David Sills V is an All-American.
The West Virginia receiver was named to the Associated Press All-America second team Monday. Sills led the nation with 18 touchdowns and is 20 yards shy of a 1,000-yard season.
Sills was also a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, which recognizes the nation’s top pass-catcher. Colorado State’s Michael Gallup, a fellow Biletnikoff finalist, joined Sills on the second team. The first-team receivers were Oklahoma State’s James Washington, who won the Biletnikoff Award, and Memphis’ Anthony Miller, who had one fewer touchdown catch than Sills but more than 400 more receiving yards.
A former quarterback, Sills has shined as a receiver for the Mountaineers. He and quarterback Will Grier proved to be quite the connection for West Virginia.
Luckily for the Mountaineers, both Grier and Sills are juniors, so they should have a dangerous offense again in 2018. Grier missed West Virginia’s season finale with a broken finger but still ranked fourth in the Big 12 in passing yards.
Washington, Gallup and Miller are all seniors, making Sills a clear frontrunner for the 2018 Biletnikoff Award. He will get one more chance to shine this season Dec. 26 against Utah in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.