Final WVU defensive and special team statistics

BlueGoldNews.com takes a look at the final stats of the Mountaineer defense and special teams.

Three seniors led the defense in 2001, Kyle Kayden, Rick Sherrod and Shawn Hackett. These seniors combined for 428 tackles, 2 sacks and 4 fumble recoveries.

Overall, this years' defense was disappointing, but adjusting to a Phil Elmassian's new scheme and a rash of early season injuries kept this unit from getting on track. Sophomore standout Grant Wiley, Rick Sherrod, Shawn Hackett, Angel Estrada, Corey McIntyre, Jason Davis and Antwan Lake all missed significant time during the season.

On special teams, Shawn Terry had another spectacular year. Terry took the rock to the house against Maryland and averaged 25.9 yds/return during the season.

In the kicking department, Brendan Rauh converted 13 out of 15 (86.6%) and made all 25 extra point attempts before spraining his ankle late in the season. Mark Fazzalori and Todd James handled the punting duties and both averaged over 40 yds/punt.

Indivdual Statistics
Player Solo Ass Total Sacks Fum Rec
Kyle Kayden 88 71 159 2.0 1
Rick Sherrod 102 54 156 0.0 1
Shawn Hackett 59 54 113 0.0 2
Grant Wiley 51 47 98 2.0 0
Corey McIntyre 41 35 76 0.0 0
Angel Estrada 43 26 69 2.0 2
David Upchurch 42 24 66 4.0 1
James Davis 37 14 51 8.0 2
Lance Frazier 30 19 49 1.0 0
Richard Bryant 37 8 45 0.0 1
O'Rondai Cox 20 22 42 0.0 1
Kevin Freeman 20 21 41 1.0 0
Brian King 21 13 34 2.0 0
Ben Collins 13 20 33 0.0 1
Adam Lehnortt 14 17 31 1.0 0
Jason Davis 14 16 30 0.0 0
Antwan Lake 13 13 26 3.0 0
Lewis Daniels 14 9 23 0.0 1
Arthur Harrison 13 7 20 0.0 0
Jahmile Addae 11 7 18 0.0 0
Tim Love 9 8 17 1.0 1
Shane Graham 5 10 15 0.0 1
Scott Gyorko 11 4 15 0.0 0
Frank English 9 6 15 0.0 0
James Woodruff 9 3 12 0.0 0
Sedrick Lewis 5 6 11 0.0 0
Darnell Glover 6 4 10 0.0 0
Quentin Swain 2 8 10 1.0 0
Scott Fleming 4 5 9 0.0 0
Quincy Wilson 4 5 9 0.0 0
Ben Lynch 5 1 6 0.0 0
Mike Henshaw 4 2 6 0.0 0
Moe Fofana 6 0 6 0.0 0
Todd James 2 2 4 0.0 0
Mark Fazzolari 2 1 3 0.0 0
Bill Martin 0 3 3 0.0 0
Jeremy Knapp 1 2 3 0.0 0
Shawn Swindall 1 0 1 0.0 0
Shawn Terry 1 0 1 0.0 0
Avon Cobourne 0 1 1 0.0 0
Phil Braxton 1 0 1 0.0 0
Brad Lewis 1 0 1 0.0 0
Hikee Johnson 1 0 1 0.0 0
Team Totals 766 574 1340 23.0 15

Interceptions
Player No Yds Avg Long Td
Richard Bryant 4 5 1.3 0 0
Kyle Kayden 2 36 18.0 36 0
Grant Wiley 1 15 15.0 15 0
Shawn Hackett 1 50 50.0 50 0
Angel Estrada 1 0 0.0 0 0
Rick Sherrod 1 0 0.0 0 0
Kevin Freeman 1 0 0.0 0 0
Team Total 11 106 9.6 50 1
Opponents 19 223 11.7 74 2

Field Goals
Player FG-A PAT-A PTS
Brendan Rauh 13/15 25/25 64
Todd James 0/2 2/2 2

Punting
Player No Avg Lng Blk
Todd James 32 40.7 71 0
Mark Fazzolari 29 42.4 55 0
Brad Lewis 1 36.0 36 0
Rasheed Marshall 1 25.0 25 0
Team 1 0.0 0 1

Kickoff Returns
Playoff No Yds Avg Long Td
Shawn Terry 28 726 25.9 100 1
Mike Page 5 46 9.2 18 0
Shawn Swindall 3 69 23.0 33 0
Phil Braxton 3 81 27.0 29 0
Tim Frost 2 18 9.0 18 0
Team Total 41 940 22.9 100 1
Opponents 38 748 19.7 58 0

Punt Returns
Playoff Ret Yds Avg Long Td
Lance Frazier 20 161 8.1 18 0
Antonio Brown 1 3 3.0 3 0
Brian King 0 13 0.0 13 0
Team Totals 21 177 8.4 18 0
Opponents 37 458 12.4 53 0


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