Thursday evening, senior West Virginia cornerback Sean Mahone took to Instagram to announce that he will indeed be returning for the 2021 season, thanks to the NCAA's extra year of eligibility.
This is a big boost to a defense that now returns nine starters from this year's unit that finished No. 4 in the country in total defense and No. 1 among all Power Five schools.
In his two years under Neal Brown and his coaching staff, Mahone has taken his game to the next level and has become one of the most consistent and reliable players in the Mountaineer secondary. In 2019, Mahone led West Virginia in tackles (80) and also had five tackles for loss, two sacks, and one interception.
This season, Mahone recorded 54 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one interception, and five pass breakups.
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