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WVU’s Trevon Wesco Met Fellow West Virginian on SNF



MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Former Mountaineer tight end Trevon Wesco was recruited to Morgantown by WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen. He spent two seasons at Lackawanna College before joining the Mountaineer roster as a redshirt sophomore in 2016. He was coming off a knee injury sustained during his time in Scranton, Pa., and Holgorsen took the 6’4″ West Virginia native in with open arms.

Wesco was coming off a record season at Lackawanna, punching his way to the No. 3 junior college tight end nationally (ESPN) and No. 7 junior college tight end nationally (247Sports). He was a PrepStar Junior College All-American in 2015. Holgorsen, whose time at the helm of the WVU Football ship, was well-known to cultivate JUCO talent, took hold of Wesco and transformed him into a Division I football player.

The Martinsburg, W.Va. native finished his three seasons at West Virginia with 373 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Such a dominating presence was sure to catch the eye of NFL scouts, and it did. He was drafted to the New York Jets in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. In his three seasons in East Rutherford, N.J., Wesco has netted 52 receiving yards as the team’s fourth-string tight end and first-string fullback; he’s also been used extensively on defense, creating six special teams tackles over the course of his three seasons.

Wesco got the full-circle moment of his life last Sunday in London, England. The now-1-4 New York Jets and now-2-3 Atlanta Falcons clashed at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for a continuation of the NFL’s International Series, and Wesco was in on the action. He had two tackles, including one solo, but the Jets still fell to the Falcons 27-20. Post-game, Wesco met up with fellow West Virginian Juwan Green, whom the Falcons had recently activated from the practice squad. The University of Albany wide receiver was picked up by the Falcons as an undrafted free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft.

Wesco and Green played football across town from each other in Martinsburg, W.Va. at Musselman and Martinsburg high schools, respectively, reconnected in college at Lackawanna, and then found each other on the NFL sideline during last week’s iteration of Sunday Night Football.

Ten other former Mountaineers saw time in Week 5 of the NFL season: Geno Smith (Seahawks QB), Kenny Robinson (Panthers S), Quinton Spain (Bengals OG), Mark Glowinski (Colts OG), Tavon Austin (Jaguars WR), Nick Kwiatkoski (Raiders LB), Kyzir White (Chargers LB), Yodny Cajuste (Patriots OT), Karl Joseph (Steelers S), and David Long Jr. (Titans LB).

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