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Defensive lineman joins Mountaineers

MORGANTOWN - West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen has announced that USC graduate transfer Kenny Bigelow Jr., a 6-3, 300-pound defensive lineman from Elkton, Maryland, has signed a grant-in-aid for the 2018-19 academic year.


Bigelow Jr. was granted a sixth year of eligibility due to injuries. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.


Kenny Bigelow Jr., DL, r-Sr., 6-3, 300, Elkton, Md./Eastern Christian/USC

2017 (r-Sr.)

·         Saw action in six games

·         Season-high 15 plays against Oregon State


2016 (r-Jr.)

·         Competed for starting defensive tackle job before sustaining a season-ending knee injury during spring practice


2015 (r-So.)

·         Saw action as a backup defensive tackle, playing in 13 games

·         Finished with 10 tackles, including three sacks, and a deflection

·         Had three tackles, including a sack, against Arkansas State

·         Registered two stops each vs. Arizona State (with a sack), Utah and Colorado (with a sack), and one vs. Wisconsin

·         Limited in 2015 spring practice while recuperating from a 2014 knee injury


2014 (r-Fr.)

·         Pushed for key playing time at nose tackle when he sustained knee injury during summer


2013 (Fr.)

·         Redshirted after enrolling in spring of 2013


High School

·         Prep Star All-American Dream Team

·         Selected to play in the US Army All-American Game

·         ESPN 150, Rivals 100 and Scout 100

·         Ranked as a five-star player and was ranked No. 9 overall by 247Sports

·         As a senior defensive lineman and tight end for Dwayne Thomas at Eastern Christian Academy in Elkton (Md.), played an abbreviated three-game schedule

·         As a junior at Red Lion Christian Academy in Bear (Del.), he made ESPNHS.com Underclass All-American first team and MaxPreps Junior All-American second team, while posting 40 tackles and 20 sacks

·         As a 2010 sophomore, he had 39 tackles, five sacks and one fumble recovery on defense (he also played linebacker) and six receptions for 70 yards (11.7 avg.) with one touchdown on offense

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