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Milum, Taylor and Others Highlight WVU Football Preseason Honors

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WVU Football tight end Kole Taylor breaks away for a big gain against UNC in the Duke's Mayo Bowl at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. on Dec. 27, 2023. (Mitchell Northam / WV Sports Now)

As WVU football looks to begin its preseason within the next few weeks, players in the program are receiving honors from multiple outlets. Lindy’s Sports and Athlon Sports released preseason honors, which Wyatt Milum and Kole Taylor highlighted West Virginia.

Lindy’s Sports 

First Team – OL: Wyatt Milum

Second Team All-American: Wyatt Milum

Second Team – TE: Kole Taylor

Second Team – K: Michael Hayes

Third Team DL: Sean Martin

Athlon Sports

First Team Offense: Wyatt Milum (OL)

First Team Defense: Aubrey Burks (S)

Second Team Offense: Tomas Rimac (OL), Kole Taylor (TE)

Second Team Defense: Sean Martin (DL)

Third Team Offense: Jahiem White (RB)

Fourth Team Offense: CJ Donaldson (RB)

Fourth Team Defense: Garnett Hollis Jr. (CB), Trey Lathan (LB), Edward Vesterinen (DL)

2024 will be a huge season for Milum, as the offensive line loses Zach Frazier and Doug Nester to the professional scene. Milum has been ranked the second-best returning offensive tackle in the Big 12, according to PPF. Milum holds a grade of 80.1 right behind Iowa State’s Jalen Travis at 80.7.

Taylor is entering his second year with the Mountaineers after transferring from LSU. Taylor recorded 444 receiving yards and four touchdowns in 13 games. The 6-foot-7 tight end caught 35 passes for 12.7 yards per catch.

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