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WVU WR Cortez Braham Excited for Opportunity to Make Plays, Enjoying Vibe of New Receivers



WVU Football WR Cortez Braham

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – While the WVU wide receiver room looks a lot different than it did a year ago, there’s one constant still around. Cortez Braham is that carry over player and is already confident about the new group of Mountaineer receivers.

Braham actually labeled the receivers on the current roster as “way better” than what was in Morgantown last season. He didn’t elaborate on that and it didn’t feel as if he was intentionally taking a shot at anyone no longer on the roster, but just trying to express his confidence in who is now on the team.

The senior out of Baltimore, Maryland, who is approaching his second season in West Virginia, also talked about feeling more comfortable with the FBS level of college football. “Stop swimming. Coach Brown used to get on me a lot for swimming, exposing yourself,” Braham said about what he learned the most last year.

As a player who started off his college career playing at multiple junior colleges, Braham was asked what the transition has been like jumping from JUCO all the way up to experiencing Big 12 football. Braham responded “it ain’t similar” with a big smirk on his face.

Beyond the turnover of his fellow receivers, Braham also has a new position coach in 2023. On what Bilal Marshall has added to the mix, Braham focused on the energy conveyed by the young wide receivers coach. “He brings a lot of energy. He makes you want to go out there and play hard everyday. He’s a really good coach,” said Braham.

In addition to soaking up the energy and lessons from coaches like Brown and Marshall, Braham is taking advantage of the chance to learn from a veteran like Devin Carter as well. Braham mentioned Carter has taught him how to play bigger than his actual size.

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After putting up 14 catches for 147 yards in 2022, Braham is hoping for a bigger role and more opportunities this season. He discussed being fueled by doubters back in the spring.

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“I take it personal, I take it real personal,” said Braham. “I was getting limited reps (last season) and I was still making plays. I’m taking this season real personal because I feel like I have a lot to prove out there.”

With that said, Braham does understand his place on the team. “My role is to stay consistent and make plays downfield.”

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