West Virginia Football POY: Chazzy Thomas

West Virginia Football POY: Chazzy Thomas

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West Virginia Football POY: Chazzy Thomas


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THE WINNER: Chazzy Thomas


School: Morgantown (W.Va.)

Grade: Senior

Position: RB

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 175 pounds

Athletic achievement: He rushed for 2,108 yards and 30 touchdowns on 174 carries this past season, leading the Mohigans (8-3) to the first round of the Class AAA playoffs. The 2012 First Team All-State selection, Thomas rushed for more than 7,500 yards in his prep career and averaged a touchdown once every 5.8 times he touched the ball in 2013.

Academic excellence: Thomas has maintained a B average.

Exemplary character: A devoted member of his church community, he has volunteered locally on behalf of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and as a youth football coach.


“Chazzy Thomas is a gifted athlete on the field and a better person off of it,” said Morgantown head coach John Bowers. “He’s dealt with so many nagging injuries and adversity but he never stops battling. He is a true warrior.”

THE FUTURE: Thomas remains undecided upon a collegiate destination.


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