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Former Mountaineer Bryce Ford-Wheaton on Road to Recovery in NFL



Bryce Ford-Wheaton with Giants
Image credit to the New York Giants

The clock can now start on the road to recovery for Bryce Ford-Wheaton. After tearing his ACL before the start of what would’ve been his rookie NFL season with the Giants, Ford-Wheaton has now had had successful surgery.

“Surgery went great. Appreciate Dr. ElAttrache for repairing my ACL. Long road ahead but we gone be back better than ever,” said Ford-Wheaton in a post on social media. 

The Giants announced that they were placing the former Mountaineer on Injured Reserve on August 27. He will miss the entire 2023 season.

Former WVU WR Bryce Ford-Wheaton Heads to IR with Torn ACL

Ford-Wheaton was signed by New York as an undrafted free agent during draft week. The hope was he could at least find a role on special teams and that would help him see the field this season.

Ford-Wheaton spent four seasons at WVU under head coach Neal Brown. The 6-foot-4 athlete recorded 1,867 receiving yards, recording 15 touchdowns in a span of 38 career games for the Mountaineers. Ford-Wheaton completed his senior season with 62 completions and 675 yards. In 2022, Ford-Wheaton was second in the Big 12 in receiving touchdowns with seven. Despite his impressive testing numbers at the NFL Combine, especially his time in the 40-yard dash, the WVU wide receiver product was not drafted.

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