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Elijah Wellman

Elijah
Wellman
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Height: 6-1
Weight: 240
Class: r-Jr.
Hometown: Huntington, W.Va.
HS/Last School: Spring Valley HS

Bio

  • Has played in 25 career games and started five
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
Personal
  • 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
     


Stats

Offense
SeasonClassGPRushesGainLossYardsTDsLongRecYardsTDsLong
Totals 27221105105117927310
2014Fr12240402411110
2015So13147857311751627
2016Jr2628028011    
Defense
SeasonClassGPSoloTklTFL
Totals 27110
2014Fr12   
2015So13   
2016Jr2110.0
Scoring
SeasonClassGPTDspts
Totals 27424
2014Fr1216
2015So13318
2016Jr20 


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