Three invited to NFL Combine

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Three West Virginia University football players have been invited to this year’s NFL Scouting Combine, taking place Feb. 27 through March 5 in Indianapolis. They are running back Justin Crawford, wide receiver Ka’Raun White and safety Kyzir White. Crawford is the first Mountaineer back to post consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons since Noel Devine did it in 2008-09. In 2017, Crawford ran for a team-best 1,061 yards on 190 carries with seven touchdowns before opting to sit out West Virginia’s bowl loss to Utah. His two-year Mountaineer rushing total was 2,245 yards and 11 touchdowns with a sparkling 6.4 yards-per-carry average. Ka’Raun White finished second on the team in receiving in 2017 with 61 catches for 1,004 yards and 12 touchdowns. His three-year WVU totals include 124 catches for 1,862 yards and 17 touchdowns. Kyzir White was a two-year starting safety who produced 94 tackles, 7 ½ tackles for losses, a sack and three interceptions during his senior season in 2017. He made 146 tackles, 13 ½ tackles for losses, four sacks, eight pass breakups and three interceptions during his two-year career. Coach Dana Holgorsen has had at least two players invited to the combine each year he’s been at West Virginia since 2011. Six of his players were invited to the 2016 combine and five were tabbed last year. In all, 29 of his players have been invited to the scouting combine. The most WVU players to take part in one combine was 10 in 1999. That group included cornerback Charles Fisher, defensive tackle Kevin Landolt, offensive tackle Solomon Page, linebacker Gary Stills, defensive tackle John Thornton and running back Amos Zereoue – all drafted by NFL teams. A total of 336 participants have been invited to this year’s NFL Combine, according to NFL.com. Print Friendly Version

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