MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – “It’s about time,” says Mountaineer Nation.
WVU Football’s resident kicker and most consistent player, redshirt junior Casey Legg, has been with the Mountaineers since 2018 but had never played a single minute of high school football. Legg, a midfielder and defender on Charleston, W.Va.’s Cross Lanes Christian High School soccer team, opted to stay in-state and join then-head coach Dana Holgorsen’s WVU football team as a preferred walk-on instead of pursuing a soccer scholarship. He’s been earning his stripes with the program ever since.
Through four seasons in Morgantown, Legg is 20-for-25 on field goal attempts, including 13 straight this season, and 36-for-36 on extra point conversions. His 2021 field goal streak, 13-14 overall, is sufficient to place him at the top of the country in efficiency and frequency, only topped by nine kickers who remain at 1.000. He’s ranked as high as second in the country though, and it’s well-deserved. In three games, he’s been the only second half scoring opportunity that the Mountaineers have tallied, and eight of WVU’s 28 quarters have points on the board solely due to Legg’s field goal prowess.
He’s also coming off his first acknowledgment as Big 12 Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his play in the TCU victory last Saturday.
Following today’s WVU Football practice, Legg was in for a surprise. The once-preferred walk-on was about to be offered a full scholarship.
His parents, Paul and Leigh Legg, drove up from Charleston, W.Va. to celebrate their son’s accomplishments alongside the entire team at the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility.
🚨 SCHOLARSHIP ALERT 🚨
— West Virginia Football (@WVUfootball) October 26, 2021