TJ Simmons Confirms He is Not Returning for His Senior Season

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Earlier this year, the NCAA froze eligibility for all players, giving everyone the opportunity for an extra year of eligibility. It has been a prominent question over the last few weeks as to which seniors would return to WVU for an unexpected one final season.

Today, Mountaineer wide receiver T.J. Simmons all but confirmed that he has played his last down at Milan Puskar Stadium, indicating that he will not be exercising the extra year of eligibility.

After the cancellation of the Oklahoma game, Simmons tweeted “Didn’t get a senior night in Milan but I can say my last time there was a blast! I love you, West Virginia!”

The last time WVU was in Morgantown, Simmons finished with 4 catches for 90 yards and two touchdown grabs in a 24-6 win over TCU. Though he will not play on Mountaineer Field again, he certainly saved his best for last as he stated in his tweet.

Simmons becomes the second WVU player to confirm he will not return, along with defensive lineman Darius Stills. We should expect more announcements from other Mountaineer seniors in the coming days.