One Mountaineer alumnus is heading back to where it all started for him, according to a report.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that defensive end Bruce Irvin is headed back to the Seattle Seahawks after reportedly signing with the team on Wednesday, returning to the franchise that first drafted him in 2012 with the 15th overall pick. Irvin spent four seasons in Seattle on his rookie contract, racking up 22.0 sacks and becoming a champion at Super Bowl XLVIII.
Irvin came to West Virginia by way of Mt. San Antonio College in 2010, bolstering a defense which included two other 2012 draftees in Najee Goode and Keith Tandy. In two years, he contributed 61 tackles, 22.5 sacks and 29 tackles for a loss. His college career was punctuated by a win in the Orange Bowl, 70-33 over Clemson.
Details on Irvin’s newly-signed contract have not yet been reported.