Player Profiles

Mario                              Alford
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Greenville, Ga.
Height: 5-9
Weight: 177
Sport: Football
Position: WR


2013 (Jr.)
- Played in 12 games and started five, including the last four
- Ranked No. 17 in the Big 12 in receiving yards and No. 16 in receiving yards per game
- Finished with 27 catches for 552 yards and two touchdowns
- Averaged 20.4 yards per catch and had a long of 76 yards
- Averaged 20.8 yards per kickoff return
- Nearly doubled his season total with a career-best 215 yards receiving on a season-high eight catches against Iowa State; total
   matched third-best WVU single-game performance
- First Mountaineer to gain 200 yards receiving since 2012 (Stedman Bailey, 205 yards vs. Oklahoma)
- Scored on a career-best 76-yard reception against the Cyclones, the team’s longest play from scrimmage of 2013
- Five kickoff returns for 96 yards with a long of 26 vs. Iowa State. Averaged 19.2 yards per return against the Cyclones
- Great kickoff return day vs. Texas with three returns for 88 yards with a long of 43
- Also had a 32-yard kickoff return vs. the Longhorns
- Recorded four receptions for 97 yards and scored his first career touchdown against Texas
- In second start of season, gained 62 yards on three catches at TCU
- Hauled in two catches for 43 yards against Oklahoma State
- First return of the season came at Oklahoma with three kickoff returns for 45 yards with a long of 26
- Caught four passes for 33 yards vs. Georgia State; also netted a career-best 22 yards rushing
Georgia Military College
- Played two seasons for coach Bert Williams at Georgia Military College
- Led the team in rushing with 541 yards on 52 carries with six touchdowns, averaging 10.4 yards per carry in 2012
- Recorded 33 carries for 226 rushing yards and four touchdowns in 2011
- Caught 10 passes for 122 yards and one touchdown
High School
- Named all-state honorable mention quarterback at Greenville High (Ga.)
- Also a star on the track team, winning the 100-meter state championship in 10.77
- Birthday is Feb. 25
- Son of Wardell and Mildred Alford
- One of 14 children
- Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

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