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West Virginia Football Releases Week 1 Depth Chart



At the team’s press conference on Monday, they released their depth chart for the Backyard Brawl. This included announcing Georgia transfer JT Daniels as the team’s starting quarterback.

Not listed on the depth chart is CJ Donaldson, who Neal Brown said will come in at running back at points this season. It’s also worth noting that Brown said that everyone listed on this depth chart will play on Thursday, which even includes tight end Mike O’Laughlin who has been dealing with an injury throughout training camp.

The full depth chart is listed below:


QB: JT Daniels, Will Crowder or Nicco Marchiol or Garrett Greene

RB: Tony Mathis, Justin Johnson Jr.

WR (X): Bryce Ford-Wheaton, Cortez Braham

WR (Y): Sam James, Preston Fox

WR (Z): Kaden Prather, Jeremiah Aaron

WR (H): Reese Smith, Graeson Malashevich

TE: Brian Polendey or Mike O’Laughlin

LT: Wyatt Milum, Nick Malone

LG: James Gmiter, Tomas Rimac

C: Zach Frazier, Jordan White

RG: Doug Nester, Jordan White

RT: Brandon Yates or Ja’Quay Hubbard


DE: Taijh Alston, Sean Martin

DT: Dante Stills, Edward Vesterinen, Jalen Thornton, Zequi Lawton

NG: Jordan Jefferson, Mike Lockhart

Bandit: Jared Bartlett OR Lanell Carr

Mike: Lee Kpogba, Tirek Austin-Cave, Caden Biser

Will: Lance Dixon, Exree Loe

CB: Charles Woods, Andrew Wilson-Lamp

CB: Rashad Ajayi or Wesley McCormick

Spear: Davis Mallinger or Jasir Cox

FS: Aubrey Burks, Hershey McLaurin

CAT: Marcis Floyd, Malachi Ruffin

Special Teams

K: Casey Legg, Parker Grothaus

P: Kolton McGhee or Oliver Straw

H: Graeson Malashevich

KO: Parker Grothaus, Danny King

LS: Austin Brinkman

KR: Sam James, Davis Mallinger

PR: Reese Smith, Preston Fox

West Virginia is set to renew the Backyard Brawl rivalry with Pitt in week one of the 2022 season after a 11-year hiatus this Thursday at Acrisure Stadium at 7:00 p.m.

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