MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Those with any familiarity with Mountaineer Football the past four seasons knows kicker Casey Legg.
Now a redshirt junior, the Charleston, W.Va. native has been stellar this season. Although one kick short of 1.000, he’s knocked in 14-of-15, good enough for ninth in the country in frequency and accuracy. At .933, he’s the best one-miss field goal kicker in the country. His start with the Mountaineers hasn’t always been so successful though.
He began his career, under head coach Dana Holgorsen, as a walk-on. He’d never played a snap of football, opting instead for soccer. That work ethic and determination to get to where he is now earned him a nomination for the 2021 Burlsworth Trophy, awarded to the nation’s best college player who began as a walk-on.
Only a week ago, he was finally given a scholarship by head coach Neal Brown. He now joins 87 other Division I college football players on the nominees list. Legg, along with Iowa State OL Derek Schweiger, Kansas State WR Landry Weber, Oklahoma WR Drake Stoops, and Texas LB Luke Brockermeyer represent the Big 12 Conference.
The Burlsworth Trophy award ceremony will honor the eventual three finalists. It’s set for Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. CT at Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, AR.
— West Virginia Football (@WVUfootball) November 2, 2021