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The Redshirts Most Likely to See the Field in WVU’s Final Four Games

Cody Nespor

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With the way redshirting players works now, several players will have opportunities to play as West Virginia closes out the season in the next month.

Players are permitted to play in four games and retain their redshirt status. Only Neal Brown and the coaching staff know for sure which redshirts will see the field in the next few weeks, but there are some players who are very likely to get playing time.

Jarret Doege, Jr. QB

Doege transferred to WVU this season from Bowling Green after having shoulder surgery in the offseason. He battled Austin Kendall and Jack Allison in camp for the starting quarterback spot, but was redshirted after Kendall won the job.

In two years at Bowling Green, Doege started 19 games at quarterback, throwing for 4,041 yards and 39 touchdowns. If the Mountaineers fall out of contention for a bowl game, Doege very well could see time at quarterback down the stretch.

Jared Bartlett, Fr. LB

Bartlett played in the team’s most recent game against Baylor on Thursday. Filling in for an injured Josh Chandler, Bartlett had two tackles against the Bears, including one where he forced Charlie Brewer out of bounds on a scramble.

In his senior season at Collins Hill High School in Georgia Bartlett racked up 78 tackles, 15 for a loss.

Tae Mayo, Fr. CB

Despite redshirting, Mayo has already played in two games this season. Due to an injury to Keith Washinton II and Hakeem Bailey getting ejected due to targeting, Mayo played in the second half against Iowa State and the first half at Oklahoma.

Mayo played every snap of the second half against ISU following Bailey’s ejection and had two tackles.

Tony Mathis, Fr. RB

Prior to the game against Baylor, head coach Neal Brown said that Mathis will get carries in the season’s final weeks. The Orlando, Florida native rushed for 2,077 yards and 50 touchdowns in his final two high school seasons.

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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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