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Bruce Irvin is Returning to the Seattle Seahawks



Former Mountaineer football great and first-round NFL draft pick Bruce Irvin will be returning to the team that drafted him from college, he confirmed on his Twitter account Wednesday.

Irvin was reported to have agreed to terms to come back to Seattle first by Ian Rapoport of The NFL Network; however, terms of the deal were not immediately available.

The 15th pick in the 2012 draft class, Irvin played for the Seahawks until 2015. During his first tenure, Irvin started on two Super Bowl teams with one becoming Super Bowl Champions over the Broncos.

Irvin, now 32, spent brief stints with the then Oakland Raiders, Atlanta Falcons and most recently the Carolina Panthers after his time in Seattle.

In Oakland, Irvin was nominated as the Raiders candidate for Walter Peyton Man of the Year — an award recognizing players for their off the field contributions to the community.

The defensive end played 26 games in the old gold and blue, totaling 44 tackles with 30 for a loss and 23 sacks. Most recently at Carolina, Irvin added 8.5 sacks and 16 quarterback hits to his resume.

Despite his success in his NFL career, Irvin showed he will never forget his first football home in Morgantown. In 2018, Irvin returned to WVU to receive his diploma and Regents Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Education and Human Services. He returned to Morgantown and participated in the commencement ceremony.

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