BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan football team and head coach Tony Testa announced Kobe Vinegar, Dana Young, Trey Milam and Khalil Smith as team captains for the 2020-21 season.
“This is an incredibly hard-working crew of guys,” Testa said. “More than anything else, they set the standard for what we expect from a WVWC Bobcat. I love the fact that we have a group of captains from four different states and four different backgrounds. They are just like the makeup of our football family and I have a ton of faith that they are going to do a great job leading and developing all of their teammates.”
Vinegar is a senior defensive back and marketing major from Trotwood, Ohio. He recorded 38 tackles last season (27 solo) including five for loss. Vinegar regularly appears on the Dean's list and is a member of the Black Student Union, Sigma Alpha Pi National Honor Society for Leadership and Success, American Marketing Association, Bobcats Entertainment, Black Student Union Choir, and Student Senate.
Young is a redshirt junior wide receiver and communication studies major from Baltimore, Md. He hauled in seven receptions in the six games he appeared in last season Young is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha and BSU.
Milam is a redshirt sophomore offensive lineman from Summersville, W.Va. He received MEC Honorable Mention recognition for his efforts up front during the 2019 season, specifically at right guard. Milam has been recognized as a Dean's List and President's List member academically. He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Order.
Smith is a sophomore running back and athletic training major from Penn Hills, Pa. He appeared in eight games for the Bobcats last season. Smith has been active in multiple community involvement projects including Snow Angels, The Mission Continues, Love Your Block Project, Rise Against Hunger and Urban Black Male Leadership.
West Virginia Wesleyan football begins the 2021 spring campaign at West Virginia State on Saturday, March 13 at 1 p.m.