We are now 80 days away from the Mountaineers start the regular season against Alabama in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game. In terms of players representing the No. 80, few names stand out. One that does has roots that run into Mountaineer history: Ryan Nehlen.
He caught only 12 passes for 101 yards and two TDs during his Mountaineer career, but tested through the roof at WVU’s Pro Day in 2013. His performance there earned him a tryout with the Detroit Lions.
He is the grandson of WVU head coach Don Nehlen and nephew of QB Jeff Hostetler. He is at Akron University serving as a Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant. You can follow him on Twitter @RNehlen.