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WVU's Joseph named to preseason All-Big 12 team

Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review
West Virginia safety Karl Joseph (8) returns a fumble by Iowa State running back Aaron Wimberly 38 yards for a first quarter touchdown during their game Saturday, Nov 30, 2013, at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, W.Va.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 3:30 p.m.

West Virginia safety Karl Joseph was the lone Mountaineers player named to the 2014 preseason All-Big 12 football team Wednesday.

Known as a hitter, Joseph, who will be a junior, had 68 tackles, an interception and two forced fumbles in 2013. He added four fumble recoveries, four pass breakups and three tackles for loss.

The team was chosen by media representatives who cover the Big 12.

Also, WVU got a commitment from its 15th recruit, quarterback David Sills from Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian Academy, according to

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Sills is rated a four-star recruit by Rivals. He committed to USC and then-coach Lane Kiffin while still in middle school.

Bob Cohn is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at

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