Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

West Virginia junior receiver David Sills (13) celebrates with teammate Gary Jennings after scoring a touchdown against East Carolina this season.


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia receiver David Sills, a Biletnikoff Award runner-up who leads the FBS in touchdown catches, was named second-team AP All-American on Monday.

A junior who returned to WVU after trying to resuscitate his quarterback options at El Camino (Calif.) College, Sills rapidly developed into a playmaker this season. During the opening loss to Virginia Tech he caught two scores, before subsequently enjoying three-touchdown games against East Carolina, Texas Tech and Baylor.

Sills closed the regular season with 60 receptions for 980 yards and 18 touchdowns, and could be a candidate to enter the NFL draft early.

He became a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award that went to Oklahoma State’s James Washington, who leads the nation with 118 receiving yards per game. Washington and Memphis star Anthony Miller were the AP’s first-team All-Americans.

Colorado State’s Michael Gallup joined Sills as the second-team receiver.

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