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Who Is WVU Receiver Bryce Ford Wheaton? 5 Facts To Know


Bryce Wheaton Plays For West Virginia Mountaineers As Wide Receiver
Bryce Wheaton Plays For West Virginia Mountaineers As Wide Receiver( Source : instagram )

American football player Bryce Ford Wheaton has lately gained attention for his excellent performance against the Pittsburgh Panthers on Thursday night.

The Wheaton and JT Daniels duo amazed everyone, and the only discussion that was being done about the game was about their performance. The decisive play in the second quarter of the Backyard Brawl on Thursday at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh was Bryce Wheaton collecting a short throw from quarterback JT Daniels around Pitt defender AJ Woods.

BirthdayMarch 9
TeamWest Virginia Mountaineers
NationalityAmerican
BirthplaceFuquay-Varina, NC
Height6 ft 3 in
Weight224 lbs
Marital StatusUnmarried

Bryce Wheaton In Action Against Pittsburgh Panthers On Thursday Night
Bryce Wheaton In Action Against Pittsburgh Panthers On Thursday Night ( Source : journal-news )

Who Is Bryce Ford Wheaton WVU?

Bryce Wheaton is a star player for his team West Virginia Mountaineers, and an important player to keep watch by interested club owners to bring him to their squad for the team's better performance.

Being a third-generation Mountaineer, he will follow in the footsteps of his grandpa Garrett Ford Sr. and uncle Garrett Ford Jr., both of whom excelled as West Virginia running backs.

His grandfather was a longtime administrator at WVU. He was chosen to represent Team North Carolina in the 2017 Shrine Bowl, and despite missing six games due to a shoulder injury, his contributions to the team earned him the title of offensive team MVP as a senior.

5 Facts To Know About West Virginia Mountaineers' Star Player

Bryce Ford-Wheaton is doing wonders in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision games for his college team West Virginia Mountaineers Football. He is almost sure to become a superstar of American football in the future.

His performance keeps getting better with every game he plays for his team. He is ranked No. 135 overall and No. 27 among wide receivers according to 247Sports. In addition, ESPN rates him No. 144 overall and No. 23 in his state for his position. In addition, he is ranked as the No. 34 top recruit in North Carolina by rivals.

Below are some unknown facts about Bryce Wheaton that you might not have known before reading this article.

  • Bryce celebrates his birthday every year on nine March. He is yet to reveal his birth year, but his team's social media page announced his birth date while congratulating him on the next occasion via social media handles. He seems like a very private guy who is determined to be one of the greatest in the game and continuously focuses on achieving his goal.
  • He was offered a contract by other NCAA teams like Missouri, Syracuse, Louisville, and Washington State, but he denied those contracts and chose to play for his college. He has a history with his current team, as his father and brother had played for the same team in the past.
  • As a novice player at Holly Springs High, Bryce competed for coach Robert Furth. In his 34-game playing career, he has made 20 starts for his squad. He has recorded two 100-yard receiving games thus far in his career.
  • He is the first WVU player to wear No. 0. Bryce is often praised by his team for the impact that he has created on the squad. So, he received the Iron Mountaineer Award in 2020 for his exceptional work on the team.
  • Bryce Ford-Wheaton is the offspring of Virginia, USA natives Keith Wheaton and Tracie Ford. He is a third-generation Mountaineer, following his outstanding West Virginia running backs, uncle Garrett Ford Jr. and grandpa Garrett Ford Sr. Ford Sr was also a longtime WVU athletics administrator. Bryce completed his graduation in 2021. He received a bachelor's degree in sport management in December 2021.

Bryce Ford-Wheaton Celebrates His Birthday Every Year On March 9
Bryce Ford-Wheaton Celebrates His Birthday Every Year On March 9 ( Source : instagram )