Following a solid sophomore campaign, wide receiver Bryce Ford-Wheaton is looking to continue to step up his game, as he prepares for his second season with West Virginia.
In the 2020 season, Ford-Wheaton finished with 27 receptions on 416 yards, with three touchdowns. Ford-Wheaton—as a redshirt sophomore—appeared in eight games, including a 51-yard performance in the bowl game against Army.
So what is Ford-Wheaton trying to improve on this off-season?
“I think I’ve got to take a big leap mentally, so I can help influence my teammates and especially the receiver group,” Ford-Wheaton said.
The 6-foot-3, 213-pound receiver showed multiple times during last season that he can be a contributor to the WVU offense. Ford-Wheaton had three games (Eastern Kentucky, Kansas, Kansas State) where he recorded over 70 yards in a single game. Ford-Wheaton also had his fair share of not-so-good games, where he recorded under 30 yards three times in a single game.
“I think the biggest thing is consistency and doing it every game, not just one game or two games,” Ford-Wheaton said. “I want to be a factor every game, so I think that’s what I really want to improve on.”
Ford-Wheaton’s breakout game last season occurred against Kansas State on Oct. 31, as the North Carolina native had 104 yards on three receptions.
Consistency will be the key for Ford-Wheaton to take that next step up, as he prepares for his second season playing for the Mountaineers.
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