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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Is CJ Donaldson a future college football star?

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NCAA Football: Kansas at West Virginia Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

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West Virginia football fans have enjoyed the improved play at the quarterback position, with junior JT Daniels taking over the starting role, but the WVU offense has also improved its running game. The increased production rushing the ball is due in large part to the contributions of true freshman CJ Donaldson.

Donaldson’s college career is off to a great start. He leads the Mountaineers with 274 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns through his first three games. Donaldson is also averaging 9.4 yards per run and 91.3 rushing yards per game.

Hopefully this has been just a glimpse into the career that Donaldson could have at WVU.


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Around the Big 12

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Pratt rallies Tulane to 17-10 upset win over Kansas State

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Around the NCAA

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