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McKivitz Named Associated Press All-American

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (December 16, 2019) – West Virginia University senior offensive tackle Colton McKivitz was named to the Associated Press All-America third team, as announced by the organization.

Last week, McKivitz earned Walter Camp Football Foundation Second Team All-America accolades, making him WVU’s 41st All-America selection since 2002. The program now has 106 All-Americans overall. 

With McKivitz earning these honors, WVU offensive linemen have earned All-America honors in three of the past four years, the ninth one since 2000 and the 30th offensive lineman in school history.

The Big 12 Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year, McKivitz played in 50 career games and started 47. He started all 13 games in 2019 and finished his career at TCU on Nov. 29, ranking No. 3 all-time for the most career starts in program history.

McKivitz, a 2019 All-Big 12 First Team honoree, already has accepted a Senior Bowl invitation for the Jan. 25, 2020, game in Mobile, Alabama. He has seen action this season on 792 of West Virginia’s 801 offensive snaps this season and according to Pro Football Focus, McKivitz ranked No. 2 in the Big 12 for highest pass blocking grade, No. 4 for highest run blocking grade, tied for No. 6 for fewest sacks given up (1) and No. 5 for lowest pressure rate percentage (3.1).

McKivitz finished the 2019 season with zero missed assignments in six games and registered a team-leading 13 great blocks and 34 knockdowns. His best game of the season came against Iowa State, where he tallied eight knockdown blocks, did not allow a sack, did not have a negative play and didn’t have a missed assignment.

Press Release Credit: WVU Athletics Communications

Cover Photo Credit: Jeff Ruff, BGS

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