Fairmont natives Zach Frazier and Dante Stills each got the First Team nods. Frazier earned it on the offensive side of the ball after his All-American sophomore season, while Stills earned it on defense after leading WVU in sacks in 2021. Kicker Casey Legg earned a First Team nod as a specialist.
Wide receiver Bryce Ford-Wheaton and tackle Wyatt Milum each earned Second Team nods on offense, while guard Doug Nester and cornerback Charles Woods each earned Third Team honors.
Athlon made eye-popping selection on the Third Team, including quarterback JT Daniels on the list. Daniels comes to West Virginia from Georgia, where he earned a Peach Bowl title before missing most of the Bulldogs’ title season with an injury. Although he hasn’t earned the starting job yet officially, he could immediately add a wrinkle to the WVU offense.
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Three more Mountaineers made Athlon’s Fourth Team, as wide receiver Sam James made it on offense while defensive linemen Jordan Jefferson and Taijh Alston earned it on defense.