WVU’s Sills Leads The Nation In Receiving TDs

WVU's Sills Leads The Nation In Receiving TDs

No one could have imagined the transition from quarterback to receiver going this well for David Sills. He leads the nation in receiving touchdowns with 9. He’s no slouch in the yardage department either. Sills ranks 15th in the country with 102.4 receiving yards per game.

Sills has been near the top of the leaderboard for receiving touchdowns for the entire season. Against TCU he was able to haul two spectacular touchdown grabs. The first one was a 64-yard touchdown where he made an incredible move on TCU safety Nick Orr. The second one was a very high degree of difficulty fingertip catch that tied the game up at 24.

Here is his first touchdown catch where he makes an incredible move and takes it the distance.


Here is the fingertip catch in the back of the end zone to tie it up.


The Mountaineer receiver was passed on when it comes to the All-Big 12 preseason selections. If he keeps a pace anywhere near where he has set so far this season he will certainly get the All-Big 12 team selection when it matters more, at the end of the season. If he keeps piling up touchdowns and yards he will even be in contention for the Biletnikoff Award.

Here is the leaderboard for receiving touchdowns in the FBS:

Name School Year Position Rec. Yds TD Yds/Gm
1 David Sills V West Virginia JR WR 33 512 9 102.4
2 Darren Andrews UCLA SR WR 40 553 7 110.6
2 Denzel Mims Baylor SO WR 25 533 7 106.6
2 Anthony Miller Memphis SR WR 35 516 7 103.2
2 Tre’Quan Smith UCF JR WR 15 337 7 84.3
2 Courtland Sutton SMU JR WR 31 489 7 81.5
2 Tavares Martin Jr. Washington State JR WR 34 464 7 77.3
8 Deontay Burnett USC JR WR 41 527 6 87.8
8 Wyatt Demps Nevada SR WR 39 438 6 73.0
8 Dante Pettis Washington SR WR 37 416 6 69.3
8 Dez Fitzpatrick Louisville FR WR 26 414 6 69.0