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West Virginia Wide Receiver Sam James Named Conference Newcomer of the Week

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WVU Football has their first weekly honor of the 2019 season

NCAA Football: North Carolina State at West Virginia Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Sam James, redshirt freshman wide receiver for West Virginia, has been named Newcomer of the Week by the Big 12 Conference for week three of the 2019 season. Jones and the Mountaineers defeated N.C. State 44-27 on Saturday.

On Saturday, James hauled in nine passes for 155 yards and one touchdown. He also added three kickoff returns for 50 yards (16.67 yards per return) and had one rush for seven yards.

This award has been coming for the Richmond Hill, Georgia, native. James is the team leader in receiving yards (222) and receptions (20) this season. Against James Madison, he returned three kickoffs for 54 yards and caught six passes for 32 yards. In week two, James snagged five catches for 34 yards against Missouri, plus one rush for eight yards.

WVU now turns its attention to Kansas and the first conference game of the season on Saturday, Sept. 21, in Lawrence, Kansas.