Toyous Avery

#16 Toyous Avery

S | r-Jr. | 5-11 | 202 | Covington, Ga. | Newton HS/Coffeyville CC

2016 (r-So.)

  • Saw action in 11 games, including one start
  • Earned his first WVU start against Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl
  • Saw action on 404 plays, including 243 on defense
  • Registered 24 tackles, including 21 solo stops, one tackle for loss and three pass breakups
  • Finished with a season-tying five tackles, including three solo stops and a pass breakup against Miami
  • WVU Special Teams Champion: Baylor
  • Recorded a career-best five tackles vs. Baylor
  • Had a career-high-tying four solo tackles with his first career tackle for loss at Texas
  • Notched three solo tackles against Kansas
  • Had four solo tackles and a pass-breakup in his career debut against Missouri

2015 (r-Fr.) - Coffeyville Community College

  • Played for coach Aaron Flores at Coffeyville CC (Coffeyville, Kan.)
  • Helped team to an 8-3 record in 2015 and No. 14 national ranking
  • Played in 11 games and finished with 69 tackles, including 39 solo stops, 5.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, five pass breakups and a team-high five interceptions
  • Named All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Second Team
  • No. 6 in the Jayhawk CC Conference in interceptions and fumble recoveries
  • Season-high 10 tackles at Highland CC and Dodge City CC
  • Had season highs of two interceptions at Iowa Western CC and two tackles for loss at Highland CC

2014 (Fr.) - Coffeyville Community College

  • Redshirted

High School

  • Played for coach Terrance Banks at Newton High in Covington, Georgia
  • Finished with 34 tackles, including 21 solo stops, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery and a pass breakup as a senior
  • No. 12-rated safety nationally according to 247Sports, No. 45 in Georgia
  • Three-star recruit according to 247Sports
  • Two-star recruit according to Rivals and Scout


  • Birthday is January 28
  • Son of Toyous Avery and Michelle Wade
  • Grandson of Sherry Avery
  • One of six children
  • Majoring in multidisiplinary studies
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