Sherwood threw for 4,321 yards, 34 touchdowns, 25 interceptions, and a 57.4 percent completion rate in three seasons at West Virginia. Under Jim Carlen, he guided West Virginia to a 25-7 record, making him one of the most successful signal-callers in school history. He ranks third all-time behind Gardner Minshew II and Pat Sullivan.
An athletic quarterback from Kerrville Tivy High School in Texas, Sherwood played two seasons for the Mountaineers after transferring from Florida State. As a freshman, he appeared in eight games and started five of them. He finished the season with 1,081 yards passing with nine touchdowns and six interceptions. As a sophomore, Sherwood started every game he appeared in and led the team to a 9-3 record. He finished the season with 3,079 yards passing with 26 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. After his second year at West Virginia, Sherwood entered the NFL draft. He was selected by the New York Jets in the fourth round (117th overall pick)
Sherwood's father, Steve, was also an All-American quarterback for West Virginia during the 1980s. The younger Sherwood lettered in football as a wide receiver at WVU before moving to quarterback when his father became a part of the coaching staff. He finished his career at WVU with 3,727 yards passing with 39 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
West Virginia has an official total record of 719 wins, 477 loses, 45 ties, and has competed in 32 bowl games, the most recent of which was in the 2016 Russell Athletic Bowl.
West Virginia finishes the season 6-4 and wins their first bowl game under head coach Neal Brown, defeating Army 24-21 in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The victory marks Brown's first as head coach of the Mountaineers.
Army (7-5) was playing in its third straight bowl game after losing the previous two to Navy and Michigan. This was also just the second postseason win for the Black Knights, who had lost the first nine before this victory over West Virginia.
The game was tied at 21 early in the fourth quarter when Kevin Kelly scored on a 1-yard run to give West Virginia a 22-21 lead. Army then drove down the field but turned the ball over on downs with less than 2 minutes left in the game. On the next play from scrimmage, Andre Heidari hit an open Malcolm Johnson with an outstretched pass and he ran it in for a touchdown with 31 seconds remaining to tie the game again. Kelly then took the ensuing free kick and kicked a 41-yard field goal with 13 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime.
In overtime, both teams went three-and-out before West Virginia got the ball back with 11 seconds left. They marched down the field and called a timeout with five seconds left on the clock.
West Virginia is recognized for its running backs rather than its receivers, but David Saunders may be the Mountaineers' all-time finest receiver. In 1995, 1996, and 1998, he played three seasons for the Mountaineers. (did not appear in 1997) In those three years, he caught 88 passes for 1,521 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Saunders was a four-year letterman at West Virginia University from 1994 to 1997. As a freshman in 1994, he started five games at wide receiver and finished with 33 catches for 549 yards and six touchdowns. As a sophomore in 1995, he started all 12 games and had 57 receptions for 954 yards and eight touchdowns. He ranked second on the team in both receptions and receiving yardage as a junior in 1996, when he had 70 catches for 1,173 yards and nine touchdowns. Finally, as a senior in 1997, he had 56 catches for 893 yards and seven touchdowns.
He finished his WVU career with 148 catches for 2,166 yards and 20 touchdowns.
In addition to his work with WR Mentor, Saunders has coached high school football for 18 years. He has been head coach at John Marshall High School in Chicago for the last seven years and has a record of 60-13.
Saunders was selected by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 1999 NFL Draft.