MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Fourteen field goals. That’s how long it took for WVU Football’s redshirt junior kicker Casey Legg to miss. That not only continues to lead the country and the conference, but earns him his first Big 12 Conference Special Teams Player of the Week honor.
Against the TCU Horned Frogs on Oct. 23, Legg booted 27-, 38-, and 49-yard field goals, before his first miss of the season was blocked by TCU’s Ochaun Mathis. The last make, a 49-yard kick to boost the Mountaineers up 23-17, was his longest of the season, and second longest of his career; the only shot further was during the 2019 season: a 51-yard field goal during the 24-20 Kansas State victory.
Regardless, Saturday’s effort was more than enough to solidify a Player of the Week honor. Through his four seasons with the Mountaineers, this is Legg’s first Big 12 Conference honor. He joins Iowa State’s Brock Purdy (offensive) and Will McDonald IV (defensive), and fellow Mountaineer Charles Woods and Kansas’ Devin Neal (newcomers) as Big 12 Football Players of the Week.
𝘾𝙖𝙨𝙚𝙮 𝙇𝙚𝙜𝙜, 𝙒𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙑𝙞𝙧𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙖#Big12FB Special Teams Player of the Week
🏈 Legg converted three field goals and totaled 11 points in West Virginia’s win at TCU.
— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) October 25, 2021