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Behrndt, Simmons, Brown and Kamara Announce They Will Not Return to WVU Next Season



West Virginia football players Chase Behrndt, T.J. Simmons, Michael Brown and Osman Kamara have announced on Twitter that they will not be returning to WVU next season. All four could have returned next season due to the eligibility waiver the NCAA offered all players this season but are choosing not to.

A redshirt-senior, Behrndt came to WVU from Wilwood, Missouri in 2016. He became a full-time player last season, starting 10 games at center and guard. He started eight of nine games this season as WVU’s center. Behrndt played in 32 career games as a Mountaineer.

Simmons transferred to WVU in 2017 after originally signing with Alabama out of Clay-Chalkville High School. He had at least 300 receiving yards in each of the last three seasons. including 309 yards and two touchdowns this season.

Brown came to WVU as a junior college transfer after playing two seasons at Eastern Arizona Community College. He did not play high school football and yet appeared in 23 games with 14 starts in three seasons with the Mountaineers.

Kamara joined WVU in 2016 from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was a special teams player, appearing in 43 games and making eight career tackles.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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