All-American WVU receiver Sills to return for his senior season in 2018

West Virginia University says All-American wide receiver David Sills V is returning for his senior season in 2018. He will be joining Quarterback Will Grier, who previously said he is coming back next season. (West Virginia University Athletics)

Senior West Virginia University Quarterback Will Grier will have one of his favorite targets to throw to next season.

The university announced in a news release that All-American receiver David Sills V has said he will return for his senior season in 2018. Grier previously announced he will be coming back to play next year.

As a junior in 2017, Sills V had an outstanding season, finishing as a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award given to the nation’s top receiver. He was named to 10 All-American teams, including earning a spot on four of the five All-America teams that comprise the consensus team.

“After talking with my family and my coaches and taking time in prayer, I have decided to return for my senior season at West Virginia University,” Sills said. “I look forward to our bowl game, and having another year with my teammates here in Morgantown. It is important to me to finish what I started in the classroom and help our program win a Big 12 championship. WVU holds a special place in my heart, and I am looking forward to seeing what this team can accomplish next year.”

Sills V leads the nation in touchdown receptions with 18. He also finished the regular season with 60 catches for 980 yards, averaging 16.3 yards per catch, and had a long catch of 75 yards.

Sills is currently ranked No. 8 nationally in total touchdowns, No. 13 in scoring per game and No. 28 in receiving yards. In Big 12 statistics, he is No. 1 in total touchdowns, No. 2 in overall scoring among all players, No. 7 in receptions per game and receiving yards per game and No. 12 in yards per reception.

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