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.
I hate giving long speeches. To the whole state of West Virginia i love you and thank you for everything.
76. HOW WE DOIN. PICK UP DRIVIN. BUSCH LIGHT DRINKIN. ONE HEAD BUTTIN SUN OF A GUN. IM OUT LOVE YALL ✌🏽
— Chase Behrndt (@BehrndtChase) December 13, 2020
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.
Didn’t get a senior night in Milan but I can say my last time there was blast! I Love You West Virginia!❤️ pic.twitter.com/BvJqIBVf4L
— Tj Simmons (@a_scouts_dream) December 10, 2020
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.
This was truly the best three years of my life, friends who are now considered brothers. Just a lil tribute to how much you guys mean to me‼️😭 love you WV nation 4 life‼️‼️ pic.twitter.com/NV1iY4ZuIc
— Michael Brown🇦🇸🇼🇸 (@Iam_MikeBrown) December 11, 2020
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.
✌🏾Morgantown… Country Roads will always take me home pic.twitter.com/0h9E8ztlqW
— Osman Kamara (@oozie_k) December 12, 2020
Kamara joined WVU in 2016 from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was a special teams player, appearing in 43 games and making eight career tackles.