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Wendell Smallwood

WVU running back Wendell Smallwood combined a valuable lesson from Charles Sims with his own talent to forge an expanded role in West Virginia's offense.

When the transfer of Charles Sims to West Virginia's football team was confirmed a year ago, conventional wisdom held that the move would make it tougher for true freshman Wendell Smallwood to see the field. As it turned out, he was good enough to earn playing time anyway, but he was still behind the NFL prospect on the depth chart. Some players might have bemoaned that fate and slacked off...

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