Mountaineer fans have watched senior running back Leddie Brown’s final performance in the gold and blue.
Via Twitter, Brown shared the news that he had chosen to forgo Dec. 28’s Guaranteed Rate Bowl to focus instead on cultivating his NFL Draft potential.
Once a mountaineer always a mountaineer 💙💛 pic.twitter.com/vBEf6l0Mhn
— _LB4 (@___lb4) December 16, 2021
The tweet says that, “First I would like to thank the state of West Virginia for being the most loyal college fan base, always showing out, and supporting me throughout my entire collegiate career. The fans have made my time here at WVU a memorable experience.
“I would like to thank my teammates. Thank you Neal Brown and Coach Scott for your devotion to helping me on and off the football field. Helping me develop as a leader and a man, as well as master my craft to allow me [sic] take my talents on to the next level.
“Thank you to Coach Mike and the entire strength staff for pushing me to my greatest athletic ability.
“After much thought and careful consideration with my family, I have decided to opt out of the Guaranteed Rate Bowl to focus on preparing for my life long dream. Thank you mountaineer nation for your unwavering passion and support.
“Baddest Man in Morgantown Out, but the journey continues.”
Fans should expect redshirt sophomore Tony Mathis Jr. to fill in on all running back duties.
Brown finishes his collegiate career with 43 games played, 604 receiving yards for five touchdowns, and 2,888 rushing yards on 620 attempts and 27 touchdowns. He is still slated to represent West Virginia in the 2022 Shrine Bowl on Feb. 3 at Allegiant Stadium.