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Stopping the Long Ball

Robert Sands

Freshman free safety Robert Sands has one thing on his mind when he's in the mix of a football game – stop the opposing offense from making any long completions.

The true freshman has done a good job with that task this year. While yielding 134 completions in 238 attempts, WVU has held foes to a long completion of 38 yards – an indication that opponents aren't hitting big pass plays with any regularity. At least some of the credit for that achievement has to go to Sands. "That is my first focus. I don't want to get beat deep. I'm still young. I don't... Recommended Stories