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WVU Seniors Miss Their Day

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–Senior Day is the moment fans get to say “thank you” to the young men who have dedicated hours of blood, sweat and tears to their program. It is the time to truly pay homage even though fans do it on a weekly basis by cheering them on.

MORGANTOWN, WV – NOVEMBER 14: West Virginia Mountaineers safety Sean Mahone (29) and West Virginia Mountaineers defensive lineman Jalen Thornton (52) celebrate after Mahone recovered a fumble on a punt return during the fourth quarter of the college football game between the TCU Horned Frogs and the West Virginia Mountaineers on November 14, 2020, at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, WV. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

For 18 West Virginia University seniors and Jake Abbott, they didn’t get the chance to be honored. The Mountaineers’ finale against Oklahoma was canceled due to COVID testing and contact tracing twice.

On Saturday, the university released the video tribute to the young men that would have been shown prior to the game.

While the seniors have a chance to come back, some will choose to move on.

Darius Stills has a shot at his NFL Dream. Abbott has finished his degree.

T.J. Simmons has a small child at home. Michael Brown is a new father and husband. Whatever the reason, the road ends this year for some.

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WVU’s senior class will leave fans with four years of memories. Memories of victories and losses, the special personalities, the stories, the hard work and dedication.

Through the good times and the bad, Mountaineer nation went through it with those 18 seniors.

Those 19 individuals came in as boys and left as men. They became forever members of the state of West Virginia.

As Pat White says, “Once A Mountaineer, Always A Mountaineer”.

Photo Credit: Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire

Shanna Rose
WVU Graduate with a bachelor's in journalism and multimedia journalist. Sports Fan and sports writer. Former WVU News reporter. Contact Shanna on Twitter @SMR1837
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