Many sports websites throughout the internet are in the midst of countdowns to kickoffs to the first game of the college football season. For the West Virginia Mountaineers, kickoff is 44 days away.
Many websites will do the countdown showing players who wear, or wore, the jersey number that coincides with whatever number that day is moving closer to kickoff. Since we cover WVU Pros, we’ll do this by their NFL jersey number (this was suggested to us by former Mountaineer Anthony Leonard).
Since we are 44 days out from kickoff against Marshall on September 1, we present you with Owen Schmitt now with the Oakland Raiders.
Schmitt will wear the #44 with the Raiders. He signed with the team after the Philadelphia Eagles chose not to re-sign him. He is the likely starter.