WVU finds kicker in the portal

MORGANTOWN, WV—The West Virginia Mountaineers now have a redshirt junior kicker from Georgia State committing through the transfer Portal.

Punter/ Kicker Michael Hayes will potentially replace Casey Legg who decided to quit playing football. Hayes will battle redshirt sophomore Danny King, redshirt junior Leighton Bechdel and redshirt freshman R.J. Kocan for the job.     

Hayes was 11-14 on field goals, also hitting 5-6 from 40-49 yards. He had a career long of 51 yards. Two of his three misses during the year were blocked. Hayes had a long punt of 66 yards in 2021. He has Georgia State’s single game record for extra point attempts hitting 8 of 8 against North Carolina last season. Hayes also ranks third in Georgia State history in punting yards (6,848), punting average (41.5) and field goal percentage 80 percent.