After missing the first two weeks of the regular season, running back Leddie Brown has returned to West Virginia’s lineup.
WVU head coach Neal Brown confirmed that Leddie Brown was available to practice with the team Tuesday after being sidelined by an injury for about a month.
While Coach Brown is glad to have the sophomore from Philadelphia back and healthy, he expects him to be rusty.
“He hasn’t done much football in about four weeks, but he’s kind of slowly been getting back to it,” Neal Brown said.
West Virginia’s inability to run the football this season has been well documented. The Mountaineers rank 129th out of 130 FBS teams in rushing offense, averaging 32 yards per game.
Coach Brown attributes those struggles to a lack of physical play across all positions on the WVU offense, but said that’s not a concern with Leddie Brown.
“That’s one thing I don’t have to worry about with him — he is physical,” Neal Brown said.
As a true freshman last season, Leddie Brown ranked third on the team in total rushing yards, averaging just under five yards per carry.