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WVU Football’s Leddie Brown Enters 2,000 Rush Club

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – With his 106 yards rushing against No. 15 Virginia Tech, WVU senior running back Leddie Brown reached the 2,000 yard milestone. Brown officially became the 20th Mountaineer in school history to reach 2,000 yards rushing. During his true freshman season in 2018, he recorded 446 yards on 91 attempts and then followed that up with 367 yards on 107 attempts as a sophomore. Brown’s breakout season was as a junior, when he rushed for 1,010 yards rushing, which boosted him to 1,823 career yards.

Entering the Virginia Tech game, he had already recorded 73 yards rushing at Maryland and 31 yards rushing against LIU for a total of 104 yards rushing and four touchdowns in 2021.  2,000 was easily within reach during the Black Diamond Trophy game, but a single 80-yard rush for a touchdown to kick off the victory didn’t hurt.

He joins fellow Mountaineer greats Avon Cobourne (1999-02), Pat White (2005-08), Noel Devine (2007-10), Amos Zereoue (1996-98), Steve Slaton (2005-06), Arthur Owens (1972-75), Robert Walker (1992-95), Quincy Wilson (1999-2003), Wendell Smallwood (2013-15), and Robert Alexander (1977-80). All of these former players have more than 2,400 yards rushing during their Mountaineer careers; Cobourne has an astounding 5,164 yards on 1,050 carries during his four-year career. With this Virginia Tech win under his belt, Brown is already at 2,002, only three games into this 2021 season.

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