five solo stops and a pass breakup. He also had five solo tackle against Clemson and four tackles against Pitt and at USF. He had both interceptions at Rutgers.

• The WRs are ranked No. 4 in Phil’s 2011 Top Individual Units • The OL is ranked No. 16 in Phil’s 2011 Top Individual Units • The ST is ranked No. 34 in Phil’s 2011 Top Individual Units

Lindy’s Sports

All-Big 12 Team First Team Offense WR – Tavon Austin Second Team Offense QB – Geno Smith WR – Stedman Bailey C – Joe Madsen Big 12 Notes • Offensive Player of the Year – Geno Smith • Most Accurate Passer – Geno Smith • Most Dangerous Deep Threat – Stedman Bailey • Big 12 Top Talent - No. 10 – Tavon Austin • Big 12 Top 20 Incoming Recruits No. 20 – Deontay McManus

Special Notes

• Geno Smith ranked No. 4 on Lindy’s Top 25 quarterbacks • Tavon Austin ranked No. 8 on Lindy’s Top 20 wide receivers • Joe Madsen ranked No. 5 on Lindy’s Top 8 centers • Receivers ranked No. 3 on Lindy’s Top 10 receivers list • Offensive Line ranked No. 6 on Lindy’s Top 10 offensive line list • WVU ranked No. 2 in Lindy’s Big 12 Picks • WVU ranked No. 10 in Lindy’s national picks • Oklahoma at WVU – No. 8 on Top 12 Conference Games • WVU picked to face Alabama in 2012 Sugar Bowl

2012 outlook

Offense (9) Tavon Austin, WR; Stedman Bailey, WR; Ryan Clarke, FB; Pat Eger, OL; Dustin Garrison, RB; Josh Jenkins, OL; Joe Madsen, OL; Geno Smith, QB; J.D. Woods, WR Defense (7) Jared Barber, LB; Will Clarke, DE; Darwin Cook, DB; Terence Garvin, LB; Brodrick Jenkins, DB; Doug Rigg, LB; Jorge Wright, DL Specialists (5) Tavon Austin, KOR/PR; Tyler Bitancurt, K; Michael Molinari, H; Corey Smith, P.

Offensive Line

USA Today

West Virginia Preseason Honors Phil Steele

All-Big 12 Team First Team Offense WR – Tavon Austin WR – Stedman Bailey PR – Tavon Austin Second Team Offense QB – Geno Smith C – Joe Madsen KR – Tavon Austin Third Team Offense OL – Jeff Braun OL – Josh Jenkins Third Team Defense DL – Jorge Wright LB – Terence Garvin Fourth Team Offense K – Tyler Bitancurt Fourth Team Defense DL – Will Clarke LB – Jewone Snow S – Darwin Cook

Special Notes

• Geno Smith ranked No. 6 on Phil’s Top 60 QB’s (draft eligible) • Tavon Austin ranked No. 5 on Phil’s Top 70 WR’s (draft eligible) • Stedman Bailey ranked No. 19 on Phil’s Top 70 WR’s (draft eligible) • Ryan Clarke ranked No. 11 on Phil’s Top 20 FB’s (draft eligible) • Joe Madsen ranked No. 14 on Phil’s Top 40 C’s (draft eligible) • Jeff Braun ranked No. 20 on Phil’s Top 60 G’s (draft eligible) • Josh Jenkins ranked No. 41 on Phil’s Top 60 G’s (draft eligible) • Tavon Austin ranked No. 1 on Phil’s Top 20 Kick Returners (draft eligible) • Tavon Austin ranked No. 6 on Phil’s Top 20 Punt Returners (draft eligible) • Terence Garvin ranked No. 23 on Phil’s Top 70 outside LB’s (draft eligible) • Darwin Cook ranked No. 35 on Phil’s Top 45 strong safeties (draft eligible) • The QBs are ranked No. 6 in Phil’s 2011 Top Individual Units

All-BIG 12 Team First Team Offense QB – Geno Smith C – Joe Madsen WR – Stedman Bailey

Special Notes

• WVU ranked No. 13 in Preseason Top 25 Index • Geno Smith Named Top Player to Watch in Upcoming Big 12 Season • WVU picked to finish No. 3 in Big 12 • Baylor at WVU is a Top Game • WVU received B- on Recruiting Report Card

Athlon Sports

All-BIG 12 Team First Team Offense QB – Geno Smith WR – Stedman Bailey WR – Tavon Austin PR – Tavon Austin Second Team Offense OL – Joe Madsen KR – Tavon Austin Second Team Defense DB – Terence Garvin ThirdTeam Offense OL – Jeff Braun Third Team Defense DL – Will Clarke

Big 12 Notes

• Ranks QB’s No. 2 in the nation and best in Big 12 • Ranks WR’s No. 3 in the nation and best in Big 12 • Geno Smith was second team quarterback on Preseason All-American Team • Tavon Austin was second team allpurpose on Preseason All-American Team • West Virginia ranks No. 12 in Preseason Top 25 Poll

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Offense Special Teams

Defense

preseason depth chart

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Pos. WR (X)

No. 3 19

Name Stedman Bailey K.J. Myers

Ht. 5-10 6-2

Wt. 193 201

Cl. r-Jr. r-Fr.

GP 26 0

GS 22 0

IR (H)

81 10

LT

CGS 13 0

J.D. Woods Jordan Thompson

6-1 5-7

189 159

r-Sr. Fr.

26 0

6 0

2 0

67 79

Quinton Spain Nick Kindler

6-5 6-6

335 298

r-So. r-Jr.

13 13

1 0

0 0

LG

77 70

Josh Jenkins Brandon Jackson

6-4 6-3

291 326

r-Sr. r-Fr.

27 0

22 0

8 0

C

74 60

Joe Madsen John Bassler

6-4 6-4

310 308

r-Sr. r-Sr.

38 25

38 0

38 0

RG

57 73

Jeff Braun Russell Haughton-James

6-4 6-5

321 316

r-Sr. r-Fr.

37 0

26 0

26 0

RT

76 62 78

Pat Eger Curtis Feigt Marquis Lucas

6-6 6-7 6-4

301 316 317

r-Jr. r-Jr. r-Fr.

16 6 0

12 1 0

1 0 0

IR (Y)

1 82 88

Tavon Austin Dante Campbell Cody Clay

5-9 6-4 6-3

174 215 251

Sr. r-Fr. r-Fr.

40 0 0

27 0 0

3 0 0

WR (Z)

80 5

Ryan Nehlen Ivan McCartney

6-3 6-2

205 182

r-Sr. Jr.

21 25

1 10

0 0

QB

12 14 7

Geno Smith Paul Millard Ford Childress

6-3 6-2 6-5

214 221 224

Sr. So. Fr.

31 4 0

26 0 0

26 0 0

RB (A)

32 30

Ryan Clarke Donovan Miles

6-0 6-1

231 241

r-Sr. r-Sr.

37 16

10 0

2 0

RB (B)

20 13 29

Shawne Alston Andrew Buie Dustin Garrison

5-11 5-9 5-9

235 187 166

Sr. So. So.

28 11 12

1 2 8

1 0 7

DT

98 91 93

Will Clarke J.B. Lageman Kyle Rose

6-6 6-3 6-4

269 272 270

r-Jr. r-Sr. r-Fr.

17 11 0

11 0 0

2 0 0

NT

99 94 90

Jorge Wright Imarjaye Albury Shaq Rowell

6-2 6-0 6-4

289 292 300

r-Sr. Fr. r-Jr.

34 0 10

13 0 0

1 0 0

DE

53 59 92

Tyler Anderson Chidoziem Ezemma Trevor Demko

6-2 6-2 6-6

244 221 256

r-Jr. r-Jr. r-So.

26 0 4

0 0 0

0 0 0

BUCK

56 17

Jewone Snow Josh Francis

6-1 6-1

245 221

r-So. Sr.

11 8

7 1

0 0

STAR

28 36 37

Terence Garvin Shaq Petteway Wes Tonkery

6-3 6-0 6-2

223 222 214

Sr. So. r-So.

34 12 9

24 0 1

WILL

33 35 50

Jared Barber Nick Kwiatkoski Taige Redman

6-0 6-2 6-1

230 226 228

So. r-Fr. r-Jr.

12 0 13

2 0 0

2 0 0

SAM

47 31 49

Doug Rigg Isaiah Bruce Troy Gloster

6-0 6-1 5-11

242 226 230

Jr. r-Fr. r-So.

24 0 10

9 0 0

2 0 0

FCB

23 38 24

Brodrick Jenkins Lawrence Smith Cecil Level

5-10 5-9 5-10

184 182 186

r-Jr. r-Sr. r-Sr.

26 16 13

4 0 0

3 0 0

FS

8 26 34

Karl Joseph Travis Bell Ishmael Banks

5-10 6-2 6-0

196 201 184

Fr. Jr. r-So.

0 24 13

0 1 0

0 0 0

BS

25 46 27

Darwin Cook Matt Moro William Marable

5-11 6-0 6-0

204 192 198

r-Jr. Sr. r-Sr.

26 7 6

13 0 0

13 0 0

BCB

6 22 16 19

Pat Miller Avery Williams Terrell Chestnut Anthony Vecchio

5-10 5-11 5-11 5-9

191 181 185 182

Sr. So. r-Fr. r-So.

35 5 0 0

11 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

PK

40 44

Tyler Bitancurt Corey Smith

6-1 6-0

203 211

r-Sr. r-Sr.

39 26

0 0

0 0

P

44 48

Corey Smith Michael Molinari

6-0 6-2

211 198

r-Sr. r-So.

26 13

0 0

0 0

KO

44 40

Corey Smith Tyler Bitancurt

6-0 6-1

211 203

r-Sr. r-Sr.

26 39

0 0

0 0

LSN

86

Jerry Cooper

5-11

216

r-So.

0

0

0

H

48

Michael Molinari

6-2

198

r-So.

13

0

0

PR

1 23

Tavon Austin Brodrick Jenkins

5-9 5-10

174 184

Sr. r-So.

40 26

27 4

0 0

KR

1 3

Tavon Austin Stedman Bailey

5-9 5-10

174 193

Sr. r-Jr.

40 26

27 22

0 0

24 0 1


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ROSTERS

2012 WEST VIRGINIA ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No. Name 94 Imarjaye ALBURY 20 Shawne ALSTON 53 Tyler ANDERSON 83 Connor ARLIA 1 Tavon AUSTIN 3 Stedman BAILEY 34 Ishmael BANKS 33 Jared BARBER 60 John BASSLER 26 Travis BELL 40 Tyler BITANCURT 57 Jeff BRAUN 23 Dustin BROWN 31 Isaiah BRUCE 13 Andrew BUIE 39 Nick CADWELL 63 Michael CALICCHIO 15 Dante CAMPBELL 16 Terrell CHESTNUT 7 Ford CHILDRESS 32 Ryan CLARKE 98 Will CLARKE 88 Cody CLAY 22 Vince COLAIANNI 25 Darwin COOK 86 Jerry COOPER 92 Trevor DEMKO 76 Pat EGER 59 Chidoziem EZEMMA 62 Curtis FEIGT 17 Josh FRANCIS 29 Dustin GARRISON 28 Terence GARVIN 70 James GAYESKI 49 Troy GLOSTER 84 Terrence GOURDINE 35 Anthony GUTTA 73 Russell HAUGHTON-JAMES 32 Lucas HENN 70 Brandon JACKSON 23 Brodrick JENKINS 77 Josh JENKINS 8 Karl JOSEPH 79 Nick KINDLER 35 Nick KWIATKOSKI 91 J.B. LAGEMAN 24 Cecil LEVEL 78 Marquis LUCAS 74 Joe MADSEN 33 Nate MAJNARIC 27 William MARABLE 12 Mikal MAYO 5 Ivan MCCARTNEY 30 Donovan MILES 14 Paul MILLARD 6 Pat MILLER 25 Pete MILLER

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Pos. DL RB LB IR IR WR S LB OL S K OL IR LB RB S OL IR CB QB RB DE IR WR S LS DE OL DE OL LB RB LB DL LB WR RB OL LB OL CB OL S OL LB DE CB OL OL RB S CB WR FB QB CB RB

Ht. 6-0 5-11 6-2 5-11 5-9 5-10 6-0 6-0 6-4 6-2 6-1 6-5 5-10 6-1 5-9 5-9 6-9 6-4 5-11 6-5 6-0 6-6 6-3 5-11 5-11 5-11 6-6 6-6 6-2 6-7 6-1 5-9 6-3 6-4 5-11 6-0 5-10 6-5 6-0 6-3 5-10 6-4 5-10 6-6 6-2 6-3 5-10 6-4 6-4 6-0 6-0 5-10 6-2 6-1 6-1 5-11 5-7

Wt. Year Fr. 235 Sr. 244 r-Jr. 187 So. 174 Sr. 193 r-Jr. 184 r-So. 230 So. 308 r-Sr. 201 Jr. 203 r-Sr. 321 r-Sr. 179 r-So. 226 r-Fr. 187 So. 192 r-Sr. 325 r-So. 215 r-Fr. 185 r-Fr. 224 Fr. 231 r-Sr. 269 r-Jr. 251 r-Fr. 182 r-Fr. 204 r-Jr. 216 r-So. 256 r-So. 301 r-Jr. 221 r-Jr. 316 r-Jr. 221 Sr. 166 So. 223 Sr. 240 r-Fr. 230 r-So. 195 r-So. 233 r-Fr. 316 r-Fr. 208 r-So. 326 r-Fr. 186 r-Jr. 291 r-Sr. 196 Fr. 298 r-Jr. 226 r-Fr. 272 r-Sr. 186 r-Sr. 317 r-Fr. 310 r-Sr. 228 r-Jr. 198 r-Jr. 178 r-Fr. 182 Jr. 241 r-Sr. 221 So. 191 Sr. 181 r-Sr. 292

Hometown Miami, Fla. Phoebus Hampton, Va. Morgantown Morgantown, W.Va. Weirton Madonna Weirton, W.Va. Dunbar Baltimore, Md. Miramar Miami, Fla. Hargrave Military Richmond, Va. Davie Mocksville, N.C. Francis Scott Key New Windsor, Md. Glades Central Belle Glade, Fla. West Springfield Springfield, Va. Winters Mill Westminster, Md. Richwood Craigsville, W.Va. Providence Jacksonville, Fla. Trinity Christian Jacksonville, Fla. Heritage Leesburg, Va. C.W. Post Brooklyn, N.Y. East Ridge Clermont, Fla. Pottsgrove Pottstown, Pa. Houston Kinkaid Houston, Texas DeMatha Catholic Glen Burnie, Md. Allderdice Pittsburgh, Pa. George Washington Alum Creek, W.Va. Moon Moon, Pa. Shaw Cleveland, Ohio North Port North Port, Fla. Mount Caramel Area Kulpmont, Pa. Thomas Jefferson Pleasant Hills, Pa, New Haven Pomona, N.Y. Mercersburg Academy Berlin, Germany Lackawanna JC Damascus, Md. Pearland Pearland, Texas Loyola Blakefield Baltimore, Md. Deptford Deptford, N.J. Good Counsel Germantown, Md. Miramar Miami, Fla. Morgantown Morgantown, W.Va. American Heritage Plantation, Fla. University Morgantown, W.Va. St. Edward Euclid, Ohio South Fort Myers Fort Myers, Fla. Parkersburg Parkersburg, W.Va. Edgewater Orlando, Fla. Trinity Camp Hill, Pa. Bethel Park Bethel Park, Pa. Huntington Huntington, W.Va. WVU Tech Fayetteville, Ga. Miami Central Miami, Fla. Chardon Chardon, Ohio Green Akron, Ohio Ellsworth CC Virginia Beach, Va. Dunbar Baltimore, Md. Miramar Miramar, Fla. Brooke Point Stafford, Va. Flower Mound Flower Mound, Texas Hoover Birmingham, Ala. Fairfax Fairfax, Va.

2012 WEST VIRGINIA NUMERICAL ROSTER

Last School/HS/JC

No. Name

Northwestern

1 Tavon AUSTIN....................................IR 3 Stedman BAILEY............................ WR 5 Ivan MCCARTNEY.......................... WR 6 Pat MILLER...................................... CB 7 Ford CHILDRESS............................QB 8 Karl JOSEPH.......................................S 9 Richard RUMPH.............................. CB 10 Jordan THOMPSON..........................IR 11 Sean WALTERS................................LB 12 Mikal MAYO..................................... CB 12 Geno SMITH....................................QB 13 Andrew BUIE................................... RB 14 Nana TWUM AGYIRE...................... CB 14 Paul MILLARD.................................QB 15 Dante CAMPBELL.............................IR 16 Terrell CHESTNUT........................... CB 17 Josh FRANCIS..................................LB 18 Ismail SHOWELL................................S 19 KJ MYERS....................................... WR 19 Anthony VECCHIO.......................... CB 20 Shawne ALSTON............................. RB 22 Vince COLAIANNI........................... WR 22 Avery WILLIAMS.............................. CB 23 Dustin BROWN..................................IR 23 Brodrick JENKINS........................... CB 24 Cecil LEVEL..................................... CB 25 Darwin COOK.....................................S 25 Pete MILLER.................................... RB 26 Travis BELL.........................................S 27 William MARABLE..............................S 28 Terence GARVIN...............................LB 29 Dustin GARRISON........................... RB 30 Donovan MILES................................FB 31 Isaiah BRUCE...................................LB 32 Ryan CLARKE.................................. RB 32 Lucas HENN.....................................LB 33 Jared BARBER.................................LB 33 Nate MAJNARIC.............................. RB 34 Ishmael BANKS..................................S 35 Anthony GUTTA............................... RB 35 Nick KWIATKOSKI............................LB 36 Shaq PETTEWAY..............................LB 36 Chris SMELLEY................................FB 37 Wes TONKERY.................................LB 38 Lawrence SMITH............................. CB 39 Nick CADWELL...................................S 40 Tyler BITANCURT...............................K 41 Curtis SMELLEY...............................LB 44 Corey SMITH..................................K/P 46 Matt MORO.........................................S 47 Doug RIGG........................................LB 48 Michael MOLINARI.........................H/P 49 Troy GLOSTER..................................LB 50 Taige REDMAN.................................LB 53 Tyler ANDERSON.............................LB 56 Jewone SNOW.................................LB 57 Jeff BRAUN...................................... OL 59 Chidoziem EZEMMA....................... DE 60 John BASSLER................................ OL 62 Curtis FEIGT.................................... OL 63 Michael CALICCHIO....................... OL 67 Quinton SPAIN................................. OL 70 James GAYESKI.............................. DL 70 Brandon JACKSON......................... OL 73 Russell HAUGHTON-JAMES.......... OL 74 Joe MADSEN................................... OL 76 Pat EGER......................................... OL 77 Josh JENKINS................................. OL 78 Marquis LUCAS............................... OL 79 Nick KINDLER................................. OL 80 Ryan NEHLEN................................. WR 81 J.D. WOODS......................................IR 83 Connor ARLIA....................................IR 84 Terrence GOURDINE...................... WR 86 Jerry COOPER..................................LS 88 Cody CLAY.........................................IR 89 Ted RIETSCHLIN............................. DL 90 Shaq ROWELL................................. DL 91 J.B. LAGEMAN................................ DE 92 Trevor DEMKO................................. DE 93 Kyle ROSE........................................ DE 94 Imarjaye ALBURY............................ DL 95 Ben TOMASEK................................ DL 98 Will CLARKE.................................... DE 99 Jorge WRIGHT................................. DL

Pos.


Geographic Breakdown Alabama (1)

Ohio (11)

Birmingham: Pat Miller

Akron: Nate Majnaric

Florida (21)

Bridgeport: Chris Smelley Curtis Smelly

Belle Glade: Travis Bell Clermont: Dante Campbell Daytona Beach: Richard Rumph

Canton: Jewone Snow Centerville: Kyle Rose Chardon: Joe Madsen Cleveland: Darwin Cook Crestline: Ted Rietschlin

Fort Myers: Brodrick Jenkins

Euclid: Brandon Jackson

Hollywood: Sean Walters

Steubenville: Shaq Petteway

Jacksonville: Isaiah Bruce, Andrew Buie, K.J. Myers

Maple Heights: Shaq Rowell

Pennsylvania (7)

Miami: Imarjaye Albury, Stedman Bailey, Terrance Gourdine, Marquis Lucas, Ivan McCartney, Matt Moro, Geno Smith, Lawrence Smith, Jorge Wright

Bethel Park: Nick Kwiatkoski

Naples: J.D. Woods

Texas (4)

Northport: Jerry Cooper

Camp Hill: Nick Kindler Kulpmont: Trevor Demko Moon: Vince Colaianni Pittsburgh: Will Clarke Pleasant Hills: Pat Eger Pottstown: Terrell Chestnut

Plantation: Russell Haughton-James

Houston: Ford Childress

Georgia (1) Fayetteville: Cecil Level

Pearland: Dustin Garrison Katy: Jordan Thompson

No. Name 48 Michael MOLINARI 46 Matt MORO 19 KJ MYERS 80 Ryan NEHLEN 36 Shaq PETTEWAY 50 Taige REDMAN 89 Ted RIETSCHLIN 47 Doug RIGG 93 Kyle ROSE 90 Shaq ROWELL 9 Richard RUMPH 18 Ismail SHOWELL 36 Chris SMELLEY 41 Curtis SMELLEY 44 Corey SMITH 12 Geno SMITH 38 Lawrence SMITH 56 Jewone SNOW 67 Quinton SPAIN 10 Jordan THOMPSON 95 Ben TOMASEK 37 Wes TONKERY 14 Nana twum AGYIRE 19 Anthony VECCHIO 11 Sean WALTERS 22 Avery WILLIAMS 81 J.D. WOODS

Pos. H/P S WR WR LB LB DL LB DE DL CB S FB LB K/P QB CB LB OL WR DL LB CB CB LB CB IR

Ht.

Wt. Year

Last School/HS/JC

6-2

198 r-So.

Parkersburg South

6-0

192

Sr.

El Camino College

6-2

201

r-Fr.

First Coast

6-3

205

r-Sr.

University

6-0

222

So.

Steubenville

6-1

228

r-Jr.

Keyser

6-6

270 r-So.

Crestview

Hometown Parkersburg, W.Va. Miami, Fla. Jacksonville, Fla. Morgantown, W.Va. Steubenville, Ohio Keyser, W.Va. Crestline, Ohio

6-0

242

Jr.

Bergen Catholic

Bloomfield, N.J.

6-4

270

r-Fr.

Centerville

Centerville, Ohio

6-4

310

r-Jr.

Iowa Western CC

Maple Heights, Ohio

5-11 180

Fr.

Mainland

Daytona Beach, Fla.

5-10 186

r-Fr.

Oakcrest

Mays Landing, N.J.

6-0

225

r-Fr.

Bridgeport

Bridgeport, Ohio

6-0

225

r-Fr.

Bridgeport

Bridgeport, Ohio

6-0

211

r-Sr.

Alabama

Inwood, W.Va.

6-3

214

Sr.

Miramar

Miami, Fla.

5-9

182

r-Sr.

William H. Turner

Miami, Fla.

6-1

245 r-So.

Canton McKinley

Canton, Ohio

6-5

335 r-So.

Petersburg

5-7

159

Fr.

Katy

Katy, Texas

6-1

312

r-Fr.

St. Rita of Cascia

Chicago, Ill.

6-2

214 r-So.

Bridgeport

6-0

191

Bethesda

5-9

182 r-So.

Morgantown

6-1

196

Fr.

Hallandale

5-11 181

So.

Calvin Coolidge

6-1

r-Sr.

Golden Gate

189

r-Fr.

Petersburg, Va.

Shinnston, W.Va. Chevy Chase, Md. Morgantown, W.Va. Hollywood, Fla. Washington, D.C. Naples, Fla.

Virginia (8) Fairfax: Pete Miller

Illinois (1) Chicago: Ben Tomasek

Maryland (10) Baltimore: Tavon Austin, Terence Garvin, Mikal Mayo Chevy Chase: Nana Agyire Damascus: Josh Francis Germantown: Troy Gloster

Leesburg: Nick Cadwell Hampton: Shawne Alston Petersburg: Quinton Spain Richmond: Ishmael Banks Springfield: Tyler Bitancurt Stafford: Donovan Miles Virginia Beach: William Marable

Washington, D.C. (1) Avery Williams

Glen Burnie: Ryan Clarke

West Virginia (14)

New Windsor: John Bassler

Alum Creek: Cody Clay

Severn: J.D. Izon Westminster: Jeff Braun

Craigsville: Dustin Brown Huntington: J.B. Lageman Inwood: Corey Smith

New Jersey (3)

Keyser: Taige Redman

Bloomfield: Doug Rigg

Morgantown: Tyler Anderson, Anthony Gutta, Lucas Henn, Ryan Nehlen, Anthony Vecchio

Deptford: James Gayeski Mays Landing: Ismail Showell

New York (2) Brooklyn: Mike Calicchio Pomona: Chidoziem Ezemma

Parkersburg: Josh Jenkins, Michael Molinari Shinnston: Wes Tonkery Weirton: Connor Arlia

North Carolina (1)

Germany (1)

Mocksville: Jared Barber

Berlin: Curtis Feigt

Pronunciation Guide Last Names

Twum Agyire (Nana)----------------------------------------------------------- chum-aug-wire Bitancurt (Tyler)--------------------------------------------------------------------- bit-en-kurt Braun (Jeff)---------------------------------------------------------------------brawn like lawn Buie (Andrew)---------------------------------------------------------------------------- boo-E Colaianni (Vince)------------------------------------------------------------------- call-E-annie Eger (Pat)---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Egg-er Ezemma (Dozie)-----------------------------------------------------------------------ez-E-ma Calicchio (Mike)------------------------------------------------------------------ ka-leech-E-O Feigt (Curtis)---------------------------------------------------------------------------------fight Gayeski (James)----------------------------------------------------------------- gay-ESS-kee Gloster (Troy)-------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gloss-ter Gutta (Anthony)--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gut-a Kwiatkoski (Nick)-------------------------------------------------------------KI-what-cow-ski Lageman (JB)------------------------------------------------------------------------log-e-men Majnaric (Nate)----------------------------------------------------------------------ma-jar-nick Molinari (Michael)------------------------------------------------------------------- Mall-in-airy Petteway (Shaq)---------------------------------------------------------------------Pet-a-way Rietschlin (Ted)---------------------------------------------------------------------Ritch-e-lynn Rowell (Shaq)------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Roll Showell (Ismail)----------------------------------------------------------------------Show-well Tomasek (Ben)------------------------------------------------------------------- Tom-uh-seck Vecchio (Anthony)------------------------------------------------------------------- vech-E-O

First Names

Imarjaye (Albury)------------------------------------------------------------------- im-mar-JAY Ishmael (Banks)------------------------------------------------------------------------Ish-meal Jewone (Snow)------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ja-wan Jorge (Wright)--------------------------------------------------------------------------- George Shawne (Alston)------------------------------------------------------------------------- shawn Tavon (Austin)-------------------------------------------------------------------------- TAY-von

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ROSTERS

Orlando: Karl Joseph

Flower Mound: Paul Millard

2012 WEST VIRGINIA ALPHABETICAL ROSTER


IMARJAYE 94

TYLER

Defensive Line

Defensive End

6-0, 292, Fr.

6-2, 244, r-Jr.

Albury Northwestern Miami, Fla.

Anderson Morgantown Morgantown, W.Va.

• Moved from linebacker to defenseive end during the spring • Named the 2012 Tom Nickolich Award recipient, WVU’s top walk-on

High School

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• Coached by Billy Rolle at Northwestern High • Helped lead Northwestern High to a 16-6 record as a two-year starter at defensive tackle • In 2011, finished with 65 tackles, including 12 tackles for loss and four sacks • Helped Northwestern advance to the regional semifinals of the 2010 Florida 6A state playoffs Invited to 2012 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl • Played in the Nike South Florida All-Star Football Game for the Miami-Dade All-Stars • Miami Herald Miami-Dade County Top 25 Recruit • Two-time all-county selection

2011 (r-So.) • Added depth at strong-side linebacker • Contributed on special teams • Played in all 13 contests in 2011 • Registered one tackle and tied for a team high with one tackle for loss at Rutgers • Had a career-high five tackles at Maryland • Had a four tackles against Norfolk State • Recorded two tackles against Marshall

2010 (r-Fr.)

Personal

• Played in all 13 games, mostly on special teams • 2009 WVU Scout Team Defense Player of the Year

• Birthday is May 22 • Son of Lyndon and Sandra Albury • One of four children • Enrolled in January 2012 • Majoring in pre-engineering

2009 (Fr.) • Redshirted • Scout Team Champion: Colorado

High School • Starter at linebacker and tight end for coach John Bowers at Morgantown High • Two-time all-state performer, first team as a senior, second team as a junior • Finished with 58 tackles, five sacks and two fumble recoveries as a senior

Personal • Birthday is May 17 • Son of Michael Anderson and Kathy and Jack Torsney • One of four children • Majoring in sport management • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

tyler

anderson

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SHAWNE 20 Alston Running Back 5-11, 235, Sr. Phoebus Hampton, Va.

• One of the unquestioned offensive leaders • Outstanding runner on short yardage and goal line situations

2011 (Jr.) • Paced team with 12 rushing touchdowns • Ranked No. 2 in the Big East in scoring TDs (6.5 ppg) • Averaged one TD every 8.1 rushes in 11 games • Scored winning touchdown in two of the last three regular-season games (at Cincinnati, vs. Pitt) • Scored two touchdowns in five games • Gained a team-best 77 rushing yards and scored two touchdowns against Clemson in the Orange Bowl; also attempted a game- and career-high 20 carries • Scored two rushing touchdowns, including the go-ahead TD late in the fourth quarter against Pitt • Scored winning touchdown at Cincinnati with one-yard rush up the middle • Scored two rushing TDs against Louisville, becoming the first Mountaineer to score two rushing TDs in back-to-back games since Ryan Clarke in 2010 • Had a career day in win at Rutgers, netting a career-best 110 rushing yards on a season-high 14 attempts for two touchdowns; first 100-yard rushing game of career • Opened WVU’s scoring at RU with a career long 52-yard rushing score • Netted 46 rushing yards at Syracuse, including a one-yard TD • Had a strong day against Bowling Green and scored first career rushing touchdowns • Saw significant time against LSU and earned 14 yards off four carries • Saw first action of season at Maryland and ran six times for 20 yards • Converted two third-down rushing attempts at Maryland

shawne

ALSTON

2010 (So.) • Played in all 13 games • Team’s third-leading rusher (248 yards) • Saw first extended action against UNLV, running six times for 32 yards • Season-high 75 yards on 17 carries with a long of 23 against Cincinnati • Collected 71 yards on 16 carries at Pitt with a long run of 19

2009 (Fr.)

Alston’s Rushing Statistics

• Saw limited action in five games, finishing with six carries for 18 yards with a long of eight, all at Syracuse

Year Games Att. 2011 11 97 2010 13 56 2009 5 6

High School

Totals 29 159

• Coached by Bill Dee at Phoebus High • As a senior, rushed for 2,278 yards and scored 34 touchdowns, including 971 yards and 10 touchdowns in the state playoffs • Associated Press Group AAA first-team all-state • Newport News Daily Press Offensive Player of the Year • Led Phoebus to a 14-0 record and its second consecutive state title • One of only two Peninsula District players to ever rush for more than 2,200 yards in a single season

Yards Avg. 416 4.3 248 4.4 18 3.0 682

TD Long 12 52 0 23 0 8

4.3 12 52

Personal • Birthday is Nov. 3 • Son of Asha Alston • Majoring in criminology and investigations • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big East Academic All-Star

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TAVON

AUSTIN

1

IR/KOR/PR 5-9, 174, Sr. Dunbar Baltimore, Md.

• One of the nation’s top playmakers • Has played in 40 career games and started 27

2011 (Jr.) • Started at wide receiver in 2010 • Moved to inside receiver during 2011 spring • Handled kickoff and punt return duties • Named first team All-American return specialist by CBSSports.com and Phil Steele and third team by Associated Press • Big East Special Teams Player of the Year • West Virginia Offensive Player of the Year (coaching staff) • First Team All-Big East (ESPN.com, Coaches, Phil Steele) as a wide receiver and return specialist • Named to Yahoo! Sports, CBSSports.com and collegefootballnews.com’s all-bowl teams as a wide receiver • Named to ESPN.com’s all-bowl team as an all-purpose player • Led the nation in all-purpose yardage, averaging 198.0 ypg • Finished 2011 with 101 catches, a WVU single-season record • One of two receivers to have 100 or more catches in Big East Conference history • One of four WVU receivers to finish with 1,000 or more receiving yards in a season (1,186) • Ranked No. 8 in the NCAA, No. 2 in the Big East, in receptions (7.8 p/g), and No. 23 in the nation, No. 3 in the Big East, in receiving yards (91.2 yds/g) • Ranked No. 6 nationally, No. 1 in the Big East, in punt returns (14.1) and No. 20 in kickoff returns (26.6) • Caught an Orange Bowl and BCS record four touchdowns on 12 receptions, also a bowl record, in win over Clemson; his four TD catches were a WVU bowl and school record, while his 12 catches tied a school record • Four TDs against Clemson were a career high and set WVU bowl record for points in a game (24) • Finished with 123 receiving yards against Clemson, fifth 100-yard receiving game of the season and the seventh of his career • Tallied a game-best and Orange Bowl record 280 all-purpose yards, including 117 on kick returns with a long return of 36 yards. • Caught a game-best seven catches at USF; also netted a game best 208 all-purpose yards • 90-yard kickoff return for a TD at USF, second kickoff return for a TD on the season and third in his career • Caught a game-best 10 passes for 102 yards, also a game best, in win over Pitt • Caught a nine-yard pass to convert a critical fourth-and-six in fourth quarter on game-winning drive vs. Panthers • Grabbed a game-best nine passes for 126 yards, also a game high, at Cincinnati; also had a game-best 249 all-purpose yards • Tallied a game-best 271 all-purpose yards in UofL game, including five kickoff returns for 161 yards with a long return of 39 yards • Exploded for a game-best 163 all-purpose yards in tough conditions at Rutgers, including a career best 80-yard touchdown run, WVU’s longest rush from scrimmage in 2011 and longest since Noel Devine scored on an 88-yard run against Pitt on Nov. 27, 2009 • Caught a game-high 11 passes for 187 yards, also a game- and career-best, against LSU; yardage was eighth-best single game total in WVU history

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• Finished with 287 all-purpose yards against LSU, the sixth-best WVU single-game total • Connected with Smith on a career long 72-yard reception against LSU • Tallied a game-best 122 receiving yards on 11 receptions at Maryland • One of three players to finish with moiré than 100 yards receiving at Maryland, the first time three players netted at least 100 yards on catches in WVU history and the first time since 1998 WVU had multiple 100-yard receivers • Caught a team-best six passes and collected a game-high 193 all-purpose yards, including 82 receiving yards, against Norfolk State • Had a game-best 190 all-purpose yards in season-opening win over Marshall; including being one of only six Mountaineers to return a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown

2010 (So.) • Played in 13 games and started 11 • Named All-Big East first team by rivals.com and second team by the Big East coaches and Phil Steele • Second on the team with 58 receptions for a team-leading 787 yards • Led the team with eight receiving touchdowns • 100 or more yards receiving against Maryland (106) and Rutgers (121) • Season-high nine catches at Marshall and 121 yards against Rutgers • No. 2 on WVU’s sophomore receiving yards list, No. 8 on WVU season reception chart and tied for No. 6 for receiving touchdowns in a season • WVU Offensive Champion: Maryland, Cincinnati, Pitt, Rutgers • 172 all-purpose yards against Maryland, including seven catches for 106 yards and two touchdowns • Two touchdown catches for 83 yards with a season-long of 71 at Pitt • Six receptions for a season-high 121 yards with a long of 43 against Rutgers • 46-yard touchdown run against the Scarlet Knights • Nine catches for 85 yards at Marshall • Tied for the team lead with five receptions against NC State in the Champs Sports Bowl

2009 (Fr.) • Played in all 13 games and started four • Named to the All-Big East Freshman Team by ESPN.com • Long reception was a 58-yard touchdown grab against ECU • Nine kickoff returns, including a 98-yard return for a touchdown against UConn • Scored his first career touchdown on a 58-yard reception against East Carolina

High School • Coached by Lawrence Smith at Dunbar High in Baltimore • Two-time Maryland Consensus Offensive Player of the Year • Consensus first team all-state • Set Maryland records for career points (790), touchdowns (123), total offensive yards (9,258) and rushing yards (7,962) • Led Dunbar High to three consecutive Class 1A state titles • As a senior, rushed for 2,660 yards and scored 34 touchdowns on just 218 carries for 12.2 yards per carry average

Personal • Birthday is March 15 • Son of Cathy Green • One of four children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll


Austin’s Receiving Statistics Year Games Catches Yards Avg. 2011 13 101 1,186 11.7 2010 13 58 787 13.6 2009 13 15 151 10.1

TD Long 8 72 8 71 1 58

Totals 39 174 2,124 12.2 17 72

Austin’s Kickoff Return Statistics Year Returns 2011 36 2010 12 2009 17

Yards Avg. 938 26.1 230 19.2 426 25.1

Totals 65

1,594

24.5

TD 2 0 1

Long 100 50 98

3

100

TD 0

Long 64

Austin’s Punt Return Statistics Year Returns 2011 19

Yards Avg. 268 14.1

Austin’s Rushing Statistics Year Games Att. Yards Avg. TD Long 2011 13 16 182 11.4 1 80 2010 13 16 162 10.1 1 46 2009 13 6 47 7.8 1 19 Totals 39

38

390

10.3 3

80

tavon

austin

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STEDMAN

Bailey

3

Wide Receiver 5-10, 193, r-Jr. Miramar Miami, Fla.

• One of the nation’s top playmakers • Has played in 26 career games and started 22

2011 (r-So.) • All-Big East First Team (Phil Steele, ESPN.com) • All-Big East Second Team (Coaches) • Ended the year with 1,279 receiving yards, a WVU single-season mark • Ranked No. 13 in the NCAA, No. 1 in the Big East, in receiving yards (98.4 yards./game); also tied for No. 52 in NCAA, No. 4 in the Big East, in receptions (5.5/game) • Also No. 3 in the Big East in TD scoring (5.5 ppg) • Named the Big East Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 10 • Set school record for consecutive 100-yard receiving games (5): Maryland, LSU, Bowling Green, UConn and Syracuse • Paced team with 12 receiving touchdowns, averaging one TD on every 6.0 catches • Caught five catches for 82 yards in Orange Bowl, including a six-yard touchdown • Crucial in WVU’s game-tying and game-winning drives at USF, catching four combined passes for 55 yards, including a 26-yard reception on fourth-and-10 that put WVU in position for the game winning field goal; caught a game-best seven catches for a game best 80 yards in victory • Named WVU’s Offensive Player of the Week with 80 yards on three catches in win over Pitt, including a 63-yard touchdown reception, WVU’s first score of the game • Had his seventh 100-yard receiving game of season with 104 yards on six catches at Cincinnati • Connected with Geno Smith on a 59-yard score at UC, the team’s first TD of the day • Had a game-best 118 yards on a career-best eight catches vs. Louisville • Caught two TD passes against the Cards for his second multiple score game of 2011 • Scored on a 9-yard grab at Rutgers • Netted a game-best 130 receiving yards on seven catches at Syracuse • Battled two SU defenders for ball and scored a spectacular 64-yard touchdown • Exploded against UConn, catching a game-best seven passes for a career-high 178 yards and two TDs • Tallied an 84-yard TD reception, a career-long catch, against the Huskies, WVU’s fifth-longest scoring reception from scrimmage in program history • His 84-yard TD catch was WVU’s longest since Tito Gonzales’ 79 yard TD (from Pat White) vs. Oklahoma in the 2008 Fiesta Bowl • Had a game-best 112 receiving yards on four catches against Bowling Green • Caught a career-best eight passes for 115 yards against LSU • Caught a 20-yard TD against LSU, the team’s first score of game • Caught a career-high eight passes for 113 yards in start at Maryland, including an 18-yard TD • One of three players to finish with more than 100 yards receiving at Maryland, the first time three players netted at least 100 yards on catches in WVU history and the first time since 1998 WVU had multiple 100-yard receivers • Paced the team with a game-best 76 receiving yards in season opening win over Marshall

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2010 (r-Fr.)

• Played in 13 games and started nine • Earned All-Big East freshman honors by ESPN.com • WVU Offensive Champion: Maryland, Cincinnati • Fourth-leading receiver with 24 receptions for 317 yards, four touch downs and a long of 32 • Made the first five receptions of his career, a season high, at Marshall for a season-high 72 yards with a long of 30 • Four catches for 60 yards against Maryland, two touchdowns with a long of 26 • Four catches for 61 yards, including a 32-yard touchdown, tying his season-long catch, against NC State in the Champs Sports Bowl.

2009 (Fr.) • Redshirted

High School • Coached by former Mountaineer Damon Cogdell at Miramar High • Florida Class 6A first team all-state as a senior and second team as a junior • No. 6-rated player in Broward County according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel • Caught 68 passes for 1,163 yards and 14 touchdowns

Personal • Birthday is Nov. 11 • High school teammate of current Mountaineers Geno Smith and Ivan McCartney • Son of John Bailey and Tara Daniels • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll


stedman

bailey

Bailey’s Receiving Statistics Year Games Catches Yards Avg. TD Long 2011 13 72 1,279 17.8 12 84 2010 13 24 317 13.2 4 32 Totals 26

96 1,596 16.6 16 84

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CONNOR

Arlia

83

ISHMAEL

Banks

Inside Receiver

Safety

5-11, 187, So.

6-0, 184, r-So.

Weirton Madonna Weirton, W.Va.

34

Hargrave Military Richmond, Va.

• Moved from left cornerback to free safety in the spring

2011 (Fr.) • Added depth at inside receiver and saw limited action on special teams • WVU Defensive Scout Team Champion: Pitt

High School • Started for Coach Bob Kramer at Weirton Madonna • Two-time first team all-state selection • Named MVP of state championship game • Selected MVP of North-South All-Star Game • Invited to play in the U.S. Army Combine • Wendy’s Heisman winner • An All-Valley and all-conference honoree

Personal

2011 (r-Fr.) • Added depth at left cornerback and played on passing downs • Saw action in all 13 games and was used on more than 100 plays on defense • Recorded two tackles against Clemson • Collected one solo tackle at USF • Made one stop versus Pitt • Recorded two tackles at Cincinnati • Recorded one solo tackle against UConn • Had three tackles and a pass defended against LSU • Recorded one tackle against Norfolk State

2010 (Fr.)

• Birthday is Jan. 21 • Son of Mike and Maribeth Arlia • One of three children • Majoring in exercise physiology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

• Redshirted • Scout Team Champion: Connecticut, Louisville

Prep School

ishmael

banks

• Coached by Robert Prunty at Hargrave Military • Finished with four interceptions • Rivals.com prep school third-ranked cornerback and Top 25 nationally • Finished with an interception on the goal line against South Alabama • Blocked a punt against Walter Reed Prep

High School • Coached by Stu Brown at Varina High • All-Central Region Second Team • 47.5 tackles, four tackles for loss, 15 pass breakups and two forced fumbles as a senior • Returned four interceptions for 67 yards and a touchdown

Personal • Birthday is Jan. 17 • Son of Dwight and Carol Banks • One of three children • Enrolled in general studies

Banks’ Defensive Statistics Yr. G. T Ass. Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2011 13 9 2 11 0 1 0 0 0 0

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JARED

33

Barber

Bassler

linebacker

of fensive line

6-0, 230, So.

6-4, 308, r-Sr.

Davie Mocksville, N.C.

Francis Scott Key New Windsor, Md.

2011 (Fr.)

2011 (r-Jr.)

• Saw action at middle linebacker as a true freshman • Played in 12 games and started two • Finished with 23 total tackles, including two for loss and had three pass breakups • WVU Special Teams Champion: Maryland • Season-high six tackles against Clemson in the Orange Bowl, including one for loss and two pass breakups

High School

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JOHN

• Coached by Doug Illing at Davie High • Finished career with 529 total tackles, 78 tackles for loss, 18.5 sacks and one interception • Finished 2010 season with 79 solo tackles, 43 assisted tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and four pass breakups • Collected 13 tackles, including six solo stops against North Davidson in the first round of the state playoffs • Three time All-Central Piedmont Conference, including 2009 Central Piedmont Conference Defensive Player of the Year

Personal • Birthday is October 20 • Son of Lee and Dreama Barber • Enrolled in general studies • One of four children • Garrett Ford Honor Roll

Barber’s Defensive Statistics Yr. G. T Ass. Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2011 12 13 10 23 2/6 0 0 3 0 0

• Played in eight games • Provided depth at center • Also used on special teams

2010 (r-So.) • Played in all 13 games • Saw action on more than 55 plays on the offensive line

2009 (r-Fr.) • Saw limited action, seeing time in four games • Used on more than 20 plays as a member of the backup line

2008 (Fr.) • Redshirted

High School • Coached by Bill Hyson at Francis Scott Key High • Third team all-state • Two-time All-Monocacy Valley Athletic League on offense and defense • Named as an offensive lineman to play in the Super 22 all-star game, featuring the best players from the Baltimore metro area

Personal • Birthday is Jan. 26 • Son of Bob and Carol Bassler • One of two children • Majoring in industrial math and statistics • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big East Academic All-Star

jared

barber

john

bassler

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TYLER

40

Bitancurt kicker 6-1, 203, r-Sr. West Springfield Springfield, Va.

2011 (r-Jr.)

• Three-year starting kicker • Ended year at No. 5 on WVU’s career kick scoring list (260); No. 5 on WVU’s career field goals made list (39/54); No. 3 on WVU’s career PAT made list (143) • Tied for No. 36 nationally in field goals per game and was No. 7 in the Big East • No. 28 nationally in scoring and No. 1 in Big East • Hit on 16-of-22 field goals with a long of 45 yards • Set Orange Bowl record by going 10-for-10 on PATs • Hit game-winning 28-yard field goal at USF as time expired; totaled three field goals and scored 12 points • Connected on a 28-yard field goal at Cincinnati and scored six total points • Converted on a 27-yard field goal at Syracuse • Scored 13 points three times (Bowling Green, Maryland, Norfolk State), which is his second-best single-game total • Connected on field goals of 31 and 33 yard against UConn and scored 11 total points • Hit 2-for-2 field goals against Bowling Green with field goals of 30 and 45 yards, which tied his career long • Made 3-of-3 at Maryland with field goals of 35, 34, 21 yards to total 13 points • Totaled 13 points vs. Norfolk State • Field goals of 17 and 21 yards vs. Norfolk St. • Converted on field goals of 27 and 43 yards vs. Marshall

2010 (r-So.) • Ranked No. 7 on WVU’s career kick scoring (151), career extra points made (82) and tied for • No. 8 on WVU’s career field goal made (23) lists • Tied for No. 1 in the Big East in PAT percentage, No. 7 in kick scoring, No. 8 in field goals per game and No. 10 in overall scoring • Hit the game-winning field goal in overtime at Marshall • WVU Special Teams Champion: Marshall

2009 (r-Fr.)

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• All-Big East First Team by the league coaches, ESPN.com, The Sporting News, rivals.com and second team by Phil Steele • Named to the All-Big East Freshman Team by The Sporting News, ESPN.com and rivals.com • Made field goals of 40 yards or more five times • His 13 field goals tied him for No. 10 on WVU single-season chart • No. 11 on WVU’s single-season extra point made list • No. 10 on the school’s season kick scoring list • No. 5 in the Big East in kick scoring and No. 10 in overall scoring (6.2) • Tied for No. 5 in Big East in field goals made per game (1.00) and No. 3 in PAT percentage • Big East Special Teams Champion: Liberty, Pitt • WVU Special Teams Champion: Liberty, Pitt • Connected on a career-high four field goals against Pitt, including game-winner as time expired • Four field goals tied his Milan Puskar Stadium record for most field goals in a game, set earlier in season gainst Liberty

tyler

bitancurt 2008 (Fr.) • Redshirted

High School • Coached by Bill Renner at West Springfield High • All-state kicker as a senior • Connected on 13-of-17 field goal attempts, including a 50-yarder • Made 49-of-50 extra points • 13 field goals were the most in the state and tied him for the seventh most in a season in state history • For his career, he finished with 15-of-20 field goals with a long of 50 yards, 107-of-108 extra point attempts, including consecutive streak of 70

Personal • Birthday is Nov. 5 • Son of Mauro and Teresa Bitancurt • One of two boys • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Bitancurt’s Kicking Statistics Year FG/A 2011 16/22 2010 10/17 2009 13/15 Totals 39/54

Pct. 1-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Long 72.7 8/8 5/6 3/4 0/0 45 58.8 5/6 3/4 2/7 0/0 43 86.7 2/2 6/7 5/6 0/0 45 72.2 15/16 14/17 10/17 0/0 45

Bitancurt’s Scoring Statistics Year FG/A Pct. PAT/A Pct. Points 2011 16/22 72.7 61/63 96.8 109 2010 10/17 58.8 41/41 1.000 71 2009 13/15 86.7 41/42 97.6 80 Totals 39/54 72.2 143/146 97.9 260


JEFF

Braun

57

TRAVIS

Bell

of fensive line

Safety

6-5, 321, r-Sr.

6-2, 201, Jr.

Winters Mill Westminster, Md.

• Moved from left guard to right guard during the spring

2011 (r-Jr.) • Started every game at left guard in 2011 • Moved to left guard after 2011 spring when Josh Jenkins was injured • Only allowed one sack all season • Ranked third on line, seeing action in 912 plays • Helped pave the way for the WVU offense to average 37.6 points per game and to finish with more than 4,500 passing yards and more than 6,100 total yards • Saw action on 70 or more plays in five games • Saw action on 80 or more plays in three games, including season high 87 against LSU • Had 52 knockdowns, second-best mark on team, averaging 4.0 per game • Registered five or more knockdowns in five games • Registered six or more knockdowns in three games: Clemson, Rutgers and Syracuse

2010 (r-So.) • Started all 13 games at right tackle • Led the offensive line with 49 knockdowns and was second with six thunderbolt blocks • Named third team All-Big East by Phil Steele • WVU Offensive Champion: Cincinnati

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Glades Central Belle Glade, Fla.

2011 (So.) • Added depth at free safety • Used extensively on special teams • Played in 11 games • Made first career start at Cincinnati and finished with a personal-best six tackles, including tying for game-high honors with four assisted tackles • Saw significant playing time against UConn and recorded two tackles; also had one pass breakup

2010 (Fr.) • Played in 13 games • Finished with five tackles, including four solo stops

High School • Coached by Jessie Hester • Florida Class 2A all-state first team • Collected 62 tackles and 10 interceptions as a senior

Personal • Birthday is Sept. 4 • Son of the late Jerlean Bell • Godmother is Cathy Seider and brother is Nija Peterkin • Enrolled in general studies • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

2009 (r-Fr.) • Played in 11 games • Used as a backup at center and guard

2008 (Fr.) • Redshirted.

Bell’s Defensive Statistics Yr. G. 2011 11 2010 13 Totals 24

T Ass. Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 4 6 10 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 7 15 0 0 0 1 0 1

High School • Coached by Ken Johnson at Winters Mill High • 2007 Maryland consensus all-state by the Associated Press • Three-year, two-way starting center-defensive lineman • Considered the best lineman outside the metro areas • For his career, he finished with 127 tackles, seven sacks, four pass breakups and two fumble recoveries

jeff

braun

Personal • Birthday is Nov. 30 • Son of Stacey and the late Jeff Braun, Sr. • Majoring in physical education teaching • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big East Academic All-Star

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isaiah

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ANDREW Buie

BRUCE linebacker

running back

6-1, 226, r-Fr.

5-9, 187, So.

Providence Jacksonville, Fla.

Trinity Christian Academy Jacksonville, Fla.

2011 (Fr.)

2011 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

High School

• Coached by Paul Peterson at Providence High • Four-year starter who helped lead Providence to a record of 33-11 over his career, including a 10-2 record as a senior and an appearance in the regional finals • 2010 Jacksonville Times-Union Super 24 • Completed 2010 with 101 tackles, six sacks, five tackles for loss and three blocked kicks • Three-time first team all-city • State champion in the 300-meter hurdles

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• Played in 11 games and started two • Tallied 45 rushing yards on 13 carries in Orange Bowl and finished with 77 all purpose yards • Ran for a career long 12-yard rush at Cincinnati; also caught two passes for 17 yards, including a career best 20-yard catch • Nabbed an 18-yard reception vs. Louisville • Reached the end zone for the first time as a Mountaineer at Mary land from 10 yards out • Netted a team- and career-best 51 yards against the Terps • Earned start in first college game against Marshall, finishing with 41 all-purpose yards

High School

Personal • Birthday is Sept. 11 • Son of Robert Spenser and Virginia Bruce • One of three children • Enrolled in general studies

• Coached by Verlon Dorminey at Trinity Christian Academy • 29-6 as a three-year starter, winning the Florida 1A state championship in 2010 • Rushed for 1,782 yards on 211 carries with 26 touchdowns as a senior in 2010 • As a junior, he had 201 carries for 1,901 yards and 22 touchdowns • Had five receptions for 174 yards and two touchdowns, while throwing for 379 yards and seven touchdowns • Had nine games of at least 100 rushing yards

Personal • Birthday is March 9 • Son of Andrew Buie and Katina Kelly • Enrolled in general studies

Buie’s Rushing Statistics Year Games Att 2011 11 51

Yards Avg, 172 3.4

TD Long 1 12

Buie’s Receiving Statistics

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buie 72

Year Games Catches Yards Avg. 2011 11 13 85 6.5

TD Long 0 20


NICK

39

DANTE

Cadwell

15

Campbell

Safety

Inside Receiver

5-9, 192, r-Sr.

6-4, 215, r-Fr.

Heritage Leesburg, Va.

East Ridge Clermont, Fla.

2011 (r-Jr.)

2011 (Fr)

• Saw limited action, making an appearance in the Orange Bowl • WVU Scout Team Champion: Syracuse

• Redshirted

High School

2010 (r-So.)

• Coached by Bud O’Hara at East Ridge High • Played four years and started two • Helped lead East Ridge to a four-year record of 31-13, including an 8-2 mark as a senior • Finished 2010 with 43 catches for 639 yards and seven touchdowns • 2010 first team Orlando Sentinel All-Central Florida offense • No. 20 on the Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida Super 60 • As a junior, he finished with 31 catches for 486 yards, an average of 14.6 yards per catch and three touchdowns.

• Did not see game action • WVU Scout Team Champion: UNLV, Louisville

2009 (r-Fr.) • Did not see game action • Scout team champion: Rutgers

2008 (Fr.) • Redshirted

High School • Lettered for Coach Wes Driskell at Heritage High • Selected all-district and all-region • Collected 126 tackles, including 60 solo stops and nine sacks as a senior • Finished with 218 career tackles

Personal • Birthday is May 13 • Son of Diondrae Campbell and Alesha Culp • One of six children • Enrolled in general studies

Personal • Birthday is Nov. 7 • Son of Paul and Kris Cadwell • One of three children • Majoring in business management • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big East Academic All-Star

TERRELL

16

Chestnut cornerback 6-0, 177, r-Fr. Pottsgrove Pottstown, Pa.

2011 (Fr.) • Redshirted

High School • Coached by former Mountaineer Rick Pennypacker at Pottsgrove High

• Won two conference championships and made four appearances in the District 1-AAA playoffs, winning the district title in 2010 • Four-time first team all-state • Played in the 2011 Big 33 Game between Ohio and Pennsylvania • Two-time Pottstown Mercury Area Player of the Year • Four-time first team All-Pioneer Athletic Conference • 2010 Maxwell Football Club Mini Maxwell Award • 2010 PAC-10 Defensive Player of the Year • Three-time Pottstown Mercury All-Area • Two-time All-Philadelphia team

Personal • Birthday is Dec. 10 • Son of Charlotte Barnes • One of seven children • Enrolled in general studies

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ford

Childress

7

Clarke

quarterback

running back

6-5, 224, Fr.

6-0, 231, r-Sr.

Houston Kinkaid Houston, Texas

DeMatha Catholic Glen Burnie, Md.

High School

2011 (r-Jr.)

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ryan

• Coached by Steve Hill at Houston Kinkaid High • Led team to a 20-1 record in two seasons as a starter, winning back-to-back Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) championships in 2010 and 2011 • Completed 184-of-292 passes for 3,171 yards and 41 touchdowns and only seven interceptions in 10 games as a senior, completing 63 percent of his passes • No. 6 in passing yards and No. 2 in touchdown passes in the Houston area • Threw for 300 or more yards in six games and 400 or more yards in one game • Finished 2010 season completing 177-of-307 passes for 2,658 yards, 25 touchdowns and 13 interceptions • Threw for 300 or more yards in three games • Two-time All-SPC first team quarterback • Invited to the 2012 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl • ESPNU Top 150 recruit

• Second-year starter at fullback • Played in 12 games and started five

2010 (r-So.) • Played in 13 games and started four • WVU Offensive Champion: Cincinnati, Louisville • Mountaineers’ second-leading ground gainer, with 291 yards on 80 carries • Scored a team-high eight rushing touchdowns • Season-high 65 yards on 15 carries against Maryland with a long of 13 • Ran six times for 28 yards and scored two touchdowns at Pitt, with long of 15 • Career-high three touchdowns in the season finale against Rutgers

2009 (r-Fr.)

Personal • Birthday is Sept. 1 • Son of Ray and Kara Childress • Father, Ray, was a five-time NFL Pro Bowl selection for the Houston Oilers, a two-time All-American at Texas A&M and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame • One of five children • Enrolled in January 2012 • Majoring in pre-pharmacy

• Played in 12 games and started one • WVU Offensive Champion: Cincinnati • Mountaineers’ third-leading rusher with 60 carries for 250 yards and eight touchdowns • Also had two catches for 15 yards with a long reception of nine • Second on the team in touchdowns scored (8) and third in scoring (48) • Collected a season-high 14 carries for 58 yards, a touchdown and a long run of 24 at Rutgers • Ten carries for 29 yards against Pitt, biggest run of the game was the first down he converted in the fourth quarter on fourth down to set up the game-winning field goal • Sixty rushing yards and a touchdown at Cincinnati • Finished with seven carries for 14 yards, two touchdowns and a six-yard catch at Syracuse

2008 (Fr.) • Redshirted

High School • Coached by Bill McGregor at DeMatha Catholic High • Finished with 35 carries for 456 yards and six touchdowns as a senior • All-Washington, D.C. First Team by All-DCSportsFan.com

Personal • Birthday is April 17 • Son of Greg and Dale Clarke • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

ryan

clarke

Clarke’s Rushing Statistics Year Games Att Yards Avg, TD Long 2011 12 0 0 0.0 0 0 2010 13 80 291 3.6 8 23 2009 12 60 250 4.2 8 37 Totals 37 140

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541

3.9 16 37


98

WILL

Cody

Clarke

Clay

defensive line

inside Receiver

6-6, 269, r-Jr.

6-3, 251, r-Fr.

Allderdice Pittsburgh, Pa.

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George Washington Alum Creek, W.Va.

• Moved to defensive tackle during the spring

2011 (Fr.) • Redshirted as he transitioned from tight end to inside receiver • Offensive Scout Team Champion: Marshall

2011 (r-So.) • Played defensive end, starting 11 of 13 contests • Tied game high with one sack against Clemson in the Orange Bowl • Recorded a career-high nine total tackles at USF, including eight unassisted and one tackle for loss • Finished with four total tackles vs. Pitt, including two solo stops • Registered first career sack and had two tackles at Rutgers; also tied for a team high with one tackle for loss • Recorded three tackles against UConn; had team-high one pass breakup (first of his career) • Recorded three total tackles and assisted on a tackle for loss against LSU • Had three tackles against Maryland • Recorded two solo tackles in start against Norfolk State • Made first career start against Marshall, registering four tackles

2010 (r-Fr.) • Played in four games • Sustained an ankle injury in the Marshall game that hampered his performance most of the 2010 season • Finished with an assisted tackle, including an assisted tackle for loss against Coastal Carolina • Solo tackle against NC State in the Champs Sports Bowl

High School • Coached by Steve Edwards at George Washington High • Helped lead George Washington to a combined record of 32-6 as a three-year starter, including an 11-1 record as a senior • As a senior, he helped lead George Washington to the Mountain State Athletic Conference championship and the No. 1 seed in the state playoffs • Collected 27 receptions for 389 yards, four touchdowns and a two-point conversion • Finalist for Hunt Award, given to the top lineman in West Virginia • Selected to play in the Chesapeake Bowl, a regional all-star game in Baltimore • Invited to play in the West Virginia North-South All-Star Game • West Virginia Class 3A 2010 first team all-state defensive tackle • Two-time All-MSAC first team tight end • Two-time first team All-Kanawha Valley defensive tackle • 2009 West Virginia Class 3A second team all-state receiver • Finished 2009 with 20 receptions for 278 yards and four touchdowns • Participated in the U.S. Army National Combine

Personal

2009 (Fr.)

• Birthday is January 10 • Son of Chuck and Roxanne Clay • One of two children • Majoring in biochemistry

• Redshirted

High School • Coached by Don Schmidt at Taylor Allderdice High • Pittsburgh North-South All-Star • Two-time Tribune Review All-City League as tight end and linebacker • Pennsylvania Top 40 lineman

Personal • Birthday is May 4 • Son of William and Beverly Clarke • Father starred in basketball at Duquesne • One of three children • Majoring in criminology and investigations

Clarke’s Defensive Statistics Yr. G. 2011 13 2010 4 Totals 17

T Ass. Total TFL Sacks 19 15 34 5/25 2/16 1 1 2 0.5/2 0 20 16 36 5.5/27 2/16

Int. PBU FF FR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

WILL

clarke

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darwin

Cook

25

JERRY

Cooper

Safety

Long Snapper

5-11, 204, r-Jr.

5-11, 216, r-So.

Shaw Cleveland, Ohio

North Port North Port, Fla.

2011 (r-So.)

2011 (r-Fr.)

• Started all 13 games at bandit safety • Ranked No. 14 in the Big East in total tackles • Second on the team in tackles (85), solo tackles (51), assisted tackles (34) and interceptions (2) • WVU Defensive Champion: Norfolk State • Had a pivotal 99-yard fumble return for touchdown in Orange Bowl; also collected four total tackles • Made four unassisted tackles at USF • Had one interception and eight tackles versus Pitt • Collected five tackles at Cincinnati • Tied for game-high honors with 10 tackles and assisted on a tackle for loss against Louisville • Recorded a game-high 11 tackles at Rutgers; also tied for a game high with five solo tackles and two passes defended • Tied for a game high with eight tackles and assisted on a tackle for loss, which was the first of his career, against UConn • Had six tackles and one pass breakup against LSU • Had seven tackles and his first career interception at Maryland • Had a team- and career-high 11 tackles against Norfolk State

• Did not see any game action

2010 (Fr.) • Redshirted

High School • Played for Coach Sasha Hyer at North Port • Two-year all-area as a fullback and linebacker • Three-year captain • South-Central Florida All-Star Football Classic • Ranked No. 3 long snapper at Ray Guy Kicking Academy

Personal • Birthday is Oct.10 • Son of Jerry and Holly Cooper • One of two children • Majoring in sociology and anthropology

2010 (r-Fr.) • Played in 13 games • Finished with nine tackles, including eight solo stops and a fumble recovery • Three solo tackles and recovered a fumble against Coastal Carolina • Collected solo tackles against Maryland, UNLV, USF, UConn, Rutgers

2009 (Fr.) • Redshirted • Scout Team Champion: Connecticut

High School • Coached by Rodney Brown at Shaw High • Associated Press Division II All-Ohio First Team as a senior and second team as a junior • Ohio Varsity Division I-II All-State third team • Had 99 tackles, 20 sacks and caused six fumbles on defense • Collected 92 tackles, including 22 sacks and had six interceptions

Personal • Birthday is July 17 • Son of Chris and Corie Cook • One of four children • Majoring in exercise physiology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Cook’s Defensive Statistics Yr. G. 2011 13 2010 13 Totals 26

76

T Ass. Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 51 34 85 1/1 0 2/21 4 0 2/99 8 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 59 35 94 1/1 0 2/21 4 0 3

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darwin

cook


trevor

92

pat

Demko

Eger

defensive end

of fensive line

6-6, 256, r-So.

6-6, 301, r-Jr.

Mount Caramel Area Kulpmont, Pa.

2011 (r-Fr.) • Played in four games • Finished with three tackles • Season-high two assisted tackles against Bowling Green

2010 (Fr.) • Redshirted • WVU Scout Team Champion: USF, Louisville

High School • Coached by Bob Chesney at Mount Carmel Area High • Two-year starter at offensive tackle and defensive end • Two-time Associated Press All-State DE, First Team in 2009, second team in 2008 Pennsylvania Football News 2A second team all-state • 2008 Reading Eagle Defensive Player of the Year • 2008 Sunbury Daily Item Defensive Player of the Year • In an injury-shortened senior year, he had 38 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery • Helped lead Mount Carmel to a 20-6 record over the last two seasons, including the 2008

Personal • Birthday is May 1 • Son of Tom and Peggy Demko • One of four children • Majoring in business and economics • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • President’s List

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Thomas Jefferson plesant hills, Pa.

• Returns for second year as starter at right tackle

2011 (r-So.) • Played in 13 games and started 12 at right tackle • Made his first career start against Marshall • Saw time on 837 offensive plays in 2011 • Season-high 82 plays against Clemson • Finished the year with 24 knockdowns • Season-high five knockdowns against Clemson

2010 (r-Fr.) • Played in three games • Scout Team Champion: Louisville

2009 (Fr.) • Redshirted • Scout Team Champion: Auburn.

High School • Coach by Bill Cherpak at Thomas Jefferson High • Harrisburg Patriot News Platinum 33 Team • WPIAL Class AAA First Team All-State • Associated Press Class AAA First Team All-State

Personal • Birthday is Feb. 14 • Son of Terrie and the late Mike Eger • One of two children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

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chidoziem59

curtis

defensive end

of fensive line

6-2, 221, r-Jr.

6-7, 316, r-Jr.

Feigt

Ezemma New Haven Pomona, N.Y.

Mercersburg Academy Berlin, Germany

2011 (Jr.)

2011 (r-So.)

• Redshirted after transferring from New Haven • Defensive Scout Team Champion: Cincinnati

2010 (So.) • Played in all 10 games and started three • Helped lead New Haven to an 8-2 record and the Northeast 10 Championship • Recorded 15 solo and 11 assists for 26 total tackles • Second on the team with 7.5 tackles for loss

2009 (Fr.) • Saw time in eight games • Recorded eight tackles, including five unassisted

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• Saw action at right tackle • Moved from defensive line during spring • Played in four games and started one against Pitt • Used on more than 60 plays, including career-high 34 against Pitt • Season-high two knockdowns against Pitt

2010 (r-Fr.) • Scout Team Champion: Louisville, Pitt

2009 (Fr.) • Redshirted

High School

• Played for Bari Vitolo at Ramapo Senior High • Two-year starter who had eight sacks, 14 tackles for loss and 70 tackles as a senior • Earned all-section, all-county and all-league honors • Named the school’s Athlete of the Season

• Coached by Dan Walker at Mercersburg Academy • All-Mid-Atlantic Prep League • Hagerstown Herald-Mail All-Area Second Team • Came to Mercersburg (Pa.) Academy during his junior year after growing up in Germany • Finished with 41 tackles, 5.5 sacks, eight tackles for loss and four pass breakups

Personal

Personal

High School

• Birthday is Jan. 23 • Son of Ambrose and Glory Ezemma • Majoring in computer engineering • One of five children • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

• Birthday is Nov. 23 • Son of Andre Rogalski and Andrea Feigt • Majoring in criminology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big East Academic All-Star

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feigt 78


josh

Francis

17

dustin

Garrison

linebacker

running back

6-1, 221, Sr.

5-9, 166, So.

Lackawanna JC Damascus, Md.

• Will play buck linebacker in new 3-4 defensive scheme

2011 (Jr.) • Saw action in eight games and started one • Used primarily on special teams • Finished with nine tackles, including seven solo stops • Season-high four tackles, including three unassisted tackles against LSU • Two solo stops against Bowling Green

Pearland Pearland, Texas

• Coached by Mark Duda at Lackawanna College • Named a 2010 NJCAA first team All-American • Named a “Super Sophomore” by The Sporting News • Finished two-year career with 95 tackles, 13 sacks, accumulating 98 yards and 19 tackles for loss

• Played for coach Dan Makosy at Damascus High (Md.) • Helped lead Damascus to two state championships • First team all-state selection as a senior • Finished with 85 tackles, including 12 sacks

Personal • Birthday is Nov. 30 • Son of Adrienne Francis • Majoring in sociology and anthropology

• Injured left knee during Orange Bowl practice and missed the Clemson game; did not participate in spring practice

2011 (Fr.)

Junior College

High School

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• Played in 12 games and started eight • Rushed for 291 yards and two scores on 32 carries in first start against Bowling Green, the second-best single game total in 2011 • ECAC Offensive Rookie of the Year • Finished with 16 rush attempts at USF and netted a team-best 87 yards, including game-tying five-yard rushing TD in fourth quarter • Talllied a team-best 58 yards on the ground at Syracuse; also caught a career-best five catches • His 291 yards rushing against Bowling Green tied Kerry Marbury (Temple, 10/23/71) for the second-best rushing performance in school history; rushing total was the single-game best for a WVU freshman • His 291 rushing yards against BGSU was the first 200-yard rushing effort for WVU since Noel Devine had 220 yards against Colorado (2009) • Had 233 yards rushing in the first half against the Falcons, a WVU school record • One-yard TD rush against LSU brought WVU to within six points in third quarter; score followed a 19-yard reception • Earned first collegiate score with a one-yard rush in third-quarter action against Norfolk State

High School • Coached by Tony Heath at Pearland High • Led Pearland to a 16-0 record and Texas 5A state championship as a senior • 2010 Texas APSE Class 5A first team all-state offense • 2010 Houston Chronicle All-Greater Houston Offensive Player of the Year • 2010 Touchdown Club of Houston Offensive Player of the Year • 2010 Houston Chronicle All-Greater Houston first team offense • For his career, he had 607 carries for 4,261 yards rushing and 62 touchdowns

Personal • Birthday is Sept. 15 • Son of Daryl and Shondalon Guillot • One of four children • Enrolled in general studies

Garrison’s Rushing Statistics Year Games Att 2011 12 136

dustin

garrison

Yards Avg, 742 5.5

TD Long 6 42

Garrison’s Receiving Statistics Year Games Catches Yards Avg. 2011 12 24 201 8.4

TD Long 0 36

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terence

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Garvin linebacker 6-3, 223, Sr. Loyola Blakefield Baltimore, Md.

• Missed spring practice after having knee surgery on Dec. 11 • After starting two years at spur safety, will play star linebacker in new 3-4 defensive scheme

2011 (Jr.)

• Started all 11 games in which he played, missing Cincinnati (head injury) and Clemson (knee injury) • Ranked No. 13 in the Big East in total tackles • Ranked No. 4 on the team in sacks (3.5); tied for second on the team in interceptions (2) • WVU Defensive Champion: Marshall • Set career highs and had game-high honors against Pitt with nine solo tackles and 14 total tackles; also had a game-high five solo stops and one tackle for loss • Tied for team high with six unassisted tackles against Louisville • Recorded five tackles and one pass defended at Rutgers • Had game, season and career highs in sacks and tackles for loss against UConn with 1.5 each; also had five total tackles • Recorded six tackles, one interception, one tackle for loss and a game-high one sack against Bowling Green • Recorded six tackles against LSU • Had first career interception and returned it for touchdown at Maryland • Recorded a team-high six tackles against Norfolk State

terence

garvin

2010 (So.)

• Started all 13 games • Ranked No. 16 in the Big East in tackles per game • All-Big East Third Team by Phil Steele • WVU Defensive Champion: Coastal Carolina, USF, Louisville • Finished with 76 total tackles, including 41 unassisted tackles, one sack, 4.5 tackles for loss, four pass breakups, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries • Collected five or more tackles in nine games • Registered a season-high 10 tackles against Coastal Carolina, including four solo stops and assisted on a tackle for loss • Assisted on seven tackles at Marshall and had a pass breakup • Tied for the team-lead with seven tackles against UNLV, including four unassisted tackles, a pass breakup, assisted tackle for loss • Finished with seven unassisted tackles against USF

2009 (Fr.) • Played in 10 games • Finished with 10 tackles for the season, including three unassisted tackles

Personal • Birthday is Jan. 1 • Son of Terry and Pat Garvin • Youngest of two children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

High School • Coached by Brian Abbott at Loyola Blakefield High • Maryland Consensus all-state team as a defensive back • Played in the Maryland Crab Bowl, the state’s all-star game • Made 32 tackles and intercepted two passes on defense • Helped Loyola to three MIAA Class A Conference titles • As a senior, finished with 32 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery

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Garvin’s Defensive Statistics Yr. G. T Ass. Total TFL Sacks 2011 11 43 29 72 5.5/13 3.5/5 2010 13 41 35 76 4.5/17 1/8 2009 10 3 7 10 0 0 Totals 34 87 71 158 10/30 4.5/13

Int. PBU FF FR 2 3 0 0 0 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 7 1 2


troy

49

Russell 73

Gloster

HAUGHTON-JAMES

linebacker

of fensive line

5-11, 230, r-So.

6-5, 316, r-Fr.

Good Counsel Germantown, Md.

American Heritage Plantation, Fla.

2011 (r-Fr.)

2011 (Fr.) • Redshirted • WVU Offensive Scout Team Champion: Bowling Green

• Added depth at strong-side linebacker • Saw action in 10 games, mostly on special teams • Finished with five tackles

High School

2010 (Fr.) • Redshirted • WVU Scout Team Champion: Louisville, Rutgers

High School • Coached by Bob Milloy at Good Counsel High • 2009 Maryland consensus all-state team • Played in the Maryland Crab Bowl, the state all-star game • Maryland Top 20 players by rivals.com • As a senior, he registered 70 tackles, including three sacks, 10 tackles for loss and four pass breakups • Helped lead Good Counsel to an 11-1 record and the WCAC Championship • Member of the National Society of High School Scholars

Personal

• Coached by Byron Walker at American Heritage • Played left tackle in 2010 • Helped American Heritage to a 7-5 record and averaged 306.2 yards per game of total offense and 188.3 rushing yards per game • Florida Sun Sentinel Top 50 Seniors in Broward County • Played in the 2011 Miami Dolphins Dade vs. Broward All-Star Football Game presented by Under Armour • Played right tackle in 2009, helping guide Western to a 6-4 record • Helped lead North Broward Prep to a 10-1 mark in 2008

Personal • Birthday is March 16 • Son of David Haughton-James and Tina McCabe, and Kimberly Anderson • One of three children • Enrolled in general studies

• Birthday is May 4 • Son of Terry and Jocelyn Gloster • One of three boys • Majoring in business management • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big East Academic Honor Roll

brandon70 Jackson of fensive line 6-3, 326, r-Fr.

• Two-year starter who went 15-0 as a senior, won the Ohio Division I championship and was ranked No. 13 in the country by USA Today • Played left tackle in 2010 • Team averaged 268.1 rushing yards per game with three players over 900 yards rushing, while also averaging 115.8 passing yards per game • Participated in the 2010 U.S. Army National Combine

St. Edward Euclid, Ohio

2011 (Fr.) • Redshirted

High School • Coached by Rick Finotti at St. Edward High

Personal • Birthday is April 2 • Son of Juanita Jackson • One of two children • Majoring in Journalism

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josh

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Jenkins of fensive line 6-4, 291, r-Sr. Parkersburg Parkersburg, W.Va.

• Two-year starter at left tackle • Played in 29 career games and started 24

2011 (Sr.) • Redshirted after suffering left knee injury during spring

2010 (Jr.) • Started all 11 games in which he played • All-Big East Second Team by rivals.com and Phil Steele • Sustained a knee injury against Maryland and was out for the LSU and UNLV games • Led the offensive line in thunderbolt blocks (7) and was third in knockdowns (42)

2009 (So.) • All-Big East Third Team by Phil Steele • Started all 13 games • Had 10 thunderbolt blocks and 46 knockdowns

2008 (Fr.) • Played in five games • Saw action in the first five games before a knee injury against Rutgers sidelined him for the rest of the season • Finished with five knockdowns

High School • Coached by Bernie Buttrey at Parkersburg High • USA Today first team All-American • Parade Magazine All-American team • Three-time AAA All-State first team selection • First West Virginia player to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl • Collected 158 pancake blocks • Finished with 113 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, seven sacks and four fumble recoveries • Helped lead the Big Reds to a 13-1 record and the AAA state championship in back-to-back seasons

Personal • Birthday is Nov. 27 • Son of Deborah Johnson • Majoring in Multidisciplinary Studies

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josh

jenkins


brodrick23

KARL

cornerback

Safety

5-10, 186, r-Jr.

5-10, 196, Fr.

Jenkins South Fort Myers Fort Myers, Fla.

• Returns as starter at field cornerback after earning starting job at the end of 2011 season • Has played in 26 career games and started four

2011 (r-So.) • Played in all 13 games and made four starts • Started the final three games • Second on the team with eight passes defended • Tied a career high with five solo tackles against Clemson; also broke up one pass • Collected four tackles and a game-high two pass breakups at USF • Registered a game-high two pass breakups against Pitt, had one tackle for loss and made four total tackles • Collected career-high six tackles and had one pass breakup at Cincinnati • Earned first career start at Rutgers and finished with a game-high two interceptions; also tied a game high with two passes defended

2010 (r-Fr.) • Played in all 13 games, mostly used on passing situations • WVU Defensive Champion: Louisville • Registered 18 tackles for the season, including 17 solo stops and two pass breakups • Season-high four solo tackles and a pass breakup against UNLV • Tied his season-high four solo tackles against NC State in the Champs Sports Bowl

Joseph

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Edgewater Orlando, Fla.

High School • Coached by Zac Yarbrough at Edgewater High • Helped lead Edgewater to a 7-4 record as a senior • Finished 2011 with 126 tackles (97 solo), three sacks, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, four blocked punts and two blocked field goals • Two-time Orlando Sentinel Defensive Player of the Year • Twice named first team Orlando Sentinel All-Central Florida on defense • Registered 142 tackles (109 solo) in 2010, to go along with 22 tackles for loss, nine sacks, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries • Rated No. 7 on Orlando Sentinel 2012 Central Florida Super60 • Ranked No. 53 on Miami Herald 2012 Pre-Spring Florida Top 101 • Also was No. 48 on Orlando Sentinel 2012 Florida Top 100

Personal • Birthday is Sept. 8 • Son of Marie Joseph • Enrolled in January 2012 • Enrolled in general studies

2009 (Fr.) • Redshirted

High School • Coached by Grant Redhead at South Fort Myers High • One of seven Southwest Florida players invited to play in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game • District 16 Player of the Year • Made 48 tackles, four interceptions and nine pass breakups on defense and caught 12 passes for 431 yards, 13 carries for 128 yards, 392 yards in kick returns and scored eight touchdowns

Personal • Birthday is Sept. 7 • Son of Kevin Taylor and Tarshia Jenkins • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Jenkins’ Defensive Statistics Yr. G. T Ass. Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2011 13 22 5 27 2/10 0 2 8 0 0 2010 13 17 1 18 0 0 0 2 0 0 Totals 26 39 6 45 2/10 0 2 10 0 0

brodrick

jenkins

83


NICK

79

NICK

Kwiatkoski

Kindler Of fensive Line

Linebacker

6-6, 298, r-Jr.

6-2, 226, r-Fr.

Trinity Camp Hill, Pa.

2011 (r-So.) • Played in all 13 games, primarily on special teams • Added depth at left tackle

2010 (r-Fr.) • Did not see any game action

2009 (Fr.) • Redshirted • Scout Team Champion: East Carolina, Louisville

High School • Coached by Jeff Boger at Trinity High • Harrisburg Patriot News Platinum 33 Team • Two-time Associated Press Class AA all-state first team

Personal • Birthday is Dec. 28 • Son of Stephen and Kathleen Kindler • One of five children • Majoring in criminology • Dean’s List • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big East Academic All-Star

Bethel Park Bethel Park, Pa.

• Will play will linebacker in new 3-4 defensive scheme

2011 (Fr.) • Redshirted

High School • Coached by Jeff Metheny at Bethel Park High • Played wide receiver and safety • Missed first two months of senior season with back injury • Returned in November to help lead Bethel Park to the second round of the WPIAL playoffs and a top 10 ranking in the state • Selected to play in the Chesapeake Bowl • No. 32 on 2011 rivals.com Pennsylvania Postseason Top 40 • Named to the 2010 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Preseason Fabulous 22 list • 2009 all-WPIAL AAAA Great Southern Football Team • Named to The Almanac’s 2009 Football All-Star team • As a junior, he was Bethel Park’s third leading rusher (445 yards on 67 carries) and third leading receiver (259 yards on 17 catches) • Scored 11 touchdowns as a junior

Personal • Birthday is May 26 • Son of Frank and Pam Kwiatkoski • One of two children • Enrolled in general studies

nick

kindler

84

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J.B.

91

CECIL

Lageman

Level

Defensive Line

Cornerback

6-3, 272, r-Sr.

5-10, 186, r-Sr.

Huntington Huntington, W.Va.

• Moved from defensive end to defensive tackle during the spring

2011 (r-Jr.) • Played in seven games, adding depth at defensive tackle • Also used at defensive end • Finished with four tackles, including two against Norfolk State

2010 (r-So.) • Played in three games • Finished with three tackles, including assisting on a tackle for loss

2009 (r-Fr.) • Saw limited action • Finished with a sack and a forced fumble

2008 (Fr.)

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WVU Tech Fayetteville, Ga.

2011 (r-Jr.) • Played in all 13 games, primarily on special teams • WVU Special Teams Champion: Marshall, Norfolk State • Finished with 11 tackles, including seven solo stops • Registered two tackles against Marshall, at Maryland and Connecticut

2010 (Jr.) • Redshirted while sitting out to meet transfer eligibility requirements • WVU Defensive Scout Team Champion: Maryland, Louisville

WVU Tech • Ranked No. 6 in WVIAC in tackles as a sophomore (65) • Finished with 3.5 tackles for loss • Started as true freshman, finishing with 44 tackles, including 28 unassisted tackles and two interceptions

• Redshirted

High School • Lettered for coach Zack Wilson at Huntington High • Two-time Class 3A all-state selection • Played in the North-South All-Star Game • Earned all-state honors two years in wrestling

Personal • Birthday is Oct. 17 • Son of Joseph and Judy Lageman • Majoring in history

J.B.

lageman

High School • Played for Coach Tommy Web at Fayette County High • Helped lead Fayette County to 11-1 record as a senior • Big Hit Award recipient

Personal • Birthday is July 8 • Son of Cecil and Deidra Level • One of three children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

cecil

level

85


marquis Lucas

78

nathan

Majnaric

Of fensive Line

Running Back

6-4, 317, r-Fr.

6-0, 228, r-Jr.

Miami Central Miami, Fla.

Green Akron, Ohio

2011 (Fr.)

2011 (r-So.)

• Redshirted • WVU Scout Team Offensive Champion: Maryland, Cincinnati

High School • Coached by Telly Lockette at Miami Central High • Two-year starter who helped lead Miami Central to 26-3 two-year record, including a 14-1 record in 2010 • Won the 2010 Florida Class 6A state championship • Miami Herald All-Dade County First Team Offense • Played in the 2011 Nike South Florida All-Star Football Game presented by the Tournament of Championships

Personal • Birthday is March 25 • Son of Tommy Lucas • One of four children • Enrolled in general studies

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• Did not see game action

2010 (r-Fr.) • Did not see game action • Scout Team Offensive Champion: Maryland, Louisville

2009 (Fr.) • Redshirted

High School • Three-year letterwinner for coach Tom Stacy at Green High • Team captain as a senior • Four-time Suburban League All-Scholar Team

Personal • Birthday is June 5 • Son of Daniel and Darla Majnaric • One of two children • Majoring in athletic coaching education • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Dean’s List • Big East Academic All-Star


joe

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MADSEN Of fensive Line 6-4, 310, r-Sr. Chardon Chardon, Ohio

• Three-year starter at center • Started all 38 career games in which he has played

2011 (r-Jr.) • All-Big East First Team (ESPN.com) • All-Big East Second Team (Coaches, Phil Steele) • WVU Offensive Player of the Week against Maryland • Helped pave the way for the WVU offense to average 37.6 points per game and to finish with more than 4,500 passing yards and more than 6,100 total yards • Ranked second on the offense, seeing action on 943 plays • Saw action on 70 or more plays in six games • Saw action on 80 or more plays in two games • Led the team with 55 knockdowns, averaging 4.2 knockdowns per game • Season-high seven knockdowns against LSU • Finished with five or more knockdowns in six games

2010 (r-So.) • Started all 12 games in which he played • Named All-Big East First Team by Phil Steele • Awarded the WVU John Russell Award, team’s best lineman • Allowed only one sack • Tied for second on the team with six thunderbolt blocks • Fourth on the team with 33 knockdowns • Offensive Champion: UNLV, USF, Cincinnati

2009 (r-Fr.) • Started all 13 games • Named to the Big East All-Freshman Team by The Sporting News, ESPN.com and rivals.com • Selected for the WVU Gridiron Gladiator Award by the coaching staff • WVU Offensive Champion: Syracuse • Finished with seven thunderbolt blocks and 43 knockdowns • Helped the Mountaineers produce a 1,000-yard rusher and a 2,000-yard passer

2008 (Fr.) • Redshirted • Offensive Scout Team Champion: Rutgers

High School

joe

madsen

• Coached by Jim Dipofi at Chardon High • Two-way starter at defensive tackle and offensive tackle • Collected 59 total tackles, including 21 solo stops, five sacks and 18 tackles for loss • Also had 16 assisted tackles, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery • Selected All-Ohio First Team guard

Personal • Birthday is Sept. 1 • Son of Eric and Reta Madsen • Youngest of four children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

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william

27

5

IVAN c

M Cartney

Marable Safety

Wide Receiver

6-0, 198, r-Jr.

6-2, 182, Jr.

Ellsworth CC Virginia Beach, Va.

Miramar miami, Fla.

2011 (r-So.)

2011 (So.)

• Played in six games • Used primarily on special teams • Finished with three tackles • Registered solo tackles at Rutgers and Louisville • Defensive Scout Team Champion: Norfolk State

2010 (r-Fr.) • Started 11 games at Ellsworth Community College • Finished with a team-leading 74 tackles • Collected three pass breakups • Returned a fumble 64 yards for a touchdown • Had a season-high 14 tackles against Iowa Central CC • Registered nine stops against Joilet JC and against Lackawanna JC

2009 (Fr.) • Attended Ellsworth CC but did not play football

High School • Played for coach Darnell Moore at Bayside High • Registered 55 tackles as a senior, including 20 unassisted • Had a forced fumble and an interception • Finished with three pass breakups • As a junior, he finished with 36 tackles, one sack, two interceptions and eight pass breakups

• Played in 13 games and started 10 games at wide receiver • Named All-Big East Third Team (Phil Steele) • Ranked No. 7 in the Big East in receptions (3.8 per/g) and No. 9 in receiving yards (45.0 yards/g) • Third on the team in catches and yards and fourth in receiving touchdowns • Tallied a career-best 131 receiving yards against UConn, including a 51-yard catch, also a career best • Grabbed a game-best five catches for 54 yards against Bowling Green, including a 33-yard TD • Caught a career-best eight catches for 101 yards, in second career start at Maryland • One of three players to finish with over 100 yards receiving at Maryland, the first time three players netted at least 100 yards on catches in WVU history and the first time since 1998 WVU had multiple 100yard receivers • Caught four passes for 61 yards against Louisville • Tallied 59 yards on six catches against LSU • Recorded first career touchdown and five receptions in seasonopening win over Marshall

2010 (Fr.) • Played in 12 games • One catch for four yards against Rutgers • Finished with one carry for two yards against UNLV

High School

Personal • Birthday is May 26 • Son of Willie Marable and Brenda Rogers • One of four children • Majoring in sports and exercise psychology

IVAN

M cartney c

• Coached by former Mountaineer Damon Cogdell at Miramar High • Played in the U.S. Army All-American game • Named 2009 Florida Class 6A all-state first team • The Sporting News Top 35 • Broward County Florida Times Union No. 1 wide receiver and Super 75 overall • Miami Herald Top 5 in South Florida • As a senior, had 37 catches for 747 yards and 10 touchdowns

Personal • Birthday is Oct. 5 • Son of Ivan, III, and Azya McCartney • One of three children • Cousin of NFL receiver Chad Ochocinco • Majoring in communication studies

McCartney’s Receiving Statistics Year Games Catches Yards Avg. TD Long 2011 13 49 585 11.9 3 51 2010 12 1 4 4.0 0 4 Totals 25

88

50

589

11.8 3

51


donovan 30

paul

Running Back

Quarterback

6-1, 241, r-Sr.

6-1, 221, So.

Miles Brooke Point Stafford, Va.

• Moved from strong-side linebacker to fullback in the spring

2011 (r-Jr.) • Played in 12 games • Added depth at linebacker but used primarily on special teams • Finished with 10 tackles • Season-high three tackles, including two solo stops at Cincinnati • Two tackles against Connecticut and Pitt

2010 (r-So.) • Saw limited action before an ankle injury ended his season

2009 (r-Fr.) • Saw limited time, playing in three games • Used primarily on special teams

2008 (Fr.) • Redshirted • Defensive Scout Team Champion: East Carolina

High School • Coached by Jeff Berry at Brooke Point High • Finished with 107 tackles, including eight sacks and 21 tackles for loss as a senior • Two-time all-district and all-area performer

Personal • Birthday is Aug. 7 • Son of Candise Downs • One of four children • Majoring in criminology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

donovan

miles

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Millard Flower Mound Flower Mound, Texas

2011 (Fr.) • Saw action in four games as backup quarterback • Saw action against Clemson in Orange Bowl • Saw fourth-quarter action against Connecticut and Bowling Green • Connected with Stedman Bailey on a career-long 45-yard pass against Bowling Green • Saw his first collegiate action in fourth quarter against Norfolk State • Connected with Brad Starks on a 30-yard strike against Norfolk State for his first collegiate touchdown

High School • Coached by Cody Vanderford at Flower Mound High • No. 1 nationally rated quarterback in passing and No. 2 in total offense by MaxPreps • Completed 331-of-500 passes for an area-best 4,491 yards and 47 touchdowns in 11 games as a senior • Named 5A All-State Honorable Mention • Earned DFW 5A All-Area Second Team honors • Threw for 300 or more yards in 10 games, 400 or more yards in seven games and 500 or more yards once • Helped lead Flower Mound to the District 8-5A championship • Season-high 528 yards and four touchdowns against Martin

Personal • Birthday is Sept. 9 • Son of Colleen and the late Robert Millard • One of four boys • Majoring in pre-physical education teaching • Dean’s List • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big East Academic All-Star

paul

millard

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pat

miller

6

pete

miller

Cornerback

Running Back

5-11, 191, Sr.

5-7, 181, r-Sr.

Hoover Birmingham, Ala.

• Has played in 35 career games and started 11

2011 (Jr.) • Played in 13 games and started nine games at right cornerback • Had 66 tackles (50 solo), two interceptions and three pass break-ups • WVU Defensive Champion: Maryland • Recorded second interception of season and had two tackles against Clemson • Had a 52-yard interception return for a touchdown at USF • Collected eight tackles against Louisville, including team-high seven solo tackles • Finished with seven tackles against Bowling Green, including team high five unassisted tackles • Registered seven tackles, including five solo stops against LSU • Recorded a career-high 11 tackles and two pass breakups at Maryland

2010 (So.) • Played in 13 games and started two • Registered 20 tackles, including 14 solo stops, one tackle for loss and four pass breakups

2009 (Fr.) • Played in nine games • Finished with two solo tackles and a pass breakup

Fairfax Fairfax, Va.

2011 (r-Jr.) • Did not see game action

2010 (Jr.) • Redshirted • Scout Team Champion: LSU, UNLV, Louisville

2009 (So.) • Played football at Erie Community College

2008 (Fr.) • Played football at Averett University

High School • Played at Fairfax High • As a senior, led team in rushing with 855 yards and six touchdowns • As a junior, led team in rushing with 854 yards and four touchdowns

Personal • Birthday is Feb. 24 • Son of Pete and Brenda Miller • One of two children • Majoring in sociology and anthropology

High School • Coached by Rush Propst for three years and Josh Niblett as a senior at Hoover High • Earned Alabama State Sportswriters Association Class 6A honorable mention all-state honors • Birmingham News Alabama Top 24 (15) • Tuscaloosa News Top 50 recruits in Alabama (19) • Played in Mississippi-Alabama All-Star classic in Mobile, Ala.

Personal • Birthday is May 21 • Son of Dale and Jean Miller • Also has two brothers and a sister • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

Miller’s Defensive Statistics Yr. G. T Ass. Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2011 13 50 16 66 1.5/1 0 2/58 3 1 0 2010 13 14 6 20 1/4 0 0 4 0 0 2009 9 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 Totals 35 66 22 88 2.5/5 0 2 8 1 0

90

28

pat

miller


michael

48

matt

Molinari

Moro

Holder/Punter

Safety

6-2, 198, r-So.

6-0, 192, Sr.

Parkersburg South Parkersburg, W.Va.

El Camino JC Miami, Fla.

2011 (r-Fr.)

2011 (Jr.)

• One of the team’s punters • Also served as the team���s holder on field goals and extra point attempts • Special Teams Champion: Connecticut • Seven punts at Cincinnati for a 37.1 avg.; long punt went for 58 • Despite snow and wind at Rutgers, punted a career-high eight times with a long of 48 yards • Sold punting effort at Syracuse with three punts for a 44.7 avg. • Made collegiate debut against UConn,punting five times for 43.0 avg.

2010 (Fr.) • Redshirted

High School

• Played running back, kicked field goals, punted and played safety for coach Jon Bolen at Parkersburg South High • Earned second team all-state honors as a senior • Finished 3-for-4 on field goals and 44-of-47 on PATs • Voted North MVP in the North-South All-Star Game • Played in the BACF All-Star Game

Personal • Birthday is March 15 • Son of Serge and Cindy Molinari • One of four children • Both sisters played soccer at WVU • Majoring in exercise physiology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Dean’s List • Big East Academic All-Star

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• Played in seven games, primarily on special teams • Finished with six tackles, including four solo stops

Junior College • Played for Coach John Featherstone at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif. • Earned Southern California Football Conference Second Team honors • Finished second on the team with 41 tackles, forced two fumbles and led the team with seven pass breakups • Played seven games at College of the Desert as a freshman • Finished with 24 tackles, including 20 solo stops • Also recorded three pass breakups, a fumble recovery and a blocked kick

High School • Lettered for coach Patrick Burroughs at Miami Southridge High

Personal • Birthday is March 10 • Son of Mario Moro and Corally Silva • One of three children • Majoring in sociology and anthropology

Molinari’s Punting Statistics Year 2011

Punts 30

Yards Avg. 1,116 37.2

Long 58

TB 2

FC 5

I20 11

50+ 1

matt

moro michael

molinari

91


KJ

Myers

19

ryan

Nehlen

Wide Receiver

Wide Receiver

6-2, 201, r-Fr.

6-3, 205, r-Sr.

First Coast HS Jacksonville, Fla.

2011 (Fr.) • Redshirted • Offensive Scout Team Champion: Rutgers, USF

High School • Coached by Marty Lee at First Coast High • Team went 11-1 in 2010, falling in the regional semifinals • 2010 Florida Times-Union Super 75 recruit • 2010 Florida Times-Union Super 24 • 2010 All-First Coast Second Team Offense • 2010 all-conference first team • Scout.com Top 150 wide receiver • Finished senior season with 600 receiving yards, 18.3 yards per catch and nine touchdowns • Also played baseball

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University Morgantown, W.Va.

2011 (r-Jr.) • Played in 13 games and started one • Caught a career best 21-yard reception in UConn win • Caught first career TD, a 15-yard strike, against Bowling Green • Caught first career catch, converting a third-down attempt with a huge 13-yard fourth quarter reception, at Maryland; catch kept drive alive and led to victory-preserving field goal • Earned first career start against Marshall • Given the Tom Nickolich Award, WVU’s top walk-on • Awarded scholarship after spring drills

2010 (r-So.) • Saw action in six games, primarily on special teams

2009 (r-Fr.)

Personal

• Saw limited action, appearing in two games

• Birthday is Nov. 19 • Son of Kenneth and Andria Myers • One of three children • Majoring in pre-communications studies

2008 (Fr.) • Redshirted • Offense Scout Team Champion: Connecticut

High School

ryan

nehlen

• Four-year letterwinner and two-year starter for coach John Kelley at University High • Class 3A First Team All-State as a senior • Had 16 touchdown receptions as a senior • Class salutatorian • U.S. Marine Corps Scholar Award

Personal • Birthday is July 21 • Son of Dan and Janie Nehlen • Father is WVU equipment manager • Grandson of Hall of Fame WVU coach Don Nehlen • Nephew of former Mountaineer All-American and NFL standout quarterback Jeff Hostetler • Oldest of two children • Majoring in exercise physiology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Dean’s List • President’s List • Big East Academic All-Star

Nehlen’s Receiving Statistics Year Games Catches Yards Avg. 2011 13 5 64 12.8

92

TD Long 1 21


shaq

36

taige

Petteway

Redman

Linebacker

Linebacker

6-0, 222, So.

6-1, 228, r-Jr.

Steubenville Steubenville, Ohio

50

Keyser Keyser, W.Va.

• Will play star linebacker in the new 3-4 defensive scheme

2011 (r-So.)

2011 (Fr.) • Played in 12 games • Saw action at safety and was used extensively on special teams • Made two tackles at USF • Saw significant playing time against UConn and recorded two solo tackles, which tied a career high • Registered two tackles against Bowling Green

High School • Coached by Reno Saccoccia at Steubenville High • Collected 87 tackles as a senior • An All-Valley captain as a senior • 2010 JJHuddle.com All-Ohio First Team Defense • Two-time All-Ohio First Team • Two-time Wheeling Intelligencer All-Valley First Team • 2008 All-Ohio Honorable Mention • Earned Dapper Dan Special Achievement Award • Finished 2009 with 98 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and two forced fumbles • Had 116 tackles and 19 tackles for loss in 2008

• Played in 13 games, primarily on special teams • Finished with two tackles • Registered a solo tackle against Bowling Green • Defensive Scout Team Champion: Pitt

2010 (r-Fr.) • Did not see any game action • Defensive Scout Team Champion: Coastal Carolina, Louisville

2009 (Fr.) • Redshirted • Defensive Scout Team Champion: Syracuse

High School • Two-time All-State First Team • Finished runner-up for the Sam Huff Award, given to the state’s top linebacker • Collected 325 tackles for his career, including 119 tackles as a senior, 56 solo, 12 for loss and eight sacks • Selected to play in the North-South All-Star Game

Personal

Personal

• Birthday is Feb. 20 • Son of Barry Williams and Penny Redman • One of 11 children • Majoring in criminology

• Birthday is Feb. 2 • Son of Keisha Petteway • One of three children • Enrolled in general studies

Petteway’s Defensive Statistics Yr. G. T Ass. Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2011 12 5 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 0

shaq

petteway

TAIGE

REDMAN

93


89

ted

47

doug

Rigg

Rietschlin Defensive Line

Linebacker

6-6, 270, r-Jr.

6-0, 242, Jr. Bergen Catholic Oradell, N.J.

Crestview Crestline, Ohio

• Has played in 24 career games with nine starts

2011 (r-So.) • Did not see game action • Defensive Scout Team Champion: Marshall

2011 (So.)

2010 (So.)

• Sat out after transferring from Ohio Dominican

2009 (Fr.) • Played football at Ohio Dominican • Two-time Scout Team Champion

High School • Played for coach Jason Ratliff at Crestview High • Named North Central Ohio Coaches Association First Team • Named All-North Central Conference First Team • MVP of North Central Ohio All-Star Game

Personal • Birthday is Sept. 21 • Son of Nick and Meg Rietschlin • One of five children • Brother, Chris, played at Ohio State (2007-09) • Majoring in exercise physiology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Dean’s List • President’s List • Big East Academic Honor Roll

• Played in 11 games and started nine at strong-side linebacker • Forced fumble at the goal line that produced Darwin Cook’s 99-yard fumble return against Clemson; also had two tackles • Finished with four tackles at USF; also had a sack; recovered fumble in fourth quarter that led to game-winning field goal • Finished with three tackles, including a tackle for loss, against Louisville • Assisted on three tackles and on a tackle for loss at Rutgers • Did not play against Bowling Green or UConn due to wrist injury suffered against LSU • Had a career- and team-high nine tackles against LSU, including assisting on a tackle for loss • Had two tackles, including a tackle for loss against Norfolk State

2010 (Fr.) • Played in all 13 games • Posted 14 tackles, including eight unassisted tackles and assisted on a tackle for loss • Collected four tackles, including two unassisted tackles and assisted on a tackle for loss against Coastal Carolina • Season-high five tackles at LSU • Three tackles against UNLV, including two solo stops

High School • Coached by Fred Stengel at Bergen Catholic High • Named all-state on defense • 2009 Star-Ledger First Team Defense • 2009 Star Ledger All-Non-Public First Team Defense • Finished 2009 with 56 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks • Also ran for 586 yards on 75 carries with six touchdowns

Personal

doug

rigg

• Birthday is May 9 • Son of Peter and Jayne Rigg • One of two children • Majoring in exercise physiology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big East Academic Honor Roll

Rigg’s Defensive Statistics Yr. G. 2011 11 2010 13 Totals 24

94

T Ass. Total TFL Sacks 11 19 30 4/14 1/8 8 6 14 0.5/1 0 19 25 44 4.5/15 1/8

Int. PBU FF FR 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1


kyle

Rose

93

shaq

Rowell

Defensive Line

Defensive Line

6-4, 270, r-Fr.

6-4, 310, Sr.

Centerville Centerville, Ohio

Iowa Western CC Maple Heights, Ohio

• Moved from defensive end to defensive tackle during the spring

2011 (Fr.)

• Moved to nose tackle during the spring

2011 (Jr.)

• Redshirted

• Played in 10 games as a backup defensive tackle • Collected a solo stop against Clemson • Assisted on a tackle against Pitt and at Rutgers • Had a solo tackle at Syracuse • Finished with two tackles against Bowling Green • Registered two tackles against Norfolk State

High School

90

• Coached by Ron Ullery at Centerville High • Finished 2010 season with 86.5 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, one forced fumble, three fumble recoveries and one interception • Invited to play in the Pennsylvania-Ohio Big 33 Game • PrepStar Midwest Top 135 • Scout.com Top 75 defensive end • Rivals.com Ohio Postseason Top 60 • 2010 All-Ohio Special Mention, JJHuddle.com All-Ohio Honorable Mention • All-Greater Dayton First Team, All-Southwest Ohio First Team, All-Greater Western Ohio Conference First Team, All-Central Division First Team, team captain and team defensive MVP • 2010 recipient of the Sonny Unger Foundation Scholarship Award for football ability, leadership, work ethic and humility • 2009 All-Greater Dayton Second Team, All-Southwest Ohio Second Team, All-Greater Western Ohio Conference First Team and All-Central Division First Team

Junior College

• Coached by Scott Strohmeier at Iowa Western CC • Helped lead Iowa Western to a 9-2 record, the Midwest Collegiate Conference championship, an appearance in the national semifinals and a No. 11 final national ranking • Finished 2010 with 32 tackles, eight tackles for loss, two sacks and one forced fumble in 10 games • Collected a season-high five tackles against DuPage • Registered four tackles against Snow College in the Top of the Mountain Bowl Game

High School

Personal • Birthday is Oct. 2 • Son of Todd and Theresa Rose • Majoring in pre-political science

• Attended Glenville High, where he was all-state, all-region and all-district • Recorded 27 tackles, seven tackles for loss, four sacks and a forced fumble as a senior • Played in the Big 33 game between Ohio and Pennsylvania

Personal • Birthday is Jan. 7 • Son of Raymonda Rowell • One of three children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

shaq

rowell Rowell’s Defensive Statistics Yr. G. T Ass. Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2011 10 2 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 0

95


ismail

18

corey

Smith

Showell Safety

Kicker/Punter

5-10, 186, r-Fr.

6-0, 211, r-Sr.

Oakcrest Mays Landing, N.J.

Musselman Inwood, W.Va.

2011 (Fr.)

2011 (r-Jr.)

• Redshirted • WVU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year • Defensive Scout Team Champion: Rutgers

High School • Starter for Coach Chuck Smith at Oakcrest High • Finished with 55 tackles, six sacks and three tackles for loss as a senior • Atlantic City All-Press Honorable Mention • South Jersey Scholar-Athlete • U.S. Army Scholar-Athlete

Personal • Birthday is May 30 • Son of Stacy and Gloria Showell • One of four children • Majoring in exercise physiology

44

• Shared kickoff and punting duties • Earned WVU Special Teams Champion for his great comeback effort against Pitt with four punts for 229 yards and a 57.2 average • Long punt against Pitt went for 62 yards, while placing two inside the 20, one inside the five • In first career start, punted twice for a 50.0 average

2010 (r-So.) • WVU Special Teams Champion: Pitt • Kicked off 64 times for 3,984 yards, an average of 62.2 yards per kick • Had eight kicks result in touchbacks, twice as many as the Mountaineers’ produced the year before

2009 (So.) • Sat out to fulfill NCAA transfer eligibility requirements

2008 (Fr.) • Played his freshman year at Alabama and saw limited action as a kicker

High School • Played for coach Denny Price at Musselman High • Earned all-state honors as a place kicker and as a punter • Hit 13-of-18 field goal attempts • Set two state records as a senior, most field goals in a season and longest field goal (59) • Won the national I player’s combine as a punter

Personal

corey

smith

• Birthday is May 13 • Son of Winston and Denna Smith • One of two children • Majoring in sport management • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Dean’s List • Big East Academic All-Star

Smith’s Punting Statistics Year Punts Yards Avg. Long TB FC I20 50+ 2011 26 1,032 39.7 62 0 1 6 9

Smith’s Kicking Statistics

96

Year Kickoffs 2011 73 2010 64

Yards Average TB 4,577 62.7 5 3,984 62.2 8

Totals 137

8,561

62.5

13


lawrence 38

jewone 56

Defensive Back

Linebacker

5-9, 182, r-Sr.

6-1, 245, r-So.

Smith William H. Turner Miami, Fla.

2011 (r-Jr.)

Snow Canton McKinley Canton, Ohio

• Will play buck linebacker in new 3-4 defensive scheme

• Did not see any game action

2010 (r-So.) • Played in all 13 games, primarily on special teams • Finished with six tackles

2009 (r-Fr.) • Saw action in three games, primarily on special teams

2008 (Fr.) • Redshirted • Defensive scout team champion: Marshall

High School • Lettered for coach Nigel Dunn at Miami – Norland High • Collected 90 tackles, three forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and an interception as a senior • Selected to the South Florida All-Star Team

Personal • Birthday is March 19 • Son of Lawrence and Selina Smith • One of three children • Majoring in sociology and anthropology

2011 (r-Fr.) • Played in 11 games and started seven at middle linebacker • Used on special teams • Finished with five or more tackles in five games • Registered seven tackles against Pitt; career-high one sack • Tied for a game high with seven assisted tackles at Rutgers • Recorded a game-high eight tackles at Syracuse; tied for a game high and set season-high mark with six solo tackles • Made first career start against Bowling Green • Had a game-changing 83-yard fumble return against UConn; also registered seven tackles, assisted on a sack and assisted on a tackle for loss • Had a career and team-high nine tackles and assisted on a tackle for loss against Bowling Green; also had a game-high six assisted tackles

2010 (Fr.) • Redshirted • Scout Team Champion: Louisville

High School • Coached by Ron Johnson at Canton-McKinley High • Two-time Associated Press Division I All-Ohio linebacker • Finished senior season with 161 tackles, nine tackles for loss, one interception, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and eight pass breakups • Played in the Ohio-Pennsylvania Big 33 All-Star Game • Played in the North-South All-Star Game

Personal • Birthday is Oct. 6 • Son of former Michigan standout Garland Rivers and Linda Snow-Rivers • Nephew of former Michigan State standout Percy Snow and NBA standout Eric Snow • Majoring in business and economics • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Snow’s Defensive Statistics

jewone

snow

Yr. G. T Ass. Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2011 11 18 24 42 2/7 1.5/6 0 0 0 1/83

97


geno

smith

12

Quarterback

6-3, 214, Sr.

Miramar Miami, Fla.

• One of the top offensive playmakers in the nation • Three-year starting quarterback • Played in 31 career games and started 26 straight

2011 (Jr.) • Started all 13 games • 2012 Discover Orange Bowl MVP • All-Big East First Team (coaches, Phil Steele, and ESPN.com) • All-ECAC Offense • No. 4-best performance by a quarterback in a bowl (colleges portsnews.com) • All-Bowl Team (CBSSPorts.com and ESPN.com) • Big East Offensive Player of the Week (Maryland, Louisville) • WVU Offensive Champion: Marshall, Cincinnati • Set or tied 21 WVU single-game, season or career records • Set five Orange Bowl records • Set four WVU and BCS bowl records • Tied three NCAA all-time bowl records • WVU and Big East single-season passing leader (4,385 yards) • Tied WVU single-season passing touchdown record (31) • Set WVU touchdowns responsible for season record (33) • Ranked No. 5 nationally in passing average (337.31 avg./g) and eighth in total offense (334.ypg); ranked first in the Big East in both categories • Also ranked No. 17 in the NCAA, No. 1 in the BIG EAST, in passing efficiency (152.6) • Threw for 4,385 yards in 13 games, the fourth-best total in NCAA in 2011 • Finished with four 400-yard passing games on the season and for his career and a Big East single-season record of eight 300-yard passing games • Went 32-43 for 407 yards and accounted for seven touchdowns (six passing, one rush) in 70-33 Orange Bowl victory • Six passing TDs tied WVU record, first set by Marc Bulger vs. Pitt in 1998 • Six passing TDs also set a BCS and Orange Bowl record and tied overall bowl record • 407 passing yards set Orange Bowl record, as did 433 yards of total offense • Set Orange Bowl records for TDs responsible for (7) and points responsible for (42) • Orchestrated come-from-behind and game- winning drives in back-to-back series in the game’s final minutes at USF • Had 14-game streak of throwing at least one touchdown pass snapped in win at USF • Completed 71 percent of his passes in win over Pitt, going 22-for-31 for 244 yards and one TD • Tallied 379 yards and one touchdown on 29 completions in win at Cincinnati • Threw for 410 yards on 31 completions and for three touchdowns in loss to Louisville • Passing total against the Cardinals ranks fifth on the Mountaineer all-time chart • Fought the elements and completed 20 passes for 218 yards and two touchdowns at Rutgers • Scored first career rushing TD on a 1-yard scamper at RU • Completed 24 passes on 41 attempts for 338 yards and two touchdowns at Syracuse

98

• Tallied 450 passing yards on 27 completions against UConn, the second-best career and program total • Connected with Stedman Bailey on a career-long 84-yard TD pass against UConn; the score was WVU’s all-time fifth-longest from scrimmage • Had efficient day against Bowling Green, going 18-for-30 with three touchdowns in three quarters • Threw for WVU single-game best 463 yards on a career- and program-best 38 completions against LSU; also tallied a career- and program-best 65 pass attempts; his attempts were the fourth-most of any QB in 2011 • Finished with 468 total yards of offense against LSU, a WVU singlegame best mark • His performance against the Tigers was the NCAA’s 20th-best total offense game and 17th-best passing yardage game in 2011 • Threw 36 completions on 49 passing attempts for 388 yards at Maryland • Threw for 371 yards and four TDs vs. Norfolk State

2010 (So.)

• Started all 13 games • All-Big East First Team by ESPN.com, rivals.com and Phil Steele and second team by Big East coaches • Averaged just one interception every 53.1 attempts • No. 1 in the Big East in pass efficiency, No. 2 in passing yards per game, total offense per game and points responsible for (148) • Big East Offensive Champion: Maryland, Cincinnati • WVU Offensive Champion: Marshall, USF, Cincinnati, Rutgers • Connected on 241-of-372 passes for 2,763 yards for the year, 24 touchdowns, only seven interceptions and a long of 71 yards • Was first WVU quarterback to throw for more than 2,500 yards since 1998 • Threw multiple touchdowns in seven games • Season-high 32-of-45 passes for 316 yards at Marshall, a touchdown and a long of 30 • Threw for a career-high 352 yards on 23-of-28 passes with a touchdown and a long of 46 against Rutgers in the season finale

2009 (Fr.) • Played in five games • Completed 32-of-49 passes for 309 yards, a touchdown and a long completion of 33 yards • Came off the bench early in the Marshall game when quarterback Jarrett Brown left the game with a concussion and completed 15-of 21 passes for 147 yards, a touchdown and a long of 33

High School • Coached by former Mountaineer Damon Cogdell at Miramar High • Named to the Parade High School All-American team • EA Sports All-American Second Team • Finished No. 2 in the voting for Mr. Florida • Florida Class 6A All-State First Team • Sun Sentinel Florida Class 6A Player of the Year • Participated in the “Elite 11” football camp in California • ESPN Top 150 prospects • No. 1-rated player in Broward County according to the Miami Herald and South Florida Sun Sentinel • Led Miramar High to an 8-2 record and a No. 5 ranking in Broward County by the Sun-Sentinel • Completed 205-of-308 passes for 3,089 yards and 32 touchdowns and rushed for more than 300 yards • Finished his career as the third-best passer in Broward County history

Personal • Birthday is Oct. 10 • Son of Geno Smith, Jr., and Tracey Sellers • One of four children • Cousin of former Miami star Melvin Bratton • Majoring in English


GENO

SMITH

Smith’s Passing Statistics Year Games Comp. Att. Yards Pct. TD Int. Long 2011 13 346 526 4,385 .658 31 7 84 2010 13 241 372 2,763 .648 24 7 71 2009 5 32 49 309 .653 1 1 33 Totals 31 619 947 7,457 .654 56 15 84

Smith’s Rushing Statistics Year Games Att. Yards Avg. TD Long 2011 13 56 -33 -0.6 2 20 2010 13 106 217 2.0 0 29 2009 5 17 7 0.4 0 13 Totals 31 179

191

1.1

2

29

99


quinton Spain

67

jordan

Thompson

Of fensive Line

Wide Receiver

6-5, 335, r-So.

5-7, 159, Fr.

Petersburg Petersburg, Va.

• Moved from right tackle to left tackle during the spring

Katy Katy, Texas

High School

2011 (r-Fr.) • Added depth at both tackle and guard positions • Played in 13 games and started one at USF • Saw action on 266 plays, mostly in a reserve role • Only allowed one sack for the entire season • Season-high 44 plays against Connecticut • Saw time on 15 plays against Clemson in the Orange Bowl and tallied one knockdown • Finished with 15 knockdowns • Season-high three knockdowns at Rutgers

2010 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

High School • Coached by Michael Scott at Petersburg High • Played in the U.S. Army All-American game • Rivals.com No. 2 offensive guard, Virginia Top Five and Top 115 nationally • Scored four touchdowns and six two-point conversion as a fullback in goal-line packages • Collected 103 tackles as a defensive tackle with 23 for loss and five sacks

Personal • Birthday is Aug. 7 • Son of Tracey Spain • Enrolled in general studies

10

• Coached by Gary Joseph at Katy High • Helped lead Katy to a 25-2 record as a two-year starter and two District 19-5A championships • Finished 2011 with 66 receptions and 1,117 yards receiving for an average of 17.8 yards per catch to go along with 17 touchdowns • Ranked ninth in the Houston area in receiving yards and fifth in receiving touchdowns • Had a touchdown reception in all but one game in 2011 • Houston Chronicle Texas Top 100 recruit • Houston Chronicle All-Greater Houston Second Team Offense in 2011 • Named the 19-5A All-District Special Teams Player of the Year, as well as unanimous first team wide receiver and first team return specialist in 2011 • Earned 19-5A all-district second team wide receiver honors in 2010 • Also named a two-time 19-5A all-district academic team member • Set a school record with 217 yards on nine catches and three touchdowns against Houston Strake Jesuit • Finished 2010 with 26 receptions for 384 yards and three touchdowns • Lost in the 2010 5A Division 2 state quarterfinals to current Mountaineer Dustin Garrison’s Pearland squad

Personal • Birthday is June 30 • Son of Curtis and Adele Thompson • Oldest of three children • Enrolled in January 2012 • Enrolled in general studies

quinton

spain 100


ben

95

wes

Tomasek

Tonkery

Defensive Line

Linebacker

6-1, 312, r-Fr.

6-2, 214, r-So.

St. Rita of Cascia Chicago, Ill.

37

Bridgeport Shinnston, W.Va.

• Will play star linebacker in new 3-4 defensive scheme

2011 (Fr.) • Redshirted • Defensive Scout Team Champion: Bowling Green

2011 (r-Fr.)

High School • Started for coach Todd Kuska at St. Rita • Helped lead St. Rita to an 11-2 record and a No. 12 state ranking • Earned all-conference honors as a senior • Finished with 54 tackles, including 35 solo stops • Collected season-high 10 tackles against Harlem High

• Added depth at bandit safety • Used on special teams • Played in nine games and started one • Made first career start in Orange Bowl against Clemson due to injury to Terence Garvin • Tied career high with two solo tackles against Pitt

2010 (Fr.) • Redshirted

Personal • Birthday is April 23 • Son of Joseph and Lori Tomasek • One of two children • Majoring in pre-biology

High School • Coached by Bruce Carey at Bridgeport High • 2009 All-State First Team Defense • 2008 All-State First Team Offense • Finished his senior season with 34 tackles and one forced fumble • Rushed for 633 yards on 95 attempts for nine touchdowns • Helped lead Bridgeport to a 32-5 record in three seasons • Played in the West Virginia AAA state championship game as a junior and senior

Personal • Birthday is Nov. 29 • Son of Brian and Sherri Tonkery • One of three children • Majoring in industrial engineering • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big East Academic All-Star

Tonkery’s Defensive Statistics

wes

tonkery

Yr. G. T Ass. Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2011 9 4 0 4 1/3 0 0 0 0 0

101


Anthony

19

sean

Walters

Vecchio Defensive Back

Safety

5-9, 182, r-So.

6-1, 196, Fr.

Morgantown Morgantown, W.Va.

Hallandale Hollywood, Fla.

2011 (r-Fr.)

High School

• Did not see any game action

• Played one season for coach Dameon Jones at Hallandale High • Recorded 89 tackles, 29 pass breakups and one interception as a senior • Sun Sentinel All-Broward County Defense Honorable Mention • Ranked as the No. 5 safety on Miami Herald Top Players by Position list • Played for the South Florida All-Stars in the 2011 Nike South Florida All-Star Game • Invited to the FACA North-South All-Star Game

2010 (Fr.) • Redshirted • Scout Team Defensive Champion: Louisville

High School • Played for John Bowers at Morgantown High • Class 3A All-State Special Honorable Mention • North Central Athletic Conference First Team Defense • Team Offensive Player of the Year

Personal • Birthday is Oct. 19 • Enrolled in January 2012 • Son of Bobby Walters and Octavia Lawson • One of four children • Brother Jermaine played football at Colorado State • Enrolled in pre-athletic training

Personal • Birthday is Oct. 31 • Son of Michael Vecchio and Jane Todd • One of three children • Enrolled in general studies

avery

22

Williams Defensive Back 5-11, 181, So. Calvin Coolidge Washington, D.C.

2011 (Fr.) • Played in five games, primarily on special teams • Finished with three tackles • Enrolled at WVU in January 2011

High School • Coached by Jason Lane at Calvin Coolidge High • MaxPreps Top 10 football players who stand out in Washington, D.C., and Maryland • Two-time All-DCIAA selection • Two-time team most valuable player • Collected three interceptions on defense as a senior • Helped lead Coolidge to a 9-3 record

Personal • Birthday is Mar. 15 • Son of Anthony and Caressa Williams • Enrolled in general studies

102

11

J.D.

WOODS


J.D.

Woods

81

jorge

Wright

Inside Receiver

Defensive Line

6-1, 189, r-Sr.

6-2, 289, r-Sr.

Golden Gate Naples, Fla.

99

Dr. Krop Miami, Fla.

• Moved from wide receiver to inside receiver this spring • Has played in 26 career games and started six

• Second-year starter at nose tackle • Has played in 34 career games and started 13

2011 (r-Jr.)

2011 (r-Jr.)

• Played in nine games and started final two games • Had a 15-yard reception in Orange Bowl • Earned season-high playing time at USF and first start of season • Season-best four catches for 38 yards at USF, including a 10-yard reception on game-winning drive • Two receptions against Norfolk State

• Played in 13 games and started 12 • Tied a career high with one sack and one tackle for loss versus Pitt • Collected three tackles at Cincinnati • Had five tackles vs. Louisville, including assisting on a sack; tied career high for tackles • Recorded a career-high five tackles at Rutgers • Four tackles at Syracuse; also set a career high with four solo tackles • Recorded three solo tackles against LSU • Four tackles at Maryland

2010 (r-So.) • Played in 13 games, starting four • WVU Offensive Champion: USF, Cincinnati • Finished with 18 receptions for 205 yards, one touchdown and a long of 21 • Season-high four receptions for 52 yards with a long of 17 against Syracuse • Three catches for 38 yards against USF, with a long of 19 • Posted three grabs for 30 yards with a long of 21 against Rutgers

2009 (r-Fr.) 2008 (Fr.) • Redshirted after dislocating left shoulder during preseason practice

High School • Coached by Dave Tanner at Golden Gate High • Collected 54 catches for 851 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior • An all-state selection as a senior • All-Southwest Florida First Team

Personal • Birthday is Feb. 7 • Son of Freddie and Williamena McCrary and John Blackmon • Majoring in sociology and anthropology

2008 (Fr.) • Redshirted

High School • Coached by Rick Divita at Dr. Krop High • Registered 62 tackles and 18 sacks as a senior • Selected to play in the Dade North-South All-Star game

• Birthday is Jan. 8 • Son of Jorge and Dr. Ellen Wright • Majoring in criminology

Wright’s Defensive Statistics

Year Games Catches Yards Avg. 2011 9 7 67 9.6 2010 13 18 205 11.4 2009 4 0 0 0 272

• Played in nine games • Finished with 10 tackles, including eight solo stops, one sack and two tackles for loss • Collected three solo tackles, including a tackle for loss against Louisville

Personal

Woods’ Receiving Statistics

25

• Played in 12 games and started one • WVU Defensive Champion: USF, Louisville • Finished with 10 tackles, including three solo stops, 1.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble • Forced a fourth-quarter fumble at Marshall that keyed the WVU comeback and also had a big pass breakup against the Herd

2009 (r-Fr.)

• Saw action in four games

Totals 26

2010 (r-So.)

TD Long 0 15 1 21 0 0

11.0 1

21

Yr. G. 2011 13 2010 12 2009 9 Totals 34

T Ass. Total TFL Sacks 21 17 38 3.5/12 1.5/10 3 7 10 1.5/4 0 8 2 10 2/4 1/2 32 26 58 7/20 2.5/12

Int. PBU FF FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

103


Mountaineer Newcomers Christian Brown, DL

6-3, 290, Bridgeton, N.J./Bridgeton HS

mountaineer newcomers

Played for coach Dave Ellen at Bridgeton High in 2011 … saw action in seven games, helping lead the team to a 6-4 record … finished the season with 35 tackles (14 solo, 21 assisted) and two sacks … recorded a seasonhigh nine tackles against Holy Spirit … previously played two seasons at Dunbar High (Ft. Myers, Fla.) …as a junior, he finished with 40 tackles and three sacks … helped team finish with an 11-11-1 record during those two years … completed 2009 with 22 tackles (12 solo, 10 assisted), one sack and one forced fumble … three-star prospect according to rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN.com … ranked No. 38 defensive tackle in 2012 by rivals.com … No. 17 on the rivals.com 2012 New Jersey Postseason Top 30 list

Roshard Burney, RB

Travares Copeland, WR

6-0, 185, Port St. Lucie, Fla./Treasure Coast HS Played two years at Westwood High before playing his senior season for coach Irvin Jones at Treasure Coast High … as a senior, he completed 78-of-144 passes for 1,096 yards and 13 touchdowns … ran for 497 yards and six touchdowns … selected All-Area First Team Offense by the Palm Beach Post … named All-State Second Team as a utility player … selected to play wide receiver for the Palm Beach County-Treasure Coast All-Star Game … as a junior, he was named a first team all-area quarterback and a second team all-area utility player by TCPalm … he completed 102-of-200 passes for 1,691 yards and 16 touchdowns … also ran for 344 yards and six scores … as a sophomore, threw for 1,866 yards, rushed for 407 yards and six touchdowns … selected third team all-state 3A … a first team all-area quarterback … a three-star prospect by rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN.com … No. 28 athlete by rivals.com … No. 49 on Orlando Sentinel Florida Top 100 … No. 53 on Florida’s Postseason Top 100

5-10, 205, Lake Park, Fla./Palm Beach Gardens HS Played two seasons for coach Chris Davis at Palm Beach Gardens High … team went a combined 14-8, with a 9-3 record in 2011 that included an appearance in the Florida 8A Regional Finals, falling to Miramar … led Palm Beach County in rushing yards with 2,000 yards on 284 carries with 19 touchdowns in 2011 … completed the 2010 season with 84 carries for 642 rushing yards and five touchdowns … rushed for 487 yards on 68 carries with three touchdowns in 2009 … 2011 Florida 8A first team all-state offense … 2011 Sun Sentinel Palm Beach County Class 8A-7A-6A Player of the Year … 2011 Sun Sentinel Palm Beach County First Team Offense … 2011 Palm Beach Post Large Schools Offensive Player of the Year … 2011 Palm Beach Post Large Schools First Team Offense … 2011 Palm Beach County Athletic Association First Team Offense … No. 6 Palm Beach Post Top 75 recruits … 2010 Palm Beach Post Class 6A Second Team Offense … three-star prospect according to rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN.com … ranked No. 44 running back by rivals.com … No. 93 on the rivals.com Florida Postseason Top 100

Kimlon “K.J.” Dillon, S

6-2, 185, Apopka, Fla./Apopka HS Three-year starter for coach Rick Darlington at Apopka High … combined for a record of 30-9, including an appearance in the Florida 6A state championship game … finished 2011 with 45 tackles and three interceptions on defense, while leading the team with 422 yards on 20 receptions with one touchdown … also had 36 carries for 224 yards and two touchdowns … named a member of the 2011 Orlando Sentinel All-Central Florida Second Team Defense … played in the 2011 Central Florida All-Star Game for the East Side … No. 56 on Orlando Sentinel 2012 Florida Top 100 … No. 10 on Orlando Sentinel 2012 Central Florida Super60 … three-star prospect according to rivals.com and ESPN.com … ranked No. 44 safety by rivals.com

John DePalma, LS

6-6, 235, Cumming, Ga./Pinecrest Academy

Torry Clayton, RB

5-9, 195, Florida City, Fla./South Dade HS Three-year letterwinner and two-year starter for coach Greg Dentino at South Dade High … led team to a combined three-year record of 26-10, including two appearances in the Florida 6A regional finals … finished 2011 as Miami-Dade County’s seventh leading rusher with 1,108 yards on 168 carries with 15 touchdowns … rushed for more than 200 yards in two games and over 100 yards in six games … registered four touchdowns and 221 rushing yards against Ferguson … ran for 144 yards and three touchdowns against Varela … scored two touchdowns with 202 yards rushing against Krop … ran for 151 yards and one touchdown against Killian … had two touchdowns and 141 rushing yards against Palmetto … ranked third in county in touchdowns (20) and seventh in rushing yards (1,142) on 170 rushes in 2010 … scampered for 405 yards with eight touchdowns on 87 rushes in 2009 … named 2011 Miami Herald All-Dade County First Team Offense … played in the 2011 Nike South Florida All-Star game, finishing with six carries for 65 yards and two touchdowns … 2011 Florida 8A Second Team All-State Offense …No. 9 on Miami Herald Top 25 Miami-Dade County 2012 recruits … No. 2 running back on Miami Herald Miami-Dade County Top Five players by position list … 2010 Miami Herald All-Dade 6A First Team Offense … three-star prospect according to rivals. com, Scout.com and ESPN.com … ranked No. 33 running back by rivals. com … No. 70 on the rivals.com Florida Postseason Top 100 … 2012 Tom Lemming Top Running Back

104

Four-year starter for Coach Charles Wiggins at Pinecrest Academy … saw action at tight end, defensive end and long snapper … an all-county tight end as a senior … at the 10th annual Rubio Long Snapping School in 2012, his 15-yard snap time was 0.69 seconds … ranked 6th in the nation in 2012 by Chris Rubio Long Snapping … helped lead team to an 11-2 record and the region championship as a sophomore … four-year starter in basketball … was an all-region and all-county performer … scored 1,084 career points … member of the National Honor Society … earned a spot on the High Honor Roll.

Mark Glowinski, OL

6-5, 290, Wilkes-Barre, Pa./Lackawanna College Two-year starter for coach Mark Duda at Lackawanna College … finished with a combined career record of 16-6, including a win in the 2010 Graphics Edge Bowl and an appearance in the 2011 Salt Lake City Bowl … helped anchor an offense that was ranked No. 23 nationally in 2011, averaging 388.36 yards per game … the rushing offense was ranked No. 6, averaging 239 rushing yards per game … team averaged 327.6 total yards and 138.5 rushing yards during the 2010 season … 2011 NJCAA Second Team All-American … previously played for GAR Memorial High (WilkesBarre, Pa.), leading the team a 26-8 record as three year, two-way starter … team averaged 331.5 rushing yards per game in 2009, 218.9 rushing yards per game in 2008 and 193.9 rushing yards per game in 2007 … three-star prospect according to rivals.com and Scout.com


Jarrod Harper, S

5-11, 200, Frostburg, Md. /Mountain Ridge HS Three-year, two-way starter for coach Roy Devore at Mountain Ridge High … finished 2011 with a 9-2 record and appearance in the Maryland state playoffs … recorded 52 tackles, five tackles for loss, three interceptions, five fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles in 2011 … rushed for 1,334 yards on 187 carries, totaling 24 all-purpose touchdowns on offense … finished 2010 with 72 tackles, one tackle for loss, nine interceptions and one fumble recovery on defense, while recording 1,860 all-purpose yards, along with 18 touchdowns on offense … 2011 Maryland Small School First Team Defense ... 2010 Maryland Small School Second Team Defense … 2011 Cumberland Times-News Co-Defensive Player of the Year … 2010 Cumberland Times-News First Team Defense and Second Team Offense … 2010 Mineral Times Daily News-Tribune Player of the Year … 2009 Cumberland Times-News Honorable Mention Offense … Tom Lemming Top Safety … three-star prospect according to Scout.com

Korey Harris, DL

6-4, 230, St. Augustine, Fla./Bartram Trail HS

6-3, 225, Miami, Fla./Miami Northwestern HS Played for coach Billy Rolle at Miami Northwestern HS … as a senior, he helped Northwestern finish with a 7-3 record … finished with 87 tackles, including 24 for loss, and 10 sacks as a senior … also forced five fumbles and had three fumble recoveries … named 8A-6A All-Dade County First Team by the Miami Herald … No. 5 on Miami Herald Miami-Dade County Top 25 … No. 1 defensive lineman top players by position … No. 12 on the Miami Herald Top 101 players … played in the Nike South Florida All-Star Game … finished with 19 tackles for loss and had 14 sacks as a junior … No. 69 strong-side defensive end nationally … No. 179 recruit in state of Florida … 2010 Miami Herald All-Dade County honorable mention

Nana Kyeremeh, CB

5-11, 170, Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington HS Three-year starter for coach Scott Gordon at Thomas Worthington High … finished 2011 with 73 tackles, six interceptions that totaled 145 return yards and two touchdowns, four blocked punts with two being returned for touchdowns and two blocked extra points … registered four interceptions in 2010 and three interceptions in 2009 … earned a spot on the 2011 All-Ohio Division I Second Team Defense … earned 2011 All-Central District First Team Defense honors after being recognized as special mention in 2010 … two-time All-OCC Central Division First Team honoree … 2011 Columbus Dispatch All-Metro First Team Defense … member of This Week’s 2011 Super 25 first team defense … three-star prospect according to rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN.com … ran that anchor leg of the 2011 2x200 meter Ohio state champion relay team … runs a 4.3 40-yard dash

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Two-year starter for coach Darrell Sutherland at Bartram Trail High … finished career with a 19-6 record, including a 12-2 mark in 2011, advancing to the Florida 6A state semifinals … recorded 53 tackles (36 solo, 17 assisted) in 2011, along with 4.5 sacks and one pass breakup … made a season-high 10 tackles against Pace and had at least five tackles in six different games … finished 2010 with 45 tackles (34 solo, 11 assisted) and finished with eight sacks, including three sacks against Bishop Kenny to go with a season-high eight tackles … two-time member of The St. Augustine Record All-County squad, while also earning honorable mention honors on the 2011 Florida Times-Union All-First Coast team … three-star prospect according to rivals.com and ESPN.com

Eric Kinsey, DL

Josh Lambert, K/P

5-11, 190, Garland, Texas/Garland HS

Garrett Hope, LB

6-3, 225, The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands HS Two-year starter and three-year letterwinner for coach Mark Schmid at The Woodlands High … led team to a record of 12-2 and appearance in the Texas 5A state quarterfinals in 2011 and 10-1 record in 2010 … finished 2011 as team captain with 71 tackles, two forced fumbles, two passes defended, three sacks, 18 tackles for loss and seven quarterback hurries … recorded 67.5 tackles in 2010, along with two interceptions, three forced fumbles, 4.5 sacks, five tackles for loss and 13 quarterback hurries … 2011 Houston Chronicle Top 100 recruit … 2011 Houston Chronicle All-Greater Houston Defense second team … Texas 5A Honorable Mention All-State in 2011 … named the 2011 District 14-5A Defensive Player of the Year … earned 14-5A All-District Second Team defensive honors in 2010 … three-star prospect according to rivals.com and Scout.com

Two-year starter for coach Jeff Jordan at Garland High … helped team to a 16-7 record during that span, including a 10-5A District championship in 2011 … finished 2011, making 9-of-16 field goals, including conversions from 47 yards, 48 yards and 51 yards … kicked 49-of-52 extra points and had 15 touchbacks on kickoffs … made 6-of-10 field goals in 2010, including the longest field goal in school history with a 53-yarder against Duncanville … also was successful from 47 yards and 51 yards … was a perfect 18-for-18 on extra points … split time as a punter, averaged 36 yards per punt on 11 punts for 391 yards … named a first team 10-5A All-District kicker in 2011 … 2011 Texas Nike Spring Camp semifinalist … 2012 Chris Sailer National Kicking Event Field Goal Last Man Standing champion, as well as being a finalist in the punting competition

Sam Lebbie, LB

6-2, 215, Washington, D.C./DeMatha HS

Will Johnson, TE/WR

6-6, 245, Maple Grove, Minn. /Osseo HS Two-year starter for coach Derrin Lamker at Osseo High … finished 2011 with a 9-2 record, while recording a 7-3 mark in 2010 … made 16 receptions for 199 yards and one touchdown in 2011 … scored three touchdowns on 14 receptions for 169 yards in 2010 … three-star prospect according to rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN.com … ranked No. 26 tight end by rivals.com … No. 5 on rivals.com Minnesota Postseason Top 10

Darreall “Dee” Joyner, WR

5-11, 180, Miami, Fla./Miami Central HS Helped lead Miami Central High to a 13-1 record in 2011 under coach Telly Lockette … team finished No. 17 on the MaxPreps.com Xcellent 25 Rank, falling in the Florida 6A state championship ... recorded 28 receptions for 466 yards and five touchdowns in 2011 … had a season-high 131 yards on four receptions for three touchdowns in season opener against Booker T. Washington … 2011 Miami Herald All-Miami Dade County Second Team offense … played for the Miami-Dade squad in the Nike South Florida AllStar game … previously played for Fitzgerald High (Fitzgerald, Ga.) in 2010, making 42 receptions for 719 yards and nine touchdowns … 2010 Georgia second team all-state … 2010 All-Middle Georgia honorable mention … three-star prospect according to rivals.com and ESPN.com

Three-year starter for coaches Elijah Brooks and Bill McGregor at DeMatha High … finished career with a combined 26-9 record … finished 2011 with 79 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, eight sacks and seven forced fumbles … played in the 2011 Chesapeake Bowl, where he was named the rivals.com “Most Physical Player” … named to the 2011 Washington Post All-Metro First Team Defense … member of the 2011 Maryland Consensus All-State Defense and Maryland Big School First Team Defense … four-star prospect according to Scout.com and ESPN.com … three-star prospect on rivals. com … No. 23 on rivals.com Maryland Postseason Top 25 …No. 6 middle linebacker on Scout.com …Tom Lemming Top Inside Linebacker

Devonte Mathis, WR

6-2, 210, Hollywood, Fla./Miramar HS Two-year starter for former Mountaineer Damon Cogdell at Miramar High … finished 13-1 in 2011, falling to Plant in the Florida 8A state championship … finished 2011 with 35 receptions for 552 yards and eight touchdowns … recorded five receptions for 86 yards and two touchdowns against West Broward … made three receptions for 115 yards and one touchdown against Palm Beach Gardens … spent 2010 between quarterback, running back and wide receiver … threw for 713 passing yards and seven touchdowns, while rushing for 167 yards and two touchdowns … also caught 10 passes for 198 yards … represented the South Florida squad in the Nike South Florida All-Star game … named Miami Herald All-Broward County Second Team Offense … member of the 2011 Sun Sentinel Class 8A-7A-

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6A Second Team Offense … No. 12 on Miami Herald Top 25 2012 recruit list … came in at No. 39 on Miami Herald 2012 Pre-Spring Florida Top 101 … ranked No. 44 on Orlando Sentinel 2012 Florida Top 100 … previously played for Carol City High …three-star prospect according to rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN.com … rivals.com No. 66 wide receiver … No. 67 on the rivals.com Florida Postseason Top 100

Tony Matteo, OL

6-5, 280, Clinton, Ohio/Manchester HS

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Played three seasons for coach Jim France at Manchester High … finished career without delivering a bad snap … went 7-4 in 2011, advancing to the Ohio Division IV regional quarterfinals … anchored a line that averaged 184.8 yards per game … graded out at 97 percent in blocking efficiency on a team that amassed more than 4,000 yards … helped lead team to a 12-1 record and a spot in the Ohio Division IV regional finals in 2010 … led an offensive line that paved the way for an average of 188.3 rushing yards per game … earned Division IV All-Ohio first team offense honors in 2011, after being named special mention in 2010 … two-time Northeastern Inland All-District first team offense and All-Pac 7 first team offense member … 2011 Cleveland Plain Dealer Offensive All-Star … 2011 Akron Beacon Journal Football All-Star … No. 20 on the 2011 Cleveland Plain Dealer Top 50 Northeast Ohio football players … served as a team captain and earned team MVP award in 2011, while being named the school’s top lineman in 2010 … three-star prospect according to rivals.com, Scout.com and 247sports.com … ranked No. 16 center by rivals.com … 2012 Tom Lemming Top Center

Deontay McManus, WR

6-1, 209, Randallstown, Md./Dunbar HS Three-year two-way starter for coach Lawrence Smith at Dunbar High … appeared in three Maryland 1A state championship games, including back-to-back state championship wins in 2010 and 2011 … combined for a three-year record of 36-5 … made 40 receptions for 590 yards and six touchdowns in 2011 … made two receptions for 29 yards and had five carries for 63 yards and one touchdown in state championship game against Perryville … recorded 102 tackles in 2011, including 12 tackles in state championship game … had 25 receptions for 341 yards and five touchdowns in 2010, while making 88 tackles and four interceptions defensively … two-time Baltimore Sun All-Metro First Team Defense … two-time Maryland Consensus All-State Defense … two-time Maryland Small School First Team Defense … 2009 Maryland Small School Second Team Defense … played in the 2011 Chesapeake Bowl … finalist for the 2011 Under Armour All-America game … four-star prospect according to rivals.com, Scout.com and Prepstar.com … three-star prospect on ESPN.com … No. 169 on rivals.com Rivals250 … No. 25 wide receiver on rivals.com … rivals.com No. 4 on Maryland Postseason Top 25 … Tom Lemming No. 18 wide receiver

Brandon Napoleon, CB

6-0, 175, Rahway, N.J./St. Peter’s Prep Two-year starter for coach Rich Hansen at St. Peter’s Prep … led team to a combined record of 16-6, including two appearances in the NJSIAA Non-Public Group 4 semifinals … went 81-for-144 for 1,218 and 11 touchdowns as a quarterback in 2011 … also rushed 79 times for 460 yards and two touchdowns, while also returning a kickoff … made two interceptions as a defensive back … played in the 2011 U.S. Marines Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl … 2011 HCIAL Red Division Co-Player of the Year … HCIAL Red Division First Team All-Conference Offense in 2011 and Third Team All-Conference Offense in 2010 … 2011 All-Hudson County First Team Offense and 2010 All-Hudson County Third Team Offense … three-star prospect according to rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN.com … No. 26 rivals.com New Jersey Postseason Top 30 … Tom Lemming Top Combo Quarterback … No. 17 cornerback according to Tom Lemming … son of former Mountaineer standout Eugene Napoleon

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Noble Nwachukwu, DL

6-2, 240, Wylie, Texas/Wylie HS Started two seasons for coach Bill Howard at Wylie High, leading the team to a 15-10 combined record as a starting defensive end … recorded 53 tackles, eight tackles for loss, four sacks, nine quarterback hurries and one forced fumble in 2011 … played first season of football in 2010, leading Wylie to the Texas 4A state semifinals with an 11-4 record … finished 2010 with 50 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, three sacks, 11 quarterback hurries, two pass breakups and three forced fumbles … two-time unanimous All-District 10-4A first team defense member … five-time Wylie News Player of the Week … one-time Dallas Morning News Player of the Week honor in 2010 … three-star prospect according to rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN.com

Tyler Orlosky, OL

6-4, 290, Cleveland, Ohio/St. Edward HS Played two seasons for coach Rick Finotti at St. Edward High … former high school teammate of Mountaineer offensive lineman Brandon Jackson … finished career grading out at 93 percent blocking efficiency and 72 pancake blocks … led team to an 8-4 record in 2011 and a trip to the Ohio Division I second round … recorded a 90 percent blocking efficiency with 38 pancake blocks … won the Ohio Division I state championship in 2010, finishing 15-0 and earning a No. 2 national ranking … in 2010, team averaged 268.1 rushing yards per game with three players over 900 yards rushing, while also averaging 115.8 passing yards per game … finished 2010 with a 96 percent blocking efficiency and 50 knockdown blocks … Division I All-Ohio Special Mention honors in 2011 … was named to the Division I All-Ohio Second Team Offense in 2010 … two-time Northeastern Lakes All-District First Team Offense … two-time Cleveland Plain Dealer Offensive All-Star … No. 3 on the 2011 Cleveland Plain Dealer Top 50 Northeast Ohio football players … rated as a four-star prospect by Scout.com … three-star prospect according to ESPN.com and rivals.com … ranked No. 24 2012 guard by rivals.com … ranked No. 41 on rivals.com 2012 Ohio Postseason Top 60 … ranked No. 13 on Scout.com 2012 guards … 2012 Tom Lemming Top Guard

Adam Pankey, OL

6-5, 324, Hamilton, Ohio/Hamilton HS Three-year starter for coach Bob Jacoby at Hamilton High … finished with a combined 13-18 record … team averaged 189 rushing yards in 2011 and a total of 236 yards per game … helped team to average 347 yards of total offense per game, including 306 rushing yards per game in 2010 … earned Division I All-Ohio Third Team Offense honors in 2011 … Southwest AllDistrict First Team Offense in 2011, after earning Second Team honors in 2010 …three-time All-Greater Miami First Team Offense member … threestar prospect according to rivals.com and Scout.com … No. 51 on rivals. com Ohio Postseason Top 60 … 2012 Tom Lemming Top Offensive Tackle

Devonte Robinson, WR

6-1, 170, Delray Beach, Fla./Village Academy HS Three-year starter for coach Donald Hanna at Village Academy High … finished career 17-13, including an 8-3 mark in 2011 … led Palm Beach County with 950 receiving yards on 31 receptions and 30.6 yards per catch, while ranking No. 4 in touchdown receptions with 10 in 2011 … also recorded seven interceptions on defense … finished 2010 with 18 receptions for 534 yards and six touchdowns … averaged 29.6 yards per catch …member of the 2011 Florida 2A All-State First Team Offense … Palm Beach Post Small Schools First Team Offense ... 2011 Sun Sentinel Class 5A-4A-3A-2A First Team Defense … No. 11 on the Palm Beach Post Gametime Top 100 … invited to play in the 2011 Palm Beach County/Treasure Coast All-Star game and the 2011 Nike South Florida All-Star game … named 2010 Sun Sentinel Class 2A-2B-1A-1B Honorable Mention … three-star prospect according to rivals.com and ESPN.com … No. 78 wide receiver on rivals.com … rivals.com No. 84 on Florida Postseason Top 100


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fter a first season that was nothing short of outstanding, West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen enters his second year as the head coach of the Mountaineer football program prepared to lead his squad into a new conference home in the Big 12. Holgorsen holds an advantage in his first year in the league, bringing familiarity of the conference and its member institutions with him, having coached for nine of the past 12 years at either Texas Tech or Oklahoma State. The staff he has assembled this season has a certain Big 12 flair to it, with more than half of the coaches having either coached in the league or recruited in the Southwest. Under his direction in 2011, the Mountaineer program finished with an overall record of 10-3, earned its sixth Big East Conference championship since 2003 and seventh overall and was awarded the league’s BCS Bowl bid for the third time. Holgorsen became the only West Virginia head football coach to either win a conference championship or win 10 games in his first season. The first-year head coach of the year honoree by the Football Writers Association of America was one of seven first-year head coaches to lead his program to a BCS Bowl game, one of three to win the game and the only first-year WVU head coach to win a BCS Bowl game. The Mountaineers’ 10 wins in 2011 tied for the fourth-most wins by a first-year head coach among NCAA FBS coaches. Holgorsen also became the fourth West Virginia head coach to lead his squad to a bowl appearance and earn a win in the game in his first year as a head coach.


Head Coach: Dana Holgorsen

West Virginia ran its string of nine or more win seasons to seven, making Receiver Justin Blackmon won the 2010 Biletnikoff Award, given to the top them one of three schools to boast that accomplishment. The Mountaineers receiver in the nation, and running back Kendall Hunter was a finalist for the were ranked in the national polls for 13 of the 16 weeks during the season Doak Walker Award, given to the nation’s top running back. and climbed as high as No. 11. WVU finished with 10 All-Big East honorees, Weeden, Hunter and Blackmon became only the second trio in NCAA hisincluding the league’s special teams’ player of the year (Tavon Austin) and three tory to pass for at least 3,000 yards, run for more than 1,500 yards and finish players being named to seven All-America teams. with more than 1,500 yards receiving in the same season. West Virginia boasted only the fourth set of 1,000-yard receivers in college Prior to OSU, Holgorsen was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks football in 2011 and was one of only two schools, along with Houston, to have a coach at Houston. During his two-year tenure with the Cougars, his offenses 4,000-yard passer and two 1,000-yard receivers. once again put up explosive numbers, accounting for 563 yards of total offense WVU finished No. 6 nationally in passing offense, No. 13 in scoring offense and per game, passing for 433.7 yards per game and totaling more than 42.2 points No. 15 in total offense. per game. His offense ranked No. 3 in total offense in 2008 and No. 1 in 2009. The Mountaineer offense ranked No. 67 in total offense in 2010, the year His quarterback, Case Keenum, led the nation in total offense in 2008 and before Holgorsen arrived, and he took it to No. 15 in 2011. 2009, totaling 403.2 yards per game as a sophomore and 416.4 yards his junior season. He also ranked among the Top 10 nationally in pass efficiency both One of his star pupils, quarterback Geno Smith, the Orange Bowl MVP, had his best season and was considered not only one of the top quarterbacks in the years. nation but one of the top overall players. Holgorsen was a member of the coaching staff at Texas Tech from 2000-07, Smith completed a single-season school record 346-of-526 passes for serving as the inside receivers coach from 2000-04, before being elevated to 4,385 yards and 31 touchco-offensive coordinator in downs. His 4,385 yards 2005 and offensive coordiwere the most passing nator in 2006-07. yards by a Mountaineer or During his time in a Big East quarterback in a Lubbock, his offenses season. increased the amount Wide receiver and speof yardage from 324.8 cial teams’ demon, Austin, yards of total offense to a first team all-conference 529.6, an increase of receiver, collected a more than 200 yards per school-record 101 catches game. The Red Raiders for 1,186 yards and eight were No. 7 nationtouchdowns. Stedman ally prior to Holgorsen Bailey, also an all-conferbecoming offensive ence receiver, collected a coordinator and raised school-record 1,279 yards their yardage total to and tied the school record No. 4 in 2005, his first with 12 touchdowns. season directing the The Holgorsen era offense. In his two years officially began on June as offensive coordinator, 10, 2011, when he was his squad was nationally named the school’s 33rd ranked No. 8 in 2006 head football coach. Since and No. 3 in 2007. that time, he has been In 2007, Texas Tech non-stop in his efforts to led the nation in passing The Holgorsen Family: Logan, Karlyn, Dana and McClayne tell anyone who will listen (470.31), was No. 2 in what Mountaineer football total offense (529.62) and has to offer and what lies ahead for the program. was No. 7 in scoring offense (40.9). Quarterback Graham Harrell led the nation From the time he was named head coach, he spent countless hours spreadin total offense and Biletnikoff Award winner Michael Crabtree led the nation in ing his philosophy that no one person was bigger than the team; and through receptions per game and receiving yards per game. hard work, dedication, teamwork and fulfilling your responsibilities on and off the In 2006, the Red Raiders ranked No. 3 nationally in passing offense and No. field, the West Virginia football program will continue to achieve success. 6 in total offense. Harrell once again was outstanding, finishing No. 3 nationally Holgorsen arrived in Morgantown in December 2010, bringing with him a in total offense with 344.38 yards per game. Texas Tech led the nation in passing highly successful resume, which included a fast-paced, high-flying, top-shelf in 2005, was No. 4 in scoring offense (39.4) and No. 6 in total offense (495.83). scoring offense with national appeal that Mountaineer nation wanted so badly for Quarterback Cody Hodges was No. 2 in the nation with 396.08 yards per game. its program. Top players under Holgorsen’s guidance at Texas Tech were Wes Welker The players bought into his plan during the spring, as he and his staff (259 career receptions, 3,069 yards, 21 TDs), a current NFL star, Nehemiah installed the system. By the end of April, the offensive scheme had shown signs Glover (2,575 yards, 21 TDs), Mickey Peters (2,318 yards, 22 TDs) and 2004 of a transformation, looking completely different than it had in previous years. third team All-American Trey Haverty (1,019 yards). Fast-forward six months from that initial meeting in December and the reins Holgorsen also spent time at Valdosta State (1993-95) as the quarterbacks, of the entire Mountaineer program were entrusted to Holgorsen. receivers and special teams coach, Mississippi College (1996-98) as the Before coming to Morgantown, Holgorsen spent the 2010 season as the quarterbacks, receivers and special teams coach and at Wingate (1999) as the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State. He was a finalist for the 2010 Broyles quarterbacks and receivers coach. Award, given to the nation’s top assistant football coach, and also named the While at Valdosta State in 1994, Chris Hatcher won the Harlon Hill Trophy, rivals.com Offensive Coordinator of the Year. the NCAA Division II Player of the Year award, by the second-largest vote margin The Cowboys led the nation in total offense during the regular season and in the 17-year history of the award. Hatcher won the award after throwing for finished No. 2 in passing offense and No. 3 in total and scoring offense. OSU 4,076 yards and 55 touchdowns, against just 10 interceptions, while completing averaged 520.23 yards per game in total offense, including 345.9 passing yards 367 of 508 passes. Hatcher led Division II in passing efficiency during the regular and 44.23 points per game. season and directed VSU to its first Division II post-season appearance. Oklahoma State’s offense ranked No. 61 nationally in total offense in 2009, During his coaching career, his teams have earned 11 bowl appearances. the year before Holgorsen arrived, and he took it to the No. 1 spot during the Four of his top pupils - Blackmon (Jacksonville Jaguars), Crabtree (San Fran2010 season. He was a vital member of the coaching staff, helping lead the cisco 49’s), Harrell (Green Bay Packers) and Wes Welker (New England Patriots) Cowboys to a then school-record 10 wins during the regular season and a win in - are in the National Football League. the Valero Alamo Bowl, after preseason predictions had OSU near the bottom of Holgorsen, a native of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, graduated from Iowa Wesleyan the Big 12 Conference. in 1993 and earned his master’s degree from Valdosta State in 1995. He was a Postseason accolades rolled in for Holgorsen’s offensive players as quarterthree-year letterwinner as a wide receiver at Iowa Wesleyan, finishing his career back Brandon Weeden became the first OSU passer to earn All-Big 12 first team No. 5 on the school’s all-time receiving yards list with 1,711 yards and sixth in honors. He was a finalist for the Manning Award, given to the top quarterback in all-time receptions with 145. the nation. He has three children, McClayne, Logan and Karlyn.

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West Virginia Head Coach FWAA First Year Coach of the Year | Orange Bowl Champions | Big East Champions Oklahoma State Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Alamo Bowl Champions Houston Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Armed Forces Bowl Houston Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Armed Forces Bowl Champions Texas Tech Co-Offensive Coordinator/Inside Receivers Gator Bowl Champions Texas Tech Co-Offensive Coordinator/Inside Receivers Insight.com Bowl Champions Texas Tech Co-Offensive Coordinator/Inside Receivers Cotton Bowl Texas Tech Inside Receivers Holiday Bowl Champions Texas Tech Inside Receivers Houston Bowl Champions Texas Tech Inside Receivers Tangerine Bowl Champions Texas Tech Inside Receivers Alamo Bowl Texas Tech Inside Receivers GalleryFurniture .com Bowl Wingate Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers Mississippi College Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers /Special Teams Mississippi College Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers /Special Teams American Southwest Conference Champions Mississippi College Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers /Special Teams Valdosta State Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers /Special Teams Valdosta State Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers /Special Teams NCAA II National Quarterfinalist Valdosta State Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers /Special Teams

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Record at West Virginia: 10-3 (1 year) Overall Record: 10-3 (1 year)

Holgorsen’s Offensive Prowess Since 2005, Dana Holgorsen has been the mastermind behind some of the nation’s most prolific offenses. Starting as the offensive coordinator at Texas Tech, then Houston and Oklahoma State, and now as the head coach at West Virginia, his offensive units are known for their ability to move the ball, pile up yardage and score a plethora of points. In Holgorsen’s first season with the Mountaineers in 2011, his offense averaged 37.6 points per game and finished with more than 6,100 yards of total offense. Listed below are the national rankings for his year-by-year offenses and the players who excelled in them.

2011 (West Virginia)

Passing Offense – No. 6 Red Zone Offense – No. 11 Scoring Offense – No. 13 Total Offense – No. 15 Passing Efficiency – No. 19 First Down Offense – No. 27 Geno Smith – 4,385 passing yards, 31 TDs Geno Smith – 4,352 total offensive yards Geno Smith – 198 points responsible for Stedman Bailey – 72 catches, 1,279 yards, 12 TDs Tavon Austin - 101 catches, 1,186, 8 TDs Tavon Austin – 2,574 all-purpose yards Stedman Bailey – 1,346 all-purpose yards

2010 (Oklahoma State) Red Zone Offense – No. 1 Passing Offense – No. 2 Total Offense – No. 3 Scoring Offense – No. 3 First Down Offense – No. 4

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Tackles for Loss Allowed – No. 6 Sacks Allowed – No. 7 Passing Efficiency – No. 12 Rushing Offense – No. 36 Kendell Hunter – 1,548 rushing yards, 16 TDs Brandon Weeden – 4,277 passing yards, 34 TDs Brandon Weeden – 4,209 total offensive yards Kendell Hunter – 1,548 total offensive yards Justin Blackmon – 111 catches, 1,782 yards, 20 TDs Josh Cooper – 68 catches, 736 yards, 5 TDs Brandon Weeden – 204 points responsible for Justin Blackmon – 132 points responsible for Justin Blackmon – 1,866 all-purpose yards Kendall Hunter – 1,736 all-purpose yards Joseph Randle – 1,160 all-purpose yards

2009 (Houston)

Passing Offense – No. 1 Total Offense – No. 1 Scoring Offense – No. 1 First Down Offense – No. 1

Tackles for Loss Allowed – No. 2 Third Down Efficiency – No. 3 Passing Efficiency – No. 7 Sacks Allowed – No. 24 Red Zone Offense – No. 28 Case Keenum – 5,671 passing yards, 44 TDs Case Keenum – 5,829 total offensive yards James Cleveland – 104 catches, 1,214 yards, 14 TDs Tyrone Carrier – 91 catches, 1,029 yards, 7 TDs Patrick Edwards – 85 catches, 1,021 yards, 6 TDs Charles Sims – 70 catches, 759 yards, 1 TD James Cleveland – 84 points responsible for Tyrone Carrier – 72 points responsible for Tyrone Carrier – 2,213 all-purpose yards Charles Sims – 1,457 all-purpose yards James Cleveland – 1,214 all-purpose yards Patrick Edwards – 1,021 all-purpose yards

2008 (Houston)

Passing Offense – No. 2 Total Offense – No. 2 First Down Offense – No. 4 Passing Efficiency – No. 8 Scoring Offense – No. 10 Third Down Efficiency – No. 11 Bryce Beall – 1,247 rushing yards,13 TDs Case Keenum – 5,020 passing yards, 44 TDs Case Keenum – 5,241 total offensive yards Case Keenum – 292 points responsible for Bryce Beall – 1,247 total offensive yards Bryce Beall – 102 points responsible for Tyrone Carrier – 80 catches, 1026 yards, 9 TDs Mark Hafner – 86 catches, 907 yards, 11 TDs Tyrone Carrier – 1,844 all-purpose yards Bryce Beall – 1,752 all-purpose yards Patrick Edwards – 1,192 all-purpose yards

2007 (Texas Tech)

Passing Offense – No. 1 Total Offense – No. 2 Passing Efficiency – No. 5 Scoring Offense – No. 7 Tackles for Loss Allowed – No. 12 Third Down Efficiency – No. 13 Sacks Allowed – No. 22 Graham Harrell – 5,614 total offensive yards Graham Harrell – 5,705 passing yards, 48 TDs Graham Harrell – 320 points responsible for Michael Crabtree – 134 catches, 1,962 yards, 22 TDs Michael Crabtree – 1,978 all-purpose yards, Danny Amendola – 109 catches, 1,245, 6 TDs Eric Morris – 75 catches, 767 yards, 9 TDs

2006 (Texas Tech)

Passing Offense – No. 3 Tackles for Loss Allowed – No. 3 Total Offense – No. 6 Scoring Offense – No. 13 Passing Efficiency – No. 23 Sacks Allowed – No. 24 Shannon Woods – 926 yards, 10 TDs Shannon Woods – 1,808 all-purpose yards Graham Harrell – 4,555 passing yards, 38 TDs Graham Harrell – 4,477 total offensive yards Graham Harrell – 242 points responsible for Joe Filani – 91 catches, 1,300 yards, 13 TDs Robert Johnson – 89 catches, 871 yards, 11 TDs

2005 (Texas Tech)

Passing Offense – No. 1 Scoring Offense – No. 4 Total Offense – No. 6 Passing Efficiency – No. 14 Taurean Henderson – 872 rushing yards, 17 TDs Taurean Henderson – 1,400 all-purpose yards Taurean Henderson – 132 points responsible for Cody Hodges – 4,429 total offensive yards Cody Hodges – 4,328 passing yards, 31 TDs Cody Hodges – 208 points responsible for Joe Filani – 1,048 receiving yards, 8 TDs Robert Johnson – 948 receiving yards, 4 TDs


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Associate Head Coach: Joe Deforest

Coaching Responsibility: Defensive Coordinator/Safeties

Birthday: April 17 Hometown: Titusville, Fla. Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Louisiana, ‘87) Family: Wife – Laura, Daughter – Ashley Year at West Virginia: 1 Year in Coaching: 23

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Four-year letterman at linebacker and two-year letterman as a pitcher on the baseball team Two-time All-Southern and All-Louisiana independent team member Played two seasons (1987-88) of professional football for the NFL’s Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints and CFL’s Calgary Stampeders

Coaching Career 2012: West Virginia (associate head coach/defensive coordinator/safeties) 2001-11: Oklahoma State (associate head coach/special teams/safeties) 1994-00: Duke (special teams/outside linebackers) 1992-94: Rice (outside linebackers) 1990-92: Rice (graduate assistant/running backs) 1988-90: Titusville (Fla.) HS (outside linebackers)

2010: Alamo 2007: Insight 2004: Cotton

In 2008, punter Matt Fodge was the winner of the Ray Guy Award presented to the nation’s top punter, punt returner Dez Bryant was the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year and kick returner Perrish Cox set a Big 12 record with two kick returns for touchdowns to up his career total to four kick returns for scores, a figure that at one time led all active NCAA players DeForest’s 2008 punt unit ranked sixth in the nation, his punt return squad ranked second nationally and his kick return squad was 18th nationally. In 2007, Perrish Cox was one of only three players in the nation to return a punt and a kickoff for a touchdown. In 2004, the Cowboys led the Big 12 and were 10th nationally in punt returns, averaging 14.7 yards per return. The Cowboys were 26th in net punting and 38th in kickoff returns. DeForest’s impact on the Cowboys was felt immediately upon his hiring. In his first season, OSU improved in every statistical category, going from 73rd to 10th in net punting, from 67th to 12th in punt returns and from 92nd to third in kickoff returns. Chris Massey led the NCAA in kickoff returns in 2001.

Duke

• The Blue Devils finished the 2000 season No. 6 in the nation in net punting and 15th in kickoff returns Rice

Bowl Games Coached (10) 2012: Fiesta 2008: Holiday 2004: Alamo 1995: Hall of Fame

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2010: Cotton 2006: Independence 2002: Houston

Coaching Highlights

• Trevor Cobb was the 1991 Doak Walker Award winner as one of DeForest’ pupils at Rice.

Professional Players (10) Oklahoma State: Dan Bailey (K), Perrish Cox (KR/PR), Cole Farden (P), Matt Fodge (P), Jamie Thompson (S), Darrent Williams (KR/PR) Duke: Ryan Fowler (LB), Patrick Mannelly (LS) Rice: Trevor Cobb (RB), Larry Izzo (LB/ST)

Oklahoma State

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Part of Oklahoma State’s coaching staff which helped lead the Cowboys to a 41-11 record over the past four years, the 2011 Big 12 Conference championship – firstever for OSU and the Fiesta Bowl championship over Stanford – the Cowboys’ first BCS bowl game appearance Coached the 2008 Ray Guy Award winner in Matt Fodge, the 2010 Lou Groza Award winner in Dan Bailey and 2011 Lou Groza semifinalist Quinn Sharp 2010 Oklahoma State kicker/punter combination of Dan Bailey and Quinn Sharp ranked as the best in the country in 2010, as Bailey won the Lou Groza Award and Sharp was a first-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America Oklahoma State accounted for seven non-offensive touchdowns in 2010, as OSU’s special teams unit accounted for two kick return touchdowns, a punt return touchdown and two blocked punt returns for touchdowns and safeties Johnny Thomas and Markelle Martin returned interceptions for touchdowns.

All-American Players (7) Oklahoma State: Markelle Martin (2011), Quinn Sharp (2010-11), Dan Bailey (2010) Duke: Brian Morton (2000) Rice: Trevor Cobb (1991-92)

All-Conference Players (24) Oklahoma State: Justin Gilbert (2011), Markelle Martin (2011), Quinn Sharp (201011), Dan Bailey (2010), Perrish Cox (2009), Matt Fodge (2006, 08), Darrent Williams (2003), Chris Massey (2001-02), Luke Phillips (2001-02) Duke: Brian Morton (1999-00), Sims Lenhardt (1997-98-99), John Krueger (1996), John Zuanich (1994) Rice: Larry Izzo (1994), Trevor Cobb (1990-91-92)

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Assistant Head Coach: Steve Dunlap

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Marshall

• CJ Spillman was No. 3 in Conference USA and tied for No. 12 nationally in tackles and tied for No. 1 in forced fumbles in the league NC State

Playing Career • Three-year letterwinner at linebacker at West Virginia (1973-75) • Set school records for total tackles in a season (190) and tackles in a game (28) • Still ranks No. 10 on the school’s career tackle list (359)

Coaching Career 2012: West Virginia (special teams coordinator/outside linebackers) 2011: West Virginia (safeties/defensive special teams) 2010: West Virginia (assistant head coach/safeties/defensive special teams) 2008-09: West Virginia (assistant head coach/safeties) 2007: Marshall (defensive coordinator/linebackers) 2005-06: NC State (defensive coordinator/linebackers) 2004: Syracuse (defensive coordinator) 2002-03: Syracuse (assistant head coach) 2001-05: Syracuse (linebackers) 1991-2000: West Virginia (defensive coordinator/linebackers) 1987-92: West Virginia (defensive backs) 1984-86, 1993-2000: West Virginia (inside linebackers) 1982-83: Navy (defensive line) 1978-81: West Virginia (graduate assistant/part-time assistant/linebackers)

Bowl games coached (18) 2012: Orange 2008: Meineke Car Care 2001: Insight.com 1997: Carquest 1994: Sugar 1987: Sun

2010: Champs Sports 2006: Meineke Car Care 2000: Music City 1997: Gator 1989: Gator 1984: Bluebonnet

2010: Gator 2004: Champs Sports 1998: Insight.com 1995: Carquest 1989: Fiesta 1981: Peach

Coaching Highlights West Virginia

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In 2011, the defense was No. 11 in pass efficiency defense, No. 31 in interceptions, No. 33 in total defense and No. 35 in pass defense In 2010, the defense was No. 3 in scoring and total defense and No. 11 in pass defense Defense led the BIG EAST in interceptions (17) in 2009 Defense finished No. 11 nationally in scoring defense and No. 16 in pass efficiency defense in 2008

• Three of his players were selected in the first round of the NFL draft, including Mario Williams, who was the No. 1 overall selection in the 2006 draft Syracuse

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In 2003, the Orange ranked No. 2 in the BIG EAST and No. 20 nationally in turnover margin In 2001, Syracuse ranked No. 2 in the conference in turnover margin and No. 7 nationally. The Orange also were No. 24 nationally in pass defense, No. 26 in scoring defense and No. 28 in pass efficiency defense

West Virginia

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Broyles Award finalist in 1996, signifying the top assistant coach in the nation Coached in two national championship games (1989 and 1993 while with West Virginia) The 2000 squad was No. 23 nationally in turnover margin The 1996 squad led the nation in total defense, No. 2 in rushing defense and turnover margin, No. 4 in scoring defense and No. 5 in pass efficiency defense The 1994 squad set a then-school record for fewest points allowed in a 13-game season

Professional Players (11) West Virginia: Tim Brown (1997), Mike Collins (1995), Barrett Green (2000), Alvoid Mays (1990), Bo Orlando (1990), Bernard Russ (1997), Robert Sands (2011), Matt Smith (1987) Syracuse: Clifton Smith (2003), Rich Scanlon (2004) NC State: Stephen Tulloch (2006)

All-American Players (2) West Virginia: Bo Orlando (1988), Robert Sands (2010)

All-Conference/All-East Players (30) West Virginia: Tim Brown (1993), Derek Christian (1985), Mike Collins (1992), Willie Edwards (1988), Barrett Green (1988-89), John Hadley (1997), Alvoid Mays (1988), Bo Orlando (1987-88), Van Richardson (1984-85), Wes Richardson (1993), Bernard Russ (1996), Robert Sands (2009-10), Eain Smith (2011), Matt Smith (1984-85-86), J.T. Thomas, Sr. (1995), Preston Waters (1989), Terry White (1987), Darrell Whitmore (1988-89) Syracuse: Clifton Smith (2001-02), Rich Scanlon (2003) NC State: Stephen Tulloch (2005) Marshall: Byron Kitchens (2007)


Birthday: August 9 Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Wingate, ’00) Year in Coaching: 11

Assistant Coach Playing Career • Played quarterback and receiver at Wingate • Led all receivers with 43 catches for 584 yards and seven touchdowns, while passing for two touchdowns

Coaching Career 2012: West Virginia (offensive coordinator/receivers) 2011: West Virginia (inside receivers) 2008-10: Stephen F. Austin (offensive coordinator) 2006-07: Millsaps (offensive coordinator) 2005: New Mexico State (graduate assistant/offense) 2004: Southeastern Louisiana (running backs) 2003: Southeastern Louisiana (offensive quality control) 2002: Wingate (wide receivers)

Bowl games coached (1) 2012: Orange

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Assistant Coach: Shannon Dawson

Coaching Responsibility: Offensive Coordinator/Receivers Hometown: Clinton, La. Year at West Virginia: 2

Moses finished his career as the school and league’s all-time passer, setting records in completions (1,151), touchdown passes (121), passing yards (13,061) and total offense (12,853) In 2009, his offensive squad led the nation in passing yards (343.7) and was No. 2 in total offense (468.9), No. 6 in scoring offense (34.9) and No. 10 in pass efficiency (147.8) The Lumberjacks led the Southland Conference in all four categories and was second in scoring offense Moses led the nation in touchdown passes (40), was third in passing yards (317.2), fourth in points responsible for (18.5) and fifth in total offense (320.5) In 2008, Stephen F. Austin averaged only 16 points per game and came off a winless season. In his first season, the Lumberjacks led the Southland Conference in passing offense (345.8) and were No. 3 in the nation. They also were nationally ranked No. 13 in total offense (415.7) and No. 14 in scoring offense (35.0)

Millsaps

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Helped lead Millsaps to the 2006 NCAA DIII playoffs The Majors won back-to-back conference championships for the first time in school history Offense averaged more than 35 points a game and was ranked in the Top 20 in both seasons, including as high as No. 5 in total offense Offense recorded 4,107 yards of total offense in 2006 and more than 4,500 in 2007 Quarterback Juan Joseph, the two-time conference player of the year, signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League in 2009

Coaching Highlights West Virginia

Professional Players (4)

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Stephen F. Austin: Dominique Edison (2010), Contrevious Parks (2010) Millsaps: Chris Jackson (2009), Juan Joseph (2009)

West Virginia ranked No. 6 in passing offense, No. 13 in scoring offense and No. 15 in total offense Receiver Tavon Austin set the school record for most catches in a season (101) and was No. 2 in season receiving yards (1,186) Austin was No. 8 nationally in receptions per game and No. 23 in receiving yards per game Austin was No. 1 nationally in all-purpose yardage (199 average yards per game)

Stephen F. Austin

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Helped lead Stephen F. Austin to the 2009 and 2010 NCAA FCS playoffs In 2010, Dawson guided the nation’s No. 1 passing offense (362.2) and No. 4 scoring offense (36.3), ranking No. 6 in total offense (442.9) The Lumberjacks led the Southland Conference in all three categories, as well as pass efficiency (137.23) Quarterback Jeremy Moses was a two-time All-American, two-time Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Year and won the Walter Payton Award, given to the Player of the Year in the NCAA FCS Division

All-American Players (5) Stephen F. Austin: Dominique Edson (2009), Jeremy Moses (2009-10), Cordell Roberson (2010) Millsaps: Chris Jackson (2006)

All-Conference Players (24) West Virginia: Tavon Austin (2011) Stephen F. Austin: Duane Brooks (2009), Gralyn Crawford (2009), Dominique Edison (2008-09), Anthony Foster (2010), Kris Lott (2010), Jeremy Moses (2008-09-10), Contrevious Parks (2008-09-10), Aaron Rhea (2009), Cordell Roberson (2010) Millsaps: Louis Conley (2007), Donnie Epps (2007) Josh Hanna (2006), Chris Jackson (2006), Juan Joseph (2006-07), Eric McCarty (2007), Burt Pereira (2007), Raymond Savage (2007)

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Keith Assistant Coach: Keith Patterson

: Coaching Responsibilibaty Co-Defensive Coordinator/Line ckers

Hometown: Marlow, Okla. Birthday: May 20 s A&M-Commerce, ’03) Central, ‘86); Master’s Degree (Texa Education: Bachelor’s Degree (East daughter – Bretlie Step n and Erin, Stepson – Kelby, Family: Wife – Melissa, Daughters – Fallo 26 ng: Year in Coachi Year at West Virginia: 1

Assistant Coach Playing Career • Four-year letterwinner as a defensive back at East Central

Coaching Career 2012: West Virginia (co-defensive coordinator/linebackers) 2011: Pitt (interim head coach) 2011: Pitt (defensive coordinator/linebackers) 2006-10: Tulsa (co-defensive coordinator/linebackers) 2003-05: Tulsa (linebackers) 2002: Allen High (assistant coach) 2000: Allen High (assistant coach) 1997-99: Ardmore High (head coach) 1995-96: Allen High (assistant coach) 1994: Edmond Santa Fe High (head coach) 1992-93: Edmond Memorial High (assistant coach) 1988-91: Altus High (assistant coach) 1986: East Central (graduate assistant)

Bowl games coached (7) 2012: BBVA Compass 2007: GMAC 2003: Humanitarian

2010: Hawaii 2006: Armed Forces

2008: GMAC 2005: Liberty

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Patterson-led defense placed five players on the All-Big East Team and had one All-American In 2011, the Pitt defense was ranked No. 3 nationally in sacks (3.31), tied for No. 12 in tackles for loss (98), No. 14 in defensive third-down efficiency (32.98), No. 21 in rushing defense (116.9), No. 35 in total defense (350.62) and No. 38 in scoring defense (22.4)

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In 2010, he helped mold a defense that led the country in interceptions (24) and ranked third in turnovers gained (36) Facing the nation’s top passing offense in Hawai’i in the 2010 Hawai’i Bowl, Tulsa’s defense forced five interceptions and six total turnovers en route to a victory over the No. 24 Rainbows. The win was the Golden Hurricane’s 36th over a four-year span and marked the program’s third consecutive bowl triumph Patterson tutored some of the most productive and accomplished defenders in Tulsa football history His star pupils include first-team All-Conference USA performers Nick Bunting, Chris Chamberlain and Nelson Coleman. The three rank among the top 10 tacklers in school history, a list topped by Coleman who had an impressive 413 career stops Bunting finished his career as one of the most decorated linebackers ever at Tulsa. He was named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year in 2006 and the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Newcomer of the Year in 2003 Chamberlain, who finished fifth in Tulsa history with 352 tackles, was drafted by St. Louis in 2008 and has spent the past three seasons with the Rams

High School

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Patterson had 16 years coaching experience as a high school coach in Oklahoma and Texas. He spent two years (2000 and ‘02) as linebackers, defensive backs and special teams coach at Allen (Texas) High School. He also coached at Allen High School from 1995-96 Before that, he was the head football coach at Ardmore (Okla.) High School for three seasons (1997-99). At Ardmore, Patterson led his team to the District 5A 1 Championship in 1999, while earning district coach of the year honors In 1994, Patterson was the head coach at Edmond Santa Fe (Okla.) High School. Prior to that, he served as defensive secondary coach at Edmond Memorial High School for two seasons (1992-93) He began his high school coaching career in 1988 at Altus (Okla.) High School, where he coached the outside linebackers and defensive backs for four years He helped lead Altus to a state runner-up finish in Class 4A, while helping Edmond Memorial to a Class 6A runner-up finish in 1993

Professional Players (2) Pitt: Max Gruder (2011) Tulsa: Chris Chamberlain (2007)

Tulsa

All-Conference Players (14)

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Pitt: Max Gruder (2011) Tulsa: Chris Chamberlain (2006-07), Nelson Coleman (2005-06-07), Nick Bunting (2003-04-05-06), Nick Graham (2005), Michael LeDet (2003-04), Jorma Bailey (2003)

Helped lead Tulsa to a Conference USA championship (2005) and western division championships four times In addition to coaching the linebackers, Patterson served as co-defensive coordinator his final five seasons at Tulsa


Bill Assistant Coach: Bill Bedenbaugh

Coaching Responsibility: Offensive Line Birthday: August 9 Hometown: St. Charles, Ill. Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Iowa Wesle yan, ’95); Master’s Degree (Texas Tech, ‘01) Family: Wife – Marydee; Son – William Year at West Virginia: 2 Year in Coaching: 17

Assistant Coach Playing Career • Four-year starter at Iowa Wesleyan as a lineman for Mike Leach, who Bedenbaugh later worked for at Texas Tech

Coaching Career 2011-12: West Virginia (offensive line) 2010: Arizona (co-offensive coordinator/offensive line) 2007-09: Arizona (offensive line/running game coordinator) 2005-06: Texas Tech (offensive line) 2003-04: Texas Tech (running backs) 2000-02: Texas Tech (graduate assistant/offensive line) 1999: Ferris State (offensive line/running game coordinator) 1997-98: Central Michigan (graduate assistant/offensive line) 1996: Valdosta State (offensive line) 1995: Oklahoma Panhandle State (offensive line)

Bowl Games Coached: (11) 2012: Orange 2008: Las Vegas 2004: Holiday 2001: Alamo

2010: Alamo 2006: Insight.com 2003: Houston 2000: Hall of Fame

2009: Holiday 2005: Cotton 2002: Tangerine

Coaching Highlights West Virginia

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Offensive line helped pave the way for the offense to average 37.6 points a game, 4,509 yards passing and 6,104 yards of total offense Offense line was vital part in WVU’s national finish - No. 6 nationally in passing, No. 11 in red zone efficiency, No. 13 in scoring, No. 15 in total offense and No. 27 in first down offense

Arizona

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Nationally, Arizona ranked No. 9 in passing offense with 307.67 yards per game and No. 24 in total offense with 439.38 yards per game. The passing offense mark ranked first in the Pac-10 Coached a unit that finished 10th nationally in 2009 with 13 total sacks allowed. The Cats were in the Pac-10’s upper half in scoring, passing offense and rushing offense and had the third-lowest turnover total in the conference

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Crafted a rushing game that complemented UA’s passing attack in 2008, producing 131 yards per contest and scoring 33 touchdowns on the ground, second in the league Helped produce a balanced offensive attack that averaged 402 yards per contest, U A’s best in nine years and No. 5 in school history in 2008

Texas Tech

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Coached the offensive unit that helped pave the way for a Texas Tech squad that finished first in the Big 12 in total offense and No. 6 nationally, while rating 13th in Division I-A for scoring at 32.5 points per game Coached a unit that reduced sacks allowed from 36 the previous year to only 19 - on 656 passing attempts in 2006

Ferris State

• Named NCAA Division II Coordinator of the Year after helping lead Ferris State to a division-best 534 yards per game as offensive line coach and running game coordinator

Professional Players (11) West Virginia: Don Barclay (OT) Arizona: Eben Britton (OT) Texas Tech: Cody Campbell (OL), Toby Cecil (C), Dylan Gandy (OL), Gabe Hall (OT), Daniel Loper (OT), Manny Ramirez (OL), Louis Vasquez (OL), E.J. Whitley (OL), Ricky Williams (RB)

All-American Players (4) West Virginia: Don Barclay (2011) Arizona: Colin Baxter (2007, 2010) Ferris State: Dennis Strey (1999)

All-Conference Players (32) West Virginia: Don Barclay (2011), Joe Madsen (2011) Arizona: Colin Baxter (2008-09-10), Adam Grant (2009-10), Eben Britton (2007-08), Peter Graniello (2007), Taurean Henderson (2003-04) Texas Tech: Gabe Hall (2006), Glenn January (2006), Louis Vasquez (2006), Manny Ramirez (2005-06), E.J. Whitley (2002, 05), Daniel Loper (2002), Rex Richards (200001-02), Matt Heider (2000-01) Ferris State: Todd Budden (1999), Jonathon Griffin (1999), Jason Losinski (1999), Dennis Strey (1999) Central Michigan: Rollie Ferris (1997) Valdosta State: Felise Muai (1996), Drew McPhail (1996)

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Assistant Coach: Robert Gillespie

Robert Coaching Responsibility: Running Backs Birthday: November 2 da, ’05) Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Flori Year at West Virginia: 2

Assistant Coach Playing Career • • • • •

Four-year letterwinner at tailback under Steve Spurrier at Florida from 1998-2001 Totaled 1,854 yards rushing, while also becoming the second all-time Gator running back in career receptions (96) and receiving yards (1,091) Team captain in 2001, when Florida finished 10-2 and ranked third in both major polls Helped lead the Gators to the Citrus Bowl, the Sugar Bowl and two Orange Bowls Signed as an undrafted free agent in 2002 by the Washington Redskins. Also played for the Frankfurt Galaxy in the NFL Europe in 2003

Coaching Career 2011: West Virginia (running backs) 2009-10: Oklahoma State (running backs) 2006-08: South Carolina (running backs) 2005: South Carolina (graduate assistant)

2010: Alamo 2006: Liberty

2010: Cotton 2005: Independence

Coaching Highlights West Virginia

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Oklahoma State

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In 2010, Kendall Hunter was ninth in the nation with 1,548 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns Oklahoma State finished No. 3 nationally in total offense and scoring offense The Cowboys rushed for 2,267 yards for almost 175 yards per game In 2009, Keith Toston was an all-Big 12 first team performer who rushed for 1,218 yards The Cowboys led the conference in rushing offense at 187.8 yards per game. Fullback Bryant Ward also earned first-team All-conference honors in Gillespie’s first season

South Carolina

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Promoted to the Gamecocks’ running backs coach on Dec. 16, 2005, after spending the 2005 campaign as a graduate assistant for video Running backs combined to rush for 1,876 yards in 2006, marking a 61 percent increase from the year prior to his appointment as running backs coach Averaged 144.31 rushing yards per game in 2006, ranking No. 49 nationally just one year after ranking No. 108 In 2007, Gamecock tailback Cory Boyd rushed for 903 yards, the most yards for South Carolina back since 2000

Professional Players (3)

Bowl Games Coached (6) 2012: Orange 2009: Outback

Hometown: Hattiesburg, Miss. Son – Wynston Family: Wife – Crystal; Daughter – Nola, 8 ng: Year in Coachi

Named Co-Big East Recruiter of the Year by Scout.com West Virginia finished No. 13 in scoring offense and No. 15 in total offense Dustin Garrison was named East Coast Athletic Conference Offensive Rookie of the Year Garrison averaged 5.5 yards per carry, finishing No. 6 in the Big East in rushing Shawne Alston averaged 4.3 yards per carry and scored 12 touchdowns, the most individual rushing touchdowns since 2007

Oklahoma State: Kendall Hunter (2011), Keith Totson (2010) South Carolina: Cory Boyd (2008)

All-American Players (1) Oklahoma State: Kendall Hunter (2010)

All-Conference Players (4) Oklahoma State: Kendall Hunter (2010), Bryant Ward (2009-10), Keith Totson (2009)


Assistant Coach: daron roberts

Daron Coaching Responsibility: Cornerbacks Birthday: November 29 Hometown: Mt. Pleasant, Texas Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Texas, ’01), Master’s Degree (Harvard, ’04), Juris Docto rate (Harvard, ’07) Family: Wife – Hilary, Son – Dylan Year at West Virginia: 2 Year in Coaching: 6

Assistant Coach Coaching Career 2012: West Virginia (cornerbacks) 2011: West Virginia (wide receivers; special teams – returners) 2009-10: Detroit Lions (assistant secondary) 2008: Kansas City Chiefs (defensive quality control assistant) 2007: Kansas City Chiefs (special teams/defensive volunteer coaching assistant)

Bowl Games Coached (1) 2012: Orange

Coaching Highlights West Virginia

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Named Co-Big East Recruiter of the Year by Scout.com West Virginia finished No. 6 in passing offense, No. 13 in scoring offense and No. 15 in total offense Stedman Bailey set the school record for receiving yards (1,279) and was tied for No. 5 on school’s single-season chart for receptions (72) Bailey set the school record for consecutive 100-yard receiving performances (5) and finished the season with seven Bailey tied the single-season school record for touchdown receptions (12) Tavon Austin was named the Big East Conference Special Teams Player of the Year Austin earned first team All-America honors from CBSsports.com and Phil Steele as a return specialist, second team from Yahoo! Sports and third team from Associated Press Tavon Austin led the nation in all-purpose yardage with 2,574 yards, only the second player in the WVU season history to record 2,000 or more yards

Detroit Lions

• Led the practice and pregame defensive back drills, focusing on man-to-man coverage, plant-and-drive, jam re-routes and zone-drop techniques

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Installed the zone, man-to-man, nickel and blitz packages for the defensive backs Administrated blitz and coverage walk-thru sessions and supervised the opponent scout team Evaluated the weaknesses/strengths of free agent and draft eligible players, assisted with the in-house workouts of potential signees and administered defensive back workouts during college pro days Secondary accounted for 14 interceptions, nearly quadruple the production in 2008

Kansas City Chiefs

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In 2008, Roberts produced weekly scouting reports that contained personnel breakdown and formation tendencies, down/distance tendencies and play diagrams with detailed blocking schemes and route combinations He tutored rookie defensive backs, created team/player specific video cutups for head coach, ran weekly self-scout breakdowns to isolate Chiefs’ defensive call tendencies and success versus run/pass He assisted the secondary coach with film breakdown and served as the sideline signal-caller during team practices and games In 2007, Roberts set up special team drills for practices, led kickoff and punt drills, focusing on lane integrity and get-off techniques and spearheaded post-practice drills for kickoff and punt returners

All-American Players (1) • West Virginia: Tavon Austin (2011)

All-conference players (2) • West Virginia: Tavon Austin (2011), Stedman Bailey (2011)

Non-Football Experience and Achievements • • •

In 2011, named the Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award by UT Alumni Association Worked for four law firms, serving as an associate, governmental affairs committee staffer for Senator Joseph Lieberman and as an assistant to the chief counsel for Texas Lieutenant Governor Bill Ratliff In 2000-01, President of Texas Student Body

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ERIK Assistant Coach: erik slaughter

Coaching Responsibility: Defensive Line Birthday: November 2 ton State, ‘90) Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Tarle Year at West Virginia: 1

Hometown: Hico, Texas ters – Paige & Bailey Family: Wife – Shawna, Son – Seth, Daugh 23 Year in Coaching:

Assistant Coach

Coaching Career 2012: West Virginia (defensive line) 2009-11: Stephen F. Austin (defensive line) 2008: Texas A&M Commerce (defensive coordinator/linebackers) 2006-07: Glen Rose High (head coach) 2003-05: Houston (outside linebackers/strength & conditioning) 2002: Springtown High (athletic director/head coach) 2000-01: East Bernard High (athletic director/head coach) 1999-00: Linden-Kildare High (athletic director/head coach) 1990-98: Stephenville High (assistant coach)

Bowl Experience (2) • 2005: Fort Worth • 2003: Hawaii

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In his first season in Nacogdoches, Slaughter helped produce one of the nation’s top defensive players in defensive end Tim Knicky. A two-time All American, and four-time all-conference selection, Knicky battled through injuries his senior season to record 15 tackles for losses, and finish second in the nation with 12.5 sacks (1.04 pg). Knicky was among the players considered for the 2009 Buck Buchanan Award, an award given annually to the top defensive player at the NCAA FCS level. The 2009 SLC Defensive Player of the Year, Knicky graduated from SFA as the school all-time sack leader

Glen Rose High

• Guided team to back-to-back district titles, and an appearance in the 2007 state quarterfinals • Named the 2006 and 2007 District 12 AAA Coach of the Year Houston

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Coached a linebacking corps that allowed 177.2 rushing yards per game in 2005 Outside linebacker Brendan Pahulu finished second on the team with 94 tackles (22 solo, 72 assisted), as well as recording nine tackles for loss, four sacks and one interception

Springtown High

• Took a squad with a three-year Class AAA record of 9-21 to the Class AAAA playoffs in 2002

Stephen F. Austin

East Bernard High

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• Compiled a 15-7 record over the 2000 and 2001 seasons • Named the 2001-02 District 27 AA Coach of the Year • 2001-02 Wharton Country Coach of the Year

SFA finished the year with 48 sacks, leading the nation in sacks (4.36 per game) and tackles for losses (10.18 per game). SFA became the only NCAA Division I school to record at least 40 sacks in each of the past three seasons Converted Willie Jefferson from a tight end into one of the nation’s more intimidating defensive ends. Jefferson was named the 2011 Southlan Conference Player of the Year after leading the league with 16 total sacks. Along the way he set an SFA single-game record with 4.5 sacks against McNeese State, only to follow that up by tying the conference record (5.0) in the season finale at Northwestern State Malcolm Mattox was another leader on the ‘Jacks’ defensive front in 2011. Mattox followed up a strong rookie campaign by finishing second only to Jefferson in the league in sacks earning second-team All-SLC honors. It marked the second-straight year that SFA has produced the league’s top two sack leaders In 2010, Slaughter took Kenneth Charles, who spent the previous three seasons as an interior linemen, and made him a first-team All-SLC selection, and an AllAmerican honoree as a defensive end. Charles capped a career year in 2010 finishing among the nation’s top 15 in sacks and tackles for losses

Professional Players (2) Stephen F. Austin: Tim Knicky (2010), Kenneth Charles (2011)

All-American Players (3) Stephen F. Austin: Willie Jefferson (2011), Kenneth Charles (2010), Tim Knicky (2009)

All-Conference Players (9) Stephen F. Austin: Jacob Fincher (2011), Willie Jefferson (2011), Malcolm Mattox (2011), Kenneth Charles (2009-10), Rainey Sternes (2010), Sean Warren (2009-10), Tim Knicky (2009)


Jake Birthday: May 1 Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Missouri State, ‘08) Year in Coaching: 5

Assistant Coach: jake spavital

Coaching Responsibility: Quarterbacks Hometown: Tulsa, Okla. Year at West Virginia: 2

Assistant Coach

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Two-year letterwinner at Missouri State as a quarterback and punter First team all-state quarterback at Tulsa (Okla.) Union High, passing for more than 1,800 yards and 18 touchdowns, while running for 682 yards and 17 touchdowns Helped lead team to a 12-1 record and No. 3 ranking nationally as a senior and the Class 6A state title and No. 2 national ranking as a junior Helped lead team to a 26-1 record as a prep starter and accounted for 52 touchdowns, more than 4,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing

Coaching Career 2011-12: West Virginia (quarterbacks) 2010: Oklahoma State (offensive graduate assistant) 2009: Houston (offensive graduate assistant) 2008: Tulsa (offensive graduate assistant)

Bowl Games Coached (4) 2012: Orange 2009: Armed Forces

2010: Alamo 2008: GMAC

Coaching Highlights West Virginia:

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West Virginia was No. 6 nationally in passing offense, No. 13 in scoring offense No. 15 in total offense and No. 19 in passing efficiency Coached All-Big East First Team quarterback Geno Smith Smith set 28 WVU and Big East game, season and career WVU records Smith was Orange Bowl MVP after throwing for bowl-record 407 yards and six touchdowns and was responsible for seven touchdowns Smith threw for 31 TD passes which tied WVU single-season record and 33 TDs responsible for set WVU single-season record Smith ranked No. 5 nationally in passing average (337.31 avg./g) and No. 8 in total offense (334.8 ypg); ranked No. 1 in the Big East in both categories Smith also ranked No. 17 in the NCAA, No. 1 in the Big East, in passing efficiency (152.6)

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Smith threw for 4,385 yards in 13 games, the fourth-best total in NCAA during 2011 season Smith threw four 400-yard passing games on the season and for his career and a Big East single-season record of eight 300-yard passing games

Oklahoma State

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The Cowboys led the nation in total offense during the regular season and finished No. 2 in passing offense and No. 3 in total and scoring offense. OSU averaged 520.23 yards per game in total offense, including 345.9 passing yards and 44.23 points per game The Cowboys won a school-record 10 wins during the regular season and won the Valero Alamo Bowl. Quarterback Brandon Weeden passed for more than 3,000 yards and became the first OSU passer to earn first team all-Big 12 honors and was a finalist for the Manning Award, given to the top quarterback in the nation.

Houston

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The Cougars finished No. 1 nationally in total offense (563.4), passing offense (433.7) and scoring offense (42.2) Quarterback Case Keenum led the nation in total offense, totaling 416.4 yards per game. Keenum also ranked among the Top 10 nationally in pass efficiency.

Tulsa

• He was a vital part of the No. 1 ranked offense and a team that finished a school-record 11-4 • Tulsa defeated Ball State in the GMAC Bowl

Professional Players (2) Oklahoma State: Brandon Weeden (2010) Tulsa: Dave Johnson (2008)

All-American Players (1) Houston: Case Keenum (2009)

All-Conference Players (6) West Virginia: Geno Smith (2011) Oklahoma State: Brandon Weeden (2011) Houston: Case Keenum (2009), Chris Thompson (2009) Tulsa: Dave Johnson (2008), G.J. Kinne (2008)

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Director of Strength and Conditioning: mike joseph

MIKE Coaching Responsibility: Strength and Conditioning

Hometown: Fairmont, W.Va. Birthday: February 22 t Virginia, ‘01) ont State, ’99), Master’s degree (Wes Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Fairm Virginia: 7 st We Year at Brolin Family: Wife – Andre, Sons – Quincy and Year in Coaching: 15

Director of Strength and Conditioning

Certification: Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) and National Strength Coaches Association (NSCA)

Coaching Career 2008-11: West Virginia (Strength and Conditioning) 2005-08: Notre Dame (Coordinator of Strength and Conditioning) 2003-05: Notre Dame (Assistant Strength and Conditioning) 2001-03: Eastern Michigan (Assistant Strength and Conditioning) 1999-2001: West Virginia (Graduate Assistant) 1998-99: Fairmont State (Strength and Conditioning)

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Administer, coordinate, develop, implement and teach strength and conditioning programs for all Mountaineer student-athletes with a major emphasis on the football program Served for five years as the assistant strength coach at Notre Dame (2003-08), working with football and was responsible for the strength and conditioning programs for baseball, volleyball, track and softball At Notre Dame, he worked with the head strength coach with football, assisted with workouts, testing, conditioning, speed and agility training and in-season and offseason training schedules on a daily basis

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Responsible for developing and training the quarterbacks, tight ends, linebackers, running backs and injured players Also had the same responsibilities with the sports of baseball, volleyball and softball Supervised and maintained facility and equipment and scheduling all studentathletes for the school’s 27 sports Spent two years as an assistant strength coach at Eastern Michigan (2001-03) While at Eastern Michigan, worked with football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, volleyball and wrestling Served as a graduate assistant at WVU for two years (1999-2001) Worked at Healthworks Fitness and Rehabilitation in Morgantown during the 2001 summer Strength and conditioning coach at Fairmont State (Aug. 1998 – May 1999) Served as a guest speaker and instructor at numerous camps and clinics Has served as a classroom instructor and state director for the National Association of Speed and Explosion While at Fairmont State, Joseph was a four-year letterman and three-year captain on the football team from 1994-97 Three time first-team all-WVIAC selection and was named the WVIAC Offensive Player of the Year in 1996 A 1997 regional All-American, a Burger King Scholar Athlete and a WVIAC Scholar Athlete


football staff Alex Hammond

Ryan Dorchester

Director of Football Operations

Coordinator of Recruiting Operations

Ryan Dorchester is in his first year as the Coordinator of Recruiting Operations within the West Virginia football program. In his role, Dorchester serves in an administrative capacity, overseeing the operational aspects of football recruiting. He organizes the day-to-day recruitment of student-athletes, including building the program’s data bank of prospects and compiles information and video files. He is the liaison with the University admissions office, is the primary contact with the athletic compliance office regarding recruiting, oversees the correspondence with prospects and manages the planning of on-campus official and unofficial recruiting visits. Dorchester coordinates the coaches’ travel schedule for recruiting and oversees and organizes the program’s records, checklists, calendars, research and recruiting boards. He also coordinates NCAA and Big 12 Conference rules testing for WVU, compliance reviews and meetings for the football staff with the school’s compliance department. In his current position, he builds and maintains relationships with high school and junior college coaches to advance recruiting, assists with the planning of the annual clinic for high school coaches and coordinates the summer jobs program for the student-athletes. Dorchester worked with the Mountaineer football program since 2004, when he joined the managerial staff as a student equipment manager and served in that capacity for four years. Since then, he has been a graduate assistant for recruiting, assisting with the day-to-day operations of the program’s recruiting efforts. Dorchester earned his bachelor’s degree in history from West Virginia in 2008 and his master’s degree in higher educational leadership in 2010.

Quincy Wilson Assistant Director of Football Operations Former Mountaineer great Quincy Wilson returns to his alma mater to serve as the assistant director of football operations. Wilson assists the director of football operations with the daily activities of the football office and serves as a program liaison with compliance, academic support and residence life. He comes to West Virginia after serving as the marketing sales manager for State Industrial Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio, since 2010. He handled more than 125 accounts for State Industrial, a company who provides services in air and water purification and treatment. He was ranked in the Top five of the region in overall sales every month in the Northeast Region.

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Alex Hammond is in his second year on the Mountaineer football staff as the director of football operations. He came to West Virginia in August 2011 as the director of recruiting operations, before moving into his current role in September. Hammond oversees all of the administrative operations and responsibilities of the football program and provides direct support to the head coach. He handles the department budget, daily schedules, travel schedules, professional scouts, facility scheduling, coaches’ clinics, training table, scholarship disbursement, ticket allocation, preseason planning and bowl preparation. He oversees the football equipment room, the video staff and the recruiting office. He also manages the department budget and serves as the staff liaison to the Big 12 office, football alumni, the media and WVU’s 16 other varsity sports. Hammond came to West Virginia after serving as the associate director of amateurism certification at the NCAA from 2009-11. In his position, he was responsible for educating elite athletes, member institutions and conferences on NCAA legislation, served as the NCAA liaison to the Big 12 and Atlantic Coast Conferences on issues regarding amateurism and conducted amateurism reviews on high profile studentathletes. Prior to his tenure with the NCAA, Hammond was an associate in the international sports group at the law firm of Baker and Daniels from 2008-09. He advised multi-national companies on global business operations, drafted contracts for corporate mergers and acquisitions and assisted with the development of the firm’s sports practice group. Hammond also held several positions working for the United States federal government (2003-06), serving with the office of the General Counsel for the Department of Defense, a special assistant to Ambassador Randall Tobias for the US Department of State and as a public affairs officer and legislative assistant at the White House for the National Drug Control Policy. Hammond graduated from Texas in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in government and earned his juris doctorate from the Northwestern University School of Law in 2008. While a student at Texas, he interned at the White House for the office of public affairs and was the executive director of the Longhorn student body, the highest appointed student position at the University. He represented the student body in front of the Texas State Legislature. While earning his law degree at Northwestern, he co-founded and served as the vice president of operations for the Global Trends Group. It was organization that provided political and economic risk analysis to corporations seeking global expansion. Hammond, a native of Indianapolis, Ind., is married to the former Susan Swift of Atmore, Ala.

Wilson works with the academic support staff in tracking and counseling student athletes and also provides player agent education, contribute to LifeSkills programming and assists the student-athletes with recognizing opportunities for University services and resources. He organizes preseason training camp in regards to operations such as daily meal schedules and provides security and game officials for practices and scrimmages. Wilson assists with community relations programs, on-campus recruiting and the annual high school coaches’ clinic. He administers the professional football education program and assists the studentathletes, who have professional potential, with the exceptional student-athlete disability insurance program and with the college advisory committee. Wilson was a four-year letterwinner at running back for the Mountaineers from 1999-03, finishing with 2,608 career rushing yards, ranking No. 5 WVU’s career rushing chart. He registered 901 yards and six touchdowns as a junior and 1,380 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior. Wilson was a third team All-American by the Associated Press and was one of eight semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award. He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons and played three years for the Cincinnati Bengals from 200408. He played one season for the Berlin Rebels of the German Football League in 2010. Wilson, a native of Weirton, W.Va., and the son of former NFL linebacker Otis Wilson and Kyle Wilson, earned his bachelor’s degree in coaching education from West Virginia in 2003.

Curtis Jones Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services Curtis Jones is in his first year as the assistant athletic director for academic services. He comes to WVU after serving as an academic counselor for football student-athletes at Texas for the past three years. Jones administers the operation of the student services division and oversees the academic staff, assuring a commitment to academic excellence. He works with student-athletes to establish academic goals and then organizes and implements programs to assist the studentathletes in meeting those goals. Jones serves as the liaison to the University’s academic community, provost’s office, admissions’ office, registrar’s office and disability services. He assists the student-athletes in identifying educational and career interests, selecting classes and determining academic majors. Jones also provides guidance to the studentathletes in meeting their educational goals, through monitoring and guiding during study hall, tutoring and assisting with test preparation, study skills and time management. Prior to his stint at Texas, he was the assistant athletics director for football student-athlete development at USF (2008-09), assistant director

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of athletic academic affairs at Oklahoma (2005-08), assistant athletics director for compliance at OU (2004-05), director of compliance (2003-04) Jones worked for two years at Nike, as the product line manager for baseball and football footwear, at its headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. He also worked as an account manager for the Zipatoni Company and Wieden & Kennedy, marketing and advertising agencies, servicing industry leading national corporate accounts. He is a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics, the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics APR Consultants and served on Oklahoma’s Athletic Diversity Council and its Committee on Governance and Compliance. Jones graduated with his bachelor’s degree in sociology in 1995 from Dartmouth and earned his master’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in advertising from Missouri in 1998. He was a fouryear letterwinner in baseball while at Dartmouth. Jones, a native of St. Louis, Mo., is married to the former Mary Ellen Enigk.

Kelli Hinton football staff

Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services Kelli Hinton is in her second year as an assistant director of student-athlete academic services with responsibility of working with the Mountaineer football program. Hinton assists with developing individualized programs, then monitors each student-athletes’ progress to ensure their academic success and make sure they are on track toward graduation. Hinton also provides guidance to the studentathletes, assisting them with the organization and development of their course schedules each semester, helps oversee the study hall program, teaches study skills to at-risk students and works in conjunction with the compliance department on eligibility issues. Hinton came to West Virginia after serving as an athletic academic advisor at Cincinnati for a year. She worked with the baseball, volleyball, tennis and men’s and women’s golf programs. Prior to that, she served a year at Ohio State as the assistant athletic academic counselor and then served as a student assistant in the athletic academic program at Indiana. Hinton served as an associate instructor at Indiana for a year and worked as a CHAMPS/ LifeSkills graduate assistant at Xavier. She is a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics. Hinton graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cincinnati in 2003 and earned a master’s degree in kinesiology from Indiana in 2008.

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Amy King

Aaron Malik

Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services

Assistant Equipment Manager

Amy King is in her second year as the assistant director of student-athlete academic services with emphasis on the football program and third year as a member of the academic services unit at West Virginia. King assists with developing individualized programs, then monitors each student-athletes’ progress to ensure their academic success and make sure they are on track toward graduation. She provides guidance to the studentathletes, assisting them with the organization and development of their course schedules each semester, helps oversee the study hall program, teaches study skills to at-risk students and works in conjunction with the compliance department on eligibility issues. Prior to that, she served as an athletics educational counselor (January 2011-August 2011) and also was an athletic tutor (August 2010 – December 2010). She was responsible for academic advising, creating and implementing a new study hall policy and overseeing the freshman orientation workshop. As a tutor, she worked with student athletes one-on-one to ensure that assignments were completed in a timely fashion and exams were prepared for, while also helping in areas such as time management and organization. King worked four years as the academic services and Champs/LifeSkills Coordinator at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. She also was a graduate assistant in the academic support services area at Akron for a year, and also served a year as a mentor/tutor, also at Akron. King graduated Magna Cum Laude with her bachelor’s degree in education from Akron in 2006 and earned her master’s of education degree from Ohio University in 2009.

Dan Nehlen Equipment Manager Dan Nehlen is in his 24th year as equipment manager for the Mountaineer football program. The son of Hall of Fame and former Mountaineer coach Don Nehlen, he is responsible for maintaining and procuring all equipment and uniforms for the football program, as well as overseeing the football student managers. Nehlen also coordinates the extensive movement of equipment when West Virginia takes to the road. He joined the West Virginia staff in 1981 as a student manager. In 1986, he became assistant equipment manager and held that position for two years before becoming a full-time staff member in 1988. A native of Canton, Ohio, Nehlen received a bachelor’s degree in physical education and safety in 1985 from West Virginia. He and his wife, Janie, have two children, Ryan, a member of the Mountaineer football team, and Danielle.

Aaron Malik is in his third year as the assistant equipment manager for the Mountaineer football program. He spent the 2009 season as an equipment graduate assistant with the football program. In his role in the equipment room, Malik coordinates the maintenance and repair of athletic equipment, uniforms and facilities. He also inspects the equipment for defects and assists in the purchase, issuance, storage and accountability of all Nike athletic equipment, footwear and apparel. Malik spent two years as an equipment intern with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was responsible for daily operations of the equipment room, locker room and practice fields. He also monitored proper usage of NFL Rules in regards to on-field apparel, logos, colors and NFL trademarks He served as a student equipment manager for football at WVU from 2003-07, including serving as head manager for two years, and was a ball boy for the Steelers from 2000-02, assisting with practices and various game day duties. Malik earned his bachelor’s degree in sport management with minors in communications and sport and exercise psychology from West Virginia in 2007.

Brett Kelley Video Coordinator

Brett Kelley is in his fifth year as the video coordinator for the West Virginia football program. He is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Mountaineer football program’s video efforts. He handles the day-to-day video operations for practices and games, maintaining the recruiting internet server, film breakdown and exchange, the instant replay system and the production of highlight films. Kelley was honored by The Collegiate Sports Video Association as its 2010 BIG EAST Video Coordinator of the Year as voted on by his peers in the league. He came to Morgantown in 2008 after serving as the video assistant with the Tennessee Titans and the video coordinator and account executive for the Nashville Kats Arena football team for three years. While in Nashville, he was responsible for setup and filming of home games and practices, handling video breakdown and cuts of game and practice footage, overseeing video exchange and filling coach and team requests for specific video cut-ups. He generated season ticket and group ticket sales accounts and took part in grassroots telemarketing campaigns. Prior to that, Kelley worked for the Tennessee Titans as the video operations assistant from March 2005 until December 2007. He filmed training camp and mini-camps and assisted in total operations of the video department. He operated the still-printers on the field for the coaches and


players on the field and recorded and maintained officials’ copies during the games. During the 2004 season, he served as a marketing and promotions intern with the Nashville Sounds baseball team Kelley, a Morgantown native, graduated from University High School and played linebacker at Fairmont State. He earned his bachelor’s degree in general business with a concentration in sport management from Fairmont State in 2004. He and his wife, Emily, have a daughter, Layne.

Mark Smith

women’s basketball teams from 2008-10. From 2002-05, he was a safety for the Atlanta Falcons, where he played in 55 games and finished with 50 tackles. He signed with the Carolina Panthers for the 2006 season, playing in all 16 games and recording 11 tackles. McCadam was a two-year member of the Virginia Tech football team from 2000-01. He played in 20 games and finished his college career with 111 tackles and two sacks. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Virginia Tech, in 2001, and his master’s degree in education in 2009, also from Virginia Tech. A native of Lakeside, Calif., McCadam and his wife, Jessica, have four children - Mia, Kole, Mason and Kam.

Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning

Darl Bauer

Kevin McCadam Coordinator of Speed Development

Coordinator of Strength and Conditioning Darl Bauer is in his fourth year as a member of the strength and conditioning staff at West Virginia, the first year as a graduate assistant and the past three years as a full-time member. Bauer came to West Virginia after serving as a strength and conditioning intern at Eastern Michigan for the 2007 summer. He assisted with the football program and helped train the men’s basketball, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball teams. During the summer of 2006 and 2007 and from December 2008 until May 2009, Bauer was a sports performance specialist at the Total Performance Center in Wixon, Mich. While there, he designed and implemented a four-day weight program for the varsity football team at Novi High. He designed and administered comprehensive offseason strength and conditioning programs for NFL clientele. He also trained athletes of all ages, skill levels and sports from the greater Detroit area. Bauer also served as a strength and conditioning coach at Detroit Country Day School and Fairmont Senior High, setting up training program for their varsity programs. Bauer was a four-year letterwinner as a linebacker at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich., from 2003-2006. He served as the student assistant coach working with the defensive backs at Hillsdale in 2007. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Hillsdale in 2007 and a master’s of science degree in athletic coaching education from West Virginia in 2010. He and his wife, Carly, live in Morgantown.

Dave Kerns Head Football Athletic Trainer Dave Kerns has served as head football athletic trainer, overseeing the day-to-day care of the Mountaineer football team since he arrived in Morgantown in 1994. His responsibilities include keeping the WVU football players ready to practice and play in games, as well as working within the acclaimed athletic training curriculum in the WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. Prior to coming to WVU, Kerns spent seven years at Ohio U., working with the football team and teaching in the athletic training curriculum. Before that, he worked as a graduate assistant with the Bobcat men’s basketball team. During his 27-year career as a certified athletic trainer, Kerns has had presentations at the state and district levels and participated in numerous BOC certification exams. He has served on various NATA committees. A native of Harrisburg, Pa., Kerns earned his bachelor’s degree from Penn State in 1983 and his master’s degree from Ohio U. in 1987. He and his wife, Kelly, reside in Morgantown.

Kevin McCadam is in his third year on the athletic staff at WVU and first as the coordinator of speed development, overseeing all aspects of speed and power development for the football team. McCadam came to Morgantown in 2010 after a stint at Virginia Tech as a graduate assistant, following a successful five-year NFL career. While at Virginia Tech, McCadam worked with the Hokie football team, as well as the men’s and

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Mark Smith is in his second year as the assistant director of strength and conditioning with the West Virginia football program. He assists the director of strength and conditioning with all aspects of football. Smith is highly respected in his field, having served stints at the collegiate and professional levels. He comes to West Virginia after serving as the director of strength and conditioning for football at Tennessee in 2009. His collegiate experience includes tenures at South Carolina, 2004-09 (director of strength and conditioning), Kansas, 2002-03 (director of strength and conditioning), Florida, 1998-2002 (assistant director of strength and conditioning) and NC State, 1993-98 (assistant director of strength and conditioning). He served two stints in the NFL working with the New Orleans Saints (2004), (assistant strength and conditioning) and the Washington Redskins (2003-04). He has coached 12 first-round draft picks during his career, 10 football players who were selected to the NFL All-Pro team and one player selected for the Lou Groza Award. Smith, a native of Kannapolis, N.C., was a two-year starter and three-year letterwinner as a linebacker at NC State. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree from NC State in 1989. He holds a certification from USA weightlifting and earned his Performance Enhancement Specialist certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Smith and his wife, Frances, have two boys, Mark and Dylan.

Spiker has been with WVU since 1975 and served as coordinator of the athletic training curriculum until 1984. He assumed his current duties in 1991 and is serving in his 38th season with the WVU football program. Nationally recognized in sports medicine, the National Athletic Trainers Association named Spiker the 1980 Collegiate Athletic Trainer of the Year, a Distinguished Athletic Trainer in 1994 and inducted him into its hall of fame in 2012. In 1993, he was inducted into the WVU School of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Hall of Fame, named the WVU School of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences outstanding alumnus in 2007 and named to the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame in 2011. A licensed physical therapist, Spiker is president of HealthWorks Rehab and Fitness, a clinic which specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation. He also spent two years as assistant athletic trainer at North Carolina and three years as an assistant athletic trainer at Pitt. Spiker received his bachelor’s degree in physical education from WVU in 1969 and his master’s degree in education from Pitt in 1972. He earned his physical therapy certificate from Penn in 1973. A native of Bruceton Mills, W.Va., Spiker and his wife, Sabra, have three children - Heather Throckmorton, Tim and Zachary.

John Spiker

Coordinator of Athletic Medical Services John Spiker serves as coordinator of athletic medical services for the Mountaineer athletic program, overseeing the athletic training services for

Tony Corley Assistant Football Athletic Trainer Tony Corley is in his 11th year as an assistant athletic trainer at West Virginia, working primarily with the Mountaineer football program.

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Corley assists with the day-to-day care, rehabilitation and prevention of athletic injuries for the football program. He also has duties as an instructor in the WVU athletic training education program. He is currently the past president of the West Virginia Athletic Trainers Association. He was previously the lead athletic trainer at Charleston Area Medical Center’s Sports Medicine and Rehab Center in Charleston, W.Va. As part of his duties at CAMC, he supervised athletic training for Riverside and DuPont High Schools and managed graduate assistant athletic trainers working at other Kanawha County schools. A 1997 WVU graduate with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training, Corley earned his master’s degree in kinesiology from Indiana in 1998; he worked with the Hoosiers’ football, wrestling and basketball programs. He is a certified member of NATA, the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association and the West Virginia Athletic Trainers Association and has given a number of professional presentations for those organizations. He also teaches within the Athletic Training Department at WVU A native of Grant Town, W.Va., Corley is married to the former Devanna Lambert of Monongah. They have two children, Brandon and Kayla

rose barko

Kim Calandrelli

Lori Rice

vincent cashdollar

chris hannon

Jeff Horocks

Andrew Mcgee

Casey Smithson

ryan patty

kyle butler

nicholas leimbach

Caitlin Mcfadden

Dr. Robert Nugent

Dr. William Post

Accounting Clerk

Administrative Associate

Administrative Associate

Offensive Graduate Assistant Coach

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Dr. Mathew Lively Medical Director Dr. Matt Lively oversees all aspects of medical care for Mountaineer athletes and serves as a team physician in the area of general medicine. He is responsible for the day-to-day medical needs of WVU’s athletes. The Oak Hill, W.Va. native currently serves as a Professor in the Internal Medicine and Pediatric Departments of West Virginia University Hospitals. He graduated from WVU in 1988 with a degree in athletic training and went on to earn his master’s degree at Eastern Illinois in 1989 and a doctorate of osteopathic medicine from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993. Prior to osteopathic medical school, Lively served stints as an athletic trainer for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Eastern Illinois University. He and his wife, Lisa, reside in Morgantown.

Offensive Graduate Assistant Coach

Video Graduate Assistant

Defensive Graduate Assistant Coach

Video Graduate Assistant

Defensive Graduate Assistant Coach

Athletic Training Graduate Assistant

Operations/Recruiting Graduate Assistant

Athletic Training Graduate Assistant

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Dr. kelly bal

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Dr. Les Bakos Oral Surgeon

Dr. Matt Darmelio Dr. Ben Morehead Orthopedic Surgeon

Primary Care

Neurosurgeon

Orthopedic Surgeon


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Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, W.Va.

Coaching Staff

GENERAL INFO

Head Coach: John “Doc” Holliday (West Virginia, ‘79) Record at Marshall: 12-13 (2 years) Overall Record: 12-13 (2 years) Holliday’s Record vs. WVU: 0-2 Football Phone: 304-696-6464

September 1

Location: Huntington, W.Va. Enrollment: 14,000 President: Dr. Stephen J. Kopp Athletic Director: Mike Hamrick Stadium/Capacity: Joan C. Edwards Stadium/38,019 School Colors: Green and White Team/Player Information Nickname: Thundering Herd 2011 Record: 7-6 /Beef ‘O’Brady’s Bowl Conference: Conference USA Champions

SPORTS INFO SID: Jason Corriher Office Phone: 304.696.4660 E-mail: corriher@marshall.edu Cell Phone: (740) 331.1497 Web: HerdZone.com Press Box Phone: 304.696.6666

Conference Record/Finish: 5-3/East 2nd Lettermen Returning/Lost: 48/18 Starters Returning/Lost: 13/10

2012 schedule S1 at West Virginia S8 Western Carolina S15 Ohio S22 at Rice at Purdue S29 O6 Tulsa O20 at Southern Miss O27 UCF N3 Memphis N10 at UAB N17 Houston N23 at East Carolina

2012 OPPONENTS

FedEx Field, Landover, Md. WVU Team Hotel: Bethesda Marriott

September 15

Coaching Staff

GENERAL INFO

Head Coach: Mickey Matthews (West Texas State, ‘76) Record at James Madison: 96-61 (13 years) Overall Record: 96-61 (13 years) Matthews’ Record vs. WVU: 0-1 Football Phone: 540-568-6517

Location: Harrisonburg, Va. Enrollment: 19,400 President: Jonathan Alger Athletic Director: Jeff Bourne Stadium/Capacity: Bridgeforth Stadium/24,877 School Colors: Purple and Gold Nickname: Dukes Conference: Colonial Athletic Association

Team/Player Information 2011 Record: 8-5 Conference Record/Finish: 5-3/T5th Lettermen Returning/Lost: 50/10 Starters Returning/Lost:17/9

SPORTS INFO SID: John Martin Office Phone: (540) 568-6154 E-mail: martinja@jmu.edu Cell Phone: (540) 476-1259 Web: JMUSports.com Press Box Phone: (540) 568-6521

2012 schedule S1 St. Francis, Pa. S8 Alcorn State S15 *vs. West Virginia S22 at Rhode Island Towson O6 O13 William & Mary O20 at Richmond O27 Georgia State N3 at Maine N10 at Villanova N17 Old Dominion * FedEx Field, Landover, Md.

Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, W.Va.

Coaching Staff

GENERAL INFO

Head Coach: Randy Edsall (Syracuse, ‘80) Record at Maryland: 2-10 (1 year) Overall Record: 76-80 (13 years) Edsall’s Record vs. WVU: 1-7 Football Phone: 301-314-7095

September 22

Location: College Park, Md. Enrollment: 37,631 President: Wallace D. Loh Athletic Director: Kevin Anderson Stadium/Capacity: Byrd Stadium/51,802 School Colors: Red, White, Black and Gold Team/Player Information Nickname: Terrapins 2011 Record: 2-10 Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference Record/Finish: 1-7/Atlantic 6th Lettermen Returning/Lost: 41/23 Starters Returning/Lost: 18/9

SPORTS INFO SID: Shawn Nestor Office Phone: 301.314.7065 E-mail: snestor@umd.edu Web: umterps.com Press Box Phone: (301) 405-7810

2012 schedule S1 William & Mary at Temple S8 S15 Connecticut at West Virginia S22 O6 Wake Forest O13 at Virginia NC State O20 O27 at Boston College Georgia Tech N3 N10 at Clemson N17 Florida State at North Carolina N24

Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, W.Va.

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Art Briles (Texas Tech, ’79) Record at Baylor: 25-25 (4 years) Overall Record: 59-53 (9 years) Briles’ Record vs. WVU: First Meeting Football Phone: 254-710-3058

September 29

Team/Player Information 2011 Record: 10-3/Alamo Bowl Champions Conference Record: 6-3/T3rd Lettermen Returning/Lost: 54/16 Starters Returning/Lost: 16/8

GENERAL INFO Location: Waco, Texas Enrollment: 15,029 President: Ken Starr Athletic Director: Ian McCaw Stadium/Capacity: Floyd Casey Stadium/50,000 School Colors: Green and Gold Nickname: Bears Conference: Big 12

SPORTS INFO SID: Heath Nielsen Office Phone: (254) 710-2743 E-mail: Heath_Nielsen@baylor.edu Cell Phone: (254) 709-4237 Web: baylorbears.com Press Box Phone: (254) 710-2961

2012 schedule S2 SMU S15 Sam Houston State S21 at Louisiana-Monroe at West Virginia S29 O13 TCU O20 at Texas O27 at Iowa State Kansas N3 N10 at Oklahoma N17 Kansas State N24 vs. Texas Tech * D1 Oklahoma State * Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas WVU Team Hotel: Austin Marriott North

Coaching Staff

GENERAL INFO

Head Coach: Mack Brown (Florida State, ’74) Record at Texas: 141-39 (14 years) Overall Record: 227-113-1 (28 years) Brown’s Record vs. WVU: 1-0 Football Phone: 512-471-3050

OCTOBER 6

Location: Austin, Texas Enrollment: 51,145 President: William Powers, Jr. Athletic Director: DeLoss Dodds Stadium/Capacity: Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium/100,119 Team/Player Information School Colors: Burnt Orange and White 2011 Record: 8-5/Holiday Bowl Champions Nickname: Longhorns Conference: Big 12 Conference Record/Finish: 4-5/T6th Lettermen Returning/Lost: 44/19 Starters Returning/Lost: 16/7

SPORTS INFO SID: John Bianco Office Phone: (512) 471-6036 E-mail: john.bianco@athletics.utexas.edu Cell Phone: 512.748.9315 Web: MackBrown-TexasFootball.com Press Box Phone: (512) 471-1641

2012 schedule S1 Wyoming S8 New Mexico S15 at Ole Miss at Oklahoma State S29 O6 West Virginia O13 vs. Oklahoma O20 Baylor O27 at Kansas N3 at Texas Tech N10 Iowa State N24 TCU D1 at Kansas State

Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, Texas WVU Team Hotel: Holiday Inn Hotel and Towers

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Tommy Tuberville (Southern Arkansas, ’76) Record at Texas Tech: 13-12 (2 years) Overall Record: 123-72 (16 years) Tuberville’s Record vs. WVU: 0-1 Football Phone: 806-742-4260

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Team/Player Information 2011 Record: 5-7 Conference Record/Finish: 2-7/9th Lettermen Returning/Lost: 49/24 Starters Returning/Lost: 18/4

GENERAL INFO Location: Lubbock, Texas Enrollment: 31,637 President: Dr. Guy Bailey Athletic Director: Kirby Hocutt Stadium/Capacity: Jones AT&T Stadium/60,454 School Colors: Scarlet and Black Nickname: Red Raiders Conference: Big 12

SPORTS INFO SID: Blayne Beal Office Phone: (806) 742-2770 E-mail: blayne.beal@ttu.edu Cell Phone: (806) 790-7924 Web: texastech.com Press Box Phone: (806) 742-3688

2012 schedule S1 Northwestern State S8 at Texas State S15 New Mexico S29 at Iowa State O6 Oklahoma O13 West Virginia O20 at TCU O27 at Kansas State N3 Texas N10 Kansas N17 at Oklahoma State N24 vs. Baylor * * at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas


Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, W.Va.

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Bill Snyder (William Jewell, ‘63) Record at KSU: 159-83-1 (20 years) Overall Record: 159-83-1 (20 years) Snyder’s Record vs. WVU: First Meeting Football Phone: 785-532-5878

October 20

Team/Player Information 2011 Record: 10-3/Cotton Bowl Conference Record/Finish: 7-2/2nd Lettermen Returning/Lost: 44/22 Starters Returning/Lost: 16/8

GENERAL INFO Location: Manhattan, Kan. Enrollment: 23,863 President: Dr. Kirk H. Schulz Athletic Director: John Currie Stadium/Capacity: Bill Snyder Family Stadium/50,000 School Colors: Purple and White Nickname: Wildcats Conference: Big 12

SPORTS INFO SID: Kenny Lannou Office Phone: 785.532.7977 E-mail: klannou@kstatesports.com Cell Phone: 785.587.7867 Web: k-statesports.com Press Box Phone: 785.539.3423

2012 schedule S1 S8 S15 S22 O6 O13 O20 O27 N3 N10 N17 D1

Missouri State Miami North Texas at Oklahoma Kansas at Iowa State at West Virginia Texas Tech Oklahoma State at TCU at Baylor Texas

Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, W.Va.

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Gary Patterson (Kansas State, ‘83) Record at TCU: 109-30 (11 years) Overall Record: 109-30 (11 years) Patterson’s Record vs. WVU: First Meeting Football Phone: 817-257-7970

November 3

Team/Player Information 2011 Record: 11-2/Poinsettia Bowl Champions Conference Record/Finish: 7-0/1st Lettermen Returning/Lost: 42/22 Starters Returning/Lost: 13/13

GENERAL INFO Location: Fort Worth, Texas Enrollment: 9,518 President: Dr. Victor J. Boschini, Jr. Athletic Director: Chris Del Conte Stadium/Capacity: Amon G. Carter Stadium/45,000 School Colors: Purple and White Nickname: Horned Frogs Conference: Big 12

SPORTS INFO SID: Mark Cohen Office Phone: (817) 257-5394 E-mail: m.cohen@tcu.edu Cell Phone: (817) 343-2017 Web: GoFrogs.com Press Box Phone: (817) 257-7981, 7982

2012 schedule S8 Grambling State S15 at Kansas S22 Virginia S29 at SMU Iowa State O6 O13 at Baylor Texas Tech O20 O27 at Oklahoma State at West Virginia N3 N10 Kansas State at Texas N24 D1 Oklahoma

Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Okla. WVU Team Hotel: Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills

SPORTS INFO SID: Gavin Lang Office Phone: 405.744.7714 E-mail: gavin.lang@okstate.edu Cell Phone: (405) 612-9274 Web: okstate.com Press Box Phone: (405)744-5757

November 10

2012 schedule S1 Savannah State at Arizona S8 S15 Louisiana-Lafayette S29 Texas at Kansas O13 O20 Iowa State O27 TCU at Kansas State N3 N10 West Virginia Texas Tech N17 N24 at Oklahoma at Baylor D1

Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, W.Va.

Coaching Staff

GENERAL INFO

Head Coach: Bob Stoops (Iowa, ’83) Record at OU: 139-34 (13 years) Overall Record: 139-34 (13 years) Stoops’ Record vs. WVU: 0-1 Football Phone: 405-325-2345

November 17

Location: Norman, Okla. Enrollment: 30,754 President: David L. Boren Athletic Director: Joe Castiglione Stadium/Capacity: Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium/82,112 Team/Player Information School Colors: Crimson and Cream 2011 Record: 10-3/Insight.com Bowl Nickname: Sooners Champions Conference: Big 12 Conference Record/Finish: 6-3/T3rd Lettermen Returning/Lost: 50/20 Starters Returning/Lost: 30/15

SPORTS INFO SID: David Bassity Office Phone: (405) 325-8571 E-mail: dbassity@ou.edu Cell Phone: (405) 274-1455 Web: soonersports.com Press Box Phone: (405) 325-3116

2012 schedule S1 at UTEP S8 Florida A&M S22 Kansas State at Texas Tech O6 O13 vs. Texas * O20 Kansas O27 Notre Dame N3 at Iowa State N10 Baylor N17 at West Virginia N24 Oklahoma State D1 at TCU * Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas

Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, Iowa WVU Team Hotel: Marriott West Des Moines

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Paul Rhoads (Missouri Western, ’89) Record at Iowa State: 18-20 (3 years) Overall Record: 18-20 (3 years) Rhoads’ Record vs. WVU: First Meeting Football Phone: 515-294-6721

November 24

Team/Player Information 2011 Record: 6-7 Conference Record/Finish: 3-6/8th Lettermen Returning/Lost: 44/22 Starters Returning/Lost: 16/12

GENERAL INFO Location: Ames, Iowa Enrollment: 29,887 President: Dr. Steven Leath Athletic Director: Jamie Pollard Stadium/Capacity: Jack Trice Stadium/55,000 School Colors: Cardinal and Gold Nickname: Cyclones Conference: Big 12

SPORTS INFO SID: Tom Kroeschell Office Phone: 515.294.3372 E-mail: tkroesch@iastate.edu Cell Phone: (515) 460-5834 Web: cyclones.com Press Box Phone: (515) 294-8443

2012 schedule S1 Tulsa S8 at Iowa S15 Western Illinois S29 Texas Tech O6 at TCU O13 Kansas State O20 at Oklahoma State O27 Baylor N3 Oklahoma N10 at Texas N17 at Kansas N24 West Virginia

Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, W.Va.

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Charlie Weis (Notre Dame, ’78) Record at KU: First Year Overall Record: 35-27 (5 years) Weis’ Record vs. WVU: First Meeting Football Phone: 785-864-3392

December 1

Team/Player Information 2011 Record: 2-10 Conference Record/Finish: 0-9/10th Lettermen Returning/Lost: 52/21 Starters Returning/Lost: 18/9

GENERAL INFO Location: Lawrence, Kan. Enrollment: 30,004 Chancellor: Bernadette Gray-Little Athletic Director: Sheahon Zenger Stadium/Capacity: Memorial Stadium/50,071 School Colors: Crimson and Blue Nickname: Jayhawks Conference: Big 12

SPORTS INFO SID: Katy Lonergan Office Phone: (785) 864-7314 E-mail: katyl@ku.edu Cell Phone: (785) 691-7026 Web: kuathletics.com Press Box Phone: (785) 864-5593

2012 schedule S1 South Dakota State S8 Rice S15 TCU S22 at Northern Illinois O6 at Kansas State O13 Oklahoma State O20 at Oklahoma O27 Texas N3 at Baylor N10 at Texas Tech N17 Iowa State D1 at West Virginia

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2012 OPPONENTS

GENERAL INFO

Location: Stillwater, Okla. Enrollment: 35,214 President: V. Burns Hargis Athletic Director: Mike Holder Stadium/Capacity: Boone Pickens Stadium/60,218 Team/Player Information School Colors: Orange and Black 2011 Record: 12-1/Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Nickname: Cowboys Champions Conference: Big 12 Conference Record/Finish: 8-1/1st Lettermen Returning/Lost: 50/20 Starters Returning/Lost: 19/10

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Mike Gundy (Oklahoma State, ’90) Record at OSU: 59-30 (7 years) Overall Record: 59-30 (7 years) Gundy’s Record vs. WVU: First Meeting Football Phone: 405-744-5737


all-timevs. 2012 scores opponents

all-time scores (vs. 2012 opponents)

1998, home, West Virginia, 42-20 1997, away, West Virginia, 31-14 1996, home, West Virginia, 13-0 1995, away, Maryland, 31-17 1994, home, Maryland, 24-13 1993, away, West Virginia, 42-37 1992, home, West Virginia, 34-33 1991, away, West Virginia, 37-7 1990, home, Maryland, 14-10 1989, away, West Virginia, 14-10 1988, home, West Virginia, 55-24 1987, away, Maryland, 25-20 1986, home, Maryland, 24-3 1985, away, Maryland, 28-0 1984, home, Maryland, 20-17 1983, away, West Virginia, 31-21 1982, home, West Virginia, 19-18 1981, away, West Virginia, 17-13 1980, home, Maryland, 14-11 1977, away, West Virginia, 24-16 1976, home, Maryland, 24-3 1973, away, West Virginia, 20-13 1970, away, West Virginia, 20-10 1969, home, West Virginia, 31-7 1966, away, Maryland, 28-9 1960, home, Maryland, 31-8 1959, away, Maryland, 27-7 1951, away, Maryland, 54-7 1950, home, Maryland, 41-0 1949, away, Maryland, 47-7 1948, home, West Virginia, 16-14 1947, away, Maryland, 27-0 1945, home, tie, 13-13 1944, away, tie, 6-6 1943, home, West Virginia, 6-2 1919, home, West Virginia, 27-0

Oklahoma (2-2) Baylor (0-0) First Meeting

Iowa State (0-0) First Meeting

James Madison (1-0)

Marshall (11-0) 2011, home, West Virginia, 34-13 2010, away, West Virginia, 24-21 (OT) 2009, home, West Virginia, 24-7 2008, home, West Virginia, 27-3 2007, away, West Virginia, 48-23 2006, home, West Virginia, 42-10 1997, home, West Virginia, 42-31 1923, home, West Virginia, 81-0 1915, away, West Virginia, 92-6 1914, home, West Virginia, 20-0 1911, home, West Virginia, 17-15

2004, home, West Virginia, 45-10

Kansas (1-0) 1941, home, West Virginia, 21-0

Kansas State (1-1) 1931, home, Kansas State, 19-0 1930, home, West Virginia, 23-7

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Maryland (25-21-2) 2011, away, West Virginia, 37-31 2010, home, West Virginia, 31-17 2007, away, West Virginia, 31-14 2006, home, West Virginia, 45-28 2005, away, West Virginia, 31-19 2004, home, West Virginia, 19-16/OT 2003, neutral, Maryland, 41-7 2003, away, Maryland, 34-7 2002, home, Maryland, 48-17 2001, away, Maryland, 32-20 2000, home, West Virginia, 30-17 1999, away, Maryland, 33-0

2008, neutral, West Virginia, 48-28 1982, away, West Virginia, 41-27 1978, away, Oklahoma, 52-10 1958, away, Oklahoma, 47-14

Oklahoma State (2-1) 1987, neutral, Oklahoma State, 35-33 1929, away, West Virginia, 9-6 1928, home, West Virginia, 32-6

TCU (1-0) 1984, neutral, West Virginia, 31-14

Texas (1-0) 1956, away, West Virginia, 7-6

Texas Tech (1-0) 1937, neutral, West Virginia, 7-6


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[ SeptEMBER 4, 2011 · Morgantown, W.Va . ]

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n a bizarre evening in the Mountain State, Dana Holgorsen’s debut as West Virginia’s 33rd head football coach got off to a winning start with a 34-13 victory over Marshall. With West Virginia leading 27-13 at the 4:59 mark of the third

quarter, both teams had to leave the field and seating area as Milan Puskar Stadium was evacuated due to severe rain and lightning. After a three hour and three minute delay, the game resumed until the 14:36 mark of the fourth quarter, when lightning forced the teams off the field again. Both delays totaled four hours and 22 minutes, before the game ended with West Virginia coming away with the victory.

Marshall struck first with 10:18 left in the opening quarter when

Andre Booker returned a punt 87 yards for a quick 7-0 lead for the Herd.

The Mountaineers responded with a 10-play, 71-yard drive that

ended with a Tyler Bitancurt 27-yard field goal, cutting the deficit to

TAVON

AUSTIN

7-3.

34 West Virginia #24

Marshall 13

West Virginia would go on to put the next three scores on the

board. First, quarterback Geno Smith hit Ivan McCartney with a fouryard strike to end another 10-play drive. Then Smith directed a 13-play scoring march and connected with Stedman Bailey on a 15-yard toss, before Bitancurt came on again and connected on a 43-yard field goal for a 20-7 Mountaineer advantage late in the second quarter.

Marshall responded with a 10-play drive of its own that went for 72

yards, and the Herd got a 24-yard field goal from Tyler Warner as the half expired to cut the West Virginia lead to 20-10.

The Thundering Herd again cut into the West Virginia lead at the

5:14 mark of the third, when Warner converted on a 21-yard field goal attempt to pull the Herd within seven at 20-13.

But West Virginia quickly erased the Marshall momentum on the

ensuing kickoff, as Tavon Austin returned the Herd kick 100 yards for a score and a 27-13 West Virginia advantage. It was the second kickoff return of Austin’s career, and he became just the sixth Mountaineer in school history to record a 100-yard kickoff return.

Soon after the Austin return, the rain came and the sky lit up as

severe weather blanketed the entire state.

When play resumed, West Virginia went on the offensive again and

basically put the game away when tailback Vernard Roberts rushed in

ONE

from one-yard away for a 34-13 advantage.

Scoring and Statistical Summary Marshall West Virginia 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

MAR WVU WVU WVU WVU MAR MAR WVU WVU

1 2 3 4 F 7 3 3 0 13 3 17 7 7 34

Andre Booker 87 punt return (Tyler Warner kick) Tyler Bitancurt 27 FG Ivan McCartney 4 pass from Geno Smith (Bitancurt kick) Stedman Bailey 15 pass from Smith (Bitancurt kick) Bitancurt 43 FG Warner 24 FG Warner 21 FG Tavon Austin 100 kickoff return (Bitancurt kick) Vernard Roberts 1 rush (Bitancurt kick)

The second delay lasted one hour and 19 minutes before both

school administrations and conference offices determined it was in the best interest of the student-athlete to end the 3:30 pm game at 10:24 p.m.

West Virginia was led by quarterback Geno Smith, who passed for

249 yards on 26 completions and two touchdowns. Bailey hauled in five catches for 76 yards, while Najee Goode led all tacklers with seven.

Marshall received 115 yards passing from true freshman Rakeem

Cato, as he completed 15-of-21 passes. Tron Martinez led the Herd ground game with 76 yards rushing, while Antavious Wilson led the Herd receivers with 64 yards. Marshall’s defense was paced by defensive backs Darryl Roberts and Devin Arrington with six tackles

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

MAR WVU 9 17 23/72 26/42 115 249 15/21/0 26/35/0 5/224/44.8 2/100/50.0 1/0 1/0 87 46 7/35 2/15 20:33 24:51

each.

Statistics for the shortened contest showed West Virginia with 42

yards rushing and 249 passing for 291 yards of total offense. Marshall finished with 72 yards on the ground and 115 in the air for 187 yards of offense.,

With the win, West Virginia improved to 11-0 all-time against

Marshall and 8-0 all-time against the Thundering Herd in Morgantown. In the latest “Friends of Coal” Bowl series, West Virginia improved to 6-0 against Marshall.

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WVU RUSHING: Buie 15-30; WVU PASSING: Smith 26-35-0-249; WVU RECEIVING: Bailey 5-76, McCartney 5-31, Brown 4-42; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Goode 7 (1/0), Miller 6 (1/0), Tandy 5 (1/0); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: None. MAR RUSHING: Martinez 10-76; MAR PASSING: Cato 15-21-0-115; MAR RECEIVING: Dobson 6-22, Wilson 4-64; MAR TACKLES (TFL/QS): Roberts 6, Arrington 6; MAR INTERCEPTIONS: None.

Attendance - 60,758


[ September10, 2011 · MORGANTOWN, W.Va . ]

I

n a tale of two halves, West Virginia scored 45 second-half points to defeat Norfolk State, 55-12, at Milan Puskar Stadium. The Spartans took a 12-10 lead into the locker room at halftime,

but could not handle the WVU passing attack in the second half as quarterback Geno Smith passed for a career-best 371 yards and tied his previous high mark of four touchdowns. Smith’s passing yards were the seventh-highest in school history.

However, the Spartans hit some big plays early to propel them into

the lead. The Spartans went up 3-0 on a 50-yard field goal by Everett Goldberg and followed that up with a 39-yard Ryan Estep field goal for a 6-0 lead with 14:41 to play in the second quarter.

West Virginia answered with two scores of its own. The first was a

17-yard Tyler Bitancurt field goal to end a 10-play drive, and the second was an 18-yard pass from Smith to receiver Devon Brown, giving the Mountaineers a 10-6 lead.

DEVON

But Norfolk State would not go away in the first half. The Spartans

BROWN

bounced back with Estep field goals of 39 and 40 yards, the second

on seven straight possessions in the second half, and ran the clock out on its eighth.

Early in the third, tailback Vernard Roberts scored on a three-yard

run on the half’s opening possession. Receiver Tavon Austin pulled in a three-yard touchdown reception, followed by a three-yard scoring run by true freshman Dustin Garrison.

Tyler Urban closed out the scoring in the third stanza with a 12-yard

touchdown reception, and after trailing 12-10 after two quarters, the Mountaineers took a commanding 38-12 lead after three periods of play.

Three more scores followed in the fourth quarter for West Virginia.

Ivan McCartney’s 39-yard touchdown catch was the longest scoring play in the game at the 14:10 mark of the fourth.

Bitancurt added his second field goal (21 yards) at the 9:39 mark

to finish off a 10-play, 57-yard scoring drive.

Three of West Virginia’s nine scoring drives consisted of 10 plays or

1st 2nd 3rd 4th

NSU NSU WVU WVU NSU NSU WVU WVU WVU WVU WVU WVU WVU

1 3 0

2 9 10

3 0 28

4 0 17

F 12 55

Everett Goldberg 50 FG Ryan Estep 39 FG Tyler Bitancurt 17 FG Devon Brown 18 pass from Geno Smith (Bitancurt kick) Estep 39 FG Estep 40 FG Vernard Roberts 3 rush (Bitancurt kick) Tavon Austin 3 pass from Smith (Bitancurt kick) Dustin Garrison 1 rush (Bitancurt kick) Tyler Urban 12 pass from Smith (Bitancurt kick) Ivan McCartney 39 pass from Smith (Bitancurt kick) Bitancurt 21 FG Brad Starks 30 pass from Paul Millard (Bitancurt kick)

55

the scoring, when he hit receiver Brad Starks with 3:18 left in the game

Norfolk State West Virginia

12

before a 30-yard pass from backup quarterback Paul Millard closed out

Scoring and Statistical Summary

West Virginia

The Mountaineers were a different team in the second half and

unleashed a 28-point third quarter to put the rout in motion. WVU scored

#19/24

intermission.

Norfolk State

one coming as the half ended, giving the visitors a 12-10 lead at the

more as the Mountaineers racked up 102 yards rushing and 431 passing for an impressive 533 yards of total offense.

Besides Smith’s impressive numbers, Brown turned in a 109-yard

receiving day on four catches. Austin added 82 yards receiving and McCartney 79 as the passing game clicked. Roberts led the WVU ground game with 64 yards rushing.

The Mountaineer defense did not allow a touchdown for the second

straight game and received 11 tackles from Darwin Cook and eight from Terence Garvin.

Spartan quarterback Chris Walley finished with 136 yards passing.

His main target was Xavier Boyce, who caught eight passes for 100 yards. Takeem Hedgeman led the running game with 62 yards, and

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

NSU WVU 13 28 32/88 33/102 197 431 18/31/0 25/40/0 10/447/44.7 2/75/37.5 3/0 0/0 0 98 19/177 7/85 34:07 25:53

combined 17 tackles.

Norfolk State finished with 88 yards rushing and 197 passing for 285

yards of offense.

With the win, West Virginia upped its record to 12-0 all-time against

FCS schools and is now riding an 18-game non-conference winning streak at home. WVU’s 431 yards passing is the first Mountaineer 400-

WVU RUSHING: Roberts 17-64; WVU PASSING: Smith 20-34-0-371; WVU RECEIVING: Austin 6-82 5-76, Brown 4-109, McCartney 4-79; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Cook 11, Garvin 8; WVU INTERCEPTIONS: None. NSU RUSHING: Hedgeman 13-62; NSU PASSING: Walley 16-27-0-136; NSU RECEIVING: Boyce 8-100; NSU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Hammond 9 (1/0), Anyaugo 8 (1/0); NSU INTERCEPTIONS: None.

yard passing effort since 1998, while the 533 yards of total offense was the first 500-yard output since 2009.

Attendance - 51,911

TWO

Corwin Hammond and Onyemechi Anyaugo paced the defense with a

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[ September 17, 2011 · COLLEGE PARK, Md. ]

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est Virginia captured the first road victory of head coach Dana Holgorsen’s tenure with a 37-31 victory over Maryland.

The Mountaineers overcame an early 3-0 deficit to take a

commanding lead only to hold off a furious Terrapin comeback for the win.

Trailing 3-0 after a Nick Ferrara 25-yard field goal, West Virginia

took the lead for good at the 3:02 mark of the first quarter, when tailback Vernard Roberts scampered in from nine yards away to end a 10-play, 88-yard scoring drive.

The Mountaineers quickly upped their lead to 14-3 with 1:44 left

in the first quarter, when Terence Garvin intercepted a Danny O’Brien pass and returned it 37 yards for a score and a 14-3 West Virginia advantage, heading into the second quarter.

West Virginia added two more scores to its lead, when kicker Tyler

Bitancurt added a 35-yard field goal at the 13:33 mark, and Andrew

TERENCE

Maryland 31

#18/20

West Virginia

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Buie scored on a 10-yard touchdown run to give WVU a 24-3 lead. Dorsey hauled in an 18-yard touchdown pass from O’Brien to cut the Mountaineer lead to 24-10.

However, as time expired in the half, Bitancurt was good on a 34-

yard field goal to end a nine-play drive and put the Mountaineers in the locker room with a 27-10 lead at the half.

It appeared as if West Virginia was going to turn the game into

a rout on its first possession of the third quarter, when quarterback Geno Smith connected with receiver Stedman Bailey for a 34-yard touchdown pass, giving the Mountaineers a 34-10 advantage with 11:36 remaining.

Stadium history.

Behind the running of Davin Meggett, the Terps started the

comeback, when he scored on a 20-yard touchdown run. The Terp defense started to stiffen, and running back D.J. Adams added a sixyard scoring run, before the end of the third quarter to put the score at 34-23 with a quarter left to play.

Scoring and Statistical Summary West Virginia Maryland

1 14 3

2 13 7

3 7 13

4 3 8

F 37 31

However, Maryland would have nothing to do with a rout and

staged a furious comeback in front of the fifth largest crowd in Byrd

Adams again found the end zone with a two-yard rush, and

Meggett rushed in for the two-point conversion to cut the margin to

THREE

GARVIN

Maryland answered at the 2:32 mark, when receiver Kevin

1st 2nd 3rd 4th

MD Nick Ferrara 25 FG WVU Vernard Roberts 9 rush (Tyler Bitancurt kick) WVU Terence Garvin 37 interception return (Bitancurt kick) WVU Bitancurt 35 FG WVU Andrew Buie 10 rush (Bitancurt kick) MD Kevin Dorsey 18 pass from Danny O’Brien (Ferrara kick) WVU Bitancurt 34 FG WVU Stedman Bailey 34 pass from Geno Smith (Bitancurt kick) MD Davin Meggett 20 rush (Ferrara kick) MD D.J. Adams 6 rush (Ferrara kick) MD Adams 2 rush (Meggett rush) WVU Bitancurt 21 FG

34-31 with 10:29 left in the game.

However, the Mountaineers proceeded to eat some clock with a

5:41 scoring drive, but only could get a 21-yard Bitancurt field goal out of it as Maryland stayed within striking distance at 37-31 with 4:42 left to play.

O’Brien marched the Terps down to the WVU 37-yard line and even

converted a crucial fourth down play, but safety Eain Smith ended the Maryland rally on a third-down and eight play, when he intercepted O’Brien with 1:13 left in the game to seal the WVU win.

Smith passed for 388 yards, and for the first time in school history,

three receivers went over the 100-yard receiving mark in a game, as

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

WVU MD 27 29 31/92 35/188 388 289 36/49/1 34/52/3 2/79/39.5 2/81/40.5 3/2 1/0 38 8 6/68 7/75 31:33 28:27

Tavon Austin (11-122), Bailey (8-113) and Ivan McCartney (8-101) pulled off the feat. Linebacker Najee Goode contributed 13 tackles in the win.

O’Brien finished with 289 yards passing, and Meggett gained 113

yards on the ground. Eric Franklin topped all tacklers with 15.

WVU rushed for 92 yards and passed for 388 to total 480 yards

of total offense. The Terps netted 188 yards on the ground and 289 through the air for 477 yards of offense.

MD RUSHING: Meggett 19-113; MD PASSING: O’Brien 34-52-3-289; MD RECEIVING: Dorsey 9-79; MD TACKLES (TFL/QS): Franklin 15 (1/0), Robinson 13 (2/0), Tate 10 (1/0); MD INTERCEPTIONS: McDougle.

The win gave West Virginia a six-game winning streak in the series

and three straight road wins in Byrd Stadium.

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WVU RUSHING: Buie 7-51, Roberts 12-36; WVU PASSING: Smith 36-491-388; WVU RECEIVING: Austin 11-122, Bailey 8-103, McCartney 8-101; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Goode 13, Miller 11, Tandy 10 (1/0); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Garvin, Cook, Smith.

Attendance - 53,627


[ September 24, 2011 · MORGANTOWN, W.Va . ]

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urnovers and special teams’ miscues spelled doom for West Virginia against No. 2 LSU as the Tigers answered every punch in defeating the Mountaineers, 47-21.

The loss overshadowed the outstanding performance of junior

quarterback Geno Smith, who completed 38-of-65 passes for a careerhigh 463 yards. Smith’s numbers set school marks for completions, attempts and yards as the WVU passing game continued to thrive in first-year head coach Dana’s Holgorsen’s offense.

A crowd of 62,056 at Milan Puskar Stadium along, with an ABC

national prime time audience, tuned in for the non-conference showdown between the BIG EAST and SEC.

LSU quickly jumped out to a 13-0 lead at the end of the first

quarter, when Rueben Randle caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Jarrett Lee. Tailback Michael Ford followed that score later in the quarter with a 22-yard touchdown run, but the PAT failed giving the

TYLER

Tigers a 13-point lead.

URBAN

West Virginia got on the scoreboard at the 12:30 mark of the

touchdown pass from Smith to cut the WVU deficit to 13-7.

pass from Lee for a 20-7 Tiger advantage.

The Tigers struck again before the end of the half by taking

advantage of an interception that set them up deep in WVU territory. Chase Clement’s one-yard reception gave the visiting Tigers a 27-7 lead at the half, behind three WVU turnovers.

West Virginia ignited the home fans once again in the third quarter

and got Milan Puskar Stadium rocking with two scores to cut the LSU lead down to 27-21 at the 1:16 mark.

Tyler Urban was the recipient of a 12-yard Smith touchdown pass

to end an 80-yard drive, and tailback Dustin Garrison dove in from one-yard away to finish off a 90-yard drive.

With the Mountaineers down only six and with what seemed to

be all the momentum, LSU answered with what turned out to be the On the ensuing kickoff after the Garrison score, LSU’s Morris

Claiborn returned the kick 99 yards to stun the stadium and put the Tigers up 34-21 heading into the fourth quarter.

LSU finished the game with two more scores in the final stanza.

LSU West Virginia 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

LSU LSU WVU LSU LSU WVU WVU LSU LSU LSU

1 13 0

2 14 7

3 7 14

4 13 0

F 47 21

Rueben Randle 11 pass from Jarrett Lee (Drew Alleman kick) Michael Ford 22 rush (Team rush fumbled) Stedman Bailey 20 pass from Smith (Tyler Bitancurt kick) Odell Beckham 52 pass from Lee (Alleman kick) Chase Clement 1 pass from Lee (Alleman kick) Tyler Urban 12 pass from Smith (Bitancurt kick) Dustin Garrison 1 rush (Bitancurt kick) Morris Claiborne 99 kickoff return (Alleman kick) Michael Ford 15 rush (Lee pass failed) Alfred Blue 18 rush (Alleman kick)

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knockout blow.

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However, LSU answered with a 61-yard drive in just three plays to

quiet the Mountaineer faithful, as Odell Beckham hauled in a 52-yard

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second quarter, when receiver Stedman Bailey caught a 20-yard

Running back Michael Ford scampered in from 15-yards away to end a nine-play drive, and Alfred Blue scored on an 18-yard run, ending a 55-yard drive, and giving the Tigers the big road non-conference victory in their first ever trip to Morgantown.

Aside from Smith’s fine totals, West Virginia placed two receivers

over the 100-yard mark as Tavon Austin hauled in 11 catches for 187 yards. Bailey had a strong evening with eight catches for 115 yards and a touchdown. The Mountaineer defense was paced by linebacker Doug Rigg with nine tackles, followed by Najee Goode with eight.

Ward and Ford led the Tiger rushing attack with 92 and 82

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

LSU WVU 19 28 41/186 22/70 180 463 16/28/0 38/65/2 6/292/48.7 6/232/38.7 1/0 3/2 65 0 5/45 10/73 33:32 26:38

touchdowns. Randle caught six passes for 53 yards and a score, while Eric Reid topped LSU in tackles with seven.

The LSU defense was heralded as one of the nation’s best coming

into the game, but the Mountaineers totaled 70 yards on the ground and 463 in the air for 533 yards of total offense. LSU finished with a balanced 186 yards rushing and 180 passing for 366 total yards.

Two fumbles and two interceptions doomed the Mountaineers

WVU RUSHING: Garrison 10-46; WVU PASSING: Smith 38-65-2-463; WVU RECEIVING: Austin 11-187, Bailey 8-115; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Rigg 9 (1/0), Goode 8 (1/0); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: None. LSU RUSHING: Ware 23-92, Ford 12-82; LSU PASSING: Lee 16-28-0-180; LSU RECEIVING: Randle 6-53; LSU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Reid 7, Simon 6 (1/0), Mathieu 6; LSU INTERCEPTIONS: Mathieu, Taylor.

and ended their 18-game non-conference home win streak. Attendance - 62,056

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yards, respectfully. Lee was solid with 180 yards passing and three

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[ October 1, 2011 · Morgantown, W.Va . ]

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ehind the running of true freshman Dustin Garrison, West Virginia stormed past Bowling Green, 55-10, on a wet and cold afternoon at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Garrison became WVU’s first 100-yard rusher of the season with 291

yards on 32 carries and two touchdowns. He averaged 9.1 yards per carry and tied the WVU record for the second-best rushing performance in school history. His rushing total was the best mark for a WVU freshman and the single-best mark in the nation through the first five weeks of the season. His 233 yards at halftime also set the school mark for yards in a half.

Behind Garrison and an improving offensive line, West Virginia totaled

an impressive 643 yards of total offense with 360 yards coming on the ground and 283 through the air. More impressive was the fact that WVU had 306 total rushing yards after four games and passed the season total in one game. The 643 yards of total offense was the best of the decade and the Holgorsen era. The total offense number comes in as third-best

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GARRISON

in school history and tops in the 31-year history of Milan Puskar Stadium.

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The rain and cold did not seem to bother the Mountaineers, who

were turnover free, while only punting once. West Virginia used a fumble recovery on the game’s opening kickoff to record a 3-0 lead, as kicker Tyler Bitancurt connected on a 30-yard field goal.

The lead was short-lived and Bowling Green’s Boo Boo Gates

quarterback Matt Schilz hit Ray Hutson for an 18-yard scoring pass, and the Falcons went ahead 7-3.

Bowling Green increased its lead to 10-3 later in the first quarter when

an 11-play drive resulted in a 21-yard field goal from kicker Stephen Stein.

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returned the ensuing kickoff 77 yards to the WVU 18. From there, Falcon

However, those three points proved to be the final ones for the

points.

Before the first quarter ended, receiver Ivan McCartney grabbed a 33-

yard touchdown pass from quarterback Geno Smith, and running back Shawne Alston rushed in for an eight-yard score and a 17-10 WVU lead after one quarter of play.

The Mountaineers added three more touchdowns in the second

quarter to take a 38-10 lead at the half.

Receiver Ryan Nehlen caught the first touchdown of his career at

the 12:38 mark on a 15-yard reception. Garrison rushed in from 19-yards catch with 2:43 left in the half.

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Bowling Green West Virginia

1 10 17

2 0 21

3 0 10

4 0 7

F 10 55

Falcons, as West Virginia’s offense took control to score the next 52

away at the 8:53 mark, and receiver Brad Starks added a six-yard scoring

in the game, Garrison reached the end zone from eight yards away, while Bitancurt added a 45-yard field goal for a 48-10 Mountaineer advantage with one quarter left to play.

The scoring ended at the 7:52 mark of the fourth quarter when Alston

rushed in from eight yards out, giving him two touchdowns in the game. Garrison also finished with two touchdowns, and Smith passed for three school-record third straight game, finishing with four catches for 112 yards.

tackles. Bowling Green got 119 yards rushing from Jamel Martin, and Dwayne

Woods and Aaron Foster led the defense with 10 tackles each.

The Falcons finished with 103 rushing yards and 114 passing for 217

total yards.

WVU BG BG WVU WVU

Tyler Bitancurt 30 FG Ray Hutson 18 pass from Matt Schilz (Stephen Stein kick) Stein 21 FG Ivan McCartney 33 pass from Geno Smith (Bitancurt kick) Shawn Alston 8 rush (Bitancurt kick)

2nd

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Ryan Nehlen 15 pass from Smith (Bitancurt kick) Dustin Garrison 19 rush (Bitancurt kick) Brad Starks 6 pass from Smith (Bitancurt kick)

3rd

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Garrison 8 rush (Bitancurt kick) Bitancurt 45 FG

4th

WVU

Alston 8 rush (Bitancurt kick)

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

BG WVU 14 30 36/103 46/360 114 283 13/26/3 19/33/0 5/220/44.0 1/14/14.0 5/2 4/0 258 91 2/20 1/10 31:47 28:13

On defense, Keith Tandy came away with two interceptions, while

Jewone Snow led the WVU defense in his first career start with nine

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West Virginia kept its foot on the throttle in the third quarter behind

the running of Garrison and the passing of Smith. For his second score

scores. Stedman Bailey went over the 100-yard receiving mark for a

With the win, West Virginia improved to 4-1 on the year and 3-0 all-

time against Bowling Green with all three games coming in Morgantown.

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Scoring and Statistical Summary

WVU RUSHING: Garrison 32-291; WVU PASSING: Smith 18-30-0-238; WVU RECEIVING: Bailey 4-112, McCartney 5-54, Austin 4-67; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Snow 9 (1/0), Goode 8 (1/0); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Tandy (2), Garvin. BG RUSHING: Martin 23-111; BG PASSING: Schilz 13-25-3-114; BG RECEIVING: Kamar 5-46; BG TACKLES (TFL/QS): Woods 10 (1/0), Foster 10, Ward 9; BG INTERCEPTIONS: None.

Attendance - 46,603


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33-point second half enabled West Virginia to capture its first BIG EAST win of the 2011 season with a convincing 43-16 victory over Connecticut in the conference opener for both teams.

The Mountaineers put up 541 yards of total offense on the Huskies

with 469 coming through the air. Quarterback Geno Smith completed 27-of-45 passes and 450 yards, with four touchdowns to pace the offensive attack.

Smith’s favorite target was once again receiver Stedman Bailey,

BRAD

who turned in a school-record fourth straight 100-yard receiving

STARKS

performance. Along with an 84-yard touchdown reception, Bailey hauled in a total of seven catches for 178 yards and two touchdowns to lead all receivers for the game.

After Connecticut’s opening drive ended in a missed field goal, the

Mountaineers wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard. A 61-yard drive resulted in a 31-yard Tyler Bitancurt field goal for a 3-0 WVU lead with 7:43 left in the first quarter.

However, Connecticut’s keep-away game was working early and

A 4:13 drive resulted in a 40-yard David Teggart field goal, before

quarter to give UConn a 6-3 lead.

Sparked by a 24-yard completion from Smith to Bailey, West Virginia

took the lead for good with 2:44 left in the half, when running back Dustin Garrison rushed in from 14-yards away. However, UConn made the most of the final minutes and moved the ball 53 yards to convert a 22-yard Teggart field goal to put the halftime score at 10-9 in favor of the Mountaineers.

West Virginia took control of the game in the third quarter with a

Scoring and Statistical Summary 1 2 3 4 F Connecticut 3 6 0 7 16 West Virginia 3 7 23 10 43

23-point outburst, while the Mountaineer defense held the Huskies at bay.

A key stretch came at the 7:54 mark of the third, with Connecticut

driving to the WVU 13-yard line. UConn quarterback Johnny McEntee fumbled, and the ball was recovered by WVU linebacker Jewone Snow, who returned it 83 yards to the UConn 12-yard line. That play ignited the

On WVU’s first play of its next possession, Smith hooked up with

Bailey for an 84-yard touchdown reception to extend its lead to 24-9.

The Mountaineer defense got in on the scoring action, as Bruce Irvin

and Snow sacked McEntee for a safety, before receiver Brad Starks

Tyler Bitancurt 31 FG David Teggart 40 FG Teggart 53 FG Dustin Garrison 14 rush (Bitancurt kick) Teggart 22 FG Tavon Austin 12 pass from Geno Smith (Bitancurt kick) Stedman Bailey 84 pass from Smith (Bitancurt kick) Team Safety Brad Starks 22 pass from Smith (Bitancurt kick) Bitancurt 33 FG Bailey 27 pass from Smith (Bitancurt kick) Ty-Meer Brown 48 interception return (Teggart kick)

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receiver Tavon Austin for a 12-yard scoring toss and a 17-9 advantage.

WVU UConn UConn WVU UConn WVU WVU WVU WVU WVU WVU UConn

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Mountaineer offensive outburst. Two plays later, Smith connected with

1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 4th

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he followed that up with a 53-yarder at the 14:53 mark of the second

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the field.

Connecticut

long sustained drives by the Huskies kept the Mountaineer offense off

made a leaping 22-yard touchdown catch, giving the Mountaineers a 33-9 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

The West Virginia offense wasn’t done in the final stanza, adding 10

more points. A 33-yard Bitancurt field goal, along with a Smith strike to Bailey from 27-yards out at the 9:50 mark, gave WVU a 32-9 advantage.

The Husky defense intercepted backup quarterback Paul Millard

later in the fourth and returned it 48 yards for a score, putting the final total at 43-16.

Aside from Smith and Bailey’s offensive numbers, Ivan McCartney

defensive effort was led by Snow with seven stops and the 83-yard

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

UConn WVU 16 23 35/82 29/72 193 469 21/37/0 28/48/1 9/397/44.1 5/215/43.0 3/1 3/1 175 165 7/51 8/80 32:33 27:27

fumble return.

UConn got 193 yards passing from McEntee and 73 yards rushing

from Lyle McCombs to total 275 yards of offense. Sio Moore led the Husky defense with eight stops.

With the win, West Virginia improved to 7-1 all-time against

Connecticut and 4-0 all-time in Morgantown.

WVU RUSHING: Garrison 18-80; WVU PASSING: Smith 27-45-0-450; WVU RECEIVING: Bailey 7-178, McCartney 6-131, Austin 7-74; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Smith 8, Cook 8, Snow 7 (1/1); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: None.

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turned in 131 yards receiving on six catches, while the strong WVU

UConn RUSHING: McCombs 20-74; UConn PASSING: McEntee 21-37-0193; UConn RECEIVING: Griffin 5-57; UConn TACKLES (TFL/QS): Moore 8, Junior 7 (1/1), Smallwood 7; UConn INTERCEPTIONS: Brown.

Attendance - 56,179

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[ October 21, 2011 · Syracuse , N.Y. ]

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yracuse capitalized on strong special teams play and two West Virginia turnovers to defeat the Mountaineers, 49-23, in a Friday night ESPN game at the Carrier Dome.

The Mountaineers lost at Syracuse for the first time since 2001 and

have dropped two straight in the long-standing series after winning eight in a row against the Orange from 2002-09.

The Orange got strong play from quarterback Ryan Nassib,

STEDMAN

who played mistake-free football in passing for 229 yards and four

BAILEY

touchdowns, while also rushing for one score to account for five in the game. A fired-up Syracuse defense blitzed most of the evening and pressured WVU quarterback Geno Smith enough to slow down a West Virginia offense that was averaging 40.8 points per game coming into the contest.

The game did not get out of hand until the second half as first-half

action saw a competitive contest despite some Mountaineer miscues.

The Orange started off the scoring on their second possession with

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touchdown.

West Virginia answered with a 10-play drive that resulted in a 27-

yard Tyler Bitancurt field goal to cut the deficit to 7-3 with 1:06 left in the opening quarter.

The Orange went up 14-3, when Nassib rushed in from one-yard

away to close out a 14-play, 80-yard drive. However, the Mountaineers

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quickly answered and seemed to be in good shape, as Smith hit receiver

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a 14-play, 84-yard drive that saw Nassib hit Nick Provo for a three-yard

Stedman Bailey on a long 64-yard touchdown reception. With a missed extra point, WVU only trailed the Orange 14-9 with 8:41 left in the half.

Any momentum the Mountaineers gained was quickly lost on

the ensuing kickoff, as Dorian Graham’s 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown took the wind out of WVU’s sails. A late Syracuse

West Virginia Syracuse

1 3 7

2 6 14

3 7 14

4 7 14

F 23 49

interception on the goal line thwarted another potential score for the Mountaineers, giving the Orange the lead 21-9 at the half.

West Virginia’s opening possession of the second half once again

gave the Mountaineers some momentum, as they marched 57 yards in 14 plays and got a touchdown behind a one-yard plunge from Shawne Alston, cutting the deficit to 21-16 with 10:07 left.

But just like the first half, Syracuse answered back. David Stevens

hauled in a 29-yard pass from Nassib for a 28-16 score and the flood gates started to open.

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Scoring and Statistical Summary

Syracuse added two more scores, before WVU could answer.

Nassib hit Provo for a 10-yard scoring toss to end the third quarter

1st

SYR WVU

Nick Provo 3 pass from Ryan Nassib (Ross Krautman kick) Tyler Bitancurt 27 FG

2nd

SYR WVU SYR

Nassib 1 rush (Krautman kick) Stedman Bailey 64 pass from Geno Smith (Bitancurt kick failed) Dorian Graham 98 kickoff return (Krautman kick)

3rd

WVU SYR SYR

Shawne Alston 1 rush (Bitancurt kick) David Stevens 29 pass from Nassib (Krautman kick) Provo 10 pass from Nassib (Krautman kick)

4th

SYR WVU SYR

Provo 5 pass from Nassib (Krautman kick) Brad Starks 25 pass from Smith (Bitancurt kick) Antwon Bailey 3 rush (Krautman kick)

and then found him again at the 11:29 mark of the fourth for a five-yard touchdown reception and a 42-16 Syracuse advantage.

Smith connected with receiver Brad Starks for West Virginia’s final

score, as the two hooked up for a 25-yard touchdown completion at the 9:18 mark.

Syracuse ended the scoring with 5:26 left in the game on Antwon

Bailey’s three-yard run, giving the Orange the commanding 26-point victory.

Smith ended with 338 yards passing and two scores, while Bailey

turned in a school-record fifth straight 100-yard receiving performance with seven catches for 130 yards. The West Virginia defense was led by

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

WVU SYR 20 23 24/70 41/194 338 249 24/41/2 25/33/0 3/134/44.7 4/176/44.0 1/0 0/0 184 211 5/37 3/25 24:05 35:55

linebacker Jewone Snow with eight tackles Aside from Nassib’s strong totals, Syracuse received strong performances from Bailey with 125 yards rushing and Provo with three touchdown catches.

West Virginia rushed for 70 yards and passed for 338 to total 408

yards. The Orange rushed for 194 and passed for 249 to total 443 yards.

The win upped the Orange to 5-2 overall, while WVU dropped to 5-2

WVU RUSHING: Garrison 11-58; WVU PASSING: Smith 24-41-2-338; WVU RECEIVING: Bailey 7-130, Austin 6-60; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Snow 8, Tandy 7, Smith 7; WVU INTERCEPTIONS: None. SYR RUSHING: Bailey 22-125; SYR PASSING: Nassib 24-32-0-229; SYR RECEIVING: Provo 6-61, Graham 5-66; SYR TACKLES (TFL/QS): Diabate 7 (1/1), Thomas 7; SYR INTERCEPTIONS: Thomas, Wilkes.

on the season. Attendance - 45,265

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[ October 29, 2011 · PISCATAWAY, N.J. ]

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est Virginia overcame a 10-point halftime deficit and a

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ALSTON

horrendous October snow storm, along the Northeast, to defeat Rutgers, 41-31, for the 17th-straight time.

In a rare October snow storm that left New Jersey in a state of

emergency, both teams battled heavy snow, cold temperatures and strong wind gusts for the entire game, but still managed to put up a combined 72 points.

West Virginia took advantage of some big plays, like touchdown

runs of 80 and 52 yards, while Rutgers used a time consuming offense to keep the ball away from the West Virginia offense.

By taking advantage of the strong wind behind its back, Rutgers

capitalized on good field position to score first on a San San Te 40-yard field goal at the 7:17 mark of the first quarter.

West Virginia answered the score 1:10 later when running back

Shawne Alston scored on a 52-yard touchdown run for a 7-3 WVU lead.

But the flurry of scoring in the opening quarter was just beginning.

mark. The Scarlet Knights closed out the scoring in the first quarter, when Nova found Mark Harrison for a 45-yard touchdown pass and a 17-14 Rutgers lead.

The Mountaineers took advantage of a Rutgers fumble to regain the

lead at the 12:59 mark of the second quarter, when Alston rushed in from two-yards out for a 21-14 advantage.

However, the rest of the first half belonged to Rutgers, as the

Scarlet Knights added two Jawan Jamison touchdown runs of one and

Scoring and Statistical Summary West Virginia Rutgers

1 14 17

2 7 14

3 7 0

4 13 0

F 41 31

18 yards to take a 31-21 lead into the locker room at halftime.

Trailing by 10 on poor field conditions certainly could give the

impression that this was the year for Rutgers to break the streak, but the Mountaineers controlled the second half with a strong defensive effort and by outscoring the Scarlet Knights 20-0.

Stedman Bailey 19-yard touchdown reception at the 7:23 mark of the third.

Down three in the fourth quarter, the momentum swung when

Rutgers faked a field goal try, which resulted in an incomplete pass, and

San San Te 40 FG Shawne Alston 52 rush (Tyler Bitancurt kick) Mohamed Sanu 14 pass from Gary Nova (Te kick) Tavon Austin 80 rush (Bitancurt kick) Mark Harrison 45 pass from Nova (Te kick) Alston 2 rush (Bitancurt kick) Jawan Jamison 1 rush (Te kick) Jamison 18 rush (Te kick) Stedman Bailey 19 pass from Geno Smith (Bitancurt kick) Smith 1 rush (Bitancurt kick failed) Austin 20 pass from Smith (Bitancurt kick)

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After holding Rutgers scoreless on its first two second-half

possessions, the Mountaineers pulled closer on a Geno Smith to

RU WVU RU WVU RU WVU RU RU WVU WVU WVU

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The Mountaineers answered just 14 seconds later, when Tavon

Austin took a reverse 80 yards for a 14-10 West Virginia lead at the 3:17

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Mohamed Sanu for a 14-yard scoring pass.

Rutgers

Rutgers regained the lead at 10-7, when quarterback Gary Nova found

the Mountaineers had new life.

From its own 11-yard line, West Virginia marched 89 yards in 11 plays

to retake the lead, 34-31, when Smith called his own number and rushed in on fourth-and-one with 6:19 left.

On RU’s next possession, WVU’s Julian Miller came up with his second

fumble recovery in the game, and the Mountaineer offense did the rest, moving 37 yards in three plays, capped off by a 20-yard touchdown pass from Smith to Austin to extend its lead to 10. To complete the second-half shutout by the Mountaineer defense, the unit held Rutgers scoreless on its next two possessions to give the Mountaineers their second BIG EAST

Cook led the defense with 11 stops. Rutgers was led by Nova with 235 yards passing, and Jamison

totaled 96 yards on the ground. Justin Francis led the Scarlet Knights defense with 10 tackles.

17 22 37/210 39/151 218 235 20/31/0 18/47/2 8/306/38.2 5/170/34.0 3/1 2/2 83 98 6/65 5/35 25:25 34:35

Smith finished with 218 yards passing, while Alston turned in his first

career 100-yard rushing effort with 110 yards on 14 carries. Safety Darwin

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

WVU RU

Despite the poor weather, both teams put up solid numbers. West

Virginia rushed for 210 yards and passed for 218 to total 428 yards.

WVU RUSHING: Alston 14-110, Austin 2-96; WVU PASSING: Smith 2031-0-218; WVU RECEIVING: Austin 8-67, Starks 5-45, Bailey 2-51; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Cook 11, Smith 8, Snow 8; WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Jenkins (2). RU RUSHING: Jamison 19-96; RU PASSING: Nova 18-46-2-235; RU RECEIVING: Sanu 5-48, Pratt 4-45; RU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Francis 10 (2/0), Greene 9 (1/0); RU INTERCEPTIONS: None.

Rutgers rushed for 151 yards and passed for 235 to total 386 total yards. Attendance - 47,303

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win of the season.

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[ November 5, 2011 · Morgantown, W.Va . ]

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ouisville won for the first time in Morgantown since 1990 and broke a four-game losing streak to West Virginia with a 38-35 victory over the Mountaineers.

Two fumbles and special teams’ miscues proved too much for

West Virginia to overcome, even though the warm, sunny November day started off brightly for the Mountaineers.

Brad Starks returned the game’s opening kickoff 62 yards to the

Louisville 30-yard line to set up the game’s first score. Three plays later, WVU quarterback Geno Smith hit receiver Tavon Austin for a 25-yard scoring toss and a 7-0 lead.

However, it took Louisville just 2:38 to answer, as the Cardinals

marched 73 yards to tie the game on Jeremy Wright’s eight-yard run. The scoring drive was highlighted by a 55-yard run by tailback

GENO

Dominique Brown.

SMITH

Louisville took its first lead of the game with 5:44 left in the first

on Senorise Perry’s 13-yard run that ended a 78-yard drive. A 37-yard

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38

completion from quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to Eli Rogers provided the spark for the Cardinals.

The Mountaineers tied the game at 14-14 at the 12:18 mark of the

second quarter, when Stedman Bailey hauled in a five-yard pass from Smith, as the Mountaineers drove 76 yards for their second score.

West Virginia recaptured the lead with 5:44 left in the first half, when

Shawne Alston powered through for a two-yard scoring run, and a 2114 WVU lead.

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Louisville

But Louisville was able to tie the game at the half, taking advantage

of an 11-yard shanked punt by the Mountaineers. Six plays later, the game was tied at 21-21, when Bridgewater connected with Rogers.

The Mountaineers intercepted Bridgewater on the opening

possession of the third quarter, but could not come away with any

Louisville West Virginia

1 14 7

2 7 14

3 3 0

4 14 14

F 38 35

points, as Tyler Bitancurt missed a 32-yard field goal.

Later, the Cardinals put up the only points in the third quarter, when

kicker Chris Philpott converted on a 39-yard field goal, as Louisville regained the lead for good at 24-21.

West Virginia mounted a drive late in the third, but was stopped at

the Cardinal six-yard line as the third quarter ended. To start the fourth, Bitancurt’s 23-yard field goal to tie was blocked and returned 82 yards for a touchdown by Andrew Johnson. Instead of the game being tied, West Virginia found itself down, 31-21, with 14:42 left in the game.

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Scoring and Statistical Summary

Two possessions later, the Mountaineers closed the gap to 31-28,

1st 2nd 3rd 4th

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Tavon Austin 25 pass from Geno Smith (Tyler Bitancurt kick) Jeremy Wright 8 rush (Chris Philpott kick) Senorise Perry 13 rush (Philpott kick) Stedman Bailey 5 pass from Smith (Bitancurt kick) Shawne Alston 2 rush (Bitancurt kick) Eli Rogers 4 pass from Teddy Bridgewater (Philpott kick) Philpott 39 FG Andrew Johnson 82 blocked FG return (Philpott kick) Alston 7 rush (Bitancurt kick) Brown 3 rush (Philpott kick) Bailey 1 pass from Smith (Bitancurt kick)

when Alston rushed in from seven-yards out to end an impressive 96yard, eight-play drive that was aided by a 46-yard completion from Smith to receiver Ivan McCartney.

Trailing by three with 8:53 left, the Mountaineers needed a stop

on defense and could not get one. The Cardinals converted on thirdand-seven and fourth-and-one to keep the ball for 7:11, resulting in a three-yard touchdown run by Brown and a 38-28 margin.

WVU added a score late, when Smith found Bailey in the corner of

the end zone, but the Cardinals recovered the onside kick to end any comeback hopes.

Smith finished with 410 yards passing, as Bailey (118 Yards) and

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

LOU WVU 15 28 33/105 34/123 246 410 21/27/1 31/44/0 6/203/33.8 3/62/20.7 0/0 3/2 221 249 3/25 5/30 30:46 29:14

Austin (90 yards) were his favorite targets. Darwin Cook led the defense with 10 stops. Bruce Irvin had a game-high two sacks and three TFL’s.

For the Cardinals, Bridgewater passed for 246 yards, while Brown

rushed for 69 and Rogers had 69 yards receiving. Hakeem Smith led the defense with 10 tackles.

The Mountaineers rushed for 123 yards and passed for 410 to total

533 yards of offense. The Cardinals finished with 105 yards on the ground and 246 via the pass for 351 yards of total offense.

WVU RUSHING: Garrison 13-64, Alston 11-45; WVU PASSING: Smith 3144-0-410; WVU RECEIVING: Bailey 8-118, Austin 7-90; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Cook 10 (1/0), Miller 8, Goode 8 (2/1); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Goode. LOU RUSHING: Brown 14-69; LOU PASSING: Bridgewater 21-27-1-246; LOU RECEIVING: Rogers 5-63; LOU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Smith 10, Evans 9; LOU INTERCEPTIONS: None.

Attendance - 57,287

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[ November 12, 2011 · CINCINNATI, OHIO ]

W

est Virginia earned a road victory over a ranked opponent the hard way with a thrilling 24-21 win over Cincinnati in Paul Brown Stadium.

The Mountaineers trailed early, made a comeback to take the lead,

only to relinquish it to a furious Cincinnati rally, before holding on at the end thanks to a blocked field goal attempt for their seventh victory of the season and third in BIG EAST play.

The Bearcats looked strong early, forcing West Virginia’s offense

out on downs. UC then scored the game’s first touchdown in just three plays, when Isaiah Pead broke loose for a 40-yard touchdown run.

To West Virginia’s credit, the Mountaineers never panicked and

quieted the Bearcat faithful four plays later with a 59-yard touchdown bomb from quarterback Geno Smith to Stedman Bailey to tie the game at 7-7, with 11:37 left in the opening quarter.

Both defenses held until the 9:35 mark of the second quarter,

when West Virginia put together an 11-play, 72-yard drive that ended with a 28-yard Tyler Bitancurt field goal. The WVU scoring drive was

quarterback Zach Collaros was sacked by WVU’s Bruce Irvin and

BRUCE

IRVIN

fumbled the ball in the end zone, before it was recovered by Julian Miller for a Mountaineer touchdown and a 17-7 lead.

More importantly though, Collaros suffered a broken ankle on the

play, forcing backup quarterback Munchie Legaux into action. While the West Virginia offense could not put any more points on the board in the first half, the West Virginia defense returned the favor on the Bearcats, enabling the Mountaineers to take the 10-point lead into the locker room.

After keeping the fleet-footed Legaux in-check from the middle of

the second quarter to the midway point of the third, the backup broke loose at the 8:48 mark of the third for a 65-yard run, but a missed field goal kept the Bearcats off the board.

Legaux was at it again on Cincy’s next possession, as he connected

with Pead for a 45-yard pass play and then took it in himself from seven-yards out, cutting the WVU lead to 17-14 with 4:19 left in the third.

Cincinnati took advantage of a WVU fumble to take the lead early

in the fourth on a 10-yard run by Pead.

Scoring and Statistical Summary West Virginia Cincinnati

1 7 7

2 10 0

3 0 7

4 7 7

24

With West Virginia leading 10-7, a game-changing play by the

West virginia

#23/18

Mountaineer defense altered the Cincinnati game plan. Bearcat senior

21

receiver Tavon Austin.

Cincinnati

highlighted by pass completions of 39 and 21 yards from Smith to

F 24 21

1st CIN Isaiah Pead 40 rush (Tony Miliano kick) WVU Stedman Bailey 59 pass from Geno Smith (Tyler Bitancurt kick) 2nd WVU Bitancurt 28 FG WVU Julian Miller fumble recovery (Bitancurt kick) 3rd CIN Munchie Legaux 7 rush (Miliano kick) CIN Pead 10 rush (Miliano kick) 4th WVU Shawne Alston 1 rush (Bitancurt kick)

Trailing for the first time since the opening minutes, WVU started

a 12-play, 74-yard drive with 13:13 left in the game and retook the lead at the 8:46 mark on a one-yard plunge by Shawne Alston. WVU converted two crucial third down long-yardage plays to keep the drive alive. The WVU defense held Cincy scoreless on two straight possessions, before the Bearcats got one last chance with 2:01 left. UC got to the WVU 14-yard line with two ticks left, but Tony Miliano’s 31-yard attempt was blocked by Eain Smith to save the day for the Mountaineers.

The game was about as even as it could get as both teams totaled

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

WVU CIN 19 16 32/32 33/190 372 214 29/43/0 17/32/1 7/260/37.1 6/256/42.7 2/1 2/1 150 83 14/95 5/45 36:00 24:00

ground and 372 in the air, while the Bearcats finished with a balanced 190 yards on the ground and 214 passing.

Smith passed for 372 yards and had two 100-yard receivers in

WVU RUSHING: Buie 4-21, Garrison 13-19; WVU PASSING: Smith 29-430-372; WVU RECEIVING: Austin 9-126, Bailey 6-104; WVU TACKLES (TFL/ QS): Goode 8 (3/1), Miller 7; WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Tandy.

Austin and Bailey. Linebacker Najee Goode paced the defense with eight tackles. Pead topped the Bearcat numbers with 113 yards rushing and 67 receiving, while JK Schaffer had nine tackles.

The win gave the Mountaineers a two-game winning streak in the

CIN RUSHING: Pead 19-113, Legaux 8-77; CIN PASSING: Collaros 7-11-070, Legaux 10-21-1-144; CIN RECEIVING: Thompkins 5-67, Pead 5-67; CIN TACKLES (TFL/QS): Schaffer 9 (2/0), Frey 7; CIN INTERCEPTIONS: None.

TEN

404 yards of total offense. West Virginia managed 32 yards on the

series with Cincinnati. Attendance - 48,152

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[ November 25, 2011 · MORGANTOWN, W.Va . ]

J

ust like previous “Backyard Brawls,” the 104th edition went right down to the end, with West Virginia overcoming a 14-point deficit to claim a 21-20 victory in front of a sellout

julian

MILLER

crowd of 60,932 at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Pitt opened up the scoring by taking advantage of West Virginia

miscues and penalties. The Mountaineers had the Panthers stopped after a Kevin Harper missed field goal, but a personal foul penalty gave Pitt new life. The Panthers went on to complete a 13-play, 71yard drive that ended with a Zach Brown one-yard rush, and a 7-0 Pitt lead.

The Panthers extended their margin to 14-0 with 2:14 left in the

opening quarter, when Isaac Bennett motored in from six-yards out, giving the Panthers two scores in three drives to start the game.

West Virginia closed the gap to 14-7 with 7:23 left in the first half,

when quarterback Geno Smith connected with receiver Stedman Bailey for a 63-yard scoring play.

Pitt 20

#23

West Virginia

21

After stopping Pitt on its next possession, West Virginia fumbled

the ensuing punt, which was recovered by Pitt at the WVU 33-yard line. Five plays later, the Panthers made the Mountaineers pay for the miscue by adding a 30-yard Harper field goal for a 17-7 advantage.

West Virginia did manage a Darwin Cook interception just before

halftime, but the Mountaineer offense could not move the ball, and the Panthers took the 10-point lead into the locker room at the half.

Pitt got the ball to start the second half, and the Mountaineer

defense held once again, but another fumbled punt by the Mountaineers put the Panthers back in business at the WVU 16-yard line.

A strong defensive stand forced the Panthers into a 27-yard field

goal by Harper, and their lead was upped to 20-7 with 11:29 left in the third. The Mountaineers answered the score with their second touchdown, by putting together a seven-play, 60-yard drive. Running

Pitt West Virginia

1 14 0

2 3 7

3 3 7

4 0 7

F 20 21

back Shawne Alston pulled the Mountaineers to within six at 20-14 on his eight-yard scoring run at the 8:52 mark of the third.

An impressive defensive effort continued to keep the Mountaineers

in the game, as the unit only allowed Pitt 80 yards in the second half and no drive longer than 23 yards over the final two quarters.

West Virginia took its first lead of the game with 6:04 left, when the

Mountaineers completed an 83-yard drive on Alston’s one-yard run

ELEVEN

Scoring and Statistical Summary 1st Pitt Zach Brown 1 rush (Kevin Harper kick) Pitt Isaac Bennett 6 rush (Harper kick) 2nd WVU Stedman Bailey 63 pass from Geno Smith (Tyler Bitancurt kick) Pitt Harper 30 FG Pitt Harper 27 FG 3rd WVU Shawne Alston 8 rush (Bitancurt kick) WVU Alston 1 rush (Bitancurt kick) 4th

for a 21-20 WVU lead.

From there, the West Virginia defense did the rest, coming up with

10 sacks in the game, including nine on Pitt’s final 25 plays to hold the Panthers scoreless on their final two possessions to secure the come-from-behind win.

Smith passed for 244 yards, with 102 yards going to Tavon Austin

and 80 to Bailey. Julian Miller led the defense with 12 tackles and four sacks. Punter Corey Smith also played a key role in turning the field with his four punts for an average of 57.2 yards, including a long punt for 62 yards.

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

Pitt WVU 17 16 58/159 30/113 137 244 12/23/1 22/31/0 10/428/42.8 8/368/46.0 1/0 3/3 133 30 9/60 4/20 36:27 23:33

Pitt got a combined 136 yards rushing from Bennett and Brown,

while Tino Sunseri passed for 137 yards. Buddy Jackson and Max Gruder led the Panther defense with eight tackles each.

Final totals showed WVU with 113 yards rushing and 244 passing

for 357 yards of offense. Pitt totaled 159 yards on the ground and 137 through the air for 296 total yards.

In the victory, West Virginia set six offensive school records, and

has now won three straight “Backyard Brawls.” In all-time BIG EAST play against Pitt, West Virginia leads the series 14-7 and is now 16-7-

WVU RUSHING: Garrison 11-61; WVU PASSING: Smith 22-31-0-244; WVU RECEIVING: Austin 10-102, Bailey 3-80; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Garvin 14 (1/0), Miller 12 (4/4), Goode 8 (2/3), Cook 8; WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Cook. Pitt RUSHING: Bennett 16-70, Brown 15-67; Pitt PASSING: Sunseri 1223-1-137; Pitt RECEIVING: Street 4-50; Pitt TACKLES (TFL/QS): Jackson 8 (1/0), Gruder 8; Pitt INTERCEPTIONS: None.

1 in the last 24 games against the Panthers. Attendance- 60,932

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[ december 1, 2011 · TAMPA , Fl a . ]

T

yler Bitancurt’s 28-yard field goal as time expired gave West Virginia its sixth BIG EAST championship in nine years, and seventh overall as the Mountaineers defeated USF, 30-27,

before a Thursday night ESPN national audience.

The dramatic victory saw West Virginia control the game for

three quarters, only to fall behind in the fourth, before staging the allimportant comeback.

The field goal was the second game-winning kick as time expired

for Bitancurt in three years, but this one came on the road and was good enough for a conference championship and a nine-win regular season.

The dramatics for both teams came in the fourth quarter. West

Virginia led for three and a half quarters thanks in part to a solid defensive effort and strong special teams.

The Mountaineers’ first score came at the 13:29 mark of the second

quarter. By taking advantage of a blocked punt by Willie Milhouse, WVU went up 3-0 on Bitancurt’s 23-yard field goal.

TYLER

BITANCURT

The Bulls got on the scoreboard with 5:13 left in the first half, when

Daniels connected with Sterling Griffin for a 20-yard pass play. The pass was originally ruled incomplete, but replay overturned the call, and the Bulls had the 10-play, 80-yard drive in the books.

The Mountaineers added a second Bitancurt field goal with just 22

seconds remaining in the half. The drive was aided by a 20-yard run by quarterback Geno Smith to put Bitancurt in range for the 42-yarder.

West Virginia took the opening drive of the second half and moved

deep into USF territory, but came away empty after fumbling on the Bulls’ three-yard line.

The fumble recovery sparked USF, who then marched 82 yards in

10 plays and closed the gap to 13-10, after Maikon Bonani converted a 32-yard field goal.

On the ensuing kickoff, WVU’s special teams came up big once

20-10 Mountaineer lead. The kickoff return was Austin’s second of the season and third of his career.

The Bulls added a field goal late in the third to pull within 20-13,

setting up fourth quarter fireworks for both teams.

A 15-play, 72-yard drive enabled the Bulls to tie the game with

West Virginia USF

1 0 0

2 13 7

3 7 6

4 10 14

F 30 27

2nd WVU Tyler Bitancurt 23 FG WVU Pat Miller 52 interception return (Bitancurt kick) USF Sterling Griffin 20 pass from B.J. Daniels (Maikon Bonani kick) WVU Bitancurt 42 FG USF Bonani 32 FG 3rd WVU Tavon Austin 90 kickoff return (Bitancurt kick) USF Bonani 20 FG 4th USF Daniels 1 rush (Bonani kick) USF JaQuez Jenkins 24 interception return (Bonani kick) WVU Dustin Garrison 5 rush (Bitancurt kick) WVU Bitancurt 28 FG

30

again as Tavon Austin returned the kick 90 yards for a score, and a

Scoring and Statistical Summary

West virginia

52-yard touchdown return.

# 22/20

West Virginia extended its lead to 10-0 at the 8:29 mark, when

USF 27

cornerback Pat Miller intercepted USF quarterback B.J. Daniels for a

10:01 left on Daniels’ one-yard rush. Then USF took its first and only lead on WVU’s next possession, when Smith was intercepted by JaQuez Jenkins for the pick six from 24 yards away, and a 27-20 lead.

With USF seemingly in control, the Mountaineers answered with an

11-play drive that covered 77 yards and ended with Dustin Garrison’s five-yard rush to tie the game at 27.

USF marched deep into WVU territory and seemed ready for the

go-ahead score, when WVU linebacker Najee Goode forced a Daniels yard line.

Aided by five plays of nine yards or more, along with a 26-yard

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

WVU USF 17 24 30/127 39/171 237 226 23/36/2 21/44/1 4/128/32.0 5/168/33.6 1/1 1/1 233 168 8/79 9/65 28:33 31:27

completion on fourth and 10 from Smith to receiver Stedman Bailey, the WVU offense gave Bitancurt the chance, and he seized it.

Final totals showed West Virginia with 127 yards rushing and 237

passing for 364 total yards. USF totaled 171 yards on the ground and 226 in the air for 397 yards of offense.

The victory gave West Virginia nine or more wins for the seventh

straight season, and also at least a five-win conference mark for the

WVU RUSHING: Garrison 16-87; WVU PASSING: Smith 23-35-2-237; WVU RECEIVING: Bailey 7-80, Austin 7-54; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Clarke 9 (1/0), Goode 7 (1/0); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Miller. USF RUSHING: Scott 14-92; USF PASSING: Daniels 21-44-1-226; USF RECEIVING: Landi 4-67, Welch 4-45; USF TACKLES (TFL/QS): Lattimore 7, Lanaris 6 (1/0); USF INTERCEPTIONS: Jenkins, Washington.

seventh straight year. Attendance - 41,743

TWELVE

fumble that was recovered by teammate Doug Rigg at the WVU 28-

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[ January 4, 2012 · MIAMI GARDENS, Fl a . ]

W

DARWIN

est Virginia turned in a record-shattering performance in

COOK

the Discover Orange Bowl as the Mountaineers scored the most points in bowl history with a 70-33 victory over No.

DISCOVER ORANGE BOWL

14 Clemson.

More than 28 Orange Bowl individual, team and combined team

records also were tied or smashed in the game as MVP Geno Smith threw for a bowl and BCS record 407 yards and six touchdowns, while adding a rushing touchdown, to lead the way for the Mountaineers.

Junior receiver Tavon Austin was Smith’s favorite target on the

night with a BCS and bowl record four touchdown receptions. His final totals stood at 117 yards receiving and a bowl-record 280 all-purpose yards.

The game was exciting from the start with the two teams combining

for 31 points in the first quarter. The Tigers held a 17-14 lead at the end of the quarter on the strength of a 68-yard scoring run by Andre Ellington that started the scoring, a 27-yard pass from Tajh Boyd to

33

70

Sammy Watkins and a 42-yard Chandler Catanzaro field goal.

West Virginia answered the Clemson scores with a four-yard

Shawne Alston touchdown run to end a 72-yard drive and an eightyard scoring reception by Austin.

The second quarter is when the game changed for good. Instead of

to take command of the game.

With Clemson up 17-14, Austin caught a 27-yard TD pass from

Smith for a 21-17 WVU lead at the 13:25 mark. Clemson then marched 72 yards and was on the verge of taking the lead, when Ellington was

Scoring and Statistical Summary West Virginia Clemson

1 14 17

2 35 3

3 14 6

4 7 7

F 70 33

stripped by linebacker Doug Rigg at the one-yard line. Darwin Cook

Clemson

scooped up the loose ball and dashed 99 yards for a momentum-

#14/14

#23/22

West Virginia

both teams trading scoring punches, West Virginia reeled off 35 points

changing touchdown. Instead of a Clemson lead, the Mountaineers found themselves up 11 at 28-17 with 10:28 left in the half.

Clemson responded with a 43-yard Catanzaro field goal at the 4:49

mark to cut the deficit to 28-20, but the Mountaineers blew the game open in the final minutes of the half.

The Mountaineers answered the Clemson score with a 64-yard

drive capped by a seven-yard run by Smith. Pat Miller intercepted Boyd to set up Smith’s third scoring toss to Austin for a 42-20 WVU advantage.

The first half onslaught continued after Bruce Irvin stripped Boyd

thirteen

on Clemson’s next possession, and WVU’s Najee Goode recovered the

1st 2nd 3rd 4th

CU WVU CU WVU CU WVU WVU CU WVU WVU WVU WVU WVU CU WVU CU

Andre Ellington 68 rush (Chandler Catanzaro kick) Shawne Alston 4 rush (Tyler Bitancurt kick) Sammy Watkins 27 pass from Tajh Boyd (Catanzaro kick) Tavon Austin 8 pass from Geno Smith (Bitancurt kick) Catanzaro 42 FG Austin 27 pass from Smith (Bitancurt kick) Cook 99 fumble return (Bitancurt kick) Catanzaro 43 FG Smith 7 rush (Bitancurt kick) Austin 3 pass from Smith (Bitancurt kick) Alston 1 rush (Bitancurt kick) Bailey 6 pass from Smith (Bitancurt kick) Austin 37 pass from Smith (Bitancurt kick) Hopkins 28 pass from Boyd (Boyd pass failed) Milhouse 7 pass from Smith (Bitancurt kick) McDowell 4 rush (Catanzaro kick)

ball at the Tiger 18-yard line. Five plays later, Alston added his second touchdown run in the game by bulling over from the one-yard line for a 49-20 Mountaineer lead at the intermission. WVU’s 49 points also were a bowl and BCS record for most points in a half.

Knowing Clemson’s ability to score points in a hurry, the

Mountaineers did not let up in the second half, taking the opening possession 73 yards, which ended on a six-yard scoring toss from Smith to Stedman Bailey for a 56-20 lead.

After holding Clemson on downs, the Mountaineers went 74 yards

and took a 63-20 lead, when Smith hit Austin for a 37-yard touchdown reception with 9:18 left in the third.

touchdown reception to end a 66-yard WVU scoring drive that put the Mountaineers at the record mark of 70 points. Final totals showed West Virginia with 182 yards rushing and 407

passing for 589 yards of offense. Clemson finished with 193 rushing and 250 passing for 443 yards.

First Downs Rushes/Yards Passing Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles/Lost Return Yardage Penalties/Yards Time of Possession

WVU CU 31 24 43/182 27/193 407 250 32/46/1 24/47/2 5/175/35.0 6/238/39.7 0/0 2/2 246 214 4/40 6/65 36:55 23:05

The Tigers added a touchdown late in the third and fourth quarters,

but between the two scores Willie Milhouse had a seven-yard

The appearance was WVU’s first in the Orange Bowl, and the win

WVU RUSHING: Alston 20-77, Buie 13-45, Austin 3-40; WVU PASSING: Smith 32-43-0-407; WVU RECEIVING: Austin 12-123, Bailey 5-82, Brown 5-71; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): E. Smith 13 (1/0), Tandy 6, Barber 6 (1/0); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Miller, Tandy. CU RUSHING: Ellington 10-116; CU PASSING: Boyd 24-46-2-250; CU RECEIVING: Hopkins 10-107, Watkins 5-66; CU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Hall 8, Breeland 7, Hawkins 6 (1/0); CU INTERCEPTIONS: Hall.

gave the Mountaineers a 3-0 mark all-time in BCS bowl games and evened the all-time series with Clemson at 1-1.

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Attendance- 67,563


2011 statistics Opponent

Score

Sept. 4, 2011

MARSHALL

W/34-13

Overall Conference Time Attend. 1-0-0

0-0-0

2:25

60,758

Sept. 10, 2011

NORFOLK STATE

W/55-12

2-0-0

0-0-0

3:12

51,911

Sept. 17, 2011

at Maryland

W/37-31

3-0-0

0-0-0

3:28

53,627

Sept. 24, 2011

#2 LSU

L/21-47

3-1-0

0-0-0

3:40

62,056

Oct. 1, 2011

BOWLING GREEN

W/55-10

4-1-0

0-0-0

3:00

46,603

Oct. 8, 2011

CONNECTICUT

W/43-16

5-1-0

1-0-0

3:38

56,179

Oct. 21, 2011

at Syracuse

L/23-49

5-2-0

1-1-0

3:31

45,265

Oct. 29, 2011

at Rutgers

W/41-31

6-2-0

2-1-0

3:49

47,303

Nov. 5, 2011

LOUISVILLE

L/35-38

6-3-0

2-2-0

3:25

57,287

Nov. 12, 2011

at #18 Cincinnati

W/24-21

7-3-0

3-2-0

3:45

48,152

Nov. 25, 2011

PITT

W/21-20

8-3-0

4-2-0

3:22

60,932

Dec. 1, 2011

at USF

W/30-27

9-3-0

5-2-0

3:38

41,743

^Jan. 4, 2012

vs. #14 Clemson

W/70-33

10-3-0

5-2-0

3:48

67,563

2011 STATISTICS

Date

^ 2012 Discover Orange Bowl, Miami Gardens, Fla.

TEAM STATISTICS SCORING

WVU

OPP

489 348

Points Per Game..................................... 37.6.................................. 26.8 FIRST DOWNS

301

241

Rushing.....................................................91...................................... 94 Passing.....................................................187................................... 129 Penalty......................................................23...................................... 18 RUSHING YARDAGE

1,595

1,882

Yards gained rushing.............................. 1,936............................... 2,210 Yards lost rushing.....................................341................................... 328

INT RETURN AVERAGE

13.6

17.6

FUMBLES-LOST

27-13 22-9

PENALTIES-Yards

80-697 87-723

Average Per Game.................................. 53.6.................................. 55.6 PUNTS-Yards

56-2,148 79-3,300

Average Per Punt.................................... 38.4.................................. 41.8 Net punt average..................................... 34.6.................................. 37.3 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions

28:20

30:33

73/180

73/204

Rushing Attempts....................................417................................... 472

3rd-Down Pct.

41%

Average Per Rush....................................308................................... 400

4TH-DOWN Conversions

9/18

36% 8/17

Average Per Game................................. 122.7............................... 144.8

4th-Down Pct.

50%

47%

TDs Rushing..............................................25...................................... 21

SACKS BY-Yards

31-180

MISC YARDS

0

Comp.-Att.-Int.................................... 353-542-9..................255-448-14

TOUCHDOWNS SCORED

63

Average Per Pass.....................................803................................... 509

FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS

16-22

PASSING YARDAGE

4,509

2,645

Average Per Catch.................................. 12.8.................................. 10.4 Average Per Game................................. 346.8............................... 203.5 TDs Passing..............................................32...................................... 15 TOTAL OFFENSE

6,104

4,527

Total Plays................................................959................................... 920 Average Per Play......................................604................................... 409 Average Per Game................................. 469.5............................... 348.2 KICK RETURNS: No0-Yards

57-1,349

79-1,882

PUNT RETURNS: No0-Yards

25-294

16-169

INT RETURNS: No0-Yards

14-190

9-158

KICK RETURN AVERAGE

23.7

23.8

PUNT RETURN AVERAGE

11.8

10.6

ON-SIDE KICKS

26-198 94 42 19-24

0-0

0-0

RED-ZONE SCORES

(54-61) 89%

(40-48) 83%

RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS

(41-61) 67%

(28-48) 58%

PAT-ATTEMPTS

(61-63) 97%

(37-38) 97%

ATTENDANCE

395,726 236,090

Games/Avg. Per Game........................7/56,532....................... 5/47,218 Neutral Site Games................................................................... 1/67,563

SCORE BY QTRS

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Total

West Virginia Opponents

82 115

167 87

131 62

109 84

489 348

143


RUSHING

KICK RETURNS

No.

Yards

Avg.

TD

GARRISON, Dustin 12

136

777

35

742

5.5

6

42

61.8

AUSTIN, Tavon

36

938

26.1

2

ALSTON, Shawne

11

97

432

16

416

4.3

12

52

37.8

STARKS, Brad

9

223

24.8

0

62

AUSTIN, Tavon

13

16

196

14

182

11.4

1

80

14.0

BROWN, Devon

5

81

16.2

0

24

BUIE, Andrew

11

51

190

18

172

3.4

1

12

15.6

BAILEY, Stedman

4

67

16.8

0

26

ROBERTS, Vernard 12

44

150

10

140

3.2

3

9

11.7

JENKINS, Brodrick

2

38

19.0

0

19

Long

2

2.0

0

2

100

JOHNSON, Trey 2 3 8 0 8 2.7 0 6 4.0

ROBERTS, Vernard

1

MILLARD, Paul

4

Total

57 1,349 23.7 2 100

MOLINARI, Mike

Opponents

79 1,882 23.8 2 99

TEAM

2

3

13

1

0

11

11

0

SMITH, Geno

13

56

180

213

Total

13 417 1,936 341 1,595 3.8 25 80 122.7

FUMBLE RETURNS

No.

Yards

Avg.

TD

13 472 2,210 328 1,882 4.0 21 68 144.8

COOK, Darwin

1

99

99.0

1

GOODE, Najee

1

4

4.0

0

4

SNOW, Jewone

1

83

83.0

0

83

0

0.0

1

0

Opponents

0

3

1.5

0

2

0.8

8

-8

-8.0

0

0

-0.6

27

-27

-2.5

0

0

-3.4

-33

-0.6

2

20

-2.5 Long 99

GP Effic. Cmp./Att./Int. Pct. Yards TD Long Avg./G

MILLER, Julian

0

SMITH, Geno

13 152.59

346-526-7

65.8 4,385 31

84

337.3

Total

3 186 62.0 2 99

MILLARD, Paul

4 111.44

7-15-2

46.7

124

1

45

31.0

Opponents

1 -15 -15.0 1 0

TEAM

13

0-1-0

0.0

0

0

0

0.0

Total

13 151.17 353-542-9 65.1 4,509 32 84 346.8

13 111.31 255-448-14 56.9 2,645 15 56 203.5

SCORING

PASSING

Opponents

2011 Statistics

GP Att. Gain Loss Net Avg. TD Long Avg./G.

00.0

TD Long Avg./G.

TD

| ------------ PATs -------------| FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Safety Points

BITANCURT, Tyler

0

0-0

0

0-0

0

0

109

BAILEY, Stedman

12

16-22 61-63 0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0

0

72

ALSTON, Shawne

12

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0

0

72

RECEIVING

GP

No. Yards Avg.

AUSTIN, Tavon

13

101

1,186

11.7

8

72

91.2

AUSTIN, Tavon

11

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0

0

66

BAILEY, Stedman

13

72

1,279

17.8

12

84

98.4

GARRISON, Dustin

6

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0

0

36

MCCARTNEY, Ivan 13

49

585

11.9

3

51

45.0

STARKS, Brad

4

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0

0

24

BROWN, Devon

13

29

404

13.9

1

55

31.1

MCCARTNEY, Ivan

3

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0

0

18

GARRISON, Dustin 12

24

201

8.4

0

36

16.8

ROBERTS, Vernard

3

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0

0

18

URBAN, Tyler 13 20 226 11.3 2 19 17.4

SMITH, Geno

2

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0

0

12

STARKS, Brad

8

14

174

12.4

4

30

21.8

URBAN, Tyler

2

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0

0

12

MILHOUSE, Willie

13

13

220

16.9

1

43

16.9

MILLER, Julian

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0

0

6

BUIE, Andrew

11

13

85

6.5

0

20

7.7

BUIE, Andrew

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0

0

6

WOODS, J0D0

9

7

67

9.6

0

15

7.4

MILHOUSE, Willie

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0

0

6

NEHLEN, Ryan

13

5

64

12.8

1

21

4.9

GARVIN, Terence

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0

0

6

ROBERTS, Vernard 12

4

12

3.0

0

9

1.0

NEHLEN, Ryan

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0

0

6

ALSTON, Shawne

11

2

6

3.0

0

6

0.5

MILLER, Pat

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0

0

6

Total

13 353 4,509 12.8 32 84 346.8

BROWN, Devon

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0

0

6

Opponents

13 255 2,645 10.4 15 56 203.5

COOK, Darwin

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0

0

6

TEAM

0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0

1

Total

63 16-22 61-63 0-0

0

0-0

0

1

489

Opponents

42 19-24 37-38 1-1

0

0-3

0

0

348

PUNT RETURNS

No.

Yards

Avg.

TD

AUSTIN, Tavon

19

268

14.1

0

Long 64

JENKINS, Brodrick

2

12

6.0

0

7

BROWN, Devon

2

-3

-1.5

0

0

BANKS, Ishmael

1

1

1.0

0

0

MILHOUSE, Willie

1

16

16.0

0

0

Total

25 294 11.8 0 64

Opponents

16 169 10.6 1 87

INTERCEPTIONS TANDY, Keith

No. Yards 4

63

Avg. 15.8

TD Long 0

18

JENKINS, Brodrick

2

0

0.0

0

0

COOK, Darwin

2

21

10.5

0

21

MILLER, Pat

2

58

29.0

1

52

GARVIN, Terence

2

32

16.0

1

37

SMITH, Eain

1

1

1.0

0

1

GOODE, Najee

1

15

15.0

0

15

Total

14 190 13.6 2 52

Opponents

9 158 17.6 2 48

144

2

TOTAL OFFENSE

GP

Plays

Rush

Pass

Total

Avg./G.

SMITH, Geno

13

582

-33

4,385

4,352

334.8

GARRISON, Dustin

12

136

742

0

742

61.8

ALSTON, Shawne

11

97

416

0

416

37.8

AUSTIN, Tavon

13

16

182

0

182

14.0

BUIE, Andrew

11

51

172

0

172

15.6

ROBERTS, Vernard

12

44

140

0

140

11.7

MILLARD, Paul

4

17

3

124

127

31.8

JOHNSON, Trey 2 3 8 0 8 MOLINARI, Mike

4.0

13

1

-8

0

-8

-0.6

TEAM

8

12

-27

0

-27

Total

13 959 1,595 4,509 6,104

469.5

Opponents

13 920 1,882 2,645 4,527

348.2

-3.4

FIELD GOALS FGM/FGA Pct. 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Long Blkd. 16-22 72.7 1-1 7-8 5-9 3-4 0-0 45 BITANCURT, Tyler

2


FG SEQUENCE

West Virginia

OPPONENTS

Marshall (27),(43) (24),(21) Norfolk State 35,(17),(21) (50),(39),(39),(40) Maryland (35),(34),(21) (25),48 LSU - 30 BOWLING GREEN (30),(45) (21) (31),(33) 42,(40),(53),(22) CONNECTICUT Syracuse (27) Rutgers - (40) LOUISVILLE 32,23 (39) Cincinnati (28),39,47 42,31 PITT - (30),(27) USF 38,(23),(42),(28) (32),(20) Clemson - (42),(43)

PUNTING

No. Yards Avg. Long TB FC I-20 Blkd.

MOLINARI, Mike SMITH, Corey Total Opponents

30 1,116 26 1,032 56 2,148 79 3,300

37.2 39.7 38.4 41.8

58 62 62 63

KICKOFFS

No.

Yards

Avg.

TB

OB Ret. NetYd.

Ln.

SMITH, Corey BITANCURT, Tyler Total Opponents

73 16 89 72

4,577 883 5,460 4,363

62.7 55.2 61.3 60.6

5 2 7 9

2 1 3 23.8 38.6 5 23.7 39.4

31 30

2 5 11 0 1 6 2 6 17 3 22 25

0 0 0 1

DEFENSIVE LEADERS

|---------------Tackles---------------|

GP Solo Ast Total

52

13

GOODE, Najee

43

44

87

14/45

COOK, Darwin 25

13 51 34 85

24

13

SMITH, Eain

55

21

|-Sacks-|

|----Pass Def----|

|----Fumbles----|

TFL/Yards No./Yards Int./Yards PBU Rcv./Yards FF

76

1/1 3/13

5/34 0 0

1/15

1

1/4

1

Blkd.

Kick Safety 0

0

2/21 4 2/99 0 0 0 1/1

6

0

2

1

0

6

MILLER, Pat

13

50

16

66

1.5/1

0

2/58

3

0

1

0

0

8

TANDY, Keith

13

50

14

64

2.0/9

0

4/63

9

0

0

0

0

97

MILLER, Julian

13

31

26

57

11.0/30

6/24

0

2

3/0

2

0

0

56 SNOW, Jewone

11 18 24 42 2.0/7 1.5/6

IRVIN, Bruce 11

13 27 13 40 15.0/91 8.5/71 0 2 0 3 0 0

2011 Statistics

28 GARVIN, Terence 11 43 29 72 5.5/13 3.5/6 2/32 3 0 0 0 0

0 0 1/83 0 0 0

99 WRIGHT, Jorge 13 21 17 38 3.5/12 1.5/10 0 0 0 0 0 0 98

CLARKE, Will

13

19

15

34

5/25

2/16

0

1

0

0

0

0

RIGG, Doug 47

11 11 19 30 4/14 1/8

43

VANCE, Casey

11

9

21

30

2.5/3

0.5/1

0

0

0

0

0

0

23

JENKINS, Brodrick

13

22

5

27

2/10

0

2/0

8

0

0

0

0

33

BARBER, Jared

12

13

10

23

2/6

0

0

3

0

0

0

0

53

ANDERSON, Tyler

13

9

8

17

4/9

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

BANKS, Ishmael 13 9 2 11 0 34

0

0 1 0 0 0 0

45

LEVEL, Cecil

13

7

4

11

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

42

MILES, Donovan

12

4

6

10

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

26

BELL, Travis

11

4

6

10

0

0

0

1

1/0

0

0

0

94

TAYLOR, Josh

9

2

7

9

0.5/2

0.5/2

0

0

0

0

0

0

FRANCIS, Josh 17

8 7 2 9

0 0 1/0 1 0 0

0

0

0 0

0

0 0

0

90

ROWELL, Shaq

10

2

6

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

36

PETTEWAY, Shaq

12

5

3

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0 0

0

0 0

0

MORO, Matt 46

7 4 2 6

3

BAILEY, Stedman

13

5

0

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

49

GLOSTER, Troy

10

2

3

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

18

BOWSER, Brantwon

12

3

2

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

85

MILHOUSE, Willie

13

2

3

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

37

TONKERY, Wes

9

4

0

4

1/3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

87

NUTTER, Cody

13

4

0

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

91

LAGEMAN, J.B.

7

2

2

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

19

MARABLE, Will

6

2

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

92

DEMKO, Trevor

4

0

3

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

22

WILLIAMS, Avery

5

2

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

41 KOVATCH, Ricky

13 2 0 2

0

0

0 0

0

0 0

0

50

REDMAN, Taige

13

1

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

32

CLARKE, Ryan

12

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

55

RADER, Tyler

13

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

57 BRAUN, Jeff

13 0 1 1

0.5/2

0

0 0

0

0 0

0

1 AUSTIN, Tavon

13 1 0 1

0

0

0 0

0

0 0

0

2 STARKS, Brad

8 1 0 1

0

0

0 0

0

0 0

0

WOODS, J.D. 81

9 1 0 1

0

0

0 0

0

0 0

0

10

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

DORSEY, Mike

0

1

1

0

0

89 URBAN, Tyler

13 1 0 1

0

0

0 0

0

0 0

0

44 SMITH, Corey

13 1 0 1

0

0

0 0

0

0 0

0

5

13

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

13

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MCCARTNEY, Ivan

TM TEAM

Total

Opponents

1

13 553 372 925 80/295 31/180 14/190 42 9/186 10 2

1

13 - - -

0

79/324 26/198 9/158 57 13/-15 19 2

145


GP

Rush

Rec

PR

KOR

IR Total Avg./G.

AUSTIN, Tavon

13

182

1,186

268

938

0

2,574 198.0

Rushes

32

GARRISON, Dustin vs. BOWLING GREEN (Oct. 1, 2011)

BAILEY, Stedman

13

0

1,279

0

67

0

1,346 103.5

Yards Rushing

291

GARRISON, Dustin vs. BOWLING GREEN (Oct. 1, 2011)

742

201

0

0

0

943

78.6

TD Rushes

2

ALSTON, Shawne vs. BOWLING GREEN (Oct. 1, 2011)

GARRISON, Dustin 12 MCCARTNEY, Ivan

13

0

585

0

0

0

585

45.0

GARRISON, Dustin vs. BOWLING GREEN (Oct. 1, 2011)

BROWN, Devon

13

0

404

-3

81

0

482

37.1

ALSTON, Shawne at Rutgers (Oct. 29, 2011)

ALSTON, Shawne

11

416

6

0

0

0

422

38.4

ALSTON, Shawne vs. LOUISVILLE (Nov. 5, 2011)

STARKS, Brad

8

0

174

0

223

0

397

49.6

BUIE, Andrew

11

172

85

0

0

0

257

23.4

Long Rush

80

AUSTIN, Tavon at Rutgers (Oct. 29, 2011)

MILHOUSE, Willie

13

0

220

16

0

0

236

18.2

Pass attempts

65

SMITH, Geno vs. LSU (Sept. 24, 2011)

URBAN, Tyler

13

0

226

0

0

0

226

17.4

Pass completions

38

SMITH, Geno vs. LSU (Sept. 24, 2011)

Yards Passing

463

ROBERTS, Vernard 12

2011 Statistics

INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

ALL PURPOSE

140

12

0

2

0

154

12.8

WOODS, J0D0

9

0

67

0

0

0

67

7.4

NEHLEN, Ryan

13

0

64

0

0

0

64

4.9

TANDY, Keith

13

0

0

0

0

63

63

MILLER, Pat

13

0

0

0

0

58

JENKINS, Brodrick

13

0

0

12

38

GARVIN, Terence

11

0

0

0

0

COOK, Darwin

13

0

0

0

0

GOODE, Najee

13

0

0

0

0

ALSTON, Shawne vs. PITT (Nov. 25, 2011)

ALSTON, Shawne vs. Clemson (Jan. 4, 2012)

SMITH, Geno vs. LSU (Sept. 24, 2011)

TD Passes

6

SMITH, Geno vs. Clemson (Jan. 4, 2012)

Long Pass

84

SMITH, Geno vs. CONNECTICUT (Oct. 8, 2011)

Receptions

12

AUSTIN, Tavon vs. Clemson (Jan. 4, 2012)

4.8

Yards Receiving

187

58

4.5

TD Receptions

4

AUSTIN, Tavon vs. Clemson (Jan. 4, 2012)

0

50

3.8

Long Reception

84

BAILEY, Stedman vs. CONNECTICUT (Oct. 8, 2011)

32

32

2.9

Field Goals

3

BITANCURT, Tyler at Maryland (Sept. 17, 2011)

21

21

1.6

15

15

1.2

JOHNSON, Trey 2 8 0 0 0 0 8 4.0

AUSTIN, Tavon vs. LSU (Sept. 24, 2011)

Long Field Goal Punts Punting Avg

BITANCURT, Tyler at USF (Dec. 1, 2011)

45

BITANCURT, Tyler vs. BOWLING GREEN (Oct. 1, 2011)

8

MOLINARI, Mike at Rutgers (Oct. 29, 2011)

57.2

SMITH, Corey vs. PITT (Nov. 25, 2011)

MILLARD, Paul

4

3

0

0

0

0

3

0.8

Long Punt

62

SMITH, Corey vs. PITT (Nov. 25, 2011)

BANKS, Ishmael

13

0

0

1

0

0

1

0.1

Punts inside 20

4

MOLINARI, Mike at Rutgers (Oct. 29, 2011)

SMITH, Eain

13

0

0

0

0

1

1

0.1

Long Punt Return

64

AUSTIN, Tavon vs. Norfolk State (Sept. 10, 2011)

MOLINARI, Mike

13

-8

0

0

0

0

-8

-0.6

Long Kickoff Return

100

AUSTIN, Tavon vs. Marshall (Sept. 4, 2011)

TEAM

13

-27

0

0

0

0

-27

-3.4

Tackles

14

GARVIN, Terence vs. PITT (Nov. 25, 2011)

SMITH, Geno

13

-33

0

0

0

0

-33

-2.5

Sacks

4.0

MILLER, Julian vs. PITT (Nov. 25, 2011)

Total

13

1,595

4,509 294 1,349 190 7,937 610.5

Tackles For Loss

4.0

Opponents

13

1,882

2,645 169 1,882 158 6,736 518.2

MILLER, Julian vs. PITT (Nov. 25, 2011)

2

TANDY, Keith vs. BOWLING GREEN (Oct. 1, 2011)

JENKINS, Brodrick at Rutgers (Oct. 29, 2011)

Interceptions

TAVON

AUSTIN

146


TEAM GAME HIGHS Rushes

46

vs. BOWLING GREEN (Oct. 1, 2011)

Yards Rushing

360

vs. BOWLING GREEN (Oct. 1, 2011)

Yards Per Rush

7.8

vs. BOWLING GREEN (Oct. 1, 2011)

4

vs. BOWLING GREEN (Oct. 1, 2011)

at Rutgers (Oct. 29, 2011)

TD Rushes Pass attempts

65

Pass completions

38

vs. LSU (Sept. 24, 2011)

Yards Passing

469

vs. CONNECTICUT (Oct. 8, 2011)

Yards Per Pass

10.8

vs. Norfolk State (Sept. 10, 2011)

6

Total Plays

89

vs. Clemson (Jan. 4, 2012)

Total Offense

643

vs. BOWLING GREEN (Oct. 1, 2011)

Yards Per Play

8.1

vs. BOWLING GREEN (Oct. 1, 2011)

Points

70

vs. Clemson (Jan. 4, 2012)

Sacks By

10

vs. PITT (Nov. 25, 2011)

First Downs

31

vs. Clemson (Jan. 4, 2012)

Penalties

14

at Cincinnati (Nov. 12, 2011)

Penalty Yards

95

at Cincinnati (Nov. 12, 2011)

Turnovers

4

vs. LSU (Sept. 24, 2011)

Interceptions By

3

at Maryland (Sept. 17, 2011)

vs. BOWLING GREEN (Oct. 1, 2011)

8

at Rutgers (Oct. 29, 2011)

Punting Avg

50.0

vs. Clemson (Jan. 4, 2012)

vs. PITT (Nov. 25, 2011) vs. Marshall (Sept. 4, 2011)

Long Punt

62

vs. PITT (Nov. 25, 2011)

Punts inside 20

4

at Rutgers (Oct. 29, 2011)

Long Punt Return

64

vs. Norfolk State (Sept. 10, 2011)

OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS Rushes

23

Yards Rushing

125

2 TD Rushes

Interceptions

1

MCDOUGLE, DEXTER, at Maryland (Sept. 17, 2011)

MATHIEU, TYRANN, vs. LSU (Sept. 24, 2011) TAYLOR, BRANDON, vs. LSU (Sept. 24, 2011) BROWN, TY-MEER, vs. CONNECTICUT (Oct. 8, 2011) WILKES, JEREMI, at Syracuse (Oct. 21, 2011) THOMAS, PHILLIP, at Syracuse (Oct. 21, 2011) WASHINGTON, QUENTIN, at USF (Dec 1, 2011) JENKINS, JAQUEZ, at USF (Dec 1, 2011) HALL, RASHAD, vs. Clemson (Jan 4, 2012)

WARE, SPENCER, vs. LSU (Sept. 24, 2011) MARTIN, JAMEL, vs. BOWLING GREEN (Oct. 1, 2011) BAILEY, ANTWON, at Syracuse (Oct. 21, 2011) ADAMS, D.J., at Maryland (Sept. 17, 2011) FORD, MICHAEL, vs. LSU (Sept. 24, 2011) JAMISON,JAWAN, at Rutgers (Oct. 29, 2011) PEAD, ISAIAH at Cincinnati (Nov. 12, 2011)

Long Rush

68

ELLINGTON, ANDRE, vs. Clemson (Jan 4, 2012)

Pass attempts

52

O’BRIEN, DANNY, at Maryland (Sept. 17, 2011)

Pass completions

34

O’BRIEN, DANNY, at Maryland (Sept. 17, 2011)

Yards Passing

289

O’BRIEN, DANNY, at Maryland (Sept. 17, 2011)

OPPONENT TEAM GAME HIGHS Rushes

58

vs. PITT (Nov. 25, 2011)

Yards Rushing

194

at Syracuse (Oct. 21, 2011)

Yards Per Rush

7.1

vs. Clemson (Jan. 4, 2012)

3 TD Rushes

at Maryland (Sept. 17, 2011) vs. LSU (Sept. 24, 2011) vs. LOUISVILLE (Nov. 5, 2011) at Cincinnati (Nov. 12, 2011)

Pass attempts

52

at Maryland (Sept. 17, 2011)

Pass completions

34

at Maryland (Sept. 17, 2011)

TD Passes

4

NASSIB, RYAN, at Syracuse (Oct. 21, 2011)

Long Pass

56

FLORES, NICO, vs. Norfolk State (Sept. 10, 2011)

Receptions

10

HOPKINS, DEANDRE, vs. Clemson (Jan 4, 2012)

Yards Passing

289

at Maryland (Sept. 17, 2011)

Yards Receiving

107

HOPKINS, DEANDRE, vs. Clemson (Jan 4, 2012)

Yards Per Pass

9.1

vs. LOUISVILLE (Nov. 5, 2011)

TD Receptions

3

PROVO, NICK, at Syracuse (Oct. 21, 2011)

TD Passes

4

at Syracuse (Oct. 21, 2011)

Long Reception

56

BOYCE, XAVIER, vs. Norfolk State (Sept. 10, 2011)

Total Plays

87

at Maryland (Sept. 17, 2011)

Field Goals

3

ESTEP, RYAN, vs. Norfolk State (Sept. 10, 2011)

Total Offense

477

at Maryland (Sept. 17, 2011)

TEGGART, DAVE, vs. CONNECTICUT (Oct. 8, 2011)

Yards Per Play

6.2

at Cincinnati (Nov. 12, 2011)

Long Field Goal

53

TEGGART, DAVE, vs. CONNECTICUT (Oct. 8, 2011)

Points

49

at Syracuse (Oct. 21, 2011)

Punts

10

MUENZER, TROY, vs. Norfolk State (Sept. 10, 2011)

Sacks By

5

at Cincinnati (Nov. 12, 2011)

YOLIC, MATT, vs. PITT (Nov. 25, 2011)

First Downs

29

at Maryland (Sept. 17, 2011)

Punting Avg

WING, BRAD, vs. LSU (Sept. 24, 2011)

Penalties

19

vs. Norfolk State (Sept. 10, 2011)

Penalty Yards

177

48.7

Long Punt

63

WAGNER, COLE, vs. CONNECTICUT (Oct. 8, 2011)

Punts inside 20

6

WING, BRAD, vs. LSU (Sept. 24, 2011)

Long Punt Return

87

BOOKER, ANDRE, vs. Marshall (Sept. 4, 2011)

Long Kickoff Return

99

CLAIBORNE, MORRIS, vs. LSU (Sept. 24, 2011)

Tackles

15

FRANKLIN, ERIC, at Maryland (Sept. 17, 2011)

Sacks

2.5

STEART, WALTER, at Cincinnati (Nov. 12, 2011)

2.5 Tackles For Loss

BLACK, TREVOR, vs. Marshall (Sept. 4, 2011) MARTIN, TYWON, vs. CONNECTICUT (Oct. 8, 2011) STEWART, WALTER, at Cincinnati (Nov. 12, 2011) WOLFE, DEREK, at Cincinnati (Nov. 12, 2011)

Turnovers

vs. Norfolk State (Sept. 10, 2011)

5

vs. BOWLING GREEN (Oct. 1, 2011)

Interceptions By 2

vs. LSU (Sept. 24, 2011) at Syracuse (Oct. 21, 2011) at USF (Dec. 1, 2011)

Punts 10

vs. Norfolk State (Sept. 10, 2011) vs. PITT (Nov. 25, 2011)

Punting Avg Long Punt

48.7 63

vs. LSU (Sept. 24, 2011) vs. CONNECTICUT (Oct. 8, 2011)

Punts inside 20

6

vs. LSU (Sept. 24, 2011)

Long Punt Return

87

vs. Marshall (Sept. 4, 2011)

147

2011 Statistics

BITANCURT

vs. LSU (Sept. 24, 2011)

TD Passes

Punts

TYLER


2011 Statistics

Julian

MILLER

2011 Offense Game-By-Game Starters Game Marshall Norfolk State Maryland LSU Bowling Green UConn Syracuse Rutgers Louisville Cincinnati Pitt USF Clemson

WR (x)

IR (H)

S. Bailey S. Bailey S. Bailey S. Bailey S. Bailey S. Bailey S. Bailey S. Bailey S. Bailey S. Bailey S. Bailey S. Bailey S. Bailey

T. Urban T. Austin T. Austin T. Austin T. Austin T. Austin T. Austin T. Austin T. Austin -- T. Austin T. Austin T. Austin

IR (Y)

WR (Z)

-- R. Nehlen D. Brown I. McCartney -- I. McCartney D. Brown I. McCartney T. Urban I. McCartney T. Urban I. McCartney T. Urban I. McCartney T. Urban I. McCartney -- I. McCartney T. Urban I. McCartney T. Urban I. McCartney -- JD Woods T. Urban

LT

LG

C

RG

RT

A

B

D. Barclay D. Barclay D. Barclay D. Barclay D. Barclay D. Barclay D. Barclay D. Barclay D. Barclay D. Barclay D. Barclay D. Barclay D. Barclay

J. Braun J. Braun J. Braun J. Braun J. Braun J. Braun J. Braun J. Braun J. Braun J. Braun J. Braun J. Braun J. Braun

J. Madsen J. Madsen J. Madsen J. Madsen J. Madsen J. Madsen J. Madsen J. Madsen J. Madsen J. Madsen J. Madsen J. Madsen J. Madsen

T. Rader T. Rader T. Rader T. Rader T. Rader T. Rader T. Rader T. Rader T. Rader T. Rader T. Rader Q. Spain T. Rader

P. Eger P. Eger P. Eger P. Eger P. Eger P. Eger P. Eger P. Eger P. Eger P. Eger P. Eger C. Feigt P. Eger

A. Buie V. Roberts A. Buie V. Roberts D. Garrison D. Garrison D. Garrison D. Garrison D. Garrison D. Garrison D. Garrison D. Garrison S. Alston

R. Clarke -- R. Clarke -- -- -- -- -- M. Lindamood R. Clarke -- R. Clarke R. Clarke

QB G. Smith G. Smith G. Smith G. Smith G. Smith G. Smith G. Smith G. Smith G. Smith G. Smith G. Smith G. Smith G. Smith

2011 Defense Game-By-Game Starters Game Marshall Norfolk State Maryland LSU Bowling Green UConn Syracuse Rutgers Louisville Cincinnati Pitt USF Clemson

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DE B. Irvin B. Irvin B. Irvin B. Irvin B. Irvin W. Clarke W. Clarke W. Clarke W. Clarke W. Clarke B. Irvin W. Clarke W. Clarke

NT J. Wright J. Wright J. Wright J. Wright J. Wright J. Wright J. Wright J. Wright J. Wright J. Wright J. Taylor J. Wright J. Wright

DT W. Clarke W. Clarke W. Clarke W. Clarke J. Miller J. Miller J. Miller J. Miller J. Miller J. Miller J. Miller J. Miller J. Miller

SLB D. Rigg D. Rigg D. Rigg D. Rigg N. Goode N. Goode N. Goode D. Rigg D. Rigg D. Rigg N. Goode D. Rigg D. RIgg

MLB N. Goode N. Goode N. Goode N. Goode J. Snow J. Snow J. Snow J. Snow J. Snow J. Snow J. Barber J. Snow J. Barber

WLB C. Vance C. Vance C. Vance J. Francis C. Vance C. Vance C. Vance N. Goode N. Goode N. Goode C. Vance N. Goode N. Goode

LCB K. Tandy K. Tandy K. Tandy K. Tandy K. Tandy K. Tandy K. Tandy K. Tandy K. Tandy K. Tandy K. Tandy K. Tandy K. Tandy

SS T. Garvin T. Garvin T. Garvin T. Garvin T. Garvin T. Garvin T. Garvin T. Garvin T. Garvin T. Garvin T. Garvin T. Garvin W. Tonkery

FS E. Smith E. Smith E. Smith E. Smith E. Smith E. Smith E. Smith E. Smith E. Smith E. Smith E. Smith E. Smith E. Smith

BS D. Cook D. Cook D. Cook D. Cook D. Cook D. Cook D. Cook D. Cook D. Cook D. Cook D. Cook D. Cook D. Cook

RCB P. Miller P. Miller P. Miller P. Miller P. Miller P. Miller P. Miller B. Jenkins P. Miller P. Miller B. Jenkins B. Jenkins B. Jenkins


RECORD BOOK Hall of Fame Selections

150

All-Americans 152 Top Performances

155

Individual Records

164

Defensive Records

166

Team Records

168

Coaching History

169

Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium Records

170

Year-by-Year Results

172

All-Time Scores

174

Series Records

182

Bowl Games

183

All-Time Lettermen

189

Mountaineers in the Pros

197

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NATIONAL HALL OF FAME SELECTIONS Bruce Lee

Bosley national hall of fame selECtions

College Football Hall of Fame / Inducted: 1982 as a player West Virginia’s second-ever consensus AllAmerican in 1955, Bruce Bosley was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1982. A native of Fresno, Calif., who grew up in Green Bank, W.Va., Bosley played on the 1954 Sugar Bowl team for the Mountaineers. That squad finished as the 10th-ranked team in the nation. He went on to a long and prosperous NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons for 13 seasons. A four-time Pro Bowl pick in 1960, 1965, 1966 and 1967, Bosley is a member of the San Francisco 49ers all-time team. The 6-2, 240-lb., center retired in 1969. He died April 25, 1995, in San Francisco, Calif.

Robert Clecker

“Bobby” Bowden

College Football Hall of Fame / Inducted: 2006 as a coach Bobby Bowden, the No. 2 all-time win leader among college football coaches had an impressive 44-year coaching career which included two national championship. He served as head coach at West Virginia University from 1970-75, compiling a record of 42-26 with two Peach Bowl appearances. The Birmingham, Ala., native graduated from Howard College (now Samford) in 1953 and began his coaching career as an assistant coach from 1954-55. He moved on to South Georgia Junior as head coach between 195658, before returning to his alma mater as head coach from 1959-62, posting a 31-6 record. His first stint at Florida State came in 1963 when he coached the wide receivers. He came to Morgantown in 1966 as offensive coordinator under Jim Carlen, before becoming the head coach in 1970. He left Morgantown in 1976 to become the head coach at Florida State and compiled a 316-97-4 record for an overall career mark of 389-129-4. He is the only coach in Division I-A football history to have enjoyed 14-straight 10-win seasons. His FSU teams finished an unprecedented 14-straight seasons in the Top 5 of the Associated Press College Football Poll, won the College Football National Championship in 1993 and 1999 and is 21-8-1 in bowl games.

Major Claybourne

Harris

College Football Hall of Fame / Inducted: 2009 as a player A three-year starter at quarterback, the dynamic Major Harris became the first player in NCAA history to rush for more than 2,000 yards and pass for more than 5,000 yards in his career. As a freshman, Harris led the Mountaineers to the 1987 Sun Bowl. The following season, the quarterback led West Virginia to an unde-

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feated season and a match-up with Notre Dame for the national championship in the 1988 Fiesta Bowl. He accounted for 20 touchdowns that season, while earning ECAC Player of the Year honors and finishing fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting. During his junior campaign, Harris threw for 17 touchdowns and ran for six, while setting school records for most total offense and quarterback rushing yards. He was a voted first-team All-America, named the ECAC Player of the Year and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting. Drafted by the Los Angeles Raiders in the 1990 NFL Draft, Harris spent several seasons playing in the Canadian Football League, Arena Football League and other semi-pro leagues. In 1999, he was inducted into the WVU Sports Hall of Fame.

Robert Lee

“Sam” Huff

Pro Football Hall of Fame / Inducted: 1982 as a player College Football Hall of Fame / Inducted: 1980 as a player A name synonymous with West Virginia football, Robert Lee “Sam” Huff ranks among the all-time great NFL linebackers. At West Virginia, Huff was a 6-1, 230-lb. tackle before being drafted in the third round by the New York Giants in 1956. Shortly thereafter, the Farmington, W.Va., native became one of the greatest and most publicized linebackers in pro football history and the first defensive football player to make the cover of Time magazine. CBS produced a half-hour pro football documentary entitled “The Violent World of Sam Huff.” A fierce competitor and a great rival of Green Bay Packers linebacker Ray Nitsche, Huff earned Pro Bowl status five times, first as a Giant, and then as a Washington Redskin, where he finished his career in 1969. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1980 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1982.

Alfred Earle

“Greasy” Neale

Pro Football Hall of Fame / Inducted: 1969 as a coach College Football Hall of Fame / Inducted: 1967 as a coach A noted player and coach, “Greasy” Neale’s affiliation with West Virginia lasted three years as head football coach from 1931-34. Prior to his stay in Morgantown, Greasy (a nickname he had carried since childhood), was a three-sport standout at West Virginia Wesleyan before embarking on an eight-year major league baseball career with the Cincinnati Reds. While a baseball player, Neale also found time to play professional football in the fall. Upon his retirement as an athlete, Neale became a college coaching gypsy, guiding some of the nation’s finest football programs before taking the NFL Philadelphia Eagles coaching job in 1941. Introducing the “naked reverse”, man-to-man shifting defenses, the stutter series and a primitive form of the 4-3 defense during his pro football coaching tenure, Neale guided the Eagles to the 1949 NFL title. The Parkersburg native was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1967 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1969. He died November 2, 1973, in Lake Worth, Fla.


Donald Eugene

“Don” Nehlen

College Football Hall of Fame / Inducted: 2005 as a coach The winningest coach in WVU history with a 149-93-4 record, Don Nehlen served as Mountaineer head man from 19802000. During his 21 years as head coach in Morgantown, Nehlen guided the Mountaineers to 13 bowl games and two bids for national titles playing Notre Dame in the 1989 Fiesta Bowl and Florida in the 1994 Sugar Bowl. He coached 15 first‑team All‑Americans, 82 all‑conference players and 51 players that went on to play professional football. His resume included coaching stints in the Blue‑Gray, East‑West Shrine and Hula Bowl all‑star games, and he served as president of the 10,000‑member American Football Coaches Association in 1997. Nehlen, a two‑time national coach of the year in 1988 and 1993, is a member of the Mid‑American Conference, Bowling Green, Gator Bowl, Chick-Fil-A Bowl and WVU Sports Halls of Fame. He also served as head coach of his alma mater, Bowling Green, from 1968-76, posting a 53-35-4 mark. The native of Canton, Ohio, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2005.

“Rat” Rodgers College Football Hall of Fame / Inducted: 1953 as a player West Virginia’s preeminent all-around athlete, Ira Errett “Rat” Rodgers gained fame as a hard-charging fullback from 1917-19. Called one of “the finest football players in the land” by syndicated columnist Grantland Rice, Rodgers is unanimously considered West Virginia’s finest pre-World War II football player. A consensus All-American in 1919, Rodgers gained national notoriety after a 25-0 whipping of Princeton, against which he passed for 162 yards and two touchdowns. For the season Rodgers accounted for 147 points. Later an amateur state golf champion, the Bethany, W.Va., native remained at West Virginia as football (1920-25, 1943-45), baseball (1921-42) and golf coach (1949). Rodgers was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1953. He died February 22, 1963, in Morgantown.

Floyd

“Ben” Schwartzwalder College Football Hall of Fame / Inducted: 1982 as a coach A two-sport letterman at West Virginia in football and wrestling from 1930-32, he achieved great success as a head coach on the prep and collegiate level. He coached high school football for six seasons in West Virginia and Ohio, winning two state championships at Parkersburg (W.Va.), prior to enlisting in the U.S. Army during World War II. Following his discharge, he was the head coach at Muhlenberg (N.J.) College from 1946-48, compiling a 25-5 record. He left there to become head coach at Syracuse, serving as head man there from 1949-73. His teams were an impressive 153-91-3, went to seven bowls, winning the national championship in 1959, and captured four Lambert Trophies (1952, 1956, 1959 and 1966). He was National Coach of the Year in 1959 and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1982. He died in 1993 at age 83.

Clarence Wiley

“Doc” Spears

College Football Hall of Fame / Inducted: 1955 as a coach A coach at West Virginia from 1921-24, Clarence “Doc” Spears was responsible for developing West Virginia’s great football fortunes of the early 1920s. During his coaching tenure in Morgan-

Joseph Lee

“Jumbo Joe” Stydahar Pro Football Hall of Fame / Inducted: 1967 as a player College Football Hall of Fame / Inducted: 1956 as a player A brilliant, but under-recognized two-sport athlete at West Virginia until his graduation in 1936, “Jumbo Joe” Stydahar lost that distinction after surprisingly being the first player taken by the Chicago Bears in the 1936 NFL draft -- the first player ever selected by the organization. Born in Kaylor, Pa., and later a standout at Shinnston High (W.Va.), Stydahar was a giant of a man (6-4, 245-lbs.) who became a perennial NFL all-star at tackle. A sixty-minute performer with the “Monsters of the Midway,” Stydahar played without a helmet, one of the last performers to do so. He participated on three NFL championship teams with the Bears and was named to the official all-NFL team from 1937-40. He sandwiched a two-year stint in the Navy (1943-44) in the middle of his pro career, which finished in 1946. Following his playing career, Stydahar coached the 1951 Los Angeles Rams to the NFL championship, the organization’s first and only title. Stydahar was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1956 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967. He died March 23, 1977, in Beckley, W.Va.

national hall of fame selECtions

Ira Errett

town, the school played in its first bowl game (East-West) in 1922, produced its first unbeaten team (also 1922), defeated Pitt, 9-6 that 1922 season (considered among the greatest wins in school history) and helped build a football stadium. A cordial and delightful man off the field, Spears was the opposite on it, evoking confrontations with sportswriters, alumni and fans alike. After his brief tenure in Morgantown where he also doubled as a practicing medical doctor, thus earning the nickname “Doc,” Spears also coached at Minnesota and Oregon among others, until retiring in 1935 to devote his full time to medicine, practicing in Ypsilanti, Mich. Spears was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955. He died February 1, 1964, in Jupiter, Fla.

Fielding Harris

“Hurry Up” Yost College Football Hall of Fame / Inducted: 1951 as a coach Always in a hurry, thus the nickname “Hurry Up,” Fielding Harris Yost gained national acclaim as a college football coach at Michigan at the turn of the century. Yost’s travels included a stop at West Virginia, where he earned a law degree and played football in 1895-96. After his two years at WVU, the Fairview, W.Va., native took the Michigan coaching job at age 30 in 1900. Four years later, he showed his appreciation for his alma mater at West Virginia by beating the Mountaineers 130-0, a score that didn’t endear him to the West Virginia faithful. That 1904 Michigan squad was called the “Point-A-Minute” team. Later the athletic director at Michigan, he was singularly instrumental in building the nation’s largest football stadium at Michigan. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951. He died August 20, 1946, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Darryl Victor

Talley

College Football Hall of Fame / Inducted: 2011 as a player The 12th Mountaineer to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, 1982 consensus All-American Darryl Talley was one of the most dominant defenders in West Virginia University and Buffalo Bills history. A four-year starter at linebacker for the Mountaineers from 1979-82, Talley amassed 484 career tackles – the most by any WVU player when his playing career ended. His five tackles for loss in 1980 versus Penn State still stand as a WVU single-game record. For his career, Talley had 282 unassisted tackles , 202 assisted tackles, 28 tackles for loss and 19 quarterback sacks from 1979-82. The native of East Cleveland, Ohio, went on to stardom in Buffalo as a starter for 12 outstanding seasons at linebacker from 1983-94, never missing a game while playing for the Bills. Talley is the Bills’ all-time leading tackler with 1,137 career takedowns. He also recorded 38 ½ sacks and 11 interceptions as a Bill. Talley spent the 1995 campaign with the Atlanta Falcons and played one more year with the Minnesota Vikings in 1996 before retiring.

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consensus ALL-AMERICANS Aaron

Brian

Cornerback, 1995

Offensive Tackle, 1985

Beasley

CONSENSUS ALL-AMERICANS

This Pottstown, Pa., native captured first team All-America honors from five different sources during a 1995 season in which he nabbed five interceptions. The year prior as a junior, Beasley led the nation with 10 picks. Of his 19 career interceptions (second all-time at WVU), three went for TDs. A Jim Thorpe and Football News defensive player of the year semifinalist as a senior, Beasley was a third-round selection of the Jacksonville Jaguars and played in the NFL for nine seasons with the Jaguars, New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons.

Jozwiak Mammoth offensive tackle Brian Jozwiak became Coach Don Nehlen’s second consensus All-American in 1985. Jozwiak gained consensus status at offensive tackle by earning first team All-America honors from five different sources. The seventh player taken in the 1986 NFL draft by the Kansas City Chiefs, the Catonsville, Md., resident was just the fifth Mountaineer to be taken in the first round of the NFL draft. Jozwiak played three NFL seasons before injury forced him into early retirement.

Bruce

Dan

Tackle, 1955

Center, 2006

Bosley This Green Bank, W.Va., resident earned consensus All-America honors as a tackle in 1955, ending a 36-year West Virginia consensus drought. A terrific all-around player, Bosley played on the 1954 Sugar Bowl team and helped WVU to a three-year 31-7 mark. A secondround selection by the San Francisco 49ers in 1956, the 1953 Academic All-American was a four-time all-pro as a member of the 49ers during his 13-year NFL career. Bosley was a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Mozes Dan Mozes was named the Rimington Award winner, signifying the top center in the nation. He helped lead the Mountaineers to two 11-win seasons, two Top 10 final rankings and set the best four-year record in the school’s history. Mozes finished with a complete sweep, earning both unanimous and consensus All-America honors. He was a leader on one of the most explosive offenses in college football, ranking No. 2 nationally in rushing, No. 3 in scoring, No. 5 in total offense and No. 6 in fewest sacks allowed. West Virginia averaged 303 yards per game rushing, 38.9 points a game and 461.4 yards per game of total offense. He signed a free agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings.

Center, 1992 West Virginia’s fifth consensus AllAmerican used equal amounts of brains and muscle to gain national acclaim. A native of Richlands, Va., Compton was cited by seven different sources for his consensus tag at center. One of four Rotary Lombardi Award finalists, he was a NCAA Today’s Top Six winner and was selected to speak on behalf of all NCAA student-athletes at the 1993 NCAA Convention in Dallas. A third-round pick by the Detroit Lions in 1993, the Academic All-American was a fixture at guard and center for the Lions for eight seasons before moving on to New England, where he won two Super Bowl rings with the Patriots. He also played one season with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

“Rat” Rodgers Fullback, 1919 Hailed as one of the nation’s finest pre-World War II football players, Ira Errett Rodgers is considered by several historians to be West Virginia’s finest allround athlete. West Virginia’s first consensus pick in 1919 at fullback, the Bethany, W.Va., native amassed the single greatest season of any West Virginia player in 1919, leading the nation in scoring with 147 points. National syndicated columnist Grantland Rice labelled Rodgers “the finest allround football player in the land” that season. Rodgers was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in 1953.

Todd

Linebacker, 1996

Punter, 1994

One of West Virginia’s most decorated defenders, linebacker Canute Curtis was the anchor of the nation’s No. 1-rated defense in 1996. The BIG EAST defensive player of the year and the school’s all-time sack leader with 342, the Amityville, N.Y., native was a finalist for the Butkus Award, the Football Writers Association Bronko Nagurski Award and the Football News defensive player of the year. He was a sixth-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Ira Errett

Canute

Curtis

Steve

Slaton Running Back, 2006 This three-year starter was a quick-footed and speedy runner who ran for a school record 1,744 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2006, helping lead the Mountaineers to a second-straight 11-win season. He was second in the nation in allpurpose yards, fourth in rushing yards per game and tied for No. 12 in scoring. Slaton finished with a complete sweep, earning both unanimous and consensus All-America honors. He ran for over 1,000 yards all three years, helping the Mountaineers to three-straight 11-win seasons and Top 10 rankings. While he was at WVU, he finished his career among the Top 10 active players nationally in career rushing yards, career rushing yards per game, career rushing touchdowns, career yards per carry, scoring touchdowns, total points and points per game and all-purpose yards per game. He also was named the most valuable player of the 2006 Sugar Bowl, finishing with a bowl record 204 yards against Georgia.

Darryl

Talley

Mike

Compton

native was the 56th player taken in the 1995 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears (second round), the highest specialist taken since 1979. He also played for the Kansas City Chiefs and was named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-Century College Football Team for the 1900’s.

Sauerbrun Considered among the top punters in NCAA football history, Todd Sauerbrun established an NCAA standard 48.4 punting average in 1994 on the way to consensus All-America status. Sauerbrun also set NCAA marks in career punting average (46.1) and season punts traveling longer than 50 yards (32). The AT&T national Long Distance Award winner earned a clean sweep of AllAmerica teams in 1994 and had one punt travel 90 yards against Nebraska in the Kickoff Classic. The Setauket, N.Y.,

Linebacker, 1982 Coach Don Nehlen’s first consensus All-America pick in 1982 (third ever at WVU), linebacker Darryl Talley captured first team All-America status on nine teams that season. A vicious hitter who finished his career as the school’s all-time leading tackler, Talley was among the first great Nehlen players that elevated West Virginia football nationally. Selected in the second round by the Buffalo Bills in 1983, the Cleveland, Ohio, native became a fixture on four Buffalo Super Bowl teams. Talley was a two-time NFL all-pro with the Bills.

Grant

Wiley

Linebacker, 2003 Four-year starter who anchored the Mountaineer defense from his linebacker post. Surpassed fellow consensus All-American Darryl Talley to become the school’s all-time leading tackler in 2003. Finished his career with 492 total tackles in becoming WVU’s ninth consensus All-American. The Trappe, Pa., native displayed the knack for making big plays for the Mountaineer defense and finished his career as WVUs career leader in tackles for loss with 47.5.


First Team

1985

Brian Jozwiak, offensive tackle Walter Camp, Associated Press, United Press International, Football News, Playboy

Second Team

2011

Tavon Austin, all-purpose CBSSports.com, Phil Steele

1984

Willie Drewrey, special teams Sporting News

2011

Tavon Austin, all-purpose Yahoo! Sports

2010

Robert Sands, safety Sporting News

1984

Rob Bennett, tight end Walter Camp

2010

Keith Tandy, cornerback SI.com

2008

Pat McAfee, punter Walter Camp Ryan Stanchek, offensive tackle Walter Camp

2007

Ryan Stanchek, offensive tackle Sporting News, Walter Camp

2005

Garin Justice, offensive tackle The Sporting New Dan Mozes, center Associated Press

1995

Aaron Beasley, defensive back Associated Press

2008 Pat White, quarterback Playboy Pat McAfee, punter/kicker CBSSports.com 2007 Ryan Stanchek, offensive tackle Football Writers Association of America 2007 Steve Slaton, running back Playboy Steve Slaton, running back Associated Press, Walter Camp, American Football Coaches Association, Football Writers Association of America and Sporting News Dan Mozes, center Playboy, American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Walter Camp, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News, Rivals.com

2004 Adam Jones, defensive back Collegefootballnews.com, Collegesportsreport.com 2003

Grant Wiley, linebacker Associated Press, Football Writers of America, Southern Football Weekly, The Sporting News, CNNSI.com, CSTV, Collegefootballnews.com

1998

John Thornton, defensive tackle Sports Network

1996

Canute Curtis, linebacker American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football News, Football Writers Association of America, College Sports, Scripps-Howard, American Football Quarterly

1995

Aaron Beasley, defensive back American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp, Football News, United Press International, College Sports

1994

Todd Sauerbrun, punter American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp, Associated Press, Football News, United Press International, Football Writers Association of America, College Sports, College-Pro Football Weekly

1993

Rich Braham, offensive tackle Kodak, United Press International

1992

Mike Compton, center Playboy, Kodak, Walter Camp, Football News, Sporting News, Associated Press, United Press International

1989

Major Harris, quarterback Kodak/AFCA, Playboy

1988

Rick Phillips, offensive tackle Scripps-Howard Bo Orlando, strong safety Newspaper Enterprise Association Chris Haering, linebacker Newspaper Enterprise Association

1983

Paul Woodside, place-kicker Sporting News

1982

Darryl Talley, linebacker Associated Press, United Press International, Sporting News, Kodak, Football News, WTBS, Football Writers Association of America, Newspaper Enterprise Association

1974

Danny Buggs, wide receiver Time

1973 Danny Buggs, wide receiver American Football Coaches’ Association (Kodak)

1994 Aaron Beasley, defensive back Football News, United Press International, College Sports

1970

Dale Farley, linebacker Sporting News Jim Braxton, tight end Associated Press

1969

Carl Crennel, middle guard Playboy

1955

Sam Huff, tackle NEA Service, Look, Jet, NBC-TV Bruce Bosley, tackle Colliers, International News Service, United Press, Sporting News, New York News, Williamson Rating System, Hearst Newspapers, Paramount News, All-America Board, Boston Record American, Gridiron Weekly, Players’ (Norman Sper)

1953

Bob Orders, center NEA Service (Harry Wismer)

1952

Paul Bischoff, end Paramount News

1924

Walter “Red” Mahan, guard Midweek Pictorial, Metropolitan News

1924

Fred Graham, end Referee Tom Thorp

1922

Russ Meredith, tackle New York World

1973 Danny Buggs, wide receiver Associated Press, United Press International, Football News

1919

Russ Bailey, center Sioux City Tribune, Philadelphia Press

1969

Carl Crennel, middle guard Associated Press

1919

Ira Errett Rodgers, fullback Walter Camp, Frank G. Menke, The Knickerbocker, Chicago Tribune, Pittsburgh Post, Newark Sunday Call, St. Louis Star, New Haven Register, Troy (N.Y.) Record, Ohio State Journal, Philadelphia Press

1967

Carl Crennel, middle guard Associated Press

1966

Garrett Ford, halfback Associated Press, United Press International

1917

Ira Errett Rodgers, fullback Newark Sunday Call

1963

Pete Goimarac, center Associated Press

1917

Russ Bailey, center Frank G. Menke, A.M. Weyland, Chicago Tribune, Pittsburgh Sun, Pittsburgh Press, New York Evening Journal

1955

Bruce Bosley, tackle Associated Press

1916

Ira Errett Rodgers, fullback Frank Cavanaugh, New York Sun, Newark Sunday Call

1953

Bruce Bosley, tackle International News Service Gene “Beef” Lamone, guard Associated Press Bob Orders, center Central Press

1993

Rich Braham, offensive tackle Associated Press

1989

Major Harris, quarterback Associated Press, Football News

1988

Chris Parker, defensive tackle Associated Press Rick Phillips, offensive tackle Associated Press, United Press International Brian Smider, offensive tackle Sporting News

1985

Brian Jozwiak, offensive tackle Newspaper Enterprise Association

1984

Brian Jozwiak, offensive tackle Associated Press Fred Smalls, linebacker Newspaper Enterprise Association

1983

Paul Woodside, place-kicker United Press International

1982

Paul Woodside, place-kicker United Press International

1981

Mark Raugh, tight end United Press International

ALL-AMERICANS

2006

1984 Paul Woodside, place-kicker Playboy

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ALL-AMERICANS

1952

Ben Dunkerley, tackle Associated Press

1972

Gerald Schultze, center Associated Press

1934

Tod Goodwin, end NEA Service

1971

B.C. Williams, guard Associated Press

1925

Walter “Red” Mahan, guard NEA Service

1968

Carl Crennel, middle guard Associated Press

1924

Walter “Red” Mahan, guard NEA Service

1962

Jerry Yost, quarterback Associated Press

1923

Charles “Trusty” Tallman, end Walter Camp

1957

Chuck Howley, guard Williamson Rating System

1922

Nick Nardacci, halfback Chicago Tribune Joe Setron, guard Walter Camp

1955

Sam Huff, tackle United Press International

1919

Russ Bailey, center Walter Camp, Chicago Tribune

1917

Paul “Monk” Hager, end NEA Service Frank Ice, tackle New York Sun

1954

Gene “Beef” Lamone, guard Associated Press, NEA Service, Chicago Tribune, Williamson Rating System Tommy Allman, fullback NEA Service

Third Team 2011

Tavon Austin, all-purpose Associated Press

2010 Chris Neild, nose tackle Rivals.com Keith Tandy, cornerback Rivals.com 2009

Scott Kozlowski, punter Phil Steele

2008

Pat McAfee, punter Associated Press, Phil Steele

2007

Ryan Stanchek, offensive tackle Associated Press

2003

Quincy Wilson, running back Associated Press

2002

Avon Cobourne, running back Associated Press

1998

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Eric de Groh, center Associated Press

1997 1997

Amos Zereoue, running back Sporting News Henry Slay, defensive tackle Associated Press

1993

Mike Collins, safety Football News

1989

Reggie Rembert, wide receiver Associated Press

1988

Chris Haering, linebacker Associated Press Major Harris, quarterback Associated Press John Stroia, offensive guard Associated Press

1982 1981

1953

Bob Orders, center United Press International, Football Digest

1935

Joe Stydahar, tackle NEA Service

1925

Walter “Red” Mahan, guard Associated Press, International News Service, All-America Board, Chicago Tribune, A.M. Weyland

1924

Walter “Red” Mahan, guard Walter Camp

1923

Charles “Trusty” Tallman, end Athletic World

1919

Joe Harrick, tackle Chicago Tribune

1917

Ira Errett Rodgers, fullback A.M. Weyland

Fourth Team 2011 2010

Don Barclay, offensive line Phil Steele Bruce Irvin, defensive line Phil Steele Chris Neild, defensive line Phil Steele

Anson Mount Scholar-Athlete Award Selected by Playboy 1998

Eric de Groh, center

2006

Jay Henry, linebacker

Capital One Academic All-Americans presented by CoSIDA First Team 2007

Reed Williams, linebacker

2006

Jay Henry, linebacker

2005

Jay Henry, linebacker

1998

Eric de Groh, center

1994

Matt Taffoni, linebacker

1992

Mike Compton, center

1983

Jeff Hostetler, quarterback

1981

Oliver Luck, quarterback

1980

Oliver Luck, quarterback

1970

Kim West, kicker

1955

Sam Huff, tackle

1954

Fred Wyant, quarterback

1952

Paul Bischoff, end

Second Team 2009

Reed Williams, linebacker

2008

Doug Slavonic, defensive lineman

2006

Dan Mozes, center

2004

Jeff Berk, guard

1997

Eric de Groh, center

1996

Eric de Groh, center

1993

Dave Mayfield, defensive back

1988

John Stroia, offensive guard

1972

John Harcharic, safety

1970

Dan Hannahs, linebacker

1958

Terry Fairbanks, end

1956

Joe Kopnisky, end

1955

Fred Wyant, quarterback

1953

Bruce Bosley, tackle

Third Team 1953

National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete

Fred Wyant, quarterback

CFA Scholar-Athlete Team 1994

Matt Taffoni, linebacker

1993

David Mayfield, safety Matt Taffoni, linebacker

2009

Reed Williams, linebacker

1992

Mike Compton, center

2006

Jay Henry, linebacker

1991

Alex Shook, tight end

2004

Jeff Berk, offensive tackle

Paul Woodside, place-kicker Associated Press

1998

Eric de Groh, center

1983

Jeff Hostetler, quarterback

Mark Raugh, tight end Associated Press Darryl Talley, linebacker Associated Press

1981

Oliver Luck, quarterback

$ selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)

CFA Good Works Team 2008

Tito Gonzales, wide receiver

1995

Eric de Groh, center

1994

David Mayfield, defensive back

1993

Mike Booth, defensive end


TOP PERFORMANCES Top Plays Touchdown Run

Non-Touchdown Run Noel Devine vs. Louisville/2008.............................. 79 Noel Devine vs. Maryland/2007............................. 76 Jim Moss vs. William & Mary/1962........................ 76 Major Harris vs. Boston College/1989................... 75 Arthur Owens vs. Kentucky/1974.......................... 74 Joe Wilkerson vs. West Virginia Wesleyan/1912..... 74 Ted Anderson vs. Virginia Military/1953.................. 71 Noel Devine vs. Florida State/2010........................ 70 Mike Sherwood vs. Pitt/1969................................. 70 Garrett Ford Sr. vs. William & Mary/1965............... 67 Darius Reynaud vs. East Carolina/2007................. 64 Noel Whipkey vs. William & Mary/1956.................. 64 Bobby Moss vs. Syracuse/1955............................ 64 Steve Slaton vs. Cincinnati/2006........................... 63 Khari Mott vs. Pitt/1996......................................... 63 Glenn Holton vs. George Washington/1961........... 63

Field Goal Paul Woodside vs. Louisville/1984......................... 55 Brad Cooper vs. UCF/2004................................... 54 Paul Woodside vs. Syracuse/1984........................ 53 Pat McAfee vs. Cincinnati/2008............................. 52 Pat McAfee vs. Villanova/2008.............................. 52 Jay Taylor vs. Pitt/1997.......................................... 52 Pat McAfee vs. Pitt/2006....................................... 51 Jon Ohliger vs. Syracuse/2000.............................. 50 Paul Woodside vs. Pacific/1983............................ 50 Ed Kenna vs. Grove City/1901............................... 50 Pat McAfee vs. Syracuse/2007.............................. 49 Brad Carroll vs. Louisville/1989.............................. 49 Charlie Baumann vs. East Carolina/1988............... 49 Paul Woodside vs. Florida/1981............................ 49 Bill McKenzie vs. Maryland/1977........................... 49 Ken Juskowich vs. Kentucky/1968........................ 49

Punt Todd Sauerbrun vs. Nebraska/1994...................... 90 Mark Fazzolari vs. Virginia Tech/1999.................... 78 Ralph Anastasio vs. Virginia/1957.......................... 78 Mark Fazzolari vs. Idaho/2000............................... 76 Brian West vs. Syracuse/1996............................... 76 Pat McAfee vs. Rutgers/2006................................ 75 Morris Drobeck vs. Washington & Jefferson/1932.... 75 Phil Brady vs. Virginia Tech/2004........................... 73 Greg Hertzog vs. Kent/1990.................................. 73 Jack Gocke vs. Temple/1935................................ 72 Gregg Pugnetti vs. Coastal Carolina/2010............. 71 Pat McAfee vs. Cincinnati/2007............................. 71

Interception Return Tom Pridemore vs. Penn State/1977................... 100 Marcus Mauney vs. Virginia Tech/1974.................. 99 Harry Marker vs. West Virginia Wesleyan/1932...... 98 Vann Washington vs. Louisiana Tech/1994............ 97 Tom Pridemore vs. Temple/1975........................... 87 Jim Moss vs. Syracuse/1961................................. 87 Bo Orlando vs. East Carolina/1987........................ 84 Barrett Green vs. Rutgers/1997 *........................... 83 David Mayfield vs. Rutgers/1993........................... 82 Russ Meredith vs. Gonzaga/1922.......................... 80 * - non-touchdown

Punt Return Victor Rabbits vs. Virginia Military/1955................. 99 Danny Buggs vs. Tulane/1972............................... 95 Fulton Walker vs. Boston College/1977................. 88 John Mallory vs. The Citadel/1966......................... 88 John Mallory vs. George Washington/1965........... 86 Fulton Walker vs. Virginia Tech/1979...................... 85 John Mallory vs. William & Mary/1967.................... 85 Nick Nardacci vs. Allegheny/1923......................... 85 Willie Drewrey vs. Florida State/1982..................... 82

Kickoff Return

TOP PERFORMANCES

Pat Randolph vs. Northern Illinois/1986................. 96 Noel Devine vs. Syracuse/2008............................. 92 Robert Walker vs. Syracuse/1993.......................... 90 Eddie Dugan vs. Waynesburg/1952....................... 90 Lynn Osborne vs. Pittsburgh Athletic Club/1896.... 90 Noel Devine vs. Pitt/2009...................................... 88 Arthur Owens vs. Virginia Tech/1974..................... 85 Robert Moss vs. Marquette/1955.......................... 84 Kerry Marbury vs. Temple/1971............................. 83 San Pinion vs. West Virginia Wesleyan/1938.......... 83 Harry Marker vs. Georgetown/1932....................... 83 Tavon Austin vs. Rutgers/2011.............................. 80 Danny Buggs vs. Syracuse/1972........................... 80 Edward Williams vs. Pitt/1969............................... 80 Larry Tracewell vs. The Citadel/1962..................... 80

Gary Mullen from Oliver Luck vs. Temple/1981.........59 Brad Starks from Jarrett Brown vs. Auburn/2009.....58 Darius Reynaud from Pat White vs. Western Michigan/2007...................................... 58 Jay Kearney from Darren Studstill vs. Rutgers/1993.....58

Tavon Austin vs. Marshall/2011........................... 100 Shawn Terry vs. Maryland/2001........................... 100 Shawn Terry vs. Syracuse/2000........................... 100 Nate Terry vs. Temple/1997................................. 100 Nate Terry vs. East Carolina/1997........................ 100 Kerry Marbury vs. Penn State/1972..................... 100 Shawn Terry vs. Mississippi/2000.......................... 99 Tavon Austin vs. Connecticut/2009........................ 98 Darius Reynaud vs. Maryland/2006....................... 96 Arthur Owens vs. Penn State/1973....................... 95 Eugene Napoleon vs. Maryland/1987.................... 94 Willie Drewrey vs. Syracuse/1984.......................... 93

Touchdown Reception Danny Buggs from Ben Williams vs. Penn State/1973....96 Travis Garvin from Rasheed Marshall vs. Virginia Tech/2003............................................... 93 Thomas Yeater from Jerry Yost vs. Oregon State/1962...92 Chris Potts from Bernie Galiffa vs. Duke/1971....... 89 Stedman Bailey from Geno Smith vs. Connecticut/2011... 84 Chris Henry from Rasheed Marshall vs. Rutgers/2003...83 Jay Kearney from Jake Kelchner vs. Missouri/1993..83 Harry Sweeney from Fred Wyant vs. Fordham/1954...83 Harry Blake from Bernie Galiffa vs. Temple/1971... 82 Rahsaan Vanterpool from Chad Johnston vs. Pitt/1994.... 81 Cedric Thomas from Dan Kendra vs. Richmond/1977..... 80 Terry Fairbanks from Richard Longfellow vs. Boston/1958................................................. 80 Tito Gonzales from Pat White vs. Oklahoma/2008.....79

danny

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Non-Touchdown Reception Kay-Jay Harris from Rasheed Marshall vs. Miami/2003.. 84 Tavon Austin from Geno Smith vs. LSU/2011........ 72 Chris Henry from Rasheed Marshall vs. Rutgers/2004....69 James Jett from Greg Jones vs. Boston College/1990..68 Shawn Foreman from Marc Bulger vs. Rutgers/1996....65 Eddie Silverio from Mike Sherwood vs. Pitt/1968... 65 Khori Ivy from Brad Lewis vs. Boston College/2000.. 64 Bob Dunlevy from Allen McCune vs. Syracuse/1965....60 Chris Henry from Rasheed Marshall vs. Rutgers/2003...59

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Top Games Total Offense

Plays/Yards TOTAL OFFENSE

TOP PERFORMANCES

Geno Smith vs. LSU/2011.............................. 67/468 Geno Smith vs. Clemson/2012....................... 48/433 Geno Smith vs. Connecticut/2011.................. 49/431 Pat White vs. Pitt/2006................................... 38/424 Marc Bulger vs. Missouri/1998....................... 52/424 Jarrett Brown vs. East Carolina/2009.............. 34/407 Mike Sherwood vs. Pitt/1968.......................... 47/407 Geno Smith vs. Louisville/2011....................... 49/402 Geno Smith vs. Rutgers/2010........................ 39/396 Marc Bulger vs. Pitt/1998............................... 38/394 Pat White vs. North Carolina/2008.................. 47/387 Geno Smith vs. Maryland/2011...................... 52/377 Geno Smith vs. Norfolk State/2011................ 37/372 Major Harris vs. Boston College/1988............ 39/372 Chad Johnston vs. Pitt/1994.......................... 51/370 Oliver Luck vs. Syracuse/1981....................... 52/354 Chad Johnston vs. Purdue/1995.................... 43/352 Marc Bulger vs. Miami/1999........................... 49/351 Pat White vs. Louisville/2006.......................... 43/347

Rushing Yards

Carries/Yards

Kay-Jay Harris vs. East Carolina/2004............ 25/337 Dustin Garrison vs. Bowling Green/2011........ 32/291 Kerry Marbury vs. Temple/1971...................... 22/291 Avon Cobourne vs. East Carolina/2002.......... 30/260 Pat White vs. Syracuse/2006.......................... 15/247 Amos Zereoue vs. Notre Dame/1997.............. 32/234 Amos Zereoue vs. Rutgers/1998.................... 35/228 Noel Devine vs. Colorado/2009...................... 22/220 Pat White vs. Pitt/2005................................... 23/220 Pat White vs. Pitt/2006................................... 22/220 Steve Slaton vs. Pitt/2006.............................. 23/215 Andrew Wood vs. Boston College/1971......... 24/214

Rushing Yards - Two Consecutive Games Avon Cobourne vs. Cincinnati (193), East Carolina (260)/2002........453 Amos Zereoue vs. Syracuse (189), Rutgers (228)/1998.................417 Steve Slaton vs. Georgia (204), Marshall (203)/2006..................407 Pat White vs. Pitt (220), USF (129)/2005................................397 Noel Devine vs. Syracuse (188), Auburn (207)/2008..................395 Amos Zereoue vs. Notre Dame (234), Pitt (151)/1997....................385 Avon Cobourne vs. East Carolina (260) and Maryland (123)/2002...383 Amos Zereoue vs. Marshall (174), East Carolina (199)/1997..........373 Dustin Garrison vs. Bowling Green (291), Connecticut (80)/2011....371 Amos Zereoue vs. Rutgers (228), Boston College (143)/1998........371 Kerry Marbury vs. East Carolina (76), Temple (291)/1971..............367 Robert Walker vs. Pitt (163), Syracuse (198)/1993........................361

Rushing Yards - Three Consecutive Games Avon Cobourne vs. Cincinnati (193), East Carolina (260) and Maryland (123)/2002.......................................576 Amos Zereoue vs. Virginia Tech (148), Syracuse (189), Rutgers (228)/1998...............................................565 Amos Zereoue vs. Syracuse (189), Rutgers (228), Boston College (143)/1998....................................560

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Avon Cobourne vs. Wisconsin (79), Cincinnati (193) and East Carolina (260)/2002................................532 Robert Walker vs. Louisville (161), Pitt (163), Syracuse (198)/1993.............................................522 Kerry Marbury vs. William & Mary (144), East Carolina (75), Temple (291)/1971.................................................521 Avon Cobourne vs. East Carolina (260), Maryland (123) and Rutgers (133)/2002.........................................516 Steve Slaton vs. Georgia (2004), Marshall (203) and Eastern Washington (105)/2006......................512 Pat White vs. Cincinnati (111), Pitt (220) and South Florida (177)/2005.............................................................508 Steve Slaton vs. Marshall (203), Eastern Washington (105) and Maryland (195)/2006.......................................503

Pass Attempts Attempts Geno Smith vs. LSU/2011..................................... 65 Gerald Fisher vs. Maryland/1951........................... 57 Brad Lewis vs. Maryland/2001.............................. 52 Chad Johnston vs. Virginia Tech/1996................... 51 Marc Bulger vs. Missouri/1998.............................. 50 Geno Smith vs. Maryland/2011............................. 49 Marc Bulger vs. Miami/1999.................................. 48 Oliver Luck vs. Syracuse/1981.............................. 48 Geno Smith vs. Connecticut/2011......................... 45 Geno Smith vs. Rutgers/2010............................... 45 Geno Smith vs. Louisville/2011.............................. 44 Geno Smith vs. Clemson/2012.............................. 43 Geno Smith vs. Cincinnati/2011............................ 43 Marc Bulger vs. Virginia Tech/1998........................ 43 Marc Bulger vs. Miami/1998.................................. 43 Marc Bulger vs. Pitt/1997...................................... 43 Mike Sherwood vs. Virginia Tech/1968.................. 43

Passing Touchdowns Rushing Attempts George Allen vs. Georgetown/1933....................... 45 George Allen vs. West Virginia Wesleyan/1933...... 42 Amos Zereoue vs. Pitt/1997.................................. 41 Quincy Wilson vs. Rutgers/2003............................ 40 Amos Zereoue vs. Rutgers/1998........................... 35 Avon Cobourne vs. Kent State/2001..................... 35 Avon Cobourne vs. Ohio/2001.............................. 35 Undra Johnson vs. Temple/1985........................... 35 Edward Williams vs. South Carolina/1969.............. 35 Quincy Wilson vs. Pitt/2003................................... 34

Passing YARDS Geno Smith vs. LSU/2011................................... 463 Geno Smith vs. Connecticut/2011....................... 450 Marc Bulger vs. Missouri/1998............................ 429 Mike Sherwood vs. Pitt/1968............................... 416 Geno Smith vs. Louisville/2011............................ 410 Marc Bulger vs. Pitt/1998.................................... 409 Geno Smith vs. Clemson/2012............................ 407 Chad Johnston vs. Pitt/1994............................... 396 Chad Johnston vs. Purdue/1995......................... 390 Geno Smith vs. Maryland/2011........................... 388 Marc Bulger vs. Miami/1998................................ 380 Geno Smith vs. Cincinnati/2011.......................... 372 Geno Smith vs. Norfolk State/2011..................... 371 Oliver Luck vs. Syracuse/1981............................ 360 Marc Bulger vs. Navy/1998................................. 354 Chad Johnston vs. Boston College/1996............ 354 Marc Bulger vs. Georgia Tech/1997..................... 353 Geno Smith vs. Rutgers/2010............................. 352

Pass Completions Geno Smith vs. LSU/2011..................................... 38 Geno Smith vs. Maryland/2011............................. 36 Marc Bulger vs. Missouri/1998.............................. 34 Oliver Luck vs. Syracuse/1981.............................. 34 Geno Smith vs. Clemson/2012.............................. 32 Geno Smith vs. Marshall/2010............................... 32 Marc Bulger vs. Miami/1999.................................. 32 Marc Bulger vs. Miami/1998.................................. 32 Geno Smith vs. Louisville/2011.............................. 31 Brad Lewis vs. Maryland/2001.............................. 31 Geno Smith vs. Cincinnati/2011............................ 29 Dan Kendra vs. Syracuse/1975............................. 28 Geno Smith vs. Connecticut/2011......................... 27 Mike Sherwood vs. Pitt/1968................................. 27 Geno Smith vs. Marshall/2011............................... 26 Pat White vs. North Carolina/2008......................... 26 Marc Bulger vs. Pitt/1998...................................... 26 Marc Bulger vs. Virginia Tech/1998........................ 26 Marc Bulger vs. Pitt/1997...................................... 26

Geno Smith vs. Clemson/2012................................ 6 Marc Bulger vs. Pitt/1998........................................ 6 Pat White vs. Villanova/2008................................... 5 Brad Lewis vs. Mississippi/2000.............................. 5 Allen McCune vs. Pitt/1965..................................... 5 Geno Smith vs. Connecticut/2011........................... 4 Geno Smith vs. Norfolk State/2011......................... 4 Geno Smith vs. Maryland/2010............................... 4 Geno Smith vs. Cincinnati/2010.............................. 4 Jarrett Brown vs. East Carolina/2009....................... 4 Rasheed Marshall vs. UCF/2004............................. 4 Rasheed Marshall vs. East Carolina/2003................ 4 Marc Bulger vs. Pitt/1999........................................ 4 Marc Bulger vs. Missouri/1998................................ 4 Chad Johnston vs. Rutgers/1995............................ 4 Chad Johnston vs. Pitt/1994................................... 4 Major Harris vs. Pitt/1989........................................ 4 Jeff Hostetler vs. Oklahoma/1982............................ 4 Oliver Luck vs. Temple/1980.................................... 4 34 players with 3 - the latest is Geno Smith vs. Louisville/2011

Receiving Yardage Catches/Yards Chris Henry vs. Syracuse/2003........................ 6/209 Pat Greene vs. Pitt/1997................................ 12/205 Rahsaan Vanterpool vs. Pitt/1994..................... 9/205 David Saunders vs. Boston College/1996......... 8/191 Calvin Phillips vs. Cal State Fullerton/1988........ 5/190 Oscar Patrick vs. Penn State/1968................. 10/190 Shawn Foreman vs. Missouri/1998................. 11/189 Tavon Austin vs. LSU/2011............................. 11/187 Zach Abraham vs. Pitt/1994............................. 6/180 Antonio Brown vs. East Carolina/2000.............. 6/179 David Saunders vs. Rutgers/1996.................. 11/178

Receptions Catches/Yards Tavon Austin vs. Clemson/2012...................... 12/123 Jock Sanders vs. Auburn/2009...................... 12/115 David Saunders vs. Miami/1998....................... 12/89 Shawn Foreman vs. Georgia Tech/1997......... 12/110 Pat Greene vs. Pitt/1997................................ 12/205 Mickey Walczak vs. Syracuse/1981.................. 12/84 Shawn Foreman vs. Missouri/1998................. 11/189 Tavon Austin vs. LSU/2011............................. 11/187 David Saunders vs. Rutgers/1996.................. 11/178 Tavon Austin vs. Maryland/2011..................... 11/122 Tavon Austin vs. Pitt/2011.............................. 10/102 Jock Sanders vs. USF/2010............................. 10/31 Noel Devine vs. Marshall/2010.......................... 10/62 Antonio Brown vs. Maryland/2001.................. 10/108 Shawn Foreman vs. Boston College/1997...... 10/153 Rahsaan Vanterpool vs. Ball State/1994......... 10/115 Mark Raugh vs. Syracuse/1981........................ 10/91 Oscar Patrick vs. Penn State/1968................. 10/190


All-Purpose Running Yards Garrett Ford Sr. vs. Pitt/1965............................... 356 Steve Slaton vs. Pitt/2006................................... 345 Kay-Jay Harris vs. East Carolina/2004................. 337 Kerry Marbury vs. Temple/1971........................... 323 Robert Gresham vs. Richmond/1969.................. 312 Tavon Austin vs. LSU/2011.................................. 287 Rahsaan Vanterpool vs. Pitt/1994........................ 284 Amos Zereoue vs. Syracuse/1998....................... 282 Avon Cobourne vs. East Carolina/2002............... 274 Tavon Austin vs. Louisville/2011.......................... 271 Danny Buggs vs. William & Mary/1972................ 268 Amos Zereoue vs. Tulsa/1998............................. 257 -- includes rushing, receiving, kickoff return and punt return yards

Scoring (kickers only listed SEPARATELY)

Kick Scoring Frank Nester vs. Villanova/1972............................. 19 Ken Juskowich vs. Villanova/1967......................... 16 Tyler Bitancurt vs. Liberty/2009.............................. 15 Pat McAfee vs. Rutgers/2006................................ 15 Ken Juskowich vs. Pitt/1967................................. 15 Jay Taylor vs. Rutgers/1999................................... 14 Jay Taylor vs. Miami (Ohio)/1999........................... 14 Charlie Baumann vs. Bowling Green/1988............. 14 Paul Woodside vs. Rutgers/1982.......................... 14 Paul Woodside vs. Syracuse/1982........................ 14 12 players with 13 - the latest is Tyler Bitancurt vs. Bowling Green/2011

Most Punts Chuck Brooks vs. Penn State/1973....................... 12 Thad Kucherawy vs. Kentucky/1969..................... 12 Brian West vs. Syracuse/1995............................... 11 Mark Fazzolari vs. Virginia Tech/2001.................... 10 Todd Sauerbrun vs. Pitt/1994................................ 10 Steve Superick vs. Boston College/1985............... 10 Steve Superick vs. Temple/1982............................ 10 Curt Carion vs. Penn State/1980........................... 10 Thad Kucherawy vs. Virginia Military/1967............. 10 28 players with 9 - the latest is Scott Kozlowski vs. Rutgers/2009

Highest Punt Average (min. 3 att.) Todd Sauerbrun vs. Nebraska/1994................... 60.1 Pat McAfee vs. Oklahoma/2008......................... 58.5 Corey Smith vs. Pitt/2011................................... 57.2 Ralph Anastasio vs. Virginia/1957....................... 57.0 Greg Hertzog vs. Kent/1990............................... 53.7 Greg Hertzog vs. Virginia Tech/1990................... 53.0 Pat McAfee vs. Connecticut/2007...................... 52.7 Pat McAfee vs. Rutgers/2006............................. 52.7 Todd Sauerbrun vs. Eastern Michigan/1993....... 52.2 Steve Superick vs. East Carolina/1982............... 51.5 Todd Sauerbrun vs. Virginia Tech/1992............... 49.6 Greg Hertzog vs. Maryland/1989........................ 49.6 Curt Carion vs. Pitt/1980.................................... 49.6

Total Offense

Plays/Yards

Geno Smith/2011...................................... 582/4,352 Marc Bulger/1998...................................... 452/3,515 Pat White/2007......................................... 413/3,059 Major Harris/1989...................................... 400/2,994 Geno Smith/2010...................................... 478/2,980 Pat White/2006......................................... 344/2,874 Pat White/2008......................................... 465/2,816 Rasheed Marshall/2004............................. 411/2,747 Jarrett Brown/2009................................... 413/2,610 Major Harris/1988...................................... 320/2,525 Oliver Luck/1981....................................... 434/2,497 Jeff Hostetler/1983.................................... 404/2,416 Marc Bulger/1997...................................... 375/2,372 Bernie Galiffa/1972.................................... 394/2,345 Rasheed Marshall/2002............................. 432/2,282

Rushing Yards

Carries/Yards

Steve Slaton/2006..................................... 248/1,744 Avon Cobourne/2002................................ 335/1,710 Amos Zereoue/1997.................................. 281/1,589 Noel Devine/2009...................................... 241/1,465 Amos Zereoue/1998.................................. 283/1,462 Quincy Wilson/2003.................................. 282/1,380 Pat White/2007......................................... 197/1,335 Avon Cobourne/2001................................ 267/1,298 Robert Walker/1993.................................. 214/1,250 Robert Gresham/1969............................... 206/1,155 Adrian Murrell/1992................................... 222/1,145 Avon Cobourne/1999................................ 224/1,138

Quarterback Rushing

Carries/Yards

Pat White/2007......................................... 197/1,335 Pat White/2006......................................... 165/1,219 Pat White/2008............................................ 191/974 Pat White/2005............................................ 131/952 Major Harris/1989......................................... 155/936 Rasheed Marshall/2004................................ 169/861 Rasheed Marshall/2002................................ 173/666 Major Harris/1987......................................... 143/615 Major Harris/1988......................................... 134/610 Jarrett Brown/2009...................................... 117/466 Oliver Luck/1979.......................................... 204/407 Jarrett Brown/2007........................................ 49/327 Darren Studstill/1991...................................... 88/307 Rasheed Marshall/2003................................ 101/303

Fullback Rushing

Carries/Yards

Jim Braxton/1969......................................... 199/843 Walter Easley/1980....................................... 189/833 Dick Leftridge/1965...................................... 144/774 Pete Wood/1971.......................................... 145/724 Pete Wood/1970.......................................... 131/713 Ron Lee/1975.............................................. 155/623 Larry Krutko/1956........................................ 124/584 Ron Lee/1974.............................................. 115/543 Dick Leftridge/1964...................................... 125/534 Walter Easley/1976....................................... 124/493

Rushing Attempts Avon Cobourne/2002.......................................... 335 Amos Zereoue/1998............................................ 283 Quincy Wilson/2003............................................ 282 Amos Zereoue/1997............................................ 281 Avon Cobourne/2001.......................................... 267 Steve Slaton/2006............................................... 248 Noel Devine/2009................................................ 241 Garrett Ford Sr./1966.......................................... 236 Avon Cobourne/2000.......................................... 224 Avon Cobourne/1999.......................................... 224 Amos Zereoue/1996............................................ 222 Adrian Murrell/1992............................................. 222

Rushing Touchdowns Ira Errett Rodgers/1919......................................... 19 Steve Slaton/2006................................................. 18 Amos Zereoue/1997.............................................. 18 Steve Slaton/2007................................................. 17 Steve Slaton/2005................................................. 17 Avon Cobourne/2002............................................ 17 Pat White/2006..................................................... 16 Kerry Marbury/1972.............................................. 16 Pat White/2007..................................................... 14 Noel Devine/2009.................................................. 13 Rasheed Marshall/2002......................................... 13 Amos Zereoue/1998.............................................. 13 Shawne Alston/2011............................................. 12 Quincy Wilson/2003.............................................. 12 Jim Braxton/1969.................................................. 12

Receiving Yards Catches/Yards Stedman Bailey/2011.................................. 72/1,279 Tavon Austin/2011..................................... 101/1,186 David Saunders/1996.................................. 76/1,043 Chris Henry/2003........................................ 41/1,006 Shawn Foreman/1998.................................... 63/948 Shawn Foreman/1997.................................... 77/928 David Saunders/1998..................................... 77/883 Antonio Brown/2000...................................... 51/877 Chris Henry/2004........................................... 52/872 Reggie Rembert/1989.................................... 47/850 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1994.............................. 50/849 Khori Ivy/2000................................................ 47/806

TOP PERFORMANCES

Ira Errett Rodgers vs. Marietta/1919...................... 37 Ira Errett Rodgers vs. Ohio Wesleyan/1919............ 37 Steve Slaton vs. Louisville/2005............................. 36 Woody Bruder vs. Bethany/1924........................... 35 George Allen vs. Marquette/1934.......................... 30 Ira Errett Rodgers vs. Gettysburg/1917................. 30 Tavon Austin vs. Clemson/2012............................. 24 Steve Slaton vs. Western Michigan/2007............... 24 Pat White vs. Syracuse and Louisville/2006........... 24 Steve Slaton vs. Pitt/2006..................................... 24 Kay-Jay Harris vs. East Carolina/2004................... 24 Kay-Jay Harris vs. Temple/2004............................ 24 Quincy Wilson vs. Pitt/2003................................... 24 Avon Cobourne vs. Rutgers/2001......................... 24 Ira Errett Rodgers vs. West Virginia Wesleyan/1916.. 24 Ira Errett Rodgers vs. Marshall/1915...................... 24

Top Seasons

Tight End Receiving Yards Catches/Yards Lovett Purnell/1995........................................ 37/614 Mark Raugh/1981.......................................... 64/601 Nate Stephens/1972...................................... 36/577 Lovett Purnell/1994........................................ 41/547 Anthony Becht/1999...................................... 35/510 Dave Jagdmann/1973.................................... 30/424 Mark Raugh/1982.......................................... 32/423 Anthony Becht/1998...................................... 29/393 Nate Stephens/1971...................................... 24/393 Rich Duggan/1978......................................... 23/372

Running Back Receiving Yards Catches/Yards Jim Braxton/1970........................................... 27/565 Steve Slaton/2006.......................................... 27/360 Steve Slaton/2007.......................................... 26/350 Mickey Walczak/1981..................................... 49/338 Robert Alexander/1980.................................. 31/329 Jim Braxton/1969........................................... 18/276 Noel Devine/2010........................................... 34/258 Adrian Murrell/1992........................................ 17/244 Tom Gray/1985.............................................. 26/233 Dustin Garrison/2011..................................... 24/201 Noel Devine/2008........................................... 35/185 Amos Zereoue/1998....................................... 23/184 Kay-Jay Harris/2004....................................... 20/181 Garrett Ford Sr./1965..................................... 16/179 Noel Devine/2009........................................... 22/177 Note: Jim Braxton also played tight end in 1970

Receptions Catches/Yards Tavon Austin/2011..................................... 101/1,186 David Saunders/1998..................................... 77/883 Shawn Foreman/1997.................................... 77/928 David Saunders/1996.................................. 76/1,043 Stedman Bailey/2011.................................. 72/1,279 Jock Sanders/2009........................................ 72/688 Jock Sanders/2010........................................ 69/728 Darius Reynaud/2007..................................... 64/733 Mark Raugh/1981.......................................... 64/601 Shawn Foreman/1998.................................... 63/948 Tavon Austin/2010.......................................... 58/787 Jock Sanders/2008........................................ 53/462 Khori Ivy/1999................................................ 53/666 Chris Henry/2004........................................... 52/872

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Bernie Galiffa/1972.............................................. 334 Marc Bulger/1997................................................ 323 Jeff Hostetler/1983.............................................. 309 Jarrett Brown/2009............................................. 296 Jeff Hostetler/1982.............................................. 292 Pat White/2008................................................... 274 Mike Sherwood/1968.......................................... 264 Rasheed Marshall/2002....................................... 259 Oliver Luck/1980................................................. 254

Touchdown Passes

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TOP PERFORMANCES

Antonio Brown/2000...................................... 51/877 Rich Hollins/1983........................................... 50/781 Oscar Patrick/1968........................................ 50/770 Antonio Brown/1999...................................... 50/462 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1994.............................. 50/849

Tight End Receptions Catches/Yards Mark Raugh/1982.......................................... 64/601 Lovett Purnell/1994........................................ 41/547 Lovett Purnell/1995........................................ 37/614 Nate Stephens/1972...................................... 36/577 Anthony Becht/1999...................................... 35/510 Mark Raugh/1983.......................................... 32/423 Dave Jagdmann/1973.................................... 30/424 Anthony Becht/1998...................................... 29/393 Randy Swinson/1977..................................... 25/357 Nate Stephens/1971...................................... 24/393

Running Back Receptions Catches/Yards Mickey Walczak/1981..................................... 49/338 Noel Devine/2008........................................... 35/185 Noel Devine/2010........................................... 34/258 Robert Alexander/1980.................................. 31/329 Steve Slaton/2006.......................................... 27/360 Jim Braxton/1970........................................... 27/565 Steve Slaton/2007.......................................... 26/350 Tom Gray/1985.............................................. 26/233 Dustin Garrison/2011..................................... 24/201 Avon Cobourne/2001..................................... 23/124 Amos Zereoue/1998....................................... 23/184 Noel Devine/2009........................................... 22/177 Kay-Jay Harris/2004....................................... 20/181 David Riley/1977............................................ 20/143 Pete Wood/1970............................................ 20/135

Touchdown Receptions Stedman Bailey/2011............................................ 12 Darius Reynaud/2007............................................ 12 Chris Henry/2004.................................................. 12 Reggie Rembert/1989........................................... 11 Chris Henry/2003.................................................. 10 Cedric Thomas/1980............................................. 10 Tavon Austin/2011................................................... 8 Tavon Austin/2010................................................... 8 Brandon Myles/2006............................................... 8 Shawn Foreman/1998............................................. 8 David Saunders/1998.............................................. 8 Cedric Thomas/1977............................................... 8 Danny Buggs/1972................................................. 8 Jim Braxton/1970.................................................... 8

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Yards Per Reception (min. 15 catches) Rich Hollins/1982............................................... 27.1 Jay Kearney/1993.............................................. 25.9 Calvin Phillips/1988............................................ 25.5 Chris Henry/2003............................................... 24.5 Danny Buggs/1973............................................ 23.1 Danny Buggs/1972............................................ 22.6 Reggie Rembert/1988........................................ 22.4 Nate Stephens/1970.......................................... 21.6 James Jett/1990................................................ 21.0 Jim Braxton/1970............................................... 20.9

Passing Yards Comp/Att/Yards Geno Smith/2011...............................346/526/4,385 Marc Bulger/1998...............................274/419/3,607 Geno Smith/2010...............................241/372/2,763 Bernie Galiffa/1972.............................164/334/2,496 Marc Bulger/1997...............................192/323/2,465 Oliver Luck/1981................................216/394/2,448 Jeff Hostetler/1983.............................173/309/2,345 Jarrett Brown/2009............................187/296/2,144 Major Harris/1989...............................142/245/2,058 Chad Johnston/1995..........................127/248/2,019 Mike Sherwood/1968.........................151/264/1,998 Chad Johnston/1996..........................167/334/1,958 Jeff Hostetler/1982.............................137/292/1,916

Pass Completions Geno Smith/2011................................................ 346 Marc Bulger/1998................................................ 274 Geno Smith/2010................................................ 241 Oliver Luck/1981................................................. 216 Marc Bulger/1997................................................ 192 Jarrett Brown/2009............................................. 187 Pat White/2008................................................... 180 Jeff Hostetler/1983.............................................. 173 Chad Johnston/1996........................................... 167 Bernie Galiffa/1972.............................................. 164 Mike Sherwood/1968.......................................... 151 Marc Bulger/1999................................................ 145 Pat White/2007................................................... 144 Rasheed Marshall/2004....................................... 144 Major Harris/1989................................................ 142

Pass Attempts Geno Smith/2011................................................ 526 Marc Bulger/1998................................................ 419 Oliver Luck/1981................................................. 394 Geno Smith/2010................................................ 372 Chad Johnston/1996........................................... 334

Geno Smith/2011.................................................. 31 Marc Bulger/1998.................................................. 31 Geno Smith/2010.................................................. 24 Pat White/2008..................................................... 21 Rasheed Marshall/2004......................................... 19 Oliver Luck/1980................................................... 19 Major Harris/1989.................................................. 17 Bernie Galiffa/1972................................................ 17 Chad Johnston/1994............................................. 16 Jeff Hostetler/1983................................................ 16 Oliver Luck/1981................................................... 16 Rasheed Marshall/2003......................................... 15 Mike Sherwood/1970............................................ 15 Allen McCune/1965............................................... 15

Passing Efficiency (min. 50 att.) Jake Kelchner/1993....................................... 164.01 Pat White/2006.............................................. 159.73 Major Harris/1988........................................... 159.17 Marc Bulger/1998........................................... 157.35 Geno Smith/2011........................................... 152.59 Pat White/2007.............................................. 151.40 Darren Studstill/1993...................................... 149.69 Mike Sherwood/1970..................................... 145.43 Adam Bednarik/2005..................................... 145.20 Geno Smith/2010........................................... 144.70 Rasheed Marshall/2004.................................. 143.44 Major Harris/1989........................................... 142.44 Pat White/2008.............................................. 142.35 Allen McCune/1964........................................ 138.70

All-Purpose Running Rush/Rec/PR/KR Yards Tavon Austin/2011.................182/1,186/268/938........... 2,574 Steve Slaton/2006.................1,744/306/0/0................... 2,104 Avon Cobourne/2002............1,710/146/0/0................... 1,856 Amos Zereoue/1998..............1,462/184/0/168............... 1,814 Noel Devine/2009..................1,465/177/0/100............... 1,742 Amos Zereoue/1997..............1,589/131/0/0................... 1,720 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1994.....31/849/237/496................ 1,613 Willie Drewrey/1984...............0/594/385/563.................. 1,542 Noel Devine/2008..................1,289/185/0/63................. 1,537 Robert Gresham/1969...........1,155/147/15/188............. 1,505 Quincy Wilson/2003..............1,380/95/0/0..................... 1,475 Kerry Marbury/1972..............775/127/0/554.................. 1,456 Steve Slaton/2007.................1,051/350/0/47................. 1,448 Arthur Owens/1974...............1,130/17/0/301................. 1,448

Most Punts Steve Superick/1985............................................. 76 Todd James/2003................................................. 74 Todd Sauerbrun/1994........................................... 74 Brian West/1996................................................... 72 Steve Superick/1984............................................. 70 Gregg Pugnetti/2010............................................. 67 Thad Kucherawy/1969.......................................... 67 Thad Kucherawy/1968.......................................... 65 Scott Kozlowski/2009............................................ 64 Curt Carion/1978................................................... 64 Jeff Fette/1976...................................................... 64 Chuck Brooks/1973.............................................. 64


Highest Punt Average (min. 30 punts)

Scoring (kickers listed separately)

Field Goals Made

Todd Sauerbrun/1994........................................ 48.6 Pat McAfee/2008............................................... 44.7 Todd Sauerbrun/1993........................................ 44.6 Scott Kozlowski/2009......................................... 44.4 Todd Sauerbrun/1992........................................ 44.3 Greg Hertzog/1990............................................ 43.5 Greg Hertzog/1989............................................ 43.0 Pat McAfee/2007............................................... 42.7 Curt Carion/1980................................................ 42.1 Steve Superick/1984.......................................... 42.1 Steve Superick/1982.......................................... 42.1 Gregg Pugnetti/2010.......................................... 41.8 Lance Carion/1988............................................. 41.7 Mark Fazzolari/1999........................................... 41.5

Ira Errett Rodgers/1919....................................... 147 Steve Slaton/2005............................................... 114 Jim Braxton/1969................................................ 113 Steve Slaton/2007............................................... 108 Steve Slaton/2006............................................... 108 Pat White/2006................................................... 108 Amos Zereoue/1997............................................ 108 Kerry Marbury/1972............................................ 108 Avon Cobourne/2002.......................................... 102 Noel Devine/2009.................................................. 84 Pat White/2007..................................................... 84 Amos Zereoue/1998.............................................. 84 Danny Buggs/1972............................................... 84

Paul Woodside/1982............................................. 28 Paul Woodside/1983............................................. 21 Charlie Baumann/1988.......................................... 20 Pat McAfee/2008.................................................. 17 Pat McAfee/2006.................................................. 17 Tyler Bitancurt/2011.............................................. 16 Jay Taylor/1997..................................................... 15 Jay Taylor/1996..................................................... 15 Mike Vanderjagt/1992............................................ 15 Paul Woodside/1984............................................. 15 Tyler Bitancurt/2009.............................................. 13 Pat McAfee/2007.................................................. 13 Brenden Rauh/2001.............................................. 13 Jay Taylor/1999..................................................... 13 Bryan Baumann/1994........................................... 13 Charlie Baumann/1987.......................................... 13

Kick Scoring

Punt Return Yardage Returns/Yards

Punt Return Average (min. 11 att.)

Touchdowns Responsible For

Lance Frazier/2003............................................. 20.8 John Mallory/1965.............................................. 20.1 Antonio Lewis/2005............................................ 19.6 Jack Stone/1953................................................ 17.9 Jack Stone/1952................................................ 17.6 Fred Colvard/1961.............................................. 16.3 Richie Martha/1965............................................ 16.1 John Mallory/1966.............................................. 14.9 Victor Rabbits/1956............................................ 14.8 Adam Jones/2004.............................................. 14.6 Fulton Walker/1980............................................ 14.6

Geno Smith/2011.................................................. 33 Pat White/2006..................................................... 31 Marc Bulger/1998.................................................. 31 Ira Errett Rodgers/1919......................................... 30 Pat White/2008..................................................... 29 Pat White/2007..................................................... 28 Geno Smith/2010.................................................. 24 Rasheed Marshall/2004......................................... 23 Major Harris/1989.................................................. 23 Oliver Luck/1980................................................... 22 Major Harris/1988.................................................. 20 Mike Sherwood/1970............................................ 20 Steve Slaton/2005................................................. 19 Rasheed Marshall/2003......................................... 19 Jeff Hostetler/1983................................................ 19 Oliver Luck/1981................................................... 19 Bernie Galiffa/1972................................................ 19

Kickoff Return Yardage Returns/Yards Tavon Austin/2011............................................36/938 Adam Jones/2003............................................33/867 Shawn Terry/2000............................................29/836 Darius Reynaud/2006.......................................30/813 Nate Terry/1997................................................32/813 Darren Fulton/1986..........................................39/739 Shawn Terry/2001............................................28/726 Mark Rodgers/2009.........................................27/619 Adam Jones/2004............................................26/608 Willie Drewrey/1984..........................................21/563 Kerry Marbury/1972.........................................20/554 Noel Devine/2007.............................................22/511 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1994................................24/496

Field Goals Attempted Paul Woodside/1982............................................. 31 Charlie Baumann/1988.......................................... 27 Paul Woodside/1983............................................. 25 Jay Taylor/1996..................................................... 24 Ken Juskowich/1967............................................. 23 Tyler Bitancurt/2011.............................................. 22 Pat McAfee/2006.................................................. 22 Paul Woodside/1984............................................. 21 Pat McAfee/2008.................................................. 20 Mike Vanderjagt/1992............................................ 20 Ken Juskowich/1968............................................. 20 Pat McAfee/2007.................................................. 19 Bryan Baumann/1994........................................... 19

Top Performances

Ron Pobolish/1969...........................................29/254

Charlie Baumann/1988........................................ 119 Paul Woodside/1982........................................... 116 Pat McAfee/2006................................................ 113 Tyler Bitancurt/2011............................................ 109 Pat McAfee/2007................................................ 103 Paul Woodside/1983........................................... 100 Jay Taylor/1997..................................................... 88 Pat McAfee/2008.................................................. 87 Pat McAfee/2005.................................................. 81 Frank Nester/1972................................................ 81 Tyler Bitancurt/2009.............................................. 80 Brad Cooper/2003................................................ 79 Todd James/2002................................................. 79 Charlie Baumann/1987.......................................... 78

Vaughn Rivers/2007.........................................41/479 John Mallory/1967............................................36/453 Willie Drewrey/1984..........................................34/385 Nate Terry/1997................................................33/355 Mike Baker/1993..............................................44/334 Fulton Walker/1980..........................................21/307 Adam Jones/2004............................................21/306 Willie Drewrey/1982..........................................25/300 Mike Logan/1996.............................................23/282 Tavon Austin/2011............................................19/268 Leon Jenkins/1970...........................................35/267

Extra Points Made Pat McAfee/2007.................................................. 64 Pat McAfee/2006.................................................. 62 Tyler Bitancurt/2011.............................................. 61 Charlie Baumann/1988.......................................... 59 Pat McAfee/2005.................................................. 48 Frank Nester/1972................................................ 48 Brad Cooper/2003................................................ 46 Todd James/2002................................................. 46 Brad Cooper/2004................................................ 43 Jay Taylor/1998..................................................... 43 Jay Taylor/1997..................................................... 43 Tyler Bitancurt/2010.............................................. 41 Tyler Bitancurt/2009.............................................. 41 Brad Carroll/1989.................................................. 39 Charlie Baumann/1987.......................................... 39

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Kickoff Return Average (min. 11 att.) Shawn Terry/2000.............................................. 28.8 Mike Logan/1993............................................... 28.2 Daymeian Gallimore/1992................................... 28.1 Alvin Swoope/1996............................................ 27.9 Kerry Marbury/1972........................................... 27.7 Garrett Ford Sr./1965......................................... 27.2 Darius Reynaud/2006......................................... 27.1 Willie Drewrey/1984............................................ 26.8 Arthur Owens/1972............................................ 26.8 Adam Jones/2003.............................................. 26.3

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TOP PERFORMANCES

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Extra Points Attempted

Rushing Yards

Pat McAfee/2007.................................................. 65 Tyler Bitancurt/2011.............................................. 63 Pat McAfee/2006.................................................. 62 Charlie Baumann/1988.......................................... 61 Frank Nester/1972................................................ 51 Todd James/2002................................................. 50 Pat McAfee/2005.................................................. 49 Brad Cooper/2003................................................ 48 Jay Taylor/1998..................................................... 46 Brad Cooper/2004................................................ 44 Jay Taylor/1997..................................................... 43 Tyler Bitancurt/2009.............................................. 42 Tyler Bitancurt/2010.............................................. 41 Brad Carroll/1989.................................................. 41

Avon Cobourne/1999-2002.................... 1,050/5,164 Pat White/2005-08.................................... 684/4,480 Noel Devine/2007-10................................ 728/4,315 Amos Zereoue/1996-98............................ 786/4,086 Steve Slaton/2005-06............................... 664/3,923 Arthur Owens/1972-75.............................. 416/2,648 Robert Walker/1992-95............................. 529/2,620 Quincy Wilson/1999-2003......................... 474/2,608 Robert Alexander/1977-80........................ 491/2,456 Undra Johnson/1985-88........................... 442/2,211 Robert Gresham/1968-70......................... 417/2,181

Top Careers Total Offense

Plays/Yards

Pat White/2005-08.................................1,467/10,529 Marc Bulger/1996-98...............................1,100/7,827 Geno Smith/2009-11................................1,126/7,648 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04......................1,286/7,598 Major Harris/1987-89...............................1,018/7,334 Oliver Luck/1978-81.................................1,278/6,282 Chad Johnston/1993-96..........................1,041/5,664 Avon Cobourne/1999-2002......................1,050/5,164 Dan Kendra/1974-77...................................868/4,752 Mike Sherwood/1968-70.............................797/4,475 Jeff Hostetler/1982-83.................................751/4,393 Noel Devine/2007-10..................................728/4,315

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Carries/Yards

Quarterback Rushing Yards Carries/Yards Pat White/2005-08.................................... 684/4,480 Major Harris/1987-89................................ 432/2,161 Rasheed Marshall/2001-02....................... 491/2,040 Jarrett Brown/2006-09.............................. 234/1,138 Fred Wyant/1952-55.................................... 303/793 Darren Studstill/1990-93............................... 185/610 Oliver Luck/1978-81..................................... 367/517 Richard Longfellow/1957-58........................ 149/411 Danny Williams/1958-60................................. 90/316 Jake Kelchner/1992-93................................ 129/275 Jerry Yost/1962-63....................................... 111/238

Fullback Rushing Yards Carries/Yards Walter Easley/1976-80.............................. 430/1,773 Dick Leftridge/1963-65.............................. 348/1,701 Pete Wood/1969-71.................................. 335/1,695 Ron Lee/1972-75...................................... 346/1,470 Jim Braxton/1968-70................................ 333/1,463

Larry Krutko/1955-57................................ 297/1,407 Ron Wolfley/1981-84................................. 340/1,296 Dane Conwell/1978-81.............................. 272/1,089 Owen Schmitt/2005-07............................. 160/1,003 Rico Tyler/1987-90....................................... 206/938 Tommy Allman/1951-53............................... 167/895

Rushing Attempts Avon Cobourne/1999-2002.............................. 1,050 Amos Zereoue/1996-98...................................... 786 Noel Devine/2007-10.......................................... 728 Pat White/2005-08.............................................. 684 Steve Slaton/2005-06......................................... 664 Robert Walker/1992-95....................................... 529 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04................................. 491 Robert Alexander/1977-80.................................. 491 Quincy Wilson/1999-2003................................... 474 Garrett Ford Sr./1965-67..................................... 453 Undra Johnson/1985-88..................................... 442 Major Harris/1987-89.......................................... 432

Rushing Touchdowns Steve Slaton/2005-07........................................... 50 Pat White/2005-08................................................ 47 Avon Cobourne/1999-2002................................... 42 Ira Errett Rodgers/1915-19.................................... 42 Amos Zereoue/1996-98........................................ 40 Noel Devine/2007-10............................................ 29 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04................................... 24 Kerry Marbury/1971-72......................................... 22 Undra Johnson/1985-88....................................... 21 Quincy Wilson/1999-2003..................................... 20 Fred Wyant/1952-55............................................. 20


Running Back Receiving Yards Yards/Catches

Pass Completions

Jock Sanders/2007-10.............................. 1,980/206 David Saunders/1995-98.......................... 2,608/191 Tavon Austin/2009-11............................... 2,124/174 Shawn Foreman/1995-98.......................... 2,347/169 Khori Ivy 1997-2000.................................. 2,402/160 Antonio Brown/1998-2001........................ 1,905/155 Darius Reynaud/2005-07.......................... 1,550/133 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1993-96.................... 2,022/126 Mark Raugh/1979-82................................ 1,328/119 Darrell Miller/1978-82................................ 1,799/111 Steve Lewis/1974-78................................ 1,718/111 Cedric Thomas/1976-80........................... 1,930/110 Rich Hollins/1980-83................................. 1,968/104 Marshall Mills/1972-74.............................. 1,501/104

Jim Braxton/1968-70..................................... 906/54 Steve Slaton/2005-07.................................... 805/65 Noel Devine/2007-10..................................... 710/98 Tom Gray/1982-84......................................... 622/73 Robert Alexander/1977-80............................. 551/61 Mickey Walczak/1978-82............................... 469/69 Avon Cobourne/1999-2002............................ 459/59 Amos Zereoue/1996-98................................. 374/55 Adrian Murrell/1991-92................................... 344/32 Rodney Woodard/1991-93............................. 340/45 Bob Gresham/1968-70.................................. 340/30 Curlin Beck/1979-82...................................... 293/30

Marc Bulger/1996-99.......................................... 630 Geno Smith/2009-11........................................... 619 Pat White/2005-08.............................................. 507 Oliver Luck/1978-81............................................ 466 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04................................. 433 Chad Johnston/1993-96..................................... 428 Dan Kendra/1974-77........................................... 348 Brad Lewis/1998-2001........................................ 329 Mike Sherwood/1968-70..................................... 329 Major Harris/1987-89.......................................... 324 Jeff Hostetler/1982-83......................................... 310 Bernie Galiffa/1970-72......................................... 310

Touchdown Receptions

Touchdown Passes

Cedric Thomas/1976-80....................................... 23 Chris Henry/2003-04............................................. 22 Darius Reynaud/2005-07...................................... 19 Khori Ivy/1997-2000.............................................. 19 David Saunders/1995-98...................................... 18 Reggie Rembert/1988-89...................................... 18 Tavon Austin/2009-11........................................... 17 Stedman Bailey/2010-11....................................... 16 Shawn Foreman/1995-98...................................... 16 Rich Hollins/1981-83............................................. 16 Jock Sanders/2007-10.......................................... 14 Danny Buggs/1972-74.......................................... 15 Brandon Myles/2004-06........................................ 13 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1993-96................................ 12

Marc Bulger/1996-99............................................ 59 Geno Smith/2009-11............................................. 56 Pat White/2005-08................................................ 56 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04................................... 45 Chad Johnston/1993-96....................................... 43 Oliver Luck/1978-81.............................................. 43 Major Harris/1987-89............................................ 41 Mike Sherwood/1968-70....................................... 34 Dan Kendra/1974-77............................................. 31 Brad Lewis/1998-2001.......................................... 28 Bernie Galiffa/1970-72........................................... 28 Darren Studstill/1990-93........................................ 27 Jeff Hostetler/1982-83........................................... 26 Allen McCune/1964-65......................................... 26

Yards Per Reception (min. 50 catches)

Passing Efficiency (min. 100 att.)

Danny Buggs/1972-74....................................... 20.9 James Jett/1989-92........................................... 20.7 Chris Henry/2003-04.......................................... 20.2 Reggie Rembert/1988-89................................... 19.5 Calvin Phillips/1985-88....................................... 19.0 Rich Hollins/1980-83.......................................... 18.9 Zach Abraham/1993-94..................................... 18.2 Willie Drewrey/1981-84...................................... 17.9 Cedric Thomas/1976-80.................................... 17.5 Nate Stephens/1970-72..................................... 17.3

Jake Kelchner/1992-93.................................. 148.42 Geno Smith/2009-11...................................... 147.86 Pat White/2005-08......................................... 147.37 Major Harris/1987-89..................................... 143.31 Marc Bulger/1996-99..................................... 140.93 Mike Sherwood/1968-70................................ 131.61 Allen McCune/1964-65.................................. 129.88 Jarrett Brown/2006-09................................... 129.54 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04............................ 124.90 Chad Johnston/1993-96................................ 120.86 Darren Studstill/1990-93................................. 120.47 Jeff Hostetler/1982-83.................................... 120.09

Tight End Receptions Yards/Catches Mark Raugh/1979-82................................ 1,328/119 Anthony Becht/1996-99.............................. 1,178/83 Lovett Purnell/1993-95................................ 1,173/79 Randy Swinson/1974-77................................ 917/63 Nate Stephens/1970-72................................. 970/60 Rich Duggan/1982-84.................................... 668/51 Rob Bennett/1982-84.................................... 618/43 Dave Jagdmann/1971-73............................... 631/41 Keith Winn/1985-88....................................... 492/39 Todd Fisher/1983-86...................................... 325/33

Top Performances

Receptions Yards/Catches

Running Back Receptions Catches/Yards Noel Devine/2007-10..................................... 98/710 Tom Gray/1982-84......................................... 73/622 Mickey Walczak/1978-82............................... 69/469 Steve Slaton/2005-07.................................... 65/805 Robert Alexander/1977-80............................. 61/551 Avon Cobourne/1999-2002............................ 59/459 Amos Zereoue/1996-98................................. 55/374 Jim Braxton/1968-70..................................... 54/906 Rodney Woodard/1991-93............................. 45/340 Rico Tyler/1987-90......................................... 35/238 Adrian Murrell/1991-92................................... 32/344

Receiving Yards Catches/Yards David Saunders/1995-98.......................... 191/2,608 Khori Ivy 1997-2000.................................. 160/2,402 Shawn Foreman/1995-98.......................... 169/2,347 Tavon Austin/2009-11............................... 174/2,124 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1993-96.................... 126/2,022 Jock Sanders/2007-10.............................. 206/1,980 Rich Hollins/1980-83................................. 104/1,968 Cedric Thomas/1976-80........................... 110/1,930 Antonio Brown/1998-2001........................ 155/1,905 Chris Henry/2003-04................................... 93/1,878 Darrell Miller/1978-82................................ 111/1,799 Danny Buggs/1972-74................................ 86/1,796

Passing Yards Comp/Att/Yards Marc Bulger/1996-99......................630/1,023/8,153 Geno Smith/2009-11..........................619/947/7,457 Pat White/2005-08.............................507/783/6,049 Chad Johnston/1993-96....................428/839/5,954 Oliver Luck/1978-81...........................466/911/5,765 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04................433/795/5,558 Major Harris/1987-89.........................324/586/5,173 Dan Kendra/1974-77..........................348/672/4,781 Bernie Galiffa/1970-72........................310/623/4,426 Mike Sherwood/1968-70....................329/573/4,321 Jeff Hostetler/1982-83........................310/601/4,261 Brad Lewis/1998-2001.......................329/605/3,922

Tight End Receiving Catches/Yards Mark Raugh/1979-82................................ 119/1,328 Anthony Becht/1996-99.............................. 83/1,178 Lovett Purnell/1993-95................................ 79/1,173 Nate Stephens/1970-72................................. 60/970 Randy Swinson/1974-77................................ 63/917 Rich Duggan/1982-84.................................... 51/668 Dave Jagdmann/1971-73............................... 41/631 Rob Bennett/1982-84.................................... 43/618 Keith Winn/1985-88....................................... 39/492 Adrian Moss/1987-89..................................... 32/471

Completion Percentage (min. 100 att.) Geno Smith/2009-10.......................................... .654 Pat White/2005-08............................................. .648 Jarrett Brown/2006-09....................................... .637 Marc Bulger/1996-99......................................... .616 Jake Kelchner/1992-93...................................... .601 Mike Sherwood/1968-70.................................... .574 Major Harris/1987-89......................................... .553 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04................................ .545 Brad Lewis/1998-2001....................................... .544 Darren Studstill/1990-93..................................... .529 Kevin White/1981-84.......................................... .528 Rasheed Marshall/2001-03................................ .523

Pass Attempts Marc Bulger/1996-99....................................... 1,023 Geno Smith/2009-11........................................... 947 Oliver Luck/1978-81............................................ 911 Chad Johnston/1993-96..................................... 839 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04................................. 795 Pat White/2005-08.............................................. 783 Dan Kendra/1974-77........................................... 672 Bernie Galiffa/1970-72......................................... 623 Brad Lewis/1998-2001........................................ 605 Jeff Hostetler/1982-83......................................... 601 Major Harris/1987-89.......................................... 586 Mike Sherwood/1968-70..................................... 573

Interception Avoidance (min. 100 att.) Geno Smith/2009-11........................................ .0158 Jeff Hostetler/1982-83...................................... .0279 Kevin White/1981-84........................................ .0296 Pat White/2005-08............................................ 0294 Jake Kelchner/1992-93.................................... .0307 Jarrett Brown/2006-09...................................... 0308 Marc Bulger/1996-99....................................... .0332 Chad Johnston/1993-96.................................. .0334 Brad Lewis/1998-2001..................................... .0364 Greg Jones/1988-90........................................ .0365 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04.............................. .0372 Mike Sherwood/1968-70.................................. .0436

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All Purpose Yards Rush/Rec/PR/KR Yards

Kickoff Return Yardage Yards/Returns

Field Goals Made

Noel Devine/2007-10..............4,315/710/0/736.................5,761 Avon Cobourne/1999-2002.....5,164/459/0/0.....................5,623 Steve Slaton/2005-07.............3,923/805/047....................4,775 Amos Zereoue/1996-98..........4,086/374/0/168.................4,628 Pat White/2005-08....................4,480/0/0/0...........................4,480 Tavon Austin/2009-11...............390/2,124/268/1,594............4,376 Arthur Owens/1972-75..............2,648/149/52/1,122..............3,971 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1993-96....144/2,022/521/1,163............3,850 Robert Alexander/1977-80........2,456/551/0/568...................3,575 Willie Drewrey/1981-84.............20/935/1,191/1,362..............3,508 Robert Gresham/1968-70.........2,181/340/103/588...............3,222 Darius Reynaud/2005-07..........410/1,550/0/1,125................3,086 James Jett/1989-92..................53/1,384/534/1,086..............3,057

Shawn Terry/1999-2001.............................. 1,747/63 Tavon Austin/2009-11................................. 1,594/65 Adam Jones/2002-04................................. 1,475/59 Willie Drewrey/1981-84............................... 1,329/54 Nate Terry/1997-99..................................... 1,285/51 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1993-96...................... 1,163/51 Darius Reynaud/2006.................................. 1,126/42 Arthur Owens/1972-75................................ 1,122/48 James Jett/1989-92.................................... 1,086/50 Mark Rodgers/2008-09............................... 1,083/49 Fulton Walker/1977-80................................ 1,066/51

Paul Woodside/1981-84........................................ 74 Pat McAfee/2005-08............................................. 58 Jay Taylor/1996-99................................................ 53 Charlie Baumann/1985-88.................................... 52 Tyler Bitancurt/2009-11......................................... 39 Bill McKenzie/1974-77.......................................... 25 Frank Nester/1971-73........................................... 25 Steve Sinclair/1978-80.......................................... 24 Bryan Baumann/1994-96...................................... 23 Brad Cooper/2003-04........................................... 20 Ken Juskowich/1967-68....................................... 20

TOP PERFORMANCES

Most Punts Steve Superick/1982-85...................................... 263 Mark Fazzolari/1999-2002................................... 195 Thad Kucherawy/1967-69................................... 192 Curt Carion/1978-80........................................... 186 Todd Sauerbrun/1991-94.................................... 177 Lance Carion/1986-88........................................ 163 Danny Williams/1958-60...................................... 133 Pat McAfee/2005-08........................................... 126 Todd James/2000-03.......................................... 120 Jeff Fette/1975-76............................................... 119 Greg Hertzog/1989-90........................................ 108 Chuck Kinder/1963-66........................................ 108

Highest Punt Average (min. 70 att.) Todd Sauerbrun/1991-94................................... 46.2 Pat McAfee/2005-08.......................................... 43.7 Scott Kozlowski/2006-09................................... 43.4 Greg Hertzog/1989-90....................................... 43.3 Steve Superick/1982-85..................................... 41.1 Lance Carion/1986-88....................................... 40.9 Todd James/2000-03......................................... 40.7 Curt Carion/1978-80.......................................... 40.7 Mark Fazzolari/1999-2002.................................. 40.4 Chuck Kinder/1963-66....................................... 39.0 Phil Brady/2004-05............................................ 39.1 Bob Sims/1970-72............................................. 38.8

Punt Return Yardage Yards/Returns Willie Drewrey/1981-84............................. 1,109/108 John Mallory/1965-67................................. 1,049/70 Vaughn Rivers/2004-07.................................. 772/67 Fulton Walker/1977-80................................... 675/58 Lance Frazier/2000-03................................... 660/64 Leon Jenkins/1968-71.................................... 573/73 Mike Baker/1990-93....................................... 547/72 James Jett/1989-92....................................... 534/75 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1993-96......................... 521/62 Jack Stone/1952-53....................................... 462/26 Ron Pobolish/1967-69................................... 455/64 Nate Terry/1997-99........................................ 454/42

Punt Return Average (min 25 att.) Jack Stone/1952-53........................................... 17.8 John Mallory/1965-67........................................ 14.9 Antonio Lewis/2004-06...................................... 12.2 Fulton Walker/1977-80....................................... 11.6 Vaughn Rivers/2004-07...................................... 11.5 Mike Logan/1993-96.......................................... 11.3 Adam Jones/2002-04........................................ 10.9 Nate Terry/1997-99............................................ 10.8 Richie Martha/1965-67....................................... 10.7 Lance Frazier/2000-03....................................... 10.3 Willie Drewrey/1981-84...................................... 10.3

162

Kickoff Return Average (min. 25 att.) Shawn Terry/1999-2001..................................... 27.7 Darius Reynaud/2005-07................................... 26.8 Robert Gresham/1968-70.................................. 25.6 Nate Terry/1997-99............................................ 25.2 Kerry Marbury/1971-72...................................... 25.1 Adam Jones/2002-04........................................ 25.0 Tavon Austin/2009-11........................................ 24.5 Willie Drewrey/1981-84...................................... 24.4 Mike Logan/1993-96.......................................... 23.5 Jock Sanders/2007-10....................................... 23.4 Arthur Owens/1972-75....................................... 23.4 Vaughn Rivers/2004-07...................................... 23.3 Phil Braxton/2000-02......................................... 23.0

Scoring (position player) Steve Slaton/2005-07......................................... 330 Ira Errett Rodgers/1915-19................................. 313* Pat White/2005-08.............................................. 284 Avon Cobourne/1999-2002................................. 252 Amos Zereoue/1996-98...................................... 252 Jim Braxton/1968-70......................................... 206* Noel Devine/2007-10.......................................... 186 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04................................. 144 Cedric Thomas/1976-80..................................... 144 Danny Buggs/1972-74........................................ 144 Kerry Marbury/1971-72....................................... 144 * total includes field goals and extra points

Kick Scoring Pat McAfee/2005-08........................................... 384 Paul Woodside/1981-84...................................... 323 Jay Taylor/1996-99.............................................. 310 Charlie Baumann/1985-88.................................. 291 Tyler Bitancurt/2009-11....................................... 260 Frank Nester/1971-73......................................... 170 Bill McKenzie/1974-77........................................ 152 Brad Cooper/2003-04......................................... 149 Steve Sinclair/1978-80........................................ 136 Bryan Baumann/1994-96.................................... 130 Todd Sauerbrun/1991-94.................................... 114

Field Goals Attempted Paul Woodside/1981-84........................................ 93 Pat McAfee/2005-08............................................. 79 Jay Taylor/1996-99................................................ 72 Charlie Baumann/1985-88.................................... 70 Tyler Bitancurt/2009-11......................................... 54 Bill McKenzie/1974-77.......................................... 43 Ken Juskowich/1967-68....................................... 43 Steve Sinclair/1978-80.......................................... 42 Frank Nester/1971-73........................................... 38 Bryan Baumann/1994-96...................................... 35 Brad Cooper/2003-04........................................... 34

Extra Points Made Pat McAfee/2005-08........................................... 210 Jay Taylor/1996-99.............................................. 151 Tyler Bitancurt/2009-11....................................... 143 Charlie Baumann/1985-88.................................. 135 Paul Woodside/1981-84...................................... 101 Frank Nester/1971-73........................................... 95 Brad Cooper/2003-04........................................... 89 Bill McKenzie/1974-77.......................................... 77 Steve Sinclair/1978-80.......................................... 64 Todd Sauerbrun/1991-94...................................... 63 Bryan Baumann/1994-96...................................... 61 Chuck Kinder/1963-66.......................................... 61

Extra Points Attempted Pat McAfee/2005-08........................................... 212 Jay Taylor/1996-99.............................................. 155 Tyler Bitancurt/2009-11....................................... 146 Charlie Baumann/1985-88.................................. 138 Paul Woodside/1981-84...................................... 103 Frank Nester/1971-73......................................... 101 Brad Cooper/2003-04........................................... 92 Bill McKenzie/1974-77.......................................... 81 Todd Sauerbrun/1991-94...................................... 68 Steve Sinclair/1978-80.......................................... 68 Chuck Kinder/1963-66.......................................... 66

Top Class Rankings

Touchdowns Responsible For Pat White/2005-08.............................................. 103 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04................................... 69 Ira Errett Rodgers/1915-19.................................... 66 Marc Bulger/1996-99............................................ 61 Major Harris/1987-89............................................ 59 Geno Smith/2009-11............................................. 58 Steve Slaton/2005-07........................................... 55 Oliver Luck/1978-81.............................................. 54 Mike Sherwood/1968-70....................................... 46 Chad Johnston/1993-96....................................... 44 Avon Cobourne/1999-2002................................... 42 Amos Zereoue/1996-98........................................ 42

Freshman Rushing Carries/Yards Avon Cobourne/1999................................ 224/1,138 Steve Slaton/2005..................................... 205/1,128 Amos Zereoue/1996.................................. 222/1,035 Dustin Garrison/2011................................... 136/742 Garrett Ford Jr./1989.................................... 148/733 Noel Devine/2007........................................... 73/627

Freshman Passing Comp/Att/Yards Major Harris/1987.................................79/155/1,200 Fred Wyant/1952.....................................55/128/867 Pat White/2005.......................................65/114/828 Marc Bulger/1996......................................19/42/352 Dan Kendra/1974......................................16/24/316


Freshman Total Offense

Plays/Yards

Major Harris/1987...................................... 298/1,815 Pat White/2005......................................... 245/1,780 Avon Cobourne/1999................................ 224/1,138 Steve Slaton/2005..................................... 205/1,128 Fred Wyant/1952....................................... 210/1,049

Freshman Receiving Catches/Yards David Saunders/1995..................................... 38/682 Antonio Brown/1998...................................... 23/275 Steve Lewis/1975........................................... 21/296 Tom Gray/1982.............................................. 19/154 Bradley Starks/2008....................................... 17/168 Tavon Austin/2009.......................................... 15/151 Calvin Phillips/1985........................................ 14/210 Robert Alexander/1977.................................. 14/122

Freshman Scoring

Points

Steve Slaton/2005............................................... 119 Pat McAfee/2005.................................................. 81 Tyler Bitancurt/2009.............................................. 80 Jay Taylor/1996..................................................... 77 Bryan Baumann/1994........................................... 71

Top Performances

Sophomore Rushing Carries/Yards

AVON COBOURNE

Steve Slaton/2006..................................... 248/1,744 Amos Zereoue/1997.................................. 281/1,589 Noel Devine/2008...................................... 206/1,289 Robert Walker/1993.................................. 214/1,250 Pat White/2006......................................... 165/1,219

Sophomore Passing Comp/Att/Yards

Junior Passing Comp/Att/Yards

Senior Passing Comp/Att/Yards

Geno Smith/2010...............................241/372/2,763 Marc Bulger/1997...............................192/323/2,465 Mike Sherwood/1968.........................151/264/1,948 Major Harris/1988...............................105/186/1,915 Chad Johnston/1994..........................124/242/1,863 Pat White/2006..................................118/179/1,655

Geno Smith/2011...............................346/526/4,385 Marc Bulger/1998...............................274/419/3,607 Major Harris/1989...............................142/245/2,058 Chad Johnston/1995..........................127/248/2,019 Jeff Hostetler/1982.............................137/292/1,916 Oliver Luck/1980................................135/254/1,874

Bernie Galiffa/1972.............................164/334/2,496 Oliver Luck/1981................................216/394/2,448 Jeff Hostetler/1983.............................173/309/2,345 Jarrett Brown/2009............................187/296/2,144 Chad Johnston/1996..........................167/334/1,958

Sophomore Total Offense

Junior Total Offense

Senior Total Offense Plays/Yards

Plays/Yards

Geno Smith/2010...................................... 478/2,980 Pat White/2006......................................... 344/2,874 Major Harris/1988...................................... 320/2,525 Marc Bulger/1997...................................... 375/2,372 Rasheed Marshall/2002............................. 432/2,282 Mike Sherwood/1968................................ 355/1,983

Geno Smith/2011...................................... 582/4,352 Marc Bulger/1998...................................... 452/3,515 Pat White/2007......................................... 413/3,059 Major Harris/1989...................................... 400/2,994 Rasheed Marshall/2003............................. 316/2,032 Jeff Hostetler/1982.................................... 347/1,995

Sophomore Receiving Catches/Yards

Junior Receiving Catches/Yards

David Saunders/1996.................................. 76/1,043 Stedman Bailey/2011.................................. 72/1,279 Tavon Austin/2010.......................................... 58/787 Jock Sanders/2008........................................ 53/462 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1994.............................. 50/849 Antonio Brown/1999...................................... 50/462 Steve Lewis/1976........................................... 48/737

Tavon Austin/2011..................................... 101/1,186 Shawn Foreman/1997.................................... 77/928 Jock Sanders/2009........................................ 72/688 Darius Reynaud/2007..................................... 64/733 Khori Ivy/1999................................................ 53/666 Chris Henry/2004........................................... 52/872

Junior Scoring Sophomore Scoring

Points

Paul Woodside/1982........................................... 116 Pat McAfee/2006................................................ 113 Steve Slaton/2006............................................... 108 Pat White/2006................................................... 108 Amos Zereoue/1997............................................ 108

Junior Rushing Carries/Yards Noel Devine/2009...................................... 241/1,465 Amos Zereoue/1998.................................. 283/1,462 Pat White/2007......................................... 197/1,335 Avon Cobourne/2001................................ 267/1,298 Robert Gresham/1969............................... 206/1,155

Points

Jim Braxton/1969................................................ 113 Tyler Bitancurt/2011............................................ 109 Steve Slaton/2007............................................... 108 Pat McAfee/2007................................................ 103 Paul Woodside/1983........................................... 100

Plays/Yards

Pat White/2008......................................... 465/2,816 Rasheed Marshall/2004............................. 411/2,747 Jarrett Brown/2009................................... 413/2,610 Oliver Luck/1981....................................... 434/2,497 Jeff Hostetler/1983.................................... 404/2,416

Senior Receiving Yards/Catches David Saunders/1998..................................... 883/77 Shawn Foreman/1998.................................... 948/63 Rich Hollins/1983........................................... 781/50 Jock Sanders/2010........................................ 728/69 Reggie Rembert/1989.................................... 850/47 Khori Ivy/2000................................................ 806/47

Senior Scoring

Points

Ira Errett Rodgers/1919....................................... 147 Charlie Baumann/1988........................................ 119 Kerry Marbury/1972............................................ 108 Avon Cobourne/2002.......................................... 102 Pat McAfee/2008.................................................. 87