Elijah Wellman

#28 Elijah Wellman

TE/FB | r-Sr. | 6-2 | 241 | Huntington, W.Va. | Spring Valley HS

  • Has played in 38 career games and started nine

2016 (r-Jr.)

  • Saw action in all 13 games and started four at fullback
  • Used on 693 plays, including 540 on offense with a season-high 77 vs. Kansas
  • Finished with 14 carries for 44 yards, averaging 3.1 yards per carry with a long of 11 yards
  • Registered three carries for 13 yards with a long of six at Iowa State
  • Had a season-high three carries for 22 yards with a long of 11 yards vs. Missouri

2015 (r-So.)

  • Played in 13 games at fullback and started five 
  • Also used on special teams
  • Saw action on 540 plays, including 314 offensive snaps
  • Finished with 14 carries for 73 yards, averaging 5.2 yards per carry, a touchdown with a long of 17 yards
  • Also had five catches for 16 yards and two touchdowns
  • Recorded two carries for 19 yards, averaging 9.5 yards per rush with a career-long run of 17 yards against Arizona State in the Cactus Bowl
  • Had five rushes for 35 yards, including a long run of 14 yards, all career highs
  • Season-high five carries at Kansas for 13 yards; season-long rush of eight yards
  • WVU Offensive Champion against Texas, putting WVU ahead for good with a one-yard run in the second quarter; TD was first career rushing score
  • Started for the second straight game against Oklahoma State, finishing with one catch for three yards
  • Earned first career start at Oklahoma
  • Opened the Mountaineers’ scoring against Maryland with a seven-yard TD reception, his second score in as many games
  • Made the most of one catch against Liberty, connecting with William Crest Jr. on a 4-yard touchdown

2014 (r-Fr.)

  • Played in 12 games 
  • Saw action on 201 plays, including 186 offensive plays
  • Scored his first collegiate touchdown on a four-yard reception against Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl 
  • Season-high 40 plays against Oklahoma
  • First career rush against Towson
  • Saw first collegiate action against Alabama, finishing with a 10-yard reception

2013 (Fr.)

  • Redshirted
  • Offensive Scout Team Champion: Georgia State

High School

  • Played for coach Brad Dingess at Spring Valley
  • Won the Sam Huff Award as the top defensive player of the year by the state’s sportswriters’ association
  • Three-time 3A all-state first team selection by the West Virginia Sportswriters’ Association, including being named defensive captain as a senior
  • Three-time Mountain State Athletic Conference, including Defensive Player of the Year as a senior
  • Finished with 1,676 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns
  • Also had 124 tackles, including two sacks, 11 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and an interception he returned for a touchdown
  • Played for the South team in the 2012 Chesapeake Bowl
  • Three-time Class 3A All-State First Team in baseball


  • Birthday is September 20
  • Son of Brian and Renee Wellman
  • One of three children
  • Majoring in agribusiness management and rural development
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
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2017 Iron Mountaineer Awards Announced

By Mike Montoro | April 15, 2017

West Virginia University football players Jon Lewis, David Long and Elijah Wellman received the Iron Mountaineer Awards, today, at the Gold-Blue Spring Football Game, presented to the most outstanding performers in WVU’s offseason strength and conditioning program.

Campus Connection: Unseen But Appreciated

By John Antonik | November 11, 2016

If you’re closely watching Elijah Wellman play football games for the West Virginia Mountaineers, chances are you are either a.) his parents or immediate family members b.) his girlfriend or close friend, or, c.) someone who drives a van without windows, lives in an apartment with wall-to-wall, 1970s-style shag carpeting and is probably a little bit nutty.

Football Names Award Winners for the Kansas Game

By Mike Montoro | November 06, 2016

The West Virginia University football coaching staff has named its award winners for outstanding performances in the Mountaineers 48-21 win over Kansas at Milan Puskar Center on Saturday, Nov. 5.