Petteway, Rumph Making Most Of Spring Chances

West Virginia's defense has had the chance to roll a number of players in and out of the lineup during spring drills, often due to injury. Ricky Rumph and Shaq Petteway have experienced both sides of that situation over their careers.

Ricky Rumph has made the most of his chance to get starters' snaps at cornerback in the absence of Daryl Worley. The senior has keep a great attitude this spring about his playing time, and could be an overlooked, yet key component, of West Virginia's defense this fall. While he's not expected to be a first-play starter at corner, there will be plenty of time available as a backup at the position, as well as chances to anchor passing down packages. Rumph appears primed to make the most of those opportunities.

Shaq Petteway, who has battled through injuries and setbacks to emerge as the starter at the weakside linebacker position, noted that this spring has been a capstone to his climb to the top of the depth chart. He noted that simply staying healthy, in addition to recovering from the ACL injury that knocked him out of the lineup earlier in his career, have been some of his main goals.


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