West Virginia University had two players named to this year’s Walter Camp All-America second team, it was announced this evening.
Senior Tavon Austin
and junior Stedman Bailey
were selected as wide receivers. Bailey leads the country with 23 touchdown receptions to go along with 106 catches for 1,501 yards. He ranks third in the nation in receiving yards per game (125.1), is tied for third in scoring (11.5) and is fourth in receptions per game (8.8).
Bailey is the WVU school record holder in career touchdown catches with 39.
Austin has caught 110 passes for 1,259 yards and 12 touchdowns at slot receiver while rushing for 598 yards and three scores as a running back. He has also produced 903 yards in punt and kickoff returns, giving him 2,760 all-purpose yards for the year. Austin is the first player in school history to amass 7,000 all-purpose yards for his career.
He scored touchdowns four different ways this season as a pass receiver, rusher, kickoff returner and punt returner this season.
West Virginia (7-5) will face Syracuse (7-5) in this year’s Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in New York City on Saturday, Dec. 29, in a game that will kickoff at 3:15 p.m. and will be televised nationally on ESPN.