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West Virginia Kicker Casey Legg Named to Academic All-American Team



Casey Legg

As a nice way to cap off his football career, West Virginia’s Casey Legg was named to the Academic All-American team.

Legg is a member of the second team as selected College Sports Communicators. He becomes the 30th WVU player ever selected as an Academic All-American. Safety Sean Mahone earned the honor last year. The Mountaineers rank No.16 among “Power 5” schools or the most Academic All-Americans all-time.

In addition to being a successful kicker despite never having played football until college, Legg also excelled in the classroom, Legg posted a 3.97 grade point average and completed his bachelor’s degree in accounting. He has a 4.0 GPA while currently pursuing his master’s of business administration degree.

A Lou Groza Award semifinalist in 2021, Legg made a name for himself during a streak of connecting on 14 straight field goals that continued through the 2022 season. He was perfect across the board in terms of field goals and extra points throughout the 2022 season until missing two kicks against Kansas State in what was later learned to be his final home game as a Mountaineer. Legg made his intentions to retire from football, not return for his final year of eligibility and not pursue the NFL or kick professionally anywhere known after this past season.

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He finishes his career at WVU being successful on 40 out of 49 field goals. He scored 208 points, ranking No. 8 among kickers only. He is No. 7 on the career field goals made list and No. 10 on the all-time extra point made list too.

Legg earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team each of the past three years while being a regular on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll each semester and earning dean’s list distinction several times as well.

The Academic All-American team members are annually awarded by College Sports Communicators to the most accomplished student-athletes based on both their academic and athletic achievement. This is the longest-running and most prestigious academic and athletic award for student-athletes that’s been ongoing since 1952.

To even be considered, all nominees must have a GPA of 3.5 or above and be a starter or important reserve. The nominating and voting privileges are held exclusively by College Sports Communicators members on behalf of student-athletes from throughout the NCAA, NAIA, Two-year Colleges and Canadian institutions.

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