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Justin Crawford

Al-Rasheed Benton

Dravon Askew-Henry

Kyzir White

Ka’Raun White

David Long Kyle Bosch


Spring Outlook.......................... 2 Spring Depth Chart.................. 7 Alphabetical Roster.................. 8 2017 Signing Class................... 9 Coach Dana Holgorsen.......... 12 Coaching Staff........................ 15 Player Profiles......................... 16 2016 Statistics......................... 42

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

Office Phone: 304-293-2821 Press Box Phone: 304-293-3799 Fax: 304-293-4105 Official Web Site: WVUsports.com Senior Associate AD/Communications: Michael Fragale E-Mail: michael.fragale@mail.wvu.edu Cell: 304-216-3834 Director of Football Communications (Primary Contact): Mike Montoro E-Mail: 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 Mailing Address: Athletic Communications Office West Virginia University 217 Coliseum 3450 Monongahela Blvd. Morgantown, WV 26505 Alternative Information Site: www.collegepressbox.com

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COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Dana Holgorsen (Iowa Wesleyan, ’93) Record at School: 46-31 (6 years) Career Record: 46-31 (6 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) – Associate Head Coach - Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Jake Spavital (Missouri State, ’08) – Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks Doug Belk (Carson-Newman, ’10) - Cornerbacks Matt Caponi (Mount Union, ’05) - Safeties Tyron Carrier (Houston, ‘11) - Receivers Tony Dews (Liberty, ’97) – Running Backs Mark Scott (Hillsdale, ’07) – Linebackers/Special Teams Bruce Tall (Ohio Wesleyan, ’82) – Defensive Line Joe Wickline (Florida, ’83) – Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends/Fullbacks ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF 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 Zac Motley (Stephen F. Austin, ’12) – Recruiting Coordinator Dan Nehlen (West Virginia, ’85) – Equipment Manager Aaron Malik (West Virginia, ’07) – Assistant Equipment Manager STUDENT-ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT STAFF Brittney O’Dell (Florida State, ’08) – Associate Director of Student-Athlete Development Zach Seger (West Virginia ‘14) – Academic Counselor 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) – Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine 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

LETTERMEN RETURNING (34)

Offense (16)

Kyle Bosch (OL), Yodny Cajuste (OL)*, Justin Crawford (RB), Jovon Durante (WR), Gary Jennings (WR), Marcel Lazard (OL), Grant Lingafelter (OL), Colton McKivitz (OL), Kennedy McCoy (RB), Martell Pettaway (RB), Adam Shuler II (DL), David Sills V (WR)*, Marcus Simms (WR), Elijah Wellman (TE/ FB), Trevon Wesco (TE/FB), Ka’Raun White (WR).

Defense (15)

Dravon Askew-Henry (S)*, Toyous Avery (S), Elijah Battle (CB), Al-Rasheed Benton (LB), Hodari Christian III (LB), Shane Commodore (S), Reese Donahue (DL), Marvin Gross (LB), Adam Hensley (LB), Jon Lewis (DL), Deamonte Lindsay (S), David Long (LB), Xavier Preston (LB), Jovanni Stewart (S), Kyzir White (S).

Specialists (5)

Gary Jennings (PR/KOR), Billy Kinney (P), Nick Meadows (LS), Mike Molina (K).

LETTERMEN LOST (22)

Offense (10)

William Crest (QB/WR), Michael Ferns (TE/FB), Shelton Gibson (WR), Skyler Howard (QB), Devonte Mathis (WR), Tony Matteo (OG), Tyler Orlosky (OC), Adam Pankey (OT), Rushel Shell (RB), Daikiel Shorts (WR).

Defense (12)

Justin Arndt (LB), Christian Brown (DL), Antonio Crawford (CB), Rasul Douglas (CB), Maurice Fleming (CB), Jarrod Harper (S), Darrien Howard (DL), Nana Kyeremeh (CB), Noble Nwachukwu (DL), Khairi Sharif (S), Jeremy Tyler (S), Sean Walters (LB).

Specialists (1)

Shelton Gibson (KOR/38)

RETURNING STARTING EXPERIENCE

Offense (100)

Kyle Bosch (OL/26), Yodny Cajuste (OL/7), Justin Crawford (RB/4), fJovon Durante (WR/17), Gary Jennings (WR/1), Marcell Lazard (OL/12), Colton McKivitz (OL/10), David Sills V (WR-1)*, Elijah Wellman (TE-FB/9), Ka’Raun White (WR/13)

Defense (68)

Dravon Askew-Henry (S/26)*, Toyous Avery (S/1), Elijah Battle (CB/3), Al Rasheed-Benton (LB-14), Marvin Gross Jr. (S/1), David Long (LB/10), Adam Shuler II (DL/1), Kyzir White (S/12)

Specialists (73)

Gary Jennings (PR-KOR/26), Billy Kinney (P/13), Nick Meadows (LS/16), Mike Molina (K/18)

LOST STARTING EXPERIENCE

Offense (203)

Shelton Gibson (WR/26), Skyler Howard (QB/28), Devonte Mathis (WR/3), Tony Matteo (OL/13), Tyler Orlosky (OC/42), Adam Pankey (OT-G/36), Rushel Shell (RB/19), Daikiel Shorts (WR/36),

Defense (153)

Justin Arndt (LB/13), Christian Brown (DL/27), Antonio Crawford (CB/5), Rasul Douglas (CB/12), Maurice Fleming (CB/6), Jarrod Harper (S/22), Darrien Howard (DL/13), Nana Kyeremeh (CB/1), Noble Nwachukwu (DL/38), Jeremy Tyler (S/13), Sean Walters (LB/3)

Specialists (38)

Shelton Gibson (KOR/38)

* in 2015

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For more information on the West Virginia Mountaineers, contact Director of Football Communications, Mike Montoro or Senior Associate AD/Communications Michael Fragale.

HISTORY First Year of Football: 1891 Seasons Played: 124 All-Time Record: 737-485-45 (.599) All-Time Bowl Record: 15-20 (.429) Last Postseason Appearance: 2016 Russell Athletic Bowl Result: Lost 31-14 to Miami

TEAM INFORMATION 2016 Record: 10-3 Conference Record/Finish: 7-2/T-2 Basic Offense: Spread Basic Defense: 3-3 Stack Lettermen Returning: 36 (16O/15D/5ST) Lettermen Lost: 23 (10O/12D/1ST) Starters Returning: 14 (6O/3D/5ST) Starters Lost: 15 (6O/8D/1ST)

2017 QUICK FACTS

CONTENTS

GENERAL Name of School: West Virginia University City: Morgantown, W.Va. Founded: 1867 Enrollment: 31,287 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


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spring outlook

OFFENSE QUARTERBACKS

Lettermen Returning: 0 Non-Lettermen Returning: Chris Chugunov (r-So.), Will Grier (r-Jr.), Cody Saunders (r-Fr.) Additions (0) Lettermen Lost (2): William Crest, Skyler Howard Starts Returning (0) Starts Lost: Howard (13) • Jake Spavital begins his first year as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach … he returns to WVU after stints as offensive coordinator at Texas A&M and Cal • The Mountaineers will have to replace one of the top career passers in WVU history in Howard … in 2016, he threw for 3,328 yards and 26 touchdowns and ran for 463 yards and 10 touchdowns … for his career, he finished with 7,302 yards and 60 touchdowns and ran for 1,105 yards and 16 touchdowns

• Grier (6-2, 204) transferred from Florida and sat out to complete NCAA transfer requirements … as a redshirt freshman in 2015, he started six games and passed for 1,204 yards and 10 touchdowns • Redshirt sophomore Chugunov (6-1, 203) was Howard’s backup in 2016 … he played in three games and completed 2-of-5 passes for 15 yards

• Saunders (6-2, 209) redshirted as a true freshman

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RUNNING BACKS

Lettermen Returning (3): Justin Crawford (Sr.), Kennedy McKoy (So.), Martell Pettaway (So.) Non-Lettermen Returning (3): Jashawn Banks (r-Fr.), Lorenzo Dorr (So.), Brady Watson (r-So.) Lettermen Lost (1): Rushel Shell III Additions (1): Tevin Bush (Fr.) Starts Returning: Crawford (4), McKoy (2) Starts Lost: Shell (8) • Tony Dews returns to Morgantown as the running backs coach after serving as the wide receivers coach at Arizona (2012-16) … he was tight ends coach at Pitt (2011), wide receivers coach at Michigan (2008-10) and at WVU (2007) … worked as a graduate assistant coach at WVU from 1999-01 • The Mountaineers return three of their four running backs, led by Crawford (6-0, 202), who finished with 1,184 yards and four touchdowns and had 14 catches for 68 yards and a touchdown • WVU has to replace Shell, who finished with 514 yards and five touchdowns and Howard had 463 yards and 10 touchdowns

• The running backs registered nine 100-yard plus rushing performances in 2016, and Shell, Crawford, McKoy (6-0, 201) and Pettaway (5-9, 208) each had at least one game with 100 or more yards.

• Crawford is the returning rushing leader in the Big 12, finishing No. 4 in rushing

• McKoy was WVU’s third leading rusher with 472 yards and four touchdowns and Pettaway had 260 yards and one touchdown

FULLBACKS

Lettermen Returning (1): Elijah Wellman (r-Sr.) Non-Lettermen Returning (2): Elijah Drummond (r-Fr.), Matt Vucelik (r-So.) Lettermen Lost (0) Additions (1): Maverick Wolfley (Fr.) Starts Returning: Wellman (4) Starts Lost (0) • Wellman (6-1, 241) returns for his final season as the team’s starting fullback … he finished with 14 carries for 44 yards with a long of 11 yards and had two catches for eight yards

TIGHT ENDS

Lettermen Returning (1): Trevon Wesco (r-Jr.) Non-Lettermen Returning (2): Matt Bejzak (r-Fr.), Nathan Green (r-Fr.) Lettermen Lost (1): Michael Ferns (r-Jr.) Additions (0) Starts Returning (0) Starts Lost (0) • Wesco (6-3, 263) played in 10 games in his first season at WVU in 2016 … He finished with one catch for six yards and a touchdown

• Stone Wolfley (6-4, 246) moved from tight end to defensive end


WIDE RECEIVERS

Lettermen Returning (4): Jovon Durante (Jr.), Gary Jennings (Jr.), Marcus Simms (So.), Ka’Raun White (r-Sr.) Non-Lettermen Returning (7): Seth Aungst (r-Fr.), Dru Bowen (r-Fr.), Mitch Chugunov (r-Fr.), Jamicah Hopkins (Fr.), Alex Marenco (r-Sr.), Ricky Rogers (r-Jr.), Connor Watts (r-Fr.) Lettermen Lost (3): Shelton Gibson, Devonte Mathis, Daikiel Shorts Jr. Additions (2): Dominique Maiden (Jr.), David Sills V (Jr.) Starts Returning: Durante (8), Jennings (1), Sills V (1), White (11) Starts Lost: Gibson (13), Shorts (13), Mathis (1) • Gibson’s production will have to be replaced as he declared early for the NFL draft … he was No. 4 nationally in yards per reception (22.1) and No. 43 in all-purpose yards (124.1) … led WVU in receiving with 951 yards on 43 catches and eight touchdowns MOUNTAINEER FOO TB ALL

• Shorts Jr. also will have to be replaced … he led the receiving corps with 63 catches for 894 yards and five touchdowns

• White (6-1, 197) was the Mountaineers’ second-leading receiver with 48 catches for 583 yards and five touchdowns … he missed the final two games of the 2016 season after breaking a bone in his leg … he finished the season tied for No. 14 in the Big 12 in receptions per game, No. 15 in receiving touchdowns, No. 16 in receiving yards per game and No. 18 in total receiving yards • Durante (5-11, 164) was WVU’s fourthleading receiver with 35 catches for 331 yards and two touchdowns, and Jennings (6-1, 204) finished with 10 catches for 165 yards and two touchdowns

• Simms (6-0, 178) had six catches for 95 yards and a touchdown

• Maiden (6-5, 203) enrolled in January after finishing with 36 receptions for 480 yards and eight touchdowns in 2016 at Riverside City College

• Sills V (6-3, 201) returns to WVU as a receiver after spending one season as the quarterback at El Camino College in 2016 … As a freshman in 2015, he played receiver at WVU, finishing with seven catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns in seven games … he caught the winning catch on a 15-yard touchdown with 2:19 remaining against Arizona State in the Cactus Bowl

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OFFENSIVE LINE

Lettermen Returning (5): Kyle Bosch (LG/r-Sr.), Yodny Cajuste (LT/rJr.), Marcell Lazard (LT/r-Sr.), Grant Lingafelter (RG/r-Sr.), Colton McKivitz (RT/r-So.) Non-Lettermen Returning (5): Chase Behrndt (RG/r-Fr.), Jacob Buccigrossi (RG/r-Fr.), Zac Davis (LG/r-Sr.), Rob Dowdy (RT/r-So.), Matt Jones (C/r-So.), JaHShaun Seider (LT/r-So.), Alec Shriner (LG/r-So.), Josh Sills (RT/r-Fr.) Lettermen Lost (2): Tyler Orlosky (C), Adam Pankey (LT/LG) Additions: Ray Raulerson (C/r-Jr.), Kelby Wickline (C/r-So.) Starts Returning: Bosch (26), Cajuste (7), Lazard (12), McKivitz (10) Starts Lost: Orlosky (42), Pankey (36)

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• Veteran offensive line coach Joe Wickline takes over the line duties after serving as the offensive coordinator and tight ends-fullbacks coach a year ago

• Last year’s line was ranked among the top five nationally by ProFootballFocus and was No. 2 in the Big 12 in fewest sacks allowed

• The Mountaineers have to replace starters AllAmerican center and Rimington Trophy finalist Orlosky and three-year starting tackle and guard Pankey

• Bosch (6-5, 310) returns as the only starting senior at left guard

• Cajuste (6-5, 308) is slated to start the spring at left tackle where he has played eight games and started seven … He sustained a seasonending knee injury in the season opener against Missouri in 2016 • Lazard (6-6, 311) is slated to battle for the starting job at left tackle … He has played in 26 career games and started 12

• Lingafelter (6-6, 306) enters the spring as the starter at right guard … He has played in 23 career games but has not started a game

• At center, Jones played in one game as a redshirt freshman in 2016 and will battle junior college transfer Wickline (6-4, 281) and Tennessee transfer Raulerson (6-4, 295)

• Shriner (6-4, 306) moved from defensive line (nose tackle) to left guard on the offensive line

DEFENSE DEFENSIVE LINE

Lettermen Returning (3): Reese Donahue (So.), Jon Lewis (r-Jr.), Adam Shuler II (r-So.) Non-Lettermen Returning (5): DJ Carozza (r-Sr.), Jaleel Fields (r-Jr.), Xavier Pegues (r-Sr.), Jonathan Szymczek (r-Fr.), Stone Wolfley (So.) Lettermen Lost (3): Christian Brown (DE), Darrien Howard (NT), Noble Nwachukwu (DE) Additions (2): Jalen Harvey (NT), Ezekiel Rose (DE) Starts Returning: Shuler (1) Starts Lost: Brown (27), Howard (13), Nwachukwu (38) • All three starters from a year ago, Brown, Howard, Nwachukwu have to be replaced

• Shuler II (6-4, 275) finished with 33 tackles in 2016, including 18 solo stops, one sack, two tackles for loss and forced a fumble

• Donahue (6-4, 264) played in 12 games as a true freshman, registering 12 tackles, including six unassisted tackles • Lewis (6-3, 275) played in 13 games and collected four tackles

• Fields (6-1, 304) will battle for the starting spot at nose tackle this spring … he played in four games as a redshirt freshman in 2015 and sustained a season-ending knee injury during the offseason in 2016 • Pegues (6-2, 289) redshirted his first year at WVU in 2015 and sustained a season-ending shoulder injury in the offseason

LINEBACKERS

Lettermen Returning (5): Al-Rasheed Benton (r-Sr.), Hodari Christian II (r-Sr.), Adam Hensley (So.), David Long (r-So.), Xavier Preston (Sr.) Non-lettermen Returning (8): Jonah Campbell (r-Fr.), Shea Campbell (r-So.), Max Chefren (r-So.), Brendan Ferns (r-Fr.), Zach Sandwisch (r-Fr.), Logan Thimons (r-Fr.), Dylan Tonkery (r-Fr.), Luke Williams (r-Fr.) Lettermen Lost (2): Justin Arndt (SAM), Sean Walters (WILL) Additions (1): Quondarius Qualls (WILL) Starts Returning: Benton (14), Long (10) Starts Lost: Arndt (13), Walters (3) • Arndt started at the Sam linebacker position and will have to be replaced this season … he was the team’s leading tackler from a year ago, collecting 84 tackles, including a team-leading 56 solo stops, tied for No. 2 in sacks (3) and tied for the team lead in tackles for loss Kyle Bosch

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• Long (5-11, 228) played in 13 games at Will linebacker and returns as a second-year starter … he started 10 games and was the team’s sixth-leading tackler with 65 tackles, including 37 unassisted tackles … He had two sacks, 4.5 tackles for loss and forced a fumble

• Preston (6-2, 238) has played in 32 career games at Sam linebacker and will battle this spring for the starting job … He played in 10 games a year ago and registered 11 tackles with a sack • Ferns (6-2, 236) was showing a lot of potential last preseason until he sustained a seasonending knee injury

CORNERBACKS

Lettermen Returning (1): Elijah Battle (Sr.) Non-lettermen Returning (6): Jacquez Adams (r-Fr.), Jordan Adams (r-So.), Mike Daniels (Sr.), Jake Long (r-Fr.), Sean Mahone (r-Fr.), Kevin Williams (r-So.) Lettermen Lost (4): Antonio Crawford, Rasul Douglas, Maurice Fleming, Nana Kyeremeh Additions (1): Hakeem Bailey (LCB) Starts Returning: Battle (3) Starts Lost: Crawford (5), Douglas (12), Fleming (6), Kyeremeh (1)

• Doug Belk will coach the cornerbacks after serving as the defensive graduate assistant at Alabama for the past three years, working with the defensive secondary … prior to UA, he coached the defensive secondary at Valdosta State for three years

• The cornerback position has to replace both starters and build depth … gone is All-American Douglas, who led the nation in interceptions (8) and was the team’s fourth-leading tackler with 70 stops … he also had eight pass breakups and 16 pass deflections, ranking among the nation’s best in that category as well • Crawford and Fleming accounted for 15 pass breakups and an interception

• Battle (5-11, 189) returns as the only cornerback with starting experience • Daniels (5-11, 204) saw limited action at cornerback

SAFETIES

Lettermen Returning (7): Dravon Askew-Henry (r-Jr.), Toyous Avery (rJr.), Shane Commodore (r-Sr.), Marvin Gross Jr. (r-Sr.), Deamonte Lindsay (r-So.), Jovanni Stewart (So.), Kyzir White (Sr.) Non-lettermen Returning (3): Dante Bonamico (r-Fr.), Osman Kamara (rFr.), Brandan Rivers (r-Jr.) Lettermen Lost (3): Jarrod Harper, Khairi Sharif, Jeremy Tyler Additions (1): Derrek Pitts (Fr.) Starts Returning: Askew-Henry (26), Avery (1), Gross Jr. (1), White (12) Starts Lost: Harper (22), Tyler (13)

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• Benton (6-0, 237) returns at Mike linebacker as a second-year starter … he started all 13 games last season and was the team’s No. 2 tackler with 80 tackles, including 43 solo stops, one tackle for loss, one interception and a fumble recovery

• Harper and Tyler will need to be replaced this spring … Harper finished his career with 22 starts and was the team’s third-leading tackler last year with 71 stops, including 54 solo stops, three tackles for loss and a pass breakup … Tyler started 13 games during his career and finished with 57 tackles last season, including 46 unassisted tackles, two interceptions, eight pass breakups, a forced fumble and a tackle for loss • Askew-Henry (6-0, 195) will be the starter at free safety this spring … he was a two-year starter and top defensive player entering the 2016 season … he sustained a season-ending knee injury during the preseason

• Back at the spur position, White (6-2, 218) started all 12 games in which he played in 2016, only missing the Baylor game with a hand injury … He was No. 2 on the team in tackles for loss (7), tied for No. 2 in sacks (3) and was seventh on the team in tackles with 58, including 47 solo stops … also had five pass breakups, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery

• Avery (5-11, 202) begins the spring as the starter at bandit … he played in 11 games and started the Miami game in the Russell Athletic Bowl … finished with 24 tackles, including 21 unassisted tackles, had four pass breakups and a tackle for loss

• Gross Jr. (6-2, 195) adds depth at spur … he contributed 24 tackles, including 13 solo stops, two sacks, three tackles for loss, an interception, two forced fumbles and a pass breakup • Commodore (6-0, 212) adds depth at free safety … he finished with nine tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery • Pitts (6-0, 173) enrolled in January as a true freshman after winning the Carl Lee Award at South Charleston High for the top defensive back in West Virginia as well as all-state firstteam honors

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SPECIAL TEAMS Lettermen Returning (4): Gary Jennings (KOR/PR/Jr.), Billy Kinney (P/r-Jr.), Nick Meadows (LS/rSr.), Mike Molina (K/r-Sr.) Non-lettermen Returning (5): Kyle Poland (LS/r-Fr.), Evan Staley (K/r-Fr.), Rex Sunahara (LS/r-So.), Jonn Young (K/P/r-Fr.) Lettermen Lost (1): Shelton Gibson (KOR) Additions (0): • One of the kickoff return positions will have to be replaced as Gibson was the main returner for WVU on kickoffs … he averaged 21.8 yards per return … ranked No. 5 in the Big 12

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• Molina (5-7, 179) returns after handling the field goal, extra point and kickoff duties in 2016 … he connected on 15-of-22 field goal attempts, including a season-long of 50 yards, hit all 51 extra point attempts and led WVU in scoring with 96 points … had 79 kickoffs, averaged 58.3 yards per kick and had 25 touchbacks • Molina was No. 5 in the Big 12 in field goals per game, tied for No. 7 in field goal percentage, tied for No. 1 in PAT kicking and No. 8 in scoring

• Kinney (6-4, 218) was No. 4 in the Big 12 in punting, averaging 41.7 yards per punt … he had a long of 63 yards, placed 17 inside the opponent’s 20-yard line, had seven of 50 yards or more, five rolled into the end zone for a touchback and 22 were fair caught

• Meadows (5-11, 228) handled all the snapping duties last year for field goals, punting and extra points and didn’t have any blocked as the result of his snaps

• Jennings (6-1, 204) returned punts and kickoffs in 2016 and was No. 2 in the Big 12 in punt returns, averaging 1.9 yards per return • Young (6-0, 200) and Staley (6-1, 184) will battle this spring for time at kicker, punter or on kickoffs

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Depth Chart Offense

Defense

Position No. Name Ht. DE 88 Adam Shuler II 6-4 92 Jon Lewis 6-3 22 Ezekiel Rose 6-2 59 Jonathan Szymczek 6-1

Ht. 6-0 6-5 5-10 6-0

Wt. Cl. GP GS Hometown 178 So. 10 0 Sandy Spring, Md. 203 Jr. 0 0 Temecula, Calif. 202 r-Fr. 0 0 Hurricane, W.Va. 168 r-Fr. 0 0 Skillman, N.J.

LT

55 Yodny Cajuste 74 Marcell Lazard 54 Ja’HShaun Seider

6-5 6-6 6-2

308 r-Jr. 8 7 311 r-Sr. 26 12 306 r-So. 0 0

Miami, Fla. Bloomfield, N.J. Belle Glade, Fla.

LG

62 Kyle Bosch 67 Alec Shriner 61 Zach Davis

6-5 6-4 6-2

310 r-Sr. 26 26 306 r-So. 6 0 300 r-Fr. 0 0

St. Charles, Ill. Oviedo, Fla. St. Mary’s, W.Va.

C

79 Matt Jones 72 Kelby Wickline 64 Ray Raulerson

6-3 6-4 6-4

319 r-So. 281 r-So. 295 r-Jr.

RG

56 Grant Lingafelter 6-6 76 Chase Behrndt 6-3 78 Jacob Buccigrossi 6-3

306 307 293

RT

53 Colton McKivitz 73 Josh Sills 71 Rob Dowdy

TE

81 Trevon Wesco 84 Matt Bezjak 91 Nate Green

1 0 0

0 0 0

Hubbard, Ohio Stillwater, Okla. Tampa, Fla.

r-Sr. 23 r-Fr. 0 r-Fr. 0

0 0 0

Chagrin Falls, Ohio Wildwood, Mo. Pittsburgh, Pa.

6-7 6-6 6-4

307 r-So. 13 10 320 r-Fr. 0 0 299 r-So. 8 0

Jacobsburg, Ohio Byesville, Ohio Westerville, Ohio

6-3 6-4 6-4

263 234 260

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

10 0 0

0 0 0

Martinsburg, W.Va. Loveland, Ohio Wellsburg, W.Va.

26 8 0 0

WR (Y/H) 12 13 30 82

Gary Jennings David Sills V Druw Bowen Jamicah Hopkins

6-1 6-3 6-2 6-2

204 301 215 205

Jr. Jr. r-Fr. Fr.

1 0 0 0

Stafford, Va. Wilmington, Del. Charleston, W.Va. Raleigh, N.C.

WR (Z)

Ka’Raun White Jovon Durante Ricky Rogers Alex Marenco Seth Aungst

6-1 5-11 6-1 5-9 6-1

197 164 204 180 208

r-Sr. 20 13 Jr. 25 17 r-Jr. 4 0 r-Sr. 0 0 r-Fr. 0 0

Macungie, Pa. Hollywood, Fla. Monroeville, Pa. Houston, Texas Hollidaysburg, Pa.

2 5 85 84 83

QB

7 Will Grier 11 Chris Chugunov 10 Cody Saunders

6-2 6-1 6-2

204 r-Jr. 203 r-So. 209 r-Fr.

FB

28 20 39 90

Elijah Wellman Elijah Drummond Maverick Wolfley Matt Vucelik

6-1 5-11 6-1 5-11

241 r-Sr. 38 223 r-Fr. 0 252 Fr. 0 232 r-So. 0

9 0 0 0

Huntington, W.Va. Bridgeport, W.Va. Morgantown, W.Va. McMechen, W.Va.

RB

25 4 32 14 35 23 22

Justin Crawford Kennedy McKoy Martell Pettaway Tevin Bush Brady Watson Jashawn Banks Lorenzo Dorr

6-0 6-0 5-9 5-5 5-6 5-10 5-8

202 Sr. 13 201 So. 13 208 So. 4 168 Fr. 0 210 r-So. 0 212 r-Fr. 0 196 So. 0

4 2 0 0 0 0 0

Columbus, Ga. Lexington, N.C. Detroit, Mich. New Orleans, La. Ridgeley, W.Va. Ashburn, Va. Fredericksburg, Va.

0 3 0

0 Davidson, N.C. 0 Skillman, N.J. 0 Panama City Beach, Fla.

NT

96 Jaleel Fields 94 Jalen Harvey 70 D.J. Carozza

6-1 304 6-2 340 5-10 304

DE

46 Reese Donahue 99 Xavier Pegues 87 Stone Wolfley

SAM

5 45 31 34

MIKE

4 0 0

0 0 0

Aliquippa, Pa. Birmingham, Ala. Parkersburg, W.Va.

6-4 6-2 6-4

264 So. 12 289 r-Sr. 0 246 r-So. 1

0 0 0

Ona, W.Va. Oxford, Miss. Morgantown, W.Va.

Xavier Preston Adam Hensley Zach Sandwisch Shea Campbell

6-2 6-2 6-2 5-11

238 Sr. 32 229 So. 6 221 r-Fr. 0 231 r-So. 0

0 0 0 0

Stuart, Fla. Centerville, Ohio Woodville, Ohio Morgantown, W.Va.

3 44 7 42 43

Al-Rasheed Benton Hodari Christian II Brendan Ferns Logan Thimons Luke Williams

6-0 6-0 6-2 6-0 6-0

237 225 236 228 216

r-Sr. 39 14 r-Sr. 18 0 r-Fr. 0 0 r-Fr. 0 0 r-Fr. 0 0

Newark, N.J. McKeesport, Pa. St. Clairsville, Ohio Sarver, Pa. Parkersburg, W.Va.

WILL

11 10 33 52 47

David Long Dylan Tonkery Quondarius Qualls Max Chefren Jonah Campbell

5-11 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-0

228 r-So. 13 10 214 r-Fr. 0 0 216 Jr. 0 0 215 r-So. 0 0 241 r-Fr. 0 0

Cincinnati, Ohio Bridgeport, W.Va. Farmerville, La. Parkersburg, W.Va. Morgantown, W.Va.

LCB

40 24 20 32

Mike Daniels Hakeem Bailey Jake Long Jacquez Adams

5-11 6-0 5-11 5-11

204 186 185 164

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

0 0 0 0

Miami, Fla. Atlanta, Ga. Columbus, Ohio Reisterstown, Md.

SPUR

8 Kyzir White 18 Marvin Gross Jr. 9 Jovanni Stewart

6-2 6-2 5-8

218 195 193

Sr. 12 12 r-Sr. 37 1 So. 12 0

Macungie, Pa. Baltimore, Md. Katy, Texas

FS

6 38 25 26

Dravon Askew-Henry 6-0 Shane Commodore 6-0 Osman Kamara 5-10 Deamonte Lindsay 6-1

195 r-Jr. 26 26 212 r-Sr. 18 0 186 r-Fr. 0 0 198 r-So. 7 0

Aliquippa, Pa. Morgantown, W.Va. Harrisburg, Pa. Martinsburg, W.Va.

Toyous Avery Derrek Pitts Dante Bonamico Brandan Rivers

5-11 6-0 5-8 6-0

202 173 178 182

Elijah Battle Jordan Adams Sean Mahone Kevin Williams

5-11 5-11 5-11 5-11

189 Sr. 11 173 r-So. 4 197 r-Fr. 0 197 r-So. 4

Position No. Name K 48 Mike Molina 80 Jonn Young 30 Evan Staley

Ht. 5-7 6-0 6-1

Wt. Cl. GP GS 179 r-Sr. 18 0 200 r-Fr. 0 0 184 r-Fr. 0 0

P

15 Billy Kinney 80 Jonn Young

6-4 6-0

218 200

LS

52 Nick Meadows 51 Kyle Poland 81 Rex Sunahara

5-11 228 r-Sr. 16 6-1 222 r-Fr. 0 6-6 224 r-So. 0

H

15 Billy Kinney 80 Jonn Young

6-4 6-0

218 200

r-Jr. r-Fr.

KO

80 Jonn Young 48 Mike Molina 30 Evan Staley

6-0 5-7 6-1

200 179 184

r-Fr. 0 r-Sr. 18 r-Fr. 0

BANDIT 16 1 32 33 RCB

19 23 29 37

Special Teams

r-Jr. Jr. r-Sr.

GS Hometown 1 Longwood, Fla. 0 Morgantown, W.Va. 0 Clarksdale, Miss. 0 Erie Pa.

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

r-Jr. r-Fr.

6 0 0 0

11 0 0 0

1 0 0 0

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Position No. Name WR (X) 8 Marcus Simms 80 Dominique Maiden 26 Conner Watts 17 Mitch Chugunov

Wt. Cl. GP 275 r-So. 13 275 r-Sr. 27 266 Jr. 0 248 r-Fr. 0

Covington, Ga. Dunbar, W.Va. Bridgeport, W.Va. Hubbard, Ohio

3 Linden, N.J. 0 Reisterstown, Md. 0 Liberty Township, Ohio 0 Pompano Beach, Fla.

13 13 0 0

Hometown Hurricane, W.Va. Advance, N.C. Romney, W.Va. Morgantown, W.Va. Advance, N.C.

0 0 0

Williamstown, W.Va. Morgantown, W.Va. Bay Village, Ohio

13 13 0 0

Morgantown, W.Va. Advance, N.C.

0 0 0

Advance, N.C. Hurricane, W.Va. Romney, W.Va.

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No. 32 23 68 6 16 83 23 24 19 76 3 84 32 62 30 78 14 55 47 34 70 52 44 11 17 38 25 40 61 46 22 71 20 5 7 96 91 7 18 94 45 82 12 79 25 15 74

92 26 56

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Name Jacquez Adams Jordan Adams Dontae Angus Dravon Askew-Henry Toyous Avery Seth Aungst Jashawn Banks Hakeem Bailey Elijah Battle Chase Behrndt Al-Rasheed Benton Matt Bezjak Dante Bonamico Kyle Bosch Druw Bowen Jacob Buccigrossi Tevin Bush Yodny Cajuste Jonah Campbell Shea Campbell D.J. Carozza Max Chefren Hodari Christian II Chris Chugunov Mitch Chugunov Shane Commodore Justin Crawford Mike Daniels Zach Davis Reese Donahue Lorenzo Dorr Rob Dowdy Elijah Drummond Jovon Durante Brendan Ferns Jaleel Fields Nate Green Will Grier Marvin Gross Jr. Jalen Harvey Adam Hensley Jamicah Hopkins Gary Jennings

Matt Jones Osman Kamara Billy Kinney Marcell Lazard

Jon Lewis Deamonte Lindsay Grant Lingafelter

Pos. CB CB OL S S WR RB CB CB OL LB TE/FB S OL WR OL RB OL LB LB DL LB LB QB WR S RB CB OL DL RB OL TE/FB WR LB DL TE/FB QB S DL LB WR WR OL S K/P OL DL S OL

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

Wt. 164 173 330 195 202 208 212 186 189 307 237 234 178 310 215 293 168 308 241 231 304 215 225 203 168 212 202 204 300 264 196 299 223 164 236 304 260 204 195 340 229 205 204

Exp. Hometown/High School/Previous College RS Reisterstown, Md./Milford Academy SQ Reisterstown, Md./Franklin SQ Philadelphia, Pa./Martin Luther King 2vl Aliquippa, Pa./Aliquippa 1vl Covington, Ga./Newton/Coffeyville CC RS Hollidaysburg, Pa./Hollidaysburg RS Ashburn, Va./Broad Run/Fork Union JC Atlanta, Ga./Pebblebrook/Iowa Western CC 1vl Linden, N.J./Barringer/Dodge City CC RS Wildwood, Mo./Lafayette 3vl Newark, N.J./Shabazz RS Loveland, Ohio/Loveland RS Bridgeport, W.Va./Bridgeport 2vl St. Charles, Ill./St. Francis/Michigan RS Charleston, W.Va./George Washington RS Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills HS New Orleans, La./Landry-Walker 1vl Miami, Fla./Miramar RS Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown SQ Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown SQ Parkersburg, W.Va./Parkersburg SQ Parkersburg, W.Va./Parkersburg 1vl McKeesport, Pa./McKeesport SQ Skillman, N.J./Montgomery RS Skillman, N.J./Montgomery 1vl Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown 1vl Columbus, Ga./Hardaway/NW Mississippi CC SQ Miami, Fla./South Dade/Globe Tech CC RS St. Mary’s, W.Va./St. Mary’s 1vl Ona, W.Va./Cabell Midland TR Fredericksburg, Va./Riverbend/W.Va. Wesleyan SQ Westerville, Ohio/Westerville South RS Bridgeport, W.Va./Bridgeport 2vl Hollywood, Fla./Miramar RS St. Clairsville, Ohio/St. Clairsville SQ Aliquippa, Pa./Aliquippa RS Wellsburg, W.Va./Brooke SQ Davidson, N.C./Davidson Day School/Florida 3vl Baltimore, Md./Dunbar JC Birmingham, Ala./Clay-Chalkville/NW Miss. CC 1vl Centerville, Ohio/Centerville HS Raleigh, N.C./Heritage 2vl Stafford, Va./Colonial Forge 6-3 319 r-So. SQ Hubbard, Ohio/Hubbard 5-10 186 r-Fr. RS Harrisburg, Pa./Bishop McDevitt 6-4 218 r-Jr. 1vl Morgantown, W.Va./University 6-6 311 r-Sr. 2vl Bloomfield, N.J./Bloomfield 6-3 275 r-Sr. 1vl Morgantown, W.Va./University 6-1 198 r-So. 1vl Martinsburg, W.Va./Martinsburg 6-6 306

Cl. r-Fr. r-So. r-Jr. r-Jr. r-Jr. r-Fr. r-Fr. Jr. Sr. r-Fr. r-Sr. r-Fr. r-Fr. r-Sr. r-Fr. r-Fr. Fr. r-Jr. r-Fr. r-So. r-Sr. r-So. r-Sr. r-So. r-Fr. r-Sr. Sr. Sr. r-Fr. So. So. r-So. r-Fr. Jr. r-Fr. r-Jr. r-Fr. r-Jr. r-Sr. Jr. So. Fr. Jr.

r-Sr. 2vl

Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Chagrin Falls

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Exp. Hometown/High School/Previous College LB 5-11 228 r-So. 1vl Cincinnati, Ohio/Winton Woods 11 David Long 20 Jake Long CB 5-11 185 r-Fr. RS Columbus, Ohio/Hamilton Township 29 Sean Mahone CB 5-11 197 r-Fr. RS Liberty Township, Ohio/Lakota West 80 Dominique Maiden WR 6-5 203 Jr. JC Temecula, Calif./Temecula Valley/Riverside City 84 Alejandro Marenco WR 5-9 180 r-Sr. SQ Houston, Texas/Alief Taylor/Riverside City 53 Colton McKivitz OL 6-7 307 r-So. 1vl Jacobsburg, Ohio/Union Local 4 Kennedy McKoy RB 6-0 201 So. 1vl Lexington, N.C./North Davidson 52 Nick Meadows LS 5-11 228 r-Sr. 1vl Williamstown, W.Va./Williamstown 48 Mike Molina K 5-7 179 r-Sr. 1vl Hurricane, W.Va./Hurricane 99 Xavier Pegues DL 6-2 289 r-Sr. SQ Oxford, Miss./ Oxford/Itawamba CC 32 Martell Pettaway RB 5-9 208 So. 1vl Detroit, Mich./Martin Luther King 1 Derrek Pitts S 6-0 173 Fr. HS Dunbar, W.Va./South Charleston 51 Kyle Poland LS 6-1 222 r-Fr. RS Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown 95 Jeffery Pooler DL 6-1 270 r-Fr. RS Dayton, Ohio/Dunbar 5 Xavier Preston LB 6-2 238 Sr. 3vl Stuart, Fla./Jensen Beach 33 Quondarius Qualls LB 6-0 216 Jr. JC Farmerville, La./Union Parish/NW Mississippi CC 64 Ray Raulerson OL 6-4 295 r-Jr. SQ Tampa, Fla./Plant/Tennessee 33 Brandan Rivers S 6-0 182 r-Jr. SQ Hubbard, Ohio/Hubbard 85 Ricky Rogers WR 6-1 204 r-Jr. SQ Monroeville, Pa./Gateway 22 Ezekiel Rose DL 6-2 266 Jr. JC Clarksdale, Miss./Clarksdale/East Mississippi CC 31 Zach Sandwisch LB 6-2 221 r-Fr. RS Woodville, Ohio/Central Catholic 10 Cody Saunders QB 6-2 209 r-Fr. RS Panama City Beach, Fla./Arnold 54 Ja’HShaun Seider OL 6-2 306 r-So. SQ Belle Glade, Fla./Glades Central 67 Alec Shriner OL 6-4 306 r-So. SQ Oviedo, Fla./Oviedo 88 Adam Shuler II DL 6-4 275 r-So. 1vl Longwood, Fla./Lyman 13 David Sills V WR 6-3 201 Jr. JC Wilmington, Del./Eastern Christian/El Camino 73 Josh Sills OL 6-6 320 r-Fr. RS Byesville, Ohio/Meadowbrook 8 Marcus Simms WR 6-0 178 So. 1vl Sandy Spring, Md./Sherwood 9 Steven Smothers WR 5-9 158 r-Fr. RS Baltimore, Md./Franklin 30 Evan Staley K 6-1 184 r-Fr. RS Romney, W.Va./Hampshire 9 Jovanni Stewart S 5-8 193 So. 1vl Katy, Texas/Katy 59 Jonathan Szymczek DL 6-1 248 r-Fr. RS Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep 81 Rex Sunahara LS 6-6 224 r-So. SQ Bay Village, Ohio/Rhode Island 42 Logan Thimons LB 6-0 228 r-Fr. RS Sarver, Pa./Freeport Area 10 Dylan Tonkery LB 6-0 214 r-Fr. RS Bridgeport, W.Va./Bridgeport 90 Matt Vucelik TE/FB 5-11 232 r-So. SQ McMechen, W.Va./Bishop Donahue 35 Brady Watson RB 5-6 210 r-So. SQ Ridgeley, W.Va./Frankfort 26 Conner Watts WR 5-10 202 r-Fr. RS Hurricane, W.Va./Hurricane 28 Elijah Wellman TE/FB 6-1 241 r-Sr. 3vl Huntington, W.Va./Spring Valley 81 Trevon Wesco TE/FB 6-3 263 r-Jr. 1vl Martinsburg, W.Va./Musselman/ Lackawanna College 2 Ka’Raun White WR 6-1 197 r-Sr. 2vl Macungie, Pa./Emmaus/Lackawanna College 8 Kyzir White S 6-2 218 Sr. 1vl Macungie, Pa./Emmaus/Lackawanna College 72 Kelby Wickline OL 6-4 281 r-So. JC Stillwater, Okla./Stillwater/UTSA/Jones JC 37 Kevin Williams CB 5-11 197 r-So. SQ Pompano Beach, Fla./Blanche Ely 43 Luke Williams LB 6-0 216 r-Fr. RS Parkersburg, W.Va./Parkersburg South 39 Maverick Wolfley TE/FB 6-2 252 Fr. HS Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown 87 Stone Wolfley DL 6-4 246 r-So. SQ Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown 80 Jonn Young K/P 6-0 200 r-Fr. RS Advance, N.C./Davie


2017 Signing class Enrolled in January Hakeem Bailey CB, 6-1, 190 Atlanta, Ga./Iowa Western CC Played for coach Scott Strohmeier at Iowa Western CC … team finished with a 6-6 record in 2016 … recorded 40 total tackles, including 27 solo stops and 1.5 tackles for loss in 2016 … also had a teamleading five interceptions and nine pass breakups … NJCAA All-Region 11 First Team (2016) … All-Iowa Community College Athletic Conference First Team (2016) … redshirted as a freshman in 2015 … three-star recruit by Rivals … originally signed with Marshall out of high school … previously played for coach Tommy Macon at Pebblebrook High … recorded four interceptions and two forced fumbles as a senior (2014) … also scored one touchdown on special teams and three touchdowns on offense … also offered by Cincinnati.

Played for Coach Emanuel Powell at Landry-Walker High … earned 5A All-State Honorable-Mention honors as a senior by the Louisiana Sportswriters Association … as a senior, he finished with more than 2,500 all-purpose yards and 29 touchdowns … helped lead Landry-Walker to a 13-2 record and the 5A state championship as a senior … registered 134 rushing yards and a touchdown and added 82 receiving yards and a touchdown against Destrehan in the state semifinals … named first-team alldistrict and all-metro … collected more than 1,500 all-purpose yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior … three-star rating by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports … Prepstar All-Southeast Team … No. 10 all-purpose back nationally and No. 27 in Louisiana by Rivals … No. 10 all-purpose back nationally and No. 31 recruit in Louisiana by 247Sports … No. 9 wide receiver in Louisiana by Scout … No. 67 athlete nationally and No. 35 overall in Louisiana by ESPN … also offered by Arkansas, Cincinnati, Kansas, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisville, Texas Tech and Tulane. Jalen Harvey DL, 6-2, 325 Birmingham, Ala./Northwest Mississippi CC Played for Coach Benjy Parker at Northwest Mississippi CC … helped team to a 9-3 record in 2016 and an appearance in the C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl … finished the season with 27 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and one blocked kick in 12 games … helped Northwest to its first junior college national championship since 1992 and an 11-1 record in 2015 …played in 12 games, recording 40 tackles, seven tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, five quarterback hurries and two blocked kicks … All-Mississippi Associations of Community & Junior Colleges Second Team (2016) … Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout … originally signed with Syracuse out of high school and redshirted during the 2014 season … played for coach Jerry Hood at Clay-Chalkville High, helping team to a 10-2 finish in 2013 … recorded 61 total

Dominique Maiden WR, 6-5, 210 Temecula, Calif./Riverside City College Spent two seasons playing for Coach Tom Craft at Riverside CC … helped team to a 10-2 record in 2016 with a win in the Southern California Bowl … finished the season with 36 receptions for 480 yards and eight touchdowns … recorded two touchdown receptions against Victor Valley (9/3) and Long Beach (11/5) … Southern California Football Association All-Central League First Team (2016) … finished the 2015 season with 35 receptions for 398 yards and six touchdowns … three-star recruit by Scout … previously played for coach Rick Mey at Temecula Valley High … recorded 49 receptions for 777 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior in 2014 … Valley News All-Valley First Team (2014) … Two-time All-Southwestern League First Team (2013-14).

Derrek Pitts S, 6-0, 173 Dunbar, W.Va./South Charleston HS Played for Coach Donnie Mays at South Charleston High … won the Carl Lee Award, signifying the top defensive back in West Virginia … earned All-West Virginia All-State First Team honors … named Charleston Gazette-Mail Kanawha Valley Player of the Year … Had 348 career tackles, including 13 sacks, 35 tackles for loss … in 2016, he finished with 90 tackles, including 56 solo stops, nine tackles for loss … finished with three fumble recoveries and two interceptions, returning two of them for touchdowns … had five solo tackles, two assisted tackles, season-high four tackles for loss, a fumble recovery and had two pass breakups against Huntington in the first round of the state playoffs … compiled 1,169 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns (four on receptions, two each of kickoffs and fumble returns and one each on a punt return and a rushing touchdown) … caught 27 passes for 468 yards and four touchdowns and ran 45 times for 277 yards and a touchdown … averaged 45.5 yards on kickoff returns and 21.3 on punt returns … No. 23 safety nationally and No. 1 player overall in West Virginia by Rivals … No. 34 safety nationally, No. 5 player overall in the East and No. 1 player in West Virginia by Scout … No. 30 safety nationally and No. 2 player overall in West Virginia by 247Sports … four-star rating by Rivals and three-star rating by ESPN, 247Sports and Scout … PrepStar All-East Region Team … also offered by Arizona, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Louisville, Maryland, Nebraska, NC State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Pitt, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech.

Played for coach Benjy Parker at Northwest Mississippi Community College … helped team to a 9-3 record in 2016 and an appearance in the C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl … finished the season with 55 tackles, 9.5 sacks, one interception and three pass breakups while leading the team with 16.5 tackles for loss and 20 quarterback hurries … helped Northwest to its first junior college national championship since 1992 and an 11-1 record in 2015 … played in 12 games, leading the team in tackles for loss (16.5), sacks (10), quarterback hurries (13) and ranking third in tackles (67) … All-Mississippi Associations of Community & Junior Colleges Second Team (2016) … four-star recruit by Scout … three-star recruit by Rivals and ESPN … No. 5 junior college outside linebacker according to 247sports … No. 6 junior college outside linebacker according to ESPN … No. 27 junior college player according to Scout … 2016 Super Sophomore by Sporting News … played for head coach Joe Spatafora at Union Parish High … helped the Farmers to an 11-2 record and a quarterfinal appearance in the Class 3A state playoffs in 2014 … collected 84 total tackles, seven tackles for loss and three sacks as a senior … was part of the 2013 state championship team and was an all-state selection that season.

Ezekiel Rose DL, 6-3, 270 Clarksdale, Miss./East Mississippi CC

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Tevin Bush RB, 5-6, 168 New Orleans, La./Landry-Walker HS

tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks as a senior … as a junior, collected 32 total tackles and 3.5 sacks …earned Class 6A All-State honors and was named to the 2013 All-Birmingham North/East Team …earned selections to the 2013 MississippiAlabama All-Star Game and the Birmingham News All-Metro Team.

Quondarius Qualls LB, 6-2, 225 Farmerville, La./Northwest Mississippi CC

Played for Coach Buddy Stephens at East Mississippi CC … helped team to a combined 19-2 record during the 2015 and 2016 seasons, a 2016 MACJC Championship and a win in the 2016 Mississippi Bowl … finished sophomore (2016) season with 35 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in 10 games … played in eight games as a freshman (2015), making nine tackles with two pass breakups … played for coach Henry Johnson at Clarksdale High … made 51 tackles with 11 tackles for loss, five sacks and nine quarterback hurries as a senior … collected 17 tackles and one sack as a junior.

David Sills V WR, 6-4, 210 Wilmington, Del./El Camino College Returns to West Virginia after playing one season for Coach Gifford Lindheim at El Camino College … completed 127-of-237 passes for 1,636 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2016 … rushed for 258 yards on 96 carries with five touchdowns … went 20-of-29 for 248 passing yards and four touchdowns against Bakersfield … Southern California Football Association All-Central League Second Team (2016) … became a key member of the receiving corps in the second half of his freshman season at West Virginia in 2015 … finished with seven catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns in seven games … caught the game-winning touchdown on a 15-yard reception with 2:19 remaining against Arizona State in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl … previously coached by Dwayne Thomas at Eastern Christian Academy … played three games in 2014 before breaking his ankle and missing the remainder of the season … completed 38-of-74 passes for 594 yards and seven touchdowns … ran for 203 yards on 34 carries and six touchdowns … Maryland Consensus All-State (2013) … Maryland Private School All-State First Team (2013) … completed 202-of-318 passes for 2,688 yards and 27 touchdowns in 2013 … also rushed for 672 yards and 15 touchdowns.

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Kelby Wickline OL, 6-5, 280 Stillwater, Okla./Jones County JC Played one season for coach Steve Buckley at Jones County JC, helping the team to a 6-3 record … paved the way for the offense to average 238.6 yards per game on the ground, including 326 yards per game in the final three contests … NJCAA All-Region 23 First Team (2016) … All-Mississippi Associations of Community & Junior Colleges First Team (2016) … three-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals and Scout … No. 8 junior college offensive tackle according to 247sports … redshirted as a freshman at UT-San Antonio (2015) … previously played for coach Tucker Barnard at Stillwater High … allowed just one sack during his career … as a senior, Stillwater averaged almost 200 yards per game rushing, 5.4 yards per carry and more than 350 yards of total offense … named to the Class 6A East All-Star (2014) team … earned All-District 6A-1 (2014) honors … father, Joe, is a member of West Virginia’s football coaching staff … also offered by Arizona State, Arkansas, Cal, Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma State and TCU.

Maverick Wolfley FB, 6-1, 246 Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown HS

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Played for coach Matt Lacy at Morgantown High … played in nine of 13 games as a senior, sitting out four games with Injuries … earned 3A All-State Special Honorable-Mention as a senior … named All-State Second-Team as a sophomore and junior … three-time Three-Rivers Athletic Conference and three-time Ohio Valley Athletic Conference … twotime all-area … as a senior, helped lead Morgantown to a 10-3 record, the state semifinals and the No. 4 ranking in West Virginia … finished with 332 career tackles, including 75 tackles as a senior, including three sacks and seven tackles for loss and a forced fumble … also had 65 carries for 521 yards and eight touchdowns and four receptions for 93 yards … had 66 tackles as a junior, including a sack and 12 tackles for loss … No. 5 overall recruit in the state of West Virginia by Rivals … No. 30 inside linebacker nationally and No. 5 in West Virginia by 247Sports ... No. 25 inside linebacker nationally and No. 1 in West Virginia by Scout … three-star rating by Rivals, Scout, 247Sports, Prepstar and two-star by ESPN … Prepstar All-East Region Team … brother, Stone, is a member of the Mountaineer football team … father, Dale, was a standout performer on the offensive line for WVU on the 1988 team that played for the national championship … Uncle Ron was also a former Mountaineer standout at fullback and for almost 10 years in the NFL, including four years as an NFL Pro Bowl selection … Uncle Craig played at Syracuse and in the NFL for more than 10 years, including 10 years with the Steelers … Grandfather, Ray Mansfield, started at the University of Washington and played 14 years in the NFL, including 13 with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

February Signees E.J. Brown S, 5-11, 188 Stone Mountain, Ga./Tucker HS Played his senior year for Coach Bryan Lamar at Tucker High … prior to Tucker, played three years for Coach Ron Gartrell at Stephenson High … Georgia Class 6A All-State Second Team Defensive Back … Georgia Athletic Coaches’ Association North-South Classic … as a senior, finished with 64 tackles, including 55 solo stops, an interception and a forced fumble … helped lead Tucker to a 13-2 record

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overall, 7-0 in the region and advance to the 6A state championship game in 2016 … named All-Region 4-6A First Team and DeKalb All-Metro … threestar rating by ESPN, Scout, Rivals and 247Sports … Prepstar All-Southeast Team … No. 8 safety in Georgia and No. 74 overall by Rivals … No. 50 safety nationally and No. 84 overall in Georgia by ESPN … No. 44 safety prospect in the south, No. 12 in Georgia and No. 110 nationally by Scout … No. 69 safety nationally and No. 95 overall prospect in Georgia by 247Sports … also offered by Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Kentucky, NC State, Rutgers and Wake Forest.

Isaiah Hardy OL, 6-7, 340 Laurel Springs, N.J./Lackawanna College Played guard for Coach Mark Duda at Lackawanna College … All-Northeast Football Conference FirstTeam as a sophomore in 2016 … two-year starter … helped lead Lackawanna to a 10-1 overall record, a No. 8 national NJCAA ranking and advance to play in the Valley of the Sun Bowl … the Falcons ranked No. 3 nationally in scoring (515) and rushing touchdowns (36), No. 4 in points per game (46.8), total offensive yards (5,343), yards per passing attempt (9.7) and total offensive yards per game (485.7) and No. 5 in passing touchdowns (32) and rushing yards (2,813) and No. 16 in passing yards (2,530) … as a freshman, was selected All-Northeast Football Conference Third-Team selection … helped lead Lackawanna to an 8-2 record in his first year … part of offense that ranked No. 6 in scoring (48.0), No. 5 in passing yards per completion (16.2), No. 8 in rushing yards per game (250.0), No. 9 in rushing touchdowns (29) and No. 13 in offensive yards per game (455.8) … three-star rating by 247Sports, Rivals and Scout … No. 84 on Rivals Top 100 Junior College prospects … rated No. 14 national junior college offensive tackle prospect and No. 3 in New Jersey … was an offensive tackle for Coach Robert Hinson at Timber Creek Regional High in Erial, N.J. … a Top 30 prospect by NJ.com … as a senior, he helped Timber Creek finish 11-1 overall, 5-0 in the West Jersey Conference and advance to the state championship game … also offered by Missouri.

Ricky Johns S, 6-3, 187 North Wales, Pa./North Penn HS Played safety and wide receiver for Coach Dick Beck at North Penn High … Pennsylvania Writers Class 6A All-State First Team wide receiver … three-year starter with 40 career starts … finished with 95 tackles, including 55 unassisted tackles, two sacks and three interceptions … helped lead North Penn High to a 14-1 record, a 6-0 conference mark and District 1 6A Philadelphia suburb champions and state 6A semifinals … two-time All-Suburban One League linebacker and Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeastern Pennsylvania Wide Receiver … finished with 61 receptions for 1,345 yards and 57 rushes for 325 yards and 18 touchdowns … for his career, he recorded 125 catches for 2,854 yards and 31 touchdowns … earned All-Suburban One League National Conference honors as a junior … finished with 50 catches for 980 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior … helped lead North Penn to a 11-3 record, 7-0 conference mark and the quarterfinals of the state playoffs … three-star rating by 247Sports, ESPN, Scout … Scout’s East Top 150 … Prepstar All-East Team … No. 12 safety in the East, No. 4 safety in Pennsylvania and No. 94 safety in the nation by Scout … No. 34 prospect in Pennsylvania by 247Sports … No. 16 in Pennsylvania by ESPN … also offered by Temple.

Exree Loe S, 6-1, 199 Johnstown, Pa./Greater Johnstown Area HS Played defensive back and wide receiver for Coach Tony Penna Jr. at Greater Johnstown Area High … two-time Pennsylvania Football News All-State First Team Defensive Back … USA Today All-Pennsylvania Football Team Second-Team … 2015 Pennsylvania Writers’ 3A All-State First Team Defensive Back … registered 78 tackles, including 39 unassisted tackles, four pass breakups, one fumble recovery and a blocked field goal … finished with 1,621 allpurpose yards … returned 20 kickoffs for 268 yards and a touchdowns … had 12 punt returns for 195 yards, averaging 16.3 yards per return with a long of 58 yards … finished with 43 catches for 1,032 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior … had 126 yards and four touchdowns rushing, including 90 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns against Dubois … helped lead the Trojans to a 12-2 record, a 9-1 mark in the Laurel Highlands Conference and the quarterfinals of the state 4A state playoffs … had a season-high eight receptions for 147 yards and a touchdown against Jersey Shore … recorded a season-high three touchdowns against Penn Cambria … had 100 or more yards in four games … three-star rating by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports … Prepstar All-East Team … No. 2 cornerback prospect in Pennsylvania, No. 8 cornerback in the East and No. 63 nationally by Scout … No. 13 prospect in Pennsylvania and No. 57 defensive back nationally by Rivals … No. 17 prospect in Pennsylvania and No. 96 overall cornerback nationally by 247Sports … No. 28 prospect in Pennsylvania by ESPN … also offered by Boston College, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Louisville, Maryland, Pitt and Rutgers.

Lamonte McDougle DL, 6-0, 303 Pompano Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach HS Played for Coach Jevon Glenn at Deerfield Beach High School … helped team to a 10-3 record as a senior and the regional finals … team posted a 5-0 record in its district … recorded 47 unassisted tackles, 31 assisted tackles, 23 tackles for loss and 14 sacks … played at Delray American Heritage as a junior … 2015 Florida 3A All-State First Team Defense (DL) … finished with 93 tackles, including 15 sacks and 27 tackles for loss … three-star rating by 247Sports, ESPN, Scout and Rivals … 247Sports lists him as the No. 71 defensive tackle in the nation and the No. 150 best recruit in Florida … Rivals lists him at No. 46 at his position … ESPN ranks him No. 58 at his position and No. 123 in the state of Florida … Scout ranked him as the No. 9 best defensive tackle in Florida, No. 29 in the South and No. 92 nationally … father, Stockar, played football at Oklahoma and was a first-round draft pick of the Detroit Lions where he enjoyed a successful NFL career … uncle Jerome McDougle played at Miami before a successful NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles … father and uncle host the yearly McDougle Bowl between rivals Deerfield Beach and Blanche Ely … each team’s MVP of the game receives a $1,000 academic scholarship from the McDougle Family Foundation to further their education … received more than 19 scholarship offers from schools such as Purdue, Washington State, Arkansas, Kentucky, Penn State, Texas Tech, Syracuse and Miami.


Reggie Roberson WR, 6-0, 192 Desoto, Texas/Mesquite Horn HS

Kenny Robinson S, 6-3, 191 Wilkinsburg, Pa./Imani Christian Academy Played defensive back, quarterback and wide receiver for Coach Ronnell Heard at Imani Christian Academy … Pennsylvania All-State 1A First-Team defensive back … Pennsylvania Football News All-State First Team (DB) … finished with 1,250 rushing yards, 2,150 passing yards and 18 touchdowns, with only three interceptions … threw for 448 yards against Frazier, seventh most in WPIAL history … WPIAL A Defensive Player of the Year … WPIAL A All-Conference First Team (FS) … WPIAL A All-Conference Second Team (QB) … Pennsylvania’s “Elite 11” … Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Fabulous 22” … played at University Prep as a junior and only saw action in two games due a leg injury … had 18 catches for 287 yards and five touchdowns … three-star rating by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals, Scout … Prepstar All-East Team … No. 2 safety recruit in Pennsylvania, No. 6 in the East and No. 53 nationally by Scout … No. 9 prospect in Pennsylvania by 247Sports … No. 14 recruit in Pennsylvania by Rivals … No. 24 prospect in Pennsylvania and No. 91 national position ranking by ESPN … also offered by Cincinnati, Iowa State, Louisville, Pitt and Virginia Tech.

Alec Sinkfield RB, 5-10, 173 Delray Beach, Fla./American Heritage HS Played for Coach Keith Hindsley at American Heritage High … selected to play in the Florida-Georgia AllStar Game … two-time all-state selection, including 2015 Florida Associated Press 3A All-State Second Team Defense (DB) … 2015 Florida High School Football All-State Honorable-Mention (RB) … named four-time All-County, including 2016 5A-1A First Team selection as a senior … helped lead the Stallions to a 10-3 record in 2015 and 11-2 in 2014 … finished with 2,231 career rushing yards, averaging 8.6 yards per carry and 26 touchdowns … had 1,046 career yards receiving and five touchdowns … registered 1,000 career return yards and two touchdowns … had 163

Collin Smith S, 6-0, 192 Ligonier, Pa./Ligonier Valley HS Played safety and quarterback for Coach Roger Beitel at Ligonier Valley High … two-time team MVP … twotime Pennsylvania All-State … 2016 Pennsylvania 2A All-State First Team (QB) … USA Today AllPennsylvania Team (DB) … Penn Preps Pennsylvania 2A All-State (QB) … Team Pennsylvania (DB) and AllState First Team (QB) by Pennsylvania Football News … Eastern/Western Pennsylvania All-State Super 25 (QB) … Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Football Player of the Year … Johnstown Tribune-Democrat Player of the Year … WHVL Football Player of the Year … finished with 294 career tackles, including six for loss, eight interceptions, 11 pass breakups, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery for a touchdown … helped lead Ligonier Valley to a 14-1 record, the Heritage Conference championship, the Appalachian Bowl, their first District 6-2A title and was one win from advancing to the PIAA championship game for the first time … finished with 74 tackles, two tackles for loss, two interceptions and two forced fumbles … completed 163-of-274 passes for 3,011 yards and 42 touchdowns … rushed for 1,013 yards and 22 touchdowns … holds school career records for rushing (3,010), passing (5,673), touchdown passes (69), career touchdowns (49), total touchdowns (118), points scored (308) and all-purpose yards (9,352) … Westmoreland Sports Network County Player of the Year … Indiana Gazette Offensive Player of the Year … Southern Alleghenies Football Coaches’ Association Offensive Player of the Year … All-Heritage Conference … finished 21-of-26 for 293 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for three touchdowns to lead Ligonier Valley to the District 6 championship against Altoona … 2015 Pennsylvania All-State First Team safety … Registered 74 tackles and three interceptions … passed for 1,958 yards, rushed for 757 yards and combined for 37 touchdowns … Pittsburgh Tribune Review “Terrific 25” … Johnstown Tribune-Democrat All-Area First Team Defensive Back … Indiana Gazette Top 25 All-Area … Southern Alleghenies Football Coaches’ Association Football Offensive Player of the Year … three-star rating by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals, Scout … Prepstar All-East Team … No. 3 safety prospect in Pennsylvania, No. 10 safety recruit in the East and No. 76 nationally by Scout … No. 17 recruit in Pennsylvania and No. 74 national position ranking by ESPN … No. 22 prospect in Pennsylvania by 247Sports … No. 29 recruit by Rivals … also offered by Boston College, Louisville and Michigan.

Darius Stills DL, 6-1, 295 Fairmont, W.Va./Fairmont Senior HS Played for Coach J.L. Abbott at Fairmont Senior High … two-time First-Team AA All-State selection … three-year starter, helping the Polar Bears to a 27-10 record and a part of the part class to make the state playoffs each of the four years … finished with a career 191 tackles and 44 tackles for loss … helped team to the AA state championship game as a senior, first time in 36 years … team finished 10-3 and was 2A runner-up … two-time First-Team All-Big 10 Conference … two-time selection to the USA Today All-West Virginia team … totaled 75 tackles as a senior to go along with 30 tackles for loss and nine sacks … led the defense that gave up just 16.2 points per game, 173.8 rushing yards , 48.5 passing yards and 222.2 total yards per game … defensive unit gave up just 211 points in 13 games … totaled a season-high eight tackles and three tackles for loss against North Marion … season-high four sacks in one game … other top stat totals included seven tackles against University High, six tackles against Bridgeport and Weir and six tackles, three tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries against East Fairmont … three-star ranking by 247, ESPN, Rivals and Scout … Prepstar All-East Team … 247Sports ranks him as the No. 82 defensive tackle nationally and No. 7 recruit in West Virginia … ESPN and Scout has him No. 78 nationally at his position and No. 6 best recruit in the state … Rivals ranks him No. 7 best recruit in West Virginia … father, Gary, was an All-Big East performer at West Virginia for Hall of Fame Coach Don Nehlen before a successful nine-year NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens and St. Louis Rams … also offered by Rutgers.

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Played for Coach Mike Overton at John Horn High … District 11-6A All-District First Team Offense … District 11-6A District Special Teams MVP … team finished with a 6-5 record and a 4-3 district mark … as a senior, caught 60 passes for 1,060 yards and 11 touchdowns … long catch of the year went for 57 yards … scored 12 touchdowns as a senior … averaged 17.7 yards per catch … also had more than 800 return yards … averaged 13.4 yards on punt returns and 36.7 on kickoff returns … returned a kickoff 100 yards against Rockwall-Heath … had senior year averages of 96.4 yards receiving per game, 169.0 all-purpose yards per game and 101.0 yards of total offense per game … also averaged 7.3 yards per rush … added 161 yards in punt returns and 587 yards in kick returns to his senior numbers … finished his final season with 1,859 all-purpose yards and 1,111 yards of total offense … top game was seven catches for 174 yards and one touchdown, which earned him player of the game honors … three-star rating by 247Sports, ESPN, Scout and Rivals … 247Sports ranked him the No. 110 receiver nationally and No. 106 recruit in Texas … ESPN shows him at No. 82 nationally at his position and No. 75 among all recruits in Texas … Scout shows him at No. 80 at his position nationally, No. 17 in Texas and No. 17 in the Southwest Region … also ran track … received more than 20 scholarship offers from schools such as Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Oregon State, Duke, Utah and Washington State.

career tackles and three interceptions … rushed for 734 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior despite missing time with a toe injury … added 187 yards receiving and played a strong role in the return game … more than 1,000 all-purpose yards in his senior and junior seasons … finished with 384 rushing yards and three touchdowns as a junior … averaged 8.7 yards per rush … also added 280 yards receiving on 13 receptions for 21.5 yards per catch average … three-star ranking by 247Sports, Rivals, Scout and ESPN … Prepstar All-Southeast Team … 247Sports lists him as the No. 57 running back nationally and No. 132 overall recruit in Florida …. Rivals lists him as the No. 74 best running back in the 2017 recruiting class … ESPN lists him at No. 43 at his position and No. 87 overall in Florida … Scout ranks him as the No. 30 running back in Florida and No. 81 in the South Region … received offers from more than 12 schools, including Miami, Kentucky, North Carolina, Louisville, Pitt, Purdue, Syracuse and Florida Atlantic.

Tyler Thurmond OL, 6-5, 280 Buford, Ga./Buford HS Played for Coach Jess Simpson at Buford High … an All-Gwinnett County Honorable-Mention … helped lead Buford to a 13-2 record, 6-0 in 5A Region 8 league standings, a No. 14 final ranking in the state and the state championship game … helped pave the way for Buford to run for 4,076 yards, pass for 1,522 and finish with 5,598 total offensive yards … Buford averaged 38.8 points per game … played in the Elite Junior Classic All-Star Game … helped lead Buford to a 13-2 record, 7-0 in the league, No. 10 in state and the state championship game … member of offensive line that produced more than 3,700 rushing yards and more than 70 touchdowns … three-star rating by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals, Scout … No. 11 offensive tackle recruit in Georgia, No. 44 offensive tackle in the South and No. 130 nationally by Scout … also offered by Georgia State, Arkansas State, Charlotte, Old Dominion, Ohio and UTSA.

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HEAD COACH COACHING HIGHLIGHTS

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• Only coach to have had at least one Top 15 NFL draft pick in four of the past five years

• Has had four Top 15 NFL draft picks during the past five years, tying for No. 2 nationally • 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, third-most 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 36.7 points per game over that 12-year period

• His passing offenses and total offensive output have ranked in the Top 10 nationally all but four years during the 12-year span since he became offensive coordinator at Texas Tech in 2005 • His former pupils have earned 10 national awards and also has had 11 earn finalist honors

• Has had eight quarterbacks pass for 4,000 or more yards and throw for 30 or more touchdowns in a season and 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

• His 46 wins put him in fourth place on the all-time WVU coaching wins list; he needs 12 more to tie Art Lewis for third place

• 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) • Has six wins over Top 25 opponents in his six-year tenure at WVU

2016

• Led the Mountaineers to a 10-3 record and a 7-2 record in the Big 12, tying for second place • The seven Big 12 Conference wins marked WVU’s most as a league member

• Guided WVU to bowl eligibility for the third straight year and fifth time in six years

• WVU was ranked for 11 weeks; finishing No. 18 in the AP Poll and No. 17 in the Coaches Poll • Named AFCA District 4 Regional Coach of the Year; Also named a national finalist • Named Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Finalist • Named Big 12 Coach of the Year by ESPN.com

• Had nine players named to one of the All-Big 12 teams, including four on the first team

• Had Rasul Douglas named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (ESPN.com) and Justin Crawford named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year

• Had Douglas and Tyler Orlosky named to All-American teams; Orlosky was a finalist for the Rimington Trophy, signifying the top center in the nation

• Orlosky was one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award, the first finalist for the WVU football program; named All-American First Team • Had 10 players named to the Academic All-Big 12 team, including five on the first team

• WVU’s offense ranked No. 17 in total offense, No. 20 in first down offense, No. 25 in rushing offense, No. 31 in passing efficiency, No. 37 in passing yards per completion, No. 38 in turnover margin and No. 42 in passing offense

• WVU’s defense was ranked No. 24 nationally in fumbles recovered (11) and turnovers gained (25) and No. 35 in pass interceptions (14) and scoring defense (24.0)

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2015

• 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 over Arizona State 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 • 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 and three first teamers

• Led WVU 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 1,000-yard 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

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• 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

• Finished with a 7-6 overall record and a 5-4 record in Big 12 play, tying for fourth place, WVU’s highest league finish in the Big 12 • 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 on the AP 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 • 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

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2013

• 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; Sims was named 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

• 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 reaching as high as No. 4 in USA Today Coaches’ Poll and No. 5 in the AP Pol

• 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

• Five Mountaineer players earned 25 All-America honors

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• Three WVU players were drafted in the Top 3 rounds of the NFL Draft, including the No. 8 selection, Tavon Austin • Holgorsen has had a first-round NFL draft choice for two straight years, the 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 1,000yard 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 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 in a season • 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 named the Big 12 Conference coSpecial 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

• 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

• Three Mountaineer players earned seven AllAmerica 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. • 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.

• Earned national rankings in 13-of-16 weeks of 2011 season in both 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.

HOLGORSEN YEAR-BY-YEAR

Year School Status Record Head Coach 10-3 2016 West Virginia Russell Athletic Bowl Head Coach 8-5 2015 West Virginia Cactus Bowl Champions 2014 West Virginia Head Coach 7-6 Liberty Bowl Head Coach 4-8 2013 West Virginia Head Coach 7-6 2012 West Virginia Pinstripe Bowl Head Coach 10-3 2011 West Virginia Big East Champions/Orange Bowl Champions Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 11-2 2010 Oklahoma State Alamo Bowl Champions 2009 Houston Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 10-4 Armed Forces Bowl Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 8-5 2008 Houston Armed Forces Bowl Champions 2007 Texas Tech Co-Offensive Coordinator/Inside Receivers 9-4 Gator Bowl Champions 2006 Texas Tech Co-Offensive Coordinator/Inside Receivers 8-5 Insight.com Bowl Champions

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• Fourth WVU coach to make a bowl appearance and win in his first season (Stewart, DeGroot, Glenn)

Year School Status Record 2005 Texas Tech Co-Offensive Coordinator/Inside Receivers 9-3 Cotton Bowl 2004 Texas Tech Inside Receivers 8-4 Holiday Bowl Champions 2003 Texas Tech Inside Receivers 8-5 Houston Bowl Champions 2002 Texas Tech Inside Receivers 9-5 Tangerine Bowl Champions 2001 Texas Tech Inside Receivers 7-5 Alamo Bowl 2000 Texas Tech Inside Receivers 7-6 Galleryfurniture.com Bowl 1999 Wingate Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers 3-8 1998 Mississippi College Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers /Special Teams 4-6 8-2 1997 Mississippi College Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers /Special Teams American Southwest Conference Champions 1996 Mississippi College Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers /Special Teams 4-8 Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers /Special Teams 6-5 1995 Valdosta State Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers /Special Teams 11-2 1994 Valdosta State NCAA II National Quarterfinalist 1993 Valdosta State Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers /Special Teams 8-3 Holgorsen Totals: at West Virginia - 46-31 | Overall - 46-31 (Six Seasons)


Tony GIBSON

Associate Head Coach Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

Jake SPAVITAL

Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

@JakeSpavital

@TonyGibsonWVU Hometown: Van, W.Va. Alma Mater: Glenville State, ‘94 Year at WVU: 12 Year in Coaching: 22 Bowl Games Coached: 12 All-Conference Players Coached: 23 All-Americans Coached: 4 Professional Players Coached: 16

Tony DEWS

Receivers

@tyroncarrier

Running Backs

@tonydews1

Joe WICKLINE

Defensive Line

@CoachTall Hometown: Shaker Heights, Ohio Alma Mater: Ohio Wesleyan, ‘82 Year at WVU: 8 Year in Coaching: 36 Bowl Games Coached: 7 All-Conference Players Coached: 47 All-Americans Coached: 7 Professional Players Coached: 7

Matt CAPONI

Safeties

@coach_horsepwr Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa. Alma Mater: Mount Union, ‘05 Year at WVU: 2 Year in Coaching: 14 Bowl Games Coached: 6 All-Conference Players Coached: 14 All-Americans Coached: 3 Professional Players Coached: 1

Mark SCOTT

Linebackers/Special Teams

@CoachMCscott

Hometown: Clifton, Va. Alma Mater: Liberty, ‘97 Year at WVU: 5 Year in Coaching: 15 Bowl Games Coached: 8 All-Conference Players Coached: 11 All-Americans Coached: 2 Professional Players Coached: 4

Bruce TALL

Hometown: Valdosta, Ga. Alma Mater: Carson-Newman, ‘10 Year at WVU: 1 Year in Coaching: 7 Bowl Games Coached: 5 All-Conference Players Coached: 10 All-Americans Coached: 4 Professional Players Coached: 4

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Tyron CARRIER

Cornerbacks

@Doug_Belk

Hometown: Tulsa, Okla. Alma Mater: Missouri State, ‘08 Year at WVU: 3 Year in Coaching: 10 Bowl Games Coached: 8 All-Conference Players Coached: 7 All-Americans Coached: 2 Professional Players Coached: 4

COACHING Staff Hometown: Houston, Texas Alma Mater: Houston, ‘11 Year at WVU: 2 Year in Coaching: 3 Bowl Games Coached: 2 All-Conference Players Coached: 3 All-Americans Coached: 1 Professional Players Coached: 1

Doug BELK

Offensive Line

@WicklineWVU Hometown: St. Petersburg, Fla. Alma Mater: Florida, ‘83 Year at WVU: 2 Year in Coaching: 36 Bowl Games Coached: 19 All-Conference Players Coached: 37 All-Americans Coached: 11 Professional Players Coached: 18

Hometown: Defiance, Ohio Alma Mater: Hillsdale, ‘07 Year in Coaching: 11 Bowl Games Coached: 6 All-Conference Players Coached: 11 All-Americans Coached: 2 Professional Players Coached: 3

Mike JOSEPH

Director of Strength and Conditioning

@WVU_FB_Strength Hometown: Fairmont, W.Va. Alma Mater: Fairmont State, ‘99 Year at WVU: 12 Year in Coaching: 20

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Jordan ADAMS

2016 (r-Fr.)

• Saw action in four games • Added depth at cornerback and used on special teams • Season-high 13 plays against Baylor

2015 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

High School

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• 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 • Finished with 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 • 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

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Last School: Franklin Hometown: Reisterstown, Md.

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

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Last School: Aliquippa Hometown: Aliquippa, Pa.

Dravon ASKEW-HENRY

• Suffered a season-ending knee injury during preseason camp • Has started every game of his career

2016 (Jr.)

• Redshirted

2015 (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 • Registered four tackles and a pass breakup vs. Texas • Finished with six tackles, one for a loss, vs. Texas Tech • Had six tackles and a pass breakup at TCU • Registered 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 • Finished with four tackles, including three solo, and assisted on one tackle for loss and an interception 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

• 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 Dravon Askew-Henry

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Last School: Coffeyville CC Hometown: Covington, Ga.

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Toyous AVERY

2016 (r-So.)

• Saw action in 11 games, including one start • Earned his first WVU start against Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl • Saw action on 404 plays, including 243 on defense • Registered 24 tackles, including 21 solo stops, one tackle for loss and three pass breakups • Finished with a season-tying five tackles, including three solo stops and a pass breakup against Miami • WVU Special Teams Champion: Baylor • Recorded a career-best five tackles vs. Baylor • Had a career-high-tying four solo tackles with his first career tackle for loss at Texas • Notched three solo tackles against Kansas • Had four solo tackles and a pass-breakup in his career debut against Missouri

2015 (r-Fr.) - Coffeyville Community College

2014 (Fr.) - Coffeyville Community College • Redshirted

High School

• Played for Coach Terrance Banks at Newton High in Covington, Georgia • Finished with 34 tackles, including 21 solo stops, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery and a pass breakup as a senior

Personal

• Birthday is January 28 • Son of Toyous Avery and Michelle Wade • Grandson of Sherry Avery • One of six children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

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Elijah BATTLE

2016 (Jr.)

• Played in 11 games and started three • Finished with 23 tackles, including 21 solo stops, assisted on a tackle for loss and a pass breakup • Saw action on 320 plays, including 233 on defense • Season-high seven tackles, including six solo stops against Baylor • Registered three solo tackles against Kansas • Recorded five solo tackles against TCU • Earned his first WVU start at Texas Tech • Had three solo tackles against Kansas State

2015 (So.) - Dodge City Community College

• 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

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• Played for coach Aaron Flores at Coffeyville CC (Coffeyville, Kan.) • 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

5-11 | 189 | Sr.

Last School: Dodge City CC Hometown: Linden, N.J

2014 (Fr.) - Dodge City Community College

• Played two seasons for Coach Gary Thomas • Earned All-Jayhawk League honors • Made 44 tackles with 29 solo stops in 2014, adding eight pass breakups and one interception

High School

• Played for Coach Ashley Pierre at Barringer High (Newark, New Jersey) • New Jersey All-State selection • Played in the East-West All-Star Game • Finished the 2013 season with 72 tackles and eight sacks

Personal

• Birthday is November 21 • Son of Michael Daniels and Cynthia Battle • One of seven children • Majoring in criminology

BATTLE’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2016 11 21 2 23 0.5/1 0 0 1 0 0

AVERY’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2016 11 21 3 24 1/1 0 0 3 0 0

Elijah Battle

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LB 3

6-0 | 237 | r-Sr.

Last School: Shabazz Hometown: Newark, N.J.

Al-Rasheed BENTON

Personal

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

• Has played in 39 career games and started 14

2016 (r-Jr.)

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• Started all 13 games at Mike Linebacker • Finished No. 2 on the team in tackles with 80 • Had a career-high eight assisted tackles against Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl; also had two solo stops and 10 total tackles, including one tackle for loss • Assisted on a career-best five tackles against Baylor • Recorded five tackles at Iowa State • Led the team with a career-best 14 tackles vs. Oklahoma • Recovered his first career fumble and had two tackles at Texas • Had five tackles against Kansas • Tied for the team lead with a career-high-tying seven tackles at Oklahoma State • Notched a team-high-tying six tackles vs. TCU • Had a team-high-tying five tackles, three solo, at Texas Tech • Recorded six tackles against Kansas State • Assisted on three tackles and had a QB-hurry vs. BYU • Was second on the team with seven tackles and had his first career interception against Youngstown State • Notched five tackles, four solo, against Missouri

2015 (r-So.)

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

2014 (r-Fr.)

• Added depth at linebacker • Used on special teams • Played all 13 games, seeing action on 242 total plays, including 202 on special teams • Played a season-high 31 plays against Oklahoma State • Has six tackles for the season, including three solo stops • Made two solo stops against Texas Tech • Collected two tackles against Towson • Added a tackle against Oklahoma State • Recorded a solo stop against Kansas

2013 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

High School

• Three-year letterwinner for coach Darnell Grant at Shabazz High • Two-time New Jersey All-State Third Team Defense • Finished 2012 with 110 tackles, 73 tackles for loss and two interceptions • Rushed for 710 yards with 14 touchdowns on offense • Recorded 105 tackles with seven sacks in 2011 • Played in the 2012 Chesapeake Bowl • 2012 All-Group 2 First Team Defense • 2011 New Jersey All-Group 1 First Team Defense • Two-time All-Essex County First Team Defense • Earned All-Essex County Second Team Defense in 2010 • Two-time Super Essex Conference Defensive Player of the Year • No. 15 on The Ledger Top 50

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Al-Rasheed Benton

BENTON’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU 2016 13 43 37 80 1/1 0 1/13 0 2015 13 14 7 21 4/8 0 0 0 2014 13 3 3 6 0 0 0 0 Totals 39 60 47 107 5/9 0 1/13 0

FF FR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1


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OL

6-5 | 310 | r-Sr.

Last School: Michigan Hometown: St. Charles, Ill.

Kyle BOSCH

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6-5 | 308 | r-Jr.

Last School: Miramar Hometown: Miami, Fla.

Yodny CAJUSTE

• Has played in 32 career games and started 29; six games/three starts at Michigan • Has started all 26 games at WVU at right guard

2016 (r-Jr.)

2015 (r-So.)

• Started all 13 games at right guard • 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 • Transferred from Michigan in spring

2014 (So.) - Michigan

• Saw action in one game before redshirting • Redshirted

2013 (Fr.) - Michigan

• 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)

High School

• 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

Personal

• Birthday is November 11 • Son of Greg and Tracey Bosch • One of two boys • Graduated in December 2016 in communication studies • Pursuing a master’s degree in corporate and organizational communications

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• Member of top five nationally ranked offensive line (Pro Football Focus) • All-Big 12 Conference First Team (AP, ESPN.com) • Saw action on 1,027 plays, including 952 on offense • Used on 70 or more plays in 13 games and 80 or more plays in five games • Member of offensive line that was No. 2 in the Big 12 in fewest sacks allowed • Helped pave the way for the offense to average 485.5 yards per game of total offense (No. 17 nationally), 228.4 yards rushing (No. 25 nationally) and 257.2 yards passing (No. 42) • Offense rushed for more than 200 yards in eight games and more than 300 yards in four games • Offense produced four different running backs with 100 or more yards in a game • Offense passed for more than 300 yards in four games • Offense produced more than 500 yards of total offense in five games Yodny Cajuste

2016 (r-So.)

• Sustained season-ending knee injury against Missouri in season-opener

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 • Used on 79 plays at Oklahoma • Saw action on 70 or more offensive plays in four games • Used on 80 or more offensive plays 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 coach Damon Cogdell at Miramar High • Named All-Broward County Third Team • Also played basketball for Miramar • No. 42 on Miami Herald’s Top 100 rankings • No. 16 on the Miami-Herald’s Dade-Broward recruiting rankings • No. 46 on Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel’s Top Broward County prospects

Personal

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

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Hodari CHRISTIAN II

• Has played in 18 career games

2016 (r-Jr.)

• Played in nine games • Added depth at linebacker and used on special teams • Had four solo tackles, including two tackles for loss • Had solo tackles in four games • Finished with a tackle for loss against Oklahoma and at Iowa State

2015 (r-So.)

• Played in seven games • 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 MOUNTAINEER FOO TB ALL

QB

6-0 | 225 | r-Sr.

Last School: McKeesport Hometown: McKeesport, Pa.

2014 (r-Fr.)

• Saw action in two games • Used on special teams • 2013 (Fr.) • Redshirted

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 PostGazette Fabulous 22 and McKeesport Daily News Dynamic 33 teams • Played in the 2012 Chesapeake Bowl

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Chris CHUGUNOV

2016 (r-Fr.)

• Saw action in three games at quarterback • Completed 2-of-5 passes for 15 yards with a long of 11 yards • Finished 1-of-2 for 11 yards with a long of 11 yards at Iowa State

2015 (Fr.)

• Redshirted • Enrolled at WVU in January

High School

• Coached by Zoran Milich at Montgomery High • Four-year letterwinner, finishing with an 8-2 record in 2014, qualifying for the New Jersey state championship • Finished high school career with 6,308 passing yards, 47 touchdowns and 16 interceptions with five games of 300 yards or more • 2014 New Jersey All-State Second Team • 2014 New Jersey All-Group 5 First Team • 2014 All-Mid-State 38 Conference First Team • 2014 Courier News Offensive Player of the Year • 2014 Courier News All-Area First Team • 2014 Princeton Packet Player of the Year • 2014 Princeton Packet First Team Offense • 2014 Trenton Times All-Area Offense • 2013 All-Somerset County Second Team • 2013 All-Mid-State 38 Conference First Team • 2013 Courier News All-Area Third Team

Personal

• Birthday is September 12 • Son of Rob and Gina Chuganov • One of four children • Majoring in business

Personal

• Birthday is November 24 • Son of Hodari and Shureeka Christian • Graduated in December 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies • Working on a master’s degree in corporate and organizational communications

CHRISTIAN’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2016 9 4 0 4 2/4 0 0 0 0 0 2015 7 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2014 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 18 7 0 7 2/4 0 0 0 1 0

Hodari Christian II

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6-1 | 203 | r-So.

Last School: Montgomery Hometown: Skillman, N.J.


RB

6-0 | 202 | Sr.

Last School: Northwest Mississippi CC Hometown: Columbus, Ga.

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Justin CRAWFORD

• Big 12 Newcomer of the Year (Coaches, ESPN.com, Athlon Sports) • All-Big 12 Second Team Running Back (AP, ESPN.com) • Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week: Kansas, Oklahoma, Baylor

2016 (Jr.)

• 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 • Played freshman and sophomore seasons at Gainesville High in Florida

Personal

• Birthday is February 19 • Wife, Kenya and sons, Jaydense and Justin Jr. • Son of Daphne Crawford • One of seven children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

CRAWFORD’S RUSHING STATISTICS Year Games Attempts Yards 2016 13 163 1,184

Average 7.3

TD 4

Long 63

CRAWFORD’S RECEIVING STATISTICS Year Games No. Yards 2016 13 14 68

Average 4.9

TD 1

Long 17 MOUNTAINEER FOO TB ALL

• Played in all 13 games at running back and started four • Ranked No. 1 in the Big 12 and sixth nationally in rushing yards per carry, averaging 7.3 yards • Ranked No. 3 in the Big 12 and No. 38 nationally in rushing yards, with 1,184 • Ranked No. 4 in the Big 12 and No. 42 nationally in rushing with 91.1 yards per game • Ranked No. 12 in the Big 12 in all-purpose yards, averaging 96.3 per game • Produced 1,184 yards rushing for the season, averaging 7.3 yards per rush, four touchdowns and a long run of 63 yards • Fifth on the team in receiving with 14 catches for 68 yards, a touchdown and a long reception of 17 yards • Finished with five 100+ yard rushing performances, two for 200 or more yards and one for more than 300 yards • Ran for 209 yards with a career-long 63-yard run vs. Baylor • Had a career-best 331 yards, third-most in a game in school history, with a career-long of 61 against Oklahoma • Had a then career- and game-best 129 rushing yards with one TD and a career-long run of 37 yards vs. Kansas • Team-high 13 carries at Oklahoma State, finishing with 80 yards with a long of 20 yards • Recorded first career multiple TD game with one rushing and one receiving score at Texas Tech; touchdown reception was the first of his career • Gained a game- and career-best 104 yards rushing against Kansas State for second career 100-yard game; scored on a one-yard TD run • Finished with a team-high 86 yards rushing against BYU • Finished with 101 yards rushing on 21 carries against Missouri, becoming the first Mountaineer to gain 100+ yards rushing in his career debut since Charles Sims ran for 120 yards on 23 attempts against William & Mary on Aug. 31, 2013

High School

(2014 & 2015) Northwest Mississippi CC

• Played for Coach Jack Wright • 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 • Participated in the 2014 Nike Football Training Camp

Justin Crawford

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CB

6-0 | 212 | r-Sr.

Last School: Morgantown Hometown: Morgantown, W.Va

Shane COMMODORE

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5-11 | 204 | Sr.

Last School: Globe Tech CC Hometown: Miami, Fla.

Mike DANIELS

• Has played in 18 career games • Academic All-Big 12 First Team

2016 (r-Jr.)

• Added depth at safety and used on special teams • WVU Special Teams Champion: TCU, Iowa State • Played in 13 games and finished with nine tackles, including four solo stops, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble

2015 (r-So.)

• Added depth at safety and used on special teams • Finished with two tackles, including his first career tackle at TCU

2014 (r-Fr.)

MOUNTAINEER FOO TB ALL

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

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

Mike Daniels

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

COMMODORE’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2016 13 4 5 9 0 0 0 0 1 1 2015 5 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 18 5 7 12 0 0 0 0 1 1

2016 (Jr.)

• Added depth at cornerback and used on special teams • Saw action in six games • Used on a season-high 14 plays against Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl

2015 (So.) - Globe Tech Community College

• 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 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

2014 (Fr.) - Globe Tech Community College

• Played cornerback for Coach Cameron Chadwick • Was a wide receiver as a freshman, playing in four games and finishing with eight catches for 156 yards, averaging 19.5 yards per catch and a touchdown

High School

• Played for Coach Nate Hudson at South Dade High in Miami • All-Dade County First-Team selection as a senior • Three-star rating by Rivals

Personal

Shane Commodore

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• Birthday is December 16 • Son of Michael Daniels Sr. and LaShone Ferguson • One of seven children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies


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OL

6-4 | 264 | So.

Last School: Cabell Midland Hometown: Ona, W.Va.

Reese DONAHUE

2016 (Fr.)

• Saw action in 12 games • Finished with 12 tackles, including six unassisted tackles • Season-high four tackles at Iowa State • Registered three tackles at Texas • Posted two solo tackles at Texas Tech

High School

Personal

Rob DOWDY

2016 (r-Fr.)

• Added depth at tackle and guard • Played in eight games • Saw action on a season-high nine plays on special teams against Kansas and at Texas Tech • Used on 11 plays, including seven on special teams against Youngstown State • Saw action on a season-high eight offensive plays against Missouri

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

Personal

• Birthday is November 27 • Son of Les Dowdy and Crystal Posey • One of eight children • Majoring in political science

• 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

MOUNTAINEER FOO TB ALL

• 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) • 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 • 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)

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6-4 | 299 | r-So.

Last School: Westerville South Hometown: Westerville, Ohio

DONAHUE’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2016 12 6 6 12 0 0 0 0 0 0

Reese Donahue

Rob Dowdy

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WR 5

5-11 | 164 | Jr.

Last School: Miramar Hometown: Hollywood, Fla.

Jovon DURANTE

• Has played in 25 career games and started 17

MOUNTAINEER FOO TB ALL

2016 (So.)

• Played in 13 games at wide receiver and started eight • Finished with 35 catches for 331 yards, two touchdowns and a long catch of 51 yards • Fourth on the team in receptions and yards • Registered three or more catches in eight games • Finished with three catches for 22 yards with a long of 13 yards against Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl • Had three catches for 39 yards with a TD vs. Oklahoma • Team-long reception of 36 yards at Texas • Finished with three catches for 40 yards with a long of 31 yards against TCU • Season-high 83 receiving yards at Texas Tech; posted season-long catch of 51 yards • Hauled in a career single-game best seven catches against Kansas State and tallied game-winning touchdown with a seven-yard, fourth-quarter reception • Game-high six receptions in win vs. BYU

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 touchdown 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 24-yard touchdown • 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 touchdowns 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

High School

• 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

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Jovon Durante

• 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 at Miramar, 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

DURANTE’S RECEIVING STATISTICS Year Games Catches Yards Avg. TD Long 2016 13 35 331 9.5 2 51 2015 12 24 378 15.8 5 57 Totals 25 59 709 12.0 7 57


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Brendan FERNS

• Sustained season-ending knee injury during the preseason

2016 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

High School

• Birthday is September 26 • Son of Mike and Heidi Ferns • One of three children • Majoring in business

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6-1 | 304 | r-Jr.

Last School: Aliquippa Hometown: Aliquippa, Pa

Jaleel FIELDS

2016 (r-So.)

• Sustained a season-ending knee injury during the summer

2015 (r-Fr.)

• Played in four games • Added depth on the defensive line • Finished with eight tackles, including five solo stops • Four tackles, including two solo stops against Iowa State • Three assisted tackles at TCU • Solo tackle against Maryland

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”

Personal

• Birthday is January 4 • Son of John and Tinita Fields • One of three children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

MOUNTAINEER FOO TB ALL

• Played for Coach Brett McLean at St. Clairsville High • 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 • 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)

Personal

DL

6-2 | 236 | r-Fr.

Last School: St. Clairsville Hometown: St. Clairsville, Ohio

Jaleel Fields

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Will GRIER

2016 (r-So.)

• Sat out to fulfill NCAA transfer requirements • WVU Offensive Scout Team Champion: Youngstown State

MOUNTAINEER FOO TB ALL

2015 (r-Fr.) - Florida

• Played in six games and started five • 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 • Finished with 20 or more completions in three games • Completed multiple touchdown passes 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

2014 (Freshman) - Florida

• Did not see any game action and redshirted • Enrolled in January

High 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 StudentSports.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-of-8 passing in the Army Bowl, including a 51yard 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 837-yard, 10-touchdown performance against Harrells Christian in the playoffs • Coached by father and former East Carolina standout quarterback Chad Grier

Personal

• Birthday is April 3 • Wife, Jeanne, and daughter, Eloise • Son of Chad and Elizabeth Grier • One of four children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

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S

6-2 | 204 | r-Jr.

Last School: Florida Hometown: Davidson, N.C.

18

6-2 | 195 | r-Sr.

Last School: Dunbar Hometown: Baltimore, Md.

Marvin GROSSJr.

• Has played in 37 career games with one start • WVU’s Special Teams Player of the Year

2016 (r-Jr.)

• Played in 13 games and started one • Added depth at spur safety and was used on special teams • Saw action on 407 plays, including 228 on special teams • Had 24 tackles, including 13 solo stops, two sacks, three tackles for loss, an interception, two forced fumbles and one pass breakup • Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week: Baylor • WVU Defensive Champion: Baylor • WVU Special Teams Champion: Kansas • Led WVU in special teams tackles (10) • Tied his career-high with six tackles against Baylor; also had a forced fumble, two sacks, an interception and a pass breakup • Finished with a career-high six tackles at Iowa State, including two solo • Registered three tackles, including two solo stops and a forced fumble against TCU

2015 (r-So.)

• Played in 13 games • Added depth at spur safety and was used on special teams • Finished with 15 tackles, including 10 unassisted tackles • Saw action on 148 plays, including 124 on special teams • Played 10-plus snaps against Arizona State, Kansas, TCU, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Maryland • Recorded a season-best three unassisted stops at Georgia Southern • Tallied a season-best three tackles against Georgia Southern and at Kansas

2014 (r-Fr.) • Redshirted

2013 (Fr.)

• 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

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 2016 13 13 11 24 3/15 2/9 1/18 1 2015 13 10 5 15 0 0 0 0 2014 11 9 5 14 1.5/7 0 0 0 Totals 37 32 21 53 4.5/22 2/9 1/18 1

FF FR 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0


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Adam HENSLEY

2016 (Fr.)

• Played in seven games • Saw action at will linebacker and used on special teams • Used on a season-high nine plays on special teams against Oklahoma • Saw action on a season-high nine plays on defense at Iowa State

High School

• Birthday is November 30 • Son of Anthony and Kim Hensley • One of two children • Majoring in engineering

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6-1 | 204 | Jr.

Last School: Colonial Forge Hometown: Stafford, Va.

Gary JENNINGS

• Has played in 26 career games and started one • One of three student-athletes in the nation to be on the NCAA Football Oversight Committee

2016 (So.)

• Played in 13 games and started one • Added depth at wide receiver, was one the kickoff returners and the team’s punt returner • Finished with 10 catches for 165 yards, two touchdowns and a long of 58 • Earned the first start of his career against Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl • Had a season-best three catches for a career-high 69 yards with a touchdown against Baylor • Scored first touchdown of season with an 11-yard catch against TCU • Season-long 47-yard reception at Texas Tech

2015 (Fr.)

• Played in 13 games in 2015 • Added depth at wide receiver and was a punt returner • Had seven catches for 116 yards, a touchdown with a long reception of 64 • Finished with a team-leading 13 punt returns for 69 yards • Turned in the team’s longest punt return of the season in the Catcus Bowl against Arizona State with a 21-yard return • 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 • One kickoff return at Kansas State for his season-long of 35 yards • Had a then season-long 20-yard reception at Kansas • Three kickoff returns at Baylor • Then his season-high 28 yard kickoff return at Baylor

High School

• Coached by Bill Brown at Colonial Forge High • Played quarterback, wide receiver and safety and returned kicks • Saw limited action as a senior due to injury • Named to the 2014 Virginia All-6A First-Team Defense • Also earned All-State second-team honors as an all-purpose offensive player • Had two rushing touchdowns, two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown in a 31-0 win over North Stafford • Named All-Conference 4 first team offensive all-purpose player and first team on defense as a defensive back No. 4 ranked player in the area by the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star • An all-area first-team selection at defensive back • Earned All-Group 6A South Region as utility player on defense • Named All-Conference 4 All-Purpose on defense • Also played basketball at Colonial Forge High

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• Two-year starter 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 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)

Personal

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6-2 | 229 | So.

Last School: Centerville Hometown: Centerville, Ohio

Personal

• Birthday is March 7 • Son of Gary and Youlande Jennings • One of four children • Majoring in sport management

JENNINGS’ RECEIVING STATISTICS Year Games No. Yards Average TD Long 2016 13 10 165 16.5 2 58 2015 13 7 116 16.6 1 64 Totals 26 17 281 16.5 3 64 Marvin Gross Jr.

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Matt JONES

2016 (r-Fr.)

• Added depth at center • Saw limited action, making an appearance at Iowa State

2015 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

MOUNTAINEER FOO TB ALL

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 • 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 and recovered two • Blocked five field goals • As a junior, helped lead Hubbard to a 12-1 record, the conference title and advance to the regional finals • The offense ran for almost 4,000 yards and 54 touchdowns

Personal

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

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6-3 | 319 | r-So.

Last School: Hubbard Hometown: Hubbard, Ohio

6-4 | 218 | r-Jr.

Last School: University Hometown: Morgantown, W.Va.

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Billy KINNEY

• Academic All-Big 12 First Team

2016 (So.)

• Saw action in 13 games • WVU Special Teams Champion: Youngstown State, Texas • Finished with 59 punts for 2,462 yards, an average of 41.7 yards per punt and a long of 63 yards • Ranked No. 4 in the Big 12 in punting (41.7); No. 48 nationally • Had seven punts of 50 or more yards on the season and placed 17 punts inside the opponents 20 • Also had 22 punts which were fair caught and seven of more than 50 yards • Strong bowl game against Miami, averaging 44.1 yards on eight punts with a career-long 63-yard punt • Also placed three punts inside the 20 • Averaged 40.0 yards in the snow, wind and cold vs. Oklahoma with a long punt of 47 yards • Great effort at Texas swinging field position for the Mountaineers. Finished with five punts for a 44.6 avg., two punts of 50 yards and placed two inside the Longhorn 20 • Three punts for a 42. 7 avg. vs. Kansas with a long of 47 yards • Three punts at Oklahoma State for 136 yards at a 45.3 average; long punt went for 49 yards • Five punts vs. TCU for a 43.2 avg. with a long of 47 yards and placed two punts inside the 20 • One punt at Texas Tech for 45 yards • Four punts vs. Kansas State for a 40.0 avg. and a long of 46 yards. Also placed two punts inside the KSU 20 • Three punts for a 41.0 avg. and a long of 46 yards vs. BYU • Great day punting against Youngstown State with four punts for a 49.2 avg. Long punt went for 55 yards • Booted five punts vs. Missouri for 227 yards and a 45.4 average • Long punt went for 53 yards, and placed one punt inside the 20 vs. Missouri

2015 (r-Fr.)

• Did not see game action

2014 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

High School

• Played for coach John Kelley at University High • Had severe ankle injury as a senior • Punted 18 times for 754 yards, an average of 41.9 yards per punt • 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

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KINNEY’S PUNTING STATISTICS Year Games No. Yards Average TD 2016 13 59 2,462 41.7 63

TB FC 5 22

50+ I-20 7 17


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6-6 | 311 | r-Sr.

Last School: Bloomfield Hometown: Bloomfield, N.J.

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Marcell LAZARD

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• Has played in 26 career games and started 12

• Has played in 27 career games

2016 (r-Jr.)

2016 (r-Jr.)

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

2013 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

Jon LEWIS

• Played in 13 games • Added depth on the defensive line and used on special teams • Had four tackles on the season, including three solo stops

2015 (r-So.)

• Played in six games • Added depth at defensive end • Finished with five tackles

2014 (r-Fr.)

• Played in eight games • Saw action on 59 plays, including 52 on special teams • Finished with three tackles, including two unassisted

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 • Brother played football for WVU in 2007 • One of three children • Majoring in criminology

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• Played in 12 games and started six • Used at both tackle positions • Member of top five nationally ranked offensive line (Pro Football Focus) • Saw action on 451 plays, including 420 on offense • Used on 60 or more plays in three games, 70 or more plays in two games and 80 or more plays in two games • Member of offensive line that was No. 2 in the Big 12 in fewest sacks allowed • Helped pave the way for the offense to average 485.5 yards per game of total offense (No. 17 nationally), 228.4 yards rushing (No. 25 nationally) and 257.2 yards passing (No. 42) • Offense rushed for more than 200 yards in eight games and more than 300 yards in four games • Offense produced four different running backs with 100 or more yards in a game, passed for more than 300 yards in four games and produced more than 500 yards of total offense in five games

6-3 | 275 | r-Sr.

Last School: University Hometown: Morgantown, W.Va.

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

Marcell Lazard

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Deamonte LINDSAY

2016 (r-Fr.)

• Had played in six games • Added depth at safety and used primarily on special teams • Saw action on 80 plays • Also used on 16 plays against Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl • Season-high 19 plays against Baylor

2015 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

MOUNTAINEER FOO TB ALL

High School

• Played for coach David Walker at Martinsburg High • As a senior, he 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 • Team captain • 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 multidisciplinary studies

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6-1 | 198 | r-So.

Last School: Martinsburg Hometown: Martinsburg, W.Va.

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6-6 | 306 | r-Sr.

Last School: Chagrin Falls Hometown: Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Grant LINGAFELTER

• Has played in 22 career games • Academic All-Big 12 Second Team

2016 (r-Jr.)

• Played in eight games • Added depth at both guard positions • Member of Top five nationally ranked offensive line (Pro Football Focus) • Saw action on 180 plays, including 164 on offense • Member of offensive line that was No. 2 in the Big 12 in fewest sacks allowed • Helped pave the way for the offense to average 485.5 yards per game of total offense (No. 17 nationally), 228.4 yards rushing (No. 25 nationally) and 257.2 yards passing (No. 42) • Offense rushed for more than 200 yards in eight games and more than 300 yards in four games • Offense produced four different running backs with 100 or more yards in a game • Offense passed for more than 300 yards in four games • Offense produced more than 500 yards of total offense in five 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 • Season-high 21 plays at Kansas • Also used on 15 plays against Maryland

2014 (r-Fr.)

• Academic All-Big 12 Second Team • Played in five games • Saw action on 66 plays in 2014, including 52 on offense • Season-high 35 plays at Iowa State, including 27 on offense • Used on 21 plays against Towson, including 18 on offense

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

Grant Lingafelter

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5-11 | 228 | r-So.

Last School: Winton Woods Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

David LONG

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6-7 | 307 | r-So.

Last School: Union Local Hometown: Jacobsburg, Ohio

Colton MCKIVITZ

• Academic All-Big 12 First Team

2016 (r-Jr.)

• All-Freshman Third Team (Athlon Sports) • All-Big 12 Freshman First Team (Athlon Sports) • Played in 13 games at tackle and started 10 • Member of offensive line that was No. 2 in the Big 12 in fewest sacks allowed • Helped pave the way for the offense to average 485.5 yards per game of total offense (No. 17 nationally), 228.4 yards rushing (No. 25 nationally) and 257.2 yards passing (No. 42) • Offense produced four different running backs with 100 or more yards in a game, passed for more than 300 yards in four games and produced more than 500 yards of total offense in five games

2015 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

• Has played in 13 career games with 10 starts

2016 (r-Fr.)

• Finished with career-high 11 tackles, including a career-high eight assisted tackles and one tackle for loss vs. Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl • Finished with nine tackles against Oklahoma • Had a career-best 10 tackles with his second career sack for a loss of four yards at Texas • Had four total tackles, including a sack vs. TCU • Notched a career-best five tackles and assisted on a tackle for loss at Texas Tech • Made his first career start and had a TFL for a loss of six yards with three solo tackles against Kansas State • Had four solo tackles in his career debut against Missouri

2015 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

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High School David Long

• 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 Wheeling Intelligencer All-Valley Team • Three-time AP 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 • Also a four-year basketball player, earning all-state honors in 2014

Personal

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

High School

• Played for coach Andre Parker at Winton Woods • 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 • Finished with 283 career tackles, six sacks and six interceptions • As a junior, totaled 88 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery • 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 • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

LONG’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2016 13 37 28 66 4.5/21 2/9 0 0 1 0 Colton McKivitz

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Kennedy MCKOY

2016 (Fr.)

• Played in 13 games as a true freshman, including two starts • All-Freshman Fourth Team (Athlon Sports) • All-Big 12 All-Purpose First Team (Athlon Sports) • WVU Offensive Champion: Texas • Injured on his first carry against Oklahoma and did not return • Earned his first career start at Texas • Scored TDs at Iowa State and against Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl • Tallied first career rushing touchdowns with two scores against the Longhorns, finishing with a team-high 73 yards rushing • Ran for a career-best 127 yards with a long of 44 yards against Kansas • Game-high 83 yards on a season-high 10 rushing attempts at Oklahoma State • Had a then season-best 99 yards at Texas Tech • First career rush, reception and touchdown were against Youngstown State

High School MOUNTAINEER FOO TB ALL

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6-0 | 201 | So.

Last School: North Davidson Hometown: Lexington, N.C.

• 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) • 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 TDs • 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

MCKOY’S RUSHING STATISTICS Year Games Attempts Yards 2016 13 73 472

Average 6.5

TD 4

Long 44

MCKOY’S RECEIVING STATISTICS Year Games No. Yards 2016 13 9 64

Average 7.1

TD 1

Long 21

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Nick MEADOWS

• Has played in 16 career games • Academic All-Big 12 Second Team

2016 (r-Jr.)

• First year as the team’s snapper for punts and kicks • Handled all field goals, punt and extra point snapping duties • Saw action in all 13 games • WVU Special Teams Champion: BYU • Season-high 14 plays at Iowa State and against Baylor

2015 (r-So.)

• Saw action against Liberty and Maryland • WVU Special Teams 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

Kennedy McKoy

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5-11 | 228 | r-Sr.

Last School: Williamstown Hometown: Williamstown, W.Va.


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DL

5-7 | 179 | r-Sr.

Last School: Hurricane Hometown: Hurricane, W.Va.

Mike MOLINA

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• Has played in 18 career games • Academic All-Big 12 First Team

2016 (r-Jr.)

2016 (r-Jr.)

2015 (Jr.)

6-2 | 289 | r-Sr.

Last School: Itawamba CC Hometown: Oxford, Miss.

Xavier PEGUES

• Missed the season after having offseason shoulder surgery

2015 (r-So.)

• Played in three games • Added depth at kicker • Three kickoffs at Oklahoma • One kickoff vs. Liberty for 62 yards • Three kickoffs in the opener vs. Georgia Southern

• Redshirted

2014 (So.) - Itwamba CC

• 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 • Finished with eight solo tackles, five tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and one blocked kick against Holmes Community College • Also had four tackles, 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss against Northeast Mississippi CC

2013 (Fr.) - Itwamba CC

• Had 31 tackles, including 21 unassisted, as well as six tackles for loss, two sacks and one forced fumble in 2013

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

2014 (r-Fr.)

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

2013 (Fr.)

MOUNTAINEER FOO TB ALL

• Has played in 18 career games • Ranked No. 51 nationally and No. 5 in the Big 12 in field goals per game • Ranked No. 7 in the Big 12 in field goal percentage • Ranked No. 8 in the Big 12 in scoring • Ranked No. 4 in Big 12 scoring by kickers • Ranked No. 73 nationally in scoring • Lead team in scoring with 96 points • Career long 50-yard field goal vs. Baylor • Hit a season and then career long 44-yard field goal at Texas • Converted on two of three field goal attempts vs. Kansas and connected on six PATs to total 12 points in the win • Season and then career-long 39-yard FG vs. Kansas • Connected on two of three field goals at Oklahoma State with a long of 36 • Connected on two of three field goals vs. TCU with a long of 38 yards • Two of three field goals at Texas Tech • Hit 4-for-4 field goals vs. Missouri with a long of 33 yards

• 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

MOLINA’S FIELD GOAL STATISTICS

Year FG/FGA 2016 15/22 2015 0 Totals 15/22

Pct. .682 0 .682

1/29 6/7 0 6/7

30/39 40/49 50+ Long 7/10 1/4 1/1 50 0 0 0 0 7/10 1/4 1/1 50

MOLINA’S KICKOFF STATISTICS Year Kickoffs Yards 2016 79 4,608 2015 8 510 Totals 87 5,118

Avg. TB 58.3 25 63.8 3 58.8 28

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LB

5-9 | 208 | So.

Last School: Martin Luther King Hometown: Detroit, Mich.

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Martell PETTAWAY

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6-2 | 238 | Sr.

Last School: Jensen Beach Hometown: Stuart, Fla.

Xavier PRESTON

2016 (Fr.)

• Played in three games • WVU Scout Team Champion: Kansas • Was going to redshirt until injuries forced him into action at Iowa State • WVU’s fifth-leading rusher with 260 yards on 49 carries and a touchdown • Finished with three carries for 16 yards with a long run of 13 yards against Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl • Recorded 63 yards on 16 carries against Baylor • Ran for 181 yards on 30 carries and a touchdown in his collegiate debut • Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Iowa State)

MOUNTAINEER FOO TB ALL

High School

• Played his senior season for coach Dale Harvell at Martin Luther King High • Played in the 2016 Semper Fidelis All-American Game • Led team to a 14-0 record and the state championship • 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 • As a sophomore, rushed for more than 1,400 yards with 14 scores and a long run of 96 yards

Xavier Preston

• Has played in 32 career games

2016 (Jr.)

• Played in 10 games adding depth at Sam linebacker and on special teams • Registered 11 tackles for the season, including eight solo and one sack • Had his first career sack at Oklahoma State

Personal

• Birthday is December 15 • Son of Mark and Theresa Pettaway • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

2015 (So.)

PETTAWAY’S RUSHING STATISTICS Year Games Attempts Yards 2016 3 49 260

Average 5.3

TD 1

Long 23

PETTAWAY’S RECEIVING STATISTICS Year Games No. Yards 2016 13 9 64

Average 7.1

TD 1

Long 21

• 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

2014 (Fr.)

• Played in nine games and 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 • Had 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

Martell Pettaway

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PRESTON’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2016 10 8 3 11 1/5 1/5 0 0 0 0 2015 13 10 8 18 3/7 0 0 0 0 0 2014 9 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 32 19 12 31 4/12 1/5 0 0 0 0


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Ray RAULERSON

2016 (r-So.)

• Transferred to West Virginia in summer • Sat out the season to fulfill NCAA transfer requirements

2015 (r-Fr.) - Tennessee

• 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

2014 (Fr.) - Tennessee • Redshirted

High School

• Birthday is September 6 • Son of Sam and Beth Raulerson • Majoring in management

6-1 | 204 | r-Jr.

Last School: Gateway Hometown: Monroeville, Pa.

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Ricky ROGERS

2016 (r-So.)

• Added depth at wide receiver and on special teams • Played against Youngstown State, Kansas and Baylor • Season-high four offensive plays against Youngstown State and Baylor • Season-high four special teams plays against Kansas

2015 (r-Fr.)

• Saw action at Kansas and finished with two catches for 51 yards with a long of 46 • 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

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

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• Played for coach Robert Weiner at Plant High • Part of offensive line that paved the way for Plant to accumulate almost 400 yards 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

Personal

WR

6-4 | 295 | r-Jr.

Last School: Tennessee Hometown: Tampa, Fla.

Ricky Rogers

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Cody SAUNDERS

2016 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

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High School

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6-2 | 209 | r-Fr.

Last School: Arnold Hometown: Panama City Beach, Fla.

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Alec SHRINER

2016 (r-Fr.)

• Saw action in six games at nose tackle • Assisted on tackles against Kansas and at Iowa State

• Three-year starter for coach Josh Wright at Arnold High • Florida All-State Class 5A Honorable Mention (2015) • Finished high school career with 4,753 passing yards, completing 345-of601 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 • Had one game with more than 300 yards passing, four games with more than 200 yards passing and six games with more than 100 yards rushing • Rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns in the season-opener against Florida State University HS (8/28) • Went 20-of-25 for 301 passing yards and one touchdown, while also rushing for 182 yards and four touchdowns against Fort Walton Beach HS (9/4) • Threw for 273 yards; three touchdowns on 18-of-28 passing against Milton HS (11/6) • Starting quarterback in the 2015 FACA North/South Florida All-Star Game

2015 (Fr.)

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

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

6-4 | 306 | r-So.

Last School: Oviedo Hometown: Oviedo, Fla.

• Redshirted • WVU Defensive Scout Team Champion: Iowa State

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

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WR

6-4 | 275 | r-So.

Last School: Lyman Hometown: Longwood, Fla.

Adam SHULER II

2016 (r-Fr.)

• All-Big 12 Freshman Second Team (Athlon’s) • Has played in 12 career games • Registered 33 tackles for the season, including 18 unassisted tackles, a sack • and a forced fumble • Had his first career sack against Baylor • Posted three tackles at Iowa State • Finished with four tackles against Kansas • Notched a career-best seven tackles against BYU • Had six tackles, five solo, and forced a fumble in his career debut against Missouri

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6-0 | 178 | So.

Last School: Sherwood Hometown: Sandy Spring, Md.

Marcus SIMMS

2016 (Fr.)

• Played in nine games as a true freshman • Added depth at receiver and used on special teams • Saw action on 205 plays, including 184 on offense • Season-high 80 plays against Baylor • Has six catches for 95 yards and a touchdown for the season • Season-long catch of 48 yards at Iowa State • Two catches for 17 yards with a long of 13 yards against Baylor • Three catches for 76 yards with a touchdown at Iowa State

High School

Personal

Personal

SHULER II’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2016 13 18 15 33 2/2 1/1 0 0 1 0

SIMMS’ RECEIVING STATISTICS Year Games No. Yards 2016 10 6 95

• Redshirted

High School

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

Adam Shuler II

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

Avg. 15.8

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Long 48

MOUNTAINEER FOO TB ALL

• 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

• 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)

2015 (Fr.)

Marcus Simms

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Jovanni STEWART

2016 (Fr.)

• Played in 12 games • Added depth at safety and used primarily on special teams • Season-high eight plays against Youngstown State • Used on seven special teams plays against Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl • Registered two solo tackles against BYU

MOUNTAINEER FOO TB ALL

High School

• 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

Personal

• Birthday is November 12 • Son of Silva Green and Melissa Rivera • One of two children • Majoring in sport exercise psychology

Trevon Wesco

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5-8 | 193 | So.

Last School: Katy Hometown: Katy, Texas

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6-3 | 263 | r-Jr.

Last School: Lackawanna College Hometown: Martinsburg, W.Va.

Trevon WESCO

2016 (r-So.)

• Played in 10 games • Added depth at tight end and used on special teams • Saw action on 256 plays, including 170 on offense • Season-high 48 plays against Kansas • Had a six-yard touchdown catch at Iowa State, his first catch and touchdown at WVU • 2015 (r-Jr.) - Lackawanna College • Missed the entire season due to injury • 014 (Fr.) - Lackawanna College • Played two seasons for Coach Mark Duda at Lackawanna College • Finished the 2014 season with five receptions for 47 yards

High School

• An all-state football and basketball player at Musselman High

Personal

• Birthday is September 12 • Son of Christie Linaburg • One of two children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies


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6-1 | 241 | r-Sr.

Last School: Spring Valley Hometown: Huntington, W.Va.

Elijah WELLMAN

• Finished with 14 carries for 73 yards, averaging 5.2 yards per carry, 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, all career highs • Season-high five carries at Kansas for 13 yards; season-long rush of eight 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 • Started for the second straight game against Oklahoma State, finishing with one catch for three yards • 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 • Made the most of one catch against Liberty, connecting with William Crest Jr. on a 4-yard touchdown

2014 (r-Fr.)

• Played in 12 games • Saw action on 201 plays, including 186 offensive plays • Scored his first collegiate touchdown on a four-yard reception against Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl • Season-high 40 plays against Oklahoma • First career rush against Towson • Saw first collegiate action against Alabama, finishing with a 10-yard reception • 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 • Three-time Class 3A All-State First Team in baseball

MOUNTAINEER FOO TB ALL

2013 (Fr.)

Personal Elijah Wellman

• Has played in 38 career games and started nine

2016 (r-Jr.)

• Saw action in all 13 games and started four at fullback • Used on 693 plays, including 540 on offense with a season-high 77 vs. Kansas • Finished with 14 carries for 44 yards, averaging 3.1 yards per carry with a long of 11 yards • Registered three carries for 13 yards with a long of six at Iowa State • Had a season-high three carries for 22 yards with a long of 11 yards vs. Missouri

2015 (r-So.)

• Played in 13 games at fullback and started five • Also used on special teams • Saw action on 540 plays, including 314 offensive snaps

• 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 Attempts Yards Average TD Long 2016 13 14 44 3.1 0 11 2015 13 14 73 5.2 1 17 2014 12 2 4 2.0 0 2 Totals 38 30 121 4.0 1 17 WELLMAN’S RECEIVING STATISTICS Year Games No. Yards Average TD Long 2016 13 2 8 4.0 0 4 2015 13 5 16 3.2 2 7 2014 12 4 11 2.8 1 10 Totals 38 11 35 3.2 3 10

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Last School: Lackawanna College Hometown: Macungie, Pa.

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6-1 | 197 | r-Sr.

Ka’Raun WHITE

Ka’Raun White

• Has played in 20 career games and started 13 • Academic All-Big 12 Second Team

2016 (r-Jr.)

• Saw action in 11 games at receiver before suffering season-ending leg injury at Iowa State • Ranked No. 14 in the Big 12 in receptions per game (4.4) and No. 16 in receiving yards per game (53.0) • Ranks No. 15 in the Big 12 with five receiving touchdowns • Ranks No. 18 in the Big 12 with 583 total receiving yards • Finished No. 2 on the team with 48 catches for 583 yards, five touchdowns and a long reception of 53 yards • Had two catches for 37 yards at Iowa State, including a 34-yard touchdown reception before leaving with an injury • Registered four catches for 58 yards with a touchdown against Oklahoma • Hauled in a 29-yard TD reception at Texas; paced the team with six catches for 82 yards • Second on team at Oklahoma State with six catches for 60 yards • Grabbed second touchdown of season with 16-yard catch vs. TCU; tied for game-high with four receptions • Hauled in a career single-game high seven receptions at Texas Tech • Career outing in win vs. Youngstown State, catching five passes, a singlegame career best, for 88 yards and one touchdown

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

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• 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 career action at WVU

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 and three TDs • 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 • Redshirted as a freshman

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 All-Big 12 safety Kyzir White • One of seven children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

WHITE’S RECEIVING STATISTICS Year Games No. Yards Average TD Long 2016 11 48 583 12.1 5 53 2015 9 15 275 18.3 0 64 Totals 20 63 858 13.6 5 53


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CB

6-2 | 218 | Sr.

Last School: Lackawanna College Hometown: Macungie, Pa.

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Kyzir WHITE

2016 (Jr.)

2015 (So.) - 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

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Kevin WILLIAMS

2016 (r-Fr.)

• Saw action in four games • Added depth at cornerback and used on special teams • Season-high seven plays on special teams against Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl

2015 (Fr.)

• Redshirted

High School

• Played for coach Nahia Jenkins at Blanche Ely High • 2014 Florida Class 7A All-State Defensive Back Second Team • Finished with 72 tackles and five interceptions as a senior • Miami Herald 2014 All-Broward County second-team defense back • No. 40 on Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel’s Broward Top 50 recruits • As a junior, he finished with 76 tackles and three interceptions

Personal

MOUNTAINEER FOO TB ALL

• Started all 12 games in which he played, missing Baylor with hand injury • All-Big 12 Second Team (ESPN.com) • Tied for No. 2 on the team in sacks (3) and third in tackles for loss (7) • Finished with six tackles, including three solos and one tackle for loss and a pass breakup against Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl • Notched two solo tackles and had two pass breakups at Iowa State • Had seven tackles with a TFL and a forced fumble against Oklahoma • Had a career-best two sacks for a loss of 11 yards with his first career forced fumble and fumble recovery while adding five tackles at Texas • Had three tackles, all solo, against Kansas • Recorded a pair of tackles at Oklahoma State • Notched four solo tackles against TCU • Led the team with five solo tackles at Texas Tech • Recorded a sack for a loss of eight yards with six total tackles and a pass breakup against Kansas State • Had one tackle for loss with a team-best and career-high nine tackles vs. BYU • Was third on the team with seven tackles, all solo, including a tackle for a loss of two yards while making his first career start vs. Missouri

5-11 | 197 | r-So.

Last School: Blanche Ely Hometown: Pompano Beach, Fla.

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

2014 (Fr.) – Lackawanna College

• Played for coach Mark Duda at Lackawanna College • 2014 All-Northeast Football Conference Third Team

High School

• Played for Randy Cuthbert as a senior at Emmaus High and Coach Joe Bottiglieri his previous three years

Personal

• 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 wide receiver Ka’Raun White • One of seven children • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

WHITE’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year Games Tackles Assists Total TFL Sacks Int. PBU FF FR 2016 12 47 11 58 7/26 4/24 0 5 2 1

Kyzir White

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Date Sept. 3, 2016 Sept. 10, 2016 ^Sept. 24, 2016 * Oct. 1, 2016 * Oct. 15, 2016 * Oct. 22, 2016 * Oct. 29, 2016 * Nov. 5, 2016 * Nov. 12, 2016 * Nov. 19, 2016 * Nov. 26, 2016 * Dec. 3, 2016 ! Dec. 28, 2016

Opponent Missouri Youngstown State vs. BYU Kansas State at Texas Tech TCU at Oklahoma State Kansas at Texas (8) Oklahoma at Iowa State Baylor Miami

MOUNTAINEER FOO TB ALL

* Big 12 Conference game

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Score 26-11/W 38-21/W 35-32/W 17-16/W 48-17/W 34-10/W 20-37/L 48-21/W 24-20/W 28-56/L 49-19/W 24-21/W 14-31/L

^ FedExField, Landover, Md

TEAM STATISTICS WVU SCORING 405 Points Per Game 31.2 Points Off Turnovers 66 FIRST DOWNS 314 Rushing 135 Passing 152 Penalty 27 RUSHING YARDAGE 2,969 Yards gained rushing 3,277 Yards lost rushing 308 Rushing Attempts 574 Average Per Rush 5.2 Average Per Game 228.4 TDs Rushing 24 PASSING YARDAGE 3,343 Comp-Att-Int 249-409-11 Average Per Pass 8.2 Average Per Catch 13.4 Average Per Game 257.2 TDs Passing 26 TOTAL OFFENSE 6,312 Total Plays 983 Average Per Play 6.4 Average Per Game 485.5 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 32-677 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 21-39 INT RETURNS: #-Yards 14-134 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 21.2 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 1.9 INT RETURN AVERAGE 9.6 FUMBLES-LOST 13-10 PENALTIES-Yards 85-823 Average Per Game 63.3 PUNTS-Yards 59-2,462 Average Per Punt 41.7 Net punt average 38.2 KICKOFFS-Yards 80-4,650 Average Per Kick 58.1 Net kick average 36.2 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 29:07

Overall 1-0 2-0 3-0 4-0 5-0 6-0 6-1 7-1 8-1 8-2 9-2 10-2 10-3

Conference 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 2-0 3-0 3-1 4-1 5-1 5-2 6-2 7-2 7-2

Time 3:27 3:38 3:23 3:25 3:37 3:23 3:22 3:37 3:45 3:27 3:47 3:43 3:19

Attend. 60,125 56,261 38,207 61,701 54,111 61,780 59,584 56,343 98,673 57,645 51,365 49,229 48,625

! Russell Athletic Bowl, Orlando, Fla.

OPP 312 24.0 68 284 118 144 22 2,187 2,429 242 517 4.2 168.2 14 3,350 271-478-14 7.0 12.4 257.7 21 5,537 995 5.6 425.9 49-1,125 18-108 11-185 23.0 6.0 16.8 20-11 95-891 68.5 68-2,765 40.7 38.3 64-3,995 62.4 40.1 30:53

3RD-DOWN Conversions 80/187 3rd-Down Pct 43% 4TH-DOWN Conversions 8/16 50% 4th-Down Pct SACKS BY-Yards 23-154 MISC YARDS 1 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 51 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 16-24 ON-SIDE KICKS 0-0 (46-57) 81% RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (33-57) 58% PAT-ATTEMPTS (51-51) 100% ATTENDANCE 403,084 7/57,583 Games/Avg Per Game Neutral Site Games

SCORE BY QUARTERS

1st West Virginia 95 Opponents 67

RUSHING Justin Crawford Rushel Shell III Kennedy McKoy Skyler Howard Martell Pettaway Elijah Wellman Shelton Gibson Jovon Durante William Crest Jr. Tyler Orlosky Team Total Opponents

83/206 40% 7/20 35% 25-195 0 37 18-23 1-3 (42-50) 84% (25-50) 50% (32-33) 97% 263,733 4/65,933 2/43,416

2nd 3rd 4th Total 101 106 103 405 111 60 74 312

GP Att. Gain Loss Net Avg. 13 163 1,203 19 1,184 7.3 10 113 531 17 514 4.5 13 73 483 11 472 6.5 13 142 675 212 463 3.3 3 49 268 8 260 5.3 13 14 47 3 44 3.1 13 2 29 0 29 14.5 13 3 24 9 15 5.0 9 4 17 7 10 2.5 13 1 0 2 -2 -2.0 13 10 0 20 -20 -2.0 13 574 3,277 308 2,969 5.2 13 517 2,429 242 2,187 4.2

TD Long Avg./G 4 63 91.1 5 23 51.4 4 44 36.3 10 38 35.6 1 23 86.7 0 11 3.4 0 25 2.2 0 20 1.2 0 9 1.1 0 0 -0.2 0 0 -1.5 24 63 228.4 14 56 168.2


PUNT RETURNS Gary Jennings Total Opponents

No. Yds. 21 39 21 39 18 108

Avg. TD Long 1.9 0 18 1.9 0 18 6.0 0 27

INTERCEPTIONS Rasul Douglas Jeremy Tyler Marvin Gross Jr. Al-Rasheed Benton Maurice Fleming Sean Walters Total Opponents

No. Yds. 8 101 2 0 1 18 1 13 1 2 1 0 14 134 11 185

Avg. TD Long 12.6 1 54 0.0 0 0 18.0 0 18 13.0 0 13 2.0 0 2 0.0 0 0 9.6 1 54 16.8 1 80

KICK RETURNS Shelton Gibson Gary Jennings Jovon Durante Total Opponents

No. Yds. Avg. TD Long 29 633 21.8 0 51 2 28 14.0 0 21 1 16 16.0 0 16 32 677 21.2 0 51 49 1,125 23.0 1 97 MOUNTAINEER FOO TB ALL

Skyler Howard

PASSING Skyler Howard Chris Chugunov Total Opponents

RECEIVING Daikiel Shorts Jr. Ka’Raun White Shelton Gibson Jovon Durante Justin Crawford Rushel Shell III Gary Jennings Kennedy McKoy Marcus Simms Devonte Mathis Martell Pettaway Elijah Wellman Trevon Wesco Total Opponents

G Effic. C-A-Int. Pct. Yds. TD Long Avg./G 13 146.62 247-404-10 61.1 3,328 26 71 256.0 3 25.20 2-5-1 40.0 15 0 11 5.0 13 145.14 249-409-11 60.9 3,343 26 71 256.0 13 124.21 271-478-14 56.7 3,350 21 75 257.7

G 13 11 13 13 13 10 13 13 10 13 3 13 10 13 13

No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G 63 894 14.2 5 53 68.8 48 583 12.1 5 53 53.0 43 951 22.1 8 71 73.2 35 331 9.5 2 51 25.5 14 68 4.9 1 17 5.2 12 100 8.3 0 28 10.0 10 165 16.5 2 58 12.7 9 64 7.1 1 21 4.9 6 95 15.8 1 48 9.5 4 57 14.2 0 20 4.4 2 21 10.5 0 25 7.0 2 8 4.0 0 4 0.6 1 6 6.0 1 6 0.6 249 3,343 13.4 26 71 257.2 271 3,350 12.4 21 75 257.7 Rasul Douglas

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|-------------- PATs --------------| TD FGs Kick Rush Rec. Pass DXP Safety Points SCORING Mike Molina 0 15-22 51-51 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 96 Skyler Howard 10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 60 Shelton Gibson 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 48 Kennedy McKoy 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 30 Daikiel Shorts Jr. 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 30 Justin Crawford 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 30 Rushel Shell III 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 30 Ka’Raun White 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 30 Gary Jennings 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 Jovon Durante 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 Trevon Wesco 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Martell Pettaway 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Marcus Simms 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Rasul Douglas Josh Lambert 0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 3 Total 51 16-24 51-51 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 405 Opponents 37 18-23 32-33 0-0 2 2-4 0 0 312

FUMBLE RETURNS Total Opponents

TOTAL OFFENSE Skyler Howard Justin Crawford Rushel Shell III Kennedy McKoy Martell Pettaway Elijah Wellman Shelton Gibson Chris Chugunov Jovon Durante William Crest Jr. Tyler Orlosky Team Total Opponents

FIELD GOALS Mike Molina Josh Lambert

No. 0 2

G 13 13 10 13 3 13 13 3 13 9 13 13 13 13

Plays 546 163 113 73 49 14 2 5 3 4 1 10 983 995

Yds. 0 5

Avg. 0.0 2.5

TD Long 0 0 0 5

Rush Pass Total Avg./G 463 3,328 3,791 291.6 1,184 0 1,184 91.1 514 0 514 51.4 472 0 472 36.3 260 0 260 86.7 44 0 44 3.4 29 0 29 2.2 0 15 15 5.0 15 0 15 1.2 10 0 10 1.1 -2 0 -2 -0.2 -20 0 -20 -1.5 2,969 3,343 6,312 485.5 2,187 3,350 5,537 425.9

FGM-FGA Pct. 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Long Blk 15-22 68.2 1-1 5-6 7-10 1-4 1-1 50 0 1-2 50.0 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 37 0

Rushel Shell III

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FG SEQUENCE Missouri Youngstown State BYU Kansas State Texas Tech TCU Oklahoma State Kansas Texas Oklahoma Iowa State Baylor Miami

West Virginia OPPONENTS (19), (26), (21), (33) (24), 24, 42 30, (32) - (22), (25) 30, (37) (37), (31), (22), 43 43, (34), (22) (42) 47, (38), (26) (30) (36), 39, (21) (32), (25), 38, (22) (35), 27, (39) (44) (27), (19), 37 - - (40), (28), (32), (31) 46, (50), 31- (30)

PUNTING No. Yds. Avg. Long Billy Kinney 59 2,462 41.7 63 Total 59 2,462 41.7 63 Opponents 68 2,765 40.7 62

TB FC I20 50+ Blk. 5 22 17 7 0 5 22 17 7 0 6 14 24 11 0

ALL-PURPOSE Shelton Gibson Justin Crawford Daikiel Shorts Jr. Rushel Shell III Ka’Raun White Kennedy McKoy Skyler Howard Jovon Durante Martell Pettaway Gary Jennings Rasul Douglas Marcus Simms Elijah Wellman Devonte Mathis Marvin Gross Jr. Al-Rasheed Benton William Crest Jr. Trevon Wesco Maurice Fleming Tyler Orlosky Team Total Opponents

G 13 13 13 10 11 13 13 13 3 13 13 10 13 13 13 13 9 10 12 13 13 13 13

Rush Rec. PR KOR 29 951 0 633 1,184 68 0 0 0 894 0 0 514 100 0 0 0 583 0 0 472 64 0 0 463 0 0 0 15 331 0 16 260 21 0 0 0 165 39 28 0 0 0 0 0 95 0 0 44 8 0 0 0 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 -20 0 0 0 2,969 3,343 39 677 2,187 3,350 107 1,125

IR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 101 0 0 0 18 13 0 0 2 0 0 134 185

Tot Avg./G 1,613 124.1 1,252 96.3 894 68.8 614 64.4 583 53.0 536 41.2 463 35.6 362 27.8 281 93.7 232 17.8 101 7.9 95 9.5 52 4.0 57 4.4 18 1.4 13 1.0 10 1.1 6 0.6 2 0.2 -2 -0.2 -20 -1.5 7,162 550.9 6,955 535.0

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KICKOFFS No. Yds. Avg. TB OB Return Net Yard Line Mike Molina 79 4,608 58.3 25 4 Josh Lambert 1 42 42.0 0 0 Total 80 4,608 58.3 25 4 1,125 36.2 28 Opponents 64 3,995 62.4 30 2 677 40.1 24

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DEFENSIVE LEADERS

|---Pass Def---|--|Fumbles--| Int./Yards PBU QBH Rcv./Yards FF

Blkd. Kick Safety

30 Justin Arndt

13

56

28

84

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13

43

37

80

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Al-Rasheed Benton

22 Jarrod Harper

13

54

17

71

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1

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13 Rasul Douglas

13

49

21

70

3.5/14

1/11

8/101

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1

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49 Darrien Howard

13

39

27

66

6/31

3/28

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11 David Long

13

37

28

65

4.5/21

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2

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8

Kyzir White

12

47

11

58

7/26

3/19

.

5

1

1/0

2

.

.

2

Jeremy Tyler

13

46

11

57

1/3

.

2/0

8

.

.

1

.

.

24 Maurice Fleming

12

43

5

48

2/6

.

1/2

9

.

1/0

1

.

.

97 Noble Nwachukwu

12

27

13

40

7.5/32

4/24

.

2

3

1/0

1

.

.

95 Christian Brown

13

19

16

35

4.5/16

2/11

.

3

.

2/0

.

1

.

88 Adam Shuler II

13

18

15

33

2/2

1/1

.

.

.

.

1

.

.

Antonio Crawford

13 Toyous Avery MOUNTAINEER FOO TB ALL

|-Sacks-| No./Yards

3

1

46

| ------------Tackles------------| GP Solo Ast Total TFL/Yards

9

22

3

25

2/6

.

.

6

.

.

.

.

.

11

21

3

24

1/1

.

.

4

.

.

.

.

.

18 Marvin Gross Jr.

13

13

11

24

3/15

2/9

1/18

1

.

.

2

.

.

27 Sean Walters

13

16

7

23

2/12

1/9

1/0

1

2

.

.

.

.

19 Elijah Battle

11

21

2

23

0.5/1

.

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

14 Nana Kyeremeh

13

10

3

13

.

.

.

1

.

1/0

.

.

.

7

Khairi Sharif

12

10

2

12

.

.

.

.

.

1/0

.

.

.

46 Reese Donahue

12

6

6

12

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

5

Xavier Preston

10

8

3

11

1/5

1/5

.

.

1

.

.

.

.

38 Shane Commodore

13

4

5

9

.

.

.

.

.

1/0

1

.

.

92 Jon Lewis

13

3

1

4

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

44 Hodari Christian II

9

4

.

4

2/4

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

5

Jovon Durante

13

2

.

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

9

Jovanni Stewart

12

2

.

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

12 Gary Jennings

13

1

1

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

52 Nick Meadows

13

2

.

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

53 Colton McKivitz

13

2

.

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

67 Alec Shriner

6

.

2

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

28 Elijah Wellman

13

1

1

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

40 Mike Daniels

6

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

62 Kyle Bosch

13

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

56 Grant Lingafelter

8

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

31 Zach Sandwisch

1

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

4

Kennedy McKoy

13

.

1

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

2

Ka’Raun White

11

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

45 Adam Hensley

7

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

48 Mike Molina

13

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

1

13

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Shelton Gibson

Total

13 634 280 914 61/238

23/154

Opponents

13 - - -

25/195 11/185 32 17

-

14/134

51

14

11/0

13 1

.

10/5

8 .

.


WEST VIRGINIA TEAM GAME HIGHS

Justin Arndt

WEST VIRGINIA INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS 30 331 2 63 41 31 389 5 71 8 171 2 71 4 50 8 49.2 63 3 18 51 14 2.0 2.0 2

Martell Pettaway at Iowa State (Nov. 26, 2016) Justin Crawford vs. Oklahoma (Nov. 19, 2016) Rushel Shell III vs. BYU (Sept. 24, 2016) Rushel Shell III at Texas Tech (Oct. 15, 2016) Skyler Howard at Texas Tech (Oct. 15, 2016) Skyler Howard vs. Kansas (Nov. 5, 2016) Kennedy McKoy at Texas (Nov. 12, 2016) Skyler Howard vs. Oklahoma (Nov. 19, 2016) Justin Crawford vs. Baylor (Dec. 3, 2016) Skyler Howard vs. Kansas State (Oct. 1, 2016) Skyler Howard vs. BYU (Sept. 24, 2016) Skyler Howard vs. Youngstown State (Sept. 10, 2016) Skyler Howard vs. Youngstown State (Sept. 10, 2016) Skyler Howard at Iowa State (Nov. 26, 2016) Skyler Howard at Iowa State (Nov. 26, 2016) Daikiel Shorts Jr. vs. Missouri (Sept. 3, 2016) Daikiel Shorts Jr. at Oklahoma State (Oct. 29, 2016) Shelton Gibson vs. Youngstown State (Sept. 10, 2016) Shelton Gibson vs. Youngstown State (Sep t.10, 2016) Shelton Gibson vs. Kansas (Nov. 5, 2016) Shelton Gibson at Iowa State (Nov. 26, 2016) Shelton Gibson at Iowa State (Nov. 26, 2016) Mike Molina vs. Missouri (Sept. 3, 2016) Mike Molina vs. Baylor (Dec. 3, 2016) Billy Kinney vs. Miami (Dec. 28, 2016) Billy Kinney vs. Youngstown State (Sept. 10, 2016) Billy Kinney vs. Miami (Dec. 28, 2016) Billy Kinney vs. Miami (Dec. 28, 2016) Gary Jennings vs. Youngstown State (Sept. 10, 2016) Shelton Gibson (Nov. 5, 2016) Al-Rasheed Benton vs. Oklahoma (Nov. 19, 2016) Kyzir White at Texas (Nov. 12, 2016) Marvin Gross Jr. vs. Baylor (Dec. 3, 2016) Justin Arndt vs. Missouri (Sept. 3, 2016) Darrien Howard (Oct. 15, 2016) Noble Nwachukwu vs. TCU (Oct. 22, 2016) Kyzir White at Texas (Nov. 12, 2016) Marvin Gross Jr. vs. Baylor (Dec. 3, 2016) Rasul Douglas vs. Kansas (Nov. 5, 2016)

62 388 10.2 5 41 31 389 14.8 5 88 650 8.9 49 4 30 11 108 4 3 8 49.2 63 3 18

vs. Baylor (Dec. 3, 2016) vs. Oklahoma (Nov. 19, 2016) vs. Oklahoma (Nov. 19, 2016) at Texas Tech (Oct. 15, 2016) vs. Kansas State (Oct. 1, 2016) vs. BYU (Sept. 24, 2016) vs. Youngstown State (Sept. 10, 2016) at Iowa State (Nov. 26, 2016) vs. Youngstown State (Sept. 10, 2016) at Iowa State (Nov. 26, 2016) vs. Baylor (Dec. 3, 2016) at Texas Tech (Oct. 15, 2016) vs. Oklahoma (Nov. 19, 2016) at Iowa State (Nov. 26, 2016) at Texas Tech (Oct. 15, 2016) at Texas (Nov. 12, 2016) vs. Baylor (Dec. 3, 2016) vs. Youngstown State (Sept. 10, 2016) vs. Miami (Dec. 28, 2016) vs. Miami (Dec. 28, 2016) at Texas (Nov. 12, 2016) vs. Oklahoma (Nov. 19, 2016) vs. BYU (Sept. 24, 2016) vs. Miami (Dec. 28, 2016) vs. Youngstown State (Sept. 10, 2016) vs. Miami (Dec. 28, 2016) vs. Miami (Dec. 28, 2016) vs. Youngstown State (Sept. 10, 2016)

OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

Rushes Yards Rushing TD Rushes Long Rush Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing TD Passes Long Pass Receptions Yards Receiving TD Receptions Long Reception Field Goals Long Field Goal Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Punts inside 20 Long Punt Return Long Kickoff Return Tackles

35 169 2 56 51 31 371 4 75 11 136 2 75 4 42 8 44.8 62 3 27 97 15

D’Onta Foreman at Texas (Nov. 12, 2016) Jamaal Williams vs. BYU (Sept. 24, 2016) Jamaal Williams vs. BYU (Sept. 24, 2016) Samaje Perine vs. Oklahoma (Nov. 19, 2016) Baker Mayfield vs. Oklahoma (Nov. 19, 2016) Jamaal Williams vs. BYU (Sept. 24, 2016) Drew Lock vs. Missouri (Sept. 3, 2016) Shane Buechele at Texas (Nov. 12, 2016) Jacob Park at Iowa State (Nov. 26, 2016) Brad Kaaya vs. Miami (Dec. 28, 2016) Baker Mayfield vs. Oklahoma (Nov. 19, 2016) Jalen McCleskey at Oklahoma State (Oct. 29, 2016) Jonathan Giles at Texas Tech (Oct. 15, 2016) Jonathan Giles at Texas Tech (Oct. 15, 2016) Chris Lacy at Oklahoma State (Oct. 29, 2016) Dede Westbrook vs. Oklahoma (Nov. 19, 2016) Cole Netten at Iowa State (Nov. 26, 2016) Clayton Hatfield at Texas Tech (Oct. 15, 2016) Corey Fatony vs. Missouri (Sept. 3, 2016) Mark Schuler vs. Youngstown State (Sept. 10, 2016) Zach Sinor at Oklahoma State (Oct. 29, 2016) Drew Galitz vs. Baylor (Dec. 3, 2016) Corey Fatony vs. Missouri (Sept. 3, 2016) Mark Schuler vs. Youngstown State (Sept. 10, 2016) Zach Sinor at Oklahoma State (Oct. 29, 2016) Austin Seibert vs. Oklahoma (Nov. 19, 2016) Trever Ryen at Iowa State (Nov. 26, 2016) Kene Nwangwu at Iowa State (Nov. 26, 2016) Taylor Young vs. Baylor (Dec. 3, 2016) Travon Blanchard vs. Baylor (Dec. 3, 2016)

MOUNTAINEER FOO TB ALL

Rushes Yards Rushing TD Rushes Long Rush Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing TD Passes Long Pass Receptions Yards Receiving TD Receptions Long Reception Field Goals Long Field Goal Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Punts inside 20 Long Punt Return Long Kickoff Return Tackles Sacks Tackles For Loss Interceptions

Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play Points Sacks By First Downs Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions By Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Punts inside 20 Long Punt Return

47


MOUNTAINEER FOO TB ALL

Shelton Gibson

Sacks Tackles For Loss Interceptions

2.5 3.0 2

Vincent Taylor at Oklahoma State (Oct. 29, 2016) Vincent Taylor at Oklahoma State (Oct. 29, 2016) Malcolm Roach at Texas (Nov. 12, 2016) Jhaustin Thomas at Iowa State (Nov. 26, 2016) Dylan Haines at Texas (Nov. 12, 2016)

OPPONENT TEAM GAME HIGHS Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes Total Plays Total Offense

48

64 316 7.0 5 53 32 371 11.3 4 100 561

vs. Oklahoma (Nov. 19, 2016) vs. Oklahoma (Nov. 19, 2016) vs. BYU (Sept. 24, 2016) vs. Oklahoma (Nov. 19, 2016) vs. Missouri (Sept. 3, 2016) at Texas Tech (Oct. 15, 2016) at Iowa State (Nov. 26, 2016) vs. Oklahoma (Nov. 19, 2016) vs. Miami (Dec. 28, 2016) vs. Missouri (Sept. 3, 2016) at Texas (Nov. 12, 2016) at Iowa State (Nov. 26, 2016)

Yards Per Play Points Sacks By First Downs Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions By Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Punts inside 20 Long Punt Return

7.2 56 5 32 12 104 4 3 8 44.8 62 3 27

at Iowa State (Nov. 26, 2016) vs. Oklahoma (Nov. 19, 2016) vs. TCU (Oct. 22, 2016) at Texas (Nov. 12, 2016) vs. Baylor (Dec. 3, 2016) vs. Kansas (Nov. 5, 2016) vs. BYU (Sept. 24, 2016) at Iowa State (Nov. 26, 2016) vs. Baylor (Dec. 3, 2016) at Texas (Nov. 12, 2016) vs. Missouri (Sept. 3, 2016) Vs. Youngstown State (Sept. 10, 2016) at Oklahoma State (Oct. 29, 2016) vs. Baylor (Dec. 3, 2016) vs. Missouri (Sept. 3, 2016) Vs. Youngstown State (Sept. 10, 2016) at Oklahoma State (Oct. 29, 2016) vs. Oklahoma (Nov. 19, 2016) at Iowa State (Nov. 26, 2016)


Jovon Durante

Yodny Cajuste

Kennedy McKoy

Elijah Wellman

Gary Jennings

Mike Molina

Billy Kinney


2017 SCHEDULE Sat.

Sept. 2

vs. Virginia Tech ^

Sat.

Sept. 9

East Carolina

Sat.

Sept. 16

Delaware State

Sat.

Sept. 23

at Kansas *

Sat.

Oct. 7

Sat.

Oct. 14

at TCU * Texas Tech *

Sat.

Oct. 21

at Baylor *

Sat.

Oct. 28

Oklahoma State *

Sat.

Nov. 4

Sat.

Nov. 11

Iowa State * at Kansas State *

Sat.

Nov. 18

Texas *

Sat.

Nov. 25

at Oklahoma *

Sat.

Dec. 2

^ Landover, Md. * Big 12 Conference game + Arlington, Texas

Big 12 Championship Game +

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