There has come a point in every one of West Virginia’s spring football games over the years when a player does something and everyone in attendance is left wondering, “Who is that guy?’’
And yes, it happened a week ago when the Mountaineers finished their spring drills with the Gold-Blue game.
In the second half, in the middle of the defensive unit, there was a No. 42 making plays both good and bad, at least once on the same snap. He would finish the afternoon with three tackles, one of them an 8-yard sack of quarterback Skyler Howard and another a 3-yard loss pinned on transfer running back Rushel Shell.
But according to the roster distributed that day, the only No. 42 on the defensive team was punter Houstin Syvertson, the walk-on from Shady Spring. He was even listed as a punter on that roster. It couldn’t have been him, right?