West Virginia had two offensive lineman named to the Outland Trophy Watch List. This was announced today by the Football Writers Association of America.
Senior offensive tackle Colton McKivitz and junior offensive guard Josh Sills were both named to the list.
McKivitz was already named a 2019 preseason All-Big 12 selection. He has already started 35 games for WVU and played in 38 games total. Colton was twice selected as an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention.
Colton McKivitz is ready to hold it down on the West Virginia offensive line once more this year. pic.twitter.com/uQtCiJgV7z
— PFF College (@PFF_College) July 24, 2019
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Sills was named to the 2018 All-Big 12 Second Team. He has started the last two seasons at guard, starting 22 games and playing in 25.
— Tom Bragg (@TomBraggSports) July 20, 2019
Coach Neal Brown commented on McKivitz and Sills taking on their new roles as leaders on the offensive line:
Josh Sills and Colton McKivitz are taking new roles as leaders on the o-line. How's it working for them, Coach? pic.twitter.com/pqnntYiOV9
— WV Illustrated (@wvillustrated) July 19, 2019
With the recognition these two Mountaineer offensive lineman have received, it’s looking like the offensive line has a chance to lead this team. Congrats to Colton and Josh for making the Outland Trophy Watch List, Mountaineers fans are exciting to see you take the field in 2019 and prove the recognition was deserved.