Suspended Carswell no longer on WVU roster

Ronald Carswell played eight games before being suspended for a violation of team rules the night before West Virginia faced TCU.


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Ronald Carswell, one of West Virginia’s top receivers before being suspended Nov. 1, was not on the updated roster Wednesday and apparently won’t be reinstated.

The junior was suspended the night before West Virginia’s 30-27 win at TCU, reportedly for a violation of rules at the team hotel, and never dressed out for the final four games.

Carswell finished with 20 catches for 413 yards and two touchdowns, one of which proved to be the game-winner against William & Mary. His 20.6 yards-per-catch average led the team.

His career began at as a signee at Alabama, the team WVU faces to open next season. But Carswell never played for the Crimson Tide as was suspended by Nick Saban before transferring to junior college.

Among other roster notes, running back Andrew Buie has returned after last August’s curious announcement that he would withdraw from school, redshirt and return to WVU. At that point, few who covered the team expected Buie to return—if only because it was such an unconventional move—but now he’s back with two years of eligibility.

At the least, Buie will be a nice third-down back to complement Dreamius Smith and Wendell Smallwood.

Redshirt freshman cornerback Avery Williams, who appeared in six games and contributed three tackles and a blocked field goal, was not on the roster.

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