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Mountaineers in the Pros: Sunahara Signs Futures Deal with Miami Dolphins

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(Kelsie LeRose/WVSportsNow)

Former West Virginia long snapper Rex Sunahara has signed a futures deal with the Miami Dolphins.

This will be Sunahara’s second stint with the Dolphins, who also signed him as an undrafted free agent following the 2019 season. He also worked out for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season.

WVU’s long snapper in 2018 and 2019, Sunahara was a semifinalist for the Patrick Mannely Award in 2019, which goes to the nation’s top long snapper. Sunahara began his collegiate career playing football and basketball at Rhode Island. He played both wide receiver and power forward before transferring to WVU ahead of the 2016 season. That rare athleticism for a long snapper made Sunahara a difficult player to replace for the Mountaineers.

The Mountaineers had four players sign with NFL teams as undrafted free agents immediately following the 2019 draft – receiver George Campbell, safety Josh Norwood and corners Keith Washington and Hakeem Bailey.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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