Exree Loe has been a key part of West Virginia’s defense for the past two seasons. The redshirt junior from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is not new to the Mountaineer way.
Loe attended Greater Johnston Area High School. He came to play for the Mountaineers in 2017 as a cornerback. His freshman year he was redshirted and moved around a lot.
With the option to transfer, Loe took his chances with staying with West Virginia. In 2018, Loe was moved to linebacker, and it wasn’t until 2019 when Loe really started to find his place here in West Virginia.
In 2019 Loe saw action in 12 games and started in three. Loe went on to see action on 20 or more defensive snaps in eight games and 15 or more special teams snaps in eight games.
Loe finished the 2020 season with 46 tackles including 27 solo stops, two tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a pass breakup. He was awarded with the 2020 WVU Special Teams MVP from the coaching staff.
Loe has played in 32 career games, including four starts.
So, what does Loe think about the defense this season after losing key players?
“I think we still have a lot of cleaning up to do and there’s a lot of season left so I think we just need to get to work and get fundamentally sound,” Loe said.
Going into the 2021 season, Loe is looked at as a key factor in the defensive core this season.
(Top Photo: Dale Sparks)