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Player Profiles



Wendell                            Smallwood
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Wendell
Smallwood
Class: Jr.
Hometown: Wilmington, Del.
Height: 5-11
Weight: 201
Sport: Football
Position: RB

Biography

• Has played in 25 games and started 10
 
2014 (So.)
• Played in 13 games and started nine
• Mountaineers' No. 2 rusher with 148 carries for 722 yards and two touchdowns; fourth-leading receiver with 31 catches for 326 yards
• Saw action on 575 plays, including 555 on offense
• Ranked No. 7 in the Big 12 in rushing yards, No. 9 in rushing yards per game and No. 17 in all-purpose yards
• Led the Mountaineers with eight carries for 77 yards rushing with a season-long run of 35 against Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl;
   averaged 9.6 yards per carry
• Gained 33 yards on the ground at Iowa State, including a long run of 11 yards
• Had 13 carries for 45 yards and a touchdown at Texas; also finished with four catches for 10 yards
• Finished with 72 all-purpose yards against TCU
• Career day at Oklahoma State, gaining a game-best 132 yards on 23 carries; finished with 146 all-purpose yards
• Team-leading 66 rushing yards on a career-high 20 attempts against Baylor; also had a 23-yard reception
• Registered first career 100-yard rushing game at Texas Tech with a team-best 123 yards on a season-high 15 carries, including a
   season-long rush of 25 yards
• Along with Rushel Shell (110 yards) at Texas Tech, became the first two WVU runners to have 100 yards rushing each in a game since
   Pat White (200) and Noel Devine (154) at Louisville in 2008
• Second on the team with 47 rushing yards vs. Kansas
• Finished with 82 all-purpose yards against Oklahoma, including a season-high 38 yards rushing
• Second on team with 55 receiving yards against Towson
• Caught a career-best six receptions for 73 yards, also a career high, against Alabama
 
2013 (Fr.)
• Enrolled at West Virginia in January 2013
• Played in 12 games and started one at running back
• Also used extensively on special teams as a kick returner
• Ranked No. 9 in the Big 12 Conference in kickoff returns
• Finished with 39 carries for 221 yards
• Had 11 catches for 132 yards, averaging 12.0 yards per catch
• Career-long reception of 30 yards at Kansas; finished with a career-high 42 yards receiving
• Rushed for 18 yards on four carries against Texas, while also recording a career-high 37 yards receiving on two receptions
• Finished with 36 all-purpose yards at TCU
• Averaged 23.0 yards per kickoff return at Kansas State
• Finished with seven kickoff returns for 155 yards at Baylor
• Long return of 38 yards at Baylor
• Tallied a 30-yard run vs. Maryland
• Finished second on the team with 62 yards rushing vs. Georgia State
• Ran five times and gained 25 yards at Oklahoma, an average of 5.0 yards per carry with a long of 16 yards
• Also had first two receptions for 24 yards at OU, with a long of 12 yards
• Scored on a two-yard rush in his Mountaineer debut against William & Mary
 
High School
• Coached by Dwayne Thomas at Eastern Christian Academy
• Previously lettered for three seasons at Red Lion Christian Academy
• Team co-offensive most valuable player as a sophomore and junior
• Special teams’ most valuable player as a freshman, finishing with six touchdowns
 
Personal
• Birthday is January 26
• Son of Nichelle Barber
• Majoring in criminology

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