West Virginia is fresh off of a 56-17 win over Duquesne and while the squad has been going through some ups-and-downs on the football field under head coach Neal Brown, one freshman receiver gave Mountaineer fans something incredible to cheer for.
Freshman wide receiver Hudson Clement walked-on to West Virginia this season to join Neal Brown’s squad and after entering Saturday’s game with zero catches in his career, he left as the Mountaineers leading receiver with five grabs for 177 yards and three scores.
While Hudson’s stat line was impressive enough on its own, head coach Neal Brown announced that Hudson earned his scholarship in a legendary post-game celebration.
Clement helped lead the Mountaineers offense to an insane 619 yards of total offense against Duquesne on Saturday with junior quarterback Garrett Greene throwing for 240 yards and four scores on the day.
The West Virginia native joined elite company on Saturday afternoon, alongside Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin as the only two Mountaineers to record 175 receiving yards and three scores in a single game. If Clement can continue his hot start with the Mountaineers this season, the stars could align to form one of the best stories in college football with a former walk-on taking the Big 12 by storm.
Clement and the Mountaineers take the field in Week 3 for the Backyard Brawl against Pitt in what should be a great test for Neal Brown before kicking off Big 12 Conference play on September 23rd.