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Sills V Second Team AP All-America

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Two years ago, West Virginia University's David Sills V wanted to be an All-American quarterback.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Two years ago, West Virginia University's David Sills V wanted to be an All-American quarterback.
 
Today, he's an All-American, only not at quarterback.
 
The 6-foot-4, 203-pound junior wide receiver from Wilmington, Delaware, was named to the Associated Press All-America second team, announced earlier today.
 
Sills V led the country with 18 touchdown catches, grabbing 60 aerials for 980 yards for an average of 16.3 yards per reception this season.
 
He came to West Virginia University as a touted prep quarterback prospect in 2015, was switched to wide receiver during his freshman year to help with depth and caught the winning touchdown pass in the Mountaineers' 43-42 Motel 6 Cactus Bowl victory over Arizona State.
 
Following the bowl game, he opted to transfer to El Camino College in Torrance, California, to continue to pursue his dream of becoming a college quarterback.
 
But that fizzled out when he didn't receive any college offers, so he chose to return to West Virginia University last winter to resume his Mountaineer career at wide receiver.
 
He caught a season-high nine passes in his first game back against Virginia Tech to open the 2017 season, and exploded for 153 yards and three touchdowns a week later against East Carolina.
 
Sills also caught three touchdown passes in Big 12 victories over Texas Tech and Baylor.
 
He had 130 yards and two touchdowns at Kansas and contributed 116 yards and a pair of touchdowns a week later at TCU.
 
The Football Writers Association of America also released its two All-America teams today but Sills was not included.
 
Last week, he was named to the Walter Camp All-America second team. Walter Camp is one of the five teams recognized for consensus All-America consideration, the others being Associated Press, Football Writers (FWAA), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and The Sporting News.
 
He was a first team SI.com All-America choice and also made the SB Nation All-America second squad.
 
Sills was one of three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award, presented to college football's top wide receiver.
 
Teammate Lamonte McDougle was named to the ESPN.com freshman All-America team, revealed earlier today. The true freshman defensive lineman from Pompano Beach, Florida, played in all 12 games, making 22 total tackles, four tackles for losses and two sacks.
 
He emerged as the team's top nose guard early in the season and became a starter in week five against TCU.
 
West Virginia (7-5) is preparing to face Utah (6-6) in the 2017 Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl played at the Cotton Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 26.
 
The game will kick off at 1:30 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on ESPN.
 
It will be Coach Dana Holgorsen's sixth bowl appearance in seven seasons at WVU.

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