Austin, Bailey named AP All-Americans

Written by Jenn Menendez on .

West Virginia standout Tavon Austin was named first-team Associated Press All-American on Tuesday as an all-purpose player.

Teammate Stedman Bailey, a wide receiver with 23 touchdown receptions this season, was named to the second team.

Austin amassed 2,760 all-purpose yards this season as the team’s most consistent playmaker at receiver, running back, and returning kicks and punts.

He put on one of the most remarkable displays in Mountaineer history in a 50-49 loss to Oklahoma on Nov. 17 when he rushed for 344 yards, and collected 572 all-purpose yards against the Sooners.

Bailey, a junior who has not made clear if he will return or forgo his senior season for the NFL draft, collected 1,501 receiving yards this season and 23 touchdowns.

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