MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Fifth-year senior Dozie Ezemma, the pass-rushing specialist who served as the backup Buck linebacker for West Virginia, suffered a season-ending broken leg in the opener against William & Mary.
“He broke his lower leg and his foot—it all got twisted up,” said coach Dana Holgorsen. “It was a bad break. He’s probably going to need surgery. And he’s a senior, so that’s a blow.”
The injury essentially ends Ezemma’s career at WVU, where he utilized a redshirt season in 2011.
Ezemma registered a quarterback hurry in the 24-17 win over William & Mary, and along with serving as a situational edge rusher, he “was on about three special teams in a very important role,” Holgorsen said.
The 6-foot-2, 235-pound Ezemma appeared in 31 college games overall—13 at WVU after spending two seasons at Division II New Haven. His injury likely means more snaps for another fifth-year senior, Morgantown High graduate Tyler Anderson.
Holgorsen said junior college transfer receiver Kevin White remains day-to-day with a foot injury, making him questionable for Saturday’s game at Oklahoma. White was seen limping noticeably outside the Milan Puskar Center after Holgorsen’s news conference concluded.
“He was day-to-day before we ruled him out toward the end of last week,” the coach said. “Hopefully we can get him back out there.”