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Norwood Done for Season After Diving Interception

Cody Nespor

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Head coach Neal Brown announced Tuesday that senior safety Josh Norwood will miss the rest of the season due to a collarbone injury.

Norwood injured his collarbone after diving for an interception against Kansas State Saturday afternoon. Brown said that Norwood required surgery.

Norwood has 64 tackles, six pass breakup and one interception this season. In his place, freshman Kerry Martin Jr. will start.

Brown also announced that junior receiver T.J. Simmons will return this Saturday against Oklahoma State.

“T.J. will play, I don’t think he’ll be at the same point where he was before he got hurt against Baylor,” Brown said. “I don’t think he’ll play the same number of reps he was playing, but I do think he’ll be able to give us something.”

Simmons is second on the team with 31 receptions, 409 yards and four touchdowns. He has not played in either of the previous two games.

Kicker Evan Staley will kick in practice this week and his status will be determined later on, according to Brown. Staley has not played in the previous three games as freshman Casey Legg has handled kicking duties.

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Cody is currently a second-year graduate student at West Virginia University studying journalism. His graduate research focuses on the effects newspaper closures have on local communities. 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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