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Contents

* Big 12 Conference game

TABLE OF

WEST VIRGINIA FOOTBALL Mountaineer Football................................................................... 2 Mountaineer All-Americans........................................................ 10 The Big 12 Conference............................................................... 14 NFL Mountaineers...................................................................... 16 125 Years of Mountaineer Football............................................ 20 Student-Athlete Development.................................................... 22 Mountaineers in the Community................................................ 30 Dressed for Success.................................................................. 32 Milan Puskar Stadium and Milan Puskar Center........................ 34 Steve Antoline Family Football Practice Field............................ 42 Donald J. Brohard Hall of Traditions.......................................... 44 Game Day in Morgantown.......................................................... 46 Iron Mountaineers...................................................................... 48 Walk-on Program....................................................................... 52 West Virginia University.............................................................. 54 MEET THE MOUNTAINEERS Rosters....................................................................................... 58 Pronunciation Guide................................................................... 59 Quick Facts................................................................................ 60 Preseason Depth Chart.............................................................. 61 Player Bios................................................................................. 62 Newcomer Bios.......................................................................... 99 FOOTBALL STAFF Coach Dana Holgorsen............................................................ 104 Assistant Coaches.................................................................... 111 Football Staff............................................................................ 121 Support Staff............................................................................ 124 OPPONENT INFORMATION 2016 Opponents....................................................................... 126 Scores vs. 2016 Opponents..................................................... 128 REVIEWING THE 2015 SEASON Game-by-Game Recaps.......................................................... 130 2015 Statistics.......................................................................... 143

Hall of Famers.......................................................................... 150 Consensus All-Americans........................................................ 151 All-Americans........................................................................... 152 Top Plays.................................................................................. 154 Top Games............................................................................... 154 Top Seasons............................................................................. 156 Top Careers.............................................................................. 159 Class Rankings......................................................................... 162 Team Records.......................................................................... 163 Individual Records.................................................................... 164 Defensive Records................................................................... 166 Milan Puskar Stadium Records................................................ 168 Year-by-Year Results................................................................ 170 Coaching History...................................................................... 172 All-Time Rankings.................................................................... 173 All-Time Scores........................................................................ 177 Series Records......................................................................... 184 Bowl Games............................................................................. 185 All-Time Lettermen................................................................... 191 Mountaineers in the Pros......................................................... 198 Mountaineer Draft Picks........................................................... 202 GENERAL INFORMATION WVU President E. Gordon Gee................................................ 204 WVU Director of Athletics Shane Lyons................................... 205 WVU Intercollegiate Athletics................................................... 206 Media Information.................................................................... 208

The 2016 West Virginia University Football Guide has been published by the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. © 2016 West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics The indicia depicted are registered trademarks of West Virginia University. West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Managing Editor: Joe Swan

Editors: Mike Montoro, Michael Fragale Design: Kristin Coldsnow Writer: Mike Montoro

Cover Photography: Brian Persinger, WVU Photographic Services

Contributors: Lisa Ammons, John Antonik, Ashley Bailey, Rob Carolla, Nick Davidson, Grant Dovey, Troy Lewis, Kaitlyn Lopez, Russell Luna, Shannon McNamara, Bryan Messerly, Christopher Pharris, Amy Prunty, Amy Salvatore, Samantha Strejeck, Katie Ursitti, Cheryl Wire Printing: The Foundry USA www.thefoundryco.com

Photography: All-Pro Photography by Dale Sparks, Bill Amatucci Sr., Bill Amatucci, Jr., Kim Amatucci, Associated Press, Joel Auerbach, Bob Beverly, Jim Biever/Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati Bengals, Chicago Bears, Tony Constantine, M.G. Ellis, Pete Emerson, ESPN, Dan Estel, Dan Friend, George Gojkovich, Mike Hardy, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Ken Inness, Frank Jacquez, Brent Kepner, Christie Kepner, Greg Kepner, Kevin Koski/NFLPA, Laughead Photography, Jim Lawther, Chuck LeClaire, Tim Lilley, Newman Lowrance/St. Louis Rams, William McBride, Tyson Murray, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Brian Persinger, Philadelphia Eagles, Ronald Pradetto, Steve Prunty, Ben Queen, Ron Rittenhouse Collection, Karl Roser/ Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, Niesha Shafer, Corey Slider, Van Slider, Matt Sunday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Raymond Thompson, Allison Toffle, Washington Redskins, West Virginia Collection, WVU Athletic Archives, WVU Photographic Services, Rick Wilson/Jacksonville Jaguars

West Virginia University is on probation until February 17, 2017, for violations involving impermissible telephone and text communications that occurred in a number of our athletics programs.  Level II violations occurred in the following sports programs: women’s gymnastics, football, women’s basketball and women’s soccer.  On a smaller scale, ten other sport programs, including baseball, men’s basketball, women’s diving, women’s rowing, men’s soccer, men’s swimming, women’s tennis, women’s track and field, women’s volleyball, and men’s wrestling and programs, also engaged in impermissible text and telephone-related activity.  The penalties prescribed in this case, which included recruiting communication restrictions, off-campus recruiting restrictions and the loss of a scholarship in the sport of football, were served in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years.  Additional information can be found at the following link: http://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/West%20Virginia%20Public%20Inf%20Decision.pdf


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MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

WVU IS THE TH 14 ALL-TIME WINNINGEST FOOTBALL PROGRAM IN THE NATION

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MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

WEST VIRGINIA FOOTBALL PLAYS WITH A

BLUE-COLLAR MENTALITY AND HAS GREAT

TRADITION

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MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

98 NATIONAL NETWORK APPEARANCES IN THE LAST 10 SEASONS/ 226 ALL-TIME

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MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

17 -BEST TH

RECORD IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL DURING THE LAST 13 SEASONS (2003-15)

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ALL-AMERICANS

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ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS SINCE 2002

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ALL-AMERICANS

98 ALL-AMERICANS

NAMED TO 271 TEAMS, INCLUDING 33 SINCE 2002 WEST VIRGINIA ALL-TIME ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS BY POSITION: Offensive Linemen - 27

Quarterbacks – 4

Running Backs – 11

Tight Ends - 3

Defensive Linemen – 13

Punter – 3

Linebackers – 8

Kicker – 5

Wide Receivers – 11

Return Specialist - 4

Defensive Backs – 9

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BIG 12 CONFERENCE

CHAMPIONS FOR LIFE

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NFL PL AYERS

WVU IS THE ONLY SCHOOL TO HAVE A

TOP 15 FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK

IN FOUR OF THE LAST 5 NFL DRAFTS

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NFL PL AYERS

WVU HAS HAD THE MOST

TOP-THREE ROUND NFL

DRAFT PICKS AMONG THE BIG 12 IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

184 MOUNTAINEERS HAVE BEEN

DRAFTED BY THE NFL, INCLUDING

75 IN THE TOP 5 ROUNDS

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STUDENT-ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT

AN AVERAGE OF

33 MOUNTAINEERS HAVE MADE THE CONFERENCE

ACADEMIC

ALL-STAR

TEAM EACH OF THE PAST SEVEN YEARS

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CONFERENCE ACADEMIC HONOREES

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STUDENT-ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT

41 PLAYERS

BIG 12 COMMISSIONER’S

WERE NAMED TO THE

HONOR ROLL

AND WVU’S GARRETT FORD

ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL IN 2015-16

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CURTIS JONES AWARD

Terrell Chestnut was the third recipient of the annual Curtis Jones Jr., Achievement Award. The award is presented annually to the Mountaineer football player who demonstrates excellence in all facets of his collegiate career, including academics, athletics and community service.


STUDENT-ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT

SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN 2006,

THE MOUNTAINEERS HAVE HAD

29 PLAYERS INDUCTED INTO THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION’S

HAMPSHIRE HONOR SOCIETY FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE ON THE FIELD, IN THE CLASSROOM AND IN THE COMMUNITY

WVU IS ONE OF EIGHT POWER 5 SCHOOLS

TO HAVE AT LEAST ONE HAMPSHIRE HONOR SOCIETY MEMBER EACH YEAR SINCE 2006

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COSIDA 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 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, DB, Second Team 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

JeffBERK

PaulBISCHOFF

BruceBOSLEY

MikeCOMPTON

Ericde GROH

TerryFAIRBANKS

DanHANNAHS

JohnHARCHARIC

JayHENRY

JeffHOSTETLER

JoeKOPNISKY

OliverLUCK

DavidMAYFIELD

DanMOZES

SamHUFF

DougSLAVONIC

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STUDENT-ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION SCHOLAR-ATHLETE TEAM 2009 – Reed Williams, LB 2006 – Jay Henry, LB 2005 – Jeff Berk, OL 1998 – Eric de Groh, C 1983 – Jeff Hostetler, QB 1981 – Oliver Luck, QB

JohnSTROIA

MattTAFFONI

KimWEST

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FredWYANT

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MOUNTAINEERS IN THE COMMUNIT Y

WEARING THE

GOLD AND BLUE

BRINGS A SENSE OF

RESPONSIBILITY TO THE COMMUNITY AND THE STATE OF

WEST VIRGINIA

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DRESSED FOR SUCCESS

THE

FLYING WV

LOGO IS ONE OF THE MOST

RECOGNIZABLE IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL

THE MOUNTAINEERS CAN WEAR

27 DIFFERENT UNIFORM COMBINATIONS FEATURING GOLD, BLUE AND WHITE

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MIL AN PUSKAR STADIUM

11 BEST HOME RECORD IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL TH

66-20 DURING THE LAST 13 SEASONS (2003-15)

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MIL AN PUSKAR STADIUM

A NEW FIELD TURF REVOLUTION 2.5

PLAYING SURFACE MAKES ITS DEBUT AT

MILAN PUSKAR STADIUM IN 2016

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MIL AN PUSKAR STADIUM

$50 MILLION IN UPGRADES TO

MILAN PUSKAR STADIUM’S CONCOURSES, RESTROOMS AND CONCESSIONS WILL BE

COMPLETED IN 2017

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MIL AN PUSKAR STADIUM

A NEW

TEAM ROOM DEBUTED IN APRIL 2015

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STEVE ANTOLINE FAMILY FOOTBALL PRACTICE FIELD

A RENOVATED

PRACTICE FACILITY MADE ITS DEBUT IN 2016

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DONALD J. BROHARD HALL OF TRADITIONS

THE DONALD J. BROHARD

HALL OF TRADITIONS CONNECTS WVU FANS WITH MORE THAN A CENTURY OF

MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL

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GAME DAY IN MORGANTOWN

THE

MOUNTAINEER MANTRIP SIGNALS THE ARRIVAL OF THE TEAM AND

THE PLAYING OF

“TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS” ENDS THE DAY BY CELEBRATING ANOTHER MOUNTAINEER VICTORY

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2016 IRON MOUNTAINEER AWARD WINNERS Tyler Orlosky, Daikiel Shorts Jr., Darrien Howard and Elijah Wellman

“Championships are won by those who embrace hard work and have the discipline to tolerate discomfort.” - WVU Director of Strength and Conditioning Mike Joseph

PAST IRON MOUNTAINEER AWARD WINNERS

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

2011 – Will Clarke, Najee Goode, Keith Tandy 2012 – Jeff Braun, Will Clarke, Ryan Nehlen, Taige Redman 2013 – Connor Arlia, Isaiah Bruce, Will Clarke 2014 – Cody Clay, Mark Glowinski, Daryl Worley 2015 – Jared Barber , Karl Joseph, Tyler Orlosky 2016 – Tyler Orlosky, Daikiel Shorts Jr., Darrien Howard, Elijah Wellman


IRON MOUNTAINEERS

THE STAFF’S GOAL IS TO BE

OUTSTANDING TEACHERS, ESPECIALLY IN THE AREAS OF

SAFETY, TECHNIQUE NUTRITION

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BLUE COLLAR / FIGHTER /

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IRON MOUNTAINEERS

THE STAFF DEMANDS

INTENSITY AND EFFORT WITH THE GOAL OF TRAINING THE PLAYERS

TO BE FAST, STRONG AND A

COMPLETE ATHLETE

/ PASSION

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WALK-ON PROGRAM

WALK-ONS AT WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY,

HAVE ACHIEVED DREAMS OF PLAYING

COLLEGE FOOTBALL,

EARNING SCHOLARSHIPS

AND EVEN

NFL CAREERS

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WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSIT Y

AT WVU, GOING FIRST IS IN OUR BLOOD.

IT’S IN OUR SWEAT. AND IT’S IN OUR NATURE.

SO WE WILL GO ABOVE. WE WILL GO BEYOND. AND WHEN EVERYONE ELSE GOES BACK,

MOUNTAINEERS #GOFIRST.

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WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSIT Y

LOCATION

Morgantown, W.Va., population 31,073, was rated “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com for its exceptional quality of life. Business Insider named Morgantown the ninth best college town in America. Within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C., to the east, Pittsburgh, Pa., to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the northwest. Other recent rankings: Kiplinger.com included Morgantown in their 10 great places to live list; 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; and the second-ranking “Best College Town for Jobs” by Forbes.

STUDENTS

Fall 2015 enrollment, on WVU campuses statewide, was 31,514; 28,776 in Morgantown. That included: • 14,021 West Virginia residents, 14,755 nonresidents • 22,498 undergraduates • 4,711 graduate and 1,567 professional students

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships: 24 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 42 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, 5 Morris K. Udall Scholars, 5 USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), 15 Boren Scholars, 36 Gilman Scholars, 46 Fulbright Scholars, 3 Department of Homeland Security Scholars, 25 Critical Language Scholars, 3 National Institute of Standards and Technology Fellowships and 4 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

MAJOR ACADEMIC DIVISIONS

Fourteen colleges and schools offering 353 majors in agriculture, natural resources and design; arts and sciences; business and economics; creative arts; dentistry; education and human services; engineering and mineral resources; law; media; medicine; nursing; pharmacy; physical activity and sport sciences; and public health. wvu.edu/Academics/

FACILITIES

The WVU System spans the state, including 518 buildings on 15,880 acres. The Morgantown campus has 245 buildings (11 on the National Register of Historic Places) on 1,892 acres. WVU operates 10 experimental farms and four forests throughout the state, in addition to WVU Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp. jacksonsmill. ext.wvu.edu/

SAFETY

WVU offers 24-hour campus security protection. Students can download LiveSafe, a free app that is an on-the-go way to connect with authorities. The University also sends urgent news through WVU Alert text messages. emergency.wvu.edu/alert

ALUMNI

Chartered in 1873, the WVU Alumni Association is made up of more than 190,000 graduates worldwide in some 135 nations. alumni.wvu.edu

DIVISIONAL CAMPUSES

Potomac State College of WVU – Keyser, W.Va.; 800-262-7332; potomacstatecollege.edu West Virginia University Institute of Technology – Montgomery, W.Va.; wvutech.edu Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center – Charleston, W.Va.; hsc.wvu.edu/charleston Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center East – Martinsburg, W.Va.; hsc.wvu.edu/eastern WVU Beckley – Beckley, W.Va.

ADMISSIONS

Information is available from the Office of Admissions, PO Box 6090, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6090; or call 304-293-2121, email: wvuadmissions@mail.wvu.edu or visit on the web http:// admissions.wvu.edu. WVU.edu

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PLAYERBios 2016 Rosters.............................................. 58

Pronunciation Guide................................... 59 Quick Facts................................................ 60 Preseason Depth Chart.............................. 61 Player Bios................................................. 62 Newcomer Bios.......................................... 99


2016 ROSTERS

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER

No. Name 20 Jacquez Adams

Pos. CB

Ht. 5-10

Wt. Yr. Exp. 160 Fr. HS

23 Jordan Adams

CB

5-11

175 r-Fr. RS

Reisterstown, Md./Franklin

68 Dontae Angus

OL

6-6

328 r-So. SQ

Philadelphia, Pa./Martin Luther King

30 Justin Arndt

LB

5-11

215 r-Sr. 3vl

Martinsburg, W.Va./Martinsburg

6

S

5-11

198 Jr. 2vl

Aliquippa, Pa./Aliquippa

Dravon Askew-Henry

Hometown/High School/ Previous College Reisterstown, Md./Milford Academy

No. Name 4 Mike Daniels

Pos. CB

Ht. 5-11

Wt. Yr. Exp. 205 Jr. JC

61 Zach Davis

OL

6-2

302 Fr. HS

St. Mary’s, W.Va./St. Mary’s

15 Nick Davisson

WR

5-9

145 Fr. HS

Fairmont, W.Va./Fairmont Senior

46 Reese Donahue

DL

6-4

250 Fr. HS

Ona, W.Va./Cabell Midland

13 Rasul Douglas

CB

6-2

208 r-Sr. 1vl East Orange, N.J./ East Orange/Nassau CC

OL

6-4

290 r-Fr. RS

Westerville, Ohio/Westerville South

TE/FB 6-0

200 Fr. HS

Bridgeport, W.Va./Bridgeport

13 Seth Aungst

WR

6-2

196 Fr. HS

Hollidaysburg, Pa./Hollidaysburg

16 Toyous Avery

S

5-11

194 r-So. HS

Covington, Ga./Newton/Coffeyville CC

93 Kyle Ayers

DL

6-0

293 Fr. HS

Beckley, W.Va./Woodrow Wilson

5

Jovon Durante

WR

6-0

165 So. 1vl

Hollywood, Fla./Miramar

23 Jashawn Banks

RB

5-10

200 Fr. TR

Ashburn, Va./Broad Run/Fork Union

7

Brendan Ferns

LB

6-3

220 Fr. HS

St. Clairsville, Ohio/St. Clairsville

19 Elijah Battle

CB

6-0

185 Jr. HS

Linden, N.J./Barringer/Dodge City CC

TE/FB 6-2

245 r-So. RS

St. Clairsville, Ohio/Michigan

76 Chase Behrndt

OL

6-4

295 Fr. HS

Wildwood, Mo./Lafayette

3

LB

6-1

235 r-Jr. 2vl

Newark, N.J./Shabazz

TE/FB 6-5

Al-Rasheed Benton

89 Matt Bezjak

226 Fr. HS

Loveland, Ohio/Loveland

18 Dante Bonamico

S

5-8

180 Fr. HS

Bridgeport, W.Va./Bridgeport

62 Kyle Bosch

OL

6-5

308 r-Jr. 1vl

St. Charles, Ill./St. Francis/Michigan

83 Druw Bowen

WR

6-3

212 Fr. HS

Charleston, W.Va./George Washington

TE/FB 5-11

41 Alex Brooks

234 r-Jr. SQ

Cleveland, Ohio/Mayfield

95 Christian Brown

DL

6-2

298 r-Sr. 3vl

Fort Myers, Fla./Bridgeton

43 R.C. Brunstetter

LS

6-3

230 r-So. RS

Mocksville, N.C./Davie

78 Jacob Buccigossi

OL

6-3

286 Fr. HS

Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills

55 Yodny Cajuste

OL

6-5

300 r-So. 1vl

Miami, Fla./Miramar

33 Jonah Campbell

LB

6-1

225 Fr. HS

Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown

40 Shea Campbell

LB

6-0

222 r-Fr. RS

Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown

70 D.J. Carozza

DL

5-11

310 r-Jr. SQ

Parkersburg, W.Va./Parkersburg

47 Max Chefren

LB

6-1

214 r-Fr. RS

Parkersburg, W.Va./Parkersburg

44 Hodari Christian II

LB

6-0

225 r-Jr. SQ

McKeesport, Pa./McKeesport

11 Chris Chugunov

QB

6-1

203 r-Fr. RS

Skillman, N.J./Montgomery

14 Mitch Chugunov

WR

6-1

163 Fr. HS

Skillman, N.J./Montgomery

S

6-0

205 r-Jr. SQ

Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown

CB

5-10

185 r-Sr. RS

Tampa, Fla./H.B. Plant/Miami

RB

6-1

190 Jr. JC

Columbus, Ga./Hardaway/ Northwest Mississippi CC

QB/RB 6-2

210 r-So. 1vl

Baltimore, Md./Dunbar

38 Shane Commodore 1

Antonio Crawford

25 Justin Crawford 16 William Crest Jr.

NUMERICAL ROSTER No. Name Pos. 1 Antonio Crawford.............................. CB 1 Shelton Gibson.................................WR 2 Jeremy Tyler......................................... S 2 Ka’Raun White..................................WR 3 Al-Rasheed Benton............................ LB 3 Skyler Howard.................................. QB 4 Mike Daniels..................................... CB 4 Kennedy McKoy................................RB 5 Jovon Durante..................................WR 5 Xavier Preston.................................... LB 6 Dravon Askew-Henry........................... S 6 Daikiel Shorts Jr................................WR 7 Brendan Ferns................................... LB 7 Rushel Shell.......................................RB 7 Will Grier........................................... QB 8 Marcus Simms..................................WR 8 Kyzir White........................................... S 9 Steven Smothers..............................WR 9 Jovanni Stewart................................... S 10 Cody Saunders................................. QB 10 Dylan Tonkery...................................... S 11 Chris Chugunov................................ QB 11 Jake Long......................................... CB 12 Gary Jennings...................................WR 12 Khairi Sharif......................................... S 13 Seth Aungst......................................WR 13 Rasul Douglas................................... CB 14 Mitch Chugunov...............................WR 14 Nana Kyeremeh................................ CB 15 Nick Davisson...................................WR

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No. Name Pos. 15 Billy Kinney.......................................K/P 16 Toyous Avery....................................... S 16 William Crest Jr........................... QB/RB 17 Elijah Drummond..........................TE/FB 17 Osman Kamara.................................... S 18 Marvin Gross Jr.................................... S 18 Chase Ridley.....................................WR 19 Elijah Battle....................................... CB 20 Jacquez Adams................................ CB 22 Jarrod Harper....................................... S 22 Zayvion Lawson.................................RB 23 Jordan Adams.................................. CB 23 Jashawn Banks..................................RB 24 Maurice Fleming............................... CB 25 Justin Crawford.................................RB 25 Luke Williams..................................... LB 26 Deamonte Lindsay............................... S 27 Chris Parry........................................WR 27 Sean Walters...................................... LB 28 David Long......................................... LB 28 Elijah Wellman...............................TE/FB 29 Sean Mahone.................................... CB 30 Justin Arndt....................................... LB 31 Zach Sandwisch................................ LB 32 Martell Pettaway................................RB 32 Jordan Miller........................................ S 33 Jonah Campbell................................. LB 34 Evan Stire............................................. K 34 Carter Walburn................................... LB 35 Brady Watson....................................RB 35 Dante Bonamico.................................. S 36 Kody Shearer....................................... S

71 Rob Dowdy

Hometown/High School/ Previous College Miami, Fla./South Dade/Globe Tech CC

17 Elijah Drummond

47 Michael Ferns 96 Jaleel Fields

DL

6-1

290 r-So. SQ

Aliquippa, Pa./Aliquippa

24 Maurice Fleming

CB

5-11

205 r-Sr. JC

Chicago, Ill./Currie Metropolitan/Iowa

WR

5-11

195 r-Jr. 2vl

Cleveland, Ohio/Cleveland Heights

TE/FB 6-4

235 Fr. HS

Wellsburg, W.Va./Brooke

1

Shelton Gibson

84 Nate Green 7

Will Grier

QB

6-2

200 r-So. TR

Davidson, N.C./ Davidson Day School/Florida

94 John Groh

DL

6-2

228 r-Fr. RS

Lebanon, Pa./Lebanon Catholic

18 Marvin Gross Jr.

S

6-3

208 r-Jr. 2vl

Baltimore, Md./Dunbar

22 Jarrod Harper

S

6-0

210 r-Sr. 3vl

Frostburg, Md./Mountain Ridge

45 Adam Hensley

LB

6-3

220 Fr. HS

Centerville, Ohio/Centerville

49 Darrien Howard

DL

6-1

297 Sr. 3vl

Dayton, Ohio/Chaminade-Julienne

3

Skyler Howard

QB

6-0

207 Sr. 2vl

Fort Worth, Texas/Brewer/ Riverside City College

12 Gary Jennings

WR

6-2

207 So. 1vl

Stafford, Va./Colonial Forge

79 Matt Jones

OL

6-3

317 r-Fr. RS

Hubbard, Ohio/Hubbard

17 Osman Kamara

S

5-11

193 Fr. HS

Harrisburg, Pa./Bishop McDevitt

15 Billy Kinney

K/P

6-4

207 r-So. SQ

Morgantown, W.Va./University

14 Nana Kyeremeh

CB

5-10

186 r-Sr. 2vl

Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington

86 Josh Lambert

K

6-0

203 r-Sr. 3vl

Garland, Texas/Garland

17 Zayvion Lawson

RB

5-8

184 Fr. HS

Lewisburg, W.Va./Greenbrier East

77 Marcell Lazard

OL

6-6

310 r-Jr. 1vl

Bloomfield, N.J./Bloomfield

92 Jon Lewis

DL

6-3

265 r-Jr. SQ

Morgantown, W.Va./University

50 Troy Lilly

LB

6-0

220 r-Fr. RS

Beckley, W.Va./Woodrow Wilson

No. Name Pos. 36 Evan Staley.......................................... K 37 Kevin Williams................................... CB 38 Shane Commodore.............................. S 39 Mark Shaver......................................... S 40 Shea Campbell.................................. LB 41 Alex Brooks...................................TE/FB 41 Brandan Rivers.................................... S 42 Logan Thimons.................................. LB 43 R.C. Brunstetter................................. LS 44 Hodari Christian II.............................. LB 45 Adam Hensley.................................... LB 46 Reese Donahue................................. DL 46 Nick Meadows................................... LS 47 Michael Ferns...............................TE/FB 47 Max Chefren...................................... LB 48 Mike Molina......................................... K 48 Jonathan Szymczek........................... LB 49 Darrien Howard.................................. DL 50 Troy Lilly............................................. LB 53 Colton McKivitz.................................OL 54 Ja’HShaun Seider..............................OL 55 Yodny Cajuste....................................OL 56 Grant Lingafelter................................OL 57 Adam Pankey.....................................OL 60 Ray Raulerson...................................OL 61 Zach Davis.........................................OL 62 Kyle Bosch.........................................OL 65 Tyler Orlosky......................................OL 67 Alec Shriner....................................... DL 68 Dontae Angus....................................OL 69 Brendan Willis....................................OL 70 D.J. Carozza...................................... DL

No. Name Pos. 70 Tony Matteo.......................................OL 71 Rob Dowdy........................................OL 73 Josh Sills............................................OL 74 Sylvester Townes...............................OL 76 Chase Behrndt...................................OL 77 Marcell Lazard...................................OL 78 Jacob Buccigossi..............................OL 79 Matt Jones.........................................OL 80 Jonn Young.......................................K/P 81 Kyle Poland........................................ LS 82 Devonte Mathis.................................WR 83 Druw Bowen.....................................WR 83 Conner Watts....................................WR 84 Nate Green....................................TE/FB 85 Ricky Rogers ...................................WR 86 Josh Lambert....................................... K 86 Matt Vucelik..................................TE/FB 87 Stone Wolfley................................TE/FB 88 Adam Shuler II................................... DL 88 Trevon Wesco...............................TE/FB 89 Matt Bezjak...................................TE/FB 91 Kelby Wickline..............................TE/FB 92 Jon Lewis........................................... DL 93 Kyle Ayers.......................................... DL 94 John Groh.......................................... DL 95 Christian Brown................................. DL 96 Jaleel Fields....................................... DL 97 Noble Nwachukwu............................. DL 98 Jeffery Pooler..................................... DL 99 Xavier Pegues.................................... DL


2016 ROSTERS

Pos. S

Ht. 6-2

Wt. Yr. Exp. 196 r-Fr. RS

Hometown/High School/ Previous College Martinsburg, W.Va./Martinsburg

56 Grant Lingafelter 28 David Long

OL

6-6

306 r-Jr. 1vl

Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Chagrin Falls

LB

5-11

225 r-Fr. RS

Cincinnati, Ohio/Winton Woods

11 Jake Long 29 Sean Mahone

CB

6-0

180 Fr. HS

Columbus, Ohio/Hamilton Township

CB

5-10

200 Fr. HS

Liberty Township, Ohio/Lakota West

82 Devonte Mathis

WR

6-1

220 r-Sr. 2vl

Miami, Fla./Miramar

70 Tony Matteo

OL

6-4

300 r-Sr. 2vl

Clinton, Ohio/Manchester

53 Colton McKivitz

OL

6-7

295 r-Fr. RS

Jacobsburg, Ohio/Union Local

4

RB

6-0

201 Fr. HS

Lexington, N.C./North Davidson

46 Nick Meadows

LS

5-11

238 r-Jr. SQ

Williamstown, W.Va./Williamstown

17 Jordan Miller

S

6-0

190 Fr. HS

Bridgeport, W.Va./Notre Dame

48 Mike Molina

K

5-8

180 r-Jr. SQ

Hurricane, W.Va./Hurricane

97 Noble Nwachukwu

DL

6-2

275 r-Sr. 3vl

Wylie, Texas/Wylie

65 Tyler Orlosky

OL

6-4

295 r-Sr. 3vl

Cleveland, Ohio/St. Edward

57 Adam Pankey

OL

6-5

316 r-Sr. 3vl

Hamilton, Ohio/Hamilton

27 Chris Parry

WR

5-9

181 r-So. SQ

Niles, Ohio/Niles

99 Xavier Pegues

DL

6-2

282 r-Jr. RS

Oxford, Miss./ Oxford/Itawamba CC

32 Martell Pettaway

RB

5-9

200 Fr. HS

81 Kyle Poland

LS

6-0

219 Fr. HS

98 Jeffery Pooler

DL

6-2

5

LB

6-2

60 Ray Raulerson

OL

18 Chase Ridley

WR

19 Brandan Rivers 85 Ricky Rogers

Kennedy McKoy

No. Name 6 Daikiel Shorts Jr.

Pos. WR

Ht. 6-1

Wt. Yr. Exp. 204 Sr. 3vl

67 Alec Shriner

DL

6-4

286 r-Fr. RS

Oviedo, Fla./Oviedo

88 Adam Shuler II

DL

6-4

270 r-Fr. RS

Longwood, Fla./Lyman

73 Josh Sills

OL

6-6

315 Fr. HS

Byesville, Ohio/Meadowbrook

8

Marcus Simms

WR

6-0

175 Fr. HS

Sandy Spring, Md./Sherwood

9

Steven Smothers

WR

5-9

154 Fr. HS

Baltimore, Md./Franklin

K

5-11

157 Fr. HS

Romney, W.Va./Hampshire

36 Evan Staley 9

S

5-10

190 Fr. HS

Katy, Texas/Katy

34 Evan Stire

K

5-11

175 Fr. HS

Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown

48 Jonathan Szymczek

LB

6-2

215 Fr. HS

Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep

42 Logan Thimons

LB

6-1

222 Fr. HS

Sarver, Pa./Freeport Area

10 Dylan Tonkery

S

6-0

202 Fr. HS

Bridgeport, W.Va./Bridgeport

74 Sylvester Townes

OL

6-6

312 r-Sr. SQ Memphis, Tenn./Germantown/Coahoma CC

S

5-11

210 Sr. 3vl

Lithonia, Ga./Martin Luther King

TE/FB 5-11

222 r-Fr. RS

McMechen, W.Va./Bishop Donahue

2

Jovanni Stewart

Hometown/High School/ Previous College Clayton, N.J./Eastern Christian

Jeremy Tyler

86 Matt Vucelik 34 Carter Walburn

LB

6-2

215 Fr. HS

Martinsburg, W.Va./Martinsburg

27 Sean Walters

LB

6-2

228 r-Sr. 2vl

Hollywood, Fla./Hallandale

Detroit, Mich./Martin Luther King

35 Brady Watson

RB

5-7

203 r-Fr. RS

Ridgeley, W.Va./Frankfort

Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown

83 Conner Watts

WR

5-10

201 Fr. HS

Hurricane, W.Va./Hurricane

292 Fr. HS

Dayton, Ohio/Dunbar

28 Elijah Wellman

TE/FB 6-1

235 r-Jr. 2vl

Huntington, W.Va./Spring Valley

236 Jr. 2vl

Stuart, Fla./Jensen Beach

88 Trevon Wesco

TE/FB 6-4

275 r-So. JC

6-4

287 r-So. TR

Tampa, Fla./Plant Senior/Tennessee

Gerrardstown, W.Va./Musselman/ Lackawanna College

5-9

140 Fr. HS

Charlotte, N.C./Stone Bridge (Va.)

S

6-0

185 r-So. SQ

Hubbard, Ohio/Hubbard

WR

6-1

203 r-So. SQ

Monroeville, Pa./Gateway

31 Zach Sandwisch

LB

6-2

210 Fr. HS

Woodville, Ohio/Central Catholic

10 Cody Saunders

QB

6-1

202 Fr. HS

Panama City Beach, Fla./Arnold

54 Ja’HShaun Seider

OL

6-3

287 r-Fr. RS

Belle Glade, Fla./Glades Central

12 Khairi Sharif

S

5-8

181 r-Sr. 1vl

Houston, Texas/Bellaire/Cisco JC

39 Mark Shaver

S

5-9

190 r-Jr. RS

Huntington, W.Va./Huntington/Marshall

S

5-9

166 Fr. HS

Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown

RB

5-10

220 r-Sr. 2vl

Hopewell, Pa./Hopewell/Pitt

Xavier Preston

36 Kody Shearer 7

Rushel Shell

West Virginia........................................ 31 Ohio..................................................... 22

2

Ka’Raun White

8

Kyzir White

91 Kelby Wickline

WR

6-1

198 r-Jr. 1vl

Macungie, Pa./Emmaus/ Lackawanna College

S

6-3

210 Jr. JC

Macungie, Pa./Emmaus/ Lackawanna College

TE/FB 6-4

270 r-Fr. TR

Stillwater, Okla./Stillwater/UTSA

CB

5-11

196 r-Fr. RS

Pompano Beach, Fla./Blanche Ely

25 Luke Williams

LB

6-1

220 Fr. HS

Parkersburg, W.Va./Parkersburg South

69 Brendan Willis

OL

6-3

282 r-Jr. SQ

Centreville, Va./Centreville

TE/FB 6-4

247 r-Fr. RS

Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown

200 Fr. HS

Advance, N.C./Davie

37 Kevin Williams

87 Stone Wolfley 80 Jonn Young

K/P

6-0

PRONONUNCIATION GUIDE LAST NAMES

FIRST NAMES

Arndt (Justin)............................ like Yarn-dt

Daikiel (Shorts).............................. da-Keel

GEOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWN

Florida.................................................. 14

Behrndt (Chase).........................like parent

Deamonte (Lindsay)............... Dee-a-monty

Pennsylvania....................................... 14

Buccigossi (Jacob)......... Bootch-i-grose-E

Dontae (Angus).............................. Don-tay

Maryland................................................ 7

Cajuste (Yodny)............................. ka-JUST

Dravon (Henry)........................Dray-vaughn

Carozza (D.J.)..........................kuh-rose-uh

Hodari (Christian)...................... hoe-Darr-E

New Jersey............................................ 7

Chugunov (Chris)....................chug-uh-nov

Jaleel (Fields)...................................jah-leel

Texas..................................................... 5

Durante (Jovon)............................ duh-rant

Ja’HShaun (Seider)......................Ja-Shaun

Groh (John).........................................Grow

Jacquez (Adams)........................... Jock-ez

Georgia.................................................. 3

Gross (Marvin)...................................Grose

Jashawn (Banks).......................Juh-shawn

North Carolina....................................... 5

Kyeremeh (Nana)........................... Ky-rum

Jovon (Durante)....................... Joe-vaughn

Lazard (Marcell)............................ Lah-zard

Ka’Raun (White)..............................kuh-ron

Mahone (Sean)...........................muh-hone

Khairi (Shariff)............................ kuh-harr-E

Illinois..................................................... 2

Matteo (Tony)........................... muh-TAY-O

Kyzir (White).....................................KI-zeer

Nwachukwu (Noble).......... wah-Chew-coo

Rasul (Douglas).......................... Ra-sewell

Michigan................................................ 1

Orlosky (Tyler)............................ or-Losk-E

Rushel (Shell).................................. rush-ell

Pegues (Xavier)......................... pah-Geese

Toyous (Avery)..................................Toy-es

Virginia................................................... 3

Mississippi............................................. 1 Missouri................................................. 1 Oklahoma.............................................. 1 Tennessee.............................................. 1

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ALPHABETICAL ROSTER

No. Name 26 Deamonte Lindsay

Sandwisch (Zach)........................ sandwich

Trevon (Wesco)............................... Trev-on

Seider (Ja’HShaun).......................... Sy-der

Xavier (Pegues)..................... X-zay-vee-err

Sharif (Khairi)..............................share-EEF

Xavier (Preston).................... X-zay-vee-err

Thimons (Logan)........................... timmons Vucelik (Matt).............................. Voo-selek

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General

 Name of School: West Virginia University  City: Morgantown, W.Va.  Founded: 1867  Enrollment: 31,514  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  Conference: Big 12  President: Dr. E. Gordon Gee (Utah, ’68)  Director of Athletics: Shane Lyons (West Virginia, ’87)  Official Web Site: WVUsports.com

History

QuickFacts

 First Year of Football: 1891  Seasons Played: 123  All-Time Record: 727-482-45 (.598)  All-Time Bowl Record: 15-19 (.424)  Last Postseason Appearance: 2016 Motel 6 Cactus Bowl  Result: Won 43-42 vs. Arizona State

Coaching Staff

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

 Head Coach: Dana Holgorsen (Iowa Wesleyan, ’93)  Record at School: 36-28 (5 years)  Career Record: 36-28 (5 years)  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

 Tony Gibson (Glenville State, ’94) Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers  Joe Wickline (Florida, ’83) Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends/Fullbacks  Blue Adams (Cincinnati, ’93) – Cornerbacks  Matt Caponi (Mount Union, ’05) - Safeties  Tyron Carrier (Houston, ’11) - Receivers  Ron Crook (West Liberty State, ’91) – Offensive Line  Mark Scott (Hillsdale, ’07) – Defense/Special Teams  Ja’Juan Seider (West Virginia, ’00) – Running Backs  Bruce Tall (Ohio Wesleyan, ’82) – Defensive Line

Graduate Assistant Coaches

 Michael Burchett (Kentucky, ’14) Offensive Graduate Assistant/Quarterbacks  Zac Motley (Stephen F. Austin, ’12) Offensive Quality Control  Dalton Williams (Stephen F. Austin, ‘11) Offensive Graduate Assistant/Offensive Line  Corey Heflin (WVU December 2012) Defensive Quality Control  Casey Vance (West Virginia, ‘11) Defensive Graduate Assistant/Linebackers  Logan Williams (Shepherd University, ‘13) Defensive Graduate Assistant/Defensive Line

Administrative Staff

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 Alex Hammond (Texas, ’04) Associate Athletic Director/Football Operations  Ryan Dorchester (West Virginia, ’08) Director of Player Personnel  Robert Glowacky (West Virginia, ’13) Assistant Director of Football Operations  Casey Smithson (West Virginia, ’11) Recruiting Coordinator  Dan Nehlen (West Virginia, ’85) Equipment Manager  Aaron Malik (West Virginia, ’07) Assistant Equipment Manager

Academic Staff

 Brittney O’Dell (Florida State, ’08) Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Development  Kenyatta Walker (Georgia Southwestern, ‘08) Academic Coordinator

Strength and Conditioning Staff

 Mike Joseph (Fairmont State, ’99) Director of Strength and Conditioning  Darl Bauer (Hillsdale, ’08) Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning  Alex Mitchell (Ohio, ’12) Strength and Conditioning Coach  Chad Snodgrass (West Virginia, ’11) Strength and Conditioning Coach

Sports Medicine Staff

 Matt Lively (West Virginia, ’88) – Medical Director  Dave Kerns (Penn State, ’83) Head Football Athletic Trainer  Vince Blankenship (Georgia, ’09) Assistant Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist  Chris Schultheiss (James Madison, ’98) Assistant Athletic Trainer

Team Information

 2015 Record: 8-5  Conference Record/Finish: 4-5/T-5  Basic Offense: Spread  Basic Defense: Odd Front  Lettermen Returning: 33 (18O/14D/1ST)  Lettermen Lost: 21 (7O/12D/2ST)  Starters Returning: 14 (8O/4D/2ST)  Starters Lost: 12 (3O/7D/2ST)

Returning Starting Experience OFFENSE (161)

Kyle Bosch (OL-13), Yodny Cajuste (OL-6), Jovon Durante (WR-9), Shelton Gibson (WR-13), Tony Matteo (OL-2), Skyler Howard (QB-15), Marcell Lazard (OL-6), Tyler Orlosky (OL-29), Devonte Mathis (WR-2), Adam Pankey (OL-25), Rushel Shell (RB-11), Daikiel Shorts (WR-23), Elijah Wellman (TE/FB-5), Ka’Raun White (WR-2) DEFENSE (78)

Dravon Askew-Henry (S-26), Al Rasheed-Benton (LB1), Christian Brown (DL-14), Jarrod Harper (S-9), Nana Kyeremeh (CB-1), Noble Nwachuwku (DL-26), Jeremy Tyler (S-1) SPECIALISTS (37)

Josh Lambert (K-37)

Lost Starting Experience OFFENSE (99)

Cody Clay (TE/FB – 24), Marquis Lucas (OL-30), KJ Myers (WR-2), Jordan Thompson (WR-19), Wendell Smallwood (RB-22), David Sills (WR-1), Stone Underwood (OL-1) DEFENSE (261)

Jared Barber (LB-25), Isaiah Bruce (LB-12), Terrell Chestnut (CB-27), KJ Dillon (S-29), Karl Joseph (S-42), Eric Kinsey (DL-4), Nick Kwiatkoski (LB-37), Edward Muldrow (LB-10), Shaq Petteway (LB-12), Kyle Rose (DL-33), Rick Rumph (CB-3), Daryl Worley (CB-27) SPECIALISTS (88)

John DePalma (LS – 50), Nick O’Toole (P/H/KO – 38)

Lettermen Returning (32) OFFENSE (17)

Kyle Bosch (OL), Yodny Cajuste (OL), William Crest (QB/WR), Jovon Durante (WR), Shelton Gibson (WR), Skyler Howard (QB), Gary Jennings (WR), Marcel Lazard (OL), Grant Lingafelter (OL), Devonte Mathis (WR), Tony Matteo (OG), Tyler Orlosky (OC), Adam Pankey (OT), Rushel Shell (RB), Daikiel Shorts (WR), Elijah Wellman (TE/FB), Ka’Raun White (WR) DEFENSE (14)

Justin Arndt (LB), Dravon Askew-Henry (S), Al-Rasheed Benton (LB), Christian Brown (DL), Rasul Douglas (CB), Marvin Gross (LB), Jarrod Harper (S), Darrien Howard (DL), Nana Kyeremeh (CB), Noble Nwachukwu (DL), Xavier Preston (LB), Khairi Shariff (S), Jeremy Tyler (S), Sean Walters (LB) SPECIALISTS (1)

Josh Lambert (K)

Lettermen Lost (22) OFFENSE (8)

Darren Arndt (TE/FB), Cody Clay (TE/FB), Marquis Lucas (OL), KJ Myers (WR), Wendell Smallwood (RB), David Sills (WR), Jordan Thompson (WR), Stone Underwood (OL) DEFENSE (12)

Jared Barber (LB), Isaiah Bruce (DL), Terrell Chestnut (CB), KJ Dillon (S), Karl Joseph (S), Eric Kinsey (DL), Nick Kwiatkoski (LB), Edward Muldrow III (LB), Shaq Petteway (LB), Kyle Rose (DL), Rick Rumph (CB), Daryl Worley (CB) SPECIALISTS (2)

John DePalma (LS), Nick O’Toole (P/KO)

Athletic Communications

For more information on the West Virginia Mountaineers, contact Director of Football Communications, Mike Montoro or Sr. Associate Athletic Director/ Communications Michael Fragale.  Office Phone: 304-293-2821  Press Box Phone: 304-293-3799  Fax: 304-293-4105  Official Web Site: WVUsports.com  Sr. Associate AD/Communications: Michael Fragale Email: michael.fragale@mail.wvu.edu Cell: 304-216-3834  Director of Football Communications (Primary Contact): Mike Montoro Email: mike.montoro@mail.wvu.edu Cell Phone: 304-276-2605  Mailing Address: Athletic Communications Office West Virginia University PO Box 877 Morgantown, WV 26507-0877  Overnight Shipping Address: Athletic Communications Office West Virginia University 217 Coliseum 3450 Monongahela Blvd. Morgantown, WV 26505  Alternative Information Site: www.collegepressbox.com


Offense

Defense

POSITION NO. DE 97 88 NT 49 67 DE 95 92 SAM 30 5 MIKE 17 44 WILL 27 28 FCB 14 4 SPUR 18 33 FS 6 12 BS 24 22 BCB 13 23

NAME Shelton Gibson Gary Jennings Marcus Simms Yodny Cajuste Rob Dowdy Adam Pankey Grant Lingafelter Tyler Orlosky Ja’HShaun Seider Kyle Bosch Tony Matteo Marcell Lazard Colton McKivitz Daikiel Shorts Jr. Devonte Mathis Ka’Raun White Jovon Durante Ricky Rogers Skyler Howard Chris Chugunov William Crest Jr. Stone Wolfley Trevon Wesco Elijah Wellman Michael Ferns Alex Brooks Rushel Shell Kennedy McKoy Justin Crawford

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

WT. 195 207 175 300 290 316 306 296 287 310 294 306 295 204 220 198 165 203 207 203 210 247 275 235 245 235 220 201 190

CL. r-Jr. So. Fr. r-So. r-Fr. r-Sr. r-Jr. r-Sr. r-Fr. r-Jr. r-Sr. r-Jr. r-Fr. Sr. r-Sr. r-Jr. So. r-So. Sr. r-Fr. r-So. r-Fr. r-So. r-Jr. r-So. r-Jr. r-Sr. Fr. Jr.

GP 25 13 0 7 0 33 14 37 0 19 17 15 0 38 26 9 12 1 17 0 12 0 0 25 0 1 25 0 0

GS 13 0 0 6 0 25 0 29 0 16 2 6 0 23 2 2 9 0 15 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 11 0 0

HOMETOWN Cleveland, Ohio Stafford, Va. Sandy Spring, Md. Miami, Fla. Westerville, Ohio Hamilton, Ohio Chagrin Falls, Ohio Cleveland, Ohio Belle Glade, Fla. St. Charles, Ill. Clinton, Ohio Bloomfield, N.J. Jacobsburg, Ohio Clayton, N.J Miami, Fla. Macungie, Pa. Miami, Fla. Monroeville, Pa. Fort Worth, Texas Skillman, N.J. Baltimore, Md. Morgantown, W.Va. Gerrardstown, W.Va. Huntington, W.Va. St. Clairsville, Ohio Cleveland, Ohio Hopewell, Pa. Lexington, N.C. Columbus, Ga.

NAME Noble Nwachukwu Adam Shuler II Darrien Howard Alec Shriner Christian Brown Jon Lewis Justin Arndt Xavier Preston Al-Rasheed Benton Hodari Christian Sean Walters David Long Nana Kyeremeh Antonio Crawford Marvin Gross Jr. Deamonte Lindsay Dravon Askew-Henry Khairi Sharif Jeremy Tyler Jarrod Harper Rasul Douglas Jordan Adams

HT. 6-2 6-4 6-1 6-4 6-2 6-3 5-11 6-2 6-1 6-0 6-2 5-11 5-11 5-10 6-3 6-2 5-11 5-8 5-11 6-0 6-2 5-11

WT. 275 270 297 286 298 265 215 236 235 225 228 225 192 185 208 196 198 181 210 210 208 175

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

GP 35 0 25 0 40 14 35 22 26 9 30 0 30 0 24 0 26 13 33 38 11 0

GS 26 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 26 0 1 9 0 0

HOMETOWN Wylie, Texas Longwood, Fla. Dayton, Ohio Oviedo, Fla. Fort Myers, Fla. Morgantown, W.Va. Martinsburg, W.Va. Stuart, Fla. Newark, N.J. McKeesport, Pa. Hollywood, Fla. Cincinnati, Ohio Worthington, Ohio Miami, Fla. Baltimore, Md. Martinsburg, W.Va. Aliquippa, Pa. Houston, Texas Lithonia, Ga. Frostburg, Md. East Orange, N.J. Reisterstown, Md.

HT. 5-8 6-0 6-4 5-11 6-3 6-4 5-8 6-4 6-2 5-11 6-2

WT. 180 203 207 238 230 207 180 207 207 195 207

CL. r-Jr. r-Sr. r-So. r-Jr. r-So. r-So. r-Jr. r-So. So. r-Jr. So.

GP 5 37 0 3 0 0 5 0 13 25 13

GS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0

HOMETOWN Hurricane, W.Va. Garland, Texas Morgantown, W.Va. Williamstown, W.Va. Mocksville, N.C. Morgantown, W.Va. Hurricane, W.Va. Morgantown, W.Va. Stafford, Va. Cleveland, Ohio Stafford, Va.

Special Teams POSITION NO. K 48 86 P 15 LS 46 48 H 15 KO 48 15 PR 12 KR 1 12

NAME Mike Molina Josh Lambert Billy Kinney Nick Meadows RC Brunstetter Billy Kinney Mike Molina Billy Kinney Gary Jennings Shelton Gibson Gary Jennings

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POSITION NO. WR (X) 1 12 8 LT 55 71 LG 57 56 C 65 54 RG 62 or 70 RT 77 or 53 IR (Y) 6 82 WR (Z) 2 5 85 QB 3 11 16 TE 87 88 FB 28 47 41 RB 7 4 25

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2016 PL AYER BIOS

CB 20

CB

Height: 5-10 Weight: 160 Class: Freshman Last School: Franklin Hometown: Reisterstown, Md.

JacquezADAMS

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• Enrolled at West Virginia in January 2016 • Originally signed with West Virginia out of high school in 2015

2015 (Fr.)

HIGH SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played one season for coach Bill Chaplick at Milford Academy (New Berlin, N.Y.) • Finished 2015 with six receptions for 189 yards and three touchdowns in four games • Added 51 rushing yards and one touchdown pass • Previously played for coach Anthony Burgos at Franklin High • Two-time Maryland Class 3A/4A First-Team All-State performer • Led Franklin High to a 13-1 record and a 7-0 mark in the region as a senior • Team captured the Maryland Class 3A state championship • Four-year career totals were 4,810 yards passing and 51 touchdowns, 1,932 yards rushing and 27 scores • Totaled 6,740 total yards for his career; also played free safety and had 22 career tackles • Completed 108-of-175 passes for 1,539 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior • 2014 rushing totals were 916 yards and 12 touchdowns • Led Franklin to the 2013 Class 3A state championship, passing for 2,836 yards and 30 touchdowns, while rushing for 885 yards and 14 scores

PERSONAL

• Birthday is December 26 • Son of Robert Adams • Twin brother, Jordan, is a WVU cornerback • Enrolled in undergraduate studies

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Height: 5-11 Weight: 175 Class: Redshirt Freshman Last School: Franklin Hometown: Reisterstown, Md.

JordanADAMS

• Redshirted • Three-year starter for coach Anthony Burgos at Franklin High • Two-time 2013 Maryland Class 3A/4A All-State Second Team • Helped team to a 13-1 record and a 7-0 mark in the region as a senior • Team captured the Maryland Class 3 A state championship with a 35-21 victory over Damascus • 31 catches for 454 yards and three touchdowns as a senior • Long catch went for 51 yards, and he averaged 14.6 yards per catch • Named player of the game in Franklin’s 48-13 win at Catonsville on Nov. 7 • Collected 42 tackles for the season • Led Franklin to the 2013 Class 3A state championship • In 2013, he caught 50 passes for 763 yards and five touchdowns • Long catch went for 89 yards and he averaged 15.3 yards per catch • Added 32 tackles from the defensive backfield • Nine catches as a sophomore for 111 yards • Three-year totals stand at 1,365 total yards, 12 touchdowns, 72 points and 95 tackles

PERSONAL

• Birthday is December 26 • Son of Robert Adams • Twin brother, Jacquez, is a WVU cornerback • Enrolled in undergraduate studies


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LB

Height: 6-6 Weight: 328 Class: Redshirt Sophomore Last School: Martin Luther King Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.

DontaeANGUS

2015 (r-Fr.)

Height: 5-11 Weight: 215 Class: Redshirt Senior Last School: Martinsburg Hometown: Martinsburg, W.Va.

JustinARNDT

30 • Has played in 35 career games

• Did not see game action

2015 (r-Jr.)

2014 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Starter on offensive and defensive lines for coach Ed Dunn at Martin Luther King High • Earned 2013 Pennsylvania Class 3A All-State Second Team offensive line honors • 2013 Philadelphia High School Coaches’ 3A All-Public School Team (OL/DL) • Selected Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeastern Pennsylvania Second Team offensive line • 2013 Philadelphia Daily News All-Public School Second Team defensive line • Played for the North team in the 2013 Chesapeake Bowl • No. 8 on Pennsylvania’s Top 50 by College Football Blog • No. 10 in Pennsylvania by ESPN and No. 11 by 247Sports • No. 25 on Pennsylvania’s Top 40 by Rivals • No. 29 top offensive tackle by ESPN, No. 34 by 247Sports and No. 36 by Scout

PERSONAL

• Birthday is February 3 • Son of Delroy Angus and Jounieta Williams • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

• Added depth at the Mike linebacker and used extensively on special teams • Played in all 13 games • Saw time on a season-high 32 plays against Iowa State • Played 20+ snaps against Iowa State, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Maryland and Georgia Southern • Showed 10 tackles, including five solo stops • Recorded two tackles against Georgia Southern and Iowa State • First career fumble recovery against Texas

2014 (r-So.)

• Added depth at Will linebacker and was also used on special teams • Played in all 13 games • WVU Special Teams Champion (Oklahoma State) • 12 total tackles, including nine solo stops with season-high four against Texas A&M • Finished with two tackles against Oklahoma State and against Kansas State; total matched career high • Finished with two solo tackles at Oklahoma State and against Kansas State • First career forced fumble against Kansas State

2013 (r-Fr.)

• Played in nine games, primarily on special teams • Academic All-Big 12 Conference First Team • WVU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year • WVU Defensive Scout Team Champion: William & Mary • Finished with five tackles

2012 (Fr.)

• Redshirted • WVU Defensive Scout Team Champion: Oklahoma State

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played for Coach David Walker at Martinsburg High • Helped lead Martinsburg to a 28-0 record and two Class 3A state championships as a junior and senior • Two-time state championship MVP • Named all-state first team as a senior

PERSONAL

• Birthday is March 25 • Son of Jeff and Brenda Arndt • One of two children • Majoring in exercise physiology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

ARNDT’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2015 13 5 5 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 2014 13 9 3 12 0 0 0 0 1 0 2013 9 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 35 17 10 27 0 0 0 0 1 1 JustinARNDT

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@WVUFOOTBALL

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LB

Height: 5-11 Weight: 198 Class: Junior Last School: Aliquippa Hometown: Aliquippa, Pa.

DravonASKEW-HENRY

3

Al-RasheedBENTON

• Has started every game of his career

• Has played in 26 career games with one start

2015 (So.)

2015 (r-So.)

• Started all 13 games and posted 59 tackles, including 47 unassisted, a tackle for loss, an interception and four pass breakups • Used on a team-high 1,105 snaps, including a team-high 952 on defense • Recorded a team-high seven tackles vs. Arizona State in the Cactus Bowl • Posted four solo tackles at Kansas State • Had four tackles and a pass breakup at Kansas • Had four tackles and a pass breakup vs. Texas • Recorded six tackles, one for a loss, vs. Texas Tech • Had six tackles and a pass breakup at TCU • Finished with four tackles, including three solo stops at Baylor • Had a career-high-tying seven tackles vs. Oklahoma State • Led the team with a career-best seven tackles vs. Liberty • Had an interception with four tackles, three solo, and assisted on one tackle for loss vs. Georgia Southern

2014 (Fr.)

• ESPN.com True Freshman All-American • Started all 13 games and posted 45 tackles, including 36 unassisted tackles, one tackle for loss, two interceptions and two pass breakups • Two interceptions returned for 53 yards, including a 52-yarder for a touchdown at OSU in the fourth quarter • Saw first action as a true freshman against Alabama and had six tackles

HIGH SCHOOL

• Four-year star defensive back and running back for coach Mike Zmijanac at Aliquippa High • Two-time Pennsylvania Class 2A All-State First Team, 2013 as athlete and 2012 at defensive back • Earned a spot on the 2013 All-USA Today All-State Football First Team running back • Selected as the 2014 Pittsburgh Athletic Association Mercury Award recipient, honoring the top high school football player in Western Pennsylvania • Finished his career with 5,454 rushing yards on 588 carries • Two-time Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 selection • Three-time Pittsburgh Tribune Review’s Terrific 25

PERSONAL

• Added depth at Mike linebacker • Had five tackles at Baylor, including four unassisted tackles • Recorded three tackles with one tackle for loss vs. Maryland • Named WVU Defensive Player of the Game against Liberty after finishing with seven tackles, including five solo and two tackles for loss

2014 (r-Fr.)

• Added depth at linebacker and used on special teams • Played all 13 games and had six tackles for the season, including three solo stops

2013 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Three-year letterwinner for coach Darnell Grant at Shabazz High • Two-time New Jersey All-State Third Team Defense • Played in the 2012 Chesapeake Bowl • 2012 All-Group 2 First Team Defense • 2011 New Jersey All-Group 1 First Team Defense • Two-time Super Essex Conference Defensive Player of the Year

PERSONAL

• Birthday is December 10 • Son of Rasheed Benton and Kim Phillips-Benton • One of eight children • Majoring in media • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

BENTON’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2015 13 14 7 21 4/8 0 0 0 0 0 2014 13 3 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 26 17 10 27 4/8 0 0 0 0 0

• Born October 24 • Son of Roland and Shanell Henry • One of four children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

ASKEW-HENRY’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2015 13 47 12 59 1/2 0 1 4 0 0 2014 13 36 8 45 1/3 0 2 2 0 0 Totals 26 83 21 104 2/6 0 3 6 0 0

DravonASKEW-HENRY

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Height: 6-1 Weight: 235 Class: Redshirt Junior Last School: Shabazz Hometown: Newark, N.J.


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TE /

FB

Height: 6-5 Weight: 308 Class: Redshirt Junior Last School: Michigan Hometown: St. Charles, Ill.

KyleBOSCH

Height: 5-11 Weight: 234 Class: Redshirt Junior Last School: Mayfield Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

AlexBROOKS

41 • Moved from linebacker to tight end/fullback

2015 (r-So.)

• Saw limited action, making an appearance at Kansas • Finished with a solo tackle

2014 (r-Fr.)

• Did not see game action

2013 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Team captain for coach Larry Pinto at Mayfield High • Three-year starter at linebacker • News-Herald All-Star Second Team Defense • AP Division I Northeast Lakes All-District Second Team • All-North East Ohio Conference • Honor roll student

PERSONAL

KyleBOSCH

2015 (r-So.)

• Started all 13 games at right guard in 2015 after transferring from Michigan in the spring • Used on 852 snaps, including 805 offensive snaps • Season-high 89 plays against Oklahoma State • Used on 80 or more offensive plays in two games • Used on 70 or more offensive plays in four games • Helped pave the way for the offense to average 479.7 yards per game of total offense, 34.0 points per game, 228.2 yards rushing per game and 251.5 passing yards per game • Part of an offense that ranked No. 17 nationally in rushing offense, No. 18 in first down offense, No. 23 in total offense and No. 35 in scoring offense

MICHIGAN (2013-14)

• Saw action in one game as a sophomore • Appeared in five games at left guard, making three starts as a freshman • Made first career appearance against Indiana (10/19) and made first career start against Michigan State (11/2)

• Birthday is Aug. 8 • Son of Robert and Sandra Brooks • Majoring in sport and exercise psychology

LS

Height: 6-3 Weight: 230 Class: Redshirt Sophomore Last School: Davie Hometown: Mocksville, N.C.

R.C.BRUNSTETTER

43 2015 (r-Fr.)

• Sat out to complete transfer eligibility requirements

2014 (Fr.):

HIGH SCHOOL

• Enrolled at NC State for the 2014 spring semester and participated in spring drills

• Attended St. Francis High, coached by Greg Purnell • Earned all-state first-team honors as a junior and senior • Played in the 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl • No. 104 on the 2013 Rivals250 • No. 4 player in Illinois according to Rivals in 2013 • No. 157 on the 2013 ESPN300 • No. 6 player in Illinois according to ESPN in 2013

HIGH SCHOOL

• Started three years at long snapper for coach DeVore Holman at Davie County High • Only started playing football as a sophomore • Helped his kicker set a North Carolina record of 77 consecutive PATs made • As a senior, had one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries

PERSONAL

PERSONAL

• Birthday is March 15 • Son of Bob and Gwen Smith • One of three children • Majoring in sport and exercise psychology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

• Birthday is November 11 • Son of Greg and Tracey Bosch • One of three boys • Majoring in communication studies • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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@WVUFOOTBALL

#WVU125

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OL

Height: 6-2 Weight: 298 Class: Redshirt Senior Last School: Bridgeton (N.J.) Hometown: Fort Myers, Fla.

ChristianBROWN

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JacobBUCCIGROSSI

• Has played in 40 career games with 14 starts

• Enrolled at West Virginia in January 2016

2015 (r-Jr.)

HIGH SCHOOL

• Had 33 tackles, including 24 solo stops, two sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss • Used on 638 plays, including 571 on defense • Had three tackles vs. Arizona State • Had a tackle for loss with a season-high four solo tackles at Kansas State • Posted his second career sack for a loss of seven yards, assisted on a tackle for a loss and totaled a season best five tackles vs. Iowa State • Recorded his first career sack for a loss of eight yards with two total tackles at Kansas • Had three tackles at TCU • Finished with three tackles, including two solo at Baylor • Recorded one tackle for loss vs. Liberty • Had four tackles, three solo, vs. Georgia Southern

2014 (r-So.)

• Played in 12 games and started one • Had 21 tackles, including 13 solo stops and a pass breakup • Season-high seven tackles against Texas A&M, including season-high five unassisted tackles • Registered two tackles against Iowa State • Had two tackles at Texas • Earned first career start against Baylor • Finished with season-high four tackles against Kansas • Had a season-high two solo stops against Kansas

• Three-year starter for coach Pat Carey at North Hills High • Played one game in 2015 before suffering a season-ending injury • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Preseason Fabulous 22 (2015) • WPIAL All-Northern Eight Conference First Team (2014) • Three-star recruit according to ESPN, Scout, 247Sports and PrepStar • PrepStar All-East Region Ranking • No. 3 guard in Pennsylvania, No. 8 guard regionally and No. 56 guard nationally according to Scout • No. 36 player in Pennsylvania according to 247sports • No. 25 player in Pennsylvania and No. 77 OT nationally according to ESPN

PERSONAL

• Birthday is July 3 • Son of Brian and JoAnne Buccigrossi • One of three children • Majoring in engineering • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

2013 (So.)

• Received medical redshirt • Played in four games before sustaining a season-ending foot injury • Finished with three tackles with a season-high two tackles at Oklahoma

2012 (Fr.)

• Saw action in 11 games • Finished with 11 tackles, including eight solo tackles, two tackles for loss and a forced fumble

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played for coach Dave Ellen at Bridgeton High • Finished the season with 35 tackles (14 solo, 21 assisted) and two sacks • As a junior, finished with 40 tackles and three sacks • Completed 2009 with 22 tackles (12 solo, 10 assisted), one sack and one forced fumble

PERSONAL

• Birthday is August 31 • Son of Ronnie Brown and Ansanette Holland • One of five children • Enrolled in Regents Bachelor of Arts

BROWN’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2015 13 24 9 33 4.5/20 2/15 0 0 0 0 2014 12 13 8 21 0 0 0 1 0 0 2013 4 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2012 10 7 3 10 2/2 0 0 0 1 0 Totals 40 46 22 68 6.5/22 2/15 0 1 1 0

66

Height: 6-3 Weight: 286 Class: Freshman Last School: North Hills Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.

ChristianBROWN


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LB

Height: 6-5 Weight: 300 Class: Redshirt Sophomore Last School: Miramar Hometown: Miami, Fla.

YodnyCAJUSTE

Height: 6-0 Weight: 222 Class: Redshirt Freshman Last School: Morgantown Hometown: Morgantown, W.Va.

SheaCAMPBELL

40 2015 (Fr.)

• Redshirted • WVU Defensive Scout Team Champion: Kansas

HIGH SCHOOL

• Two-year starter at running back and safety for coach John Bowers at Morgantown • As a senior, he finished with 45 tackles, including one tackle for loss, three pass breakups and one interception • West Virginia All-State First Team • West Virginia North-South All-Star Classic • First Team All-Area • Named All-Ohio Valley Athletic League • All-Two Rivers Athletic Conference as a senior

PERSONAL

• Birthday is January 28 • Son of Brian Campbell and Kristen Schweiss • One of five children • Majoring in engineering

DL

YodneyCAJUSTE

2015 (r-Fr.)

• Played in seven games and started six • Started first six games of the season at left tackle until sustaining a knee injury at Baylor • Returned to action in the Cactus Bowl • Used on 474 plays, including 462 on offense • Used on a season-high 98 plays against Oklahoma State • Saw action on 70 or more offensive plays in four games and 80 or more in two games • Helped pave the way for the offense to average 479.7 yards per game of total offense, 34.0 points per game, 228.2 yards rushing per game and 251.5 passing yards per game • Part of an offense that ranked No. 17 nationally in rushing offense, No. 18 in first down offense, No. 23 in total offense and No. 35 in scoring offense

2014 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played offensive and defensive line for former mountaineer linebacker Damon Cogdell at Miramar High • Named All-Broward County Third Team • Also played basketball for Miramar

PERSONAL

• Birthday is February 21 • Son of Marie Cajuste • One of four boys • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

WVUFOOTBALL

Height: 5-11 Weight: 310 Class: Redshirt Junior Last School: Parkersburg Hometown: Parkersburg, W.Va.

DJCAROZZA

70 2015 (r-So.)

• Did not see game action

2014 (r-Fr.)

• Did not see game action

2013 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Three-year starter for coach Don Reeves at Parkersburg High • Team captain and Honorable Mention All-State as a senior (2012) • Played in the Ohio-West Virginia All-Star Game • Named Parkersburg’s Offensive Lineman of the Year

PERSONAL

• Birthday is November 11 • Son of Dan and Peggy Carozza • One of two children • Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sport management • Working on master’s degree in integrated marketing communications • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • President’s List

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LB

Height: 6-0 Weight: 225 Class: Redshirt Junior Last School: McKeesport Hometown: McKeesport, Pa.

HodariCHRISTIAN

2015 (r-So.)

• Played in seven games in 2015 and nine for his career • Provided depth at linebacker and special teams • Saw action on nine defensive plays and 34 special teams plays • Participated in a season-high 12 plays against Liberty • Recorded three tackles for the season • One tackle and a forced fumble in win over Iowa State • Two tackles against Liberty

Height: 6-1 Weight: 214 Class: Redshirt Freshman Last School: Parkersburg Hometown: Parkersburg, W.Va.

MaxCHEFREN

52 2015 (r-Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Saw action in two games • Used on special teams

• Three-year letterman for coach Don Reeves at Parkersburg High • West Virginia 3A All-State First Team (DL) • Earned All-Mountain State Athletic Conference honors • West Virginia North-South All-Star Classic North MVP • Russ Parsons Defensive Player of the Year in Parkersburg • Saw action in 11 games and finished with 107 tackles, including 53 solo tackles, 11 sacks, 35 tackles for loss, forced three fumbles and recovered two fumbles • Had 63 tackles as a junior, including five sacks and 11 tackles for loss

2013 (Fr.)

PERSONAL

2014 (r-Fr.)

• Redshirted after enrolling in January

HIGH SCHOOL

• Coached by Jim Ward at McKeesport High • 2012 Pennsylvania Sportswriters Class 4A All-State linebacker • 2012 Coaches/Pennsylvania Football News Class 4A All-State Second Team linebacker • All-Class 4A Foothills Conference linebacker in 2012 • No. 19 on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Top 25 Pennsylvania football players • Named to the 2012 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 and McKeesport Daily News Dynamic 33 teams • Played in the 2012 Chesapeake Bowl

• Birthday is August 27 • Son of Michael and Michaela Chefren • One of two children • Majoring in exercise physiology • Garrett Ford Athletic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

QB

PERSONAL

• Birthday is Nov. 24 • Son of Hodari and Shureeka Christian • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

CHRISTIAN’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2015 7 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2014 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 9 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

11 • Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Four-year letterwinner for coach Zoran Milich at Montgomery High • Finished high school career with 6,308 passing yards, 47 touchdowns and 16 interceptions • Completed 196-of-358 passes for 2,855 yards and 27 touchdowns and only three interceptions in 10 games as a senior • Threw for 300 or more yards in five games • 2014 New Jersey All-State Second Team; All-Group 5 First Team • 2014 All-Mid-State 38 Conference First Team • 2014 Courier News Offensive Player of the Year; All-Area First Team • 2014 Princeton Packet Player of the Year; First Team Offense • 2014 Trenton Times All-Area Offense • Birthday is September 12 • Son of Rob and Gina Chugunov • One of four children • Majoring in business • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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ChrisCHUGUNOV

2015 (Fr.)

PERSONAL

HodariCHRISTIAN

Height: 6-1 Weight: 203 Class: Redshirt Freshman Last School: Montgomery Hometown: Skillman, N.J.


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CB

Height: 6-0 Weight: 205 Class: Redshirt Junior Last School: Morgantown Hometown: Morgantown, W.Va

ShaneCOMMODORE

Height: 5-10 Weight: 185 Class: Redshirt Senior Last School: Miami Hometown: Tampa, Fla.

AntonioCRAWFORD

1 2015 (Sr.)

• Sat out to complete transfer eligibility requirements • WVU Scout Team Defensive Champion: Maryland • Played three years at Miami before transferring to West Virginia

MIAMI (2012-14) 2014 (Jr.)

• Played in all 13 games as a junior in 2014 • Finished with 19 tackles, including 17 solo stops, five pass breakups, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery • Credited with four tackles (three solo) in Duck Commander Independence Bowl against South Carolina • Tied season high with three tackles and added two PBUs in action against North Carolina • Recorded three tackles - all solo stops - and career-first forced fumble against FAMU

2013 (So.)

• Played in all 13 games, making two starts as a sophomore • Tallied 32 tackles - including 27 solo stops - with three PBUs and one interception • Registered four solo tackles in season opener vs. Florida Atlantic • Tallied five tackles - three solo - in comeback road win at UNC • Sealed Hurricanes win over Wake Forest with late fourth-quarter interception first of career • Recorded five solo tackles against Virginia • Notched career-high seven tackles - all solo - in road win at Pitt • Made two solo tackles vs. Louisville in Russell Athletic Bowl

2012 (Fr.)

• Played in all 12 games as a true freshman, primarily on special teams and as reserve defensive back • Tallied seven tackles - all solo

ShaneCOMMODORE

2015 (r-So.)

• Added depth at safety • Played in five games • Finished with three tackles • Finished with two tackles, including his first career tackle at TCU • Played in first career game against Georgia Southern

2014 (r-Fr.)

• Did not see game action • WVU Scout Team Champion: Iowa State

HIGH SCHOOL

• Two-time captain for coach Robert Weiner at H.B. Plant High • Helped lead Plant to a 40-4 record and three state championships • Played running back, wide receiver and defensive back • Two-time All-State First-Team selection • As senior, registered 599 rushing yards with five touchdowns, 139 receiving yards and touchdown, 61 tackles, four interceptions, 26 pass deflections and forced fumble helping to lead Plant to No. 13 national ranking

PERSONAL

• Birthday is February 2 • Son of Bernard and Shawanda Rogers • One of 19 children • Majoring in sociology and anthropology

2013 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played for coach John Bowers at Morgantown High • Named All-State 3A Second Team • All-Ohio Valley Athletic Conference First Team 5A

PERSONAL

• Birthday is June 16 • Son of John and Donna Commodore • One of two children • Majoring in accounting • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

WVUFOOTBALL

@WVUFOOTBALL

#WVU125

@MOUNTAINEERFOOTBALL

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RB

WilliamCRESTJr.

16

DL

Height: 6-2 Weight: 210 Class: Redshirt Sophomore Last School: Dunbar Hometown: Baltimore, Md.

2015 (r-Fr.)

• Played in 11 games in 2015 • Saw action at quarterback and receiver • Finished with one catch for nine yards against Arizona State in the Cactus Bowl • Relieved Skyler Howard at Kansas and rushed for 56 yards on five carries, averaged 11.2 yards per carry; long of 26 yards • Completed three passes for 71 yards at Kansas, including a career-best 45-yarder • Finished with three carries for 15 yards against Oklahoma State with a long of six yards • Relieved Skyler Howard against Maryland and rushed for a career-high 28 yards • Went 6-for-6 against Liberty for 50 yards, including a career-long 23-yard connection with Jacky Marcellus • Rushed four times for 24 yards and a touchdown against Georgia Southern

2014 (Fr.)

• Received a medical redshirt • Played in one game before shoulder injury sidelined him the remainder of the season • Completed 3-of-4 for seven yards with a long of nine yards against Towson • Also ran five times for 27 yards, a touchdown with a long of 13 yards

HIGH SCHOOL

• Three-year starter for coach Lawrence Smith at Dunbar High • 2013 Maryland All-State First Team quarterback • Completed 122-of-216 passes for 2,232 yards and 17 touchdowns • Ran for 672 yards and eight touchdowns • Helped lead the Poets to two state championships (2012, 2011) and three state playoff appearances (2013, 2012, 2011) • As a senior, he led Dunbar to a 9-4 record and a second-round appearance in the state playoffs • Selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl • Elite 11 regional quarterback • 2012 Maryland All-State Third Team quarterback as a junior • As a junior, he helped lead the Poets to a 13-1 record, the state championship and a No. 12 ranking in the Maryland

46 HIGH SCHOOL

• Two-year starter for coach Luke Salmons at Cabell Midland High • First player in West Virginia history to win the 2015 Stydahar Award (state’s top lineman) and the 2015 Huff Award (state’s best defensive player) • West Virginia All-State Class AAA Defensive Captain (2015) • Two-time West Virginia All-State Class AAA First Team (2014-15) • USA TODAY American Family Insurance All-USA West Virginia Defensive Player of the Year (2015) • USA TODAY American Family Insurance All-USA West Virginia First Team (2015) • The Herald-Dispatch All-Tri-State Defensive Player of the Year (2015) • Two-time The Herald-Dispatch All-Tri-State First Team (2014-15) • Helped team to a 22-3 record and an appearance in the semifinals of the 2015 state playoffs • Had 167 career tackles, including 99 solo stops, 46 TFLs, 27 sacks and 31 quarterback hurries • Made 97 tackles, including 53 solo tackles, in 2015 with 25 tackles for loss, 16.5 sacks and three forced fumbles • Made eight or more tackles in eight games; had at least one TFL in 11 games • Had 74 tackles with 25 tackles for loss and 16 sacks in 2014 • Two-time All-Mountain State Athletic Conference First Team (2014-15) • Played in the Blue-Gray All-American Bowl (2015) • MVP of Football University Camp and Top Gun Camp (2014)

PERSONAL

• Birthday is June 20 • Son of Mark and Shawna Donahue • Majoring in exercise physiology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

• Born March 21 • Son of William Sr., and Beverly R. Crest • One of three children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

Pct.

Yards

TD Int. Long

2015 11 11/25 .440 124 0 1 45 2014 1 3/4 .750 7 0 0 9 Totals 12 14/29 .483 131 0 1 45

CREST’S RUSHING STATISTICS Year Games Att. Yards 2015 11 20 107 2014 1 5 27 Totals 12 25 134

Avg. TD Long 5.4 1 28 5.4 1 13 5.4 2 28

WilliamCRESTJr.

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ReeseDONAHUE

• Enrolled at West Virginia in January 2016

PERSONAL

CREST’S PASSING STATISTICS Year Games C/A

Height: 6-4 Weight: 250 Class: Freshman Last School: Cabell Midland Hometown: Ona, W.Va.


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OL

Height: 6-2 Weight: 208 Class: Redshirt Senior Last School: Nassau CC Hometown: East Orange, N.J.

RasulDOUGLAS

2015 (r-Jr.)

• Played in 11 games; added depth at cornerback and used on special teams • Finished with eight tackles, including six unassisted tackles, a pass breakup, an interception and a forced fumble • Saw time on a season-high 60 snaps at Baylor recording a season-best three tackles at Baylor, including two unassisted tackles, also a career high • Tallied first career fumble recovery at Baylor • Earned his first pass breakup at TCU • Registered first career interception at Kansas

NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE (2012-14)

• Played for coach Joseph Osovet at Nassau CC • NJCAA All-American First Team • PrepStar JUCO All-American • Helped team to a 10-0 record, No. 6 national ranking and a victory in the Valley of the Sun Bowl in 2014 • Registered 43 tackles in 2014 as a sophomore, including 33 unassisted and 7.5 tackles for loss • Also had two interceptions, 15 pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery • Ranked fifth nationally in pass breakups • Had 11 stops, including 10 solo and 1.5 tackles for loss vs. Lackawanna • 2014 All-Northeast Football Conference (NFC) Defensive MVP • 2014 All-NFC First Team Offense • As a freshman in 2013, he compiled 40 tackles, including 27 unassisted tackles, three interceptions and three pass breakups

Height: 6-4 Weight: 290 Class: Redshirt Freshman Last School: Westerville South Hometown: Westerville, Ohio

RobDOWDY

71 2015 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played for coach Rocky Pentello at Westerville High • Associated Press All-State Division I First Team • Selected to play in the U.S. Marines Corps Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl • 2014 All-Central District First Team • 2014 Ohio Capital Conference – Cardinal All-Conference First Team selection • Helped lead Westerville South to a 6-4 record • No. 11 Ohio recruit in VarsityPreps Top 50

PERSONAL

• Birthday is November 27 • Son of Les Dowdy and Crystal Posey • One of eight children • Enrolled in undergraduate studies

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played for Marion Bell at East Orange High • Played in the New Jersey East-West All-Star Classic • Finished with 117 career tackles, including 90 solo stops, four interceptions and four fumble recoveries

PERSONAL

• Birthday is August 29 • Son of Carletter Williams • One of seven children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

DOUGLAS’ DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2015 11 6 2 8 0 0 1 1 1 0

RasulDOUGLAS

WVUFOOTBALL

@WVUFOOTBALL

#WVU125

@MOUNTAINEERFOOTBALL

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TE /

FB

Height: 6-0 Weight: 165 Class: Sophomore Last School: Miramar Hometown: Hollywood, Fla.

JovonDURANTE

2015 (Fr.)

• Played in 12 games as a true freshman and started nine • Ranked No. 12 in the Big 12 in yards per reception and No. 14 in receiving touchdowns; also No. 11 in combined kick returns • Finished with 24 catches for 378 yards, an average of 15.8 yards per catch, five touchdowns and a long reception of 57 yards • Had 14 kickoff returns for 316 yards, averaging 22.6 with a long return of 43 yards • Did not play against Arizona State in the Cactus Bowl • Had second-most productive day of season at Kansas State, catching four passes for 57 yards, including a 24-yard touchdown reception • Long punt return of 11 yards at Kansas State • Returned a kickoff 19 yards vs. Iowa State • One kickoff return at Kansas for 17 yards • Hauled in first TD catch since Oklahoma game with 53-yard grab against Texas; it was his second 50-yard score of the season • Finished with 66 all-purpose yards against Texas Tech • Two kickoff returns vs. Texas Tech for 55 yards with a long of 29; also had a 26-yard kickoff return • Long kickoff return on the year of 43 yards at Baylor • Season-best 122 kickoff return yards on a season-high six returns against Oklahoma State • Had two catches for 21 yards with a long of 11 yards against Oklahoma State • Jumped for a one-yard TD catch at Oklahoma; finished with a team-best four receptions • Finished with two catches against Maryland • Nabbed second career touchdown on 10-yard catch against Liberty; finished with a game-high seven receptions • Finished with three catches for 121 yards and a touchdown against Georgia Southern with a long of 57 yards • Saw first collegiate action as true freshman against Georgia Southern • First collegiate catch was a 41-yard touchdown and also finished with a 23-yard reception against Georgia Southern

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• Sat out to complete NCAA transfer eligibility requirements after transferring from Michigan in January 2015

MICHIGAN 2014 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Attended St. Clairsville High • As a linebacker, totaled 144 tackles, four sacks and two forced fumbles as a senior in 2014 • Registered 133 tackles as a junior and 136 tackles as a sophomore • Attended but did not participate due to injury in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game • All-Eastern District First Team and All-OVAC First Team selection in 2014 • Garnered Ohio Special Honorable Mention All-State accolades as a senior

PERSONAL

• Birthday is September 24 • Son of Michael and Heidi Ferns • One of three children • Brother Brendan signed with WVU in February • Majoring in computer science • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

• Coached by A.J. Scott at Miramar High • Finished with 11 catches for 221 yards, an average of 20.4 yards per catch and four touchdowns as a senior • Had three catches for 134 yards and three touchdowns against Western • No. 8 on the Miami Herald’s Broward Class of 2015 Top 25 recruits • No. 20 recruit from south Florida according to the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel • No. 38 on the Orlando Sentinel’s Florida Top 100 list • Member of Florida Times-Union Super 75 Florida recruiting list • Named Florida All-Class 8A Honorable Mention by the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel • All-Broward County Honorable-Mention by the Miami Herald • Recorded 15 total touchdowns as a sophomore … nominated for the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl • Competed in track and field, participating in the 100 meters, 200 meters and high jump

PERSONAL

• Birthday is April 11 • Son of Johnnie Cleveland and Yolanda Durante • One of three children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

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MichaelFERNS

2015 (r-Fr.)

HIGH SCHOOL

DURANTE’S RECEIVING STATISTICS Year Games Catches Yards Avg. TD Long 2015 12 24 378 15.8 5 57

Height: 6-2 Weight: 245 Class: Redshirt Sophomore Last School: Michigan Hometown: St. Clairsville, Ohio

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JaleelFIELDS

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S

Height: 6-1 Weight: 190 Class: Redshirt Sophomore Last School: Aliquippa Hometown: Aliquippa, Pa

Height: 6-3 Weight: 208 Class: Redshirt Junior Last School: Dunbar Hometown: Baltimore, Md.

MarvinGROSSJr.

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2015 (r-So.)

• Played in four games, finishing with eight tackles, including five solo stops • Four tackles, including two solo stops against Iowa State • Three assisted tackles at TCU

2014 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Four-year starter on the offensive and defensive line for coach Mike Zmijanac at Aliquippa High • Two-time Pennsylvania Class 2A All-State First Team Offense • Three-time WPIAL Class 2A All-Midwestern Conference • Two-time Pittsburgh Post-Gazette West “Fabulous 22” selection • Two-time Pittsburgh Tribune Review’s “Terrific 25” MarvinGROSSJr.

PERSONAL

• Birthday is January 4 • Son of John and Tinita Fields • One of three children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

2015 (r-So.)

FIELDS’ DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2015 4 3 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 0

• Played in 13 games • Added depth at spur safety and was used on special teams • Finished with 15 tackles, including 10 unassisted tackles • Played 10-plus snaps against Arizona State, Kansas, TCU, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Maryland • Tallied a season-best three tackles against Georgia Southern and at Kansas

2014 (r-Fr.)

• Redshirted

2013 (Fr.)

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Height: 6-2 Weight: 228 Class: Redshirt Freshman Last School: Lebanon Catholic Hometown: Lebanon, Pa.

JohnGROH

2015 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Two-time all-section TE/DE for coach Matt Gingrich at Lebanon Catholic • Finished with 21 catches for 306 yards and two touchdowns as a senior • Kiwanis Scholar-Athlete • Lancaster-Lebanon All-Star as a senior (2014)

PERSONAL

• Birthday is October 19 • Son of Robert and Kathleen Groh • One of three children • Majoring in business • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

• Played in 11 games, adding depth at buck linebacker • Finished with 14 tackles, including nine solo stops and 1.5 tackles for loss • Had a season-high two tackles five times • Had a tackle for loss at Kansas

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played for coach Lawrence Smith at Dunbar High • First-team consensus all-state and small school all-state in Maryland • Two-year sack total of 52 • Three-time Baltimore Sun All-Met First Team • Collected 21 sacks, 75 total tackles, 42 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles as a senior • Invited to play in the 2013 Max Emfinger All-American Bowl Game Classic • Played in the Chesapeake Bowl, featuring senior standouts from the MidAtlantic area

PERSONAL

• Birthday is March 19 • Son of Marvin and Sydney Gross • One of three children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

GROSS’ DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2015 13 10 5 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 2013 11 9 5 14 1.5/7 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 24 19 10 29 1.5/7 0 0 0 0 0

WVUFOOTBALL

@WVUFOOTBALL

#WVU125

@MOUNTAINEERFOOTBALL

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Height: 5-11 Weight: 195 Class: Redshirt Junior Last School: Cleveland Heights Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

SheltonGIBSON

• Has played in 25 career games and started 13

• Recorded 45 receptions for 532 yards and 21 touchdowns as a sophomore • Named to the 2012 Cleveland Plain Dealer Special Mention team • Earned Northeast Lakes All-District Third Team Offense in 2011 • Sporting News Top 125

PERSONAL

• Birthday is March 20 • Son of Shelton Gibson and Shalett Morris • One of five children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

2015 (r-So.)

• Started all 13 games at wide receiver • Two-year kickoff returner for WVU • Ranked No. 2 in the NCAA, No. 1 in the Big 12, in yards per catch (23.97) • Ranked No. 11 in the NCAA, No. 3 in the Big 12, in kickoff returns for TDs (1) • Ranked No. 28 in the NCAA, No. 6 in Big 12, in receiving TDs (9) • Ranked No. 7 in the Big 12 in receiving yards/game (68.2) • Ranked No. 13 in the Big 12 in all-purpose yards/game (96.0) • Has 14 catches for more than 20 yards; 18 catches of 15 yards or more; 10 receptions of 10 yards or more • Game-high 143 yards on four catches, including a 59-yard touchdown reception against Arizona State in the Cactus Bowl • Caught a career-high-tying six passes for a career-best and team-high 148 yards with a 60-yard touchdown grab against Iowa State • Also had a 53-yard kickoff return for 201 all-purpose yards vs. Iowa State • Two catches for 36 yards, a touchdown and a long reception of 32 yards at TCU • Had a career-long 70-yard touchdown reception at Baylor; score came on WVU’s third play of the game and was WVU’s longest play from scrimmage to date • Finished with a game-high 277 all-purpose yards at Baylor; had a 100-yard return for a touchdown at Baylor; ninth Mountaineer to have a 100-yard kickoff return • Second most receptions (5) against Oklahoma State with 84 yards and his fifth touchdown of the season • Doubled his career touchdown numbers with two against Maryland; first Mountaineer to catch two TDs in one game since Mario Alford did so at Iowa State on Nov. 29, 2014 • Second touchdown of season was a long bomb, as he caught a 52-yard pass from Skyler Howard for team’s first touchdown against Liberty; finished with a game-best 81 yards receiving • Along with Jovon Durante (121), netted first career 100-yard receiving game vs. Georgia Southern • Connected with Skyler Howard for a 26-yard touchdown against Georgia Southern for first career score; also caught a career-long 57-yard reception

2014 (r-Fr.)

• Played in 12 games • Finished with a season-best 47-yard reception against Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl • Season-high two catches against Towson • Best day came against Kansas State with six kickoff returns for 130 yards; long return went for 42 yards • A strong effort vs. Baylor with four kickoff returns for 81 yards; long return went for 28 yards

SheltonGIBSON

2013 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played three seasons for coach Jeff Rotsky at Cleveland Heights High • Played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl • Finished with more than 700 receiving yards as a senior and scored 11 total touchdowns • Scored touchdowns as a receiver, rusher, kickoff returner, punt returner and passed for a touchdown • Grabbed 27 passes for 518 yards and four touchdowns in 2011

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GIBSON’S RECEIVING STATISTICS Year Games Catches Yards 2015 13 37 887 2014 12 4 60 Totals 25 41 947

Avg. TD Long 24.0 9 70 15.0 0 47 23.1 9 70

GIBSON’S KICKOFF RETURN STATISTICS Year Games Returns Yards 2015 13 11 361 2014 12 13 250 Totals 25 24 611

Avg. TD Long 32.8 1 100 19.2 0 42 25.5 1 100


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DL

Height: 6-0 Weight: 210 Class: Redshirt Senior Last School: Mountain Ridge Hometown: Frostburg, Md.

JarrodHARPER

Height: 6-1 Weight: 297 Class: Senior Last School: Chaminade-Julienne Hometown: Dayton, Ohio

DarrienHOWARD

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• Has played in 38 career games with nine starts • Missed the spring after undergoing shoulder surgery in the offseason

• Has played in 25 career games

2015 (r-Jr.)

• Played in 13 games, added depth at nose tackle • Participated in 335 plays, including 304 defensive plays • Totaled 16 tackles, including 13 solo stops, one sack, three tackles for loss and one pass breakup • Two tackles each against Georgia Southern, Oklahoma State and Iowa State • One sack for a three-yard loss against Maryland • Recorded a pass breakup against Liberty and a quarterback hurry at Kansas

• Played in 13 games in 2015 with nine starts • Became the starter at Spur safety after Karl Joseph sustained a season-ending knee injury after the Oklahoma game • Finished with 36 tackles, including 29 solo stops, three tackles for loss, four pass breakups and a fumble recovery • Recorded three tackles, all solo, vs. Arizona State • Had a career-high-tying five solo tackles vs. Iowa State • Recovered his first career fumble and had two solo tackles at Kansas • Posted five tackles, his second-highest total of the season, with one for a loss of three yards vs. Texas Tech • Recorded three tackles and two pass breakups at TCU • Had three tackles, one for a loss of five yards at Baylor • Made his first career start and had a career-best six tackles with two pass break-ups vs. Oklahoma State

2014 (r-So.)

• Played in 13 games in 2014 and had 13 tackles, including nine unassisted tackles, a sack and blocked a punt • Blocked a punt through the end zone for a safety at Maryland • First career sack against Towson

2013 (r-Fr.)

• Academic All-Big 12 Conference Second Team • Played in all 12 games • Added depth at free safety and was used primarily on special teams • Finished with 10 tackles, including six solo stops and one forced fumble • Season-high five tackles at Kansas, including season-high three solo tackles and a forced fumble

2012 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Three-year, two-way starter for coach Roy Devore at Mountain Ridge High • 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

2015 (Jr.)

2014 (So.)

• Added depth on the defensive line • Posted four tackles (two solo) and 0.5 tackles for loss at Oklahoma State

2013 (Fr.)

• Added depth at nose tackle • Made debut at Kansas State and saw action in four games • Finished with six tackles, including four solo stops

HIGH SCHOOL

• Three-year starter for coach Marcus Colvin at Dayton’s Chaminade-Julienne High • Earned Division IV All-Ohio first-team honors in 2012 • Named Division IV All-Ohio first team selection and District Player of the Year as a junior • Named first team all-league, all-district, all-area and special mention all-state as a sophomore

PERSONAL

• Birthday is February 15 • Son of Darrell Howard and Michelle Jackson • One of five children • Majoring in communication studies

HOWARD’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2015 13 13 3 16 3/12 1/3 0 1 0 0 2014 8 2 2 4 0.5/1 0 0 0 0 0 2013 4 4 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 25 19 7 26 3.5/13 1/3 0 1 0 0

PERSONAL

• Birthday is March 28 • Son of Boyd and Jane Harper • One of six children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

HARPER’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2015 13 29 7 36 3/10 0 0 4 0 1 2014 13 9 4 13 1/9 1/9 0 0 0 0 2013 12 6 4 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 Totals 38 44 15 59 4/19 1/9 0 4 1 1 WVUFOOTBALL

DarrienHOWARD

@WVUFOOTBALL

#WVU125

@MOUNTAINEERFOOTBALL

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Height: 6-0 Weight: 207 Class: Senior Last School: Riverside City College Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

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SkylerHOWARD

• Has played in 17 career games and started 15

2015 (Jr.)

• Team captain • All-Big 12 Academic Second-Team selection • Ranked No. 9 nationally, No. 2 in the Big 12, in passing yards per completion (14.2) • Ranked No. 28 in the NCAA, No. 5 in the Big 12, in total offense (280.5) • Also ranked No. 24 in NCAA, No. 5 in Big 12, in passing TDs (26) and No. 37 in NCAA, No. 5 in Big 12 in passing yards per game (241.9) • Ranked No. 38 in the NCAA, No. 5 in the Big 12, in yards per pass attempt (7.8) • Ranked No. 54 in the NCAA, No. 5 in the Big 12, in passing efficiency (134.7) • Earned Cactus Bowl Offensive MVP honors after setting the bowl passing record with the second-highest mark in school history (532) and five touchdowns in win over Arizona State • Set bowl record for total offense (555) and tied record for most touchdown passes (5) • Set season and career highs in pass completions (28), attempts (51), yards (532) and touchdowns (5) vs. ASU • Attempted a then season-high 42 passes at Kansas State and finished with 281 yards passing and one touchdown, a 24-yard connection with Jovon Durante • Was 12-26 for 202 yards with a 60-yard touchdown pass against Iowa State • Against the Cylcones, he ran for a team-high 73 yards, including a 32-yard touchdown • Ran for a career-best 129 yards and a touchdown at Kansas; had a long run of 42 yards; also had 35- and 17-yard runs • Efficient in win vs. Texas, completing 10 of 12 passes and tossing two TDs, including a 53-yard beauty to Jovon Durante; also scored on a two-yard run late in the fourth quarter • Ran for 40 yards on 10 carries, averaging 4.0 yards per carry at TCU • Finished with four touchdown passes at Baylor, including a career-long scoring toss of 70 yards to Shelton Gibson • Threw a touchdown and ran for one against Oklahoma State • Finished with 47 yards rushing with a long of 15 yards vs. Oklahoma State • Earned first career rushing touchdown with 50-yard run on fourth-and-two in third quarter at Oklahoma; it was a career-long run and WVU’s longest rush from scrimmage this year • Threw a career-high four TDs against Maryland; also completed a career-high 21 passes for second straight week • Completed a career-high 21 passes against Liberty, including a string of 14 straight completions • Went 16-of-25 for a career-best 359 passing yards and two touchdowns vs. Georgia Southern in first career start at Milan Puskar Stadium • Connected with Shelton Gibson and Jovon Durante on 57-yard tosses against Georgia Southern

• Helped lead Riverside to a 10-2 record, the National Division Central Conference Championship and advance to an appearance in the California State Championship game • Completed 219-of-325 passes (67.4 percent) for 3,151 yards and 33 touchdowns • Averaged 262.6 yards per game and 9.7 yards per attempt and only threw six interceptions • Completed 17-of-19 passes for 198 yards and three touchdowns against Golden West in the Southern California Bowl Game • Threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 39 yards against Mt. San Antonio in the conference championship game

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played for coach Paul Sharr at Brewer High • Named 2012 All-District 5-4A First Team Offense • Completed 126-of-238 passes for 1,377 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior • Also ran for 597 yards on 120 carries, averaging 5.0 yards per rush and scored eight touchdowns • During his three-year career, threw for 4,171 yards and 32 touchdowns • Also ran for 1,268 yards and 13 touchdowns

PERSONAL

• Birthday is November 6 • Son of Deidre Kelley • Graduated in August 2015 with his bachelor’s degree in communication studies • Working on his master’s degree in integrated marketing communications • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

2014 (So.)

• Played in four games and started two • Threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns against Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl • Gained 69 yards on seven rushes at Iowa State, the most rushing yards for a WVU quarterback since Jarrett Brown finished with 73 yards against East Carolina on Sept. 12, 2009 • Completed 15-of-23 passes for 198 yards against Kansas State, with two touchdowns and a long of 53 yards in relief of an injured Clint Trickett • Made first career appearance against Kansas and finished with 22 rushing yards on two carries with a long run of 20

Riverside City College 2013 (Fr.)

• Transferred from Stephen F. Austin after spring 2013 • Starting quarterback for coach Tom Craft at Riverside City

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SkylerHOWARD

HOWARD’S PASSING STATISTICS

Year Games C/A Pct. Yards TD Int. Long 2015 13 221/403 .548 3,145 26 14 70 2014 4 56/110 .509 829 8 0 53 Totals 17 277/513 .540 3,974 34 14 70

HOWARD’S RUSHING STATISTICS Year Games Att. Yards Avg. TD Long 2015 13 157 502 3.2 6 50 2014 4 22 140 6.4 0 24 Totals 17 179 642 3.6 6 50


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OL

Height: 6-2 Weight: 207 Class: Sophomore Last School: Colonial Forge Hometown: Stafford, Va.

GaryJENNINGS

2015 (Fr.)

• Played in 13 games; added depth at wide receiver and was a punt returner • Finished the season with seven catches for 116 yards, a touchdown and a long reception of 64 yards • Team-leading 13 punt returns for 69 yards, with a long of 21 yards • Had a season-high 68 receiving yards on two catches against Arizona State in the Cactus Bowl • Registered his first career touchdown and season-long catch (64) against ASU • WVU Special Teams Champion against Arizona State • Caught a career-high four receptions against Liberty

HIGH SCHOOL

• Coached by Bill Brown at Colonial Forge High • Named to the 2014 Virginia All-6A First-Team Defense • Also earned All-State second-team honors as an all-purpose offensive player • Earned All-Group 6A South Region as utility player on defense

PERSONAL

• Birthday is March 7 • Son of Gary and Youlande’ Jennings • One of four children

Height: 6-3 Weight: 317 Class: Redshirt Freshman Last School: Hubbard Hometown: Hubbard, Ohio

MattJONES

79 2015 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played offensive and defensive lines for coach Brian Hoffman at Hubbard High • Two-time Associated Press Division III All-Ohio Football team • Two-time all-Northeast Ohio District First-Team selection • Two-time Hubbard High offensive lineman of the year • As a senior, he helped lead Hubbard to a 12-1 record, the All-American National conference title and the regional finals • Paved the way for the offense to average 42.8 points per game, 358.8 rushing yards per game and 63 rushing touchdowns • Finished career with 168 tackles, including 108 solo stops, 12.5 sacks and 51 tackles for loss • Forced nine fumbles, recovered two and blocked five field goals • As a junior, he helped lead Hubbard to a 12-1 record, the All-American National conference title and the regional finals • The offense ran for almost 4,000 yards and 54 touchdowns

PERSONAL

• Majoring in sport management

JENNINGS’ RECEIVING STATISTICS Year Games Catches Yards Avg. TD Long 2015 13 7 116 16.6 1 64

• Birthday is October 16 • Son of David and Eileen Jones • One of two children • Enrolled in undergraduate studies • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

JENNINGS’ PUNT RETURN STATISTICS Year Games Returns Yards Avg. TD Long 2015 13 13 69 5.3 0 21

GaryJENNINGS

WVUFOOTBALL

@WVUFOOTBALL

#WVU125

@MOUNTAINEERFOOTBALL

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BillyKINNEY

2014 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played for coach John Kelley at University High • Averaged 41.9 yards per punt, despite severe ankle injury as a senior • Selected to play in the Chesapeake Bowl • Earned first-team All-State honors as a junior • Made 34 PATs and 9-of-10 field goal attempts with a long of 43 yards • Averaged 54.8 yards on 59 kickoffs and 33.5 yards on 33 punts

PERSONAL

• Birthday is September 21 • Son of Scott and Jayne Kinney • One of two children • Majoring in management • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

CB

Height: 6-4 Weight: 208 Class: Redshirt Sophomore Last School: University Hometown: Morgantown, W.Va.

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Height: 5-10 Weight: 186 Class: Redshirt Senior Last School: Thomas Worthington Hometown: Worthington, Ohio

NanaKYEREMEH

• Has played in 30 career games and started one

2015 (r-Jr.)

• Played in 13 games, added depth at cornerback and used on special teams • Recorded 20 tackles, including 15 unassisted stops, assisted on a tackle for loss, had an interception, a pass breakup and forced a fumble • Registered four tackles, including three solo stops against Arizona State in the Cactus Bowl • Four tackles and first career interception in victory at Kansas • Three tackles and a forced fumble in victory over Texas • Best game came at TCU with five unassisted tackles and one pass breakup

2014 (r-So.)

• Saw limited action, appearing in four games • Also used on special teams

2013 (So.)

• Received a medical hardship after sustaining a season-ending shoulder injury during preseason camp • Academic All-Big 12 Conference First Team

2012 (Fr.)

• Added depth at boundary cornerback and was used on special teams • Played in all 13 games and started one • Earned first career start against Kansas State • Finished with a solo tackle and a forced fumble against TCU • Season-high three solo tackles against Marshall in his first career game

HIGH SCHOOL

• Three-year starter for coach Scott Gordon at Thomas Worthington High • Two-time All-OCC Central Division First-Team honoree • 2011 Columbus Dispatch All-Metro First-Team defense

PERSONAL

• Birthday is May 16 • Son of Richmond and Mary Kyeremeh • One of four children • Majoring in industrial engineering • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll

KYEREMEH’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2015 13 15 5 20 0.5/1 0 1 1 1 0 2014 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2012 13 11 5 16 0 0 0 2 0 1 Totals 30 27 10 37 0.5/1 0 1 3 1 1

NanaKYEREMEH

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2013 (r-Fr.) Height: 6-0 Weight: 203 Class: Redshirt Senior Last School: Garland Hometown: Garland, Texas

JoshLAMBERT

• Three-year starter at kicker • Has made 68 career FGs and is No. 2 on WVU’s all-time list; Needs seven more to become all-time leader • His 337 career points rank him No. 3 on WVU’s all-time list; Needs 48 points to become all-time leader • His 133 career extra points rank him No. 5 on WVU’s all-time list

2015 (r-Jr.)

• Played all 13 games in 2015; led WVU in scoring with 116 points • No. 7 in the Big 12 and No. 61 nationally in field goal percentage • No. 1 in Big 12 and No. 17 nationally in field goals made per game • Tied for No. 1 in the Big 12 in total field goals made • No. 4 in Big 12 overall scoring and No. 3 in Big 12 scoring by kickers; ranks No. 27 in overall scoring nationally • Made field goals of 21, 31 and 27 yards vs. Arizona State, scoring 13 total points • WVU Special Teams Champion against Iowa State with field goals of 40, 30 and 34 yards in victory over Cyclones • Hit for a 51-yard FG at TCU; his longest of the season and sixth 50-plus field goal of his career • In game two vs Liberty, connected on two field goals • WVU Special Teams Champion against Georgia Southern, starting 2015 with three field goals and 14 total points

• Team’s leading scorer with 86 points • Connected on 17-of-23 field goals, including a long of 50 yards • Hit 13 of his last 15 attempts, including 10 straight at one point • Hit 35-of-36 extra point attempts • Named WVU and Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance at TCU • Ranked No. 4 in the Big 12 and No. 13 nationally in field goals made per game • Ranked No. 7 in Big 12 scoring for kickers, No. 8 overall in scoring • No. 6 in Big 12 field goal percentage (73.9) • Field goals of 49, 41 and 26 yards vs. Iowa State • WVU Special Teams Champion: TCU • Kicked 34-yard game-winning field goal in overtime at TCU • Overall, made field goals of 24, 42 and 34 yards at TCU • Career long 50-yard field goal at Kansas State • Hit 3-of-5 FG attempts vs. OSU; long of 45 yards; accounting for 12 of 30 points

2012 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Two-year starter for coach Jeff Jordan at Garland High • Named All-District 10-5A first team kicker as a senior • Chris Sailer National Kicking Event Field Goal Last Man Standing champion, • Finished 2011, making 9-of-16 field goals, including conversions from 47 yards, 48 yards and 51 yards • Made 6-of-10 field goals in 2010, including the longest field goal in school history with a 53 yarder against Duncanville

PERSONAL

• Birthday is December 4 • Son of Chris and Rhonda Lambert • Majoring in criminology

2014 (r-So.)

• Played all 13 games in 2014; leading WVU in scoring (135) • Lou Groza Award finalist • Named All-American second team once, third team twice and fourth team twice • All-Big 12 Conference First Team selection (AP); second team (coaches) • Holds NCAA record for most field goals made of 40 yards or more in a season (16) • Tied the NCAA season record for most contests with multiple field goals made in a game (10) • No. 2 kicker in the nation in scoring (135) • Made the most field goals nationally in 2014 (30) • Tied the WVU season record for most field goals made (30) with Paul Woodside • No. 1 in the Big 12 and No. 1 nationally in field goals made per game (2.31) • Ranked No. 5 in the Big 12 in field goal percentage (.769) • Ranked No. 8 nationally in scoring (10.4), No. 2 in Big 12 scoring and No. 2 in Big 12 scoring by kickers • Led team in scoring with 135 points, which was a WVU record for kick scoring in a season • Four straight games (Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas Tech, Baylor) with a field goal of 50+ yards • Was 4-for-5 on field goals of 50 or more yards in 2014 • Named Lou Groza Award Star of the Week and Big 12 Conference Special Teams’ Co-Player of the Week for his performance at Texas Tech • His 54-yard field goal vs. Baylor gave him four field goals of 50 yards or more for the season and five overall, which tied him with Paul Woodside for the most in school history • Career-long 55-yard field goal at Texas Tech was his second game-winner of the season and third of his career. The kick tied a school record and marked the longest road field goal in school history. • Strong AutoZone Liberty Bowl game with field goals of 32, 40 and 31 yards • Three field goals at Iowa State (46, 32, 43) and TCU (21, 44 and 23 yards) • Hit for field goals of 42, 38 and 55 yards at Texas Tech • Connected on four field goals vs. Kansas in the first half, including a career second-best 53-yarder • His then career long 54-yard field goal against No. 4 Oklahoma was second-longest in school history • Hit 47-yard game-winning field goal, as time expired, at Maryland, marking the second game-winning field goal of his career • Good start to the season by connecting on FGs of 20, 42 and 41 yards vs. Alabama, finishing 3-of-4 for the game

WVUFOOTBALL

JoshLAMBERT

LAMBERT’S FIELD GOALS Year FG/A 2015 21/28 2014 30/39 2013 17/23 Totals 68/90

@WVUFOOTBALL

Pct. 1/29 30/39 .750 11/11 6/8 .769 8/8 6/7 .739 6/6 5/6 .760 25/25 17/21

#WVU125

40/49 50+ 3/6 1/3 12/19 4/5 5/6 1/5 20/31 6/13

@MOUNTAINEERFOOTBALL

Lg 51 55 50 55

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DL

Height: 6-6 Weight: 310 Class: Redshirt Junior Last School: Bloomfield Hometown: Bloomfield, N.J.

MarcellLAZARD

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Height: 6-3 Weight: 265 Class: Redshirt Junior Last School: University Hometown: Morgantown, W.Va.

JonLEWIS

• Has played in 15 career games and started six

2015 (r-So.)

• Played in 13 games and started six at right tackle • Used on 560 plays, including 493 on offense • Saw action on a season-high 86 offensive plays against Arizona State • Used on 84 offensive plays at Kansas State and against Texas Tech • Saw action on 60 or more offensive plays in six games • Helped pave the way for the offense to average 479.7 yards per game of total offense, 34.0 points per game, 228.2 yards rushing per game and 251.5 passing yards per game • Part of an offense that ranked No. 17 nationally in rushing offense, No. 18 in first down offense, No. 23 in total offense and No. 35 in scoring offense

2014 (r-Fr.)

• Saw limited action, making two appearances at tackle

2013 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Three-year starter and four-year letterwinner for coach Mike Carter at Bloomfield High • 2012 New Jersey All-State Second Team Offense • 2012 All-Group 5 First Team Offense • 2011 All-Group 4 Second Team Offense • Two-time All-Essex County First Team Offense • 2010 All-Essex County Third Team Offense • Played in the 2012 Chesapeake Bowl

PERSONAL

• Birthday is September 5 • Son of James and Wendy Lazard • One of two children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

JonLEWIS

• Has played in 15 career games

2015 (r-So.)

• Played in six games • Added depth at defensive end • Finished with five tackles • Assisted on a tackle at TCU and at Baylor • Recorded his first solo tackle of the season against Maryland • Notched a season-best two tackles against Georgia Southern

2014 (r-Fr.)

• Played in eight games, primarily on special teams, but also on the defensive line • Finished with three tackles against Towson

2013 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played defensive line for coach John Kelley at University High • Named All-State 3A Second Team • One of West Virginia’s captains for the OVAC All-Star Football Classic • Honorable Mention All-State as a junior • Two-time Two Rivers Athletic Conference First Team • Played in the North-South All-Star Football Game

PERSONAL

• Birthday is April 18 • Son of Junius and Rebecca Lewis • Father played basketball at WVU from 1976-79 and brother played football for WVU in 2007 • One of three children • Majoring in criminology MarcellLAZARD

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TroyLILLY

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OL

Height: 6-0 Weight: 220 Class: Redshirt Freshman Last School: Woodrow Wilson Hometown: Beckley, W.Va.

Height: 6-5 Weight: 306 Class: Redshirt Junior Last School: Chagrin Falls Hometown: Chagrin Falls, Ohio

GrantLINGAFELTER

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2015 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played for his father, John Lilly, at Woodrow Wilson High • Three-time West Virginia All-State First Team selection • Three-time All-Mountain State Athletic Conference First Team honoree • Southern West Virginia Defensive Player of the Year • Finished career with 363 tackles, eight sacks, 68 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, one interception, one safety and one blocked kick • North-South Classic Scholarship Recipient • Offensive-Defensive All-American Bowl Defensive MVP

PERSONAL

• Birthday is March 8 • Son of John and Linda Lilly • One of two children • Enrolled in undergraduate studies • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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GrantLINGAFELTER

Height: 6-2 Weight: 196 Class: Redshirt Freshman Last School: Martinsburg Hometown: Martinsburg, W.Va.

DeamonteLINDSAY

2015 (Fr.)

• Has played in 14 career games

2015 (r-So.)

• Academic All-Big 12 Second Team • Saw action in nine games in 2015 • Added depth at both tackle spots and left guard • Used on 95 plays, including 68 offensive snaps

2014 (r-Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played for coach David Walker at Martinsburg High • As a senior, helped Martinsburg to an 11-2 overall record, a 5-0 conference mark and the 3A state semifinals • Started 11 games as a senior, finishing with 111 carries for 711 yards, 6.4 yards per carry and 12 touchdowns • Also had five catches for 76 yards and two touchdowns • On defense, he had 39 tackles, including 25 solo stops, nine tackles for loss, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and three interceptions • Two years all-area and two-time All-Eastern Panhandle Athletic Conference • Honorable mention all-state in 2014 • As a junior, he rushed for 1,117 yards and 15 touchdowns in leading Martinsburg to its fourth straight Class 3A state championship and a 13-1 record • 2013 West Virginia All-State Second-Team running back • Averaged 8.4 yards per carry as a junior

PERSONAL

• Birthday is September 23 • Son of Nicole Bonner • One of six children • Majoring in business and economics WVUFOOTBALL

• Academic All-Big 12 Second Team • Played in five games

2013 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played three seasons for coach Mark Iammarino at Chagrin Falls High • Associated Press All-Ohio Division III Third Team in 2012 • Two-time Northeast Lake All-District honoree • 2012 Cleveland Plain Dealer Offensive All-Star

PERSONAL

• Birthday is May 19 • Son of David and Wendy Lingafelter • Father played football at Kenyon College • Mother played field hockey and lacrosse at Kenyon • One of four children • Majoring in business • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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DavidLONG

2015 (Fr.)

• Redshirted • Defensive Scout Player of the Year • Scout Team Champion: Georgia Southern, Texas Tech, Arizona State

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played for coach Andre Parker at Winton Woods • Starting linebacker who tallied 110 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and three sacks as a senior • Associated Press All-Ohio Division II Honorable Mention • AP Southwest All-District First Team Division II linebacker • Winton Woods Player of the Year as a senior • Finished with 283 career tackles, six sacks and six interceptions • Helped Winton Woods combine for a 22-11 record as a three-year starter • As a junior, totaled 88 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery in helping team to a 9-3 mark • Registered 81 tackles, a sack, two fumble recoveries and an interception as a sophomore

PERSONAL

• Birthday is October 12 • Son of David and Deon Long • One of 12 children • Enrolled in undergraduate studies

WR

Height: 5-11 Weight: 225 Class: Redshirt Freshman Last School: Winton Woods Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

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DevonteMATHIS

• Has played in 26 career games and started two

2015 (r-Jr.)

• Played in 10 games; added depth at wide receiver; used on special teams • Finished with six catches for 47 yards for the season with a long of 14 yards

2014 (r-So.)

• Saw action in eight games; used on special teams

2013 (r-Fr.)

• Played in eight games at wide receiver and also used on special teams • Finished with seven catches for 82 yards

2012 (Fr.)

• Redshirted • Offensive Scout Team Champion: Kansas State

HIGH SCHOOL

• Two-year starter for former WVU linebacker Damon Cogdell at Miramar High • Finished 2011 with 35 receptions for 552 yards and eight touchdowns • 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-6A Second-Team Offense

PERSONAL

• Birthday is January 8 • Son of Delone and Maureen Mathis • Majoring in criminology

DevonteMATHIS

Height: 6-1 Weight: 220 Class: Redshirt Senior Last School: Miramar Hometown: Miami, Fla.


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OL

Height: 6-4 Weight: 300 Class: Redshirt Senior Last School: Manchester Hometown: Clinton, Ohio

TonyMATTEO

Height: 6-7 Weight: 295 Class: Redshirt Freshman Last School: Union Local Hometown: Jacobsburg, Ohio

ColtonMcKIVITZ

53 2015 (Fr.)

• Has played in 18 games and started two

• Redshirted

2015 (r-Jr.)

• Played in 12 games and started one; added depth at right guard • Used on 510 plays, including 470 offensive snaps • Season-high 76 snaps at TCU • Helped pave the way for the offense to average 479.7 yards per game of total offense, 34.0 points per game, 228.2 yards rushing per game and 251.5 passing yards per game • Part of an offense that ranked No. 17 nationally in rushing offense, No. 18 in first down offense, No. 23 in total offense and No. 35 in scoring offense

2014 (r-So.)

• Added depth at left guard and saw action in five games, starting one (Iowa State)

2013 (r-Fr.)

• Did not see game action

2012 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Three-year starter and two-year captain for coach Bruce Stiles at Union Local High • Selected to play in the 2014 Ohio North-South All-Star Game • 2014 Associated Press Division V All-Ohio First Team • 2014 JJHuddle.com All-Ohio Top 15 Offensive Lineman • 2014 The Times Leader All-Star Football Team Captain • 2014 WTOV9 Block of Granite Offensive Line Award • 2014 Wheeling Intelligencer All-Valley Team • Named three-time Associated Press Division V All-Eastern District First Team (2012-14) • Selected three-time All-Ohio Valley Athletic Conference First Team (2012-14) • Was a three-time All-Buckeye 8 Conference First Team (2012-14) • Named three-time The Times Leader All-Star Football Team (2012-14), earning captain honors in 2014 • 2013 Associated Press Division V All-Ohio Special Mention • Four-year basketball player, earning all-state honors in 2014

PERSONAL

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played three seasons for coach Jim France at Manchester High • Finished career without delivering a bad snap • Graded out at 97 percent in blocking efficiency on a team that amassed more than 4,000 yards • 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 • Served as a team captain and earned team MVP award in 2011, while being named the school’s top lineman in 2010

• Birthday is August 9 • Son of Matt and Wendy McKivitz • One of two children • Majoring in wildlife science • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

PERSONAL

• Birthday is September 8 • Son of Kevin and Michelle Todd • One of four children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

TonyMATTEO

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KennedyMcKOY

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K

Height: 6-0 Weight: 201 Class: Freshman Last School: North Davidson Hometown: Lexington, N.C.

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Height: 5-8 Weight: 180 Class: Redshirt Junior Last School: Hurricane Hometown: Hurricane, W.Va.

MikeMOLINA

• Enrolled at WVU in January 2016

HIGH SCHOOL

• Three-year starter for coach Mark Holcomb at North Davidson High • Three-time Winston-Salem Journal All-Northwest Team (2013-15) • Davidson County Offensive Player of the Year (2014) • Helped team to a 33-7 record from 2013-15 and the state quarterfinals in 2015 • Rushed for 1,871 yards and 24 touchdowns on 310 attempts in 2015 • Also had 43 receptions for 683 yards and seven touchdowns • Ran for 2,061 yards and 27 touchdowns in 2014 • Established school records for single-season rushing yards (2,061), career rushing yards (5,331 yards), single-season touchdowns (27) and career touchdowns • Three-time All-Davidson County First Team (2013-15) • Central Piedmont Class 4A Offensive Player of the Year (2015) • Three-time All-Central Piedmont Class 4A Team (2013-15) • Played in the 2015 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas

PERSONAL

• Birthday is December 8 • Son of Tony and Julia McKoy • One of five children • Majoring in occupational therapy

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MikeMOLINA

Height: 5-11 Weight: 234 Class: Redshirt Junior Last School: Williamstown Hometown: Williamstown, W.Va.

NickMEADOWS

2015 (r-So.)

• Saw action against Liberty and Maryland • WVU Scout Team Champion: Liberty

2014 (r-Fr.)

• Saw action against Towson

2013 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played offensive and defensive line for coach Terry Smith at Williamstown High • Three-year letterwinner • All-State Second Team Offensive Line • Named team captain

PERSONAL

• Birthday is November 30 • Son of Bob and Julie Meadows • One of two children • Majoring in sport and exercise psychology • Big 12 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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• Has played in five career games

2015 (r-So.)

• Played in three games • Added depth at kicker • Three kickoffs at Oklahoma for 188 yards, averaging 62.7 yards per kick with one touchback • One kickoff vs. Liberty for 62 yards • Three kickoffs in the opener vs. Georgia Southern for 195 yards and a 65.0 avg.

2014 (r-Fr.)

• Saw action in two games • Connected on both of his extra point attempts against Towson

2013 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Three-year starting kicker for coach Willis May at Hurricane High • North-South All-Star Game • Named team captain • Also lettered in track • 3A state long jump qualifier

PERSONAL

• Birthday is Aug. 2 • Son of Manuel and Cheryl Molina • One of two children • Majoring in exercise physiology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll


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Height: 6-2 Weight: 275 Class: Redshirt Senior Last School: Wylie Hometown: Wylie, Texas

NobleNWACHUKWU

• Has played in 35 career games and started 26

2015 (r-Jr.)

• Started all 13 games at defensive end • Finished with 47 tackles, including 37 solo stops, a team-leading 8.5 sacks and a team-leading 13 tackles for loss, one pass breakup, six quarterback hurries and a forced fumble • Ranked No. 5 in the Big 12; No. 39 nationally in sacks (0.65) • Recorded five tackles, all solo, vs. Arizona State • Led the team with a career-high-tying three tackles for loss with a sack and six solo tackles at Kansas State • Had a sack for a loss of eight yards, assisted on a tackle for a loss of a yard and had six total tackles vs. Iowa State • Posted a career-best three sacks with four tackles vs. Texas • Recorded a sack for a loss of five yards and five tackles, his second highest total of the season, vs. Texas Tech • Had a sack, two tackles for loss and seven total tackles at TCU • Had a tackle for loss and three total tackles vs. Oklahoma State • Assisted on a sack and had four tackles at Oklahoma • Had a sack and forced a fumble vs. Georgia Southern

2014 (r-So.)

• Started all 13 games • Had 34 tackles for the season, including 21 unassisted tackles, 2.0 sacks, 8.0 tackles for loss and four pass breakups • Had three tackles against Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl, including 1.5 sacks

• Tied his career high with five tackles at Texas, including a career-high four unassisted tackles and a team and career high two tackles for loss • Had four tackles against Baylor, including two solo stops and a tackle for loss • Registered a season-high three tackles, including a tackle for loss at Texas Tech • Career-high 1.5 tackles for loss at Maryland • Had three tackles at Maryland, including season high two unassisted tackles • Finished with a then career-high five tackles against Alabama

2013 (r-Fr.)

• Finished with five tackles (four unassisted), one sack and a forced fumble • Forced first career fumble vs. Iowa State • Set a career high in solo (2) and total tackles (2) against Iowa State • Collected first career sack at TCU • Tied career highs in solo and total tackles at TCU

2012 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Started two seasons for coach Bill Howard at Wylie High • Two-time unanimous All-District 10-4A first team defense member • Five-time Wylie News Player of the Week • Dallas Morning News Player of the Week honor in 2010

PERSONAL

• Birthday is November 30 • Son of Emmanuel and Isabel Nwachukwu • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

NWACHUKWU’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2015 13 37 10 47 13/52 8.5/46 0 1 1 0 2014 13 21 13 34 8/30 2/16 0 4 0 0 2013 9 4 1 5 1/8 1/8 0 0 1 0 Totals 35 62 24 86 22/90 11.5/70 0 5 2 0

NobleNWACHUKWU

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OL

Height: 6-4 Weight: 295 Class: Redshirt Senior Last School: St. Edward Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

TylerORLOSKY

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Height: 6-5 Weight: 316 Class: Redshirt Senior Last School: Hamilton Hometown: Hamilton, Ohio

AdamPANKEY

• Has played in 33 career games and started 25

2015 (r-Jr.)

• Started all 12 games at left guard in which he played • Missed Iowa State and majority of Kansas game with ankle injury • Saw action on 70 or more offensive plays in seven games • Helped pave the way for the offense to average 479.7 yards per game of total offense, 34.0 points per game, 228.2 yards rushing per game and 251.5 passing yards per game • Part of an offense that ranked No. 17 nationally in rushing offense, No. 18 in first down offense, No. 23 in total offense and No. 35 in scoring offense

2014 (r-So.) TylerORLOSKY

• Has played in 37 career games and started 29 • Named 2016 preseason All-American (Athlon Sports, Phil Steele) • Earned 2016 “Best at His Position” distinction by USA Today

2015 (r-Jr.)

• Team Captain • All-Big 12 First Team (ESPN.com); All-Big 12 Second Team (Coaches) • All-Big 12 Academic First Team • Started all 13 games at center in 2015; used on 1,019 plays, 965 on offense • Helped pave the way for the offense to average 479.7 yards per game of total offense, 34.0 points, 228.2 yards rushing and 251.5 passing yards • Part of an offense that ranked No. 17 nationally in rushing offense, No. 18 in first down offense, No. 23 in total offense and No. 35 in scoring offense

2014 (r-So.)

• Academic All-Big 12 Second Team • Started all 13 games • Helped the offense to average 499.8 yards per game of total offense, 33.5 points per game, 182.8 rushing yards and 317.0 passing yards • Part of the offense that ranked No. 9 in passing offense, No. 11 in first down offense, No. 12 in total offense, No. 34 in scoring offense, No. 43 in rushing offense and No. 45 in third-down offense

• Started all 13 games • Helped for the offense to average 499.8 yards per game of total offense, 33.5 points per game, 182.8 rushing yards and 317.0 passing yards

2013 (r-Fr.)

• Played in eight games, adding depth at tackle • Missed the first four games after having offseason knee surgery • Used on 126 offensive plays

2012 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Three-year starter for coach Bob Jacoby at Hamilton High • Earned Division I All-Ohio Third Team Offense honors as a senior • Southwest All-District first team offense in 2011, after earning second-team honors in 2010 • Three-time All-Greater Miami first team offense member

PERSONAL

• Birthday is February 2 • Son of Leslie Campbell • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

2013 (r-Fr.)

• Academic All-Big 12 Conference First Team • Played in 11 games, started three, moving from guard to center during the spring

2012 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played two seasons for coach Rick Finotti at St. Edward High • Two-time Northeastern Lakes All-District First-Team Offense • Two-time Cleveland Plain Dealer Offensive All-Star

PERSONAL

• Birthday is February 15 • Son of John and Debbie Orlosky • One of two children • Will graduate in August with a bachelor’s degree in sport and exercise psychology • Will pursue master’s degree in corporate communications • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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ChrisPARRY

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DL

Height: 5-9 Weight: 181 Class: Redshirt Sophomore Last School: Niles Hometown: Niles, Ohio

2015 (r-Fr.)

Height: 6-2 Weight: 292 Class: Freshman Last School: Dunbar Hometown: Dayton, Ohio

JefferyPOOLER

98 • Enrolled at WVU in January

• Did not see game action

HIGH SCHOOL

2014 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played for coach Brian Shaner at McKinley High • Named all-state in football • Finished with a team-high 77 catches for 924 yards and nine touchdowns • Trumbull County All-Star Team • Two-time All-Northeast Inland District team

PERSONAL

• Birthday is February 14 • Son of Tim and Marijane Parry • One of two children • Majoring in athletic coaching education

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• Started for coach Darren Powell at Dunbar High as a senior • Played in the Blue-Gray All-American Game • Ohio North-South All-Star Game • AP Division IV All-Ohio Honorable Mention (2015) • First Team Division III-IV All-Area Team (2015) • Southwest Ohio - American Defensive Player of the Year (2015) • As a senior, he finished with 82 tackles, including eight sacks, seven forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries • Two-year starter for coach Marcus Colvin at Chaminade-Julienne High • Second Team All-Greater Catholic League (2014) • Scout Southwest Ohio Super 25 Team • As a junior, he registered 67 tackles, including nine sacks and three forced fumbles • Valedictorian of his graduating class

PERSONAL

Height: 6-2 Weight: 282 Class: Redshirt Junior Last School: Itawamba CC Hometown: Oxford, Miss.

• Birthday is April 2 • Son of Jeffery Sr. and Lakisha Pooler • One of three children • Majoring in sport management • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

XavierPEGUES

2015 (Jr.)

• Redshirted • WVU Scout Team Defensive Champion: Texas

ITAWAMBA CC (2013-14)

• Played two seasons for coach Sean Cannon at Itawamba CC • Made 30 tackles, including 20 unassisted, with nine tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 2014 • Had 31 tackles, including 21 unassisted, as well as six tackles for loss, two sacks and one forced fumble in 2013 • PrepStar JUCO All-American

HIGH SCHOOL

• Attended Oxford High (Miss.) • Mississippi Class 5A Defensive Player of the Year • Helped lead Oxford to an 11-2 overall record, advance to the second round of the state 5A playoffs and finished No. 22 in the state • Made 117 tackles, including 24 solo, nine tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks in 2012 • Registered 206 career tackles, including 10.5 sacks and 18 tackles for loss

PERSONAL

• Birthday is September 9 • Son of Alvin Dean and Latreca Pegues • One of four children • Majoring in criminology

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WR

Height: 6-2 Weight: 236 Class: Junior Last School: Jensen Beach Hometown: Stuart, Fla.

XavierPRESTON

Height: 6-1 Weight: 201 Class: Redshirt Sophomore Last School: Gateway Hometown: Monroeville, Pa.

RickyROGERS

85 2015 (r-Fr.)

• Saw action at Kansas • Finished with two catches for 51 yards with a long of 45 • WVU Offensive Scout Team Champion: Texas

2014 (Fr.)

• Redshirted • WVU Offensive Scout Champion: Texas Tech • Enrolled at WVU in January 2014

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played for coach Don Militzer at Gateway High • 2013 WPIAL Class 4A All-Foothills Conference First Team offense • WesternPAFootball.net top wide receiver • PennLive.com Pennsylvania 2014 Fab 25 • Earned a spot on Pennsylvania’s “Finest 47” by 247Sports

PERSONAL XavierPRESTON

• Has played in 22 career games

• Birthday is July 13 • Son of Alvis Rogers and Cheryl Sandora • Majoring in dance • Big 12 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

2015 (So.)

• Played in 13 games; added depth at sam linebacker; used on special teams • Finished with 18 tackles for the season, including 10 solo tackles, three tackles for loss and a quarterback hurry • Registered two solo tackles against Iowa State • Recorded three tackles at Kansas, including a tackle for loss • Season-high six tackles at Baylor, including two tackles for loss

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Height: 6-1 Weight: 202 Class: Freshman Last School: Arnold Hometown: Panama City Beach, Fla.

2014 (Fr.)

• Played in nine games • Also used on special teams • Finished with two tackles for the season, including a solo tackle vs. TCU

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played for coaches John Fey and Tim Caffey at Jensen Beach High • Accounted for 55 tackles, five TFL, three sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior • Had double-figure tackle games of 14, 12 and 11 during his senior season • Also recorded six catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns • Played defensive end, receiver and running back during high school career • Played in the Miami-Dade vs. Team Florida all-star game

PERSONAL

• Birthday is January 24 • Son of James Preston and Char Harris • One of nine children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

PRESTON’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2015 13 10 8 18 3/7 0 0 0 0 0 2014 9 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 22 11 9 20 3/7 0 0 0 0 0

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CodySAUNDERS

• Enrolled at WVU in January 2016

HIGH SCHOOL

• Three-year starter for coach Josh Wright at Arnold High • Two-time Florida All-State Class 5A Honorable Mention (2014, 2015) • Two-time Florida All-District 5A; three-time All-County First Team • 2015 Bay County Offensive Player of the Year • Starting quarterback in the 2015 FACA North/South Florida All-Star Game • Finished high school career with 4,753 passing yards, completing 345-of-601 passes with 37 touchdowns • Also rushed for 2,230 yards on 345 carries with 24 touchdowns • Completed 165-of-259 passes for 2,005 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2015 • Rushed for 1,003 yards on 165 carries with 13 touchdowns

PERSONAL

• Birthday is February 25 • Son of Lance and Lisa Saunders • One of three children • Majoring in finance


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Height: 6-1 Weight: 202 Class: Redshirt Freshman Last School: Arnold Hometown: Panama City Beach, Fla.

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Ja’HShaunSEIDER

2015 (Fr.)

Height: 5-8 Weight: 181 Class: Redshirt Senior Last School: Cisco JC Hometown: Houston, Texas

KhairiSHARIF

12 2015 (r-Jr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played for coach Rick Casko at Glades Central High • Florida 4A All-State Second Team • An All-Area First Team selection • Palm Beach Post “Super 11” • No. 11 on Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel’s Palm Beach’s Top 25 recruits • Helped Glades Central to a 9-3 record, No. 1 in the district and the second round of the state 4A playoffs

PERSONAL

• Birthday is September 11 • Son of Jay and Cathy Seider • One of six children • Younger brother of Mountaineer running backs coach JaJuan Seider • Enrolled in undergraduate studies

• All-Big 12 Academic Second Team • Played in all 13 games • Added depth at safety and was used on special teams • Finished with six tackles for the season, including five unassisted • Notched a solo tackle on a kickoff in two consecutive games against Texas Tech and Texas; also against Arizona State • Had a career-best two tackles at TCU, including his first as a Mountaineer

2014 (Jr.)

• Redshirted • WVU Scout Team Defensive Champion: Texas Tech

2013 (So.)

• Played for Coach Dionte Dean at Cisco Junior College • Finished with 10 tackles, one interception and three pass breakups • Dean’s List

2012 (Fr.)

• Helped lead Victor Valley Community College to a 6-4 record and a No. 8 ranking in the Southern Region • Earned honor roll honors

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HIGH SCHOOL Height: 5-9 Weight: 190 Class: Redshirt Junior Last School: Marshall Hometown: Huntington, W.Va.

MarkSHAVER

2015 (r-So.)

• Did not see game action

2013-14 (Marshal)

• Played for Coach Trey Herrmann at Bellaire High • Team captain • Started seven games as a senior • Was an all-district performer

PERSONAL

• Birthday is January 11 • Son of Reginald Washington and Rachel Solomon • One of six children • Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies • Working on a master’s degree in sport management • Big 12 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

• Did not see game action • Redshirted in 2013

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played for coach Billy Seals at Huntington High • Helped lead Huntington to a 9-3 record as a senior • Honorable-mention All-State (Utility) • Passed for 774 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior • Ran for 700 yards and seven touchdowns • Passed for 1,102 yards and 11 touchdowns and ran for 152 yards and six touchdowns as a senior

PERSONAL

• Birthday is April 8 • Son of Mark and Sherri Shaver • One of two children • Father was a second-team all-state selection in football at Huntington High and played in the North-South All-Star Game • Brother plays football at West Virginia State • Majoring in biology

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DL

Height: 6-4 Weight: 286 Class: Redshirt Freshman Last School: Oviedo Hometown: Oviedo, Fla.

AlecSHRINER

Height: 6-4 Weight: 270 Class: Redshirt Freshman Last School: Lyman Hometown: Longwood, Fla.

AdamSHULER II

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2015 (Fr.)

2015 (Fr.)

• Redshirted • WVU Defensive Scout Team Champion: Iowa State

• Redshirted • WVU Defensive Scout Team Champion: Liberty

HIGH SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

• Three-year starter for coach Wes Allen at Oviedo High • 2014 Associated Press Florida 8A All-State First Team Defensive Tackle • Made 47 tackles, including 35 solo, with five tackles for loss and one sack in 2014 • As a senior, helped lead Oviedo to a 7-4 record and made an appearance in the first round of the Florida state playoffs • Finished career with 104 total tackles, 76 solo tackles, 18 tackles for loss and five sacks • Played in the Florida Offense-Defense All-American Game in Orlando • Selected to play for the USA Football Under-19 team • 2014 Orlando Sentinel All-Central Florida First Team

PERSONAL

• Birthday is April 17 • Son of Marty and Gina Shriner • One of two children • Majoring in exercise physiology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

• Played for coach Jeff Gierke at Lyman High • Missed a lot of his senior year due to injuries • Finished with 45 tackles, including six sacks and 15 tackles for loss • Named All-Seminole County Second Team • Transferred as a junior from Orlando Cypress Creek • 2014 state runner-up in the discus at the state track & field championships and finished third as a sophomore

PERSONAL

• Birthday is December 16 • Son of Adam and Natosha Shuler • One of four children • Majoring in business and economics

WR 8

Height: 6-0 Weight: 175 Class: Freshman Last School: Sherwood Hometown: Sandy Spring, Md.

MarcusSIMMS

• Enrolled at WVU in January 2016

HIGH SCHOOL

• Two-year starter and team captain for coach Chris Grier at Sherwood High • Maryland Consensus All-State First Team (2015) • Maryland Big School All-State First Team (2015) • Maryland Big School All-State Honorable Mention (2014) • USA TODAY American Family Insurance All-USA Maryland Second Team (2015) • Helped team to a 10-2 record in 2015, falling in the state quarterfinals • Recorded 43 receptions for 1,020 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2015 • Hauled in 36 receptions for 712 yards and nine touchdowns in 2014 • The Washington Post All-Met First Team (2015) • Montgomery County Class 4A Player of the Year (2015) • All-Montgomery County First Team (2015)

PERSONAL

• Birthday is December 18 • Son of Maurice and Molly Simms • One of five children • Enrolled in undergraduate studies

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RB 7

Height: 5-10 Weight: 220 Class: Redshirt Senior Last School: Pitt Hometown: Hopewell, Pa.

RushelSHELL

• Has played in 25 career games and started 11

2015 (r-Jr.)

• Played in 13 games and started three • WVU’s second-leading rusher with 708 yards on 161 carries, eight touchdowns, a long run of 43 yards, averaging 4.4 yards per carry • Ranked No. 9 in the Big 12 in rushing yards (708); also ranks No. 12 in the league in rushing yards per game (54.5) and No. 11 in rushing yards per carry (4.4) and No. 12 in rushing TDs (8) • Finished with 16 catches for 101 yards and a long reception of 17 yards • WVU Offensive Player of the Game after finishing with 108 yards rushing at Kansas on 14 carries, averaging 7.7 yards a carry; two touchdowns, long of 26 yards • Career day against Texas Tech, rushing for two touchdowns and finishing with 111 yards on the ground, his first 100-yard rushing game of the season and the fourth of his career • Also netted a season-long run of 43 yards against TTU • Netted 72 yards on a season-high 20 carries at Oklahoma; day included a 5-yard TD run, WVU’s first score of game • Productive against Maryland, gaining a season-high 77 yards on 15 rushes, also a season high, and scored on a two-yard run • Also gained a season-high 33 yards on two catches against UMD

• USA TODAY first team All-USA • Sports Illustrated and ESPNHS All-American • Finished his career as the most prolific rusher in Pennsylvania history • Four-time Pennsylvania Sports Writers All-State Class AAA selection, including first-team honors his final three years • Pennsylvania Sports Writers and Pennsylvania Football News Class AAA Player of the Year • Two-time Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Player of the Year • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Player of the Year • Beaver County Times and Tribune-Review Male Athlete of the Year • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette West Male Athlete of the Year • Two-time winner of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association’s “Mercury Award,” annually presented to the High School Player of the Year • Led Hopewell to four WPIAL Class AAA playoff berths, including a title game appearance his sophomore year • Selected to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl • Played in the Big 33 Football Classic • In four seasons, rushed for a state-record 9,078 yards on 1,107 carries • Scored 110 career touchdowns, the most in WPIAL history • Set a national record with 39 consecutive 100-yard games, eclipsing former Oklahoma Sooners great Billy Sims’ mark of 38 set in 1975 • Rushed for 200 yards or more in 25 games • In 44 career contests, averaged 206 yards per game • Rushed for more than 2,000 yards in each of his final three seasons • As a senior, rushed for 2,312 yards on 311 attempts and scored 28 TDs • His junior year he totaled 2,510 yards and 32 TDs • Rushed for 2,740 yards as a sophomore and 1,516 as a freshman

PERSONAL

• Birthday is September 7 • Son of Rushel Shell Jr. and Toni Zuccaro • One of three children • Majoring in sociology and anthropolgy

2014 (r-So.)

• Played in 12 games and started eight • WVU’s leading rusher with 176 carries for 788 yards and seven touchdowns; had 21 catches for 140 yards • In the Big 12, ranked No. 5 in rushing yards and No. 6 in rushing yards per game, No. 7 in rushing TDs and No. 15 in all-purpose yards • Career day at Iowa State, running for a season-best 146 yards, his third 100yard rushing game of the season • Scored the game’s opening touchdown at ISU on a 54-yard run, the Mountaineers’ longest scoring run of the season • Recorded 100 or more rushing yards for the second straight week at Texas Tech, finishing with 110 yards and two touchdowns. • Along with Wendell Smallwood (123 yards) at Texas Tech, became the first two WVU running back to have 100 yards rushing each in a game since Pat White (200) and Noel Devine (154) at Louisville in 2008 • Scored one rushing TD in five straight games from Towson through a season-high two at Texas Tech • Registered first 100-yard rushing game as a Mountaineer against Kansas, gaining a game-best 113 yards on 21 attempts and a TD • Netted team-best 60 yards rushing vs. Oklahoma • Gained a team- and season-best 98 yards rushing at Maryland; day included a 1-yard scoring run on the team’s first drive • Scored first TD on a two-yard rush vs. Towson; ran for a game-best 71 yards • Earned first career start as a Mountaineer against Alabama, tallying a team-best 38 rushing yards

2013 (r-Fr.)

• Redshirted to fulfill NCAA transfer requirements • WVU Defensive Scout Team Champion: Oklahoma State • Transferred to WVU from Pitt in summer 2013

2012 (Pitt)

• As the primary backup to Ray Graham at Pitt in 2012, rushed for 641 yards and four touchdowns as a true freshman, second on the team

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played under Coach Dave Vestal at Hopewell High WVUFOOTBALL

RushelSHELL

SHELL’S RUSHING STATISTICS Year Games Att. Yards Avg. TD Long 2015 13 161 708 4.4 8 43 2014 12 176 788 4.5 7 54 Totals 25 337 1,496 4.4 15 54 SHELL’S RECEIVING STATISTICS Year Games No. Yards 2015 13 16 101 2014 12 21 140 Totals 25 37 241

@WVUFOOTBALL

#WVU125

Avg. TD Long 6.3 0 17 6.7 0 19 6.5 0 19

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WR 6

Height: 6-1 Weight: 200 Class: Senior Last School: Eastern Christian Hometown: Clayton, N.J.

DaikielSHORTSJr.

• Made five catches, including two touchdowns, for a game-best 88 yards vs. Georgia State • First Mountaineer to catch at least two TDs in a game since Stedman Bailey (vs. Syracuse, 12/29/12) • First career TD reception, a 21-yard catch in the first quarter vs. Georgia State, also was first career TD pass for Ford Childress • Hauled in a team-best seven catches in his WVU debut vs. William & Mary, including a long of 15 • Enrolled at West Virginia in January 2013

HIGH SCHOOL • Has played in 38 career games and started 23

2015 (Jr.)

• Played in 13 games and started 10 at inside receiver • Finished with a team-best 45 catches for 528 yards, five touchdowns and a long reception of 29 yards • Team-high six catches for 97 yards and a team-high two touchdowns against Arizona State in the Cactus Bowl • His 97 yards were a season high and the two touchdowns tied a career high • Strong showing at Kansas State, catching a game- and season-high seven passes for 68 yards • Finished with three catches for 36 yards at Kansas; long reception of 14 yards • Connected with Skyler Howard on an eight-yard TD catch in the third quarter against Texas • Caught second touchdown of season on a five-yard grab at Baylor • Tied his season high with five catches against Oklahoma State with 41 yards and a long of 12 yards • Had three catches for 33 yards, a touchdown and a long of 17 yards against Maryland • Grabbed a season-high four catches against Liberty and finished second on the team with 78 yards receiving • Finished third on the team with 55 receiving yards against Georgia Southern

• Coached by Dwayne Thomas at Eastern Christian Academy • Played in three games in 2012, recording 16 catches for 342 yards, an average of 21.4 yards per reception, and four touchdowns • Previously lettered for three seasons at Red Lion Christian Academy

PERSONAL

• Birthday is October 6 • Son of Daikiel, Sr. and Kheesha Shorts • One of four children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

2014 (So.)

• Played in 13 games and started four • Had 24 catches for 346 yards and two touchdowns • Saw action on 572 plays, including 482 on offense • Season-high 85 plays at Maryland • Hauled in his second TD of the season at Iowa State, catching a 15-yard pass from Skyler Howard • Finished with a season-high 72 yards on four catches, against Kansas State, including season-long catch of 29 yards • Grabbed season-long catch of 23 yards at Texas Tech • Earned first start of the season at Maryland • Caught first score of the season at Maryland, an 11-yard connection with Clint Trickett • Made season-best catch of 21 yards against Towson

2013 (Fr.)

• Played in 12 games and started nine at wide receiver • Also used on special teams • Tied for team lead with 45 receptions • Had five or more catches in six games • Third on squad with 495 yards and two touchdowns • Ranked No. 14 in the Big 12 in receptions per game and No. 22 in receiving yards • Ranked No. 19 in the Big 12 Conference in receiving yards per game • Caught a game-high six passes at Kansas • Led WVU with six catches for a career-high 98 yards at TCU • Season-best catch of 38 yards at TCU • Grabbed three catches at Kansas State • Career day against Texas Tech, catching a game-best nine passes for a teambest 78 yards • First Mountaineer to catch at least nine passes since Stedman Bailey (11 vs. Kansas, 12/1/12) • Caught a career-long 28-yard catch at Baylor • Caught a team-best five catches for 32 yards vs. Oklahoma State • WVU Offensive Champion: Georgia State

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DaikielSHORTSJr.

SHORTS’ RECEIVING STATISTICS Year Games No. Yards Avg. TD Long 2015 13 45 528 11.7 5 29 2014 13 24 346 14.4 2 29 2013 12 45 495 11.0 2 38 Totals 38 114 1,369 12.0 9 38


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S

Height: 6-1 Weight: 222 Class: Freshman Last School: Freeport Area Hometown: Sarver, Pa.

LoganTHIMONS

Height: 6-0 Weight: 202 Class: Freshman Last School: Bridgeport Hometown: Bridgeport, W.Va.

DylanTONKERY

10 • Enrolled at WVU in January 2016

• Enrolled at WVU in January 2016

HIGH SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

• Three-year starter for coach John Gaillot at Freeport Area Senior High • Pennsylvania Class 2A All-State First Team (2015) • Pennsylvania Football News Class 2A Defensive Player of the Year • Pennsylvania Football News Class 2A All-State First Team (2015) • USA TODAY American Family Insurance All-USA Pennsylvania First Team (2015) • Helped team to a 10-2 record in 2015 and the WPIAL quarterfinals • Had 401 career tackles in 204 solo stops, 77 TFL, 23 sacks and 13 forced fumbles • Three-time All-Conference First Team • Two-time Allegheny-Kiski Valley Defensive Player of the Year • Set the single-season record for tackles (161), TFLs (33) and sacks (15.5) in 2015 • Made 10 or more tackles in 10 games, including 24 tackles and five TFLs vs. West Shamokin (9/25) • Had 122 tackles with 24 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks in 2014 • Registered 97 tackles with 20 tackles for loss and one sack in 2013 • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25 (2015) • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 (2015) • Three-time WPIAL All-Allegheny Conference First Team (2013-15)

PERSONAL

• Birthday is March 2 • Son of Jim and Julie Thimons • Majoring in engineering • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

WVUFOOTBALL

• Three-year starter for coach Josh Nicewarmer at Bridgeport High • Two-time West Virginia All-State Class AA First Team (2014-15) • USA TODAY American Family Insurance All-USA West Virginia First Team (2015) • Helped team to three state championships and a 39-2-1 record • Started three years at safety and recorded 72 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles and two interceptions • Had 34 tackles with five tackles for loss and three forced fumbles in 2015 • Started at running back for two seasons, recording 3,401 yards on 378 carries with 40 touchdowns • Ran for 1,534 yards on 152 carries, averaging 10.1 yards per carry, with 19 touchdowns in 2015 • Ran for 200 or more yards in two games and 100 or more yards in eight games • Two-time All-Harrison County First Team (2014-15) • All-Harrison County Second Team (2013) • All-Big Ten First Team (2015) • All-Big Ten Second Team (2014)

PERSONAL

• Birthday is September 7 • Son of Brian and Sherri Tonkery • One of three children • Brother, Wes, was a standout linebacker at WVU (2011-14) • Majoring in engineering

@WVUFOOTBALL

#WVU125

@MOUNTAINEERFOOTBALL

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SylvesterTOWNES

2015 (r-Jr.)

• Played in three games • Added depth at tackle • Saw action on a season-high 14 plays at Kansas • Used on 11 plays against Georgia Southern

2014 (Jr.)

• Redshirted • WVU Offensive Scout Team Champion: Kansas • Enrolled at WVU in January 2014

2012-13 (Coahoma CC)

• Played two seasons for coach Freeman Horton at Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, Miss. • Named to the All-Region 23 First-Team Offense • Earned All-State North Division First-Team Offense in 2013

HIGH SCHOOL

• Three-year starter for coach Charlie White at Germantown High • Second team All-State • First Team All-Region • Played in the 2011 AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game • Named to the 2011 Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps Tennessee County Team

PERSONAL

S

Height: 6-6 Weight: 312 Class: Redshirt Senior Last School: Coahoma CC Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.

• Birthday is Jan. 13 • Son of Sylvester and Clezel Townes • One of three children • Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies • Working on a master’s degree in sport management • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

2

Height: 5-11 Weight: 210 Class: Senior Last School: Martin Luther King Hometown: Lithonia, Ga.

JeremyTYLER

• Has played in 33 career games and started one

2015 (Jr.)

• Played in 12 games • Added depth at safety • Used on special teams • Saw action on 404 plays, including 279 defensive plays • Finished with 20 tackles, including 19 solo stops, one interception, two pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery • Recorded a season-best four solo tackles vs. Arizona State • Had a season-high-tying three solo tackles at Kansas State • Forced his second career fumble and recovered his first vs. Iowa State • Recorded a solo tackle and a pass breakup at Kansas • Notched two solo tackles vs. Texas • Missed the Texas Tech game due to a death in his family • Had a pair of solo tackles at TCU • Had three solo tackles at Baylor • Recorded first career interception vs. Maryland and returned it 19 yards • Had four tackles vs. Georgia Southern

2014 (So.)

• Played in 13 games • Season-high three tackles against Oklahoma • Season-high two solo stops against the Sooners

2013 (Fr.)

• Played in eight games and started one • Added depth at boundary safety • Also used on special teams • Finished with 17 tackles, including 12 solo stops, three tackles for loss, a pass breakup and a forced fumble • Season-high 10 tackles, including 10 unassisted tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, a pass breakup and a forced fumble against Iowa State • Registered three tackles and assisted on a tackle for loss at Kansas • Posted a solo tackle against Texas • Had two solo tackles at TCU

HIGH SCHOOL

• Two-year starter for coaches Michael Carson and Rober Freeman at Martin Luther King High • Class 5-A all-state and all-region selection, as well as all-area and all-region as a senior • Played in the Georgia All-Star game and finished with three tackles and an interception

PERSONAL

• Birthday is March 23 • Son of Al and Renee Tyler • One of four children • Majoring in communication studies

JeremyTYLER

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TYLER’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2015 12 19 1 20 0 0 1/16 2 1 1 2014 13 7 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 2013 8 12 5 17 3/8 0 0 1 1 0 Totals 33 38 8 46 3/8 0 1/16 3 2 1


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LB

Height: 5-11 Weight: 222 Class: Redshirt Freshman Last School: Bishop Donahue Hometown: Glen Dale, W.Va.

MattVUCELIK

2015 (Fr.)

Height: 6-2 Weight: 228 Class: Redshirt Senior Last School: Hallandale Hometown: Hollywood, Fla.

SeanWALTERS

27 • Has played in 30 career games

• Redshirted

2015 (r-Jr.)

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played for coach John Durdines at Bishop Donahue High • West Virginia All-State First-Team Defense (2014) • Helped Bishop Donahue to a 9-3 record and a second-round appearance in the state playoffs • Three-time All-Ohio Valley Athletic Conference First Team • Three-time All-Mason Dixon Conference First Team • As a senior, he had 676 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns; 19 receptions and two touchdowns • As a junior, he finished with 539 yards rushing, 133 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns • Finished his career with 222 tackles, including 126 solo stops, four sacks, 31 tackles for loss and three interceptions • Also had 61 tackles, including three sacks and 14 tackles for loss • Valedictorian of his graduating class • Named U.S. Attorney’s Ambassador for Justice.

PERSONAL

• Played in 12 games • Added depth at will linebacker • Also used on special teams • Saw action on 199 plays, 68 on defense and 131 on special teams • Finished with 18 tackles, including 15 solo stops and a sack in 2015 • Led the team with 10 special teams tackles, nine coming on kickoffs • Had a career-high-tying four tackles at Kansas • Named WVU Special Teams Champion against Texas Tech, recording two solo tackles • Notched a career-high four tackles, three solo, at Baylor • Posted his first career sack for a loss of 10 yards with two solo tackles vs. Maryland • Had two solo tackles vs. Liberty

2014 (r-So.)

• Saw action in six games

2013 (r-Fr.)

• Birthday is November 26 • Son of Greg and Ann Vucelik • One of four children • Majoring in exercise physiology

• Played in 12 games at Sam linebacker • Also used on special teams • Finished with three tackles • Set a career-high in solo (2) and total tackles (2) against Iowa State • Made his first tackle against Texas • Saw his first action in a Mountaineer uniform against William & Mary

2012 (Fr.)

• Redshirted • Defensive Scout Team Champion: Baylor, TCU, Kansas • Enrolled at West Virginia in January

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played one season for coach Dameon Jones at Hallandale High • Sun Sentinel Honorable Mention All-Broward County Defense • 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

PERSONAL

• Birthday is October 19 • Son of Bobby Walters and Octavia Lawson • One of four children • Brother Jermaine played football at Colorado State • Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies • Working on a second bachelor’s degree in political science • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

WALTERS’ DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2015 12 15 3 18 1/10 1/10 0 0 0 0 2014 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2013 12 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 30 19 3 22 1/10 1/10 0 0 0 0 SeanWALTERS

WVUFOOTBALL

@WVUFOOTBALL

#WVU125

@MOUNTAINEERFOOTBALL

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TE /

FB

Height: 5-7 Weight: 203 Class: Redshirt Freshman Last School: Frankfort Hometown: Ridgeley, W.Va.

BradyWATSON

2015 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

28

Height: 6-1 Weight: 235 Class: Redshirt Junior Last School: Spring Valley Hometown: Huntington, W.Va.

ElijahWELLMAN

• Has played in 25 career games and started five

2015 (r-So.)

• Four-year letterman for coach Kevin Whiteman at Frankfort High • West Virginia All-State First Team Linebacker (2014) • Helped Frankfort to a school-best 14-1 record and an appearance in the state championship game • Rushed for a school-record 3,401 career yards and 59 touchdowns • Also had 380 tackles • Two-time WHAG-TV Running Back of the Year (2013-14) • West Virginia All-State First Team Running Back (2013) • 2013 Mineral News Tribune Player of the Year • Two-time All-Area Running Back and Linebacker

• Played in 13 games at fullback and started five • Finished with 14 carries for 73 yards, a touchdown with a long of 17 yards • Also had five catches for 16 yards and two touchdowns • Recorded two carries for 19 yards, averaging 9.5 yards per rush with a career-long run of 17 yards against Arizona State in the Cactus Bowl • Had five rushes for 35 yards, including a long run of 14 yards • WVU Offensive Champion against Texas, putting WVU ahead for good with a one-yard run in the second quarter; TD was first career rushing score • Earned first career start at Oklahoma • Opened the Mountaineers’ scoring against Maryland with a seven-yard TD reception, his second score in as many games

PERSONAL

2014 (r-Fr.)

• Birthday is October 15 • Son of Kevin and Shelly Watson • Mother was a four-year all-academic cheerleader at WVU • One of three children • Majoring in exercise physiology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

• Played in 12 games • Scored his first collegiate touchdown on a four-yard reception against Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl • Saw first collegiate action against Alabama, finishing with a 10-yard reception

2013 (Fr.)

• Redshirted • Offensive Scout Team Champion: Georgia State

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played for coach Brad Dingess at Spring Valley • Won the Sam Huff Award as the top defensive player of the year by the state’s sportswriters’ association • Three-time 3A all-state first team selection by the West Virginia Sportswriters’ Association, including being named defensive captain as a senior • Three-time Mountain State Athletic Conference, including Defensive Player of the Year as a senior • Finished with 1,676 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns • Also had 124 tackles, including two sacks, 11 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and an interception he returned for a touchdown • Played for the South team in the 2012 Chesapeake Bowl

PERSONAL

• Birthday is September 20 • Son of Brian and Renee Wellman • One of three children • Majoring in agribusiness management and rural development • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

WELLMAN’S RUSHING STATISTICS Year Games Att. Yards Avg. TD Long |2015 13 14 73 5.2 1 17 2014 12 2 4 2.0 0 2 Totals 25 16 77 4.8 1 17

ElijahlWELLMAN

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WELLMAN’S RECEIVING STATISTICS Year Games No. Yards Avg. TD Long 2015 13 5 16 3,2 2 7 2014 12 4 11 2.8 1 10 Totals 25 9 27 3.0 3 10


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CB

Height: 6-1 Weight: 198 Class: Redshirt Junior Last School: Lackawanna College Hometown: Macungie, Pa.

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Ka’RaunWHITE

2015 (r-So.)

• Played in nine games at wide receiver and started two • Finished with 15 catches for 275 yards with a long of 53 yards • Had a career game against Arizona State in the Cactus Bowl, finishing with four catches for 116 yards, with a long reception of 53 yards • Finished with a 14-yard catch at Kansas State • Made first career start against Texas • Tallied three catches for 25 yards against the Longhorns • Season-high and game-high five catches for 80 yards against Texas Tech • Season-best catch of 30 yards against Texas Tech • Finished with two catches for 40 yards at Baylor in his first action • Enrolled at WVU in 2015 summer

LACKAWANNA COLLEGE (2013-14)

• Played for coach Mark Duda at Lackawanna College • All-Northeast Football Conference Second Team honoree • Played in 10 games, finishing with 42 catches for 522 yards, averaging 12.4 yards per catch and three touchdowns • Ranked No. 3 in conference statistics in receptions per game and receiving yards per game • Finished with nine catches for 128 yards and a touchdown against Army Prep • Had four receptions for 89 yards and a touchdown at Nassau CC • Also had five catches for 59 yards at Georgia Military • Redshirted as a freshman

Height: 5-11 Weight: 196 Class: Redshirt Freshman Last School: Blanche Ely Hometown: Pompano Beach, Fla.

KevinWILLIAMS

37 2015 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played for coach Nahia Jenkins at Blanche Ely High • 2014 Florida Class 7A All-State Second Team as a defensive back • Finished with 72 tackles and five interceptions as a senior • Miami Herald 2014 All-Broward County second-team defense back • As a junior, he finished with 76 tackles and three interceptions • Played in the Dade vs. Broward All-Star game • PrepStar All-Southeast Region • Also played basketball and ran track

PERSONAL

• Birthday is November 27 • Son of Earl Williams and Kendra Eubanks • One of six children • Enrolled in undergraduate studies

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played for coach Joe Bottiglieri at Emmaus High • Missed his senior year with a preseason injury.

PERSONAL

• Birthday is July 4 • Son of Kevin and Tammy White • Younger brother of former WVU All-American and Chicago Bears first round NFL Draft pick Kevin White • Brother of 2016 WVU signee Kyzir White • One of seven children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

WHITE’S RECEIVING STATISTICS Year Games No. Yards Avg. TD Long 2015 9 15 275 18.3 0 53

Ka’RaunWHITE

WVUFOOTBALL

@WVUFOOTBALL

#WVU125

@MOUNTAINEERFOOTBALL

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BrendanWILLIS

2015 (r-So.)

• Did not see game action • WVU Offensive Scout Team Champion: Arizona State

2014 (r-Fr.)

• Did not see game action • WVU Offensive Scout Team Champion: Iowa State

2013 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Played offensive and defensive line for coach Chris Haddock at Centreville High • Named All-Concorde District Second Team

PERSONAL

• Birthday is December 7 • Son of Ron and Stacey Willis • One of two children • Majoring in agribusiness management and rural development • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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FB

Height: 6-3 Weight: 282 Class: Redshirt Junior Last School: Centreville Hometown: Centreville, Va.

87

Height: 6-4 Weight: 247 Class: Redshirt Freshman Last School: Morgantown Hometown: Morgantown, W.Va.

StoneWOLFLEY

2015 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL

• Three-year starter for coach John Bowers at Morgantown High • Three-time all-state selection, second-team defensive line as a senior, first team offensive line as a junior and honorable mention as a tight end as a sophomore • As a senior, finished with 43 tackles, five tackles for loss, a sack, three fumble recoveries and three pass breakups, despite missing three games with an injury • Registered 20 catches for 235 yards and four touchdowns • Three-time all-area; two-time All-OVAC First 12 • Finalist for 2015 U.S. Army All-American Game • As a junior, helped lead Morgantown High to an 8-3 record and the first round of the state high school playoffs • Led Morgantown with 26 catches for 386 yards, a 14.9 yard per catch average, three touchdowns and two two-point conversions • Had 47 tackles, including seven sacks, 15 tackles for loss and three pass breakups

PERSONAL

• Birthday is August 3 • Son of Dale and Kathy Wolfley • One of four children • Father, Dale, was standout performer on the offensive line for West Virginia on the 1988 team that played for the national championship • Uncle Ron was also a former Mountaineer standout at fullback • Uncle Craig played at Syracuse • Grandfather Ray Mansfield starred at the University of Washington and played 14 years in the NFL, including 13 with the Pittsburgh Steelers • Majoring in business and economics


2016Newcomers Toyous Avery

S, 5-11, 194 Covington, Ga./Coffeyville CC Played one year for Coach Aaron Flores at Coffeyville CC (Coffeyville, Kan.) … redshirted first year at Coffeyville … helped team to an 8-3 record in 2015 and No. 14 national ranking … played in 11 games and finished with 69 tackles, including 39 solo stops, 5.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, five pass breakups and a team-high five interceptions … named All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Second Team … No. 6 in the Jayhawk CC Conference in interceptions and fumble recoveries … season-high 10 tackles at Highland CC and Dodge City CC … had season highs of two interceptions at Iowa Western CC and two tackles for loss at Highland CC … played for Coach Terrance Banks at Newton High in Covington, Ga. … finished with 34 tackles, including 21 solo stops, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery and a pass breakup as a senior … No. 12-rated safety nationally according to 247Sports, No. 45 in Georgia … three-star recruit according to 247Sports … two-star recruit according to Rivals and Scout … birthday is January 28 … son of Toyous Avery and Michelle Wade; grandson of Sherry Avery ... one of six children.

Jashawn Banks RB, 5-10, 200 Ashburn, Va./Fork Union

Attended Fork Union Military Academy … played for coach Matthew Griffs at Broad Run High … as a senior, finished with 78 carries for 380 yards and 10 touchdowns before being switched to linebacker … named first-team all-conference, second team all-region and first team all-district … helped Broad run finished with a 9-4 record and advance to the semifinals of the Virginia 5A North playoffs … averaged 7.6 yards per carry with four touchdowns as a junior … named AllLoudoun County, all-district, All-Washington D.C. Metro second team and underclassman all-state … collected 94 tackles, 38 assisted tackles, nine sacks, an interception and four forced fumbles during his career … birthday is July 18 … son of Maurice Dotson and Jayma Banks ... one of five children.

Justin Crawford

RB, 6-1, 190 Columbus, Ga./Northwest Mississippi CC

Elijah Battle

CB, 6-0, 185 Linden, N.J./Dodge City Community College Played two seasons for Coach Gary Thomas at Dodge City CC (Dodge City, Kan.) … helped team to a 9-3 record in 2015 and an appearance in the Salt City Bowl … played in all 12 games, finishing the 2015 season with 50 tackles, including 38 solo tackles … also had 11 pass breakups, two tackles for loss, one interception and one fumble recovery … 2015 All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Honorable Mention … as a freshman, he made 44 tackles with 29 solo stops in 2014, adding eight pass breakups and one interception … previously played for coach Ashley Pierre at Barringer High (Newark, N.J.), where he finished the 2013 season with 72 tackles and eight sacks … named all-state as a senior … played in the East-West All-Star game … three-star recruit according to Scout and 247Sports … birthday is November 21 … son of Michael and Cynthia Daniels … one of seven children.

Chase Behrndt

OL, 6-4, 295 Wildwood, Mo./Lafayette Played for Coach Boyd Mannes at Lafayette High … two-year captain … played guard, tackle, defensive tackle and long snapper … two-time All-State Class 6A First-Team by Missouri Media … two-time All-State Class 6A First-Team by Missouri Football Coaches’ Association … an All-State Honorable-Mention selection as a sophomore … as a senior, helped lead Lafayette to a 7-4 record and the third round of the state playoffs … as a junior, helped lead Lafayette to a 6-6 record and the third round of the state playoffs … ranked No. 45 offensive guard nationally, No. 2 offensive guard in Missouri by Scout … ranked No. 55 offensive guard nationally, No. 11 overall in Missouri by 247Sports … ranked No. 58 offensive guard nationally, No. 10 overall in Missouri and No. 163 regionally by ESPN.com … three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247Sports and PrepStar … PrepStar All-Midwest Region Ranking … three-time All-American heavyweight wrestler, including advancing to the state championship round as a junior … track and field state qualifier … birthday is February 22 … son of James and Sheree Behrndt … one of four children.

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Played for Coach Jack Wright at Northwest Mississippi Community College … led Northwest to its first junior college national championship since 1992 … 2015 Spalding NJCAA Offensive Player of the Year … two-time NJCAA All-American, all-region and All-MACJC First-Team selection … two-year career totals at Northwest CC show 3,161 yards rushing, an average of 6.7 yards per rush and 30 touchdowns … had 41 receptions for 700 yards and six scores … averaged more than 20 carries per game for his career and is the school’s all-time leading rusher … averaged more than 220 all-purpose yards per game in two-year career … as a sophomore, rushed for 1,610 yards, averaging 6.5 yards per carry and 16 touchdowns, to go along with 29 receptions for 394 yards and six TD’s … rushed for a school record 338 yards and four touchdowns against Coahoma … totaled more than 200 yards rushing in three other games … MACJC Player of the Week on multiple occasions … as a freshman, totaled 1,551 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns … his 1,551 yards led the state of Mississippi and was fourth overall in JC … finished with 12 receptions for 306 yards … three-star recruit by 247 Sports, Rivals, Scout and ESPN … 247Sports ranks him as the No. 34 best prospect in junior college, No. 3 running back and No. 6 JC prospect in Mississippi … member of the Rivals Top 100 as their No. 34 top junior college prospect … participated in the 2014 Nike Football Training Camp … played his junior and senior seasons of high school football for Coach Jeff Battles at Hardaway High in Columbus, Ga. … took snaps as a quarterback, running back, receiver, safety and was the team’s starting punter during his career at Hardaway … team’s offensive player of the year as a senior, having 825 yards rushing, averaging 8.6 yards per carry and seven touchdowns … participated in track and was the Georgia High School State 5A long jump champion (22’ 19”) … basketball standout at Hardaway, averaging more than 12.0 points per game as a senior … Scout ranked him as the nation’s No. 42 best running back coming out of high school … played freshman and sophomore seasons at Gainesville High in Florida … birthday is February 19 … son of Daphne Crawford … one of seven children.

Mike Daniels

CB, 5-11, 205 Miami, Fla./Globe Tech CC Played cornerback for Coach Cameron Chadwick at Globe Tech CC (NY) … named NJCAA All-American Second Team … helped lead Globe Tech to an 8-3 record as a sophomore, a No. 19 final regular season ranking and an appearance in the Graphic Edge Bowl in Cedar Rapids, Iowa … played in 11 games as a sophomore, finishing with seven interceptions, returning them

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for 162 yards and two touchdowns … had 37 tackles, including 21 solo stops and one blocked kick … finished with a season-high 11 tackles against Lackawanna and Navy Prep … had two interceptions at Dean College, returning one for a touchdown … had two interceptions against ASA College, returning one for a touchdown … was a wide receiver as a freshman at ASA Junior College, playing in four games and finishing with eight catches for 156 yards, averaging 19.5 yards per catch and a touchdown … played for Coach David Cooney at South Dade High in Miami … selected first team All-Dade as a senior … threestar rating by Rivals … birthday is December 16 … son of Michael Daniels and LaShone Ferguson … one of seven children.

Brendan Ferns

LB, 6-3, 220 St. Clairsville, Ohio/St. Clairsville Played for Coach Brett McLean at St. Clairsville High … as a senior, led team to a 9-3 record, 4-1 conference mark and the second round of the state playoffs … strong athlete who also excelled at running back … senior stats showed 118 tackles, 10 TFLs, two sacks, five pass breakups, two forced fumbles and two interceptions in leading the St. Clairsville defense … offensive stats as a senior showed 1,066 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns, averaging 6.9 yards per carry … also recorded 27 receptions for 600 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 22.2 yards per catch … U.S. Army All-American Bowl (2016) … USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA Ohio First Team (2015) … Big 22 Player of the Year (2015) … AP All-Ohio Division IV Defensive Player of the Year (2015) … AP All-Ohio Division IV First Team (2015) … AP All-Ohio Division V First Team (2014) … AP All-Eastern Division IV District Defensive Player of the Year (2015) … AP All-Eastern Division IV District First Team (2015) … AP All-Eastern Division V District Defensive Player of the Year (2014) … AP All-Eastern Division V District First Team (2014) … captain of the Times Leader All-District Defensive unit … two-time All-Buckeye 8 Athletic League South All-Star First Team (2014-15) … ranked No. 232 on the Rivals250 … ranked No. 145 on the ESPN300 … ranked No. 106 on the Scout300 … fourstar recruit according to ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247Sports and MaxPreps … 247Sports rates him as the No. 7 best linebacker prospect in the nation and No. 6 overall prospect in Ohio … Scout rates him at No. 7 best linebacker nationally, No. 12 best prospect in the region and No. 6 best recruit in Ohio … Rivals’ recruit of No. 11 overall in the state, No. 16 nationally at linebacker and a member of the Rivals 250 club … PrepStar Top 150 … helped team to a 11-2 overall record and a 5-0 conference mark as a junior … received more than 31 collegiate scholarship offers … birthday is September 26 … son of Mike and Heidi Ferns … one of three children … brother, Michael, is a WVU tight end.

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Will Grier

Played in 14 games as a junior at Iowa, recording 17 tackles and five pass breakups … recorded three solo tackles and two pass break-ups vs. Illinois State … had one assisted tackle against Iowa State as defense allowed no points and just 66 yards total offense in the second half … registered one solo tackle, two assists and two pass breakups against North Texas … recorded two tackles at Illinois, including one solo stop and one assist … had one assisted tackle against Maryland … finished with one solo tackle and one pass breakup against Indiana … recorded two solo tackles and one assist against Purdue … started at cornerback in 28-20 win at Nebraska for second career start, recording one assisted tackle … saw action in 45-16 Rose Bowl loss to Stanford, recording one assisted tackle … as a sophomore, he played in 11 games, recording eight solo tackles, three assists and one pass breakup … started at cornerback in 24-20 win at Pitt, for first career start as defense allowed just three points in the second half … finished with one solo stop and one assist at Pitt … had one solo tackle and one pass breakup against Northwestern as defense allowed just 180 yards total offense … had a solo tackle against Wisconsin … recorded career-high five tackles vs. Tennessee, including four solo stops and one assist … as a sophomore, played in eight games, recording three solo tackles and one forced fumble … recorded first career action against Western Michigan, recording two solo tackles and a forced fumble … finished with one solo tackle against LSU in the Outback Bowl … redshirted as a true freshman … played for coach Tyson LeBlanc at Curie Metropolitan High … earned four letters as defensive back and quarterback … named all-state as a senior … first team all-conference and all-city as a junior after earning second team all-conference honors as a sophomore … team won Chicago Public League title in 2010 and advanced to state playoffs four straight years … team captain as a junior and senior … completed 19-of-29 passes for 273 yards and three touchdowns as a senior, while rushing for 103 yards and a touchdown and recording 15 tackles and one interception on defense … as a junior, rushed for 1,003 yards and 17 touchdowns while completing 165-of-265 passes for 2,011 yards and 18 touchdowns … recorded 47 tackles and three interceptions on defense … as a sophomore completed 102-of-198 passes for 1,409 yards and 14 touchdowns and rushed for 502 yards and 11 scores … rushed 49 times for 195 yards and a touchdown as a freshman … also lettered in basketball and track … birthday is December 6 … son of Maurice Flemming Sr. and Rochelle Harper … one of two children.

Played in six games and started five for Florida … completed 106-of-161 passes for 1,204 yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions … long completion of 77 yards … season-high 283 yards against Tennessee … threw for 200 or more yards in three games and 250 or more yards in two games … finished with 20 or more completions in three games … completed multiple touchdowns in four games … had 36 carries for 116 yards and two touchdowns with a long of 38 yards … threw for 271 yards on 24-of-29 passing and four touchdowns in win against Ole Miss … completed 20-of-33 passes for 208 yards against Missouri … had 283 yards on 23-of-42 passing and two touchdowns against Tennessee with a long of 63 yards … as a freshman, did not see any game action and redshirted … enrolled in January … Played for his father, Chad Grier at Davidson Day School … named the Parade National Player of the Year, Maxwell Player of the Year and Tom Lemming Offensive Player of the Year … named Mr. Football USA as the nation’s top high school player, as selected by a five-member panel of StudentnSports.com football experts … 247 Sports First Team All-American and MaxPreps First Team All-American … was a 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection … threw for 109 yards on 4-of8 passing in the Army Bowl, including a 51-yard pass that resulted in the longest play of the game … completed 32-of-42 passes for a season-high 599 passing yards and seven touchdowns en route to an NCISAA Division II state title over Harrells Christian Academy … totaled 4,989 yards with a national-best 77 touchdowns in his senior year … rushed for 1,251 yards with 13 touchdowns in 2013 … in his career, he totaled 14,565 yards and a state-record 195 touchdown passes … his 14,565 passing yards are second in North Carolina state history behind former UF quarterback Chris Leak … also had 2,955 career rushing yards and 31 rushing scores … was the Gatorade North Carolina Player of the Year as a junior and senior … set a national record for single-game passing yardage as a junior in 2012 with an 837yard, 10-touchdown performance against Harrells Christian in the playoffs … birthday is April 3 … son of Chad and Elizabeth Grier … father was former standout quarterback at East Carolina … one of four children.

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Adam Hensley

LB, 6-3, 220 Centerville, Ohio/Centerville Two-year starter and captain for Coach Rodney Roberts at Centerville Senior High … finished 2015 with 77 totals, including 32 solo stops, 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception … made 10 or more tackles in three games, including a season-high 14 against Beavercreek … registered 57 tackles with 29 solo tackles and


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three sacks in 2014 … two-time AP All-Ohio Division I Honorable Mention (2014-15) … two-time AP All-Southwest Division I District First Team (2014-15) … two-time All-Greater Western Ohio Conference Central Division First Team (2014-15) … TriStateFootball.com All-TSF Second Team (2015) … three-star recruit according to ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247Sports and PrepStar … PrepStar All-Midwest Region Ranking … No. 34 player in Ohio and No. 47 outside linebacker nationally according to Rivals … No. 3 inside linebacker in Ohio, No. 8 inside linebacker regionally and No. 41 inside linebacker nationally according to Scout … No. 60 player in Ohio and No. 55 inside linebacker nationally according to 247Sports … No. 49 player in Ohio and No. 41 inside linebacker nationally according to ESPN … birthday is November 30 … son of Anthony and Kim Hensley … one of two children.

Coaches Association Division I First Team (2015) … Cincinnati Enquirer Division I Fall All-Star (2015) … Cincinnati Enquirer Division I Fall All-Star Honorable Mention (2014) … Journal-News All-Area First Team (2015) … Journal-News All-Area Second Team (2015) … TriStateFootball.com All-TSF Second Team (2015) … three-star recruit according to ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247Sports and PrepStar … PrepStar All-Midwest Region Ranking … No. 39 player in Ohio and No. 61 cornerback nationally according to Rivals … No. 3 cornerback in Ohio, No. 7 cornerback regionally and No. 61 cornerback nationally according to Scout … No. 43 player in Ohio and No. 91 cornerback nationally according to 247Sports … No. 66 player in Ohio according to ESPN … birthday is February 7 … son of William and Kim Mahone … one of three children.

Jake Long

RB, 5-9, 202 Detroit, Mich./Martin Luther King

CB, 6-0, 180 Columbus, Ohio/Hamilton Township Played one season for Coach Nathan Hillerich at Hamilton Township High … helped team to an 8-3 record and a berth in the state playoffs … made 28 tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions, two pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 2015 … played in the 2016 Semper Fidelis All-American Game … AP All-Ohio Division III First Team (2015) … AP All-Central Division III District Defensive Player of the Year (2015) … AP All-Central Division III District First Team (2015) … All-Mid-State League First Team (2015) … previously played at Paul Blazer High (Ashland, Ky.) … three-star recruit according to ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247Sports and PrepStar … PrepStar All-Midwest Region Ranking … No. 46 player in Ohio and No. 65 cornerback nationally according to Rivals … No. 6 cornerback in Ohio and No. 18 cornerback regionally according to Scout … No. 74 player in Ohio according to 247Sports … No. 55 player in Ohio and No. 88 cornerback nationally according to ESPN … also played basketball and participated in track and field … birthday is December 27 … son of Michael Long and Tara Jones … one of four children.

Sean Mahone

CB, 5-10, 200 Liberty Township, Ohio/Lakota West Two-year starter for Coach Larry Cox at Lakota West High … made 43 tackles with two interceptions and two pass breakups in 2015 … finished the 2014 season with 51 tackles and three interceptions … played in the 2016 Semper Fidelis All-American Game … AP All-Ohio Division I Honorable Mention (2015) … AP All-Southwest Division I District First Team (2015) … AP All-Southwest Division I District Honorable Mention (2014) … two-time All-Greater Miami Conference First Team (2014-15) … All-Southwest Ohio Football

Martell Pettaway

Zach Sandwisch

Played his senior season for Coach Dale Harvell at Martin Luther King High in Detroit … played in the 2016 Semper Fidelis All-American Game … led team to a 14-0 record and the state championship … team captured a 40-38 championship victory over Lowell on a last second Hail Mary pass … rushed for 1,629 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior … career saw him average more than 150 yards rushing per game … before transferring to MLK, played sophomore and junior seasons at St. Clair Shores South Lake High … rushed for more than 1,300 yards as a junior with 15 touchdowns, averaging 8.6 yards per carry with a long run of 80 yards … as a sophomore, rushed for more than 1,400 yards with 14 scores and a long run of 96 yards … three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247Sports … ranked No. 8 best prospect in the state, No. 30 in the region and No. 19 overall at his position by ESPN … 247Sports ranks him No. 26 overall at running back and No. 14 best prospect in Michigan … Rivals rank is No. 17 nationally at position and No. 12 overall best prospect in the state … No. 1 running back in Michigan, No. 11 running back in the Midwest Region and No. 46 running back nationally according to Scout … PrepStar All-Midwest Region Ranking ... birthday is December 15 ... son of Mark and Theresa Pettaway.

LB, 6-2, 210 Woodville, Ohio/Central Catholic Two-year starter for Coach Greg Dempsey at Central Catholic High … helped team to a 12-3 record in 2015 and a trip to the state championship … USA TODAY American Family Insurance All-USA Ohio Second Team (2015) … AP All-Ohio Division III Defensive Player of the Year (2015) … AP All-Ohio Division III First Team (2015) … AP All-Northwest District Division III Defensive Player of the Year (2015) … AP All-Northwest District Division III First Team (2015) … all-Three Rivers Athletic Conference First Team (2015) … all-Three Rivers Athletic Conference Honorable Mention (2014) … three-star recruit according to ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247Sports and PrepStar … PrepStar All-Midwest Region Ranking … No. 28 player in Ohio and No. 25 inside linebacker nationally according to Rivals … No. 2 inside linebacker in Ohio, No. 6 inside linebacker regionally and No. 29 inside linebacker nationally according to Scout … No. 30 player in Ohio and No. 48 inside linebacker nationally according to 247Sports … No. 54 player in Ohio and No. 79 inside linebacker nationally according to ESPN … birthday is September 5 … son of Mark and Donna Sandwisch … one of two children.

Josh Sills

OL, 6-6, 315 Byesville, Ohio/Meadowbrook

Ray Raulerson

OL, 6-4, 287 Tampa, Fla./Plant Senior/Tennessee Transferred to West Virginia in 2016 summer … will have to sit out the 2016 season and will have two years of eligibility remaining … appeared in five games for Tennessee during his redshirt freshman campaign … made his collegiate debut vs. Bowling Green (9/5) … saw action in the Outback Bowl vs. Northwestern (1/1), playing in his hometown of Tampa … redshirted as a true freshman … WVUFOOTBALL

played for coach Robert Weiner at Plant High … part of offensive line that paved the way for Plant to accumulate almost 400 yards per game of total offense in 2013 … helped lead Plant to a 11-2-1 record as a senior and advance to the semifinals of the Florida 8A state tournament … earned All-County First Team as a senior by the Tampa Bay Times … named All-County Honorable Mention as a junior by the Tampa Bay Times … rated three-star by 247Sports (No. 83 offensive tackle, No. 123 prospect in Florida) … rated three-star by ESPN (No. 113 offensive tackle, No. 191 prospect in Florida) … rated three-star by Rivals (No. 54 offensive tackle, No. 77 prospect in Florida) … rated three-star by Scout (No. 53 offensive tackle, No. 77 prospect in Florida) … birthday is September 6 … son of Sam and Beth Raulerson.

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Two-year starter for Coach Jeff Twiddy at Meadowbrook High … helped team to a 9-2 record in 2015 and a berth in the state playoffs … paved the way for the offense to average 36.3 points per game, 222.3 passing yards per game, 160.9 rushing yards per game and 27 rushing touchdowns in 2015 … also handled kicking and punting duties, averaging 41.9 yards per punt ... connected on two-of-two field goal attempts with a long of 43 yards and had 18 touchbacks on kickoffs ... set the season extra point record with 27 and also the

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career mark with 69 made ... AP All-Ohio Division IV First Team (2015) … AP All-Ohio Division IV Honorable Mention (2014) … selected to play in the North-South All-Star Game (2016) … two-time AP All-East Division IV District First Team (201415) … East Central Ohio League Gray Division Offensive Lineman of the Year (2015) … two-time All-East Central Ohio League Gray Division First Team (2014-15) … East Central Ohio League Gray Division Defensive Lineman of the Year (2014) … three-star according to ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247Sports and PrepStar … PrepStar All-Midwest Region Ranking … No. 32 player in Ohio and No. 35 guard nationally according to Rivals … No. 4 guard in Ohio, No. 18 guard regionally and No. 72 guard nationally according to Scout … No. 54 player in Ohio and No. 59 guard nationally according to 247Sports … No. 34 player in Ohio, No. 69 guard nationally and No. 97 player regionally according to ESPN … birthday is January 26 … son of John and Kim Sills … one of two children.

Steven Smothers

WR, 5-11, 150 Reisterstown, Md./Franklin Played for Coach Anthony Burgos at Franklin High … two-time Maryland Consensus All-State First Team (2014-15) … two-time Maryland Big School All-State First Team (2014-15) … selected for Under Armour All-Star Game … three-time All-Baltimore Metro First Team … helped team to a 10-2 record as a senior and advance to the regional finals of the state playoffs … triple threat as a receiver, returner and rusher … finished career with more than 2,700 yards receiving, 44 touchdowns receiving, 65 total touchdowns and 20.3 yards per catch … registered 1,164 all-purpose yards as a senior … also rushed for 192 yards and three scores in final season … senior season totaled 556 yards receiving, 15 touchdowns receiving, averaged 17.4 yards per catch and had 19 total touchdowns … MaxPreps named him the Franklin Player of the Year … prior to senior season, had three-year statistical totals of 2,190 yards and 46 touchdowns … junior season totals showed 696 yards receiving, 143 rushing, 437 returns yards and 22 total touchdowns … fouryear career all-purpose totals stand at 987 yards as a freshman, 1,816 as a sophomore, 1,440 as a junior and 1,164 yards in his final season … for his career, averaged 23.1 yards on punt returns and 21.5 yards on kickoff returns … four-star recruit by Rivals and member of its 250 group … Scout ranks him as the No. 27 best wide receiver prospect nationally, No. 3 receiver in the East and No. 1 receiver in state of Maryland … MaxPreps ranks him as No. 30 best recruit in Maryland … PrepStar All-American … also excelled in track ... birthday is July 9 ... son of Steven and McClain Smothers ... one of four children.

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Jovanni Stewart S, 5-10, 190 Katy, Texas/Katy

Three-year starter for Coach Gary Joseph at Katy High … helped lead Katy to a 16-0 record and eighth straight 6A DII state title … team was ranked No. 1 in the nation by MaxPreps and USA Today computer rankings … part of a defense that allowed 3.9 points per game for the season … as a senior, he finished with 101 tackles, 10 sacks, eight forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, three blocked kicks, 10 pass breakups and scored five touchdowns … two-time All-District 19-6A selection … two-star rating by Rivals, Scout and 247Sports … birthday is November 12 ... son of Silva Green and Melissa Rivera ... one of two children.

Trevon Wesco

TE, 6-5, 260 Gerrardstown, W.Va./Lackawanna College Played two seasons for Coach Mark Duda at Lackawanna College … missed the 2015 season due to injury … finished the 2014 season with five receptions for 47 yards … an all-state football and basketball player at Musselman High … three-star recruit according to ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports and PrepStar … two-star recruit according to Scout … PrepStar Junior College All-American … No. 46 junior college player according to Rivals … No. 3 junior college tight end nationally according to ESPN … No. 7 junior college tight end nationally according to 247Sports … birthday is September 12 ... son of Christie Linaburg ... one of two children.

Kyzir White

S, 6-2, 210 Macungie, Pa./Lackawanna College Played two seasons for Coach Mark Duda at Lackawanna College … helped team to an 8-2 record in 2015 … finished the 2015 season with 37 tackles, two tackles for loss, four breakups, three interceptions, two fumble recoveries … made 34 tackles in 2014, adding two pass breakups, 1.5 tackles for loss and one interception … 2015 All-Northeast Football Conference First Team … 2014 All-Northeast Football Conference Third Team … previously played for Randy Cuthbert as a senior at Emmaus High and Coach Joe Bottiglieri his previous three years … four-star recruit according to ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247Sports and PrepStar … PrepStar Junior College All-American … No. 19 junior college player according to Rivals … No. 20 on the ESPN JC50 … No. 27 junior college prospect according to Scout … No. 1 junior college safety nationally according to ESPN … No. 12 junior college player nationally, No. 1 junior college safety nationally and No. 1 junior college

Pennsylvania player according to 247Sports … birthday is March 24 ... son of Kevin and Tammy White ... younger brother of former WVU All-American and Chicago Bears first-round NFL Draft Pick Kevin White ... brother of current WVU wide receiver Ka’Raun White ... one of seven children.

Kelby Wickline TE, 6-4, 270 Stillwater, Okla./UTSA

Redshirted as a freshman at UTSA … sat out the 2014 season as a greyshirt but began attending classes at UTSA in the 2015 spring semester … played for coach Tucker Barnard at Stillwater High … played both tackles spots and defensive end at the high school level … a first-team All-District 6A-1 and Class 6A East All-Star as a senior … allowed just one sack during his career … as a senior, Stillwater averaged almost 200 yards a game rushing, 5.4 yards per carry and more than 350 yards of total offense … also played baseball … birthday is June 25 … son of Joe and Nicki Wickline … father is the offensive coordinator/ tight ends/fullbacks coach at West Virginia ... one of three children.

Jonn Young

K, 6-0, 200 Advance, N.C./Davie Punter/kicker for Coach Holeman DeVore at Davie High … for his career, he hit 10-of-13 field goal attempts and 64-of-73 extra point attempts, scoring 94 points … five-star rating by Kohl’s Kicking Academy as a kicker … 4.5-star rating by Kohl’s Kicking Academy as a punter … five-star rating by Kornblue Kicking … five-star rating by Chris Sailer Kicking Academy … Kornblue Kicking “Fab 50” … Chris Sailer’s “TOP 12” … hit 5-of-5 field goal attempts and 33-of-37 extra point attempts as a junior … 2013 NC Nike Fall Camp Field Goal Champion … 2013 NC Nike Fall Camp Kickoff Champion … 2014 Vegas Spring Event Punt Finalist … 2014 Vegas Spring Event Field Goal Finalist … 2014 Underclassmen Event Field Goal Champion … 2014 FBU Ohio Punt Champion … 2014 FBU Ohio Camp MVP … 2015 Vegas XXVI Punt Finalist … 2016 Vegas XXVII Overall Punt Champion … Prepstar All-Atlantic Region Ranking … No. 1 kicker in North Carolina, No. 4 kicker in South Region and No. 7 kicker nationally according to Scout … No. 13 kicker nationally and No. 63 overall by 247Sports … No. 35 kicker nationally and No. 46 overall in North Carolina by ESPN.com … three-star rating by ESPN, Scout, 247Sports and Prepstar … two-star rating by Rivals ... birthday is January 30 ... son of Michael and Kathryn Young ... one of two children.


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• Finished the season with an 8-5 overall record and a 4-5 mark in the Big 12 Conference, tying for fifth • The eight wins were the most in a season since becoming a member of the Big 12 Conference • Led the Mountaineers to a 43-42 victory in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl, his fourth bowl appearance in five years • Tied or broke 19 individual or team, school and Cactus Bowl records and produced 11 NCAA Top 10 Bowl Rankings • Seventeen players had their degrees in hand when the Cactus Bowl was played, ranking among the Top 10 nationally in number of graduates playing in a bowl game • Seven All-Big 12 Academic Team selections • Twenty-Nine players were named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the fall semester • Twenty-Six players were named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the spring semester • Two All-American selections, Nick Kwiatkoski and Karl Joseph, named to three teams • WVU had nine players named to the coaches’ All-Big 12 team selections, including three on the first team • Led Mountaineers to a Top 25 national ranking for the fourth year, reaching as high as No. 21 in the Coaches’ Poll • Wendell Smallwood became Holgorsen’s second WVU running back and fourth overall to hit the 1,000yard rushing plateau (1,519) • WVU’s offense was No. 17 nationally in rushing offense, No. 18 in first down offense and No. 23 in total offense • WVU’s defense was ranked No. 2 nationally in interceptions, No. 5 in turnovers gained, tied for No. 8 in number of defensive three-and-outs, No. 11 in opponents third-down defense and No. 15 in turnover margin • WVU’s special teams were ranked No. 11 in kickoff returns, No. 22 in net punting and punt return defense

2014 (4th season)

• Finished with 7-6 record overall and 5-4 in Big 12 play, tying for fourth place, WVU’s highest finish in the league • Led the Mountaineers to a Liberty Bowl berth, his third bowl appearance in four seasons at WVU • Four Mountaineers earned 28 All-America honors • WVU had four players named to the coaches’ All-Big 12 teams and five players selected to the Associated Press team • Kevin White was a finalist for the Fred Biletnikoff Award and a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award. • White was No. 6 nationally in receptions per game, receiving yards, No. 8 in receiving yards per game and No. 19 in receiving touchdowns • White was the third Mountaineer to finish with more than 100 receptions in a season and the eighth to have 1,000 or more receiving yards • White’s 109 receptions were third most in the nation and his 1,447 yards were sixth most • Three receivers have had seven straight 100-yard receiving performances since 2000, Michael Crabtree, Justin Blackmon and Kevin White, all three coached by Holgorsen

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• Kickoff returner Mario Alford was No. 8 nationally in kickoff return yards per game • Josh Lambert was a finalist for the Lou Groza Award, college football’s top kicker • Lambert finished No. 1 nationally in field goals per game and No. 8 in scoring • Lambert set the NCAA record for most field goals made of 40 yards or more in a season (16) and tied the mark for games with the most multiple field goals (10) • Lambert’s 30 field goals made in the season tied the school record for most made in a season and was the most made in the nation • Clint Trickett was a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award • Trickett was No. 6 in the nation in completions per game, No. 10 in passing yards per game, No. 11 in completion percentage, No. 21 in total offense, No. 22 in passing yards, No. 33 in passing efficiency and No. 54 in passing touchdowns • Trickett was the third Mountaineer to finish with more than 3,000 yards passing in a season • Shaq Riddick was named the Big 12 Conference Defensive Newcomer of the Year • Defeated No. 4 Baylor for his sixth win over a Top 25 and first over a Top 10 team • WVU was ranked in the Top 25 for three weeks, including as high as No. 20

2013 (3rd Season)

• Third year as the head coach at West Virginia University, guiding the program in its second year of Big 12 Conference affiliation • Defeated No. 11 Oklahoma State for his fifth win over a Top 25 team at WVU • Had six players earn All-Big 12 Conference honors, including Charles Sims who was a first-team selection • Sims also was named the Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Year • Sims and Will Clarke were drafted in the third round of the NFL Draft, giving him six players drafted in the Top three rounds

2012 (2nd Season)

• Served as West Virginia’s Campaign Chair for United Way, raising more than $330,000, exceeding the goal • Led football program into its first year of competition in the Big 12 Conference • Guided West Virginia to a 7-6 overall record in 2012 and an appearance in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl • Earned national rankings in 10-of-16 weeks during the 2012 season in both the AP and USA Today Coaches’ Polls, reaching as high as No. 4 in USA Today Coaches’ Poll and No. 5 in the AP Poll • Five Mountaineer players earned 25 All-America honors • Three Mountaineer players were drafted in the Top 3 rounds of the NFL Draft, including the No. 8 selection Tavon Austin • Holgorsen had his second first-round NFL draft choice in as many years, only WVU coach to accomplish that

• Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey were one of four sets of 1,000-yard receivers nationally • WVU was one of only two schools nationally to have a 4,000-yard passer and a pair of 1,000-yard receivers • WVU was ranked No. 9 nationally in scoring offense and No. 10 in passing offense and total offense • Geno Smith led the nation in passing touchdowns (42) • Smith was one of only two quarterbacks to throw for more than 4,000 yards for two straight years • Smith was one of only five quarterbacks nationally to throw for 30 or more touchdowns in two straight years • Bailey led the nation in receiving touchdowns (25) and finished with the second highest amount ever in a season in NCAA history • Austin was the only player nationally to finish with 100 or more receptions for two straight years • Austin was the only player nationally to finish with more than 2,000 all-purpose yards for two straight years • Austin was the only player in NCAA history to finish his career with more than 3,000 receiving yards and more than 1,000 yards rushing • Austin was the recipient of the Paul Hornung Award, the nation’s most versatile player • Austin was the recipient of the Jet Award, the nation’s top returner • Austin was named the Big 12 Conference co-Special Teams Player of the Year • Bailey was a finalist for the Fred Biletnikoff Award • Smith was a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm and Manning Awards

2011 (1st Season)

• Named FWAA First-Year Head Coach of the Year • Posted a 10-3 mark in his first season as head coach, only WVU coach to win 10 games in his first year • Led West Virginia to Big East Championship and BCS win, first WVU coach to accomplish that feat • Earned national rankings in 13-of-16 weeks of 2011 season in the AP and USA Today Coaches Polls, reaching as high as No. 11 in the AP Poll and tied for No. 14 in the USA Today Coaches Poll • Tied for fourth in wins among first-year head coaches nationally • One of seven coaches to take his program to a BCS Bowl in his first year as a head coach, and only one of three (Larry Coker, 2001; Chris Peterson, 2007) to win the bowl game • Fourth WVU coach to make a bowl appearance and win in his first season (Bill Stewart, Dudley DeGroot, Marshall Glenn) • Three Mountaineer players earned seven All-America honors • Three Mountaineer players drafted in the NFL Draft, including the No. 15 pick, Bruce Irvin • WVU led the Big East with 10 all-conference honorees and the Special Teams Player of the Year, Austin • WVU finished No. 6 nationally in passing offense, No. 13 in scoring offense and No. 15 in total offense • The Mountaineer offense ranked No. 67 in total offense in 2010, the year before Holgorsen arrived, and he took it to No. 15 in 2011 • In 2011, Austin and Bailey were the fourth pair of 1,000-yard receivers nationally (Houston, USC, SMU) • WVU was one of two schools nationally to have a 4,000-yard passer and two 1,000-yard receivers (Houston) • Quarterback Geno Smith finished No. 5 nationally in passing yards per game, No. 8 in completions per game and total offense and No. 17 in passing efficiency


COACH DANA HOLGORSEN

Holgorsen Year-By-Year 2015 West Virginia Head Coach Cactus Bowl Champions 2014 West Virginia Head Coach Liberty Bowl 2013 West Virginia Head Coach 2012 West Virginia Head Coach Pinstripe Bowl 2011 West Virginia Head Coach Big East Champions; Orange Bowl Champions 2010 Oklahoma State Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Alamo Bowl Champions 2009 Houston Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Armed Forces Bowl 2008 Houston Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Armed Forces Bowl Champions 2007 Texas Tech Co-Offensive Coordinator/Inside Receivers Gator Bowl Champions 2006 Texas Tech Co-Offensive Coordinator/Inside Receivers Insight.com Bowl Champions 2005 Texas Tech Co-Offensive Coordinator/Inside Receivers Cotton Bowl 2004 Texas Tech Inside Receivers Holiday Bowl Champions 2003 Texas Tech Inside Receivers Houston Bowl Champions 2002 Texas Tech Inside Receivers Tangerine Bowl Champions 2001 Texas Tech Inside Receivers Alamo Bowl 2000 Texas Tech Inside Receivers Galleryfurniture.com Bowl 1999 Wingate Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers 1998 Mississippi College Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers /Special Teams 1997 Mississippi College Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers /Special Teams American Southwest Conference Champions 1996 Mississippi College Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers /Special Teams 1995 Valdosta State Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers /Special Teams 1994 Valdosta State Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers /Special Teams NCAA II National Quarterfinalist 1993 Valdosta State Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers /Special Teams

8-5 7-6 4-8 7-6 10-3 11-2 10-4 8-5 9-4 8-5 9-3 8-4 8-5 9-5 7-5 7-6 3-8 4-6 8-2 4-8 6-5 11-2 8-3

Holgorsen Totals: at West Virginia - 36-28 (Five Years) Overall - 36-28 (Five Years)

• Austin finished No. 1 nationally in all-purpose yardage (198.0), No. 6 in punt returns, No. 8 in receptions per game, No. 20 in kickoff returns and No. 23 in receiving yards per game • Bailey finished No. 13 nationally in receiving yards per game

Oklahoma State

• In 2010, was named a finalist for the Frank Broyles Award, signifying the top assistant coach in college football and named the Rivals.com National Offensive Coordinator of the Year • In 2010, 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 Cowboy offense ranked No. 61 nationally in total offense in 2009, the year before Holgorsen arrived, and he took it to the No. 1 spot in 2010 • Quarterback Brandon Weeden became the first OSU passer to earn first team All-Big 12 honors. He was a finalist for the Manning Award, given to the top quarterback in the nation • Receiver Justin Blackmon was named the recipient of the 2010 Biletnikoff Award, given to the top receiver in the nation, and running back Kendall Hunter was a finalist for the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation’s top running back • Weeden, Hunter and Blackmon became only the second trio in NCAA history to pass for at least 3,000 yards, run for more than 1,500 yards and finish with more than 1,500 yards receiving in the same season

Houston

• In 2009, UH led the nation in total offense with 563 yards per game, scoring offense with 42.2 points per game, and passing offense with 433.7 yards per game • In 2008, his first year at Houston, the Cougars ranked second in the nation in passing offense (401.6) and total offense (562.77). UH scored 40.62 points per game to rank 10th nationally • Houston quarterback Case Keenum led the nation in total offense in 2008 and 2009, with 403.15 yards of total offense per game as a sophomore and 416.36 yards of offense as a junior • Keenum ranked in the nation’s top-10 in passing efficiency during Holgorsen’s two seasons at UH

Texas Tech

• During his tenure as offensive coordinator, the Red Raiders increased their offensive numbers from 324.8 yards per game to 529.6 yards per game • In 2007, Texas Tech led the nation in passing offense (470.31 yards per game), ranked second in total offense (529.62 yards per game) and was seventh in scoring offense (40.92 points per game) • Quarterback Graham Harrell led the nation in total offense and receiver Michael Crabtree led the nation in receptions per game and receiving yards per game. Crabtree won the Biletnikoff Award as America’s top receiver in 2007 • In 2006, the Red Raiders ranked third nationally in passing offense and sixth in total offense. Harrell was third nationally in total offense with 344.38 yards per game • In 2005, Texas Tech led the nation in passing offense with 388.83 yards per game, was fourth in scoring offense at 39.42 points per game and was sixth in total offense with 495.83 yards per contest. • Quarterback Cody Hodges ranked second in the country with 369.08 yards per game

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• Coached Lucas Greene who led the team in scoring that season and went on to play in the NFL

Mississippi College

• Mississippi College won the American Southwest Conference in its first season in the league and averaged 432.0 yards per game in 1997

Valdosta State

• Helped develop quarterback Chris Hatcher, who set an NCAA record, completing 74.7 percent of his passes on the Division II level in 1994 • Hatcher’s 10,588 passing yards ranked third on the NCAA career list at the time • Hatcher currently ranks second in the NCAA record books in career touchdown passes (116) and third in single-season touchdown passes (50 in 1994) and was the NCAA passing champion in 1994

Coaching Highlights

• Has had 14 players earn All-America honors • Has had four NFL Top-15 draft picks during the past five years, only coach nationally to accomplish that feat • Has had nine NFL draft picks in first three rounds in the past five years, most in Big 12 • Has had 17 players drafted in five years at WVU, thirdmost in the Big 12 • Has had four wide receivers drafted since 2013, tied nationally for most during that time • Since becoming offensive coordinator at Texas Tech in 2005, his offenses have averaged an outstanding 37.4 points per game over that 11-year period • His passing offenses and total offensive output have ranked in the Top 10 nationally all but three years during the 11-year span since he became offensive coordinator at Texas Tech in 2005 • His former pupils have earned 10 national awards and he also has had 10 earn finalist honors • Had eight quarterbacks pass for 4,000 or more yards and throw for 30 or more touchdowns in a season • Had 14 receivers finish with 1,000 or more yards in a season, including 10 finish with 90 or more receptions and 12 finish with double figure TD receptions in a season • Only coach in West Virginia history to have coached a team with at least 450 rushing yards in a game (Oklahoma, 2012) and at least 450 yards passing in a game (five times)

Holgorsen QuickFacts Birthday: June 21

Coaching Tenure: 24th season

Record at West Virginia: 36-28 (five seasons) Overall Record: 36-28 (five seasons) Bowl Games Coached: 15

Bachelor’s Degree: Iowa Wesleyan, ‘93 Master’s Degree: Valdosta State, ‘95 Children: McClayne, Logan, Karlyn

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Prominent PLAYERS IN

HOLGORSEN’S OFFENSIVE SYSTEM MARIO ALFORD

All-American as a senior (West Virginia) Career Stats: 92 catches, 1,497 yards, 13 touchdowns 37 kickoff returns for 972 yards, two touchdowns No. 2 nationally in kickoff return touchdowns (2, 2014) No. 8 nationally in kickoff return yardage (28.6, 2014) No. 12 nationally in receiving touchdowns (11, 2014) Second Year in NFL (Cincinnati Bengals) Seventh-Round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft (Cincinnati Bengals)

DANNY AMENDOLA

Two-Time All-Big 12 Conference (Texas Tech) Career Stats: 204 receptions, 2,246 yards,

15 touchdowns 1,283 punt return yards, 1 TD Eighth Year in NFL (New England Patriots) Helped lead Patriots to Super Bowl win in 2014 Helped lead Patriots to AFC Championship game in 2015 Second-leading Patriots receiver (2013 and 2015) Led NFL with 2,364 all-purpose yards (2010) No. 6 in all-purpose yards (2009) No. 2 in punt/kickoff return yards (2009) No. 6 in punt/kickoff return yards (2010) No. 1 in yards/punt return (2015)

TAVON AUSTIN

Two-Time All-American (West Virginia) Eighth in the Heisman Trophy Voting (2012) Big 12 Co-Special Teams Player of the Year Paul Hornung Award (most versatile), 2012 Jet Award (Top Returner), 2012 Only player in NCAA history to finish with more than

STEDMAN BAILEY

PATRICK EDWARDS

All-American as a senior (West Virginia) Finalist for the Biletnikoff Award Led NCAA in touchdown receptions (25), second

Two-time All-American (Houston) Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year (2011) Three-time All-Conference USA Two 1,000-yard receiving seasons Career Stats: Finished with 291 receptions, 4,507

all-time in a season

2012 Season: No. 3 in nation in receiving yards and tied for No. 3 in receptions

yards, 43 TDs

Set or tied 13 West Virginia individual game, season, career and class records

Third-Round Selection in the 2013 NFL Draft Fourth Year in the NFL (Los Angeles Rams) No. 1 in NFL for long punt return (90, 2014) No. 3 in NFL for punt returns for touchdowns (1, 2014)

Led NCAA with 20 receiving touchdowns in 2011 No. 1 in Conference USA in career receiving yards No. 2 in Conference USA in career catches and touchdowns

Played for the Detroit Lions , 2012-14 GRAHAM HARRELL

JUSTIN BLACKMON

Two-Time Consensus All-American (Oklahoma State) Two-Time Biletnikoff Award Winner Fifth in the Heisman Trophy Voting (2010) 2010 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year Finished with 252 receptions, 3,564 yards, 40 TDs No. 5 Draft Pick in NFL – Jacksonville Jaguars Fifth Year in NFL (Jacksonville Jaguars)

National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete (Texas Tech)

All-American Honors as a senior Fourth in the Heisman Trophy Voting (2008) Sporting News Co-Player of the Year Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Career Stats: 15,793 yards, 134 TDs No. 3 all-time in NCAA history in career passing touchdowns

No. 4 all-time in NCAA history in career passing

MICHAEL CRABTREE

Two-Time Unanimous All-American (Texas Tech) Two-Time Biletnikoff Award Winner ESPN All-American Player of the Year (2007) Fifth in the Heisman Trophy Voting (2008) Finished with 231 receptions, 3,127 yards, 41 TDs No. 10 Draft Pick in NFL – San Francisco 49ers Eighth Year in NFL (Oakland Raiders) Led Raiders in receptions (85) and receiving touchdowns (9), 2015

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No. 5 all-time in NCAA history in career total yards KENDALL HUNTER

Two-Time All-American (Oklahoma State) Finalist for Doak Walker Award Career Stats: 4,181 yards rushing, 37 TDs Fourth-Round Draft Pick in NFL (San Francisco 49ers)

Fifth Year in NFL (New Orleans Saints)

1,000 rushing yards and 3,000 receiving yards

Career Stats: 1,033 rushing yards, 6 TDs; 288 receptions, 3,413 receiving yards, 29 TDs

Finished with 2,407 kickoff return yards, 433 punt return yards and 7,286 all-purpose yards

Set or tied 37 individual game, season, career,

class and bowl records at West Virginia, Big 12 Conference, Big East Conference and NCAA and BCS Bowl records No. 8 selection in the 2013 NFL Draft Fourth Year in the NFL (Los Angeles Rams) Three-time NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (2013, 2014, 2015) No. 1 in NFL for longest punt return (98, 2013) No. 2 in NFL in punt returns for touchdowns (1, 2013) No. 2 in NFL in punt returns for touchdowns (1, 2015) No. 7 in NFL in punt returns (33, 2013) No. 8 in NFL for long reception (81, 2013) No. 8 in NFL in yards per touch (12.5, 2013) No. 9 in NFL for longest rush (65, 2013) No. 2 in NFL for punt returns (35, 2014) No. 3 in NFL in punt returns for touchdowns (1, 2014) No. 3 in NFL in punt return yards (391, 2014) No. 6 in NFL in yards per punt return (11.2, 2014) No. 6 in NFL for longest punt return (78, 2014) No. 6 in NFL in punt returns (34, 2015) No. 7 in NFL for longest punt return (75, 2015)

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CASE KEENUM

All-American (Houston) No. 7 in the Heisman Trophy Voting (2011) No. 8 in the Heisman Trophy Voting (2009) Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year Two-time Conference USA Player of the Year Two-time Sammy Baugh Trophy Winner (2009, 2011) Two-time Davey O’Brien Award finalist NCAA All-Time Passing Yards Leader (19,217) NCAA All-Time Passing TD Leader (155) NCAA All-Time Passing Completion Leader (1,546) Only FBS quarterback to pass for more than 5,000 yards in three seasons

Finished with 23 rushing touchdowns Fourth year in the NFL (Los Angeles Rams) CHARLES SIMS

Big 12 Newcomer of the Year All-Big 12 First-Team All-Conference Two-Time All-Conference USA Career Stats: 3,465 rushing yards, 40 touchdowns, 203 catches for 2,108 receiving yards, 11 touchdowns 5,626 all-purpose yards No. 33 nationally in all-purpose yards Third-Round Selection in the 2014 NFL Draft (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) Third year in the NFL (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) No. 2 rusher for Tampa Bay (529 yards, 2015) No. 2 receiver for Tampa Bay (51 catches, 561 yards, 4 touchdowns)

WENDELL SMALLWOOD

All-Big 12 Conference (2015) Big 12 Rushing Champion (1,519 yards, 2015) No. 14 nationally in rushing yards (2015) No. 15 nationally in rushing yards per game (116.8, 2015)

No. 22 nationally in rushing yards per carry (6.4, 2015)

No. 25 nationally in all-purpose yards (129.2, 2015) Fifth-Round Selection in the 2016 NFL Draft (Philadelphia Eagles)

GENO SMITH

Three-time all-conference Manning Award Finalist Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Finalist Career Stats: 988-of-1,465 passes, 11,662 yards, 98 touchdowns

Ran for four TDs, responsible for 102 total touchdowns Set or tied 71 West Virginia individual game, season, career, class, stadium and bowl records; NCAA and BCS bowl records, Big 12 and Big East records Led the nation in 2012 with 42 touchdown passes No. 4 in the nation in completions per game and points responsible for Tied for No. 5 in passing yards per game No. 6 in pass efficiency No. 8 in total offense Second-Round Selection in 2013 Draft (New York Jets) Fourth Year in NFL (New York Jets)

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BRANDON WEEDEN

All-Big 12 First Team Quarterback (2010) (Oklahoma State)

Manning Award Finalist Finished with 9,260 passing yards and 75 TDs No. 22 Selection in the NFL Draft – Cleveland Browns Fifth Year in NFL (Houston Texans) WES WELKER

Mosi Tatupu Award for top special teams player in the nation

Stats: 259 receptions, 3,069 yards, 21 TDs Finished with 1,761 punt return yards and eight TDs No. 1 in NCAA history in punt return yards No. 1 in NCAA history in punt return touchdowns Played 13 years in the NFL Signed one of the biggest free agent deals of the 2013 offseason

Five-Time NFL Pro Bowl Two-Time First Team All-Pro Two-Time Second Team All-Pro Three-Time NFL Reception Leader Set or Tied 15 NFL Records Career Stats: 903 catches, 9,924 yards, 50 TDs Sports Illustrated All-Decade Team No. 17 in NFL Career All-Purpose Yards No. 20 in NFL Career Receptions No. 20 in NFL Career Punt Return Yards No. 47 in NFL Career Receiving Yards KEVIN WHITE

All-American as a senior (West Virginia) Finalist for the Biletnikoff Award Semifinalist for Maxwell Award Third WVU player to finish with more than 100 receptions in a season

Eighth Mountaineer player to have 1,000 or more yards receiving

 His 109 receptions in 2014 were third most in the nation His 1,447 yards in 2014 were the sixth most in the nation

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TONYGibson ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH

Coaching Responsibility: Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Birthday: October 12 Hometown: Van, West Virginia Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Glenville State, ‘94) Family: Wife – Kerry; Son – Cody, Daughter - Ashton Year at West Virginia: 11 Year in Coaching: 21

PLAYING CAREER

• Defensive Back at Glenville State from 1991-94 • Part of two WVIAC championship teams.

COACHING CAREER

• 2016: West Virginia (associate head coach/ defensive coordinator/linebackers) • 2014-15: West Virginia (defensive coordinator/ linebackers) • 2013: West Virginia (safeties) • 2012: Arizona (assistant head coach/safeties/ defensive special teams) • 2011: Pitt (secondary/pass game coordinator) • 2008-10: Michigan (assistant head coach/ defensive backs/special teams) • 2007: West Virginia (defensive backs/recruiting coordinator) • 2001-07: West Virginia (defensive backs) • 1999-00: West Virginia Tech (defensive coordinator) • 1997-98: Cumberland University (defensive backs/special teams) • 1996: Glenville State (defensive backs)

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• 2015: Cactus (West Virginia) • 2014: Liberty (West Virginia) • 2012: New Mexico (Arizona) • 2011: BBVA Compass (Pitt) • 2010: Gator (Michigan) • 2007: Fiesta (West Virginia) • 2006: Gator (West Virginia) • 2005: Sugar (West Virginia) • 2004: Gator (West Virginia) • 2003: Gator (West Virginia) • 2002: Continental Tire (West Virginia)

Coaching Highlights WEST VIRGINIA

• In 2015, WVU’s defense was ranked No. 2 nationally in interceptions, No. 5 in turnovers gained, No. 8 in most opponent three and outs, No. 11 in opponent third-down defense and No. 15 in turnover margin • Defense was No. 1 in the Big 12 in rushing defense, interceptions and opponent first-down defense and second in scoring defense, total defense and opponent third-down defense • Four defensive players were selected in 2016 NFL Draft: Karl Joseph (S, First Round), Daryl Worley (CB, Third Round), Nick Kwiatkoski (LB, Fourth Round) and KJ Dillon (S, Fifth Round)

• Kwiatkoski was named All-American First Team (ProFootball Focus) and Joseph was a secondteam selection (CBSSports) • Kwiatkoski and Worley were named All-Big 12 First Team and Dillon was on the second team • In 2014, WVU’s defense was No. 9 in third down defense, No. 12 in fourth-down defense and No. 15 in highest percentage of opponent three downs and out and No. 28 in passing efficiency defense • Kwiatkoski led the Mountaineer defense with 103 tackles and 11.5 tackles for loss and Wes Tonkery was third with 69 tackles and 10.5 tackles for loss • Kwiatkoski was No. 10 in the Big 12 in tackles and tied for No. 13 in tackles for loss • Tonkery was WVU’s Liberty Bowl Scholar Athlete • Brandon Golson finished his WVU career tied for No. 2 in forced fumbles (6) • In 2013, WVU’s defense was No. 4 nationally in fumbles recovered and No. 19 in turnovers gained

American Adam Jones, who has played with the Titans, Cowboys and Bengals during his eightyear NFL career • WVU won or shared four Big East titles, capturing BCS bowl victories following the 2005 (Sugar Bowl) and 2007 (Fiesta Bowl) seasons

ARIZONA

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• Helped the Wildcats to an 8-5 overall record in first year at Arizona and won the Gildan New Mexico Bowl

PITT

• Helped lead the Panthers to a fourth straight bowl appearance • Two of Gibson’s pupils were named to Big East all-conference teams

MICHIGAN

• Helped lead the Wolverines to a berth in the Gator Bowl in 2011 • One of his cornerbacks, Donovan Warren, earned All-Big Ten First Team honors. • Responsible for recruiting Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Denard Robinson, one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in the nation

WEST VIRGINIA

• Mountaineers enjoyed one of their most successful periods on the gridiron, posting a 58-14 record in his final six years on staff and earning a then school record six straight bowl appearances, including two BCS bowl games • Eight of his players earned All-Big East honors and six were selected in the NFL Draft • His secondary standouts included first team All-

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• Spent two seasons as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator (1999-2000)

CUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY

• In 1997 and ’98, coordinated the program’s special teams and recruitment in addition to mentoring the team’s defensive backs

GLENVILLE STATE

• Coached defensive backs and the kickoff teams.

• West Virginia: Darwin Cook (2013), KJ Dillon (2015), Karl Joseph (2014), Nick Kwiatkoski (2015), Daryl Worley (2015) • Arizona: Jared Tevis (2012) • Michigan: Donovan Warren (2009) • Pitt: Jarred Holley (2011); Antwuan Reed (2011) • West Virginia: Jahmile Addae (2004-05), Angel Estrada (2002), Adam Jones (2003-04), Brian King (2003), Mike Lorello (2004-05), Aaron Mims (2005), Rick Sherrod (2002), Eric Wicks (2005-06-07)

ALL-AMERICAN PLAYERS (3)

• West Virginia: Adam Jones (2004), Karl Joseph (2015), Nick Kwiatkoski (2015)

PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS (16)

• West Virginia: KJ Dillon (S), Karl Joseph (S), Nick Kwiatkoski (LB), Shaq Riddick (DL), Daryl Worley (CB) • Pitt: Jarred Holley (DB); Antwuan Reed (DB) • Michigan: Steve Brown (DB), Morgan Trent (CB), Donovan Warren (CB) • West Virginia: Angel Estrada (DB), Lance Frazier (DB), Adam Jones (CB), Keith Tandy (CB), Ellis Lankster (CB), Dee McCann (DB)

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JOE Wickline ASSISTANT COACH

Coaching Responsibility: Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends-Fullbacks Birthday: October 23 Hometown: St. Petersburg, Florida Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Florida, ‘83) Family: Wife – Nicki, Daughters – Lacey and Lauren; Son- Kelby Year at West Virginia: 1 Year in Coaching: 35

PLAYING CAREER

• Three-year letterman at Florida • Played in the Blue-Gray Game

COACHING CAREER

• 2016: West Virginia (offensive coordinator/tight ends-fullbacks) • 2014-15: Texas (offensive coordinator/offensive line) • 2005-13: Oklahoma State (offensive line) • 2002-04: Florida (offensive line/running game coordinator) • 1999-01: Middle Tennessee State (offensive line/running game coordinator/recruiting coordinator) • 1997-98: Baylor (offensive line) • 1996: Southwest CC (head coach) • 1995: Pearl River CC (offensive line) • 1988-94: Mississippi (offensive line) • 1984-87: Delta State (offensive coordinator/offensive line) • 1984: Tennessee (graduate assistant) • 1982-83: Florida (graduate assistant)

BOWL EXPERIENCE (18) • 2014: • 2014: • 2013: • 2012: • 2010: • 2010: • 2008: • 2007: • 2006: • 2004: • 2004: • 2003: • 1992: • 1990: • 1989: • 1984: • 1983: • 1982:

Texas (Texas) Cotton (Oklahoma State) Heart of Dallas (Oklahoma State) Fiesta (Oklahoma State) Alamo (Oklahoma State) Cotton (Oklahoma State) Holiday (Oklahoma State) Insight (Oklahoma State) Independence (Oklahoma State) Peach (Florida) Outback (Florida) Outback (Florida) Liberty (Mississippi) Gator (Mississippi) Liberty (Mississippi) Sun (Tennessee) Gator (Florida) Bluebonnet (Florida)

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS

• Has 34 years of collegiate coaching experience with 18 bowl appearances

TEXAS

• In 2015, Texas’ offense ranked No. 7 in fewest interceptions, No. 17 in rushing offense and No. 26 in red zone offense • In 2014, six starting combinations were used along the line, including five first-time starters, as Texas had its best rushing results in the second half of the season.

OKLAHOMA STATE

• Helped lead the Cowboys to top 20 national finishes in total offense in 2006 (16th), 2007 (seventh), 2008 (sixth), 2010 (third), 2011 (third) and 2012 (fourth)

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• From 2010-13, the Cowboys scored 50 or more points 19 times, broke the 60-point mark in seven contests, the 70-point mark twice and the 80-point plateau once • Offense averaged at least 40 points per game in five of his last seven seasons • The line also paved the way for six consecutive first-team All-Big 12 running backs from 2007-12, a 1,000-yard rusher in five of his last six seasons, and a 1,000-yard receiver in six of his last eight seasons • In 2013, OSU’s offense finished 14th in the nation in scoring (39.1 ppg) • In 2012, the Cowboy offense was ranked No. 3 nationally in scoring offense (45.7 ppg), No. 4 in total offense (547.0 ypg), No. 7 in passing offense (331.7 ypg), No. 9 in sacks allowed and No. 21 in rushing • The offense set school records in average total offense and total yards (7,111) • The 2011 season ranked No. 2 nationally in scoring offense (48.7 ppg) and passing offense (387.2 ypg), No. 3 in total offense (545.9 ypg) and No. 11 in sacks allowed • The offense set school records for points scored (633), passing yards (5,034) and completion pct. (72.0 pct.) • In 2010, the offensive line replaced four starters and finished No. 3 nationally in scoring offense (44.2 ppg) and total offense (520.2 ypg), No. 2 in passing offense (345.9 ypg) and No. 1 in red zone offense • Led the Big 12 in scoring offense, total offense, passing offense, red zone offense, pass efficiency (155.2) and fewest sacks allowed (10) • In 2009, the Cowboys averaged 376.2 yards per game, including a Big 12-leading 187.8 rushing yards and led the conference in fewest sacks allowed (12) • The 2008 OSU offense ranked No. 6 nationally in total offense (487.7 ypg), No. 9 in scoring offense (40.8 ppg), No. 8 in rushing offense (245.5 ypg), No. 5 in pass efficiency (164.7) and No. 17 in fewest sacks allowed (16) • The 2007 offense finished the season with exactly 3,161 yards rushing and passing • The 243.15 rushing yards per game ranked No. 8 nationally, while the combined 486.3 total yards was No. 7 • The Cowboys were also No. 15 in passing efficiency (145.1), No. 3 in sacks allowed (11) and No. 22 in scoring (34.6 ppg) • The OSU line paved the way for the No. 7 ranked rushing offense nationally (208) and No. 16 in total offense (409.8) • The offense also ranked No. 7 nationally in scoring (35.2 ppg) and No. 26 in pass efficiency (143.7)

FLORIDA

• The Gators increased their run production from 122.4 yards per game the season prior to his arrival to 155.8 yards per game in 2004

• The offense led the SEC in passing (271.1 ypg) and total offense (426.9 ypg), while ranking second in scoring offense (31.8 ppg) in 2004

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE

• In 2001, RB Dwone Hicks broke the school record for single-season rushing touchdowns (20) • The Blue Raiders also set a new standard for total offense per game, ranking fifth in the nation with 481.4, while ranking seventh in rushing (237.7 ypg), ninth in scoring (37.1 ppg) and fifth in pass efficiency (160.1) • The season before, MTSU was again in the top 25 in total offense, scoring offense and rushing offense

BAYLOR

• Spent two seasons in the Big 12 as the offensive line coach (1997-98), where he tutored NFL draft picks Derrick Fletcher (New England Patriots) and Kelvin Garmon (Dallas Cowboys)

ALL-CONFERENCE PLAYERS (34)

• Oklahoma State: Levi Adcock (2010-11), Grant Garner (2011), Parker Graham (2013), Corey Hilliard (2005-06), David Koenig (2007), Russell Okung (2008-09), Lane Taylor (2012) • Florida: Mike Degory (2003-04), David Jorensen (2002), Mo Mitchell (2004), Shannon Snell (2002), Max Starks (2002-03) • Middle Tennessee State: Glen Elarbee (2000-01), Barry Hall (2000), Brandon Westbrook (2001) • Baylor: Derrick Fletcher (1998) • Ole Miss: Everett Lindsay (1991-92), Jeff Miller (1994) • Delta State: Jimmie Adams (1984), Lance Christ (1987), Steve Frazier (1984), Jeff Kitchings (1985), Darrell Potts (1987) • Florida: Lomas Brown (1983), Phil Bromley (1983), Dan Fike (1982), John Hunt (1983)

ALL-AMERICAN PLAYERS (10)

• Oklahoma State: Levi Adcock (2011), Grant Garner (2011), Russell Okung (2009) • Florida: Mike Degory (2002), Shannon Snell (2003) • Middle Tennessee State: Brandon Westbrook (2000) • Ole Miss: Everett Lindsay (1991-92) • Delta State: Jimmie Adams (1984), Steve Frazier (1984)

PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS (18)

• Oklahoma State: Levi Adcock (OL), Grant Garner (OL), Parker Graham (OL), Corey Hilliard (OL), Russell Okung (OL), Lane Taylor (OL) • Florida: Lomas Brown (OL), Dan Fike (OL), Crawford Ker (OL), Shannon Sneel (OL), Max Starks (OL) • Middle Tennessee State: Barry Hall (OL), Brandon Westbrook (OL) • Baylor: Derrick Fletcher (OL), Kelvin Gorman (OL) • Ole Miss: Everett Lindsay (OL), Jeff Miller (OL) • Tennessee: Bill Mayo (OL)


Adams BLUE ASSISTANT COACH

Coaching Responsibility: Cornerbacks Birthday: October 15 Hometown: Miami, Fla. Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Cincinnati, ‘03) Family: Wife – Dorothy, Daughter – Dasiyah; Sons – Danny Jr., Dalen, Davin, Dylan Year at West Virginia: 1 Year in Coaching: 3

PLAYING CAREER

• Lettered as a cornerback at Cincinnati, earning All-Conference USA second team honors in 2002 • Played professional football as a cornerback, safety and nickel for a season in NFL Europe, six seasons in the NFL and one in the Canadian Football League

COACHING CAREER

• 2016: West Virginia (Cornerbacks) • 2014-15: Miami Dolphins (Secondary) • 2012-13: Miami Dolphins (Assistant Defensive Backs) • 2011: Northern Iowa (Defensive Backs) • 2010: Purdue: Graduate Assistant

BOWL GAMES COACHED (1)

• 2011: Little Caesar’s Pizza (Purdue)

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS

PURDUE

• Has two years of collegiate coaching experience and four years of experience in the NFL, working with defensive secondary • While at Northern Iowa, the Panthers were Missouri Valley Co-Champions and advanced to the FCS Playoff quarterfinals

MIAMI DOLPHINS

• Oversaw the on-field defensive back drills, worked with the scout teams, broke down opponents and prepared scouting reports

ALL-CONFERENCE PLAYERS (2)

• Northern Iowa: Vermah Sonie (2011) • Purdue: Ricardo Allen (2010)

• Was assistant defensive backs coach for two years and a secondary coach for one • Oversaw the nickel and dime positions and assisted with the cornerbacks and safeties • Assisted in the formation of the game plan and handled the rookie development, overseen the rookie meetings in OTAs and during training camp

• PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS (2) • Northern Iowa: Vermah Sonie (CB) • Purdue: Ricardo Allen (CB)

NORTHERN IOWA

• While at Northern Iowa, he was responsible for the entire secondary and served as the team’s defensive pass game coordinator • His secondary finished with 13 of the team’s 18 interceptions that season

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MATTCaponi ASSISTANT COACH

Coaching Responsibility: Safeties Birthday: August 13 Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Mount Union, ‘05) Family: Wife – Kathleen Year at West Virginia: 1 Year in Coaching: 13

PLAYING CAREER

• Played for national powerhouse Mount Union, helping the Raiders to a 55-1 record and three NCAA Division III national championships • Was a team captain, a starting safety and earned second team all-conference honors as a senior

COACHING CAREER

• 2016: West Virginia (safeties) • 2013-15: Arizona (safeties) • 2012: Arizona (graduate assistant) • 2011: Pitt (graduate assistant) • 2008-10: Washington & Jefferson (defensive coordinator/defensive backs) • 2006-07: Washington & Jefferson (defensive backs) • 2005: Mount Union (linebackers) • 2004: Mount Union (student assistant)

BOWL GAMES COACHED: (5)

• 2015: New Mexico (Arizona) • 2014: Fiesta (Arizona) • 2013: AdvoCare V100 (Arizona) • 2012: New Mexico (Arizona) • 2011: BBVA Compass (Pitt)

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS

• Has 12 years of collegiate coaching experience with five bowl appearances

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ARIZONA

• In 2014, he coached All-Pac 12 honoree, Jared Tevis, who finished second on the team in tackles and fourth in the conference with 120. He also had nine tackles for loss, two interceptions, four pass breakups and two forced fumbles • In 2013, Arizona safeties accounted for almost a third of the Wildcats total tackles and had five interception returns for touchdowns, tied for most among FBS schools • The UA defense had 18 interceptions, the most since totaling 16 in 2008

WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON

• Worked with the linebackers in 2010 and oversaw the secondary for three years (2006-09) • While he was on staff in 2008, the Presidents advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA National Tournament

MOUNT UNION

• Started as a student assistant at Mount Union in 2004 • JV Coordinator and linebackers coach in 2005

ALL-CONFERENCE PLAYERS (13)

• Arizona: Jared Tevis (2014) • Washington & Jefferson: Nick Cherish (2006), Mitch Erdely (2009), Matthew Gal (2010), Nathan Harmotto (2008-09), Chris Kessler (2007), Ryan Mullen (2007), Craig Sedunov (2008-09-10), Cory Walsh (2006) • Mount Union: Mike Gibbons (2005) • ALL-AMERICAN PLAYERS (3) • Washington & Jefferson: Nick Cherish (2006), Craig Sedunov (2010) • Mount Union: Mike Gibbons (2005)

PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS (1) • Arizona: Will Parks (S)


TyronCarrier ASSISTANT COACH

Coaching Responsibility: Receivers Birthday: December 19 Hometown: Houston, Texas Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Houston, ‘11) Family: Wife – Alysha; Sons - Tyron Jr., Titan Year at West Virginia: 1 Year in Coaching: 2

PLAYING CAREER

• An NCAA record-setting returner in his playing days at Houston, finishing his stellar four-year career tied for the NCAA record with seven kickoff returns for touchdowns • Set NCAA record by making two or more receptions in all 53 games of his collegiate career • Ranked No. 2 on the NCAA’s all-time receptions chart (320) and his 7,490 career all-purpose yards rank No. 6 all-time • Finished with 3,459 yards and 22 TDs on receptions, 330 yards and one touchdown rushing and 3,459 yards and seven touchdowns on kick returns. • Two-time All-Conference USA selection at wide receiver and kick returner • Earned 2009 All-America honorable mention as a kick returner from Sports Illustrated as a sophomore • Also a track star at UH, Carrier competed in the 2008 U.S. Trials, where he ran a 20.54 20-meters • Played two seasons for the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes • Finished No. 5 in the league in 2013 with 1,117 combined return yards and two touchdowns.

COACHING CAREER

ALL-CONFERENCE PLAYERS (1)

• 2016: West Virginia (Receivers) • 2015: Baylor (Graduate Assistant/Receivers)

• Baylor: Corey Coleman (2015)

ALL-AMERICAN PLAYERS (1)

BOWL GAMES COACHED: (1)

• Baylor: Corey Coleman (2015)

• 2015: Russell Athletic (Baylor)

PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS (1)

Coaching Highlights

• Baylor: Corey Coleman (WR)

BAYLOR

• Comes to West Virginia after serving as an offensive graduate assistant at Baylor in 2015, working with receivers and returners • Bears boasted one of the top receiving corps in the nation, led by Corey Coleman, a unanimous All-America selection and Biletnikoff Award winner

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RON Crook ASSISTANT COACH

Coaching Responsibility: Offensive Line Birthday: July 1 Hometown: Parkersburg, West Virginia Education: Bachelor’s Degree (West Liberty State, ‘91) Family: Wife – Stacy; Sons – Andrew and Cian; Daughter - Kenley Year at West Virginia: 4 Year in Coaching: 26

COACHING CAREER

• 2013-16: West Virginia (offensive line) • 2011-12: Stanford (tight ends/tackles) • 2003-10: Harvard (offensive line) • 2002: Illinois (graduate assistant) • 1999: West Virginia Tech (offensive line/special teams’ coordinator) • 1997-98: Glenville State (assistant head coach/ offensive line/special teams’ coordinator) • 1996: Clarion (offensive line/special teams’ coordinator) • 1994-95: Clarion (offensive line) • 1993: Cincinnati (graduate assistant) • 1990-92: West Liberty State (offensive line) • 1989: West Liberty State (student assistant/TEs)

BOWL GAMES COACHED: (4) • 2015: Cactus (WVU) • 2014: Liberty (WVU) • 2012: Rose (Stanford) • 2011: Fiesta (Stanford)

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS

• Has 24 years of collegiate coaching experience, coaching the offensive line, one year as the offensive coordinator, five years as the special teams’ coordinator and three years with the tight ends • Has been part of nine championship-winning teams • Has worked with two teams that participated in the NCAA Division II playoffs

WEST VIRGINIA

• In 2015, WVU’s offense was No. 17 nationally in rushing offense, No. 18 in first down offense and No. 23 in total offense • WVU averaged 228.2 yards per game rushing, No. 2 in the Big 12 • Center Tyler Orlosky was named All-Big 12 Conference Second Team • In 2014, WVU offense was ranked No. 9 nationally in passing offense, No. 11 in first down offense, No. 12 in total offense and No. 34 in scoring offense • In 2014, guards Mark Glowinski and Quinton Spain were All-Big 12 Second Team • Glowinski was a fourth round NFL Draft choice of Seattle Seahawks • In 2013, Spain was selected All-Big 12 Conference Second Team and tackle Curtis Feigt was All-Big 12 Conference Honorable Mention

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STANFORD

• Helped lead Stanford to a two-year record of 23-4, win the 2012 Pac-12 Conference Championship, make an appearance in two straight BCS Bowls, including a 20-14 win over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 2013 • Key in the development of unanimous AllAmerican tight end and two-time Mackey Award Finalist Zach Ertz, who ranked first in 2012 among FBS tight ends with 837 receiving yards and 66 receptions (both marks are Stanford singleseason tight end records) • In 2011, Stanford’s tight end trio of Coby Fleener, Ertz and Toilolo were widely considered the best unit in the nation, as the three players combined to catch 86 passes for 1,356 yards and 20 touchdowns. The trio accounted for more than half of Stanford’s touchdown receptions (38) during an 11-2 campaign • Fleener, who led the Cardinal with 10 touchdown grabs, was named a Sporting News All-American in addition to earning first team all-conference honors, while Toilolo was an honorable mention all-conference selection • Fleener was drafted in the second round by the Indianapolis Colts in 2012

HARVARD

• Crook’s offensive line helped pave the way for Clifton Dawson (2003-06) to set the Ivy League’s all-time career rushing record with 4,841 yards, breaking the former mark held by Cornell’s Ed Marinaro • Eight of Crook’s players earned All-Ivy first team honors a combined 11 times, including tackle James Williams, who was a three-time AllAmerica and first team All-Ivy selection • In 2009, four of Harvard’s linemen earned allleague honors while tailback Treavor Scales, who ran behind Crook’s line, was named the Ivy League’s Rookie of the Year • In addition, Crook tutored Frank Fernandez, who was selected to play in the 2007 Hula Bowl

ILLINOIS

• Worked closely with All-Big Ten players Dave Diehl and 2001 All-America Tony Pashos, who were selected in the 2003 NFL Draft

WEST LIBERTY STATE

• Served as the offensive line coach and offensive coordinator at West Liberty, helping the Hilltoppers to the 2000 WVIAC title

GLENVILLE STATE

• Helped lead Glenville State to the Division II playoffs

CLARION

• Part of NCAA Division II playoff team at Clarion

CINCINNATI

• Helped the Bearcats to an 8-3 finish

WEST LIBERTY

• Broke into the collegiate coaching ranks as a student assistant, working primarily with the tight ends. Was also the offensive line coach for three seasons (1990-92)

ALL-CONFERENCE PLAYERS (34)

• West Virginia: Quinton Spain (2013-14), Mark Glowinski (2014); Tyler Orlosky (2015) • Stanford: Zach Ertz (2012), Coby Fleener (2011), Jonathan Martin (2011), Levine Toilolo (2012) • Harvard: Andrew Brecher (2007), Zach Copple (2008), Frank Fernandez, (2004-06), Will Johnson (2004-05), Brian Lapham (2004-05), Brent Osborne (2009), David Paine (2006-07), Ryan Pilconis (2008), Tom Rodger (2008), Ben Sessons (2009), Nic Sobic (2006), Alex Spisak (2008-09), Joe Traverso (2003), James Williams (2007-08-09) • Illinois: Tony Pashos (2002) • West Liberty State: Neil Zglobicki (2000-01) • Glenville State: Cam Perry (1998) • Clarion: Derek Mackay (1995)

ALL-AMERICAN PLAYERS (8)

• Stanford: Zach Ertz (2012), Coby Fleener (2011); Jonathan Martin (2011) • Harvard: Andrew Brecher (2008); James Williams (2007-08-09) • Illinois: Tony Pashos (2002)

PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS (9)

• West Virginia: Curtis Feigt (OL), Mark Glowinski (OL), Quinton Spain (OL) • Stanford: Zach Ertz (TE), Coby Fleener (TE); Jonathan Martin (OT) • Harvard: James Williams (OT) • Illinois: Dave Diehl (OT), Tony Pashos (OT)


MARKScott ASSISTANT COACH

Coaching Responsibility: Defense/Special Teams Birthday: November 22 Hometown: Defiance, Ohio Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Hillsdale, ‘07), Master’s Degree (West Virginia, ’15) Year at West Virginia: 5 Year in Coaching: 10

PLAYING CAREER

• 2015-16: West Virginia (defense/special teams) • 2012-14: West Virginia (graduate assistant) • 2011: Trine (special teams/outside linebackers) • 2010: Indianapolis (defensive backs) • 2008-09: Indianapolis (outside linebackers) • 2007: Hillsdale (student assistant)

• Daryl Worley earned All-Big 12 First-Team honors and was drafted in the third round of the NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers • The 2014 Mountaineer defense finished among the top three in the Big 12 in passing defense, third-down defense, fourth-down defense, pass efficiency defense, opponent first downs and was fourth in red zone defense • Nationally, WVU finished No. 9 in third-down defense, No. 8 in fourth down defense and No. 15 in defensive three downs and out • In 2012-14, he was the on-field graduate assistant coach working with the defense for two and a half years, working with the outside linebackers, the defensive line and the cornerbacks.

BOWL GAMES COACHED (3)

TRINE

• Four-year letterman and three-year starter at outside linebacker at Hillsdale • Amassed more than 200 career tackles • Named All-GLIAC Honorable Mention in 2006

COACHING CAREER

• 2015: Cactus • 2014: Liberty • 2012: Pinstripe

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS

• Second year as a full-time member of the WVU coaching staff, assisting with the cornerbacks on defense and all phases of special teams, including specialists

WEST VIRGINIA

• In 2015, defense ranked No. 2 nationally in interceptions, No. 5 in turnovers gained, No. 8 in most opponent three and outs, No. 11 in opponent third-down defense and No. 15 in turnover margin • WVU ranked No. 11 in kickoff returns and No. 22 in net punting and punt return defense

• Special teams coordinator and outside linebacker coach for the 2011 season, helping the team to a 7-3 record • Recruited central and southern Indiana, including Indianapolis high schools

INDIANAPOLIS

• Spent three years (2008-10) as a quality control defensive assistant coach at Indianapolis, a school which competed at the NCAA Division II level • Worked with special teams prior to the 2008 season. • Responsible on game days for charting defensive calls, offensive personnel, formation and plays to the defensive coordinator. • Worked with the outside linebackers for two seasons and the defensive secondary for the 2010 season

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HILLSDALE

• Student assistant during his final semester, assisting with the linebackers during the 2007 season

ALL-CONFERENCE PLAYERS (11)

• West Virginia: Will Clarke (2013), Daryl Worley (2015) • Trine: Myron Puryear (2011), Nick Mikr (2011) • Indianapolis: Leonard Bush (2008); Alex Byrnes (2010); Mike Dum (2008); Max Frempong (2008); JT Owens (2009), Craig Ray (2009-10)

ALL-AMERICAN PLAYERS (2)

• West Virginia: Isaiah Bruce (2013) • Indianapolis: Craig Ray (2010)

PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS (3)

• West Virginia: Will Clarke (DE), Daryl Worley (CB) • Indianapolis: Craig Ray (DB)

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Seider Ja’Juan ASSISTANT COACH

Coaching Responsibility: Running Backs Birthday: April 16 Hometown: Belle Glade, Florida Education: Bachelor’s Degree (West Virginia, ‘00); Master’s Degree (West Virginia, ’10) Family: Wife – Brandi, Son - Jaden; Daughters ��� Ava and Brenley Year at West Virginia: 6 Year in Coaching: 9

PLAYING CAREER

• Earned All-America honors and won the Doug Williams Award for National Offensive Player of the Year and the Jake Gaither Award (considered the Heisman Trophy of historically black colleges and universities) following a spectacular senior year at Florida A&M • Passed for 2,512 yards and 27 touchdowns and ran for 14 and also was named the MEAC Offensive Player of the Year • Ran for 14 touchdowns in the same year • Selected in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.

COACHING CAREER

• 2013-16: West Virginia (running backs) • 2010-12: Marshall (running backs/recruiting coordinator) • 2008-09: West Virginia (graduate assistant) • 2006-08: Lake Worth HS (quarterbacks) • 2003-05: Palm Beach Lakes (offensive coordinator) • 2001-02: Glades Central (running backs)

BOWL EXPERIENCE (5)

• 2015: Cactus (West Virginia) • 2014: Liberty (West Virginia) • 2011: Beef O’Brady’s (Marshall) • 2010: Gator (West Virginia) • 2008: Meineke (West Virginia)

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS

• Has eight years of collegiate coaching experience, working the first two years as a graduate assistant (quarterbacks) and then coaching running backs • 2012 Conference USA Recruiter of the Year

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WEST VIRGINIA

• In 2015, WVU’s offense was No. 17 nationally in rushing offense, No. 18 in first down offense and No. 23 in total offense • WVU averaged 228.2 yards per game rushing, No. 2 in the Big 12 • Wendell Smallwood was the Big 12 rushing champion with 1,519 yards; No. 14 nationally in rushing yards, No. 15 in rushing yards per game, No. 22 in rushing yards per carry and No. 25 in all-purpose yards • Smallwood was an All-Big 12 Second-Team selection and a fifth-round NFL Draft selection of the Philadelphia Eagles • Rushel Shell was No. 9 in the Big 12 in total rushing yards, No. 11 in rushing yards per carry, No. 12 in rushing yard per game and No. 13 in all-purpose yards • In 2014, WVU offense was ranked No. 9 nationally in passing offense, No. 11 in first down offense, No. 12 in total offense and No. 34 in scoring offense • Shell was No. 5 in the Big 12 in rushing yards per game and Smallwood was No. 8 • Shell was No. 15 and Smallwood was No. 17 in the Big 12 in all-purpose yards • Dreamius Smith signed a free agent NFL contract with San Diego • Charles Sims was selected in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft • Sims was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year • Sims was an All-Big 12 First Team selection • Sims was WVU’s first 1,000-yard rusher since 2009 • Sims was No. 2 in the Big 12 and No. 33 nationally in all-purpose yardage • Sims was No. 3 in the Big 12 in rushing yards and No. 40 nationally • Sims was No. 3 in the Big 12 in rushing touchdowns • Sims was No. 13 in the Big 12 in points responsible for • Sims was No. 14 in the Big 12 in receptions per game • Dreamius Smith was No. 13 in the Big 12 in rushing yards

MARSHALL

• Two of his top recruits were quarterback Rakeem Cato, who was named the 2012 C-USA Player of the Year, and running back Kevin Grooms, who Seider recruited and coached • Three of his freshman backs averaged more than five yards a carry in 2012 and the offense finished No. 6 nationally in total offense • In 2011, his freshman running back Travon Van earned All-Conference USA honors, and Seider helped lead the Herd to the championship of the Beef O’Brady’s Bowl

WEST VIRGINIA

• Helped in the development of three of the Mountaineer’s top quarterbacks, Pat White, Jarrett Brown and Geno Smith • During his tenure at WVU, he was part of the staff that posted an 18-8 record and played in the Meineke Car Care and Gator Bowls

ALL-CONFERENCE PLAYERS (6)

• West Virginia: Charles Sims (2013); Wendell Smallwood (2015) • Marshall: Travon Van (2011), Kevin Grooms (2012) • West Virginia: Jarrett Brown (2009), Pat White (2008)

ALL-AMERICAN PLAYERS (1)

• West Virginia: Pat White (2008)

PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS (6)

• West Virginia: Pat White (QB), Jarrett Brown (QB), Charles Sims (RB), Wendell Smallwood (RB), Dreamius Smith (RB), Geno Smith (QB)


BRUCETall ASSISTANT COACH

Coaching Responsibility: Defensive Line Birthday: November 22 Hometown: Shaker Heights, Ohio Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Ohio Wesleyan, ‘82) Family: Wife – Karmyn, Son - Braythen; Daughters – Karsyn, Kallyn Year at West Virginia: 7 Year in Coaching: 35

PLAYING CAREER

• Earned three letters in football and one in wrestling.

COACHING CAREER

• 2015-16: West Virginia (Defensive Line) • 2011-14: Charlotte (Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line) • 2008-10: Michigan (Defensive Line) • 2003-07: West Virginia (Safeties) • 2002: Western Michigan (Defensive Line) • 1998-01: Harvard (Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers) • 1993-97: Northeastern (Defensive Coordinator/ Linebackers) • 1987-92: Ohio Wesleyan (Defensive Coordinator/ Defensive Line) • 1985-86: Cornell (Linebackers/Special Teams/Tight Ends) • 1983-84: Ohio Wesleyan (Linebackers) • 1982: Ohio Wesleyan (Graduate Assistant)

BOWL EXPERIENCE (6) • 2015: Cactus • 2007: Fiesta • 2006: Gator • 2005: Sugar • 2004: Gator • 2003: Gator

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS

• Seventh year at West Virginia and 35th overall • Received the 2001 Assistant Coach of the Year Award from the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston • Given a Lifetime Achievement Award from the All-American Football Foundation. • Tall has completed NFL internships with the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers

WEST VIRGINIA

• In 2015, defense ranked No. 2 nationally in interceptions, No. 5 in turnovers gained, No. 8 in most opponent three and outs, No. 11 in opponent thirddown defense and No. 15 in turnover margin • WVU was No. 3 in the Big 12 and No. 27 nationally in tackles for loss • Noble Nwachukwu was an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection, finishing No. 5 in sacks and No. 12 in tackles for loss in the league; Also No. 39 nationally in sacks

CHARLOTTE

• Served as the defensive coordinator for four years, including developing the defensive line • Helped to establish the 49ers program in 2011 and laid the foundation for the first two years of actual play in 2013 and 2014 • His defense forced 22 turnovers and broke singleseason records for sacks (19) and tackles for loss (77) • During the inaugural season in 2013, he oversaw a defense that ranked ninth in the FCS in takeaways (31), fifth in fumbles recovered (16), 25th in interceptions (15) and 29th in tackles for loss (6.9/gm)

MICHIGAN

• Served as the defensive line coach for three years from 2008-10

WEST VIRGINIA

• Spent five bowl seasons as the safeties coach from 2003-07 • On staff when WVU won four Big East titles, as well as the Fiesta Bowl in 2007, the Gator Bowl in 2003, 2004 and 2006 and the Sugar Bowl in 2005

WESTERN MICHIGAN

• Served as defensive line coach in 2002, as the Broncos led the MAC in total defense (330.7 yards per game).

HARVARD

• Defensive coordinator and linebackers coach; two of those years, the Crimson had the Ivy League’s top rushing defense

OHIO WESLEYAN

• Started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, and became the full-time linebacker coach for the 1983 and 1984 seasons • Coached in a variety of roles from 1987-92: defensive line coach, linebacker coach, special teams’ coordinator and later defensive coordinator

ALL-CONFERENCE PLAYERS (46)

• Michigan: Brandon Graham (2008-09) • West Virginia: Mike Lorello (2004-05), Eric Wicks (200506-07) • Western Michigan: Jason Babin (2002), Chris Browning (2002) • Harvard: Dante Balestracci (2000-01), Isaiah Kacyvenski (1998-99), Scott Larkee (1998) • Northeastern: David Atwood (1994), Andre Seoldo (1995), Andre Dixon (1997), Zach Falconer (1997), Steve Kives (1996-97), Lloyd Nugent (1997), Leroy Robinson (1996-97), Mark Salisbury (1993), Reggie Thornton (1995) • Ohio Wesleyan: Eric Abbot (1989-90-91), Dean Cordle (1984), Doug Dean (1991), Eric DiMartineo (1983), Kirk Jackson (1990), Ted Jameson (1983), Chris LeFervre (1992), Terry Mee (1991), Neil Ringers (1987-88-89-90), Keith Rucker (1989-90-91), Bo Smith (1988-90), Ryan Spicer (1992), Layne Thrasher (1992)

ALL-AMERICAN PLAYERS (7)

• Michigan: Brandon Graham (2009), Mike Martin (2008) • Western Michigan: Jason Babin (2002) • Harvard: Isaiah Kacyvenski (1998-99) • Ohio Wesleyan: Eric DiMartineo (1983), Neil Ringers (1987-88-89-90), Keith Rucker (1989-90-91)

PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS (7)

NORTHEASTERN

• Worked five seasons (1993-97) as the defensive coordinator and linebacker coach • 1997 team ranked second in Division I-AA rushing defense at 60.5 yards per game

• Michigan: Brandon Graham (DE), Tim Jamison (DE) • West Virginia: Ryan Mundy (S) • Western Michigan: Jason Babin (DL) • Harvard: Isaiah Kacyvenski (LB) • Northeastern: Andre Dixon (LB) • Ohio Wesleyan: Keith Rucker (DL)

CORNELL

• Coached linebackers, special teams and tight ends from 1985-86

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MIKEJoseph

DIRECTOR OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

Coaching Responsibility: Strength and Conditioning Certification: Master Strength and Conditioning Coach (MSCC), Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa), National Strength Coaches Association (NSCA) Birthday: February 22 Hometown: Fairmont, West Virginia Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Fairmont State, ’99) Master’s Degree (West Virginia, ‘01) Family: Wife – Andre, Sons – Quincy and Brolin Year at West Virginia: 11 Year in Coaching: 19

COACHING CAREER

• 2008-16: West Virginia (Strength and Conditioning) • 2003-08: 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)

COACHING CAREER

• Administer, coordinate, develop, implement and teach strength and conditioning programs for all Mountaineer student-athletes with a major emphasis on the football program • Presented with Master Strength and Conditioning Coach at 2014 National CSCCa Conference • 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 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, fullbacks 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 student-athletes for the school’s 27 sports • Spent two years as an assistant strength coach at Eastern Michigan (2001-03) • 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) • Camp instructor at the Mountain State Speed and Strength Camp hosted by WVU from May 2000 until April 2001 • Served as a guest speaker and instructor at many camps and clinics • Has served as a classroom instructor and state director for the National Association of Speed and Explosion

• Coached 23 football players who earned All-America honors and more than 100 athletes who were either drafted or signed free-agent contracts in the NFL • 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 • Selected the vice president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and to the Fairmont State Student Council


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Associate Athletic Director/ Football Operations

Alex Hammond is in his second year as the associate athletic director for football operations and sixth year overall on the Mountaineer Football staff. He served as the director of football operations for four years after starting at WVU as the director of recruiting operations in August 2011. In his current position, he serves as chief of staff for the football unit, providing administrative oversight for the program and direct support to the head coach. He handles the department budget and daily schedules, serves as liaison for professional scouts and handles agent relations and player education, coaches’ clinics, training table, scholarship disbursement, ticket allocation, preseason planning and bowl preparation. He also oversees the equipment department, video staff and recruiting office, administers the department budget and serves as the staff liaison to the Big 12 office, football alumni, the media and WVU’s 17 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 student-athletes. 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 and drafted contracts for corporate mergers and acquisitions. Hammond also held several positions with 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 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. Hammond, a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, is married to the former Susan Swift. She serves as the director of donor relations and special events for the Mountaineer Athletic Club. The couple has a daughter, Hadley, born in fall 2014.

Ryan Dorchester

Director of Player Personnel Ryan Dorchester is in his third year as the director of player personnel and 12th year overall with the West Virginia football program. He started working with the Mountaineer football program in 2004, when he joined the managerial staff as a student equipment manager and served in that capacity for four years. He then was a graduate assistant for recruiting and assisted with the day-to-day operations of the program’s recruiting efforts. In his current role, Dorchester serves in an administrative capacity, overseeing the organizational aspects of recruiting and managing the personnel of the current members of the program. He serves as the liaison to the head football coach on all recruiting issues. He coordinates the head coach’s recruiting efforts, including correspondence and in-person visits. He maintains status of scholarship offers, recruiting targets and commitments and updates the staff on recruiting issues. He also communicates eligibility and admissions status with prospective student-athletes and coaching staff. 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 high schools to facilitate the admissions process. Dorchester also coordinates the coaches’ travel schedule for recruiting and oversees and organize the program’s records, checklists, calendars, research and recruiting boards. He monitors the recruiting expenses and budget and assists the director of football operations with the overall budget, including planning, purchases and monitoring expenditures. Dorchester manages player personnel issues such as eligibility status and tracks participation and position depth. He also will assist the director of football operations with individual student-athlete concerns and ensures student-athletes housing and financial aid process is completed. Dorchester earned his bachelor’s degree in history from WVU in 2008 and his master’s degree in higher educational leadership in 2010. He is married to the former Leslie Barton.

Robert Glowacky

Assistant Director of Football Operations Robert Glowacky is in his second year as the assistant director of football operations. He served for two years as a football graduate assistant in the areas of administration, recruiting and operations. Glowacky is involved in all areas of the day-today operations of the football program. He assists with the management of the football budget, the planning and travel coordination for the coaching staff, planning and execution of the high school coaches’ clinic and summer camps and oversight of student volunteers and interns. During home games, his duties include game operations, overseeing game-day workers, postgame meals and ticket and pass distribution. On the road, WVUFOOTBALL

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he is involved with road game operations, including ticket and pass distribution, players’ travel arrangements and hotel logistics. Glowacky contributes to the recruiting efforts of the program, arranging travel and meal logistics for the official visits. He serves as the program’s liaison in arranging player meals during the year. Prior to his time as a graduate assistant, Glowacky worked with the premium seating areas at Milan Puskar Stadium. He assisted in areas of customer service for premium seating and various aspects of donor relations. He oversaw the training process for staff members and handled event duties on game days. He also worked as a student assistant from 2008-13, overseeing the recruit video library to ensure it was organized effectively for use by the coaching staff. Glowacky, a Morgantown native, earned his bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies at WVU in 2013 and his master’s degree in public administration in 2015.

Casey Smithson

Recruiting Coordinator Casey Smithson is in his third year as the recruiting coordinator for the WVU football program after serving as the recruiting and operations graduate assistant from 2011-14. In his role, Smithson serves in an administrative capacity, assisting the Director of Player Personnel in the recruitment of prospective football student-athletes. His duties include coordinating in-person official and unofficial recruiting visits, maintenance of scholarship offers, overseeing the recruiting database and commitment lists, updating coaching staff on issues with recruiting and communicating eligibility/ admission status with the coaching staff and the prospective student-athletes. He assists with recruiting travel arrangements and maintaining the recruiting books for the coaching staff and the program’s recruiting calendar, establishing the data and video library and analyzing and researching trends and target areas for recruiting. He is a liaison with the University admissions office and serves as the primary contact with the athletic compliance office regarding all prospects, official and unofficial visits, admission requests and clearances. Smithson also assists with the planning and operation of the annual camps and coaches’ clinics and builds relationships and maintains communication with the high school and junior college coaches to advance the program’s recruiting efforts. He oversees the program’s walk-on program for prospective student-athletes, including educating prospective student-athletes on eligibility requirements, admission standards and team expectations. Smithson has worked with the Mountaineer football program since 2007, when he assisted the coaching staff as a recruiting intern and also as a student recruiting assistant. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration at West Virginia in 2011 and his master’s degree in sport management in 2014.

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Brittney O’Dell

Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Development Brittney O’Dell is in her second year as the assistant director of student-athlete development with the responsibility of overseeing the Mountaineer football program. O’Dell oversees the development of each football student-athlete; she conducts initial testing, then produces an individual plan, monitors their progress and ensures their academic success each semester until graduation. She provides guidance to the student-athletes, assists them with the organization and development of their course schedules each semester, helps oversee the study hall program and assists with test preparation, study skills and time management. She also works in conjunction with the compliance department on both initial and continuing eligibility issues. O’Dell works with on-campus student development offices including admissions, registrar and financial aid to determine eligibility, certification, scholarship and aid provision for class scheduling. She also works with on-campus officials to provide academic data to analyze and produce the football program’s Academic Performance Rate. O’Dell came to West Virginia after serving as a Coordinator or Academic Advising services at UCF for four years (2011-15). She had direct oversight of academic advising, monitoring player progress, creating individualized academic plans, coordinating tutoring needs and ensuring academic success for the UCF defensive football players and the women’s golf team. O’Dell spent two years as a graduate assistant in the academic services department at UCF (2009-11), working with student-athletes in the sports of football, women’s basketball, women’s soccer, softball and rowing. She served on multiple campus committees within the student development and enrollment services department, developing an academic mentoring program and training database for student-athletes. She is a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics. She is nationally certified and served on the 2014 regional planning committees and presented at the organization’s national conference in June 2011. O’Dell, a native of Orlando, Florida, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in family and child sciences from Florida State in 2008 and earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from UCF in 2011.

Kenyatta Walker

Academic Coordinator Kenyatta Walker is in her second year as the academic coordinator working with the Mountaineer football program. As part of the student-athlete development unit, Walker provides academic support and guidance to football student-athletes, including organizing and implementing academic programs that ensures their growth in the classroom, in the community and on an individual level. Walker maintains accurate records and knowledge of student-athlete academic schedules to notify coaches regarding classes, tests, appointment, study sessions and community service. She also maintains constant communications with the student-athletes and professors to evaluate progress and classroom performance. Walker came to West Virginia after serving as an academic advisor and tutor coordinator at Alabama State during the past year. She served as a counselor and advisor in all areas of student-athlete academic development for the sports of football, men’s and women’s track and field, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf and softball.

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Walker monitored the academic progress of all student-athletes in her sports, including the at-risk students as well. She oversaw the tutoring program, supervised study hall, tutored student-athletes, taught college study skills and worked with the Life Skills unit. Prior to her full-time status, she served as a graduate assistant in the athletic academic support area assisting with advising and counseling student-athletes, monitoring student-athlete progress and assisting with the Life Skills program. Walker also served as a part-time instructor teaching Life Skills at Alabama State and was an upward bound instruction in physical education at Georgia Southwestern State. She has attended conferences in the area of academic student-athlete success and volunteered for several community related projects. Walker, a native of Arabi, Georgia, holds three degrees, a bachelor’s degree in political science from Georgia Southwestern, a bachelor’s degree in history from Alabama State and a master’s degree in history from Alabama State.

Dan Nehlen

Equipment Manager Dan Nehlen is in his 29th 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 and Danielle. Ryan, a former member of the Mountaineer football squad, now serves as a graduate assistant coach at Michigan, working with the wide receivers.

Aaron Malik

Assistant Equipment Manager Aaron Malik is in his seventh 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.

Kyle Butler

Video Coordinator Kyle Butler is in his second year as the video coordinator for the Mountaineer football program and eighth overall with the 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 in-house DVSport network, film breakdown and exchange and the instant replay system, as well as assisting in the production of highlight films. Butler came to West Virginia in 2009 as a student assistant with the video department, served as a graduate assistant from 2012-14 and then was a video assistant and camera operator, before being promoted to his present position. He assisted with the day-to-day operations of the WVU football video operations, recorded football practices and games, imported and edited video for coaches’ scout, set up and assisted with the production of highlight videos. He maintained the laptops and projectors for the coaches’ offices and meeting rooms as well as the players’ iPads and tablets. He operated handheld and tripod based video cameras for athletic events for video board and Internet live-streams for the sports of men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, gymnastics and wrestling. Butler graduated from West Virginia with his bachelor’s degree in sport management in 2011 and his master’s degree in sport management in 2014.

Shawn Walker

Assistant Video Coordinator Shawn Walker is in his second year as the assistant video coordinator for the Mountaineer football program. Walker coordinates the videotaping of all practices and games and oversees the assigning of videographers for practices and games. He edits and processes all opponent and selfscout videotape using analysis software for practices, games, offseason opponent preparation and recruiting material. He also provides specialized videos for each position coach to use and produces teaching videos for the coaches’ clinics. Walker trains and supports the coaching staff with its analysis software and manages, creates and produces statistical data for team scouting analysis. He organizes, stores and archives video and videotapes of practice, game, opponent and self-scout for the football program. He also assists the video coordinator with exchange of opponents’, the conference office’s and supervisor of officials’ video and serves as the liaison to the Big 12 Conference on matters related to video exchange. Walker served as a student video manager for Akron (2011-14), a game-day intern for the Akron RubberDucks (2014) and a minor league video intern for the Columbus Clippers (2015). Walker, a native of Garrettsville, Ohio, earned his bachelor’s degree in sport management from Akron in 2014.


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Darl Bauer

Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning Darl Bauer is in his eighth year as a member of the strength and conditioning staff at West Virginia, assisting the director with the football strength and conditioning program. He has been a full-time member of the staff for the past seven years, after serving as a graduate assistant his first year. 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, Michigan. 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 program 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 in the 2007 summer and Fairmont Senior High in the 2009 summer, setting up training program for their varsity programs. Bauer was a four-year letterwinner at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan, from 2003-06. 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 2008 and a master’s of science degree in athletic coaching education from West Virginia in 2010. He and his wife, Carly, live in Morgantown.

Chad Snodgrass

Strength and Conditioning Coach Chad Snodgrass is in his third year on the Mountaineer athletic staff as a strength and conditioning coach. He works directly with football after serving as the strength and conditioning coach for the Mountaineer women’s soccer, track and field, cross country and golf programs two years ago. Prior to that, Snodgrass spent two years as a graduate assistant with the WVU strength and conditioning program, where he worked directly with the football team. Additionally, he assisted in program design and implementation for women’s soccer. Snodgrass also assisted on the NFL combine preparation training of WVU alumni. Prior to his time as a graduate assistant, Snodgrass served as an intern with the WVU strength and conditioning program. In addition to primarily assisting with the football program, he also worked with the baseball, wrestling, men’s soccer, track and field and cross country teams. Snodgrass is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC). A three-year varsity letterman for the WVU football team (2009-11), Snodgrass earned two program awards in 2011 – the “Hammer Award,” given to the team’s most dedicated and hardest working individual, and the “Iron Mountaineer Award,” given to the hardest working member of the football team and voted upon by the strength and conditioning staff and members of the squad. A Cross Lanes, West Virginia, native, Snodgrass received his bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies from WVU in 2011 and his master’s in athletic coaching education from WVU in 2014. He and his wife, the former Jennifer Leto, have two children, Maximus, and Scarlett.

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Alex Mitchell

Physical Therapist/Assistant Athletic Trainer

Strength and Conditioning Coach Alex Mitchell is in his first year as a strength and conditioning coach at West Virginia, working with the Mountaineer football program. Mitchell came to West Virginia after serving as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant coach at Ohio University for the past two years. He assisted with the year- round speed and strength and conditioning program for the football program, and worked with the offensive and defensive linemen on developing their hand placement and fighting technique. He also implemented and oversaw the strength and conditioning programs for the swimming and diving, men’s and women’s golf, cheerleading and club ice hockey teams. He assisted with the implementation of the strength and conditioning plans for the wrestling, field hockey, women’s basketball and women’s soccer teams. Mitchell served as a student assistant coach and intern with the Ohio football program for a semester before becoming a graduate assistant. He assisted the offensive line coach with position techniques and schemes, assisted with program operations and with the implementation of the football strength and conditioning program. Mitchell, a certified National Strength Coaches’ Association strength and conditioning coach, graduated from Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in communications in 2012 and earned his master’s degree in recreation and sport science in 2014. He was a twoyear letterman on the offensive line for coach Frank Solich at OU, helping lead the Bobcats to two straight bowl appearances. Prior to OU, he played for coach Dave Hoover at Victory Valley College in southern California.

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 more than 30-year career as a certified athletic trainer, Kerns has made 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 University in 1987. He and his wife, Kelly, reside in Morgantown.

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Vince Blankenship is in his third year as an assistant athletic trainer and physical therapist at West Virginia, working primarily with the Mountaineer football and golf programs. Blankenship assists with the day-to-day care, rehabilitation and prevention of athletic injuries for the football program. He also oversees long-term rehabilitation with all other WVU sports on campus and has duties as an instructor in the WVU athletic training education program. Prior to coming to WVU, he worked with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions and the University of Georgia football programs. While receiving his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Georgia Regents University, Blankenship worked as a part-time athletic trainer for University Hospital and Georgia Regents University, covering both high school and collegiate sports. Blankenship earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science with an athletic training emphasis at Georgia in 2009, and his doctor of physical therapy at Georgia Regents University in 2013. He and his wife, Idania, reside in Morgantown.

Chris Schultheiss

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Chris Schultheiss is in his third year as an assistant athletic trainer at West Virginia, working primarily with the Mountaineer football program. Schultheiss 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. Schultheiss came to WVU after serving as an assistant athletic trainer at Rutgers for three years. He provided individualized clinical rehabilitation, treatment and injury prevention with sport supervision of wrestling and assisting with football, as well as communicating with team doctors and specialists. He also served stints as an assistant athletic trainer at Vermont (2010-11) and American (2006-10) and was the head athletic trainer at Catholic University (2002-06) and Elizabeth City State (2000-02). Schultheiss earned his bachelor’s degree from James Madison in 1998 and his master’s degree from Temple in 2000. He holds certifications as a clinical instructor, a certified athletic trainer, CPR/PR-AED by the American Red Cross and is certified with the Graston Technique.

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.

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MISSOURI | SEPTEMBER 3

YOUNGSTOWN STATE | SEPTEMBER 10

SPORTS INFORMATION

Head Coach: Barry Odom (Missouri, ’99) Record at Missouri: First Year Overall Record: First Year Odom’s Record vs. WVU: First Meeting Football Phone: (573) 882-2213 TEAM/PLAYER INFORMATION 2015 Record: 5-7 Conference Record/Finish: 1-7/T6 in SEC East Lettermen Returning/Lost: 45/22 Starters Returning/Lost: 13/9

Location: Columbia, Mo. Enrollment: 35,448 Chancellor: Dr. Hank Foley Athletic Director: Mack Rhoades Stadium/Capacity: Faurot Field/ Memorial Stadium (71,168) School Colors: Old Gold and Black Nickname: Tigers Conference: Southeastern

SID: Chad Moller Office Phone: (573) 882-0712 E-mail: mollerc@missouri.edu Cell Phone: (573) 268-3110 Press Box Phone: (573) 882-7311

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Head Coach: Bo Pelini (Ohio State, ‘90) Record at YSU: 5-6 (1 year) Overall Record: 72-33 (8 years) Pelini’s Record vs. WVU: First Meeting Football Phone: (330) 941-3478 TEAM/PLAYER INFORMATION 2015 Record: 5-6 Conference Record/Finish: 3-5/T6th Lettermen Returning/Lost: 45/16 Starters Returning/Lost: 16/8 |

Web: mutigers.com

Twitter: @MizzouFootball

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Location: Youngstown, Ohio Enrollment: 12,337 President: James P. Tressel Athletic Director: Ron Strollo Stadium/Capacity: Stambaugh Stadium (20,630) School Colors: Red and White Nickname: Penguins

Conference: Missouri Valley SID: Trevor Parks Office Phone: (330) 941-3192 E-mail: tparks@ysu.edu Cell Phone: (330) 402-3289 Web: YSUsports.com Twitter: @YSUsports Press Box Phone: (330) 941-7233

Location: Provo, Utah Enrollment: 29,672 President: Kevin J Worthen Athletic Director: Tom Holmoe Stadium/Capacity: Lavell Edwards Stadium/63,470 School Colors: Dark Blue and White Nickname: Cougars Conference: FBS Independent

SPORTS INFORMATION SID: Brett Pyne Office Phone: (801) 422-4912 E-mail: brett_pyne@byu.edu Cell Phone: (801) 367-1631 Web: byucougars.com Twitter: @BYUFootball Press Box Phone: (801) 422-2609

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Location: Manhattan, Kan. Enrollment: 24,146 Interim President: General Richard Myers Athletic Director: John Currie Stadium/Capacity: Bill Snyder Family Stadium/50,000 School Colors: Purple and White Nickname: Wildcats Conference: Big 12

SID: Kenny Lannou Office Phone: (785) 532-7977 E-mail: klannou@kstatesports.com Cell Phone: (785) 587-7867 Web: k-statesports.com Twitter: @kstatesports Press Box Phone: (785) 539-3423

LUBBOCK, TEXAS

Head Coach: Kliff Kingsbury (TTU, ‘02) Record at TTU: 19-19 (3 years) Overall Record: 19-19 (3 years) Kingsbury’s Record vs. WVU: 1-2 Football Phone: (806) 742-4260 TEAM/PLAYER INFORMATION 2015 Record: 7-6/AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl Conference Record/Finish: 4-5/T5th Lettermen Returning/Lost: 48/20 Starters Returning/Lost: 12/10

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Head Coach: Gary Patterson (Kansas State, ‘83) Record at TCU: 143-47 (15 years) Overall Record: 143-47 (15 years) Patterson’s Record vs. WVU: 3-1 Football Phone: (817) 257-7970 TEAM/PLAYER INFORMATION 2015 Record: 11-2/Valero Alamo Bowl Champions Conference Record/Finish: 7-2/T2nd Lettermen Returning/Lost: 39/26 Starters Returning/Lost: 13/11

2016 SCHEDULE S2 at Stanford S17 Florida Atlantic S24 Missouri State O1 at West Virginia O8 Texas Tech O15 at Oklahoma O22 Texas O29 at Iowa State N5 Oklahoma State N19 at Baylor N26 Kansas D3 at TCU WVU Team Hotel: MCM Elegante

GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Lubbock, Texas Enrollment: 35,893 Interim President: John Opperman Athletic Director: Kirby Hocutt Stadium/Capacity: Jones AT&T Stadium/60,454 School Colors: Scarlet and Black Nickname: Red Raiders Conference: Big 12

SPORTS INFORMATION SID: Matt Dowdy/Blake Zimmerman Office Phone: (806) 834-3345 E-mail: matthew.dowdy@ttu.edu E-mail: blake.zimmerman@ttu.edu Dowdy’s Cell Phone: (806) 928-5190 Zimmerman’s Cell Phone: (806) 685-8209 Web: texastech.com Twitter: @TexasTechFB Press Box Phone: (806) 742-3688

2016 SCHEDULE S3 Stephen F. Austin S10 at Arizona State S17 Louisiana Tech S29 Kansas O8 at Kansas State O15 West Virginia O22 Oklahoma O29 at TCU N5 Texas N12 at Oklahoma State N19 at Iowa State N25 vs. Baylor* •- AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

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TCU | OCTOBER 22

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2016 SCHEDULE S3 vs. Arizona^ S10 at Utah S17 UCLA S24 vs. West Virginia* S30 Toledo O8 at Michigan State O14 Mississippi State O20 at Boise State N5 at Cincinnati N12 Southern Utah N19 Massachusetts N26 Utah State

^ - University of Phoenix Stadium, Phoenix, Ariz. • - FedExField, Landover, Md.

COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Bill Snyder (William Jewell, ‘63) Record at KSU: 193-101-1 (24 years) Overall Record: 193-101-1 (24 years) Snyder’s Record vs. WVU: 4-0 Football Phone: (785) 532-5878 TEAM/PLAYER INFORMATION 2015 Record: 6-7 Conference Record/Finish: 3-6/8th Lettermen Returning/Lost: 46/23 Starters Returning/Lost: 16/11

2016 SCHEDULE S1 Duquesne S10 at West Virginia S17 Robert Morris O1 South Dakota O8 at Illinois State O15 Northern Iowa O22 at South Dakota State O29 Indiana State N5 at North Dakota State N12 Southern Illinois N19 at Missouri State

WVU Team Hotel: Bethesda Marriott

GENERAL INFORMATION

Head Coach: Kalani Sitake (BYU, 2000) Record at BYU: First Year Overall Record: First Year Sitake’s Record vs. WVU: First Meeting Football Phone: Contact SID Office TEAM/PLAYER INFORMATION 2015 Record: 9-4 Conference Record/Finish: FBS Independent Lettermen Returning/Lost: 65/17 Starters Returning/Lost: 15/7

2016 SCHEDULE S3 at West Virginia S10 Eastern Michigan S17 Georgia S24 Delaware State O1 at LSU O15 at Florida O22 Middle Tennessee State O29 Kentucky N5 at South Carolina N12 Vanderbilt N19 at Tennessee N26 Arkansas

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KANSAS STATE | OCTOBER 1

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BYU | SEPTEMBER 24

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GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Fort Worth, Texas Enrollment: 10,033 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

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

2016 SCHEDULE S3 South Dakota State S10 Arkansas S17 Iowa State S23 at SMU O1 Oklahoma O8 at Kansas O22 at West Virginia O29 Texas Tech N5 at Baylor N19 Oklahoma State N25 at Texas D3 Kansas State


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OKLAHOMA STATE | OCTOBER 29

WVU Team Hotel: Renaissance Hotel – Oklahoma City Convention Center

GENERAL INFORMATION

Head Coach: Mike Gundy (Oklahoma State, ‘90) Record at OSU: 94-47 (11 years) Overall Record: 94-47 (11 years) Gundy’s Record vs. WVU: 2-2 Football Phone: (405) 744-5737 TEAM/PLAYER INFORMATION 2015 Record: 10-3/Allstate Sugar Bowl Conference Record/Finish: 7-2/T2nd Lettermen Returning/Lost: 42/21 Starters Returning/Lost: 19/9

SPORTS INFORMATION

Location: Stillwater, Okla. Enrollment: 37,232 President: V. Burns Hargis Athletic Director: Mike Holder Stadium/Capacity: Boone Pickens Stadium/60,218 School Colors: Orange and Black Nickname: Cowboys Conference: Big 12

SID: Gavin Lang Office Phone: (405) 744-7714 E-mail: gavin.lang@okstate.edu Cell Phone: (405) 612-9274 Web: okstate.com Twitter: @CowboyFB Press Box Phone: (405) 744-5757

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KANSAS | NOVEMBER 5

Head Coach: David Beaty (Lindenwood, ‘94) Record at KU: 0-12 (1 year) Overall Record: 0-12 (1 year) Beaty’s Record vs. WVU: 0-1 Football Phone: (785) 864-3392 TEAM/PLAYER INFORMATION 2015 Record: 0-12 Conference Record/Finish: 0-9/10th Lettermen Returning/Lost: 49/23 Starters Returning/Lost: 18/7

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

AUSTIN, TEXAS

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Location: Austin, Texas Enrollment: 52,076 President: Gregory Fenves Athletic Director: Mike Perrin Stadium/Capacity: Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium/100,119 School Colors: Burnt Orange and White Nickname: Longhorns Conference: Big 12

SID: John Bianco Office Phone: (512) 471-6036 E-mail: john.bianco@athletics. utexas.edu Cell Phone: (512) 748-9315 Web: Texassports.com Twitter: @Longhorn_FB Press Box Phone: (512) 471-1641

OKLAHOMA | NOVEMBER 19

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Head Coach: Matt Campbell (Mount Union, ‘02) Record at ISU: First Year Overall Record: 35-15 (4 years) Campbell’s Record vs. WVU: First Meeting Football Phone: (515) 294-6721 TEAM/PLAYER INFORMATION 2015 Record: 3-9 Conference Record/Finish: 2-7/9th Lettermen Returning/Lost: 41/26 Starters Returning/Lost: 16/15

Location: Norman, Okla. Enrollment: 30,753 President: David L. Boren Athletic Director: Joe Castiglione Stadium/Capacity: Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium/82,112 School Colors: Crimson and Cream Nickname: Sooners Conference: Big 12

SID: Mike Houck Office Phone: (405) 325-8227 E-mail: mhouck@ou.edu Cell Phone: (405) 249-5892 Web: soonersports.com Twitter: @OU_Football Press Box Phone: (405) 325-3116

Head Coach: Jim Grobe (Virginia, ’75) Record at BU: First Year Overall Record: 110-115-1 Grobe’s Record vs. WVU: First Meeting Football Phone: (254) 710-3058 TEAM/PLAYER INFORMATION 2015 Record: 10-3/Russell Athletic Bowl Conference Record/Finish: 6-3/4th Lettermen Returning/Lost: 47/24 Starters Returning/Lost: 11/13

2016 SCHEDULE S3 vs. Houston* S10 Louisiana-Monroe S17 Ohio State O1 at TCU O8 Texas** O15 Kansas State O22 at Texas Tech O29 Kansas N3 at Iowa State N12 Baylor N19 at West Virginia D3 Oklahoma State

* - Advocare Texas Kickoff, Houston, Texas ** - Red River Showdown, Dallas, Texas

WVU Team Hotel:West Des Moines Marriott

GENERAL INFORMATION

SPORTS INFORMATION

Location: Ames, Iowa Enrollment: 36,001 President: Dr. Steven Leath Athletic Director: Jamie Pollard Stadium/Capacity: Jack Trice Stadium/61,000 School Colors: Cardinal and Gold Nickname: Cyclones Conference: Big 12

SID: Mike Green Office Phone: (515) 294-3372 E-mail: mgreen@iastate.edu Cell Phone: (515) 460-5804 Web: cyclones.com Twitter: @cyclonefb Press Box Phone: (515) 294-8443

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BAYLOR | DECEMBER 3

MORGANTOWN

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IOWA STATE | NOVEMBER 26

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Head Coach: Bob Stoops (Iowa, ‘83) Record at OU: 179-46 (17 years) Overall Record: 179-46 (17 years) Stoops’ Record vs. WVU: 4-1 Football Phone: (405) 325-2345 TEAM/PLAYER INFORMATION 2015 Record: 11-2/Orange Bowl (CFP) Conference Record/Finish: 8-1/1st Lettermen Returning/Lost: 47/20 Starters Returning/Lost: 13/9

2016 SCHEDULE S4 Notre Dame S10 UTEP S17 at California O1 at Oklahoma State O8 vs. Oklahoma^ O15 Iowa State O22 at Kansas State O29 Baylor N5 at Texas Tech N12 West Virginia N19 at Kansas N25 TCU

^ - Red River Showdown, Dallas, Texas

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2016 SCHEDULE S3 Rhode Island S10 Ohio University S17 at Memphis S29 at Texas Tech O8 TCU O15 at Baylor O22 Oklahoma State O29 at Oklahoma N5 at West Virginia N12 Iowa State N19 Texas N26 at Kansas State WVU Team Hotel: Austin Marriott North

GENERAL INFORMATION

Head Coach: Charlie Strong (Central Arkansas, ‘83) Record at UT: 11-14 (2 years) Overall Record: 48-30 (6 years) Strong’s Record vs. WVU: 2-2 Football Phone: (512) 471-3050 TEAM/PLAYER INFORMATION 2015 Record: 5-7 Conference Record/Finish: 4-5/T5th Lettermen Returning: 52 Starters Returning/Lost: 14/8

MORGANTOWN

SPORTS INFORMATION

Location: Lawrence, Kan. Enrollment: 28,784 Chancellor: Dr. Bernadette Gray-Little Athletic Director: Dr. Sheahon Zenger Stadium/Capacity: Memorial Stadium/50,071 School Colors: Crimson and Blue Nickname: Jayhawks Conference: Big 12

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TEXAS | NOVEMBER 12

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COACHING STAFF

2016 SCHEDULE S3 Southeastern Louisiana S10 Central Michigan S17 Pitt S24 at Baylor O1 Texas O8 Iowa State O22 at Kansas O29 West Virginia N5 at Kansas State N12 Texas Tech N19 at TCU D3 at Oklahoma

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MORGANTOWN

SPORTS INFORMATION

Location: Waco, Texas Enrollment: 16,787 Interim President: David Garland Interim Athletic Director: Todd Patulski Stadium/Capacity: McLane Stadium/45,000 School Colors: Green and Gold Nickname: Bears Conference: Big 12

2016 SCHEDULE S3 Northern Iowa S10 at Iowa S17 at TCU S24 San Jose State O1 Baylor O8 at Oklahoma State O15 at Texas O29 Kansas State N3 Oklahoma N12 at Kansas N19 Texas Tech N26 West Virginia

SID: Heath Nielsen Office Phone: (254) 710-2743 E-mail: Heath_Nielsen@baylor.edu Cell Phone: (254) 709-4237 Web: baylorbears.com Twitter: @BUFootball Press Box Phone: (254) 753-2961

2016 SCHEDULE S3 Northwestern State S10 SMU S16 at Rice S24 Oklahoma State O1 at Iowa State O15 Kansas O29 at Texas N5 TCU N12 at Oklahoma N19 Kansas State N25 Texas Tech* D3 at West Virginia * - AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

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2016Opponents ALL-TIME SCORES VE.

MISSOURI (2-3)

1998, Insight.com Bowl, Missouri, 34-31 1994, away, West Virginia, 34-10 1993, home, West Virginia, 35-3 1927, away, Missouri, 13-0 1926, home, Missouri, 27-0

TEXAS (3-2)

2015, home, West Virginia, 38-20 2014, away, Texas, 33-16 2013, home, Texas, 47-40/OT 2012, away, West Virginia, 48-45 1956, away, West Virginia, 7-6

OKLAHOMA (2-6) YOUNGSTOWN STATE (1-0)

1938, home, West Virginia, 27-7

BYU (First Meeting) KANSAS STATE (1-5)

2015, away, Kansas State, 24-23 2014, home, Kansas State, 26-20 2013, away, Kansas State, 35-12 2012, home, Kansas State, 55-14 1931, home, Kansas State, 19-0 1930, home, West Virginia, 23-7

TEXAS TECH (3-2)

2015, home, West Virginia, 31-26 2014, away, West Virginia, 37-34 2013, home, Texas Tech, 37-27 2012, away, Texas Tech, 49-14 1937, Sun Bowl, West Virginia, 7-6

TCU (2-3)

2015, away, TCU, 40-10 2014, home, TCU, 31-30 2013, away, West Virginia, 30-27/OT 2012, home, TCU, 39-38/2OT 1984, Bluebonnet Bowl, West Virginia, 31-14

OKLAHOMA STATE (4-3)

2015, home, Oklahoma State, 33-26, OT 2014, away, West Virginia, 34-10 2013, home, West Virginia, 30-21 2012, away, Oklahoma State, 55-34 1987, Sun Bowl, Oklahoma State, 35-33 1929, away, West Virginia, 9-6 1928, home, West Virginia, 32-6

KANSAS (4-1)

2015, away, West Virginia, 49-0 2014, home, West Virginia, 33-14 2013, away, Kansas, 31-19 2012, home, West Virginia, 59-10 1941, home, West Virginia, 21-0

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2015, away, Oklahoma, 44-24 2014, home, Oklahoma, 45-33 2013, away, Oklahoma, 16-7 2012, home, Oklahoma, 50-49 2008, Fiesta Bowl, West Virginia, 48-28 1982, away, West Virginia, 41-27 1978, away, Oklahoma, 52-10 1958, away, Oklahoma, 47-14

IOWA STATE (3-1)

2015, home, West Virginia, 30-6 2014, away, West Virginia, 37-24 2013, home, Iowa State, 52-44/3OT 2012, away, West Virginia, 31-24

BAYLOR (2-2)

2015, away, Baylor, 62-38 2014, home, West Virginia, 41-27 2013, away, Baylor, 73-42 2012, home, West Virginia, 70-63


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2015 GAME-BY-GAME RECAPS

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Sept 5, 2015)

West Virginia.........................................44 Georgia Southern....................................... 0 Led by its veteran defense, West Virginia opened the 2015 season with an impressive, 44-0 shutout of Georgia Southern and its option offense. The Eagles did not complete a pass until late in the third quarter and were held to just two completions and 29 yards through the air. Leading the Mountaineer defensive performance was senior Karl Joseph with three interceptions and a forced fumble to go along with a game high eight tackles. For its part, the Mountaineer offense connected on big plays throughout the night and eventually broke the game open in the second half. The scoring started fairly early in the first quarter on the game’s opening possession. Much had been made in the preseason of West Virginia’s young and talented receiving corps and the season’s first touchdown went to a true freshman. Finishing off a nine-play, 87-yard drive was quarterback Skyler Howard’s 41-yard bomb to Jovon Durante, marking the freshman’s first career catch. West Virginia has an All-American kicker and Lou Groza finalist in junior Josh Lambert, and the Mountaineers put his leg to work for the rest of the first half. Lambert was called on to attempt his first field goal of the season at the 7:59 mark, and he converted from 26-yards out, ending the scoring in the opening quarter in favor of WVU, 10-0. Lambert’s kicking leg came in handy again in the second quarter as his 32-yard field goal ended a 66-yard scoring drive, before his 22-yarder closed a 65-yard drive and gave the Mountaineers a 16-0 advantage at the half. While West Virginia chalked up 319 yards of total offense in the first half, the Eagles had just 89 total yards but still only trailed by two scores. That soon changed in the second half, as the WVU offense erupted for 28 points and the first half field goals turned in to second half touchdowns. Joseph’s second interception set up running back Rushel Shell’s sixyard touchdown run at the 9:06 mark of the third. Howard then threw his second touchdown pass in the game at the 4:19 mark, when he found Shelton Gibson for a 26-yard scoring strike and a 30-0 Mountaineer advantage. Joseph’s third interception in the quarter led to West Virginia’s next score early in the fourth. Howard found receiver Daikiel Shorts Jr. for a 26-yard pass, setting up Wendell Smallwood’s 19-yard scoring run on the very next play. The rushing score sealed an impressive 85-yard drive in just six plays, giving WVU a 37-0 lead. The Mountaineers finished the game’s scoring with 2:26 left, when backup quarterback William Crest Jr. marched the Mountaineers on a 10-play, 41-yard drive that ended with Crest’s two-yard run. Gibson and Durante made their first starts for the Mountaineers and responded with 100-yard receiving efforts. Gibson had three catches for 130 yards and a score, while Durante finished with three receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown. Both long receptions by the two receivers went for 57 yards. Howard was solid with 16 completions for 359 yards, and Wendell Smallwood led the rushing effort with 96 yards and a score. In addition to the play of Joseph, a preseason All-American, the WVU defense got a strong performance out of senior linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski with seven tackles and two TFL Final totals for West Virginia stood at 185 yards rushing and 359 passing for 544 yards of total offense on just 66 plays for an average of 8.4 yards per play. With the win, West Virginia recorded back-to-back shutouts in home openers and improved to 88-31-4 all-time in season openers and 31-4-1 in openers at Milan Puskar Stadium.

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Scoring and Statistical Summary 1 Georgia Southern 0 West Virginia 10

2 0 6

3 0 14

4 0 14

1st WVU WVU

Jovon Durante 41 pass from Skyler Howard (Josh Lambert kick) Lambert 26 FG

2nd

WVU WVU

Lambert 32 FG Lambert 22 FG

3rd

WVU WVU

Rushel Shell 6 rush (Lambert kick) Shelton Gibson 26 pass from Howard (Lambert kick)

4th

WVU WVU

Wendell Smallwood 19 rush (Lambert kick) William Crest 2 rush (Lambert kick)

F 0 44

GS WVU

First Downs 14 21 Rushes/Yards 57/195 40/185 Passing Yardage 29 359 Passes 2/13/4 16/26/0 Punts 5/232/46.4 4/177/44.2 Fumbles/Lost 2/1 1/0 Return Yardage 96 0 Penalties/Yards 1/15 5/37 Time of Possession 34:07 25:53

WVU RUSHING: Smallwood 11-96, Shell 8-42; WVU PASSING: Howard 16-25-0-359; WVU RECEIVING: Gibson 3-130, Durante 3-121; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Joseph 8 , Kwiatkoski 7 (2/0) Rose 6; WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Joseph (3), Askew Henry (1). GSU RUSHING: Breida 17-70, Upshaw 16-64; GSU PASSING: Upshaw 2-13-4-29; GSU RECEIVING: Keaton 1-17, Johnson 1-12; GSU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Dobson 7, Jones 6, Gallon 6 (1/1), Williams 6 (1/0); GSU INTERCEPTIONS: None. Attendance - 55,182


2015 GAME-BY-GAME RECAPS

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Sept 12, 2015)

West Virginia.........................................41 Liberty........................................................... 17 West Virginia captured win No. 2 on the season with a 41-17 victory over Liberty at Milan Puskar Stadium. The Mountaineers used an efficient offense and solid defensive play to defeat the Flames. Efficiency came in the form of quarterback Skyler Howard who completed 21 passes on 26 attempts for 263 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, West Virginia shut out the Flames in the first half, giving the unit seven straight quarters of shutout football dating back to 2014. Punter Nick O’Toole also kept Liberty in poor field position for most of the game by pinning two punts inside the three-yard line and averaging almost 50 yards per punt. The Mountaineer offense was able to march on the Flames in the first quarter with an 11-play and a 10-play drive that stalled in the red zone. Kicker Josh Lambert put the Mountaineers on the board at the 12:21 mark with a 28-yard field goal, followed by a 25-yarder at the 4:21 mark. Leading 6-0 going in the second quarter, West Virginia finally turned drives into touchdowns to open up a 20-0 lead at the half. Early in the second, Howard led the offense on a 71-yard drive that was highlighted by a 52-yard touchdown reception by receiver Shelton Gibson, upping the WVU advantage to 13-0. Running back Wendell Smallwood closed the scoring in the first half as he recovered his own fumble in the end zone for a West Virginia touchdown. Smallwood’s run capped an 11-play, 64-yard drive in 4:12. He gained four yards before fumbling and earned the additional yard by recovering the football in the end zone for the score. West Virginia added another touchdown in the third quarter before the Liberty offense got on track and lit up its side of the board. With 8:11 remaining in the third quarter, Howard again struck through the air with a 10-yard pass to Jovon Durante, putting the Mountaineers up 27-0. Liberty came into the game with a highly touted offense but after missing three field goals in the first half, the Flames did not get on the board until 4:35 was left in the quarter. Quarterback Josh Woodrum, who ran the Flame offense well in the first half only to have nothing to show for it, before connecting on a seven-yard touchdown to Todd Macon, ending a 78-yard drive. West Virginia answered the touchdown with one of its own with just 32 seconds left in the quarter. Howard tossed a four-yard pass to fullback Elijah Wellman for WVU’s sixth score on the day. Early in the fourth, Liberty kicker John Lunsford finally connected on a field goal by hitting a 49-yarder, putting the Flames deficit at 34-10. Woodrum then struck with the deep pass, hitting Zac Parker on a 60-yard scoring strike to put the score at 34-17 in favor of WVU. The Mountaineers ended the scoring with just 3:36 left on Smallwood’s five-yard rush. Aside from the efficiency of Howard, West Virginia got good offensive numbers from Smallwood with two scores and 88 yards rushing. Howard added 68 yards rushing to go along with his strong passing totals, and Gibson finished with 81 yards receiving, followed by Daikiel Shorts with 78 yards. On defense, linebackers Nick Kwiatkoski and Al-Rasheed Benton along with defensive back Dravon Askew-Henry all totaled seven tackles. For Liberty, Woodrum passed for 280 yards, Desmond Rice rushed for 37 and Dante’ Shells had 71 yards receiving to pace the office. On the defensive side of the ball for the Flames, Nick Newman and Avery James combined for 19 tackles, three TFL and one sack Final totals showed West Virginia with 172 yards rushing and 313 through the air for 485 yards of offense. Liberty rushed for 92 yards and passed for 280 to total 372 yards. With the win, WVU moves to 16-0 all-time against FCS schools.

WVUFOOTBALL

JovonDURANTE

Scoring and Statistical Summary Liberty West Virginia

1 0 6

2 0 14

3 7 14

4 10 7

F 17 41

1st

WVU WVU

Josh Lambert 28 FG Lambert 25 FG

2nd

WVU WVU

Shelton Gibson 52 pass from Skyler Howard (Lambert kick) Wendell Smallwood 0 fumble recovery (Lambert kick)

3rd

WVU LU WVU

Jovon Durante 10 pass from Howard (Lambert kick) Todd Macon 7 rush (John Lunsford kick) Elijah Wellman 4 pass from Howard (Lambert kick)

4th

LU LU WVU

Lunsford 49 FG Zac Parker 60 pass from Josh Woodrum (Lunsford kick) Smallwood 5 rush (Lambert kick)

LU WVU

First Downs 17 25 Rushes/Yards 28/92 45/172 Passing Yardage 280 313 Passes 21/33/0 27/32/0 Punts 4/155/38.8 3/149/49.7 Fumbles/Lost 1/0 1/0 Return Yardage 109 61 Penalties/Yards 4/26 6/58 Time of Possession 30:33 29:27

WVU RUSHING: Smallwood 15-88, Howard 12-68; WVU PASSING: Howard 21-260-263; WVU RECEIVING: Durante 7-60, Shorts 4-78, Jennings 4-28, Smallwood 4-24; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Henry 7, Kwiatkoski 7 (1/0), Benton 7 (2/0), WVU INTERCEPTIONS: None. LU RUSHING: Rice 11-37, Macon 8-31; LU PASSING: Woodrum 21-32-0-280; LU RECEIVING: Shells 4-71, Peterson 4-64; LU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Newman 10 (1/0), James 9 (2/1); LU INTERCEPTIONS: None. Attendance - 52,899

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2015 GAME-BY-GAME RECAPS

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Sept 26, 2015)

West Virginia.........................................45 Maryland......................................................... 6 No matter how you look at it, West Virginia turned in a dominating performance in game three of the 2015 season with a lopsided 45-6 victory over Maryland. Pregame festivities included the induction of the 25th WVU Sports Hall of Fame class, which included football’s Amos Zereoue, Ken Herock and Bobby Bowden, the 40th anniversary reunion of the 1975 Peach Bowl championship team and country music star Brad Paisley becoming only the second person in Milan Puskar Stadium history to sing “Take Me Home, Country Roads” live in a pregame performance. However, none of the festivities provided a distraction to the Mountaineers, who were focused on the non-conference matchup between the Big 12 and Big Ten. The Mountaineers started fast and never looked back. On WVU’s opening possession, quarterback Skyler Howard found fullback Elijah Welman for a seven-yard touchdown, and the score would pave the way for a 21-point first quarter for WVU. West Virginia started the game by scoring on four of its first five drives, with the lone non-scoring drive ending with a missed field goal. The West Virginia defense came up with five interceptions in the game, which put the Mountaineers in great field position, and an efficient offense made the most of the turnovers. WVU added to its seven-point advantage with a Wendell Smallwood four-yard rush, before closing the first quarter on Howard’s 15-yard touchdown pass to receiver Shelton Gibson. The first score of the second quarter was one of the prettiest deep scoring passes you will see as Howard hit Gibson in stride behind a Terps defender for a 41-yard touchdown strike and a 28-0 WVU advantage. That pass ended a five-play, 80-yard drive, and while the Mountaineer defense kept the pressure on, the offense kept its foot on the gas pedal. By adding two more scores before the half, West Virginia took a 38-0 lead in the locker room. Tailback Rushel Shell scored on a two-yard rush, and kicker Josh Lambert added a 48-yard field goal as time expired. WVU punter Nick O’Toole averaged 45.2 yards per punt with long punts of 56 and 54 yards to continue the poor field position for the Terps. O’Toole even managed to extend one WVU drive with a 13-yard fake punt on 4th-and-12. Relegated to a mostly running attack to kill the clock in the second half, West Virginia got its last score at the 12:48 mark of the fourth quarter, when Howard hit receiver Daikiel Shorts Jr., for a one-yard TD pass. Maryland managed to get on the board with 11:45 remaining, when Daxx Garmen converted on a 46-yard scoring pass to receiver Jahrvis Davenport. Smallwood had a big day rushing with 147 yards and one score. Shell contributed 77 yards rushing and more than 100 all-purpose yards. Howard once again was strong with 21 completions on 33 attempts for 294 yards and four touchdowns. Gibson hauled in six passes for 118 yards and two scores to lead all receivers. On defense, the Mountaineers held the Terps to just 80 total yards in the first half, including only three passing yards. Leading the unit was Jared Barber with five tackles, while Karl Joseph, KJ Dillion, Terrell Chestnut, Daryl Worley and Jeremy Tyler all recorded interceptions. Chestnut even saved a score by running down Terp running back Brandon Ross and forcing a fumble at the one-yard line that resulted in a touchback. Ross topped Maryland’s offense with 130 yards rushing, and Antwaine Carter collected 14 tackles and three TFLs. Final numbers showed WVU with a balanced 304 yards rushing and 297 passing for 601 total yards. Maryland finished with 173 on the ground and 153 passing for 326 total yards. WVU now has won two straight in the series with the Terps and leads 28-22-2.

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Scoring and Statistical Summary Maryland West Virginia

1 0 21

2 0 17

3 0 0

4 6 7

F 6 45

1st

WVU WVU WVU

Elijah Wellman 7 pass from Skyler Howard (Josh Lambert kick) Wendell Smallwood 4 rush (Lambert kick) Shelton Gibson 15 pass from Howard (Lambert kick)

2nd

WVU WVU WVU

Gibson 41 pass from Howard (Lambert kick) Rushel Shell 2 rush (Lambert kick) Lambert 48 FG

4th WVU MD

Daikiel Shorts Jr. 1 pass from Howard (Lambert kick) Jahrvis Davenport 46 pass from Daxx Garman (Garman rush failed)

MD WVU

First Downs 14 37 Rushes/Yards 29/173 59/304 Passing Yardage 153 297 Passes 14/36/5 23/37/1 Punts 7/273/39.0 4/181/45.2 Fumbles/Lost 1/1 2/1 Return Yardage 81 64 Penalties/Yards 10/100 10/124 Time of Possession 23:26 36:34

WVU RUSHING: Smallwood 22-147, Shell 15-77; WVU PASSING: Howard 21-33-0-294; WVU RECEIVING: Gibson 6-118, Thompson 3-42; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Barber 5 (1/0), Kwiatkoski 4 (1/1), Joseph 4 (1/1); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Joseph, Worley, Chestnut, Dillon, Tyler. UMD RUSHING: Ross 15-130; UMD PASSING: Rowe 10-27-4-67; UMD RECEIVING: Edwards 3-33, Brown 3-26; UMD TACKLES (TFL/QS): Carter 14 (3/0), Brooks 10 (1/0), Hendy 10; UMD INTERCEPTIONS: Nixon. Attendance - 61,174


2015 GAME-BY-GAME RECAPS

NORMAN, OKLA. (Oct. 3, 2015)

Oklahoma..................................44 West Virginia............................. 24

No. 15/14 No. 23/21

No. 23/21 West Virginia suffered its first loss of the 2015 season with a 44-24 defeat at No. 15/14 Oklahoma in front of 83,384 fans at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The Mountaineers could not overcome two fumbles and three interceptions, resulting in 13 points for the Sooners. Oklahoma turned the ball over two times, but WVU could only muster three points off those turnovers. Both teams traded possessions to start the game, before the Sooners broke through on their second drive. Quarterback Baker Mayfield drove the Sooners 74 yards in four plays, finding Mark Andrews for a 17-yard touchdown pass to open the game’s scoring at the 8:45 mark of the first quarter. West Virginia answered at the beginning of the second quarter, when tailback Rushel Shell powered in from five yards away to tie the score at 7-7. Shell’s rush finished an 86-yard drive for the Mountaineers. The tie was short-lived as just 51 seconds later the Sooners took command once again as receiver Sterling Shepard hauled in a 28-yard pass from Mayfield to cap a 75-yard scoring drive. The Sooners went on to score three more times in the quarter for a 24-7 lead at the half. They increased their advantage to 17-7 on Austin Seibert’s 40-yard field goal, before tailback Joe Mixon closed the first-half scoring with a 35-yard scamper, ending an 83-yard drive. When the Sooners scored in the first half, they usually took advantage of the big play, finishing with 12 of 20 yards or more. First-half scoring drives for OU consumed 74, 75 and 83 yards. But the game was far from over and WVU came out strong in the third quarter to pull with three at 27-24 with 0:58 seconds left in the third. A Skyler Howard touchdown pass to freshman Jovon Durante at the 9:40 mark pulled the Mountaineers to within 10, at 24-14. Then West Virginia took advantage of a Sooner fumble and converted a 23-yard field goal by Josh Lambert to close the gap to 24-17 with 6:57 left in the third. Oklahoma bounced back with a 25-yard Seibert field goal, before Howard shocked the Sooner faithful with a 50-yard touchdown run on 4th-and-2, putting the score at 27-24 in favor of the Sooners with just 58 ticks left in the quarter. As the Mountaineers gained the momentum and seemingly were on the verge of taking control of the game, Oklahoma struck a deadly blow just 45 seconds later, when Mayfield found Durron Neal down the left sideline for a 71-yard touchdown dagger and a 34-24 OU advantage heading into the fourth. With West Virginia having to play catch-up, the Oklahoma defense unleashed a furious pass rush on the Mountaineers and turnovers aided the Sooners to 10 more points to end the scoring. Jordan Evans picked up a Howard fumble and raced 41 yards for a touchdown, before Seibert closed the scoring with a 44-field goal following a WVU interception. West Virginia had a strong day running the football as tailback Wendell Smallwood turned in his second straight 100-yard rushing performance with 111 yards on 22 carries. Shell added 72 yards to the ground attack. Linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski was solid for the Mountaineer defense with 11 tackles and one sack for a loss of six yards. Mayfield had a strong day for OU, finishing with 320 yards passing and three touchdowns. Dede Westbrook led the Sooner receivers with 107 yards on just five catches. For the second straight year, WVU could not handle OU’s Eric Striker, as he finished with 13 tackles, three TFLs and two sacks. OU totaled seven sacks and 12 TFLs in the game. Final numbers showed WVU with a solid running game of 196 yards to go along with 173 passing to total 369 yards. The Mountaineer defense held OU to just 107 yards rushing, but the Sooners struck for 320 yards passing to total 427 yards.

WVUFOOTBALL

SkylerHOWARD

Scoring and Statistical Summary West Virginia Oklahoma

1 0 7

2 7 17

3 17 10

4 0 10

1st

OU

2nd

WVU OU OU OU

Rushel Shell 5 rush (Josh Lambert kick) Sterling Shepard 28 pass from Mayfield (Seibert kick) Seibert 40 FG Joe Mixon 35 rush (Seibert kick)

3rd

WVU WVU OU WVU OU

Jovan Durante 1 pass from Skyler Howard (Lambert kick) Lambert 23 FG Seibert 25 FG Howard 50 rush Durron Neal 71 pass from Mayfield (Seibert kick)

4th

OU OU

F 24 44

Mark Andrews 17 pass from Baker Mayfield (Austin Seibert kick)

Jordan Evans 41 fumble recovery (Seibert kick) Seibert 44 FG

WVU OU

First Downs 27 16 Rushes/Yards 54/196 33/107 Passing Yardage 173 320 Passes 17/32/3 14/25/1 Punts 7/326/46.6 5/217/43.4 Fumbles/Lost 2/2 1/1 Return Yardage 97 203 Penalties/Yards 11/111 12/134 Time of Possession 33:11 26:49

WVU RUSHING: Smallwood 22-111, Shell 20-72; WVU PASSING: Howard 17-32-3-173; WVU RECEIVING: Durante 4-44, Thompson 3-46,, Gibson 3-35; WVU TACKLES (TFL/ QS): Kwiatkoski 11 (1/1), Dillon 7, Barber 6 (1/1); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Joseph. OU RUSHING: Perine 16-65, Mixon 6-43; OU PASSING: Mayfield 14-25-1-320; OU RECEIVING: Westbrook 5-107, OU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Striker 11 (1/1), Evans 9 (2/1); OU INTERCEPTIONS: J. Thomas 2, A. Thomas. Attendance - 84,384

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MORGANTOWN, W.VA. (Oct. 10, 2015) - OT

Oklahoma State......................33 West Virginia............................................. 26 No. 21/19

Despite erasing a 15-point deficit in the second half, West Virginia could not overcome four turnovers and lost a 33-26 overtime decision to No. 21/19 Oklahoma State at sold-out Milan Puskar Stadium. The Mountaineers started slow, which enabled the Cowboys to build a 17-2 lead at the half. The first score in the game came at the 4:45 mark of the first quarter when defensive lineman Emmanuel Ogbah recovered a Skyler Howard fumble in the end zone for a 7-0 OSU advantage. Tailback Rushel Shell’s fumble set up Oklahoma State’s next score at the 14:02 mark of the second quarter. The Cowboys took advantage of great field position and padded their lead on Rennie Childs’ one-yard run. A Wendell Smallwood fumble deep in Oklahoma State territory was actually beneficial to the Mountaineers. While the fumble ended a scoring threat, it backed up the Cowboys so deep that WVU defensive lineman Kyle Rose’s sack of OSU quarterback Mason Rudolph resulted in a safety and the first two points of the night for the Mountaineers. First-half scoring ended at the 3:43 mark of the second quarter, when the Cowboys converted their longest drive of the half (76 yards) into a 21-yard Ben Grogan field goal for a 17-2 lead at the intermission. West Virginia got the ball to start the second half, and the comeback was on. The opening possession of the third quarter resulted in West Virginia’s first touchdown, as Smallwood rushed in from 29 yards out, putting the score at 17-9. The Cowboys were not rattled and answered the score at the 9:20 mark of the third, when backup QB J.W. Walsh hit Blake Jarwin in the back of the end zone for a four-yard scoring reception. After what turned out to be a key extra point miss, the Cowboys led 23-9 with plenty of time left. West Virginia scored the next 10 points in the game, with the first seven coming on Howard’s 48-yard bomb in stride to receiver Shelton Gibson to put the final touch on a 75-yard drive. Josh Lambert’s 38-yard field goal to start the fourth quarter made it a 23-19 game, but the Cowboys seemed poised to put the game away on Devante Averette’s interception on the WVU 11-yard line. The Mountaineer defense held the Cowboys to a field goal, setting the stage for the offense to tie the game. Howard led the Mountaineers on a 10-play, 68-yard drive that used a good mixture of the run and pass. It was his three-yard rush with just 2:44 remaining that tied the game at 26-26, thanks to the OSU missed extra point back in the third quarter, and set the stage for overtime. Oklahoma State started with the ball first and got down to the WVU two-yard line where the Cowboys faced a 4th-and-1. Coach Mike Gundy elected to go for a first down instead of kicking a field goal, and the run by Walsh not only resulted in a first down but a touchdown. West Virginia’s chance in overtime saw the Mountaineers get down to the OSU four-yard line, but the game ended when they could not convert on fourth down. The Mountaineer running game was strong behind Smallwood, who rushed for 147 yards. Howard finished with 188 yards passing, and Gibson led all receivers with 84 yards. Shaq Petteway led the defensive effort with eight tackles. Rudolph led the Oklahoma State rushers from his quarterback position with 48 yards in addition to 218 yards passing. David Glidden topped the Cowboy receiving effort with five catches for 50 yards, while Tre Flowers led the defense with 13 tackles. Final numbers showed West Virginia with 255 yards on the ground and 188 through the air for 443 yards of total offense. The Oklahoma State running game struggled to 134 yards rushing and mixed with 228 yards passing left the Cowboys with 362 yards of total offense.

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Scoring and Statistical Summary 1 2 3 4 OT F Oklahoma State West Virginia

7 0

10 2

6 14

3 10

7 0

33 26

1st

OSU

Emmanuel Ogbah 0 fumble recovery (Ben Grogan kick)

2nd

OSU WVU OSU

Rennie Childs 1 rush (Grogan kick) Safety - Kyle Rose safety tackled Mason Rudolph in the end zone Grogan 21 FG

3rd

WVU OSU WVU

Wendell Smallwood 29 rush (Josh Lambert kick) Blake Jarwin 4 pass from J.W. Walsh (Grogan kick failed) Shelton Gibson 48 pass from Skyler Howard (Lambert kick)

4th OT

WVU OSU WVU OSU

Lambert 38 FG Grogan 22 FG Howard 3 run (Lambert kick) Walsh 2 rush (Grogan kick)

OSU WVU

First Downs 20 26 Rushes/Yards 38/134 61/255 Passing Yardage 228 188 Passes 22/43/3 18/37/1 Punts 8/359/44.9 8/381/47.6 Fumbles/Lost 1/0 5/3 Return Yardage 44 157 Penalties/Yards 7/55 11/107 Time of Possession 28:51 31:09

WVU RUSHING: Smallwood 19-147; WVU PASSING: Howard 18-35-1-188; WVU RECEIVING: Gibson 5-84, Shorts 5-41; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Petteway 8, Barber 7 (3/0), Chestnut 7; WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Chestnut, Kwiatkoski, Worley. OSU RUSHING: Rudolph 7-48, Childs 10-34; OSU PASSING: Rudolph 20-40-3-218; OSU RECEIVING: Glidden 5-50, Jarwin 3-37; OSU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Flowers 13 (1/0), Burton 11 (1/0), Whitener 11, Sterns 10 ; OSU INTERCEPTIONS: Averette. Attendance - 60,410


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WACO, TEXAS (Oct. 17, 2015)

Baylor.............................................62 West Virginia............................................. 38 No. 2/2

Baylor used five touchdown passes from quarterback Seth Russell to defeat West Virginia, 62-38, in front of 45,370 at McLane Stadium. The Bears threw six touchdown passes in all and posted 389 passing yards in the contest. Using a quick-strike offense and sustained drives, Baylor never trailed in handing West Virginia its third straight defeat. However, the Mountaineers did match the Baylor offensive explosion in the first half, tying the score and then pulling within three, before the half ended with a 10-point Baylor lead. Baylor scored first on the opening possession as the Bears went 80 yards in four plays to take a 7-0 lead on Russell’s 16-yard scamper. The big play in the drive was Russell’s 50-yard completion to receiver Corey Coleman. The Mountaineers answered the score with a big play, when quarterback Skyler Howard connected with receiver Shelton Gibson for a 70-yard pass play to tie the game at 7-7. Baylor added two more scores in the quarter, as Russell hit Coleman for a two-yard pass play to end a 73-yard drive. Kicker Chris Callahan then converted on a 36-yard field goal, giving the Bears a 17-7 advantage. Early second quarter action saw the Mountaineers pull to within three at 17-14, when Howard connected with Cody Clay for a six-yard touchdown reception. The Bears extended the lead to 10, when Coleman caught his second touchdown pass in the game on a 11-yard reception from Russell at the 12:24 mark. To close the first half, the teams traded field goals. West Virginia’s Josh Lambert converted on one from 25 yards with 4:55 left to end a 72-yard drive and cut the Baylor lead down to seven at 24-14. But the gap was extended back to 10 points with 1:42 left as a 10-play, 56-yard drive ended with a 36-yard Callahan field goal, giving Baylor a 2717 advantage at the half. While West Virginia kept the game in striking distance in the first half, third quarter action saw Baylor outscore the Mountaineers 21-7 to break the game open. Coleman’s third touchdown catch was a 33-yarder from Russell, ending an 82-yard drive, while teammate Jay Lee added touchdown catches of 36 yards and 52 yards in the quarter, ending drives of 75 and 52 yards for the Bears. West Virginia’s score in the quarter came at the 7:15 mark, when Howard hit true freshman David Sills for a 35-yard touchdown toss. Sills, listed on the roster as a quarterback, saw his first action and performed well as a receiver, catching two passes for 64 yards. Both teams added two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Running back Shock Linwood scored for Baylor on an 11-yard run, and Trevor Clemmons-Valdez hauled in a nine-yard touchdown catch. West Virginia’s scores came on a five-yard pass from Howard to Daikiel Shorts and a pretty 100-yard kickoff return by Gibson. On the day, Howard finished with a solid 289 yards passing and four touchdowns. Wendell Smallwood led the rushing effort with 89 yards, and Gibson’s strong day included three catches for 92 yards, along with 185 yards in returns to total 277 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns. On the defensive side, linebacker Shaq Petteway led the way with eight tackles. Russell led the Baylor attack with 380 yards passing and five touchdowns. Along with his rushing score, he accounted for six touchdowns in the game and added an impressive 160 rushing yards to total 540 yards of total offense. Coleman caught 199 of those passing yards and collected three scores. The offensive showdown saw WVU with 471 yards of total offense on 83 plays, while Baylor collected 693 total yards on 84 plays. With the win, Baylor evened the series with West Virginia at 2-2.

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Scoring and Statistical Summary West Virginia Baylor

1 7 17

2 10 10

3 7 21

4 14 14

F 38 62

1st

BU WVU BU BU

Seth Russell 16 rush (Chris Callahan kick) Shelton Gibson 70 pass from Skyler Howard (Josh Lambert kick) Corey Coleman 2 pass from Russell (Callahan kick) Callahan 36 FG

2nd

WVU BU WVU BU

Cody Clay 6 pass from Howard (Lambert kick) Coleman 11 pass from Russell (Callahan kick) Lambert 25 FG Callahan 36 FG

3rd

BU WVU BU BU

Coleman 33 pass from Russell (Callahan kick) David Sills 35 pass from Howard (Lambert kick) Jay Lee 36 pass from Russell (Callahan kick) Lee 52 pass from Russell (Callahan kick)

4th

BU WVU BU WVU

Shock Linwood 11 rush (Callahan kick) Daikiel Shorts Jr. 5 pass from Howard (Lambert kick) Trevor Clemons-Valdez 9 pass from Jarrett Stidham (Callahan kick) Gibson 100 kickoff return (Lambert kick)

WVU BU

First Downs 22 34 Rushes/Yards 44/182 50/304 Passing Yardage 289 389 Passes 18/39/1 21/34/0 Punts 4/190/47.5 2/84/42.0 Fumbles/Lost 0/0 3/0 Return Yardage 292 167 Penalties/Yards 8/80 6/80 Time of Possession 32:52 27:08

WVU RUSHING: Smallwood 12-89; WVU PASSING: Howard 18-37-1-289; WVU RECEIVING: Gibson 3-92, Sills 2-64; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Petteway 8 (1/0), Kwiatkoski 6 (1/0), Preston 6 (2/0); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: None. BU RUSHING: Russell 14-160, Linwood 19-84; BU PASSING: Russell 20-33-0-380; BU RECEIVING: Coleman 10-199, Cannon 7-92; BU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Stewart 9, Young 9 (2/0), Blanchard 9; BU INTERCEPTIONS: Reid. Attendance - 45,370

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FORT WORTH, TEXAS (Oct. 29, 2015)

TCU.................................................40 West Virginia............................................. 10 No. 5/3

No. 5/3 TCU used 472 yards of total offense from senior quarterback Trevone Boykin to defeat West Virginia, 40-10, in a Thursday night encounter at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Boykin completed 32 passes for 388 yards and three touchdowns, in addition to leading the Horned Frogs in rushing with 84 yards and one score. Boykin was one half of the TCU dynamic duo, as receiver Josh Doctson continued to prove why he is one of the best receivers in the country. Doctson teamed with Boykin to be on the receiving end of 11 catches for 183 yards and two touchdowns, as the TCU offense was simply too much to handle on this pleasant fall night in Fort Worth. TCU started the scoring with a 12-play, 91-yard drive that saw Doctson pull in a 17-yard touchdown pass from Boykin at the 8:46 mark of the first quarter. The Horned Frogs added two more scores in the quarter to open up a 17-0 advantage. Boykin finished off an 81-yard drive with a two-yard rushing touchdown. The scoring run came after he had already turned in runs of 27 and 31 yards on the drive. With 1:01 left in the quarter, kicker Jaden Oberkrom added a 20-yard field goal to close the scoring in the first 15 minutes of play. West Virginia battled back early in the second quarter, when junior quarterback Skyler Howard found his favorite receiver, Shelton Gibson, for a 32-yard scoring toss. The Mountaineers then closed the gap to just seven points at the 5:02 mark, when kicker Josh Lambert converted on a 51-yard field goal, putting the score at 17-10. However, from that point on the scoring was all TCU. The Horned Frogs struck back with two more Oberkrom field goals to take a 23-10 lead at the half. The kicker hit from 23 yards out with 1:05 left in the half, and then made good from 57 yards as time expired for the 13-point TCU advantage. The bad news for West Virginia was that TCU got the ball first in the third quarter and took advantage of a 29-yard Boykin run and a 21-yard rush from tailback Aaron Green to set up a seven-yard touchdown pass from Boykin to Kyle Hicks. Before the home faithful got back in their seats to start the second half, the Horned Frogs had extended their lead to 30-10. One more TCU score in the third quarter came at the 9:25 mark, when Boykin hooked up with Doctson again, this time for a nine-yard scoring toss to end an 82-yard drive in 2:11. The final points came off the leg of Oberkrom with 14:05 left. He connected on his fourth field goal, this one from 43 yards, to give the Horned Frogs a 40-10 advantage. Aside from the impressive play from Boykin and Doctson, Oberkrom added 16 points in the win, and Ty Summers topped the Horned Frogs defensive effort with 10 tackles. The Mountaineers were hurt by several dropped passes and nine penalties for 114 yards, but did find a bright spot in the rushing of tailback Wendell Smallwood, who had 113 yards. Defenders KJ Dillon, Nick Kwiatkoski and Noble Nwachukwu added seven tackles each and combined for four TFLs and one sack. Punter Nick O’Toole was solid with a 45.6 punting average on seven punts with a long of 54 yards. Final totals in the game saw West Virginia with 167 yards rushing and 160 passing for 327 yards of total offense. TCU totaled 228 yards on the ground and 388 through the air for 616 yards of offense. TCU ran 88 plays compared to West Virginia’s 76, while the Horned Frogs averaged 7.0 yards per play compared to WVU’s 4.3. The loss was the fourth straight for the Mountaineers on the season, and TCU now leads the overall series between the two teams at 3-2.

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Scoring and Statistical Summary West Virginia TCU

1 0 17

2 10 6

3 0 14

4 0 3

F 10 40

1st

TCU TCU TCU

Josh Doctson 17 pass from Trevone Boykin (Jaden Oberkrom kick) Boykin 2 rush (Oberkrom kick) Oberkrom 20 FG

2nd

WVU WVU TCU TCU

Shelton Gibson 32 pass from Skyler Howard (Josh Lambert kick) Lambert 51 FG Oberkrom 23 FG Oberkrom 57 FG

3rd

TCU TCU

Kyle Hicks 7 pass from Boykin (Oberkrom kick) Doctson 9 pass from Boykin (Oberkrom kick)

4th

TCU

Oberkrom 43 FG

WVU TCU

First Downs 21 35 Rushes/Yards 37/167 40/228 Passing Yardage 160 388 Passes 16/39/1 32/48/0 Punts 7/319/45.6 4/135/33.8 Fumbles/Lost 0/0 0/0 Return Yardage 18 35 Penalties/Yards 9/114 9/100 Time of Possession 23:39 36:21

WVU RUSHING: Smallwood 20-113; WVU PASSING: Howard 16-39-1-160; WVU RECEIVING: Sills 3-42, Thompson 3-23; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Dillon 7 (2/0). Kwiatkoski 7, Nwachukwu 7 (2/1); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: None. TCU RUSHING: Boykin 11-84, Green 15-67; TCU PASSING: Boykin 32-47-0-388; TCU RECEIVING: Doctson 11-183, Turpin 7-42, Listenbee 4-86; TCU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Summers 10, Johnson 9, Kindred 8; TCU INTERCEPTIONS: Howard. Attendance - 45,947


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MORGANTOWN, W.VA. (Nov. 7, 2015)

West Virginia.........................................31 Texas Tech.................................................. 26 West Virginia broke a four-game losing streak with a 31-26 victory over Texas Tech at Milan Puskar Stadium. Say what you want about West Virginia’s air raid offense, but it was the running game that got it done for the Mountaineers in this victory. The one-two punch of tailbacks Wendell Smallwood and Rushel Shell combined for 274 of West Virginia’s 300 total rushing yards in leading the offensive attack. Smallwood gained 163 yards on 22 carries for a 7.4 average per rush, while Shell complemented the attack with 111 yards on 14 carries and a 7.9 yards per rush average. Smallwood found the end zone once, while Shell scored twice as the two simply dominated the West Virginia offensive output. In what was billed as a high-scoring, offensive game, turned out to be a medium output as the two offenses scored, but also struggled at times. The Mountaineers started the scoring at the 9:45 mark of the first quarter, when Shell turned in a five-yard scoring run. Before the quarter ended, the Red Raiders answered with a 66-yard drive capped by a 10-yard touchdown pass from Patrick Mahomes to Jakeem Grant, sending the game into the second stanza tied at 7-7. Once again, the teams traded touchdowns in the second quarter, and as the game continued, it was apparent that this was a Big 12 matchup of two evenly matched teams. West Virginia regained the lead with 13:29 left in the half, as Smallwood found the end zone after a 16-yard run. The score put the exclamation point on a strong 91-yard drive by WVU that took 11 plays and 3:38 off the clock. Texas Tech answered the score with just 35 ticks left, when Reginald Davis hauled in a 9-yard scoring pass from Mahomes. However, instead of going in at the half tied at 14-14, West Virginia took advantage of a short squib kick by Texas Tech and made the Red Raiders pay. Quarterback Skyler Howard hit receiver Ka’Raun White for 17 yards, and Shell followed with rushes of 17 and 14 yards to set up Josh Lambert’s 39yard field goal as time expired for a 17-14 Mountaineer lead at the half. Texas Tech tied the game at the 8:36 mark of the third quarter on Clayton Hatfield’s 34-yarder. The WVU defense was given a short field as Tech gained the ball off of an interception, but held the Red Raiders to a field goal. Before the end of the third, Shell’s five-yard touchdown run ended a 65yard drive and gave the Mountaineers a 24-17 advantage heading into the final quarter. The Red Raiders closed the gap to 24-20 early in the fourth on Hatfield’s second field goal, this one from 27-yards away. Tech gained the ball off a second WVU interception, but the Mountaineer defense came up big again and gave up only three points. Leading 24-20, Howard drove the Mountaineers 59 yards and punched in their final score with a two-yard run to up the advantage to 31-20 with 11:28 left. Texas Tech added a 17-yard touchdown pass from Mahomes to DeAndre Washington with 6:47 left, but the Red Raiders never got the ball back. Leading 31-26, West Virginia used the running game mixed with some key passes to hold the ball for the final 6:47 and gain its first Big 12 win of the season. Aside from Smallwood and Shell, the WVU offense got 80 yards receiving from White, while KJ Dillon recorded nine tackles. Washington rushed for 102 yards for Tech, and Micah Awe led the defense with 14 tackles. Final numbers showed West Virginia with 449 yards of total offense to Tech’s 378, as the Mountaineer defense did a solid job on the Red Raider high-powered offense. With the win, WVU evened its mark against Tech at 2-2 in all-time Big 12 play.

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Scoring and Statistical Summary Texas Tech West Virginia

1 7 7

2 7 10

3 3 7

4 9 7

1st

WVU TTU

Rushel Shell 5 rush (Josh Lambert kick) Jakeem Grant 10 pass from Patrick Mahomes (Clayton Hatfield kick)

2nd

WVU WVU WVU

Wendell Smallwood 16 rush (Lambert kick) Reginald Davis 9 pass from Mahomes (Hatfield kick) Lambert 39 FG

3rd

TTU WVU

Hatfield 34 FG Shell 3 rush (Lambert kick)

4th TTU WVU TTU

F 26 31

Hatfield 27 FG Skyler Howard 2 rush (Lambert kick) DeAndre Washington 17 pass from Mahomes (Mahomes rush failed)

TTU WVU

First Downs 23 28 Rushes/Yards 42/179 57/300 Passing Yardage 199 149 Passes 22/36/1 12/24/2 Punts 4/175/43.8 3/95/31.7 Fumbles/Lost 0/0 0/0 Return Yardage 131 69 Penalties/Yards 8/75 4/40 Time of Possession 29:46 30:14

WVU RUSHING: Smallwood 22-163, Shell 14-111; WVU PASSING: Howard 12-23-2149; WVU RECEIVING: White 5-80, Thompson 2-23; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Dillon 9 (1/0), Worley 7, Barber 7, Kwiatkoski 7 (1/0); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Worley. TTU RUSHING: Washington 21-102, Mahomes 18-73; TTU PASSING: Mahomes 21-341-196; TTU RECEIVING: Washington 6-64, Sadler 3-25, Batson 2-33; TTU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Awe 14 (1/0), Hinton 12 (1/0), Johnson 11, Ward 10 (1/0); TTU INTERCEPTIONS: Fehoko, Nelson. Attendance - 54,932

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MORGANTOWN, W.VA. (Nov. 14, 2015)

West Virginia.........................................38 Texas............................................................. 20 West Virginia took advantage of five Texas turnovers to defeat the Longhorns, 38-20, in front of 56,736 fans at Milan Puskar Stadium. A chilly, but sunny, November Saturday afternoon was the setting for this Big 12 contest that saw West Virginia score 24 points off of Longhorn miscues en route to the win. A strong Mountaineer running game was paced by the play of tailback Wendell Smallwood. He rushed for 165 yards and averaged 6.9 yards per carry as he went over the 1,000-yard mark for the season. In fact, the WVU running game was so effective that the Mountaineers only threw the ball 12 times. Quarterback Skyler Howard made the most of those by completing 10, with two going for touchdowns. Texas struck first with 7:31 in the first quarter on a 31-yard field goal by kicker Nick Rose. While the West Virginia offense seemed to be sputtering, it was the Mountaineer defense that kick started the day. Linebacker Jared Barber picked up D’onta Foreman fumble and returned it 42 yards for a 7-3 WVU advantage. It didn’t take long for Texas to answer as Foreman made up for the fumble with a 65-yard touchdown run on the next Longhorn play from scrimmage, putting the score at 10-7 heading to the second. West Virginia regained the lead for good at the 8:17 mark of the second quarter, when Elijah Wellman’s one-yard rush closed out a 56-yard drive and gave WVU a 14-10 advantage. Late in the second quarter, Texas was marching on a 12-play, 53-yard drive, and reached the West Virginia 25-yard line, when linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski forced a fumble that Daryl Worley recovered to end the drive. Instead of playing conservatively, the Mountaineers attacked. After three straight rushes from Smallwood gained 34 yards, Howard went to the air and hit Jovon Durante in stride for a 53-yard touchdown pass and a 21-10 lead at the half. Texas came out strong in the third quarter and took the opening possession 80 yards for a score in 6:21. Quarterback Jerrod Heard found Daje Johnson for a five-yard touchdown, cutting the deficit to 21-17 with 8:33 left in the quarter. However, it was all West Virginia from that point on as the Mountaineers outscored the Longhorns 17-3 to close out the game. Texas did move the ball in the second half on the Mountaineer defense, but the bend but not break unit keep coming up with big plays and turnovers to keep the Longhorns off the scoreboard. Howard found receiver Daikiel Shorts Jr., for an eight-yard touchdown pass in the third, before the Mountaineers recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff. A 19-yard Josh Lambert field goal gave the Mountaineers a 31-17 lead, before Rose answered with a 34-yarder for Texas at the 9:21 mark of the fourth. West Virginia’s Kwiatkowski intercepted a Heard pass on Texas’ next possession, and Howard sealed the game with a two-yard scoring run. Kwiatkoski’s big defensive day ended with nine tackles, one TFL, one forced fumble, one pass deflection and one interception. Foreman led the Longhorns with 147 yards rushing, and Johnson caught four passes for 76 yards. Heard finished with 162 yards passing and one score. On defense, Texas got 11 tackles from Malik Jefferson. Final numbers showed West Virginia with 257 yards rushing and 122 passing for 379 yards of offense. Texas had a better day on offense with 277 rushing and 162 passing for 439 total yards. However, the only numbers that mattered were the final ones on the scoreboard. The win upped West Virginia’s record to 5-4 on the season, and evened the Big 12 series record with Texas at 2-2.

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JaredBARBER

Scoring and Statistical Summary Texas West Virginia

1 10 7

2 0 14

3 7 7

4 3 10

1st

UT WVU UT

Nick Rose 31 FG Jared Barber 42 fumble recovery (Josh Lambert kick) D’Onta Foreman 65 rush (Rose kick)

2nd

WVU WVU

Elijah Wellman 1 rush (Lambert kick) Jovan Durante 53 pass from Skyler Howard (Lambert kick)

3rd

UT WVU

Daje Johnson 5 pass from Jerrod Heard (Rose kick) Daikiel Shorts Jr. 8 pass from Howard (Lambert kick)

4th

WVU UT WVU

Lambert 19 FG Rose 34 FG Howard 2 rush (Lambert kick)

F 20 38

UT WVU

First Downs 19 18 Rushes/Yards 54/277 51/257 Passing Yardage 162 122 Passes 11/19/2 10/12/1 Punts 4/175/43.8 6/240/40.0 Fumbles/Lost 4/3 0/0 Return Yardage 85 42 Penalties/Yards 7/55 5/48 Time of Possession 32:32 27:28

WVU RUSHING: Smallwood 24-165, Shell 12-53; WVU PASSING: Howard 10-12-1-122; WVU RECEIVING: Shorts 4-33, White 3-25; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Kwiatkoski 9 (1/0), Worley 8, Petteway 8 (1/0); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Kwiatkoski, Worley. UT RUSHING: Foreman 18-147, Gray 14-56; UT PASSING: Heard 11-18-2-162; UT RECEIVING: Johnson 4-76, Burt 1-37; UT TACKLES (TFL/QS): Jefferson 11, Jinkens 8 (1/1); UT INTERCEPTIONS: Davis. Attendance - 56,736


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LAWRENCE, KAN. (Nov. 21, 2015)

West Virginia.........................................49 Kansas............................................................. 0 West Virginia turned in a strong performance on all three sides of the ball to defeat Kansas, 49-0, at Memorial Stadium. The Mountaineers had three players top 100 yards rushing for the first time since 1969 as the ground game racked up an impressive 426 yards. Quarterback Skyler Howard was strong with his legs, leading the team with 129 yards rushing and a 14.3 average per carry. Tailback Wendell Smallwood recorded his fourth straight 100-yard rushing game with 115 yards, while backfield mate Rushel Shell added another 108 yards to the ground attack. On defense, West Virginia recorded its second shutout of the season and held the Jayhawks to just 94 yards rushing in a dominating performance that included three interceptions, along with holding the Jayhawks to just 2-of-15 on third downs. Punter Nick O’Toole showed why he is one of the nation’s best punters, ranking No. 7 nationally, as he averaged 53 yards per punt into the strong winds of Lawrence. O’Toole had a long punt of 64 yards and totaled three punts of more than 50 yards. By scoring 28 points in the first quarter and never looking back, West Virginia put the game out of reach from the onset. On their second possession, the Mountaineers cashed in on a 63yard drive with an eight-yard Shell carry for a 7-0 lead. Two Kansas plays later, WVU’s Terrell Chestnut intercepted a Ryan Willis pass and returned it 32 yards for the touchdown and a 14-0 West Virginia advantage. After one of many defensive stops by WVU, Shell’s 26-yard scamper put the finishing touches on a 76-yard drive with 7:33 left in the opening quarter, upping the West Virginia lead to 21-0. Smallwood got in on the scoring action with 3:26 left, when he rushed in from 24-yards out, giving the Mountaineers a 28-0 lead. Smallwood’s run capped a 75-yard drive in eight plays as West Virginia scored on four of its first five possessions. Along with Chestnut’s 32-yard interception return, scoring drives for the Mountaineers in the first quarter tallied 63, 76 and 75 yards. Second-quarter action saw the Mountaineers add two more scores to take a 42-0 lead at halftime. Howard threw his only touchdown pass in the game at the 10:05 mark, when he hit Cody Clay for a two-yard toss. It was Clay’s second catch of the season and second touchdown. The final score of the half came from the legs of Howard. His previous runs and throws set up scores, but this time he took it himself, and his nine-yard scoring run with 5:37 left in the half closed out the scoring. The second half provided the opportunity for the Mountaineer coaching staff to play several players and give the starters a break. Howard only played one possession of the second half, and made the most of it by leading the offense on an 11-play, 72-yard drive in 4:03 that ended with Smallwood’s second touchdown run. From there, it was up to the WVU defense to preserve the shutout, and the unit turned in two more interceptions to end scoring threats and keep the Jayhawks off the board. Jordan Thompson led the Mountaineer receivers with six catches for 68 yards, while Nana Kyeremeh topped the strong defensive effort with five tackles. Kansas got 127 yards passing from quarterback Ryan Willis and 64 yards receiving from Tre’ Parmalee. Joe Dineen was tremendous on defense for the Jayhawks with 16 solo tackles, one TFL and one pass deflection West Virginia finished with 630 yards of total offense, while Kansas totaled 221 yards. The win made the Mountaineers bowl eligible for the fourth time in five years.

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TerrellCHESTNUT

Scoring and Statistical Summary West Virginia Kansas

1 28 0

2 14 0

3 7 0

4 0 0

1st

WVU WVU WVU WVU

Rushel Shell 8 rush (Josh Lambert kick) Terrell Chestnut 32 interception return (Lambert kick) Shell 26 rush (Lambert kick) Wendell Smallwood 24 rush (Lambert kick)

2nd

WVU WVU

Cody Clay 2 pass from Skyler Howard (Lambert kick) Howard 9 rush (Lambert kick)

3rd

WVU

Smallwood 1 rush (Lambert kick)

F 49 0

WVU KU

First Downs 30 10 Rushes/Yards 55/426 29/94 Passing Yardage 204 127 Passes 16/32/2 13/38/3 Punts 5/265/53.0 12/487/40.6 Fumbles/Lost 1/0 2/1 Return Yardage 60 176 Penalties/Yards 5/52 5/58 Time of Possession 31:10 28:50

WVU RUSHING: Howard 9-129, Smallwood 18-115, Shell 14-108; WVU PASSING: Howard 13-22-1-133; WVU RECEIVING: Thompson 6-68; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Kyeremeh 5; WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Chestnut, Kyeremeh, Douglas. KU RUSHING: Mann 4-49; KU PASSING: Willis 13-38-3-127; KU RECEIVING: Parmalee 5-64; KU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Dineen 16 (1/0); KU INTERCEPTIONS: Goodman, Glatczak. Attendance - 21,415

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MORGANTOWN, W.VA. (Nov. 28, 2015)

West Virginia.........................................30 Iowa State...................................................... 6 West Virginia won its fourth straight game with a 30-6 decision over Iowa State at Milan Puskar Stadium. The game marked the final home appearance for 20 Mountaineer seniors, who left the home turf one last time with a victory celebration and the singing of “Take Me Home, Country Roads”. The win also evened West Virginia’s Big 12 record at 4-4, after starting the conference season at 0-4 and gave the Mountaineers their 50th football season with at least seven wins, including 13 of the last 14 campaigns. A steady drizzle and an unseasonably warm day served as the backdrop for this Big 12 encounter that served as Iowa State Coach Paul Rhoads’ last game with the Cyclones. The Mountaineers were all business from the start and never trailed in the game, despite offensive struggles in the first half. West Virginia’s defense kept the Cyclones at a distance, until the offense found its grove in the second half. West Virginia’s defensive day included five sacks, 10 tackles for loss, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and five pass deflections in recording its second straight game holding an opponent without a touchdown. After KJ Dillon returned an interception 25 yards, quarterback Skyler Howard wasted no time in making the Cyclones pay for the turnover. On the first play of the drive, Howard hit receiver Shelton Gibson, who made some nifty moves in the open field on his way to scoring a 60-yard touchdown West Virginia carried the 7-0 lead into the second quarter, when Iowa State got on the board with a 33-yard Cole Netten field goal. The scoring drive consumed 5:02 and set the tone for the game as Iowa State controlled the time of possession battle by nearly six minutes, but was kept out of the end zone. Netten’s early second quarter field goal was the first of four field goals in the stanza, two for each team. West Virginia’s Josh Lambert answered with a 40-yard field goal at the 12:56 mark, which was set up by a 53-yard kickoff return from Gibson. After a Daryl Worley interception in Cyclone territory, Lambert followed with a 30-yarder with 7:03 left in the half. The timing of the field goal was important, because Iowa State kept the ball for the remaining 7:03, converting two fake punts and moving 43 yards in 19 plays. As time expired, Netten added three more points to ISU’s side of the scoreboard with a 49 yarder, putting the score at 13-6 in favor of WVU at the half. WVU scored 17 unanswered points in the second half, with 10 coming in the third. Lambert connected with his third field goal, at the 7:31 mark, from 34-yards out for a 16-6 Mountaineer advantage. Then, Howard got West Virginia back into the end zone with 3:38 left in the quarter on a 32-yard run. Tailback Rushel Shell closed the scoring with 10:22 left on a nine-yard touchdown run after a defensive stand stopped the Cyclones deep in their own territory. Howard led the Mountaineers in rushing from his quarterback position with 73 yards, followed by 72 from Wendell Smallwood. Howard passed for 202 yards, while Gibson totaled six catches for a career-high 148 yards and 201 all-purpose yards. The Mountaineer defense was led by Shaq Petteway’s eight tackles, including 1.5 sacks and 2.5 TFLs. Iowa State got 74 yards rushing from Mike Warren and 74 yards receiving from Allen Lazard to top its offensive numbers. Qujuan Floyd led the defense with six tackles, one interception and one pass deflection. West Virginia passed for 202 and rushed for 213 to total 415 yards. Iowa State posted final numbers of 93 yards rushing and 191 passing for 284 total yards. The win gave WVU a 3-1 series lead over Iowa State.

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Scoring and Statistical Summary Iowa State West Virginia

1 0 7

2 6 6

3 0 10

4 0 7

F 6 30

1st

WVU

Selton Gibson 60 pass from Skyler Howard (Josh Lambert kick)

2nd

ISU WVU WVU ISU

Cole Netten 33 FG Lambert 40 FG Lambert 30 FG Netten 49 FG

3rd

WVU WVU

Lambert 34 FG Howard 32 rush (Lambert kick)

4th

WVU

Rushel Shell 9 rush (Lambert kick)

ISU WVU

First Downs 17 19 Rushes/Yards 41/93 45/213 Passing Yardage 191 202 Passes 19/39/2 12/26/1 Punts 7/312/44.6 5/219/43.8 Fumbles/Lost 3/1 0/0 Return Yardage 115 98 Penalties/Yards 4/30 5/45 Time of Possession 32:57 27:03

WVU RUSHING: Howard 13-73, Smallwood 15-72; WVU PASSING: Howard 12-26-1202; WVU RECEIVING: Gibson 6-148; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Petteway 8 (2.5/1.5), Worley 7 (1/0), Kwiatkoski 7; WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Dillon, Worley. ISU RUSHING: Warren 19-74; ISU PASSING: Lanning 17-34-2-163; ISU RECEIVING: Bundrage 7-70, Lazard 5-74; ISU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Floyd 6, Peavy 6, Miles 6 (1/0), Northup 6 (1/0), Peters 6; ISU INTERCEPTIONS: Floyd. Attendance - 42,446


2015 GAME-BY-GAME RECAPS

MANHATTAN, KAN. (Dec. 5, 2015)

Kansas State.........................................24 West Virginia............................................. 23 Kansas State overcame deficits of 10 points at halftime and six points in the fourth quarter to defeat WVU, 24-23, at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. West Virginia led for a good portion of the game, but the Wildcats were fighting to become bowl eligible and kept it close enough to squeeze out the victory in the final Big 12 game of the regular season. After trading two possessions to start the game, West Virginia got on the board first with a 45-yard Josh Lambert field goal at the 2:48 mark. Kansas State could not get anything going offensively, but took advantage of a WVU fumbled punt to start a drive at the Mountaineer 48-yard line. The Wildcats moved 25 yards, before kicker Matt McCrane converted on a 40-yard field goal to tie the game at 3-3 with 11:06 left in the half. After the teams traded punts twice, West Virginia scored the game’s first touchdown with 2:36 left. Set up by a Daryl Worley interception, the Mountaineers moved the ball 47 yards in just five plays, as quarterback Skyler Howard connected with freshman receiver Jovon Durante for a 24-yard touchdown pass and a 10-3 West Virginia advantage. After missing a 44-yard field goal on its next possession, West Virginia got one more chance to score before the half ended thanks to a stingy defensive unit that continued to force three-and-outs on K-State. With just 52 seconds left in the half, West Virginia moved the ball 61 yards and almost scored a touchdown, but running back Wendell Smallwood was stopped short of the end zone at the one-yard line. With time running out, Lambert made good on this field goal try from 19 yards out, giving the Mountaineers a 13-3 advantage at the half. Kansas State started the second half quickly with a 67-yard kickoff return by Morgan Burns to the WVU 33-yard line. Quarterback Joe Hubener was hurt on K-State’s first play from scrimmage, and the game changed from that moment. Receiver Kody Cook stepped in at quarterback and energized the Wildcats. He moved K-State 29 yards in four plays and scored on a oneyard plunge to close the gap to 13-10. Kansas State took its first lead of the game on its next possession when Cook hit Deante Burton for a 77-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the drive, giving the Wildcats a 17-13 lead with 11:06 left in the third. West Virginia regained the lead with 6:16 left in the quarter when Smallwood rushed in from 14 yards out. The Mountaineers padded their lead to 23-17 with 12:53 left to play on Lambert’s 28-yard field goal, which was set up by a 51-yard pass completion from Howard to receiver Jordan Thompson. After Lambert’s field goal, special teams bit the Mountaineers to provide the game’s final score. After having kickoff returns of 35 and 67 yards, Burns took the ensuing kickoff from Nick O’Toole 97 yards for a touchdown and a 24-23 Kansas State lead with 12:53 left to play. The Wildcat defense came up big the rest of the game and stopped the Mountaineers on a crucial fourth-and-one play late in the fourth quarter that enabled them to run out the clock. Smallwood rushed for an impressive 141 yards, while Thompson had 127 yards receiving. Linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski led the defense with eight solo tackles, one sack, 2 TFL and one interception. Kansas State got 201 return yards from Burns and 135 yards receiving from Burton to spark its offense. Charmeachealle Moore had a strong night for the Wildcat defense with 17 tackles, two sacks and four TFL. West Virginia controlled the final statistics with 166 yards rushing and 281 passing for 447 yards of total offense. Kansas State finished with 98 yards on the ground and 206 through the air for 304 total yards. WVU finished the season at 7-5 overall and 4-5 in Big 12 play.

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JordanTHOMPSON

Scoring and Statistical Summary West Virginia Kansas State

1 3 0

2 10 3

3 7 14

4 3 7

F 23 24

1st

WVU

Josh Lambert 45 FG

2nd

KSU WVU WVU

Matt McCrane 40 FG Jovon Durante 24 pass from Skyler Howard (Lambert kick) Lambert 19 FG

3rd

KSU KSU WVU

Kody Cook 1 rush (McCrane kick) Deante Burton 77 pass from Cook (McCrane kick) Wendell Smallwood 14 rush (Lambert kick)

4th

WVU KSU

Lambert 28 FG Morgan Burns 97 kickoff return (McCrane kick)

WVU KSU

First Downs 22 15 Rushes/Yards 42/166 49/98 Passing Yardage 281 206 Passes 19/42/0 10/31/2 Punts 10/454/45.4 11/466/42.4 Fumbles/Lost 1/1 0/0 Return Yardage 101 216 Penalties/Yards 3/40 3/35 Time of Possession 24:16 35:44

WVU RUSHING: Smallwood 25-141, Shell 7-38; WVU PASSING: Howard 19-42-0-281; WVU RECEIVING: Shorts 7-68, Thompson 5-127, Durante 4-57; WVU TACKLES (TFL/ QS): Kwiatkoski 8 (2/1), Barber 7 (2/1), Nwachukwu 6 (3/1); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: Kwiatkoski, Worley. KSU RUSHING: Jones 14-44, Cook 19-34; KSU PASSING: Hubener 6-19-2-85, Cook 4-12-0-121; KSU RECEIVING: Burton 5-135; KSU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Moore 17 (4/2), Jackson 9; KSU INTERCEPTIONS: None. Attendance - 52,918

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MOTEL 6 CACTUS BOWL - PHOENIX, ARIZ. (JAN. 2, 2016)

West Virginia.........................................43 Arizona State............................................. 42 In one of the wildest bowl games of the year, West Virginia rallied from a six-point deficit late the fourth quarter to grab an exciting 43-42 victory over Arizona State in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl. The teams from the Big 12 and Pac-12 Conferences combined for nine lead changes and an offensive showcase in front of 39,321 fans at Chase Field. Field goals dominated the first quarter of play as West Virginia’s Josh Lambert connected on tries of 21, 31 and 27 yards, while ASU’s Zane Gonzalez converted his lone attempt of 37 yards. Despite outgaining the Sun Devils, 236-42, in first quarter total offense, the Mountaineers only led 9-3 heading into the second quarter. Arizona State’s offense began to heat up as a 19-yard pass from quarterback Mike Bercovici to Devin Lucien gave ASU a 10-9 lead with 9:59 left. WVU then went 80 yards in just three plays and scored its first touchdown, when quarterback Skyler Howard connected with receiver Shelton Gibson for a 59-yard touchdown pass. After a 19-yard field goal by Gonzalez, West Virginia went to the air again. Howard hit Daikiel Shorts Jr., for a 10-yard scoring toss to end a 75-yard drive. The ensuing PAT was blocked and returned by Tim White for two Sun Devil points, before ASU added another Gonzalez field goal as the half expired to put the score at 22-18 in favor of West Virginia, despite outgaining the Sun Devils, 395-256, in total first half yards. ASU had the first possession of the second half and went 66 yards for a touchdown when Bercovici hit White for a two-yard pass. However, West Virginia answered the score just 1:32 later when Howard went deep once again, hitting Gary Jennings for a 64-yard touchdown, to give the Mountaineers a 29-25 lead. The two teams continued their back-and-forth battle as Bercovici put Arizona State back in front at the 4:35 mark of the third, hitting White for a 33-yard touchdown and a 32-29 Sun Devil advantage. Not to be outdone, West Virginia closed the third quarter scoring with a four-play, 75-yard drive that ended with Howard’s second touchdown pass in the game to Shorts, this one from 17 yards, to put the Mountaineers back in front, 36-32, heading to the fourth quarter. Arizona State pulled to within 36-35 at the 14:09 mark of the fourth quarter on Gonzalez’s fourth field goal of the night, and the Sun Devils regained the lead with just 4:56 left, when Bercovici connected with Gary Chambers for a 58-yard touchdown pass, giving ASU a 42-36 lead. However, the Mountaineer offense was clicking all night, and the game was far from over. On its next possession, West Virginia got 11 yards on a rush from Howard, a 20-yard completion to Jordan Thompson, a 13-yard completion to Shorts and a big 24-yard run from tailback Wendell Smallwood on third-and-23 to move to the ASU 15-yard line. Howard then connected with receiver David Sills for a 15-yard touchdown and a 43-42 WVU lead. The Mountaineer defense went on to hold ASU on six plays to break a two-game bowl losing streak for West Virginia. Howard was the game’s offensive MVP, throwing for 532 yards and five scores. The Mountaineers had two 100-yard receivers in Gibson with 143 yards and Ka’Raun White with 116. The two were followed closely by Shorts with 97 yards. Linebacker Shaq Petteway earned defensive MVP honors with six tackles, two TFLs and one pass deflection. Final numbers showed West Virginia with 144 yards rushing and 532 passing to total 676 yards of total offense. Arizona State netted 102 yards rushing and 418 passing for 520 yards of offense. The victory ended West Virginia’s season at 8-5 and marked the second straight bowl win for the Mountaineers in the state of Arizona

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Scoring and Statistical Summary West Virginia Arizona State

1 9 3

2 13 15

3 14 14

4 7 10

1st

WVU WVU ASU WVU

Josh Lambert 21 FG Lambert 31 FG Zane Gonzalez 37 FG Lambert 27 FG

2nd

ASU WVU ASU WVU ASU ASU

Devin Lucien 19 pass from Mike Bercovici (Gonzalez kick) Shelton Gibson 59 pass from Skyler Howard (Lambert kick) Gonzalez 19 FG Daikiel shorts 10 pass from Howard (Lambert kick) Tim White 98 PAT return Gonzales 35 FG

3rd

ASU WVU ASU WVU

White 2 pass from Bercovici (Gonzalez kick) Gary Jennings 64 pass from Hoiward (Lambert kick) White 33 pass from Bercovici (Gonzalez kick) Shorts 17 pass from Howard (Lambert kick)

4th

ASU ASU WVU

Gonzalez 48 FG Gary Chambers 58 pass from Bercovici (Gonzalez kick) David Sills 15 pass from Howard (Lambert kick)

F 43 42

WVU ASU

First Downs 29 23 Rushes/Yards 33/144 32/102 Passing Yardage 532 418 Passes 28/51/2 29/52/0 Punts 6/255/42.5 7/288/41.1 Fumbles/Lost 1/0 1/0 Return Yardage 19 290 Penalties/Yards 5/54 6/45 Time of Possession 29:02 30:58

WVU RUSHING: Smallwood 13-72, Shell 9-31; WVU PASSING: Howard 28-51-2-532; WVU RECEIVING: Shorts 6-97, Gibson 4-143, White 4-116, Thompson 4-80; WVU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Henry 7, Barber 7 (1/0), Kwiatkoski 6, Petteway 6 (2/0); WVU INTERCEPTIONS: None. ASU RUSHING: Richard 11-48, Ballage 12-26; ASU PASSING: Bercovici 29-52-0-418; ASU RECEIVING: Lucien 9-144, White 4-79; ASU TACKLES (TFL/QS): Fiso 12 (2/1), Sam 7 (1/0), Orr 7 (1/0), Adams 6; ASU INTERCEPTIONS: Fiso, Orr. Attendance - 39,321


2015 STATISTICS

Date Sept. 5, 2015 Sept. 12, 2015 Sept. 26, 2015 * Oct. 3, 2015 * Oct. 10, 2015 * Oct. 17, 2015 * Oct. 29, 2015 * Nov. 7, 2015 * Nov. 14, 2015 * Nov. 21, 2015 * Nov. 28, 2015 * Dec. 5, 2015 ^ Jan. 2, 2016

Opponent GEORGIA SOUTHERN LIBERTY MARYLAND at #15 Oklahoma #21 OKLAHOMA STATE at #2 Baylor at #3 TCU TEXAS TECH TEXAS at Kansas IOWA STATE at Kansas State vs. Arizona State

* Big 12 Conference game

Score 44-0/W 41-17/W 45-6/W 24-44/L 26-33/L OT 38-62/L 10-40/L 31-26/W 38-20/W 49-0/W 30-6/W 23-24/L 43-42/W

Overall Conference 1-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 3-0 0-0 3-1 0-1 3-2 0-2 3-3 0-3 3-4 0-4 4-4 1-4 5-4 2-4 6-4 3-4 7-4 4-4 7-5 4-5 8-5 4-5

Time 3:12 3:06 3:29 3:43 4:02 3:46 3:34 3:18 3:06 3:15 3:20 3:39 4:09

Attend. 55,182 52,899 61,174 84,384 60,410 45,370 45,947 54,932 56,736 21,415 42,446 52,918 39,321

^ Motel 6 Cactus Bowl, Phoenix, Ariz.

TEAM STATISTICS WVU SCORING 442 Points Per Game 34.0 Points Off Turnovers 82 FIRST DOWNS 325 Rushing 153 Passing 139 Penalty 33 RUSHING YARDAGE 2,967 Yards gained rushing 3,308 Yards lost rushing 341 Rushing Attempts 622 Average Per Rush 4.8 Average Per Game 228.2 TDs Rushing 25 PASSING YARDAGE 3,269 Comp-Att.-Int. 232-429-15 Average Per Pass 7.6 Average Per Catch 14.1 Average Per Game 251.5 TDs Passing 26 TOTAL OFFENSE 6,236 Total Plays 1,051 Average Per Play 5.9 Average Per Game 479.7 KICK RETURNS: No.-Yards 32-820 PUNT RETURNS: No.-Yards 24-133 INT RETURNS: No.-Yards 23-80 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 25.6 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 5.5 INT RETURN AVERAGE 3.5 FUMBLES-LOST 14-7 PENALTIES-Yards 87-910 Average Per Game 70.0 PUNTS-Yards 72-3,251 Average Per Punt 45.2 Net punt average 39.8 KICKOFFS-Yards 84-5,179 Average Per Kick 61.7 Net kick average 38.7 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 29:23 3RD-DOWN Conversions 81/206

OPP 320 24.6 45 257 99 129 29 2,064 2,372 308 523 3.9 158.8 9 3,090 230-446-23 6.9 13.4 237.7 24 5,154 969 5.3 396.5 59-1,405 19-89 15-191 23.8 4.7 12.7 20-8 82-796 61.2 80-3,358 42.0 38.1 70-4,361 62.3 38.4 30:37 65/204 WVUFOOTBALL

TEAM STATISTICS WVU 3rd-Down Pct. 39% 4TH-DOWN Conversions 9/19 4th-Down Pct. 47% SACKS BY-Yards 29-183 MISC YARDS 0 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 54 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 21-28 ON-SIDE KICKS 1-1 RED-ZONE SCORES (48-58) 83% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (33-58) 57% PAT-ATTEMPTS (53-54) 98% ATTENDANCE 383,779 Games/Avg. Per Game 7/54,826 Neutral Site Games

SCORE BY QUARTERS West Virginia Opponents

1st 105 68

2nd 133 74

3rd 118 96

4th 86 75

OPP 32% 12/28 43% 32-209 0 36 23-27 0-0 (38-43) 88% (21-43) 49% (33-34) 97% 250,034 5/50,007 1/39,321

OT Total 0 442 7 320

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2015 STATISTICS

RUSHING Smallwood, Wendell Shell, Rushel Howard, Skyler Crest, William Wellman, Elijah Thomas-Williams, Donte Marcellus, Jacky O’Toole, Nick TEAM Total Opponents PASSING Howard, Skyler Crest, William TEAM Total Opponents

GP Att. 13 238 13 161 13 157 11 20 13 14 4 14 4 8 13 1 13 9 13 622 13 523

Gain 1549 748 726 125 78 45 24 13 0 3,308 2,372

Loss Net 30 1519 40 708 224 502 18 107 5 73 2 43 6 18 0 13 16 -16 341 2,967 308 2,064

G Effic. C-A-Int. 13 134.73 221-403-14 11 77.66 11-25-1 13 0.00 0-1-0 13 131.09 232-429-15 13 117.21 230-446-23

RECEIVING Shorts Jr., Daikiel Gibson, Shelton Thompson, Jordan Smallwood, Wendell Durante, Jovon Shell, Rushel White, Ka’Raun Sills, David Jennings, Gary Mathis, Devonte Wellman, Elijah Crest, William Rogers, Ricky Clay, Cody Marcellus, Jacky Thomas-Williams, Donte Myers, KJ

G 13 13 13 13 12 13 9 8 13 10 13 11 1 13 4 4 13

No. 45 37 32 26 24 16 15 7 7 6 5 4 2 2 1 1 1

Avg. 6.4 4.4 3.2 5.3 5.2 3.1 2.2 13.0 -1.8 4.8 3.9

TD 9 8 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 25 9

Long Avg./G 52 116.8 43 54.5 50 38.6 28 9.7 17 5.6 12 10.8 8 4.5 13 1.0 0 -1.2 52 228.2 65 158.8

Pct. Yds. TD Long Avg./G 54.8 3,145 26 70 241.9 44.0 124 0 45 11.3 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 54.1 3,269 26 70 251.5 51.6 3,090 24 77 237.7

Yds. 528 887 509 160 378 101 275 131 116 47 16 29 51 8 23 7 7

Avg. 11.7 24.0 15.9 6.2 15.8 6.3 18.3 18.7 16.6 7.8 3.2 7.2 25.5 4.0 23.0 7.0 7.0

TD Long Avg./G 5 29 40.6 9 70 68.2 0 51 39.2 0 15 12.3 5 57 31.5 0 17 7.8 0 53 30.6 2 35 16.4 1 64 8.9 0 14 4.7 2 7 1.2 0 9 2.6 0 45 51.0 2 6 0.6 0 23 5.8 0 7 1.8 0 7 0.5

SCORING TD FGs Kick Lambert, Josh 0 21-28 53-54 Gibson, Shelton 10 0-0 0-0 Smallwood, Wendell 9 0-0 0-0 Shell, Rushel 8 0-0 0-0 Howard, Skyler 6 0-0 0-0 Shorts Jr., Daikiel 5 0-0 0-0 Durante, Jovon 5 0-0 0-0 Wellman, Elijah 3 0-0 0-0 Sills, David 2 0-0 0-0 Clay, Cody 2 0-0 0-0 Crest, William 1 0-0 0-0 Chestnut, Terrell 1 0-0 0-0 Jennings, Gary 1 0-0 0-0 Barber, Jared 1 0-0 0-0 Rose, Kyle 0 0-0 0-0 Total 54 21-28 53-54 Opponents 36 23-27 33-34

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Underwood, Stone Total Opponents

11 13 13

1 232 230

-4 3,269 3,090

-4.0 14.1 13.4

0 26 24

0 70 77

-0.4 251.5 237.7

PUNT RETURNS Jennings, Gary Dillon, KJ Durante, Jovon Total Opponents

No. Yds. Avg. TD Long 13 69 5.3 0 21 8 50 6.2 0 19 3 14 4.7 0 11 24 133 5.5 0 21 19 89 4.7 0 27

INTERCEPTIONS Worley, Daryl Joseph, Karl Chestnut, Terrell Kwiatkoski, Nick Dillon, KJ Kyeremeh, Nana Tyler, Jeremy Askew-Henry, Dravon Douglas, Rasul Total Opponents

No. 6 5 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 23 15

Yds. 0 7 32 0 25 0 16 0 0 80 191

Avg. 0.0 1.4 10.7 0.0 12.5 0.0 16.0 0.0 0.0 3.5 12.7

TD 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Long 0 7 32 0 25 0 16 0 0 32 38

KICK RETURNS Durante, Jovon Gibson, Shelton Jennings, Gary Dillon, KJ Total Opponents

No. 14 11 5 2 32 59

Yds. 316 361 117 26 820 1,405

Avg. 22.6 32.8 23.4 13.0 25.6 23.8

TD 0 1 0 0 1 1

Long 43 100 35 25 100 97

FUMBLE RETURNS Barber, Jared Total Opponents

No. Yds. Avg. TD Long 1 42 42.0 1 42 1 42 42.0 1 42 2 49 24.5 2 41

|-------------- PATs --------------| Rush Rec. Pass 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-2 0 0-0

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Safety 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Points 116 60 54 48 36 30 30 18 12 12 6 6 6 6 2 442 320


2015 STATISTICS

TOTAL OFFENSE Howard, Skyler Smallwood, Wendell Shell, Rushel Crest, William Wellman, Elijah Thomas-Williams, D. Marcellus, Jacky O’Toole, Nick TEAM Total Opponents FIELD GOALS Lambert, Josh

G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg./G 13 560 502 3,145 3,647 280.5 13 238 1,519 0 1,519 116.8 13 161 708 0 708 54.5 11 45 107 124 231 21.0 13 14 73 0 73 5.6 4 14 43 0 43 10.8 4 8 18 0 18 4.5 13 1 13 0 13 1.0 13 10 -16 0 -16 -1.2 13 1,051 2,967 3,269 6,236 479.7 13 969 2,064 3,090 5,154 396.5

FGM-FGA Pct. 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Long Blk 21-28 75.0 2-2 9-9 6-8 3-6 1-3 51 2

Rogers, Ricky Thomas-Williams, Donte Mathis, Devonte Marcellus, Jacky Chestnut, Terrell Tyler, Jeremy O’Toole, Nick Clay, Cody Myers, KJ Joseph, Karl Underwood, Stone TEAM Total Opponents

1 0 51 0 0 0 51 51.0 4 43 7 0 0 0 50 12.5 10 0 47 0 0 0 47 4.7 4 18 23 0 0 0 41 10.2 12 0 0 0 0 32 32 2.7 12 0 0 0 0 16 16 1.3 13 13 0 0 0 0 13 1.0 13 0 8 0 0 0 8 0.6 13 0 7 0 0 0 7 0.5 4 0 0 0 0 7 7 1.8 11 0 -4 0 0 0 -4 -0.4 13 -16 0 0 0 0 -16 -1.2 13 2,967 3,269 133 820 80 7,269 559.2 13 2,064 3,090 89 1,405 191 6,839 526.1

FG SEQUENCE West Virginia OPPONENTS Georgia Southern (26),(32),(22) Liberty (28),(25),54 46,52,31,(49) Maryland 51,(48),44 Oklahoma (23) (40),(25),(44) Oklahoma State (38) (21),(22) Baylor (25),35 (36),(36) TCU (51) (20),(23),(57),(43) Texas Tech 35,(39) (34),(27) Texas (19) (31),(34) Kansas 41 Iowa State (40),(30),(34) (33),(49) Kansas State (45),44,(19),(28) (40) Arizona State (21), (31),(27) (37),(19),(35),40,(48) Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

PUNTING O’Toole, Nick TEAM Total Opponents

No. 71 1 72 80

KICKOFFS O’Toole, Nick Molina, Mike Lambert, Josh Total Opponents

No. Yds. 74 4,583 8 510 2 86 84 5,179 70 4,361

ALL PURPOSE Smallwood, Wendell Gibson, Shelton Shell, Rushel Durante, Jovon Shorts Jr., Daikiel Thompson, Jordan Howard, Skyler Jennings, Gary White, Ka’Raun Crest, William Sills, David Dillon, KJ Wellman, Elijah

Yds. Avg. 3,223 45.4 28 28.0 3,251 45.2 3,358 42.0 Avg. 61.9 63.8 43.0 61.7 62.3

Long TB 65 15 28 0 65 15 62 9 TB 18 3 0 21 34

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OB Return Net Yard Line 3 0 0 3 1,405 38.7 26 3 820 38.4 26

G Rush Rec. PR KOR 13 1,519 160 0 0 13 0 887 0 361 13 708 101 0 0 12 0 378 14 316 13 0 528 0 0 13 0 509 0 0 13 502 0 0 0 13 0 116 69 117 9 0 275 0 0 11 107 29 0 0 8 0 131 0 0 13 0 0 50 26 13 73 16 0 0

IR Tot Avg./G 0 1,679 129.2 0 1,248 96.0 0 809 62.2 0 708 59.0 0 528 40.6 0 509 39.2 0 502 38.6 0 302 23.2 0 275 30.6 0 136 12.4 0 131 16.4 25 101 7.8 0 89 6.8 WendellSMALLWOOD

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West Virginia Individual Game Highs Rushes 25 Yards Rushing 165 TD Rushes 2 Long Rush 52 Pass attempts 51 Pass completions 28 Yards Passing 532 TD Passes 5 Long Pass 70 Receptions 7 Yards Receiving 148 TD Receptions 2 Long Reception 70 Field Goals 3 Long Field Goal 51 Punts 9 Punting Avg 53.0 Long Punt 65 Punts inside 20 3 Long Punt Return 21 Long Kickoff Return 100 Tackles 11 Sacks 3.0 Tackles For Loss 3.0 Interceptions 3

Smallwood, Wendell at Kansas State (Dec. 5, 2015) Smallwood, Wendell vs Texas (Nov. 14, 2015) Smallwood, Wendell vs Liberty (Sept. 12, 2015) Shell, Rushel vs Texas Tech (Nov. 7, 2015) Smallwood, Wendell at Kansas (Nov. 21, 2015) Shell, Rushel at Kansas (Nov. 21, 2015) Smallwood, Wendell at Baylor (Oct. 17, 2015) Howard, Skyler vs Arizona State (Jan. 2, 2016) Howard, Skyler vs Arizona State (Jan. 2, 2016) Howard, Skyler vs Arizona State (Jan. 2, 2016) Howard, Skyler vs Arizona State (Jan. 2, 2016) Howard, Skyler at Baylor (Oct 17, 2015) Shorts Jr., Daikiel at Kansas State (Dec. 5, 2015) Gibson, Shelton vs Iowa State (Nov 28, 2015) Gibson, Shelton vs Maryland (Sept. 26, 2015) Shorts Jr., Daikiel vs Arizona State (Jan. 2, 2016) Gibson, Shelton at Baylor (Oct. 17, 2015) Lambert, Josh vs Georgia Southern (Sept. 5, 2015) Lambert, Josh vs Iowa State (Nov. 28, 2015) Lambert, Josh at Kansas State (Dec. 5, 2015) Lambert, Josh vs Arizona State (Jan. 2, 2016) Lambert, Josh at TCU (Oct. 29, 2015) O’Toole, Nick at Kansas State (Dec. 5, 2015) O’Toole, Nick at Kansas (Nov. 21, 2015) O’Toole, Nick vs Georgia Southern (Sept. 5, 2015) O’Toole, Nick vs Oklahoma State (Oct. 10, 2015) O’Toole, Nick at TCU (Oct. 29, 2015) O’Toole, Nick vs Texas (Nov. 14, 2015) Jennings, Gary vs Arizona State (Jan. 2, 2016) Gibson, Shelton at Baylor (Oct. 17, 2015) Kwiatkoski, Nick at Oklahoma (Oct. 3, 2015) Nwachukwu, Noble vs Texas (Nov. 14, 2015) Barber, Jared vs Oklahoma State (Oct. 10, 2015) Nwachukwu, Noble vs Texas (Nov. 14, 2015) Nwachukwu, Noble at Kansas State (Dec. 5, 2015) Joseph, Karl vs Georgia Southern (Sept. 5, 2015)

West Virginia Team Game Highs Rushes 61 Yards Rushing 426 Yards Per Rush 7.7 TD Rushes 5 Pass attempts 51 Pass completions 28 Yards Passing 532 Yards Per Pass 13.8 TD Passes 5 Total Plays 98 Total Offense 676 Yards Per Play 8.2 Points 49 Sacks By 5 First Downs 37 Penalties 11 Penalty Yards 124 Turnovers 5 Interceptions By 5 Punts 10 Punting Avg 53.0 Long Punt 65 Punts inside 20 3 Long Punt Return 21

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vs Oklahoma State (Oct. 10, 2015) at Kansas (Nov. 21, 2015) at Kansas (Nov. 21, 2015) at Kansas (Nov. 21, 2015) vs Arizona State (Jan. 2, 2016) vs Arizona State (Jan. 2, 2016) vs Arizona State (Jan. 2, 2016) vs Georgia Southern (Sept. 5, 2015) vs Arizona State (Jan. 2, 2016) vs Oklahoma State (Oct. 10, 2015) vs Arizona State (Jan. 2, 2016) vs Georgia Southern (Sept. 5, 2015) at Kansas (Nov. 21, 2015) vs Iowa State (Nov. 28, 2015) vs Maryland (Sept. 26, 2015) at Oklahoma (Oct. 3, 2015) vs Oklahoma State (Oct. 10, 2015) vs Maryland (Sept. 26, 2015) at Oklahoma (Oct. 3, 2015) vs Maryland (Sept. 26, 2015) at Kansas State (Dec. 5, 2015) at Kansas (Nov. 21, 2015) vs Georgia Southern (Sept. 5, 2015) vs Oklahoma State (Oct. 10, 2015) at TCU (Oct. 29, 2015) vs Texas (Nov. 14, 2015) at Kansas State (Dec. 5, 2015) vs Arizona State (Jan. 2, 2016)

OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

Rushes 21 Washington, Deandre vs Texas Tech (Nov. 7, 2015) Yards Rushing 160 Russell, Seth, at Baylor (Oct. 17, 2015) TD Rushes 1 Macon T., vs Liberty (Sept. 12, 2015); Mixon, Joe, at Oklahoma (Oct. 3, 2015); Childs, Rennie, vs Oklahoma State (Oct. 10, 2015); Walsh, J.W., vs Oklahoma State (Oct. 10, 2015); Russell, Seth, at Baylor (Oct. 17, 2015) Linwood, Shock, at Baylor (Oct. 17, 2015); Boykin, Trevone, at TCU (Oct. 29, 2015); Foreman, D’Onta, vs Texas (Nov. 14, 2015); Cook, Kody, at Kansas State (Dec. 5, 2015) Long Rush 65 Foreman, D’Onta, vs Texas (Nov. 14, 2015) Pass attempts 52 Bercovici, Mike, vs Arizona State (Jan. 2, 2016) Pass Completions 32 Boykin, Trevone, at TCU (Oct. 29, 2015) Yards Passing 418 Bercovici, Mike, vs Arizona State (Jan. 2, 2016) TD Passes 5 Russell, Seth, at Baylor (Oct. 17, 2015) Long Pass 77 Cook, Kody, at Kansas State (Dec. 5, 2015) Receptions 11 Doctson, Josh, at TCU (Oct. 29, 2015) Yards Receiving 199 Coleman, Corey, at Baylor (Oct. 17, 2015) TD Receptions 3 Coleman, Corey, at Baylor (Oct. 17, 2015) Long Reception 77 Burton, Deante, at Kansas State (Dec. 5, 2015) Field Goals 4 Oberkrom, Jaden, at TCU (Oct. 29, 2015) Gonzalez, Zane, vs Arizona State (Jan. 2, 2016) Long Field Goal 57 Oberkrom, Jaden, at TCU (Oct. 29, 2015) Punts 12 Wyman, Matthew, at Kansas (Nov 21, 2015) Punting Average 49.0 R. Nowicki, vs Georgia Southern (Sept. 5, 2015) Long Punt 62 Walsh, Nick, at Kansas State (Dec. 5, 2015) Punts inside 20 3 Seibert, Austin, at Oklahoma (Oct. 3, 2015); Sinor, Zach, vs Oklahoma State (Oct. 10, 2015); Downing, Colin, vs Iowa State (Nov. 28, 2015) Long Punt Return 27 Shepard, Sterling, at Oklahoma (Oct. 3, 2015) Long Kickoff Return 97 Burns, Morgan, at Kansas State (Dec. 5, 2015) Tackles 17 Moore, C., at Kansas State (Dec. 5, 2015) Sacks 2.0 Striker, Eric, at Oklahoma (Oct. 3, 2015); Moore, C., at Kansas State (Dec. 5, 2015) Tackles For Loss 4.0 Moore, C., at Kansas State (Dec. 5, 2015) Interceptions 2 Thomas, Jordan, at Oklahoma (Oct. 3, 2015)

OPPONENT TEAM GAME HIGHS Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes

57 304 6.1 2

vs Georgia Southern (Sept. 5, 2015) at Baylor (Oct. 17, 2015) at Baylor (Oct. 17, 2015) vs Oklahoma State (Oct. 10, 2015); at Baylor (Oct. 17, 2015) Pass attempts 52 vs Arizona State (Jan. 2, 2016) Pass Completions 32 at TCU (Oct. 29, 2015) Yards Passing 418 vs Arizona State (Jan. 2, 2016) Yards Per Pass 12.8 at Oklahoma (Oct. 3, 2015) TD Passes 6 at Baylor (Oct. 17, 2015) Total Plays 88 at TCU (Oct. 29, 2015) Total Offense 693 at Baylor (Oct. 17, 2015) Yards Per Play 8.2 at Baylor (Oct. 17, 2015) Points 62 at Baylor (Oct. 17, 2015) Sacks By 7 at Oklahoma (Oct. 3, 2015) First Downs 35 at TCU (Oct. 29, 2015) Penalties 12 at Oklahoma (Oct. 3, 2015) Penalty Yards 134 at Oklahoma (Oct. 3, 2015) Turnovers 6 vs Maryland (Sept. 26, 2015) Interceptions By 3 at Oklahoma (Oct. 3, 2015) Punts 12 at Kansas (Nov 21, 2015) Punting Average 46.4 vs Georgia Southern (Sept. 5, 2015) Long Punt 62 at Kansas State (Dec. 5, 2015) Punts inside 20 3 at Oklahoma (Oct. 3, 2015); vs Oklahoma State (Oct. 10, 2015); vs Iowa State (Nov 28, 2015) Long Punt Return 27 at Oklahoma (Oct. 3, 2015)


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Defensive Leaders

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2015 Offense Game-By-Game Starters Game Georgia Southern Liberty Maryland Oklahoma Oklahoma State Baylor TCU Texas Tech Texas Kansas Iowa State Kansas State Arizona State

WR (X) TE/IR (H) Durante -- Durante Thompson Mathis Clay Durante Thompson Durante Clay Durante -- Durante Thompson Durante Thompson White -- Durante -- Sills -- Durante Thompson White Thomspon

IR (Y) Shorts Shorts Shorts --- --- Shorts Shorts Shorts Shorts Shorts Shorts Shorts --

WR (Z) Gibson Gibson Gibson Gibson Gibson Gibson Gibson Gibson Gibson Gibson Gibson Gibson Gibson

LT LG C RG Cajuste Pankey Orlosky Bosch Cajuste Pankey Orlosky Bosch Cajuste Pankey Orlosky Bosch Cajuste Pankey Orlosky Bosch Cajuste Pankey Orlosky Bosch Cajuste Pankey Orlosky Bosch Pankey Matteo Orlosky Bosch Lucas Pankey Orlosky Bosch Lucas Pankey Orlosky Bosch Lucas Pankey Orlosky Bosch Lucas Underwood Orlosky Bosch Lucas Pankey Orlosky Bosch Lucas Pankey Orlosky Bosch

RT Lucas Lucas Lucas Lucas Lucas Lucas Lucas Lazard Lazard Lazard Lazard Lazard Lazard

HB RB QB Smallwood Shell Howard Smallwood --- Howard Smallwood -- Howard Smallwood Wellman Howard Shell Wellman Howard Smallwood -- Howard Smallwood -- Howard Smallwood -- Howard Smallwood Wellman Howard Smallwood Wellman Howard Smallwood Wellman Howard Smallwood --- Howard Smallwood Shell Howard

2015 Defense Game-By-Game Starters Game Georgia Southern Liberty Maryland Oklahoma Oklahoma State Baylor TCU Texas Tech Texas Kansas Iowa State Kansas State Arizona State

DE Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown

NT DE Sam Mike Will Spur CB FS Rose Nwachukwu Kwiatksoki Barber Petteway Dillon Worley Askew-Henry Rose Nwachukwu Kwiatkoski Benton Petteway Dillon Worley Askew-Henry Rose Nwachukwu Kwiatkoski Barber Petteway Dillon Worley Askew-Henry Rose Nwachukwu Kwiatkoski Barber Petteway Dillon Worley Askew-Henry Rose Nwachukwu Kwiatkoski Barber Petteway Dillon Worley Askew-Henry Rose Nwachukwu Kwiatkoski Barber Petteway Dillon Worley Askew-Henry Rose Nwachukwu Kwiatkoski Barber Muldrow Dillon Worley Askew-Henry Rose Nwachukwu Kwiatkoski Barber Muldrow Dillon Worley Askew-Henry Rose Nwachukwu Kwiatkoski Barber Petteway Dillon Worley Askew-Henry Rose Nwachukwu Kwiatkoski Barber Petteway Dillon Worley Askew-Henry Rose Nwachukwu Kwiatkoski Barber Petteway Dillon Rumph Askew-Henry Rose Nwachukwu Kwiatksoki Barber Petteway Dillon Worley Askew-Henry Rose Nwachukwu Kwiatksoki Barber Petteway Dillon Rumph Askew-Henry

3rd-Down Conversions Opponent Georgia Southern Liberty Maryland Oklahoma Oklahoma State at Baylor at TCU Texas Tech Texas at Kansas Iowa State at Kansas State vs Arizona State West Virginia Opponents

Overall 3-12/25.0% 8-13/61.5% 9-16/56.2% 8-20/40.0% 6-20/30.0% 6-18/33.3% 4-17/23.5% 9-14/64.3% 4-13/30.8% 5-12/41.7% 7-16/43.8% 6-20/30.0% 6-16/37.5% 81-206/39.3% 65-204/31.9%

4th-Down Conversions Opponent Georgia Southern Liberty Maryland at Oklahoma Oklahoma State at Baylor at TCU Texas Tech Texas at Kansas Iowa State at Kansas State vs. Arizona State West Virginia Opponents

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Overall 1-2/50.0% 0-0/0.0% 1-1/100.0% 2-2/100.0% 3-4/75.0% 1-4/25.0% 1-3/33.3% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-1/0.0% 0-1/0.0% 0-1/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 9-19/47.4% 12-28/42.9%

BS CB Joseph Chestnut Joseph Chestnut Joseph Chestnut Joseph Chestnut Harper Chestnut Harper Chestnut Harper Chestnut Harper Rumph Harper Chestnut Harper Chestnut Harper Chestnut Harper Chestnut Harper Chestnut

1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr 1-3/33.3% 0-5/0.0% 0-1/0.0% 2-3/66.7% 2-4/50.0% 1-1/100.0% 1-3/33.3% 4-5/80.0% 2-2/100.0% 2-4/50.0% 2-5/40.0% 3-5/60.0% 3-6/50.0% 3-6/50.0% 2-6/33.3% 0-2/0.0% 1-4/25.0% 2-5/40.0% 1-4/25.0% 2-5/40.0% 2-5/40.0% 1-4/25.0% 2-5/40.0% 1-4/25.0% 0-3/0.0% 2-5/40.0% 1-5/20.0% 1-4/25.0% 2-4/50.0% 2-4/50.0% 1-1/100.0% 4-5/80.0% 1-5/20.0% 0-0/0.0% 2-4/50.0% 1-4/25.0% 1-2/50.0% 2-4/50.0% 2-4/50.0% 0-2/0.0% 1-3/33.3% 3-5/60.0% 0-3/0.0% 3-5/60.0% 1-5/20.0% 2-5/40.0% 2-5/40.0% 1-5/20.0% 0-4/.0% 1-4/25.0% 1-2/50.0% 4-6/66.7% 17-50/34.0% 21-52/40.4% 17-47/36.2% 26-55/47.3% 17-53/32.1% 19-55/34.5% 14-49/28.6% 15-46/32.6%

1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr 0-1/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 1-1/100.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 1-1/100.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 2-2/100.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 1-1/100.0% 1-1/100.0% 0-0/0.0% 1-1/100.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-1/0.0% 0-2/0.0% 0-1/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-1/0.0% 1-1/100.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-1/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-1/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-1/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 0-0/0.0% 1-4/25.0% 1-1/100.0% 4-7/57.1% 2-5/40.0% 1-3/33.3% 4-6/66.7% 3-8/37.5% 3-10/30.0%

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RECORD Book Hall of Famers.......................................... 150

Consensus All-Americans........................ 151 All-Americans........................................... 152 Top Plays.................................................. 154 Top Games............................................... 154 Top Seasons............................................. 156 Top Careers.............................................. 159 Class Rankings......................................... 162 Team Records.......................................... 163 Individual Records.................................... 164 Defensive Records................................... 166 Milan Puskar Stadium Records................ 168 Year-by-Year Results................................ 170 Coaching History...................................... 172 All-Time Rankings.................................... 173 All-Time Scores........................................ 177 Series Records......................................... 184 Bowl Games............................................. 185 All-Time Lettermen................................... 191 Mountaineers in the Pros......................... 198 Mountaineer Draft Picks........................... 202


Alfred Earle “Greasy”

Clarence Wiley “Doc”

Pro Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 1969 as a coach

College Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 1955 as a coach

Robert Clecker

Donald Eugene “Don”

Joseph Lee “Jumbo Joe”

College Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 2006 as a coach

College Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 2005 as a coach

Bruce Lee

BOSLEY

College Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 1982 as a player

NEALE

SPEARS

College Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 1967 as a coach

“BOBBY” BOWDEN

NEHLEN

STYDAHAR

Pro Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 1967 as a player

College Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 1956 as a player

NATIONAL

Hall ofFame Frank

CIGNETTI, SR.

College Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 2013 as a coach

Major Claybourne

Ira Errett “Rat”

Darryl Victor

College Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 2009 as a player

College Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 1953 as a player

College Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 2011 as a player

Robert Lee “Sam”

Floyd “Ben”

Fielding Harris “Hurry Up”

College Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 1982 as a coach

College Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 1951 as a coach

HARRIS

HUFF

Pro Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 1982 as a player

College Football Hall of Fame Inducted: 1980 as a player

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Aaron

Dan

BEASLEY

Steve

MOZES

SLATON

Cornerback, 1995

Center, 2006

Running Back, 2006

Bruce

Ira Errett “Rat”

Darryl

Tackle, 1955

Fullback, 1919

BOSLEY

TALLEY

RODGERS

Linebacker, 1982

CONSENSUS

All Americans -

Mike

Todd

COMPTON

Grant

SAUERBRUN

Center, 1992

WILEY

Punter, 1994

Linebacker, 2003

Canute

CURTIS

Linebacker, 1996

Brian

JOZWIAK

Offensive Tackle, 1985 CanuteCURTIS

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First Team

2015 Nick Kwiatkoski, linebacker ProFootballFocus 2014 Mario Alford, kick returner Football Writers Association of America, Phil Steele Kevin White, wide receiver Sporting News, American Football Coaches’ Association, Scout, Athlon Sports, CBS Sports, SB Nation, NFL Network, Sports on Earth 2012 Tavon Austin, all-purpose American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, CBSSports.com, FoxSports.com, Pro Football Weekly, Phil Steele, SI.com Stedman Bailey, wide receiver Football Writers Association of America, CBSSports.com, Phil Steele, SI.com 2011 Tavon Austin, all-purpose CBSSports.com, Phil Steele 2010 Robert Sands, safety Sporting News 2008 Pat White, quarterback Playboy Pat McAfee, punter/kicker CBSSports.com 2007 Ryan Stanchek, offensive tackle Football Writers Association of America Steve Slaton, running back Playboy 2006 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 Association 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

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1985 Brian Jozwiak, offensive tackle Walter Camp, Associated Press, United Press International, Football News, Playboy 1984 Willie Drewrey, special teams Sporting News Rob Bennett, tight end Walter Camp Paul Woodside, place-kicker Playboy 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) 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 1919 Russ Bailey, center Sioux City Tribune, Philadelphia Press 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 1917 Ira Errett Rodgers, fullback Newark Sunday Call Russ Bailey, center Frank G. Menke, A.M. Weyland, Chicago Tribune, Pittsburgh Sun, Pittsburgh Press, New York Evening Journal 1916 Ira Errett Rodgers, fullback Frank Cavanaugh, New York Sun, Newark Sunday Call

Second Team 2014

Josh Lambert, kicker CBS Sports Kevin White, wide receiver Football Writers Association of America, Associated Press, USA Today, Walter Camp, Phil Steele, Fox Sports, SI.com, College Sports Madness

AaronBEASLEY

2012 Tavon Austin, wide receiver Walter Camp, CBSSports.com, Phil Steele Stedman Bailey, wide receiver Walter Camp, Associated Press, FoxSports.com 2011 Tavon Austin, all-purpose Yahoo! Sports 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 News Dan Mozes, center Associated Press 1995 Aaron Beasley, defensive back Associated Press 1994 Aaron Beasley, defensive back Football News, United Press International, College Sports 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


ALL-AMERICANS

1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1973 1969 1967 1966 1963 1955 1953 1952 1934 1925 1924 1923 1922 1919 1917

Brian Jozwiak, offensive tackle Newspaper Enterprise Association Brian Jozwiak, offensive tackle Associated Press Fred Smalls, linebacker Newspaper Enterprise Association Paul Woodside, place-kicker United Press International Paul Woodside, place-kicker United Press International Mark Raugh, tight end United Press International Danny Buggs, wide receiver Associated Press, United Press International, Football News Carl Crennel, middle guard Associated Press Carl Crennel, middle guard Associated Press Garrett Ford, halfback Associated Press, United Press International Pete Goimarac, center Associated Press Bruce Bosley, tackle Associated Press Bruce Bosley, tackle International News Service Gene “Beef” Lamone, guard Associated Press Bob Orders, center Central Press Ben Dunkerley, tackle Associated Press Tod Goodwin, end NEA Service Walter “Red” Mahan, guard NEA Service Walter “Red” Mahan, guard NEA Service Charles “Trusty” Tallman, end Walter Camp Nick Nardacci, halfback Chicago Tribune Joe Setron, guard Walter Campw Russ Bailey, center Walter Camp, Chicago Tribune Paul “Monk” Hager, end NEA Service Frank Ice, tackle New York Sun

Third Team

2015 Karl Joseph, safety CBS Sports 2014 Mario Alford, kickoff returner College Sports Madness Josh Lambert, kicker SB Nation 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 1997 1993 1989 1988 1982 1981 1972 1971 1968 1962 1957 1955 1954 1953 1935 1925 1924 1923 1919 1917

Eric de Groh, center Associated Press Amos Zereoue, running back Sporting News Henry Slay, defensive tackle Associated Press Mike Collins, safety Football News Reggie Rembert, wide receiver Associated Press Chris Haering, linebacker Associated Press Major Harris, quarterback Associated Press John Stroia, offensive guard Associated Press Paul Woodside, place-kicker Associated Press Mark Raugh, tight end Associated Press Darryl Talley, linebacker Associated Press Gerald Schultze, center Associated Press B.C. Williams, guard Associated Press Carl Crennel, middle guard Associated Press Jerry Yost, quarterback Associated Press Chuck Howley, guard Williamson Rating System Sam Huff, tackle United Press International Gene “Beef” Lamone, guard Associated Press, NEA Service, Chicago Tribune, Williamson Rating System Tommy Allman, fullback NEA Service Bob Orders, center United Press International, Football Digest Joe Stydahar, tackle NEA Service Walter “Red” Mahan, guard Associated Press, International News Service, All-America Board, Chicago Tribune, A.M. Weyland Walter “Red” Mahan, guard Walter Camp Charles “Trusty” Tallman, end Athletic World Joe Harrick, tackle Chicago Tribune Ira Errett Rodgers, fullback A.M. Weyland

2006 1998

Jay Henry, linebacker Eric de Groh, center

CoSIDA Academic All-America Team 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 Fred Wyant, quarterback

CFA Scholar-Athlete Team 1994 1993 1992 1991

Matt Taffoni, linebacker David Mayfield, safety Matt Taffoni, linebacker Mike Compton, center Alex Shook, tight end

CFA Good Works Team

Fourth Team 2014 2011 2010

Anson Mount Scholar-Athlete Award Selected by Playboy

Josh Lambert, kicker Phil Steele, Athlon Sports Don Barclay, offensive line Phil Steele Bruce Irvin, defensive line Phil Steele Chris Neild, defensive line Phil Steele

2008 1995 1994 1993

Tito Gonzales, wide receiver Eric de Groh, center David Mayfield, defensive back Mike Booth, defensive end

National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete 2009 2006 2004 1998 1983 1981

Reed Williams, linebacker Jay Henry, linebacker Jeff Berk, offensive tackle Eric de Groh, center Jeff Hostetler, quarterback Oliver Luck, quarterback

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Top Plays

TOUCHDOWN RUN FROM SCRIMMAGE Pat Randolph vs. Northern Illinois/1986....................96 Noel Devine vs. Syracuse/2008................................92 Robert Walker at Syracuse/1993..............................90 Eddie Dugan vs. Waynesburg/1952..........................90 Lynn Osborne at Pittsburgh Athletic Club/1896........90 Noel Devine vs. Pitt/2009..........................................88 Arthur Owens at Virginia Tech/1974..........................85 Robert Moss at 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 at Rutgers/2011...................................80 Danny Buggs vs. Syracuse/1972..............................80 Edward Williams vs. Pitt/1969...................................80 Larry Tracewell vs. The Citadel/1962........................80 NON-TOUCHDOWN RUN FROM SCRIMMAGE Noel Devine at Louisville/2008..................................79 Noel Devine at Maryland/2007..................................76 Jim Moss vs. William & Mary/1962...........................76 Major Harris at 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 Tavon Austin vs. Marshall/2012.................................70 Noel Devine vs. Florida State/2010...........................70 Mike Sherwood vs. Pitt/1969....................................70 Garrett Ford Sr. at William & Mary/1965....................67 Darius Reynaud vs. East Carolina/2007....................64 Noel Whipkey at William & Mary/1956......................64 Bobby Moss vs. Syracuse/1955...............................64 Steve Slaton vs. Cincinnati/2006..............................63 Khari Mott at Pitt/1996..............................................63 Glenn Holton at George Washington/1961...............63

TOUCHDOWN RECEPTION/YARDS FROM SCRIMMAGE Danny Buggs from Ben Williams at 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 at Duke/1971..................................89 Stedman Bailey from Geno Smith vs. Baylor/2012..........................87 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 at Pitt/1994....................81 Cedric Thomas from Dan Kendra vs. Richmond/1977....................80 Terry Fairbanks from Richard Longfellow vs. Boston/1958.............80 Mario Alford from Clint Trickett at Oklahoma State/2014................79 Tito Gonzales from Pat White vs. Oklahoma/2008..........................79 NON-TOUCHDOWN RECEPTION/YARDS FROM SCRIMMAGE Kay-Jay Harris from Rasheed Marshall at Miami/2003....................84 Stedman Bailey from Geno Smith at Oklahoma State/2012............75 Tavon Austin from Geno Smith vs. LSU/2011..................................72 Chris Henry from Rasheed Marshall at Rutgers/2004......................69 James Jett from Greg Jones vs. Boston College/1990...................68 Shawn Foreman from Marc Bulger at Rutgers/1996........................65 Eddie Silverio from Mike Sherwood at Pitt/1968.............................65 Khori Ivy from Brad Lewis vs. Boston College/2000........................64 Bob Dunlevy from Allen McCune vs. Syracuse/1965......................60 Stedman Bailey from Geno Smith vs. Syracuse/2012.....................59 Chris Henry from Rasheed Marshall vs. Rutgers/2003....................59 Gary Mullen from Oliver Luck vs. Temple/1981...............................59 Brad Starks from Jarrett Brown at Auburn/2009.............................58 Darius Reynaud from Pat White vs. Western Michigan/2007..........58 Jay Kearney from Darren Studstill vs. Rutgers/1993.......................58

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FIELD GOAL Josh Lambert at Texas Tech/2014............................55 Paul Woodside vs. Louisville/1984............................55 Josh Lambert vs. Baylor/2014..................................54 Josh Lambert vs. Oklahoma/2014............................54 Brad Cooper at UCF/2004........................................54 Josh Lambert vs. Kansas/2014.................................53 Paul Woodside vs. Syracuse/1984............................53 Tyler Bitancurt vs. TCU/2012....................................52 Pat McAfee vs. Cincinnati/2008................................52 Pat McAfee vs. Villanova/2008..................................52 Jay Taylor vs. Pitt/1997.............................................52 Josh Lambert at TCU/2015.......................................51 Pat McAfee at Pitt/2006............................................51 Josh Lambert at Kansas State/2013.........................50 Jon Ohliger vs. Syracuse/2000.................................50 Paul Woodside vs. Pacific/1983................................50 Ed Kenna vs. Grove City/1901..................................50 Pat McAfee at Syracuse/2007...................................49 Brad Carroll at Louisville/1989..................................49 Charlie Baumann at East Carolina/1988...................49 Paul Woodside vs. Florida/1981................................49 Bill McKenzie at 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 at 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 at Cincinnati/2007..................................71 INTERCEPTION RETURN Tom Pridemore at Penn State/1977........................100 Marcus Mauney at 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 at 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 at William & Mary/1967........................85 Nick Nardacci vs. Allegheny/1923............................85 Willie Drewrey vs. Florida State/1982........................82 KICKOFF RETURN Shelton Gibson at Baylor/2015...............................100 Mario Alford vs. Alabama/2014...............................100 Tavon Austin vs. Kansas State/2012.......................100 Tavon Austin vs. Marshall/2011...............................100 Shawn Terry at 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 at Penn State/1973............................95 Mario Alford vs. Kansas/2014...................................94 Eugene Napoleon at Maryland/1987.........................94 Willie Drewrey vs. Syracuse/1984.............................93

Top Games

TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS/YARDS Geno Smith vs. Baylor/2012............................. 56/687 Skyler Howard vs. Arizona State/2016.............. 59/555 Clint Trickett at Maryland/2014......................... 55/507 Geno Smith vs. LSU/2011................................. 67/468 Geno Smith vs. Clemson/2012......................... 48/433 Geno Smith vs. Connecticut/2011.................... 49/431 Geno Smith vs. James Madison/2012.............. 41/429 Pat White at Pitt/2006....................................... 38/424 Marc Bulger vs. Missouri/1998.......................... 52/424 Geno Smith vs. Kansas/2012............................ 28/412 Jarrett Brown vs. East Carolina/2009................ 34/407 Mike Sherwood at Pitt/1968.............................. 47/407 Geno Smith vs. Louisville/2011......................... 49/402 Geno Smith vs. Rutgers/2010........................... 39/396 Marc Bulger at Pitt/1998................................... 38/394 Geno Smith vs. Marshall/2012.......................... 44/388 Pat White vs. North Carolina/2008.................... 47/387 Skyler Howard vs. Texas A&M/2014................. 55/379 Geno Smith at Maryland/2011.......................... 52/377 Geno Smith vs. Oklahoma/2012....................... 39/372 Geno Smith vs. Norfolk State/2011................... 37/372 Major Harris vs. Boston College/1988.............. 39/372 Chad Johnston at Pitt/1994.............................. 51/370 Geno Smith at Oklahoma State/2012............... 62/363 Clint Trickett vs. Towson/2014.......................... 40/362 Clint Trickett vs. Oklahoma/2014...................... 45/357 Marc Bulger vs. Miami/1998............................. 47/356 Skyler Howard at Iowa State/2014.................... 47/354 Oliver Luck at Syracuse/1981........................... 52/354 Chad Johnston vs. Purdue/1995....................... 43/352 Marc Bulger at Miami/1999............................... 49/351 Clint Trickett vs. Iowa State/2013...................... 40/347 Pat White at Louisville/2006.............................. 43/347 RUSHING YARDS CARRIES/YARDS Tavon Austin vs. Oklahoma/2012...................... 21/344 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 at Notre Dame/1997................. 32/234 Amos Zereoue at Rutgers/1998........................ 35/228 Noel Devine vs. Colorado/2009........................ 22/220 Pat White vs. Pitt/2005...................................... 23/220 Pat White at Pitt/2006....................................... 22/220 Steve Slaton at Pitt/2006.................................. 23/215 Andrew Wood vs. Boston College/1971........... 24/214 RUSHING YARDS -- TWO CONSECUTIVE GAMES YARDS Avon Cobourne at Cincinnati (193), vs. East Carolina (260)/2002.453 Tavon Austin vs. Oklahoma (344), at Iowa State (74)/2012............418 Amos Zereoue vs. Syracuse (189), at Rutgers (228)/1998.............417 Steve Slaton vs. Georgia (204), vs. Marshall (203)/2006................407 Pat White vs. Pitt (220), at USF (129)/2005....................................397 Noel Devine vs. Syracuse (188), vs. Auburn (207)/2008................395 Amos Zereoue at Notre Dame (234), vs. Pitt (151)/1997................385 Avon Cobourne at ECU (260) and vs. Maryland (123)/2006..........383 Amos Zereoue vs. Marshall (174), vs. East Carolina (199)/1997....373 Dustin Garrison vs. Bowling Green (291), vs. UConn (80)/2011....371 Amos Zereoue at Rutgers (228), vs. Boston College (143)/1998...371 Kerry Marbury vs. East Carolina (76), vs. Temple (291)/1971.........367 Robert Walker vs. Pitt (163), at Syracuse (198)/1993.....................361


TOP PERFORMANCES

RUSHING YARDS -- THREE CONSECUTIVE GAMES YARDS Avon Cobourne at Cincinnati (193), vs. East Carolina (260) vs. Maryland (123)/2002.................................576 Amos Zereoue at Virginia Tech (148), Syracuse (189), at Rutgers (228)/1998..............................................565 Amos Zereoue vs. Syracuse (189), at Rutgers (228), vs. Boston College (143)/1998................................560 Avon Cobourne at Wisconsin (79), at Cincinnati (193), vs. East Carolina (260)/2002....................................532 Robert Walker vs. Louisville (161), vs. Pitt (163), at Syracuse (198)/1993................................................522 Kerry Marbury at William & Mary (144), vs. East Carolina (75), vs. Temple (291)/1971.................................521 Avon Cobourne vs. East Carolina (260), vs. Maryland (123), at Rutgers (133)/2002....................................516 Steve Slaton vs. Georgia (2004), vs. Marshall (203), vs. Eastern Washington (105)/2006..............................512 Pat White vs. Cincinnati (111), Pitt (220) and South Florida (177)/2005...................................................508 Steve Slaton vs. Marshall (203), vs. Eastern Washington (105), vs Maryland (195)/2006...........................503 RUSHING ATTEMPTS CARRIES George Allen at 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 at 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. Baylor/2012...................................656 Skyler Howard vs. Arizona State/2016....................532 Clint Trickett at Maryland/2014...............................511 Geno Smith vs. LSU/2011.......................................463 Geno Smith vs. Connecticut/2011..........................450 Marc Bulger vs. Missouri/1998................................429 Mike Sherwood at Pitt/1968....................................416 Geno Smith vs. James Madison/2012....................411 Geno Smith vs. Louisville/2011...............................410 Marc Bulger at Pitt/1998.........................................409 Geno Smith vs. Kansas/2012..................................407 Geno Smith vs. Clemson/2012...............................407 Chad Johnston at Pitt/1994....................................396 Chad Johnston vs. Purdue/1995.............................390 Geno Smith at Maryland/2011................................388 Marc Bulger vs. Miami/1998...................................380 Clint Trickett vs. Oklahoma/2014............................376 Geno Smith at Cincinnati/2011...............................372 Geno Smith vs. Norfolk State/2011.........................371 Clint Trickett vs. Alabama/2014...............................365 Geno Smith at Oklahoma State/2012.....................364 Oliver Luck at Syracuse/1981.................................360 Skyler Howard vs. Georgia Southern/2015.............359 Ford Childress vs. Georgia State/2013...................359 Marc Bulger at 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 COMPLETIONS Geno Smith vs. Baylor/2012.....................................45 Geno Smith vs. LSU/2011.........................................38 Clint Trickett at Maryland/2014.................................37 Clint Trickett at Texas/2014.......................................36 Geno Smith at Oklahoma State/2012.......................36 Geno Smith at Maryland/2011..................................36 Clint Trickett vs. Towson/2014..................................35 Geno Smith vs. James Madison/2012......................34 Marc Bulger vs. Missouri/1998..................................34 Oliver Luck at Syracuse/1981...................................34 Geno Smith vs. TCU/2012........................................32 Geno Smith vs. Marshall/2012..................................32 Geno Smith vs. Clemson/2012.................................32 Geno Smith at Marshall/2010....................................32 Marc Bulger at Miami/1999.......................................32 Marc Bulger vs. Miami/1998.....................................32

Geno Smith vs. Louisville/2011.................................31 Brad Lewis at Maryland/2001...................................31 Geno Smith at Texas Tech/2012...............................30 Geno Smith vs. Maryland/2012.................................30 Clint Trickett vs. Alabama/2014.................................29 Geno Smith at Cincinnati/2011.................................29 Skyler Howard vs. Arizona State/2016......................28 Clint Trickett at Texas Tech/2014..............................28 Dan Kendra at Syracuse/1975..................................28 Clint Trickett vs. Texas Tech/2013.............................27 Geno Smith vs. Connecticut/2011............................27 Mike Sherwood at Pitt/1968......................................27 Geno Smith vs. Marshall/2011..................................26 Pat White vs. North Carolina/2008............................26 Marc Bulger at Pitt/1998...........................................26 Marc Bulger at Virginia Tech/1998.............................26 Marc Bulger vs. Pitt/1997..........................................26 PASS ATTEMPTS ATTEMPTS Geno Smith vs. LSU/2011.........................................65 Gerald Fisher at Maryland/1951................................57 Geno Smith at Texas Tech/2012...............................56 Geno Smith at Oklahoma State/2012.......................54 Geno Smith vs. TCU/2012........................................54 Brad Lewis at Maryland/2001...................................52 Skyler Howard vs. Arizona State/2016......................51 Geno Smith vs. Baylor/2012.....................................51 Chad Johnston at Virginia Tech/1996.......................51 Clint Trickett vs. Oklahoma State/2013.....................50 Marc Bulger vs. Missouri/1998..................................50 Clint Trickett at Texas/2014.......................................49 Clint Trickett at Maryland/2014.................................49 Geno Smith at Maryland/2011..................................49 Marc Bulger at Miami/1999.......................................48 Oliver Luck at Syracuse/1981...................................48 Skyler Howard vs. Texas A&M/2014.........................45 Clint Trickett vs. Towson/2014..................................45 Geno Smith vs. Connecticut/2011............................45 Geno Smith vs. Rutgers/2010...................................45 Clint Trickett at Texas Tech/2014..............................44 Geno Smith vs. Louisville/2011.................................44 Paul Millard vs. Iowa State/2013...............................43 Clint Trickett vs. Texas Tech/2013.............................43 Geno Smith vs. Maryland/2012.................................43 Geno Smith vs. Clemson/2012.................................43 Geno Smith at Cincinnati/2011.................................43 Marc Bulger at Virginia Tech/1998.............................43 Marc Bulger vs. Miami/1998.....................................43 Marc Bulger vs. Pitt/1997..........................................43 Mike Sherwood at Virginia Tech/1968.......................43 PASSING TOUCHDOWNS Geno Smith vs. Baylor/2012.......................................8 Geno Smith vs. Clemson/2012...................................6 Marc Bulger at Pitt/1998.............................................6 Skyler Howard vs. Arizona State/2016........................5 Geno Smith vs. James Madison/2012........................5 Pat White vs. Villanova/2008.......................................5 Brad Lewis vs. Mississippi/2000.................................5 Allen McCune vs. Pitt/1965.........................................5 Skyler Howard at Baylor/2015....................................4 Skyler Howard vs. Maryland/2015..............................4 Clint Trickett at Maryland/2014...................................4 Geno Smith vs. Oklahoma/2012.................................4 Geno Smith at Texas/2012..........................................4 Geno Smith vs. Marshall/2012....................................4 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 at UCF/2004..................................4 Rasheed Marshall at East Carolina/2003....................4 Marc Bulger vs. Pitt/1999............................................4 Marc Bulger vs. Missouri/1998....................................4 Chad Johnston vs. Rutgers/1995................................4 Chad Johnston at Pitt/1994........................................4 Major Harris vs. Pitt/1989............................................4 Jeff Hostetler at Oklahoma/1982................................4 Oliver Luck at Temple/1980.........................................4 42 players with 3............the latest is Skyler Howard vs. Liberty/2015

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RECEIVING YARDAGE CATCHES/YARDS Stedman Bailey vs. Baylor/2012....................... 13/303 Stedman Bailey at Oklahoma State/2012......... 14/225 Kevin White at Maryland/2014.......................... 13/216 Mario Alford vs. Iowa State/2013........................ 8/215 Tavon Austin vs. Baylor/2012............................ 14/215 Stedman Bailey vs. Oklahoma/2012................. 13/205 Chris Henry at Syracuse/2003............................ 6/209 Pat Greene vs. Pitt/1997................................... 12/205 Rahsaan Vanterpool at 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 at Pitt/1994................................. 6/180 Tavon Austin vs. Maryland/2012....................... 13/179 Antonio Brown vs. East Carolina/2000................ 6/179 David Saunders at Rutgers/1996...................... 11/178 RECEPTIONS CATCHES/YARDS Kevin White at Texas/2014................................ 16/132 Stedman Bailey at Oklahoma State/2012......... 14/225 Tavon Austin vs. Baylor/2012............................ 14/215 Kevin White at Texas Tech/2014....................... 13/123 Kevin White at Maryland/2014.......................... 13/216 Stedman Bailey vs. Oklahoma/2012................. 13/205 Stedman Bailey vs. Baylor/2012....................... 13/303 J.D. Woods vs. Baylor/2012.............................. 13/114 Stedman Bailey vs. James Madison/2012........ 13/173 Tavon Austin vs. Maryland/2012....................... 13/179 Tavon Austin vs. Clemson/2012........................ 12/123 Jock Sanders at 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 at Syracuse/1981..................... 12/84 Mario Alford at Maryland/2014.......................... 11/131 Stedman Bailey vs. Kansas/2012...................... 11/159 Tavon Austin at Oklahoma State/2012................ 11/79 Tavon Austin vs. TCU/2012............................... 11/101 Tavon Austin vs. James Madison/2012............. 11/113 Shawn Foreman vs. Missouri/1998................... 11/189 Tavon Austin vs. LSU/2011............................... 11/187 David Saunders at Rutgers/1996...................... 11/178 Tavon Austin at Maryland/2011......................... 11/122 Kevin White vs. Oklahoma/2014....................... 10/173 Kevin White vs. Towson/2014........................... 10/101 Tavon Austin at Texas Tech/2012........................ 10/92 Tavon Austin at Texas/2012............................... 10/102 Tavon Austin vs. Marshall/2012........................... 10/53 Tavon Austin vs. Pitt/2011................................. 10/102 Jock Sanders vs. USF/2010................................ 10/31 Noel Devine vs. Marshall/2010............................ 10/62 Antonio Brown at Maryland/2001...................... 10/108 Shawn Foreman at Boston College/1997......... 10/153 Rahsaan Vanterpool vs. Ball State/1994........... 10/115 Mark Raugh at Syracuse/1981............................ 10/91 Oscar Patrick vs. Penn State/1968................... 10/190 ALL-PURPOSE RUNNING YARDS Tavon Austin vs. Oklahoma/2012............................572 Steve Slaton at Pitt/2006........................................345 Garrett Ford Sr. vs. Pitt/1965...................................341 Kay-Jay Harris vs. East Carolina/2004....................337 Kerry Marbury vs. Temple/1971..............................323 Robert Gresham vs. Richmond/1969......................312 Mario Alford vs. Iowa State/2013............................311 Stedman Bailey vs. Baylor/2012.............................303 Tavon Austin vs. LSU/2011.....................................287 Tavon Austin vs. Baylor/2012..................................286 Rahsaan Vanterpool at Pitt/1994.............................284 Amos Zereoue vs. Syracuse/1998..........................282 Andrew Buie at Texas/2012.....................................281 Shelton Gibson at Baylor/2015...............................277 Avon Cobourne vs. East Carolina/2002..................274 Tavon Austin vs. Louisville/2011.............................271 Danny Buggs vs. William & Mary/1972...................268 Tavon Austin at Iowa State/2012.............................261 Amos Zereoue vs. Tulsa/1998.................................257 -- includes rushing, receiving, kickoff return and punt return yards

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SCORING (KICKERS ONLY LISTED BELOW) 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 Stedman Bailey vs. Baylor/2012...............................30 George Allen at Marquette/1932...............................30 Ira Errett Rodgers vs. Gettysburg/1917....................30 Stedman Bailey vs. Oklahoma/2012.........................24 Tavon Austin vs. Clemson/2012................................24 Steve Slaton vs. Western Michigan/2007.................24 Pat White vs. Syracuse/2006....................................24 Pat White at Louisville/2006......................................24 Steve Slaton at 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 at Marshall/1915..........................24 KICK SCORING Frank Nester vs. Villanova/1972................................19 Ken Juskowich vs. Villanova/1967............................16 Josh Lambert vs. Kansas/2014.................................15 Tyler Bitancurt vs. Liberty/2009.................................15 Pat McAfee vs. Rutgers/2006...................................15 Ken Juskowich vs. Pitt/1967.....................................15 Josh Lambert vs. Georgia Southern/2015................14 Josh Lambert vs. Iowa State/2013...........................14 Jay Taylor vs. Rutgers/1999......................................14 Jay Taylor vs. Miami (Ohio)/1999..............................14 Charlie Baumann vs. Bowling Green/1988...............14 Paul Woodside at Rutgers/1982................................14 Paul Woodside vs. Syracuse/1982............................14 16 players with 13......... the latest is Josh Lambert vs. Arizona State/2015 MOST PUNTS Chuck Brooks at Penn State/1973............................12 Thad Kucherawy at Kentucky/1969..........................12 Brian West at Syracuse/1995....................................11 Mark Fazzolari vs. Virginia Tech/2001.......................10 Todd Sauerbrun at Pitt/1994.....................................10 Steve Superick at Boston College/1985...................10 Steve Superick at Temple/1982................................10 Curt Carion vs. Penn State/1980..............................10 Thad Kucherawy vs. Virginia Military/1967...............10 29 players with 9..the latest is Nick O’Toole at Kansas State/2015 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 Nick O’Toole vs. Iowa State/2013..........................56.0 Greg Hertzog vs. Kent/1990...................................53.7 Nick O’Toole at Kansas/2015.................................53.0 Greg Hertzog at 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 Mark Fazzolari vs. Virginia Tech/1999....................50.9 Nick O’Toole vs. William & Mary/2013...................50.6 Nick O’Toole vs. Georgia Southern/2015...............49.7 Todd Sauerbrun at Virginia Tech/1992...................49.6 Greg Hertzog at Maryland/1989.............................49.6 Curt Carion at Pitt/1980.........................................49.6

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TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS/YARDS Geno Smith/2012......................................... 584/4,356 Geno Smith/2011......................................... 582/4,352 Skyler Howard/2015..................................... 560/3,647 Marc Bulger/1998......................................... 452/3,515 Clint Trickett/2014........................................ 461/3,179 Pat White/2007............................................. 413/3,059 Major Harris/1989......................................... 400/2,994

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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 Wendell Smallwood/2015............................. 238/1,519 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 YARDS 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 Skyler Howard/2015........................................ 157/502

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 YARDS 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 Wendell Smallwood/2015........................................238 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


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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/2012................................... 114/1,622 Kevin White/2014......................................... 109/1,447 Tavon Austin/2012........................................ 114/1,289 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 Mario Alford/2014.............................................. 65/945 Shawn Foreman/1997....................................... 77/928 Shelton Gibson/2015 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 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

Jock Sanders/2008........................................... 53/462 Khori Ivy/1999................................................... 53/666 Chris Henry/2004.............................................. 52/872 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 Charles Sims/2013............................................ 45/401 Noel Devine/2008.............................................. 35/185 Noel Devine/2010.............................................. 34/258 Wendell Smallwood/2014.................................. 31/326 Robert Alexander/1980..................................... 31/329 Andrew Buie/2012............................................. 28/318 Steve Slaton/2006............................................. 27/360 Jim Braxton/1970.............................................. 27/565 Wendell Smallwood/2015.................................. 26/160 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 Rushel Shell/2014............................................. 21/140 Kay-Jay Harris/2004.......................................... 20/181 David Riley/1977............................................... 20/143 Pete Wood/1970................................................ 20/135

RUNNING BACK RECEIVING YARDS CATCHES/YARDS Jim Braxton/1970.............................................. 27/565 Charles Sims/2013............................................ 45/401 Steve Slaton/2006............................................. 27/360 Steve Slaton/2007............................................. 26/350 Mickey Walczak/1981....................................... 49/338 Robert Alexander/1980..................................... 31/329 Wendell Smallwood/2014.................................. 31/326 Andrew Buie/2012............................................. 28/318 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

TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS Stedman Bailey/2012................................................25 Tavon Austin/2012.....................................................12 Stedman Bailey/2011................................................12 Darius Reynaud/2007................................................12 Chris Henry/2004......................................................12 Mario Alford/2014......................................................11 Reggie Rembert/1989...............................................11 Kevin White/2014......................................................10 Chris Henry/2003......................................................10 Cedric Thomas/1980.................................................10 Shelton Gibson/2015...................................................9 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

RECEPTIONS CATCHES/YARDS Stedman Bailey/2012................................... 114/1,622 Tavon Austin/2012........................................ 114/1,289 Kevin White/2014......................................... 109/1,447 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 Mario Alford/2014.............................................. 65/945 Darius Reynaud/2007........................................ 64/733 Mark Raugh/1981.............................................. 64/601 Shawn Foreman/1998....................................... 63/948 J.D. Woods/2012............................................... 61/637 Tavon Austin/2010............................................. 58/787

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 Shelton Gibson/2015..............................................24.0 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

Note: Jim Braxton also played tight end in 1970

PASSING YARDS COMP/ATT/YARDS Geno Smith/2011.................................. 346/526/4,385 Geno Smith/2012.................................. 369/518/4,205 Marc Bulger/1998.................................. 274/419/3,607

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Clint Trickett/2014................................. 281/419/3,285 Skyler Howard/2015.............................. 221/403/3,145 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/2012....................................................369 Geno Smith/2011....................................................346 Clint Trickett/2014...................................................281 Marc Bulger/1998....................................................274 Geno Smith/2010....................................................241 Skyler Howard/2015................................................221 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 Geno Smith/2012....................................................518 Clint Trickett/2014...................................................419 Marc Bulger/1998....................................................419 Skyler Howard/2015................................................403 Oliver Luck/1981.....................................................394 Geno Smith/2010....................................................372 Chad Johnston/1996...............................................334 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 Geno Smith/2012......................................................42 Geno Smith/2011......................................................31 Marc Bulger/1998......................................................31 Skyler Howard/2015..................................................26 Geno Smith/2010......................................................24 Pat White/2008..........................................................21 Rasheed Marshall/2004.............................................19 Oliver Luck/1980.......................................................19 Clint Trickett/2014.....................................................18 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 Geno Smith/2012...............................................163.86 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

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PASSING EFFICIENCY (CONTINUED) Mike Sherwood/1970.........................................145.43 Adam Bednarik/2005..........................................145.20 Geno Smith/2010...............................................144.70 Rasheed Marshall/2004......................................143.44 Clint Trickett/2014..............................................142.32 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/2012.................643/1,289/165/813........ 2,910 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 Stedman Bailey/2012...............13/1,622/0/146........... 1,781 Noel Devine/2009....................1,465/177/0/100.......... 1,742 Amos Zereoue/1997..................1,589/131/0/0............ 1,720 Mario Alford/2014.................... 14/945/-11/743........... 1,691 Wendell Smallwood/2015..........1,519/160/0/0............ 1,679 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1994....... 31/849/237/496.......... 1,613 Charles Sims/2013...................1,095/401/0/53........... 1,549 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 Kevin White/2014........................0/1,447/0/0.............. 1,447 MOST PUNTS Steve Superick/1985.................................................76 Todd James/2003......................................................74 Todd Sauerbrun/1994................................................74 Nick O’Toole/2013.....................................................73 Brian West/1996........................................................72 Nick O’Toole/2015.....................................................71 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) Todd Sauerbrun/1994.............................................48.6 Nick O’Toole/2015..................................................45.4 Pat McAfee/2008....................................................44.7 Todd Sauerbrun/1993.............................................44.6 Scott Kozlowski/2009............................................44.4 Todd Sauerbrun/1992.............................................44.3 Nick O’Toole/2013..................................................44.1 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 Nick O’Toole/2014..................................................41.8 Gregg Pugnetti/2010..............................................41.8 Lance Carion/1988.................................................41.7 Mark Fazzolari/1999...............................................41.5 PUNT RETURN YARDAGE RETURNS/YARDS 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 Ron Pobolish/1969............................................ 29/254

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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 KICKOFF RETURN YARDAGE RETURNS/YARDS Tavon Austin/2011............................................. 36/938 Adam Jones/2003............................................. 33/867 Shawn Terry/2000.............................................. 29/836 Tavon Austin/2012............................................. 32/813 Darius Reynaud/2006........................................ 30/813 Nate Terry/1997................................................. 32/813 Mario Alford/2014.............................................. 26/743 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 Wendell Smallwood/2013.................................. 30/541 Noel Devine/2007.............................................. 22/511 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1994................................. 24/496 KICKOFF RETURN AVERAGE (MIN. 11 ATT.) Shelton Gibson/2015..............................................32.8 Shawn Terry/2000...................................................28.8 Mario Alford/2014...................................................28.6 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 SCORING (KICKERS LISTED SEPARATELY) Stedman Bailey/2012..............................................150 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 Tavon Austin/2012...................................................104 Avon Cobourne/2002..............................................102 Charles Sims/2013....................................................84 Noel Devine/2009......................................................84 Pat White/2007..........................................................84 Amos Zereoue/1998..................................................84 Danny Buggs/1972....................................................84 KICK SCORING Josh Lambert/2014.................................................135 Charlie Baumann/1988............................................119 Josh Lambert/2015.................................................116 Paul Woodside/1982...............................................116 Pat McAfee/2006.....................................................113 Tyler Bitancurt/2011................................................109 Pat McAfee/2007.....................................................103 Paul Woodside/1983...............................................100 Tyler Bitancurt/2012..................................................97 Jay Taylor/1997.........................................................88 Pat McAfee/2008.......................................................87 Josh Lambert/2013...................................................86 Pat McAfee/2005.......................................................81 Frank Nester/1972.....................................................81 Tyler Bitancurt/2009..................................................80 Brad Cooper/2003.....................................................79 Todd James/2002......................................................79 Charlie Baumann/1987..............................................78

TOUCHDOWNS RESPONSIBLE FOR Geno Smith/2012......................................................44 Geno Smith/2011......................................................33 Skyler Howard/2015..................................................32 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 Clint Trickett/2014.....................................................19 Steve Slaton/2005.....................................................19 Rasheed Marshall/2003.............................................19 Jeff Hostetler/1983....................................................19 Oliver Luck/1981.......................................................19 Bernie Galiffa/1972....................................................19 FIELD GOALS MADE Josh Lambert/2014...................................................30 Paul Woodside/1982.................................................30 Skyler Howard/2015..................................................21 Paul Woodside/1983.................................................21 Charlie Baumann/1988..............................................20 Josh Lambert/2013...................................................17 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 FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED Josh Lambert/2014...................................................39 Paul Woodside/1982.................................................31 Skyler Howard/2015..................................................28 Charlie Baumann/1988..............................................27 Paul Woodside/1983.................................................25 Jay Taylor/1996.........................................................24 Josh Lambert/2013...................................................23 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 Tyler Bitancurt/2012..................................................19 Pat McAfee/2007.......................................................19 Bryan Baumann/1994................................................19 EXTRA POINTS MADE Tyler Bitancurt/2012..................................................64 Pat McAfee/2007.......................................................64 Pat McAfee/2006.......................................................62 Tyler Bitancurt/2011..................................................61 Charlie Baumann/1988..............................................59 Josh Lambert/2015...................................................53 Pat McAfee/2005.......................................................48 Frank Nester/1972.....................................................48 Brad Cooper/2003.....................................................46 Todd James/2002......................................................46 Josh Lambert/2014...................................................45 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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EXTRA POINTS ATTEMPTED Tyler Bitancurt/2012..................................................66 Pat McAfee/2007.......................................................65 Tyler Bitancurt/2011..................................................63 Pat McAfee/2006.......................................................62 Charlie Baumann/1988..............................................61 Josh Lambert/2015...................................................54 Frank Nester/1972.....................................................51 Todd James/2002......................................................50 Pat McAfee/2005.......................................................49 Brad Cooper/2003.....................................................48 Jay Taylor/1998.........................................................46 Josh Lambert/2014...................................................45 Brad Cooper/2004.....................................................44 Jay Taylor/1997.........................................................43 Tyler Bitancurt/2009..................................................42 Tyler Bitancurt/2010..................................................41 Brad Carroll/1989......................................................41

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TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS/YARDS Geno Smith/2009-12............................... 1,710/12,004 Pat White/2005-08.................................. 1,467/10,529 Marc Bulger/1996-98................................ 1,100/7,827 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 Clint Trickett/2013-14................................... 730/4,755 Dan Kendra/1974-77.................................... 868/4,752 Skyler Howard/2014-15............................... 692/4,616 Mike Sherwood/1968-70.............................. 797/4,475 Jeff Hostetler/1982-83................................. 751/4,393 Noel Devine/2007-10.................................... 728/4,315 RUSHING YARDS CARRIES/YARDS 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 Wendell Smallwood/2013-15....................... 425/2,462 Robert Alexander/1977-80........................... 491/2,456 Undra Johnson/1985-88.............................. 442/2,211 Robert Gresham/1968-70............................ 417/2,181 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 Skyler Howard/2014-15.................................. 179/642 Darren Studstill/1990-93................................. 185/610 Oliver Luck/1978-81........................................ 367/517 Richard Longfellow/1957-58........................... 149/411 Geno Smith/2009-12....................................... 245/342 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

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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 RECEPTIONS YARDS/CATCHES Tavon Austin/2009-12.................................. 3,413/288 Stedman Bailey/2010-12.............................. 3,218/210 Jock Sanders/2007-10................................. 1,980/206 David Saunders/1995-98............................. 2,608/191 Shawn Foreman/1995-98............................. 2,347/169 Khori Ivy 1997-2000..................................... 2,402/160 Antonio Brown/1998-2001........................... 1,905/155 Kevin White/2013-14.................................... 1,954/144 Darius Reynaud/2005-07............................. 1,550/133 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1993-96....................... 2,022/126 Mark Raugh/1979-82................................... 1,328/119 Jordan Thompson/2012-15.......................... 1,370/117 Daikiel Shorts/2013-15................................. 1,369/114 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 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

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TIGHT END RECEPTIONS (CONTINUED) YARDS/CATCHES 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

Rich Hollins/1981-83.................................................16 Kevin White/2013-14.................................................15 Danny Buggs/1972-74..............................................15 Jock Sanders/2007-10..............................................14 Mario Alford/2013-14................................................13 Brandon Myles/2004-06............................................13 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1993-96....................................12

RUNNING BACK RECEPTIONS CATCHES/YARDS Noel Devine/2007-10......................................... 98/710 Tom Gray/1982-84............................................ 73/622 Mickey Walczak/1978-82.................................. 69/469 Wendell Smallwood/2013-15............................ 68/618 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 Andrew Buie/2011-12, 14................................. 48/477 Charles Sims/2013............................................ 45/401 Rodney Woodard/1991-93................................ 45/340 Russell Shell/2014-15....................................... 37/241 Dustin Garrison/2011-12, 14............................. 35/259 Rico Tyler/1987-90............................................ 35/238 Adrian Murrell/1991-92...................................... 32/344

YARDS PER RECEPTION (MIN. 50 CATCHES) 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

RECEIVING YARDS CATCHES/YARDS Tavon Austin/2009-12.................................. 288/3,413 Stedman Bailey/2010-12.............................. 210/3,218 David Saunders/1995-98............................. 191/2,608 Khori Ivy 1997-2000..................................... 160/2,402 Shawn Foreman/1995-98............................. 169/2,347 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1993-96....................... 126/2,022 Kevin White/2013-14.................................... 144/1,954 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 Geno Smith/2009-12........................ 988/1,465/11,662 Marc Bulger/1996-99......................... 630/1,023/8,153 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 Clint Trickett/2013-14............................ 404/652/4,890 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 Skyler Howard/2014-15........................ 277/513/3,974 Brad Lewis/1998-2001.......................... 329/605/3,922

TIGHT END RECEIVING YARDS 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 RUNNING BACK RECEIVING YARDS YARDS/CATCHES Jim Braxton/1968-70......................................... 906/54 Steve Slaton/2005-07........................................ 805/65 Noel Devine/2007-10......................................... 710/98 Tom Gray/1982-84............................................ 622/73 Wendell Smallwood/2013-15............................ 618/68 Robert Alexander/1977-80................................ 551/61 Mickey Walczak/1978-82.................................. 469/69 Avon Cobourne/1999-2002............................... 459/59 Andrew Buie/2011-12....................................... 477/48 Wendell Smallwood/2013-14............................ 458/42 Charles Sims/2013............................................ 401/45 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 TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS Stedman Bailey/2010-12...........................................41 Tavon Austin/2009-12...............................................29 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 Shawn Foreman/1995-98..........................................16

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PASS ATTEMPTS Geno Smith/2009-11............................................1,465 Marc Bulger/1996-99...........................................1,023 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 Clint Trickett/2013-14..............................................652 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 PASS COMPLETIONS Geno Smith/2009-12...............................................988 Marc Bulger/1996-99..............................................630 Pat White/2005-08..................................................507 Oliver Luck/1978-81................................................466 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04.....................................433 Chad Johnston/1993-96.........................................428 Clint Trickett/2013-14..............................................404 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


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TOUCHDOWN PASSES Geno Smith/2009-12.................................................98 Marc Bulger/1996-99................................................59 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 Skyler Howard/2014-15............................................34 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 Clint Trickett/2013-14................................................25 PASSING EFFICIENCY (MIN. 100 ATT.) Geno Smith/2009-12..........................................153.52 Jake Kelchner/1992-93......................................148.42 Pat White/2005-08.............................................147.37 Major Harris/1987-89.........................................143.31 Marc Bulger/1996-99.........................................140.93 Skyler Howard/2014-15.....................................135.48 Clint Trickett/2013-14.........................................132.40 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 COMPLETION PERCENTAGE (MIN. 100 ATT.) Geno Smith/2009-12...............................................674 Pat White/2005-08..................................................648 Jarrett Brown/2006-09............................................637 Clint Trickett/2013-14..............................................620 Marc Bulger/1996-99..............................................616 Jake Kelchner/1992-93...........................................601 Mike Sherwood/1968-70.........................................574 Paul Millard/2011-13...............................................554 Major Harris/1987-89..............................................553 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04.....................................545 Brad Lewis/1998-2001............................................544 Skyler Howard/2014-15..........................................540 Darren Studstill/1990-93.........................................529 Kevin White/1981-84...............................................528 Rasheed Marshall/2001-03.....................................523 INTERCEPTION AVOIDANCE (MIN. 100 ATT.) Geno Smith/2009-12.............................................0143 Clint Trickett/2013-14............................................0261 Skyler Howard/2014-15........................................0273 Jeff Hostetler/1982-83..........................................0279 Kevin White/1981-84.............................................0296 Pat White/2005-08................................................0294 Clint Trickett/2013.................................................0300 Jake Kelchner/1992-93.........................................0307 Jarrett Brown/2006-09..........................................0308 Marc Bulger/1996-99............................................0332 Chad Johnston/1993-96.......................................0334 Paul Millard/2011-13.............................................0357 Brad Lewis/1998-2001..........................................0364 Greg Jones/1988-90.............................................0365 Rasheed Marshall/2001-04...................................0372 Mike Sherwood/1968-70.......................................0436 ALL PURPOSE YARDS RUSH/REC/PR/KR YARDS Tavon Austin/2009-12.............1,033/3,413/433/2,407........ 7,286 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 Arthur Owens/1972-75.............. 2,648/149/52/1,122.......... 3,971 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1993-96........144/2,022/521/1,163............3,850 Wendell Smallwood/2013-15.......2,462/618/0/550............. 3,630 Robert Alexander/1977-80...........2,456/551/0/568............. 3,575 Willie Drewrey/1981-84............. 20/935/1,191/1,362.......... 3,508

Stedman Bailey/2010-12...............13/3,218/0/213.............. 3,444 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 MOST PUNTS Steve Superick/1982-85..........................................263 Nick O’Toole/2013-15.............................................201 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 Nick O’Toole/2013-14.............................................130 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 Nick O’Toole/2013-15............................................43.9 Pat McAfee/2005-08..............................................43.7 Scott Kozlowski/2006-09.......................................43.4 Greg Hertzog/1989-90...........................................43.3 Nick O’Toole/2013-14............................................43.1 Steve Superick/1982-85.........................................41.1 Lance Carion/1986-88............................................40.9 Todd James/2000-03.............................................40.7 Curt Carion/1978-80..............................................40.7 Corey Smith/2010-12.............................................40.5 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 Tavon Austin/2009-12....................................... 433/34 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE (MIN 25 ATT.) Jack Stone/1952-53...............................................17.8 John Mallory/1965-67............................................14.9 Tavon Austin/2009-12............................................12.7 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 KICKOFF RETURN YARDAGE YARDS/RETURNS Tavon Austin/2009-12.................................... 2,407/97 Shawn Terry/1999-2001................................. 1,747/63 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/2005-07............................... 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

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FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED (CONTINUED) Jay Taylor/1996-99....................................................72 Charlie Baumann/1985-88........................................70 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 Tyler Bitancurt/2009-12...........................................207 Jay Taylor/1996-99..................................................151 Charlie Baumann/1985-88......................................135 Josh Lambert/2013-15............................................133 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 Tyler Bitancurt/2009-12...........................................212 Pat McAfee/2005-08...............................................212 Jay Taylor/1996-99..................................................155 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

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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 RECEPTIONS CATCHES Daikiel Shorts/2013...................................................45 David Saunders/1995................................................38 Jovon Durante/2015..................................................24 Antonio Brown/1998..................................................23 Steve Lewis/1975......................................................21 FRESHMAN RECEIVING YARDS YARDS David Saunders/1995..............................................682 Daikiel Shorts/2013.................................................495 Jovon Durante/2015................................................378 Steve Lewis/1975....................................................296 Antonio Brown/1998................................................275

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FRESHMAN SCORING POINTS Steve Slaton/2005...................................................119 Josh Lambert/2013...................................................86 Pat McAfee/2005.......................................................81 Tyler Bitancurt/2009..................................................80 Jay Taylor/1996.........................................................77 Bryan Baumann/1994................................................71 SOPHOMORE RUSHING CARRIES/YARDS 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 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 SOPHOMORE TOTAL OFFENSE 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 SOPHOMORE RECEPTIONS CATCHES David Saunders/1996................................................76 Stedman Bailey/2011................................................72 Tavon Austin/2010.....................................................58 Jock Sanders/2008...................................................53 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1994.........................................50 Antonio Brown/1999..................................................50 SOPHOMORE RECEIVING YARDS YARDS Stedman Bailey/2011...........................................1,279 David Saunders/1996...........................................1,043 Shelton Gibson/2015...............................................887 Rahsaan Vanterpool/1994.......................................849 Tavon Austin/2010...................................................787 SOPHOMORE SCORING POINTS Josh Lambert/2014.................................................135 Paul Woodside/1982...............................................116 Pat McAfee/2006.....................................................113 Steve Slaton/2006...................................................108 Pat White/2006........................................................108 Amos Zereoue/1997................................................108 JUNIOR RUSHING CARRIES/YARDS Wendell Smallwood/2015............................. 238/1,519 Noel Devine/2009......................................... 241/1,465 Amos Zereoue/1998..................................... 283/1,462 Pat White/2007............................................. 197/1,335 Avon Cobourne/2001................................... 267/1,298 JUNIOR PASSING COMP/ATT/YARDS Geno Smith/2011.................................. 346/526/4,385 Marc Bulger/1998.................................. 274/419/3,607 Skyler Howard/2015.............................. 221/403/3,145 Major Harris/1989.................................. 142/245/2,058 Chad Johnston/1995............................. 127/248/2,019 JUNIOR TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS/YARDS Geno Smith/2011......................................... 582/4,352 Skyler Howard/2015..................................... 560/3,647 Marc Bulger/1998......................................... 452/3,515 Pat White/2007............................................. 413/3,059 Major Harris/1989......................................... 400/2,994

JUNIOR RECEPTIONS CATCHES Stedman Bailey/2012..............................................114 Tavon Austin/2011...................................................101 Shawn Foreman/1997...............................................77 Jock Sanders/2009...................................................72 Darius Reynaud/2007................................................64 JUNIOR RECEIVING YARDS YARDS Stedman Bailey/2012...........................................1,622 Tavon Austin/2011................................................1,186 Shawn Foreman/1997.............................................928 Jock Sanders/2009.................................................688 Darius Reynaud/2007..............................................733 JUNIOR SCORING POINTS Stedman Bailey/2012..............................................150 Josh Lambert/2015.................................................116 Jim Braxton/1969....................................................113 Tyler Bitancurt/2011................................................109 Steve Slaton/2007...................................................108 SENIOR RUSHING CARRIES/YARDS Avon Cobourne/2002................................... 335/1,710 Quincy Wilson/2003..................................... 282/1,380 Adrian Murrell/1992...................................... 222/1,145 Robert Alexander/1980................................ 204/1,064 Charles Sims/2013....................................... 208/1,095 Arthur Owens/1975...................................... 159/1,055 SENIOR PASSING COMP/ATT/YARDS Geno Smith/2012.................................. 369/518/4,205 Clint Trickett/2014................................. 281/419/3,285 Bernie Galiffa/1972................................ 164/334/2,496 Oliver Luck/1981................................... 216/394/2,448 Jeff Hostetler/1983................................ 173/309/2,345 SENIOR TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS/YARDS Geno Smith/2012......................................... 584/4,356 Clint Trickett/2014........................................ 461/3,179 Pat White/2008............................................. 465/2,816 Rasheed Marshall/2004................................ 411/2,747 Jarrett Brown/2009....................................... 413/2,610 SENIOR RECEPTIONS CATCHES Tavon Austin/2012...................................................114 Kevin White/2014....................................................109 David Saunders/1998................................................77 Jock Sanders/2010...................................................69 Mario Alford/2014......................................................65 SENIOR RECEIVING YARDS YARDS Kevin White/2014.................................................1,447 Tavon Austin/2012................................................1,289 Shawn Foreman/1998.............................................948 Mario Alford/2014....................................................945 David Saunders/1998..............................................883 SENIOR SCORING POINTS Ira Errett Rodgers/1919...........................................147 Charlie Baumann/1988............................................119 Kerry Marbury/1972................................................108 Tavon Austin/2012...................................................104 Avon Cobourne/2002..............................................102


TEAMRecords

• Most Yards per Game: 346.8 in 2011 • Highest Completion Percentage: 70.4% in 2012 • Most Touchdowns: 44 in 2012 • Most Interceptions: 27 in 1973 • Fewest Opponent Yards: 300 in 1923 • Fewest Opponent Yards Per Game: 33.3 in 1923 • Lowest Opponent Completion Percentage: 34.5 in 1953 • Fewest Opponent Touchdowns: 0 in 1925 • Most Opponent Interceptions: 24 in 1988; 1972 • Most Opponent Yards on Interceptions: 347 in 1993 • Most Opponent Touchdowns on Interceptions: 5 in 1922 SEASON PUNTING • Most Punts: 84 in 1996 • Fewest Punts: 34 in 1955 • Highest Average per Punt: 47.1 in 1994 • Most Blocked: 8 in 1934 • Returned for TD: 4 in 1934 SEASON PUNT RETURNS • Most Returns: 46 in 1993 • Fewest Returns: 16 in 1964 • Most Yards: 584 in 1965 • Most Touchdowns: 4 in 1934

SINGLE GAME TOTAL OFFENSE • Most Plays: 110 vs. Washington & Lee, 1923 • Most Yards Gained: 807 vs. Baylor, 2012 • Most Touchdowns: 13 vs. Geneva, 1951 • Fewest Opponent Plays: 12 vs. Maryland, 1919 • Fewest Opponent Yards: 14 vs. Maryland, 1919 SINGLE GAME RUSHING • Most Carries: 99 vs. Washington & Lee, 1923 • Most Yards: 569 vs. Washington & Lee, 1923 • Most Touchdowns: 11 vs. Geneva, 1951 • Fewest Opponent Rushes: 12 by Washington & Lee, 1923; by West Virginia Wesleyan, 1922; by Maryland, 1919 • Fewest Opponent Yards: 30 by Florida, 1981 SINGLE GAME PASSING • Most Completions: 45 vs. Baylor, 2012 • Most Attempts: 65 vs. LSU, 2011 • Most Interceptions: 6 vs. Ohio State, 1987; vs. Colorado State, 1978; vs. Richmond, 1973; vs. Maryland, 1950; vs. Washington & Lee, 1950; vs. Ohio, 1949 • Most Yards Gained: 656 vs. Baylor, 2012 • Most Touchdowns: 8 vs. Baylor, 2012 • Most Interception Return Yards: 175 vs. Louisiana Tech, 1994 • Fewest Completions: 0 vs. Temple, 1946; vs. Washington & Lee, 1946 • Fewest Attempts: 1 vs. Washington & Lee, 1946 • Fewest Opponent Pass Attempts: 0 by Maryland, 1919 • Fewest Opponent Pass Completions: 0 by Pitt, 1981; by Maryland, 1919 • Lowest Opponent Completion Percentage: 0% by Pitt, 1981; by Maryland, 1919 • Fewest Opponent Yards Allowed: 0 vs. Pitt, 1981; Maryland, 1919 SINGLE GAME PUNTING • Most Punts: 13 vs. Penn State, 1973 • Highest Average: 60.1 (9-541) vs. Nebraska, 1994 SINGLE GAME PUNT RETURNS • Most Returns: 10 vs. Richmond, 1965; Eastern Michigan, 1993 • Most Yards Gained: 201 vs. The Citadel, 1965 • Most Touchdowns: 1 vs. many opponents; most recently vs. TCU, 2012

• Most Touchdowns: 14 vs. Marshall, 1916 • Most Extra Points Made: 11 vs. Rutgers, 2001; vs. Geneva, 1951 MOST FIELD GOALS MADE: 6 VS. VILLANOVA, 1972 • Highest Losing Score: 49 vs. Oklahoma, 2012 SINGLE GAME FIRST DOWNS • Most: 37 vs. Maryland, 2015 • Most Rushing: 33 vs. Washington & Lee, 1923 • Most Passing: 24 vs. Missouri, 1998 • Most By Penalty: 10 vs. Baylor, 2014 • Fewest by Opponent: 0 by Maryland, 1919 • Fewest Rushing by Opponent: 0 by Kansas State, 2014; by Western Michigan, 1996; by Maryland, 1919 • Fewest Passing by Opponent: 0 by Maryland, 1919 SINGLE GAME FUMBLES • Most: 11 vs. Penn State, 1989 • Most Lost: 6 vs. Virginia, 1954; vs. Virginia Military, 1969 • Most Caused: 11 vs. William & Mary, 1955 • Most Recovered: 7 vs. Virginia, 1949 SINGLE GAME TURNOVERS • Most Forced: 10 vs. Geneva, 1951 SINGLE GAME PENALTIES • Most: 17 vs. Drexel, 1945 • Most Yards Penalized: 170 vs. Drexel, 1945; vs. Colorado State, 1978 • Most Two Teams: 32 vs. Baylor, 2014 • Most Yards/Two Teams: 353 vs. Baylor, 2014 SEASON TOTAL OFFENSE • Most Yards: 6,526 in 2012 • Most Yards per Game: 502.0 in 2012 • Highest Average per Play: 7.3 in 2006 • Most Touchdowns: 69 in 2012 • Fewest Opponent Yards: 934 in 1923 • Fewest Opponent Yards per Game: 103.8 in 1923 • Lowest Opponent Average per Play: 3.0 in 1923 • Fewest Opponent Touchdowns: 2 in 1925

SINGLE GAME KICKOFF RETURNS • Most Returns: 9 vs. Oklahoma, 2012; vs. Penn State, 1965; vs. Maryland, 1951 • Most Yards Gained: 235 vs. Oklahoma, 2012 • Most Touchdowns: 1 vs. many opponents; most recently at Baylor, 2015

SEASON RUSHING • Most Yards: 3,939 in 2006 • Most Yards per Game: 303.0 in 2006 • Highest Average per Play: 6.7 in 2006 • Most Touchdowns: 49 in 2007 • Fewest Opponent Yards: 508 in 1925 • Fewest Opponent Yards per Game: 56.4 in 1925 • Lowest Opponent Average per Play: 1.9 in 1925 • Fewest Opponent Touchdowns: 1 in 1925

SINGLE GAME SCORING • Most Points: 92 vs. Marshall, 1915 • Greatest Margin of Victory: 89 vs. Geneva, 1951 • Greatest Margin of Defeat: 130 vs. Michigan, 1904

SEASON PASSING • Most Attempts: 537 in 2012 • Most Completions: 378 in 2012 • Most Yards: 4,509 in 2011 WVUFOOTBALL

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SEASON KICKOFF RETURNS • Most Returns: 57 in 2012, 2011 • Fewest Returns: 22 in 1985 • Most Yards: 1,349 in 2011 • Most Touchdowns: 3 in 2000 SEASON SCORING • Most Points: 515 in 2007 • Most Points per Game: 41.1 in 1988 • Most Touchdowns: 69 in 2012 • Most Extra Points Made: 66 in 2007 • Most Field Goals Made: 30 in 2014; 1982 • Fewest Points: 14 in 1896 • Fewest Opponent Points (6 games): 10 in 1895 • Fewest Opponent Points (7 games): 23 in 1898 • Fewest Opponent Points (8 games): 20 in 1915 • Fewest Opponent Points (9 games): 18 in 1925 • Fewest Opponent Points (10 games): 38 in 1907; 1928 • Fewest Opponent Points (11 games): 34 in 1922 • Fewest Opponent Points (12 games): 101 in 1896 • Fewest Opponent Points (13 games): 176 in 2010 • Fewest Opponent Points Per Game: 1.7 in 1895 • Most Opponent Points: 495 in 2012 • Most Opponent Shutouts: 8 in 1922 SEASON FIRST DOWNS • Most: 337 in 2014 • Most Rushing: 178 in 2002 • Most Passing: 188 in 2012 • Most by Penalty: 37 in 2014 • Fewest Allowed: 51 in 1925 • Fewest Rushing Allowed: 26 in 1925 • Fewest Passing Allowed: 14 in 1923 • Fewest by Penalty Allowed: 2 in 1954 SEASON FUMBLES • Most: 44 in 1955 • Most Lost: 27 in 1955 • Most Caused: 42 in 1973; 1959 • Most Recovered: 24 in 1977; 1958 • Fewest: 12 in 1996 • Fewest Lost: 5 in 1996 TEAM STREAKS • Victories: 13 from 1952 53 • Defeats: 8 from 1959 60 • Home Victories: 14 from 1924 26 • Home Defeats: 5 in 1986 • Away Victories: 9 from 1952 53 • Away Defeats: 10 from 1959 60 • Shutouts: 7 from 1904 05 • Shutouts by Opponents: 5 from 1896 97 • Consecutive games without being shutout: 150, 2001-13 • Consecutive games without a defensive shutout: 70, 1987-93 • Winning Seasons: 12 from 1914 26 • Losing Seasons: 4 from 1958 61; 1976 79 • Conference Victories: 30 from 1952 59 • Conference Championships: 4 from 1953 56 • Games Blocked Punt Avoided: 31 from 1974 77

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Game Played

• Played in a Career: 52 by Tavon Austin, 2009-12; by Tyler Bitancurt, 2009-12; by Don Barclay, 2008-11; by Najee Goode, 2008-11; by Julian Miller, 2008-11; by Jock Sanders, 2007-10 • Started in a Career: 50 by Joe Madsen, 2009-12

Total Offense

MOST YARDS GAINED • Game: 687 by Geno Smith vs. Baylor, 2012 • Season: 4,356 by Geno Smith, 2012 • Career: 12,004 by Geno Smith, 2009-12 MOST PLAYS • Game: 67 by Geno Smith vs. LSU, 2011 • Season: 584 by Geno Smith, 2012 • Career: 1,710 by Geno Smith, 2009-12 • Most Touchdowns Responsible For • Game: 9 by Allen McCune vs. Pitt, 1965 • Season: 44 by Geno Smith, 2012 • Career (3 seasons): 74 by Pat White, 2005-07 • Career (4 seasons): 103 by Pat White, 2005-08

Rushing

MOST YARDS GAINED • Touchdown Run: 96 by Pat Randolph vs. Northern Illinois, 1986 • Non-Touchdown Run: 79 by Noel Devine at Louisville, 2008 • Quarter: 168 by Kay-Jay Harris vs. East Carolina (2nd), 2004 • Half: 264 by Tavon Austin (2nd) vs. Oklahoma, 2012 • Game: 344 by Tavon Austin vs. Oklahoma, 2012 • Season: 1,744 by Steve Slaton, 2006 • Career: 5,164 by Avon Cobourne, 1999-2002 MOST 100-YARD GAMES • Consecutive: 6 by Steve Slaton, 10/7 - 11/16/06; by Avon Cobourne, 9/14 - 10/26/03; by Amos Zereoue, 10/24 11/27-98; by Robert Walker, 10/9 - 11/20/93; • Season: 10 by Avon Cobourne, 2002; Steve Slaton, 2006 • Career: 28 by Avon Cobourne, 1999-2002 MOST CARRIES • Game: 45 by George Allen vs. Georgetown, 1933 • Season: 335 by Avon Cobourne, 2002 • Career: 1,023 by Avon Cobourne, 1999-2002

HIGHEST AVERAGE PER CARRY • Game (min. 10 att.): 18.9 (11-199) by Eddie Williams vs. Pitt, 1969 • Season (min. 100 att.): 8.2 by Bob Moss, 1955 • Career (min. 200 att.): 7.8 by Bob Moss, 1952-55 MOST TOUCHDOWNS • Game: 5 by by Steve Slaton vs. Louisville (3 overtimes), 2005; by George Allen vs. Marquette, 1932; by Ira Errett Rodgers vs. Marietta, 1919; Ohio Wesleyan, 1919 • Season: 19 by Ira Errett Rodgers, 1919 • Career: 50 by Steve Slaton, 2005-07

Passing

MOST YARDS GAINED • Touchdown Play: 96 by Ben Williams to Danny Buggs vs. Penn State, 1973 • Non-Touchdown Play: 84 by Rasheed Marshall to Kay-Jay Harris vs. Miami, 2003 • Game: 656 by Geno Smith vs. Baylor, 2012 • Season: 4,385 by Geno Smith, 2011 • Career: 11,662 by Geno Smith, 2009-12 MOST 300-YARD GAMES • Consecutive: 8 by Clint Trickett, 2013-14 • Season: 8 by Geno Smith, 2011 • Career: 17 by Geno Smith, 2009-12 MOST COMPLETIONS • Consecutive: 21 by Geno Smith vs. Kansas, 2012 • Game: 45 by Geno Smith vs. Baylor, 2012 • Season: 369 by Geno Smith, 2012 • Career: 988 by Geno Smith, 2009-12 MOST ATTEMPTS • Game: 65 by Geno Smith vs. LSU, 2011 • Season: 536 by Geno Smith, 2011 • Career: 1,465 by Geno Smith, 2009-12 MOST TOUCHDOWNS THROWN • Game: 8 by Geno Smith vs. Baylor, 2012 • Season: 42 by Geno Smith, 2012 • Career: 98 by Geno Smith, 2009-12 HIGHEST COMPLETION PERCENTAGE • Game (min. 10 att.): .958 (23-24) by Geno Smith vs. Kansas, 2012 • Season (min. 100 att.): .712 (369-518) by Geno Smith, 2012 • Career (min. 300 att.): .674 (988-1,465) by Geno Smith, 2009-12 PASSING EFFICIENCY • Season: 164.01 by Jake Kelchner, 1993 • Career: 153.52 by Geno Smith, 2009-12 INTERCEPTION AVOIDANCE • Season (min. 100 att.): .0115 (6-518) by Geno Smith, 2012 • Career (min. 300 att.): .014 (21-1,465) by Geno Smith, 2009-12 • Career (min. 500 att.): .014 (21-1,465) by Geno Smith, 2009-12 MOST INTERCEPTIONS THROWN • Game: 6 by Dutch Hoffman vs. Colorado State, 1978 • Season: 21 by Dutch Hoffman, 1978 • Career: 47 by Dan Kendra, 1974-77

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Receiving

MOST YARDS GAINED • Game: 303 by Stedman Bailey vs. Baylor, 2012 • Season: 1,622 by Stedman Bailey, 2012 • Career: 3,413 by Tavon Austin, 2009-12 MOST 100-YARD GAMES • Consecutive: 7 by Kevin White, 2014 • Season: 9 by Kevin White, 2014 • Career: 14 by Stedman Bailey, 2010-12 MOST RECEPTIONS • Game: 16 by Kevin White at Texas, 2014 • Season: 114 by Tavon Austin, 2012; by Stedman Bailey, 2012 • Career: 288 by Tavon Austin, 2009-12 MOST TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS • Game: 5 by Stedman Bailey vs. Baylor, 2012 • Season: 25 by Stedman Bailey, 2012 • Career: 41 by Stedman Bailey, 2010-12

Punting

MOST YARDAGE • Single Punt: 90 by Todd Sauerbrun vs. Nebraska, 1994 • Game: 541 by Todd Sauerbrun vs. Nebraska, 1994 • Season: 3,594 by Todd Sauerbrun, 1994 • Career: 10,934 by Steve Superick, 1982-85 MOST PUNTS • Game: 12 by Chuck Brooks vs. Penn State, 1973; by Thad Kucherawy vs. Kentucky, 1969 • Season: 76 by Steve Superick, 1985 • Career: 263 by Steve Superick, 1982-85 HIGHEST AVERAGE • Game (min. 5 att.): 60.1 by Todd Sauerbrun vs. Nebraska, 1994 • Season (min. 30 att.): 48.6 by Todd Sauerbrun, 1994 • Career (min. 70 att.): 46.2 by Todd Sauerbrun, 1991-94 MOST BLOCKED BY WVU • Game: 3 by Joe Harrick vs. Maryland, 1919 • Season: 7 by Joe Stydahar, 1934

Punt Returns

MOST RETURN YARDAGE • Single Return: 99 by Victor Rabbits vs. Virginia Military, 1955 • Game: 168 by Nate Terry vs. Rutgers, 1997 • Season: 453 by John Mallory, 1967 • Career: 1,109 by Willie Drewrey, 1981-84

Kickoff Returns

Field Goals

MOST RETURN YARDAGE • Single Return: 100 by Shelton Gibson at Baylor, 2015; by Mario Alford vs. Alabama, 2014; by Tavon • Austin vs. Kansas State, 2012; vs. Marshall, 2011; by Shawn Terry at Maryland, 2001; by Shawn Terry vs. Syracuse, 2000; by Nate Terry vs. Temple, 1997; by Nate Terry vs. East Carolina, 1997; by Kerry Marbury vs. Penn State, 1972 • Game: 199 by Tavon Austin vs. Kansas State, 2012 • Season: 938 by Tavon Austin, 2011 • Career: 2,407 by Tavon Austin, 2009-12

MOST MADE • Game: 6 by Frank Nester vs. Villanova, 1972 • Season: 30 by Josh Lambert, 2014; by Paul Woodside, 1982 • Career: 74 by Paul Woodside, 1981-84 • Consecutive: 15 by Paul Woodside, 1981-82 MOST ATTEMPTS • Game: 6 by Frank Nester vs. Villanova, 1972 • Season: 39 by Josh Lambert, 2014 • Career: 93 by Paul Woodside, 1981-84

MOST RETURNS • Game: 8 by Tavon Austin vs. Oklahoma; by Darren Fulton vs. Pitt, 1986 • Season: 39 by Darren Fulton, 1986 • Career: 97 by Tavon Austin, 2009-12 MOST TOUCHDOWN RETURNS • Game: 1 by many players; most recent by Shelton Gibson at Baylor, 2015 • Season: 3 by Shawn Terry, 2000 • Career: 4 by Tavon Austin, 2009-12; by Shawn Terry, 1999-2001 HIGHEST AVERAGE • Season (min. 11 att.): 28.8 by Shawn Terry, 2000 • Career (min. 25 att.): 27.7 by Shawn Terry, 1999-2001

MOST POINTS • Game: 37 by Ira Errett Rodgers vs. Marietta, 1919 • Season: 150 by Stedman Bailey, 2012 • Career: 384 by Pat McAfee, 2005-08

Most Touchdowns

• Quarter: 3 by Stedman Bailey vs. Oklahoma (4th), 2012; vs. Baylor (2nd), 2012; by Jock Sanders at Connecticut (3rd), 2008; by Pat White vs. Syracuse (3rd), 2006; by George Allen vs. Marquette (4th),1932 • Game: 6 by Steve Slaton vs. Louisville (3 overtimes), 2005 • Season: 25 by Stedman Bailey, 2012 • Career: 55 by Steve Slaton, 2005-07 MOST EXTRA POINTS MADE • Game: 11 by Shocky Van Horn vs. Geneva, 1951 • Season: 64 by Tyler Bitancurt, 2012; by Pat McAfee, 2007 • Career: 210 by Pat McAfee, 2005-08 MOST EXTRA POINT ATTEMPTS • Game: 13 by Shocky Van Horn vs. Geneva, 1951 • Season: 66 by Tyler Bitancurt, 2012 • Career: 212 by Tyler Bitancurt, 2009-12; by Pat McAfee, 2005-08

Interceptions

MOST TOUCHDOWNS ON RETURNS • Game: 2 by Vann Washington vs. Louisiana Tech, 1994 • Season: 2 by Grant Wiley, 2000; by Vann Washington, 1994; by Aaron Beasley, 1994 • Career: 3 by Aaron Beasley, 1992-95; by Vann Washington, 1993-96 LONGEST RETURN • 100 by Tom Pridemore vs. Penn State, 1977

Miscellaneous

MOST ALL-PURPOSE YARDAGE • Game: 572 by Tavon Austin, vs. Oklahoma, 2012 • Season: 2,910 by Tavon Austin, 2012 • Career: 7,286 by Tavon Austin, 2009-12 MOST OPPONENT FUMBLES RECOVERED • Season: 5 by Bob Starford, 1968 • Career: 7 by John Adams, 1972-74 BLOCKED PUNTS • Season: 7 by Joe Stydahar, 1934

MOST RETURNS • Game: 7 by by Rahsaan Vanterpool vs. Virginia Tech, 1994; by Grantis Bell vs. Rutgers, 1987; by Willie Drewrey vs. Pitt, 1984 • Season: 44 by Mike Baker, 1993 • Career: 108 by Willie Drewrey, 1981-84

HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF PATS • Season (min. 25 att.): 100.0 (45-45) by Josh Lambert, 2014; (41-41) by Tyler Bitancurt, 2010; (62-62) by • Pat McAfee, 2006; (43-43) by Jay Taylor, 1997 • Career (min. 50 att.): 99.1 (210-212) by Pat McAfee, 2005-08

MOST TOUCHDOWN RETURNS • Game: 1 by many players; most recent by Tavon Austin vs. TCU, 2012 • Season: 3 by John Mallory, 1967 • Career: 7 by John Mallory, 1965-67

CONSECUTIVE EXTRA POINTS MADE • Game: 10 by Tyler Bitancurt vs. Baylor, 2012, vs. Clemson, 2011 • Season: 62 by Brad Cooper, 2004; by Jay Taylor, 1997 • Career: 110 by Pat McAfee, 2005-07

HIGHEST AVERAGE • Season (min. 11 att.): 20.8 by Lance Frazier, 2003 • Career (min. 25 att.): 14.9 by John Mallory, 1965-67

MOST POINTS KICKING • Game: 19 by Frank Nester vs. Villanova, 1972 • Season: 135 by Josh Lambert, 2014 • Career: 384 by Pat McAfee, 2005-08

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LONGEST DISTANCE • Soccer Style: 55 by Josh Lambert at Texas Tech, 2014; by Paul Woodside vs. Louisville, 1984 • Drop-Kick: 50 by Ed Kenna vs. Grove City, 1901

MOST PASSES INTERCEPTED • Quarter: 3 by Karl Joseph vs. Georgia Southern, 2015 (3rd); by Jack Eastwood at Miami, 1973 (4th); by Mike Slater at Kentucky, 1969 (4th) • Game: 4 by Mike Slater vs. Kentucky, 1969; by Francis Farley vs. Pitt, 1925; by Andrew King vs. Marietta, 1915 • Season: 10 by Aaron Beasley, 1994 • Career: 20 by Steve Newberry, 1980-83

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Highest Percentage Made • Season (min. 15 att.): 100.0 (19-19) by Bill Samuelson, 1970 • Career (min. 30 att.): 79.6 (74-93) by Paul Woodside, 1981-84

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TOTAL TACKLES • Game: 28 by Steve Dunlap vs. Boston College, 1974 • Season: 190 by Steve Dunlap, 1974 • Career: 492 by Grant Wiley, 2000-03

UNASSISTED TACKLES • Game: 17 by Robert Tomko vs. Boston College, 1977 • Season: 107 by Barrett Green, 1998 • Career: 298 by Grant Wiley, 2000-03 ASSISTED TACKLES • Game: 15 by Chris Haering vs. Maryland, 1989 • Season: 100 by Chuck Smith, 1975 • Career: 222 by Chris Haering, 1986-89 QUARTERBACK SACKS • Game: 4 by Julian Miller vs. Pitt, 2011; by James Davis vs. East Carolina, 2000; by Gary Stills vs. Marshall, 1997; by Steve Hathaway vs. Virginia Tech, 1983 • Season: 16.5 by Canute Curtis, 1996 • Career: 34.5 by Canute Curtis, 1993-96 • Team Game: 12 vs. Idaho, 2000 • Team Season: 59, 1996 TACKLES FOR LOSS • Game: 6 by James Davis vs. East Carolina, 2000 • Season: 19 by Johnny Dingle, 2007 • Career: 47.5 by Grant Wiley, 2000-03 PASSES BROKEN UP • Game: 5 by Jahmile Addae vs. Rutgers, 2002; by Vann Washington vs. Boston College, 1996; by Harold Kidd vs. Louisiana Tech, 1994 • Season: 21 by Brian King, 2003 • Career: 54 by Brian King, 2000-03 LONGEST INTERCEPTION RETURN FOR TD Tom Pridemore vs. Penn State/1977.......................100 Marcus Mauney vs. Virginia Tech/1974.....................99 Vann Washington vs. Louisiana Tech/1994...............97 Tom Pridemore vs. Temple/1975...............................87 Bo Orlando vs. East Carolina/1987...........................84 LONGEST INTERCEPTION RETURN/NO TD Barrett Green vs. Rutgers/1997................................83 Tom Pridemore vs. Temple/1976...............................83 John Hale vs. William & Mary/1968...........................69 Tarris Alexander vs. Missouri/1993...........................67 Harry Sweeney vs. Geneva/1951..............................67 SINGLE GAME TOTAL TACKLES Steve Dunlap vs. Boston College/1974....................28 Chris Haering vs. Rutgers/1989................................23 Rick Sherrod vs. Syracuse/2001...............................22 Grant Wiley vs. Syracuse/2001.................................22 Three players with 21; the most recent is Rick Sherrod vs. Virginia Tech/2001 SINGLE GAME UNASSISTED TACKLES Robert Tomko vs. Boston College/1977...................17 Dennis Fowlkes vs. Virginia Tech/1980.....................16 Jeff Macerelli vs. Boston College/1976.....................16 Steve Dunlap vs. Boston College/1974....................16 Barrett Green vs. Navy/1998.....................................15 Steve Grant vs. South Carolina/1990........................15 SINGLE GAME ASSISTED TACKLES Chris Haering vs. Maryland/1989..............................15 Chris Haering vs. Ball State/1989.............................14 Eric Lester vs. East Carolina/1986............................13 Dennis Fowlkes vs. Pitt/1982....................................13 Steve Dunlap vs. SMU/1975.....................................13

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SINGLE GAME QUARTERBACK SACKS Julian Miller vs. Pitt/2011............................................4 James Davis vs. East Carolina/2000...........................4 Gary Stills vs. Marshall/1997.......................................4 Steve Hathaway vs. Virginia Tech/1983......................4 Nine players with three; the most recent is Shaq Riddick vs. Baylor/2014 SINGLE GAME TACKLES FOR LOSS James Davis vs. East Carolina/2000...........................6 Darryl Talley vs. Penn State/1980................................5 Seven players with four; the most recent is Shaq Riddick vs. Baylor/2014 SINGLE GAME PASSES BROKEN UP Jahmile Addae vs. Rutgers/2002................................5 Vann Washington vs. Boston College/1996................5 Harold Kidd vs. Louisiana Tech/1994..........................5 Four players with four; the most recent is Jermaine Thaxton vs. Rutgers/2002 SINGLE GAME INTERCEPTIONS Mike Slater vs. Kentucky/1969....................................4 Francis Farley vs. Pitt/1925.........................................4 Andrew King vs. Marietta/1915...................................4 Six players with three; the most recent is Karl Joseph vs. Georgia Southern/2015 SEASON TOTAL TACKLES 190..............................Steve Dunlap............................ 1974 185............................. Chris Haering............................ 1989 175..............................Ray Marshall............................ 1975 172..............................Jeff Macerelli............................ 1977 170............................. Charles Smith........................... 1975 SEASON UNASSISTED TACKLES 107............................. Barrett Green............................ 1998 102..............................Rick Sherrod............................ 2001 102..............................Ray Marshall............................ 1975 101.............................Tom Zakowski........................... 1973 99................................Grant Wiley............................. 2003

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SEASON ASSISTED TACKLES 107............................. Chris Haering............................ 1989 100............................. Charles Smith........................... 1975 96...............................Steve Dunlap............................ 1974 90.............................Jack Eastwood.......................... 1974 88.............................Jack Eastwood.......................... 1973

SEASON PASSES BROKEN UP 21..................................Brian King.............................. 2003 18...............................Aaron Beasley........................... 1995 16.............................. Jahmile Addae........................... 2002 15..................................Brian King.............................. 2002 15...............................Aaron Beasley........................... 1994

SEASON QUARTERBACK SACKS 16.5............................ Canute Curtis............................ 1996 15............................. Steve Hathaway.......................... 1983 14..................................Bruce Irvin.............................. 2010 12.................................. Gary Stills............................... 1997 12.............................Renaldo Turnbull......................... 1988 10.................................. Gary Stills............................... 1998 10............................... Canute Curtis............................ 1995 10...................................Mike Fox............................... 1989 9...................................Julian Miller............................. 2010 9...................................Julian Miller............................. 2009

SINGLE SEASON INTERCEPTIONS 10...............................Aaron Beasley........................... 1994 7................................ Preston Waters.......................... 1989 7.....................................Tim Agee............................... 1983 7............................... Tom Geishauser.......................... 1972 7................................... Mike Slater.............................. 1969 7................................... Bob Snider.............................. 1952

SEASON TACKLES FOR LOSS 19...............................Johnny Dingle........................... 2007 18................................ Kyle Kayden............................. 2001 17..................................Will Clarke.............................. 2013 15................................ Josh Francis............................. 2012 15................................Najee Goode............................ 2011 15..................................Bruce Irvin.............................. 2011 15.................................Jeff Merrow............................. 1973 14.5.......................... David Upchurch.......................... 2002 14..................................Bruce Irvin.............................. 2010 14.................................Julian Miller............................. 2010 14.................................Julian Miller............................. 2009 14.................................Grant Wiley............................. 2003 14................................ James Davis............................. 2001 14............................. David Upchurch.......................... 2001 14.................................Grant Wiley............................. 2000

CAREER TOTAL TACKLES 492...............................Grant Wiley........................2000-03 484...............................Darryl Talley........................ 1979 82 459............................Dennis Fowlkes..................... 1979 82 445...............................Steve Grant........................1988-91 432..............................Jeff Macerelli.......................1975-78 CAREER UNASSISTED TACKLES 298...............................Grant Wiley........................2000-03 286............................Dennis Fowlkes..................... 1979 82 282...............................Darryl Talley........................ 1979 82 271...............................Steve Grant........................1988-91 267.............................. Kyle Kayden........................1998-01 CAREER ASSISTED TACKLES 222............................. Chris Haering.......................1986-89 202...............................Darryl Talley........................ 1979 82 198............................Jack Eastwood..................... 1973 75 194...............................Grant Wiley........................2000-03 188..............................Jeff Macerelli....................... 1975 78 CAREER QUARTERBACK SACKS 34.5............................ Canute Curtis.......................1993-96 27.5..............................Julian Miller........................2008-11

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26.................................. Gary Stills..........................1996-98 22.5...............................Bruce Irvin.........................2010-11 22.............................Renaldo Turnbull.................... 1986 89 20............................. Steve Hathaway..................... 1980 83 19.................................Darryl Talley........................ 1979 82 CAREER TACKLES FOR LOSS 47.5..............................Grant Wiley........................2000-03 42.5..............................Julian Miller........................2008-11 40................................ James Davis....................1999-2002 39................................ Kyle Kayden....................1998-2001 35............................. David Upchurch.................1999-2002 31.5..............................Mike Lorello........................2002-05 CAREER PASSES BROKEN UP 54..................................Brian King.........................2000-03 38............................... Lance Frazier.......................2000-03 38...............................Aaron Beasley......................1992-95 29................................ Mike Collins........................1990-93 25.............................. Jahmile Addae......................2001-05 24.................................Keith Tandy........................2008-11 24..............................Brandon Hogan.....................2007-10 CAREER INTERCEPTIONS 20............................. Steve Newberry.....................1980-83 19...............................Aaron Beasley......................1992-94 15................................. Bob Snider.........................1951-56 15.............................. Tom Pridemore......................1975-77 15...................................Tim Agee..........................1980-83 CAREER INTERCEPTION RETURN YARDAGE 398............................ Tom Pridemore......................1975-77 367.............................Aaron Beasley......................1992-95 219.......................... Vann Washington....................1993-96 201........................... Marcus Mauney.....................1973-74 198...........................Darrell Whitmore....................1988-91

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TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS • WVU Individual: 67 by Geno Smith vs. LSU, 2011 • Opponent Individual: 72 by John Welsh of Idaho, 2000 • WVU Team: 96 vs. Maryland, 2015; vs. Towson, 2014; vs. Ball State, 1994 • Opponent Team: 101 by Marshall, 2012 • Two Teams: 180, WVU vs. Baylor, 2012

PASS COMPLETION PERCENTAGE • WVU Team (min. 25 att.): 92.0 (23-25) vs. Kansas, 2012 • WVU Team (min. 40 att.): 88.2 (45-51) vs. Baylor, 2012 • Opponent Team: 88.2 (15 17) by Virginia Tech, 2005 • Two Teams (min. 40 att.): 83.8 (26-31), WVU vs. Virginia Tech, 2005 • Two Teams (min. 75 att.): 75.5 (74-98), WVU vs. Baylor, 2012

TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS • WVU Individual: 687 by Geno Smith vs. Baylor, 2012 • Opponent Individual: 575 by Nick Florence of Baylor, 2012 • WVU Team: 807 vs. Baylor, 2012 • Opponent Team: 700 by Baylor, 2012 • Two Teams: 1,507, WVU vs. Baylor, 2012

INTERCEPTIONS THROWN • WVU Individual: 4 by Roger Dietz vs. Syracuse, 1980; Chad Johnston vs. Pitt, 1995 • Opponent Individual: 5 by Paul Anderson of Cincinnati, 1990 • WVU Team: 4 vs. Syracuse, 1980; vs. Syracuse, 1988; vs. Pitt, 1995 • Opponent Team: 5, by Maryland, 2015; by Cincinnati, 1990 • Two Teams: 6, WVU vs. Maryland, 2015; WVU vs. Temple, 1981; WVU vs. Syracuse, 1980

RUSHING YARDS • WVU Individual: 344 by Tavon Austin vs. Oklahoma, 2012 • Opponent Individual: 242 by Samaje Perine of Oklahoma, 2014 • WVU Team: 536 vs. East Carolina, 2002 • Opponent Team: 388 by Navy, 1999 • Two Teams: 720, WVU vs. Connecticut, 2007 • • RUSHING ATTEMPTS • WVU Individual: 41 by Amos Zereoue vs. Pitt, 1997 • Opponent Individual: 38 by LeSean McCoy, 2007 • WVU Team: 76 vs. Temple, 1985 • Opponent Team: 71 by Navy, 1999 • Two Teams: 112, WVU vs. Virginia Tech, 1987; WVU vs. Rutgers, 1987

PASSING TOUCHDOWNS • WVU Individual: 8 by Geno Smith vs. Baylor, 2012 • Opponent Individual: 6 by Landry Jones of Oklahoma, 2012 • WVU Team: 8 vs. Baylor, 2012 • Opponent Team: 6 by Oklahoma, 2012 • Two Teams: 13, WVU vs. Baylor, 2012 LONGEST TOUCHDOWN PASS • WVU Individual: 93 by Rasheed Marshall to Travis Garvin vs. Virginia Tech, 2003 • Opponent Individual: 94 by Trevone Boykin to Josh Boyce of TCU, 2012

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS • WVU Individual: 5 by Steve Slaton vs. Louisville, 2005 • Opponent Individual: 4 by Samaje Perine of Oklahoma, 2014; by Collin Klein of Kansas State, 2012; by • Michael Bush of Louisville, 2005; by Walter Washington of Temple, 2003 • WVU Team: 8 vs. Cincinnati, 1989 • Opponent Team: 4 by Oklahoma, 2014; by Kansas State, 2012; by Louisville, 2005; by Temple, 2003; by Navy 1999; by Miami, 1986 • Two Teams: 9, WVU vs. Louisville, 2005 • Longest Touchdown Run From Scrimmage • WVU Individual: 96 by Pat Randolph vs. Northern Illinois, 1986 • Opponent Individual: 84 by Joshua Cribbs of Kent State, 2001 • Longest Non-Touchdown Run From Scrimmage • WVU Individual: 70 by Tavon Austin vs. Marshall, 2012 • Opponent Individual: 86 by Curtis Martin of Pitt, 1993

LONGEST NON-TOUCHDOWN PASS • WVU Individual: 68 by Greg Jones to James Jett vs. Boston College, 1990 • Opponent Individual: 78 by Glenn Foley to Mark Chmura of Boston College, 1990

PASS ATTEMPTS • WVU Individual: 65 by Geno Smith vs. LSU, 2011 • Opponent Individual: 56 by Jason Martin of Louisiana Tech, 1994 • WVU Team: 65 vs. LSU, 2011 • Opponent Team: 56 by Marshall, 2012; by Louisiana Tech, 1994 • Two Teams: 98, WVU vs. Baylor, 2012

POINTS SCORED • WVU Individual: 36 by Steve Slaton vs. Louisville, 2005 • Opponent Individual: 24 by Kenny Stills of Oklahoma, 2012; by Collin Klein of Kansas State, 2012; by Michael • Bush of Louisville, 2005; by Walter Washington of Temple, 2003 • WVU Team: 80 vs. Rutgers, 2001 • Opponent Team: 58 by Miami, 1986 • Two Teams: 133, WVU vs. Baylor, 2012

PASS COMPLETIONS • WVU Individual: 45 by Geno Smith vs. Baylor, 2012 • Opponent Individual: 38 by Landry Jones of Oklahoma, 2012; by Rakeem Cato of Marshall, 2012 • WVU Team: 45 vs. Baylor, 2012 • Opponent Team: 38 by Oklahoma, 2012; by Marshall, 2012 • Two Teams: 74, WVU vs. Baylor, 2012 PASSING YARDS • WVU Individual: 656 by Geno Smith vs. Baylor, 2012 • Opponent Individual: 581 by Nick Florence of Baylor, 2012 • WVU Team: 656 vs. Baylor, 2012 • Opponent Team: 581 by Baylor, 2012 • Two Teams: 1,237, WVU vs. Baylor, 2012

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RECEPTIONS • WVU Individual: 14 by Tavon Austin vs. Baylor, 2012 • Opponent Individual: 17 by Terrance Williams of Baylor, 2012 RECEIVING YARDS • WVU Individual: 303 by Stedman Bailey vs. Baylor, 2012 • Opponent Individual: 314 by Terrance Williams of Baylor, 2012 RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS • WVU Individual: 5 by Stedman Bailey vs. Baylor, 2012 • Opponent Individual: 4 by Kenny Stills of Oklahoma, 2012

TOUCHDOWNS • WVU Individual: 6 by Steve Slaton vs. Louisville, 2005 • Opponent Individual: 4 by Samaje Perine of Oklahoma, 2014; by Kenny Stills of Oklahoma, 2012; by Collin Klein of Kansas State, 2012; by Michael Bush of Louisville, 2005; by Walter Washington of Temple, 2003 • WVU Team: 11 vs. Rutgers, 2001 • Opponent Team: 9 by Baylor, 2012 • Two Teams: 19, WVU vs. Baylor, 2012

POINTS BY KICK • WVU Individual: 15 by Josh Lambert vs. Kansas, 2014; by Tyler Bitancurt vs. Liberty, 2009; by Pat McAfee vs. Rutgers, 2006 • Opponent Individual: 14 by Matt McCrane of Kansas State, 2014 • Two Teams: 24, WVU vs. Rutgers, 1999 KICKED EXTRA POINT ATTEMPTS • WVU Individual: 10 by Brenden Rauh vs. Rutgers, 2001 • Opponent Individual: 8 by Greg Cox of Miami, 1986 • WVU Team: 11 vs. Rutgers, 2001 • Opponent Team: 8 by Miami, 1986 • Two Teams: 12, WVU vs. Connecticut, 2007; WVU vs. Rutgers, 2001; WVU vs. Rutgers, 1995 KICKED EXTRA POINTS MADE • WVU Individual: 10 by Tyler Bitancurt vs. Baylor, 2012; by Brenden Rauh vs. Rutgers, 2001 • Opponent Individual: 9 by Aaron Jones of Baylor, 2012 • WVU Team: 11 vs. Rutgers, 2001 • Opponent Team: 9 by Baylor, 2012 • Two Teams: 19, WVU vs. Baylor, 2012 FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS • WVU Individual: 5 by Josh Lambert vs. Kansas, 2014; by Todd Sauerbrun vs. Louisville, 1993 • Opponent Individual: 6 by Matt McCrane of Kansas State, 2014; by Massimo Manca of Penn State, 1986 • WVU Team: 5 vs. Kansas, 2014; vs. Maryland, 1986; vs. Louisville, 1993 • Opponent Team: 6 by Kansas State, 2014; by Penn State, 1986 • Two Teams: 9, vs. Kansas State, 2014; vs. Pitt, 2009

FIELD GOALS MADE • WVU Individual: 4 by Josh Lambert vs. Kansas, 2014; by Tyler Bitancurt vs. Pitt, 2009; by Tyler Bitancurt vs. • Liberty, 2009; by Pat McAfee vs. Rutgers, 2006; by Paul Woodside vs. Maryland, 1982; by Paul Woodside vs. Syracuse, 1982 • Opponent Individual: 4 by Matt McCrane of Kansas State, 2014; by Ross Krautman of Syracuse, 2010; by • Jeremy Ito of Rutgers, 2006; by Mickey Thomas of Virginia Tech, 1989; Brian Lowe of Boston College, 1986; by Massimo Manca of Penn State, 1986 • WVU Team: 4 vs. Kansas, 2014; vs. Pitt, 2009; vs. Liberty, 2009; vs. Maryland, 1982 • Opponent Team: 4 by Kansas State, 2014; by Norfolk State, 2011; by Syracuse, 2010; by Rutgers, 2006; by • Virginia Tech, 1989; by Boston College, 1986; by Penn State, 1986 • Two Teams: 7, Pitt vs. West Virginia, 2009 LONGEST FIELD GOAL • WVU: 55 by Paul Woodside vs. Louisville, 1984 • Opponent: 53 by Dave Teggart of Connecticut, 2011; by Patrick Shadle of Syracuse, 2008 PUNT RETURNS • WVU Individual: 9 by Mike Baker vs. Eastern Michigan, 1993 • Opponent Individual: 8 by Steve Suter of Maryland, 2002 • WVU Team: 10 vs. Eastern Michigan, 1993 • Opponent Team: 8 by Maryland, 2002 • Two Teams: 12, WVU vs. Eastern Michigan, 1993 PUNT RETURN YARDAGE • WVU Individual: 168 by Nate Terry vs. Rutgers, 1997 • Opponent Individual: 142 by Steve Suter of Maryland, 2002 • WVU Team: 168 vs. Rutgers, 1997 • Opponent Team: 142 by Maryland, 2002 • Two Teams: 195, WVU vs. Rutgers, 1997


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First Opponent Met Auburn 2008 Ball State 1989 Baylor 2012 Boston College 1982 Bowling Green 1988 Cal State Fullerton 1988 Cincinnati 1987 Coastal Carolina 2010 Colorado 2009 Colorado State 1981 Connecticut 2005 Duke 1985 East Carolina 1981 Eastern Michigan 1993 Eastern Washington 2006 Georgia Southern 2015 Idaho 2000 Iowa State 2013 James Madison 2004 Kansas 2012 Kansas State 2012 Kent State 1990 Liberty 2009 Louisiana Tech 1992 Louisville 1984 LSU 2011 Marshall 1997 Maryland 1980 Miami. 1986 Miami, Ohio 1992 Mississippi State 2007 Missouri 1993 Navy 1999 Norfolk State 2011 Northern Illinois 1986 Notre Dame 2000 Ohio 1983 Ohio State 1998 Oklahoma 2012 Oklahoma State 2013 Pacific 1983 Penn State 1980 Pitt 1981 Purdue 1995 Richmond 1980 Rutgers 1981 South Carolina 1989 Syracuse 1980 TCU 2012 Temple 1981 Tenn-Chattanooga 2002 Texas 2013 Texas Tech 2013 Towson 2014 Tulsa 1998 UCF 2003 UNLV 2010 USF 2006 Villanova 2008 Virginia 1980 Virginia Tech 1981 Western Michigan 1996 Wisconsin Wofford

Last Last Met Score Record 2008 34-17 1-0 1994 16-14 2-0 2014 41-27 2-0 2004 17-36 9-2-1 2011 55-10 3-0 1988 45-10 1-0 2010 37-10 5-2 2010 31-0 1-0 2009 35-24 1-0 1981 49-3 1-0 2011 43-16 4-0 1985 20-18 1-0 2009 35-20 12-0 1993 48-6 1-0 2006 52-3 1-0 2015 44-0 1-0 2000 28-16 1-0 2015 30-6 1-1 2004 45-10 1-0 2014 33-14 2-0 2014 20-26 0-2 2001 34-14 3-0 2015 41-17 2-0 1994 52-16 2-0 2011 35-38 6-2 2011 21-47 0-1 2012 69-34 6-0 2015 45-6 11-6 2002 23-40 1-6 1999 43-27 1-0-1 2007 38-13 1-0 1993 35-3 1-0 1999 28-31 0-1 2011 55-12 1-0 1986 47-14 1-0 2000 28-42 0-1 2001 20-3 4-0 1998 17-34 0-1 2014 33-45 0-2 2015 26-33 (OT) 1-1 1983 48-7 1-0 1992 26-40 2-5 2011 21-20 8-6-2 1995 24-26 0-1 1982 43-10 2-0 2010 35-10 14-0 1991 21-16 2-0 2010 14-19 9-7 2014 30-31 0-2 2004 42-21 9-1 2002 56-7 1-0 2015 38-20 1-1 2015 31-26 1-1 2014 54-0 1-0 1998 44-21 1-0 2003 36-18 1-0 2010 49-10 1-0 2010 20-6 2-1 2008 48-21 1-0 1984 7-27 1-1 2005 17-34 7-6 2007 62-24 2-0

2003 2003 17-24 0-1 2005 2005 35-7 1-0

TOUCHDOWNS ON PUNT RETURNS • WVU Individual: 1 by Tavon Austin (76 yards) vs. TCU, 2012; by Antonio Lewis (76 yards) vs. East Carolina, 2005; by Adam Jones (76 yards) vs. East Carolina, 2004; by Lance Frazier (64 yards) vs. Temple, 2003; by Antonio Brown (80 yards) vs. Rutgers, 1999; by David Carter (14 yard return of blocked punt) vs. Maryland, 1998; by Gary Thompkins (28 yard return of blocked punt) vs. Marshall, 1997; by Rodney Allen (2 yards) vs. Miami, 1994; by Cam Zopp (fumble recovery in end zone) vs. Louisville, 1984; by Willie Drewrey (65 yards) vs. Colorado State,1981; Fulton Walker (77 yards) vs. Richmond, 1980 • Opponent Individual: 1 by Tyler Lockett (43 yards) of Kansas State, 2014; by Nick Harwell (76 yards) of Kansas, 2014; by Andre Booker (87 yards) of Marshall, 2011; Will Blackmon (71 yards) of Boston College, 2004; by DeJuan Tribble (41 yards) of Boston College, 2004; by Steve Suter (80 yards) of Maryland, 2002; by Joey Getherall (73 yards) of Notre Dame; by Deon Maddox (72 yards) of Syracuse, 1996; by Nathaniel Brooks (20 yard return of blocked punt) of Miami, 1996; by Derrek Batson (97 yards) of East Carolina, 1992; by Marshall Roberts (63 yards) of Rutgers, 1989 • WVU Team: 1, 10 times; most recent vs. TCU, 2012 • Opponent Team: 2, by Boston College, 2004 • Two Teams: 2, WVU vs. Boston College, 2004 LONGEST PUNT RETURN • WVU Individual: 80 (TD) by Antonio Brown vs. Rutgers, 1999 • Opponent Individual: 97 (TD) by Derrek Batson of East Carolina, 1992 KICKOFF RETURNS • WVU Individual: 8 by Tavon Austin vs. Oklahoma, 2012 • Opponent Individual: 7 by Boo Boo Gates of Bowling Green, 2011; by Nathan Jones of Rutgers, 2001; by Gary Brown of Penn State, 1988; by Bren Lowrey of Maryland, 1988; • WVU Team: 9 vs. Oklahoma, 2012; vs. Miami, 1986 • Opponent Team: 10 by Bowling Green, 2011; by Connecticut, 2007; by Rutgers, 1995; by Rutgers, 2001 • Two Teams: 15, WVU vs. Oklahoma, 2012 KICKOFF RETURN YARDAGE • WVU Individual: 199 by Tavon Austin vs. Kansas State, 2012 • Opponent Individual: 202 by Mike Pringle of Cal State Fullerton, 1988 • WVU Team: 235 vs. Kansas State, 2012 • Opponent Team: 258 by Bowling Green, 2011 • Two Teams: 397, WVU vs. Louisville, 1993

LONGEST KICKOFF RETURN • WVU: 100 by Tavon Austin vs. Kansas State, 2012; vs. Marshall, 2011; by Nate Terry vs. East Carolina, 1997; by Nate Terry vs. Temple, 1997; by Shawn Terry vs. Syracuse, 2000 • Opponent: 100 (TD) by Alex Ross of Oklahoma, 2014; by Mardy Gilyard of Cincinnati, 2008 PUNTS • WVU Individual: 10 by Mark Fazzolari vs. Virginia Tech, 2001; by Jody McKown vs. Pitt, 1981; by Curt Carion vs. Penn State, 1980 • Opponent Individual: 14 by Trevor Pardulla of Kansas, 2014 • WVU Team: 11 vs. Idaho, 2000 • Opponent Team: 14 by Kansas, 2014 • Two Teams: 20, WVU vs. Cincinnati, 2003; WVU vs. Pitt, 1981 @WVUFOOTBALL

PUNT YARDAGE • WVU Individual: 437 by Mark Fazzolari vs. Virginia Tech, 2001 • Opponent Individual: 621 by Trevor Pardulla of Kansas, 2014 • WVU Team: 448 vs. Idaho, 2000 • Opponent Team: 621 by Kansas, 2014 • Two Teams: 857, WVU vs. Ball State, 1994 LONGEST PUNT • WVU Individual: 78 by Mark Fazzolari vs. Virginia Tech, 1999 • Opponent Individual: 84 by Klaus Wilmsmeyer of Louisville, 1990 MOST INTERCEPTIONS • WVU Individual: 3 by Karl Joseph vs. Georgia Southern, 2015; by Vann Washington vs. Louisiana Tech, 1994; by Darrell Whitmore vs. Cincinnati, 1990 • Opponent Individual: 2 by many players, most recent Doug Hogue of Syracuse, 2010 LONGEST TOUCHDOWN INTERCEPTION RETURN • WVU Individual: 97 by Vann Washington vs. Louisiana Tech, 1994 • Opponent Individual: 85 by Scott Radecic of Penn State, 1982 • Longest Non-Touchdown Interception Return • WVU Individual: 83 by Barrett Green vs. Rutgers, 1997 • Opponent Individual: 73 by Curtis Wyatt of East Carolina, 1982 • Longest Fumble Recovery Return • WVU Individual: 97 (TD) by Mike Collins vs. Missouri, 1993 • Opponent Individual: 97 (TD) by Ernie Lewis of East Carolina, 1992 FUMBLES • WVU: 8 vs. Penn State, 1980 • Opponents: 7 by Tulsa, 1998; Cincinnati, 2003 • Two Teams: 12, WVU vs. Syracuse, 1990

TOUCHDOWNS ON KICKOFF RETURNS • WVU Individual: 1 by Mario Alford vs. Kansas (94 yards), 2014; by Tavon Austin vs. Kansas State (100 yards), 2012; vs. Marshall (100 yards), 2011; (98 yards) vs. Connecticut, 2009; by Shawn Terry (100 yards) vs. Syracuse, 2000; by Nate Terry (81 yards) vs. Temple, 1999; by Nate Terry (100 yards) vs. • Temple, 1997; by Nate Terry (100 yards) vs.East Carolina, 1997; by Willie Drewrey (93 yards) vs. Syracuse, 1984 • Opponent Individual: 1 by Alex Ross (100 yards) of Oklahoma, 2014; by Morris Claiborne (99 yards) of LSU, 2011; by Mardy Gilyard (100 yards) of Cincinnati, 2008; by Curt Warner (88 yards) of Penn State, 1980; by Jesse Williams (94 yards) of Richmond, 1980 • WVU Team: 1 vs. Kansas, 2014; Kansas State, 2012; Marshall, 2011; Connecticut, 2009; vs. Maryland, 2006; vs. Syracuse, 2000; vs. Temple, 1999; vs. Temple, 1997; vs. East Carolina, 1997; vs. Syracuse, 1980 • Opponent Team: 1 by Oklahoma, 2014; by LSU, 2011; by Cincinnati, 2008; by Richmond, 1980; by Penn State, 1980 • Two Teams: 1, 12 times; most recent WVU vs. Kansas State, 2012

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PUNT AVERAGE • WVU Individual: 54.3 (7-380) by Todd Sauerbrun vs. Maryland, 1994 • Opponent Individual: 54.0 (3-162) by Dave Zastudil of Ohio, 2001 • WVU Team: 54.3 (7-380) vs. Maryland, 1994 • Opponent Team: 54.0 (3 162) by Ohio, 2001 • Two Teams: 49.5 (7-347), WVU vs. Ohio, 2001

FUMBLES LOST • WVU: 5 vs. Syracuse, 1990; vs. Miami, Ohio, 1992 • Opponents: 5 by Cincinnati, 2003 • Two Teams: 8, WVU vs. Cincinnati, 2003 TURNOVERS • WVU: 7 vs. Syracuse, 1990 • Opponents: 8, by Rutgers, 2001 • Two Teams: 10, WVU vs. Cincinnati, 2003; Cincinnati, 1990 PENALTIES • WVU: 16 vs. Rutgers, 2001 • Opponents: 19 by Norfolk State, 2011 • Two Teams: 32, WVU vs. Baylor, 2014 YARDS PENALIZED • WVU: 158 vs. Temple, 1983 • Opponents: 215 by Baylor, 2014 • Two Teams: 353, WVU vs. Baylor, 2014 FIRST DOWNS • WVU: 37 vs. Maryland, 2015 • Opponents: 34 by Baylor, 2012 • Two Teams: 67, WVU vs. Baylor, 2012 FIRST DOWNS RUSHING • WVU: 22 vs. Cincinnati, 1987; vs. East Carolina, 2002 • Opponents: 23 by Navy, 1999 • Two Teams: 48, WVU vs. Cincinnati, 1987 FIRST DOWNS PASSING • WVU: 23 vs. LSU, 2011 • Opponents: 24 by Oklahoma, 2012 • Two Teams: 41, WVU vs. Baylor, 2012 FIRST DOWNS BY PENALTY • WVU: 10 vs. Baylor, 2014 • Opponents: 7 by Baylor, 2014 • Two Teams: 17, WVU vs. Baylor, 2014

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yeaR-BY-YEARResults

YEAR W L T COACH 2015 8-5-0 Dana Holgorsen 2014 7-6-0 Dana Holgorsen 2013 4-8-0 Dana Holgorsen 2012 7-6-0 Dana Holgorsen 2011 10-3-0 Dana Holgorsen 2010 9-4-0 Bill Stewart 2009 9-4-0 Bill Stewart 2008 9-4-0 Bill Stewart 2007 1-0-0 Bill Stewart 2007 10-2-0 Rich Rodriguez 2006 11-2-0 Rich Rodriguez 2005 11-1-0 Rich Rodriguez 2004 8-4-0 Rich Rodriguez 2003 8-5-0 Rich Rodriguez 2002 9-4-0 Rich Rodriguez 2001 3-8-0 Rich Rodriguez 2000 7-5-0 Don Nehlen 1999 4-7-0 Don Nehlen

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CAPTAINS Skyler Howard Karl Joseph Nick Kwiatkoski Tyler Orlosky Karl Joseph Michael Molinari Wes Tonkery, Clint Trickett Pat Eger Darwin Cook Will Clarke Charles Sims Tavon Austin Jeff Braun Terence Garvin Shaq Rowell Don Barclay Najee Goode Geno Smith Keith Tandy Noel Devine Chris Neild Jock Sanders J.T. Thomas Jarrett Brown Reed Williams Tito Gonzales Mortty Ivy Pat McAfee Ryan Stancheck Pat White Keilen Dykes Marc Magro Owen Schmitt Vaughn Rivers Keilen Dykes Marc Magro Owen Schmitt Vaughn Rivers Jay Henry Tim Lindsey Brandon Myles Dan Mozes Jahmile Addae Ernest Hunter Garin Justice Mike Lorello Adam Lehnortt Ben Lynch Rasheed Marshall Jerry White Lance Frazier Brian King Grant Wiley Quincy Wilson Avon Cobourne James Davis Lance Nimmo David Upchurch Avon Cobourne Kyle Kayden Brad Knell Brenden Rauh Chris Edmonds Khori Ivy Kyle Kayden Tanner Russell Anthony Becht Marc Bulger Barrett Green

WVU 442

OPP. 320

435

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513

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489

348

327

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48

28

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505

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YEAR W L T COACH 1998 8-4-0 Don Nehlen 1997 7-5-0 Don Nehlen 1996 8-4-0 Don Nehlen 1995 5-6-0 Don Nehlen 1994 7-6-0 Don Nehlen 1993 11-1-0 Don Nehlen 1992 5-4-2 Don Nehlen 1991 6-5-0 Don Nehlen 1990 4-7-0 Don Nehlen 1989 8-3-1 Don Nehlen 1988 11-1 Don Nehlen 1987 6-6-0 Don Nehlen 1986 4-7-0 Don Nehlen 1985 7-3-1 Don Nehlen 1984 8-4-0 Don Nehlen 1983 9-3-0 Don Nehlen 1982 9-3-0 Don Nehlen 1981 9-3-0 Don Nehlen 1980 6-6-0 Don Nehlen 1979 5-6-0 Frank Cignetti 1978 2-9-0 Frank Cignetti 1977 5-6-0 Frank Cignetti 1976 5-6-0 Frank Cignetti 1975 9-3-0 Bobby Bowden 1974 4-7-0 Bobby Bowden

CAPTAINS Shawn Foreman Bryan Pukenas Gary Stills John Thornton Shawn Foreman Henry Slay Leroy White Charles Emanuel Chad Johnston Aaron Beasley Buddy Hager Rob Keys Lovett Purnell Tom Robsock Matt Taffoni Rich Braham Tim Brown Mike Collins Mike Compton Rick Dolly Boris Graham Lorenzo Styles Steve Grant John Ray Jim Gray Rico Tyler Sam Wilson Dale Wolfley Chris Haering Adrian Moss Renaldo Turnbull Kevin Koken Bo Orlando Robert Pickett John Stroia Brad Hunt Harvey Smith John Holifield Jeff Lucas Brian Jozwiak Van Richardson Fred Smalls Tom Bowman Dave Preston Ron Wolfley Jeff Hostetler Dave Oblak Mark Raugh Darryl Talley Oliver Luck Calvin Turner Gordon Gordon Fulton Walker Rich Dugan Jim Himic Jerry Holmes Al Pisula Steve Lewis Jeff Macerelli Wayne Gatewood Tom Pridemore Ken Culbertson Steve Earley Johnny Schell Jack Eastwood Arthur Owens David Van Halanger Jeffrey Merrow Marshall Mills

WVU 410

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YEAR W L T COACH 1973 6-5-0 Bobby Bowden 1972 8-4-0 Bobby Bowden 1971 7-4-0 Bobby Bowden 1970 8-3-0 Bobby Bowden 1969 10-1-0 Jim Carlen 1968 7-3-0 Jim Carlen 1967 5-4-1 Jim Carlen 1966 3-5-2 Jim Carlen 1965 6-4-0 Gene Corum 1964 7-4-0 Gene Corum 1963 4-6-0 Gene Corum 1962 8-2-0 Gene Corum 1961 4-6-0 Gene Corum 1960 0-8-2 Gene Corum 1959 3-7-0 Art Lewis 1958 4-5-1 Art Lewis 1957 7-2-1 Art Lewis 1956 6-4-0 Art Lewis 1955 8-2-0 Art Lewis 1954 8-1-0 Art Lewis 1953 8-2-0 Art Lewis 1952 7-2-0 Art Lewis 1951 5-5-0 Art Lewis 1950 2-8-0 Art Lewis 1949 4-6-1 Dudley S. DeGroot 1948 9-3-0 Dudley S. DeGroot 1947 6-4-0 William F. Kern 1946 5-5-0 William F. Kern 1945 2-6-1 Ira Errett Rodgers 1944 5-3-1 Ira Errett Rodgers 1943 4-3-0 Ira Errett Rodgers 1942 5-4-0 William F. Kern 1941 4-6-0 William F. Kern 1940 4-4-1 William F. Kern 1939 2-6-1 Marshall Glenn 1938 4-5-1 Marshall Glenn 1937 8-1-1 Marshall Glenn 1936 6-4-0 Charles C. Tallman 1935 3-4-2 Charles C. Tallman 1934 6-4-0 Charles C. Tallman 1933 3-5-3 Earle Neale 1932 5-5-0 Earle Neale 1931 4-6-0 Earle Neale 1930 5-5-0 Ira Errett Rodgers 1929 4-3-3 Ira Errett Rodgers 1928 8-2-0 Ira Errett Rodgers 1927 2-4-3 Ira Errett Rodgers

CAPTAINS Walter Bragg David Jagdmann Thomas Zakowski Bernard Galiffa Robert Sims Leon Jenkins Terry King Terry Voithofer James Braxton John Hale Carl Crennel George Henshaw Baker Brown Thomas Kucer Richard Hardison Danny Williamson James Sypult Stanley Lysick Allen McCune William Sullivan Alan Hoover James Mazella Bernard Carney Peter Goimarac Glenn Holton Keith Melenyzer Jim Moss Robert Timmerman William Winter Charles Lanasa Carmen Pomponio William Lopasky Terry Fairbanks Robert Guenther Joseph Kopnisky Bruce Bosley Robert “Sam” Huff Fred Wyant Charles Donaldson Gene Lamone Thomas Allman William Jarrett Ralph Starkey Paul Bischoff James Danter Kereazis Konstantinos Lawrence Ciccarelli Peter Zinaich Victor Bonfili Russell Combs Frank Reno Eugene Corum Victor Peelish John Pozego Russell Lopez Robert Dutton Richard McElwee Henry Goodman John Shonk Albert Baisi Harry Clarke Alex Atty, Sam Audia David Volkin Herbert Barna Joseph Stydahar Herbert Stewart John Vargo Arthur Swisher Fred Schweitzer John Doyle Walter Gordon Marshall Glenn Clarence Keefer Winchester Latham

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116 190

163 227 257

259 275 140

252 120 122 191 124 119 85 127 70

84 99 126 130 79 91 126 94 94

98 183 151 129 117

117 39 122 96 113

87 137 91 111 77 152 68

145 115 122 103 95 38 129

YEAR W L T COACH CAPTAINS 1926 6-4-0 Ira Errett Rodgers Ross McHenry 1925 8-1-0 Ira Errett Rodgers Walter Mahan 1924 8-1-0 Clarence Spears Fred Graham 1923 7-1-1 Clarence Spears Fred “Jack” Simons 1922 10-0-1 Clarence Spears Russell Meredith 1921 5-4-1 Clarence Spears Robert H.C. Kay 1920 5-4-1 Mont McIntire Howard Lentz 1919 8-2-0 Mont McIntire Ira Errett Rodgers 1918 No Football/Influenza and World War I 1917 6-3-1 Mont McIntire Russell Bailey 1916 5-2-2 Mont McIntire Harry Curry 1915 5-2-1 Sol Metzger Carl P. Leatherwood 1914 5-4-0 Sol Metzger Orrin H. Davis 1913 3-4-2 E.R. Sweetland Melville Boyles 1912 6-3-0 W.P. Edmunds Carl G. Bachmann 1911 6-3-0 C.A. Leuder Ernest Bell 1910 2-4-1 C.A. Leuder Rudolph Munk 1909 4-3-2 C.A. Leuder Lee Hutchinson 1908 5-3-0 C.A. Leuder Mont M. McIntire 1907 6-4-0 Clarence Russell Thomas Leahy 1906 5-5-0 Carl Forkum Thomas Leahy 1905 8-1-0 Carl Forkum Paul H. Martin 1904 6-3-0 Anthony Chez Paul H. Martin 1903 7-1-0 H.E. Trout Harry M. Seamon 1902 7-4-0 Louis Yeager Lewis O. Smith 1901 3-2-0 Louis Yeager Milton S. Hodges 1900 4-3-0 John E. Hill Roscoe C. Brown 1899 2-3-0 Louis Yeager A. C. Chapman 1898 6-1-0 Harry Anderson Louis Yeager 1897 5-4-1 George R. Krebs Henry M. White 1896 3-7-2 Thomas G. Trenchard George R. Krebs 1895 5-1-0 Harry McCrory William J. Bruner 1894 2-2-0 F. William Rane George H.A. Kunst 1893 2-1-0 F. William Rane Harry M. Leps 1892 No Football 1891 0 1 0 Frederick L. Emory Robert F. Bivens Totals : 727-482-45 (.598)

WVU 141 175 282 297 267 160 169 326

OPP. 93 18 47 41 34 82 113 53

161 198 208 159 109 131 91 20 113 101 236 192 204 99 146 219 73 53 28 64 92 14 58 28 24

50 38 20 96 137 106 67 95 81 29 38 74 22 233 45 87 34 104 78 23 45 101 10 52 60

0 26,428

72 19,918

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coaching History

By Chronology Coach

Years Win Loss Tie Pct.

Dana Holgorsen (2011-15)

5

36

28

0

.563

Bill Stewart (2008-10)

3

28

12

0

.700

Rich Rodriguez (2001-07)

7

60

26

0

.698

Don Nehlen (1980-2000)

21

149

93

4

.614

Frank Cignetti (1976-79)

4

17

27

0

.386

Bobby Bowden (1970-75)

6

42

26

0

.618

Jim Carlen (1966-69)

4

25

13

3

.646

Gene Corum (1960-65)

6

29

30

2

.492

Art “Pappy” Lewis (1950-59)

10

58

38

2

.602

Dudley S. DeGroot (1948-49)

2

13

9

1

.587

William F. “Bill” Kern (1940-42,46-47)

5

24

23

1

.510

Ira Errett Rodgers (1925-30, 43-45)

9

44

31

8

.578

Marshall “Little Sleepy” Glenn (1937-39)

3

14

12

3

.534

Charles C. “Trusty” Tallman (1934-36)

3

15

12

2

.552

Earle “Greasy” Neale (1931-33)

3

12

16

3

.435

Clarence Spears (1921-24)

4

30

6

3

.808

Mont McIntire (1916-17, 19-20)

4

24

11

4

.667

Sol Metzger (1914-15)

2

10

6

1

.618

E.R. Sweetland (1913)

1

3

4

2

.444

W.P. Edmunds (1912)

1

6

3

0

.667

C.A. Leuder (1908-11)

4

17

13

3

.561

Clarence Russell (1907)

1

6

4

0

.600

Carl Forkum (1905-06)

2

13

6

0

.684

Anthony Chez (1904)

1

6

3

0

.667

H.E. Trout (1903)

1

7

1

0

.875

John E. Hill (1900)

1

4

3

0

.571

Louis Yeager (1899, 1901-02)