MORGANTOWN, W.Va.– West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen has announced the Mountaineers’ Player of the Year Awards for outstanding performance on the field during the 2016 season.
In national statistics, Howard ranked No. 19 in points responsible for (216), No. 23 in total offense (291.6 avg.), No. 25 in passing touchdowns (26), No. 26 in passing yards per completion (13.5 avg.), No. 27 in passing yards (3,328), No. 28 in yards per pass attempt (8.2), No. 28 in passing efficiency (146.6), No. 32 in passing yards per game (256.0 avg.), No. 42 in completions per game (19.0 avg.) and No. 45 in completion percentage (.611).
Gross Jr. led the Mountaineer’ special teams’ unit in tackles with 10, including eight on kickoff coverage and two on punt coverage. He had a season-high three tackles against TCU, including forcing a fumble on the opening kickoff of the game. He also was named the WVU Special Teams Champion against Kansas.