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Pinecrest's DePalma ready for West Virginia to surprise
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Though he's just a sophomore, John DePalma said he already keeps thoughts of reaching the NFL in the back of his mind as motivation while he works out this summer. - photo by Dale Sparks West Virginia Athletics
By football’s standards, the sequence of plays that put John DePalma on the field last season in front of the largest crowd in Texas Longhorns history was swift. A three-yard rush, four-yard pass, nine-yard catch, 30-yard run and an eight-yard pass; in 2:07, the Mountaineers took the opening kickoff and scored. It was run-and-gun, spread-and-shred, exactly what had West Virginia ranked No.